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Camels with skin ailments waiting to be sold for food on the border post between #Yemen and #Oman. They had been grazing on whatever they could find, such as paper cartons and blowing trash. The deserts are beautiful, especially when seen from above. Living there is not a pajama party, but a hardscrabble reality for the native #Bedouin. . #DesertAirBook #DonovanWebster


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#repost @natgeo - Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz
Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz
Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz
Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz
Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz


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Checking in from the Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia. #donovanwebster #EmptyQuarterBook #ETphonehome #rubalkhali


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Camels with skin ailments waiting to be sold for food on the border post between #Yemen and #Oman. They had been grazing on whatever they could find, such as paper cartons and blowing trash. The deserts are beautiful, especially when seen from above. Living there is not a pajama party, but a hardscrabble reality for the native #Bedouin. . #DesertAirBook #DonovanWebster


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Boulder split by weathering, Ténéré, Niger #geology #Sahara #DonovanWebster


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#DonovanWebster taking a sunset stroll through the dunes of the Blue Mountains in the Ténéré Desert , Niger . #sahara #DesertAirBook

Photo and history by @geosteinmetz #desert #love #good #work


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#DonovanWebster taking a sunset stroll through the dunes of the Blue Mountains in the Ténéré Desert, Niger. #Sahara #DesertAirBook


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Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz

I lost one of my dearest friends this week, with the passing of Donovan Webster. We went on many assignments together over the years. There are some people that you are happy to have on any adventure and share even the most miserable of circumstances. Don was one of those. He always brightened the room and had an effortless way of making everyone laugh at even our most dire predicaments. For National Geographic, he helped me navigate the world’s largest sea of sand, The Empty Quarter of Arabia, and came back for more as we rode a caravan of thirty bactrian camels across the world’s tallest dunes in China’s Gobi Desert. As a writer he had a way of synthesizing an experience with an eloquent and immediate simplicity, and could charm everyone from arrogant diplomat to campfire Bedouin. On expeditions, he was always the best dressed, and made even hardscrabble fieldwork look glamorous. I have never seen anyone wear shorts on the back of a camel, but Don made it look natural, and was endeared by all who met him. The world will miss you Don, as you go on to the greatest of adventures. #DonovanWebster @natgeo #adventure #bestwingmanever


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She made tea for us with a #solar oven fashioned out of an old satellite dish. Diu-Diu was a widow, and lived alone in this mud brick house beside a pen for her goats. She gathered the goat droppings to burn for warmth in the sub-zero winters of this remote oasis, deep in the mega-dunes of the Chinese #GobiDesert. She invited us back in the afternoon, to share some dried cheese and a prized bottle of whiskey. Desert people are like that, sharing what little they have. In the field with #DonovanWebster


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Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara


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RIP Don. Gone much too soon. #donovanwebster


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Crossing the #EmptyQuarter of Saudi Arabia... three cars for safety and a drum of extra fuel, with old maps and no wimps! What we found was ourselves, in one of the most beautiful and under-appreciated wildernesses on earth. #EmptyQuarterBook #DesertAirBook #DonovanWebster #notadrone #InShallah


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And finally........Don was an avid fly fisherman. His work took him to the corners of the earth and he always brought his fly rod. These shots were taken prior to his wedding in Tennessee. I can only hope that his spirit has found its way to a quiet stream teeming with trout.
#RIP #donovanwebster #friendship #toosoon


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I lost one of my dearest friends this week, with the passing of Donovan Webster. We went on many assignments together over the years. There are some people that you are happy to have on any adventure and share even the most miserable of circumstances. Don was one of those. He always brightened the room and had an effortless way of making everyone laugh at even our most dire predicaments. For National Geographic, he helped me navigate the world’s largest sea of sand, The Empty Quarter of Arabia, and came back for more as we rode a caravan of thirty bactrian camels across the world’s tallest dunes in China’s Gobi Desert. As a writer he had a way of synthesizing an experience with an eloquent and immediate simplicity, and could charm everyone from arrogant diplomat to campfire Bedouin. On expeditions, he was always the best dressed, and made even hardscrabble fieldwork look glamorous. I have never seen anyone wear shorts on the back of a camel, but Don made it look natural, and was endeared by all who met him. The world will miss you Don, as you go on to the greatest of adventures. #DonovanWebster @natgeo #adventure #bestwingmanever


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1-Don’s breakthrough was a long form piece in the New Yorker on crop dusting in the Mississippi Delta. It was illustrated with one of my shots that they turned into a pencil drawing as the New Yorker was not yet publishing photographs. (July 8,1991 - page 46)
2,3-In the Arkansas and Mississippi Delta doing research.
4-Going deep into the Mississippi River bottoms to interview a reclusive subject who required copious amounts of Bud Light for his cooperation.
5- Taking a break to make a southern gothic selfie, quench our thirst (Buds, aka “red snappers”) & plink the empties.
6-My son, Charlie, who is Don’s godson, sitting on his mother’s lap watching Don on CNN.
#RIP #donovanwebster #areporteratlarge @newyorkermag


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To my friend Donovan Webster, Rest in Peace. 1959-2018. Journalist, writer, editor, teacher, father, friend, collaborator, humanitarian. The accomplishments are too numerous to mention all but include National Geographic, The New Yorker, The NY Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Smithsonian, Outside Magazine, VQR. Numerous books, documentaries, & NGOs. We went to college together, shared an apartment in NYC, were in each others weddings, and collaborated. All of my early forays into human rights & social justice work funneled through Don. Tragically, the grip of addiction took it all away. #RIP #donovanwebster @natgeo @nytmag @newyorkermag @smithsonianmagazine @vanityfair @outsidemagazine @vqreview


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The taste of Northern Burma #LedoRoad #Adventure #DonovanWebster #WW2


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