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Photo by @KenGeiger | The grey crowned crane is one of the most regal birds you’ll see in Southern Africa. It stands over three feet tall and has a wingspan of over six feet. Unfortunately only 17,000 to 22,000 remain in the wild, and their numbers are on the decline, according to the IUCN Red List. To explore more images of the #Africa follow @KenGeiger#endangered#kenya#naboishoconservancy#maasaimara#greycrownedcrane
Photo by @lynseyaddario | Recent peace talks with the Taliban have raised hope among many that the war, now in its 18th year, could finally end. But many fear any deal with the Taliban could limit women’s rights. I started photographing in Afghanistan when the country was ruled by the Taliban, in 2000. At that time, schools for girls and women were banned, most women were confined to their homes and banned from working, and the all-encompassing burqa was the only acceptable attire. I’ve witnessed and documented so many changes in Afghanistan over the past two decades: women graduating from Kabul University, the rise of amazing women in parliament, women driving and acting in television series and films, and women training to participate in Afghan security forces. I shot this picture of Afghan women at a shooting range in April 2010, while on assignment for @natgeo; they were being trained by Italian Carabinieri outside Kabul. The story, “Veiled Rebellion” came out in 2010 and took roughly two years to shoot because of the lengthy process of finding women who felt comfortable being photographed for a wide-reaching, international magazine. In most cases, I needed to secure permission from the women as well as their male relatives.
Photos by @vincentjmusi | You are safely looking down the gullet of Toby, a wired, 5-year-old wire fox terrier with one lung and a bum leg. I didn’t ask how these particulars came to be, as there was way too much going on. For a period of time that can be measured in years, I played a pinball machine called FunHouse at a local pub within radio distance of the picture desk of a former employer. The bonus multiball round was achieved by skillfully flippering a pinball into the open mouth of a giant, talking, dismembered doll head named Rudy, launching what is known as THE FRENZY in which all madness is broken loose. In my studio, we have in our inventory of tricks and gimmicks a pathetic, faded orange rubber squeaky pig that, when squeaked properly, will elicit a curious response in most animals, perhaps a head tilt or a pause. In Toby’s case, it unleashed THE FRENZY. Anyone who dared to enter the air space between Toby and the orange pig was in danger. My wife and loyal assistant Callie had lost control of the beast and both now looked disapprovingly at me. We had few contingency plans, and leadership was called for. Toby’s owner just paced apologetically back and forth, explaining that we had made a grave mistake. Let the record show that I did not actually perform the squeak, but I did order the squeak and now take full responsibility. The squeak stops here. Callie and what’s left of the pig are still not talking to me. From another #YearOfTheDogs a personal quest of sorts by @vincentjmusi
Photos by @pedromcbride.| It took 750 miles, 13 months, eight pairs of shoes, two friends, and one camera to document this iconic national park, the Grand Canyon, revealing perspectives rarely seen before. The story of this transect on foot along the length of the only canyon visible from outer space serves as the backbone of the new documentary “Into the Grand Canyon”–out in time for the park’s 100th birthday. See vantages of this roofless cathedral and explore multiple views of how the park is poised to change from growing development pressures on all four points of the compass. Tune in February 21 (8 p.m. EST) on @natgeochannel to see the premiere. To learn more about this feature film, follow @pedromcbride.#IntotheGrandCanyon#intothecanyon#grandcanyon#petemcbride
Video by @FransLanting | Jaguars are coming back to Ibera, a wild wetland in northeast Argentina where they have been missing for nearly a century. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more about this remarkable story. @ThePhotoSociety@CLTArgentina@Tompkins_Conservation#Jaguar#Rewilding
Photo by @JimRichardsonNG | A foggy night at the Stones of Stenness. Sheep have probably been grazing here almost as long as the stones have been standing, about 5,000 years. Stenness might well be the very first of the stone circles in the British Isles; it's some 700 years older than Stonehenge. Some who live here, in Orkney (off the northeast tip of Scotland), still carry the DNA of their Neolithic ancestors. We lit this scene with flashlights; my assistant is back behind the stone, lighting up the sheep who stayed blessedly still for this very long exposure. Follow me @JimRichardsonNG for more Scottish adventures. #scotland#orkney#neolithic
Photo by @stephenwilkes.| While on location in Israel for a "Day to Night" shot of the Western Wall, I was fortunate enough to capture some moments of the people here. These boys were playing a pickup soccer game on a rooftop, sharing a moment of unity in this diverse and historic city. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes.#DayToNight#StephenWilkes#Scouting#Israel#Historic#Rooftop#Soccer#Travel#Architecture
Photo by @jasperdoest.| During a cold winter day, a group of Japanese macaques relaxes in the warm water of a hot spring in the Joshin’etsukogen National Park. Of all the nonhuman primates in the world, Japanese macaques live the farthest north. In the mountainous regions of Japan, winters can be harsh. While the monkeys are lounging in a calm pool of water, they're often subjected to intense snowfall and freezing temperatures. For more images of these Japanese macaques, follow @jasperdoest.#snowmonkey#japan#japanesemacaque
Photo by @irablockphoto | A peek through a window and a golden Buddha statue at Wat Bang Kung in the Amphawa District, not far from Bangkok, Thailand. This small temple, which dates back to the Ayutthaya period, is engulfed in Banyan trees. It's located along the shores of the Mae Klong River and was the scene of an 18th-century battle. #followme@irablockphoto to view more images from around the planet. @thephotosociety#watbangkung#temple#buddha#banyantree#thailand
Photo by @edkashi | Ventkataiah, a CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology) patient, spends time with his family at home in the village of Kota. His daughter, standing, had to leave school to care for him, and his small rice farming village has banded together to look after him, as he can no longer work due to the disease.
Photo by @drewtrush | “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." “We must not only protect the countryside and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities … Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.” - Lyndon B. Johnson President of the United States #wild#publiclands#commonground#nature
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | As he drum-dances over a melting landscape in the North Pole, David Seroak, once known as Hiquqaq, is filled with both joy and sorrow. As an Inuit child, he remembers when his whole family was forcefully removed from their ancestral territory by the Canadian government and relocated hundreds of miles away, to a land they had never seen and on which they didn’t know how to survive. As they tried to return home, they walked over unforgiving frozen landscapes and many of them died. Stripped of home and identity, he became Eskimo 1-602, and faced years of hunger, loss, and struggle in Canada’s residential school system. The first Inuit drummer to reach the North Pole, he drummed and raised his voice with pride and honor. It was incredible to spend time with this Inuit elder. As he explained to me, self-determination is the best tool indigenous communities have to face a fast-changing planet. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier and explore my feed for more stories from indigenous communities from around the world. #NorthPole#climatechange#Canada#photography