/ 2018 / Nature /

Healing Landscape: A Damaged World in Transition

  • Prize
    Gold in Nature/Earth, 1st Place winner in Nature
  • Photographer
  • Studio
    joSon photo llc.

The San Francisco Bay Area Salt Ponds, once home to a stunning
array of wildlife and plants, viewed from air, are now a world of
blazing colors and swirling patterns.  Yet their complex
industrial history, including the use of their salt to manufacture
napalm in the 1960s—the searing effects of which I witnessed
firsthand during my upbringing as a young Buddhist monk in
Vietnam—has increasingly led me to see them in a new light.
This is a story of a thriving land in transition: a healing
landscape that unites many worlds as one.

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