George Steinmetz@geosteinmetz

Photographer for National Geographic and NY Times Magazine, creating an aerial perspective on climate change and global food supply @feedtheplanet

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George Steinmetz

Dinka cattle camp on the bank of the Nile, South Sudan. After a day of grazing, cattle are brought here for the night to be safe from thieves and swarms of insects, which are kept away with dung fires and young men with AK-47s. The small blue structures are shelters for the herdsmen, who now cover them with tarpaulins cast off by aid agencies. #anthropology in the 21stCentury #Dinka #pastoralism #cattle #Nilotic #WheresWaldo


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Camels on the road to Shaybah, Saudi Arabia #EmptyQuarterBook


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It’s always best to fly with a wingman, especially when you can snag a world champion like Alain Arnoux, as seen here exploring the mega dunes near Shaybah, Saudi Arabia. To see more check out link in bio of @geosteinmetz #EmptyQuarterBook


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The road to Sharoorah, Saudi Arabia #EmptyQuarterBook #paramotor #notadrone


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Game rangers having tea and TV after a long day to tracking wild Arabian oryx in the Bani Ma’arid Game Reserve of Saudi Arabia. Sometimes it seems like a Toyota Desert, but extraordInary efforts have brought Arabian oryx back from the brink of extinction.


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Massive star dune dwarfs our expedition car on the salt flats of the Empty Quarter where I had made a running take-off a few minutes before. To see more of the world’s largest sea of sand, check out the link in bio of @geosteinmetz #EmptyQuarterBook


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Lunch at roadside cafe near Al Faw, Saudi Arabia circa 2002. It’s interesting to see how much The Kingdom has changed since I was last here exploring the Empty Quarter. Scroll back to see for yourself... or check out link in bio for a sense of The Sands.


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Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This 99 story landmark apartment tower was completed in 2002, and is a symbol of modern #SaudiArabia. The top of the building contains a glassed in walkway that offers panoramic views of the capital. To see another side of the desert kingdom check out the link in bio of @geosteinmetz


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Expedition cars navigating the star dunes of the Rub al Khali, Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest sea of sand. There are a number of places that people claim to be the hottest on earth. This would be my guess, but you won’t find anyone out there in the summer with a thermometer. #EmptyQuarterBook #paramotor #notadrone


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Waiting for Victoria’s Secret to open after Friday evening prayers last night at the Kingdom Centre Mall, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia #ModernIslam


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Expedition cars make their way across the flooded margin of the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia. It’s the biggest salt flat on earth, and one of the most surreal places I’ve ever seen. #phogasm at 12,000 ft.


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The vicuña appeared to have come for a drink of brackish water, before I saw them moving back toward mud flats of the Salar de Uyuni. Once the providers of soft warm wool for Inca royalty, vicuña were almost hunted to #extinction before #conservation efforts led to a comeback. #paramotor #notadrone


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