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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
Dentistry has come a long way in western China since these photos, taken in the early 1990’s. The first photo is of Dentist Li Zin Yun, 65, pulling a man's tooth without modern day anesthesia in Yuhu, a village in #Yunnan. The second photo, a hand painted sign for a #dentist office in the main square of #Kashgar. @supchinanews @natgeo @thesilkroadjourney
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Dentistry has come a long way in western china since these photos, taken in the early 1990’s. the first photo is of dentist li zin yun, 65, pulling a man's tooth without modern day anesthesia in yuhu, a village in #yunnan. the second photo, a hand painted sign for a #dentist office in the main square of #kashgar. @supchinanews @natgeo @thesilkroadjourney
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Frozen Falls in Baligou Valley - The Galaxy Waterfall becomes an icicle ice sculpture in the sub freezing temperatures of Nantaihang, Xinxiang, Henan Province, China. #Nantaihang  #taihang #Xinxiang #Henan #china @natgeocreative @thesilkroadjourney @natgeo @natgeo.media @supchinanews
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Frozen falls in baligou valley - the galaxy waterfall becomes an icicle ice sculpture in the sub freezing temperatures of nantaihang, xinxiang, henan province, china. #nantaihang #taihang #xinxiang #henan #china @natgeo creative @thesilkroadjourney @natgeo @natgeo .media @supchinanews
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The best part of shooting in Baligou Valley, China’s Grand Canyon, is no one else is here! This untouristed scenic area that I had never heard of till this week, is a rock climbers dream. #Nantaihang  #nantai mountains, #Xinxiang #Henan #China @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative
131 26,094 4 days ago
The best part of shooting in baligou valley, china’s grand canyon, is no one else is here! this untouristed scenic area that i had never heard of till this week, is a rock climbers dream. #nantaihang #nantai mountains, #xinxiang #henan #china @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeo creative
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Baligou, called China’s Grand Canyon,  in morning magic hour, a popular spot for the growing sport of rock climbing. #taihang mountains, #Henan #China @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Baligou, called china’s grand canyon, in morning magic hour, a popular spot for the growing sport of rock climbing. #taihang mountains, #henan #china @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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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
67 18,950 1 weeks ago
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 @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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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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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 @natgeo creative @natgeo .media @supchinanews @thesilkroadjourney
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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
189 40,382 2 weeks ago
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 @natgeo creative @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews
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Shaolin Temple, birthplace of Kungfu in snow, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. #shaolin #snow #kungfu @natgeocreative @natgeo @supchinanews @thephotosociety
298 52,622 2 weeks ago
Shaolin temple, birthplace of kungfu in snow, zhengzhou, henan, china. #shaolin #snow #kungfu @natgeo creative @natgeo @supchinanews @thephotosociety
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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
431 55,841 2 weeks ago
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 @natgeo creative
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Skating on thick ice, Wushaolin, Gansu Province, China.  #ice #iceskating #sleding @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeocreative
63 14,966 3 weeks ago
Skating on thick ice, wushaolin, gansu province, china. #ice #iceskating #sleding @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeo creative
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@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
271 54,838 3 weeks ago
@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 @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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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
180 31,204 3 weeks ago
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 @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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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
140 28,033 3 weeks ago
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 @natgeo creative
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A fiery Hawaiian sunset to usher in the New Year. #Kaimana #honolulu #hawaii @natgeocreative @natgeo @thephotosociety
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A fiery hawaiian sunset to usher in the new year. #kaimana #honolulu #hawaii @natgeo creative @natgeo @thephotosociety
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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
179 22,816 4 weeks ago
Here are your favorites from 2017. another great year, and looking forward to 2018. happy new year everyone! #2017bestnine #2017 @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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View from my window: calm before the storm #kaimanabeach #honolulu #hawaii #kaimana @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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View from my window: calm before the storm #kaimanabeach #honolulu #hawaii #kaimana @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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Vision of paradise - the daily ritual of watching the sunset, #Waikiki #Honolulu #Hawaii @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
178 34,778 4 weeks ago
Vision of paradise - the daily ritual of watching the sunset, #waikiki #honolulu #hawaii @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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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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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 @natgeo creative @natgeo @thephotosociety
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Just one more for Christmas- thoroughbred horses paw a frozen paddock in Hidaka, Hokkaido, Japan. #hokkaido #japan #horses #natgeo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
149 35,014 4 weeks ago
Just one more for christmas- thoroughbred horses paw a frozen paddock in hidaka, hokkaido, japan. #hokkaido #japan #horses #natgeo @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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Winter reflection frozen in time, Jiuzhaigou National Park. Happy Holidays! #winterwonderland  #snow #jiuzhaigou #sichuan #china @natgeo @natgeocreative @supchinanews @thesilkroadjourney
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Winter reflection frozen in time, jiuzhaigou national park. happy holidays! #winterwonderland #snow #jiuzhaigou #sichuan #china @natgeo @natgeo creative @supchinanews @thesilkroadjourney