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Photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // I watched these women workers of the brick kiln in Gujarat, India and marveled at their strength and perseverance in spite of their very harsh working conditions and low wages. #india #gujarat #women #strongwomen #work follow @renaeffendiphoto for more human interest stories
Photo @tasneemalsultan  Oaybidah Aludaini – known as Um Ahmed shows her handmade jewellery, that's inspired by Bedouin textiles “This work represents my roots, because I learnt this craft through my mother, aunts and grandmother who taught me how to weave with beads, as well as make tassels and macramé,” She has spent the last year alongside her daughter and granddaughter, to produce a contemporary range of beautifully crafted tasselled earrings and necklaces. A mother of nine children with close to 50 grandchildren, the master artisan proudly displays and sells her work at fairs across the Kingdom. She became her family’s main breadwinner after her husband passed away. Words by Alex Aubry #riyadh #saudiarabia #jewelry #handmadejewelry #torquoisemountain
Photo by @amytoensing :: Michigan home.
Photo by @renan_ozturk  Layers of unclimbed peaks on the Tibetan Plateau from our 18,000ft high camp during the @natgeo “Point of No Return” expedition. The goal was to determine the highest point in SE asia by climbing to the summit of the supposed highest peak with a high end GPS, a measurement not obtainable by satellite data.  In the end, as a team, the climb pushed us the brink of starvation, our technical, physical and mental limit. Yet in any such endeavors these are the golden moments that endure and bring us back for more. ~  @hilareenelson @coryrichards @authormarkjenkins @emilyaharrington @taylorfreesolo #myanmar #myanmarclimb
Photo by @williamalbertallard // Valentino Park, 2001  Apricot blossoms fell like pink snow for a few magical moments in this lovely park I visited almost every day I found myself in Turin. For many visits I simply took in the beauty the trees in blossom but knew if I were lucky I’d be in the park on a day a slight breeze would bring the blossoms down and on that afternoon I was delightfully showered with them. At just the right moment a small group of people entered the frame, walking diagonally into the picture, kind of completing the image.  #followme @williamalbertallard for more images from Italy and other assignments spanning five decades.  #valentinopark #turin #italy #apricotblossom #blossoms #italytrip #italygram #tree #trees #treestagram #flowers #flowerstagram
Photo @hammond_robin for @witness_change. “I am here because I was not going well mentally. Before I could not sleep, and sometimes I go out for a walk without any desire to return. Sometimes I spoke disorderly. But since I'm having the treatment, I’m fine… The center has helped me with treatments. When I had no medication, it really bothered me. But now that I take it, I feel myself changing. I could not even work before treatment. Now I work well without problem from morning until evening.” 29 year old Lamboni Laré, a mechanic, lives with a mental health problem and attends Centre de Santé Mentale, in Dapaong, northern Togo. #inmyworld is my new campaign designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_international as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. To see more please follow @OneDayInMyWorld
Photo by @kirstenluce // Captured #withgalaxy S8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Sandra Garcia, a filmmaker originally from Mexico City and now living in Los Angeles, takes a dip in the pool in Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Cabo is best known as a tourist resort town, where most residents are involved in the hospitality industry in one way or another. A few friends and I were lucky enough to line up assignments in this beautiful part of the world. Most of us travel frequently between the US and Mexico but it's rare to all be in the same place at the same time.
Photo by @ljohnphoto. Maddie is 5 years old. As with most children with Zellweger Syndrome, she was not supposed to see her second birthday. Maddie’s parents are vocal advocates for Cannabis as Medicine in many forms. It has kept their daughter pain free and in their lives. Maddie is receiving a massage with cannabis infused oil. @natgeo @thephotosociety #cannabis #madelineswholeplantjourney
Photo by @Jayaprakash_bojan | After over 11,000 photo submissions from around the world, our panel of judges has named the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year! Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore is this year's grand prize winner for his stunning shot of an enormous male orangutan, waist-deep in a river, shyly peeking from behind a tree. Our judges were impressed by how the poignant image spoke to the impact deforestation is having on the habitat of this critical endangered species. See all of this year's spectacular award-winning photos at ‪natgeo.com/photocontest‬ (link in profile).
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz @feedtheplanet  The largest orange grove in Europe carpets the hill country near Rio Tinto, Spain with what appears to be 3,000 hectares of green organic corduroy.  To learn more about the global food supply, follow @feedtheplanet
Video by @joelsartore | The Sumatran rhino is considered one of the rarest mammals in the world. Poaching is rampant for this species and only about 100 are left living within the fragmented rainforests of Southeast Asia. Pictured here is a female Sumatran rhinoceros named Suci at the @CincinnatiZoo. Suci was one of only two in human care in the United States and one of only 10 worldwide. She was born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2007 and, to the devastation of her keepers and many other admirers, she passed away in 2014. Suci served as a critical component in the fight to save rhinos by contributing to research on female sexual maturity through the testing of her fecal matter. Because of this research, ongoing breeding programs will have a better chance of propagating the species. To see a portrait of Suci, follow @joelsartore. . . #sumatranrhino #rhino #poaching #criticallyendangered #endangeredspecies #southeastasia #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark
Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Delagha, an 8-year-old unaccompanied refugee from Afghanistan, sits on a bunk bed at a "one stop center" where he and other refugees have taken refuge near the Croatian border in Serbia. Delagha traveled 4,000 miles from his home in Afghanistan. He has not told his parents in Afghanistan about his brutal journey to Europe: “They asked if I faced a hard time, but I said, ‘No.' I didn’t want them to worry.” For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen
Photo @Hammond_Robin. Found this picture as I edited images recently from work I did for National Geographic Magazine in October. I was in Northern Tanzania just as the rain season began. Was fortunate not to be caught in this impressive downpour.
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Planinska jama is one of the longest river caves in Slovenia. 500 meters (1600ft) from the entrance of the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna jama (cave), and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe. Here, a team of explorers in an inflatable boat progress along the giant tunnel. This portfolio of photographs was shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. Words by Andrew Bisharat @NatGeoCreative
Video by @bertiegregory. A huge male jaguar pulling a caiman out of the water up a slippery, muddy river bank in the northern Pantanal, Brazil. This jaguar demonstrated the meaning of the term power dragging this 8ft long, armour plated, 74 toothed, chunk of contracting muscle out of the water and into the bushes. Shot for a new jaguar TV show with @stevewinterphoto which premiered on Sunday evening on @natgeowild in the US (other territories coming soon!). Huge thanks to the awesome team @natgeo! Also check out this month’s issue of National Geographic Magazine for @stevewinterphoto ‘s jaguar story. Follow @bertiegregory to see more jaguars!
Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Invermark, Scotland - I’ve walked these hills now; I’ve followed in the footsteps of a game keeper with four generations of knowledge passed from father to son, and father to son once more. Imagine that, at best estimate almost 200 years of knowledge and understanding of the nature of what is - and what is required, of these extraordinary lands. I’m humbled by the depth of his understanding and knowledge of these lands. We must listen to those who’s blood runs through this land; the blood of four generations. I’ll be bringing more from here over the coming months, and hopefully, as a result, understand more about our increasingly complex relationship with wildlife, and the challenges we face in order to maintain the habitat on which wildlife can not simply survive, but flourish, under the stewardship of those who truly understand the significance of these spaces, not those who manage from afar, but those with the smell of fresh air, wind, rain, and moss on their clothes - follow me on this journey here @natgeo and @chancellordavid - Humbled by this wild and beautiful place #conserving #conservation #scotland
Phone photo: @ivankphoto / A Bull Terrier sits on the bathroom floor in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, CA, in October of 2017. #onassignment for @natgeo
Photo by @amivitale. Shaba, Bawa and Pokot snuggle in the boma of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first community owned sanctuary in all of Africa. What’s happening at @r.e.s.c.u.e, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they once feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.  Read the full story in @natgeo and follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e  to learn more about this important work.  #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #protectelephants
@RobertClarkphoto Nearly as tall as a giraffe and with the wingspan of an F-16 fighter, Quetzalcoatlus northropi was one of the largest flying animals of all time. This life-size model, being painted by Jim Burt at Blue Rhino Studio in Minneapolis, is bound for a cultural center in Kuwait.  This photo was originally published in "Why Pterosaurs Were the Weirdest Wonders on Wings," in November 2017.
photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // People give elephants a bath in the river at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, a sanctuary for retired elephants. Most elephants here have been rescued from labor exploitation in logging of nearby jungles and are now looked after by the Elephant Nature Park volunteers and visitors. Among park activities - riding elephants is strictly forbidden, however showering them, feeding them vegetables, scrubbing watermelons and pumpkins for them and cleaning after them is encouraged. Follow @renaeffendiphoto for more stories. #elephants #animals #care #people #nature #thailand #love
Photo by @ronan_donovan // The like between a human-dominated landscape and a wild one is razor sharp along western Uganda's Kibale National Park. Fields of tea along old growth rainforest represents the clash in land use present across western Uganda. Is the land for human consumption or for the natural systems or both? Home to some 1,500 wild chimpanzees and hundreds of elephants, Kibale National Park represents the proving grounds for how the rest of central Africa will choose to live alongside our closet living relatives or push them to the brink. Shot in assignment for National Geographic Magazine last month. See more from this region and learn about this issue @ronan_donovan