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Photo by @amivitale | For the last 18 years I've been working to cover under-reported issues primarily about women, poverty, health and security. I didn’t realize it when I began but all of these issues are really about our resources and water in particular. I’ve seen firsthand how women in developing countries bear the greatest burden. Women are the primary providers of water, and often spend hours each day hauling water from distant sources. In the photo above from the village of Dambas, in northern Kenya, women are forced to get water from a polluted water hole after years of severe drought. Though the rains came and turned the land green, the problems facing the pastoralists still persist after years of drought that resulted in severe livelihood stress, food insecurity, livestock deaths and high rates of malnutrition. Check out today’s Instagram Story to see more of my work covering the water crisis across the world.
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“Nature has ceased to be what it always had been - what people needed protection from. Now nature - tamed, endangered, mortal - needs to be protected from people. When we are afraid, we shoot. When we are nostalgic we take pictures.” Susan Sontag ‘ In Platos Cave.
diorama from the collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the Natural History Department, Philadelphia, USA by David Chancellor #chancellordavid from new work, research and projects for @natgeo documenting man's ever increasing commodification of wildlife follow me here @natgeo and @chancellordavid @francescamaffeogallery #poaching #tiger #wildlife #conservation #hunting #academyofnaturalsciencesatdrexel #stoppoaching #stopthetrade

Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Dangling by her #teeth , Rebecca Ostroff performs the #iron jaw on the #trapeze at the Kelly Miller #Circus . To see a close up #view of how she does this, #follow @brianlehmannphotography.

Photograph by @mattiasklumofficial
A Baobab tree and the milky way, Botswana. Baobabs trees store water in the trunk (up to 120,000 litres or 32,000 US gallons) to endure tough droughts. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see a hippo "hair flip" ...Baobabs produce faint growth rings, most likely annually, but they are not reliable for aging purposes, because they are difficult to count and usually fade away as the wood ages. Radiocarbon dating has provided data on a few individuals though. A specimen known as Grootboom was dated and found to be at least 1275 years old, making it one of the oldest known angiosperm trees in the world. How amazing is that? #baobabtree #mattiasklum #protectbiodiversity #botswana #africa #ancient #tree #stars #milkyway @mattiasklumcollection @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @natgeo

Photo by Corey Arnold @arni_coraldo
When the temperature dips below 28 degrees in the Bering Sea, freezing spray on a windy day can prove dangerous as ice builds on the railings, equipment, decks, and pots stacked on a commercial crab fishing boat. This is the early stage of icing conditions, but as the ice grows, the surface area for new ice to form increases, and if not chopped can grow exponentially heavy in stormy seas. -------------------------------- Join me this Saturday, April 1, 3-6 pm at @richardhellergallery in Santa Monica, CA for the opening of my new exhibition #AleutianDreams Click my profile link at @arni_coraldo for a preview. If in Portland, Oregon join me April 6, 5-8pm at @hartmanfineart and say hello!
#natgeo #beringsea #commercialfishing #ice #freezingspray #fishwork #laart #la #alaska #ocean #cold #exhibition #portlandart

Video by @Filipe_DeAndrade @brianmoghari and @mckenziebarney
Bald Eagles can throw a lot of variables your way as a wildlife filmmaker. The combination of the birds agility mixed with distance and speed can make aerial predation one of the most challenging behaviors to capture. But the payoff is totally worth it. You can almost feel the power of the predator as it collides with its prey. But this behavior was one we never witnessed until filming in Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico. Adult Bald Eagles playing with their food. Juveniles are likely to do this as they are still maturing, but what an experience it was to film an adult behaving in this way. After speaking with local biologist @goyettemegan we learned that adults do sometimes in fact play with their food. For an animal that commands so much respect in the avian world, who would of known they get their kicks this way. Check out the entire sequence in my series #WildUntamed on or click the link in my personal bio.

Photo by @christian_foto
I took this photo during my assignment in Bolivia for @natgeotravel.
La Paz is the seat of government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The city, located in west-central Bolivia, 68 km (42 mi) southeast of Lake Titicaca, is set in a valley created by the Choqueyapu River and sits in a bowl-like depression surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano. At an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level. Due to its altitude, La Paz has an unusual subtropical highland climate, with rainy summers and dry winters.

Christian Rodriguez @christian_foto for @natgeotravel
#locoto #rocoto #lapaz #Bolivia

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - I am currently curating an assignment with @natgeoyourshot called "Facing Your Fears," inviting you to use your photography as a creative canvas to understand and express your fears. To submit your photos and stories, go to There are only 6 days left!
Following a college art project in which I painted giant oil, acrylic and linseed oil canvases of the view looking down skyscrapers in Manhattan, NYC, I had faced and overcome my fear of heights, enabling me to take photographs like this one deep underground in China in one of the worlds largest vertical pits. At over 1500ft (500m) deep, Miao Keng in Wulong, China is taller than the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. #natgeoyourshot

Photo by @CristinaMittermeier. A leopard seal patrols an iceberg on which a group of fledging penguins, on their first swim out to sea, have become stranded. As the standoff between “predator and prey” played out I found myself cheering at times for the cute penguins, and at times for the hungry seal. All life here is tied to healthy ice and we must do everything we can to stop the effects of climate change in places like this. #OnAssignment for @NatGeo, @NatGeoPristineSeas and @SeaLegacy. With @Paul Nicklen, @Andy_mann, @Ladzinski and @CraigWelch. *
To see more images from this assignment, please #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier #beauty #love #naturelover #photographersforAntarctica #babypenguins #cute #seal

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz This was lunch time today in cafeteria C-1 at Foxconn, the biggest IT manufacturer in the world, in Guangdong Province, China. Foxconn has some 120,000 employees at this facility, which feels like a city of its own, with a central kitchen that is the largest in Asia. Increasing wealth in China has led to a shift in diet towards more protein and dairy products, which has turned the country into the world’s largest importer of food. #onassignment for @natgeo To see more, go to @geosteinmetz

Photograph by @thomaspeschak A green turtle rests underwater in the shadow of a mangrove tree. Convoluted bays and inlets penetrate deep into the harsh lava landscape of some of the most westerly Galápagos Islands. Many of these hidden realms are sanctuaries for sea turtles which probably seek them out due to the water being warmer than the adjacent ocean. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for a forthcoming story on Climate Change and the Galápagos Islands. In collaboration with @darwinfound #galapagosnationalpark @pelayosalinas and @ecuadortravel For more images from the enchanted Galapagos follow photographer @thomaspeschak

Photo @ladzinski / Dark burn marks decorate the exterior of a #giantSequoia tree in #SequoiaNationalPark , likely the result of a lightning strike. The bark of these remarkable trees is quite fire retardant, encasing the tree with an armor as thick as 3 feet which protects the heartwood interior. These trees are among the oldest and the tallest in the world, endemic to the Sierra Mountains of California. They are currently faced with a new threat, draught and rising heat index. Some are beginning to show signs of stress, brought on from the affects of #climateChange . These trees can drink as much as 500 gallons of water per day, hinging their existence heavily on the need for abundant water. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo

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