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Michael Yamashita National Geographic Photographer; Author; Keynote Speaker; Workshop Leader; Asia Specialist. @thesilkroadjourney https://www.michaelyamashita.com/
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#Repost @gov.sg
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It’s unusual for me to be posting a pic of myself, let alone a selfie, but when the photographer is the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, now that is something special. Honored to be given the opportunity to photograph PM and Mrs. Lee for @gov.sg and @Natgeoasia - check out the PM’s instagram page  @leehsienloong - he loves photography and often posts his own pictures. And with a long reach and an eye for composition, he sure can take a mean selfie!  #WhatMakesSg
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#repost @gov.sg
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it’s unusual for me to be posting a pic of myself, let alone a selfie, but when the photographer is the prime minister of singapore, lee hsien loong, now that is something special. honored to be given the opportunity to photograph pm and mrs. lee for @gov.sg and @natgeoasia - check out the pm’s instagram page @leehsienloong - he loves photography and often posts his own pictures. and with a long reach and an eye for composition, he sure can take a mean selfie! #whatmakessg
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Sunset over Singapore just before landing at Changi last night. A good omen for this week’s shoot on assignment for the Ministry of Communication and Information - #WhatMakesSg - Follow my takeover of @gov.sg tomorrow. 
#lovesingapore #lovesunsets @natgeo @natgeoasia
107 21,470 2 days ago
Sunset over singapore just before landing at changi last night. a good omen for this week’s shoot on assignment for the ministry of communication and information - #whatmakessg - follow my takeover of @gov.sg tomorrow.
#lovesingapore #lovesunsets @natgeo @natgeo asia
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Hawaii’s Kilauea has been erupting since May 3rd, spurting molten rock, lava, and poisonous gases from several massive fissures. Earlier this week as the eruptions became more powerful, a warning to pilots was issued as the ash plumes make flying by the island dangerous. This is what it looked like back in 1995 in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, when things were a bit calmer. The first photo is of lava flowing into the ocean, and the second, a native Hawaiian throws an offering to Pele, goddess of fire, into the giant crater, which is now ablaze with volcanic activity.  #Hawaii #Kilauea #volcano @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
59 19,894 3 days ago
Hawaii’s kilauea has been erupting since may 3rd, spurting molten rock, lava, and poisonous gases from several massive fissures. earlier this week as the eruptions became more powerful, a warning to pilots was issued as the ash plumes make flying by the island dangerous. this is what it looked like back in 1995 in hawaii volcanoes national park, when things were a bit calmer. the first photo is of lava flowing into the ocean, and the second, a native hawaiian throws an offering to pele, goddess of fire, into the giant crater, which is now ablaze with volcanic activity. #hawaii #kilauea #volcano @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety
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Dragon Dancing is a common sight in Singapore as it is performed on most every special occasion, from Chinese New Year to festivals and religious celebrations. The dragon is considered to be one of the most auspicious creatures in China and the dance drives away evil spirits and ushers in good luck for the community. This is just one of many forms of ethnic dancing that you can witness in Singapore due to it’s multicultural makeup. I am truly excited to be judging a new National Geographic photo competition with @NatGeoAsia and @Gov.sg, #WhatMakesSG with some awesome prizes including a Nat Geo Photography Expedition to Yellowstone Park. I look forward to seeing your photography on what makes Singapore special to you. The contest closes on May 22nd so get shooting! #WhatMakesSG 
To take part:
1. Like us on Facebook (Gov.sg and NGCasia) or Instagram (@Gov.sg and @NatGeoAsia)
2. Upload your photo with your caption (at least 140 characters)
3. Tag us and hashtag #WhatMakesSG
4. Don’t forget to make your FB post or Instagram account public!
Find out more at:  www.whatmakessg.com
51 12,457 4 days ago
Dragon dancing is a common sight in singapore as it is performed on most every special occasion, from chinese new year to festivals and religious celebrations. the dragon is considered to be one of the most auspicious creatures in china and the dance drives away evil spirits and ushers in good luck for the community. this is just one of many forms of ethnic dancing that you can witness in singapore due to it’s multicultural makeup. i am truly excited to be judging a new national geographic photo competition with @natgeoasia and @gov.sg , #whatmakessg with some awesome prizes including a nat geo photography expedition to yellowstone park. i look forward to seeing your photography on what makes singapore special to you. the contest closes on may 22nd so get shooting! #whatmakessg
to take part:
1. like us on facebook (gov.sg and ngcasia) or instagram (@gov.sg and @natgeoasia )
2. upload your photo with your caption (at least 140 characters)
3. tag us and hashtag #whatmakessg 4. don’t forget to make your fb post or instagram account public!
find out more at: www.whatmakessg.com
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Spring more like summer in New Jersey with temps in the 80’s today. #japanesemaple  #springtime @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
78 19,748 6 days ago
Spring more like summer in new jersey with temps in the 80’s today. #japanesemaple #springtime @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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Happy Mother’s Day to Moms everywhere - Lil and Maggie, Regent Hotel, Bangkok, 1996.
55 13,423 2 weeks ago
Happy mother’s day to moms everywhere - lil and maggie, regent hotel, bangkok, 1996.
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Spring time in Tulou land: Perfectly groomed rows of tea plants surround a traditional circular #Tulou, meaning earthen building, a communal dwelling of the #Hakka people in #Fujian, China.  @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews
182 35,680 2 weeks ago
Spring time in tulou land: perfectly groomed rows of tea plants surround a traditional circular #tulou, meaning earthen building, a communal dwelling of the #hakka people in #fujian, china. @thesilkroadjourney @supchinanews
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Tajik kids in the town of Tiznot - the girls wear red and boys wear blue. From my exhibition @palazzoblupisa open till July 1. #palazzoblu #tajik #xinjiang #taxkorgan #korakoram @thephotosociety @thesilkroadjourney @natgeocreative @natgeo_italia
230 34,725 2 weeks ago
Tajik kids in the town of tiznot - the girls wear red and boys wear blue. from my exhibition @palazzoblupisa open till july 1. #palazzoblu #tajik #xinjiang #taxkorgan #korakoram @thephotosociety @thesilkroadjourney @natgeocreative @natgeo_italia
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Rainy day in downtown Pisa -  love the quiet cobblestone streets, winding walkways and the Italian love for bright colors. Honored to be here for my Marco Polo Exhibition at #palazzoblu Open till July 1. #Pisa @palazzoblupisa @natgeo_italia @natgeocreative @thesilkroadjourney
148 25,054 3 weeks ago
Rainy day in downtown pisa - love the quiet cobblestone streets, winding walkways and the italian love for bright colors. honored to be here for my marco polo exhibition at #palazzoblu open till july 1. #pisa @palazzoblupisa @natgeo_italia @natgeocreative @thesilkroadjourney
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When in Pisa, do what everybody does - visit the Leaning Tower. From this angle it looks more crooked than leaning. The tower is actually the campanile, the bell tower of the city’s cathedral in the foreground. It started leaning during its construction in the 12th century due to the soft ground on which Pisa was built. It’s crookedness comes from attempts by its several architects to stabilize the structure over the 200 years it took to complete - the upper floors having been built with one side taller than the other to compensate for the tilt. Don’t worry, it’s not going to fall over anytime soon as the ground was recently stabilized by an international team of engineers, although they aren’t taking any chances as only 30 people at a time are allowed to climb the 296 steps to the top. I am here for my exhibition on Marco Polo at Palazzo Blu, open till July 1st. #palazzoblu #pisa #towerofpisa #leaningtowerofpisa #worldheritage @palazzoblupisa @thesilkroadjourney @natgeocreative @natgeo_italia
183 42,072 3 weeks ago
When in pisa, do what everybody does - visit the leaning tower. from this angle it looks more crooked than leaning. the tower is actually the campanile, the bell tower of the city’s cathedral in the foreground. it started leaning during its construction in the 12th century due to the soft ground on which pisa was built. it’s crookedness comes from attempts by its several architects to stabilize the structure over the 200 years it took to complete - the upper floors having been built with one side taller than the other to compensate for the tilt. don’t worry, it’s not going to fall over anytime soon as the ground was recently stabilized by an international team of engineers, although they aren’t taking any chances as only 30 people at a time are allowed to climb the 296 steps to the top. i am here for my exhibition on marco polo at palazzo blu, open till july 1st. #palazzoblu #pisa #towerofpisa #leaningtowerofpisa #worldheritage @palazzoblupisa @thesilkroadjourney @natgeocreative @natgeo_italia
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Monk moment - reading or hiding behind the books? Photographed with a Meizu 15 cell phone on assignment for Natgeo Channel China. #ganze #sichuan #kham #tibet #tibetan #tibetanbuddhism @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeo.media
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Monk moment - reading or hiding behind the books? photographed with a meizu 15 cell phone on assignment for natgeo channel china. #ganze #sichuan #kham #tibet #tibetan #tibetanbuddhism @natgeo @natgeo creative @natgeo .media
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Some common photography myths debunked. Thanks to @temasekseen for this fun little video!  #photographerslife #myths @natgeo @natgeocreative
239 12,141 3 weeks ago
Some common photography myths debunked. thanks to @temasekseen for this fun little video! #photographerslife #myths @natgeo @natgeo creative