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The Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 competition has announced its winning and shortlisted photographers. All the pictures are eye-opening and beautiful, but here are the ones that I found most touching:

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Winner of the Atkins Built Environment Award 2016: SL Shanth Kumar, Losing Ground to Manmade Disaster, 2015 / Chennai. (SL Shanth Kumar/Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016)
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Pooyan Shadpoor, Houcheraghi, 2015 / Iran. (Pooyan Shadpoor/Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016)

This fluorescent blue light is reflected by pankton!

 

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Richard Sidey, Pearl Farm, Manihiki Atoll, 2015 / Manihiki, Cook Islands. (Richard Sidey/Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016)
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Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury, Life in Boiler, 2016 / Kashba, Kolkata, West Bengal. (Sudipta Dutta Chowdhury/Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016)

The by-products of a leather factory are burnt to serve as fertilizers or fish feed.

 

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Ruben Salgado Escudero, Solar Portraits India, 2015 / India. (Ruben Salgado Escudero/Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016)
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Mustafa Abdul Hadi, Behind the Taj Mahal, 2015 / Agra, India. (Mustafa Abdul Hadi/Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016)

 

See all the winners and the short-listed pictures here.

Picture Perfect