"Fire and ice, two poles of creation, energy, and destruction. Life is precarious on our fragile planet. Ice, which I have now photographed in both the Antarctic and more recently in the Arctic, is a major contributor to the climate change that is just beginning to impact us. Fire also fascinates me. Recently I photographed Pompeii, Iceland, and the Pinacate region of northern Mexico. In India, I photographed the forests and animals of Kipling's Jungle Talesa magical world minimally protected and highly endangered."