New 2020Vision promo video

You might have read my previous posts about 2020Vision, the multimedia initiative that is all about documenting the links between healthy communities and healthy ecosystems. I’m not actively involved in the 2020Vision project, but I think it’s a great idea. Here’s their new promo video, showcasing some of their most stunning images and the principles behind the initiative:

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Capturing the wilder side of Britain

At a recent IUCN Peatland Programme meeting I met Mark Hamblin, web designer and image manager for 2020Vision.

2020Vision is a multimedia initiative, designed to promote the links between healthy people and healthy ecosystems. With a team of 20 photographers, they aim to communicate the value of healthy ecosystems to the public and key decision-makers. To do this they’ve created 20 ‘assignments‘, which focus on key ecosystems, one of which (of interest to me) is peatlands.

I can thoroughly recommend the 2020v blog, which regularly features stunning images, like the one below:

Winter fieldwork at Moor House

Working on an upland peat bog in the North Pennines comes with its own set of challenges, from dense clouds of midges in summer to freezing conditions in winter. Below are some photos from my fieldsite at Moor House, taken in February. The snow was so deep that driving into the fieldsite was impossible, but we enjoyed the walk.

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Embedded below is a map, showing the approximate location of the field site where I do most of my work. More about Moor House to follow!

Wellcome Image Awards 2009

While my primary interests lie in and around biogeography, I also have a soft spot for interesting images derived from photography, or alternative imaging techniques. This year’s Wellcome Image Awards showcase an excellent variety of images from science and medicine, some of which have been taken using traditional methods, while others have been generated using techniques such as scanning electron micrography. Visit the gallery here.

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