This year’s overall winner is Italian photographer Michael Palazzi who has scooped £5000 for his image Gone With the Dust #02, which captures siblings apparently dressed as super heroes, during a sandstorm somewhere in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.
The Young Photographer of the Year Award has gone to 17-year-old Eleanor Bennett from Stockport, who claims £1000 for two works selected for the exhibition, Travelling Through and Car Damage.
Meanwhile the Environmental Video of the Year award goes to Jonathan Goldberg, who claims £1000 for Shaking The Tree, which tells the story of a man inspired by an army of fruit harvesters in his local community.
A total of 3000 entries were judged on impact, composition, originality and technical ability, the best of which can be seen at an exhibition, at London’s Royal Geographical Society, where you’ll find some jaw dropping examples of nature at its most inspiring, and untainted; as well as the environs of man and beast touched by something more troubling, like climate change or social inequality.
Environmental Photographer of the Year runs from 10 April – 3 May at Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, SW7