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Photo @lucianocandisani (Luciano Candisani). Eye to eye. A Jaguar relaxing on the beach. It was last week in Piquiri river, Pantanal. This floodplains in Brazil concentrates a big population of the South America’s biggest cats. I keep on assignment on Northern Pantanal. @natgeo @ngbrasil @lucianocandiani @ilcp_photographers @onelapsebr #conservation #conservação #expedition #expedição #Pantanal #ecologia #fotografia #photography #wetland #jaguar #onça #wildlife #lucianocandisani #animais #brasil #brazil
Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // GIFTED // Male bee-eater (Merops apiaster) arrives with a four-spotted chaser (Libellula quadrimaculata) #dragonfly to the perching female. He brings food to the female in order to get mating opportunity. Male must provide 8-10 "gifts" for each mating. All this happened on a black locust tree in blossom, which attracts mass of bees. However, for some reason this male better brought a dragonfly this time... Only about 10 miles from my residency. No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #natgeo #educateandinspire #Hungary #findbeautyeveryday #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure #beeeater #birdstagram #birdphotography
Photo by @williamalbertallard // Taken in 2015 Walking along Rue de Rivoli in Paris on a rainy day and two young women are seen engrossed with a cell phone. The warm color of their faces and their lips are relieving accents among the coolness of the rain streaks on the window. A discarded cigarette pack plays its role, anchoring the lower right corner of the image. From my new book, Paris: Eye of the Flaneur @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety #paris #parís #ruederivoli #france #cigarette #cellphone #rainyparis #parisintherain #cafe #café #parisstreet #leica #pariseyeoftheflaneur #windows #window #windowview #windowseat #rain #rainyday #williamalbertallard
Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto Rabbit kitten – This is a very straightforward image of a rabbit kitten but it does nevertheless demonstrate the kind of effect that you can create by shooting at a subjects eye level. By shooting with my camera effectively resting on the ground it has the effect of making the background much more distant and therefore much easier to throw completely out-of-focus. Had I photographed this from a sitting position then not only would it have made it that much more likely that the rabbit wouldn’t have emerged from its warren but the more elevated viewpoint, the downward shooting position would have made the backdrop to the rabbit a lot closer and therefore that much more difficult to throw out-of-focus. As the backdrop offered little interest to the finished image I thought it best to simply exclude it, drawing out of it the only useful attribute and that is the rich, green colour. Of course these super clean backgrounds are not everybody’s cup of tea, nor mine to be honest, and they can feel a little one-dimensional but it’s always important to remember the potential end use for images such as these. These kind of images are ideal for front covers as the clean setting is ideal for text and headline banners whilst all of the viewers’ attention is focussed solely on the rabbit kitten. In these situations the one thing that I always remember is that, if the backdrop adds something to the final image then try to include it but if it adds nothing, or even detracts then exclude it as much as possible. Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety #rabbit #rabbitkitten #phototips #ethicsbeforeimages #nature #naturelovers #wildlifephotography #wild_animalsgram #animalonearth #wildlifeaddicts_ #animal_beauty #nature_brilliance #national.animals #exclusive_wildlife
Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix @tooyoungtowed // Obstetric fistula survivor Kadiatu, 15, reacts to being able to walk safely and independently with the use of splints on her feet. She was participating in "Fistula Camp" at the Aberdeen Women's Center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Obstetric fistula is one of the most devastating and serious childbirth injuries and is the result of extreme pressure and tissue damage during prolonged or obstructed labor. When the fetus cannot fit through the young mother’s pelvis due to her small stature stature, and if a Caesarean section delivery is not available to end the ordeal, the baby is usually stillborn and a fistula — or abnormal opening between the vagina and rectum or bladder — forms, resulting in severe incontinence. In many cases, like Kadiatu’s, girls can also experience peroneal nerve injury, resulting in leg weakness, foot drop and difficulty in walking. The women and girls who attended the Fistula Camp underwent surgeries to repair their fistulas, treat their decreased mobility, and improve their self-esteem. This image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “Too Young to Wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new L’Arche du Photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious Grand Arche de la Defense in Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo, including this one. The show ends tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 24, and is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriage and the efforts underway around the world to end the practice – including our work at our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed. For more information about the exhibition please visit the link to my blog listed in my bio @stephsinclairpix . #endchildmarriage #fistula #tooyoungtowed #sierraleone #photojournalism #girls #education #letgirlslearn
Photo by @rezaphotography #Dreaming of peace In 1986, riots erupted in the slums of Cape Town. The revolt of “colored people,” meaning all who were not white, escalated to its height. Mandela, the charismatic black leader, had been in prison for over two decades. Protest marches were organized in South Africa and throughout the world, demanding his release. Undoubtedly, the Apartheid government could not hold out much longer. But, for the moment, misery and anger were everywhere. I was not supposed to be taking photographs, but rather, hunting elephants... that was on my visa. One did not announce oneself as a journalist, for risk of having the door slammed in your face. Fortunately, during moments of tension with the police, the people banded together to protect me. It was thus that, at one point, I found myself amongst some workers, building a brick wall, after having hidden my cameras. My complexion allowed me to blend in with the other “Coloreds” around me. One day, I saw this man who had passed out from fatigue, hunger and also drink.I could have just taken a shot of him against the white wall. Then I would have expressed only one idea – destitution. But, as I looked about, I saw this dove, and I found it more interesting to capture this dozing man who seems to be dreaming of peace. Published in "Derrière l'objectif" (Hoëbeke Publishing, 2010). #africa #capetown #man #southafrica #riots #apartheid #fight #drawing #hope #peace #InternationalDayofPeace #freedom #wall #colored #dove #bird #dream #segregation #rainbow #protest #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى # عكاس @thephotosociety
Photo by @jasperdoest // Tristan Visser climbs back onto the SV Fantastiko ( @avontuurlijkzeilen_fantastiko) after swimming in the North Sea with Karl Beerenfenger ( @bytheoceanweunite). This spring, a group of scientists, artists, and environmental advocates sailed the North Sea under the flag of a Dutch NGO 'By the Ocean We Unite' in order to conduct research, raise awareness, educate and activate people, organisations and governments on plastic pollution. Today plastic pollution has become one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Worldwide, on average eight billion kilos of plastics end up in our oceans every year – that is 23.000 kilos every single minute(!). Those plastics – ranging from large to microscopically small – cause devastating effects on the environment, animals and possibly ourselves. Follow me @jasperdoest for more on plastic waste and sustainability or follow @bytheoceanweunite & @plasticsoupfoundation for more information. Opmerking verwijderen @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeonl @ilcp_photographers #conservation #environment #northsea #ocean #sailboat #plastic #pollution #plasticsoup #plasticfree #marinelitter #oceanlove
Photo: @rubensalgadoescudero // September 14, 2017: Two Rohingya women look on from their new home in Balu Khali camp, a makeshift Rohingya camp located near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Since attacks by Rohingya fighters on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine on August 25 sparked a major military backlash more than 420,000 of Myanmar’s 1.1 million ethnic Rohingya minority have fled to Bangladesh, bringing with them stories that they say describe ethnic cleansing. Despite the international community condemning the atrocities being committed, no real action has taken place to help the Rohingya population. #rohingya #muslim #injustice #myanmar #camp #respect #photography #portrait
Photo by @migeophoto // Edinburgh is a city where the old lady at the tourism office asks you to stop back in before flying home. In the center, there are two ancient volcanoes that rise above the surrounding streets. One is the home of Edinburgh Castle, and the other is a park with spectacular views from Arthur’s Seat. Every evening, there is a pilgrimage from all sides as people gather on this natural promenade for sunset. The 360-degree access elevates the Seat into a holy space. By 7pm, as people arrive from all directions, it feels like a sacrifice is imminent. // #scotland #edinburgh #arthursseat
Photo by @melissafarlow | Storm after storm rolled in with fury between short sun breaks-punctuated with bursts of hail. A huge waterspout dropped out of the sky near Netarts close to where a rare tornado developed last fall. Swipe to see the next photo where the sun returned with a rainbow. Wild weather on the Oregon coast. @natgeocreative @natgeo #oregon #weather #storms #nature #oceanside #rainbow
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Day 10 of Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament: the agony of defeat. #sumo #tokyo #japan @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeo.media
Photo by @jodicobbphoto // Flying in to Jackson Hole, WY can sometimes be a dicey experience, skirting the Grand Tetons. On my way there now for the Photography at the Summit Workshop-- and hoping for a smooth landing! Apparently it's snowing there now. It's an incredibly beautiful place for a workshop, with a great staff and faculty. #photographyatthesummit
Photo by @ljohnphoto // This is a photo of the hands of Daw Thein Yee, 50, who struggled for years to make ends meet and with the help of a WORTH group (women's micro loan group) she started a business selling a local bean snack. She has such great working hands and the money she is holding is part of her profits. This photo was shot in Tha Yet Kan Village in Myanmar where we are working with PACT. @sonyalpha @rippleeffectimages @Natgeo @natgeocreative #sponsored #A7Sii #myanmar
Photo by @TimLaman. Raindrops on hemlock leaves after a spring rain. In celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond. #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @thephotosociety, @NatGeoCreative
Photo by @williamalbertallard // Taken in 2015 Café Republique is my place for breakfast when I'm in Paris and lucky enough to get a room at my favorite two-star Hotel Paris France, in the 3rd ARR. I make my place at the café into a studio each morning, deciding where to sit, inside or out, looking at passerby or looking through the windows as I am here, taking in what's going on with reflections of reality. This is one of the large, leading pictures in my new book, Paris: Eye of the Flaneur. @thephotosociety @natgeo #paris #parís #parisbreakfast #parisphoto #cafe #3rdarrondissement #studio #streetphotography #pariseyeoftheflaneur #parisstreet #france #parisisalwaysagoodidea #leica
Photo by @bethjwald / “In the ringing emptiness I pause to hear the hiss of the swift torrent under ice, then turn in a slow circle, absorbing all this mighty weight of rock and snow and sky. A monumental glacier fills the southern blue like a frozen waterfall, but the sun flowing down that wall of ice has not yet touched the canyon rim over my head. I climb on through gray daybreak worlds toward the light.” From “The Snow Leopard” by Peter Matthiessen A year ago today, I also paused in “the ringing emptiness”, of #Dolpo, a remote region northwestern #Nepal, to take this photo of high, scoured ridges and distant peaks, along the same route that Peter Matthiessen trod in 1973, a journey that became the basis for his iconic book, The Snow Leopard. Along with Matthiessen was wildlife biologist George Schaller and last year, Schaller made his first trip back to Dolpo, to re-trace the journey he made in 1973. Accompanying him on this return was Peter Matthiessen’s son, Alex, and Tshiring Lama, a young biologist from Dolpo who is studying the snow leopard in her #mountain homeland. We spent five weeks exploring the surreally beautiful corner of the #Himalaya, looking at changes to communities, wildlife and habitat. In part based on recommendations made by Schaller after the 1973 trip, a large part of Upper Dolpo is now a National Park – Shey Phoksundo National Park. Thanks to National Geographic for a grant that helped support the project. See more photos of our journey on my feed @bethjwald. #thesnowleopard #conservationhero #Himalayan #dolpa #bon #bonpo #dolpopa #Himalaya #nationalgeographic #sheyphoksundonationalpark @natgeo @thephotosociety @bluemarbleproject
Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // GEM COUPLE // Common #kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) couple on a moss-covered branch over a stream. Once they couple up, male (at front) starts to dig the nesting hole. You can recognize some mud on his bill due to mining. Female will not take part in this hard work. She need to grow eggs, so she better just perches and watching the process! Taken only about 50 miles from my residency... Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #educateandinspire #Hungary #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure #discoveryourbackyard #kingfishers #birdstagram #birdphotography
Photo by @camdavidsonphoto // Florida Everglades two days after Hurricane Irma blew through southern Florida. Shot from a Bell Jet Ranger through a tiny rear cabin window. The morning started in Panama City and we flew to Lakeland and refueled. From Lakeland it was a straight shot down to Miami Executive Airport. I then changed ships and headed to the Keys for NatGeo. You can see a bit of my coverage by going to Nationalgeographic.com and typing in "irma" in the search field. You see a headline for aerials of Irma. Click on that for a brief interview and a few images. . . . . #florida #everglades #hurricaneirma #flying #aerialshoot #aerialphotography
El Moro, Puerto Rico in calmer and clearer weather. Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) This morning hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico with 155 mph winds. It is the strongest storm to hit in the island’s long history. Thoughts and prayers going out to all of my Puerto Rican friends. #HurricaneMaria #PuertoRico
Photo by @RobertClarkphoto // Even the views from the airport are epic in #Honolulu. Shot during a 12 hour delay.........from Honolulu to home. On assignment for nature_org. #hawaii