Harrowing ‘The Bitter Death of Birds’ Wins Environmental Photo of the Year

Environmental Photographer of the Year

The 2022 Environmental Photographer of the Year competitors has introduced its winners, with high honors going to a disheartening photograph of only a few of the 1000’s of birds that died within the Miankaleh Lagoon in Iran because of contamination and lack of water.

The Environmental Photographer of the Year competitors is now in its fifteenth 12 months and goals to showcase among the world’s most inspirational environmental pictures. The competitors is sponsored by The Chartered Establishment of Water and Environmental Administration (CIWEM), WaterBear, Nikon, and Arup.

The competitors offers our six awards: Environmental Photographer of the Year, Younger Environmental Photographer of the Year – Nikon Award, Imaginative and prescient of the Future, Recovering Nature, Conserving 1.5 Alive, and Adapting for Tomorrow.

This previous 12 months additionally launched a brand new ethics panel, which the group says was added to enhance accountability and transparency in photograph choice.

The above photograph, titled “The Bitter Death of Birds” was captured by photographer Mehdi Mohebi Pour who took dwelling the title of Environmental Photographer of the Year. It depicts simply three of the 1000’s of birds that perished in Iron in addition to the efforts of environmental employees who collected the our bodies to stop the unfold of illness.

It was chosen because the successful {photograph} for its surreal portrayal of the round nature of life between people and wildlife in addition to its highly effective mixture of conveying the actual environmental points affecting our planet, whereas utilizing daring and contrasting colours to create a visually arresting photograph,” the Environmental Photographer of the Year group says.

“It means the world to have received this prestigious award as photographing the local weather and showcasing the injury being brought about is my largest precedence in life. I would like folks all over the world to find out about this unhappy occasion of the loss of life of the birds as, if we don’t rethink our life-style and handle the planet, this may quickly occur in different nations,” Mehdi Mohebi Pour says of his win.

Beneath are the successful photographs of the opposite 5 classes:

Younger Environmental Photographer of the Year – Nikon Award

Environmental Photographer of the Year
Lovely However Hostile Colors On Earth, Fayz Khan, 2022

Imaginative and prescient of the Future

Environmental Photographer of the Year
Vertical Farming, Arie Basuki, 2022

Recovering Nature

Environmental Photographer of the Year
Naturalia: Chronicle Of Up to date Ruins, Jonathan “Jonk” Jimenez, 2021

Conserving 1.5 Alive

Environmental Photographer of the Year
Chemical Explosion, Subrata Dey, 2022

Adapting for Tomorrow

Environmental Photographer of the Year
New Methods To The Future (III), Simone Tramonte, 2021

To view these and the entire shortlisted finalists, go to the Environmental Photographer of the Year web site.


Picture credit: All photographs are individually credited and supplied courtesy of the Environmental Photographer of the Year competitors.