Category Archives: Photo of the Month

Miami City’s Skyline, Through the Reflex System of a Camera ; By Marc Martinez Sarrado

By © Marc Martinez Sarrado

“This picture was taken off the coast of Miami Beach, Miami, FL. This view of Miami skyline is only possible from the sea. I was invited to shoot aboard a dredging ship, who’s pumping sand from the bottom of the sea, to be used to re-nourish the eroding beaches of Miami.

Erosion is causing serious damages to this coastal area, both economically and environmentally. Local authorities are convinced that beach replenishment is a short term solution…

Meanwhile, the marine environment keeps on increasingly suffering from the constant assaults of sand dredging, triggering even greater coastal erosion.

This vantage point of Miami reveals the fragility of the city, surrounded by rising waters… like a permanent menace.

For this photograph, I used my small camera, Canon S95, shooting towards the reflex system of my Canon 5D Mark II.”

Byron Bay, Australia; By Hubert Cecil



By © Hubert Cecil

“Watego’s Bay, Late Afternoon.’ Nikon D700 February 2011.”

Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 772 kilometres (480 mi) north of Sydney and 165 kilometres (103 mi) south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. The local aboriginal name for the area is Cavvanbah.

Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland; By Liz Lantz

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liz lantz

By © Liz Lantz

“This photo of © Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland was shot at dusk in September 2004. Growing up in Chicago, I had not seen such a rugged coastline before this trip overseas; it was absolutely magical.

Honoring the landscape and sharing moments that commonly go unnoticed in our busy lives are two themes carried throughout my work.”

Sandbank On The Coast Of Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia; By Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus- Bertrand

Yann Arthus- Bertrand

© “Banc de sable sur le littoral de l’Ile de Whitsunday, Queensland, Australie (20º 15″S – 149º 01’E).”
Photograph courtesy of Yann Arthus-Bertrand for Coastal Care.
All rights reserved Yann Arthus-Bertrand ©2011.

By © Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Whitsunday Island is one of the 74 islands of the Whitsunday Island group off the east coast of Australia. Named by the British navigator James Cook who discovered these islands in 1770, on Whit Sunday.

The 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) long beach of White Haven, fringed with mangroves, has sand of a rare quality: at 98 percent silica, it is said to be the purest in the world.

This site belongs to the marine park of the Great Barrier which welcomes every year about 2 millions visitors who come to admire the variety of its land and marine species. To protect them, a third of the park was classified as a “highly protected zone” by Australian authorities in 2004. In these zones, fishing is prohibited and tourism is regulated to have only a moderated impact on this very sensitive environment.

Born in 1946, Yann Arthus-Bertrand has always been fond of nature and animals.

At thirty years old, he settles in Kenya with his wife, Anne, to study the every day life of a pride of lions. The camera soon becomes necessary to relate his observations, and he understands that he has to tell the facts through images rather than words. Photography becomes his vocation.

Back to France in 1981, he publishes a book, « Lions », begins a career as a reporter-photographer and becomes specialized in aerial photography.

In 1994, under the patronage of UNESCO, he begins the creation of an aerial image bank of the most beautiful places on earth : this project will lead to the publication of The Earth from above.

He creates the GoodPlanet Foundation, a non-profit organization.