Rising tides: Environmental photography award winners announced
Environmental Photographer of the Year 2021 Competition Winners revealed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
Spanish photographer Antonio Aragón Renuncio has won the coveted prize of Environmental Photographer of the Year 2021 for his photo titled The rising tide sons, which shows a child sleeping inside his house destroyed by coastal erosion on Afiadenyigba beach in Ghana. The photo shines a spotlight on the rising sea-levels in West-African countries, forcing thousands of people to leave their homes.
The winners were announced during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
Now in its 14th year, the Environmental Photographer Of The Year competition showcases some of the world’s most inspirational environmental photography. The annual competition provides an international platform to raise awareness for the environmental issues that put our planet at risk.
Overall winner - The rising tide sons
Young Environmental Photographer of the Year winner
The Resilient Award winner
Sustainable Cities winner
Climate Action winner
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Water and security winner
Environments of the Future winner
James Cutmore is the picture editor of BBC Science Focus Magazine, researching striking images for the magazine and on the website. He is also has a passion for taking his own photographs