Coral Canyon. Nurished by the strong tidal currents between the small Island Awera and one of the Mentawai's main islands the waterworld used to look as bright and colourfull below sealevel as it does above. A lack of local wastewater management in the archipelagoe's capital Tua Pejat combined with a strike by the global increase of watertemperature have turned this marine paradise within only 5 tears into a grey underwater cemetary infected by bacteria and covered by slime. Global warming harms our reefs symbiotic immune system opening gates for the natural dygestion process of dead biomass through microorganisms. The solution can only come through a wolrdwide reduction of carbon emissions paired with ecological education of local communities and their politicians craving to market the Mentawais fragile ecosystem on a fast track to mass tourism. #heilewelt#mentawais#tuapejat#globalwarming#coralbleaching#wastewater#masstourism#leicam4#velvia50#summicron35#grainisgood#kerengan#natgiotravel#natgiowild#parley#seashepherd
A man walking through emissions of sulphuric gas at the Hverarond geothermal site, Iceland.
For this week's posts, I'll depart temporarily from my usual social documentaries to share some of the photos I took back in Iceland. Honestly, I don't know why it took me this long, 16 months after the trip to be exact, to shed some light on this body of work. But I think that I'm ready now and the time is right for it.