Dramatic Aerial Landscape Photos of Our Impact on Nature Captured by Daniel Beltra (9 pics)




February 8th 2007, Southern Ocean, all images © Daniel Beltra During his past two decades as a photographer, Daniel Beltra has photographed landscapes in all seven continents, exploring equally the beauty and tragedy found in nature across the globe. Beltra works mostly in the air, providing the viewer with the expansive scale of what he encounters while perched inside an airplane or helicopter such as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which he captured over the span of two months. Other locations the Spanish photographer has traveled to included the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans, and the Patagonian ice fields. Beltra was drawn to each of these locations due to the complexity of nature found at each. He explains in his artist statement that the “fragility of our ecosystems is a continuous thread throughout my work. My photographs show the vast scale of transformation our world is under from human-made stresses.” Beltra hopes that his unique aerial perspective and subject matter instill an understanding of how we are directly affecting the environment around us and at the edges of the globe. Many of his images from locations in Iceland and Greenland were recently included in his solo exhibition ” Ice/Green Lands ” at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago that closed on March 5, 2016. The photographer also recently published a collection of his images from the 2010 BP oil spill in his book SPILL . You can see more of his expansive landscape photography on his Instagram  and Facebook . (via Ignant )

Dramatic Aerial Landscape Photos of Our Impact on Nature Captured by Daniel Beltra

August 19th, 2014, Ilulissat, Greenland

August 19th, 2014, Ilulissat, Greenland

August 24th, 2014, Ilulissat, Greenland

August 24th, 2014, Ilulissat, Greenland

July 7th 2014, Iceland aerials

July 7th 2014, Iceland aerials

July 7th 2014, Iceland's Olfusa River

July 7th 2014, Iceland’s Olfusa River

September 16, 2013, Brazil. Aerials from Manaus to Santarem

September 16, 2013, Brazil. Aerials from Manaus to Santarem

September 10th, 2012, Arctic Ocean

September 10th, 2012, Arctic Ocean

February 11, 2012, Para, Brazil

February 11, 2012, Para, Brazil

May 6th, 2010, Aerial view of the oil leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead

May 6th, 2010, Aerial view of the oil leaked from the Deepwater Horizon wellhead




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