Seek not mastery over nature, for assuredly it shall master thee in time. Nature needs not the urgency and desperation of mankind. Hedonism is antithetical to it. All it takes is time, and the cankerous sore that is humanity shall be purged. Something else may evolve to fill the niche. Or not.
Manip of a scanned 35mm negative (Ilford XP2). This is all one image (no drop ins or layers), taken on Phillip Island, Victoria in October, 2007.