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Award-Winning Photography and Film

Many of our photographs and films have been recognized by numerous awarding bodies for their poignant depictions of animal lives. Awards help to bring awareness to animal issues and to the field of animal photojournalism.

You can explore and use all of our award-winning visuals on our stock platform.

Featured Awards

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene

HIDDEN: Animals in the Anthropocene (We Animals Media, 2020)
Independent Publisher Book Awards | Gold Medallist – “Outstanding Book of the Year – Most Likely To Save The Planet” (2021)
Pictures of the Year International | Photography Book of the Year (2020)

Hope in a Burned Plantation
Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

An Eastern grey kangaroo and her joey who survived the forest fires in Mallacoota. Australia, 2020. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
BigPicture Competition | Grand Prize Winner (2021)
Nature Photographer Of The Year | Man & Nature category (2020)

You can now vote for this photo in the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice: VOTE HERE 
(Voting closes 14:00 GMT on 2 February 2022. The winner will be announced on 9 February 2022.)

Pikin and Appolinaire
Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

Pikin and Appolinaire. Pikin was being transported from the vet clinic to the new gorilla enclosure, but woke up early from the sedation. Cameroon, 2009. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
Wildlife Photographer of the Year | People’s Choice Award (2017)

Ron, rescued from a life of invasive research
Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur 

Ron, a chimpanzee rescued from invasive research, in his nest of blankets at Save the Chimps. USA, 2011. Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals Media
The Spanish Association of Nature Photographers (AEFONA) | Man & Nature Category (2021)

“Moving Animals” 
Filmmaker: Miguel Endara / Vidara Films, 2021

Moving Animals
The Earth Project | COP 26 Gallery 3 - 1st Place (2021)

A sow and a piglet in a sow stall 
Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur

A sow and piglet in a sow stall.
The Earth Project | COP 26 Gallery 3 - 1st Place (2021)

See More Awards

Animals transported for slaughter | 2021 The Earth Project COP26 Gallery 2 – Joint 3rd Place

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Turkey, 2018)

Hope in a Burned Plantation | 2021 The Earth Project COP26 Gallery 1 – 3rd Place

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Australia, 2020)

“Invisible” | 2021 International Vegan Film Festival – Best Animal Short

Filmmaker: Chris Shoebridge, 2020

“Monbiot: Arresting the Truth” | 2021 International Vegan Film Festival – Best Environmental Protection Film

Filmmaker: Alex Lockwood, 2020

The Wall of Shame | 2019 Wildlife Photographer of the Year – Highly Commended: Photojournalism Category

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (USA, 2015)​

Live Transport Photo Essay | 2019 International Vegan Film Festival – Overall Runner Up: Photo Essay Contest

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur 

“Gold Doesn’t Rust” | 2019 Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival – Best Film: Lifestyle

Filmmaker: Kelly Guerin, 2019

Raabia Hawa and Puppy | 2019 Festival Della Fotografia Etica – Special Mention: Single Shot Award

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Kenya, 2016)

“Promises” | 2018 Ottawa International Vegan Film Festival – Best Film: Animal Advocacy

Filmmaker: Jan Sorgenfrei, 2017​

Pikin and Appolinaire | 2018 Alfred Fried Photography Award – Best Single Picture Entry: Special Award of the Jury

Photographer: Jo-Anne McArthur (Cameroon, 2009)

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