Stunning Snaps From Environmental Photography Competition

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Staring out through a dusty and smudged window, three gravel workmen can barely see as they go about their daily duties working in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The moving image is one of 60 photographs which were selected from 10,000 entries from 70 countries to feature in the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition.

The prestigious event, held at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London, opens on June 29 and will showcase the ‘very best in environmental photography and film’.

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Other photographs in the impressive collection – taken by professionals and amateurs of all ages – include two workers standing in a furnace while making fertiliser and fish feed in West Bengal.

Meanwhile, the notorious floods which blighted Britain following the fierce downpour of rain in 2015 also features in the competition.

Steve Morgan’s photograph showing a submerged Hebden Bridge in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire, on Boxing Day is one of the pictures selected to feature in the exhibition.

The competition – where the top prize winner will take home £3,000 – encourages entries that that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of the environment.

The prize winners will be announced during a preview of the London exhibition next month.


Photographer Faisal Azim captured the moment three gravel workmen look through a window which is covered in sand in Chittagong, Bangladesh


A man can be seen searching through rubbish while carrying two huge sacks at sunrise from behind the famous Taj Mahal in Agra, India


Two workers stand in a furnace – which belches out thick smoke – to make fertiliser and fish feed in Kasba, Kolkata, West Bengal


Villagers trap fish using cone-shaped baskets and solar light in Odisha, India. Roughly 1.1 billion people in the world live without access to electricity, and close to a quarter of them are in India


A man tries to get his pet to shelter due to bad weather but the animal seems to put up a fight in West Bengal, India


Photographer Stuart Gleave took an aerial pictures of a huge solar panel farm located on Tenerife’s southern coast