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The Earth from above.

Sometimes we desperately need perspective. Amazing images here. By photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand.


Worker resting on bales of cotton, Thonakaha, Korhogo, Ivory Coast. Cotton crops occupy approximately 335,000 square klilometers worldwide, and use nearly one quarter of all pesticides sold.



Village on stilts in Tongkil, Samales Islands, Philippines. The southern Philippines, and in particular the Sulu Archipelago that includes the Samales Islands, is home to the Badjaos. The Badjaos belong to a Muslim minority who make up 5 percent of the Philippine population and are concentrated mostly in the south of the country. Known as "sea gypsies", they fish and harvest shellfish and pearl oysters, and they live in villages on stilts. A channel carved out of the coral reef allows them to reach the open sea. 

Comments for this entry

goooooood girl

Good good good......

Chris

Wow, amazing!

Georgia (AKA g-bug)

the first picture is so cool.
i was trying to figure out what it was before i read the description, but could not. still a neat photo, even without knowing what it is of—great pattern and color!
i will check out more!

 

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