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Photo by @ciriljazbec it can take five flights, a helicopter and a dog sled team to get to some settlements in greenland. but the long journey is always worth it for slovenian photojournalist ciril jazbec (@ciriljazbec ), who documents the climate-related changes taking place on this island of ice. “greenland’s entire surface has started to melt,” says ciril. “the speed of glaciers melting has increased dramatically. only five or 10 years ago, it was a whole different story. greenlanders used to have very strong hunting communities, but because of climate change there is no longer enough ice.” despite the reality of documenting these changes, ciril seeks to capture the humanity. “how do you show the human face of climate change?” he asks. “how do you show what it’s like for these communities that are living in low-lying places and islands? i’m trying to somehow build a bridge between these issues and the viewers. our planet is very fragile. it’s important to keep going back to greenland and sharing with the world what is going on, so they know that we can’t take everything for granted.” see greenland through ciril’s lens on our story today.

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Photo by @rexiecat hello, world! it’s time for a very special edition of #weeklyfluff. meet rexie (@rexiecat ), the 3-year-old “handicat” who harnesses his #cattitude every day. “despite lacking the ability to use his rear end due to an injury, rexie by no means lets it slow him down,” explains rexie’s human, dasha. “even if he has to use only his two feet to walk, he still manages to move around very easily, and he actually runs pretty fast!” watch our story to learn more about rexie’s world. 🐾

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Photo by @paradox7_ nineteen-year-old photographer rohang mishal (@paradox7_ ) reframed his view of a typical beach scene for #whpblackandwhite. “we were talking and cracking jokes when suddenly the beach drew my attention,” says rohang. “the tourists, the ferry, the man striding by — plus a cameo by my favorite shoes — i like the raw emotion of looking at life.”

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Photo by @iconize leaping lovers take flight in milan’s piazza g*e aulenti, as captured by marco ferrero (@iconize ), who credits his “craziness” as a major creative inspiration. “i’m always smiling and jumping around,” he says. #whpblackandwhite

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Video by @hiltonic_ ⚡️🌈🤪 down the rabbit hole we go into stop-motion animator evan hilton’s (@hiltonic_ ) hypnotizing #whpblackandwhite “color disruption” submission. “i think the bright colors and the black and white complement each other in a beautiful way,” he says. follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.

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Photo by @ya__queen for yeon-a kim (@ya__queen ), a satisfying meal starts with rice, “the most important and fundamental element of korean food.” at home in her kitchen in seoul, yeon-a enjoys mixing in seasonal ingredients to create her own version of korean cooking and sharing her plated creations to inspire others. check out our story for a taste of yeon-a’s signature cooking style.

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Photo by @erikmarthaler dimension and detail, plus the perfect pair of striped pants, gave erik marthaler’s (@erikmarthaler ) #whpblackandwhite submission an edge. the chicago-based photographer took this image from a unique vantage point on the sears tower.

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Photo by @kiarang_alaei throw your wings up for this moment of pure childhood joy, captured for #whpblackandwhite by kiarang alaei (@kiarang_alaei ). follow along as we feature some of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project.

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Featured photo by @frederic_vasquez we’re embracing the drama of black and white for this weekend hashtag project: #whpblackandwhite. try our black-and-white filters in photos and stories, and make adjustments using the contrast tool. grayscale has a wide range and it can help focus the subject by getting rid of distracting colors, especially if the light isn’t great. go to where the action is happening. your photos and videos don’t have to be serious and moody. find a dog park or outdoor concert to capture playful and dynamic scenes. look for texture and patterns. back away from buildings to see the repeating shapes of windows and doors; or get close to flowers and leaves to magnify their lines and silhouettes. project rules: please add the #whpblackandwhite hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

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Video by @paulnicklen off the coast of vancouver island, british columbia, in the strait of georgia, billions of herring gather in the waters to spawn. with them arrives a huge influx of marine birds, orcas and the ⭐ of our story: steller sea lions. wildlife conservation photographer, cinematographer and co-founder of sealegacy (@sea_legacy ) paul nicklen (@paulnicklen ) is taking us on an underwater adventure to get up close and personal with these curious sea creatures. from his work in the strait of georgia to help people understand the importance of the salish sea and herring season, he knows firsthand just how playful the steller sea lions can be. (in his words, he’s felt like “a human chew toy.”) check out our instagram story to see paul and these pups in action.

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Video by @ramune0123 hello, world! our #weeklyfluff is coming to you from japan: a pair of white pacific parrotlets named ramune and soda (@ramune0123 ), affectionately referred to as “tiny dinosaurs” by their human. though the parrotlet is one of the smallest birds in the parrot family, these two have a lot of personality to share, whether they’re learning a new trick (bowling!) or just enjoying a nice head-scratch. follow @ramune0123 to keep up with this feathered duo.

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Video by @paulrabil when he was 12 years old, paul rabil’s (@paulrabil ) neighbor handed him a lacrosse stick. “i remember playing in my first game and taking my first shot,” says the american lacrosse player, who grew up in maryland and now plays professionally for new york and team usa. “i wasn’t any good, and the ball traveled in the opposite direction of where i was aiming. i remember feeling upset, but also invigorated by the challenge to improve.” now 32, “a year younger than lebron james,” he notes, paul’s passion never left. “hard work is defined by effort and endurance. the latter is the most difficult,” he says. “to be able to stay motivated, put in hours of training, make daily sacrifices and truly be passionate about what you do is rare. if you have it, go all in, and be prepared to commit years of your life to the journey.” check out our story to join paul on the field.

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Photo by @weekend_wanderlust_ “whp🦄 inspired me to think outside the box,” says izzy berger (@weekend_wanderlust_ ), who spotted this flock of flying birds in the reflection of a puddle. “unicorns are usually associated with bright colors, but i wanted to maintain my photo style. when i saw this bird formation, i thought it would make a great unicorn horn. the rest was down to a lot of patience and good timing!”

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Photo illustration by @letizilla “i cannot help myself from being creative when i’m surrounded by colors,” says graphic designer leticia ramos (@letizilla ). “i wanted to represent #whp🦄 as i am — smiling and being happy for having my unicorn balloon.”

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Photo by @aravisdolmenna at home in england, aravis dolmenna (@aravisdolmenna ) turned lunchtime prep into her #whp🦄 submission. “i like to use the ordinary, everyday items around me to make unexpected pictures,” says arvis. “this allowed me to really use my imagination.” 🥕 follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.

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Photo by @mmeyers76 a spectacularly pink arizona sunset is made even better with the addition of steve, a stuffed unicorn that mike meyers (@mmeyers76 ) bought at the start of a road trip. “i have no idea what compelled me to buy steve,” he writes in the caption of his #whp🦄 submission, “but he seems all right with it all, especially if we keep taking him to places like this.”

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Photo by @oluuukaa bright colors electrify the scene in olga’s (@oluuukaa ) #whp🦄 submission, which features her “dearest friend maria, an expert in unicorns and a just really awesome girl.”

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Photo by @pointerproblems “if you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change. the world needs more unicorns.” —gordie and lylle (@pointerproblems ) follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #whp🦄 .

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Video by @stirandstyle an appetite for entrepreneurship (and noodles) led june quan to transform a career in entertainment law into @stirandstyle – a personal brand dedicated to sharing her love of eating. leaving work that she loved “was the toughest decision of my entire life,” but june is enjoying the journey. “i’ve had fun finding my own voice in the food scene and i use my law degree every single day,” she says. in addition to co-owning three restaurant stands at smorgasburg in la, june is adding her own flavor to the food blogging scene by enjoying larger-than-life eats on camera to educate her audience about lesser-known eateries that are worth the trip. “being a restaurant owner too, i definitely support local businesses. i want to spotlight the restaurants that are affordable, and good, and easy, and casual.”

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Featured photo by @studiomucci celebrate the uniqueness and style of unicorns for this weekend hashtag project: #whp🦄 capture your real-life unicorns, the individuals that really stand out. with an action-packed #boomerang or playful portrait of a friend (humans and animals both work), show us their true personality. look for light and colors that pop. an everyday place can transform into a magical location with the addition of a single light beam spilling into a dark room or an orange boat that jumps out against a blue sea. focus on the little things. get close to capture special details of a new hair style or handcrafted origami. include the written details in your caption, too. project rules: please add the #whp🦄 hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. if you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

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