David Coventry@davidcoventry

Sydney native, New York based photographer. National Geographic.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn, NY, observed the the Biur Chametz (burning of the bread) across the city Monday in a ritual marking the arrival of Passover.
All leavened products must be destroyed to make households ready for Passover, which begins at sundown Monday with the first seder.
@davidcoventry , #Passover, #nyc, #Chametz, #Ultra-OrthodoxJews


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@davidcoventry , Sun goes down over Manhattan on 03/17/17 , Happy St Patricks day , #newyork , #sunrise_sunsets_aroundworld


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Good Morning New York, @davidcoventry , #brooklyn, #williamsburg , #newyork


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@natgeo,Photographs by David Coventry @davidcoventry
From the ancient Mayan city of Calakmul the Kaan or Snake Kings built a web of alliances to form one of the most powerful empires of the ancient world.
There are 6,750 ancient structures identified at Calakmul; the largest of which is the great pyramid at the site. Structure 2 is over 180 ft high, making it one of the tallest of the Maya pyramids
Calakmul is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region, a World Heritage site, it is 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the Guatemalan border. Calakmul was one of the largest and most powerful ancient cities ever uncovered in the Maya lowlands.
Calakmul administered a large domain marked by the extensive distribution of their emblem glyph of the snake head sign, to be read "Kaan". Calakmul was the seat of what has been dubbed the Kingdom of the Snake or Snake Kingdom. This Snake Kingdom reigned during most of the Classic period. Calakmul itself is estimated to have had a population of 50,000 people and had governance, at times, over places as far away as 150 kilometers.
Throughout the Classic Period, Calakmul maintained an intense rivalry with the major city of Tikal to the south, and the political manoeuvrings of these two cities have been likened to a struggle between two Maya superpowers.
Read Erik Vance's fascinating story "In Search of the Lost Empire of the Maya"in the September 2016 Issue of National Geographic Magazine

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/09/maya-empire-snake-kings-dynasty-mesoamerica-b

#natgeo #nationalgeopraphic #Mexico #archeology , #worldheritagesite, #calakmul, #snakekings, #empires, #monuments, #dynasties, #kingdoms, #superpowers, #erikvance, #INAH, #MCDGOBGT, #PACUNAM, #mayan, #calakmul, #ancientworld, #mayanpyramids, #jadedeathmasks,#waringstates, #tikal, #homul, #elperuwaka, #lacorona


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@natgeo Photograph by David Coventry @davidcoventry
From the ancient Mayan city of Calakmul the Kaan or Snake Kings built a web of alliances to form one of the most powerful empires of the ancient world.
There are 6,750 ancient structures identified at Calakmul; the largest of which is the great pyramid at the site. Structure 2 is over 180 ft high, making it one of the tallest of the Maya pyramids
Calakmul is a Maya archaeological site in the Mexican state of Campeche, deep in the jungles of the greater Petén Basin region, a World Heritage site, it is 35 kilometres (22 mi) from the Guatemalan border. Calakmul was one of the largest and most powerful ancient cities ever uncovered in the Maya lowlands.
Calakmul administered a large domain marked by the extensive distribution of their emblem glyph of the snake head sign, to be read "Kaan". Calakmul was the seat of what has been dubbed the Kingdom of the Snake or Snake Kingdom. This Snake Kingdom reigned during most of the Classic period. Calakmul itself is estimated to have had a population of 50,000 people and had governance, at times, over places as far away as 150 kilometers.
Throughout the Classic Period, Calakmul maintained an intense rivalry with the major city of Tikal to the south, and the political manoeuvrings of these two cities have been likened to a struggle between two Maya superpowers.
Read more about the Snake Kings in the print and online September 2016 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

#natgeo #nationalgeopraphic #Mexico #archeology , #worldheritagesite, #calakmul, #snakekings, #empires, #monuments, #dynasties, #superpowers, #erikvance, #INAH, #mayan, #calakmul, #ancientworld


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@natgeo, Photograph by David Coventry, @davidcoventry, Today I visited Monterey's Bay's famous Aquarium and witnessed the amazing beauty of the Sea Nettles. A Sea Nettle hunts by trailing those long tentacles, covered with stinging cells. When the tentacles touch tiny plankton, the stinging cells stick tight and paralyze prey. From there, the prey is moved to the frilly mouth-arms and finally to the mouth , where the jelly eats its meal.
#MontereyBayAquarium, #jellyfish, #california,#underwater, #nationalgeographic


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@natgeo, Photograph by David Coventry, @davidcoventry, Statue of Zeus, God of the sky, lighting, thunder, law order and justice in ancient Greek religion who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.Photographed at the National Archeological Museum , Athens, Greece for the July issue of NGM story on "Greece, Gods and Beyond".
#ancientgreece, #gods, #greece, #Zeus, #ancientreligion, @vincientjmusi,#greeknationalarcheologicalmuseum,@thephotosociety, #instagramhub


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Photograph by David Coventry @davidcoventry,
Sunset over Brooklyn on Monday night, double rainbows , and heavy thunder storms in New York City.
#Newyorkcity, #rainbows, #brooklyn


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Photo by @davidcoventry
A glimpse of an underwater world.
#natgeoearthday, #earthday, #underwaterflowers


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@natgeo, Photograph by David Coventry.
@davidcoventry - Giving pause to consider the balance of our planet. Celebrating Earth Day, on April 22nd.
Recent finding from NASA researchers from JPL ( Jet Propulsion Lab), believe that melting ice is redistributing the planet's weight balance. The Earth has always been heavier at its poles, because large bodies of water are frozen as ice and exert a form of pressure, keeping things reasonably stable. But as the planet warms up and the ice begins to melt, the weight moves from the top and bottom into the middle, creating a "wobble" effect.
Since NASA'S 134-year record of recording global temperatures, January & February 2016 have been the hottest on record. Over the past 50 years, the average global temperature has increased at the fastest rate in recorded history.
The impact of global warming is being felt across the globe with extreme heat waves, devastating tropical storms, rising sea levels, severe droughts, & wild fires all creating a reality of environmental, economic and health consequences.

#NatGeoEarthDay, #Earthday, #NASA, #JPL, #ClimateChange, #Science, #globalwarming, #recordtemperatures, #co2emissions, #globaltemperatures


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@davidcoventry , Violetta searches for eggs. Easter Sunday 2016. Cape Elizabeth, Maine, #easteregghunt, #easter, #maine


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@davidcoventry ,Photograph by David Coventry
Ballerina's from The Cuban National Ballet school ,in Havana.
With approximately 3000 students , it is the largest ballet school in the world and the most famous in Cuba
When I travelled to Cuba on several occasions over the last 15 years with my antique 4x5 camera the island had not been visited by a sitting US president since 1959. Cubans and Americans alike are considering what changes Obama's historic visit may bring to the lives of the 11 million Cubans who have been living under harsh economic and social injustices for many decades. The possibilities of increased trade and tourism with the US , will have a huge impact on the lives of the average Cuban, where the average wage is between $17 -$30 US per month.
I have been to Cuba several times always having the most wonderful adventures and memorable experiences. This picture was shot on 4x5 color neg film at f1.9 on a lens from the 1920's.
,#natgeo #nationalgeopraphic #cuba, #presidentbarackobama,#historicvisit, #havana,#nofilter, #socialandeconomicchange


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#Double Rainbow this afternoon in Upstate NY, photo by @davidcoventry


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Photo by @davidcoventry , flying from Aspen to Boulder.


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Photo by @davidcoventry , flying from Aspen to Boulder.


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Photo by @davidcoventry , flying from Aspen to Boulder.


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@natgeo,Photograph by Davidcoventry, @davidcoventry, Sunset at The Parthenon
The Parthenon - or parts of it at least - can be found in London, Paris, Copenhagen, the Vatican, Vienna, Wurzburg, Munich and, most obviously, Athens. This esteemed 2500-year-old Greek temple sits on a large rock overlooking Athens, but today we just see the bones. One of the earliest symbols of a civilised world has seen its details stripped away and deposited in various museums, most notably the British Museum, which has been proudly displaying 75 metres of the Parthenon's marble sculptures for almost 200 years. The Parthenon has had a long and active history, packed with multiple functions, abuse, and controversy, but still it stands, and it remains as revered today as it was upon completion way back in 438 BC.
The Parthenon is a former temple on the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the goddess Athena, whom the people ofAthens considered their patron. Construction began in 447 BC when the Athenian Empire was at the height of its power. It was completed in 438 BC although decoration of the building continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered the zenith of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece, Athenian democracy and western civilization, and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. The Greek Ministry of Culture is currently carrying out a program of selective restoration and reconstruction to ensure the stability of the partially ruined structure,#ancientgreece, #parthenon,#greece, #greektemples, #athens


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It sleeps so peacefully, planning its next move, the terrible two's are a reality and a trial for all , but we love her , especially when the terror sleeps, #terribletwos, #sopeaceful,#parenthood


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@natgeo, photo by @DavidCoventry, just got off flight from Portland Maine to NY, magical sky, thunder clouds at sunset. Of course It was the one time I did not have my stills camera, thank goodness for the iphone. #clouds, #thunderclouds, #iphone, #nyc, #maine


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@natgeo Photograph by David Coventry @davidcoventry of Artemis, the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.
She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, twin sister of Apollo.
On assignment for @Natgeo in Athens, Greece.
@namuseum.gr, #ancientgreece,
#greekmythology, #greece, #onassignment


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Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States. #9/11, #worldtradecenter,#natgeo, #thephotosociety


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Photo by @davidcoventry, a fierce #snowstorm returned last night to #timessquare in New York city last night. Nearly a foot of snow fell in the city last night, leaving behind #arctic temperatures.@natgeo, @thephotosociety, #polarvortex, #mickeymouse.


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New York CIty subway, on my way home from Day 3 at The Social Good Summit at the 92 nd stY, New York, in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson will bring together over innovation can help make this world a reality.
Panel topics will range from using mobile phones to fight malaria to ending hunger to combatting climate change and empowering women. #2030NOW builds on the UN-led process to craft a post-2015 development agenda that will follow and accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals.
#instacorps, #unfoundation, #socialgoodsummit, #2030NOW,@unfoundation, @davidcoventry.com,#mashable,#ericsson, #billandmelindagatesfoundation, #newyorkcity


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Dinner at home again !


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Malala Yousafzai , on October 10, 2012 was shot in the head and neck by a Taliban gunman in an attempted assassination for activism .The Social Good Summit at the 92 nd st Y, New York, in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson will bring together over 3 days , entrepreneurs, experts, and activists will come together to discuss a global call to action about what kind of world we want in 2030 and how innovation can help make this world a reality.
Panel topics will range from using mobile phones to fight malaria to ending hunger to combatting climate change and empowering women. #2030NOW builds on the UN-led process to craft a post-2015 development agenda that will follow and accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals.
#instacorps, #unfoundation, #socialgoodsummit, #2030NOW,@unfoundation, @davidcoventry.com
#Malalayousafzai, #mashable,#ericsson,#billandmelindagatesfoundation


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Elba Velasquez Hernandas, aged 16 from Guatemala works with Let Girls Lead, Day 2 at The Social Good Summit at the 92 nd stY, New York, in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson will bring together over innovation can help make this world a reality.
Panel topics will range from using mobile phones to fight malaria to ending hunger to combatting climate change and empowering women. #2030NOW builds on the UN-led process to craft a post-2015 development agenda that will follow and accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals.
#instacorps, #unfoundation, #socialgoodsummit, #2030NOW,@unfoundation, @davidcoventry.com,#mashable,#ericsson, #billandmelindagatesfoundation,


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The Social Good Summit at the 92 nd st Y, New York, in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson will bring together over 3 days , entrepreneurs, experts, and activists will come together to discuss a global call to action about what kind of world we want in 2030 and how innovation can help make this world a reality.
Panel topics will range from using mobile phones to fight malaria to ending hunger to combatting climate change and empowering women. #2030NOW builds on the UN-led process to craft a post-2015 development agenda that will follow and accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals.
#instacorps, #unfoundation, #socialgoodsummit, #2030NOW,@unfoundation, @davidcoventry.com


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The United Nations meets tomorrow for the 68 th General Assembly. At the same time The Social Good Summit at the 92 nd st Y in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson will bring together over 3 days , entrepreneurs, experts, and activists will come together to discuss a global call to action about what kind of world we wantin 2030 and how innovation can help make this world a reality.
#instacorps, #unfoundation, #socialgoodsummit, #2030NOW, @davidcoventry.com


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The United Nations meets tomorrow for the 68 th General Assembly. At the same time The Social Good Summit at the 92 nd st Y in conjunction with the United Nations Foundation, Mashable, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ericsson will bring together over 3 days , entrepreneurs, experts, and activists will come together to discuss a global call to action about what kind of world we wantin 2030 and how innovation can help make this world a reality.
#instacorps, #unfoundation, #socialgoodsummit, #2030NOW, @davidcoventry.com


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