Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2023


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The winners of the 2023 Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) contest have been announced, showcasing two outstanding photos and four more category champions.

Environmental Photographer of the Year: “Black Soldier Fly Farming (I)” by Maurizio di Pietro

The 16th edition of this competition, organized by CIWEM and WaterBear and supported by Nikon, MPB, and Arup, attracted entries from amateur and professional photographers from around 160 countries.

The EPOTY says, “This year’s six winners come mainly from countries that are highly vulnerable to climate change, such as Bangladesh, India, and Argentina. These frontline photographers use their images to inspire climate action and awareness.”

The grand prize went to Maurizio di Pietro, a talented Italian photographer, who captured a fascinating image of an insect food experiment at the University of Turin. The experiment, led by Professor Laura Gasco, tests the effects of adding insect flour to the feed of rainbow trout and chickens, to explore its potential as a food source, especially in the context of food insecurity and population growth.

More: EPOTY, Instagram h/t: 121clicks

Nikon Young Environmental Photographer of the Year: “Flood-Affected Area” by Solayman Hossain

Recovering Nature Category Winner: “Corals at Night” by Nicolas Marin Benitez

Adapting for Tomorrow Category Winner: “Intruder” by Anirban Dutta

Keeping 1.5 Alive Category Winner: “Survival of Buffaloes in Drought” by Md Shafiul Islam

MPB Vision of the Future Category Winner: “Walk Through Trash” by Jahid Apu

Finalist: Behind The Taj, Hoang Long Ly, Agra, India

Finalist: A Dying River, Md Asker Ibne Firoz, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Finalist: Beyond The World, Aniruddha Pal, West Bengal, India

Finalist: Guardian Of The Reef, Bambang Wirawan, Alor, Indonesia

Finalist: Harvesting Rice In Flood Water, Muhammad Amdad Hossain, Sunamganj, Bangladesh

Finalist: Meio A Meio (Half To Half), Denis Ferreira Netto, Matinhos, Brasil

Finalist: Paddling In The Mud, Andre Arruda, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Finalist: Pink Planet, Fayz Kha, Kenya

Finalist: Quick Assistance, Adrián Irago, Moreiras, Spain

Finalist: Red Dog Mine, Mustafah Abdulaziz, Arctic Circle near Kotzebue, Alaska, USA

Finalist: Slow Violence, Fabrizio Maffei, Rome, Italy

Finalist: Trabalho Dourado (Hard Work), Denis Ferreira Netto, Matinhos, Brasil

Finalist: Walking Through The Storm, Peter Ndung’u, Amboseli, Kenya

Finalist: Work In The Red Dust Of A Brick Kiln, Kamol Das, Chittagong, Bangladesh

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