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[PHOTO CONTEST NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES] 📸 by @adammgordon Thank you to all of those who participated in our #CaptureTheChange photo contest. Our judges @jedidiahjenkins , @jess wandering, @travisburkephotography and @alliemtaylor will be selecting the best entries. Stay tuned to find out who will be driving away in a new Tesla Model S and winning other great prizes! . . In the meantime, we thought this entry by @adammgordon in @joshuatreenps was a perfect way to celebrate #EarthHour2019 Remember to switch off your lights from 8:30 to 9:30 pm local time today to help spread awareness about #Sustainability and #ClimateChange ! #Connect2Earth
[📸 CONTEST ENDS SOON]. . #CapturetheChange you see in the world by this Friday 3/29 for your chance to win a paid 3-year lease in a new Tesla Model S, on us. . . Entering the contest is easy! Click the link in our bio for more details, and to find out what changes mean the most to us.
One last piece of #travistakeover inspiration for you all to enter the #CaptureTheChange contest. Although this melting ice within a glacier in the Pacific Northwest made for one of the most beautiful and serene moments I’ve experienced, it’s extremely alarming how fast ice is melting all over the world. I’m grateful to get to explore these places while they’re still here and motivated to help ensure their existence for future generations. It's only with continued investment in education and innovation around sustainable forms of generating energy that we can get ahead of the very real effects of global warming. And that’s just the type of change @BankoftheWest is aiming to drive. Thank you so much for following along with my takeover and good luck in the photo contest! Post your photo before 3/29. See contest rules on @BankoftheWest ’s handle. #travistakeover #capturethechange #ad #sponsored
More #travistakeover inspiration for the #CaptureTheChange contest. It’s estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastics in the ocean than fish. I grew up on the coast and as a surfer and diver and I’ve seen the impacts above and below the surface. Here, my friend @brinkleydavies explores a meromictic lake in Indonesia. The top layer is cool, crystal clear fresh water while the bottom is warm, green, and salty. It’s our generation’s responsibility to change the future of our oceans, lakes, and rivers. My hope is that through my photography, I will inspire others to make personal changes while companies like @BankoftheWest help drive big changes forward. #travistakeover #capturethechange #ad #sponsored Don’t forget to enter the contest by 3/29. You could drive home a Tesla Model S!
Hey, I’m Travis ( @travisburkephotography ). I’m an adventure photographer and athlete based in California. As one of the judges for the #CaptureTheChange photo contest, I’m taking over @BankoftheWest ’s handle today to inspire and encourage you all to participate. You could drive home in a Tesla Model S! I’ve always been intrigued by the night sky and spend a lot of my time photographing it. During last year’s Super Blue Blood Moon, I took the opportunity to send a larger message by capturing a father and daughter silhouetted against the moon. To me, this represented the passing of his appreciation for the environment and our responsibility to protect it, something @BankoftheWest finances (and divests ). #capturethechange #travistakeover #ad #sponsored
[PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY] • 📸 by @danielle_cheree_ A green sea turtle begins its descent back to the bottom of ocean after coming up for a breath of air. The sun was finally shining, and the turtle came up at just the right time. This shot was taken in the Belize Barrier Reef, which is now the largest living barrier reef in the world. @bankofthewest #contest #capturethechange #greenseaturtle #seaworld #belize #savetheocean #turtlesofinstagram #turtlelove #natureshots #seaturtles #greengrammers #capture #bestnatureshot #capturethewild #natgeoyourshot #yourshot #capture
[PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY] • 📸 by @angela_service An engineer named, Richard Ensign, spent a couple years and a few thousand dollars constructing a concrete sailboat as an experiment. It is believed that he created the design with the idea that there would be an economic collapse leading people to find an inexpensive and safe way of escaping the chaos and disorder that would take place on land. In 1973, the boat made its maiden three month voyage down the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. A flood in 1996 deposited the craft on the shores of Sauvie Island, Oregon where it sits today. A few years ago, a friend and I headed out to the beach to find the UFO looking ship with an idea in mind. We waited until the sun went down and set up our cameras. My friend climbed inside and lit the portholes up with a flashlight and I lit a smoke-bomb and walked around the craft holding it high above my head. The 30 second exposure captured a pretty amazing site that night! @BankoftheWest This is my #contest entry for #capturethechange
[PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY] • 📸 by @mattwardlaw Often thought to be native, 60 mountain goats were brought to Colorado during multiple transplant operations. Now they number in the thousands and are thriving in the state. I met these four while hiking above treeline on Mt. Quandary. Wile sharing a hiking trail, they looked at me like I was the transplant! Contest entry for #capturethechange #contest #tesla #colorado #mountaingoats #hiking #photography #canon @bankofthewest
[PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY] • 📸 by @angela_service Wind power is an alternative to burning fossil fuel, is renewable, clean, uses little land and has many more environmental benefits. The Windy Point/Windy Flats project, located in Goldendale, Washington is the largest wind farm in Washington state. It spans 26 miles along the Columbia River Gorge ridge line. I took this photo from our family’s 20 acres during a beautiful summer sunset. Mount Hood majestically towers over the rolling hills and farmlands sharing the skyline with the massive wind turbines. A beautiful scene of the old and the new. @BankoftheWest This is my #contest entry for #capturethechange
[PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY] • 📸 by @tmounlavongsy I’ve had the privilege to live in many cities dedicated to sustainability, environmental consciousness, energy transition, or green technology. Boston is now my new home, and I am committing myself to doing my part to preserve this world we live in every day, by walking, biking, and using public transportation. There’s a huge difference between an extra 30 minutes added to the daily commute some may say? But I say, if walking, biking, or riding the train every day, means one less vehicle on the road, a little less carbon monoxide produced, or a little positive impact to this earth...then HELL YA. We all want to change or impact the world we live in. But often times doubt the difference one person can make. So let me remind you this, “Never doubt that a group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has” ~ M. Mead 🌎 • • • Thank you @bankofthewest for committing to saving our planet. #capturethechange #contest #Tesla #environment #ternbicycles #walking #biking #carpool #publictransportation #savetheplanet #womenempowerment #leadbyexample #womenwhowander #activelife #bethechange #boston #nahantbeach • PC 📷 @cicadam
[PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY] • 📸 by @katyehlers Did you know bamboo is technically a grass, not a wood? And a certain species of it can grow up to 3 ft per day!? I think the expression “growing like a weed” should actually be “growing like bamboo” 🤔🌠 #themoreyouknow @bankofthewest #capturethechange #contest #ktkedojapan #japan #kyoto #arashiyama #arashiyamabambooforest #bambooforest #365degreesofwow #latergram
[PHOTO CONTEST ENTRY] • 📸 by @thegoodofthehive Worker bees are an incredible sight to behold. She does most of the work in the hive, controlling much of what goes inside. Their jobs includes feeding the queen, drones and larvae, collecting pollen and nectar, and making wax, to name a few. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Spring is fast approaching and soon she and many others will be out and about again, hard at work. Keep your eyes peeled and if you get a chance, thank her when you cross paths 🐝 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @bankofthewest #artactivism #globalart #artivism #mural #murals #murales #artactivist #wallsthatspeak #artofvisuals #passionpassport #sonyalpha #globalcitizen #paradigmshift #painting #pintando #madebyoriginals #artista #🐝 #portraitsinthewild #gamechangers #honeybees #bees #sustainableart #conservation #environment #ecolibrium #CaptureTheChange #contest #pollinators #thegoodofthehive