Today, the best environmental photographers are honored. Six winners have been selected in six different categories.
The British environmental protection organisation, Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Management (CIWEM), is organizing the Environment Photographer of the Year competition, and aims to raise awareness of the topic of environmental protection.
This is the fifteenth time that the award has been held.
Although the images are meant to challenge and be inspiring, the background is serious. This was written by Terry Fuller, Managing Director of Ciwem.
The world is in the midst of a natural crisis described as serious as the climate crisis.
The image of the three flamingos emphasizes the seriousness and Mehdi Mohebipour won the main prize under the Environment Photographer of the Year award.
The press release said the three birds are just some of the thousands of birds that die each year in Iran due to pollution and lack of water.
– It is a surreal depiction of the circular relationship between man and animal, while at the same time conveying how environmental problems affect our planet, jury reasoned.
The birds started to return. But award-winner Mehdi Mohebipour believes the incident in the photo is serious and should lead to changes.
– I want people all over the world to know about this tragic event, if we do not reconsider our way of life and take care of the planet, then this will happen in other countries as well.
The 16-year-old received an award
Young photographer Faiz Khan has been awarded the Young Environment Photographer of the Year. The 16-year-old’s photo shows a flock of flamingos flying over Lakes Natron and Magadi in Kenya.
The image has been praised for being classic and well-composed, while at the same time highlighting the effects of the climate crisis in Kenya’s Rift Valley.
We are happy to support a young talent like him. Its photographic impact will continue into the future, says Stefan Meyer, General Manager of Marketing, Nikon Europe.
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