Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety First of all this is a tiger yawning. He’s not being aggressive nor is he annoyed by anything, especially not me. Secondly, yes it is a wild tiger, photographed in Bandhavgarh National Park in India, not some mistreated captive tiger being tormented to provide photo opportunities for cretins. Thirdly he’s a baby, just 16 months old and yes, he had ventured close to our stationery jeep with his boisterous sibling but this is also a hefty crop, done simply because I was having another rummage through some old files and ‘saw’ this obvious crop which I’d never 'seen' before. Phew! I thought I’d better get that out of the way before the handwringers, desperate to find their new something to be annoyed about start throwing around the usual misguided assumptions. So yes, as I mentioned this is a hefty crop but one that I think really works, focussing the viewers’ attention solely on those mighty canines. On the subject of those mighty canines these ones, along with the vertical jaw mechanism of all true carnivores/omnivores is ideal is cutting and slicing raw flesh, that is once they’ve torn the fur of the animal whose neck they have doubtless punctured in some predatory pounce. Interesting factoid of the day, every mammal with the exception of rodents, rabbits and pikas have canine teeth, the biggest canines in the world belong to the hippo, a herbivore and a musk deer, another herbivore. I digress! I would not begin to argue that this final image is an accurate rendition of the image that I captured that day as only approximately 50% of the original image remains. That being said this image does represent another reason why trying to capture your images as sharply and crisply as you can has significant advantages, that is being able to crop in at a later date. Of course you need to try and get everything right in camera first and not rely on post production cropping but when an image like this is there for the finding then it would have been foolish not to 😊 Come and join me in India 2020 to photograph tigers, for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo by Robbie Shone (@ShonePhoto) // Geologist Yuri Dublyansky from the University of Innsbruck emerges near the polychrome composition “Horses and signs” on the southwest wall of Hall of Chaos in Shulgan-Tash (Kapova) cave, Russia. At the time of discovery of Paleolithic art in the cave by Alexander Riymin in 1959, the composition was completely coated with a thick layer of grey flowstone, remnants of which are visible in the upper and left parts of the rock wall. In 1976, researchers from the archaeological expedition of Otto Bader noticed on a bright red spot on the wall where red paint was washing out. Restorers from this expedition removed opaque flowstone and exposed drawings. They only left a millimeter-thick layer of translucent flowstone to protect drawings from adverse effects of water, flowing along the wall. Yuri took samples of this flowstone and analyzed them in the lab at the University of Innsbruck to understand when the art was created and what the climate was like at that time.
Photo by @gerdludwig. On a horse-drawn sled, a villager makes his way through the deep snow of the Russian Taiga in Southern Siberia. Follow @gerdludwig to see images from my assignments and journeys around the globe.
Photograph by Cameron Davidson (@camdavidsonphoto) Personal project on the impact of wheat in modern agriculture. As a person who deals with celiac disease everyday, I thought it would be interesting to go back to the Palouse region of Washington and Idaho and photograph the wheat harvest and landscape. After five days of ingesting wheat dust, it hit me and I suffered for a day. The Palouse is a beautiful region full of gently rolling hills that are challenging to combines. They often use out-riggers to stabilize the machines as they till or harvest the fields. To see more of my landscape and aerial photography, please follow me @camdavidsonphoto#sony#captureonepro#palouse#farming#landscapephotography
Photo by @ljohnphoto for @rippleeffectimages. Kajal appeared as a child in height and weight, but this slender 12 year old with blue rag ribbons in her hair had seen, smelled and survived more than most adults. She had worked the pile of garbage since she was 8. At the age of 12, she earned about 200-300 rupees ($2.90-$4.36USD) a day. In the years she had labored at the pile, she had found a pair of gold earrings, a 500 rupee note, and a dead woman with a knife in her stomach.
Determined to reinvent herself, Kajal’s dream was to continue her education, a dream which was nurtured by the learning centers of @Chintan.India. They provided her more than knowledge - she built the confidence to believe in herself. She left her family to escape arranged marriage and today is happily married with a son of her own. She spends each evenings teaching Hindi and English to children in her neighborhood, passing on the knowledge she gained from Chintan.
Photography by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Ounianga Kebir (also known as Lake Yoa), the second largest lake in Northern Chad, is in the process of being cut into pieces by fingers of sand that blow through breaks in the surrounding cliffs. The heat and strong wind cause a high rate of evaporation that has turned the potable ground water into a lake that is saltier than sea water, and devoid of fish. The lake is punctuated by promotories of Nubian sandstone, the permeable rock that stores and transports the water underground, and it is stained white by salts leaching out by evaporation.
Photo by @joemcnallyphoto. The long hallways of memory. In the 1920’s, Margaret Sellers, aged 2, came to the United States on a steamship out of Scotland, and landed at Ellis Island, shown here. She is holding her original Immigrant Identification Card, issued to her on the island. Ninety now, she has kept it all these years. Many thanks to the @saveellisisland organization for arranging a trip to Ellis for Margaret. A wonderful and feisty lady, she was a joy and an honor to photograph. The hallway depicted here is in the old hospital wing out on Ellis, which the Save Ellis Foundation strives mightily to preserve. Its’ an important task, as there is so much history to seen, and felt, out there on that Island of Hope. #immigrants#history#saveellisisland#portrait#ellisisland#history
Photo by @dguttenfelder. Headlamp-lit climbers make their way through wind and rain in a single file line up the slopes of Japan’s sacred Mt. Fuji hoping to reach the summit of the 12,388-foot volcano by sunrise. Respectful of nature, and respectful of one another, hundreds of thousands of Japanese climb Mt. Fuji annually in what feels to me like a shared experience and mass pilgrimage. #onassignment for @natgeotravel