These Photos Of The World's Most Untouched Places Will Take Your Breath Away

September 17, 2014 6:41 PM

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These Photos Of The World's Most Untouched Places Will Take Your Breath Away

Over the course of eight years, veteran photojournalist Sebastião Salgado -- traveling by plane, on foot, by canoe and even balloon -- took more than 30 trips to some of the most remote and untouched corners of the globe. That included visiting the penguins of the Antarctic, gaping at the stunning ravines of the Grand Canyon and spending time with the isolated Zo’é tribe who live deep in the Amazon jungle. In each place or community in which he found himself, Salgado pulled out his camera and documented the experience.

His purpose? To show the world through his photographs that despite the havoc that humans have wreaked on the planet, despite climate change and deforestation and widespread development, there are still places on the globe that remain, as he put it, "pristine." He says he hopes his photos -- which h...

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