June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day. But let us pause to think that is calling it ‘Celebrated’ the right word to use? Environment and Earth is degrading at an alarming rate and the number one reason is none other than us humans. We are just too busy and selfish in our own lives to adopt acts which might save our Nature. But unless we are careful and start acting now, we are facing doomsday for sure. We cannot even call it too late, because it is already late. We need to act now! We need to consciously work towards preserving our environment. Let us know some facts about it –
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Environmental Degradation Facts
- Every year, we extract an estimated 55 billion tons of fossil energy, minerals, metals and biomass from the Earth.
- The world has already lost 80% of its forests and we’re continually losing them at a rate of 375 km2 per day!
- At the current rate of deforestation, 5-10% of tropical forest species will become extinct every decade.
- Every hour, 1,692 acres of productive dry land become desert.
- 27% of our coral reefs have been destroyed. If the rate continues, the remaining 60% will be gone in 30 years.
- We have a garbage island floating in our ocean, mostly comprised of plastics – the size of India, Europe, and Mexico combined!
- We are using up 50% more natural resources than the Earth can provide. At our current population, we need 1.5 Earths, which we do not have.
- Source: www.theworldcounts.com
What can we do?
- Go Green. Buy products that are environmentally friendly. Reduce the use of Plastic
- Don’t forget to Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. We must stop our habit of wastage.
- Let people know. Share your views on the degradation that’s happening and raise awareness. Every person you enlighten, counts.
- Report any kind of activity that degrades our environment such as dumping waste in water bodies, burning of plastic, improper disposal of garbage and the like.
- Plant trees wherever you can. More plants will mean more allies to absorb and deter the greenhouse effect.
- Do not buy products that are manufactured in ways that pollute and degrade the environment.
- Source: www.theworldcounts.com
Thus on the occasion of World Environment Day and as a means of showcasing how beautiful our planet is or how we should appreciate it more, we bring forth for you some aesthetically captured shots of nature. Hope you enjoy them and hope we can all put our hands together in saving our Earth. ‘Cuz, you know, there Ain’t no Planet B
I started becoming more interested in being a better amateur photographer in 2012 when my daughter and I planned our first African Safari and I became obsessed with it at that point. The problem is/was that I just couldn’t settle on one genre….and I continue to enjoy a “mixed bag” of photography. I’ve traveled to the continent of Africa 7-8 times and I also travel for various workshops….always looking to learn more.
Wildlife, children, still life…but the thing I enjoy most is learning new techniques of editing in Photoshop….there’s just no limit to what can be created.
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Myself Mithun M Das, hailing from Kollam district in Kerala. I’m currently staying at Kozhikode doing photography. Nature photography, especially macro and creative ones, is my primary interest. Been doing this seriously for the past five years. Also doing product photography and functions. Academically I’m an Electrical engineer and a part-time lecturer. Now about this pic, in a way I’m connected to Environment Day in a different way, I started my FaceBook page five years back on a June 5th having no idea how important the day was. But once I got to know it, I made it sure that I would convey some msg via my pics on this day. That’s the motive behind the pic and the idea is pretty much clear I guess, it’s too late for us to undo what we did, all we can do is to act now and hope we get it right, as the old saying goes, better late than never !! Follow me on Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/mithun_dthirdiphotography/
Hello, this is Sunny Shakya from country Nepal. I took this picture at Bhaktapur, Nepal on a theme for Environment Day. Nature is our Friend and Family. It protects us if we protect it, so play your part as a responsible citizen. “KEEP YOUR CITY CLEAN”.
I m a sculpturist by profession and do some toyagraphy as well. Toy photography is my passion as I can tell the story through the medium of a picture. I love and enjoy the process of photography from preparing toys for photos to clicking and editing. Whenever I feel low and kind of a depressed in life, seeing those picture which I had clicked gives me the positive energy and peace to the heart and I feel blessed.
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Hi, I am Akshay Ranjith. I am a freelance photojournalist based on Kerala.
About the photo – A beach totally polluted by humans even throwing away hospital waste. The poor turtle lost its life due to the human cruelty shown towards nature.
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Hello, My name is – Nikesh Beri, Age- 26 years, From Gwalior, MP. I like to Click the Pictures, Traveling, Bike Riding, Sketching, Foodie etc. I am a Bike rider, freelance photographer, businessman. Follow me on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/prolific_nike/
My name is Hazain. I love photography. I’m graduating in BCom. My place is Kerala I have no professional camera, I take in picture smartphones. Follow me on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/h__a_z_a_i_n/
My name is Abhijith Prakash and I live in Ottapalam, Palakkadd . I am a 3rd year LLB student and a self taught photographer. I took this picture as an awareness against deforestation.
Camera used: Canon EOS 1300D
Hey, this is Sayantani Basu from Khardah, Kolkata. A Librarian by profession and a photographer by passion. I use a Nikon d5200 camera. Saving nature is not a choice it’s our duty to the future and respect to the past! though it doesn’t matter now, the damage is already done still as they say “its never too late”
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There has been too much damage already, and if we do share awareness now and work towards a sustainable future, then the future may never be seen by them. Let us make the necessary steps now and conserve!
Cover picture : Patsy Weingart