Recently visited National Geographic’s Visions of Earth after seeing this post on mymodernmet. Must confess that, for a while now, I’ve ignorantly stereotyped NatGeo’s photography as long-lens photos of African lions lazing in a field at sunset.
But Visions of Earth is nothing like that at all. These mind-blowing photos are a beautiful but startling reality check on the world and our interactions with it. NatGeo takes on a good attitude with this series, striking a nice balance between the positive and negative while avoiding the authoritative, depressing voice environmental photography can sometimes be guilty of.
Much respect to the photographers and National Geographic! These photos really make me think twice about the plastic bottle sitting on my desk right now.
Check out a selection of my favs below, and definitely hit up Visions of Earth to see more.
James P. Nelson
Sèrgio Brant Rocha