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Photo by @williamodaniels for @natgeo. Bangladesh, Dhaka. Sanjida Sahajahan, 11, was a healthy toddler when the common bacterium pneumococcus devastated her brain. When I met her last year, she couldn’t talk, couldn't walk and couldn’t eat alone. She wasn’t vaccinated for pneumonia because developing countries didn’t have the PCV vaccine when she was a kid. It is only in 2015 that Bangladesh started to use the PCV vaccines. This picture was published as part of the story « Why vaccines matter » in the Novembre issue of tte magazine.
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Who is your best friend? Perhaps my favorite moment during a recent trip to a village just outside the Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve, was to capture the infinite patience of this dog as these Maasai kids showered him with love. #followme at @CristinaMittermeier to see more images of our beautiful planet. With @PaulNicklen @EPixNix and @LNixPix @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @sea_legacy #love #dog #pet #friend #gratitude #friends
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Monitoring solar activity to defend us against devastating particle storms … The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) at Ramfjordmoen, near Tromsø in northern Norway operates radar systems to study the interaction between the sun and Earth as revealed by disturbances in the ionosphere and magnetosphere. The system has also been tested for space debris tracking of low-Earth-orbit debris down to 2cm in size. Here photographed, the MORRO radar - an MST (Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere) radar used to study atmospheric phenomena such as those associated with polar mesospheric echoes. The radar system employs a 12x12 array of antennas and is operated by the Department of Physics and Technology of the University of Tromsø. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #EISCAT #northernlights #norge #norgesfoto #radar #Tromsø #environmentalscience #bbcearth #environmentalist #ionosphere #aurora #auroraborealis #radiowaves #scientificstudy #atmosphere #Ramfjordmoen #norway #arcticnorway #xfiles #Tromso #spacedebris #troposphere #magnetosphere #universityoftromso image: @simonnorfolkstudio words: @tribaleye
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). An expedition member takes a sand bath in the fascinating Lut Desert, Iran. NASA’s satellites from 2003 to 2010 testify that the hottest land surface temperature on Earth is located in this desert. The surface of its sand has been recently measured at 78.2 °C (172.8°F), the highest ever recorded. This image was shot in spring, when, on this day, the surface temperature “only" hovered around 55 C (131 F). This desert host flora and incredibly adaptable fauna such as lizards and foxes, which scientists are currently studying. For more cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto #iran #desert #sandbath
Photo by @renan_ozturk Words by @gatherfilm director @mrsanjayr - “As a trained chef, I thought that cooking was everything. But now that I have a son and 2 daughters I realized that I’m a father and a husband first.” - Chef @nephi_craig (White Mountain Apache), along with his wife @Janditawn and baby Tawny (pictured) and daughter Kaia and son Ari. Chef Craig traveled the world, working in some of the most storied kitchens only to come back to where he was born and raised - on the White Mountain / Fort Apache Indian Reservation in what is now Eastern Arizona. The Apache were amongst the last peoples that succumbed to the United States’ genocide against the Indigenous. They’re known primarily (and perhaps erroneously) for their ferocity in the face of annihilation. But they were master foragers and environmentalists first and foremost. They travelled the great deserts and mountains according to the cycle of flora. After the wars against the United States, however, the Apache were forced onto Reservations, partly to separate this great People from their food system. As a result the Apache are amongst the most impacted - health-wise - from a forced diet of low quality commodity foods. But along with a coterie of Apache food sovereignty activists like farmer Clayton Harvey (@apachefarmer), Nephi is fighting to change that. He is focused on reconnecting his people with their ancient foods and the sense of community those food-ways inspire. “My people are everything to me. And I will do everything I can to help us become strong again." ~ With @taylorfreesolo @shaandiin @sterlinharjo @fndi303 @jenbuffett @the11thhourproject @tanya_meillier
Photo by Maggie Steber @maggiesteber. After Martin Luther King Day, I'm posting a photograph from Haiti, a Caribbean nation which suffered hurtful rhetoric last week on top of the 8th anniversary of the horrific earthquake claiming the lives of over 350,000 in 2010. African nations were also targets of insults. A Haitian woman shields herself from the rain in Cap-Haitien on Haiti's northern coast. The colors of the Haitian flag are blue and red. It is a flag born from revolution. Haitians have figured large in American history. Chicago was founded by a Haitian named Jean Baptiste du Sable who was the first resident and is considered the father of Chicago. Nearly 500 Haitians fought alongside American patriots in the 1779 Siege of Savannah, battling against the British in the American revolution. Their own revolution against their French slave masters resulted in the only successful slave revolt in history that led to the establishment of the first Black Republic in the world. "We Haitians are not victims but victors! The constant narrative of the poor sucks on our self-esteem. The greatest gift Haiti gave to the world was freedom, with the only successful slave revolt against French slave masters and Napoleon's armies that created our country. And she has paid a tax on that gift since then...a poverty tax. No one tells that story." The words of Carl Juste @cjmiamiherald a Haitian photographer living in Miami, Florida who photographs and is actively engaged in the Haitian community. Ti peyi, gran pep is a Haitian Creole saying for small country, grand people. Every nation has glory to its history. 🇭🇹 @fotokonbit @leicawomen @natgeocreative #standwithhaiti #haiti #freedom #viiphoto #leicawomen #ngmwomenogvision #tintype
Photo by @argonautphoto.(Aaron Huey). The son of kite maker Noor Agha flies a kite in their yard on the edge of Kabul (which is also a graveyard). Every Friday on Nadir Khan Hill hundreds gather to fly and fight these kites, and chase those that fall. To make the kites “fighting kites,” the strings are often coated in glass and glue to cut the competitor's string in mid air. Another role in this game is "kite running," which seems almost as important as kite fighting. Once a kite is cut, the #Kite Runner chases after the fallen kite and tries to run it down to retrieve it. See more images of the Kite Maker of Kabul by following @argonautphoto.
Photo by @williamalbertallard While working on an essay about Mahatma Gandhi I photographed this group of women learning to spin. Gandhi was so well known for his love of spinning thread and this became an image I sought out while pursuing to document his life. #followme @williamalbertallard for more images from India and other assignments spanning five decades. #india #spinning #gandhi
Photo by @jimmy_chin. @conrad_anker shuttling a load of climbing gear, food and supplies from basecamp to the base of Ulvetanna to attempt a new route on the mountain. To see more images from the edge of the earth and The North Face climbing expedition to Antarctica, follow along at @jimmy_chin. #tnfantarctica17
Photo by Jeff Kerby // @jtkerby // A Cape starling perches on an Acacia tree near the bank of the bone-dry Kuiseb River in Namibia. Sandwiched between the world’s oldest desert and a vast gravel plain, this is one of many bird species found along this dry riverbed. Water sits below the surface of the sand here, creating a linear oasis that sustains hardy vegetation along the river course that are able to tap into this sinking resource. These underground stores of water recharge when rains fall upstream and flood towards the coast, though sometimes it is years in between events. Competition between humans and plants for this limited supply of water is ever increasing, even in places like this where its life-sustaining stores are hidden even from the eyes of this beautiful bird. For more environment stories from Namibia and elsewhere follow me @jtkerby // #Namibia #YearOfTheBird #NatGeo
Video by @joelsartore | Introducing Fabian, a male bearded vulture living in @ParcoNaturaViva with his mate, Julia. They are both 12 years old and met for the first time in 2006. Although it took a while, Fabian and Julia eventually developed a strong bond, and now are mates and build nests together. Bearded vultures are extremely large: they can weigh up to 7 kg and have a wingspan of 231 to 283 cm. They can be found in mountainous regions, between 300 and 4,500 meters above sea level, in desolate areas containing precipices, gorges or cliffs overlooking pastures and meadows. Bearded vultures are known to perform 'sky dances', ascending to high altitudes and rapidly diving down, twisting and rolling past the nesting site. Because bearded vultures feed on the bones of already dead sheep and goats, they were condemned by ranchers and almost completely wiped out by the beginning of the 20th century. Now, thanks to tireless captive breeding and reintroduction programs, the bearded vulture is finally making a comeback! Parco Natura Viva is supporting the Vulture Conservation Foundation for the reintroduction of the bearded vulture in the Alps, as well as participating with scientific papers and developing educational activities with the public to raise awareness on the protection of this magnificent bird. This photo shoot was made possible in collaboration with the @greenteenteam. Check out @joelsartore for a portrait of this vulture!