The dark desert sky is renowned for its stargazing opportunities, offering expansive views of the universe for farmers, travellers, and astronomers. The ghaf tree, the national tree of the UAE, is symbolic of the country’s deep connection to its heritage and the gifts of the desert. The UAE has designated 2024 as the Year of Sustainability, reaffirming its commitment to collective action. Emirati ancestors embraced sustainability as a way of life, inspiring future generations to follow their lead.
This award-winning photograph is from the seventh season, “The Moment”, of the Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) Archive. The Climate Tribe has partnered with HIPA, leveraging the power of photography to inspire global awareness of sustainability and advance climate action. The first collaboration under this partnership is the COP28 Photography Competition, which is currently in the judging and verification process. Winners to be announced!