Inevitable Deterioration: Preserving the World
The natural world as we know it is rapidly disappearing. National landmarks and endangered species are dwindling due to climate changes and human involvement. I hope to use photography as a means of preserving this beautiful world.
People are well aware of the endangerment within the animal kingdom; unfortunately, there are places in this world that are disappearing more and more everyday. According to an article published by USAToday, ten sites around the globe are most notable to be seen before they are completely gone.
Among these include places affected by global warming, such as snow-capped mountains like Kilimanjaro and glaciers in the Alps. Climate change has also endangered the Great Barrier Reef and the polar bear population in Canada. Deteriorating places subsequently lead to vanishing wildlife populations; thus, Indonesian national parks, South African reserves, Central American rainforests, and the Florida Everglades make the list as humans continue to destroy what is left of these habitats. The salt marshes of Louisiana act as a natural buffer for the gulf coast, yet it is diminishing as well due to human activity. Finally, perhaps most popular of all, the Taj Mahal is one of the most visited sites in the world and due to this, is losing its original luster, literally. Different pollutions are causing the once white facades to fade into a dingy yellow.
My goal as photographer is to capture the beauty left in these places as to help preserve the world’s natural wonders. Many people will not be able to visit these sites, but perhaps if they see what beauty remains in our world, they will realize the importance it is in saving it.