I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? ~Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985

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Top 10 in Challenge! (Absence of Color – Strangeland

A group of scientists has drawn a map that leaves the land blank and highlights what humans have done to the world’s oceans. The team was led by Ben Halpern of the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, Calif. “Fly over the ocean in a plane and all you see is blue water,” Halpern said. "All you can think is, ‘Oh my goodness, how can we possibly be having an impact on such a vast resource?’

Larry Crowder, a fisheries biologist at Duke University in North Carolina, says this map could change the way a lot of people see the oceans. ‘Hey, we’re all living on a little blue dot,‘" Crowder says. The new map, he says, "shows us that the ocean isn’t infinite, that we can put too much in and take too much out, that we can damage the system upon which we all depend."

The areas in blue show the UNDAMAGED portions of the seas. They barely show: an alarming trend, at best!

Photoshop Creation/black and white
Model is from batw 1 ~ jademacula
Eye is from pinkmango stock
Water in the foreground done with Flood in CS2

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  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 2 years ago

    Fascinating stuff, Nadya . . . super image.

  • Thanks so much for your great comment! :))

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 2 years ago

    Fabulous creation, Nadya – definitely food for serious thought!

  • Thanks, Monnie! hmmmm. I think I had more fun with those cartoons! LOL!!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedover 2 years ago

    07-04-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • So very pleased for the feature, Kira! Thanks!!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 2 years ago

    Awesome Nadya!! :)

  • Thank you hugely, Keith!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 2 years ago

    Great composition Nadya!

  • Thanks for your great comment, Adrian!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Great work. Love the eye. Congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks, Judy!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • DionNelson
    DionNelsonover 2 years ago

    WOW!! Amazing!!

  • Woo hooo! So pleased to have this featured in your group!! Thanks, Dion!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Terrific work and words Nadya … doesn’t seem as though anyone listened to Redford’s words in ’85 does it? Too much corporate greed I expect … good to see postings like this though as we can all do our bit and perhaps someday tip the balance ~ hopefully not too late though!

  • Thanks so much for your very thoughtful comment, Susie! Sad but true… no one listened back in ‘85, no one listened back in 1964 when Rachel Carson wrote about the problem, and you wonder whether anybody’s listening now! Now the situation’s very dire and it’s SO huge, in a way I understand why many people simply turn away. They say “ignorance is bliss” but then you have to wonder, how long can the ostrich keep his head in the sand before a truck comes along to run him down?!!! hmm. No idea how to fix things… wish I knew. Really do appreciate your comment!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciover 2 years ago

    July 10th, 2012
    See your work in the Permanents Featured Gallery
    ►Please participate in the ongoing Challenges

  • Thrilled to be featured, Mary!! Thanks so much!

    – Nadya Johnson

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinover 2 years ago

    July 12, 2012
    Please check this LINK

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