Photographs Document Man is Nothing Compared to Mother Nature
Check out these amazing photographs of how nature reclaims her territory:
In these striking photos, it is clearly shown that humans are nothing in the face of the power of nature. In this tiny fishing village, now abandoned, Mother Nature is slowly, yet with great success, reclaiming the land–including all the man-made elements.
Near the mouth of the Yangtze River lies the Zhoushan Archipelago. The Shengsi Islands, a group of approximately 400 small islands, make up just part of the archipelago–China’s largest.
The primary industry in this region had been fishing. Today industry in the region is much more diversified. While this may be good for the overall economy, it left many fishing villages useless.
When the people left the villages to take on new jobs, nature took over.
The island looks like a scene from a movie set and almost every metre of the stone buildings have been overtaken by vines
In the shot below, one almost expects to see a young Juliette calling to her Romeo below…
While many of these spooky and spectacular villages are found on Gouqi Island, the region is not as devoid of human life as it might appear.
There is still fishing that happens in the area. More than 100,000 fishermen arrive each winter to this part of the country in support of this industry.
Another industry that is booming in the area is tourism. I think we can see why. This coastal village could be a photographer’s dream location.
Thanks to Daily Mail and the Amusing Planet for their original articles. Check them out for more details and photos
Photo credits: unfortunately various sources have been credited with the photographs. We don’t know if this is due to inconsistent ways of westernizing Chinese names, or if these should be attributed to different photographers.
Tang Yuhong, Jane Qing, Qing Jian, Zhenxuan…thank you for the photographs that inspire and, frankly, creep us out just a little bit!