It’s estimated that two-thirds of the world’s wildlife population will have disappeared by 2020, over a period of 50 years. In a study by WWF, the statistics reveal that the rate of species loss is 100 times faster than what is considered a normal rate due to natural forces.
In a time when the planet is already operating at maximum capacity to provide for a population of 7 billion people- whom are growing at rate of 4.3 human births per second- the Earth and all of its creatures need to fight harder to keep their habitats and survive. Human activity is fast pushing the world’s species out of existence. As our population growth continues to explode to an estimated 9.4 billion by 2050, and the demands we place on the planet grows, the threat to all species, except us, continues to rise.
There’s clearly an urgent need, more now than ever, to prioritise conservation of species and their habitats in actions of government, private sector and civil society, which includes us.
On Earth Day, may we remember that the fate of all of the planet’s creatures depend on us and that we all have a collective responsibility to protect this one earth we all share.
Happy #EarthDay!! It is going to be 65 AND sunny in Denver today. 🌞Enjoy the beautiful weather, spend your day refreshed and, if you have some spare time, consider giving back to this beautiful earth we I've on. 🌱🌻
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🌎Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos
📷@everydaycrossroads «Look at how blue is that. It was an amazing sight watching Gatorade blue water cascading down that I could stare at it forever! Also such a great place for swim!»
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I honestly wasn’t even trying to take pictures of my dad but he just snuck his head in the window right in my frame and voilà 😄
Reflections can make for some pretty sweet effects on your portraits!
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I got to visit the ancient Mayan pyramid of Chichen Itza as the official photographer for a tour company for a day. So while the other tourists had spent 100 dollars on this fabulous tour, I got to do it for free thanks to a good friend. Cause it definitely would have made it into my 10 dollar per day budget!
Chichen Itza was a center of pilgrimage for the ancient Maya for over 1,000 years. About 987 the ruler of the Toltec people of central Mexico came here, and with his Maya allies made Chichen Itza the most powerful city in the Yucatan. The ruler called himself "Kukulcan", the name of the Mesoamerican Feathered Serpent deity (also known as "Quetzalcoatl") and Chichen Itza became a center for worship of that god as well.
Somehow, the ancient Mayans who lived in the Yucatan Peninsula developed a staggering understanding of astronomy and science and coupled that with ingenuity to construct El Castillo and the rest of the structures at Chichen Itza.
The full extent of their brilliance reveals itself at around 3:45 pm on March 20 when the sun hits just right and Kukulkan, the serpent of light, makes his descent down the 91 steps of the pyramid in front of thousands of awestruck visitors.
In April one year ago we explored the Normandy and couldn‘t really imagine that the white cliffs of Étretat would be so stunning.
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Prayers answered. 🙏🏼
It’s been so long since we’ve had a legit burner I thought tonight’s video deserved a post.
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A short video of my trip around Patagonia. Since that trip, I cannot stop thinking about El Chalten and Torres del Paine. It felt good to light up this fire I first felt almost 3 years ago in western Canada. Patagonia definitely have the most incredible peaks I’ve ever seen in my life. Hope you enjoy the video! @maisonsimons
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Symphony of spring. Finally I had time to capture the beginning of spring 🌳