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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | For the first two weeks of Italy's coronavirus crisis, I continued working by photographing and interviewing (together with my friend Gea Scancarello) people locked in their homes in Milan, in compliance with the quarantine imposed by the government. I left lights outside their windows, disinfecting them first. The subjects brought them in, and from outside I directed how to position them. To take these photos, we've complied with all the necessary safeguards. Greta Tanini, 30, and Cristoforo Lippi, 27. For many the quarantine is about boredom and obligation, but Greta and Cristoforo use it as an opportunity to spend time together, exploring their relationship after having been separated by an ocean for over a year. They are both students, and normally live separately, with flatmates. But the lockdown found them together in Greta’s house, the two alone. “Actually, we have a lot to do: I take classes online all day; Cristoforo is working on his final project. We’re busy, time passes quickly,” explains Greta. The quarantine is also a test for moving in together, a step they've been desiring for a while. They have divided up their domestic tasks: shopping, cleaning, tidying up. Their social interaction is limited to chatting with neighbors at a safe distance, in the garden. They take precautionary measures very seriously: “We don’t want to get sick, and we don’t want our loved ones to get sick. We prefer to remain in isolation rather than taking risks or endangering the health of others”. #coronavirus #virus #covid19 #milano #italy #pandemic Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | For the first two weeks of Italy's coronavirus crisis, I continued working by photographing and interviewing (together with my friend Gea Scancarello) people locked in their homes in Milan, in compliance with the quarantine imposed by the government. I left lights outside their windows, disinfecting them first. The subjects brought them in, and from outside I directed how to position them. To take these photos, we've complied with all the necessary safeguards. 
Greta Tanini, 30, and Cristoforo Lippi, 27. For many the quarantine is about boredom and obligation, but Greta and Cristoforo use it as an opportunity to spend time together, exploring their relationship after having been separated by an ocean for over a year. They are both students, and normally live separately, with flatmates. But the lockdown found them together in Greta’s house, the two alone.
“Actually, we have a lot to do: I take classes online all day; Cristoforo is working on his final project. We’re busy, time passes quickly,” explains Greta. The quarantine is also a test for moving in together, a step they've been desiring for a while. They have divided up their domestic tasks: shopping, cleaning, tidying up.
Their social interaction is limited to chatting with neighbors at a safe distance, in the garden. They take precautionary measures very seriously: “We don’t want to get sick, and we don’t want our loved ones to get sick. We prefer to remain in isolation rather than taking risks or endangering the health of others”. #coronavirus #virus #covid19 #milano #italy #pandemic

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Photos by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Chasing the Wind | In these unusual times, I’ve inadvertently separated myself to the southern Antarctic seas working on an expedition for @natgeoexpeditions. When so much is happening around the world and in the news, it feels odd to be isolated at sea. I'm in good company, and these black-browed albatross parents know that feeling well. After their chicks grow in their adult plumage, they will spend up to 10 years at sea. These remarkable fliers can travel up to 10,000 miles, have wingspans up to 7.5 feet, and are known to die of old age in these regions. In the Pacific many albatross sadly perish from eating plastic, which they confuse for squid, so it was nice to witness such a healthy population here. I’ll post more from the journey when possible; follow along @pedromcbride. #health #nature #albatross #flight #sonyalpha

Photos by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Chasing the Wind | In these unusual times, I’ve inadvertently separated myself to the southern Antarctic seas working on an expedition for @natgeoexpeditions. When so much is happening around the world and in the news, it feels odd to be isolated at sea. 
I'm in good company, and these black-browed albatross parents know that feeling well. After their chicks grow in their adult plumage, they will spend up to 10 years at sea. These remarkable fliers can travel up to 10,000 miles, have wingspans up to 7.5 feet, and are known to die of old age in these regions. In the Pacific many albatross sadly perish from eating plastic, which they confuse for squid, so it was nice to witness such a healthy population here. I’ll post more from the journey when possible; follow along @pedromcbride. #health #nature #albatross #flight #sonyalpha
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Photos by @ciriljazbec | Hats off to all those working right now in this crisis, like this Wolt courier delivering food in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I had taken a stroll downtown, and I was shocked by the empty streets and unsettling atmosphere, unlike anything I've ever experienced. Follow @ciriljazbec to see more.

Photos by @ciriljazbec | Hats off to all those working right now in this crisis, like this Wolt courier delivering food in Ljubljana, Slovenia. I had taken a stroll downtown, and I was shocked by the empty streets and unsettling atmosphere, unlike anything I've ever experienced. Follow @ciriljazbec to see more.
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Photo by Karla Gachet @kchete77 | Portrait of David Peranchiguay at his home in Teuquelin, part of the Chiloe Islands off the coast of southern Chile. The only inhabitants of Teuquelin are the Peranchiguay family, whose descendants arrived 200 years ago. Now only a few elderly people, women, and children live there. The men and youth have mostly left in search of work. Those who stay behind make a living by harvesting luga, an algae used in the production of shampoo and diapers. #Chile #personalproject #Tothetip #Teuquelin #islandlife

Photo by Karla Gachet @kchete77 | Portrait of David Peranchiguay at his home in Teuquelin, part of the Chiloe Islands off the coast of southern Chile. The only inhabitants of Teuquelin are the Peranchiguay family, whose descendants arrived 200 years ago. Now only a few elderly people, women, and children live there. The men and youth have mostly left in search of work. Those who stay behind make a living by harvesting luga, an algae used in the production of shampoo and diapers. #Chile #personalproject #Tothetip #Teuquelin #islandlife
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Photo by @paulnicklen | I didn't realize I was holding my breath until after I took this photo of a wild coastal wolf in British Columbia. Standing just ten feet in front of me, I was transfixed as this magnificent animal moved with the grace of a ghost through the trees. Walking in the #GreatBearRainforest is like stepping through a veil into another world, where the laws of nature still reign supreme, and you are just a lonely wanderer in the midst of gold-eyed nobility, like this sea wolf. Follow me @PaulNicklen for more stories about the quiet encounters I've had the luck of documenting with some of nature's most impressive animals and learn why I founded @SeaLegacy to help protect them. #ExtinctionEndsHere #SeaWolf #Conservation #Gratitude #Beauty

Photo by @paulnicklen | I didn't realize I was holding my breath until after I took this photo of a wild coastal wolf in British Columbia. Standing just ten feet in front of me, I was transfixed as this magnificent animal moved with the grace of a ghost through the trees. Walking in the #GreatBearRainforest is like stepping through a veil into another world, where the laws of nature still reign supreme, and you are just a lonely wanderer in the midst of gold-eyed nobility, like this sea wolf. Follow me @PaulNicklen for more stories about the quiet encounters I've had the luck of documenting with some of nature's most impressive animals and learn why I founded @SeaLegacy to help protect them. #ExtinctionEndsHere #SeaWolf #Conservation #Gratitude #Beauty
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Photo by @jasperdoest | After being at home for two weeks in the Netherlands, Merel, 9, and Fleur, 6, have a video call with Merel’s friend Iris, who lives 100 meters (yards) away. The girls see each other five days a week, so they're not used to this distant way of communicating and they don’t know what to say. They ask each other random questions about the weather, forgetting they are practically neighbors. When I start laughing, Merel pushes me away, telling me they want their privacy. I guess we all have to get used to this new situation. #coronavirus #pandemic #familytime #netherlands Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by @jasperdoest | After being at home for two weeks in the Netherlands, Merel, 9, and Fleur, 6, have a video call with Merel’s friend Iris, who lives 100 meters (yards) away. The girls see each other five days a week, so they're not used to this distant way of communicating and they don’t know what to say. They ask each other random questions about the weather, forgetting they are practically neighbors. When I start laughing, Merel pushes me away, telling me they want their privacy. I guess we all have to get used to this new situation. #coronavirus #pandemic #familytime #netherlands

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | In central Milan, spaces that until a month ago hosted advertising now convey messages to raise awareness of coronavirus. Milan is not my hometown: I moved here only four months ago, after almost 15 years of travel— years in which I didn't have a base and the only place I could call home was Castiglion Fiorentino (Tuscany), the town where I grew up. Milan is the city where most of my friends live, those I want to be around, with whom I want to dine at home in the evening and plan holidays, concerts, parties. I haven't seen them for almost a month. This virus is driving us apart, but when it will be over, I'm sure we'll all be stronger together! #strongertogether #covid19 #virus #pandemic #milano

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | In central Milan, spaces that until a month ago hosted advertising now convey messages to raise awareness of coronavirus. Milan is not my hometown: I moved here only four months ago, after almost 15 years of travel— years in which I didn't have a base and the only place I could call home was Castiglion Fiorentino (Tuscany), the town where I grew up. Milan is the city where most of my friends live, those I want to be around, with whom I want to dine at home in the evening and plan holidays, concerts, parties. I haven't seen them for almost a month. This virus is driving us apart, but when it will be over, I'm sure we'll all be stronger together! #strongertogether #covid19 #virus #pandemic #milano
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Photo by @williamodaniels | Dancers with the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet wait backstage before the start of a performance at the philharmonic hall in Tbilisi, Georgia. This traditional ballet was founded in 1945 as the first professional state dance company in the country, and it's still one of the most prestigious. Follow me on @williamodaniels for more human stories around the world.

Photo by @williamodaniels | Dancers with the Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet wait backstage before the start of a performance at the philharmonic hall in Tbilisi, Georgia. This traditional ballet was founded in 1945 as the first professional state dance company in the country, and it's still one of the most prestigious. Follow me on @williamodaniels for more human stories around the world.
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Photo by Juan Arredondo @juanarre | Residents in the Bronx line up outside a food pantry to receive family meals. The New York City region is now an epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. For more coverage of the COVID-19 crisis in NYC follow me @juanarre. #COVID19 #NYC

Photo by Juan Arredondo @juanarre | Residents in the Bronx line up outside a food pantry to receive family meals. The New York City region is now an epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. For more coverage of the COVID-19 crisis in NYC follow me @juanarre. #COVID19 #NYC
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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I Quarantine Diary: year zero, day five. Horse Guards Parade, London, with not a tourist in sight. In the center is Lord Roberts of Kandahar—or to give his full title(s), Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC, FRSGS. In the Second Anglo-Afghan War, his forced march across Afghanistan made him and his horse, Vonolel, celebrities in the British Empire. After the battle, Vonolel was awarded the Afghanistan Medal and the Kandahar Bronze Star, hung around his neck by Roberts. Is he the most decorated horse in British history? Vonolel is buried under a tombstone in the gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Well, most of the horse is—I was once bewildered to find that at the National Army Museum, in London, Vonolel’s much-used saddle was made into a Regimental punch bowl and his hooves made into drinking cups with silver handles. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished, and archive material. #COVID-19 #coronavirus #pandemic #London #socialdistancing

Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I Quarantine Diary: year zero, day five. Horse Guards Parade, London, with not a tourist in sight. In the center is Lord Roberts of Kandahar—or to give his full title(s), Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts, VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC, FRSGS. In the Second Anglo-Afghan War, his forced march across Afghanistan made him and his horse, Vonolel, celebrities in the British Empire. After the battle, Vonolel was awarded the Afghanistan Medal and the Kandahar Bronze Star, hung around his neck by Roberts. Is he the most decorated horse in British history? Vonolel is buried under a tombstone in the gardens of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Well, most of the horse is—I was once bewildered to find that at the National Army Museum, in London, Vonolel’s much-used saddle was made into a Regimental punch bowl and his hooves made into drinking cups with silver handles. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished, and archive material. #COVID-19 #coronavirus #pandemic  #London #socialdistancing
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Photo by @andy_mann | A blue iceberg stands in stark contrast to a fire red sky over the Antarctic Peninsula, shot on assignment for National Geographic and @sealegacy in 2017. Almost no place on Earth is changing more rapidly than this polar paradise. Follow me @andy_mann for more explosive images from the edge of the planet.

Photo by @andy_mann | A blue iceberg stands in stark contrast to a fire red sky over the Antarctic Peninsula, shot on assignment for National Geographic and @sealegacy in 2017. Almost no place on Earth is changing more rapidly than this polar paradise. Follow me @andy_mann for more explosive images from the edge of the planet.
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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | I captured this couple walking their pets through the blossoming fields just behind my home in the suburbs of Athens. Since the lockdown began in Greece due to the outbreak of coronavirus, I've been walking around my neighborhood, discovering the beauty surrounding me—it's the thing that keeps me positive, and it's something I didn’t have the chance to do before, being always on the go with my camera. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Athens #Greece #Covid19 #Coronavirus

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | I captured this couple walking their pets through the blossoming fields just behind my home in the suburbs of Athens. Since the lockdown began in Greece due to the outbreak of coronavirus, I've been walking around my neighborhood, discovering the beauty surrounding me—it's the thing that keeps me positive, and it's something I didn’t have the chance to do before, being always on the go with my camera. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Athens #Greece #Covid19 #Coronavirus
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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | I captured this couple walking their pets through the blossoming fields just behind my home in the suburbs of Athens. Since the lockdown began in Greece due to the outbreak of coronavirus, I've been walking around my neighborhood, discovering the beauty surrounding me—it's the thing that keeps me positive, and it's something I didn’t have the chance to do before, being always on the go with my camera. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Athens #Greece #Covid19 #Coronavirus

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | I captured this couple walking their pets through the blossoming fields just behind my home in the suburbs of Athens. Since the lockdown began in Greece due to the outbreak of coronavirus, I've been walking around my neighborhood, discovering the beauty surrounding me—it's the thing that keeps me positive, and it's something I didn’t have the chance to do before, being always on the go with my camera. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Athens #Greece #Covid19 #Coronavirus
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Photo by @edkashi | A still-frame grab of a worker passing at dusk in rural Rwanda last month, captured while on assignment on a new film project. #Rwanda #rurallife #Africa #dusk #beforecorona

Photo by @edkashi | A still-frame grab of a worker passing at dusk in rural Rwanda last month, captured while on assignment on a new film project. #Rwanda #rurallife #Africa #dusk #beforecorona
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Photo by @iantehphotography | Family is family—it's where home is. Mine is with my partner. The rest of my family are spread across the globe like fairy dust. My professional life often involves being away, so the concepts of home, family, and belonging can feel fluid. But it resides in those deep connections where love, acceptance, and support coalesce. My partner and I are lucky that both of our families are safe; the pandemic has been an opportunity for us to connect virtually with our loved ones. We are sitting in our favorite spot in our apartment, looking out at the houses and greenery. We are especially grateful because our last place was hemmed in by skyscrapers and a noisy construction site. It's peaceful. #kualalumpur #malaysia #covid19 #coronavirus #pandemic Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by @iantehphotography | Family is family—it's where home is. Mine is with my partner. The rest of my family are spread across the globe like fairy dust. My professional life often involves being away, so the concepts of home, family, and belonging can feel fluid. But it resides in those deep connections where love, acceptance, and support coalesce. My partner and I are lucky that both of our families are safe; the pandemic has been an opportunity for us to connect virtually with our loved ones. We are sitting in our favorite spot in our apartment, looking out at the houses and greenery. We are especially grateful because our last place was hemmed in by skyscrapers and a noisy construction site. It's peaceful. #kualalumpur #malaysia #covid19 #coronavirus #pandemic

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
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Photo by @nicholesobecki | It’s eerie walking around downtown Nairobi after curfew, with all signs of life shuttered, aside from the rare security guard. Every sound seems to echo through the empty streets, and the only activity to be seen is the rush of an ambulance, or passage through the police checkpoints throughout the city. Follow me on @nicholesobecki for more coverage of the COVID-19 crisis in Kenya. Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

Photo by @nicholesobecki | It’s eerie walking around downtown Nairobi after curfew, with all signs of life shuttered, aside from the rare security guard. Every sound seems to echo through the empty streets, and the only activity to be seen is the rush of an ambulance, or passage through the police checkpoints throughout the city. Follow me on @nicholesobecki for more coverage of the COVID-19 crisis in Kenya.

Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.
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Photo by @jimmychin | Conrad Anker grinding vert on Mount Tyree, part of the grand journey to Antarctica with Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison. Such an incredibly strong team on so many levels. I’m lucky to call them friends and climbing partners. We go on expeditions to find perspective and clarity. I think we achieved that. Dug deep, pushed to the edge, and had some good laughs along the way. Not much more to ask for. Thankful everyone is home safe … something I never take for granted. I do, however, already miss the silence and surreal beauty of it all. For more images of alpine adventures around the world, follow @jimmychin.

Photo by @jimmychin | Conrad Anker grinding vert on Mount Tyree, part of the grand journey to Antarctica with Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison. Such an incredibly strong team on so many levels. I’m lucky to call them friends and climbing partners. We go on expeditions to find perspective and clarity. I think we achieved that. Dug deep, pushed to the edge, and had some good laughs along the way. Not much more to ask for. Thankful everyone is home safe … something I never take for granted. I do, however, already miss the silence and surreal beauty of it all. For more images of alpine adventures around the world, follow @jimmychin.
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Photo by @michaelnicknichols | Spotted deer run through Bandhavgarh National Park, India, in 1996. While working on a story about tigers for National Geographic, I received a note that said, "Nick, no more pictures of monkeys or deer unless they are in a tiger's mouth." My picture editor had grown tired of having to wade through endless rolls of film of bad images of monkeys and deer. It was, after all, a story about tigers. I was getting up at 3:30 every day and getting on the back of an elephant to look for the animal with stripes. When we did find the tiger, after dawn, it was invariably sleeping after a long night of hunting. It was very frustrating because you cannot make images that move the dial this way. So I entertained myself making pictures of monkeys and deer.

Photo by @michaelnicknichols | Spotted deer run through Bandhavgarh National Park, India, in 1996. While working on a story about tigers for National Geographic, I received a note that said,
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Video by @stephenwilkes | I’m documenting NYC from above at this moment in time. This week the Empire State Building paid tribute to the efforts by medical workers and first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. As we circled around the building, I saw empty streets below, and it was quite emotional watching the most iconic landmark begin to glow red and white, and to pulse—the heartbeat of America. Please stay safe and stay home. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #weareone #NYC #IloveNY

Video by @stephenwilkes | I’m documenting NYC from above at this moment in time. This week the Empire State Building paid tribute to the efforts by medical workers and first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. As we circled around the building, I saw empty streets below, and it was quite emotional watching the most iconic landmark begin to glow red and white, and to pulse—the heartbeat of America. Please stay safe and stay home. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #weareone #NYC #IloveNY
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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Newly recycled wool fibers dry in a textile facility in Prato, Italy. During my latest story for the magazine, the March issue's "End of Trash," I had a chance to visit the wool recycling facilities of Prato. Here an old law prohibiting the import of raw wool led to the rise of a district that today produces 15% of the world’s recycled textiles. Once selected for recycling, clothes go through a process to eliminate cellulose impurities, while a shredding technique strips the wool, turning scraps into fibers again. After washing, the wool is dried. The final result is a single- color fiber that can be spun into threads to produce fine fabrics. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the new technology we are putting into practice to reduce our waste and save resources. #textile #waste #italy #environment #prato #lucalocatelliphoto Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Newly recycled wool fibers dry in a textile facility in Prato, Italy. During my latest story for the magazine, the March issue's
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Photo by @laurakmorton | A photographer captures the view at the corner of Lombard and Hyde Streets, the entrance to the famous "crooked street" in San Francisco, California, on March 25. The area is usually packed with tourists taking photos and cars idling while waiting to drive down the snaking roadway. In response to the COVID-19 virus, San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 17, the first widespread order of its kind in the United States during this crisis. Residents are still allowed outside for exercise and essential activities, provided they maintain a six-foot distance from people they don’t live with.

Photo by @laurakmorton | A photographer captures the view at the corner of Lombard and Hyde Streets, the entrance to the famous
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Photo by @chien_chi_chang | Chennai, India, 2015. A cyclone was approaching off the coast of Chennai. We were in the midst of an intensive photo workshop, and most of the participants were dodging the howling rain and gusty wind. But those who let go of everything to be part of the cyclone had a sandy but sweet taste of Mother Nature, spiced with danger. Be part of the flow and/or the current, but know who you are. That is, to me, the meaning of freedom. #cccontheroad #MagnumPhotos

Photo by @chien_chi_chang | Chennai, India, 2015. A cyclone was approaching off the coast of Chennai. We were in the midst of an intensive photo workshop, and most of the participants were dodging the howling rain and gusty wind. But those who let go of everything to be part of the cyclone had a sandy but sweet taste of Mother Nature, spiced with danger. Be part of the flow and/or the current, but know who you are. That is, to me, the meaning of freedom. #cccontheroad #MagnumPhotos
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Photo by @acacia.johnson | A Florida manatee and her calf surface for air in Crystal River, Florida. Hundreds of manatees gather here each year to spend the winter in the warmer waters of the region's natural springs. The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1983, is the only refuge created specifically to protect these remarkable animals—and a great place to view them in their natural habitat. Follow me @acacia.johnson for more stories from the natural world. #manatee #florida #crystalriver

Photo by @acacia.johnson | A Florida manatee and her calf surface for air in Crystal River, Florida. Hundreds of manatees gather here each year to spend the winter in the warmer waters of the region's natural springs. The Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge, established in 1983, is the only refuge created specifically to protect these remarkable animals—and a great place to view them in their natural habitat. Follow me @acacia.johnson for more stories from the natural world. #manatee #florida #crystalriver
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Photo by @nicholesobecki | Nearly all of my adult life, I’ve lived far away from my family, in Lebanon, Turkey, and now Kenya. And yet they were never more than a day's flight away, the vast global transit network acting like an umbilical cord between me and those I love. In this photo my parents, my brother, and I are gathered around a birthday cake. I can’t remember whose celebration it was, or if my sister took the photo, but there’s a yellow glow about the image that defines home for me. Now airlines have slashed flights, and last week Kenya closed its airspace entirely. I look up now into the cool, blue sky above Nairobi and I see distance. I made this double exposure to represent where I am and where they are, and where I cannot go. Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world. Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by @nicholesobecki | Nearly all of my adult life, I’ve lived far away from my family, in Lebanon, Turkey, and now Kenya. And yet they were never more than a day's flight away, the vast global transit network acting like an umbilical cord between me and those I love. In this photo my parents, my brother, and I are gathered around a birthday cake. I can’t remember whose celebration it was, or if my sister took the photo, but there’s a yellow glow about the image that defines home for me. Now airlines have slashed flights, and last week Kenya closed its airspace entirely. I look up now into the cool, blue sky above Nairobi and I see distance. I made this double exposure to represent where I am and where they are, and where I cannot go.

Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
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Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | // Supported by Nat Geo Society/Wyss Campaign for Nature committed to protecting 30% of the planet by 2030. // The sun rises behind Bunga, an inselberg in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Inselbergs are one of the defining geological features of Gorongosa, which sits at the southern end of Africa's Rift Valley. These “island mountains,” with their forested slopes, are biodiversity hot spots. @gorongosapark Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | // Supported by Nat Geo Society/Wyss Campaign for Nature committed to protecting 30% of the planet by 2030. // The sun rises behind Bunga, an inselberg in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. Inselbergs are one of the defining geological features of Gorongosa, which sits at the southern end of Africa's Rift Valley. These “island mountains,” with their forested slopes, are biodiversity hot spots. @gorongosapark

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
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Photo by @newshatavakolian | My sister just can't stay inside. So she comes to my building, where some of her friends live. Here she is playing badminton. I would prefer for her to stay home, but I can understand that it is hard to do that all the time. #Iran Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story. Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

Photo by @newshatavakolian | My sister just can't stay inside. So she comes to my building, where some of her friends live. Here she is playing badminton. I would prefer for her to stay home, but I can understand that it is hard to do that all the time. #Iran

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.
731 2 days ago

Video by @babaktafreshi | It was a breathtaking sight as ribbons of fast-moving northern lights broke into the clear sky above a restored, remote Viking village in Iceland. Several people in my workshop group regarded this night as one of the most memorable of their lives. I felt an incredible connection to the history and culture of this far north land as the lights danced above this place. Some of the earliest Nordic settlers lived here, unaware that a nearby snow-capped mountain was (and remains) an active volcano. It ended village life in 1104. ⁣⁣Soundtrack by tonelabs. Explore more of the World at Night with me @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #aurora #iceland #twanight ⁣

Video by @babaktafreshi | It was a breathtaking sight as ribbons of fast-moving northern lights broke into the clear sky above a restored, remote Viking village in Iceland. Several people in my workshop group regarded this night as one of the most memorable of their lives. I felt an incredible connection to the history and culture of this far north land as the lights danced above this place. Some of the earliest Nordic settlers lived here, unaware that a nearby snow-capped mountain was (and remains) an active volcano. It ended village life in 1104. ⁣⁣Soundtrack by tonelabs. Explore more of the World at Night with me @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #aurora #iceland #twanight ⁣
3302 3 days ago

Photo by @amivitale | At the International Committee for the Red Cross hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, women wait for the physical training that will make using their prosthetic limbs easier. Many had lost a limb due to the landmines and unexploded devices that litter the countryside. Children and women are particularly at risk. Afghans have lived through decades of war and instability, but one of the biggest threats they face now are landmines, left from either the Soviet invasion or the fight against the Taliban. Between 2001 and 2018, more than 14,000 people were injured and 5,442 killed by mines. Sixty million people worldwide still live with the risk of landmines on a daily basis. Today, on International Mine Awareness Day, I'm sharing this image in the hopes that we can work toward a mine-free world. Follow @amivitale for more photographs on women's lives. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #afghanistan #women #landmines #war #mineawarenessday

Photo by @amivitale | At the International Committee for the Red Cross hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, women wait for the physical training that will make using their prosthetic limbs easier. Many had lost a limb due to the landmines and unexploded devices that litter the countryside. Children and women are particularly at risk. Afghans have lived through decades of war and instability, but one of the biggest threats they face now are landmines, left from either the Soviet invasion or the fight against the Taliban. Between 2001 and 2018, more than 14,000 people were injured and 5,442 killed by mines. Sixty million people worldwide still live with the risk of landmines on a daily basis. Today, on International Mine Awareness Day, I'm sharing this image in the hopes that we can work toward a mine-free world. Follow @amivitale for more photographs on women's lives. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #afghanistan #women #landmines #war #mineawarenessday
1024 3 days ago

Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I Quarantine Diary: year zero, day four. London has some tremendous architecture. This is St Clement Danes, in the Strand, with the Royal Courts of Justice behind. The Danes aspect derives from its founding by Vikings in the 9th century. I’ve cycled this hectic traffic junction a million times; today I could photograph it at leisure from the middle of the road. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. #COVID-19 #coronavirus #pandemic #London #socialdistancing

Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I Quarantine Diary: year zero, day four. London has some tremendous architecture. This is St Clement Danes, in the Strand, with the Royal Courts of Justice behind. The Danes aspect derives from its founding by Vikings in the 9th century. I’ve cycled this hectic traffic junction a million times; today I could photograph it at leisure from the middle of the road.
Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. #COVID-19 #coronavirus #pandemic #London #socialdistancing
518 3 days ago

Photo by @noralorek | “Only God knows why I’m here,” says Anite Leila. “When the war started I had no idea that I was in the middle of it.” Anite’s husband was killed and her daughter went missing in the civil war that erupted in South Sudan in 2016. Here she stands in front of her milaya, a traditional hand-embroidered bedsheet that many refugees brought to Uganda. It is the inspiration behind the Milaya Project, a nonprofit that supports artists in Bidibidi refugee camp.

Photo by @noralorek | “Only God knows why I’m here,” says Anite Leila. “When the war started I had no idea that I was in the middle of it.” Anite’s husband was killed and her daughter went missing in the civil war that erupted in South Sudan in 2016. Here she stands in front of her milaya, a traditional hand-embroidered bedsheet that many refugees brought to Uganda. It is the inspiration behind the Milaya Project, a nonprofit that supports artists in Bidibidi refugee camp.
647 3 days ago

Video by @carltonward | The best part of chasing ghost orchids with camera traps for three years has been falling in love with places like this. The Florida Wildlife Corridor expeditions had given me the opportunity to trek more than 2,000 miles (3,200 km) through Florida’s wildest places. But our team always had to keep moving, seldom camping anywhere for more than one night. Working with camera traps for the @pathofthepanther project with @insidenatgeo has allowed me to go deeper. There are now places in the Everglades I have visited as often as every two weeks across multiple years, throughout the seasons and in every kind of weather. I’ve seen swamps stay flooded for 18 months straight because of El Niño winter rains, watched a lightning bolt ignite a forest fire at the end of a drought, rescued a camera as helicopters were dousing flames with water from above, and lost other cameras as Hurricane Irma made landfall. Through camera trapping, I've gotten to know individual bears and panthers and watched them age and grow. What does all of this have to do with this video? My distraction with camera trapping ghost orchids created even deeper connections with places like the Fakahatchee Strand, where I would paddle weekly to maintain cameras during the summer blooming seasons. I learned to wind a path through the forest in every kind of weather and light. This place, more than any other (though it seems absurd to say from a three-year-long obsession) gave me the balance I had been seeking. Far away from me now, I can still see every tree and cypress knee, feel my paddle slice the black water, know where to duck, and anticipate the reflections through every turn. More than the photographs or scientific discoveries made, it is this place I will always remember, and the feeling of paddling in the rain through the mysterious forest that became familiar without losing any of its magic.

Video by @carltonward | The best part of chasing ghost orchids with camera traps for three years has been falling in love with places like this. The Florida Wildlife Corridor expeditions had given me the opportunity to trek more than 2,000 miles (3,200 km) through Florida’s wildest places. But our team always had to keep moving, seldom camping anywhere for more than one night. Working with camera traps for the @pathofthepanther project with @insidenatgeo has allowed me to go deeper. There are now places in the Everglades I have visited as often as every two weeks across multiple years, throughout the seasons and in every kind of weather. I’ve seen swamps stay flooded for 18 months straight because of El Niño winter rains, watched a lightning bolt ignite a forest fire at the end of a drought, rescued a camera as helicopters were dousing flames with water from above, and lost other cameras as Hurricane Irma made landfall. Through camera trapping, I've gotten to know individual bears and panthers and watched them age and grow. What does all of this have to do with this video? My distraction with camera trapping ghost orchids created even deeper connections with places like the Fakahatchee Strand, where I would paddle weekly to maintain cameras during the summer blooming seasons. I learned to wind a path through the forest in every kind of weather and light. This place, more than any other (though it seems absurd to say from a three-year-long obsession) gave me the balance I had been seeking. Far away from me now, I can still see every tree and cypress knee, feel my paddle slice the black water, know where to duck, and anticipate the reflections through every turn. More than the photographs or scientific discoveries made, it is this place I will always remember, and the feeling of paddling in the rain through the mysterious forest that became familiar without losing any of its magic.
2807 3 days ago

Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | It must have been an auspicious day for weddings, as this was the third one I'd witnessed at Shimogamo Shrine. The bride and groom are decked out in traditional wedding kimono, sheltered from the rain by paper parasols as they walk in procession to the altar where they will receive blessings from a Shinto priest. Only close family members, the matchmaker (nakodo), and of course a photographer are invited to the ceremony. #shimogamoshrine #Kyoto #Japan #shintoshrine #shintowedding

Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | It must have been an auspicious day for weddings, as this was the third one I'd witnessed at Shimogamo Shrine. The bride and groom are decked out in traditional wedding kimono, sheltered from the rain by paper parasols as they walk in procession to the altar where they will receive blessings from a Shinto priest. Only close family members, the matchmaker (nakodo), and of course a photographer are invited to the ceremony. #shimogamoshrine #Kyoto #Japan #shintoshrine #shintowedding
560 3 days ago

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto and Edoardo Delille | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Skaters pose for a drone portrait in one of the city's many skate parks. #drone #dronephotography #rio #brazil #riodejaneiro

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto and Edoardo Delille | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Skaters pose for a drone portrait in one of the city's many skate parks. #drone #dronephotography #rio #brazil #riodejaneiro
732 3 days ago

Photo by Jeff Kerby @jtkerby | I spent many evenings with these gelada monkeys as they waited above their sleeping cliffs in the highlands of central Ethiopia. After a busy day of eating grass, they would often rest, groom, and sometimes fight until the alpine sun dipped behind the horizon. I recently received word that, for the first time in 14 years, there will now be no primate research team based at the Guassa Community Conservation Area. This long-term scientific project—reported on in a 2017 #NatGeo feature article—has shut down due to the global pandemic, as have many other field research sites around the globe. Some will reopen when the time is right, but others will not recover. Beyond contributing to science, these field projects act as critical permanent links to local communities and are an invaluable resource for conservationists and photojournalists. Their closure may go unnoticed at first, but this break in continuity will have lasting impacts for years to come. I will be posting more unpublished photos from this assignment with the monkeys @jtkerby. #Ethiopia #CommunityConservation #Wildlife #GuassaGeladaResearchProject

Photo by Jeff Kerby @jtkerby | I spent many evenings with these gelada monkeys as they waited above their sleeping cliffs in the highlands of central Ethiopia. After a busy day of eating grass, they would often rest, groom, and sometimes fight until the alpine sun dipped behind the horizon. I recently received word that, for the first time in 14 years, there will now be no primate research team based at the Guassa Community Conservation Area. This long-term scientific project—reported on in a 2017 #NatGeo feature article—has shut down due to the global pandemic, as have many other field research sites around the globe. Some will reopen when the time is right, but others will not recover. Beyond contributing to science, these field projects act as critical permanent links to local communities and are an invaluable resource for conservationists and photojournalists. Their closure may go unnoticed at first, but this break in continuity will have lasting impacts for years to come. I will be posting more unpublished photos from this assignment with the monkeys @jtkerby. #Ethiopia #CommunityConservation #Wildlife #GuassaGeladaResearchProject
1647 3 days ago

Photo by @jasperdoest | As of March 26, when I took this image, the Netherlands was one of the European countries not in official lockdown. We are still allowed to go outside. Schools, however, are closed, and many public services are on hold. This has an impact on daily life, and conversations are dominated by coronavirus news. My wife and I wonder how our girls will look back at these dark times 30 years from now. As parents, we don't avoid conversations about the virus; we stay indoors, and teach our kids about hygiene and safety measures. However, being 9 and 6, it’s important for our girls to remain kids and for us to create lasting memories as a family. Besides being a time of limitations, worry, and possibly loss, I hope they will also remember it as the time they were allowed to shave their father's head. #coronavirus #pandemic #familytime #Netherlands Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by @jasperdoest | As of March 26, when I took this image, the Netherlands was one of the European countries not in official lockdown. We are still allowed to go outside. Schools, however, are closed, and many public services are on hold. This has an impact on daily life, and conversations are dominated by coronavirus news. My wife and I wonder how our girls will look back at these dark times 30 years from now. As parents, we don't avoid conversations about the virus; we stay indoors, and teach our kids about hygiene and safety measures. However, being 9 and 6, it’s important for our girls to remain kids and for us to create lasting memories as a family. Besides being a time of limitations, worry, and possibly loss, I hope they will also remember it as the time they were allowed to shave their father's head. #coronavirus #pandemic #familytime #Netherlands

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
772 3 days ago

Video by @bertiegregory | After I followed this male dugong for about an hour as he fed in the shallows on seagrass, he then turned to head for deeper, open water. Once in the blue, he gently scratched his nose, tucked in his flippers, and fell asleep. Dugongs are closely related to manatees, with their top halves looking very similar. Their bottom halves, however, are very different. Unlike the manatee’s paddle shape tail, the dugong's tail is fluked, like that of dolphins. It’s thought that because of this tail, dugongs were the inspiration for stories of mermaids! Filmed in the southern Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Follow @bertiegregory for more on these awesome animals. #redsea #dugong #diving #underwater #ocean

Video by @bertiegregory | After I followed this male dugong for about an hour as he fed in the shallows on seagrass, he then turned to head for deeper, open water. Once in the blue, he gently scratched his nose, tucked in his flippers, and fell asleep. Dugongs are closely related to manatees, with their top halves looking very similar. Their bottom halves, however, are very different. Unlike the manatee’s paddle shape tail, the dugong's tail is fluked, like that of dolphins. It’s thought that because of this tail, dugongs were the inspiration for stories of mermaids! Filmed in the southern Red Sea off the coast of Egypt. Follow @bertiegregory for more on these awesome animals. #redsea #dugong #diving #underwater #ocean
1873 3 days ago

Photos by @camillaferrariphoto | It’s very strange to not see my parents and siblings during this time. My oldest sister, Marta, has lived abroad for the past four years, and I had been living with my parents and youngest sibling, Lu, until last year, when my partner and I moved in together. These images were created to resemble the memories from when I lived with them: my parents hanging out in the living room at night, reflected on the big windows behind the sofa, with Lu, who has always been very passionate about the digital world and the potential of virtual reality, sometimes living on the edge between the two. The images are the results of screenshots from one of our video calls. I asked my mom to be my eyes and frame the images following my directions—it was something very new for us, this creative collaboration. It’ll become a new shared memory. Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photos by @camillaferrariphoto | It’s very strange to not see my parents and siblings during this time. My oldest sister, Marta, has lived abroad for the past four years, and I had been living with my parents and youngest sibling, Lu, until last year, when my partner and I moved in together. 
These images were created to resemble the memories from when I lived with them: my parents hanging out in the living room at night, reflected on the big windows behind the sofa, with Lu, who has always been very passionate about the digital world and the potential of virtual reality, sometimes living on the edge between the two. The images are the results of screenshots from one of our video calls. I asked my mom to be my eyes and frame the images following my directions—it was something very new for us, this creative collaboration. It’ll become a new shared memory.

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
304 3 days ago

Photos by @ciriljazbec | Hats off to all those who must work in this crisis! This is Rok Ule, a postman in Slovenia. He was putting up a notice about the reduced frequency of mail pickup. The Slovenian Post has taken measures such as mandatory use of protective gloves and masks. Ule says that people leave packages in front of doors so there is as little contact as possible. Neighboring northern Italy, the current epicenter, is just two to three hours away from Ljubljana, where I took this image. Slovenia is now almost in a complete lockdown. Follow @ciriljazbec to see more.

Photos by @ciriljazbec | Hats off to all those who must work in this crisis! This is Rok Ule, a postman in Slovenia. He was putting up a notice about the reduced frequency of mail pickup. The Slovenian Post has taken measures such as mandatory use of protective gloves and masks. Ule says that people leave packages in front of doors so there is as little contact as possible. Neighboring northern Italy, the current epicenter, is just two to three hours away from Ljubljana, where I took this image. Slovenia is now almost in a complete lockdown. Follow @ciriljazbec to see more.
824 3 days ago

Video by @joelsartore I A trio of eastern grass owls sway and inspect their surroundings during a Photo Ark shoot at @accb_cambodia. This species is adapted for life on the ground, and normally hides in long grass. As a nocturnal species, these owls are rarely seen unless they are flushed out from behind protective cover. For another glimpse of this species, follow me @joelsartore. #Grassowl #trio #smiling #PhotoArk #savetogether

Video by @joelsartore I A trio of eastern grass owls sway and inspect their surroundings during a Photo Ark shoot at @accb_cambodia. This species is adapted for life on the ground, and normally hides in long grass. As a nocturnal species, these owls are rarely seen unless they are flushed out from behind protective cover. For another glimpse of this species, follow me @joelsartore. #Grassowl #trio #smiling #PhotoArk #savetogether
6759 4 days ago

Photo by @laurakmorton | An individual runs across an almost empty Columbus Avenue, which would normally be filled with cars and pedestrians, in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, California. In response to the COVID-19 virus, San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 17, the first widespread order of its kind in the United States during this crisis. Residents are still allowed outside for exercise and essential activities, provided they maintain a six-foot distance from people they don’t live with.

Photo by @laurakmorton | An individual runs across an almost empty Columbus Avenue, which would normally be filled with cars and pedestrians, in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, California. In response to the COVID-19 virus, San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 17, the first widespread order of its kind in the United States during this crisis. Residents are still allowed outside for exercise and essential activities, provided they maintain a six-foot distance from people they don’t live with.
620 4 days ago

Photo by @newshatavakolian | Shadow of a man playing flute at Tehran's Beheshte Zahra graveyard. We went to the cemetery to commemorate the one-year anniversary of my father's death. The cemetery is massive, and usually very crowded. Iranians love to visit their loved ones, especially in the weeks leading up to the Persian new year. But when we went, it was empty. There was no one there—it was almost like a scary movie. The virus causes stress to build up; after my sister went out to buy flowers for my father's grave, we yelled at her because she wasn't wearing gloves. COVID-19 is so contagious that you have to be careful and worried all the time. I tried to think of my father, but there were so many distractions. Suddenly a man playing a flute turned up out of nowhere. He played for us. It was a weird but peaceful and human moment. Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story. Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

Photo by @newshatavakolian | Shadow of a man playing flute at Tehran's Beheshte Zahra graveyard. We went to the cemetery to commemorate the one-year anniversary of my father's death. The cemetery is massive, and usually very crowded. Iranians love to visit their loved ones, especially in the weeks leading up to the Persian new year. But when we went, it was empty. There was no one there—it was almost like a scary movie. The virus causes stress to build up; after my sister went out to buy flowers for my father's grave, we yelled at her because she wasn't wearing gloves. COVID-19 is so contagious that you have to be careful and worried all the time. I tried to think of my father, but there were so many distractions. Suddenly a man playing a flute turned up out of nowhere. He played for us. It was a weird but peaceful and human moment.

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.
681 4 days ago

Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Farmers harvest corn under towering wind turbines in their fields near Massena, Iowa. I’m proud to be back in my home state of Iowa photographing renewable energy projects for @natgeo and seeing how wind energy has transformed the landscape, lives, and economies of the towns where generations of my family lived and farmed. I crossed the U.S. in an electric car with writer @craigwelch to try to understand the future of energy for our story, “The Road to 2070.” Please have a look at the April 2020 issue of National Geographic, which marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Farmers harvest corn under towering wind turbines in their fields near Massena, Iowa. I’m proud to be back in my home state of Iowa photographing renewable energy projects for @natgeo and seeing how wind energy has transformed the landscape, lives, and economies of the towns where generations of my family lived and farmed. 
I crossed the U.S. in an electric car with writer @craigwelch to try to understand the future of energy for our story, “The Road to 2070.” Please have a look at the April 2020 issue of National Geographic, which marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
1001 4 days ago

Photo by @TimLaman | Fellow Nat Geo explorers Trip Jennings and Cheryl Knott check out one of the many waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge after our National Geographic Live talk in Portland. What a beautiful place. I'm so glad we took the time to check out the local sights. Thanks David Lukas for sharing your vast knowledge! #ColumbiaRiverGorge #Waterfall #Oregon

Photo by @TimLaman | Fellow Nat Geo explorers Trip Jennings and Cheryl Knott check out one of the many waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge after our National Geographic Live talk in Portland. What a beautiful place. I'm so glad we took the time to check out the local sights. Thanks David Lukas for sharing your vast knowledge! #ColumbiaRiverGorge #Waterfall #Oregon
929 4 days ago

Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I Quarantine Diary. year zero, day three. The very essence of London’s Chinatown are people and bustle. Subtract that, and there’s not much left. Even the food delivery cyclists were social distancing. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished, and archive material. #COVID-19 #coronavirus #pandemic #selfisolation #London #socialdistancing

Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I Quarantine Diary. year zero, day three. The very essence of London’s Chinatown are people and bustle. Subtract that, and there’s not much left. Even the food delivery cyclists were social distancing. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished, and archive material. #COVID-19 #coronavirus #pandemic #selfisolation #London #socialdistancing
608 4 days ago

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Since Greece began a lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus, this hill just behind my home in the suburbs of Athens has become a regular destination on my neighborhood walks. For the last couple of weeks, discovering the beauty surrounding me keeps me positive—something I didn’t have the chance to do before, being always on the move with my camera. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Athens #Greece #Covid19 #Coronavirus

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Since Greece began a lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus, this hill just behind my home in the suburbs of Athens has become a regular destination on my neighborhood walks. For the last couple of weeks, discovering the beauty surrounding me keeps me positive—something I didn’t have the chance to do before, being always on the move with my camera. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Athens #Greece #Covid19 #Coronavirus
474 4 days ago

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Tobacco farmer Reynaldo, 70, walks toward the tobacco fields near his home, in the westernmost province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, the center of the Cuban cigar industry. Reynaldo and his two brothers are among Cuba’s few independent growers, as most farms belong to cooperatives.

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Tobacco farmer Reynaldo, 70, walks toward the tobacco fields near his home, in the westernmost province of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, the center of the Cuban cigar industry. Reynaldo and his two brothers are among Cuba’s few independent growers, as most farms belong to cooperatives.
480 4 days ago

Photo by @stevewinterphoto | What didn’t the new “Tiger King” series tell us about captive tigers in the U.S.? To find out, join writer @sharon.guynup and photographer @stevewinterphoto for an Instagram Live discussion Friday, April 3, at 1 p.m. ET. Their two-year investigation for @natgeo into the tiger tourism industry (published in the December 2019 issue of National Geographic) exposed the dark underbelly of hands-on tiger attractions that heavily breed, use, and then dump cubs for profit. The cubs pictured here were photographed at Doc Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari attraction in 2019. Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Photo by @stevewinterphoto | What didn’t the new “Tiger King” series tell us about captive tigers in the U.S.? To find out, join writer @sharon.guynup and photographer @stevewinterphoto for an Instagram Live discussion Friday, April 3, at 1 p.m. ET. 
Their two-year investigation for @natgeo into the tiger tourism industry (published in the December 2019 issue of National Geographic) exposed the dark underbelly of hands-on tiger attractions that heavily breed, use, and then dump cubs for profit. The cubs pictured here were photographed at Doc Antle’s Myrtle Beach Safari attraction in 2019.

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
3356 4 days ago

Photo by Juan Arredondo @juanarre | A man waits for a bus in the Bronx. The New York City region is now an epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. A "strong travel advisory" has been issued, with residents advised to refrain from nonessential travel. For more coverage of the COVID-19 crisis in NYC follow me @juanarre. #COVID19 #NYC

Photo by Juan Arredondo @juanarre | A man waits for a bus in the Bronx. The New York City region is now an epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. A
617 4 days ago

Photos by @ciriljazbec | Hats off to all those who must work during this crisis. Jerneja works in the grocery store Mercator, in Kranj. Slovenia is now almost in a complete lockdown. I visited Kranj (just outside Ljubljana) to walk around the city center, and the emptiness was striking—only a few people out to get groceries. Follow @ciriljazbec to see more.

Photos by @ciriljazbec | Hats off to all those who must work during this crisis. Jerneja works in the grocery store Mercator, in Kranj. Slovenia is now almost in a complete lockdown. I visited Kranj (just outside Ljubljana) to walk around the city center, and the emptiness was striking—only a few people out to get groceries. Follow @ciriljazbec to see more.
1018 4 days ago

Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | Djenné, the oldest city in sub-Saharan Africa, lies on an island in the floodplain of the Niger. Founded by merchants around A.D. 800, it became Mali's most important trading center. Its Great Mosque dominates the large market square and is resurfaced annually in a grand communal effort. To explore more of our Earth from above, follow @geosteinmetz.

Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | Djenné, the oldest city in sub-Saharan Africa, lies on an island in the floodplain of the Niger. Founded by merchants around A.D. 800, it became Mali's most important trading center. Its Great Mosque dominates the large market square and is resurfaced annually in a grand communal effort. To explore more of our Earth from above, follow @geosteinmetz.
1211 4 days ago

Photo by @erintrieb I 8:56 PM, March 27 I Sperryville, Virginia: Manager Jennifer Mello has a cocktail at Bar Francis, which would normally be packed on a Friday night. Mello is one of millions forced to stay home due to business closures. As opposed to large corporations, mom-and-pop shops are especially suffering since their main source of revenue depends on reliable and frequent patronage. Mello says the bar closed voluntarily March 18th to protect staff and customers: “Friday is our busiest night. We get a lot of people in from DC… we have some awesome customers, people that we consider to be locals. On a Friday night [the bar] is packed with about 40 people and about 100 patrons come in throughout the evening. Since the closure it’s been very eerie... I’m missing a lot of the familiar faces. We have a stocked bar; we’re just waiting for customers to come back,” she says. Physical proximity to the people I photograph is vital. As Robert Capa once famously said “If you’re pictures aren’t good enough, you aren't close enough.” The challenge now is creating compelling photographs while staying far enough away to keep yourself and your subjects safe. For this portrait I stood on the street, and Mello and I communicated by gesturing through the glass window and chatting through the bar’s front door. Follow me @erintrieb for upcoming portraits of how Covid-19 closures are effecting small business owners in rural America.  #covid_19 #socialdistancing #serviceindustry

Photo by @erintrieb I 8:56 PM, March 27 I Sperryville, Virginia: Manager Jennifer Mello has a cocktail at Bar Francis, which would normally be packed on a Friday night. Mello is one of millions forced to stay home due to business closures. As opposed to large corporations, mom-and-pop shops are especially suffering since their main source of revenue depends on reliable and frequent patronage. Mello says the bar closed voluntarily March 18th to protect staff and customers: “Friday is our busiest night. We get a lot of people in from DC… we have some awesome customers, people that we consider to be locals. On a Friday night [the bar] is packed with about 40 people and about 100 patrons come in throughout the evening. Since the closure it’s been very eerie... I’m missing a lot of the familiar faces. We have a stocked bar; we’re just waiting for customers to come back,” she says.

Physical proximity to the people I photograph is vital. As Robert Capa once famously said “If you’re pictures aren’t good enough, you aren't close enough.” The challenge now is creating compelling photographs while staying far enough away to keep yourself and your subjects safe. For this portrait I stood on the street, and Mello and I communicated by gesturing through the glass window and chatting through the bar’s front door.

Follow me @erintrieb for upcoming portraits of how Covid-19 closures are effecting small business owners in rural America. 
#covid_19 #socialdistancing #serviceindustry
632 5 days ago

Photo by @stephenwilkes | "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” – Mark Twain Let’s all be mindful of supporting each other through the simple act of kindness at this moment in our history. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #kindness #weareone #love #StephenWilkes

Photo by @stephenwilkes |
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Photo by @laurakmorton | A runner does laps on a building roof deck in San Francisco, California. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 17, the first widespread order of its kind in the United States during this time. Residents are still allowed outside for exercise and essential activities, provided they maintain a six-foot distance from people they don’t live with.

Photo by @laurakmorton | A runner does laps on a building roof deck in San Francisco, California. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, San Francisco and five other Bay Area counties issued a shelter-in-place order that went into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 17, the first widespread order of its kind in the United States during this time. Residents are still allowed outside for exercise and essential activities, provided they maintain a six-foot distance from people they don’t live with.
610 5 days ago

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | Sockeye salmon travel up the Adams River in British Columbia, working tirelessly to reach their final destination so that they can spawn successfully and complete their life cycle. This journey upstream is incredibly treacherous, and in the past few decades we have seen the success rate of these salmon decline dramatically due to a variety of human activity. Fish farms are just one example. Research is showing that waste and disease spreading to the ocean from open-net Atlantic salmon farms is having a direct impact on wild Pacific salmon and their surrounding ecosystems. Many of us live as if there’s an abundant amount of wild fish readily available at all times. But our seafood consumption habits have a direct impact on the oceans. Follow me @Mitty and @SeaLegacy and learn how we can all stand up for the ocean and for healthy salmon, starting by becoming more responsible consumers. #ExtinctionEndsHere #TurningTheTide #Salmon #BritishColumbia #UnderwaterPhotography

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | Sockeye salmon travel up the Adams River in British Columbia, working tirelessly to reach their final destination so that they can spawn successfully and complete their life cycle. This journey upstream is incredibly treacherous, and in the past few decades we have seen the success rate of these salmon decline dramatically due to a variety of human activity. Fish farms are just one example. Research is showing that waste and disease spreading to the ocean from open-net Atlantic salmon farms is having a direct impact on wild Pacific salmon and their surrounding ecosystems. Many of us live as if there’s an abundant amount of wild fish readily available at all times. But our seafood consumption habits have a direct impact on the oceans. Follow me @Mitty and @SeaLegacy and learn how we can all stand up for the ocean and for healthy salmon, starting by becoming more responsible consumers. #ExtinctionEndsHere #TurningTheTide #Salmon #BritishColumbia #UnderwaterPhotography
1104 5 days ago

Photo by @newshatavakolian | I went to see what was happening at the mall close to my house. It was empty. A health care worker stood at the entrance, conducting temperature checks of the patrons before they could enter. Iran is among the worst-hit countries by the coronavirus. Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story. Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

Photo by @newshatavakolian | I went to see what was happening at the mall close to my house. It was empty. A health care worker stood at the entrance, conducting temperature checks of the patrons before they could enter. Iran is among the worst-hit countries by the coronavirus.

Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.
1578 5 days ago

Photo by @drewtrush | In my mind, there might not be another top predator that is just flat-out as cool as the mountain lion. In rugged country they live solitary lives, roaming the hillsides and river bottoms looking for prey. I found a spot where I knew this cat was going to be and set up a remote camera to capture this image. People often ask how close I was when I took this picture. Well, the answer is about 300 miles away. Follow along with photographer @drewtrush to learn more about how I do it. #cats #cougars #mtlions

Photo by @drewtrush | In my mind, there might not be another top predator that is just flat-out as cool as the mountain lion. In rugged country they live solitary lives, roaming the hillsides and river bottoms looking for prey. I found a spot where I knew this cat was going to be and set up a remote camera to capture this image. People often ask how close I was when I took this picture. Well, the answer is about 300 miles away. Follow along with photographer @drewtrush to learn more about how I do it. 
#cats #cougars #mtlions
807 5 days ago

Photo by @katieorlinsky | Freshly caught herring dries in Newtok, Alaska, a Yupik village of roughly 380 people. Subsistence-based practices such as hunting and fishing are a way of life in Newtok—crucial to everything from culture and the economy to nutrition and survival. Alaska native communities like Newtok are inextricably tied to the land, yet will be some of the first communities in the world that will be forced to relocate as a result of climate change. Newtok is the first such community in Alaska to begin relocation as a direct result of climate change—pioneering a process that many other Alaskan villages may soon undergo. The entire village is sinking as the permafrost beneath it thaws, and the coastline shrinks due erosion.

Photo by @katieorlinsky | Freshly caught herring dries in Newtok, Alaska, a Yupik village of roughly 380 people. Subsistence-based practices such as hunting and fishing are a way of life in Newtok—crucial to everything from culture and the economy to nutrition and survival. Alaska native communities like Newtok are inextricably tied to the land, yet will be some of the first communities in the world that will be forced to relocate as a result of climate change. Newtok is the first such community in Alaska to begin relocation as a direct result of climate change—pioneering a process that many other Alaskan villages may soon undergo. The entire village is sinking as the permafrost beneath it thaws, and the coastline shrinks due erosion.
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Photo by @jimmychin | Join @jimmychin on Thursday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m. EST for a @natgeo Instagram Live Q&A with editor @petergwin about facing the unknown, and survival lessons learned from enduring hardship. Through years of difficult expeditions, Chin has assembled a "tool kit" for managing fear and making hard choices in impossible situations. He honed these skills in some of the most remote and socially isolated spots on the planet. This is @conard_anker and @renan_ozturk preparing their home for what would be a five-day storm at 18,000 feet on Shark’s Fin, part of Meru Peak in the Himalaya. Most of the Chin's expeditions have required elective self-isolation with a couple partners, but even then his teams could end up stuck for days or weeks, tent-bound in base camp or trapped in a portaledge during storms. When that happens, your psychological skill set turns out to be as crucial as your other gear.

Photo by @jimmychin | Join @jimmychin on Thursday, April 2, at 11:30 a.m. EST for a @natgeo Instagram Live Q&A with editor @petergwin about facing the unknown, and survival lessons learned from enduring hardship. 
Through years of difficult expeditions, Chin has assembled a
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Photo by @brentstirton, Caption by @m3_mastnak | Family portraits be like... For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.

Photo by @brentstirton, Caption by @m3_mastnak | Family portraits be like... For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.
4754 5 days ago

Photo by @beverlyjoubert, Caption by @la.threlkeld | When your kids’ summer vacation started early and you’re not prepared. For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.

Photo by @beverlyjoubert, Caption by @la.threlkeld | When your kids’ summer vacation started early and you’re not prepared. 
For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.
3710 5 days ago

Photo by @brianskerry, Caption by @samatnah | Excuse me, do you have a moment to hear about our Lord and savior Poseidon? For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.

Photo by @brianskerry, Caption by @samatnah | Excuse me, do you have a moment to hear about our Lord and savior Poseidon?

For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.
5278 5 days ago

Photo by @estherhorvath, Caption by @dzalcman | But I don't WANT to be a sled dog, I want to be a lap dog. It's cold out here! For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.

Photo by @estherhorvath, Caption by @dzalcman | But I don't WANT to be a sled dog, I want to be a lap dog. It's cold out here!

For April Fools' Day, and a bit of levity during tough times, we are holding a caption contest. Caption this, and we will pick our favorites in the comments below.
4384 5 days ago