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The Photo Society—a collective of over 170 National Geographic photographers. Sponsorship inquiries: thephotosocietyig@gmail.com

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thephotosociety5 hours ago

Photo by @davidburnettfoto // The 2018 Winter Games in #Korea have been an opportunity to explore the intersection of sport and photo technology. During the Ski Cross final race for Gold, (4 racers start at the top of the hill, and essentially come through the course ‘drag race’ style - in this case two of the racers crashed on the top of the course, and were delayed) I used an ‘app’ for the @sonyalpha a6500 camera which, in camera, lets you create sequential movement photographs. I have no idea how it knows, but it does seem to figure it all out, and in a few seconds of ‘processing' yields a still version of what you more or less saw with your eyes on the course. I stopped shooting when the winner hit the finish line (left) letting you see the the distance he won by as the other racer was just at the top of the last hill. It’s wild to be able to experiment when there is such athletic talent in front of you. This is essentially the first time I ever used the “Motion Shot” app. I suspect this kind of technology will, like most innovations, be over-used, but it nonetheless is quite interesting when have a situation for which it seems to feel like the perfect way to express what you are seeing. photograph ©2018 David Burnett/IOC/Contact #olympics #skiing #winterolympics @olympics

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thephotosociety9 hours ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - controlled burn, northern Kenya - impersonating extinction in the rangelands of northern Kenya - The drought across East Africa in 2016-17 has given a stark preview of the challenges that the region will face in the coming years, as degraded landscapes, growing populations, and the impacts of climate change combine to reduce arability and habitability of key landscapes. In Kenya, conflicts have been exacerbated, resulting in lands and homes being raided by pastoralists, putting endangered wildlife populations, habitats and vital landscapes in further jeopardy. Supported my National Geographic Society, scientists at Mpala Research Centre, northern Kenya are currently engaged in a long-term (1995) field experiment in a dry savannah woodland ecosystem. The main idea: to use different types of fencing to exclude different groups of herbivores - mega-herbivores (elephants, giraffes), all mid- to large-size wild herbivores, cattle. The setup allows scientists to study the effects of different herbivore groups on the landscape and on each other. The different exclusion plots also mimic different extinction or management scenarios. For instance, what if we kept all the large wildlife off the land, and kept the land only for our cattle? What if elephants and giraffes went extinct? Now using controlled burns they are examining the interactions between fire and different large herbivore ecosystems, asking questions like: How do herbivore affect fire temperature, patchiness and impacts? How do different herbivores (wildlife, elephants, cattle) respond to burns? How do fire and herbivores interact to drive savanna ecosystem function? They have now shown that fire alone and elephants alone have minimal impacts on savanna trees, but that the two in combination greatly reduce tree cover. @natgeo @everydayextinction #fightingextinction #northernkenya #kenya #fire #bushfire #conserving #conservation @usuaggielife

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Photo by @hammond_robin /@noorimages for @onedayinmyworld. - “I think that by freeing people from the institution we and society as a whole, have become richer.” 83 year old Stjepan Getto has lived in an institution for people with mental heath conditions for 27 years. In 2014 he moved into an apartment in the town of Osijek, Croatia where he lives with his wife, 61 year old Jelica Getto, who he met in the center. “As long as I am able, I have a wish to do something and to contribute in some way, so that my life would have meaning. I think what we accomplished is good for everyone. For the people who have been institutionalized, for people who worked with them, and for the community as well.” For a video of Stjepan speaking go to @onedayinmyworld - Rehabilitation cannot take place behind the high walls of an institution. In four years, 172 out of 200 people have moved from ‘Home for the Insane’ in Osijek, Croatia, into apartments. Staff have trained to serve as assistants in the community. For many beneficiaries it is the first time they’ve experienced true freedom. This facility in Osijek is the only one out of 26 in the country to implement the UN convention to deinstitutionalize. - #inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This project was funded in part through a grant from @opensocietyfoundations. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @OneDayInMyWorld

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thephotosociety17 hours ago

Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // ANGRY BIRDS // Common bee-eaters' (Merops apisater) rivaling on a twig they perch. Short fights are quite common among colonial birds. These are usually quick actions, ending up with no injury. Guess who won this territorial fight for the best position? Taken only about 10 miles from my currents residency in #Hungary. No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! @natgeo @instagram @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #simple #natgeo #educateandinspire #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure #discoveryourbackyard #birdstagram #birdphotography #beeeater #bird #action #YearoftheBird #angrybirds

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Photo by @jasperdoest while #onassignment in #Japan for @natgeoexpeditions // Togura93, one of the elder females within the famous Japanese snow monkey group of the Jigokudani-valley. Togura93 was born in 1993 and is the sister of this troop's alpha monkey. I have known her for 11 years now. "Unbelievable how time flies. We both got older, but you aged quickly since the last time I saw you. You looked weak today, but beautiful as always. And when you looked up, gazing at the sky, you seemed to know the end is near. Perhaps this is the last time our paths crossed. Who knows. We’re not in control of that. Accepting is one of the challenges of life. You seem to know how to do that…I’m still learning. Nevertheless I hope to see you again. If not, thank you for allowing me to be part of your story.” Follow me @jasperdoest for more images of my recent winter adventures in Japan. @thephotosociety @natgeo #natgeoexpeditions #サル #猿 #日本 #Japan #monkey #snowmonkey #Japanese #portrait #wildlife

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thephotosocietya day ago

Photo: @ivankphoto / Fog rolls over the Santa Monica Mountains into Topanga Canyon, near Los Angeles, at dusk. @panospictures, @runa_photos, #runaflirts

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thephotosociety2 days ago

Photo by @davidalanharvey . Ahhhh Brazil. It’s summertime, it’s Carnaval. I havn’t been to Rio nor Salvador during Carnaval for I think 3 years. Well it takes that long to recover! Seriously Carnaval is a full time job especially if you are trying to cover it for a magazine like NatGeo which I’ve done a couple of times. Sure it’s exciting, sensuous, fun, yet if you must get pro pictures it’s 4-5 non-stop, no sleep, food on the run, days and nights. Why hard work? To get in the middle of anything and be able to shoot requires diplomacy, press passes, ability to slip and slide working in tight spaces and incredible situational awareness. Still it’s exhilarating if you can get in and get out with a picture. It’s what magazine photographers live for. Yet this process is not what any new assistant is expecting. Not what my students think assignments are really like. When you see a picture in a magazine you imagine that somehow the photographer was just magically in the right spot. It’s all about access access and access. Seemingly simple , every picture shown here required special permission to shoot. For sure I’ll go back to Carnaval next year. I’m ready for the process all over again. Besides my Carioca friends will disown me if I don’t show up soon. Always special thanks to @roberta.tavares.146 and @dan.immel.photos #brazil Rio de Janeiro

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thephotosociety2 days ago

Photo by @geosteinmetz // Last rays of light on the 17th Century masterpiece of Aït Ben Haddou in Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage site that has been restored and used in Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia and The Gladiator. The fortified village is still occupied, and requires constant maintenance as it constructed solely of wood and mud. To see more of the world from above follow @geosteinmetz

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thephotosociety2 days ago

Photograph by Michael Yamashita @Yamashitaphoto - Beauty in my backyard - the morning after this weekends snowstorm that dumped a foot of powdery snow here in Chester. Wind gusts blow snow through backlit trees. #snowbound #backlight @natgeocreative Chester Township, New Jersey

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thephotosociety2 days ago

Photo by @andyparkinsonphoto /@thephotosociety 2018 Bengal tiger tour - With spaces rapidly filling up for my second 2018 Bengal tiger tour (tour 1 - SOLD OUT) I thought that I’d send a quick shout-out to anyone who might be interested in travelling with me to see these remarkable creatures in the wild. This image was captured in Bandhavgarh National Park, a 105 square KM park with the highest density of tigers anywhere in India. There are currently at least 70 individuals in Bandhavgarh and with 8 days in the Park this will maximise your photographic opportunities. This image was actually captured way back in 2006 and whilst I wouldn’t do so in these more enlightened times this was actually captured from the back of an elephant. At that time the elephants would be employed to access parts of the Park that the jeeps simply couldn’t reach and on this occasion we found two young sub-adults asleep on the forest floor. Whilst the light could have been much better in this image I do at least like the relaxed pose of this individual and the spotlit effect of the sunlight filtering through the trees, the young tiger looking off into the distance. I was very careful in this instance that, because of the harsher nature of the light I decided to underexpose the image just slightly (about 1/3 stop) as this can have a softening effect on harsh light but this is the only kind of situation where I would do this. As a rule it is generally better to either try and get your exposure spot on, or to overexpose slightly as darkening the image in post-processing won’t introduce noise whereas lightening an underexposed image will. Please #followme at@andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety #andysphototours #Bengaltiger #IncredibleIndia#Bandhavgarh #ethicsbeforeimages #educateandinspire #nature #naturelovers #wildlifephotography #majestic_wildlife #nature_brilliance #featuredwildlife

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thephotosociety2 days ago

Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - sunrise with these ladies this morning. A herd of over 200 camels in bomas made by the Somali herders from acacia trees to defend against lion - northern Kenya #camel #kenya #nothernkenya #conserving #conservation #lion #nopoaching

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thephotosociety3 days ago

Photo by @jim_sugar | National Geographic photographer Sisse Brimberg visited friends & family to celebrate her birthday. The food was delicious, and the cake was magnificent. Thanks for the wonderful party, Sisse. It was great to see you again. Borrowed food photographer Craig Lee’s tips & tricks to photograph the cake. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sissebrimberg #havingabirthday

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Photo by @rezaphotography #Morocco, 2006 I was on assignment in Morocco , in a small hamlet at the heart of an oasis The inhabitants struggled every day so that the water succeeds in irrigating the earth and fed the rare cultures. I was moved by the carefull and tender farmers’ hands to earth, dried up by the lack of water. Every sprout which defied the aridity was a victory. This is my special tribute to the Earth. #earth #earthday #plant #oasis #culture #aridity #environment #takecare #photooftheday #photojournalism #photojournalist #reza #rezaphoto #rezadeghati #rezaphotography #rezaphotojournalist #webistan

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thephotosociety3 days ago

Photo by @nickcobbing // Deep crevasses break the surface of Kangerlussuaq glacier, on the south east coast of Greenland. This picture was taken from a camera fixed below a helicopter and triggered remotely. The image was made before drones became commercially available, remembering the terrain and the winds that day though, the photograph may not have been possible with a drone! Warmer temperatures and a loss of albedo (reflectance) have been recorded on the surface of many of Greenland’s large glaciers -including this one. This glacier has lost mass and is predicted to speed up, as atmospheric warming continues. Is the glacier this blue? Yes, as far as a digital camera sensor can render light reflected from ice. A lot of people ask me if I’ve turned the saturation of this image up -actually I desaturated this image slightly before posting. The blue colour comes from the denser ice with less air bubbles inside, which allows light to travel further into the ice absorbing the red part of the colour spectrum. #ice #blue #glacier #greenland #adventure #aerial #crevasse #melting #adventure #aerial

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thephotosociety3 days ago

Photo by @migeophoto // There are two art islands in southwest Japan: Naoshima & Teshima. Two pieces of land with one unified purpose. To wow, intrigue, question, humor. There's a vaulted room with three Monets, where visitors are asked to wear soft slippers before entering the room. On a few cement docks, Yayoi Kasuma's giant spotted pumpkins are sitting squat, next to the ocean. There's a secluded modern building on the coast where a woman sits in a white coat, waiting for people to arrive and record their heartbeat. After a while, everything begins to look like art. Is that boat wreck on the beach an installation? Are those stray cats a performance? It is a mindset I'd like to hold onto. // #naoshima #teshima #japan #artisland #ferryride #japaneseart #culturaljapan

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thephotosociety4 days ago

Photo by @FransLanting When an elephant calf is born everyone in the herd gets excited and wants to touch and smell the newborn. The pace of the herd—made up of related females and their offspring—slows down to accommodate the needs of the youngest. The adults become very protective and surround the calf at all times. You can’t get close without causing commotion, so I made this image with a long lens from a respectful distance. This baby had been born just a day earlier; it could barely walk and its trunk was still limp. It takes young elephants a few weeks before they learn how to manage the many complex muscles that govern a trunk. It’s endearing to see them struggle with that odd appendage. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate stories from the world of elephants. @natgeocreative #SavetheElephants #Africa #Elephants #Family #Conservation #Ivory #Motherhood #Baby #Wisdom

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thephotosociety4 days ago

Photo by @rubensalgadoescudero // Georgia. Two shepherd brothers on horseback after a day of herding their sheep. Due to the tough living conditions of their land on the northern slopes of the Greater Caucasus mountains, many shepherds here have developed a semi-nomadic lifestyle. #georgia #shepherd #horse #horseback

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thephotosociety4 days ago

Photo by @TimLaman. Hummingbird and moon. I photographed this Costa’s Hummingbird as the full moon was setting and the sun rose in the Coachella Valley, California. There was just enough light coming from the sun to get some color in the foreground. Hummingbirds feed right up until it is getting dark, and then often go into torpor to survive the night, during which they can slow their heart rate down from over 500 beats/min to under 50 beats/min. When dawn comes though, they are eager to start feeding and I knew if I set up and waited, birds would start visiting these flowers as it began to get light, and give me a chance for this unique shot. Follow me @TimLaman to see hummingbirds and more wild bird images throughout the year. Lets celebrate wild birds in 2018 – the #YearoftheBird! #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage

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thephotosociety4 days ago

Photo by @camdavidsonphoto (Cameron Davidson) Aerial photograph of sulfur Lakes in the Danakil Depression of Northern Ethiopia. The Denakil Depression (Afar) is in the northernmost reaches of Ethiopia and holds great salt flats, sulfuric lakes and an active volcano (Erte Ale.) This image was shot from an AStar B350 helicopter as part of an assignment on helicopter safari's for Departures magazine. Shot from directly above the lakes, the helicopter pilot performed a "turn-around-a-point" maneuver, which is basically, a extremely tight circle at a sixty-degree bank. You feel as if you are going to fall out of the helicopter and it is critical that everything is in the rear cabin is secured. To see more of my aerial and location photography, please follow me at: @camdavidsonphoto Thank you. #ethiopia #denakil #aerialphotography #afar

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thephotosociety5 days ago

Photo by @davidalanharvey . Busan, S. Korea. Fish market.

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