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Photo by @amivitale. 16 year old mother, Ye Ye explore her enclosure at the Wolong China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan Province, China. Her name, whose characters represent Japan and China, celebrates the friendship between the two nations. Ye Ye’s cub Hua Yan (Pretty Girl) is being trained for release into the wild.

In a region where bad environmental news is common, the giant panda might prove to be the exception and is a testament to the perseverance and efforts of Chinese scientists and conservationists. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations and protecting habitat, they are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador and in the process putting the wild back into an icon.

My first book, "Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas," about these adorable ambassadors was released earlier this month. Currently available signed copies have sold out. However, you can still order a signed copy on backorder. Signed copies will begin shipping again in Sept 2018. (Link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the story about how warriors who once feared elephants have become their protectors. All men working at Reteti were at some point warriors or are currently warriors, It’s a tribal rite of passage that every young man becomes a warrior.

What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.
You can be a part of Reteti and join us in protecting wildlife. You might even win a trip to see us. For $10 contribution in support of Reteti, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip here, another trip to see Dave Matthews in concert and take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #veganactivism #vegan #ellies


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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


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For pastoralists like the #Samburu, more grass means more food for their cattle—one reason indigenous communities have begun relating to elephants, animals long feared, in a new way. The loss of elephants has a ripple effect on other animals and the people co existing with them. Elephants are the ecosystem’s “engineers” who feed on low brush and bulldoze small trees, promoting growth of grasses, which in turn attract bulk grazers like buffalo, endangered Grevy’s zebras, eland, and oryx, themselves prey for carnivores: lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards.

The Samburu are the force behind Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. We provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. You can support us and the people who protect wildlife. Make a $10 contribution in support of Reteti for a chance to win a trip to Kenya, see Dave Matthews in concert, take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide.
Photo by @amivitale.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. A panda cub sleeps at the Bifengxia Giant panda base in Sichuan province. When giant pandas are born, they are tiny, blind, and pink, with very few hairs. The average weight is 100 grams (0.2 pounds), only 1/900 of their mother's weight. To understand how tiny that is, human babies are born 1/20 of their mother's weight.

Chinese scientists and their international counterparts cracked the puzzle of successfully breeding pandas in captivity after decades of disappointment. They are now on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador and in the process putting the wild back into an icon.

My first book, "Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas," about these adorable ambassadors was released earlier this month. Currently available signed copies have sold out. However, you can still order a signed copy on backorder. Signed copies will begin shipping again in Sept 2018. (Link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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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


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Mike Learka receives affection from Nadasoit, an eight month old elephant who was orphaned due to the drought. Mike, a Samburu warrior, is one of the incredible keepers at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community owned and run elephant sanctuary in all of Africa. While providing a home and nuturing young, orphaned elephant calves so they can one day return to the wild, the sanctuary is also leading a transformation in the way humans relate to wild animals.
All work by @amivitale supports @r.e.s.c.u.e with 100% of the proceeds from print sale going to the sanctuary. #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice #saveelephants #stoppoaching #everydayafrica #amivitale #coexistthemovement


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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


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Ami Vitale | EUA | Adeus Sudan, o último rinoceronte branco macho do norte | 2018 #amivitale #nítidafotoefeminismo #mulheresfotógrafas


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Viva Colombia! I'm so excited to have had the opportunity to explore a tiny piece of this magnificent country for the first time and hope to be back much more in the future. Stay tuned later for pix from the trip. Here is Roberta getting a kiss from me, a fine old girl taking Felipe down a mountain in #Colombia.
#Colombia is incredible. Because of its huge range of ecosystems, from snowy mountains to deserts to jungles to beaches, it has the second highest biodiversity in the world. Amazingly, it is home to one of every 10 species on Earth. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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世界充滿美麗的風景,只要安住心靈就能感受,多少人出門旅行,為的是那繁花似錦,如夢似夢的風景,並希望自己成為風景的一部分,拍下一張相片。美國攝影師艾美維塔爾Ami Vitale 旅居100國家,透過鏡頭體驗非一般旅遊行記。

原文: https://alldoors.org/2JWf4xJ
相片來源 : Most Beautiful Cities Of the World  #bestoftheday#picoftheday #followme #happy #AmiVitale #photography #lovetravel #channelbeing


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Regrann from @r.e.s.c.u.e - An elephant is so much more than the sum of its parts. Elephants are very social animals and highly sensitive. Elephants can recognize themselves and have a brain structures similar to humans. After a death, elephants show signs of grief and may return year after year to visit the bones of the deceased, touching them with their trunks. In addition to all of this, they also play a vital role in the ecosystem, clearing brush and trees and allowing grasses to flourish, which in turn helps bulk grazers thrive, and above them, apex predators.

These wild elephants were filmed at the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. #Namunyak is home to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. We operate 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.
You can help support the sanctuary by making a contribution at prizeo.com/elephants. For a contribution of just $10, you will receive a chance to win a trip to visit us here and another trip to see @davematthewsband in concert. Learn more and contribute by following the link in our profile.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale eafricansafaris.com - #regrann


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An elephant is so much more than the sum of its parts. Elephants are very social animals and highly sensitive. Elephants can recognize themselves and have a brain structures similar to humans. After a death, elephants show signs of grief and may return year after year to visit the bones of the deceased, touching them with their trunks. In addition to all of this, they also play a vital role in the ecosystem, clearing brush and trees and allowing grasses to flourish, which in turn helps bulk grazers thrive, and above them, apex predators.

These wild elephants were filmed at the #Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. #Namunyak is home to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. We operate 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.
You can help support the sanctuary by making a contribution at prizeo.com/elephants. For a contribution of just $10, you will receive a chance to win a trip to visit us here and another trip to see @davematthewsband in concert. Learn more and contribute by following the link in our profile.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Let's start the week off with something adorable...we absolutely love following photographer @amivitale's adventures around the globe, but most of all we love the unique insight she shares with us when photographing pandas in China! These photos were taken at the Bifengxia Panda Base (home to our Panda Conservation Experience): as you can see, the early years of a panda's life are the most adorable and delicate of all. Scroll through to see more of Ami's photos, head to her website (www.amivitale.com), and become a volunteer by joining the Panda Volunteer Experience today! http://bit.ly/PandaTGP

#panda #amivitale #thegreatprojects


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💛💛#Repost @natgeotravel ・・・
Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale

#TouristIdea #vacation #travelling #holiday #destination


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Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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I don't really like to write about personal stuff, but today I'll make an exception. It was quite some time that I thought about buying @amivitale #pandalove #book and today it came as a present. And with that came a #certificateofadoption for a #panda , supported by #wwf . I was just speechless and happy. It's possible to adopt also other species and I think it's a wonderful present or just a not so small something everyone can do. You can make someone happy, and a panda too ❤️ #wwforganisation #pandas #amivitale #pandabooks #pandaadoption #animaladoption #beautifulthings #instadaily #instapresent #instapanda #importantthings #savetheplanet #wwfpanda #wwfitalia #wwfitaly


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Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale

#photo #photos #pics #pictures #photographer #photographers #art #instagood #photooftheday #exposure #focus #photoshoot #photodaily #travel


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#Repost @natgeotravel (@get_repost)
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Photo by @amivitale. The world's largest annual cattle fair in the desert town of Pushkar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.
@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Gopu Ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near Jaisalmer in India's Rajasthan Thar desert. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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Elephant.
Photo by @amivitale. Incredible talent.
#elephant #photo #beautiful #nature #amivitale


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#Repost @leonardodicapriofdn
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#Repost @natgeotravel Photo by @amivitale. Wildlife keeper Kamara nuzzles an orphaned elephant named Nadasoit after she arrived at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e)  Nadasoit is now healthy and strong and one day will be fully rehabilitated and reunited with their wild herds. Kamara has spent 10 years at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife) and is an expert in caring for orphaned animals, from baby rhinos to lions, and came to Reteti to help raise an orphaned baby rhino. He also gives love to the elephants when they need it. Follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e  for more stories about communities protecting wildlife.
@nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephant #saveelephants #reteti #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whiilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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#Repost @natgeodeutschland (@get_repost)
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#Repost @natgeo// Foto von @amivitale: In der Pandazuchtstation Bifengxia wird ein Jungtier gewogen. Die ganze Geschichte lest Ihr in der aktuellen Ausgabe, mehr Pandabilder teilt Ami außerdem auf ihrem Instagram-Kanal…

@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @instagram #bifengxia #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #natureisspeaking #savetheplanet #photooftheday #photojournalism #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #amivitale


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Photography#amivitale#thebest#honored


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Naomi embraces Nadasoit here at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Now that Nadasoit has become big and strong, she is following in the footsteps of the matriarch of the herd. She cares for the littlest, keeping them close to her and comforts those who are mourning or sad. She also teaches those younger than her how to do important things, like find the best brush to eat or how to navigate difficult passages in their daily walks.

Reteti, located 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. We operate 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.

You can help support us and maybe win some incredible prizes yourself. For a contribution of just $10, you will be entered for a chance to win a luxury safari to visit us, a second trip to see @davematthewsband in concert, meet Dave and take home a @rockbridgeguitar, and a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit. Learn more and enter at prizeo.com/elephants (link in profile). Photo by @amivitale

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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from @amivitale - To celebrate #Earthday, I’m pleased to announce that my photo of Kamara and Kilifi will be part of @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale of collectible prints that capture wildlife and wild places. The sale runs only this week from April 20th-28th. Visit the link in my profile to see all the available signed prints on sale for $100.
In this image, Kamara, a Kenyan rhino keeper is nuzzled by black rhino Kilifi who he hand-raised along with two other baby rhinos Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife) in Kenya. Kamara spends 12 hours every day watching over the vulnerable baby rhinos. If you went back 50 years, this is where one of the densest populations of black rhinos lived but today most people living here have never seen a rhino in their life despite it being the most perfect habitat for them. In 2 generations, this animal was poached almost to extinction. These communities and people like Kamara hold the key to saving Africa's great animals.

@nrt_kenya @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo @nature_org @nature_africa #WorthMoreAlive #protectrhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #africa #everydayafrica #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #photojournalism #amivitale @nikonusa #nikonusa #nikon #nikonlove #regrann


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Oh my Buddha I love this!

Regrann from @amivitale - Happy Nature Photography Day! Although giant pandas spend most of the day eating and sleeping, they love to climb and play. Here a year-old cub explores the treetops in an enclosure at Wolong Panda Reserve. If it passes tests to gauge its survival skills and instincts, it may be released into the wild.

In a region where bad environmental news is common, the giant panda might prove to be the exception and is a testament to the perseverance and efforts of Chinese scientists and conservationists. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations and protecting habitat, they are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador and in the process putting the wild back into an icon.

Thank you to everyone for your support for my first book, "Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas," about these adorable ambassadors. Currently available signed copies have sold out. However, you can still order a signed copy on backorder. Signed copies will begin shipping again in Sept 2018. (Link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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Happy Nature Photography Day! Although giant pandas spend most of the day eating and sleeping, they love to climb and play. Here a year-old cub explores the treetops in an enclosure at Wolong Panda Reserve. If it passes tests to gauge its survival skills and instincts, it may be released into the wild.

In a region where bad environmental news is common, the giant panda might prove to be the exception and is a testament to the perseverance and efforts of Chinese scientists and conservationists. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations and protecting habitat, they are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador and in the process putting the wild back into an icon.

Thank you to everyone for your support for my first book, "Panda Love: The Secret Lives of Pandas," about these adorable ambassadors. Currently available signed copies have sold out. However, you can still order a signed copy on backorder. Signed copies will begin shipping again in Sept 2018. (Link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals


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Photo by @amivitale. Ramla Sharif roasts coffee inside her home in the village of Choche, Ethiopia. Legend has it that this is the birthplace of coffee. The region is home to the largest pool of genetic diversity of coffee in the world, more than all other coffee-producing countries. Ethiopia is also one of only two countries in the world that consumes over half of what it produces. Coffee permeates the fabric of Ethiopian life. Follow me @amivitale for more stories from around the world.
@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #amivitale #photooftheday #seetheworld #ethiopia #coffee #coffeegrowers #coffeelove #coffeelovers #travelethiopia #africa #ethiopiancoffee


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Photo by @amivitale. The world's largest annual cattle fair in the desert town of Pushkar, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic Rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near Pushkar to sell their livestock. The herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.
@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #camel #travellove #travelblogger #incredibleindia #india #asia #travelindia #pushkar #rajasthanthar #desert #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. Wildlife keeper Kamara nuzzles an orphaned elephant named Nadasoit after she arrived at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e)  Nadasoit is now healthy and strong and one day will be fully rehabilitated and reunited with their wild herds. Kamara has spent 10 years at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife) and is an expert in caring for orphaned animals, from baby rhinos to lions, and came to Reteti to help raise an orphaned baby rhino. He also gives love to the elephants when they need it. Follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e  for more stories about communities protecting wildlife.
@nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephant #saveelephants #reteti #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whiilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the story about how warriors who once feared elephants have become their protectors. All men working at Reteti were at some point warriors or are currently warriors, It’s a tribal rite of passage that every young man becomes a warrior.

What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.
You can be a part of Reteti and join us in protecting wildlife. You might even win a trip to see us. For $10 contribution in support of Reteti, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip here, another trip to see Dave Matthews in concert and take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Regrann from @r.e.s.c.u.e - The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the story about how warriors who once feared elephants have become their protectors. All men working at Reteti were at some point warriors or are currently warriors, It’s a tribal rite of passage that every young man becomes a warrior.

What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.
You can be a part of Reteti and join us in protecting wildlife. You might even win a trip to see us. For $10 contribution in support of Reteti, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip here, another trip to see Dave Matthews in concert and take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #tembeakenya eafricansafaris.com - #regrann


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What a special place! I’ve been. Give just $10 and win a trip to see it too and to see @davematthewsband 🤩 Repost from @r.e.s.c.u.e using @RepostRegramApp - The Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) is the story about how warriors who once feared elephants have become their protectors. All men working at Reteti were at some point warriors or are currently warriors, It’s a tribal rite of passage that every young man becomes a warrior.

What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.
You can be a part of Reteti and join us in protecting wildlife. You might even win a trip to see us. For $10 contribution in support of Reteti, you will be entered for a chance to win a trip here, another trip to see Dave Matthews in concert and take home a @rockbridgeguitar that features a custom inlay of an elephant hand-drawn by Dave and receive a @nikonusa D7500 18-300mm VR Lens Kit with @prizeo (Link in profile). Not only will you be helping care for orphaned baby elephants and strengthening community ties, you’ll also have a chance to win a life-changing trip to see the sanctuary in person. The first $10,000 in funds raised will be generously matched by Elephant Gems (@elephantgems). Reteti operates in partnership with Conservation International (@conservationorg) who provide critical operational support and work to scale the Reteti community-centered model to create even bigger, lasting impacts worldwide.
This film is a collaboration by @amivitale with @danehenrydigital and @brettlowell.

@nrt_kenya @glassybaby @elephantcooperation @kenyawildlifeservice @lewa_wildlife @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo @magicalkenya @tourismkenya @coreyrichproductions @novusselect #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale


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Five-month-old Nadasoit says hello at the 📍Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Nadasoit is one of 12 orphaned elephants being cared for by the team of Samburu warrior keepers at Reteti, the first ever community owned and run sanctuary in Africa. 📸 @amivitale


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