Photo by @nicholesobecki | Driving through a drought stricken area of western Somaliland in 2016 I came across a group of women washing their clothes in a roadside puddle -- the only water they could find. We spoke for a while of the challenges they faced, of the animals they’d lost in the drought, and the wells that had dried up. Somalia has long been a place of extremes, but climate and environmental changes are compounding those problems and leading to the end of a way of life. As they turned to walk home I took this image of one of the women in a field of cacti. The colors of her scarf melded into the vegetation and sky, and I was reminded of how intimate the ties are between peoples lives and the land. Im driven to share these stories of people struggling to cope with a dramatically altered environment in the hopes of raising an alarm. The extent of climate harm depends collectively on us. #climateforconflict #somalia #climatechange #environment
Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | Combines harvesting dry land wheat on the Vulgamore Family Farm just south of Scott City, Kansas. The Vulgamores have been farming this area for five generations, and have one of the largest farms in the county. With GPS equipped harvesters that correlate yield to location, seed, and fertilizer, their scientific approach to farming enables a constant improvement in efficiency, and explains why the US remains the world’s biggest exporter of food. To learn more about the global food supply, follow @FeedThePlanet
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | The American crocodile is considered at-risk in North, Central, and South America, but here in Cuba’s Gardens of the Queen, this crocodile finds refuge in this complex mangrove ecosystem. Mangrove ecosystems play an important ecological role in maintaining the balance and health of our oceans. They improve water quality, increase shoreline protection, and provide an essential habitat for a number of vulnerable species. #Followme at @CristinaMittermeier to check out more amazing marine species and habitats.
Photos by @TimLaman | We announced this discovery earlier this year, but now it’s published in the Oct. issue of @NatGeo magazine! The newest member of the Bird-of-Paradise family is the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, which turns out to be distinct from its cousin, the more familiar Greater Superb. Swipe the image to see the transformation that happens when this male raises his cape. The blue spots are not his eyes (which are black and barely visible), but are fake eye-spots and part of his dazzling display to females. When he opens his mouth, it’s bright yellow inside – just to add more flash! Watch him dance at the video link in profile @BirdsofParadiseProject, and follow @TimLaman and @BirdsofParadiseProject to see more amazing bird-of-paradise behaviors and discoveries. #newspecies #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #Indonesia #superbbirdofparadise #superb #yearofthebird
Photo by @michaelmelford | Just back from Svalbard an archipelago halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Looking for polar bears we had to sail north from there, way north, to find ice where the polar bears try to make a living. Just 530 miles from the north pole we found ice and this beautiful female bear. We saw three other bears that all seem to be doing well eating the seals that are eating the cod that are eating the smaller invertebrates that are along the edge of the ice. Way too far to swim back to land, they will move south along the ice edge as it too grows south with the shorter days and lower temperatures. The two bears we saw back on land in Svalbard were not doing well as there is very little for them to eat there until the ice returns. #polarbear #ice #svalbard #nature #climatechange #norway
Photo by @EdKashi | I recently worked with the @the_endfund and @talkingeyesmedia on a film and photo series about the topic of ending river blindness in Senegal. There has been tremendous progress made over the last 30 years. We are very close to ending this vicious affliction caused by a parasite that a certain black fly carries. In the past it left nearly half of the folks in some villages blind. There is hope when science, medicine, proper funding and committed people and organizations come together to tackle our problems. #beatNTDs #Africa #AfricaRising #neglectedtropicaldiseases #Senegal #WestAfrica #ReachingtheLastMileFund #progress #publichealth #RLMF#edkashi
Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | The archaeological site of Nemrut Dagi in southeastern Turkey, grave site of Antiochus I, 7000 up in the Antitaurus Mountains. The mountain lies 40 km (25 mi) north of Kahta, near Adıyaman. In 62 BC, King Antiochus I Theos of Commagene built on the mountain top a tomb-sanctuary flanked by huge statues of himself, two lions, two eagles and various Greek, Armenian, and Iranian gods, such as Hercules-Vahagn, Zeus-Aramazd or Oromasdes (associated with the Iranic god Ahura Mazda), Tyche, and Apollo-Mithras. The view from eastern platform at sunrise. Far below is the hotel where I stayed. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #turkey #archaeology #Adıyaman #Antitaurusmountains #NemrutDagi #tomb #worldheritage #archaeology #Oromasdes #ancientsite #faith #zeus #fortuna #simonnorfolkstudio #igtravel #visualarchitects kahta #hercules #Ahura Mazda #AntiochusI #turkeytravel #Nemrut Dağ #mountNemru
Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) | “I dream to become a doctor and help people”. Khoshmina is an 11-year-old Afghan refugee girl living with her family at the informal extension of Moria Camp in the Greek Island of Lesbos, on July 20, 2018. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen
Photo by @chien_chi_chang | I had always been fascinated with Myanmar (Burma) ever since I read George Orwells Shooting an Elephant. I have made over ten trips to Myanmar in the past decade. Back then, the military junta was insular and xenophobic, and I had to assume that every move I made and every word I said was being watched or listened to by Big Brother’s ubiquitous informers. It was unlike any land I had been to or knew about before. Every trip was challenging—sometimes menacing but always exciting, too. When I first photographed the Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, as she was released from house arrest, I switched taxis three times for a 10-minute ride, stopping by a movie theatre and a shopping mall to shake off potential tails so as to reach The Ladys party headquarters in one piece. It had become a matter of time before she would come to power. I could smell an urgent hunger for, and sense of, freedom in the air. For the first time, it seemed that democracy and human rights would prevail in Myanmar. I had high hopes for the country and its people. #MagnumPhotos #cccontheroad
Photo by @ismailferdous | On a bright afternoon last February, Indian-American Sarika Gangar celebrated her baby shower at her parents’ place in San Jose California. San Jose is one of the most diverse cities in California with a 27% white, 32% Asian and 33% Hispanic population. Sarikas friends reflected this diversity and it was really incredible to discover the coexistence of all these cultures living side by side in San Jose. Sarika is a financial journalist who recently moved to Brooklyn. Silicon Valley is the epicenter of all the big tech giants and there are a lot of Indians and Indian Americans who work in this industry. Santa Clara county and California itself are home to the highest population of Indian Americans in the country.
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