OE Highlights

Photos by this contributor

  • Bee populations across the world are falling due to human activities such as intensive agriculture, pesticide use, urbanization, and climate change.
  • Nearly 90% of wild flowering plants depend on animal pollinators for seed production.
  • A colony of Apis dorsata or the rock bee, a native honey bee found in India. Bees are important pollinators that ensure food security and sustaining biodiversity.
  • Jomolhari Mountain in Bhutan. Creative Commons, Yannick Beaudoin, 2014.
  • Giraffe in Moremi Park, Botswana. Creative Commons, Yannick Beaudoin, 2016.
  • Butterfly with flower in Mai Chau, Vietnam. Creative Commons, G. Macfadyen, 2016
  • Bear and Cub in Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. Creative Commons, Lisa Hupp, USFWS, 2016.
  • African bird in Zambia, Creative Commons, G. Macfadyen, 2016
  • Kicha women prepare a meal. Napo Province, Ecuador. Creative Commons, Tomas Munita, CIFOR, 2013.
  • Glass gem corn. Creative Commons, 2015.
  • Food for the Hungry planting trees in Democratic Republic of Congo. Creative Commons, Tanya Martineau, Prospect Arts, Food for the Hungry, 2015.
  • Sandstone Towers Arches National Park, Utah. Creative Commons Ian D. Keating-2016
  • Savage River fall, Denali National Park, Alaska. Creative Commons, Tim Rains NPS 2010