[ #BreakingBarriers ] Jacqueline and Lisa | Photograph by Chloé Serignac
#YourShotPhotographer Chloé Serignac captured a timeless, tender moment between her twin sister and grandmother. This image resonated with me personally because my grandmother was my first best friend, and I was her namesake. Photography has the ability to freeze moments, and people, in time. I’m so thankful for the images that I have of my own grandmother because she taught me how to stand my ground, how to laugh until I cry and when I was a kid and had no idea how much I would love photography, she let me take her picture. Women’s History Month isn’t just about remembering and celebrating the women in our own lives, but we simply wouldn’t be who we are without them. That’s something worth celebrating.
The images I chose to feature this month celebrate female-identifying Your Shot photographers telling a visual story of empowerment, the freedom and flexibility of womanhood, photographers and their images #BreakingBarriers whether it’s identifying women’s issues in their images or a beautiful landscape or underwater image. — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)

March is #WomensHistoryMonth and to honor the women in our community and around the globe, @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas curated 31 Your Shot images that celebrates women to be featured each day this month. #natgeowomen


Photo by @pedromcbride // #Sponsored by @StellaArtois // For six million years, the Colorado River kissed the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. Not a drop of this southwest lifeline has reached the ocean since the late 90s. With some 40 million people and the bulk of America’s agricultural salad bowl pulling from this water source, this most “loved and litigated” river is now a river run dry thanks to over allocation problems and simply “too many straws in the drink.” // Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Join @StellaArtois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.


Photo by @ciriljazbec
It can take five flights, a helicopter and a dog sled team to get to some settlements in Greenland. But the long journey is always worth it for Slovenian photojournalist Ciril Jazbec (@ciriljazbec), who documents the climate-related changes taking place on this island of ice. “Greenland’s entire surface has started to melt,” says Ciril. “The speed of glaciers melting has increased dramatically. Only five or 10 years ago, it was a whole different story. Greenlanders used to have very strong hunting communities, but because of climate change there is no longer enough ice.”
Despite the reality of documenting these changes, Ciril seeks to capture the humanity. “How do you show the human face of climate change?” he asks. “How do you show what it’s like for these communities that are living in low-lying places and islands? I’m trying to somehow build a bridge between these issues and the viewers. Our planet is very fragile. It’s important to keep going back to Greenland and sharing with the world what is going on, so they know that we can’t take everything for granted.”
See Greenland through Ciril’s lens on our story today.


Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown (Michael Christopher Brown) // Sponsored by @StellaArtois // Off the coast of the village of Kazinga in Tanzania, men of all ages cast their last nets of the day to catch sardines. Even a one or two-degree Fahrenheit rise in water temperature here could affect fish yields and spell catastrophe for the millions who rely on them. The world’s second largest freshwater lake by volume, millions of people rely on Lake Tanganyika for water, transportation and fish.
Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Join @StellaArtois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.


Magic morning before the sunrise today in Seefeld in Tirol with @bestofthealps 🏔️
#olympiaregionseefeld #visitseefeld #bestofthealps

Seefeld In Tirol, Tirol, Austria

Sudan, the last male white rhino on Earth, passed away yesterday at his home in Kenya. Photographer @amivitale was there after covering Sudan for many years. Vitale - "With a heavy heart, I share this news and hope that Sudan's legacy will awaken us to protect this magnificent and fragile planet. Yesterday, Zachariah Mutai comforted Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino moments before he passed away. Sudan lived a long, healthy life at the conservancy after he was brought to Kenya from @safari_park_dvur_kralov in the #czechrepublic in 2009. He died surrounded by people who loved him at @olpejeta after suffering from age-related complications. The two female northern white rhinos left on the planet are his direct descendants. The impact that this special animal has had on conservation is simply incredible. And there is still hope in the future that the subspecies might be restored through IVF. Support this important work: http://donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/projects/sudan"


chasing winter // mountain escapes w/ @garethpon - I basically didn’t take a single photo all weekend but I did shoot a couple videos on my phone 🏂

Park City, Utah

My favorite street.

Takashimaya Nihonbashi

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