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The #water from this region comes from a four square mile #aquifer called the ‘Igneous Aquifer’. Its a finite
#resource with an annual #rain rate of 20 inches per year so the recharge rate for that aquifer is incredibly
low. #Oil and #gas activities of general construction can consume millions of gallons of water none of which is regulated by virtue of the #laws of #Texas . This is the #Chihuahuan desert. The word
‘desert’ should hold value alone. Water in this region is incredibly precious. To take this water becomes dangerous to not only #agriculture but just basic living. The ‘Trans Pecos’ Pipeline alone will
consume a minimum of 54 million gallons of water. This is just one project and the beginning of the #industrialization of a region that simply is not equipped for this level of industrialization.
Within an industry that it is in it’s 11th hour it is, literally, extracting from the earth at the fastest rate possible while in the midst of a world of #alternative #energy .
Rarely do you find a region with a toehold of a tsunami of oil and gas
and certainly within the last western frontier. Keep rising. ‘For me, there are no sacred sites. all of this land and all of its creatures are dear to our being. It is part of what we are ( natural people ) to protect all of it. We do not seek recognition for it.
It is just our way of being. ‘ Xoxi Nayapiltzin - Jumano / Apache Council - Camp Toyahvale. #westtexas #toyahvale #notppl #waterislife #notranspecospipeline #voteourplanet #environment #defendbigbend #livefolk #grassroots #activism #resist #transpecosdocumentary #docuentary #production

Enter the Aquifer...
Swipe right to see the full 360 image from a passageway beneath the surface in the Devils Cave System at @ginniesprings. I produced this virtual tour last summer as part of my @natgeo grant and am excited to bring it to 5th graders in Florida as part of #WalkingonWaterFL starting tomorrow!! Teaching the next generation about their most vital resource will help us be more connected to our often forgotten freshwater in the aquifer beneath our feet. Check out the "field notes" section of this month's National Geographic Magazine to read more about the project and find a link to the virtual tour!

If you look closely, you can see @leahinwaterland hovering near the middle for scale. She, Joey, and Harry were incredibly helpful in the caves during the shoot!

#water #aquifer #freshwater #further #natgeoexplorer #360 #virtualtour #cave #cavediving #thisisyourdrinkingwater #panorama #florida #environmentaleducation #ginniesprings #devilscavesystem

Drilling for some of the most purest water on the planet 🌎💦 #HawaiianWater #noneedpayforwater #aquifer #160ft #newhale

When you find healing spring water in the mountains, you drink it and fill your @hydroflask. #coloradohighlife #aquifer

Resolution: stillness; respecting things most often taken for granted, unclenching my jaw.
#ojocaliente #aquifer #sacredwaters #newmexico

The Blanco River near Wimberley Texas. Amazingly clear blue water due to the river being fed from underground springs. #blancoriver #texashillcountry #aquifer #wimberley #getoutthere

The second of two museums I visited in Fremantle today, this one a prison built by convicts shipped from the British Isles; they built this beautiful monster to house themselves and then dug 13 meters and deeper into the sandstone below for water to drink. We walked and paddled through the network of tunnels. Having visited an underground mine, the feeling of this space was totally different, and rather elegant, considering the circumstances of its construction. We weren't permitted cameras underground, so here is a shot of the way to the public washrooms, which might be a Greek villa, if it weren't for the razor wire above.

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The #water from this region comes from a four square mile #aquifer called the ‘Igneous Aquifer’. Its a finite
#resource with an annual #rain rate of 20 inches per year so the recharge rate for that aquifer is incredibly
low. #Oil and #gas activities of general construction can consume millions of gallons of water none of which is regulated by virtue of the #laws of #Texas . This is the #Chihuahuan desert. The word
‘desert’ should hold value alone. Water in this region is incredibly precious. To take this water becomes dangerous to not only #agriculture but just basic living. The ‘Trans Pecos’ Pipeline alone will
consume a minimum of 54 million gallons of water. This is just one project and the beginning of the #industrialization of a region that simply is not equipped for this level of industrialization.
Within an industry that it is in it’s 11th hour it is, literally, extracting from the earth at the fastest rate possible while in the midst of a world of #alternative #energy .
Rarely do you find a region with a toehold of a tsunami of oil and gas
and certainly within the last western frontier. Keep rising. ‘For me, there are no sacred sites. all of this land and all of its creatures are dear to our being. It is part of what we are ( natural people ) to protect all of it. We do not seek recognition for it.
It is just our way of being. ‘ Xoxi Nayapiltzin - Jumano / Apache Council - Camp Toyahvale. #westtexas #toyahvale #notppl #waterislife #notranspecospipeline #voteourplanet #environment #defendbigbend #livefolk #grassroots #activism #resist #transpecosdocumentary #docuentary #production

Enter the Aquifer...
Swipe right to see the full 360 image from a passageway beneath the surface in the Devils Cave System at @ginniesprings. I produced this virtual tour last summer as part of my @natgeo grant and am excited to bring it to 5th graders in Florida as part of #WalkingonWaterFL starting tomorrow!! Teaching the next generation about their most vital resource will help us be more connected to our often forgotten freshwater in the aquifer beneath our feet. Check out the "field notes" section of this month's National Geographic Magazine to read more about the project and find a link to the virtual tour!

If you look closely, you can see @leahinwaterland hovering near the middle for scale. She, Joey, and Harry were incredibly helpful in the caves during the shoot!

#water #aquifer #freshwater #further #natgeoexplorer #360 #virtualtour #cave #cavediving #thisisyourdrinkingwater #panorama #florida #environmentaleducation #ginniesprings #devilscavesystem

Keep your eyes peeled in the "Field Notes" section of the April issue of @natgeo ; )
It's a true dream come true to see one of my images in the magazine and I'm humbled to have a little write-up about the Walking on Water program accompany the photo as well as a link to the aquifer virtual tour. If you know me personally, you'll know that this work has been my life for the past ~2 years, and to see it all come together like this feels surreal. If you'd like to dive in to the aquifer, you can check it out at https://walkingonwaterfl.org/virtual-tour/ 💧A huge thank you of course goes out to the incredible people who's hard work and dedication have made this project possible. 💙 #WalkingonWaterFL #underwater #environmentaleducation #aquifer #freshwater #worldwaterday #natgeoexplorer #further #water

#nwflorida #springs #camping #aquifer water=67°F air=much colder 😳

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