Ami Vitale@amivitale

Ami Vitale is National Geographic photographer, filmmaker, speaker and Nikon ambassador. New book- Panda Love: the secret life of pandas

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Photo by @amivitale. Subita Devi, 13 wakes up and prepares tea at 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.

This week I’m sharing images of women around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@rippleeffectimages @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #india #rajasthan #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. It is heartening to hear that the Chinese government has postponed the easing of the ban on the use and trade of tiger bones and rhino horns. I am deeply appreciative to all the groups and individuals who spoke out against this policy change and hopeful that the Chinese government will continue to act for conservation and in protection of these vulnerable species. The Chinese government and a group of committed individuals have brought back panda bears from the edge of extinction as well as reforested large parts of their terrain. Let us all work together to do the same for all species.
Today, fewer 30,000 rhinos and 3,900 tigers remain in the wild. We are witnessing extinction on our watch and must continue to help them by speaking out and supporting conservation efforts worldwide, especially among the indigenous communities who are on the front lines every day against poaching. Follow @olpejeta @safari_park_dvur_kralove @conservationorg @nature_africa @lewa_wildlife @grumetifund @nrt_kenya @r.e.s.c.u.e and others to learn more and get involved.
@everydayextinction @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #WorthMoreAlive #OlPejetaRhinos #NorthernWhiteRhinos #protectrhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #nikonusa #nikon #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #amivitale


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Photo by @brybit . I was honored to visit six countries this summer to tell powerful stories of communities and individuals protecting our planet for the 2019 Lavazza Calendar, titled #GoodToEarth. The @LavazzaOfficial project will, through photography and art, show us stories where even in the most challenging places, there is beauty, resilience and hope. Stay tuned for the official unveil on November 21st in Turin, Italy and join me on this epic journey to Kenya, Colombia, Morocco, Switzerland, Belgium and Thailand.
@thephotosociety @natgeo @nikonusa @natgeoimagecollection #photojournalism #conservation #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonambassador #amivitale #Kenya, #Colombia, #Morocco, #Switzerland, #Belgium and #Thailand.


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Photo by @amivitale. Relatives of Naz Banu mourn during her funeral in the northern Kashmir town of Mirhama.
This week I’m sharing images of women around the world, exploring their lives and the challenges they face both on and off the front lines of conflict.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #kashmir #india #latergram #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. Kadija visits Fatna Adem, 28, just a few days before she helped her give birth to a baby girl in a village in Barentu, Eritrea. They wait one week before they give the a child a name because child mortality is so frequent.

This week I’m sharing images of women around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #eritrea #maternalhealth #everymothercounts #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. In the remote areas of Burkina Faso, villagers must travel for miles to reach a pump well offering clean water. Most families end up drinking dirty water rather than walk the miles it takes to get to the well. The trek for clean water can take hours each day and can put women and children at risk of sexual assault, animal attacks, or other injury.

This week I’m sharing images of women around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #burkinafaso #africa #cleanwater #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. Guddi Bai Verma harvests wheat in the village of Siradi, about 65 kilometers from Bhopal, India. Women make up 70% of the agricultural workforce in South Asia, but only a fraction of the world’s agricultural farmland is owned by women.

This week I’m sharing images of women around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #india #nature #conservation #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale | A Nepali woman carries wheat back to her village in Rukum District. In South Asia, women make up 70% of the agricultural workforce, yet like nearly all women worldwide, they face obstacles to reaching their full potential. Just 13% of agricultural landowners in the world women; women do not have the same access to loans as men, they lack knowledge of and access to technology, and there is a dearth of childcare options. According to the @UN, if women farmers has the same access as resources as men, they could increase yields on their farms by 20-30%. To learn more about the lives of women worldwide and the vital roles they play in their communities, follow @amivitale.

@natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #agriculture #women #wheat #food #foodsecurity #empoweringwomen #beautiful #nepal #southasia #everydayasia #amivitale


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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 combined by a huge margin.

This week I’m sharing images of women around the world, exploring their lives and the vital roles they play in their communities.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #ethiopia #coffee #coffeegrowers #africa #everydayafrica #seetheworld #nikonnofilter #nofilter #nikon #nikonambassadors #amivitale #photojournalism


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Photo by @amivitale. I’m excited to be sharing some of my work from Kenya on the @unicef_kenya Instagram account in celebration of World Children’s Day on November 20th.

Students at Ewaso Primary School in Ewaso village, in Laikipia North in northern Kenya, skype with individuals from The Nature Conservancy (@nature_africa) as they learn about the importance of conservation in the region. Local communities are the best protectors of these landscapes, and as these children grow up alongside Loisaba Conservancy (@loisaba_conservancy), they will be the best immunization against forces that threaten both their wildlife and their way of life.

Follow @unicef_kenya, @loisaba_conservancy and @nature_africa to learn more about the incredible people and organizations who are working to strengthen the communities in their midst.

@nature_org #kenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #northernkenya #africa #children #education #school #conservation #photojournalism #amivitale


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Photo by @amivitale. It is devastating to hear that China has decided to reverse its 25-year-old ban on the sale and use of rhinoceros and tiger products. The reversal allows for these products to be used in medical research or healing, uses long since proven to have no benefits to humans. This change will certainly lead to more pressure on already terribly vulnerable animal populations and further endanger the conservationists, rangers and communities who fight for the survival of these majestic creatures.
Here, Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino left on this planet is comforted moments before he passed away March 19, 2018 in northern Kenya. Sudan was brought to Kenya from @safari_park_dvur_kralove in the #CzechRepublic in 2009. He died surrounded by people who loved him at @olpejeta and has been an inspirational figure for many across the world. If there is any meaning in his death, it's that Sudan can be our final wake up call. In a world of 7 billion, we need to start recognizing that we are not separate from nature. When we see ourselves as part of the landscape and part of nature, then saving nature is really about saving ourselves.

Today, fewer 30,000 rhinos and 3,900 tigers remain in the wild. We are witnessing extinction on our watch and must help them by speaking out and supporting conservation efforts worldwide, especially among the indigenous communities who are on the front lines every day against poaching. Follow @olpejeta @safari_park_dvur_kralove @conservationorg @nature_africa and others to learn more and get involved.
@everydayextinction
@kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection #LastManStanding #SudanForever #WorthMoreAlive #OlPejetaRhinos #NorthernWhiteRhinos #protectrhinos #DontLetThemDisappear #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya#northernkenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #nikonusa #nikon #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #amivitale


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I’m honored to announce that I’m the photographer of 2019 Lavazza Calendar, titled “Good to Earth.” @lavazzaofficial #GoodToEarth. Stay tuned to learn more! Since its launch 26 years ago, the world's top photographers have shot it, including Helmut Newton, David LaChapelle, Steve McCurry and Annie Leibovitz, among others. I am humbled and overwhelmed with gratitude to follow in their footsteps. The calendar launches on November 21st in Turin, Italy, and it is my sincere hope you find it enriching and inspiring. The concept this year is to use our collective creativity to be good to this one precious planet of ours.
@thephotosociety @natgeo @nikonusa @natgeoimagecollection #photojournalism #conservation #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonambassador #amivitale


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