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Pencil Vs Camera - 15 | by Ben Heine
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Pencil Vs Camera - 15

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A photo I took yesterday in Poland (I also made the rough sketch). Yes I know, there are no koalas in Poland but there is one in my imagination, struggling against extinction...


Koalas are in serious decline suffering from the effects of habitat destruction, domestic dog attacks, bushfires and road accidents. The Australian Koala Foundation estimates that there are less than 80,000 koalas left in the wild, possibly as few as 43,000.


There is arguably no legislation that effectively and/or consistently protects koala habitat anywhere within Australia, not necessarily because the legislation does not exist, but because there is not always the political will to adequately resource, implement, police and enforce such legislation... Read more on


Update: See THIS VIDEO showing some 18 Pencil Vs Camera images in progress (with a small animation and an original musical composition).



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Save the Koalas!


A poem by Katie Gabrielle


I'm a koala

cute and stout

listen to this artist

and put the fire out!


I want to live!

So let me be

It's cold in Poland

So set me free!


How would you feel

If you were gone

And nobody cared

for very long.


I cannot speak

Koala bear

Just know

I'm here

And that I care.

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Taken on May 9, 2010