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Michael Yamashita National Geographic Photographer; Author; Keynote Speaker; Workshop Leader; Asia Specialist. Follow @thesilkroadjourney http://www.michaelyamashita.com/
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Michael Yamashita
18 hours ago
yamashitaphoto To see the unfurled thangka follow @thesilkroadjourney - the sacred thangka is a corloful painting on cloth depicting the buddha, a buddhist deity, scene, or mandala. they are put on display during a religious festival, such as monlam. #thangka #buddha #buddhist #labrang #xiahe #gannan #gansu #tibetan #china #silkroad #marcopolo @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
Yesterday
yamashitaphoto Master monk atop wudangshan - at first i thought i was getting a lucky break capturing a monk practicing taichi in an extreme location at this famed taoist mountain monastery. but on closer inspection through a 600 mm lens, i realized he was just taking a selfie! more than 30,000 taichi enthusiasts come to wudangshan to study each year. #taichi #taoism #taoist #monk #hubei #china #worldheritage @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeo.media @supchinanews @thesilkroadjourney
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Michael Yamashita
Yesterday
yamashitaphoto More snow in the forecast at the famed shaolin monastery in dengfeng, henan, china. the monks are here to study buddhism and practice kungfu, aged 6 to 18. this unesco world cultural and natural heritage site is the cradle of chinese zen buddhism and martial arts. #shaolin #shaolinkungfu #dengfeng #henan #snow #monks @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews
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Michael Yamashita
3 days ago
yamashitaphoto Shaolin temple, birthplace of kungfu in snow, zhengzhou, henan, china. #shaolin #snow #kungfu @natgeocreative @natgeo @supchinanews @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
6 days ago
yamashitaphoto Oversized load - a man transports styrofoam to be recycled in guangzhou - in 2016, china accepted about half of the world’s plastic scrap imports. starting this year, china has banned the import of 24 types of solid waste, including several types of plastics.  #styrofoam #guangzhou #recycle @supchinanews @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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Michael Yamashita
2 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto @thesilkroadjourney is michael’s latest project based on the ancient trade routes of explorers #marcopolo & #zhenghe, retracing their journeys across land and sea. - monks quench their thirst with freshly fallen snow. #follow @thesilkroadjourney for more photos along the #silkroad and of labrang monastery. #monks #labrang #xiahe #gannan #gansu #tibetan #tibet #china #buddhist @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
2 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto Jack frost decorates this window and brings record setting cold to the northeast for the new year. we came home to 2° f weather and an unheated house due to a frozen fuel line. lucky to catch it before water pipes burst. photographer’s luck! may everyone have a warm 2018! #frost #winter #newyear @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
2 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto First of what will be many photographs taken at sunrise in 2018 - from this morning’s flight from honolulu, photographed somewhere over new jersey. what photographer doesn’t choose a window seat? #sunrise #airplane #boeing767 @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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Michael Yamashita
3 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto Here are your favorites from 2017. another great year, and looking forward to 2018. happy new year everyone! #2017bestnine #2017 @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
3 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto Vision of paradise - the daily ritual of watching the sunset, #waikiki #honolulu #hawaii @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
3 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto Reflection on a koi pond at the pagoda, honolulu, hawaii. in japanese culture, koi symbolize love, perseverance, success and good fortune. “live long and prosper” #koi #koipond #fish #honolulu #hawaii #japanesegarden @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
3 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto Just one more for christmas- thoroughbred horses paw a frozen paddock in hidaka, hokkaido, japan. #hokkaido #japan #horses #natgeo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
4 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto Pillows of snow blanket the slopes of daisetsuzan national park, hokkaido, japan. #snow #winter #daisetsuzan #nationalpark #hokkaido #japan @natgeocreative @natgeo
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Michael Yamashita
4 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto The snow covered pamir mountains loom over travelers on the road from kashgar to pakistan. the journey is a slow one, as men ride donkeys while leading camels loaded with freshly cut hay. #pamirmountains #china #pakistan #camels #donkeys @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Michael Yamashita
4 weeks ago
yamashitaphoto Acrobat contortion - 3-year-old twins at the changfa acrobatic school in wuqiao county, hebei, china. students start at a young age to help improve flexibility and master their art form. this ancient performing art has thrived here for over two thousand years, and may prove to be their ticket to success. if they make it here, a few of these children may even be accepted into the china national acrobatic troupe that travels the globe entertaining audiences abroad. #acrobat #acrobatics #flexible #flexibility #twins #hebei #china #circus @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative
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