Rising sea levels, drought and extreme weather are becoming more and more frequent, as climate change is coming closer to home. But how to capture that in a picture? Back in 2022, in the run up to the COP27 in Egypt, the Netherlands called on photography enthusiasts from around the world to create and share inspirational and thought-provoking environmental photography in our Water = Life photo competition.
But with so many powerful images received, there could only be one winner. That said, we believe these images deserve a permanent position in the spotlight. Flick through the images below to see water, whether too much, too little or too filthy, through the eyes of those closest to it.