As part of the Environmental Photographer of the Year 2016 award, film entries were also welcomed.
This year’s film award goes to Sergiu Jiduc, for his film ‘The Karkoram Anomaly Project, Pakistan’. Jiduc’s film documents the surging glaciers observed in the world’s highest mountain range, and the subsequent devastation caused by the little understood “glacial lake outburst floods” (GLOFs). Within his film, Jiduc highlights a climatic anomaly that has led to tsunami size waves taking the lives and destroying the settlements of the Balti people, the inhabitants of this remote region.
Jiduc says that the research within his film “could help gauge the future availability of water for hundreds of millions of people as well as to provide insights on how glaciers will change in the future. But most importantly, mapping and quantifying the risk of GLOFs in the area could save thousands of lives.”