Waterlogged by Sudipta Chatterjee
In this photo, Sudipta Chatterjee reminds us of the impacts that extreme weather events can have on humans and animals alike. In June 2021, an extreme high tide caused the Hooghly River to overflow its banks, flooding the streets of Kolkata, India.
“I felt the need to portray the helpless situation of such animals and the locals.”
As the burning of fossil fuels continues to heat the planet, the melting of ice on land and the thermal expansion of the oceans cause sea levels to rise across the globe. This means that high tides will continue to get higher and higher, making scenes like these more and more common. Bad news for street dogs like this one, which Sudipta captured as it searched for new shelter.
Photo location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Photographer based: India
Camera: D7200 , Lens - Sigma - 17-50