The United Nations has chosen a UK photographer's images to promote an environmental campaign on sustainable development.

Nicky Taylor, a landscape and underwater photographer, said the UN’s ‘Harmony with Nature’ initiative chimes with his own personal commitment to the environment.

He added: ‘My work seeks its inspiration in nature’s destructive, and yet creative, forces – shaping the world as we see it, and dwarfing man’s mark.’

The UN’s campaign kicked off at a meeting in New York yesterday.