Greenpeace recently celebrated Nature Photography Day to highlight the crucial role that photography plays in the environmental movement, allowing us to tell stories, convey emotion, and compel action in a language that everyone understands.
Right now, many of us are living through a period of unprecedented turbulence. As we call for action and justice for the most vulnerable in our societies, thoughts are already beginning to turn to how we step into the next phase of human history. In this time of uncertainty, I know how important it is to remember to stop, breathe, and appreciate the life around you.
So that’s why I’ve compiled a small selection of iconic Greenpeace images that I hope will bring some joy and inspiration into your life — if even for a moment. Enjoy!
1. Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2. Arctic Ice Sculptures
3. Land Cover in Southern Papua
3. Coral Reef
4. African Elephants
5. Lion’s Mane Jellyfish
6. Hallerbos Forest
7. Walrus on Ice Floe
8. Northern Lights
9. Achiote Fruit
From a bird’s-eye view and the darkest, deepest oceans, to forest fires and flooded towns, photography has come a long way in driving environmental activism and bearing witness to the changing world. These incredible photographers are telling the stories of their own communities, breaking the silence about underreported crises, and inspiring us to fight for a better planet for us all.
We’ve captured many moving and captivating moments within Greenpeace. Together we have inspired and created real change, and we have many victories to be proud of. We have also captured serious challenges which threaten everything we fight for. Despite this, we have and will continue alongside the millions of you who choose to stand with us in the fight for a just, green, and peaceful world.
This article is reprinted with permission from Greenpeace. You can see the original story here.
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