Brian Lehmann@brianlehmannphotography

National Geographic | Fulbright Scholar | Speaker | Email - brian@brianlehmann.com

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During a #rare #Indonesian #death ceremony men #butcher a water #buffalo to honor the #dead.


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Aaron Wollin changing #laundry at his #house in #Florida. Wollin #lost his #legs to a #rare #disease at the age of two.


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A mahout (caretaker) with his #elephant in #Delhi, #India.

Delhi, India
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During a #rare #death ritual in #Indonesia #family members gather to remove relatives from their graves, change their clothing, dust them off, inspect the body and let them dry in the sun.


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Surrounded by #Hyenas waiting to eat rotten #meat, Abbas, known as the #hyena man, feeds these vicious animals by hand as a tourist attraction for people from around the world in #Ethiopia.


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#Vintage 1950's #American #cars in #Cuba seem as common as a Honda or Toyota. Thousands #drive the streets of #Havana.

Havana, Cuba
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The world's most #famous half #man, Short E. Dangerously, #fire breathing at his house in #Daytona #Beach, #Florida.


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On the #island of #Sulawesi in #Indonesia the Torajans have a #unique secret, how they handle the #dead. Here locals remove their #family member's #body from #tombs to inspect, #clean and #remember. #death #famous #natgeo #love #glasses #unreal #skin #skincare


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Jay Braggart balances a #sword on his #nose backstage at the #famous World of Wonders Sideshow performing at the #Minnesota State Fair in St. Paul.


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#Rice fields after a #rainstorm in Toraja, on the island of #Sulawesi, #Indonesia.


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A mahout decorates his #elephant before going into the #British #Embassy to be displayed at an event in #Delhi, #India. A mahouts #job is to be a caretaker to one elephant, sometimes for #life.


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Aaron Wollin flies off his #skateboard. Known for his daredevil activities Wollin says he once skateboarded with #tonyhawk. His #legs were amputated at the age of two from a #rare disease called sacral agenesis.


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Rebecca Ostroff showing off her iron jaw routine on the trapeze at the Kelly Miller #Circus. #trapeze #iron #crazy


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#Coffee shop above Thame, #Nepal near Mount #Everest, deep in the #Himalayas.


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Kids #play in the back of a truck full of wheat while their parents #harvest the years crop in South Dakota.


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During a #rare #death ritual Marta Bura Rante Tampang's family #honors her life by sitting her #body up in a chair for two days at her home in Toraja, #Indonesia.


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Aaron Wollin, known as Short E. Dangerously while performing around the world, does a handstand off a bowling ball on the Hellzapoppin #Circus Sideshow in Sioux City, #Iowa. Wollin's legs were amputated at the age of two from a rare disease called sacral agenesis.


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Snowflake catcher. #dogsitting #puppy4sale #whitegold


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Each year nearly 1/2 million sandhill #cranes #migrate through #Nebraska using the Platte #River to roost at #night. Here they leave the #river early in the #morning to feed in nearby cornfields and meadows.


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Trying to financially #survive, #Haitian men pull a #tree down to make charcoal and sell at a local #market. Unfortunately some mountainsides in #Haiti have been deforested so badly all the dirt has washed into the ocean, leaving none left for vegetation to #grow.


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Mahouts feed grasses to their #elephants in #Delhi, #India. A mahouts job is to tend to their elephant sometimes for it's entire life. At one point in Delhi elephants were used to lift or pull heavy objects, but in modern times they have been replaced by machines and are mostly a #tourist attraction.


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A man uncovers his #vintage #car inside a garage in Havana, #Cuba.


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As a form of preservation during this #rare #death #ritual Daniel Rantesalu dumps bottles of #alcohol and vinegar into the mouth of his grandmother, who died just hours earlier in #Indonesia.


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Aftermath of a #cowboy being thrown off a #horse and face planting into the mud during #Nebraska's Big #Rodeo in Burwell. Watch it happen in a video 8 posts back!


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A #girl swallows #fire while performing with the World of Wonders sideshow at the #Minnesota State Fair.


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Kids play in a wheat field while their parents harvest in South Dakota. #photooftheday #farm #kids #southdakota


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A girl takes a selfie with Daniel Seba Sambara, had been dead for three years. Once a year on the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia, a unique ritual is performed. Families gather to remove their relatives from graves, change their clothing, dust them off, inspect the condition of their body and let them dry in the sun. #indonesia #photooftheday #unique #different


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Fish swim through coral inside an aquarium at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Nebraska.

Henry Doorly Zoo:Omaha Nebraska
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A mahout with his #elephant in #Delhi, #India. Often times, mahouts spend their entire lives taking care of just one elephant. #photooftheday


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