Preventing water crises
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Preventing water crises

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.

The photo series showcases the beauty of natural landscapes and waters from a bird’s eye view. The astonishingly detailed aerial photographs take viewers on a tour of muddy marshes, winding estuaries and the abstract forms of dried out river beds.

Radisics travelled across Europe, then went all the way to Azerbaijan to capture the creative and destructive power of water in his photos. With his series entitled Water.Shapes.Earth, the artist wants to focus attention on the terrible impact that destructive human environmental activities have on the greatest treasure of Earth, our waters.

He began his journey at the
melting glaciers of Iceland, and then
paid homage to thriving lakes, rivers
and creeks, documenting their
abstract beauty. Next, he examined lagoons and marshes, followed by
an exploration of human impacts on waters. Finally, he studied
dry waterways, which, in many places, are now filled with burgeoning
green vegetation instead of
flowing water.

The artist has succeeded in presenting the entire lifecycle of waters, and highlighting their fragile beauty, in a single series of photos.

Sediments from farmland mixed with water in between lava islands formed 9,000 years ago (Iceland) Photo: Milan Radisics – Water.Shapes.Earth
Affall River estuary (Iceland) Photo: Milan Radisics – Water.Shapes.Earth
Glacial river veins (Iceland) Photo: Milan Radisics – Water.Shapes.Earth
Salt marsh (Venice, Italy) Photo: Milan Radisics – Water.Shapes.Earth
Abandoned pond used for storing radioactive industrial waste (Spain) Photo: Milan Radisics – Water.Shapes.Earth
Dam holding back toxic waste from aluminium production (Spain) Photo: Milan Radisics – Water.Shapes.Earth
Depleted natural salt lake, Lake Mirzaladi (Azerbaijan) Photo: Milan Radisics – Water.Shapes.Earth
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Waves caught on camera

Australian photographer Matt Burgess spends hours in the salty sea to capture the diverse forms and textures of waves and to grasp the capricious moods of the ocean. He documents the hypnotic moments when waves reach their crests, or when they curl around as they hit the shallow seabed by the shore.

The ocean explored on a single breath of air

World champion freediver Guillaume Néry has produced a short film entitled One Breath Around the World, in which he presents the astonishing world hidden deep in the oceans on a single breath.

The Hungarian Post greets the Budapest Water Summit 2019 with stamp-release

The unique stamp issued on the occasion of the Budapest Water Summit 2019, have been released by Mr János Áder, President of Hungary and Mr György Schamschula, CEO of Magyar Posta Zrt. (Hungarian Post) on Monday, October 7th, at the Sándor Palace in Budapest.

Underwater dance to protect the oceans

It is no accident that Christine Ren decided to call herself The Underwater Woman: she combines her passion for dancing with ocean conservation, so she poses her dance moves under the surface for breathtaking photos such as the pieces in the series Protect What’s Precious, which protests trawling.

Spectacular works of art made of thousands of sea shells

British multimedia artist Rowan Mersh finds inspiration in nature. He uses thousands of shells to create his mesmerizing contemporary sculptures. His experimental approach inspires him to turn everyday objects into works of art, with particular attention to the harmony of shape, colour and geometry.

The calm beauty of the infinite ocean in paintings

The ethereal paintings of Bree Brooks celebrate the calm, peaceful aspect, the unearthly beauty of the ocean. The canvas paintings show large bodies of water from a bird’s eye perspective, interrupted by the coastline or boats swaying in the ocean.

The world through the eyes of a sea captain

Zay Yar Lin, a sea captain from Myanmar, doesn’t only capture the everyday life of seafarers – their struggle with the seas and the excitement of reaching shore – but also fishermen, sailors and the busy world of harbours, as well. In his photos, he places the emphasis on lighting, composition, the interplay of colours and unusual perspectives. His shots are abstract, still they also communicate stories about everyday people.

Water magic hidden in rings

The spellbinding rings produced by a Vancouver-based studio, Secret Wood, showcase Canada’s natural wonders. In addition to the country’s rugged mountains, luxurious emerald forests and wonderful northern lights, the design studio has also been inspired by majestic waterfalls.

An ice cavern under a melting glacier

The Aletsch Glacier, whose source is at an elevation over 4000 metres in the Bernese Alps, is Europe’s longest and largest volume glacier, which is visible from space. At present, its area covered with ice all year is 28.6 square kilometres, but it is getting smaller.

On the trail of turquoise ice

In her series entitled Blue Ice, photographer Julieanna Kost has captured the strikingly beautiful blue and turquoise colours and gradations of the glaciers and icebergs of Antarctica. She embarked on her Antarctic expedition on a small motor boat to record the ice landscapes using digital technology.