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@finn3__ & @piper.may exemplify what Girl Possible is all about. Earlier this summer I made a video for @GirlsDrivingForADifference to highlight their superhero-themed summer camp called Girl Possible, aimed at inspiring girls to become the leaders and change makers of tomorrow, through design thinking. If you’re interested in checking out the video, the link is in my bio!


|| My own personal post card.
I took this photo and managed to not get run over, it was worth the adrenaline rush and chaos of cars honking at me. ||


Oakum boys, juvenile king penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia Island. Named 'oakum boys' by sailors for the resemblance of their brown fluffy plumage to the color of oakum used to caulk timbers on sailing ships, these year-old penguins will soon shed their fluffy brown plumage and adopt the colors of an adult. #sassy_birds #salisburyplains #kingpenguins #nature_love #your_best_birds #nationalgeographicexplorer #linbladexpeditions #eye_spy_birds #wildlife_in_bl #live_love_wildlife #best_birds_of_world #bird #oakumboys #toocute #penguinsofinstagram #birding_lounge #birds_adored #loves_birds #total_birds #allmightybirds #penguincolony #magical_beauties #amazing_nature #planet_birds


|| Breathtaking experience.
Not just seeing this, but walking through it. Getting a glass of whiskey with ice from the glaciar was our price after that walk. ||


In a rural Zambian village, Grace Hachiswenya lies in bed, awaiting the birth of her fifth child. #GraceNatGeo


Flashbacks to 2018 trip magic continues with Baffin Island’s Buchan Gulf in Arctic Canada. It’s far from the easiest spot in Canada to get to, but we slowly sailed through, stopping to watch polar bears and narwhal, on @lindbladexp flagship National Geographic Explorer. A trip and a ship I’ll never forget.


Solo betel nut grove scouting expeditions between the mountains and sea on my scooter. I am learning that this new place I call home is filled with ancient wisdom, a kind of magic that underlies and defines each place that ceaselessly exists, unperturbed for generations. On another note, I’m beyond stoked to share that I received a grant from @natgeo for my research on betel nut use in indigenous cultures and I am now officially a National Geographic Explorer! #betelnut #taiwan #indigenouscultures #insidenatgeo #nationalgeographicexplorer


We got a rare treat in South Georgia spotting this adult leucistic fur seal.  Leucism is a condition in which there is partial loss of pigmentation in an animal resulting in white, pale, or patchy coloration of the skin, hair, feathers, scales or cuticle, but not the eyes. Unlike albinism, it is caused by a reduction in multiple types of pigment, not just melanin.


“Yeah, the air quality is bad. But I have to put my problems into perspective. At least I am not a turkey this week.”


King Penguins at Salisbury Plain, South Georgia. This breeding colony on Salisbury Plain, South Georgia is home to a quarter of a million individuals, even so, this only makes it the second largest colony on the island. #linbladexpeditions #animalonearth #nationalgeographicexplorer #salisburyplain #southgeorgiaisland #kingpenguins #penguins #penguinsofinstagram #eye_spy_birds #your_best_birds #nuts_about_birds #sassy_birds #wildlife_shots #wildlife_inspired #nature_seekers #live_love_wildlife #world_beautifulshots #total_birds #bird_watchers_daily #flightlessbirds


|| We’re from the same light ||


Happy Saturday!


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Ilhas montanas mostrando suas belezas em uma manhã gelada.
Após dois dias de chuva cconstante, nós acordamos com essa vista incrível no ultimo dia da nossa saída de campo. O Marcão e o Fabio não conseguiam esconder a empolgação enquanto eu tentava não congelar.
Um presente da natureza para três aventureiros cansados.
Pico do Paraná, A2 [1620 metros de altitude]


Sky islands showing their beauty in a cold morning.
After two days of constant rain, we woke up with this incredible view in the last day of our fieldtrip. Marcos and Fabio couldn't hide their excitement while I was just trying to not freeze. A nature's gift to three tired explorers.
Pico do Paraná, A2 [1620 meters above sea level]


After suckling her pup for about twenty-eight days, the mother elephant seal shuts off her rich supply of milk and returns to the sea to feed. The abandoned pup is now called a weaner and must learn to defend for himself. We saw many weaners at Gold Harbour. They are very curious and if you sit on the beach they will come and snuggle right next to you. You can also see your reflection in their big eyes. #amazing_places #world_beautifulshots #linbladexpeditions #cutebabyanimals #goldharbour #southgeorgiaisland #weaner #naturecuties #animalonearth #animals_in_world #animal_bestshots #animalfanatics #animal_sultans #amazing_animals #elephantseal #southernelephantseal #nationalgeographicexplorer #natgeowildlife #total_fauna #loves_animals #sealsofinstagram #live_love_wildlife


Throwback 📸 In November 2015, I was in Salisbury Plain to observe a group of little mens wearing tuxedos 🐧🐧🐧
#throwback #📸 #penguin #kingpenguin #antarctica #nationalgeographicexplorer #southgeorgiaisland #nature #bird #naturelovers #memorabletrip #travel #remembering #nostalgia


This is my dazed jetlag face, which doesn’t fully express my excitement to give a glacier nerd talk this morning at NGS. Three more coffees and I’ll be set!
#nationalgeographicexplorer #dazedandconfused #natgeo #glaciers #jetlagged


“The thing that keeps me up at night is worrying about whether or not I am going to fail in life. I just did 27 years in prison. I got out on May 4, 2017. When you’re kicked out of prison you’re given $200. And somehow you gotta make it with the support of others or hustle on your own. For me, I got out, and within three weeks I had a job. Within a month I had two jobs. Within four months, four jobs. But I still fear failure. I was serving a life sentence. I fear letting down the people who supported me in getting a second chance. I owe it to them. I owe it to my victims. I owe it to my friends, supporters, and family. It’s a struggle when you’re living paycheck to paycheck, but it’s also wonderful.”


I got to tell stories of people and ice tonight at NatGeoNights to a fantastic audience. Had a lot of fun- so grateful to @dellavolla for inviting me out (and for taking this great photo!) #natgeonights #natgeo #nationalgeographicexplorer #glaciers #home


One of the upsides of working away at my desk at home is the chance to share more photos from trips I loved this year. Including these icy blues in Arctic Canada that I dream about seeing again someday. Oh yes. 💙💙💙
@lindbladexp #lindbladexpeditions
@awtravel #ourworldyourway
@escapesnaps #escapewriter


This week on The Austin Meyer Podcast (link in bio) I am chatting with Lisa Kay Solomon. Lisa does it all. She is a speaker, an author, and an educator focused on helping leaders learn how to be more creative, flexible and resilient in the face of increasing complexity and change. She is a currently a Designer in Residence at Stanford University’s Institute for Design and founding Chair of Transformational Practices and Leadership at Singularity University.
Lisa also co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Moments of Impact: How to Design Strategic Conversations that Accelerate Change, and, more recently, Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation.
In the first half of this conversation we take a close look at that best selling first book, Moments of Impact. Specifically, we talk about the idea of designing conversations. What does that mean? How does it relate to telling stories? And what are strategies we can use to design for impact? In the second half, we talk about the class Lisa is currently teaching at Stanford called Creativity Rules: Inventing the Future, and discuss the value of telling stories about the future. Hope you enjoy! #theaustinmeyerpodcast


We hope you will join us for wonderful two night special event at #thekampong for @mountainfilmmiami ! We are honored to be one of the beneficiaries of this year's festival! Tickets are on sale now ・・・
Join us for 2 nights of thoughtful programming and fundraising, as we turn our attention to water, climate, and national parks!

FRIDAY: help us kick-off @mountainfilmmiami with a casual evening of short films celebrating the adventurous spirit. Craft beer will be flowing and food trucks available (@mscheezious / @lizarranamerica)

SATURDAY: @strang_design invites you to a night benefiting @sfnpt & @oceancrestalliance. Enjoy cocktails and light bites before our feature film, #AnotesArk (2018). The film takes a look at the nation of #Kiribati, a nation whose very existence is threatened by sea level rise. A panel discussion with Commissioner @kenrussellmiami, #NationalGeographicExplorer @alizecarrere & #ArchitectMaxStrang will follow. The evening will close with a silent auction.
(food trucks also available: @monkeilicious / @ararastreetcuisine)

Friday-Films Ticket $15 // Saturday Feature & Benefit $50

#mountainfilmmiami2018 #climatechange #documentaryfilmfestival #groveevents #coconutgroveevents #coconutgrove #miamievents #miamifilmfestival #sealevelrise #mountainfilm #strang // THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: #strangdesign, @ntbg #LadererFamily #BonwoodFoundation @acepropsmiami @avxglobal #coralrockdevelopmentgroup @hbconstruction @grovepropertiesmiami #oxforduniversal #avalongardensmiami @interiusinc @claudia_uribe_touri @buildmckenzie #totalwineandmore @spanishmarie @nightlifebrewingco @frostscience @ziamirum @themightymiami


|| I found Iguazú falls breathtaking. These are the smallest falls there. But this is waterfall heaven. Must go if you ever find the chance. ||


Retratos da Diversidade #9 – além de louva-a-deus, há pelo menos outros três nomes já usados no Brasil para chamar estes insetos: põe-mesa, caajara e emboici. Nomes populares mostram que o animal, hoje cada vez mais raro, deveria ser bem mais comum. Nosso afastamento da natureza faz com que as pessoas esqueçam os nomes de nossos animais, e por fim, esqueçam de sua existência, tão importante quanto a nossa.
· Mantis: Coptopteryx, fêmea adulta de Itatiaia


Retratos da Diversidade #8 – de uma terra tão diversa em sua natureza, surge também uma rica diversidade de povos e culturas que deve sempre ser valorizada. Somos parte do ambiente e com ele devemos seguir, respeitando o costume e espaço de cada um, sejam seres humanos ou seres selvagens.
· Mantis: Zoolea, macho adulto de São José do Barreiro