Jody MacDonald@jodymacdonaldphoto

Photographer / Adventurer / Explorer. Represented by @natgeoimagecollection. Z by @hp & @gitzoinspires global ambassador. @sealegacy member.

www.sealegacy.org/pages/west-papua

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Jody MacDonald

If you ever wanted to get stranded on a remote tropical island, I think this would be a great choice. Paragliding over these islands a few years ago left me speechless. Unfortunately for the Tongans and most other island nations of the world, they are on the front lines of climate change. Trying to fight and adapt to the inevitable increase in rising tides and unpredictable weather has left them with an uncertain future. It’s hard to comprehend that scientists believe that many of these islands may not exist 100 years from now. @natgeoimagecollection @gitzoinspires @hp @sealegacy #climatechange #tonga


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Opening the airplane door to get a better look. The Chugach mountain range extends 250 miles (402kms) long and approximately 60 miles (97kms) wide. While the average elevation is only 4,000 feet (1,221 meters) its location along the Gulf of Alaska ensures more snowfall than anywhere else in the world. Taken from my flying adventures the last couple of weeks in Alaska. @gitzoinspires @natgeoimagecollection @hp #alaska #travel


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Perfection. Beautiful patterns in nature emerge when the ocean meets the desert. @gitzoinspires @natgeoimagecollection Z by @hp #africa


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There are very few places on this planet where the adjective “pristine” can still be used. Both above and below the surface, the Province of West Papua in Indonesia, which is home to 1,800 species of fish and three quarters of the world's hard coral species, is pristine. However, despite being an epicenter of life on Earth, this region faces many of the same threats we're seeing globally, such as plastic pollution and resource extraction. New logging and mining roads are going in at rapid rate. Bulldozers and trawlers are working to exploit the rich resources of this remote and magical corner of our planet. With your support, we can change how the story ends. This December we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make sure its protected and support the creation of the world’s first Conservation Province. Let’s not waste it.. Follow the link in my bio to sign Sea Legacy’s letter of support. @sealegacy @gitzoinspires 🇮🇩 #provinsikonservasi #protectwestpapua #TurningTheTide #westpapua


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Contemplating my insignificance. #Alaska @gitzoinspires @hp @natgeoimagecollection


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Even these guys told me they voted.😂GO VOTE! @gitzoinspires @hp @leica_camera @leicacamerausa #sahara


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This past week flying over numerous glaciers in Alaska I was overwhelmed by both their breathtaking beauty and the gut wrenching thought that they might not be around for future generations. A recent study revealed the alarming rates glaciers are retreating and that they are exceeding any previous assumptions about the impact of climate change. I don’t know about you but these places change who I am. They inspire and humble me and I just can’t imagine a world where they no longer exist. We all rely on ecosystems like this for own survival. This election might be our last chance to turn it around. If you care about the environment, the outdoors, science, education and civility, please help to make a difference and VOTE! Thanks for listening. @sealegacy @hp @gitzoinspires #vote #climatechange


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I’m always trying to find new ways to improve my work flow. For a long time I’ve struggled with having the confidence in a computer that is durable and versatile enough for me to take into the field. When I met with the HP team and they explained to me the rigorous testing they put their products through, I finally felt like I had found a computer that I could rely on whether I’m way off the beaten path or in my home office. I’m so excited to become a Z by @HP global ambassador and use their products to help me document and share the amazing world around me. #ThePowerOfZ #ZbyHP


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Happy Halloween! It’s scary out there. Be safe. #halloween


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First snowfall of the season. #alaska


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Alaska never ceases to amaze me. A photo from this mornings exploratory mission. #alaska


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A sense of home has always been a vague concept for me. Having grown up in the Middle East and having traveled constantly since I was young, I have never really been able to establish deep roots in one place. A blessing and a curse but in many ways I think is more of a curse and is one of the biggest drawbacks of living such a transient life. Today I’m excited to be heading back to Alaska. A place I have been going back to every year for the last 15+ years. It has been one of the few constants in my life and in many ways feels more like home to me than anywhere else. @gitzoinspires #alaska #travel #asenseofhome


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