Calm mornings in the Laotian jungle.
Being able to experience this pristine environment first hand gave me so much perspective on the importance of protecting the natural world. At first glance one would see miles and miles of untouched wilderness, but after talking to the locals and indigenous people I learned how much this place has changed and challenges they’re facing in the future. Right underneath the mountain pictured a foreign company has planed to place a railroad, destroying much of the habitat and displacing local communities. In a rapidly changing world its hard to comprehend how people can develop without destroying sanctuaries such as this one.