"We trap ourselves in an idea of nature that all too often divorces us from the nature in our day-to day-lives, a notion that sets up our urban jungles or suburban islands as places devoid of thriving ecosystems. In the end, we are left believing that we are separate from nature and, thus, unable to connect with it. Ultimately, we embody the toxic narratives that leave us blind to the beautiful and magnificent things we should be connecting with every day."
A right whale photographed near the Valdes Peninsula, off the coast of Argentina, by Justin Hofman. He used an SLR camera and an underwater video camera, getting as close to the curious, quiet, and shy animals as he could. Even though the image shows a frightful size comparison, right whales are among the gentlest creatures on Earth and are endangered because of human activities.