Sometimes, you have to see something to believe it.
The Cameras Don’t Lie photography competition aims to raise awareness of climate change, using photos to highlight the damage being done to the planet.
From bleached coral reefs, to wildfires, the stunning images are a stark reminder of the effects of climate inaction.
The first place prize was awarded to Italian photographer, Paola Patrizi, for his photo, ‘Vanishing Island of Dhal Char Bangladesh.’
The island in the south of Bangladesh is facing the consequences of rising sea levels, and is considered to be one of the most threatened pieces of land in the world.
The competition also seeks to call out camera brands, such as Canon, that are not committing to high renewable energy targets.
As it stands, Canon has committed to a 4.85% renewable energy target – whereas the likes of Sony, Ricoh, Fujifilm, Nikon and Panasonic are aiming for 100% renewable electricity.
Climate-concerned photographers and Action Speaks Louder launched the photography competition in February as a way to urge camera companies to do better in the climate crisis.
Winner Paolo said: ‘Climate change is real. There is unequivocal evidence that Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate. Human activity is the principal cause.’
Metro have reached out to Canon for a comment and will update it when we get a response.
Take a look at the shortlist and winning photos.
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