TERRIFYING LIGHT (Montenegro) Category: Pollution, Loss of Biodiversity

YRE Competition 2022
Single Photo Reportage
11-25 years old

By Arijana Adrović

The photo was taken during a forest fire in May 2021, which lasted for several days and was extinguished by an action of the residents of Donja Vrbica in the municipality of Petnjica in the north of Montenegro.

Fascinating Tyndall effect created by scattering light rays through pollution particles. As impressive as the photo may seem at first glance due to the motifs of the sun's rays, what caused this effect also caused the complete destruction of vegetation in a significant forest area.