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Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // STANDING TALL // #red #poppy (Papaver rhoeas) flower among tens of thousands. It is something indescribable, when you met with such fields. Moreover, they are common #weed in agricultural land. Just like this place, about 50 meters from the road I drew on. No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images!
@natgeo @instagram @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto #MyCanon #educateandinspire #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #findbeautyeveryday #TeamCanon #adventure #discoveryourbackyard #flower #flowers #redpoppy


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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety
Mountain hare running – It must be said but sometimes being a wildlife photographer really sucks. Two nights ago I had perhaps one of the best single evening of photography that I had ever been privileged to experience. Something that I had always longed to witness happened just in front of me, in glorious evening sunlight and it went on for about two hours. For the first time ever I hit the buffer on my camera, so quickly was I capturing images and cherished memories. Last night however, at the exact same location, events unfolded that represented perhaps the most devastating night of my entire photographic career. Whilst I won’t currently go into the gory details I returned home absolutely distraught, enraged and unable to even articulate my feelings to my now worried wife. With tears streaming down my face I was finally able to bumble through the events, still shaking, still absolutely at a loss to explain the unspeakable acts of wanton cruelty to which we must bear witness. What I will never, ever understand is that we have all, at some point experienced pain. Some of us, myself included have experienced absolute terror, the kind of terror that one feels in those final moments before we die. With that in mind then what kind of person, having experienced those emotions for themselves, can then set out to inflict those self-same feelings onto another living creature? We know, with the same amount of certainty that the star around which our Earth orbits will rise in the morning, that every single mammal and bird shares ALL of the same complex emotions as we do yet their lives are treated with absolute contempt, like they are worth nothing. To say that I am unutterably sick and bewilderingly horrified in the way that our animal cousins are routinely treated would be a grotesque understatement and I despair at the glacial speed at which our so called animal loving species is figuring out what the true meaning of compassion really is. Rant over so here is a mountain hare, yet another of our cherished icons whose fragile bodies the despicable amongst us delight in directing their gun sights toward!


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @onedayinmyworld�-�“The mental health of my daughter started in the form of malaria, serious headache, pain all over her body and it makes her feel sick everyday and disorganizes her mind so that she can’t speak well nor write some thing in school.” Rose Muju takes care of her daughter Viola Malig, who developed mental health issues after contracting malaria. Neither are able to work.�-�In South Sudan, decades of fighting has displayed millions. While the conflict has raged, facilities that provide for people living with mental health conditions have not been able to be developed. This is particularly troubling when one considers the level of trauma the fighting and displacement has caused. In the capital Juba, without adequate infrastructure many people living with mental health issues have been locked up in the central prison. Handicap International has been working with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health to strengthen mental health services in both the prison and in Juba Teaching Hospital. As a result many of those detained have had their chains removed and been reunited with their families.�-�#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @OneDayInMyWorld


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Photo by @anniegriffiths. Elephants congregate inside the Ngorongoro Crater at sunrise in #Tanzania. This park is one of the only places left where a herd of black rhino roam safely.

@ngorongoro_crater @rippleeffectimages #elephants #africa #Ngorongoro


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Photo by @FransLanting Two young cheetah brothers are crouching down to drink from a water hole in the Serengeti. Cheetahs may be able to survive for long periods without drinking water and rely instead on the blood from their prey, but they don’t pass up an opportunity to drink when they can. You can tell they are still young because of the ruff of fur along their necks, which disappears when they mature. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate encounters with cheetahs. #Cheetah #BigCats #Endangered #Wildlifephotography #Wildlife #Safari


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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // Pictured here are a bunch of rare cave formations known as mammillaries. These formed underwater at times when the lake was much higher than it is today. The formations that look like lion tails (i.e., white stalactites with orange bulbs on the end) formed close to the water surface, with the white part being above water and the orange part being just below the water surface. This contrast between the orange and white formations can give you an idea of where the level of the lake was in the past. Lechuguilla is a very beautiful and highly protected cave. Access is very strongly controlled and only given to experienced cavers with specific scientific or exploration goals within certain parts of the cave. This particular part of the cave had been ‘out of bounds’ for nearly 25 years. Lechuguilla features strongly in the episode Genesis of the @natgeochannel documentary ‘One Strange Rock’ - Check it out! @natgeocreative


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Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // FORGET-ME-NOT // Wood
forget-me-not (Myosotis sylvatica) in blossom at the edge of the
forest. I was kindly invited by @slovenianbears to their magnificent
area in #Slovenia. Place is beautiful, not far from my recent
hometown, and there are plenty of natural wonders to photograph,
#notjustbears! I am planning to hold workshops for visitors here to
teach them, how to discover their environment. I just had to pull over
beside the forest to photograph this tiny little species. Flowers
known by their magnificent #blue color, but it is less known that
young florets are pink... Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep
up-to-date with my images!
@natgeo @instagram @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart
@thephotosociety @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood
#photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon
#simple #natgeo #macro #macrophotography #macrophoto #MyCanon
#educateandinspire #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment
#findbeautyeveryday #TeamCanon #adventure #flower #flowers
#discoveryourbackyard #forgetmenot


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Photo by @MichaelGeorge // Trains are not forgiving to photographers. By the time you see the perfect frame, it is seven cars down and you’re left wondering if it was actually gold, or if you made it up. In 2015 I rode a cross-country train from DC to San Francisco, and found endless beauty outside the large windows of the observation car. This is a scene from somewhere in Montana. It is a lucky catch, and it was only after the fact that I noticed the perfect reflection of the tree in the pond. // #traintravel #crosscountrytrain #americabytrain #montana #montanafarm #farming #farm #amtrak


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Photo by @hammond_robin for @onedayinmyworld�-�“I had no problem with my mind. Only when I gave birth to my sixth child, then I developed this sickness which has become my mental health problem. I don’t know what to do because I am feel sick everyday and some people say I’m mad but I’m not mad. I feel some times very sad and very happy sometimes.” Hellen Alfred in Juba, South Sudan is one of many people living with limited access to mental health services in the world’s newest nation.�-�In South Sudan, decades of fighting has displayed millions. While the conflict has raged, facilities that provide for people living with mental health conditions have not been able to be developed. This is particularly troubling when one considers the level of trauma the fighting and displacement has caused. In the capital Juba, without adequate infrastructure many people living with mental health issues have been locked up in the central prison. Handicap International has been working with the South Sudanese Ministry of Health to strengthen mental health services in both the prison and in Juba Teaching Hospital. As a result many of those detained have had their chains removed and been reunited with their families.�-�#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @OneDayInMyWorld


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Photo Workshop in Iceland !! If you are looking for a cool adventure next Fall, how about joining me, @tyronefoto , in the land of volcanoes and waterfalls, October 8 - 15, 2018. We will be traveling along the southern coast of this wonderland, chasing the light, looking at big landscapes and beautiful small details, and having fun. To find out more, go to the link in my bio @tyronefoto or check out @pendaphoto . #iceland #photoworkshop #learnphotography #chasinglight #picoftheday #instagood


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Photo: @ivankphoto / Nahuelito plays at low tide on the northern coast of Ecuador in the province of Esmeraldas.
#runaflirts #ecuador #ocean


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Photo by Nathan Benn // I’m going through my archives to scan images that I find interesting (and the editors didn’t). I took this picture in South Korea 1987, one of my last shoots for National Geographic.

CHUNJU, SOUTH KOREA – June 11, 1987. Riot police with shields, ironically decorated with “happy faces,” block an anti-government demonstration. The protestors were marching as dissent against regime of authoritarian dictator Chun Doo-Hwan. This picture was not used in National Geographic Magazine but won an award in 1987 World Press Photo competition and was used on the back cover of the WPP annual yearbook. #southkorea #korea #archives


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