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thephotosociety The Photo Society—a collective of over 170 National Geographic photographers. Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] http://www.thephotosociety.org/
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Photo @lucianocandisani (luciano candisani). black-browed albatross (thalassarche melanophris), falkland islands. @natgeo @ngbrasil @lucianocandiani @ilcp_photographers #conservation #conservação #expedition #expedição #albatross #ecologia #fotografia #photography #wildlife #lucianocandisani #animais #falklands #birds #seabird #marinebird

16 hours ago comment 51 star 13,484

Photo by @cristinamittermeier // as i kicked hard to keep pace with this egg-yolk jellyfish (phacellophora camtschatica) in the dwindling light of the brith columbia sunset, the strong currents of the salish sea drew us both, helplessly and rapidly, through one of the hundreds of fjords and channels that make this ecosystem so vibrant and abundant. with @paulnicklen @natgeocreative @sea_legacy @thephotosociety

20 hours ago comment 122 star 24,455

Photo by @lucasfogliaphoto | matt swings between trees on california's lost coast. trained as a mechanical engineer, matt worked in the solar energy industry and directed the design and construction of a clean-room factory in thailand. moving back to the united states, he spent 2 years sourcing his clothes, food, tools, and shelter from the wild. now living in san francisco, his goal is to bridge the primitive and modern worlds. he is currently working for google x on a renewable energy project. this photograph is included in a new book from nazraeli press. lucas foglia's human nature is a series of interconnected stories about people, nature, and the science of our relationship with wilderness. visit my profile @lucasfogliaphoto and click the link to buy the book. #nature #california #reading

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Photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // guided by the stories of the cuban detective genre novelist leonardo padura i explored the streets of old havana and other barrios of this amazing city. @natgeocreative #havana #cuba #cars #streets #streetlife #streetphotography #dailylife

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North korea photo by @dguttenfelder a north korean train conductor stands before a statue of the late leader kim in sung on a subway platform in pyongyang. for more photography and video from inside north korea, follow updated instagram story highlites @dguttenfelder .

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Photo by @bethjwald // a bactrian camel stoically endures kyrgyz children as they play on and around the beast, outside of a kyrgyz winter camp at about 14,000 feet in the little pamirs, wakhan corridor, northeastern afghanistan. these woolly, double-humped camels are domestic relatives of the wild and critically endangered bactrian camels of southern china and northern mongolia. the humps store f*t that the camels can use for sustenance and water in lean times. camels are important as beasts of burden for the nomadic krygyz, who use them for moving their yurts from camp to camp, and they are also symbols of wealth and status. not long ago, kyrgyz men took camel caravans in winter months down frozen rivers to the villages in the valleys, where they would trade yak butter, sheep and goats for wheat and other supplies with the wakhi, the indigenous people of the wakhan. i took this photo ten years ago, in january of 2008, during a month-long journey on foot through the road-less, frozen mountain world of the afghan pamirs, part of a several year project to document the peoples of the wakhan-the wakhi and kyrgyz-their ways of life, their relationship to each other, to their environment and to the wildlife of the pamirs. despite the hardship, it was one of the most amazing trips of my life, and i had the incredible privilege to spend time with incredible and hardy kyrgyz and wakhi families who welcomed me into their yurts, huts and houses. check out my feed @bethjwald for more photos from this series, which i will be posting through the week. #afghanistan #wakhancorridor #afghanpamirs #pamirs #kyrgyz #kirghiz #camel bactriancamel #mountainculture #badakshan #roofoftheworld #bamidunya #onassignment #centralasia #pastoralist #frozen #nikon @thephotosociety @ilcp_photographers @natgeocreative

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The photographer’s photographer award is voted on by the photographers of @natgeo and is awarded to the peer they feel has most inspired them by expanding the possibilities of photography. this year @anandavarma became the 8th recipient of the award for his work with hummingbirds. (swipe right to see more). @geosteinmetz presented the award at the annual #natgeophotoseminar in washington, dc. and had this to say, “ his picture editor here described him as “an editor’s dream”, someone you could give an idea to, and just let him run with it. weeks later, he starts sending in samples of work with very publishable images accompanied by detailed self-critiques, as he is always searching for ways to make them just a little bit better. […] if you want to photograph the wonders of biology, you soon realize that the vast majority of life forms are less than a half-inch across. taking pictures of small stuff is incredibly difficult, with problems of focus, scale, and the need for lighting equipment that is the same size as the moving subject. although he claims that great photography is not about technique, but about understanding your subject, our winner is quite modest. he works on subjects so specialized that he has to build his own equipment. and although he is just 31 years old, this photographer already likes to give back. he works tirelessly in support of science, running workshops in the us and abroad to teach scientists how to be more visually literate.” // many congratulations anand! photo of @anandavarma by @vincemusi

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Photo by @scottgoldsmithphoto // when you glance out a frigid winter window and a pleasant surprise awaits, the day feels warmer. @thephotosociety #snowlight #winterwonderland #sunbathing #coldweather

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Photo by @robertclarkphoto // i was struck by the shape and the webbed feet of the #crocodiles, the #reptile does not typically use them to help them to swim. however, on land a crocodile can run as quickly as 11 miles an hour for a very short distance on its short legs.

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Photo by @franslanting // what looks like a golden sunset is actually a howling blizzard that forces emperor penguins to turn their backs against the wind and hunker down at their colony on antarctic sea ice. from my platform stand i had a great view but i was on the edge of hypothermia when i made this image. it took me hours to warm up again afterwards by sealing myself inside my sleeping bag with all my clothes on. yet what for me was extreme is a common condition which emperor penguins have evolved to survive. follow me @franslanting to see what i wore to stay warm. @christineeckstrom @natgeocreative #antarctica #emperorpenguins #penguins #blizzard #cold #extreme

2 days ago comment 121 star 32,012

Phone photo: @ivankphoto // sometimes interesting photos can be made in the simplist of places. #breakfastwithnahuelito, @runa_photos, #runaflirts

2 days ago comment 21 star 7,677

Photo by @williamalbertallard // oxford, mississippi, 1986 i saw a young couple riding an atv alongside the highway outside oxford and i followed them until they turned off on a gravel road. they stopped and i did too, explaining that i was photographing an essay about the works of william faulkner, a former resident of oxford and a nobel prize winning writer. i don't think they were familiar with the work of faulkner, but i think the young blonde woman was aware of her attraction to my camera. her boyfriend seemed a bit less enthralled. #followme @williamalbertallard for more images from the american south and other assignments spanning five decades. #oxford #mississippi #williamfaulkner #backroads #south #southern #headbands #throwback

2 days ago comment 44 star 7,122

Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto /@thephotosociety bengal tiger tour – new dates! my bengal tiger tour to bandhavgarh national park in india has now sold out and so due to continued demand i am putting on additional dates. these new dates are from october 31st until 11th november 2018 and this will ensure that the group enjoys 8 full days in the wild forests on central india looking for one of the world’s most spectacular creatures. i captured this close up image on a previous trip and the feeling of looking into the mesmerising eyes of such a beautiful creature is a feeling like no other. this particular tiger, a 19 month old sub-adult, emerged at speed from the forest and, with his brother, stalked, played and rested around our vehicle for some 45 minutes, an extraordinary encounter and privilege. when this individual clambered onto an elevated roadside rock he was ultimately just a few feet away, at eye level and we were in a vehicle with no doors, no windows and no windscreen. the feeling of excitement and joy was almost overwhelming but i took the opportunity of adding a 1.4x tele-converter to my 500mmm lens to try and capture a unique close up portrait. his gaze endured and was as compelling as anything that i’ve ever experienced but i was fortunate indeed to be able to capture a portrait with such symmetry. i am anything but a neat freak but with images such as these it is nice when they do come off. if the chance of looking through your lens and having this looking back at you is something that you’d like to experience then please do email me at tours@andrewparkinson.com for more details and it would be my privilege to guide you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. please do #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @thephotosociety @landrover_uk #bengaltiger #andysphototours #worklocally #ethicsbeforeimages #itsallabouttheluck #phototips #educateandinspire #nature #naturelovers #wildlifephotography #nature_brilliance #majestic_wildlife #wildlife.hd #wildlifeplanet #wildlife #featured_wildlife

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Photo by @amivitale for @rippleeffectimages || the burgeoning effects of climate change have hit bangladesh especially hard. areas that used to reliably flood every other year are now hammered by powerful storms every few months. the country is currently facing a historic food shortage due to the mass flooding of agricultural regions. #bangladesh #flood #water #photography #climatechange #globalwarming #color #light

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Photo by @jasperdoest while #onassigment in #antarctica for @natgeo expeditions // a large group of adélie penguins on the fast ice in the weddell sea the adélie is the littlest, and also the most widespread, species of penguin in the antarctic. adélie penguins were discovered in 1840 by scientists on the french antarctic expedition led by explorer jules dumont d’urville. d’urville named adélie land, in southern antarctica, after his wife, adéle. they might look a bit clumsy on land, but penguins are brilliant swimmers. they can dive down to 180m – though they tend to catch their food (mainly krill and fish) much closer to the surface. adélie penguins are increasing in antarctica. however, in areas where climate change is established, adélie populations have fallen by more than 65% in the past 25 years. the biggest threat to them right now is climate change (other penguins, like gentoos, are better adapted to warmer climates). follow me @jasperdoest for more images of my recent arctic and antarctic adventures. @thephotosociety @natgeo @ilcp_photographers #penguin #ice #iceberg #seaice #wildlife #wildlifeadicts #wildplanet

3 days ago comment 123 star 24,947

Photo by @rezaphotography #algeria while on assignment for a book on algeria for several months, i reached the #valley of #assakrem, in the midst of a volcanic plateau, near the refuge of father foucault. i spent hours, early in the morning and also at down, when the stars seems to dialogue with the dying light; trying to catch the beauty of this stunning land. text written by @racheldeghati #landscape #algerian #landscapephotography #naturephotography #naturelovers #sky #sky_perfection #stars #travelmemories #travelphotographer #picoftheday #igers #photooftheday #photojournalism #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan #رضادقتى @thephotosociety

3 days ago comment 60 star 18,377

Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // dynamism // great t*t (parus major) #female leaves the #feeder with #sunflower #seed. we had couple really warm days, so birds did not really visit the feeder, but with colder weather they seem keep loyalty. taken from the room of our living room in #hungary... no need to travel far away for fantastic experience. travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! @natgeo @instagram @natgeo creative @natgeo travel @natgeo fineart @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #educateandinspire #mycanon #teamcanon #adventure #discoveryourbackyard #birdstagram #birdphotography #greattit #bird #action #highspeedphotography #phototips

4 days ago comment 57 star 15,607

Photo by @chancellordavid // just returning from the national geographic photo seminar in the us. an extraordinary week of talks and presentations - when poaching has escalated exponentially in the past decade; more than 7,000 rhinos have been killed in the past ten years alone, and the world wildlife fund estimates that 20,00 to 30,000 african elephants are killed each year for their tusks - it’s at times like these that i realise how important all the work done on this subject is, and how humbled i am by the continued support and mentorship received from all those @natgeo and elsewhere. thank you all for sharing your amazing work and thoughts this week - photograph by david chancellor @chancellordavid - follow more of my work and projects here @chancellordavid and @natgeo #conserving #stoppoaching #stopthetrade #ivory #rhino #horn #wildlife

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Photograph by george steinmetz @geosteinmetz // known as the medieval manhattan, #shibam, yemen was once an important stop for camel caravans bringing frankincense from oman to the mediterranean. it remains one of the great masterpieces of arabian architecture, with tower homes up to eight stories tall that are built entirely from mud and palm timbers. i took this photo while flying my motorized paraglider over the town, and created quite a ruckus. after landing and an interview with the local police captain, i was invited in for tea and hospitality, and noticed that the mud floor of an upper story flexed like the skin of an old drum. i heard rumors that the tower home seen at the near corner of the walled city had simply dissolved while its owner while was away working in dubai, as there was no one to fix a leaky water tap. #unescoheritage to see more visit @geosteinmetz

4 days ago comment 88 star 19,240

Photo by @paleyphoto (matthieu paley) - after 10 days without meeting anyone, we came across this nomadic tent, on the edge of the lut desert in iran. they were herding camels, goats and sheep - the camp chief stood in front of his tent, practically disappearing in the landscape. nasa's satellite, from 2003 to 2010 testify that the hottest land surface on earth is located here in the lut desert. i was fortunate to visit this amazing place and country last march, when an iranian scientifically team measured a land surface temperatures of 78.2 °c (172.8 °f), the highest ever recorded. for more interesting cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto . #iran #hottemperature #desert

4 days ago comment 98 star 31,425