Nothing makes a photograph suddenly pop more than a gun.
People say environmental stories are nooze -- not news -- because they ooze, they don't break. As an environmental reporter, I'm always looking for ways to bring immediacy and urgency to these stories. Sometimes, that means making sure there's a gun in the frame.
This week's photograph captures mine security -- former military from Namibia -- exploring utility tunnels stripped bare by zama zamas and turned into mine entrances. The implicit danger, the cool, dark underground universe of an abandoned mine lends something simply more exciting to what is in large parts an environmental story.