Shortlisted: EPOTY 2009

environmental photographer of the year 2009

This amazing picture by Moldovan photographer, Bolucevschi Vitali, shows ants plucking dandelion seeds before using them to parachute to the ground!

‘Talking about stars’ was the winning image in the 2009 Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition. With nearly 2,500 pictures entered from over 60 countries, I was delighted to be shortlisted in this years competition with my entry of a Peruvian mother, child and alpaca.

Quechua mother, child and alpaca, Sacred Valley, Peru

EPOTY aims to highlight people and places that are struggling with the effects of climate change, environmental degradation and social inequality – as well as showing the incredible variety and beauty of our natural environment. For more details visit


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