Photo @lucalocatelliphoto yesterday i was walking in the center of milan, italy when it happens to see a tennis court inside a church. i’ve played 10 minutes in this incredible art performance. the artist asad raza which wanted to create a meditative experience of dialogue in a space which was used for one-way communication from higher authorities.so he i created a situation in which the visitor can experience this by doing it, with coaches who help them, and with a jasmine tea to drink when they become thirsty from the activity, and a scent to imbue the atmosphere with another sense. it is a contemporary way to reach a feeling of communion with the body and the senses. follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more images from the world. #tennis#milan#italy
By @drewtrush // we didn’t really know what we were doing because no-one had done it before. sure people have gotten footage of mountain lions, but we began a deep dive into the lives of specific individuals over the course of what ended up being the next couple of years while following these groups of cat’s, gathering footage for @natgeowild american cougar. we had primarily been focusing on finding kills of both collared and un collared cats in northwest wyoming. while the k**l idea definitely worked, i thought we needed to start focusing on other aspects of the k**l site to start getting some different footage and mix it up. i figured if we could find their day bed, or where they will spend the day sleeping we could put a camera there and potentially get something unique. i was working for cinematographer @jeffhoganfilms and as any true mentor should, he always pushed me to go out and try and shoot something better than he did. he allowed me the freedom to make mistakes. that’s the only way you’ll get better in this game. we had some of the best times out there figuring it out as we went, just ecstatic when we’d get a shot, trying to help each other figure it out when we wouldn’t. thanks jeff. to get more behind the scenes stories like this please follow along with me @drewtrush.
Photographed on assignment by @ciriljazbec for the current issue of national geographic magazine.
delivering blood units all over rwanda with drones.
building tech capacity, rwanda partnered with zipline to deliver blood and plasma units inside drones, creating technical jobs for people like flight operator olivier mugiraneza.
olivier here on the first photo recovers a drone just after delivery of blood to a remote hospital.
zipline is a blood delivery system by drones in remote parts of rwanda.
it delivers on demand blood and plasma units to hospitals immediately after being reqeusted.
blood used to take hours to drive to remote hospitals. now it happens in minutes.
follow link in my profile @ciriljazbec to read 'how africa's tech generation is changing the continent'. #africa#rwanda#tech#revolution#drone#blood#delivery
Photo by @franslanting “california burning” one of the largest wildfires in california’s history is raging through the rugged coastal mountains near santa barbara. the other night the hills looked like a scene from the apocalypse as the flames were encroaching upon scores of homes on the outskirts of town. thousands of firefighters from all over the american west are combating the blaze in a massive operation that is as impressive as the fire itself. california is used to wildfires, but the ferocity and the magnitude of recent outbreaks is rattling people. these are megafires. governor jerry brown calls them part of the “new normal,” as the state is adapting to the consequences of climate change. our local firefighters are heroes when it comes to battling the flames, but we need a global force to address the root causes of the inferno that will impact all of us. check the hashtags below to learn how you can engage. follow me @franslanting for more stories about a planet under pressure.
Photo @hammond_robin for @witness_change. the ramadan family fled their home in homs, syria to lebanon in 2013. 17 people, including 12 children, from four families now share the same house in beddawi refugee camp in the northern lebanon. their house in homs lay between front lines - on one side the syrian regime on the other the free syrian army: “there was shelling around the clock, everyday, by air, by tanks, troops. our house got hit but no one was in the room and no one got hurt” says 42 year old fatima ramadan. “we got used to going to sleep to the sound of the bombing” says mustafa ramadan, 13 years old. “i saw a lot of dead bodies. i saw a lady and a little girl with her daughter on their way to fill water and a nearby castle. they were both shot in the back. i saw it with my own eyes… how can we forget what happened to us. it is always on own mind” he says. one of the mothers told me about the ongoing trauma the children have been left with: “we still have a problem of nightmares, kids peeing their pants, memories of the war. i hear some the children talking to themselves in their sleep about the war, and they wake up crying.” but life in lebanon is still hard: "we came to lebanon to escape the misery but we find we are suffering here. our men cannot find work. we have a problem to keep the peace among the children. they fight amongst each other all the time over the bathroom, they fight over everything. i can see the war very negatively affected the kids, they used to have more fun, those days are over.” #inmyworld is my new campaign designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. this first phase of the campaign was created in collaboration with @handicap_international as part of witness change's work on global mental health. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. to see more please follow @onedayinmyworld
@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto
here is scarface with his 1st caiman!
watch thursday @ 8pm @natgeowild big cat week show filmed with @bertiegregory.
my @natgeo jaguar story is out in the december issue of national geographic magazine!
scarface spent 4 days swimming and walking the aisles of his supermarket - the pantanal rivers! - looking for a caiman dinner! nature does not let you pick things off the shelves - you need to work very hard for your food! nature is perfection. it gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. found from us / mexico border to northern argentina. jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. in the past many ranchers would k**l the cats when they ate their cattle. today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. so the jaguar population is increasing. but revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for asian traditional medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “when the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
we save big cats we can help save ourselves.
Image by @joelsartore | just in time for the holidays, we’re kicking off the 12 days of photo ark! today, meet the diademed sifaka, photographed at lemuria land in madagascar. by pushing off from vertical tree trunks with their muscular legs, diademed sifakas are capable of bounding from tree to tree, propelling themselves at up to 18 miles per hour!
to keep up with the rest of the 12 days of photo ark, follow @joelsartore!
Photo by @chamiltonjames / charlie hamilton james - gazielly with a capuchin monkey in the amazon a few weeks ago. please check out our instagram story today and swipe up for the full story behind this image and other stories of amazon people and their close relationship with nature.
Photo by @kirstenluce // captured #withgalaxy note8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // grupo tortuguero todos santos is a volunteer group working to protect and conserve the sea turtle populations in baja california sur in mexico. visitors can come most days at sunset to release a sea turtle hatchling and watch as it makes its way to the ocean. they charge about $3usd (50 mxp) per hatchling and the proceeds go towards their conservation efforts.
A caver makes a tight squeeze through a narrow constriction in close to the edge cave, british columbia. photo by @salvarezphoto
close to the edge in the dezaiko range is famous for its 255 meter entrance drop. i was part of a small expedition that "enlarged" this constriction at the bottom of the entrance shaft and pushed the cave downward to make it the second deepest cave in canada. getting through this squeeze is tough. while wedged inside a loose rock came tumbling down the passage and struck me square in the face. see more from this trip in my feed @salvarezphoto#explore
Photo by @shonephoto (robbie shone) - in total darkness, this vast cave dwarfs a team of explorers as they paddle a small inflatable boat along the underground river in planinska jama, one of the longest river caves in slovenia. 500 meters (1600ft) from the entrance of the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the pivka river, flowing from the postojna polje through postojna jama (cave), and the rak river, flowing from rak škocjan. this is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in europe.
this portfolio of photographs was shot for @natgeoadventure from the famous river caves of slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. with my caving colleagues i visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. words by andrew bisharat.
Photo by @timlaman. male costa’s hummingbird i shot a couple weeks ago in california. hummingbirds are of course tiny, so i had to be within about two meters of the bird to get this shot, even with a huge lens. but the great thing about them is that they are not afraid of us slow-moving humans. so once i found a perch this male often used, it was just a matter of gradually moving closer with my whole big camera/tripod rig, and waiting for him to come and land again on his “mark”. if you’d like to see more of my new hummingbird images from california please check out my feed @timlaman.#hummingbird
shot at the sunnylands as part of a project i’m working on to document the birdlife of this sanctuary. #sunnylands#annenberg#birdsofsunnylands#birds#coachellavalley#palmsprings#ranchomirage#desert
Photographed on assignment by @ciriljazbec for the current issue of national geographic magazine.
the desire to teach their children about computers drew these samburu women to a classroom in a settlement north of nairobi. they are learning about tablets—designed to withstand tough use—that connect to the internet through a satellite and come preloaded with educational programs.
technology now has arrived in isolated regions of africa primarily in the form of relatively inexpensive cell phones.
this photo was also featured by the magazine’s photo editors in the best @natgeo photos of 2017. follow more @ciriljazbec#tech#revolution#africa#rising#new#story#education#tablet#technology#samburupeople#brck#kenya
Photo by @franslanting “the new normal” when i drove into santa barbara yesterday i passed miles of woodland scorched from an earlier wildfire and now the town is besieged by the latest megafire to hit california. here’s a scene from last night. look for the home just visible in the lower left surrounded by an inferno. firefighters saved it. more than six thousand of them are doing what they can to contain the fire. governor jerry brown called this part of the "new normal” at a press conference two days ago. the state is getting hotter and drier. fires now break out at a time when we used to get rain. everyone is awaiting the winter storms that can give the land and the people a reprieve. but what will next year bring? follow me @franslanting for more images and stories of a planet under pressure. @natgeocreative@thephotosociety#california#wildfire#climatechange#leonardodicaprio@christineeckstrom
Video by @joelsartore | the northern bald ibis is a critically endangered species that is highly social and congregates in large flocks. at one time two separate populations existed-- a non-migratory northern african/european population and a migratory middle-eastern population. it has been of special focus of both european zoos and us zoos to keep a healthy captive population with the intent of preserving the species. many cultural myths are associated with this species and some scholars believe this species was the representative of the ancient egyptian god of knowledge, thoth.
with the conflicts in syria and other portions of the middle east, that migratory population has been under extreme pressure and was feared to have been lost. however, recent sightings have confirmed that a few birds still remain. the good news is that it’s been confirmed that the northern african population has been growing and is starting to form satellite colonies. the @houstonzoo, where this bird was photographed, supports this species by being an active member of the ssp (species survival plan) and, along with the other zoos in this program, works to safeguard the species for future generations.
to see a portrait of this bird, check out @joelsartore!