Earth Photo 2019 competition: Beautiful images capture unique and fragile world we inhabit

Award recognises photographers who capture remote or unique places on earth

Liam James
Wednesday 26 June 2019 16:11
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The shortlist has been announced for Earth Photo 2019, the international photography competition specialising in geography and the environment.

The Earth Photo prize invites entries from photographers who capture remote or unique parts of the world and especially welcomes pictures that highlight the impact of humans on the planet.

Shortlisted pictures range from the floating villages of Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake to ancient forests in the Scottish Highlands.

All of the shortlisted images will feature in an exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 6 July to 22 August 2019.

"The aim of the project is to really draw attention to the number of voices that make up the conversation about our planer and the way we treat it," says competition organiser Professor Joe Smith of the RGS.

The Independent has compiled the best pictures from the shortlist in the gallery above.

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