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Thought Provoking Photography for Change

27 images that prove we are in danger. 

Sometimes words can be superfluous. These pictures say more than a thousand words.

1. The view of the overdeveloped metropole of Mexico City (with more than 20 million inhabitants).

Pablo Lopez Luz


2. An elephant killed by poachers left to rot.

Kristian Schmidt/Wild Aid


3. A rainforest in flames — goats used to graze here.

Daniel Beltran


4. Trails of excessive air traffic over London.

Ian Wylie


5. A massive truck delivers a load of oil sands for processing. It's hard to believe that oil sand is a leading source of Canadian energy.

Garth Lentz


6. A simple herd farmer cannot withstand the stench of the Yellow River in Inner Mongolia.

Lu Guang


7. A waste incineration plant and its surroundings in Bangladesh.

M.R. Hassan


8. A fire storm plows through Colorado — increased incidences of wild fires is a result of climate change.

R.J. Sangosti/Denver Post


9. The scars left behind from the mining of oil sands in the Canadian province of Alberta.

Garth Lentz


10. A nighttime spectacle in downtown Los Angeles — the energy demand is incalculable.

Mike Hedge


11. In Oregon, this thousand-year-old forest fell victim to the chain saw for a new dam.

Daniel Dancer


12. The area around Almeria in Spain is littered with greenhouses as far as the eye can see — simply for a richly filled dinner table.

Yann Arthus Bertrand


13. Poachers pose proudly with the coat of a Siberian tiger.

Steve Morgan/Photofusion


14. The Mir Mine in Russia, the largest diamond mine in the world.

Google Earth/ 2014 Digital Globe


15. A dead albatross shows what happens when we litter. A living dumpster.

Chris Jordan


16. And yet another megatropolis — a bird’s eye view of New Delhi (over 22 million inhabitants).

Google Earth/2014 Digital Globe


17. Paradise almost lost: the Maldives, a popular vacation spot that is threatened by rising sea levels.

Peter Essick


18. The beginning of Black Friday at an electronics store in Boise, Idaho.

Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman


19. Tons (literally) of broken electronics end up in developing countries and are stripped for precious metals by using deadly substances.

Peter Essick


20. The blunder of the Brazilian rain forest is being repeated in Canada.

Garth Lentz


21. A landfill for worn-out tires in the desert of Nevada.

Daniel Dancer


22. While the entire world watched the events of Fukushima, a massive heat and power station was burning just a few miles away. All attempts to extinguish it where fruitless.


Mainichi Newspapers/AFLO


23. This polar bear starved to death in Svalvard, Norway. Disappearing ice caps are robbing polar bears of both their living space and food.

Ashley Cooper


24. To the last drop: an oilfield in California and the merciless overexploitation of humans.

Mark Gamba/Corbis


25. A massive waterfall from melting pack ice. These masses are the only meltwater and the undeniable proof that climate change is advancing swiftly.

Cotton Coulson/Keenpress


26. A lignite power plant contaminates the air with its discharges.

Jason Hawkes


27. The Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya rides a wave of filth and trash in Java, Indonesia.

Zak Noyle

“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”

This prophecy is becoming a more and more brutal reality. But, even today, not every person is aware of the horrible effects our lifestyles have on nature. So share these evocative pictures with everyone to help raise awareness.


Laura Kerrigan

Loving everyday as the Head of Marketing for MyOnlineSchool. What better way to spend your time than working with passionate individuals that want to teach or learn more about Antiques, Gardening and Photography. For 16 years I have been immersed in the marketing world. Though my specialism is Digital I have been worked in PR and Integrated agencies as well as client side and events. Locations have included world wide destinations such as London, Sydney, Brisbane, Amsterdam and Dublin. More recently I relocated to Lancashire. Over the years my focus has been on Global Digital & Social Media Networks across 53 local markets. During this period I have given regular industry talks, university seminars and trade press interviews across the varied topics. I am a driven professional possessing a depth of experience in all aspects of marketing communications and a belief that great advertising not only changes minds, it also directly influences behaviour. Since the start of my journey with Graphic Information Design BA(Hons); creativity and strategy has been the source of my enthusiasm and skill. That being said all the above truly boils down to is experience with customers and their ecommerce journey with a product.

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