America has always had great landscape photographers — from Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, and Elliot Porter to the more contemporary Eric Meola, Michael Zide, Justin Black and Gary Crabbe — celebrating our incredible country and its breathtaking landscapes from early in the 20th century. They have illustrated and celebrated the rich diversity of life on Earth and their photographs are inspirational. How can we not want to save the earth we see in the power of their stunning imagery? This website is graced with many of their photographs reminding us of the extraordinary earth that we are so fortunate to be living in.

Photographers have also documented the damage we are doing and, in the 21st century, we are seeing more and more images illustrating the consequences of climate change  – from Justin Sullivan and Noah Berger’s devastating photographs of the California’s Camp Fire to Paul Nicklen, one of the world’s foremost photographers of polar wildlife, and his photographs of vanishing ice. More and more, photography competitions are emerging around the theme of climate change. The Nature Conservancy just announced their winners, among whom, with great US images, were Tyler Schiffman, Raymond Hennessey, Robert Potts and Hao Jiang.

CREDIT: DAKSH SHARMA, 1st place winner in air, one-shot climate change competition


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