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Photo by @joepetersburger // EMERALD EYES // I took my #3 daughters to the beach of a lake at a the weekend alone. Mother was at work. I was a bit worried, but everything was OK and super fun! On the way back they asked for a rest stop in the forest. One of my sweeties called me that she "found something, which might raise my interest". She found this unique and rare biting #horsefly, called Silvius alpinus, what I have not seen before in my life as a professional biologist... She is well trained at age 6 and knew exactly, that it could harm her. But she did not scream, run away, just called me gently. The #fly was really calm for some reason, so I could get really close with careful approach to get this shot on those fantastic, #emerald green compound eyes. Special thanks to all of my daughters, who had the patience for having this frame!!! It was taken about 15 miles from our home. 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 @thephotosociety @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #macro #macrophotography #Hungary #macrophoto #MyCanon #educateandinspire #findbeautyeveryday #TeamCanon #adventure #1f4n #discoveryourbackyard
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Photo by @TimLaman. Pink Lady’s Slipper Orchids photographed at Walden Pond. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from my #WaldenPondProject this month. Also see link in my profile to read Kennedy Warne’s story “See why Thoreau’s Walden Still Inspires” on the @NatGeo website and see my gallery there.
#orchid, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @thephotosociety, @NatGeoCreative
#TL_WildlifePhotoTips: To isolate the subject by blurring the background, I used a 200 mm lens and a very wide aperture for low depth-of-field on this shot.
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Zakynthos, Greece - A base jumper launches off the cliff above the world famous Shipwreck Beach during a yearly base jumping event on the island. Photo by @shaulschwarz - while illegal in the United States base jumping as a sport has grown tremendously and is legal through out many countries in Europe. Those who do it believe they have a right to jump as they are only risking their own life during the sport they love. #basejump #dieliving #liveyourdream
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Photo by @williamalbertallard // Montana highway 87 in central Montana near Windam, Montana, the site of a car accident that took the lives of six teenagers. The accident occurred August 19, 2015, exactly two years prior to
the making of this image. @williamalbertallard @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #montana #fatalcaraccidents #teenagers #montanahighways #cars
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Photo by @RobertClarkphoto // A group of artisanal fabrication experts from #DCMFabrications in the #BNYDC take a break from the workshop to use welding masks to view the solar eclipse from building 280 in the yard. #eclipse
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Photo by @salvarezphoto
We had clouds yesterday. But still it got dark, like a sunset with no color. The tree frogs came on strong calling across the cove, and the evening birds too. Looking out into the valley we saw streetlights come on in the west. I felt different, odd, changed. And then, very quickly day went back to being day. So many of us watched this eclipse yesterday, it might be the first communal experience we have had in a decade. #eclipse2017
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Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Many #senior #cowboys and #cowgirls are still active participants on the #rodeo circuit. The National Senior Pro Rodeo Association has more than 1,000 members ranging in age from their 40's to their 80's. The majority of cowboys in the Senior Pro #Rodeo are in their 60s. #AgingInAmerica #TBT #FromTheArchives #EdKashi #VII
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Photo by @jim_sugar // Partial, total, and partial eclipse images today from Madras, Oregon. Special thanks to George Post, and Jonathan Kingston for help and guidance in shooting the photo and post-production afterward. The image is a combination of Nikon and Lumix cameras. A Nikon D610 with Tamron 150-600 lens @ 600mm. Lumix GX-85 and Lumix 100-400mm lens @ 400mm. @ThePhotoSociety @NatGeoCreative, #solareclipse #Madras #oregon
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Photo by @jasperdoest // Starlings flying over the city of Rotterdam at dusk.
They move seemingly fearless between the passengers waiting on the platform, feed themselves with breadcrumbs and find shelter underneath the immense roof; Rotterdam Central station, that has recently been rebuilt, has quickly become the beating heart of these city starlings.
The Natural History Museum Rotterdam (@het_natuurhistorisch) presents the exhibition 'Spreeuw Centraal' from 26 August 2017 to 25 February 2018, built around my photo series which received the ‘Zilveren Camera’ for environmental photojournalism in 2016 and focusses on the lives of these feathered inhabitants of the city of @Rotterdam.
Spreeuw Centraal' offers a unique insight into the life of an everyday city bird. A life that might be richer than you could have imagined.
@thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeonl @ilcp_photographers #Rotterdam #010 #urbanwildlife #stadsnatuur #netherlands #nederland #urbanjungle #starlings #murmuration
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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Join Mike at the 7th annual Dali International Photography/Film Festival, August 19 - 23rd, for his exhibit in Yunnan, on Yunnan. The north shore of Erhai Lake mirrors the trees surrounding its edge. Erhai Lake is named for its shape, literally translating to Ear-shaped lake. #Dali #photographyexhibition #Yunnan #China #erhai #erhailake @thesilkroadjourney @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeo.media @supchinanews
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Photo @lucianocandisani (Luciano Candisani). Neotropic Cormorant fishing, Pantanal wetland, Brazil. I got this one last week while leading a photo expedition in Northern Pantanal, two weeks ago.
@natgeo @ngbrasil @lucianocandiani @ilcp_photographers @onelapsebr #conservation #conservação #expedition #expedição #Pantanal #ecologia #fotografia #photography #wetland #cormorant #fishing #wildlife #lucianocandisani #animais #brasil #brazil
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Photo by @migeophoto // There are many bathing sites on Terceira, one of the nine Azorean islands. Biscoitos is a location where visitors can dive into the water surrounded by black volcanic rock. In this image, a young man jumps into the water of the Belo Abismo (or, "Beautiful Abyss"). The Azores are technically part of Portugal, though they are located between New York and Lisbon. // #azores #azoresislands #picoisland #biscoitos #terceira #beloabismo #bathingsite #lavarock
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Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block)
Thai Monks walk through a morning fog during a pilgramage to Lumbini, Nepal. Lumbini is the birthplace of the Buddha. @natgeo @natgeocreative #fog #lumbini #nepal #buddha #monks #spiritual
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Photo by @joepetersburger // EMERGENCE
Kingfisher emerging from #water after an unsuccessful hunt. No matter, if they catch fish or not, they are stunning!!! I set my 4 strobes lighting the bird only, in order to create black background. Even though pic was taken at daytime. In this way image looks a bit like kingfisher is flying between stars during a clear, starry night. I wonder, if @babaktafreshi is able to recognize any constellation on this frame? 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 @thephotosociety @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #educateandinspire #findbeautyeveryday #Hungary #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure #1frame4nature #discoveryourbackyard #kingfisher #water #drop #drops #birdstagram #fishing
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Cozumel (Pygmy) Raccoon: Critically Endangered – photo by Kevin Schafer – @schaferpho @natgeo // One of the most endangered carnivores on the planet is one you’ve probably never heard of - the Cozumel Raccoon. The face may be familiar, of course, since raccoons are common throughout North America, in places becoming urban pests. This animal, however, is quite distinct: smaller in stature, and with a reddish tail. Found only on an island better known for its beach resorts and poolside bars than its wildlife, the Cozumel Raccoon has been isolated from its mainland cousins since the Pleistocene, and with only a few hundred animals left, is now teetering on the brink of extinction. The threats they face are many: hurricanes, coastal development, feral dogs, and horrifyingly, non-native boat constrictors, set free on the island and now devouring many of the wild animals. There is some good news, however; protected areas have been created to save the raccoons’ mangrove habitat, and both residents and visitors are now learning more about the island’s natural treasures. Let’s hope its enough. #cozumelraccoon #endangered #cozumel #mapache
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Photo by @rezaphotography // #Turkey
The Tree of Secrets
I was on assignment for National Geographic on Turkey.
Though he died long ago, the mystic poet Hajji Bektash Veli still inspires pilgrims to gather in his native town, not far from the lunar landscapes of Cappadocia. A wishing tree stands near the Sufi’s mausoleum. Tens of thousands of pilgrims arrive in August for an annual festival in his honor. With a fervor that has never dimmed through the centuries, they pray, weep, and dance for several days. At the tree, they ask that their prayers be granted. The sacred mulberry tree offers to the wind pieces of fabric, traces of secrets, and wishes tied on its branches.
Text written by Rachel Deghati. Published in "War + Peace" (National Geographic Publishing, 2007), "Reza, Entre Guerre et Paix" (National Geographic Publishing, 2008) and "Sur les routes de la soie" (Hoëbeke Publishing, 2007). #alevi #tree #blue#grace #nature #sky #friendship#serenity #secret #calm #beautiful#majesty #poetry #sufi #mulberrytree#wishes #turkish #picoftheday #igers#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati#rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist#webistan #عكاس #رضادقتى@thephotosociety
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Photo by @salvarezphoto // The magic fountain at Montjuic, Barcelona. I've always thought of this fountain as a symbol of Barcelona's resilience. Opened for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition, the fountain was badly damaged in the Spanish Civil war. After the war it was repaired and improved. Thinking of all those in Barcelona and Charlottesville and everywhere else in the world that have experienced terror this week. #barcelona #spain
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Photo by @FransLanting Two sifakas are lazing away the heat of the day in a giant tamarind tree in southern Madagascar. I’m excited to go back to this great island of lemurs in September and October and I’m looking for a local assistant to help with photo and video production. If any of you know someone with the right skills, go to @FransLanting to learn how you can apply to join our team or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. @natgeocreative #Madagascar #Naturephotography #Nature #Photography #Lemurs
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Photo by @TimLaman. Great Blue Heron on a misty fall morning at Walden Pond. In honor of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from my #WaldenPondProject. Also see link in my profile @TimLaman to see the full Walden Pond gallery and read Kennedy Warne’s story “See why Thoreau’s Walden Still Inspires” on the @NatGeo website.
#GreatBlueHeron, #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @thephotosociety, @NatGeoCreative
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Photo by @melissafarlow // Sunset over Three Arch Rocks. Everyone is looking for the right place to watch the upcoming solar eclipse. Oregon expects up to 1 million visitors along the 60-mile wide path of totality. @melissafarlow #yoga #eclipse #oceanside #oregon #myamazingsisterinlaw
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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Color and culture: the annual Mount Hagan Sing Sing is about to begin. 90 plus tribes from all over Papua New Guinea gather together for song, dance, and showing off in one of the most spectacular and wildly colorful festivals that I've ever experienced. #mthagen #singsing #papuanewguinea #festival #tribe @yamashitaphoto @natgeocreative @natgeo.media
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Photo by @RobertClarkphoto
// A young male or Bachelor Guanaco, (Lama guanicoe) camelid native to South America keeps watch over his herd mates who are grazing below in the Parque Nacional Talampaya. It is a typical behavior to help protect the herd from predators, such as the cougars, jaguars and foxes.
Guanaco inhabit both the Pampas plains and mountainous regions of #SouthAmerica. They are found in the altiplano of #Peru, #Bolivia and #Chile, and in #Patagonia, with a small population in #Paraguay.
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Photo by @pedrombride // Milky and the Tent: A few years ago I climbed this 'water tower' — Mt. Kenya, the 2nd highest peak in Africa and home to the Samburu god N’Gai. This 17,000 ft ancient volcano once boasted 16 glaciers but now has less than one left, changing the world of water below. Having just seen the severe drought rolling across northern Kenya and stressing livelihoods, livestock, and the lovable beasts — I kept looking toward this peak. Ironically, it never showed its face and hid behind looming clouds. To see more of our film #thewatertower with @mountainworld check out the trailer on my site in bio. #chasingrivers #climatechange #kenya #milkyway #africa
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Photo by @migeophoto // It takes up to a year for a single pineapple to grow. In this image, two men are harvesting the plant before moving it into another greenhouse for the final stage of production. Once replanted, the workers will light a fire inside the greenhouse to trick the plant into thinking it is dying. When that occurs, the plant will begin to fruit. The Azores Islands have been known for their pineapples for decades. I traveled with @airbnb to meet one of their local hosts, André, who grows the fruit on a property where travelers can stay. To learn more about this process, and the Azores, visit the link in my profile! // #azores #azoresislands #azoresvineyard #notyettrending #airbnb #pineapple #growingpineapple #farming #harvesting
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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto /@thephotosociety
Sika deer female in dappled forest light – The conditions under which this image was captured, in regard to the fall of light, are among the most challenging that a wildlife photographer will encounter. Variable degrees of sunlight were streaming through the canopy, illuminating the deer with different amounts of light whilst the backdrop was filled with patches of extreme dark and significant brightness. My usual rule of thumb is that if the light is constantly changing, such as a day with scudding clouds, then I use aperture priority, the camera being best placed to react immediately to changing light levels. In these circumstances everything is done on the exposure compensation dial and I’m making constant assessments as I look through the viewfinder, gauging the amount of light and dark in the image, working out what part of the image that I’m exposing for, the deer in the instance, and then adjusting accordingly. Alternatively, in a situation like this it is possible to use manual exposure but you must first decide on what ISO and aperture that you’re going to shoot at. Once determined then I commit to only shooting when the subject is in direct sunlight as a deer in full shade, when compared to images such as these, would be a much lower quality image. With my exposure set manually it is then a case of paying close attention to the strength of the light, picking up on its subtle nuances and this is a strength that you will develop in time and with practice. It’s then just a simple quarter turn of the command dial to increase or decrease the shutter speed according to whatever perceptible increase or decrease that you’ve noticed in the fall of light. I will also be chimping constantly (checking the Histogram on the LCD screen) to ensure that I’m retaining detail in all the critical parts of the image. This is my preferred technique in these kinds of situations as this was a bright, clear sunny day and so all I had to do was remain mindful of the strength of light that the deer was moving toward and then tweaking my shutter speed one way or the other. Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto
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Photo by @joepetersburger // THE COMPARISON
Like they were saying: "Look what I have! - Look what I have!" Bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) perching on a twig with their prey before flying into the nesting hole to feed chicks. The adult parent (at right) holds a bumblebee. The other holds a hornet. This individual called "helper". Those birds, who are not founding own family (young adults), better help for their parents to raise the chicks next year. Lovely system! Only about 30 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 @thephotosociety @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #educateandinspire #Hungary #findbeautyeveryday #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure #1f4n #beeeater #birdstagram #birphotography #beeeater #funfacts
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Photo by @gerdludwig
For @documenta14 the Argentinian artist Marta Minujín has reconstructed the Parthenon temple in Athens in its original size as a monument to censorship. The Parthenon in Kassel is made of steel and plastic sheeting and dressed up with donated books that were once forbidden somewhere in the world, the list has grown to more than 120,000 titles. Even Harry Potter is amongst them. People are given the chance to still donate forbidden books that will continuously be added to the Minujin’s Parthenon.
The original Parthenon was built in Athens between 447 and 442 BC. It is 10 meters high, 70 meters long and 30 meters wide. The temple was conceived to house a colossal gold statue of Athena, the goddess of wisdom.
Taking place every five years in Kassel, Germany, documenta is the world’s leading showcase of contemporary art. It was founded in 1955 ‘in an attempt to bring Germany up to speed with modern art after the cultural darkness of Nazi rule’. documentas allow the invited artists several years to conceive and produce projects specifically for the exhibit in Kassel. These art pieces are on display in several indoor and outdoor locations centered around the Fridericianum, one of the oldest public museums in Europe.
Every documenta is limited to 100 days of exhibition. Therefore it is often referred to as the "museum of 100 days". The number of artists has fluctuated between 100+ and 600+ artists, showing between 450 and 2700 individual pieces of art. documenta14 in 2017 is directed by Polish curator Adam Szymczyk. His selection of artists ‘is reclaiming the articulate and persuasive political voice for and of art in an unstable world’. documenta14 is expected to draw a record one million visitors.
@natgeocreative @natgeo #documenta14 #Kassel #Germany #Parthenon #art #martaminujin #contemporaryart #monument #forbiddenbooks
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Photo by @RobertClarkphoto /
One of my favorites, The Old English Sheepdog (OES) is a large breed of dog which was developed in England from early herding types of dog. The Old English Sheepdog can grow a very long coat, with fur covering the face and eyes. Obsolete names of the breed include Shepherd's Dog and bob-tailed sheep-dog. It is still nicknamed Bob-tail (or Bobtail) because historically, the tail was traditionally docked in this breed.
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Photo by @rubensalgadoescudero // 'Oozie' Too Lei, poses for a portrait on his 11-year-old elephant Ba Lei Shu at a logging camp in Bago Division, Myanmar where some households have solar panels. Oozies, or elephant handlers have worked closely with elephants for logging since over 300 years. To most here, these beautiful creatures are loved and praised as a family member within these communities. In rural Myanmar, over 85% of the population lack access to electricity so solar light has the potential to improve lives overnight. Small, inexpensive photovoltaic power systems allow people to do more with their waking hours at no extra cost.
The long term project 'Solar Portraits in Myanmar' addresses the important issue of lack of access of electricity. It is a series of portraits depicting the lives of inhabitants of remote areas worldwide who, for the first time have access to electricity through the power of solar energy. Each subject was asked how solar light has affected their life. The portraits were set up according to what they expressed. All scenes have been lit only by solar powered light which are contributing to the improvement in people´s standard of living.
#solar #elephant #worldelephantday #world-elephant-day #portrait #sustainable #led #myanmar #elephants #onassignment #natgeo #nationalgeographicmagazine
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