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Photo by @renan_ozturk | For some reason this image reminds me of an American flag, with its horizontal lines and color schemes. But also a deeper tapestry representing the indigenous people, ranchers, miners, offroaders, and climbers all trying to coexist in this fragile landscape. Here’s to hoping we can keep this masterpiece in tact for thousands of years to come by our collective love and attention!

Photo by @renan_ozturk | For some reason this image reminds ...

Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | A Bedouin man leads his camels past Al-Khazneh (The Treasury) in the Nabatean city of Petra. Built in the first century A.D, this mausoleum is the most famous of Petra’s carved facades. In the first century Petra was a prosperous city of 20,000 built in part on the lucrative trade in frankincense. The engineering that went into Petra is astounding. Not only were huge tombs like this carved from solid rock, but water was diverted for miles along covered aqueducts to water the prosperous city. Shifting trade routes later bypassed Petra, and it was abandoned by all but a handful of nomads by the late 700s. #petra #jordan

Photo by Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto | A Bedouin man leads ...

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A view of Amman at sunset. Amman, the capital of Jordan, is considered among the most liberal and modernized Arab cities and a major tourist destination in the region. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A view of Amman ...

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Young Palestinians take a break while men dance the Dabke on day one of a three-day wedding celebration in the village of Jamallah, West Bank. I had a blast photographing (and dancing along to) this Arab folk dance native to the region, a combination of circle and line dancing. Each type of Dabke dance has its own corresponding set of songs, the theme of which is often love. Hundreds of men from the village came to congratulate the groom and celebrate with live music, fireworks, and food, while women celebrated with the bride at a nearby house.

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Young Palestinians take a break while ...

Photo by Daniella Zalcman @dzalcman | Peter Wolf Toth is a Hungarian-born artist based in Florida. He has dedicated most of his life to carving these larger-than-life statues of Native Americans out of tree trunks — a series he calls the Whispering Giants. His original goal was to place one of these statues in every state. He has completed 74 so far and, at the age of 70, has no plans to stop. Peter says that the statues are a way to honor Native American culture, but critics argue that the statues are rooted in physical stereotypes and caricature and raise questions about authenticity. This is part of my first story for @natgeo on the appropriation of Native imagery and identity, out now in the December issue.

Photo by Daniella Zalcman @dzalcman | Peter Wolf Toth is ...

Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | During this summer, we joined a climate research expedition in the Arctic. The aim was to visit the Wegener Halvø peninsula of East Greenland where we had received a tip off that there were caves to be found. Our aim was to expand the vision of the Greenland Caves Project, to find these caves, explore them and collect samples for palaeoclimate research. As part of the project we wished to try and reduce our environmental and climate impact; we teamed up with the Top to Top Global Climate expedition and sailed from Iceland to Greenland and back. It was an amazing experience with breathtaking views the whole time (not that I was always able to appreciate them when being sick off the back of the boat). This photograph shows Prof. Gina Moseley, who is the leader of the project collecting samples of water, ice and snow for chemical analysis. Here she is collecting samples from a snow bank where she can easily access different depths within the snow. #EAGRE18 @greenland_caves

Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | During this summer, we ...

play_circle_filled Video by Michaela Skovranova @mishkusk | A young Green Turtle is enjoying a jellyfish meal off the East Coast of Australia.
Juvenile green turtles are omnivores and will happily feed on almost anything, jellyfish included. As they grow older their diet tends to shift towards consuming seagrass and algae. Because sea turtles are reptiles, they are much less likely to suffer from the adverse effects of the jellyfish stinging cells. Unfortunately for turtles, it is often hard to distinguish a piece of floating plastic from a jellyfish. Research has shown that a turtle has a 22% chance of dying if it eats just one piece of plastic. Us humans have excellent opportunity to help - we can opt for plastic-free alternatives, shop consciously or even collect a few pieces of debris on our walk home. Drains and rivers lead to the ocean, therefore, no matter where in the world you are every little bit counts. 
#plasticfree #ocean #underwater #nature #wildlife #australia #julianrocks #greenturtle

Video by Michaela Skovranova @mishkusk | A young Green Turtle ...

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Flying at sunset over this incredible construction site, the Battersea Power Station in London. The Battersea is a decommissioned coal-fired power station that is being redeveloped, with the aim of becoming one of the greenest buildings in the world. This photo was taken on assignment for @natgeo. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more images from a helicopter in London. #batterseapowerstation #London #constructionsite #green #architecture #renewablenergy

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Flying at sunset over this incredible ...

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | I met this Bedouin boy as he rested under a highway connecting Jerusalem and Jericho. Scattered throughout the region, the Bedouins trace their heritage back to traders on the ancient Spice Route. By the turn of the 20th century, much of their population was settled or semi-nomadic and engaged in agriculture according to an intricate system of land ownership, grazing rights, and water access. With the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, the Bedouins were further limited in their movement, with living grounds reduced. Despite Israel’s long-standing strategy to urbanize the Bedouin population, many prefer to continue to live a traditional lifestyle in unrecognized villages, without official permission and municipal services such as electric, sewage, or water systems. These villages are largely composed of makeshift shacks made of wood and tin, with villagers earning a living by raising livestock such as sheep and goats.

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | I met this Bedouin boy as ...

Photo by @lynseyaddario | I photographed a training day for policewomen in Afghanistan as part of my @natgeo story ‘Veiled Rebellion.’ Pictured above, Afghan policewomen handle AMD-65 rifles at a dusty firing range outside Kabul. They are trained by carabinieri, Italian military police from the local NATO troops. Joining the police force is a bold decision for an Afghan woman. Insurgents often attack the police. Very few women get permission from their husband and male relatives. Of 100,000 officers, only about 700 are female. Yet women are welcome recruits. They can take on tasks that men cannot because of Islamic custom: frisking other women, searching homes where female family members are present. Many who take the job are widows of fallen officers cast in the role of breadwinner. April 2010.
#photojournalism #itswhatido #lynseyaddario

Photo by @lynseyaddario | I photographed a training day for ...

Photo by @jimmy_chin | 69°00′N 52°00′W A massive iceberg over 150 ft tall and the size of several city blocks floats through Disko Bay Greenland. For more images of icebergs off Greenland’s western coast, follow @jimmy_chin

Photo by @jimmy_chin | 69°00′N 52°00′W A massive iceberg over ...

Photo by @CarltonWard | As the first cold fronts of fall blow in and Gulf of Mexico temperatures drop, manatees will begin migrating to the relatively warm waters of Florida’s freshwater springs. This mother and calf were seeking refuge while a winter rain dappled the surface of Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Maintaining safe passage for manatees is critical during this time of year. Being hit by boats is the leading cause of injury for this vulnerable marine mammal which through conservation efforts has gradually recovered from former endangered status. We swam with manatees at this site during the 2015 #FloridaWildlifeCorridor Expedition. #Glades2Gulf @insidenatgeo @usfws #manatee #GulfofMexico #springs @sealegacy #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild

Photo by @CarltonWard | As the first cold fronts of ...

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