A World of Wonder
Our earliest ancestor, Homo habilis, was able to make and use tools. He was followed by Homo erectus, who could walk upright, and Homo sapiens, who gradually perceived the world around him… Surely Homo ambiens can live sustainably, in harmony with the natural world, and without renouncing progress?
Homo ambiens, a photo agency based in Rome, documents the beauty of nature and of the complex environmental mechanisms that regulate life on Earth. Founded in 1993 by Roberto Isotti and Alberto Cambone, Homo ambiens presents a photographic panorama of the state of our planet.
This special WWF-Canon Photogallery shows a selection of Roberto and Alberto’s beautiful images, which are used to illustrate WWF’s work on climate change, forests, freshwater, oceans and coasts, sustainable living, species, and toxic pollution. Have a look and let the amazing pictures inspire you ...
Want more? Visit their website: Agenzia fotografica Homo ambiens
Panther chameleon ( Furcifer pardalis)
Analamazaotra Special Reserve, Madagascar
Almost half of the world’s chameleon species live on the island of Madagascar. This is not only the world’s largest population of chameleons, but also the most unique; with 59 species exclusive to Madagascar. Chameleons communicate through colour, expressing, for instance, their willingness to mate. Contrary to popular belief, they can only display a limited number of colours and do not change in order to camouflage with their surroundings. Instead, their hue varies according to temperature, light, and mood. A calm chameleon may become green, whereas an angry one may show up yellow – thanks to complex chemical reactions in their skin. People who can't be trusted are sometimes called chameleons, a reference to this ability to change colour.
A number of Madagascar’s chameleon species are at risk because of degraded habitat or collection for the pet trade.