[ #ProtectTheseLands ]
Get Lost in Nature | Photograph by Bachir Badaoui (@bachir01)
“I often come to this place for two reasons: to meditate and let the world go by. This is my place of inspiration to just relax and reflect on my life,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Bachir Badaoui. “We are constantly feeding our minds with the negative news that we often hear from around the world. Mother Earth is so beautiful, and we must enjoy every second of it. Meditate your mind, body, and soul, and believe me, happiness comes to you naturally.”
“Beautiful Bachir — what a lovely ‘place of inspiration to just relax and reflect on [your] life.’ When I moved to DC to work at Your Shot, I left behind a wonderful lifestyle living in the woods, surrounded by trees and nature. I miss it more and more every day. Being here in the city has been a difficult adjustment for me, and I need to find somewhere like this to ‘Meditate [my mind, body, and soul…” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
There are currently 120,000 protected areas covering a total of about 8 million square miles (21 million square kilometers) of land and sea. As the human population continues to grow, there is a chance that fewer land and sea areas will be protected. @natgeoyourshot is asking you, our Your Shot community, to share images that you feel should be protected. Show us parks, underwater habitats, landmarks, beautiful wide open landscapes. Use the hashtag #ProtectTheseLands and we’ll feature our favorite photos and stories each week.