REGUA - The return of the Atlantic rainforest
  • REGUA - The return of the Atlantic rainforest

    The story of the photograph:


    REGUA - The return of the Atlantic rainforest. The Atlantic rainforest has been severely deforested in Brazil since the Portuguese arrived hundreds of years ago. Today approximately 7 percent of the forest remains intact. Although deforestation is still a threat to the remaining parts of the forest, several initiatives are working successfully to protect and restore it. In Rio de Janeiro state, Reserva Ecológica de Guapiaçu (REGUA) has since early 2000 planted trees and brought back wetland areas previously deforested for cattle grazing. Today the rainforest has returned, together with birds and wildlife that now again flourish in the area, making REGUA a true symbol of how forests can be brought back to life.


    About the photographer:


    Øistein Johannessen, born 18.09.1970, is an amateur nature and wildlife photographer from Norway. For three years Johannessen has been living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During this time there he started the Alive | Series, an initiative with the aim to support nature preservation and protection of the rainforests in Brazil by donating his own photos taken in various parts of the world. Through his photos, Johannessen tries to raise awareness and engagement for protecting wildlife and their habitats. In Brazil, his photos are mainly taken in the Atlantic rainforest, the Amazon and the Pantanal.


    IG: oistein_johannessen

    Website: Alive Series by Øistein Johannessen 

    • Purchase price includes all printing and packaging costs. Total revenue is donated directly to reforestation projects.


      Sizing guide:

      Small 30x40cm 12x18 in
      Medium 40x60cm 16x24 in
      Large 50x75cm 20x30 in
      Extra large 60x90cm 24x36 in


      All prints are sold and shipped unframed. The photos are printed without the "Photograhy for Future" watermark.