Photo by @joepetersburger/@thephotosociety // BIRD LOVE // Common bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) mating on a #lichen-covered branch. Male must provide a certain number of insects as a "courtship gift" in order to get a chance to mate once. After happy seconds, female starts counting again... Picture was taken only 10 miles from my actual residency in #Hungary. No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! #beeeater#love#animallove#birdlove
Photos by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto / GRANDMAS ARE THE BEST COOKS!!! - Inara Runtule, 68 years old / Silke Krèjumà - Herring with Potatoes and Cottage Cheese. INGREDIENTS for 4 people: 4 salted herring fillets, 2 large boiling potatoes, peeled, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced, 2 cups sour cream, 11⁄2 cups kefir (kefir works best here, as greek yogurt is too thick), 2 sprigs fresh dill, chopped, 1 cupcottagecheese(15ounces), Salt and pepper - RECIPE : 1- Soak the herring fillets in water for at least 2 hours, changing the water several times. (This process is used to wash the salt from the herring. If you want to give the herring a sweeter taste, use milk instead of water. You can also add 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar to the water to cut the sharp- ness of the herring.) Remove the fil- lets from the water and rinse // 2 - Boil the potatoes until they are cooked to your desired tenderness. Cut each into 8 slices // 3 - Meanwhile, fill a bowl with the vinegar and the sliced onion. Pour enough hot water over the top to cover the onion, and let it marinate for about 20 minutes. Drain and set aside // 4- Remove the skin and pin bones from the herring fillets. Cut the fillets into 1-inch pieces and lay them on aplate. Top the chunks of herring with the marinated onion to cover the fish completely // 5 - Combine the sour cream and 1 cup of the kefir in a medium bowl, stirring until well blended. Pour the cream over the fish and onion. Sprinkle with half of the chopped dill and refriger- ate for at least 1 hour // 6 - In a separate bowl, mix the cottage cheese with the remaining 1⁄2 cup kefir and the remaining chopped dill. Season with salt and pepper. (This cream will be used to season the potatoes in the end.) // 7 - Now that everything is ready, plate the dish: Place the herring and the potatoes on the same dish, seasoning the fish with some cream from its own marinade and the pota- toes with the cottage cheese mixture. Serve with white wine or iced beer.
Photo by @williamodaniels on assignment for @natgeo | Near the village of Shamlapur, fishermen get ready to go out to sea. They are mainly Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State in Western Myanmar. Bangladesh, 2017. This image is part of “Wilting Point”, a solo show by William Daniels opening on 25 January in Paris in Pavillon Carré de Baudouin and part of the book of the same name published by @editionsimogene#pavilloncarredebaudouin#wiltingpoint
An enigmatic and evocative piece of Barrier Canyon Style rock art in Southern Utah. Rock art is notoriously hard to date but his style of painting likely comes from the late archaic period of Southwestern Archeology (1500-4000 BP). There are a large handful of sites across Southern Utah (also into Colorado and Arizona) with a similar style. Large scale anthropomorphic figures that are often finely painted. Join me @salvarezphoto as I work on a @natgo grant looking at rock art in some of our western public lands. It’s a project sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the non profit @ancientartarchive
Photo by @paoloverzone // Military Academy Karlberg Sweden, from the cadets series, portraits of cadets in some of Europe’s most prestigious military academies. Karlberg has a long history as a military training centre, dating back to the 1700s. Today, the Military Academy Karlberg is a vibrant academic hub, working closely with the Swedish Defence University. For centuries, military academies across Europe have upheld traditions of soldierly honor and discipline. Young officers-to-be are schooled not only in matters of combat, but are instilled with a sense of their heritage. Even though these academies are deeply tied to the ideas of nation and homeland, in today’s Europe they also provide bridges across borders. @thephotosociety#cadets#karlberg#sweden Follow me @paoloverzone for more images and stories.
Photo by @amivitale for @rippleeffectimages. A woman in #Bangladesh finds shelter from the ever-present rain. Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries on the planet to #climatechange. Rising sea levels flood entire communities and villagers are forced to #migrate or succumb to the floods. @worldbank estimates climate change will soon transform more than 143 million people into #climatemigrants forced to escape crop failure, water scarcity, and sea-level rise.
But there is hope. Aid organizations like @friendshipngo in Bangladesh provide innovative solutions like floating hospitals and traveling schools to reach flooded communities. Investing in aid organizations like Friendship is a powerful way to slow the effects of climate change in the developing world.
Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety Mountain hares boxing – This is another image from a sequence that I posted a separate image from several months ago. It remains the most explosive piece of boxing behaviour that I’ve witnessed in my 17 years of working with these astonishing mammals and I am acutely aware of how lucky I was that it happened right in front of us. I say us as I was working alongside my good friend and brilliant young wildlife photographer @kevmorgans (well worth a follow if you don’t already) and it was I think our very last day in the mountains. Though this is a hefty crop from the original this flexibility stems from the importance of being able to produce razor sharp images, thereby allowing us to, on occasion, crop in quite tightly of interesting behavioural images. Of course the downside of cropping in is that the viewer is now fully able to see the alert appendage of a mountain hare, coiled like a spring but nevertheless this is at least to some people quite interesting. If you didn’t think when you woke today that at some point today that you would see the penis of a mountain dwelling lagomorph then you can count yourself very lucky, because you have now! 😀 Cropping in more tightly also allows us to see in more detail their spectacular feet, not to mention the various bits of airborne hare hair, itself stemming from the females’ vociferous rejection of the males advances. It’s not long now until I return to the Scottish mountains but with winter failing to arrive so far it is unknown as to what conditions I will be faced with. Either way, any day spent in the beauty and isolation of the Scottish mountains, and in the company of these beautiful creatures, is a day well spent.
Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Tanzania, somewhere between Ngorongoro and Serengeti - A group of teenager Maasai newly circumcised. The Maasai of Tanzania and Kenya have a series of rites of passage that accompany boys into adulthood. Every 10 or 15 years a new warrior class will be initiated into the tribe. Boys between the ages of 10 and 20 are brought together from all across the country. Dozens of houses are built that will serve as the place of initiation. The night before the ceremony, the boys sleep outside in the forest. At dawn, they return to the little makeshift homestead for a day of singing and dancing. They drink a mixture of milk, cow’s blood, and alcohol and eat piles and piles of meat. After the festivities, boys who are of age (12-16) are ready to be circumcised. The Emuratare is the most important ceremony in the life of a Maasai boy. Once circumcised, the tribe will consider him a man, warrior, and protector of his village. As the young man makes his way to where the elders will circumcise him, friends and family members will taunt the boy by saying things like “If you flinch, we will disown you.” The Maasai value bravery of their warriors and the circumcision is a boy’s first way to prove his courage in the face of severe pain. It takes about 3 months for the circumcision to heal and during that time the young men wear black clothing and live in huts built by the women of the village. The Maasai boy is now warrior. #maasai#tanzania#child#rite#boys#serengeti#ngorongoro#adulthood