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6th Annual ENVS Undergraduate Photography Contest (2016-2017)

Congratulations to the winners of our 6th Annual Environmental Photography Contest

1st Place: Isabel Falls

"An Act of Global Warming"
Location: Jökulsárlón, Iceland

The beauty of this glacial lagoon demonstrates the first-hand effects of climate change. The ice caps floating in the lagoon that create a unique and picturesque image occur because of rising global temperatures. The ice caps originate from the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, which is part of the larger Vatnajökull Glacier. The lagoon is included on many "must see" Iceland sights, possibly enabling visitors to be overwhelmed by its beauty and overlook the reason for its existence: global warming.

2nd Place: Riley Aronson

A Sally Lightfoot crab (Graspus graspus) feeds on the dead skin of a resting marine iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus). These species have a mutually beneficial (symbiotic) relationship in which the crabs feed on dead skin or pick ticks off the iguanas, which provides the crabs with a meal. This photo was taken on the island of Fernandina in the Galápagos Islands of Ecuador.

3rd Place: Max McCarthy

Mallard ducks are very common and widespread and can be found in wetland areas across the northern hemisphere and in scattered parts of the southern hemisphere. With their yellow bills and iridescent green heads, male Mallards can be quite colorful. This bathing male Mallard is part of a large group that can be found year-round at
Horn Pond in Woburn, Massachusetts.

This year we received 114 entries from 24 contestants. You can view all the submissions here.

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