One Cool Thing: A Picture Worth 1,000 Words

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As fires, hurricanes, and drought continue to sweep through the nation and the world, we don’t need to be reminded that nature can be violent and destructive, especially as climate change intensifies. But sometimes, we do need a reminder that it’s also incredibly resilient. That’s just what many of the amazing entries to the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award illustrate.

The 57th edition of the competition organized by the Natural History Museum in London received 50,000 entries from photographers in 95 countries. Some feature tragedies like flooding and mass wildlife casualties, but others feature birth and survival. “Telling the story of a planet under pressure, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition illuminates the urgent challenges we face and the collective action we need to take,” said Doug Gurr, the director of the museum. The winners will be announced on October 12th.

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