Have you ever seen a polar bear up close? Photographer and intrepid Quaker activist, Stuart Yates has. In remembering his trip to Svalbard, he shares a glimpse of what makes the Arctic such a valuable place, worthy of protection.
Svalbard: a wilderness where ice, especially sea ice, determines what lives. Half of Svalbard is still glaciated and the glacier termini are awesome:
The May 2012 Photo of the Month by Melvinas Priananda ties Indonesian rainforest destruction to one of the world’s largest purveyors of fast food. KFC is part of Yum! Brands Inc., which claims to be the world’s largest restaurant company.
Taken on recently cleared and drained rainforest peatland on the island of Sumatra, the giant fast food bag goes to ground zero in a global campaign to convince KFC to stop using throwaway packaging made by destroying the Indonesian rainforest. Continue reading →
Greenpeace is hosting a photo contest with ViewBug.com. We want to see what power looks like to you. Power, as in what powers your life? Power as the visual form of energy – human energy, physical energy, the energy of nature, energy infrastructure, energy generation, human power, people power, water, wind, solar, living power, imaginative power, the power of life. There’s a lot of visual possibilities.
So pick up a camera, look around and use the power of photography to share your vision of power. Enter the Contest, or check out the entries here.