Pictures: Visualizing Climate Change's Toll—On Sides of UN Buildings
In advance of this week's UN Climate Summit, National Geographic photographers were among those whose work was shown on the side of UN headquarters.
National Geographic contributing photographer David Doubilet stepped out of a cab in New York a few nights ago, looked up, and saw his picture of an endangered sea lion projected 30 stories tall on the towers of the United Nations world headquarters.
"I loved the way that sea lion looked over Manhattan for a minute," Doubilet said.
When Doubilet took its picture, the sea lion looked like it was standing up on the ocean floor, likely looking out for sharks. But on Saturday, Doubilet's underwater image was helping call attention to the dire need for people to do more to fight climate change. It is part of a collection of massive, arresting images projected on UN buildings in advance of the