19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Privation of life

The situation of the world is on a constant treadmill, and it is our choice whether we decide to move forward or point it at the ground. Various small places around the world are suffering because of pollution. The photograph denotes that in a world full of polluted and dying lakes, nature will fight back. The waves of the river have pushed the litter towards the shore and the boat is left stranded amidst it. It is being held back by a thick rope signifying control and is held by the force of every individual who fights to save the planet.

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Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Kolkata, India
Copyright: © Sanjana Ramakrishnan