Title:
Wind Power
Photographer:
Richard Blake-Reed
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Europe
Country:
England
People And The Oceans
Camera Used:
Fujifilm Finepix S1
Image caption:

A yacht sails across a field of wind turbines off the coast of Thanet. The sea is travelled not only by commercial vessels but for recreation and adventure. Contact with the maritime world will not only inculcate young people with a sense of teamwork and self-reliance but allow respect for the marine world to flourish. It is only by caring for an environment through engagement with it that we can build enthusiasm for that environment and the ecosystem that creates it while being nourished by it. The sense that such environments could then be lost or irrevocably altered would bring a keener sense of threat to those brought to love the sea - whether they use the sea for a livelihood or for pleasure. This image shows the sea as recreational space and also as a place where we “harvest” natural resources, it carries environmental cues and suggests the importance of human involvement with the sea. The sea needs to become important in an emotional sense – we will protect that which we love.

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