Specially made waterproof LED lights are attached to the base of paddle boards which illuminate the water below allowing the paddlers to see fish otherwise invisible in the darkness.
Sesuit Harbor, Dennis, Massachusetts.
Photograph by Julia Cumes
Zak Noyle was shooting surfer Dede Surinaya in a remote bay in Indonesia when they discovered the water to be covered in garbage. The bay was miles from any town, yet strong currents had carried the trash of the world’s most populated island, Java, to its once pure waters.
Some of the population centers in indonesia have little to no trash collection infrastructure, leading locals to dispose of their waste in the street or in river beds, after which it inevitably is washed out to sea.
A seawall now protects Maale, capital of the Maldives, an Indian Ocean archipelago that is the lowest, flattest country on Earth. By 2100 rising seas may force Maldivians to abandon their home.
Algae Bloom, Ohio. This one covered a third of Lake Erie in 2011.
Photograph by Peter Essick
From the National Geographic Photo of the Day
Lake Natron, in northern Tanzania, is a salt lake extremely alkaline, due to high amounts of the chemical natron (a mix of sodium carbonate and baking soda) in the water. The water’s pH has been measured as high as 10.5—nearly as high as ammonia.
Frequently migrating birds crash into the lake’s surface and die. During dry season, when the water recedes, the birds’ desiccated, chemically-preserved carcasses wash up along the coastline.
For his series titled “The Calcified” photographer Nick Brandt documented the carcasses by collecting and posing them in life-like positions.
Following their collaborarion on Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water. Their new film Watermark is currently showing at the Toronto International Film Festival.
You can watch the trailer here
Recently renovated, the 18th Century,Jal Mahal (“Water Palace”) is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, Rajasthan, India.
It long remained an abandoned dilapidated palace in the midst of the sewage laden lake. With the urbanisation of Jaipur city and areas surrounding the lake, the ecological system of the lake and its vicinity deteriorated drastically.
A major clean up of the lake lasted 6 years and included re-alignment of city drains, de-silting and planting schemes.
Time of Nothing, by Jim Mangan.
Aerial photographs of the Great Salt Lake (Utah) from a single engine Cessna plane.