Extraterrestrial earth

Covid-19 shifted everyone’s focus to itself and many important sociological and environmental problems during the pandemic were ignored. One year maybe doesn’t seems like very long time from a standpoint of  global economy, but during that period environment can bear serious problems.
One of those problems in Bulgaria is the neglecting of dams maintenance. Many major cities are water supplied from them. At the same time climate change is more tangible and the effects of it combined with the lack of action from people makes things worse.

Those photographs are made in location where the water level is usually above 10 meters. But during this year the area you see was completely dried up. I found this scene for quite shocking and abnormal. With about 1 month of pre-planning, observing the light direction and intensity during the different parts of the day and visiting the place at the appropriate time, I was able to make  those photographs.
At the end I were able to memorize the scenes that are reminiscent of  planet MARS, which can be quite same looking as the earth. Maybe MARS is an old green planet ruined from humaniods. Who knows…

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“Extraterrestrial life is hypothetical life which may occur outside of Earth and which did not originate on Earth. Such life might range from simple prokaryotes to beings with civilizations far more advanced than humanity.”  – Wikipedia

– Are we ready to explore other worlds except ours and are we developed and responsible enough to do it?
– Do we understand that our future depends from the nature’s balance?

Great achievements began with small steps. Our first achievement would be realizing that earth is our home and we should keep it alive.