These are the exceptional winning images from the animal category of the reFocus black and white photography awards. It distinguishes between professional and non-professional domains with its monochromatic appeal.
The reFocus Awards, in their second year, cover a wide range of categories, including people, film/analog, abstract, and aerial. The winner of the professional division receives a cash prize of $2,500, while the non-professional division awards a notable $1,500 to the participant in appreciation of their extraordinary photographic skill.
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#1. Gold: Queen of the North by Sushil Chauhan
This beautiful Leopard poses in the evening above her den site looking for potential prey & treats for her cubs.
#2. Gold: Buzzer midge by Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz
Chironomus plumosus mosquito it is a mosquito that does not bite, its mouthparts are very reduced and, in addition, it does not feed either. This family is widely distributed in the world. The name “plumosus” is referred to by the pair of feathery antennae that stand out in the male.