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Photo by @catherinekarnow // It’s such a crazy story how I met Luciano ten years ago. I was scouting for my Italy Photo Workshop, soon to be its ninth year (May 8 - 17, 2019), and looking for all sorts of interesting places and subjects I could incorporate into a workshop of variety, depth, beauty, #amusement and #charm. I was on a busy road outside Viterbo with my producer, when this cute little vintage Fiat 500 zipped by us. “Oh”, I exclaimed, “we should find a car club with those cute Cinquecentos - wonder if that guy knows one, let’s ask him!” We sped up to come alongside him and madly gestured for him to pull over. At first he looked terrified, but when he saw it was just us two girls, he acquiesced and pulled over, getting out of the car to greet us. He seemed a bit confused as to what a photo workshop was, but he was indeed a car club member and gave us the president’s contact info. Then he invited us to see his other two #Cinquecentos in his garage nearby. This photo was taken in his cave of a garage - in fact a cave dating to Etruscan times, he told us. That was almost a decade ago, and now Luciano and I are dear friends. Every year he and the local Cinquecento Club meet us and our workshop guests for a car parade through a nearby ancient village. We end the day with the drivers treating us to gelato and final hugs until next year. Follow me @catherinekarnow to see more photos of #Umbria and the characters we meet. Head over to my profile to sign up! Or email me at catherinekarnow@yahoo.com @thephotosociety @natgeo #photoworkshopitaly #oldworldcharm #smallboutiquetravel #inspirationaltravel #solotraveler #catherinekarnowsignaturephotoworkshops


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Photo by @jodicobbphoto // The flooding in Venice (“acqua alta”) last month equaled the 61 inches (156 cm) that it reached when I made these photographs a few years ago —one of the most severe floods since records have been kept. ||
The high water in the iconic Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Place) is incredibly damaging but deceptively beautiful when flooded. Swipe for a closer view of a reflection of one of the distinctive buildings surrounding the square in the receding waters as the flood subsides.||
Acqua Alta is caused when seasonal rain, astronomical tides and strong winds combine to interfere with the water outflow from the lagoon. Human activity has contributed to other natural causes: subsidence (natural sinking of soil level) and rising sea levels. #Venice #acquaalta @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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Photo by @melissafarlow | Morning light at a quirky, kitche downtown hotel in Pendleton on our last day driving our “too much stuff” cross country from Pennsylvania to Oregon. @natgeo @natgeofineart @natgeoimagecollection @randyolson #hotel #roadtrip #marigoldhotel #pendleton #oregon


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Western Pennsylvania. Photo by @ScottGoldsmithPhoto // Drivers beware. Especially during deer mating & hunting season, which peaks between October and December in the Eastern US. Deer are out in full force and more likely to venture onto roads at dusk.

Of 3,800 reported crashes in Pennsylvania in 2017 involving a motorist hitting an animal, 94 percent involved a deer.
I honked my horn several times before I drove away to push them away from the road.
#kissing #love #deerseason #matingseason @thephotosociety


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Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix @tooyoungtowed // The United Nations has called the war in Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and a recent UN report estimated that more than two -thirds of Yemeni girls are now being married off before 18, compared to 50% before the start of the conflict. When a child becomes a bride at a young age, she loses the chance to go to school, the right to make decisions about her health and the ability to determine her future. In 2011, @natgeo published a story of mine titled @tooyoungtowed, I’ve since created a nonprofit organization of the same name to #empowergirls and #endchildmarriage. In partnership with @solidariosinfronteras, we are now providing 25,000 breakfasts to schoolgirls in war-torn Yemen as an incentive for parents to keep girls in school, when a looming famine makes child marriage an increasingly attractive option to families desperate for one less mouth to feed. Follow us @tooyoungtowed and visit the link in our bio to learn more. #breakfastforeducation #tooyoungtowed #girls #beauty #yemen #holidaygiving #giftsthatgive #color #sunset #girlseducation #letgirlslearn #hope


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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety

Bengal tiger close up – I wanted to share with you today another old image that I’ve reworked recently. It represented one of the most thrilling moments of my entire wildlife photographic career, an incident that I’ve spoken about here on recent tiger images. To cut a long story short this young male tiger and his sibling came bounding onto a forest track just after our vehicle passed and as I dropped down from my standing position to retrieve my camera the sudden movement triggered something in this tigers natural predatory instincts. He seemed to become fixated on me and solely me, even though my uncle was sitting right next to me, though Rick would have represented a far less substantial and far more bony snack than I. In this moment the tiger had jumped onto an elevated roadside rock right next to our vehicle but rather than start up the engine and risk disturbing the inquisitive cats we simply sat and watched. This one was just a couple of metres away and my uncle and I were in the back of what is called a Gypsy, a vehicle with no doors, no windscreen and no sides at all. As we sat there quietly photographing the lounging cat his interest suddenly peaked again, in me. His eyes, as you can see were quite interested, his head lowered. At this point I could see what was unfolding and I asked Satyendra, our guide, friend and Bandhavgarh legend what we should do. I don’t remember what he said. I was conflicted, the photographer in me came to the fore. Right in front of the tigers nose was a really annoying piece of sunlit grass, a piece of grass who’s impact I’ve managed to sufficiently reduce in this re-worked image but you can still see it, and it was running my image. All I had to do was slide slowly to the left, just a few inches but I was paralysed. Something in this tigers look told me not to, it would be bad for me but much, much more importantly it would be bad for him. I can still feel my heart racing now but I never did move, I never did get a clean shot but in terms of a one on one with arguably the most spectacular cat on Earth, nothing since has ever come close. @andyparkinsonphoto


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Photo by @FransLanting Blond fur seals are a rare color phase among the hundreds of thousands of black seals that are born on the beaches of frigid South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic. This young pup stood out so much from its neighbors that I easily returned to it day after day to follow it on its wanderings through the crowded colony. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more encounters with the wild inhabitants of South Georgia Island.
#FurSeal #Antarctica #SouthGeorgia #Wildlife


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Photo by @anniegriffithsphotography. Light at the end of the historic #Siq, the ancient pathway to the Nabatean city of #Petra, Jordan.
@rippleeffectimages #Jordan #everydayjordan #petrajordan #canyon #silhouette


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Photo by @jasperdoest while #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions in #Antarctica |
Windy Morning Blues
Across Our Cruise Liner
Two Icebergs Float By

For more views from this Southern wilderness and other wild places #followme @jasperdoest.

@thephotosociety @natgeo #natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexplorer #haiku #oceanview #ship #iceberg


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Photo by @dguttenfelder. Weaving past wildlife watchers inside vehicles, a pride of lions walk together on a dirt road through Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater. #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions


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Enter today!!! It’s the season of giving and @ThePhotoSociety is giving away a signed copy of @pedromcbride’s latest book The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim! Entering is easy! Just upload an amazing photo of a place or thing that you feel is worth protecting. In the caption tell us why. Be sure to include the hashtag #TPSGrandCanyon and to follow @PedroMcBride and @ThePhotoSociety. The contest runs from today and ends next Sunday night at 11:59pm ET.
#grandcanyon #conservation


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Photo by Nathan Benn // Man with cat. Actually, it’s Tennessee Williams with his cat in Key West. I took this picture in 1981 in his windowless studio behind his house in Key West. Mr. Williams worked several hours each morning at a manual typewriter without distraction before eating a meal and going for a swim. A parrot and bulldog kept company with the cat. Sadly, the greatest American playwright of the 20th Century died just a couple years later and this is one of the last pictures in his lifetime.

I photographed Mr. Williams for a Florida state story in National Geographic Magazine. My pictures from that coverage are the subject of a major exhibition in Miami and a 200-page book published by PowerHouse Books. The book is available on Amazon at:

www.amazon.com/Peculiar-Paradise-Florida-Photographs/dp/1576879011/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1543592431&sr=1-1&keywords=a+peculiar+paradise&fbclid=IwAR0HonRosU5YrZpghBRyX1iHA142CMeCZWpMk9ulzRrClhInAxpORrLjkDI “A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs” exhibition will be up at HistoryMiami Museum until April 14, 2019.

#cats #cat #tennesseewilliams


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