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thephotosociety The Photo Society—a collective of over 170 National Geographic photographers. Sponsorship inquiries: [email protected] http://thephotosociety.org/contest
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thephotosociety Photo by @davidalanharvey | retro: from my photo essay on nairobi in 2004. "i like school,” says 11-year-old mary akinya, smiling shyly in her sunday best just after church in kibera. “i like reading in kiswahili [swahili].” chances are, mary wouldn’t be attending school except that kenya’s newly elected government introduced free primary school education in 2003. about 1.7 million children previously excluded from the system are now enrolled. “i am reading a story about a cheetah, elephant, zebra, and lion. they are fighting over who is strongest. but the zebra is the smartest and he wins."
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thephotosociety Photo by @gerdludwig // on april 26, 1986 at 1:23 am, the chernobyl nuclear power plant blew up after operators botched a safety test, triggering an explosion and a fire that burned for 10 days. thirty-one years later, the long shadow of chernobyl continues to darken lives - socially, environmentally, and physically. the town of pripyat, less that 3 kilometers away form the reactor had been constructed for the plants personnel. an amusement park was being readied for the annual may day celebrations when reactor # 4 of the nuclear power plant exploded. thirty-one years later, this amusement park has become an attraction for tourists who have started flocking to the zone in droves. you can learn more about chernobyl from my book and ipad app the long shadow of chernobyl. @natgeo @natgeocreative #thelongshadowofchernobyl #nuclear #powerplant #environment
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thephotosociety Photo @lucianocandisani (luciano candisani). on assignment in central india. i am looking for tigers and these langur monkeys help me to locate the big cats in the forest since the produce a pound sound when the predator is around. @ngbrasil @ilcp_photographers #animais #fotografia #nationalgeographic #wildlife #lucianocandisani #wildlife #india #monkey #langur #river #fotografiabrasileira #naturephotography #portraits
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thephotosociety Photograph by michael yamashita @yamashitaphoto - join mike on a photographic exploration of the silk road: a historical legacy, in october, 2017. this 14 day photography workshop will explore one of the worlds' most famous trade routes in china. details can be found in the link on @better_moments_photography. on the road to kashgar, arguably the worlds biggest market and strategically important city on the silk road. only a few spots left. hope to see you there! #silkroad #photographyworkshop #china #photography #workshop #kashgar #kashi #xinjiang #travel #marcopolo @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @supchinanews @thesilkroadjourney @natgeo.media
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thephotosociety Photo by @salvarezphoto (stephen alvarez) my contribution to #worldpenguinday a king penguin in front of an abandoned whaling ship at grytviken, south georgia
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thephotosociety Photo by @amivitale on assignment for @natgeo. the viceroy special, sri lanka's only vintage steam train, prepares to take a chartered tour from nanu oya train station, near nuwara eliya in the central province in sri lanka. i worked over the course of two years for national geographic covering the political upheaval and aftermath of the thirty-year war in sri lanka. read the @natgeo story in the november 2016 issue. @natgeocreative #viceroyspecial #nanuoya #steamtrain #travelbytrain #srilanka #asia #everydaysrilanka #photooftheday #photography #topshot #amivitale
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thephotosociety Photo by @gordonwiltsie // a peruvian arriero blindfolds a semi-wild pack #horse so that it won't buck and run as he loads it with supplies for an archaeology expedition in the #andes. even today these hardy animals are still the best way to get around and ferry loads in this rugged, mountainous country. #peru
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thephotosociety Photo by @migeophoto // pictured here is one of patagonia's most famous dishes: crucified lamb. the lamb is split open, tied to an iron cross, and roasted over a flame for up to four hours. in this image, josé is using coriander & water to flavor the lamb and keep the fire and smoke from drying it out. to see more from my travels in patagonia, pick up the april/may issue of @natgeotravel ! // #crucifiedlamb #patagonia #southamerica #chile #foodtraditions #roastedlamb #natgeotravel
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thephotosociety Photo by @amivitale for @rippleeffectimages // women learn how to use clean cookstoves instead of open fires to cook food in india. their country is crippled by household air pollution - nearly 1 million indians die each year from its effects. #india #health #photography #travel #humans #cooking #hap #womenandgirls
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thephotosociety 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 rachel deghati. #landscape #algerian​ ​#landscapephotography​ ​#naturephotography #naturelovers #sky​ ​#sky_perfection #stars #travelmemories​ ​#travelphotographer #picoftheday #igers​ ​#photooftheday #photojournalism #reza#rezaphoto #rezadeghati​ ​#rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist​ ​#webistan ##عكاس #رضادقتى​ ​@thephotosociety
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thephotosociety Photo by @amivitale on assignment for @natgeo. two-year-old female giant panda cub, hua jiao, and mother yeye explore their forested enclosure at the wolong natural reserve and china conservation and research center for the giant panda. baby pandas wean from their mothers between 8-9 months and a year old and generally stay with their mothers for 2 years. @natgeocreative #bifengxia #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #natureisspeaking #savetheplanet #photojournalism #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #amivitale
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thephotosociety Photo by @camdavidsonphoto. thinking about the mighty mississippi river on earth day. the mississippi and its watershed drain half of north america. back in the pre-epa days, the mississippi river was heavily polluted, less so now, but still not where it should be. funny how the current administration is trying to weaken the epa, yet it was started by the republican president, richard nixon. #aerial #epa #earthday #mississippiriver @camdavidsonphoto
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thephotosociety Elder indigenous lady in colca canyon, peru - photo by @shaulschwarz
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thephotosociety Photograph by george steinmetz @geosteinmetz #onassignment for @natgeo on saturday i happened to be in the right place at the right time, the 34th international kite festival in weifang, china. they had flying cows, frogs, and horses, plus a synchronized aerobatic kite team in pink uniforms. still kicking myself for not coughing up the money to buy the 100m long king cobra. i've got the guy's wechat and may have to reconsider! visit @geosteinmetz to see more from my assignment in china.
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thephotosociety Photograph by michael yamashita @yamashitaphoto - fog shrouds the mountains around the turquoise waters of five-colored lake in jiuzhaigou national park. you might recognize this photograph as a screen saver on your mac. i get to travel to some pretty amazing places but without organizations like @nature_org working hard to protect them, their future could be uncertain. this earth day, please help @nature_org stand up for nature—and inspire others—by entering the the nature conservancy’s “what’s your nature?” photo contest. #jiuzhaigou #nationalpark #sichuan #china #photocontest #earthday @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @supchinanews @thephotosociety @natgeo.media
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thephotosociety Photo by @melissafarlow | spring in my woodland garden with variegated solomon seal and a flowers of a native tiarella. i planned a woodland garden after i did a story for the magazine about frederick law olmsted. #olmsted #fredericklawolmsted #landscape @natgeocreative #spring #garden #pennsylvania #earthday
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thephotosociety Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety backlit mute swan and cygnet – backlighting is never the easiest form of lighting to use but it can often be one of the most effective. the challenge is being able to shield your lens from the sun, to prevent annoying lens flare, and to be able to shoot your subject against an appropriate background. to maximise the dramatic effect of backlighting it’s best, wherever possible, to shoot your subject against a dark background as this allows the rim lighting to really shine. in this image, which starkly contrasts the difference in form between an adult and her cygnet i have exposed entirely for the golden fluffy highlights on the edge of the cygnet. this brightly lit fluff required an exceptionally fast exposure (1/1600sec at f8, iso 400) and by exposing solely for this this, and by referencing my histogram to check, it has allowed the distant forest, itself in shadow as the sun is setting behind it, to fall into massive underexposure. i also set my exposure manually so that i had complete control over this and as the sun slowly set, and thereby required incrementally slower exposures i would check every now and again and adjust my exposure accordingly. the reason that i was shooting on manual is because the light was completely consistent but i was zooming in and out on my 200-400mm lens, shooting varying compositions which sometimes included more cygnets. even though the required exposure remained the same on aperture priority i would have gotten varying exposure readings and therefore more inaccurate exposures. in this image the adult is feeding on some algae growing on the weir whilst the cygnet is stretching his little wings. please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety #muteswan #backlighting #ethicsbeforeimages #phototips #educateandinspire #nature #naturelovers #wildlifephotography #donoharm #wild_animalsgram #animalonearth #wildlifeaddicts_ #animal_beauty #nature_brilliance #nationalanimals #earthday
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thephotosociety Photograph by @cookjenshel for earth day we all need to take action to preserve this incredible planet we live on – it is the only one we can call home. thirty years ago we made our first trip to greenland, to begin a project photographing the beauty of that ice-filled country. to our great distress, on every successive trip we witnessed increasing amounts of ice melt. please take what steps you can, we’re all in this together. @natgeogreative @thephotosociety @natgeo #earthday #marchforscience #climatechange #gogreen #recycle #parisagreement #nature #greenland
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thephotosociety Photo by @jasperdoest // in 1970, the year of our first earth day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. forty-seven years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example. and so it begins. today. right here and right now. earth day 2017 is more than just a single day — april 22, 2017. it’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand. this earth day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. let’s march for science! let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. let’s take the momentum from the paris climate summit and build on it. let’s start now. and let’s not stop. @thephotosociety @natgeo @earthdaynetwork @ilcp_photographers #earthday2017 #environment #climatechange #actonclimate #protectourplanet
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