Stan Mace, Iguana, Queensland, Australia.
Did you know that August 14th is World Lizard Day? In celebration we have selected Stan Mace's 'Iguana' image as this Weeks 'Pic of the Week'.
Submitted as part of 'Wildlife of the World'; as a whole the exhibition explores some of the 10 million different species on Earth. According to the World Wildlife Fund "If there are 10 million different species on Earth, and the current extinction rate is just 0.01% per year, at least 10,000 species go extinct every year. The rapid loss of species we are seeing today is estimated by experts to be between 1000 and 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate."
It is at least curious to realise that our growing desire to capture photographs of wildlife throughout the world is taking place alongside an unprecedented rate of decimation of both species and habitats. Photographic exhibitions alone will not halt this crisis, but they can help to increase public awareness of the enormity of what we are losing.
To see more of the images on display in the Wildlife of the World catalogue why not pop over to our Exhibitions Page and check out the exhibition dates near you.