AMAZON 2013

  • Aerial view of a log sorting yard carved from the Amazon rainforest near  Altamira, Para state, Brazil.
  • A construction worker walks across across a leveled expanse of land that was cleared of Amazon rainforest for the Belo Monte dam project near Altamira in Para state, Brazil.
  • Untouched Amazon rainforest in Para state, Brazil.
  • The last remnants of a patch of Amazon rainforest are burned to clear the land for agriculture near Macap‡, Brazil.
  • A fallen castanha tree lies in a soy field cleared from Amazon rainforest outside of Santarem, Brazil.
  • Housing development for worker under construction outside of Santarem, Brazil.
  • Piles of rock and fill dirt are deposited to create a level surface for the Belo Monte dam project near Altamira in Para state, Brazil.
  • As trucks move rock and dirt, the Belo Monte dam project takes shape near Altamira in Para state, Brazil.
  • A logging site clears land of rainforest for the Belo Monte dam project near Altamira in Para state, Brazil.
  • Belo Monte dam construction, Brazil.
  • Water collects in a low point of the the Belo Monte dam project, which upon completion will be the third largest in the world.
  • No indication remains of its previous condition as Amazon rainforest land on this leveled stretch of dirt created for the Belo Monte dam project.
  • Piles of fill dirt are deposited to create a level surface for the Belo Monte dam project near Altamira in Para state, Brazil.
  • A monoculture of a single species of tree has taken the place of biologically rich Amazon rainforest near Macapa, Brazil.
  • An illegal logging operation hidden deep in the Amazon rainforest process timber in to lumber, outside of Macapa, Brazil.
  • Water collects in a catchment basin during construction of the the Belo Monte dam project near Altamira in Para state, Brazil. Hundreds of square miles of rainforest will be destroyed when the Xingu River is restrained by the third largest dam complex in
  • Gold miners work in an open-air trench mine carved from Brazil's Amazon rainforest near Altamira, Para state.