Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Frans Lanting: A lyrical view of life on Earth

Fantastic!

In this stunning slideshow, nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a collection that tells the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity.

Hoping for a glimpse of the world the way it was in the age of photosynthesizing stromatolites, "back before the sky turned blue," Lanting journeyed to a remote lagoon in Australia, the only place in the world where stromatolites still exist. The story moves forward from there, via a lyrical collection of photographs set to a soundtrack from Philip Glass.

Very useful visual aid for your Advanced and Proficiency level students which can illustrate a lesson plan about environment, environmental changes etc. as long as you download it at

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/40



Frans Lanting is one of the greatest nature photographers of our time. His work has been featured in National Geographic, Audubon and Time, as well as numerous award-winning books. Lanting's recent exhibition, The LIFE Project, offers a lyrical interpretation of the history of life on Earth.

(source: www.ted.com)