The coronavirus is still ravaging the globe and people are locking themselves up at home to avoid getting infected and the world seems to be just fine without us. We’ve seen the news from all over the world about animals coming into cities and claiming them for themselves as people empty from the streets, water in Venice went crystal clear and some of the wildlife is back to its canals, and many more examples of nature thriving. But this time, we got some good news from the Brits, it seems the lockdown has done some good to their coastline near Portsmouth.
Incredible photographs captured by Mike Woods with a drone over Portsmouth show the sea now looking almost tropical, which may be due to a reduction in pollution. Most people would never expect tropical-looking pictures of the seaside to be coming from the Brits, they did manage to surprise us this time. He also was amazed to see usually murky waters azure blue and crystal clear.
He said: “There has been a lot of talk about the color of the water in the area recently and I think the perception is, nature is thriving. It’s beautiful to see it and it looks like you are in a different country down there, it really does. It’s phenomenal. We’ve never, ever seen the water look this clear before, it’s lovely.”
These Google Earth images show how the British coastline looked before the lockdown:
Here’s how people responded to the photos