Slideshow: polar bears on parade

Posted by jamie — 27 February 2012 at 4:21pm - Comments

There never really needs to be an excuse to look at incredible images of polar bears in the wild, but today has been designated International Polar Bear Day by conservation group Polar Bear International. So to mark the occasion, here's a selection of shots from the Greenpeace archives.

Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year award

Posted by jamess — 20 October 2011 at 12:28pm - Comments
Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year for this photo
All rights reserved. Credit: Daniel Beltra / Greenpeace
Daniel Beltra wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year for this photo

Today, I have the honour of congratulating Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltra on becoming the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Daniel made his winning picture for Greenpeace, of oil-oaked brown pelicans at a temporary bird-rescue facility in Fort Jackson, Louisiana, while documenting the environmental impacts caused by the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tarnished Earth: the devastating power of tar sands

Posted by jamie — 15 September 2010 at 4:42pm - Comments

If you're on London's South Bank over the next few weeks, watch out for a new open air exhibition featuring the work of regular Greenpeace photographer Jiri Rezac. He's been to the tar sands works in Canada and the images he's brought back clearly show the extent of the devastation caused by this insane venture to both the environment and local populations.

The slideshow above is just a taste of Jiri's work featured in the exhibition which you can see near City Hall by Tower Bridge until 14 October. It will then be touring around the UK - details are still to be confirmed but check the Tarnished Earth website for updates. 

Sinking Sundarbans on display in London

Posted by jamie — 14 January 2010 at 6:38pm - Comments

Small islands bereft of mountains are going to sink beneath the waves as sea levels rise and for the millions of people living on them, climate change is not some distant, abstract concept but a concrete reality. As noted last week, the Sundarbans islands of India and Bangladesh have lost four islands completely. Sorry, 'lost' implies that they were carelessly misplaced behind a cupboard. 'Forcibly taken' would perhaps be more apt.

Copenhagen photo exhibition illustrates extent of climate change

Posted by jamie — 10 December 2009 at 5:23pm - Comments

Slightly removed from the organised chaos of the Bella Centre, the Climate Rescue Station is proving to be an oasis of calm and tranquility, a place of relaxation and reflection. Perfect, then, to host a new photographic exhibition to illustrate the impacts of climate change around the world.

Glaciers and ice bridges: images from the Greenland ice sheet

Posted by jamie — 15 July 2009 at 2:37pm - Comments

The Arctic Sunrise is still in Greenland where the crew (including leading climate scientists and other ice experts) have been monitoring the ongoing disintegration of the Petermann glacier.

Photographer Nick Cobbing is on board, and we've all been oohing and aahing over his stunning images as they come in to the office. They're all the more poignant as the portion of the glacier they depict may soon cease to exist. 

You can view a larger version of this slideshow, and follow updates from the Arctic Sunrise on the Climate Rescue blog.

May 2009 - the month in pictures

Posted by jossc — 12 June 2009 at 4:36pm - Comments

May's round up of images from around the Greenpeace world come from as far afield as Australia, where activists shut down a giant digger at the most polluting power station in the developed world; India, where we've been installing solar panels in schools; and Thailand, where volunteers canoed 350km to document the toxic damage being done to the Chao Praya, the country's most iconic river.

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