Photo by @andrea_frazzetta // apahua is a village in the cotopaxi province, located 4.000 meters above sea level, on the ecuadorean cordillera of the andes. here the children of the village are playing and making fun of a clumsy photographer.
traveling the world for my reportages i’ve met a lot of children on the road. is always an overwhelming encounter, and i feel blessed for the time they decide to spend with me. now that i’m a father i'm recalling more and more, through my son, my childhood. the fear and the emotion of discovery. one of the precious thing we should protect all around the world.
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Photograph by george steinmetz @geosteinmetz temple of zeus in cyrene. the city was founded in 700 bc as a greek center of learning and was later absorbed into the roman empire. to explore more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz
Photo @stephen_matera // alpine larch trees in autumn color, glacier peak wilderness, central cascades, washington. the larch is a deciduous conifer that grows in the mountains of the western united states and canada. the surprisingly soft needles turn golden yellow and fall off in autumn. i love these trees as they glow when back-lit by the sun. follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from washington and around the world. #larch#deciduousconifer#autumn
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // nestled at the foot of two lofty mountain ridges, klaksvik is the second-largest town in the faroe islands, an archipelago in the north atlantic. this bustling fishing town is set on the island of borðoy, in a well sheltered bay surrounded by dramatic mountains with some of the highest peaks in the faroe islands. #faroeislands
Photo by @max.lowe // under a full moon and lost in the white keep of winter-bound interior british columbia, our little backcountry hut sits, a cozy refuge from the cold winters night. to see more from our week long trip into this backcountry winters paradise follow @max.lowe
Photo by @hoffmanbrendan // in golden vestments, a priest carrying a bishop’s staff is illuminated by a beam of light as another holds aloft the holy gospel during sunday liturgy at the refectory church of sts. anthony and theodosius at the kyiv-pechersk lavra in kyiv, ukraine. the pechersk lavra, a religious complex perched above the dnipro river, is the crown jewel of the orthodox church in ukraine, with a history stretching back nearly a thousand years. tourists are welcome, but it is more than a museum, it’s a living place, with over a hundred monks in residence, a handful of active churches, and a theological academy. the ukrainian orthodox church has been seeking independence from authorities in moscow, mirroring the wider geopolitics, though many worshippers would prefer to keep politics separate from religion. control of the pechersk lavra, should the church split (as seems likely), is sure to be contentious. follow @hoffmanbrendan and click the link in my bio to see more from inside the pechersk lavra in a photo essay recently published by @natgeo.#ukraine#religion#church#orthodox
Photo by @shonephoto (robbie shone) // the distinctive quartzite tepuis of venezuela provided the magical setting for arthur conan doyle's - the lost world. in the book the explorers traveled by very traditional means, but for us, we had the advantage of flying around in a helicopter to search for caves. we were very lucky to find this spectacular cave entrance, which was large enough to fly the helicopter straight into! can you spot it on the rocks to the left of the lake?
Photo by @renan_ozturk // really cool to see our #thelasthoneyhunter film from the @natgeo article assignment make the ida (international documentary association) short list along with so many other incredible docs. the film is still on the festival tour but we will keep y’all posted when mainstream distribution is locked in! ~
pictured here is the last honey hunter himself, mauli dhan, on one of his final honey harvests in remote eastern nepal. witnessing him climb on hand woven bamboo ropes while being swarmed by hundreds of thousands of bees, to continue the tradition of gathering hallucinogenic honey was nothing short of magical. ~ check out @renan_ozturk for more on this story of cultural travel