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Photo by @davidalanharvey // If you see my IG Stories, you know I was shooting Jake Griffin @griffinfisheries launch his dory and stringing a long net off the beach. So I covered it in its entirety. Yet I’m always looking for the little things off to the side. Yes it’s get the fishing shot, yet the bits of magic surrounding the main event are often the pictures I treasure most. Wendy ( last name i don’t know but the girlfriend of Jake’s father) was shooting the scene with her phone. The wind in her hair and the lighting made for a surreal slice out of a fishing sequence. Thanks @griffinfisheriesfor letting me hang out and I’ll get a selection of my pictures to you soonest. #fujigfx50s #outerbanks

Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety
African elephant dust bath – My apologies for the silence recently but I’ve been out in Zambia’s legendary South Luangwa National Park for the last week leading a photographic trip. We had a fantastic week with brilliantly enthusiastic guests and over the course of our time there we were treated to some memorable encounters, not least with these elephants after they emerged from crossing the Luangwa river. We were actually fortunate on this occasion as the overcast light really played into our hands, eliminating harsh shadows and allowing the texture of both the dust and the elephants skin to show through. With images such as this it often feels like there are an infinite number of crops that can be made, so interesting is the contrast in texture and form so I thought that for Instagram I’d go for quite a tight crop that focusses on the most interesting part of the image. Though the dust bath session was only brief I don’t know what I’d prepared to give to be privileged enough to experience such a display over a longer period and in hindsight I perhaps wish that I had been brave enough to keep shooting with my 600mm F4, instead of switching to the more flexible 200-400mm. The dilemma that I had was that the elephants would normally spray the dust over their backs, creating a lovely arc in the dust but for these occasions, when the dust was sprayed on their sides I’d loved to have been able to go in really tight and work on some more abstract compositions. I’ll be looking to share some more of my Zambia images over the next few weeks so please do #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety #wildlifeplanet #exclusive_wildlife #animalelite #majestic_wildlife #exclusive_animals #wildlifephotography #wildlifeonearth #wildlifeplanet #wildlife_perfection #nature_of_our_world #ourplanetdaily #yourshotphotographer #wildworldfriend #nature_brilliance #freeyourthinking #educateandinspire #phototips #ethicsbeforeimages #nature #naturelovers #featuredwildlife #wildgeography #wildlife.hd #wildlife #wildlifefriend #wild #zambia #southluangwanationalpark

Photo by @hammond_robin for @onedayinmyworld // “I think my daughter is bewitched” says Margaret Konga, sitting with her seven year old daughter Bibiyan Ida. Margaret suspects her husband’s family of cursing her daughter. Juba, South Sudan. // In South Sudan, decades of fighting has displayed millions. While the conflict has raged, facilities that provide for people living with mental health conditions have not been able to be developed. This is particularly troubling when one considers the level of trauma the fighting and displacement has caused. In the capital Juba, without adequate infrastructure many people living with mental health issues have been locked up in the central prison. Handicap International has been working with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health to strengthen mental health services in both the prison and in Juba Teaching Hospital. As a result many of those detained have had their chains removed and been reunited with their families. // #inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @OneDayInMyWorld

Photo by @davidalanharvey . There aren’t very many long net dory fishermen left on the outer banks , much less a young one. Yesterday afternoon Jake Griffin and crew backed the dory up to waters edge with pickup and trailer and power backwards to slide the dory into the sea at low tide and the quietest waters they can find. Yet even the calmest sea is tricky. A lot of right things must happen at once. You need an expert truck driver and boat captain totally coordinated. The combo of the dory sliding off the trailer one way and the wave action the other, has Jake’s crew mate doing a total flip over as the boat hits. I thought surely he must be injured, yet he popped right back up! Luckily it was a chuckle instead of an accident. Jake and crew are from Wanchese, an historic fishing town here. Good folks. Salt of the earth my dad used to say. #outerbanks#fishermen #fujigfx50s @magnumphotos

Photo by @MichaelGeorge // The trees are being reclaimed by the ocean in Lover’s Key, Florida. These bleached bones are rigid from the salt water, and locals have decorated their remains with shells from the beach. // #loverskey #florida #loverskeyflorida #deadtree #oceanreclamation #ocean #southflorida #fortmyers

Photo by @stephenedwardferry | Toribio, Colombia | I photographed these policemen at the height of the war in Toribio, said to be the town which endured the most attacks by guerrilla forces of any in Colombia. When I asked this guy, with his Nike swoosh painted playfully on his helmet, how they felt after being shot at almost daily by FARC snipers, he simply replied, “resigned.” Now, because of the peace process, Toribio is much more calm. | Tomé esta fotografía de los policies durante la guerra en Toribio, el pueblo que padeció mas hostigamientos por la guerrilla de las FARC en todo Colombia. Le pregunta a este man cómo se sentía bajo fuego todos los días, y me dijo, “resignado.” Hoe en día, por el process de paz, Toribio Toribio, Colombia |` photographed these policemen at the height of the war in Toribio, said to be the town which endured the most attacks by guerrilla forces of any in Colombia. When I asked this guy, with his Nike swoosh painted playfully on his helmet, how they felt after being shot at almost daily by FARC snipers, he simply replied, “resigned.” Now, because of the peace process, Toribio is much more calm. | Tomé esta fotografía de los policies durante la guerra en Toribio, el pueblo que padeció mas hostigamientos por la guerrilla de las FARC en todo Colombia. Le pregunta a este man cómo se sentía bajo fuego todos los días, y me dijo, “resignado.” Hoe en día, por el process de paz, Toribio es mucho más seguro que antes, | @enmicolombia @everydaylatinamerica @onassignment @peace @paz @everydaymaconodo @cauca @toribio @guerra @war @photojournalism

Photo by @rubensalgadoescudero //
A young staff member of F.A.C.E. (The Farm Animal Centre for Education) treats an injured horse in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Programs like these, provide desperately needed veterinary care to animals in resource poor areas. They aim to facilitate the improvement of the lives of donkey & horse-owning families and their animals. These people are from a marginalized and impoverished sector of South Africa’s population.

#southafrica #animalcare #horse #donkey #love

Photos by @melissafarlow | The beach was crowded with school students from Tillamook who came to explore the coast during a minus tide. The best news is that after a virus that decimated the population, Sea stars are healthy again! And there were capsules of squid and jellyfish remains. Great week to explore at the beach. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative #beach #oregon #nature

Photo by @joemcnallyphoto

I love Jossie Alonso's kitchen in Havana. It looks like someone made a cup of coffee in there in 1955 or so, and no one went in again for all these years. National Ballet dancer Yanlis Abreu Gonzalez leaps in wonderful fashion. #ThursdayThoughts#Travel #havana #Cuba #ballerinaproject_ #dancephotography #picoftheday #ballerina

Photo by Nathan Benn // I’m going through my archives to scan images that I find interesting (and the editors didn’t). I took this picture in South Korea 1987, one of my last shoots for National Geographic.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA. South Korean soldiers marching in Seoul during annual Armed Forces Day. October 1, 1987.

Photo by @robin_robin for @onedayinmyworld
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“When I moved into Inclusion I had the feeling that something positive was happening with my life; that I might have a job or education, I discovered that I might have hope,” says Domagoj Tot, photographed here with his girlfriend Ana Molnar. Domagoj grew up in Croatian psychiatric institutions. He now lives in a house in with others living with mental health conditions and/or intellectual disability run by the not governmental organisation Inclusion.
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In four years, 172 out of 200 people have moved from ‘Home for the Insane’ (now called Center For Providing Services In The Community) in Osijek, Croatia, into apartments. Staff have trained to serve as assistants in the community. For many beneficiaries it is the first time they’ve experienced true freedom. The facility in Osijek is the only one out of 26 in the country to implement the UN convention to deinstitutionalize.
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#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This project was funded in part through a grant from @opensocietyfoundations. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @OneDayInMyWorld

Photo by @rezaphotography #Guatemala #Mirador Dieguez Olaverri. Los Cuchumatanes, Huehuetenango. // THE MIRADOR.
In the province of Huehuetenango, un Guatemala, up in the mountains, I reached the Mirador de la Cumbre located 12 kilometers upstream from Todos Santos Cuchumatán. This mirador perched at 3500m above sea level was also named Mirador Juan Diégez Olaverri, the poet who composed the ode A los Cuchumatanes. These verses are engraved on the pyramidal stones in the center of the Mirador.
There, while the sun was slowly warming the earth, and the souls, I met a small community of children living nearby.
LE MIRADOR
Dans la province de Huehuetenango, sur les hauteurs, au Guatemala, j'ai atteint le Mirador de la Cumbre situé à 12 kilomètres en amont de Todos Santos Cuchumatán. Ce mirador perché à 3500m d’altitude a également reçu le nom de Juan Diégez Olaverri, ce poète auteur de l’ode A los Cuchumatanes. Ces vers sont gravés sur les pierres pyramidales au centre du Mirador.
Là-haut, alors que les rayons du soleil réchauffaient lentement la terre et les âmes, j'ai rencontré un petit groupe d'enfants qui vivaient dans les environs.

#child #enfant #protection #trust#confidence #regard #look #landscape#paysage #montagnes #mountains#calm #serenity #baby #bébé
#picoftheday #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist @webistan عكاس# #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

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