In this photographic exhibition, Ch’ien Lee aims to inspire a deeper understanding of these magical places, their incredible diversity, and how their continued existence is vital for the health of the entire planet.
Anyone who has stepped foot inside the rainforest cannot help but be filled with a sense of wonder: it is a realm of unbridled natural luxuriance, untameable and beyond the grasp of human conformity. At every turn there is a teeming abundance of life, and yet the forest is full of hidden secrets that only reveal themselves to the most patient of observers. These ancient forests which once spanned the tropical regions of the globe now cover less than 6% of the Earth’s surface. Despite this, rainforests contain over half of the world’s species, with thousands more being discovered every year.
This photographic exhibition, comprising work from the rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, New Guinea, and the Amazon Basin by Ch'ien Lee, aims to inspire a deeper understanding of these magical places, their incredible diversity, and how their continued existence is vital for the health of the entire planet.
About Ch’ien Lee
Biologist turned photographer, Ch’en Lee has worked in Califor- nia as an environmental educator prior to moving to Sarawak in 1996. He now travels widely across Southeast Asia to document the region’s astounding biodiversity via images, and considers photography an excellent means of conveying an understanding and appreciation of nature.
An Ardent conservationist, Ch’ien is a contributing member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), speaks regularly for environmental education in Malaysia, and his photographs have been utilized to highlight many rare and endangered species, many of which have been captured in photos for the first time.