Photo @pedromcbride // south pacific blues. surrounded by salt water, but completely reliant on precipitation for freshwater resources, island nations in the south pacific face an uncertain future with #climatechange, population growth and sea level rise. #freshwater#chasingrivers#southpacific
Phone photo: @ivankphoto // two men have a meal at a taqueria in #rosarito, baja california, #mexico. this photo is part of an ongoing project with @kchete77. #runaflirts, #bajandoparabaja, #elcaminorealdebaja, @runa_photos, @thephotosociety, @panospictures
Photo by @tomasvh. how does technology designed for #surveillance render the human form? to find out, i photographed in new york city and washington with thermal-imaging camera, including these passengers on the ny subway. check out more from my #packingheat series on my feed (@tomasvh).
Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety
mute swan cygnet with a neck warmer – yes i know, what an absolutely infuriating piece of grass. i don’t think that i’ve ever been so annoyed by an inanimate object as i was by that bloody rogue piece of grass! i don’t doubt that countless viewers will be screaming ‘clone it out’ but that approach just isn’t for me. it was there, i couldn’t exclude it, much as i tried so it has to stay. i’m not judging those who would clone it out and indeed i understand perfectly why they would, after all it would make the image significantly better but this to me is the way that luck goes. i’ve had enough good fortune with my photography and indeed with these swans and so when something as frustrating as this happens then only ever option is to simply accept it gracefully. it was doubly frustrating though as i’d invested months of work in getting to know these swans and in getting them to trust me. this is why i was able to stand where i was, with the mother as relaxed as she obviously is, whilst her cygnet rests casually on her back. having invested so much time and effort in building that bond of trust i couldn’t then try to casually lean over and pluck the grass from her back as that would have been significantly overstepping the mark and it probably would have put me back to square one. in addition, one of the many endearing qualities of these iconic birds is the speed and ease with which they communicate how they’re feeling and so i just had to accept that on this occasion, one of very few i hasten to add, i simply had to try and make the best of it. i still really like the sequence of images that i was able to capture and whilst the grass definitely represents an imperfection the other subtle qualities that the image has, to me at least, more than outweigh it. so what would you do. to clone or not to clone, i’d be intrigued by your thoughts! please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto@natgeo@natgeocreative@thephotosociety#muteswan#cygnet#ethicsbeforeimages#phototips#educateandinspire#nature#naturelovers#wildlifephotography
Photo by @gerdludwig. the baiterek monument and observation tower is the symbol of astana, the new capital of kazakhstan. with an elevation of 97m, the baiterek’s observation deck symbolizes astana’s rise to the nation’s capital in 1997. astana citizens jokingly refer to the baiterek as 'chupa chups' because of its similarity to the popular lollipop. the tower and adjacent area is a tourist attraction popular with foreign visitors and native kazakhs alike.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // tina barney (right) has been producing large-scale photographs of family and friends since 1975. darsie alexander (left) sat down with tina to discuss her work during the final presentation at the 2017 @natgeo photography seminar.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // tasneem alsultan @tasneemalsultan focuses on social and gender issues in saudi arabia. she is a member of rawiya—the first female photography collective from the middle east.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // imagine if mankind ended...what would it look like? lori nix and kathleen gerber think about this a lot as they build and photograph models that represent what might be the future.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // this time a year ago chris johns was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer. seven months later he was back to work! chris was a field photographer for more than 20 years—in which time he created some of the most iconic images at @natgeo. he then went on to be editor and chief for the magazine and then the society's chief content officer. in 2015 he was named the executive director for the national geographic society's center of excellence. today he sat down with anna sale to talk about his career and was met with a standing ovation from the entire audience composed of his family, friends and colleagues.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // rhea combs is the curator for film and photography at the smithsonian's national museum of african american history. during her presentation she showed a small fraction of the work that museum cares for.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // magnus wennman's work on "where the children sleep" draws attention to the refugee crisis and the children involved. to see more of his work check out his feed @magnuswennman.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // anand varma @anandavarma used to be a photo assistant for several @natgeo photographers—now he's photographing his own stories. in this photo he's showing his remarkable work with hummingbirds.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // "that's what this day is about—the people behind the photographs." master of ceremonies @vincentjmusi kicks off the annual @natgeo photography seminar in washington, dc. be sure to follow along today as we bring you updates from the event!