Photo by stephanie sinclair @stephsinclairpix @tooyoungtowed // a young wife with her husband and four children in yemen. the world health organization reports an estimated 16 million adolescents between 15 and 19 – and another 1 million under the age of 15 – give birth each year. the younger the bride is when married, the less say she will have in family planning and the more likely it is that she will have complications during delivery. this image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “too young to wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new l’arche du photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious grand arche de la défense in puteaux, paris. many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo, including this one. the show, which opened june 1 and runs through this sunday, sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriage and the efforts underway around the world to end the global practice – including our work at our nonprofit organization of the same name, @tooyoungtowed. to learn more about the exhibition please visit the link to my blog in my bio @stephsinclairpix . #endchildmarriage #tooyoungtowed #girls #letgirlslearn #photojournalism #exhibition #yemen #paris
Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo growing locally inside a city is a trend everywhere and the dutch have their own way. the netherlands has become an agricultural giant and it propose the most advanced high tech agro farming solutions to grow more with less. this futuristic project is the urban farmer greenhouse, a glimpse of how modern farming could be done inside cities. it was built on the rooftop of a former philips building and they can harvest fresh vegetables for approximately 300kg per week, without using pesticides. the urban farmer is working as an hub for modern farming thinkers with educational program about the future of cities sustainability. how the future of sustainable farming could look like ? how the world is going to front the hunger crisis in the next decades ? those questions brought me for @natgeo to cover this story which is featured on the national geographic magazine, september issue. follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about their way to grow more with less. / #hunger #food #foodcrisis #agriculture #greenhouse #sustainable #organic #solution #green #modern #modernfarmer #future #futuristic #netherlands #drone #dronephotography transition #drone #dronefly #dronevideos #dronephotography #urbanfarmers #rooftop #roofopfarmer sent from my iphone
Photo by @hammond_robin for @witness_change “i think my daughter is bewitched” says margaret konga, sitting with with her 7 year old daughter bibiyan ida. margaret suspects her husband’s family of cursing her daughter. juba, south sudan. in many parts of the world, mental health problems are thought to have spiritual causes. remedies are often sought from religious of traditional healers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ my new photo project #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. this first phase of the project was created in collaboration with handicap international @handicap_uk as part of witness change's work on global mental health. witness change (@witness_change) is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. to see more from this campaign please follow @onedayinmyworld.
Video by @joelsartore | this insect may look like forest debris from afar, but this malaysian dead leaf mantis is very much alive. photographed at @theomahazoo, this species is specialized to resemble a dried leaf so that hungry predators will ignore it as they search for a meal. when threatened, nymphs of this species will freeze and curl their legs in under their leaf-like backs in order to play dead. adults, however, will raise their their wings and display the bright orange pattern underneath to fend off a predator. check out @joelsartore for a portrait of this mantis. . . #insects #bugs #mantis #deadleafmantis #mantid #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark
Photo by @ladzinski | elite athletes from across the globe recently attempted to break the two-hour marathon. like climbing everest or exploring space, @nike’s #breaking2 project is all about pushing the boundaries of the human body. while some believe the two-hour mark will forever be out of reach, others believe science can help these runners achieve the seemingly impossible goal. nat geo and nike partnered to tell the story of this incredible journey in #breaking2, premiering tonight at 8/7c on national geographic.
Video by @bertiegregory. a trevally shatters the peace on a coral reef in the red sea at last light. watching this frame by frame, i am pretty sure this predatory fish's hunt was unsuccessful. the anthias and other reef fish made the very sensible decision of feeding in the water close to the safety of the coral so could quickly take cover. i had absolutely no idea the trevally was coming, i just happened to be pointing the camera in the right direction. i'm always grateful when wildlife cooperates as most of the time it has other plans! follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures.
Photo by @petekmuller. a view of the great rift valley in central kenya as seen from the air. the rift is one of east africa's most remarkable topographic features. what appears in this region is but a small portion of the greater phenomenon, which technically spans some 6,000 km (3,700 miles) from the middle east to the african country of mozambique. it's an awe inspiring natural feature. #kenya #africa #riftvalley #nature #environment
Photo by @johnstanmeyer offerings of rice, incense, a sacred ritual to make peace with nature and the spirits which residing around the sindang gile waterfall located on the slopes of mount rinjani on the indonesian island of lombok. - to see more of my work with @natgeo, personal projects and details on upcoming photo workshops, follow me here on instagram at @johnstanmeyer. - @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @thephotosociety #indonesia #lombok #sindanggile #waterfall #mountrinjani #rinjani #volcanogods #sacredwater #rice #incense #offering #water #spirituality #peace
Photo by @franslanting the elegant sifaka, a mild-mannered leaf-eater who inhabits arid forests in southern madagascar, has spindly limbs evolved for an arboreal existence. but it has trouble sitting upright without back support. against the intense heat of a summer day, these two sifakas have found the best remedy is to laze away the hot hours wedged in the forks of a huge tamarind tree. follow me @franslanting for more images from madagascar. @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #madagascar #africa #lemur #sifaka #primate #nature
Photo by @stephenwilkes. one of my latest day to night images was photographed at ram navami, ardh kumbh mela festival, in haridwar india. color, light and water are recurring themes in my day to night series, and for this reason i was drawn to this inspiring indian pilgrimage location. i was intrigued by the historical and iconic importance of what is perhaps the largest religious gathering in any religion around the world. what was amazing was to witness the people who are drawn to the river, which in hindu mythology, are the carriers of life and fertility. to see more images like this, including my latest exhibition, visit @stephenwilkes to see more. #stephenwilkesphotography #stephenwilkes #pilgrimage #travel #religion #india #ardhkumbhmela #holycity #ganges #daytonight
Photo @ladzinski / a colorful sunset lighting up the sky over a jaggedly carved iceberg in #pleneauisland on the #antarcticapenninsula. over the last two decades, the antarctica peninsula region has warmed significantly, directly contributing to substantial ice loss and threatening the abundance of animals that live here. photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @craigwelch @ianvaso @shanemoorefilms @pattersonimages
Photo by @petekmuller. two elephants graze on the savanna in kenya's masai mara national park. after nearly a decade of living and working on the african continent, i am still amazed to watch these large creatures in the wild. and while we have ascribed a near-majestic status to elephants, it is important to remember they are but one component of a vast and interdependent ecosystem. follow @petekmuller as i chronicle conservation efforts in the mara. #elephants #africa #kenya #masaimara #maasaimaranationalreserve #conservation #wildlife #nature #animals
Video by @joelsartore | bald eagles aren’t born with that 'bald' look. when they’re young, these birds have a fully brown plumage and don’t develop the white feathers on their heads for another four or five years. during courtship, bald eagles display an incredible aerial dance wherein they grasp each other by the talons and spin in mid-air. after this strange display, those who mate will stay together for their entire lives, which can last up to 38 years! the two eagles will work together to build their record-breaking, 4.5 foot wide nests, and even take turns incubating their eggs. bald eagles are a true conservation success story. they were once abundant in the united states, but when european settlers arrived, their numbers dropped drastically. in 1940 congress passed an act to protect them, and though the act was helpful in protecting eagles, their populations didn’t really start to grow again until the early 1970s when a deadly insecticide called ddt was finally banned. in 2007, bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list and there are now about 9,700 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states. this bald eagle was photographed at raptor recovery at @fontenelleforest where injured and orphaned birds of prey are rehabilitated in nebraska. to see a portrait of a bald eagle, check out @joelsartore. . . #baldeagle #eagles #birds #ealge #biodiversity #animalrehabilitation #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark
Photo by @edkashi @climateweeknyc continues until september 24th. in this photo, a young woman walks through a dump near bonsaaso, #ghana on october 4, 2015. countries in the midst of development often don’t have the infrastructure to deal with the garbage they produce. as a result, much of it is burned, releasing smoke and other kinds of pollution into the atmosphere. #ecc#everdayclimatechange #climatechange #actonclimate #climatechangeisreal#climateweek #climateweeknyc
Photo by @jenniferhayesig a manta ray soars over a rising snorkeler in the strong currents that bathe raja ampat, indonesia. large groups of mantas gather to feed in the nutrient rich waters that roar through the dampier strait. raja ampat is an ocean wilderness in the beating heart of the coral triangle, a region known for its extreme marine biodiversity. // photographed for @natgeo story raja ampat: ultra marine available through @natgeocreative // #ocean #manta #coraltriangle #indonesia #gratitude for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig
Photo by @renan_ozturk // words by @jetbutterflies // children in the remote nepali village of saadi make the most of a monsoon cloudburst. ~ where do you look to for examples of how to live your life? ~ we live in a gilded age. we barter in miracles and medicine. we fly. we photograph distant planets and galaxies. we are more connected than ever before, than many of us ever imagined possible. ~ yet we still seek and we search. we face self-doubt. we run inside when it rains. ~ #nepal #nepaliloveyou @dzifoundation @camp4collective