Thursday, April 22, 2010


Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day to reflect on the progress we've made in the past four decades, and the distance we have still to travel.  Both are enormous:  on the upside, the discussion of environmental issues has become mainstream, while organic food and electric cars are finally taking hold.  On the downside, world population continues to grow, and development seems out of control.  On balance, I think the discussion has moved significantly forward, which gives me hope...

Meanwhile, to celebrate Earth Day, the ILCP (Int'l League of Conservation Photographers) has created an exhibit of images they call the Top 40 Nature Photos of All Time.  See the pictures here.

It is an impressive collection - including (full disclosure) some that I voted for.  In my view, of course, a few of the pictures chosen don't rise anywhere near the level of "Top 40"... but that speaks only to the irrational nature of judging art: what could be more subjective?

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