The World is Beautiful and Fragile
An impression of the natural beauty and cultural expressions of places where we have been for living or working, or simply passed through at some stage.
The photos on this website are not prize-winning images. Some might even be considered as sub-standard by today's standards. Yet, by putting them on these pages, they witness the presence of diversity, ecological value or beauty on a site. That, of course, is well-known of national parks in, say, Kenya. But more mundane places - for instance the coastline and ricefields around Dong Hoi, Vietnam - contain more than casual glances would suggest.
Climate change will be the defining issue for this century
Struggles are going on everywhere, from Yemen and Afghanistan, to the Ukraine and various places in Latin America, and the seemingly eternal upheaval concerning the Israeli / Palestine lands. Yet, these struggles will be in vain, once Climate Change impacts grow in magnitude and intensity, and become more wide-spread. This also threatens the biodiversity as we know it and on which we rely for our existence.
Here are some impressions of that magnificent biodiversity as a reminder of what we stand to lose.
© Arnoud P.J.M. Steeman, unless otherwise mentioned - Images free to use for non-commercial purposes. Use for educational purposes (environmental, social) is encouraged, under mentioning the source and this copyright. Should you find something useful for that purpose, kindly let me know.