CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010 Winners

CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year honours amateur and professional photographers who use their ability to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful. Winning photographers will have their images showcased in a free international exhibition, which launches at The Air Gallery in London from October 25-30

  • Winner in the View of The Western World Group: Rowan E Bestmann's picture 'Waste Not Want Not'. Supermarket workers climb into powerless freezers to empty and dispose of foodstuffs left to thaw after a major flood washed through the small country town of Charleville, Australia. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYWinner in the View of The Western World Group: Rowan E Bestmann's picture 'Waste Not Want Not'. Supermarket workers climb into powerless freezers to empty and dispose of foodstuffs left to thaw after a major flood washed through the small country town of Charleville, Australia. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
  • Winner of the Underwater group and overall winner of the competition: 'Flight of the Rays' by Florian Schulz from Germany, which shows an unprecedented congregation of Munkiana Devil Rays in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYWinner of the Underwater group and overall winner of the competition: 'Flight of the Rays' by Florian Schulz from Germany, which shows an unprecedented congregation of Munkiana Devil Rays in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
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  • Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYPhoto: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
  • Winner of the Under 21 group: 'The Fortune Teller' by Radoslav Radoslavov Valkov. This macro image of a fly drinking from a dew drop on a blade of grass in his back garden in Bulgaria. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYWinner of the Under 21 group: 'The Fortune Teller' by Radoslav Radoslavov Valkov. This macro image of a fly drinking from a dew drop on a blade of grass in his back garden in Bulgaria. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
  • Winner in the Under 16 group: Ksenia Sazonova's picture titled 'The Time has Stopped'. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYWinner in the Under 16 group: Ksenia Sazonova's picture titled 'The Time has Stopped'. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
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  • Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYPhoto: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
  • Winner of the Innovation group: Rowan E Bestmann's picture of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. In an effort to improve the city's grey water runoff, the government of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia developed an innovative way to purify the water through a series of channels and causeways Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYWinner of the Innovation group: Rowan E Bestmann's picture of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. In an effort to improve the city's grey water runoff, the government of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia developed an innovative way to purify the water through a series of channels and causeways Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
  • Winner of Changing Climates group - Ashley Cooper, from Cumbria: On December 5, 2009, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition organised the Wave, a demonstration against climate change that attracted 50,000 people. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYWinner of Changing Climates group - Ashley Cooper, from Cumbria: On December 5, 2009, the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition organised the Wave, a demonstration against climate change that attracted 50,000 people. Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY
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  • Photo: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTYPhoto: Rowan Bestmann/EPOTY

CIWEM’s Environmental Photographer of the Year honours amateur and professional photographers who use their ability to raise awareness of environmental and social issues. The competition encourages entries that are contemporary, creative, resonant, challenging, original and beautiful. Winning photographers will have their images showcased in a free international exhibition, which launches at The Air Gallery in London from October 25-30

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