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Photographed on assignment by @ciriljazbec for the current issue of National Geographic Magazine. Entrepreneurs collaborate at a popular technology-innovation center in Nairobi called iHub Nairobi, where they share ideas, take classes, and participate in hackathons, competing to solve challenging software problems. Young, tech-savvy Africans have flocked to Kenya’s nascent version of Silicon Valley, nicknamed Silicon Savannah, seeking the money and expertise to create groundbreaking technology solutions.
Follow the link in my profile @ciriljazbec to read 'How Africa's Tech Generation Is Changing the Continent'. #NatGeo #story #Africa #Tech
#startups #revolution #Kenya #Innovation #Nairobi

Nairobi, Kenya

Photo by @ljohnphoto. Cannabis is a lifesaver for this family. Mom, Shannan and her sons, Joseph, 9, and Oliver, 7, have each been helped by the plant as true medicine. It is a cancer / pain fighting ally for Shannan, a calming medicine for Joseph who is on the autistic spectrum and fights severe anxieties, and Oliver who uses the oil to control seizures and shrink the multiple malignant tumors that cause them. @thephotosociety #cannabis #cannabisismedicine #livingproof #mmj #teamsuperbean #joeysalphabetsoup


Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Matt Redd rounding up cattle on the Dugout Ranch in Indian Creek, Utah (now owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy). Photographed on assignment covering the land battles over #BearsEarsNationalMonument.  To see more images of Matt and ongoing coverage of the National Monuments struggle, follow @argonautphoto.


Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Suspended on a thin rope and immersed by light from a tiny opening in the Earths surface, an explorer makes his way up 900 ft in Kačna jama (cave) near Divača, in Slovenia. The cave is the third longest cave in Slovenia and is one of several locations that offers a gateway down to the mighty Reka River. This portfolio of photographs we have been sharing were shot for @NatGeoAdventure from the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality.


Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) | Children chase bubbles released by a street performer in Amsterdam’s Dam Square, The Netherlands on Saturday the 16th of December 2017. To see more, follow @mmuheisen #muhammedmuheisen

Dam Square, Amsterdam

Photograph by @paulnicklen // A sunflower seastar (Pycnopodia helianthoides) works stealthily across the ocean floor in search of food. They can grow up to 3 feet in diameter and travel at rip roaring speeds of 3 feet a minute as they seek out sea urchins. Water temperatures off the coast of the US and Canada have warmed by several degrees and tragically, this starfish species was the hardest hit from an aptly named disease called “starfish wasting disease”. I took this image several years ago when this species was everywhere. Now, they have all but vanished from this coast. #climatechange #warmingoceans


Photo by @robertclarkphoto | While working on a story about Bird Origins I was able to photograph this female #Ostrich, a member of one of the modern bird groups.
The common ostrich was originally described by Carl Linnaeus from Sweden In his 18th century work. #birds


Photo by @christian_foto (Christian Rodríguez) |

Taiana Cezario Da Silva (16 years old) became a young mother at the age of 15. She is the third of seven siblings, and a daughter of a teenage mother, in Complexodo Alemão, a large settlement of favelas in Rio de Janeiro.

Taiana met her boyfriend in the favela. Shortly after starting their relationship she got pregnant, and after three months her boyfriend was sent to prison for drug trafficking. She had to leave school to take care of her daughter. She hopes she can go back to school some day, and study medicine. "Complexo de Alemão" is the largest set of favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This photo is part of the project "Teen mom" about teen pregnancy in Latin America. The series made in Rio de Janeiro analyzes the issue of teenage pregnancy in low socioeconomic contexts.
Girls who become pregnant before they are 18 rarely achieve an adequate standard of living. The patterns of poverty and limited access to education and health care are a common thread among teen pregnancies.
Brazil could have increased its productivity up to US $3.5 billion if adolescent girls in that country postponed pregnancy until their twenties. (Population Fund of the United Nations)
To learn more about the Teen Mom project, please follow @christian_foto
#teenmom #youngmother #brazil #latinamerica


Video by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Afghan refugees and internally displaced Pakistani children repeat after their teacher at a makeshift school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen


photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // Porbandar city, birth place of Gandhi. Free roaming cows look out towards the sea. Mahatma Gandhi spent his early childhood here strolling on this beach road on his way to the temple and library. For more human interest stories follow: @renaeffendiphoto #history #legacy #india #gandhi #leaders #cows #sea


Photo by @TimLaman. Hummingbird and moon. Back in Oct, I photographed this Costa’s Hummingbird just as the full moon rose at sunset in the Coachella Valley, California. There was just enough light coming from the sun to get some color in the foreground. Hummingbirds feed right up until it is getting dark, and then often go into torpor to survive the night, during which they can slow their heart rate down from over 500 beats/min to under 50 beats/min. These guys are such fascinating little birds! If you’d like to see more of my new images of hummingbirds from California, visit my feed @TimLaman.

How did I get a shot like this? It is all about seeing an opportunity, getting an idea, and then having the patience to pull it off. In this case, waiting for the hummingbird to return to a certain flower I had lined up with the moon.

Shot at Sunnylands as part of a project I’m working on to document the birdlife of this sanctuary. #hummingbird #moon #sunnylands #annenberg #birdsofsunnylands #birds #coachellavalley #palmsprings #ranchomirage #desert #california


Photo by @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // I love dark spots on the map — those areas where the night sky shines. One of those places is Grand Canyon where the night sky can become so bright it looks like a river of stars mirroring the river below inside the canyon. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #grandcanon #coloradoriver #nightsky #milkyway #nature