Silver 2017 / Science / Other_SC


  • Photographer
    L. LeJeune
  • Prizes
    Silver in Science/Other

Reflection is an image taken in the fall of 2016 in the Canadian British Columbian wilderness. This remote pristine archipelago is accessible only by boat or plane and most of the islands are uninhabited by people. Instead, this is a land of cypress trees, ferns, herons, kingfishers, salmon, moon jellies, and kermode or spirit bears, a special type of brown bear with an amber coat. Rising sea levels driven by climate change threaten to submerge this unique environment, in which salt sea water mixes with fresh water. This is my interpretation of a world still mostly hidden from human eyes since travel is limited and difficult. I made these images during a voyage aboard a tiny converted fishing trawler along the corridor that reaches from just below Anchorage, Alaska to just above Vancouver Island with map names like Desolation Sound.