Month: March 2016

@ViralInNature

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Argentine illustrator and designer Carla Pintos (@carpintos) found home in the biosphere reserve of Mar Chiquito, a lagoon in the Buenos Aires province. “It’s like a dream come true,” the 33-year-old artist says. “We wake up and see the sun shining on the water.” Nature has become the main source of inspiration for her detailed works on ceramic, paper and glass. “We live among flamingos, butterflies, green vines, sand dunes, fish, hummingbirds, sea gulls, swallows, crabs, trees and flowers,” she explains. Her daily job is to embellish everything she finds, she says, from walls to plates. “Life is like we paint it, that’s why I always choose to fill it with colors.”
Photo by @carpintos from Instagram: http://vnat.ca/1UuDBsN http://vnat.ca/1seeN6z

@ViralInNature

#Repost from @Instagram
For many of the captive animal species Joel Sartore (@joelsartore) photographs, it’s the first — and perhaps, only — time their kind has been documented. “This is their only chance to sing,” Joel, a contributing photographer at National Geographic for the past 25 years, says. His concept for National Geographic’s Photo Ark collection was sparked at home with his family as his wife underwent treatment for breast cancer; Joel acknowledged his need to create a body of work that could truly make a difference. “The goal of the project is to get the public to turn their eyes away from everyday distractions and to think about the other species we share the planet with — while there’s still time to save them.” So far he’s photographed more than 5,000 creatures of all shapes and sizes with studio lighting on either a white or black background, a great equalizer. “A mouse is every bit as important as a polar bear in these pictures. And a tiger beetle counts as much as a tiger.” #WorldWildlifeDay

Photo by @joelsartore from Instagram: http://vnat.ca/1RIt7m3 http://vnat.ca/1seeN6z