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Photo by @FransLanting Two young cheetah brothers are crouching down to drink from a water hole in the Serengeti. Cheetahs may be able to survive for long periods without drinking water and rely instead on the blood from their prey, but they don’t pass up an opportunity to drink when they can. You can tell they are still young because of the ruff of fur along their necks, which disappears when they mature. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate encounters with cheetahs. #Cheetah #BigCats #Endangered #Wildlifephotography #Wildlife #Safari


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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // Pictured here are a bunch of rare cave formations known as mammillaries. These formed underwater at times when the lake was much higher than it is today. The formations that look like lion tails (i.e., white stalactites with orange bulbs on the end) formed close to the water surface, with the white part being above water and the orange part being just below the water surface. This contrast between the orange and white formations can give you an idea of where the level of the lake was in the past. Lechuguilla is a very beautiful and highly protected cave. Access is very strongly controlled and only given to experienced cavers with specific scientific or exploration goals within certain parts of the cave. This particular part of the cave had been ‘out of bounds’ for nearly 25 years. Lechuguilla features strongly in the episode Genesis of the @natgeochannel documentary ‘One Strange Rock’ - Check it out! @natgeocreative


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Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // FORGET-ME-NOT // Wood
forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) in blossom at the edge of the
forest. I was kindly invited by @slovenianbears to their magnificent
area in #Slovenia. Place is beautiful, not far from my recent
hometown, and there are plenty of natural wonders to photograph,
#notjustbears! I am planning to hold workshops for visitors here to
teach them, how to discover their environment. I just had to pull over
beside the forest to photograph this tiny little species. Flowers
known by their magnificent #blue color, but it is less known that
young florets are pink... Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep
up-to-date with my images!
@natgeo @instagram @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart
@thephotosociety @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood
#photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon
#simple #natgeo #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto #MyCanon
#educateandinspire #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment
#findbeautyeveryday #TeamCanon #adventure #flower #flowers
#discoveryourbackyard #forgetmenot


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Photo by @MichaelGeorge // Trains are not forgiving to photographers. By the time you see the perfect frame, it is seven cars down and you’re left wondering if it was actually gold, or if you made it up. In 2015 I rode a cross-country train from DC to San Francisco, and found endless beauty outside the large windows of the observation car. This is a scene from somewhere in Montana. It is a lucky catch, and it was only after the fact that I noticed the perfect reflection of the tree in the pond. // #traintravel #crosscountrytrain #americabytrain #montana #montanafarm #farming #farm #amtrak


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @onedayinmyworld�-�“I had no problem with my mind. Only when I gave birth to my sixth child, then I developed this sickness which has become my mental health problem. I don’t know what to do because I am feel sick everyday and some people say I’m mad but I’m not mad. I feel some times very sad and very happy sometimes.” Hellen Alfred in Juba, South Sudan is one of many people living with limited access to mental health services in the world’s newest nation.�-�In South Sudan, decades of fighting has displayed millions. While the conflict has raged, facilities that provide for people living with mental health conditions have not been able to be developed. This is particularly troubling when one considers the level of trauma the fighting and displacement has caused. In the capital Juba, without adequate infrastructure many people living with mental health issues have been locked up in the central prison. Handicap International has been working with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health to strengthen mental health services in both the prison and in Juba Teaching Hospital. As a result many of those detained have had their chains removed and been reunited with their families.�-�#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @OneDayInMyWorld


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Photo Workshop in Iceland !! If you are looking for a cool adventure next Fall, how about joining me, @tyronefoto , in the land of volcanoes and waterfalls, October 8 - 15, 2018. We will be traveling along the southern coast of this wonderland, chasing the light, looking at big landscapes and beautiful small details, and having fun. To find out more, go to the link in my bio @tyronefoto or check out @pendaphoto . #iceland #photoworkshop #learnphotography #chasinglight #picoftheday #instagood


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Photo: @ivankphoto / Nahuelito plays at low tide on the northern coast of Ecuador in the province of Esmeraldas.
#runaflirts #ecuador #ocean


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Photo by Nathan Benn // I’m going through my archives to scan images that I find interesting (and the editors didn’t). I took this picture in South Korea 1987, one of my last shoots for National Geographic.

CHUNJU, SOUTH KOREA – June 11, 1987. Riot police with shields, ironically decorated with “happy faces,” block an anti-government demonstration. The protestors were marching as dissent against regime of authoritarian dictator Chun Doo-Hwan. This picture was not used in National Geographic Magazine but won an award in 1987 World Press Photo competition and was used on the back cover of the WPP annual yearbook. #southkorea #korea #archives


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Photo by @ljohnphoto for @rippleeffectimages. Dr. Rath Sopheap is the lead doctor doing rounds with his interns at the National Pediatric Hospital in Ward B - the respiratory ward. This ward is made for approximately 34 patients but is now overflowing with 64 and more coming by the hour. Undeterred, the Dr. Sopheap and his interns move from bed to bed assessing, comforting and informing anxious parents of the condition of their children. Cambodia’s tuberculous burden is one of the heaviest in the world.
Thanks to generous support from @Sony facilitated by @thephotosociety, @RippleEffectImages team members Lynn Johnson (@ljohnphoto) and Melanie Burford (@melburford) were able to document Operation ASHA (@operationasha) whose last mile delivery program insures that Cambodia’s most disadvantaged are able to adhere to the rigorous treatment regimen to avoid relapses and the development of drug resistant TB. @RippleEffectImages provided @operationasha with a film and photography showing the profound effectiveness of their initiatives.

To learn about this and other programs that empower women and children follow @rippleeffectimages and @ljohnphoto
#photojournalism #women #children #cambodia #tuberculosis #tb


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Iconic artworks in the original boundaries of the Bears Ears National Monument photos by @salvarezphoto

When the Bears Ears National Monument was set aside in 2016 it contained over 100,000 individual archeological sites. Many of the sites hold stirring works of art by the original inhabitants of the Southwest. Recorded on rock walls are what our predecessors in the Southwest thought and felt about the world. Bears is was in many ways a giant outdoor art gallery. Here are 3 spectacular Native American artworks that were in the original boundaries of the Bears Ears. Which one was removed when the current administration shrank the monument by 85%? To find and for more ancient artworks out go @ancientartarchive

#bearsears


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Photo by @davidalanharvey // If you see my IG Stories, you know I was shooting Jake Griffin @griffinfisheries launch his dory and stringing a long net off the beach. So I covered it in its entirety. Yet I’m always looking for the little things off to the side. Yes it’s get the fishing shot, yet the bits of magic surrounding the main event are often the pictures I treasure most. Wendy ( last name i don’t know but the girlfriend of Jake’s father) was shooting the scene with her phone. The wind in her hair and the lighting made for a surreal slice out of a fishing sequence. Thanks @griffinfisheriesfor letting me hang out and I’ll get a selection of my pictures to you soonest. #fujigfx50s #outerbanks


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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety
African elephant dust bath – My apologies for the silence recently but I’ve been out in Zambia’s legendary South Luangwa National Park for the last week leading a photographic trip. We had a fantastic week with brilliantly enthusiastic guests and over the course of our time there we were treated to some memorable encounters, not least with these elephants after they emerged from crossing the Luangwa river. We were actually fortunate on this occasion as the overcast light really played into our hands, eliminating harsh shadows and allowing the texture of both the dust and the elephants skin to show through. With images such as this it often feels like there are an infinite number of crops that can be made, so interesting is the contrast in texture and form so I thought that for Instagram I’d go for quite a tight crop that focusses on the most interesting part of the image. Though the dust bath session was only brief I don’t know what I’d prepared to give to be privileged enough to experience such a display over a longer period and in hindsight I perhaps wish that I had been brave enough to keep shooting with my 600mm F4, instead of switching to the more flexible 200-400mm. The dilemma that I had was that the elephants would normally spray the dust over their backs, creating a lovely arc in the dust but for these occasions, when the dust was sprayed on their sides I’d loved to have been able to go in really tight and work on some more abstract compositions. I’ll be looking to share some more of my Zambia images over the next few weeks so please do #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety #wildlifeplanet #exclusive_wildlife #animalelite #majestic_wildlife #exclusive_animals #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeplanet #wildlife_perfection #nature_of_our_world #ourplanetdaily #yourshotphotographer #wildworldfriend #nature_brilliance #freeyourthinking #educateandinspire #phototips #ethicsbeforeimages #nature #naturelovers #featuredwildlife #wildgeography #wildlife.hd #wildlife #wildlifefriend #wild #zambia #southluangwanationalpark


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