Robert Clark@robertclarkphoto

Photographer/director

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One of the largest influences on my photographic career has been William Albert Allard. A long time photographer for @natgeo and a expert of the photographic essay. This image was made during a trip in the Basque region of Spain. The beauty and simplicity of kids skipping home from school. You can own your own copy, go to @WilliamAlbertAllard and follow the link in his bio? you will be very happy that you purchased this classic image from a master.


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A #Goat was meet in TexasCity TX while on assignment for @nature_org

Texas City, Texas
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The “skeleton” of a cicada found and shot on an assignment in Texas City, TX for @nature_org.
The cicadas are a superfamily, the Cicadoidea, of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs). They are in the suborder Auchenorrhyncha, along with smaller jumping bugs such as leafhoppers and froghoppers. Cicadidae, with more than 1,300 species described from around the world, with many undescribed species remaining.
Cicadas have prominent eyes set wide apart, short antennae, and membranous front wings. They have an exceptionally loud song, produced not by stridulation, but by vibrating drumlike tymbals rapidly. The earliest known fossil Cicadomorpha appeared in the Upper Permian period; extant species occur all around the world in temperate to tropical climates. They typically live in trees, feeding on sap and laying their eggs in a slit in the bark. Most cicadas are cryptic, singing at night to avoid predators.


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Transfer stream on a tomato farm in #Bradenton #Florida on assignment for @nature_org on the road with @davesweeneyphoto and @lookandseen


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A fence line near #ExtremaBrazil #tncbrasil. The area is part of an amazing @nature_org program that has helped to plant 5,000,000 trees in 10 years.


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Heading home after a day of shooting in the #Cuchurro Valley below Huaylillas in the #Peruvian foothills to the #Andes at nearly 2300 meters above sea level, (7545 ft).
#inca #Quechua


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Danila, 14, the daughter of a rancher holds one of the baby #Alpaca's that she and her brother are in charge of. The home that they living is made of adobe and sits in the #Cuchurro Valley below Huaylillas in the #Peruvian foothills to the #Andes at nearly 2300 meters above sea level, (7545 ft).
#inca #Quechua


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One of the amazing benefits of my work for the @NatGeo is the opportunity to photograph things that are rare, this bee has a unique history and helped #AlfredRusselWallace form his ideas about #Naturalselection being the mechanism that drives evolution. I was allowed to photograph the bee, at the British Museum, while working on a story for the Geographic, on Wallace, "The Man Who Wasn't Darwin".
Wallace was co-authored of Theory of #Evolutoin along with #CharlesDarwin.
Megachile pluto, also known is a very large Indonesian resin bee. It is considered the largest living bee species with a wing span of two and a half inches, it was believed to be extinct until rediscovered.
The species was originally described by Alfred Russel Wallace in 1858, and given the common name "Wallace's giant bee"; it is also known as the "giant mason bee".
In 1981 by Adam C. Messer, an American #entomologist, found six nests on the island of Bacan and other nearby islands.The bee is listed among the 25 “most wanted lost” species that are the focus of Global Wildlife Conservation’s “Search for Lost Species” initiative.
Wallace's giant bee builds communal nests inside active nests of the tree-dwelling termite Microcerotermes amboinensi, which may have served to hide their existence even from island residents. The bee uses tree resin to build compartments inside the termite nest. The association of the bee with the termite is possibly an obligate one.
#bee


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Song Birds from the #Peruvian #Amazon in the collection of the #FeildMuseum in Chicago. These are from the early 50’s or older, they are used by #ornithologist to understand the birds needs in terms of a changing environment.


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A close-up of a male #pheasants face.


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Finding more bird pictures in my archive, this is a Pouter Pigeon, the look and the shape of the bird has been created through selective breeding. “The diversity of the breeds is something astonishing,” wrote Charles Darwin in his book, #OntheOriginofSpecies a work greatly informed by his experiments with the birds.

Pigeon breeding, Darwin argued, was an analogy for what happened in the wild. Nature played the part of the fancier, selecting which individuals would be able to reproduce. Natural selection might work more slowly than human breeders, but it had far more time to produce the diversity of life around us.

By crossbreeding the many species of fancy #pigeon, he showed that contrary to the commonly-held belief that there were two different species which led to the diverse lot of the domestic pigeons, they all arose from just one wild species: the Rock Dove (Columba livia). Though he professed to never developing a true fondness for the creatures, his fascination with them and interest in their origins allowed him to show himself that the theories he was developing were, in fact, probable, and he was not mistaking coincidence for causation.

One hundred and seventy-five years ago, Charles Darwin set out with a survey voyage, aboard the HMS Beagle, in what would be a groundbreaking expedition for his own theories, and the way the world would come to see the origin of species. Intrigued by the vast differences in the closely-related mockingbirds and finches on the #Galapagos, Darwin brought this curiosity home to England, and found a way to test his thoughts on speciation, using an animal equally admired and despised: the pigeon. Specifically, “fancy pigeons,” the odd, often comical, sometimes scary-looking breeds of pigeon, whose popularity and availability was burgeoning just as #Darwin needed specimens.


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Another #bird from my recent hunt for unpublished images. #feathers #Flamingo


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While Researching for a story on #birds, I’m finding pictures from an #evolution story from years ago. The brown color of this #peacock was achieved by selective #breeding. One way that I found to help increase the likelihood that the bird would fully display it’s #feather was to place a mirror in front while shooting.


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#Rural #America, a tour of the beauty of #upstate #NewYork reinforces the discussion of two Americas......it seems very evident that we have a huge cultural differences between urban and rural. Rural America upholds traditional values, yet allows for inconstant behavior.....while denying climate chance until it benefits closer to home. I don’t mean to paint with a broad brush.....I’m just thinking.


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#Pumpkin picking upstate NY


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Hide-an-poop #emoji #poop


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The end of a beautiful day shooting along the #northernneck in #VA #whitestoneoysters @nature_org

Virginia
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Ladder and Barn #mcescher


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A lone #Castanheira (Brazil Nut) trees, which have been protected for years, stands tall over a harvested Soy Bean field in the Amazon region. On assignment for @nature_org working with #tncbrasil


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The early morning view from the highest point in Extrema, #Brazil, over looking a neighboring valley. The valley holds several reservoirs that serve as one of the main water supply for #saopaulo. On an assignment for @nature_org. #tncbrasil


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I like pictures of #birds in #flight, even an average one such as this, from my point of view from the ground it is still epic.


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Watching the sun set from the dock in #HalfMoonBay......You gotta stop for a good sunset.


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Nice to be #home. RainyDay #Brooklyn


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Soy bean storage bin in #Belterra municipality in the amazon region in #Brazil. The land owners signed a pledge 10 years ago not to cut any trees for soy production. The program is run by @nature_org to help with agricultural compliance. Follow @TNCBrasil. #SoyBean #farm #storage #Amazon region of #Brazil


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Farmer and tractor #Brazil


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