photo by @hannahreyesmorales | this world refugee day, i am thinking about the women we met in south sudan and uganda, who have built homes filled with warmth, love, and tenderness amidst their own trauma in conflict. we were so moved to witness this kind of strength. pictured here is sharon, who we met in the pagirinya refugee settlement in uganda. read her story on @natgeo digital - link is on my profile. thank you to @theiwmf for their support.
photo by @kirstenluce. in this photo from 2014, a young mother from honduras holds her sleeping 18-month old son as she and others turn themselves in to border agents after crossing the rio grande river into texas.
president trump’s controversial new policies have resulted in thousands of children being separated from their parents upon arrival.
although there are no simple answers here, i can assure you that no young mother would leave home and carry a baby on an arduous journey unless they are truly desperate.
this photo was taken in texas’ rio grande valley, which is the busiest corridor for migration in the united states. the vast majority of arrivals hail from central america.
it’s worth noting that this particular stretch of the border, near anzalduas park, already has a border wall (which is barely visible in the distance of this photo). since it is structurally impossible to construct a wall in the actual river, the border wall is several hundred meters north of the actual border. this wall does not stop migrants from stepping foot on american soil and turning themselves in to authorities to request asylum.
#migration #usmexicoborder #riograndevalley#migration#honduras #refugee #usborderpatrol #cbp #trump #immigration #lamigra
photo by @dguttenfelder // sponsored by @yellowstone on @paramountnetwork // truck tire tracks wind through the pasture on the chief joseph ranch near the town of darby, montana. in 2014, after 20 years of living and working as a photographer outside my native usa, i moved home to begin an assignment for @natgeo on yellowstone national park. during my year in state, i fell for the glory of montana’s rugged beauty and tough but generous people. this past may, i was lucky enough to return to western montana to experience the bitterroot region's springtime season. // academy award winner kevin costner stars in paramount network’s @yellowstone, an original television series from the writer of ‘sicario’ and ‘hell or high water,’ taylor sheridan. #yellowstone premieres tonight 9/8c on @paramountnetwork.
photo by @kchete77 (karla gachet) | a waorani boy plays with two monkeys his father hunted deep in the yasuni national park in the community of gabaro in eastern ecuador. the ecologically and culturally rich area is at risk from an increasing demand for the large natural reserves of oil stored underground. this photograph was taken #onassignment for @natgeo in 2012. #native#uncontacted#amazon#ecuador#hunters
photo by @cristinamittermeier // a massive male southern sea lion takes a nap next to his week-old pup on a remote island in the subantarctic. #followme at @cristinamittermeier to see more images of marine wildlife from around the world.
photo by @paleyphoto (matthieu paley). evening light after the barley harvest; it is tea time at bakh shoh’s home / what an immense privilege it has been to share the life and witness the kindness of the people of the wakhan corridor on and off over the last 19 years! for more images from this region, please follow @paleyphoto / shot on assignment for an upcoming @natgeo story with @outofedenwalk #unpublished#afghanistan#goldendress#powerfulwomen#xik
a collaboration with @amivitale | reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), in northern kenya is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in africa. the sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild.
reteti operates in partnership with conservation international (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the reteti community-centered model to create lasting impacts worldwide.
learn more about how you can get involved and help support this vital initiative by following @amivitale @r.e.s.c.u.e & @conservationorg
this film is a collaboration by @amivitale @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya#magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
photo by @joelsartore |
meet the tanzanian tailless whip scorpion. you might remember this kind of animal from the harry potter films when, in the goblet of fire, it demonstrated the unforgivable curses. whip scorpions use their long, modified legs to sense the world around them. they like to stay in one spot but can move quickly if disturbed. the species photographed here is from the butterfly pavilion at the albuquerque biopark in new mexico and is one-year-old, although they can live up to ten years. the pavilion is working to bring more attention to understudied and misunderstood arthropods and arachnids in order to create empathy and concern for their habitats around the world. check out @joelsartore to see a video of this eight legged creature in action. #photoark#whipscorpion#albuquerquebiopark#harrypotter
photo by @argonautphoto (aaron huey). an ancient patio where ancestral puebloans lived 800+ years ago. cedar mesa, southern utah in what was briefly #bearsearsnationalmonument. from an assignment for the magazine covering the recent national monument reductions of bears ears and #escalantegrandstaircase, utah. if you ever find a site like this please #visitwithrespect! @cedarmesafriends is a great resource for site etiquette. never enter or lean on any ruins, leave all artifacts no matter how small, and never reveal specific location information! for more images from the #bearsears area follow @argonautphoto!