Friday, July 23, 2010

Knowledge & Life Continued: Floods in Pictures

Many times throughout our lives we have in contact with water. Our body physicly and chemicly depends on water for lubrification, as a substrate for chemical reactions and during the metabolic processes. Metaphorically speaking the human shell contains as much as 40 litres of water (applied to a regular male at ideal mass according to height). Water has provided a source of food and hygiene for generations. In some places in the world water is so scarce mothers are forced to give up drinking water to save their children's lives from dehydration. However water in unamiganably large quantities can be a great hazard for life as we know it. A flood according to wikipedia is an overflow of an expanse of water that submerges land. This is one of the most common natural disasters all over the world, sometimes bringing benefits when small and localized but mostly submerging land, buildings and people. In the last decade floods have affecte 1.5 billion people which is quite a heavy amount.
What follows below in my first photography post is the most deadliest and famous floods of all time. The horrors and losses that these innocent people experienced and dealt with is quite frankly beyond me.

Madeira, Portugal February 2010
Yizhou, Guangxi Zhuang, China June 2008
St.Louis USA August 1993

Machu Picchu, Peru January 2010
Jakarta, Indonesia February 2007

Des Moines, USA June 2008


Maciek said...

Nice post again , Lucas. Congr !