Wetlands Youth Photo Contest - The Finalists

The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention is pleased to present the winner and five finalists of the World Wetlands Day 2016 Youth Photo Contest themed "wetlands are essential for sustainable livelihoods."

Adarsh Prathap, 22 from India is the winner of the Wetlands Youth Photo Contest 2016. He wins the free flight to visit a wetland of his choice anywhere in the world courtesy of Star Alliance Biosphere Connections.

Winner

Photo and caption by Adarsh Prathap, 22, India – Women collecting leaves and flowers of lotus to sell in the market for their livelihoods.

First Highly Commended

Photo and caption by Maria Kerstin, Western Samoa - For any fisherman there is always a new place to go fishing.

Second Highly Commended

Photo and caption by Mary Grace Yuen, 19, Philippines - A mangrove newly planted last February 5 2016 along the coastline of Glan Sarangani provinces in the Philippines. Behind it are the tetrapod placed to protect these mangroves from big waves.

Third Highly Commended

Photo and caption by Babak Mehrafshar, Iran – Choghakor wetland (Ramsar Site) . Every creature of god uses this wetland.

Fourth Highly Commended

Photo and caption by Camila Bosenbecker, 22, Brazil – Egretta Thula flying on the beach in Torres

Fifth Highly Commended

Photo and caption by Rodriguez Calatrava 23, Spain- White gold Laguna Rosa.