Photo Submission by Meaghan Ogilvie on Aug 01, 2012 - 11:08
About the Shot
"Untitled 1", was taken in Belize on Glover's Atoll Island a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012. "Symbiosis" focuses on the essential purpose of an ecological civilization. Rather than emphasizing economic construction as the core development, we must include the right relationship between man and nature. We need to consider nature as part of our life rather than something we can exploit. To visually represent this concept, I have photographed within landscapes and created a harmonious relationship between my subject and the natural environment. The landscapes were chosen because they are protected and serve as a means to preserve the area’s ecology. I had the opportunity to travel to and photograph in National Parks both in Costa Rica and Brazil. Through this work, I hope to bring awareness to the critical state of the environment and support the ongoing efforts of many who work to preserve it.