Climate Change Series
Milos Bicanski is an Athens, Greece-based photographer who has focused on news and conflict and, in the last decade, on environmental photography. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Milos began his career covering the tumultuous events surrounding the breakup of Yugoslavia as a contributor to the European Press Photo Agency EPA in the late 1990s and Getty Images today. Witnessing the 2007 forest fires destruction on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, Milos started shifting his interest to environmental and animal photojournalism. Milos is a recipient of numerous awards, including prizes from Days Japan, Chipp, Humanity Photo Awards hosted by UNESCO CFPA, PX3.
2007 - 2021
Severe heat and drought fuel wildfires. Rising temperatures evaporate more moisture from the ground, drying out the soil and making vegetation more flammable. As drought and heat continue with rising greenhouse gas emissions, we expect more wildfires in years ahead, especially with the fire seasons getting longer. Not only is the average wildfire season three and a half months longer than it was a few decades back, but the number of large annual fires has multiplied.