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Video by @renan_ozturk a real-time video capture of a pulse of northern lights in iceland. what you're hearing in the audio is the reaction that @taylorfreesolo @burkgnar and the team of surfers and filmmakers were having when this burst suddenly erupted above us like a swirling tide-pool of water. seeing people's reactions to the sheer wonder of our planet inspires me to keep creating images that can create positive change and understanding. #underanarcticsky #northernlights @chrisburkard @benweiland @heidarlogi @timmymissions @auroraarktika @zellnerdy @hogstine @jquinny @camp4collective

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Photograph by @limauricio | mauricio lima - the war in syria has just entered its 8th year. more than 400,000 people have lost their lives, with 5 million seeking refuge abroad and over 6 million displaced internally since march 2011, according to the latest report from human rights watch. - mothers at the martyrs section of kobani's cemetery for a burial ceremony of two self-defense soldiers who died after stepping on a mine in raqqa. i recently returned to syria, and while working in kobani i noticed 24 more graves lined up ahead of those two buried the day i took this photograph, in september last year. for more about the conflict in syria and its consequences, follow @limauricio - #syria #war #civilians #mothers #women #children

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Image by @joelsartore | this giant ibis, photographed at @accb_cambodia , is not only one of the rarest bird species on the planet with only 200-300 individuals remaining worldwide, but is also the national bird of cambodia, where the majority of them live. this individual was severely ill due to a heavy parasite infection when found in the forest in eastern cambodia. now, after four months of treatment and care at the center, he has almost regained his former strength. the giant ibis is the largest ibis species alive and reaches a height of up to 1 meter (3.2 feet). habitat destruction and persecution have driven this species close to extinction during the last few decades. @accb_cambodia is currently caring for three rescued giant ibises and is the only institution worldwide with husbandry experience in this species. hopefully, a conservation breeding program can be established in the future to prevent this elusive species from going extinct.

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Photograph @vincentjmusi monty, 2017 there’s something about these doodles and me. i’m not very good with rejection, thin-skinned you might say, particularly when it comes from a doodle or an noodle or an oodle - whether they be golden or labra or even a cockadoodle for that matter. monty’s known as “the general” in a household where he commands a small brigade of humans and another dog or two on a good day. at just a little more than 9 years-old monty was having no part of what i was selling. so the number of photographs he permitted me to make can be counted on just a few fingers. this can be quite humbling to have an otherwise amiable dog physically turns his nose up at you and your dreams of fame as a dog photographer. so what you see here is what i got, and that’s all i was getting. we have since reached a peaceful accord but the relationship is still tenuous. if this sort of work appeals to you, there is more @vincentjmusi #labradoodle #yearofthedogs

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Photo by @pedromcbride // life beyond wheels: it took 22 days of hiking some 200 miles across five 15,000 ft himalayan passes along the border between bhutan and nepal to meet this remarkable woman who raises her family in the high mountain village of thanza - a place where no roads exist. after sharing her portrait she kindly gifted me her yak hair hat. to see more remote corners, follow @pedromcbride #bhutan #snowmantrek #portrait #gratitude

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Video by @mmuheisen (muhammed muheisen) yesterday afternoon in the dead sea in jordan, a group of women sang while enjoying a swim in the sea. for more photos and videos, follow me @mmuheisen #muhammedmuheisen

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Photo by: @renaeffendiphoto (rena effendi) //visitors ponder an arrow formed with teapots as part of an art installation at the yarat contemporary art centre in baku. tea is a central feature of azerbaijani life. check out my story "caspian mystique" in the april-may issue of the national geographic traveler magazine. #tea #art #culture #baku #azerbaijan @natgeotravel

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Photo by @irablockphoto // photographers try to capture an incredible show of the northern lights at jökulsárlón glacial lagoon on iceland's south coast. #followme@irablockphoto to see more images from iceland and the world @thephotosociety @natgeocreative. - - - #northernlights #iceland #glacier #ice #travel #jökulsárlón #icebergs #breiðamerkurjökull #northernlights #auroraborealis #lightshow #photographers

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Photo by @amivitale. ‪the passing of sudan, the last male northern white rhino, was really h*****n all of his keepers. they’d fallen in love with him. they say they wake up in the morning and see the rhinos often before they see their own children. they say, ‘these are our babies.’‬ these keepers are the real heroes, the men and women protecting all of these species. they are the ones, often with very little, making huge impacts in their communities and the planet. we can often forget that the best protectors of these landscapes are the local communities themselves. their efforts to preserve community cohesion is ultimately the best immunization against forces that threaten both their wildlife and way of life. @olpejeta @safari_park_dvur_kralove @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo #lastmanstanding #sudanforever #worthmorealive #olpejetarhinos #northernwhiterhinos #protectrhinos #dontletthemdisappear #rhions #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale @nature_africa

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Photo by @williamalbertallard // palermo, sicily, 1994 // laundry seems to soar like great birds in flight from lines strung from tenement buildings in an old neighborhood in palermo. sicly was a wonderful place for me to document. it’s such a wonderful visual resource with people who aren’t shy of being photographed, full of life and vigor. and the food, oh how good it is! #followme @williamalbertallard for more images of sicily and other assignments spanning five decades. #sicily #palermo #laundry #neighborhood #city

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Photograph by @cristinamittermeier // i have recently been going through some old slides looking for hidden gems for my upcoming fine art book amaze. it is so exciting going through old favorites that i have never been able to publish. as the scan of this image slowly appeared on my screen, a smile grew on my face. i remember being so deeply moved by seeing how this young girl from the karawari river valley cherished her most prized possession and clearly her best friend, this puppy. in honor of #nationalpuppyday, i want to share this image and memory. for more images of my trip to papua new guinea and images for my book, please #followme at @cristinamittermeier .

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Photograph by @paulnicklen // it is not an easy life for a young grizzly bear. they are constantly foraging on a diverse diet of vegetation, fish, carrion and other sources of nutrition until it is time to sleep for the winter. even if it is october and -30c on the fishing branch river in canada’s yukon. their key time to get f*t is in the fall months when they target salmon. this forces these normally isolated nomads within proximity to one another. young bears like this ice-covered female are always on the lookout for big lumbering males or protective mothers and cubs. the one skill they have is that they are light and fast and run they can. if you aren’t big and tough, then you better be alert and quick. #followme on @paulnicklen to see more of my favorite predators. #speed #bear #adventure #beauty #nature #naturelovers #grizzly

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Photo by @ruddyroye // captured #withgalaxy note8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // looking at ammo and jessilyn ray one might make the mistake of thinking that they are the next group of folks set to gentrify the brooklyn borough. but when you go beyond the surface, they will share how they are helping to preserve the community they came to know when they first started renting here. both artists have been integral in fighting for renter’s rights in brooklyn. while ammo has been working to help keep neighbours in their apartments, jessilyn has been bringing food and groceries to her neighbours in need. today, they came together to collaborate as musicians and strategize about how to continue being supportive members of the brooklyn community.

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Photo by @brianskerry . a pair of indo-pacific bottlenose dolphins swim through the temperate waters near jeju island, south korea. three dolphins from this pod were illegally captured several years ago and kept in captivity in a zoo. in 2013 the captive animals were re-wilded and released off jeju, where they returned to their birth pod and are now doing well. on tuesday, south korea banned the importation of dolphins from taiji, japan; the location where dolphins are captured for use in captivity or are slaughtered. although this does not mean that captive dolphins are prohibited in south korea, such a ban should help reduce the number of captive dolphins, as approximately 70% of the country’s captive dolphins have come from taiji. photographed on assignment for @natgeo. dive into the sea with wildlife! follow me - @brianskerry - on instagram! #dolphin #dolphins #bottlenose #underwater #southkorea #japan #cute #travelphoto #preservation #followme #follow #instagood #natgeo

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Mixing paint in northern namibia photo by @salvarezphoto red paint. specifically paint made from red ochre is incredibly important to humanity's artistic development. the first evidence of art that we have comes from 100,000 year old ochre paint kits found in southern south africa. in namibia the himba tribe still makes paint the same way that our common ancestors did. they grind a mineral called red ochre into a fine powder and mix it with animal fat. the recipe has endured for eons. #namibia

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Photograph by @simoncroberts . ashley vale allotments, bristol, uk from the series #merriealbion sophie and matthew holker tend their plot on the ashley vale allotments, whilst their daughter esme looks on. ashley (meaning ash tree wood in old english) vale has been occupied since roman times. the history of the allotments starts around the time of the first world war, when the land was turned over to the growing of vegetables, shortly before rationing was introduced. the ‘rules of the ashley vale allotment association ltd.’ were registered with the agricultural organization society in 1917. the site now consists of over 200 plots overlooking st werburghs city farm. in july 2009, the house of commons environment, food, and rural affairs committee published a report, ‘securing food supplies up to 2050: the challenges faced by the uk’. it acknowledges the important role of home-grown food and that the government needs to plan for increased public demand for allotments. in fact, a 2017 study by food policy experts from three universities has warned that departure from the eu raises such urgent complications for food and agriculture that without focus on the issue “the risk is that food security in the uk will be seriously undermined”, leading to dwindling supplies and erratic prices. follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts #landscapestudiesofasmallisland #allotments #foodsustainability #ashleyvale #britishlandscape

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Photo by @renan_ozturk // first light creeping in at 19,000 ft and -20° degrees as @jimmy_chin and i follow @conrad_anker up the final summit push on the shark’s fin of mt meru in india’s garhwal himalaya. the documentation of such climbing expeditions has become increasingly possible with modern lightweight cameras enabling a window into the human condition stretched to the limit. sometimes in these moments i also use the camera to take my mind off the fear of the unknown, entering the creative space as a temporary veil to the threatening exposure abound. see @renan_ozturk @jimmy_chin @conrad_anker for more on this expedition #meru

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Photo by @paleyphoto (matthieu paley) // sponsored by @stellaartois // returning from fishing, a farmer waters his field at sunrise in goa, india. - water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. join @stellaartois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.

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Photo by @pedromcbride (pete mcbride) // sponsored by @stellaartois // flowing 1500 miles from the top of the himalaya to the bay of bengal in northern india, the ganges river is a lifeline for nearly 500 million people. believed to be holy by the hindu religion, many see this river as all powerful, but since so many ask so much from it— for industry, agriculture, religion and more, it is has become one of the most contaminated rivers in the world. mother ganges, as many call it, can be serve as a powerful reminder on world water day — teaching us how important our watery lifelines are—but also how fragile they are as well. if we ask too much, they disappear. - water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. join @stellaartois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.

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Photo by @amytoensing (amy toensing) // sponsored by @stellaartois // the evening sun catches the spray from an irrigation station in the murray darling basin in australia’s breadbasket. water is essential to the region for growing food, for people’s livelihoods, and for their way of life. although traditional forms of irrigation such as spray irrigation are still used, the region has been working diligently to update its irrigation methods to conserve and use water more responsibly. - water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. join @stellaartois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.

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