Fire on Man-Made Jungle by Mahmudul Hasan
This photo blurs the lines between the human and natural worlds, as a fire blazes through a human-made jungle. Photographer Mahmudul Hasan captured the image in Bangladesh:
“It serves as a powerful reminder to implement sustainable practices and safety measures to prevent further destruction and ensure a harmonious coexistence between nature and urban development.”
Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change, and a heating planet is exacerbating wildfires the world over. Wildfires might not be triggered by climate change, but rising temperatures and – in some regions – increased drought can create more combustible materials, adding fuel to the fire. This can lead to blazes that spread further and last longer.
Better forest management and more education around the triggers of fires can help protect jungles – and birds – like these, as the world continues to heat.
Photo location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Photographer based: Malaysia
Camera: iPhone 14 pro max