We’re delighted to share with you images from talented photographers that celebrate Habitat Month! We received impressive entries in both of the categories. Thank you to all the photographers who sent in entries, from Guam to Cape Cod.
Humans in Habitat
The “Humans in Habitat” category was for photographs that show people enjoying or benefiting from healthy coastal and marine habitats. Both the winning photo (above) and runner-up photo were taken by the same talented photographer. Congratulations to Claire Fackler, whose entries highlighted the connections people feel with healthy habitats!
Humans in Habitat Runner-up: Girl by Brackish Ponds in Hawaii
Habitat and Climate Change
In the Habitat and Climate Change category, we selected photographs that illustrate the effects of climate change on coastal and marine habitats. The winning photo, taken by Haley Capone, highlights the issue of the increasing frequency and severity of algal blooms and their consequences. The runner-up photo tells another algae-related story, but in a very different way and in a different location, thanks to photographer Adam Obaza.
Habitat and Climate Change Winner: Algae Bloom in Biscayne Bay, Florida
Habitat and Climate Change Runner-Up: Kelp Surrounded by Algae, Catalina Island, California