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Photo by @FransLanting Two young cheetah brothers are crouching down to drink from a water hole in the Serengeti. Cheetahs may be able to survive for long periods without drinking water and rely instead on the blood from their prey, but they don’t pass up an opportunity to drink when they can. You can tell they are still young because of the ruff of fur along their necks, which disappears when they mature. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate encounters with cheetahs. @Thephotosociety #Cheetah #BigCats #Endangered #Wildlifephotography #Wildlife #Safari
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Photo by @franslanting two young cheetah brothers are crouching down to drink from a water hole in the serengeti. cheetahs may be able to survive for long periods without drinking water and rely instead on the blood from their prey, but they don’t pass up an opportunity to drink when they can. you can tell they are still young because of the ruff of fur along their necks, which disappears when they mature. follow us @franslanting and @christineeckstrom for more intimate encounters with cheetahs. @thephotosociety #cheetah #bigcats #endangered #wildlifephotography #wildlife #safari
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Photo by Corey Arnold @arni_coraldo for Far & Away from @natgeo and @wsj
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The Jimador’ or harvester of agave plants is a romanticized profession in central Mexico. Roberto Jimenez Ramos uses his ‘Coa’ which is a unique tool designed specifically for culling the sharp external leaves of the blue agave plant in order to harvest the ‘Piña’, the body of the agave which is baked in large ovens in preparation for making tequila. These piña will be processed by the Tequila Ocho brand in Jalisco, Mexico. You will find heroic paintings of Jimadors in action in bars and restaurants all over tequila country but it’s much better to witness the action in person:)
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I recently travelled to Jalisco, Mexico to photograph the world of Tequila production for a new @natgeo and @wsj magazine called Far & Away. The inaugural issue of the mag just came out in print over the weekend, delivered within the Wall Street Journal. ‘Tequila Rocks’ was an epic journey into the blue agave fields East of Guadalajara, to the rowdy bars of Tequila town. Click the link in my bio on my personal page @arni_coraldo to see the full story online!
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#tequila #wsj #natgeo #drink #spirits #tequilaocho #mexico #jimador #farmer #Jalisco #natgeo #far&away #mexican #agave #portrait #harvest #potd
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Photo by corey arnold @arni_coraldo for far & away from @natgeo and @wsj
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the jimador’ or harvester of agave plants is a romanticized profession in central mexico. roberto jimenez ramos uses his ‘coa’ which is a unique tool designed specifically for culling the sharp external leaves of the blue agave plant in order to harvest the ‘piña’, the body of the agave which is baked in large ovens in preparation for making tequila. these piña will be processed by the tequila ocho brand in jalisco, mexico. you will find heroic paintings of jimadors in action in bars and restaurants all over tequila country but it’s much better to witness the action in person:)
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i recently travelled to jalisco, mexico to photograph the world of tequila production for a new @natgeo and @wsj magazine called far & away. the inaugural issue of the mag just came out in print over the weekend, delivered within the wall street journal. ‘tequila rocks’ was an epic journey into the blue agave fields east of guadalajara, to the rowdy bars of tequila town. click the link in my bio on my personal page @arni_coraldo to see the full story online!
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#tequila #wsj #natgeo #drink #spirits #tequilaocho #mexico #jimador #farmer #jalisco #natgeo #far&away #mexican #agave #portrait #harvest #potd
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Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) A group of refugees from Afghanistan including an unaccompanied minor, sit on a roadside preparing to break their fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Sid, Serbia, before trying to cross the border to Croatia. This image was part of my story Young and Stranded which was published in December issue of @natgeo Magazine. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen
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Photo by @mmuheisen (muhammed muheisen) a group of refugees from afghanistan including an unaccompanied minor, sit on a roadside preparing to break their fast during the muslim holy fasting month of ramadan, in sid, serbia, before trying to cross the border to croatia. this image was part of my story young and stranded which was published in december issue of @natgeo magazine. for more photos and videos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen
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Photo by @stephenwilkes. A colorful palette behind a young boy watching the Ardh Kumbh Mela Festival. To see more photos from my travels near and far, visit me @stephenwilkes.

#DayToNight #StephenWilkes #Haridwar #India #KumbhMela #festival
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Photo by @stephenwilkes. a colorful palette behind a young boy watching the ardh kumbh mela festival. to see more photos from my travels near and far, visit me @stephenwilkes.

#daytonight #stephenwilkes #haridwar #india #kumbhmela #festival
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@robertclarkphoto Earlier this year I was able to take part in a trash clean up sponsored by the @nature_org, over several hours the volunteers filled a large dumpster and in one afternoon made this little area in Texas City, Texas cleaner. A large portion of the trash was plastic, which never really goes away. The Nature Conservancy hosts volunteer clean ups like this throughout the country year-round. TNC is based in Arlington, VA and operates in 72 countries around the world, working tirelessly to preserve and protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. #uselessplastic
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@robertclarkphoto earlier this year i was able to take part in a trash clean up sponsored by the @nature_org, over several hours the volunteers filled a large dumpster and in one afternoon made this little area in texas city, texas cleaner. a large portion of the trash was plastic, which never really goes away. the nature conservancy hosts volunteer clean ups like this throughout the country year-round. tnc is based in arlington, va and operates in 72 countries around the world, working tirelessly to preserve and protect the lands and waters on which all life depends. #uselessplastic
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Photograph by @simoncroberts. 
Penshaw Monument, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.

Visitors enjoy the view overlooking Herrington Country Park from atop Penshaw Monument. The monument was built in 1844 for the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton, becoming a National Trust property in 1939. The monument dominates the bucolic landscape, with many sources suggesting it is a half-size replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Overlooked by Penshaw Monument is Herrington Country Park, home to one of the former collieries of the Durham Coalfield. When the colliery closed in 1985, soon after Margaret Thatcher’s victory in the miner’s strike, the waste heap was the biggest in North East England. Now a site of industry is transformed to a site of leisure, with walkways, cycle trails, and environmental sculptures. In addition to running a variety of shows, including the North-East Funfair, Herrington Country Park also hosts the annual Miners Memorial Service.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts ##postindustriallandscape #britishlandscape #penshawmonument #landscapestudiesofasmallisland
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Photograph by @simoncroberts .
penshaw monument, houghton-le-spring, tyne and wear, uk from the series #merriealbion.

visitors enjoy the view overlooking herrington country park from atop penshaw monument. the monument was built in 1844 for the first earl of durham, john george lambton, becoming a national trust property in 1939. the monument dominates the bucolic landscape, with many sources suggesting it is a half-size replica of the temple of hephaestus in athens. overlooked by penshaw monument is herrington country park, home to one of the former collieries of the durham coalfield. when the colliery closed in 1985, soon after margaret thatcher’s victory in the miner’s strike, the waste heap was the biggest in north east england. now a site of industry is transformed to a site of leisure, with walkways, cycle trails, and environmental sculptures. in addition to running a variety of shows, including the north-east funfair, herrington country park also hosts the annual miners memorial service.

follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts ##postindustriallandscape #britishlandscape #penshawmonument #landscapestudiesofasmallisland
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands from the Late Classic period (c. CE600–900) through the Terminal Classic (c. CE800–900) to the Postclassic period (c. CE900–1200). Architecturally, the site exhibits a multitude of styles, reminiscent of central Mexico and of the Puuc and Chenes styles of the Northern Maya lowlands. The presence of central Mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

Here photographed, the Temple of the Warriors (Templo de los Guerreros), which consists of a large stepped pyramid flanked and fronted by rows of carved columns depicting warriors. It is one of the most impressive and important buildings at Chichen Itzá. The structure entombs a former building called The Temple of the Chac Mool. The complex was excavated and restored by the Carnegie Institution of Washington from 1925 to 1928.

Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

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#documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #mexico #mayaworld #mayanworld #yucatan #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #archaeology #mayaruins #mayanruins #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #chichenItza #chaacmool

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

chichen itzá was a large pre-columbian maya city in yucatán state, mexico, and a major focal point in the maya lowlands from the late classic period (c. ce600–900) through the terminal classic (c. ce800–900) to the postclassic period (c. ce900–1200). architecturally, the site exhibits a multitude of styles, reminiscent of central mexico and of the puuc and chenes styles of the northern maya lowlands. the presence of central mexican styles was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion.

here photographed, the temple of the warriors (templo de los guerreros), which consists of a large stepped pyramid flanked and fronted by rows of carved columns depicting warriors. it is one of the most impressive and important buildings at chichen itzá. the structure entombs a former building called the temple of the chac mool. the complex was excavated and restored by the carnegie institution of washington from 1925 to 1928.

follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

@simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo

#documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #mexico #mayaworld #mayanworld #yucatan #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #archaeology #mayaruins #mayanruins #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #chichenitza #chaacmool
image: @simonnorfolkstudio
words: @tribaleye
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Image by @beverlyjoubert. Keeping a possessive paw on his kill while he gets his breath back. The Duba Plains lions were famed for their buffalo hunts, but buffalo herds will move with the seasons, following the best grass. The lechwe population has bounced back remarkably in the decade since hunting ended here, and despite the antelopes’ adaptations to swampy areas, these Okavango lions are well used to hunting in and around water and can easily match their speed. In the absence of buffalo, lechwe now make up a significant portion of their diet. #okavangolions #bigcats #thisismytrophy
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Image by @beverlyjoubert. keeping a possessive paw on his k**l while he gets his breath back. the duba plains lions were famed for their buffalo hunts, but buffalo herds will move with the seasons, following the best grass. the lechwe population has bounced back remarkably in the decade since hunting ended here, and despite the antelopes’ adaptations to swampy areas, these okavango lions are well used to hunting in and around water and can easily match their speed. in the absence of buffalo, lechwe now make up a significant portion of their diet. #okavangolions #bigcats #thisismytrophy
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Photo by: @renaeffendiphoto 
Egyptian family at a Cairo theme park pose in ways that recall the natural, family-oriented style of ancient Egyptian Amarna art transformed by the 18th dynasty pharaoh Akhenathen. #art #ancientegypt #egypt #history #people
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egyptian family at a cairo theme park pose in ways that recall the natural, family-oriented style of ancient egyptian amarna art transformed by the 18th dynasty pharaoh akhenathen. #art #ancientegypt #egypt #history #people
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Sun Xueli is wearing a blouse involuntarily assorted with the mountain of plastic bottles that surround her. Her work is to detach the paper strips and sort the plastic bottles by color. When the bottles arrive to her, at the colleting point in Hua Jü Yuan in the south of Beijing, they have already passed trough three stages: the migrant worker that collects them in the road, the intermediary that has bought them and then sold them in bulk to the contractor that rents this space from the state owned company China Recycling Development Corporation. CRDC will then sell the sorted bottles to a factory in the south of China that will eventually recycle them. / Photo by @paolowoods  #china #planetorplastic #plastic
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Sun xueli is wearing a blouse involuntarily assorted with the mountain of plastic bottles that surround her. her work is to detach the paper strips and sort the plastic bottles by color. when the bottles arrive to her, at the colleting point in hua jü yuan in the south of beijing, they have already passed trough three stages: the migrant worker that collects them in the road, the intermediary that has bought them and then sold them in bulk to the contractor that rents this space from the state owned company china recycling development corporation. crdc will then sell the sorted bottles to a factory in the south of china that will eventually recycle them. / photo by @paolowoods #china #planetorplastic #plastic
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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto with  @africanparksnetwork

Lions in Malawi, the ‘warm heart of Africa’, are making a comeback! The country’s pride is growing as six wild lions have been safely transported from South Africa to their new homes in Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park to help revive the parks’ predator populations. Just last week, four of these lions (two males and two females)  joined the two male lions who were translocated to Liwonde in February this year. Lions were last seen in the park over four years ago, and it had been even longer since a breeding population lived in the park. We moved the other two males to Majete Wildlife Reserve to improve the genetic diversity of the current lion population there. All lions are in secure enclosures (bomas) where they are adjusting to their new environment and bonding, and will be released over the coming weeks and months. Africa’s wildlife has suffered immensely in recent decades, and the lion population has crashed by more than 40% since 1993. Just 100 years ago, more than 200,000 lions lived in Africa-  today, best estimates put them at fewer than 20,000. “Very simply, if a park is not being managed then it will be lost, we have two options, one is we allow these places to disappear. The other is we make our own plan,” says CEO of @africanparksnetwork, Peter Fearnhead who was recently quoted by the Washington Post (see link in our bio). By working closely with the Government of Malawi, the local community as with critical support from the Dutch Government, @lionrecovery and @leonardodicapriofdn –  we are making a plan to restore the species to protected areas across Africa for the benefit of future generations.  #AfricanParks #NaturesReturn #Conservation #Wildlife #Liwonde #Majete #Lions #Predators @africanparksnetwork #DutchGovernment, @lionrecovery and @leonardodicapriofdn @Zakouma_national_park
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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto with @africanparksnetwork

lions in malawi, the ‘warm heart of africa’, are making a comeback! the country’s pride is growing as six wild lions have been safely transported from south africa to their new homes in majete wildlife reserve and liwonde national park to help revive the parks’ predator populations. just last week, four of these lions (two males and two females) joined the two male lions who were translocated to liwonde in february this year. lions were last seen in the park over four years ago, and it had been even longer since a breeding population lived in the park. we moved the other two males to majete wildlife reserve to improve the genetic diversity of the current lion population there. all lions are in secure enclosures (bomas) where they are adjusting to their new environment and bonding, and will be released over the coming weeks and months. africa’s wildlife has suffered immensely in recent decades, and the lion population has crashed by more than 40% since 1993. just 100 years ago, more than 200,000 lions lived in africa- today, best estimates put them at fewer than 20,000. “very simply, if a park is not being managed then it will be lost, we have two options, one is we allow these places to disappear. the other is we make our own plan,” says ceo of @africanparksnetwork , peter fearnhead who was recently quoted by the washington post (see link in our bio). by working closely with the government of malawi, the local community as with critical support from the dutch government, @lionrecovery and @leonardodicapriofdn – we are making a plan to restore the species to protected areas across africa for the benefit of future generations. #africanparks #naturesreturn #conservation #wildlife #liwonde #majete #lions #predators @africanparksnetwork #dutchgovernment, @lionrecovery and @leonardodicapriofdn @zakouma_national_park
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Photo by @CarltonWard // One of my camera traps, which I checked last week, produced this photo of a bobcat winding it's way through cypress knees and over a downed tree in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge. This is one of my favorite and most challenging camera sites. My goal is to show an endangered Florida panther amidst the quintessential south Florida swamp habitat that has been necessary for its survival during the past century. But since I first placed a camera trap here in 2015, the swamp has been flooded with water for 70 percent of the time. I've captured an amazing alligator photo, some good bear shots, and now this bobcat, but not yet a panther image that rises to the promise of this location. And now the rainy season has started again. Hopefully I'll get a couple more weeks of when this drainage is still a dry trail, and maybe a panther will come through. If not, it will be another 8 months before the water subsides and I can try again. Meanwhile, I am thankful for this bobcat that came through in the twilight hours to show off its beautiful forest home. My #PathofthePanther project with @NatGeo is about using the story of the Florida panther to inspire appreciation and protection of the Florida Wildlife Corridor so we can keep the Everglades connected to the rest of America and provide and path for the northward expansion and recovery of the panther, for the benefit of all of the other species (and people) who rely on its domain. Please follow @CarltonWard for more hidden wildlife. @FL_WildCorridor @USFWS @myfwc #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild
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Photo by @carltonward // one of my camera traps, which i checked last week, produced this photo of a bobcat winding it's way through cypress knees and over a downed tree in florida panther national wildlife refuge. this is one of my favorite and most challenging camera sites. my goal is to show an endangered florida panther amidst the quintessential south florida swamp habitat that has been necessary for its survival during the past century. but since i first placed a camera trap here in 2015, the swamp has been flooded with water for 70 percent of the time. i've captured an amazing alligator photo, some good bear shots, and now this bobcat, but not yet a panther image that rises to the promise of this location. and now the rainy season has started again. hopefully i'll get a couple more weeks of when this drainage is still a dry trail, and maybe a panther will come through. if not, it will be another 8 months before the water subsides and i can try again. meanwhile, i am thankful for this bobcat that came through in the twilight hours to show off its beautiful forest home. my #pathofthepanther project with @natgeo is about using the story of the florida panther to inspire appreciation and protection of the florida wildlife corridor so we can keep the everglades connected to the rest of america and provide and path for the northward expansion and recovery of the panther, for the benefit of all of the other species (and people) who rely on its domain. please follow @carltonward for more hidden wildlife. @fl_wildcorridor @usfws @myfwc #floridawild #keepflwild