Video by @renan_ozturk
painting – alpine style.
many artists will labor over a certain painting for months or years. i’ve always just immersed myself completely in a specific environment and moment in time and let things flow. after a mad 24 hour push at 13,000 feet i finished a large landscape of the mountains that surround one of my favorite places on the planet – khumjung, nepal. at one point the dew washed away hours worth of watercolors, blending it all into strange patterns - forcing
me to start over on a soaked canvas, fixing some spots and leaving others. over the course of the night, spotted by stars and clouds, i was accompanied by old friends - ama dablam and tawoche, kongde and khumbila. collaborative art, indeed.
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Photo by @williamalbertallard // brazil, 1988
her name is bernice and she had hair the color of farm butter. only 12 and she has been stricken with malaria 15 times in the year. she and her family had been living in the brazilian rainforest frontier of rondonia, trying to make a living off a small farm. you could see the sickness her eyes that were not green, not hazel, but a rare mixture of both. i made many portraits of her before i noticed the marks on the palm of her hand, written in blue. notes for a test she was supposed to take at school but she couldn’t go beside of the malaria attack. i wonder now if her family is still there?
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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto
during my search for jaguars in america i photographed his cougar with the help of a camera trap set-up in the santa rita mountains near the us-mexico boarder. although i'm often led down the right trails with the help of local biologists - in this instance those from the university of arizona - nothing is guaranteed. thankfully camera traps don't discriminate and sometimes they return gems like this young cougar up from mexico.
this thurs jan 18th, during my national geographic live! talk in ontario's centre in the square theatre, i'll share with you the ups and downs of my adventures "on the trails of big cats" along with other unexpected camera trap subjects. for show details and tickets visit https://events.nationalgeographic.com/talks/trail-big-cats/centre-square or go to www.facebook.com/stevewinterphoto/
our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families,
they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! if we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet.
they are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. the forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. if we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks!
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Video by @joelsartore | red-footed falcons are sexually dimorphic, meaning females and males look very different from one another. in this case, the females are tinted red while males have a dark gray plumage. these small, slender and graceful birds hunt mostly at night, capturing crickets, locusts and grasshoppers with their talons. red-footed falcons are social birds and are rarely seen alone. they roost in large colonies and migrate with one another between southwest africa and eurasia.
a big thank you to the @greenteenteam for the opportunity to photograph this animal. these falcons were photographed at the monticello center in italy.
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Photograph by george steinmetz known as the medieval manhattan, #shibam,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 under my feet. my hosts told me that the tower home seen at the near corner of the walled city had simply dissolved while its owner was away working in dubai, as there was no one to fix a leaky water tap. #unescoheritage follow @geosteinmetz to discover more of our world from above
Photograph by @simoncroberts . members of the dickens society enjoy a dip in the sea whilst wearing authentic victorian bathing suits (broadstairs, uk) from the series #merriealbion. the broadstairs dickens festival was founded in 1937 to commemorate the centenary of dickens’s birth. dickens visited broadstairs frequently; it was his favourite seaside summer escape between 1837 and 1859, and he called it ‘our english watering place’. gladys waterer, who at the time of the founding of the dickens festival lived in dickens house, conceived of the idea of putting on a production of david copperfield, and publicizing it by having people wear victorian dress about the town. the festival has been held annually ever since, with the only exception being the second world war years.
follow @simoncroberts to see more work from this series and other works. @flowersgallery@natgeo#landscapestudiesofasmallisland#simonroberts#dickensfestival#dickens#broadstairs#flowersgallery#victorians#britishlandscape#britishseaside#britishcoast
Photo by @franslanting i’m sharing this image of a kakapo, one of the world’s rarest birds, in celebration of @natgeo’s “year of the bird” campaign for 2018. when new zealand broke away as a sliver of gondwanaland many millions of years ago, it became an evolutionary raft of birds, which evolved there in wondrous ways. a parrot with australian ancestors turned into a flightless vegetarian that roams the forest on foot after dark in search of seeds. kakapos are the heaviest parrots in the world and they are nocturnal. they are highly endangered today and most of them now live on only three islands off new zealand, where invading rats can’t get to them. one memorable rainy evening i caught up with a kakapo. actually it caught up with me. a curious female came to check me out as i was lying flat on my stomach on the muddy forest floor, camera in one hand, strobe in the other. follow me @franslanting and @christineeckstrom for more images from the world of birds. @natgeocreative@thephotosociety#new zealand #kakapo#yearofthebird#endangered#parrot#birdphotography
Photo by @mishkusk (michaela skovranova)
coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth - they provide critical habitat to a host of marine life, from fish to invertebrates.
the 2017 coral spawning event - a mass reproduction event where many colonies of coral simultaneously release egg and s***m bundles for fertilisation was a significant time of year for conservation scientists. a nature event that usually happens only once a year it is during this time coral eggs and s***m can be collected to be studied and artificially grown in labs.
scientists from the australian institute of marine science plan to study the coral cells collected during the spawning event to see how or if corals are adapting to warmer waters. there is some early indication that some corals are more resilient to warming than previously thought, giving some hope to conservationists.
full story is available online with words by sarah gibbens
Photograph by @juanarre (juan arredondo)
in february 2000, when members of a paramilitary group massacred townspeople in el salado, one victim was miguel ángel contreras. his father, jesús contreras, has not visited el salado since. now 86, blind, and deaf, he lives with his daughter in cartagena.
the killing of el salado lasted six days from february 16 to 21 of 2000. by the end, 66 people were killed and the remaining 4,000 residents fled, joining more than 2 million other internally displaced colombians at the time.
after 52 years of internal conflict, this hopeful nation seek a lasting peace and new opportunities.
shot on assignment this month's issue of @natgeo 'the healing of colombia' with text by alma guillermoprieto. to see more about colombia or to learn more about the changes that are taking place.
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Photo by @ronandonovan // captured #withgalaxy s8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // a montane side-striped chameleon in murchison falls national park, uganda. chameleons have evolved with independently moving eyes, which give them the ability to scan their surroundings 360 degrees for potential prey or predators.
Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo two kids on a mountain of 6,000 tons of potatoes grown on their family’s ultra-productive farm. the van den borne potato farm yields twice the global average of other potato growers and it is considered an example of the so-called precision agriculture, where drones and other tools assess the health of individual plants and determine exactly how much water and nutrients they need to thrive. today the farm is the largest producer of potatoes in the country, and the netherlands is one of the leading exporters of potatoes in the world. follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about the future of farming #agriculture#potatoes#farming#hunger#netherlands
Photo by @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
sanjida sahajahan, 11, was a healthy toddler when the common bacterium pneumococcus devastated her brain. when i met her last year, she couldn’t talk, couldn't walk and couldn’t eat alone. she wasn’t vaccinated for pneumonia because developing countries didn’t have the pcv vaccine when she was a kid. it is only in 2015 that bangladesh started to use the pcv vaccines. this picture was published as part of the story « why vaccines matter » in the novembre issue of tte magazine.
Photo by @paleyphoto (matthieu paley). an expedition member takes a sand bath in the fascinating lut desert, iran. nasa’s satellites from 2003 to 2010 testify that the hottest land surface temperature on earth is located in this desert. the surface of its sand has been recently measured at 78.2 °c (172.8°f), the highest ever recorded. this image was shot in spring, when, on this day, the surface temperature “only" hovered around 55 c (131 f). this desert host flora and incredibly adaptable fauna such as lizards and foxes, which scientists are currently studying. for more cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto#iran#desert#sandbath