Ricardo Funari, Shortlisted Photographer for the Climate Visuals Photography Award
WHAT IT SHOWS: Man stops for a while the exhaustive work of searching for neighbor´s corpses under destructed houses in Nova Friburgo city, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil. Consequences of the January 2011 flooding in Nova Friburgo, Brazil. A series of floods, landslides and mudslides took place in several towns of the Mountainous Region ( Regiao Serrana ), in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. According to the National Institute for Space Research, the precipitation was caused by a Humidity Convergence Zone, a lesser form of the South Atlantic Convergence Zone. Nova Friburgo was the city most heavily affected by the floods. It is considered one of the worst weather-related natural disasters in Brazilian history.