Photographer of the Year - Professional

Scream Sandra  Štimac

1st Place - Outstanding Achievement

This photograph was taken at the Zagreb zoo. In early winter, these tropical animals (Kapuciner) closed in heated shelters as they really did not like, they angrily banged on the glass.

Toxic Waters Larry Louie

2nd Place - Merit of Excellence

"Toxic Waters"
In January 2010, Bangladesh began trying to clean up one of the dirtiest rivers in the world, the Buriganga. It only took one generation to turn what was once a thriving river with drinkable water into a river that is so toxic that no fish can survive in there. Buriganga has become the toxic lifeline of Dhaka . The dying river is the most polluted river in Bangladesh due to rampant dumping of industrial and human waste. It is the main outlet of sewage waste and has become a major health hazard as industries and people are all sharing the use of the river. Many of the urban poor need to use the river in their daily lives. They use this water to drink, gargle, brush their teeth and take baths. The fact is the poisonous water with major toxic elements from irritants to carcinogens are the cause of several types of skin disease and other health issues among the people who live along its banks.

Trafalgar Square Walter Rothwell

3rd Place - Honor of Distinction

"Trafalgar Square"
A strong wind catching the fountains in Trafalgar Square.

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