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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The real world, in my opinion, exists in the countryside, where Nature goes about her quiet business and brings us greatest pleasure.

In this image-driven age, wildlife filmmakers carry a heavy responsibility. They can influence how we think and behave when we’re in nature. They can even influence how we raise our kids, how we vote and volunteer in our communities, as well as the future of our wildlands and wildlife. If the stories they create are misleading or false in some way, viewers will misunderstand the issues and react in inappropriate ways. People who consume a heavy diet of wildlife films filled with staged violence and aggression, for example, are likely to think about nature as a circus or a freak show. They certainly won’t form the same positive connections to the natural world as people who watch more thoughtful, authentic, and conservation-oriented films.

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Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Pakistan
Copyright: © Khurram Malik