By @drewtrush // Exploring the crags and climbs of Vedauwoo (pronounced Ve-da-vu), a variation on an arapaho name “bito’o’wu” meaning earth born. This outpost of granite has long been a climbers hangout in southeastern Wyoming. Check out @drewtrush to see more images from this part of the world.
Photo by @renan_ozturk // I had my first experience flying in contraption called a ultralight trike recently covering ground from Moab, through Arches, Island of the Sky, Maze Districts of the
@canyonlandsnps , #bearsearsnationalmonument , Lake Powell and down all the way to Tsé Biiʼ Ndzisgaii (Monument Valley). At first I was just gripped out of my mind sitting mid-air with nothing but a normal airplane seatbelt, 60mph wind whipping, knowing that if I dropped anything in the propeller 3ft behind me it was the end of us. ~
After getting over fear, it was mostly just the wonder of seeing a landscape in a new way, one I'm familiar with on the micro level of cracks and petroglyphs but not in this “seen from space” perspective. What seemed so infinite - the endless desert towers and ridge lines, was now just a few interconnected miniatures carved in geologic sand and strafed with shadows of the earth’s morning light. ~ with @chrisburkard@taylorfreesolo@shotsfromabove
Video by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodriguez ) Guerrero is located in the southeast region of Mexico. The principal economic activity is agriculture, where big amounts of corn and other products are produced.
Within the mountain, there are hundreds of towns where life and time pass by at a very different rhythm to the one from the cities. What never ceased to amaze me during my multiple trips to Guerrero is the human quality of its people who have been stricken by violence and drug trafficking over the last years.
View of Xochistlahuaca.
Xochistlahuaca is a town in the Xochistlahuaca Municipality located in the southeast corner of the Mexican state of Guerrero. It is part of this state's Costa Chica region, located close to the Pacific Ocean, with a mostly mountainous territory. The population is dominated by the indigenous Amuzgo ethnicity, whose women are noted for their traditional hand-woven garments, especially the huipil, which is made both for home use and for sale outside the area.
The name Xochistlahuaca comes from the nahuatl xochitl (flower) and ixtlahuatlan (plain) "plain of the flowers".
#guerrero#mexico#pre -Hispanic #amuzgo Photo by @christian_foto
Photo @ladzinski / #EasterIsland , named by the Dutch in the 1700’s is known to the locales as #RapaNui . This is an island with a rich history and most famously known for its #Moai statues, nearly 1,000 strong represented throughout the island and carved between the 12th and 15th century. The tallest Moai on the island is over 30 feet tall and weighs over 90 tons! To see more photos from this wonder of the world, please visit @ladzinski
Photo by @andreabruce
Here, a woman in Les Cayes, Haiti, stands among trees ravaged by the 2016 hurricane.
Last November, I photographed the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti for the August issue of National Geographic. There, the combination of poor sanitation with a natural disaster caused the remnants of cholera to surge. (Cholera was brought to Haiti by UN peacekeepers after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.) #haiti#hurricanematthew#sanitation@noorimages
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Two explorers head back to their camp after a long trip underground exploring caves on top of Sarisarinama Tepui in Venezuela.
This photograph is from a portfolio I made from inside caves on top of extremely remote tepuis (aka table-top mountains) in Venezuela. The scientists from the Italian geographic exploration group known as ‘La Venta’ and the Venezuelan team ‘Theraposa’ were looking for unique forms of bacteria that could help clinical microbiologists in studies into bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It was a fascinating assignment to a very remote and rarely visited part of our world. The diverse environment on top of these tepuis is like no other anywhere on planet Earth, as each tepui is different and home to a unique world. @natgeocreative
Photo @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
Rohingya refugees queueing during an emergency food distribution in Kutupalong refugee camp in southern Bangladesh.
Since August 25, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their homes in Myanmar in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Watch the story Path To Persecution on national geographic website, my latest coverage of the Rohingya refugees crisis photographed on assignment for the magazine.
Photo: @andy_mann // A ghost from World War 2 now rests quietly in the sea grass off the southern coast of Albania. A torpedo launcher and gun deck tell a less peaceful story. I always get a deep sense of eeriness and amazement when descending onto these time capsules. Shot during a permitted 2 week expedition working with the Albanian government to study and document their unexplored coastlines. @thejoelepore@waittfoundation // #followme@andy_mann to learn more about our planets hidden treasures.
@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto
Here is a female tired from hunting while swimming in the river, now she rests on the riverbank at sunset. Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story come out this week - the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with @bertiegregory in Dec. 2017.
Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have.
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats!
#follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto@natgeo@nglive#nglive@natgeochannel@natgeowild@thephotosociety@natgeocreative@africanparksnetwork@pantheracats