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Photograph by David Chancellor for - a Père David's Deer is recovered at a trophy hunting ranch, Texas, USA - Père David's Deer (Elaphurus davidianus) is currently categorised on the IUCN Red List as ‘extinct in the wild'. The species has been extinct in the wild for nearly 800 years and can only be found in zoos, animal parks, and managed hunting ranches in the sate of Texas where it is a prized trophy. The Père David's Deer, named after a French missionary and zoologist Father David (Père David) was unknown to western science until the 1860's when Père David noticed them in a Chinese Imperial Hunting Park near Beijing, China. During the Boxer Rebellion at the turn of the century, the Chinese herd was exterminated (eaten) by occupying troops. However, the Chinese Emperor had previously agreed to send 18 animals to facilities in Europe with Père David, leaving the descendants of the animals in Europe as the only surviving members of the species. During the first decade of the 20th century, the 11th Duke of Bedford in the United Kingdom gathered the last 18 Père David’s Deer in the world to form a breeding herd at the Woburn Abbey Estate, England. Only 11 of these deer were capable of reproducing. Nevertheless, the heavily inbred Père David’s Deer safely passed though the genetic bottleneck of inbreeding and adopted the vast open parkland of an English country estate. In the mid 1980s, Père David’s Deer was re-introduced into captive facilities in China, and populations established first in Beijing and then in Dafeng, Shishou and Yuanyang. Père David’s Deer has been recovered from the brink of extinction and is regarded a classic example of how to rescue a highly threatened species from extinction - Should we kill animals to save them ? - To see more of my work and projects follow me here and

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Photo by // Emperor penguin chicks are born on the feet of their parents. That’s where they crawl out of their eggs, which are kept off the ice by incubating adults, who cradle the eggs on their feet for two months. Here, a newborn chick sitting on its mother’s feet is getting a brief peek at the world before it gets covered again by a brood flap, which keeps eggs and chicks warm even under the extreme conditions emperors face during their reproduction cycle. If we can learn how to nurture our planet the way emperors take care of their offspring, we’ll all be better off. Follow me to see what emperor penguins have to do to stay warm when it gets really cold.

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Photo by , 2000 The last breath Northern Afghanistan, the Moghul Geshlagh refugee camp, November, 2000. I was on assignment for National Geographic. The Taliban had already been in power for five years. Supported by Pakistan, they tried to consolidate their rule throughout the country. Massoud’s resistance forces were tried and true. He only had control of the Panjshir Valley and a small part in the north of the country. While fighting the Taliban, Massoud was trying to lay the foundations of an ideal society, in this little part of the country. He loved to talk about it: “In each village, I try to have a sage elected as a representative of the people’s council. Those who do not have the strength to lead the fight are given administrative or financial duties, or handle communications. Each one has their role to play.” There were many displaced Afghans who flocked to the regions under his control to escape the exactions of the Taliban, crowding the already overflowing refugee camps, left to their own resorts, without any aid from the United Nations or NGOs. The family of Mustafa Gol is Uzbek. His wife, eight months pregnant, and his three children walked for four days and four nights to escape the Taliban. One month later, the twins, Hassan and Hussein, were born in the camp. Beneath the tent, the face of one of the babies has the pale grey cast of death. He is suffering from the cold and malnutrition. As for his brothers and sisters, they are coughing and feverish, like most of the children in the camp. As I discussed the situation with Massoud, his expression has an immense sadness which is palpable. How was he to cope with the needs of this ever-growing population of displaced persons, without any help from the international community? camp photo deghati photography photojournalist # عكاس

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Photograph by George Steinmetz Close up of the triumphal arch of Trajan in the Roman ruins of , . If you pinch/zoom in you can see the inscription on the pillar at left. At right are ruts left in the pavement by passing and wagons, from the 1st through 4th Century AD. How many wooden chariots does it take to leave ruts in stone? To see more views of the arch and ancient city, follow

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Photo by // As they round up their cattle, a group of “pantaneiros” or Brazilian cowboys, ride their horses through the flooded savannas of southern Brazil. Enormous cattle ranches were created here 200 years ago and since then, the cattle, the cowboys and the wildlife have stroke a harmonious balance. Today, the lifestyle of the “pantaneiros”, the beauty of the landscape, and the amazing wildlife viewing opportunities, have created a thriving ecotourism destination worthy of visiting, To see more visit Creative

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Photo by // A bust of The Buddha in tree roots at Wat Mahathat in The Ayutthaya historical park, Ayutthaya, Thailand. creative - -

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Photo by / // DIVING BLUE // Common (Alcedo atthis) dives into the to catch . There were several successful images of diving kingfishers already from previous days. Finally, I could position myself to have clear reflecting on the water. On the same day I was lucky enough to have the blue kingfisher with its against the blue sky reflection. However, it was not easy! Whenever the bird arrived, a little breeze created waves on the surface - almost all the time... So I did not have nice reflection, "just" images like this one. However, these are beautiful on a different way. Other interesting detail on the pic that you can see that the bird is correcting its movements until the last minute for the prefect dive. Picture was taken only 50 miles from my actual residency in . No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please at to keep up-to-date with my images! creative travel fineart

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Photo: A woman reads her book before landing in LAX.

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Photo by David Chancellor - New Years Day, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa 2003 - from Living(+)Positive - documenting those living with HIV - South Africa introduced free antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in the public sector in April 2004 after a lengthy battle between activists and former President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who questioned the link between HIV and AIDS, and ARVs' effectiveness. As of 2016 the estimated overall HIV prevalence rate in South Africa was approximately 12,7% of the total population. The total number of people living with HIV was therefore estimated at approximately 7,03 million in 2016. For adults aged 15–49 years, an estimated 18,0% of the population is currently HIV positive. To see more of my work and projects follow me here and

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Photo by // Stanford, Montana, 2005 Some of the Hutterite colony girls are on the swings, while others play a baseball game. It is a picture with many levels of imagery. I’ve always thought the true key to this picture are the two girls swinging out to the limits of their reach, both at that pause just before descending. A designer for an ad agency once considered using this picture in a portfolio of my work, but her idea was to crop out the girls on the swings. One sometimes wonders how some people get their jobs in the picture business. Follow me for more images from my Hutterite essays and other assignments spanning five decades.

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Photo by // Who knew chickens could fly? I guess it was more like running and flapping. I photographed this on assignment for @ the farm owned by and The (Spanish: 'Gallina Mapuche') is a breed of domestic chicken from Chile. Its name derives from the Araucanía region of where it is believed to have originated. It lays blue-shelled eggs, one of very few breeds that do so.

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FLASH SALE!!!!!!! - photo by - for a limited period this image of Yoina with her pet monkey can be purchased as a signed open edition 10x8 inch print for £72 ($100 give it take a few cents) The image of Yoina featured in National Geographic Magazine, June 2016, in a story about the Machiguenga people of the Peruvian Amazon. It shows Yoina taking her daily swim with her pet saddle-back tamarin. To buy a copy follow the link in my Instagram profile. The flash sale closes 26th Jan. We will also selling a very special limited edition 40x30 signed archival print - for $3500. The print run is only 20 and prices will rise. 100% of the profits from the first sale of this print will go to an NGO that brings fresh drinking water and sanitation into remote communities - including Yoina's village. This is the first time I have ever sold this image as part of a limited edition.

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