Photographer Alex Bernasconi hopes these images invite us to reflect on our relationship to the natural world. Bernasconi is motivated by a sense of urgency to counteract the destruction of nature: "It is the stark contrast between the environment in which we are accustomed to live and the one we are putting in jeopardy that has impelled me to photograph and record the natural world. It is the wilder places that preserve intact the primeval emotions that lie dormant in all of us. These are the essence of life."
Lion harassed by a bee at Okavango Delta in Botswana.
Tributaries of the river delta as it flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Luderitz in Namibia.
A bull elephant in the Okavango Detla, Botswana.
A herd of Wildebeest in migration to the Masai Mara territory in Kenya.
Emotion researcher Jaak Panksepp
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