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Benjamin von Wong: “Mermaids hate plastic”

Benjamin von Wong: “Mermaids hate plastic”

Mermaid masterpiece! Photographer captures stunning images of mythical sea creatures to highlight impact plastic bottles have on the ocean

  • Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong has created an incredible series of environmental images
  • The artist pictured a mermaid inside a sea of 10,000 plastic bottles for his ‘mermaids hate plastic’ campaign 
  • By 2050 it’s estimated oceans will have more plastic than fish and he hopes to raise awareness for their health
  • By 2050 it’s estimated oceans will have more plastic than fish and he hopes to raise awareness for their health

By the year 2050 it’s estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the sea.

And so, in a determined effort to change that, one international photographer is using a mythical creature of the ocean to lead the fight.

Benjamin Von Wong from Quebec, Canada, hopes mermaids will help teach people about the damage being done to the earth by plastic bottles.

Canadian photographer Benjamin Von Wong has produced an incredible photoshoot using mermaids to show how damaging plastic is to the ocean

The Canadian artist used 10,000 plastic bottles to create his photography masterpiece

The Canadian artist used 10,000 plastic bottles to create his photography masterpiece

Over an amazing series of photographs Mr Von Wong mixes the mermaid's beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean

Over an amazing series of photographs Mr Von Wong mixes the mermaid’s beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean

Currently in Australia, the photographer is spruiking a recent shoot showcasing the mythical creature drowning in a sea of plastic – proving how much ‘mermaids hate plastic’.

The end result was an incredible series of pictures, mixing the mermaid’s beauty with the stark reality of the toll plastic bottles are taking on the ocean.

‘I think this is my proudest showcase,’ Mr Von Wong told Daily Mail Australia.

Among the different scenes made by Mr Von Wong was this photo of a mermaid inside a water droplet

Among the different scenes made by Mr Von Wong was this photo of a mermaid inside a water droplet

Mr Von Wong (pictured left) received a delivery of 10,000 plastic bottles from an American waste company

Mr Von Wong (pictured left) received a delivery of 10,000 plastic bottles from an American waste company

Inside a warehouse in the United States, Mr Von Wong and an army of volunteers set out to create a mermaid wonderland with 10,000 plastic bottles

Inside a warehouse in the United States, Mr Von Wong and an army of volunteers set out to create a mermaid wonderland with 10,000 plastic bottles.

Over three days the team set up a variety of dynamic photoshoots, carefully sorting bottles to create the mermaid masterpiece.

‘It took 25 people two days to clean the 10,000 plastic bottles,’ Mr Von Wong said.

See How it was done

“Tell the superhero inside you to come out and play.”

Benjamin Von Wong, Photographer and Visual Engineer

 

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Publicado por en agosto 24, 2017 en Art, Nature, Photography

 

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Picture of the Day: Butterflies Drinking Tears from Turtle Eyes

Picture of the Day: Butterflies Drinking Tears from Turtle Eyes

Picture of the Day: Butterflies Drinking Tears from Turtle Eyes.

 
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Publicado por en agosto 6, 2015 en Animals, Nature, Photography

 

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Mystical Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lagerstedt

Mystical Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lagerstedt

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Finnish fine art photographer Mikko Lagerstedt (featured previously here and here) recently shared a selection of his atmospheric night photography from 2014/2015 in a Behance project entitled, Visions of Depth.

Prints are available through Mikko’s website along with guides on night photography, custom Lightroom presets and Photoshop actions.

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Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lageerstedt (2)

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Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lageerstedt (3)

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Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lageerstedt (5)

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Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lageerstedt (6)

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Night Photography from Finland by Mikko Lageerstedt (7)

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Publicado por en junio 10, 2015 en Nature, Photography

 

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10 Amazing Aerial Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

10 Amazing Aerial Highlights from the 2015 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest

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*Last Call for Entries! Contest closes June 30*

The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest kicked off April 7. Official categories include: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Scenes; Sense of Place; and Spontaneous Moments.

Our friends at National Geographic were kind enough to let us share another gallery of stand-out submissions already received, this time focused on aerial photographs taken from helicopters, airplanes and even with drones. Contest prizes include:

1st prize: An eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition: Costa Rica and the Panama Canal with airfare for two
2nd prize: A six-day National Geographic Photo Expedition: Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone for two
3rd prize: A six-day cruise from Schooner American Eagle and Heritage for two
7 merit prize winners will receive: A $200 gift certificate to B&H Photo

Click here to submit your own photo to the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

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Publicado por en junio 10, 2015 en Nature, Photography

 

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Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act [10 photos]

Smithsonian Celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act [10 photos]

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The Wilderness Act of 1964 marked a historic moment for the American environmental movement: for the first time, land was set-aside for the specific purpose of protecting it from the reach of mankind. The landmark act created the National Wilderness Preservation System, a nationwide system of federally protected lands known as wilderness areas. Today there are 758 wilderness areas across 44 states and Puerto Rico. Together, they represent over 109 million acres, or about 5 percent of all U.S. land.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open the photography exhibition, Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places, which runs through summer 2015. The exhibition opens on September 3, 2014 to coincide with the anniversary. In conjunction with the opening of the exhibition, Smithsonian.com will be launching a photo contest and exhibition website at

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Publicado por en septiembre 3, 2014 en Animals, Nature, Photography

 

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Great crested grebes by wildlife photographer Bertie Gregory

Photographer Bertie Gregory

Photographer Bertie Gregory

Great crested grebes by wildlife photographer Bertie Gregory, via http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news

More about this great and young photographer in his official website: http://www.bertiegregoryphotography.com/

A great crested grebe shaking off water after returning to the surface from a dive.

A great crested grebe shaking off water after returning to the surface from a dive.

His persistence paid off as he was able to photograph grebes in their relaxed, natural environment, such as this family of grebes and their young Picture: Bertie Gregory/REX

His persistence paid off as he was able to photograph grebes in their relaxed, natural environment, such as this family of grebes and their young Picture: Bertie Gregory/REX

Grebe chicks like to sit on the backs of the adults underneath their wings. This is a particularly warm spot as the underside of the adults' wings are lined with furry down feathers."Getting in the water was my only option. Over the next few days I spent hours and hours in the water with the grebes 

Grebe chicks like to sit on the backs of the adults underneath their wings. This is a particularly warm spot as the underside of the adults’ wings are lined with furry down feathers.”Getting in the water was my only option. Over the next few days I spent hours and hours in the water with the grebes

A pair of great crested grebes display their erect head plumes.

A pair of great crested grebes display their erect head plumes.

 
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Publicado por en septiembre 2, 2014 en Animals, Nature, Photography

 

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Bruno Torfs: A magical sculpture garden

Bruno Torfs: A magical sculpture garden

Bruno Torfs is a talented artist who lives in the small and beautiful town of Marysville, Victoria, Australia. Hidden amongst the lush rain forests North East of Melbourne, Victoria, is the rare jewel that is Bruno’s art and sculpture garden.

Website:  http://www.brunosart.com/

Unfortunately on the 7th of February 2009 a bushfire raged through the township, Brunos vision for the future in his own words.

We want to restore the garden as quickly as possible. If we can bring people back to Marysville soon, this will bring much needed hope to the community. It is going to be a difficult and challenging time, but everyone from the town I have spoken to has a lot of optimism despite losing so much. We will recover.”

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Publicado por en septiembre 1, 2014 en Art, Nature, Sculpture

 

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