What does the environment mean to you? The European Environment Agency asked this question and invited photographers to have their take through a visual essay. Ducks floating along garbage; a lone, yet dominant windmill set on a twilight background; a small frog resting by the petals of a beautifully colored flower. Each artist shared an unique view of what the environment means to him. Here are just a few shots selected from the

The winners will be awarded cash prizes of EUR 2000 for the 1st prize, EUR 1500 for the 2nd prize, EUR 1000 for the 3rd prize and EUR 500 for People’s Choice award and youth prize. The winning entries will be selected by a panel of experts from across Europe on 16 December, while the People’s Choice award will be selected by public vote, open till 15 November.

The long trip by Mariusz Warsinski

The long trip by Mariusz Warsinski

In the beech forest by Daniel Danko

In the beech forest by Daniel Danko

Reclaiming by Stephen Mynhardt

Reclaiming by Stephen Mynhardt

Tera mystic by Dare Ferjan

Tera mystic by Dare Ferjan

Healthy environment by Roberto Pestarino

Healthy environment by Roberto Pestarino

Farmer, water by Javier Arcenillas

Farmer, water by Javier Arcenillas

The beauty of the nature by Keti Talevska

The beauty of the nature by Keti Talevska

Consumption and waste by Adela Nistora

Consumption and waste by Adela Nistora

 The new kingdom of the golden eagle by Jonathan Díaz Marbá


The new kingdom of the golden eagle by Jonathan Díaz Marbá

Building a better planet by Keith Arkins

Building a better planet by Keith Arkins

The wreck by Juraj Starovecky

The wreck by Juraj Starovecky

Small frog by Václav Matoušek

Small frog by Václav Matoušek

Giving water by Nuno Alves

Giving water by Nuno Alves

Life cycle by Giovanni Cultrera

Life cycle by Giovanni Cultrera

David & Goliath by Dare Ferjan

David & Goliath by Dare Ferjan

Live to fight another day by Antoine Borg Micallef

Live to fight another day by Antoine Borg Micallef

Round Trip by Alessio Centamori

Round Trip by Alessio Centamori

Climate Change by Billy Horan

Climate Change by Billy Horan

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