2007 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, 2nd prize

Daniel Beltrá

Zuma Press for Greenpeace

03 March, 2006

A tree stands isolated in a soybean field on the edge of a rainforest near Belterra, Para State, Brazil. Soy farming has overtaken cattle ranching and logging as a destroyer of rainforest. Soy is used widely in animal feed for high-density farming, as well as for human consumption. Locally, soy farming provided a source of income in what was an economically depressed area.

About the photographer

Daniel Beltrá

His passion for conservation is evident in images of our environment that are evocatively poignant. The most striking large-scale photographs by Beltrá are images shot from the a...

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