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Photo by @JimSugar| While preparing to photograph two 1950’s vintage aircraft at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Airizona, a young woman walked into the museum wearing a flight attendants’s uniform of the same vintage as the aircraft. Ms. Jeanne Sorenson graciously allowed me to photograph her to complete the photograph. The addition of Ms.Jeanne Sorenson wearing her 1950’s flight attendant’s uniform made the photograph complete. She walked into that museum like she owned the place. Members of Nikon Professional Services helped me with five strobes to light the shot. (Thanks Brian & J.C.!) The crew from Nikon and I were attending the annual International Society of Aviation Photographer’s symposium & workshop in Tucson, ©️2018 Jim Sugar, ©️Nikon Professional Services @natgeocreative #Pima Air Museum, #NikonD850 #D850 w/Nikkor 105mm 1.4, 5 SB flashes, #Pima Air & Space Museum #Tuscon, International Society of Aviation Photographers @thePhotoSociety


Photo by @migeophoto // Sun rises over the city of Fira, shifting the white walls from a deep blue to a bright gold. // #fira #greece #sunrise #sunrisesantorini #firasunrise #firagreece


Photo by Carlos Villalon, @villalonsantamaria

Coal mine named ¨El Hatillo¨, Lomas de Calentura, Colombia.
Colombia is well-endowed with minerals and energy resources. It has the largest coal reserves in Latin America.
The country´s coal output has increased consistently from 4 million tons in 1981 to 65.6 million tons in 2006, when it contributed 1.4 percent of the world's coal production. In 2006 Colombia accounted for 81 percent of the total coal production in Central and South America. Furthermore, 94 percent of Colombia's coal is of very good quality and is classified as hard, with high heat-generating capacity. Coal has been Colombia's second-largest export since 2001.The largest coal mines—and the ones that generate the most exports—are located in the north of the country, in the departments of La Guajira and Cesar.
#coalmines #coal #environment @villalonsantamaria



Photos by @RobertClarkphoto // I photographed this #pupae of a Common #Birdwing / Troides helena while in Cambodia at the ruins of the temples of #AngkorWat while on assignment for @natgeo #butterfly #papillon #mariposa #farfalla #schmetterling #vilnder #motyl #borboleta


Photo by @williamalbertallard

Alcara li Fusi, Sicily, 1994 // In the town of Alcara li Fusi, in warm late afternoon light, a mini skirted café waitress passes a table where an elderly man settles in for a glass of wine.

Follow me @williamalbertallard for more images of Sicily and other assignments spanning five decades.
#sicily #italy #cafe #shadow #afternoon #filmphotography


Photo by @Cristinamittermeier //
I photographed this young boy at the Sing Sing Festival in Mount Hagen several years ago. He was one of many children dressed up to compete for the most cultural integrity. Sing-sing festivals are held in Papa New Guinea with a purpose to share, in peaceful celebration, traditions.
70 years ago, the United Nations established the Declaration of Human Rights, with 30 distinct articles. Article 27 decrees that everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. It adds that everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
Cultural integrity is something very close to my heart. It is where we find "Enoughness" - the practice of finding contentment in culture instead of material things. #Followme at @Cristinamittmeier to learn more about "Enoughness.”



Photograph by @paulnicklen // At -20 degrees Celsius, a grizzly bear feeds along the Fishing Branch River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Wet fur turns to ice and lips turn red from feasting on salmon. With luck this bear is sound asleep far above the Arctic Circle, saving energy until it wakes up in the spring. Please follow me for more at @PaulNicklen.


Photo by @geosteinmetz // Eye-level view of the salt ridges that emerge from the great Salar de Uyuni. It’s the world’s biggest (4,000 square miles) #salt flat, and the white surface is pure, edible sodium chloride. But below the surface is a briny pool that contains some 2/3 of world’s known reserves of #lithium. To see more follow @geosteinmetz


Photograph by @cookjenshel
// For World Water Day we want to again bring some attention to a deeply troubling water issue - the fact that the ancient glaciers of the Andes have lost half of their ice in the past 40 years. Sixty percent of Peru’s population is dependent on getting their drinking water from glaciers – which scientists tell us are receding at a rate of 30 feet per year. We made this photograph in 2010, of a glacier melting into Laguna Llaca, in Huascaran National Park, in the Cordillera Blanca Mountains, in Peru. That glacier, since we made this image, has receded an additional 240 feet. @cookjenshel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #worldwaterday #water #environment #glaciers



Photo by Carlos Villalon @villalonsantamaria

Miners carry a boat through the Zamuro rapids, Inirida river, Colombia.
Often people who navigate the Inirida river has to download their belongings from the canoes or boats to go through these rapids on foot.
All the Orinoquia region have seen lately a mining boom with discovers of wolfram (Tungsten), tin and lately coltan, all of them labeled conflict minerals since armed irregular groups intend to control these mines and charge taxes to the population who work in such places.

#conflictminerals #coltan #colombia #travel @villalonsantamaria


Photograph by Cameron Davidson (@camdavidsonphoto) Drone aerial of tidal marshes with a rising tide. In the early seventies, the Nature Conservancy purchased fourteen Atlantic Ocean barrier islands that make up the Virginia Coast Reserve. Several of the islands are open to the public except during the spring and early summer. To see more of my aerial photography, please follow me at: @camdavidsonphoto #natureconservancy #virginiacoastreserve #aerial #aerialphotography #drone #water #barrierisland #atlanticocean @nature_org


Photo by @scottgoldsmithphoto // This lovely creature was a mental magnet during a long drive this week. In honor of "National Poetry Day" today, the following poem fits my encounter. The mysticism and poetry of horses seems magical.
Walking through the mead
On a gloomy-cloud day,
I met an old wise man
By the path a little way.
He had a mane of tufty white
And tick-bites on his skin.
He had pools for solemn eyes of black
And bristly whiskers on his chin.

I asked the wise man many things,
But not a word he said.
Yet occasionally he would prick his ears
And tilt his old grey head.
I left with a carrot & farewell,
Hoping very much to return to that place
In which the wise man dwells. “The Wise Man” by Jessica Young.
#Magical #lonely #nationalpoetryday #blackandwhite @thephotosociety



Photo by @rubensalgadoescudero //
A monk sits on Yangon's famous circle train which was built during colonial times by the British. Operated by Myanmar Railways, the 45.9km (28.5 mi) 39-station loop system connects satellite towns and suburban areas to the city. Circa 2008–2010, the railway had about 200 coaches, had 20 daily runs, and sold 100,000 to 150,000 tickets daily. The loop, which takes about three hours to complete, is a way to see a cross section of life in Yangon. The Railway is heavily utilized by lower-income commuters, as it is (along with buses) the cheapest method of transportation in Myanmar's capital.
#yangon #train #myanmar #natgeo #nationalgeographic #buddhist #monk #coach #rubensalgadoescudero


Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety

Lion cub – This was a glorious morning in Kenya’s Masai Mara last year. We had found the lions in the pre-dawn light and they were on the move. Instead of trailing slowly behind we took a detour and got about half a mile in front of them, hoping that soon we would see them crest a distant ridge. Arriving at where we thought they were heading our hunch proved correct as right by the side of the dirt track an adult male was feeding on the remains of a zebra killed the night before. Knowing that he was one of the coalition of males that formed the apex of the pride we were at least certain that soon they would come our way. With all the time in the world to position our vehicle appropriate to the light and to ensure that our cameras and lenses were set up accordingly the pride soon hoved into view, lionesses, sub-adults and young cubs. Four generations in all and a pride in its pride! The male of course was typically belligerent and unwilling to share the bounty so for a while the cubs occupied themselves with some play-fighting before intermittently, and cautiously trying their luck. This is what one of the older cubs was contemplating in this image, emboldened to try and approach the male but with no luck. There remain just a couple of places on this years’ trip to Zambia that I’m leading for @tatraphotography and so, if experiencing sights and experiences such as this is on your dream list then Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park is simply one of the most spectacular National Park’s on the African continent. To make things easier I’ve put a link to the trip in my bio! Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @tatraphotography #WildGeography #GlobalDaily #bella_shots #elegantanimals #animalelite #exklusive_nature #shotaward #wonderfulworld #amazing_picturez #igscwildlife #animalsmood #exelent_nature #exclusive_animals #planet_of_animals #perfection_nature #pro_nature #greatshots #greatphotos #masters #master_shots #magic_shots #nature_of_our_world #igscwildlife #IgAnimal_Snaps #igcutest_animals #igscselect #macro_vision


Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // NO WAY OUT // Common #kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) holds a tiny common #roach (Rutilus rutilus). This little fish will not escape... Picture was taken only 50 miles from my actual residency in #Hungary. 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 #beautiful #capture #natgeo #educateandinspire #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure #birdstagram #discoveryourbackyard #birdphotography #kingfishers #fish



Photo by @Cristinamittermeier // A pink anemone reaches out into the currents with sticky tentacles. Nothing makes me happier than to be in the company of animals. It is our responsibility to take of our earth. I am grateful for those who contribute in big and small ways, like picking up plastic from a beach or donating to conservation efforts, to help save our planet. More than anything, I am grateful to those who share a message of hope and beauty in the preservation of our planet. This is our home; a wonderful blue marble full of fascinating animals, people and landscapes. I look forward to a new year where we change our relationship to nature, to one of appreciation and harmony. #Followme at @Cristinamittermeier for more!


Photo by @rezaphotography #China #xinjiang // A village nearby the city of #Ürümqi

Poetry on the silk road

I was traveling with my fiteen years old son from Beijing to Paris by train, and sometimes cars. On the road, I took him in a place I have been alone, years ago, while on an assignment for the National Geographic Magazine on the region of Xinjiang where the uyghur people live.

I wanted to share with him the feeling of the ancient silk road and its poetry.

Picture published in the book "Chemins parallèles" (éditions Hoebeke). Available at

#window #curtain #wind #mosque #village#pink #orange #reflection #silkroad
#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati#rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan #رضادقتى#عكاس@thephotosociety


Photo by @joannapinneo // Like many women in Ghana, Zainab Abubakeri still cooks on a three-stone fire outside using wood for fuel especially when she has to make a big pot of sauce or a staple dish like Banku, made from fermented corn and cassava. She also cooks meals in her kitchen on two coal pot stoves or a Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) stove. More than three billion people worldwide still cook over open fires using wood, coal or dung. The simple act of cooking causes roughly 4.3 million premature deaths per year from respiratory and pulmonary illnesses from inhaling these toxic fumes. These deaths disproportionately affect women and children who spend the most time indoors in close proximity to dirty cook stoves. This global crisis causes more deaths than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV combined. About four years ago Zainab bought an LPG stove. She hated cooking over the three-stone fire. She said that the smoke gave her a headache and after regular use, her whole body ached, “cooking over the three-stones is like hell,” she complained. While she likes the coal pot stove better than wood she can’t always get charcoal and it is expensive to use as her main fuel. She stopped using the LPG stove a few months ago because the cost of fuel almost doubled. Zainab went back to her two coal pots and the three-stone cooking with wood for now. #everydayafrica #womenempowerment #powerafrica #cleancooking



Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo // This penguin flew for almost a second and covered several feet through the air. These are numbers that the Wright brothers were initially pleased with as they pursued flight. You never know. Standing three feet tall and weighing up to 80 pounds, they are the largest of all penguin species. Please, #followme on @paulnicklen and @sea_legacy to see a more of these remarkable birds.


Photo by @irablockphoto//
A vendor with an array of colorful fruit on the streets of Mumbai, India. To see more images #followme @irablockphoto @natgeo. -
#india #mumbai #fruit #streetfood #vendor


Photo by @migeophoto // Winter holds on in the northeast as snow falls on Prospect Park in Brooklyn. // #prospectpark #brooklyn #prospect #wintersnow #parksnow


Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz
28 million lbs. of recently harvested almonds are piled up and covered with tarps in the storage yard of Salida Hulling, near Modesto CA, waiting to be shelled and hulled for their growers. Last year California produced some 2.2 billion pounds of #almonds, which is some 60% of the global supply. Each nut consumes about a gallon of #water. To learn more about the California #almond supply, follow @feedtheplanet


Video by @renan_ozturk
Lucky strike. This was the first 8K shot on location for the @natgeochannel #Explorer show "The Yellow Brick Road". The story exposes the true path of conflict gold that is used for our jewelry, our phones and computers. Our journey started here in Goma and went on to visit warlords deep in the jungle of North Kivu as well as government certified 'conflict free' gold mines and other parts of the supply chain. In this particular location we saw the drastic differences in wealth in the community generated from the gold and other minerals. The official stats in how much gold comes out of North Kivu is zero, but we filmed quite the opposite. There is a quite a lot to this important story... ~

With @j.j.kelley @elaishastokes @taylorfreesolo@taniarashid @aldo_astoria @camp4collective


Photo by @stephenedwardferry // | Macayepo, Bolivar, Colombia | On a recent story for the Wall Street Journal, I went to Macayepo, a town that suffered terribly during the Colombian armed conflict. The inhabitants were massacred by paramilitaries, but guerrillas of the FARC also attacked them. Both sides accused villagers of working for the other. It is beautiful to see how Macayepo has returned to life. | Para una nota reciente con el periódico @wsj fuimos a Macayepo, un pueblo aislado en Bolívar que sufrió de la mano de los paramilitares de alias Cadena y de las FARC bajo mando de Martín Caballero. A pesar de que fue una matanza paramilitar, patrocinado por políticos de Sucre, que dejó 15 campesinos muertos en el 2000 y despobló a Macayepo , igual la guerrilla hostigaba a los habitantes cuando intentaron volver. Es bello ver como Macayepo se ha recuperado con el tiempo y gracias a la valentía de sus habitantes. | #paz #macayepo #enmicolombia #colombia #onassignment #photojournalism #nonfiction #reduxpictures #thepjhotosociety #ojorojofabricavisual


A bald eagle flies over the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge Maryland Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) They are such beautiful birds. Big, powerful animals. It is hard to imagine that they were once highly endangered. Overuse of pesticides -including DDT- once put the US national symbol’s future in question. But common sense environmental regulations, a ban on hunting and well managed wildlife refuges like the Eastern Neck have brought the bald eagle back from the edge. #eagle #maryland


Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety

Mute swan shaking – Every single species that I work with always has their own distinct qualities, something about them that sets them apart and making them truly unique. This might be the habitat in which they live, the behaviours that they display or sometimes, as with the swans, it can be the simple beauty of their elegant form. There are few things in nature to me as beautiful as the arched sweep of a swans neck, especially when it’s bathed in late evening sunlight. In this image it is the swans own body that is acting as a natural reflector, bouncing light back up underneath its chin and creating a radiant glow whilst the droplets of water themselves are backlit against a distant shadowed forest. In a moment like this I will always fire a burst of images, usually about 4-6 and then it is simply a case of selecting the one where the swan is in the most favourable position. Though I’ve seen this behaviour on countless occasions there is only a narrow window on the lake where this quality of light is combined with the dark backdrop and so, as it so often is with photography it is a case of working day in day out, waiting for the moment when both critically important aspects serendipitously collide. This image also only works when the swan is facing slightly away, otherwise the reflected light under its chin is not visible and this tiny detail is one of those critically important to the final image. As always in these high contrast situations I’ve preselected my preferred aperture and then set my exposure manually to ensure that I retain detail in all of the critical whites whilst allowing a few peripheral whites to burn out. If I’d tried to retain detail in all then the image would be significantly darker and in my opinion, less effective. Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto #WildGeography #GlobalDaily #bella_shots #elegantanimals #animalelite #exklusive_nature #shotaward #wonderfulworld #amazing_picturez #igscwildlife #animalsmood #exelent_nature#exclusive_animals #planet_of_animals #perfection_nature #pro_nature #greatshots #greatphotos #masters


Photos by @RobertClarkphoto
(Swipe to see all) // The Bundle mummies of the Chachapoya, The so called “Cloud People” were an Andean culture located in the cloud forests of northern Peru. It’s not clear when the culture originated, but it was conquered by the Incas around 1475 AD. When Francisco Pizarro arrived in Peru in 1532, the hostility of the Chachapoyas toward the Incas led many of them to side with the Spanish.

The most spectacular remnant of the Chachapoya civilization is Kuelap, a mountain fortress built at an altitude of 10,000 feet. In terms of the mass of stone used, Kuelap is even bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza. #mummies #Peru


Photo by @jasperdoest // Storks nesting in the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina in southwest Portugal.
Here on the rocky coast, the birds can be found using abandoned nests of ospreys.

During the second half of the last century, white stork (Ciconia ciconia) populations became extinct or nearly extinct in many Western European countries. An intensive reintroduction programme was initiated in 1969, consisting of a captive breeding programme and of providing nest sites and food at release stations. This resulted in restoring the white stork population up to its level before 1945. However, not all birds survive without supplemental feeding, and still rely to some extent on care. Monitoring of breeding success suggests that reproductive output is lower away from release sites, and one third of the adult white storks do not show natural migration behaviour. Many storks also survived due to the presence of open landfills on the Iberian peninsula. With changes in European wastemanagement legislations currently being implemented, the question remains if the European White Stork population is self-sustainable.

Follow me @jasperdoest as I will share more work of the five years I followed these birds throughout the European continent.
@thephotosociety @natgeo @birdlife_insta #cornelllabofornithology #yearofthebird #yearofthebird2018 #alentejo #portugal #birds #bird #conservation


Photo by @melissafarlow // Celebrating on Saint Patrick’s Day with a view from Caherdaniel, County Kerry in Ireland were little farm houses dot the land on the along the Ring of Kerry. @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #SaintPatricksDay #ireland


Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Some New Zealand green in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. It doesn’t get any greener than a South Island dairy farm. #southisland #newzealand @nature_org @southislandnz