Amazon Rainforest, South America
With 20 per cent of the Earth's oxygen originating from the Amazon, it's no wonder some call it the lungs of our planet. The Amazon's 1.4 billion acres of dense forest is a buffet of biodiversity and one of the world's greatest natural resources. Despite the critical role it plays in sustaining the planet, the South American rainforest is being destroyed at an alarming rate. Land is being cleared for cattle ranches, logging, soybean farming and mining. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 55 per cent of the Amazon's rainforest could be gone by 2030 if current deforestation rates continue.
Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to one or more deities. Elaborate ce... More Aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) is offered to one or more deities. Elaborate celebrations are also common. In the fall of 2013, photographer and videographer Pete McBride, along with professional climbers Jake Norton and Dave Morton, followed the Ganges River from snow to sea, a distance of some 1,500 miles. They captured these moments on video during a 45-day journey by foot, boat, bike, aircraft, rickshaw, bus, train, and even elephant. Learn more about aarti and the journey down the Ganges: http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/08/08/kissing-the-bay-of-bengal-celebration-reverence-and-mystery/ PRODUCER AND VIDEOGRAPHER: Pete McBride ADDITIONAL VIDEOGRAPHY: Jake Norton and Dave Morton
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