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EAD announces winners of Al Wathba Photography Competition

posted on 18/05/2016: 2395 views

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, EAD, yesterday announced the winners of the Al Wathba Photography Competition, which ran for the second year on EAD's Instagram account from the end of October 2015 until April 30th this year.

The competition, which was aimed at encouraging professional and amateur photographers to capture creative images that reflect Al Wathba Wetland Reserve's natural beauty and rich biodiversity, witnessed a high degree of competition with 144 photos taken by 77 professional and amateur photographers from UAE and abroad being exhibited.

The winning photographs were chosen by a jury comprising a group of journalists and photographers. Winners were awarded on Monday during a special ceremony at EAD with competition prizes worth a total of AED20,000.

Aaron Patrimonio won first prize, Mohamed Rageh Gohar won second prize and 3rd prize went to Emmanuel Fajutag. Sultan Karrani was awarded with 4th prize and Arturo Rivo Junior won 5th prize.

Winning photos and all entries submitted for the Al Wathba Photography Competition can be viewed on EAD's Instagram account using the two hashtags, #Alwathbacontest #inabudhabi.

Khansa Ibraheem Al Blouki, Section Manager-Environmentally Sustainable Communities at EAD, said, "At EAD, we are keen to ensure that natural treasures are accessible to the general public. The photography competition enticed a number of people to experience the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, and many of them beautifully captured the abundance of nature within its natural habitat. We feel compelled to run many more similar competitions and other initiatives that connect our community with our nature heritage." – Emirates News Agency, WAM –


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