Circles in the Sand, a temporary art project by Denny Dyke // Time-lapse by Kevin Schafer – @schaferpho – When the tide is out in little Bandon, Oregon, artist Denny Dyke steps out onto the sand. With a small rake, and the help of many friends and admirers in the community, he traces fanciful shapes in the sand. But they are not just simple designs; the end product of several hours work is a labyrinth, a path for others to follow. I had never heard of this before until a recent family visit to Bandon. I was enchanted with the process, and the engagement with visitors of all ages and nationalities. To learn more visit: https://www.sandypathbandon.com. Better yet, go see it for yourself. #circlesinthesand#bandon#lowtideart
Photo by @jim_sugar | While preparing to photograph two 1950’s vintage aircraft at the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Airizona, a young woman walked into the museum wearing a flight attendants’s uniform of the same vintage as the aircraft. Ms. Jeanne Sorenson graciously allowed me to photograph her to complete the photograph. The addition of Ms.Jeanne Sorenson wearing her 1950’s flight attendant’s uniform made the photograph complete. She walked into that museum like she owned the place. Members of Nikon Professional Services helped me with five strobes to light the shot. (Thanks Brian & J.C.!) The crew from Nikon and I were attending the annual International Society of Aviation Photographer’s symposium & workshop in Tucson, 2018 Jim Sugar, Nikon Professional Services @natgeocreative#Pima Air Museum, #NikonD850#D850 w/Nikkor 105mm 1.4, 5 SB flashes, #Pima Air & Space Museum #Tuscon, International Society of Aviation Photographers @thePhotoSociety
Coal mine named ¨El Hatillo¨, Lomas de Calentura, Colombia.
Colombia is well-endowed with minerals and energy resources. It has the largest coal reserves in Latin America.
The country´s coal output has increased consistently from 4 million tons in 1981 to 65.6 million tons in 2006, when it contributed 1.4 percent of the world's coal production. In 2006 Colombia accounted for 81 percent of the total coal production in Central and South America. Furthermore, 94 percent of Colombia's coal is of very good quality and is classified as hard, with high heat-generating capacity. Coal has been Colombia's second-largest export since 2001.The largest coal mines—and the ones that generate the most exports—are located in the north of the country, in the departments of La Guajira and Cesar. #coalmines#coal#environment@villalonsantamaria
Photo by @Cristinamittermeier //
I photographed this young boy at the Sing Sing Festival in Mount Hagen several years ago. He was one of many children dressed up to compete for the most cultural integrity. Sing-sing festivals are held in Papa New Guinea with a purpose to share, in peaceful celebration, traditions.
70 years ago, the United Nations established the Declaration of Human Rights, with 30 distinct articles. Article 27 decrees that everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. It adds that everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.
Cultural integrity is something very close to my heart. It is where we find "Enoughness" - the practice of finding contentment in culture instead of material things. #Followme at @Cristinamittmeier to learn more about "Enoughness.”
Photograph by @paulnicklen // At -20 degrees Celsius, a grizzly bear feeds along the Fishing Branch River in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Wet fur turns to ice and lips turn red from feasting on salmon. With luck this bear is sound asleep far above the Arctic Circle, saving energy until it wakes up in the spring. Please follow me for more at @PaulNicklen.
Photo by @geosteinmetz // Eye-level view of the salt ridges that emerge from the great Salar de Uyuni. It’s the world’s biggest (4,000 square miles) #salt flat, and the white surface is pure, edible sodium chloride. But below the surface is a briny pool that contains some 2/3 of world’s known reserves of #lithium. To see more follow @geosteinmetz
Photograph by @cookjenshel
// For World Water Day we want to again bring some attention to a deeply troubling water issue - the fact that the ancient glaciers of the Andes have lost half of their ice in the past 40 years. Sixty percent of Peru’s population is dependent on getting their drinking water from glaciers – which scientists tell us are receding at a rate of 30 feet per year. We made this photograph in 2010, of a glacier melting into Laguna Llaca, in Huascaran National Park, in the Cordillera Blanca Mountains, in Peru. That glacier, since we made this image, has receded an additional 240 feet. @cookjenshel@thephotosociety@natgeocreative#worldwaterday#water#environment#glaciers
Miners carry a boat through the Zamuro rapids, Inirida river, Colombia.
Often people who navigate the Inirida river has to download their belongings from the canoes or boats to go through these rapids on foot.
All the Orinoquia region have seen lately a mining boom with discovers of wolfram (Tungsten), tin and lately coltan, all of them labeled conflict minerals since armed irregular groups intend to control these mines and charge taxes to the population who work in such places.