Freelance photojournalist based in Warsaw, Poland
Remines of trees are natural habitat for many insects and fungs. By every logging manual cutting to the roots is unacceptable.
Bialowieza forest logging
Aftermath of logging inside the forest. Often works are in deep woods where it can't be easily spotted by tourists.
When activists gets a signal that there're ongoing works in the forest that's probably illegal, they try to stop the logging. Harvester and forwarder machines has been blocked durning logging.
Every day activists go for a documentary patrols to find logging scenes. Later they send data to the EU tribunal of justice as an evidence in case against Poland.
Most of the Bialowieza forest district is a closed area to hide the ongoing logging, but activists enter the forest anyway to look for evidence of the logging.
Morning meeting of the activists where they decide about daily patrols to document the locations and scale of logging.
Activist chained himself to the harvester logging machine.
Activists claim that even saving one tree from being logged is worth their effort and risk they take.
Forest guards tries to remove acivists that chained themselves to the harvester to stop logging. Forest guard is commonly accused for very violent way of acting. Officers also removes journalist from the action scene to avoid any witneses.
Harvester and forwarder logging machines are heading work at dusk, when they'll be much harder to spot.
Every logging scene is secured by dozens of forest guards and police officers so neaking throughout the swamp is nothing extrordinary since logging is usually performed far away from the roads.
Marked trees in Bialowieza forest.
Night discussion of activists about one unsecured harvester found working in the forest.