Photo of B.C. clearcut selected for international competition
TJ Watt's photo of an old-growth clearcut on Vancouver Island is being shared on social media to highlight "unsustainable" forestry practices in tree farm licences across the province.
The Victoria-based photographer with the Ancient Forest Alliance took the picture in January at a Western Forest Products tree farm on Crown land in the Klanawa Valley.
Now the photo is set to gain addition exposure in London, where it will be exhibited from June 23 to July 4.
That's because it has been selected for the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition, described as an "international showcase for the very best in environmental photography and film".
The top prize in the competition is £5000 ($9,100).