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Edward Burtynsky: the real and really big picture 

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Photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier, Toronto / Paul Kuhn, Calgary
Marine Aquaculture #1, Luoyuan Bay, Fuijan Province, China, 2012: Taken at 7,200 feet using a remote-control helicopter rather than a Chinese military helicopter that rents for $20,000 per hour. This aquaculture farm is home to 25,000 people.
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