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Photo by @andreabruce | In Peepli Kheera, India, girls line up for school where there is no working toilet. Most girls drop out of school when they start their period due to a lack of toilets and privacy. This happens in many parts of the world. India has been grappling with the problem since before it won independence from Great Britain in 1947. “Sanitation is more important than independence,” Mahatma Gandhi said, urging his compatriots to clean up their act. To some extent they have: The percentage of Indians who defecate in the open has declined substantially in recent decades. But with the population growing rapidly, census data suggest that most Indians now live in places where they are more exposed to others’ feces, not less. #india #sanitation @noorimages
Photo by @chien_chi_chang | I have been working in New York’s Chinatown since 1992—for more than 26 years—and it is still a project in progress. Immigration is often propelled by suffering. To witness the shifting patterns of populations is to see the world in all its exigencies—war, natural disasters, repression, famine, poverty and persecution. But there is a rainbow at the bottom of that Pandora’s box of troubles; hope, too, propels immigrants to settle in strange lands. I should know: I am one myself.
Photo by @Hammond_Robin for @ICRC | “It was so long ago. Do you still think of him often?” I asked Luzmila Mahuanca, an indigenous leader in Peru. The tears rolled down her cheeks - “You always remember - a mother never forgets her children.” Luzmila’s 15-year-old son was taken away during the years of conflict between the military and the Shinning Path. He was never seen again. Peru’s Ashaninka communities like Luzmila’s, which reside in the country’s jungle regions, were devastated by the conflict. She has never stopped fighting for justice and answers about the disappearance of her son. She is not alone. An estimated 20,000 people are still missing. // Men make war; women live with the consequences. At least that is the way it is largely perceived. Women are hardly passive victims though. They grieve, they fight against the suffering, and many find they are forced to re-invent themselves, shedding an old identify and forging a new one shaped by war. // This work was made with the support of the International Committee of the Red Cross, a humanitarian organization working on all sides of conflict to alleviate people’s suffering. To see more from the A Woman’s War project, go to @ICRC
Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | A hiker thinks twice before attempting to climb down old Moki steps (hand and foot holds carved into the near-vertical sandstone) once used to access these Ancestral living and storage structures in #BearsEarsNationalMonument, Utah. The structures most likely date between 900-1250 CE. #MokiSteps can be found all over the American southwest. With a potential fall of a couple hundred feet, this hiker chose not to enter the cave. If you encounter any site like this please DO NOT ENTER it. #VisitWithRespect Follow @argonautphoto to learn more about the Ancestral Pueblo people and to see more images that show how high up these dwellings are!
Photo by @CarltonWard | I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida. It’s where I first fell in love with the water and became a conservationist. Stories from my parents made me realize how much the health of the estuaries and fisheries had degraded in just one generation. For the past dozen years I’ve been focused a bit further inland, working to raise visibility of the Florida Wildlife Corridor — a 17-million acre network of connected wildlife habitat that is very much threatened from expanding roads and development. The Corridor is hidden in plain sight for most of Florida’s 21 million residents and 120 million annual visitors, and same could be said for the Gulf. I am thankful to have experienced the intersection of these two worlds during the 2015 #Glades2Gulf Expedition (supported by @insidenatgeo). This photo was made on Day 10 of that journey among tendrils of the Chassahowitzska River delta. I couldn’t find my team members to use as subjects during the first of the magical sunrise, so I set my camera on a tripod, started the interval timer and paddled off into the fog. The experience was one of my favorites from the 70-day trek. Later that year, this image was selected as the cover for The Forgotten Coast, made for PBS by @GrizzlyCreekFilms. In many ways, the Gulf of Mexico is America’s Forgotten Coast. Last week the specific region of the Florida panhandle officially known as the Forgotten Coast was devastated by Hurricane Michael. My prayers are with the people, many whom lost their homes. Let us remember and support them. You can donate to the Red Cross hurricane relief through the link in my bio. #ForgottenCoast #GulfofMexico #Resilience @Sea_Legacy @ilcp_photographers @mallorydimmitt @joeguthrie8 @natgeoimagecollection #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild @FL_WildCorridor
Photo by @beverlyjoubert | She's a phenomenal hunter in perfect condition. Like all Okavango lions, her muscles are highly developed from running through water on a daily basis and she is bigger than most lions found in other areas. It is not possible to live in this wet environment without learning to incorporate the water into following prey species and being successful in hunting them. She currently has small cubs tucked away from the rest of the pride and is hunting on her own. @dereckjoubert and I have watched her stalking red lechwe in the deep swamps for hours. She doesn't stop until she is successful. With the very high numbers of lechwe around the island, she also doesn't need to hunt at night and indeed seems to be getting up later and later in the day - often hunting around mid-day. We used to stay with these lions from pre-dawn to film their hunts, but we're learning that right now, when the sun is rising, we too can rest with her. She's not going to move if she doesn't need to. #thisismytrophy #okavangolions #bigcats #dubaplains
Photo by @amivitale | People are the key to saving Africa's great animals. In this photo, Kamara, a Kenyan rhino keeper, walks in the rain with orphaned black rhinos he hand-raised at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife) in Kenya. Indigenous communities are on the front lines of the fight against poaching and landscape destruction, making them the best protectors of the endangered wildlife around them. Together we can work to save them - please visit and support the communities that protect them. Follow @amivitale @lewa_wildlife @nrt_kenya & @nature_org to learn about the incredible work being done to protect and preserve these ancient creatures @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo @nature_africa #WorthMoreAlive #protectrhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #africa #everydayafrica #worldrhinoday #photojournalism #amivitale
This rice farmer pauses during the ancient Malagasy tradition called magnosy, where the fields are prepared for planting by using zebu (cattle) to soften the muddy earth so the young rice shoots will take hold deeper in the soil. Stay tuned as I share images that I made in 2010 for the @prix_pictet Commission, in cooperation with the UK based NGO Azafady, showing issues around land, forests, and poverty in Madagascar. @seedmadagascar Photo by @edkashi #edkashi #Madagascar #PrixPictet #fromthearchives #tbt #travel #onassignment #environment #sustainability #azafady #sustainability #zebu #cattle
Photo by @TimLaman | A Leopard Cat, the smallest of Borneo’s five cat species, triggers my camera trap and takes a self portrait deep in the mountains of Gunung Palung National Park. My ongoing @NatGeo project is an attempt to document the lesser known and rarely seen nocturnal mammals of this park, one of the very best remaining examples of healthy lowland rainforest in Borneo. The images is in black & white because I made it with an infra-red sensitive camera and infra-red flashes (which are invisible to us and other mammals), so as to minimize disturbance to wildlife. Follow @TimLaman to see more animals that passed my camera trap. #cat #leopardcat, #GunungPalungNationalPark, #Kalimantan, #rainforest, #Borneo, #IndonesiaBiodiversity.
Photo by @joelsartore | Measuring up to three feet in length and weighing nearly 200 pounds, the Yangtze giant softshell turtle is the world’s largest freshwater turtle. With only four known to exist in the world, it is also incredibly rare. This male, thought to be over 100-years-old, calls the Suzhou Zoo in China home, along with one other female. This species must breed soon or it will go extinct. Past attempts to breed the pair at the Suzhou Zoo have proved difficult, with three unsuccessful artificial insemination attempts. However, researchers were recently delighted to find two of these turtles swimming freely in Vietnam. @turtlesurvival is coordinating efforts with WCS Vietnam, the Asian Turtle Program and others to hopefully capture and breed the pair. For behind the scenes video from this shoot visit the link in @joelsartore’s bio. #Yangtzegiantsoftshell #Criticallyendangeredspecies
Photograhed this week by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | I didn’t go crazy with Photoshop! This is what the #greenhouses actually looked like when I flew my drone over Koppert Cress in The Netherlands, who grow micro-greens for gourmet chefs throughout Europe and the Middle East. They use magenta frequency LEDs to extend their growing season and assure product uniformity. Plants don’t absorb green light, so magenta LEDs are more power efficient. To see more of where your food is coming from, follow @FeedThePlanet