Tanya Houppermans was the big winner at this year’s Mangrove Photography Awardsfor his close-up of a crocodile surrounded by mangroves in the Cuban archipelago of Jardines de la Reina.
Now in its eighth year, this competition organized by the Mangrove Action Project aims to help show the relationships between wildlife, coastal communities and mangrove forests.
In addition, it tries to expose the fragility of these unique ecosystemsboth above and below water.
The Jardines de la Reina are an archipelago off the coast of Cuba and have been under protection since 1996.
It is one of the most pristine marine ecosystems in the world.
(Adopted from BBC)