Ciril Jazbec@ciriljazbec

National Geographic photographer and director / based in EU / Leica Camera / Arctic stories

www.ciriljazbec.com/

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Ciril Jazbec

Honoured to be part of the exhibition ‘Walls of power’ @rencontresarles photo festival in Arles. Curator @viristvan selected 6 of my portraits from the series ‘Refugee stream into your town’. /
Locals photographed in front of their houses in the Slovenian village of Rigonce, on the border with Croatia. In 2015 100,000 refugees heading for Western Europe have passed through the streets of this small village in only 10 days time. The residents, mostly farmers, faced the influx with mixed emotions and responses - welcoming, empathically helping with cooking warm meals, providing other necessities such as clothing before official help arrived as many in the village have first hand experience with displacement, and, on the other hand, suffering a great distress that disrupted their lives from damaged crops to fear of contamination form leftover trash.
/We tend to see European culture as open and inclusive. Nevertheless, in recent years, we have seen barriers rising all over the continent. Building walls to protect a land is nothing new. We do not need to look back as far as Hadrian’s Wall; throughout our history there have been barriers splitting up the European landscape. Through contemporary documentary photography, the exhibition investigates walls, fences, and their immediate surroundings. #Arles #France #exhibition #photofestival


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Not too far from home... #Slovenia #Zelenci @natgeo


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On 29th April at 8.42am our daughter Mina was born. It was a beautiful and magical home birth thanks to the midwife @ninaradin. We are falling in love with Mina every day. Thanks for all kind words and thoughts! #grateful #proud #daughter #homebirth


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One of my favourites from the @natgeo assignment in Slovenia. An early morning paddle on Lake Jasna. Get here in time and you’ll see the sun spotlighting the surrounding mountains, and forested foothills of Kranjska Gora. As the day unfolds, the colours keep getting better. @feelslovenia #sponsored


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Ana Roš stands in the bio-dynamic gardens outside her restaurant, Hiša Franko, in Kobarid. Ana has earned a reputation as one of the world’s best chefs, creating a unique but contemporary twist on traditional Slovenian cuisine. It was so nice to work with her for @natgeo assignment on our home country. Do you want to see how I cooked with Ana? Follow link in my profile. @feelslovenia #sponsored


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I was honored to get an invitation from @natgeo to explore my home country last year. From mountain peaks to lakes and rivers, farm to fork cuisine and adventure in every season – indulge your senses in a trip to Slovenia. Find your elemental journey today @feelslovenia. #sponsored


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I was honored to get an invitation from @natgeo to explore my home country last year. To me, Slovenia is a paradise and one of the most beautiful countries in the world. From the magical Lake Bohinj and the sunny hills of the Goriška Brda to the stunning coastal town of Piran, the country is truly a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Every time I return from my assignments abroad to my home in Slovenia, I have to pinch myself because I’m so lucky to live here! @feelslovenia #sponsored Follow link in my profile to learn more.


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One of my favorite places on earth. Quite difficult to describe the feelings when you fly over the sea ice with a helicopter. You feel like you are landing on another planet.


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It is quite incredible that @natgeo has hit 100m followers! #NatGeo100Contest. As a thanks, they are having a photo contest for the next 24 hours only. To submit, simply post your most Nat Geo inspired photo on your feed using the hashtag #NatGeo100Contest. The top 10 photos will be posted on @natgeo
and the winner gets a photo trip to Tanzania. Good luck! / This is my most liked photo ever posted on @natgeo account with over 1.6m likes. Greenlandic dog is not a pet dog but a working dog that Inuit hunters and fishermen use for dog-sledding. They are the least know casualties of climate change. With the disappearance of sea ice, they have become a burden, which is why unfortunately some hunters are forced to shoot them. It is too expensive to sustain and feed them throughout the year
when they can only use them for shorter and shorter periods of time.
#Greenland #Arctic #greenlandic #dog#climatechange #reality


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One of the few places where ice from the Greenland ice cap enters the sea, Sermeq Kujalleq or Jakobshavn is one of the fastest and most active glaciers in the world. It annually calves over 35 km3 of ice, i.e. 10% of the production of all Greenland calf ice and more than any other glacier outside Antarctica. Seeing the glacier so close up was mesmerising and so was picturing the further magnitudes below and inside by itself a gigantic sight. #Arctic #Greenland #climatechange #glacier #melting


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This was one of the hardest crossings of the Uummannaaq Fjord in Greenland I have ever experienced. We were returning home from a remote settlement and it took over 8hours on the sea-ice. -30 Celsius (-22degrees Fahrenheit) plus strong winds of the snow storm made it difficult to just breathe normally. It was a miracle my toes and my gear somehow survived that day. #Arctic #Greenland #seaice


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Sermeq Kujalleq Glacier is Greenland’s largest and fastest-moving glacier. It is the bellwether of climate change in the region likely to contribute more to sea-level rise than any other glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Widely thought to have unleashed the iceberg that sank the Titanic, it has become well-known in last years for a couple of large calving events where kilometers of ice were shed from its front.
On average, the glacier moves nearly three times faster in recent years than it did in the mid-nineties, surging at a rate of 17 kilometers (10 miles) per year. This photograph was shot during my sixth trip to Greenland on a boat trip where we passed by hundreds of icebergs that had unleashed from the glacier and made me feel like I was on another planet. #Greenland #Arctic #Ilulissat #climatechange


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