Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Environmental

Global Seed Vault and Reindeer

  • Photographer
    Riccardo Gangale
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On Assignment for the Norwegian Government to photograph the Global Seed Vault in the Svalbards Island. One morning I went to the Vault early alone to take some photos of the exterior. I saw 3 reindeers grazing some grass coming out of the snow some 50 meters away from the Global Seed Vault. Slowly I walked to them to have in the background the Global Seed Vault. I love the contrast between the reindeer looking for some food and over 1 millions of plant species seeds frozen inside the Seed Vault. These seeds are the future.