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28 August 2018

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Dorothea Langephotography takes an instant improved

As biodiversity across Europe and the world comes increasingly under threat, photography can seem like a way to preserve it, to “hold it still”, and keep the memory of the disappearing plant and animal species of our time alive. But this is not the only purpose nature photography can serve. Photographs of our beautiful natural world also have an important role to play in “altering” the course of biodiversity loss, in raising awareness about our beautiful planet, and  in encouraging our communities to become passionate about its protection.

This is a purpose the Go Wild! Stay Cultured photo contest can serve. We’re gathering photos of Natura 2000 sites across Europe, celebrating the intersection of nature and culture. Get involved and take photographs that help preserve not only one instant but our biodiversity as well!