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Photo by / // DYNAMISM // Great tit (Parus major) leaves the with . We had couple really warm days, so birds did not really visit the feeder, but with colder weather they seem keep loyalty. Taken from the room of our living room 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 stagram photography

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Photo by // Just returning from the National Geographic Photo Seminar in the US. An extraordinary week of talks and presentations - When poaching has escalated exponentially in the past decade; more than 7,000 rhinos have been killed in the past ten years alone, and The World Wildlife Fund estimates that 20,00 to 30,000 African elephants are killed each year for their tusks - It’s at times like these that I realise how important all the work done on this subject is, and how humbled I am by the continued support and mentorship received from all those and elsewhere. Thank you all for sharing your amazing work and thoughts this week - Photograph by David Chancellor - follow more of my work and projects here and

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Photograph by George Steinmetz // Known as the Medieval Manhattan, , Yemen was once an important stop for camel caravans bringing frankincense from Oman to the Mediterranean. It remains one of the great masterpieces of Arabian architecture, with tower homes up to eight stories tall that are built entirely from mud and palm timbers. I took this photo while flying my motorized paraglider over the town, and created quite a ruckus. After landing and an interview with the local police captain, I was invited in for tea and hospitality, and noticed that the mud floor of an upper story flexed like the skin of an old drum. I heard rumors that the tower home seen at the near corner of the walled city had simply dissolved while its owner while was away working in Dubai, as there was no one to fix a leaky water tap. To see more visit

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Photo by (Matthieu Paley) - After 10 days without meeting anyone, we came across this nomadic tent, on the edge of the Lut desert in Iran. They were herding camels, goats and sheep - the camp chief stood in front of his tent, practically disappearing in the landscape. NASA's satellite, from 2003 to 2010 testify that the hottest land surface on Earth is located here in the Lut desert. I was fortunate to visit this amazing place and country last March, when an Iranian scientifically team measured a land surface temperatures of 78.2 °C (172.8 °F), the highest ever recorded. For more interesting cultural encounters, please visit .

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Photo by | American news photographer celebrates her masterful presentation at the annual Photo Seminar along with her tribe of fellow female photojournalists in Washington, DC. Ms. Guzy has won the four times—one of four people to do so, and the only journalist with that achievement. Carol’s powerful presentation left her audience of 400+ people laughing and crying and shouting along with her. Here she is celebrating with her friends and colleagues. 85

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Photo by // A Kyrgyz girl carries a lamb through her family’s winter camp at about 14,000 feet in the Little Pamir with the snow-covered peaks of the Hindu Kush trip making a spectacular backdrop, in the Wakhan Corridor, northeast Afghanistan. The lamb was born in late December and is too young to spend the winter days with its mother and the rest of the flock as it forages for food in the cold and snow, so they are kept in a warm place at the camp for the day and then returned to its mother each evening to nurse. A small population of Kyrgyz live a nomadic life on the high plateau of the Afghan Pamirs, moving seasonally with their herds of yaks, goats, sheep, camels and horses. It is a hard life, especially in winter, and the Kyrgyz suffer from poverty, opium addiction and lack of education, but they also are proud of their culture, their ability to survive and their freedom on the “Bam-i-Dunya” or Roof of the World. The photo was taken exactly ten years ago today, during a hard, month-long journey on foot through the roadless, frozen mountain world of the Afghan Pamirs, part of a several year project to document the peoples of the Wakhan-the Wakhi and Kyrgyz, their ways of life, their relationship to each other, to their environment and to the wildlife of the Pamirs. The huge pay-off and privilege was being able to spend time with these families, some of whom I had met on previous journeys. Check out my feed - I will be posting more photos this week and next from the journey I took ten years ago through the winter landscape of the Afghan Pamirs!

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita - Rare snowfall at the Shaolin Temple, birthplace of Kungfu as Monks make it back to their dorms. Some 90,000 Kungfu enthusiasts visit here from around the world each year to learn from the masters. temple creative

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Photo by // Tucson, AZ, 1998 Rodeo bullfighting clown Rob Smets, often called “the toughest man in rodeo,” signs autographs for fans following the end of a mud swamped rodeo in normally sunny Tucson. I chose that rodeo for what I figured would be wonderful southwestern American light. It rained steady for the first four days. But rainy weather sometime produces excellent pictures. for more images of rodeos and other assignments spanning five decades clown

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Images by | To date, the Photo Ark has documented over 7,500 species in order to save species and their habitats. It is important to honor and protect all of the incredible creatures that continue to dwindle away during the extinction crisis. Though it’s easy to be moved by many of our favorite species like this Sumatran tiger or Western lowland gorilla, it’s important to remember that even some of the smallest of species are also on the verge of extinction, and their survival is essential in order to maintain balance in their ecosystems. For example, animals like this Choctawhatchee beach mouse (swipe to see) are the critical link between plants and carnivores in their environments, but they are endangered due to ongoing development of their homes. Climate change is decimating corals like this robust ivory coral, which provide nutrients and shelter to a plethora of marine animals. Even insects like this American burying beetle, who are responsible for recycling decaying matter back into the ecosystem, are in danger of extinction. The Photo Ark gives a voice to each creature, large or small, in order to inspire the world to help save them. Protection is essential if we are to survive ourselves. Start taking steps today to help preserve these species and their environments. Follow for more images of the incredible creatures we share the planet with.

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Photo by At 4:53 pm January 12th, 2010 Southern Haiti was hit with a 7.1 earthquake centered on Léogâne. Most of Port au Prince was flattened with the death toll ranging between hundred-hundred to two-hundred and sixty thousand people. I shot aerials of the city a few weeks after the earthquake struck. This image is of the Presidential Palace. I've shot in Haiti since 1999 and this flight was my second visit to the country after the earthquake struck. To see more of my aerial and location photography, please follow me at

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Photo by // Ichneumon Wasp, Arotes decorus​. I am constantly amazed by the diversity found all around me. My hope is that these images of plants, animals, and insects I find in my local environment help my audience and myself gain a greater understanding of, and appreciation and sense of responsibility for, our global ecosystem. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ photography​ ​

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Big Mac penguin colony, Bird island – Photo by Kevin Schafer – // It had long been a dream of mine to visit Bird Island, an outlier of South Georgia Island, on the very edge of Antarctica. I finally got a chance to go ashore there for just a few hours, and then, to my great good fortune, the weather stranded me there for four days, in one of the most glorious wildlife islands on the planet. This is an image of Big Mac, what may be the largest Macaroni Penguin colony in the world, with roughly 80,000 nesting birds. (Can you imagine counting them?) As I sat beside these two Macaroni pairs along the upper edge of the colony, I tried to imagine the challenges these birds face to return to this specific nest site every season. Not only must they navigate hundreds, if not thousands, of trackless miles of ocean to this exact spot, they must then weave their way through 80,000 other birds to find their mates, and their chosen nest sites. Then, every time they get hungry or need to feed their hungry chicks, they must march back down to the sea, and the cycle begins again. The sensory skills involved and the utter determination required to accomplish all these tasks frankly staggers me. (Full disclosure: I need Google Maps to get me almost anywhere nowadays.)

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