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Photo by by @ljohnphoto for @rippleeffectimages. Tania lives with her family in

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Photo by by @ljohnphoto for @rippleeffectimages. Tania lives with her family in a small series of cinder block rooms where they make a living weaving traditional cloth in Guatemala. Up until now, cooking was done on an open flame, which blackened the walls and filled the space with noxious fumes. Tania was forbidden from entering the kitchen. Now, with the new stove they received with the help of StoveTeam International (@stoveteaminternational), the family can breathe easily, and the stove itself is safe enough for even the littlest ones to touch. Learn more about programs that help empower and keep women and girls healthy and safe by following @rippleeffectimages #PhotographyForGood #cookstoves #cooking #fire #smoke #burns #photojournalism #women #girls #empowerment #womenpower #HAP #householdairpollution #guatemala
@RobertClarkphoto While on assignment for @natgeo on a story about Angor Wat an

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@RobertClarkphoto While on assignment for @natgeo on a story about Angor Wat and it’s control & eventual over control of water, I was able to take to the air and get a view of the temple that few get to see. The temple complex in #Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world is on a site measuring 402 acres. It was originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, gradually transforming into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. It was built by the King Suryavarman II. The control of water and heavy rains which repeatedly flooded the complex and lead to the capital of the empire to be moved to Phnom Pen. Those rains and the age of seafaring exploration where the two main reason for the “abandonment” of #AngkorWat. @atedge @natgeo @thephotosociety
@RobertClarkphoto A few years back I worked with @kurtmutchler (a senior editor

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@RobertClarkphoto A few years back I worked with @kurtmutchler (a senior editor for Science) on a story about the human brain for @natgeo. We were able to visit the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle. Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen died at 65 from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma today. One of richest men In the world Allen used his fortune as seed money for the #AllenInstitute of Brain Science pledging $100 million to the Seattle-based organization. Its inaugural project is the Allen Brain Atlas, a map of the human brain which will be made publicly accessible. The #BrainAtlas is a component of the loosely formed Human Cognome Project. The Allen Institute is dedicated to international research answering questions in #bioscience. The Institute is a recognized leader in large-scale research with a commitment to an open science model within its research institutes, the #AllenInstituteforBrainScience , and the Allen Institute for Cell Science.
Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety Me with the bears – I would

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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety Me with the bears – I would never normally post an image of me on Social media, in fact this is the first one that I’ve ever posted on Instagram so please forgive me this indulgence. Sometimes however us photographers are afforded such outrageous privileges, getting to spend time in the most remarkable places and with the most astonishing creatures that it would seem a shame to keep such experiences hidden away on our phones. The few that I have shown this image to have usually asked the same questions, either ‘are they stuffed’ or ‘was I scared’. Of course for those of my peers who have been fortunate enough to share similar experiences they’d know that nothing could be further from the truth. These bears, whilst formidable predators in their own right are, like so many other living creatures, so very and unfairly maligned. In truth they are curious, charismatic, funny, intelligent and astonishingly beautiful creatures to be around, to marvel at and to spend time with. Russia remains the most spectacular wildlife destination that I’ve ever visited, the people were warm and gracious, the scenery protected to a degree that brings absolute shame to the way that we treat our natural history here in the UK. This image was taken on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Far East Russia and out of sight to my left and right was up to 15 additional bears, all going about their business of fishing. Of course it goes without saying that whilst the bears were absolutely fine with me this particular stretch of remote river was about as close to hell as you could imagine for any passing salmon, the gauntlet of bears that they were having to endure living testimony to the fact that luck, and little else is often what guides our respective random paths through life. Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @thephotosociety
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // We arrived in the colourful village of It

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // We arrived in the colourful village of Ittoqqortoormiit in East Greenland late on the evening of the 3rd August and spent five days there as we waited for a good weather/sea ice opportunity to continue further north. During the ‘night’ of our second evening we were all woken up by a loud fog horn. It was from the supply tanker that comes in only twice a year. This was the first time it had arrived this year; the last time being at the end of September last year. The village came alive as for two days the residents were busy with the containers that were being ferried back and forth between the ship and land. @greenland_caves #EAGRE18
Nathan Benn One more month to Paradise! The opening reception for “A Peculiar P

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Nathan Benn One more month to Paradise! The opening reception for “A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs” is just one month away, 6 – 8 pm, November 8, at HistoryMiami Museum. http://www.historymiami.org/exhibition/a-peculiar-paradise-florida-photographs-by-nathan-benn/ The black&white photo of the guy in a rented tuxedo is yours truly, Leica M2 in hand, photographing in Palm Beach in 1972. My fellow students at North Miami High may remember me as the boy taking snaps for the 1968 Pioneer yearbook. After high school I worked summers for The Miami News and Palm Beach Post-Times while attended Miami-Dade College and the University of Miami. I still have Leicas and the Rolex forty-eight years later, but far less facial hair. HistoryMiami’s exhibition is comprised of photographs that I took in Florida for National Geographic Magazine, where I was a photographer from 1972 until 1991. I took most of the pictures in 1981, a year notorious for Miami’s drug-fueled crime wave and influx of undocumented immigrants. The photographs express my affection for the state’s quirky aspects while providing unvarnished documentation of the complex realities of Florida in transition. We finished printing the last of the 95 Florida photographs last week in preparation for the exhibit, which will be on display at HistoryMiami’s 3000 square foot Center for Photography at 101 West Flagler until April 14, 2019. The 200-page exhibition catalog, published by PowerHouse Books, is currently available for pre-order from Amazon for $31.42, a great discount off the $49.95 list price. https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_13?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=a+peculiar+paradise&sprefix=a+peculiar+pa%2Cstripbooks%2C214&crid=2WHPPB75JBMQB I hope to see many familiar faces at HistoryMiami on November 8. Please come and say hello! www.apeculiarparadise.com
Photo by @bethjwald // A sea lion devours a salmon caught at the mouth of the Kl

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Photo by @bethjwald // A sea lion devours a salmon caught at the mouth of the Klamath River, where the salmon were running strong last month after years of meager runs. The return of the salmon was good news for the sea lions, gulls and other wildlife, but also for members of the Yurok nation, who have depended for millennia on the Klamath salmon returning to the river. Salmon runs have been impacted heavily by a series of dams on the Klamath, barriers that impede salmon from returning to the headwaters to spawn and which contribute to toxic algae blooms that kill fish and other aquatic life, and have sickened livestock and people along the river. But starting in 2020, four of the six dams on the Klamath will be removed and work will begin to try to restore the Klamath watershed to a healthy, functioning ecosystem. Last month I had the privilege to witness the life-affirming spectacle of the salmon returning to the river and to visit native youth along the Klamath, like the Gensaws of the Yurok Nation and Paul and Aisha Wilson of the Klamath Tribes, who are leading the way for restoration of their people, their environment and their waterways. @ancestral_guard @jonlukegensaw @paulrww @riostorivers #restorativerevolution #KlamathRiver #bigfish #yurok #klamathtribes #wildrivers #undamtheklamath #savesalmon #rioslibres #wildandscenicrivers #foodsovereignity #firstfoods @ilcp_photographers
Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Samburu Lmuget, sasaab village

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Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Samburu Lmuget, sasaab village, northern Kenya - I met Jeneria Lekilelei (centre of frame) over a decade ago now whilst sitting under a tree in northern Kenya. I was, I’ll admit, pretty lost. What at first was a slightly nervous moment as this warrior simply came and sat next to me, has over the years developed into a deep respect both for the man and his work with @ewasolions in the Samburu, northern Kenya. The African lion population has declined by 43% in the last 20 years and lions now occupy only 8% of their historical range in Africa. The estimated numbers of lions across Africa are approximately 20,000. In Kenya, the national population now numbers less than 2,000 individuals. At current rates of decline, the species could become extinct here within the next two decades. This reduction in lion numbers is primarily due to habitat loss and conflict with humans, typically when lions kill people’s livestock. Lions and other large carnivores are wide-ranging species, and designated protected areas are often not large enough to ensure their long-term survival. It is crucial, therefore, that conservation of these species, as well as their prey, is addressed throughout the landscape, which not only incorporates protected areas, but also the surrounding areas where local people live. @ewasolions is dedicated to conserving lions and other large carnivores by promoting co-existence between people and wildlife, they work hand-in-hand with local communities to provide education, training and improved conservation practices that help people and wildlife, using sound science to help guide the long-term conservation of lions across community conservancies and protected areas in northern Kenya, and I love their work 👍🏿👍🏼💚to see more of it, follow me here @chancellordavid @thephotosociety @natgeo @everydayextinction @ewasolions #conserving #conservation #carnevores #northernkenya #kenya
Photo by @anniegriffithsphotography for @rippleeffectimages. Salt harvesting is

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Photo by @anniegriffithsphotography for @rippleeffectimages. Salt harvesting is soul-searing work, done mostly by women in India. Nevertheless, these women do not let the oppressive heat interfere with their aspirations. Beside their work areas, each worker has a #solar #lamp resting, absorbing the rays of the day, so that, at night, they can study by lamplight in the hopes of one day advancing their station in life. #equality #solarpower #entrepreneurship #womenempoweringwomen #light #energy #sewa #selfemployedwomensassociation #India
Photo by @joepetersburger/@thephotosociety // SOLO // Common #mayfly (Ephemera v

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Photo by @joepetersburger/@thephotosociety // SOLO // Common #mayfly (Ephemera vulgata) in flight. Just as most of mayfly species, common #mayflies use to swarm in mass. So it is a true challenge to point out just one and have a sharp picture from such a tiny species. Way more difficult than to have only subject around... Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! #joepetersburger #beautiful #capture #moment #simple #natgeo #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto #educateandinspire #findbeautyeveryday
Photo by @williamalbertallard // Lancaster County, PA, 1964 As part of my bi-an

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Photo by @williamalbertallard // Lancaster County, PA, 1964 As part of my bi-annual flash sale, I am offering this signed 6” x 9” image on a 9” x 11” paper at $100 for a three week period. Visit @williamalbertallard and click on the link in my profile to purchase a signed print. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1964 The portrait of the fragile but seemingly unafraid little girl seen alongside the heads of two enormous draft horses was published in the August, 1964 issue of National Geographic in my essay on the Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The child was with her father who was working in his fields. At some point in the afternoon she was standing in the back of a farm wagon, the horses, unhitched, were about to be led to the barn and for a moment they provided the background for her profile. Her blouse appears worn, perhaps a bit dirty from childish play, and its pale blue color seems to echo the softness in the child’s light complexion and wispy, blond hair. Photographing the Amish was the beginning of my photographic depiction of several subcultures in my country and elsewhere during the 1960’s. My essays on the Amish in 1964, the Basques of France and Spain in 1968, and the Hutterites of Montana in 1969, all dealt with the lives of people living in a culture all their own. #followme @williamalbertallard for more images of the Amish and other assignments spanning five-decades. @natgeo #amish #horses #farm #filmphotography #leica #girl
Sunrise on the Rita Blanca National Grasslands | Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephe

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Sunrise on the Rita Blanca National Grasslands | Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) I’m excited to announce a photography workshop at Chico Basin Ranch in Colorado May 19-24. Details Below PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with Stephen Alvarez Ranchlands Camp, Chico Basin Ranch, Colorado May 19-24 This spring 2019, Stephen will lead an immersive photography workshop at Chico Basin Ranch. Spend a week exploring photography, wildlife and the subtle landscape of the high prairie. The workshop will be a deep dive into ways of seeing the lifecycle of an 87,000 acre working ranch. Discover and hone your vision through tailored assignments, group and individual image reviews all while basking in the tranquility and hospitality of Chico Basin Ranch. Cost: $2,995 pp includes all meals, activities, and private furnished tent. For details or to book contact stay@ranchlands.com
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