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Revealing the beauty and fragility of our planet

The spectacular images offer a look at natural hot spots and their inhabitants. Tony Bryant
The spectacular images offer a look at natural hot spots and their inhabitants. Tony Bryant
  • A new photographic exhibition presents a collection of images that offer an extraordinary trip to spectacular natural paradises

Torremolinos town hall and Fundación La Caixa, with the cooperation of National Geographic, inaugurated a new conservation exhibition in the Plaza Costa del Sol on Tuesday. De Polo a Polo (From Pole to Pole), is a spectacular photographic exhibition that offers an extraordinary trip to the great natural paradises of the planet. The exhibition, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of the conservation of these unique areas, otherwise known as hot spots or priority terrestrial ecoregions, presents 52 images of various natural spaces, from the Arctic to the Antarctica. The exhibition highlights the role these regions play in the regulation of the planet's climate, and the threat of disappearance that they suffer as a result of global warming. Each of the photographs is accompanied by an informative panel in Spanish and English.

The exhibition, which can be visited until 22 July, brings together more than thirty prestigious nature photographers, some of them recognised with awards such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and the World Press Photo.

The curator of the exhibition, Francisco Javier Gómez, explained that the collection "reveals the beauty and fragility of our planet, which has been endangered by our actions".

"These images aim to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the planet and reflect on the effects of the high rate of extinction of species and the destruction of habitats due to our way of life," he said.

The La Caixa Foundation organises guided tours on Saturdays at 8pm and on Sundays at 11am, when visitors will learn about the problems that wildlife face in these areas and also about the photographers who participated in the project.