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This is the loss that India’s glaciers suffer in a minute – thought-provoking photos

In his series of photos entitled Counting the Costs, South African photographer Dillon Marsh wishes to raise awareness of the dramatic processes at work in nature while humans continue with their accustomed everyday lives.

In the photos, Marsh placed massive blocks of ice that represent the amount of water that India’s glaciers lose in one minute in Indian street scenes. The size of the spheres, produced using CGI technology, was calculated on the basis of scientific research about the water losses of glaciers.

7.06 m3 – the average volume of ice the Naradu Glacier loses every minute
18.64 m3 – the average volume of ice the Chhota Shigri Glacier loses every minute
3.09 m3 – the average volume of ice the Changmekhangpu Glacier loses every minute
4.78 m3 – the average volume of ice the Dokraini Glacier loses every minute
2.55 m3 – the average volume of ice the Dunagiri Glacier loses every minute Photos: Behance/Dillon Marsh
Further information: Counting the Costs

Artist recreates the ocean using recycled textiles

Portuguese artist Vanessa Barragão makes sculptures out of textiles on an exquisite theme: her incredible pieces pay homage to the extraordinary, colourful creatures of the oceans. She uses industrial textile waste to create woollen carpets, tapestries and wall ornaments that imitate the structure of coral.

Dramatic underwater compositions

Art from the Baroque period is characterised by dynamic compositions and ethereal light effects. It may seem that oil painting is the only medium for the Baroque aesthetic, a series of photos entitled Muses by Christy Lee Rogers proves that underwater photography can also evoke the mood of dramatic Baroque paintings.

Breath-taking photos of the tiny denizens of the sea

The Japanese photographer Ryo Minemizu chose a special theme and genre for his images: he takes underwater photographs of the smallest creatures of the seas. He has been recording the mysterious and astonishingly spectacular micro world of plankton for 20 years.

Fairy-tale blue lake captured by nomadic photographer

Nathaniel Wise uses his camera to explore the most beautiful spots on our planet. Currently, he leads a nomadic lifestyle, travelling around the western regions of North America between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains.

Climate change – tuned to cello

Daniel Crawford has composed a piece for cello using global warming data.

On the trail of Monet’s water lilies

Claude Monet, the pioneer of impressionism and one of the greatest masters of modern art liked painting plein air, that is to say outdoors to capture natural light and colours, in his own garden. His most famous works are the pieces of the series of 250 large paintings entitled Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies).

Five tonnes of ocean waste turned into installation art

Some 150 million tonnes of plastic is afloat in the oceans, contributing to the destruction of plant and animal life. In 2018, Brooklyn-based Studio KCA used 5 tonnes of waste collected from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans to build a breathtaking, awareness-raising installation.

Aerial photos of the fragile beauty of Earth’s waters

The series of photos entitled Water.Shapes.Earth by award-winning photographer Milan Radisics offers a spectacular introduction to how water has shaped the surface of our Earth over millions of years.

Majestic images from under the water

A host of sharks in a frenzy in the ocean, a seal playing underwater, a whale and a diver dancing, a turtle caught in a fishing net and the portrait of a rainbow-coloured ray are among of the winners of the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2019 contest.

The miniature sculptures of nature: macro photos of water droplets

Macro photography is more than just taking good close-up photos – the technique offers a new perspective and shows tiny, often overlooked details of the world. Canadian photographer Don Komarechka explores nature through his macro lens, transforming droplets of water into miniature works of art.

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