Population Growth – One in Seven Billion Photo Essay

“A single voice shouted is seldom heard, but many voices whispering in unison can be deafening”

Greek woman at the Remembrance Day service on the Saronic Island of Hydra on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Attraction of the crowd

Today we officially share the World with seven billion people, as this is the population figure which has been predicted for us to reach this very day.

Just one of earth's population of 7 billion in Egypt on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Enjoying a shisha in Egypt

The Sardana being performed by the population of Setcases, Catalonia, Spain on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Sardana festival in Catalonian Setcases

Do not ask me the name of the seventh billionth inhabitant, I am sure it is known who it is, but this is not the place to share it. Though it would not be a surprise if they get some form of sponsorship to follow their progress through life from a magazine or television station.

Three of Hydras population on the Saronic Island, Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Resolving the issues of the World from a quiet corner of Greece

A young member of the French Pyrenean population on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Finding a little alone time

Whilst population explosion maybe the greatest challenge facing the human race ( possibly with the exception of reality television) and our planet in the future it is worth reflecting on the amazing people we share it with.

Population in poverty in Marrakech medina, Morocco, North Africa on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Resorting to the last resort

Not the Brazilian population, but from Keswick, United Kingdom on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

The festival of life

In a population of seven billion it may seem that one person is insignificant. This is far from the case however  every single person is important and not only has the potential to be very special but already is.

The population of Marrakech's Djemaa el Fna, Morocco, North Africa on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

A crowded Djemaa el Fna in Marrakech

Almost everybody is has somebody that cares for them, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, lovers, friends even the homeless usually have somebody that worries about them and wonders where they are. They often even have their own communities which look out for each other.

Two wise members of the population of the Saronic Island of Spetses, Greece on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Ladies hour

Greek fisherman reducing the population of fish in a lake near Olympia on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

The population needs feeding

It has always been a mistake to judge somebody by their appearance; everybody has something to offer, something worthy of listening to and an opinion that should matter to us.

One of the Berber population in Morocco, North Africa on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

A genuine Berber smile

Man's best friends at a Pyrenean mountain dog show in France on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Humankind and their best friends

These are a series of images to celebrate mankind, in all its glory they portray a mixture of emotions and circumstance but hopefully also the indomitable spirit of the human race.

Our population is dependent on youth, Greek young people on the Saronic island of Hydra on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography

Our future is our youth

I believe we still have the ability to change the fate of the planet and with it our own future, it merely needs us to begin to recognise this and make the necessary changes to do so before it becomes too late.

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      Iain

      Thanks Shirlene just thought that it was such an important day it needed some kind of comment, and pictures speak the loudest most of the time

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      Iain

      Thank you Maria and did actually know that even knew her name as also read an article, though not in an Ecuadorian newspaper 😉

  1. 50+ and on the Run

    Thanks for the thoughtful article. Some days I think the world is basically wonderful and some days I think it is dreadful–that has as much to do with me as with the world, I think. That’s why traveling is so essential: it opens one’s eyes and hopefully, one’s heart. Great pix, too!
    Peace,
    Nany

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      Iain

      I like to think generally the World is a great place and we are not spoiling it quite as much as is being reported, we all witness so many amazing sights, sounds and cultures we should always be smiling.

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