'Cerrado 360' (medium) (Brazil)


Centering a 360º rainbow, a tree bids farewell to the setting sun. "Cerrado is the second most important biome in Brazil after the Amazon rainforest," explains talented photographer João Paulo Barbosa. "Its two million square kilometers represent 19% of the national territory. Little is known about the Cerrado ecosystem and the communities residing in this region for many centuries, such as the Quilombola communities established by former slaves and the sertanejos or inlanders. Greater visibility and demand for studies of various natures came as a consequence of the increased intensity in agricultural and breeding activities, as well as the urbanization process, accelerated because of the transfer of the capital city to the center of the country." Featuring a white border, the photograph is printed on Crystal Archive Fuji paper.