2023 Edition

Giacomo d’Orlando

The Human and the Ocean, 2018

Cape Cleveland, City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Category - Change Makers: Reason for Hope

The Human and the Ocean, 2018

Adriana Campili, marine biology researcher, checks the status of the Reef Aquarium at the Australian Institute of Marine Science laboratory. The AIMS is the most specialised authority in charge of monitoring the state of the Great Barrier Reef. Inside its Sea Simulator the most state-of-the-art experiments on corals are carried out in order to secure a future for our reefs. In this picture I wanted to depict the tight connection between the human being and the marine ecosystem, underlining the importance of this natural bond. This picture is part of an investigation I started in 2018 about the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems and coastal environment.

28 mm f/1.8 Lens - 1/320 sec at f/4 ISO 800