Royal Society Photo Contest Winners (Breathtaking Details Of Our Rapidly Changing World)

Special commendation. “Butterflies and caiman” by Mark Cowan.
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Colourful butterflies gather on the head of this caiman to collect salt – an important mineral for their survival. This photo was taken while on a scientific expedition to the Amazon to study reptile and amphibian diversity. Continue reading

Floating Fields

Floating Fields is based on the idea of creating a “place-based bio-social urbanism” that offers an alternative, organic lifestyle. It engages public space by creating an edible landscape and a polyculture ecology that once defined the landform of the Pearl River Delta. Continue reading

Exbury Egg

Artist, Stephen Turner, who specialises in long term artistic explorations of environmental settings, has worked with the designers to create the Egg which he will now use as a ‘residency’, floating in the Beaulieu Estuary for a year, to examine the changing patterns of its marine ecology. He will produce artworks inspired by his surroundings to raise awareness of the importance of protecting the places like the Estuary. Continue reading