The prestigious Mangrove Photography Awards cele-brates a big birthday this year as the competition enters its tenth year, and you can see from our selection of some of last year’s winning images (chosen from some 2,000 pictures sent in from 72 different countries) the very high standard of the work submitted.

Today less than 50% of the world’s original mangrove forest cover remains, so it has never been more critical to save these delicate ecosytems.

Our main photograph is called ‘Nursery’ and shows lemon shark pups hiding in the mangroves at high tide. The photographer, Shane Gross, who lives ...


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