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The Photo Society— Telling the story behind the stories. We are a collective of over 170 National Geographic photographers.

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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety

Photographed several years ago this image is a personal favourite of my limited time spent with these enigmatic birds. Priority must always be given first to being careful around their sensitive tunnel networks and when this image was captured I was on a nearby footpath. Nevertheless, when this little face appeared in a burrow entrance nearby it seemed only right to move quietly away.


Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Fire dance in the mountains of New Guinea puts the spirits of the recently deceased to rest. There were some sixty male fire-dancers, and they made a jestfull sport of kicking the burning logs into the air towards the foreigner with a camera! #PNG #anthropology in the 21st century #participantobserver


Photo by @joemcnallyphoto. Linus Pauling, two time Nobel Prize winner, for chemistry and for peace. Extraordinary human being. One of the beautiful things about being a photographer is that you are sent to photograph people and places because of their extraordinary and exemplary nature. Linus was a delight to photograph, and the cat on the shoulder was a happy, unplanned event. Shot in California on the Big Sur.
#kitten #portrait #nobelprize #scientist


Photo by @amivitale for @rippleeffectimages. Runa Khan is a force of nature. For years, she watched as #climatechange in #Bangladesh flooded whole communities, cutting them off from the mainland and stranding families from receiving vital healthcare and education.

That’s why Runa founded @friendshipngo. This innovative floating hospital literally sails on water to bring #education, #healthcare and #hope to communities stranded on Bangladesh’s isolated chars. Friendship has helped over one million people gain access to healthcare in Bangladesh and thousands more through education.

Here, Runa is surrounded by children on a char a she makes her rounds from island to island.

@photography.for.good #forceofnature #risingseas #friendshipngo #climatewarriors #activism #rippleeffectimages


Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety

Photographing in Kamchatka was an insane experience, living among and being with the bears all day every day. Moments like this can never be fully explained, the privilege or the awe but in this moment I was about as excited and grateful as I have ever been, sitting quietly on a river bank surrounded by these astonishing mammals. Of course I had a bear expert out of sight to my left, someone who has known these bears for over twenty years. It goes without saying that if you ever encounter a bear then acknowledge it, let it see you and then move slowly away! Swipe to see me and more bears! #bears #kamchatka #wildlife #thephotosociety


Photo by Cameron Davidson @camdavidsonphoto. Times Square, New York City: From my decade plus long-term project of photographing American cities from the air at night. I started shooting the dusk/evening aerials back in 2007 when ISO 3200 was achievable. Now, I can shoot at much higher ISO ratings with more dynamic range and less noise. Technology marches on. The key to successful aerial photography from helicopters (IMO) is a strong understanding of aviation rules and concepts, a working knowledge of how helicopters work, flying with a pilot who knows how to fly for the camera and most importantly, a safety first approach to the flight. Do see mroe of my aerial and location photography, please follow me at @camdavidsonphoto #aerial #nikond5 #nyc #timessquare #captureonepro12 #newyork #aerialphotonyc


Photo by @lucianocandisani ( Luciano Candisani ). This is a 7 meters female anaconda.My friend @danieldegranville was there and stretched a string to measure this colossal female when she stretched out in the bottom.Me and @claudiagaigher were at the formoso swamp doing a story for a TV show called Fantástico.
@claudiagaigher @danieldegranville@lucianocandisani @jucaygarape#fotografiabrasileira #natureza#lucianocandisani #underwater #bonito#agua#ab#naconda#cobra#reptil#conservation #candisani #brasil #brazil


Photo by @joepetersburger/@thephotosociety // DIRTY WORK // It takes lot of effort to take a great picture so frequently. However, sometimes it is better to stop and protect – at least the equipment and hope for its survival. Yes, it was very difficult to see through those glasses… Swipe for a picture on exactly the same location at a more successful weather. A fantastic looking, but #parasitic #cuckoo #wasp flying into the #nest of a solitary wasp. This tiny wasp will lay its eggs on the stored food of the host.
#joepetersburger #sandstorm #dust #workhard #knowyourlimits


Photo by @rezaphotography #Iran

It was 40 years ago, in my native country. When I saw him, tender and proud, surrounded by this adversity, I thought of Iran, its cat-shaped design on the map. Over the decades that passed, the feeling that I had then remained the same regarding its destiny (as well as the destiny of its people whether they stayed or left on the roads of exile). A fragile destiny between Revolution and war, repression and sanctions.
Today, I think of this sentence of the poet Khalil Gibran
In the autumn I gathered all my sorrows and buried them in my garden. And when April returned and spring came to wed the earth, there grew in my garden beautiful flowers, unlike all other flowers. And my neighbours came to behold them, and they all said to me: "When autumn comes again, at seeding time, will you not give us of the seeds flowers that we may have them in our gardens?" #iran #persiangulf #cat #hope #blackandwhite #khalilgibran#revolution #islamicrevolution#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography#rezaphotojournalist #webistan


Photo by @irablockphoto | Novice monks on their way to school use a bamboo bridge to cross the Nam Khan River. The bridge is near the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong rivers in Luangprabang, Laos. When the monks would cross the bridge was always a mystery to me. I was told they crossed on their way to school, but school seemed to start at different times each day. I went out at 7am on multiple mornings before I was able to get this Photo. @natgeo @natgeocreative #monks #mekongriver #namkhanriver #luangprabang #laos #students #school #bridge #bamboobridge


Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // With the iconic Matterhorn mountain looming large in the background, two explorers search the surface of the ice for moulins and caves that could lead them down to the contact, where the glacier meets the rock of the valley floor. It is during the middle of the night, when it is the coldest and there is no running meltwater, that it is the safest time to explore these caves.


Photo by @lucianocandisani ( Luciano Candisani ). It is now the squid season in Ilhabela, the Island where I live in the north coast of São Paulo,Brazil. When I have time between the assignments I go offshore with my boat to see what I can find in the green waters. I would love to do a book with my imagens around my home.