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Photograph by George Steinmetz @geo@geosteinmetz The Tuareg call it “the castle”, an area of wind-eroded rock in the Tassili du Hoggar, five hours in 4x4 from Tamanrasset, Algeria. The area was littered with unnamed and unclimbed pinnacles of sandstone. Check out the view I got of these castles in the sand from my paraglider ===> @geosteinmetz #notadrone #DesertAirBook
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Photo by @cir@ciriljazbec / This is George Chege, a member of a tech space called Gearbox that is based in Nairobi. He came up with a solution for Mama Grace, a farmer, who lost many chicks due to irregular temperature conditions. His innovation, a smart chick brooder, regulates the environment in the brooding space automatically and sends real-time updates on farmers phone. His solution not only saved Mama Grace’s time and money but also increased her yields. / Honoured to get the award for this photo essay 'Africa's Tech Generation' at the Pictures of the Year International! Hopefully this will give even more exposure to a different kind of story from Africa. One that is inspiring and positive! Follow @ciriljazbec to see more photos from this story. #Kenya #Nairobi #Gearbox #Africa #Tech #POY75 #award
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - View of the iconic snow cone in the vast Snow Volcano Hall inside Schwarzmooskogel ice cave, located on the western edge of the Totes Gebirge mountain range in Austria. This fantastic feature has built up over many hundreds of years through the yearly accumulation of snow that falls in from the surface. Mountain regions respond sensitively to climate change. Taking advantage of Alpine caves, a team of scientists led by Swiss Paleoclimatologist Dr. Marc Luetscher from the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (SISKA), is working to understand how permafrost has evolved through time. Ice caves form through a combination of snow intrusion and/or congelation of water infiltrating a karst system. Often up to several centuries old, the climate record of this ice remains largely under-studied. Today we are also able to tell if a cave was an ice cave in the past. This is achieved by looking for cryogenic cave calcites. These form when water enters a cave, and freezes and turns to ice. In this process, the water becomes progressively enriched in ions to the point that it becomes super-saturated and precipitates calcite. @natgeocreative
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photo by @ren@renaeffendiphoto // A couple that has been married for over ten years, dances on the doorstep of their home in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. Ernest Hemingway used to live here, in the nearby village of Finca Vigia. Follow @renaeffendiphoto for more human interest stories. #lif#life #dance #music #cuba #life #love
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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yam@yamashitaphoto - Crowd control, Tibetan style at the Great Prayer Festival of Monlam at Labrang monastery. For the next 2 weeks thousands of Tibetan pilgrims will be gathering at major monasteries for prayer and dancing. Here a team of monks moves under a giant paper tiger costume to control the crowd, forcing the flow of people in a direction away from the main stage. #monlam #tibetan #festivals #labrang @natgeocreative For more on Tibet, follow @yamashitaphoto
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Photo by @bri@brianlehmannphotography - A #man shows off his mother's 5-year-old mummified #body during a #rare and #unique #Indonesian #death #ritual. To see another #mummy #follow @brianlehmannphotography.
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Photo by @ped@pedromcbride Winter light: Rays bounce off that most “loved and litigated river in the world” - the Colorado hard at work sculpting something grand. #grandcanyon. I’ll be speaking in Seattle starting this Sunday speaking about our 13-month emersion inside this national park - and highlighting why such public lands matter. To learn more follow @pedromcbride #gratitude #nature #petemcbride #aerial
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Video by @ste@stephenwilkes. This aerial view of Lake Bogoria, in Kenya, Africa shows the “bird blind”, and location we documented the migration of the Lesser Flamingo in. This area is on the largest feeding areas and a magnificent backdrop for my new “Day to Night” series with National Geographic. Using a drone, we observed thousands of Lesser Flamingo flight patterns as they took off along the water. I was drawn to the contrast of light and shadow and how effortlessly they took to the air. You can see this and more behind the scenes video at the National Geographic museum exhibition, “Transcend the Passage of Time in ‘Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes’, through April 30, 2018. Please see the “Day to Night” photographs which are part of a story, “The Journeys of Migratory Birds, in the March issue of National Geographic magazine. Follow me @stephenwilkes to see more images from my bird migration series and to learn more about my process in creating these images, please check out my TED talk link in my bio. #lakebogoria #kenya #africa #birdmigration #lesserflamingo #flamingo #aerial #flight #nature #daytonight #nat#natgeoum #natgeo
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Photo by @cri@cristinamittermeier // I am working on a new book and as I go through my photos I am finding lots of images of people with “interesting stuff on their heads”. I photographed this Kayapó elder during a warrior’s ceremony. He was wearing a beautiful headdress made with the feathers of Amazonian parrots and macaws that people keep as pets so that they can pluck some feathers whenever they need to repair or make a new headdress. To see more photos of “Interesting stuff people wear on their heads” #follow me at @cristinamittermeier #beauty @NatGeoCreative @The_Explorers_Club @ThePhotoSociety #culture #hat #headgear #interesting @kayapoproject #portaitphotography
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Photo by @coryrichards // Captured #withGalaxy S8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Soma Wera, 63, of Galle Sri Lanka stands for a portrait in the city market. Galle was known as Gimhathiththa before it was colonized in the 16th century by Portuguese and became the primary port of the island. The city played an important role long before the it’s colonization and according to James Emerson Tennent was the ancient seaport of Tarshish. It was ‘discovered’ by the Portuguese in 1502 when a fleet was blown off course en route to the Maldives. Galle has played many roles throughout its history, most recently as a major tourist destination that highlights the Fort of Galle. For better or worse, the city’s function is and always has been built on the back backs of laborers like Soma Wera.
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photo by @vin@vincentjmusi Vegas, 2018 A name like Vegas invokes curiosity and intrigue. She is a 14 year-old Greyhound that was adopted as a puppy. She was never raced, which is fairly unusual for these graceful dogs. She was a good sport about being photographed, most dogs are, particularly when food is involved. This a personal project on the character and beauty of dogs and you are seeing it develop as I work through this #yearofthedog Thanks for sharing your your dog pictures with me and for your suggestions, I’m touched by your outreach and kind words about this work. I wish I could travel to every place suggested and photograph all of the incredible dogs. Give me time, I’m just getting started - I post more of these @vincentjmusi where I welcome your input. #greyhound
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Video by @joe@joelsartore | Yucatan box turtles are unique in that the males have quite striking facial pigmentation. Some are pigmented so strongly that it is almost reminiscent of makeup. Because males are so ornate, scientists once believed that female Yucatan turtles were a completely different species than their male counterparts. These turtles can only be found in the Yucatan peninsula and are very elusive; they are rarely encountered by humans and are often only seen during or after rain. This male Yucatan box turtle at @OKC@OKCzoo loves to emerge from his hiding place for an evening mist before retiring for the night. He, along with three others of his kind are housed together and get along very well. Turtles and tortoises are the most endangered group of vertebrates in the world, with wild populations across the globe declining sharply as a result of harvesting by humans for pet and food markets. In addition to caring for and breeding endangered turtles and tortoises, the @OKCzoo partners with the @TurtleSurvival Alliance (TSA) to conserve turtles. TSA works in turtle hotspots in 15 countries, leading conservation efforts that include enforcing laws that protect turtles, rehabilitating and releasing turtles confiscated from traffickers, and breeding and releasing endangered turtle species. Check out @joelsartore for an up close portrait of a Yucatan box turtle.
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