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Marcos Byttebier


Marcos is a civil engineer and adventurist based in Brussels, Belgium. While loving to understand how things work, he also grew up on the works of David Attenborough and cultivated an interest in exploring places beyond our cities. When not at work, you can find him outdoors or planning the next trek.

The galleries presented started as a small hobby, that grew larger, and larger, and larger still... 

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If I could share one message, it would be the one of climate change. Having had the luck of visiting and speaking with local inhabitants of several countries and mountain ranges, it becomes clear that our world and the climate it supports are changing rapidly. 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 in particular enabling girls 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 also 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. A plant-based diets can reduce all the land we are currently using for farming by 50%. Which could be used for replanting forests, a fundamental component of our planet's recovery and still the cheapest and best technology we have for locking away carbon. 

- 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.


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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