Images of environmental and social issues can be emotive, thought-provoking and extremely powerful. And the winners of this year’s prestigious Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year are no exception. They were announced by the world’s greatest living explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, in a ceremony at the Royal Geographical Society.
Launched in 2007, the competition has become one of the fastest growing photographic competitions in the world, and an international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and video. The winning film and images are most definitely thought-provoking, hauntingly beautiful and tackle a range of environmental themes and issues, as you can see above.