View of Le Morne Brabant peninsula from the top of Le Morne Brabant, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mauritius Credit: ©dcarsprungli

Before photos, there were drawings. They ranged from cave drawings of animals like lions, bison, mammoths, horses, and warty pigs, to illustrations in early Victorian botanical journals of the natural world, portraying meticulously described species that served to document life on earth. These drawings brought living things in distant and close destinations to all those […]

Photographer Paul Nicklen wants to connect people to the environment. His photos tell people what’s happening in the Arctic and Antarctic. For instance, sea ice is disappearing, affecting polar bears, microorganisms and a host of other creatures and their food chain. With it, an entire ecosystem is disappearing. Yet one picture of a bear dying […]