The winners have been announced in the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition. 111 shortlisted works of outstanding photographic art entered will go on show at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 22 June to 10 July 2015. These are from a submission of over ten thousand images by photographers and filmmakers from across sixty countries. The works will then commence a tour of forest venues nationally, supported by the Forestry Commission England, beginning at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre, Cumbria from 18 July – 7 September 2015.
Esme Allen has been awarded the Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award for her series entitled ‘Eden Restored - The Mesopotamian Marshes of Iraq’:
Hoang Long Ly, Fishing net checking, Vietnam 2014:
Rizalde Cayanan, Sandstorm in the city, Kuwait 2011:
Eduardo Leal, Plastic tree #20, Bolivia 2014:
Glyn Thomas, The abandoned village of Geamana, Romania 2014:
The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year is awarded to Uttam Kamati for his inspiring image ‘Watering Melon’. Kamati’s winning image depicts a husband and wife watering watermelon saplings on the Teesta river bed, in West Bengal, India: