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The Aesthetic Alarm: ‘Plastic Ocean’ Series as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

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The “Plastic Ocean” series, crafted by the Austrian studio Staudinger + Franke, showcases a powerful visual narrative aimed at highlighting the urgent need to protect our oceans from plastic pollution. Continue reading »

Transient Beauty: David Popa’s Ephemeral and Site-Specific Earth Murals

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David Popa is an American artist who transforms natural landscapes into stunning, immense murals that appear to animate the environment. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2023

The winners of the 2023 Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) contest have been announced, showcasing two outstanding photos and four more category champions.

Environmental Photographer of the Year: “Black Soldier Fly Farming (I)” by Maurizio di Pietro
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The 16th edition of this competition, organized by CIWEM and WaterBear and supported by Nikon, MPB, and Arup, attracted entries from amateur and professional photographers from around 160 countries. Continue reading »

This Artist Pushes the Limits of Photography and Raises Awareness about Our Planet

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Have you ever seen a photograph that made you gasp and wonder how it was made? Chances are, it was taken by Benjamin Von Wong, a Canadian photographer who creates stunning images with a purpose. He is not just an artist, but also an activist who uses his skills to raise awareness about environmental issues. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Environmental Photographer of the Year 2023

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1st place in the polar wonders category. Tasiilaq, East Greenland, 2018. A tiny benthic hydromedusa with a bell measuring less than a centimetre. This little-known gelatinous organism lives in deep or polar waters. (Photo by Franco Banfi/Environmental Photography Award) Continue reading »

Plastic Poop Alert: Bondi Beach Brings a Whole New Meaning to ‘Beach Bum’

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Well, well, well, look what the waves dragged onto Bondi Beach in Sydney – a massive 4-meter long poop…of plastic garbage! Geez, that’s a whole lot of crap! In fact, it’s pretty close to the amount of junk that gets dumped into the world’s oceans every 30 seconds. Continue reading »

The Sand Masterpiece: A 1200 m2 Billboard Crafted by Tim Hoekstra

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In a display of remarkable artistry, sand artist Tim Hoekstra undertook the incredible task of creating a massive 1200 m2 billboard. The painstaking effort required 7 hours of meticulous craftsmanship, resulting in a breathtaking sand sculpture that conveyed a powerful message: “We don’t leave plastic, and microplastics.” Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The 2023 Insect Week Photography Awards

The Royal Entomological Society has announced the winning images from their Insect Week photography competition. This year’s competition for amateur photographers received over 700 entries from 34 countries across six continents, with 24 images earning commendations for their outstanding quality.

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A spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata). These metallic green beetles are native to North America and adults are efficient predators with large mandibles. Photograph: Benjamin Salb/Royal Entomological Society Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Images of The Environmental Photographer of The Year 2022

This year’s Environmental photographer of the year competition, from CIWEM, WaterBear, Nikon and Arup, showcases some of the most striking images of the natural world, providing an international platform to raise awareness for the issues that threaten our planet.

Winner: Vision of the Future | Vertical Farming by Arie Basuki
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Officers maintain vegetable crops in a warehouse at Sentra farm in West Java, Indonesia. Vegetables such as curly lettuce, romaine, oclave green, siiomak, kailan are cultured in a room where the light and temperature remain stable. The advantage of vertical farming, which was developed in the past year, is that it is free of pesticides with a harvest period of only 30 days with an average yield of 20-30kg a day. Photograph: Arie Basuki/Environmental photographer of the year Continue reading »

Stunning Snapshots of America in Crisis in the 1970s

By the late 1960s, the American landscape was ravaged by decades of unchecked land development, blighted by urban decay in the big cities, and plagued by seemingly unstoppable air, noise, and water pollution.

In November 1971, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a monumental photodocumentary project to “photographically document subjects of environmental concern” in the United States. The collection, now at the National Archives, resulted in a collection of more than 20,000 photographs by its conclusion in 1978.

Water cooling towers of the John Amos Power Plant loom over a home located across the Kanawha River, near Poca, West Virginia, August 1973. (Harry Schaefer)

With support from the first EPA administrator, William Ruckelshaus, project director Gifford D. Hampshire contracted well-known photographers to work for the EPA on the project. Estimates of the number involved range between 70 and 120, and they were organized geographically, with each photographer working in a particular area in which they were already active. Continue reading »

Church Forests of Ethiopia: Photographer Captures the Amazing Phenomenon of the Ethiopian Spiritual Community

The latest book from Kieran Dodds (previously featured) reveals how spiritual ideas nurture sustainable landscapes in a time of ecological crisis. As one of the fastest expanding economies in the world, Ethiopia faces environmental pressures. In Amhara province, the last native forests surround church buildings and have been protected for centuries as miniature Gardens of Eden. Continue reading »

Butterfly Cup: The Highly Innovative All-In-One Disposable Hot and Cold Drinks Cup that Eliminates Plastic Lids & Straws

ButterflyCup is the highly innovative all-in-one disposable hot and cold drinks cup that eliminates plastic lids & straws, is easy to recycle in mainstream paper recycling (along with newspaper, cardboard, etc), is Plastic-Free & prevents splashes, leaks and drips – revolutionising the drinking experience. Continue reading »

The Paul Milinski Retro Futuristic Dreamscapes Are Serenity Manifest

Everyone has a “place” or at least an idea of a place where they mentally seek refuge. Perhaps in those quiet moments of daytime fantasy, perhaps simply in the act of disassociation. Until further notice, here’s where you’ll find me whenever I’m at less than 90% of focus – unwinding within the serene dreamscapes designed by one Paul Milinski. Continue reading »

Artist Draws Honest Illustrations That Show The Damage Caused By Plastic Pollution

According to an artist Ravi Koranga: “My name is Ravi Koranga and I’m a 24-year-old artist from India. I decided to create a theme I felt is so important to understand, posting what’s happening in ocean depictions every day of Inktober. Continue reading »

Spectacular Winning Photos Of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Photo Contest 2019

The Nature Conservancy is tackling some of the toughest problems facing people and nature today, replicating good ideas to save many places and improve people’s lives. We are grounded by local experience and leverage our science, real-world solutions and partnerships to influence global decision-making.

The global conservation body Nature Conservancy, working in 72 countries to tackle climate change and to conserve lands, waters and oceans, has announced its latest photo winners, selected from more than 100,000 entries.

Hope by Fernando O’Farrill, Mexico: polar Bear in Svalbard, Norway. Winner – wildlife. (Photo by Fernando O’Farrill/The Nature Conservancy Global Photo Contest 2019) Continue reading »

The Winning Photos From The CIWEM Environmental Photographer Of The Year 2019, An International Showcase For The Very Best In Environmental Photography

The CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year showcases the very best in environmental photography. Highlighting the terrible impacts being wrought on our planet by its most dominant species the competition also celebrates humanity’s innate ability to survive and innovate, lending hope to us all that we can overcome challenges to live sustainably. The competition supports the urgent calls to action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and recognises the intricate interconnected nature of development, poverty reduction, equality, security and climate action and the unprecedented effort from all sectors of society needed to tackle the defining issues of our time.

High Tide Enters Home by SL Shanth Kumar, Mumbai. Environmental photographer of the year: A huge wave lashes at a shanty, throwing a fisherman out of his home in Bandra, Mumbai, India. He is pulled in by the strong currents but was rescued by fellow fishermen before the sea could swallow him. Mumbai is at risk of coastal flooding, a fallout of climate change. The city’s land and sea temperatures have been rising, causing an corresponding impact on the sea level. (Photo by SL Shanth Kumar/CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year 2019) Continue reading »

Invisible Jumpers: A Photo Book Of Knitted Sweaters Seamlessly Matching The Surrounding Environment

Photographer Joseph Ford (previously) and artist Nina Dodd worked on a 1,000-hour knitting project in which various mediums were flawlessly matched with yarn creations. Ford has posted many of these photos on Instagram and many more are captured in Ford and Dodd’s full color pictorial book Invisible Jumpers published by Hoxton Mini Press. Continue reading »

A Giant “Garbage Whale” Floating Across The Street In Vladivostok, Russia

For several months the French street artists duo Murmure Street have been developing their latest project : « Garb(age) » that will be revealed in their upcoming exhibition in Paris in 2020. Continue reading »

The City Of Utrecht In The Netherlands Turns 316 Bus Stops Into Bee Stops


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According to statistics, 358 bee species live in the Netherlands. Unfortunately, more than half of them are already endangered and put on the Dutch Red List (RL). The Netherlands’ officials recognized the growing problem and found an ingenious solution – to transform the city of Utrecht’s bus stops into bee-friendly havens to support pollinating populations. Continue reading »

This Artist Created 5 Maps That Highlight How The World Is Connected

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There are more than 60 million kilometers of roads in the world. On this map, you can see how people have build roads across some of the most inhospitable terrain imaginable. Even in places where no one lives, you can find roads stretching across deserts and mountains to connect people on the other side.

According to Peter Atwood: “We live in an incredibly complicated and interconnected world. Networks stretching across land, sea, and air let us travel and share goods and ideas around the world. Continue reading »

Artist Created 40 Informative Illustrations About Environmental Issues

Complex environmental issues seen through the lens of a lovable astronaut/polar bear odd couple; Cosmo & Giraffe. The duo serves as a voice for WeSupply, an online marketplace that empowers customers to make a difference through conscious shopping. In their off-time the pair enjoy cruising around in a spaceship and long walks on the beach – respectively. Continue reading »

Asian Supermarkets Go Back To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

It should be one of the main goals in today’s society to reduce plastic consumption and to educate people on the environmental and global changes and problems that we are currently facing. Even though many of us believe that recycling will solve the problem, and continue using plastic, it is actually the complete opposite. Continue reading »

“You Eat What They Eat”: New Stunning Print Advertisement Created By Ogilvy

Print advertisement created by Ogilvy, Germany for Sea Shepherd. “You eat what they eat. Plastic trash is flooding our oceans – Help us to clean up!” Continue reading »

The Art Of Natural Environment In Minimalist Photographs By Morgane Erpicum

“Defence of the environment through art”. Morgane Erpicum sets the tone. Since 2015, the photographer has been partial to film cameras. A type of photography that takes time and forces you to enjoy each moment. Here, Morgane presents vulnerable and silent spaces. Continue reading »

“Reforming The Built Environment”: Architecture Photo Collages By Michael Jantzen

Michael Jantzen is a conceptual artist, designer, architect, inventor and engineer currently based in Los Angeles, California. Michael explores art, architecture and design in his imaginative renderings of conceptual buildings and structures inspired by nature, technology and science. He describes this series as a surreal reinterpretation of known structures such as houses, churches, apartment buildings, and other conventional built forms, including furniture. Continue reading »