CIWEM’s Environment Magazine interviews the 2022 Grand title winner, Mehdi Mohebi Pour

Photographer Mehdi Mohebi Pour has won the coveted Environmental Photographer of the Year prize for his image, The Bitter Death of Birds. It depicts just three of thousands of birds which died in the Miankaleh lagoon in Iran and the efforts of environmental workers to collect the bodies...

Mohebi Pour, 39, lives in Sari, the provincial capital of Mazandaran and the former capital of Iran. The city is the largest in the province, located between the Alborz mountains and the Caspian Sea and is home to the Miankaleh lagoon, a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

For five years, he has photographed the Miankaleh lagoon. The reserve attracts tens of thousands of migratory birds each year. Migratory birds in the lagoon include flamingos, swans, pelicans, grey heron, pheasant and Eurasian teal. Many are escaping harsh winters in Siberia.

You can read the full interview over at CIWEM.

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