Pertambangan nikel, Sudbury, Ontario, 1996. Warna merah dan oranye – yang sedianya adalah warna lava dan lahar, bahan alami dari gunung berapi – di foto ini adalah warna sungai dan parit yang berisi cairan oksidasi besi sisa proses pemisahan nikel, dan metal lain, dari biji besi.

“[we] come from nature.…There is an importance to [having] a certain reverence for what nature is because we are connected to it… If we destroy nature, we destroy ourselves.” – EB.

Find more Edward Burtynsky eerie imagery of epic scale and hard laboured nature modification to “keep us happy and fullfilled” from his website,  Ted talk & movie

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