Mr Ares Jonekson Saragi from Indonesia is this year’s first prize winner of BIOTROP’s 3rd Biodiversity Photo Competition with the theme “The Role of Biodiversity in Restoring the Integrity and Ensuring Sustainability of our Environment.”
Titled “Verdant Rice Field,” Mr Jonekson’s entry bested 314 other entries from Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Thailand, Lao PDR, and Myanmar.
The second prize winner was Mr Irwandi, also from Indonesia, with his photo titled “Mangrove: Our Environmental Fortress for the Future” while the third prize winner was Mr Albert from the Indonesia with his photo titled “White Stork and Buffalo”.
The winning photos were judged based on their relevance to the theme, creativity (both on technical and aesthetic aspects) and originality.
The Board of Jury was comprised of notable professional photographers from Indonesia, namely: (1) Ir Gunawan Wibisana, MSP, MM, LRPS, PSA; (2) Ir Arbain Rambey and (3) Harto Solichin Margo, Spr. Dpl.The competition was conducted from June to September 2015.
First prize winner: “Verdant Rice Fields” by Ares Jonekson Saragi
Second prize winner: “Mangrove: Our Environmental Fortress for the Future” by Irwandi
Third prize winner: “White Stork and Buffalo” by Albert