Yann Arthus Bertrand likes to call himself photographer turned eco-activist. With his projects he has realized very powerful work to help save our planet, always dramatically showing how beautiful our world is, how this beauty is in danger due to human intervention and what we can do to solve it. He always puts a positive spin on the issues, i.e. solutions exist and we can make changes in our behaviour to save the planet. Among his projects are the film HOME, a collection of helicopter views of our planet which can be viewed free of charge on youtube, and Earth From Above, a collection of photographs with accompanying messages with similar imagery. Earth From Above is available in various book formats and has also traveled the world as an exhibition of 120 large poster size photographs, which has been viewed by 250 million people already. We were fortunate to be able to see this exhibition on our trip in downtown Port Louis in Mauritius.
Following is a collection of his images and facts / messages which highlight on the one hand the beauty of our planet but on the other hand the urgent need to act now. If you have not seen the exhibition, you may want to take five minutes to browse through the images below. Every little bit that every single one of us can do helps our planet : )
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