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Marcos Byttebier


Marcos is a civil engineer and photographer from Belgium. While loving to understand how things work, he also grew up on the works of the renowned David Attenborough and cultivated an interest in exploring life beyond our cities. The galleries presented here are a visual reflection of the natural world, attempting to capture their character and prevailing spirit. 

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As one speaks with local inhabitants in any country, it becomes clear that our world and the climate it supports are changing rapidly over the last decades. It is important to remain aware and supportive of indeed the biggest challenge of our time.

How can we help as individuals? By concentrating on those actions that are proven to have the most positive impact. That is by supporting:

- Developing nations in maturing faster by raising people out of poverty into a dignified existence. By giving all access to healthcare and enabling girls in particular to stay in school as long as possible, we can make global population peak earlier and at a lower level. Which is important because as nations develop, people choose to have fewer children, resulting in a stabilisation of the global population. The sooner it happens, the easier it makes everything else we have to do.

- A change in our diet towards being more plant-based, as it is the quickest and most effective impact a single person can have. This would reduce all the land we are now using for farming by 50%. This can instead be used for forests, which are a fundamental component of our planet's recovery, being the best technology we have for locking away carbon and at the same time are centers for life and biodiversity.

- A transition towards more renewable energies, such as solar, wind, water and geothermal, through using a bridge like nucleair energy.

- Water zones that are "no-fishing", which allow fish populations to recover between the nets. 

- When outdoors, following the Leave No Trace principles.

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Enjoy looking around,   

Marcos.


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All photos shot on the Sony A6000.

Inspirations: Steve McCurry, Chris Burkard, Tim Kemple, Renan Ozturk, Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier.




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