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Photo by @waynelawrence The Many Faces of Islam: Iman Saleh, whose parents are from Yemen, is a journalism student at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Photo @hammond_robin. Even today Neanderthals are in most of us. In Dusseldorph, Germany, a sculpture from the nearby Neanderthal Museum draws curiosity and recognition from passersby. Some of the first humans to leave Africa met and had sex with Neanderthals. As a result, all non-Africans today carry a small amount of Neanderthal DNA. Those genes may boost their immune system and vitamin D levels but also their risk of schizophrenia - and excess belly fat. In the next few days I’ll be sharing more of the images I shot for the special issue on race that @NatGeo magazine published recently @Hammond_Robin

Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) People enjoy the beautiful weather on a canal in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more photos and videos follow me @mmuheisen #muhammedmuheisen

Video by @TimLaman. Display of the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, a new species of bird-of-paradise found only in the mountains of West Papua, Indonesia. Many of you will notice the similarity of this species to the well-known Superb Bird-of-Paradise, famous from the film Planet Earth, which also has super-black plumage, blue breast-shield and false blue eye-spots. However, this newly described form is distinct in many ways. Most obvious is the crescent shape of the male’s cape in display vs the oval shape of the Superb’s cape. But there are many other differences which if you are interested, are explained in our video in the profile at @BirdsofParadiseProject, including the fact that their ranges do not overlap. You can also find links to our scientific paper there, or read more about this discovery on the @NatGeo News website. #newspecies #CornellLabofOrnithology #birdsofparadise #Papua #WestPapua #IndonesiaBiodiversity #Indonesia #superbbirdofparadise #superb #yearofthebird @TimLaman

Photo by @renan_ozturk
Tears froze to Misba’s (@misbanorthpole) face as the cold hard realities kicked in of life at 89° N and the 10 day self-supported journey ahead to The North Pole. ~

At 50, she is the oldest member of the expedition. From the UK with Pakistani orgins, she has two kids age 20 and 24. Before we left she told me she had worked so hard supporting her family for so long and loved that role but now really wants to do something for herself. Back in Manchester, UK she works for a finance team at the North Manchester General Hospital. "Within my work place I am one of a smallish proportion of ethnic minorities, which can be challenging sometimes especially due to the current world crisis and representation of certain groups in the western media.” She hopes that by joining this expedition she will form bridges between different cultures, encouraging women within and out of her community to gain new skills. She would "like to show people that those from all abilities and backgrounds can get involved in activities that push themselves for their own self-development.” ~

As the helicopter flew away (see my stories), it left them in a gust of rotor wash amongst the white desert of moving pack. The lasting impression I had of this @northpole2018 expedition was how each journey is so personal yet so universal and the more we share from these fringe experiences the more it can help the greater good. Thanks to all for this week and for being so vulnerable, strong and true! ~

@e_kaspersky @povel @atalthani @Intunetothesound @anisa.explorer @marmelade.jam @misbanorthpole @lameesNijem @idamalinolsson @dc43 @ollyru999 #steph #felicityaston #shemovesmountians #adventurenotwar #colab #northpole2018

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown.
Rotten wood of a 10 year-old cargo boat was being repaired by Mr. Hassan Rashid in the fishing village of Karago, located along Lake Tanganyika. "It takes 70 or 80 people to move it back into the water,” Rashid said.

Photograph by Gillian Laub (@gigilaub)

Rafael (Rafi) Santos and Savannah Butala, were the crowned seniors at Hazleton High’s homecoming. Savannah’s family has lived in Hazleton for generations. She is going to college to study forensic science and cultural studies. Rafi came from the Dominican Republic when he was 11 and is hoping to get a college baseball scholarship. He ran for homecoming court he says, “to show that I can achieve whatever I want no matter the color of your skin.” During a discussion about race and potlitics in his English class Rafi says, “I stand everyday for the Pledge of Allegiance because that’s giving respect for this country that allowed me and my friends and family to come over here, settle, get jobs. I have a job, go to school for free, and get an education."
#idefineme #hazleton #homecoming #highschool

Photo by @katieorlinsky // Captured #withGalaxy Note8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Dogs rest inside the sled of musher Chuck Schaeffer in Kiana, Alaska during the Kobuk 440 Sled Dog Race. When a dog is tired or injured along the trail, mushers will “drop” them by carrying them in their sled bags back to a checkpoint where they are then flown by charter plane to the finish line.
For the last four years I have been documenting how climate change impacts the traditional way of life in the Alaskan Arctic. And for just about that same amount of time I have been photographing my one and only favorite sport- dog mushing. I have always dreamed of following the Kobuk 440, known as Alaska’s toughest sled dog race above the Arctic circle. The race route begins and ends in Kotzebue and travels through the Inupiaq native villages of Noorvik, Selawik, Ambler, Shungnak, Kobuk and Kiana. While the race is one of the premier sporting events in Alaska, it is also an opportunity to bring people together to celebrate Inupiaq culture, way of life, heritage and respect for nature. The Kobuk 440 race brings my two main photographic focuses together, and last week I had the opportunity to follow the entire 440 mile race trail by snowmobile, traveling through some of the most beautiful, fragile wilderness in Alaska. It was quite the adventure, and you can follow along behind the scenes on my Instagram stories at @katieorlinsky!

Photo by @joelsartore | We're honored that images like this Amazon milk tree frog will be featured in Nat Geo's new multimedia, orchestral live experience: Symphony for Our World. The worldwide tour starts on Earth Day 4/22 in SF, and a @NatGeoWild TV special will debut that night at 7p EST. Go to​​ for more! #SaveTogether

photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // Roma wedding celebrations spill out on the streets of Tarlabasi neighborhood of Istanbul. Relatives dance to the music of the brass band seeing off the bride to her new life in Bursa. For more human interest stories please follow @renaeffendiphoto
#wedding #culture #streets #cities #istanbul #turkey #dance #music #roma #dailylife

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Pictured here, an American cave explorer paddles across the beautiful Lake Castrovalva in Lechuguilla (cave), Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico. Before getting into the small inflatable boat, she had to change into clean clothes and shoes to be ready for entering this pristine area of cave. For millions of years, the cave has been sealed off from human and animal interaction. The cave is so beautiful and so important to science that access is strictly controlled in order to keep the cave in as pristine condition as possible. It is a real time machine, taking us back to a world that was very different to the one we live in today. Lechuguilla features strongly in the current episode (Genesis) of the @natgeochannel documentary ‘One Strange Rock’ - Check it out! @natgeocreative

Photos by @haarbergphoto (Erlend Haarberg & Orsolya Haarberg) Frozen river channels lined with narrow strips of birch trees, creating a minimalist black and white design in the Swedish Rapa delta, in April.

Made on assignment for an earlier @natgeo story "Laponia – Wild heart of Sweden", two images of this series appear in our recently published book "Laponia – Majestic Stillness". Please visit @harbergphoto to see more images from Scandinavia.

#laponia #sweden @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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