Capture The Color
I’ve never entered a photo submission contest before and so I decided to give it a try after reading about Capture The Color on another travel bloggers website. I thought that even though this is an environmental blog, I would enter the contest and explain my photos in a way that satisfies the submission requirements while highlighting an environmental issue or two.
For more information on the Capture The Color competition, you can visit the official page here, in case you are inspired to make a submission of your own. My photo submissions go along quite well with various environmental blog posts that we’ve published before…so we’ve added a link to each description to explore the topics surrounding the photo as well. After the photos, I’ve included some nominations to some travel blogs that seem to have an eye for great photography and advice…just remember to try and follow some basic green travel tips if you catch the travel bug this summer.
These fisherman have been standing there all day long trying to make the day’s catch. The first thing that comes to my mind as they sit on this blue dock, is that they are fishing among many other fishing boats and other fisherman. Consequently, overfishing is depleting the coastal waters of easy access to food while also forcing people to go deeper into the ocean in search of fish. This was taken in Alexandria, Egypt which is also one of the top ten cities in the world vulnerable to rising sea levels due to climate change.
This setting has a backdrop of a dark green forest on hillside with historic castle in foreground that is also engulfed in a green wall in Koblenz, Germany. Green is a color that is often referred to on The Environmental Blog because it is a color of renewal. Green trees and shrubbery are absorbing greenhouse gases and exchanging it with breathable oxygen. Green practices are always being talked about as well as a way to preserve the Earth which is what our green trees are trying to do as well.
This photo is of a Golden Orb Yellow spider I found on a hike outside of Taipei, Taiwan. While yellow is not the main focus of the spider, it is highly contrasted against the body of the spider. Spiders play an important part in the eco-system and it is relieving to know that even in a thriving megalopolis like Taipei that creatures such as this are still playing their part in nature.
Taken from the top of Mt. Ashland in Ashland, Oregon USA, this white scene is overlooking the mountainous region towards Mt. Shasta in California. Preserves like this one show that humans are capable of existing in urban areas while still allowing wildlife and nature to exist too. This particular image brings me a sense of calm because of its remoteness and beauty. I took this while on my very first trip snow boarding, so consequently, you can check out my best green snowboarding tips here.
This is an astonishing image of a red ship that I saw at a marine museum in Den Helden in The Netherlands. Red stands out as a color that symbolizes love, anger, and excitement. Boats are used as a form of transportation, they are used in war, and they are also used for fishing. Since this was merely a museum that was displaying a window in our past, we can be thankful that in most parts of the world we are relatively war free. There are still many conflicts in the world today such as in Syria, Afghanistan, etc…all which if escalated are bad news for world peace and also bad news for the environment which suffers from the manufacturing of war machines.
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