Landscape photographer’s staggering work reveals the vast environmental impact of desert cities

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disused Ampitheatre

credit: Richard Allenby-Pratt

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Amphitheater

Richard Allenby-Pratt is a Dubai-based photographer interested in sustainability, the environment and ecology. In this series, titled “Consumption,” Allenby-Pratt’s work reveals the immense environmental impact of the exponential growth of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Dubai is known for its massive construction projects and the record-breaking scale of its buildings. The image shown above is a disused amphitheater East of the city. Allenby-Pratt was unable to determine the purpose for which this concrete structure was built, but notes that there are equestrian activities nearby.