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It starts at a freshwater lake: warm, still, nutrient-rich from agricultural run-off—>a cyanbacterium, Microcystis, source of a potent bio-toxin, thrives —>Microcystis follows the flow from lake to stream to river to sea—Monterey Bay—>it is taken up by the filter feeders of the bay: mussels and clams—>which are eaten by a sea otter—> and the sea otter dies. What happens on land does not always stay on land. Land and sea are connected and the health of one is linked to the other. Read more about this land to sea connection at https://news.ucsc.edu/2010/09/otter-toxin.html


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Nature at your fingertips.
Record your observations, share with fellow naturalists and join the discussion!
This year we are identifying organisms at one of our exhibitor booths with the iNaturalist app! Download it today and come prepared.

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Join us on Saturday, June 2nd from 11am-4pm and experience water activities on Lake Phalen or just watch from afar!
This year we will feature a non-motorized boat parade to kick off the event! DM us if you want to take part!

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photos by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — At that time of year the water ran high and from a boat you could spot trails made by gravid females as they hauled themselves up the riverbank to scratch nests in fresh mud. If you were daring or hungry or poor enough, the nests waited like prizes at the tops of those raw slick ruts—caches filled with 40, 50, 60 eggs, each a tiny universe of salt and protein. The best hunters worked in teams. Some of the boys dug into the nest while others watched for mother, who might return at any moment. It was hard to imagine, during those raids, the one-ton potential of the creatures curled inside the eggs—to imagine those baby crocs hatching and growing huge on a diet of dogs and barramundi, haunting the rivers for a century. Easier to just fill a bucket and trade them in at a croc farm for a few bucks. Anyway you’d never see how they turned out—flensed and stretched into belts. You’d never wear the expensive boots made from bellies and tails. Hunger was your outfit, and so you scooped out the eggs and let the cash warm your pocket for a while. The rest of us, having forgotten the ancient nightmare—the one about being eaten alive—watch from safe distance. We stay in the boat, daydreaming of close calls, Crocodile Dundee and animal welfare. Not needing to risk all for an egg, we pay for reminders of how often we ended up lunch.

#australia #topend #northernterritory #outback #bush #outback #adelaideriver #saltwatercrocodile #crocodile #barramundi #rivers #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative, #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.
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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

#chile #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories #remulon

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When you arrive to Easter Island and if you listen closely the locals will tell you that the big statues, the moai, walked to their places without human help—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills and set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or planted themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story, though you may already be trained to disregard it. In that case archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who pushed, tipped, and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape and wrestled them into position. This too is a good story. So, which will it be? Magic or data? Faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into an ancient world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. Take your time deciding. There’s really no wrong answer. The mysteries of Rapa Nui will be preserved. In the meantime I feel compelled to mention that this particular moai is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete, dumped into the sea not that long ago for the benefit of scuba divers. I’m sorry, I wanted it to be real, too. The idea that this one, alone, walked out beyond the others.

#easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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Photos by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — When you arrive to Easter Island and if you listen closely the locals will tell you that the big statues, the moai, walked to their places without human help—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills and set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or planted themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story, though you may already be trained to disregard it. In that case archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who pushed, tipped, and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape and wrestled them into position. This too is a good story. So, which will it be? Magic or data? Faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into an ancient world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. Take your time deciding. There’s really no wrong answer. The mysteries of Rapa Nui will be preserved. In the meantime I feel compelled to mention that this particular moai is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete, dumped into the sea not that long ago for the benefit of scuba divers. I’m sorry, I wanted it to be real, too. The idea that this one, alone, walked out beyond the others.

#easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland.

It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children.

This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete.

Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.
#easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories


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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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Photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Listen to locals on Easter Island and they’ll tell you the big statues once walked—loped out of the quarry and over the treeless hills to set themselves up on dark stone pedestals near the shore or plant themselves, backs to the sea, farther inland. It’s a good story and true, but if it does not answer your questions then archaeologists will offer another, one of earthly forces, friction and gravity, ropes and logs. Teams of men and maybe women who tipped, wobbled and pulled nearly 900 moai across the landscape to anchor the sky to earth and the ancestors to their children. This also is a good, true story. So, which will it be? Magic or data, faith or muscle? Both have their attractions. Both deliver you into a world that Europeans glimpsed only for a moment before it vanished. You could choose the middle ground, somewhere between a stroll and a drag, but these days almost nobody lasts very long in there. Take your time deciding, then. There’s really no wrong answer. In the meantime, I feel compelled to mention that this moai—sunken, surrounded by divers—is fake. Yeah. It’s concrete. Cast onshore and then dumped, not so long ago, into the sea. I’m sorry. I wanted it to be real, too—this figure, alone, walking out beyond the others. It would have been the best story of all.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #easterisland #rapanui #polynesian #moai #captaincook #oceans #science #myth #archaeology #carving #engineering #wildcountry #explorer #scuba #natgeo #photographers #writers #adryseason #watershedstories

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Cocoa down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Cocoa was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Cocoa, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Cocoa ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Cocoa finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Photos by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Cocoa down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Cocoa was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Cocoa, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Cocoa ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Cocoa finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @natgeo @natgeocreative

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Coco down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Coco was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Coco, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Coco ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Coco finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Coco down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Coco was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Coco, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Coco ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Coco finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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@natgeo photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Coco down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Coco was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Coco, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Coco ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Coco finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Cocoa down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Cocoa was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Cocoa, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Cocoa ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Cocoa finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
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#Repost from @natgeo by @quicksave.app
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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Cocoa down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Cocoa was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Cocoa, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Cocoa ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Cocoa finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning. #InstaSaveApp #QuickSaveApp


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#mood of the day
#Repost @natgeo
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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Cocoa down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Cocoa was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Cocoa, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Cocoa ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Cocoa finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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From @natgeo:
photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Cocoa down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Cocoa was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Cocoa, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Cocoa ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Cocoa finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Coco down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, the neighbors said, awful things, and so Coco was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Coco, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Coco ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Coco finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods #explorer #natgeo #photographers #writers

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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Coco down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Coco was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Coco, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Coco ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Coco finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @thephotosociety
Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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#saskatchewan association of Watershed’s #conference officially started @swiftcurrent @livingskycasino notice stage left #sticksout #humboldtstrong #watershedstories


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#Repost @running_stream_proj
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#Waterstory 6 - #Silent #Scream
The only thing her silent eyes asked me - Lost youth and the struggles of lost aspirations, Is Water really so costly ? 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️
For what could have been a time to play, learn and move ahead in life - it is nothing but a time of #backbreaking round trips fetching #water for millions of #younggirls in #India.
What a heavy price to pay for something you always took #forgranted behind the comforts of your screen🚰
#watershedstories #aquastories #lostyouth #artproject #runningstream #publichealth #disaster #photoproject #indianphotography #photographers_of_india #unicef #wakeupcall


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#Waterstory 6 - #Silent #Scream
The only thing her silent eyes asked me - Lost youth and the struggles of lost aspirations, Is Water really so costly ? 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️
For what could have been a time to play, learn and move ahead in life - it is nothing but a time of #backbreaking round trips fetching #water for millions of #younggirls in #India.
What a heavy price to pay for something you always took #forgranted behind the comforts of your screen🚰
#watershedstories #aquastories #lostyouth #artproject #runningstream #publichealth #disaster #photoproject #indianphotography #photographers_of_india #unicef #wakeupcall


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Photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#Repost @thephotosociety
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#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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#repost from @randyolson
words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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So officially making the #baby #project #public after it has taken some shape.❤️❤️
Hopefully many more #stories of #endurance and #inspiration would follow suit at @running_stream_proj , as we trudge along these exciting, uncharted #waters , literally so !!
#Staytuned #spreadtheword and also share stories with #runningstreamproject , we would love to feature them !! 😘😘👍🤛
Do it for you care about #water , but do it for the #children of #future if you MUST.
#waterstories #watershedstories #petproject #photoproject #humanstories #climatechange #artinnature #travelandtell


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'No man ever steps in the same #river twice. For it is not the same river. And He is not the same Man.' ~ Heraclitus (535-475 BCE)
〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ #waterstory 4
P.C - @niharikasingh07
Located between the #tribal belt of #Rampachhodavaram and #marredumilli in East Godavari, #andhrapradesh,
the 645.11 M.Cft #bhupathipalem reservoir has been a saviour source of #water for more than 31 villages of humble tribals in Gangavaram, where many have succumbed to #waterborne #diseases👇
http://www.indialivetoday.com/rampachodavaram-village-vary-water-borne-diseases-tribals-remain-isolated-east-godavari-district/172454.html
#waterstories
#nofilter clickedon #motoG
#runningstreamproject
#runningstream
#instacreative #instaproject
#natgeoyourshot #yourshot #photoproject
#watershedstories
#waterfront #storiestoliveby #unicef #wash #fielddiaries


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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason #natgeowildtravel #wildtravel


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#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason


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‘Watershed Stories’, A beautiful new show of works organized by @artisalivingsystem at the @catskillcenter, in their #ErpfGallery. CatskillCenter.org for details. Only up for a limited run. Go see it and get inspired by the creators who worked to piece together the experience and knowledge embedded in our regional watershed. •• #catskills #catskillcenter #watershed #watershedstories #catskillwatershed #nycwatershed #nyc #newyork #artinspires #learnbydoing #waterislife #symbiosis #symbiosis2017 #lynnmargulis #jamesmacalister @catskilldreamteam


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our planet deserve to be saved 🌎 #Repost @natgeo
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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason


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words by @neilshea13 — There goes Anatoly, into water so cold even the dog wouldn’t enter. There was a lot of nakedness on that expedition. Mostly centered around make-shift saunas the Russians built, but not always, and saunas couldn’t explain what happened on the last night. There was still a kind of joy in the country then, like the release of a good stretch after a long journey. For years the Soviets had forbidden travel on the plateau, but the geographical society had eventually talked their way in and we joined them. We landed in Norilsk, gliding over nuclear silos and nickel mines and carrying a bag full of cash. With our money the Russians bought supplies and loaded them into an aging military helicopter—wood stoves, axes, greasy canvas tents, oven mitts stuffed with nails. The dog we brought to frighten bears. It was hard going. What is the tundra but a cold swamp, vicious, beautiful, and grasping? On the last night the expedition leader finally unlocked his supply of vodka and soon all clothing vanished. Then, someone found the flare guns and started shooting up the sky like he was trying to knock out the northern lights, which waved and wailed above us in spirit silence. Was it joy, or madness? Too much time spent in empty country? Suddenly one of the tents burst into flames and the dog, the poor wretched dog, flew out of that collapsing pyre in a howling streak. Men cursed and fell and cried as they chased the flaming creature, their voices thick and slobbery, bodies pale as stars. Finally someone caught it and rubbed the fire from its fur. In the end the dog lived. Who knows how, but it did.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#russia #siberia #norilsk #arctic #permafrost #taiga #tundra #vodka #lakes #explore #russiangeographicalsociety #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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words by @neilshea13 When the river runs dry, you dig. Down into the sand through layers black with soot, through the soft bands of soil left by passing floods. As the country grows drier, dig deeper. Objects will appear along the way—broken tools, plastic bags, lumps of ancient shit. Bones, too, of animals you recognize and others you have never seen, creatures from worlds long gone. Now and then human bones will appear, perhaps even a skull darkly stained during a long residence. Ancestor, neighbor, great-grandmother—don’t worry, doesn’t matter. This land is so old, and time retires all ghosts. Keep digging. With each dry month the water recedes a little farther and soon the hole will be deeper than you are tall. But that’s all right, it’s cool at the bottom of the well and each one of you takes a turn with the work. You scoop up sand with long callused fingers and pass it up, dribbling, into the light. In a land without mirrors every woman finds herself in the dream-well, and each follows herself down into the earth.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us on the journey @randyolson & @neilshea13. —
#africa #ethiopia #omoriver #omovalley #kara #suri #surma #mursi #nyangatom #tribes #girls #womenandwater #rivers #well #dig #wetseason #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo


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#Repost @thephotosociety (@get_repost)
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Photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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Repost from @thephotosociety on Instagram: “Photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a…” using @RepostRegramApp - Photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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Photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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@Regrann from @natgeo - photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — A mango, unripe and tasted. The young hands gently crossed. A wound on her leg just above the ankle. The girl is weightless and slow over the river and in the distance golden light falls through evening cloud. Suffering, hope, beauty, redemption—all the elements of a strong story are there and your brain is busy stacking them up. Even her dress, with its ragged hem and church-print chasteness, is telling. What does it tell? She is a refugee from Sudan made homeless by war. Many of the people she once knew are dead, and ahead lies a difficult journey. Night draws near. Unfamiliar voices will crowd the new darkness. She will be searching a long time, and there is no reason to think anyone is waiting. Perhaps this is not the explanation you expected but none of this should feel so very far away. Keep in mind that somewhere along the path her story and yours are the same.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#sudan #civilwar #refugees #christians #muslims #rivers #borders #portraits #god #womenandwater #wetseason #watershedstories #adryseason - #regrann


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words by @neilshea13 — After days of dust and travel you will arrive here, to the crossing place. You will feel compelled to choose, but you cannot wade across: the water is too deep. And you should not swim: there are too many crocs. Please also do not leave your baggage, for we promise it will vanish before your return. So, what will you do? If you have been around a little while, you understand the joke. There is the boat, or nothing. No one remembers how it got here; possibly an Italian came this far up the Omo and abandoned it. Or a Belgian went downriver and then one night disappeared into the bush. Whatever, the boat is old and unreliable. Some days it runs, some days it doesn’t, one day it’s here and the next it’s gone. We recommend that you don’t bother crossing. Drive on as far as you can, or, better, start walking. You will encounter great oxbows that swallow half a day’s journey, and enormous mosquitoes and herds of wary cattle armed with great horns to fend off lions. This photograph is our way of telling you that really it doesn’t matter which side you're on. Consider the message of geometry—the frond in the boy’s hand, the wake of the boat behind him. Coming or going, upriver or down, patterns calmly repeating. When the boy asks what you are doing here, tell him you just wanted to see if what you’d heard was true.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#ethiopia #omoriver #suri #mursi #nyangatom #kara #africaslastfrontier #crossings #rivercrossing #geometry #rivers #borders #portraits #wetseason #watershedstories #adryseason @natgeocreative @thephotosociety


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Wow!
By; @natgeo ・・・
photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason


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Photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — A mango, unripe and tasted. The young hands gently crossed. A wound on her leg just above the ankle. The girl is weightless and slow over the river and in the distance golden light falls through evening cloud. Suffering, hope, beauty, redemption—all the elements of a strong story are there and your brain is busy stacking them up. Even her dress, with its ragged hem and church-print chasteness, is telling. What does it tell? She is a refugee from Sudan made homeless by war. Many of the people she once knew are dead, and ahead lies a difficult journey. Night draws near. Unfamiliar voices will crowd the new darkness. She will be searching a long time, and there is no reason to think anyone is waiting. Perhaps this is not the explanation you expected but none of this should feel so very far away. Keep in mind that somewhere along the path her story and yours are the same.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#sudan #civilwar #refugees #christians #muslims #rivers #borders #portraits #god #womenandwater #wetseason #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo


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words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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words by @neilshea13 — A mango, unripe and tasted. The young hands gently crossed. A wound on her leg just above the ankle. The girl is weightless and slow over the river and in the distance golden light falls through evening cloud. Suffering, hope, beauty, redemption—all the elements of a strong story are there and your brain is busy stacking them up. Even her dress, with its ragged hem and church-print chasteness, is telling. What does it tell? She is a refugee from Sudan made homeless by war. Many of the people she once knew are dead, and ahead lies a difficult journey. Night draws near. Unfamiliar voices will crowd the new darkness. She will be searching a long time, and there is no reason to think anyone is waiting. Perhaps this is not the explanation you expected but none of this should feel so very far away. Keep in mind that somewhere along the path her story and yours are the same.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#sudan #civilwar #refugees #christians #muslims #rivers #borders #portraits #god #womenandwater #wetseason #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeo


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#Repost @natgeo #incredible
photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Somewhere off Newfoundland they caught up, looped a cable around that waist of ice, and started pulling. The ship’s engines groaned, and at the waterline there was a slither of steel and plastic as the line went tight. The ice had become troublesome. Yes it was enormous, but it was also free, and that is a condition never tolerated long. On its slow wander through the North Atlantic the iceberg had come to threaten an oil platform called Hibernia, which sits a few hundred miles from the spot where, in 1912, the Titanic sank. A century later, everyone concerned wanted to avoid another wreck and so the berg was lassoed and tugged away. It takes a lot to budge the big ones, but just a few degrees will do to spare disaster. Look at those blues, all the colors of cold, and imagine the slow dissolve ahead. How long did this one last? They say such ice is a memory from the past, from the old earth, and like everything remembered it grows and shrinks and shapes itself until it falls apart.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series explores of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives and memories have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#canada #newfoundland #atlantic #arctic #ice #iceberg #icebergalley #oil #hibernia #titanic #shipwreck #memory #cold #melt #watershedstories #adryseason


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오늘 눈 뜨고 처음으로 편하게 앉아 쉬는게 다들 잠들고 난 후인 지금에서이다. 오늘은 꿈으로 가서 돌아오기도 싫다. 꿈이나 꾸어 질지도 걱정이다. 그나마 시원해진 밤바람이 위안이 되지만, 아직 남은 기침탓에 맘껏 들이마시지도 못하는 밤이다. 이러다 다 잘못되면 너무 억울하다. 모든게 내 탓이어도 나는 억울할 것같다.
#Repost @natgeo (@get_repost)
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photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — The spear should go in clean. You take aim, follow, fire. There is a little sound, a little pop. And then you pull in the spear and push the fish down the line, far down and away, as though you didn’t even want him. This is important, because on the reef there are many sharks. If you are a good fisherman, you’ll spear a lot. If you are a good shot, you’ll end up with many fish trailing behind you through the sea. If you have pierced them well there won’t be much blood but they are still moving, wriggling, fighting against the rope, and this is what attracts the big sharks. Imagine it. You are swimming around tugging along a line of bait, and in this line you are the biggest prize! So, you keep pushing the fish down and away. This is what the most experienced men learn. Maybe it's why they are still alive. If the shark comes he may take one, two, three, but let him. Better to be hungry than dead.

Water. It runs through all of our work. In every story, every photo photograph, water is present—or by its absence still leaves a mark. This series is an exploration of ideas and places that are connected by water, and the ways our lives, memories and work have been shaped by it. Join us @randyolson & @neilshea13 for the journey.

#americansamoa #nationalparkofamericansamoa #spearfishing #subsistence #fishing #tropicalreef #sharks #oceans #islands #sharks #watershedstories #adryseason @thephotosociety @natgeocreative


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