Nature Vs Human - Photography Contest [46 entries]

Oil Strikes Back Picture

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Humans have been destroying various parts of nature for things such as building development for a long time now.
Capture an image showing how nature is fighting back! For example, your image could show something like a bramble wrapped tightly around someone's leg. Be creative and Good Luck!

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Suggested by: Neleous

ziggyx2003: ok in light of the current entries I am a little confused. Is this meant to portray nature reclaiming her own or is nature/natural in a man made environment acceptable, might I have mod clarification please ( 5 years and 1476 days ago )
Contest Moderator: To be honest in some respects it is a personal perspective, but ultimately your entry MUST show how nature is fighting back against humanization, ( 5 years and 1474 days ago )

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Oil Strikes Back - created by maplestrat33

Oil Strikes Back
Favs: 0SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 1/46Score: 64.8% (35)17772 views

I guess I should have explained what I meant by this picture as far as the theme is concerned.

Man has (as kyricom stated in the comments) tried to tame nature by using oil for our own purposes and wealth. When the leak happened, it has now forever effected the gulf coast and probably more. We no longer have a beach to go to because its covered in oil and the wildlife/plantlife are also suffering.

Nature is giving us a big slap in the face by ruining all this for us. She's covered "in oil" because maybe she decided to go swimming and thats the price mother nature has now for using her oceans. Its the price we pay for fighting nature. Therefore, this shows that mother nature is striking back.

Note: Of course this is not real oil, but it is on a beach here in South Louisiana. We used chocolate cake batter and bbq sauce for fake oil. It was a great photoshoot. Originally done for a poster contest to benefit oil victims! (5 years and 1475 days ago)

Reclaiming - created by Celestial

Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 2/46Score: 64.3% (30)14492 views

(5 years and 1476 days ago)

When Nature Wins - created by EmiK

When Nature Wins
Favs: 1SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 3/46Score: 63.3% (25)14956 views

Here I used sunset setting on my camera, allowing more light in. (5 years and 1473 days ago)

old picnic area - created by friiskiwi

old picnic area
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 4/46Score: 63.3% (20)15067 views

(5 years and 1474 days ago)

green stairs - created by friiskiwi

green stairs
Favs: 2SBS: n/aHi-resRank: 5/46Score: 62.3% (15)18833 views

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