This year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year Award has been announced, and the shortlist includes some stunning and poignant photography from around the world.

Organised by the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award puts sustainable development, pollution and human rights at the forefront of people’s minds through the medium of photography and film. The work from this year’s winner, Sara Lindström, and the shortlist can be seen at the Royal Geographical Society in London from June 29 to August 21 2016. Below is a selection of our favourite photographs from the awards.

Environmental photographer of the year: a wildfire in Banff, Canada

Image © Sara Lindström


Young Environmental Photographer of the Year: a peregrine in Chicago, USA

Image © Luke Massey

Atkins Built Environment Award: sea erosion in Chennai, India

Image © SL Shanth Kumar

CIWEM Changing Climate Award: life vests on the Greek island of Lésvos

Image © Sandra Hoyn

Forestry Commission England People, Nature and Economy Award: the salt lake in Urmia, Iran

Image © Pedram Yazdani

Shortlisted: an alternative view of the Taj Mahal, Agra, India

Image © Mustafa Abdul Hadi

Shortlisted: Norwegian company conducting seismic blasting off northeast Greenland

Image © Christian Aslund

Shortlisted: gravel workmen in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Image © Faisal Azim

Shortlisted: the collapsed Vivekananda Flyover, Kolkata, India

Image © Dipayan Bhar

Shortlisted: flooding in Venice, Italy

Image © Antonio Busiello

Shortlisted: a young couple walk through Beijing’s Olympic Park, China

Image © Sean Gallagher

Shortlisted: traditional transhumance in Spain

Image © Susana Girón

Shortlisted: a fire-burned forest in Riau, Indonesia

Image © YT Haryono

Shortlisted: People try to get a place on the roof of the train after Biswa Ijtema in Bangladesh

Image © Sandra Hoyn

Shortlisted: men fishing in the pond of Xian Village, Guangzhou, China

Image © Yuyang Liu

Shortlisted: flooding in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England

Image © Steve Morgan

Shortlisted: phosphorescence in Larak, Iran

Image © Pooyan Shadpoor

Shortlisted: Pearl Farm, Manihiki, Cook Islands

Image © Richard Sidey

Shortlisted: Needle of the Sea in mist, Qatar

Image © Ray Toh

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