Keith Ladzinski@ladzinski

@natgeo Photographer / Director @3stringsproductions / @sealegacy / @alpinestartfoods / @djiglobal / @arcteryx / @manfrottoimaginemore / @nikonusa ✌🏻

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Keith Ladzinski

High winds and raw beauty, #patagonia in its purest.


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To live in the African bush you have to be tough and resilient, regardless of size. It’s a jungle out there after all and #Warthogs are no exception. While filming this mini scene in South Africa I was on foot, getting low to the ground and all was well until I overstepped my boundaries and got charged, as seen in the final clip. It’s admittedly an anticlimactic shot but in person it was a different story, i was thankfully positioned on a rocky ledge and had somewhere to jump down, heart pumping and full of adrenaline as the angry pig peered down at me. A full grown warthog can weigh upwards of 160lbs and their tusks are razor sharp from rubbing up against one another every time their mouths are opened and closed. Watching them forage is a funny spectacle, their noses actively moving as they omnivorously graze and dig for food. Filmed on the @nikonusa #Z7


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A curious #AndeanFox pup pausing to check me out, a total “awww” moment. I often wonder what’s going in the minds of the animals I’m photographing as they peer into the large optic at the end of my lens. Maybe they think it’s a giant eye ball, wondering why it keeps making a “clicking” sound. I easily took about a thousand photos of our encounter with this litter of pups yesterday, 6 total, playing in the flowering fields and waiting for mom and dad to arrive with a meal.


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Of the many remarkable things you see in #Patagonia parrots are a surprising addition. These birds here are #AustralParrots and are the most southern distributed parrots on the planet. Watching them affectionately preen one another is something you’d expect to see in a jungly environment, not here at the bottom of the earth. Patagonia is pure magic.


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Pirate. That’s what I was told they call her, one of many known #pumas in the Chilean Patagonia region. I’m not sure as to how she lost the eye but despite the injury she’s still managed to be a very successful hunter. We spotted this beautiful female cat yesterday morning with her two sub adult cubs walking in the tall grass in the early morning (swipe to see them). A beautiful sighting and just one more reason to love this beautiful part of the world. @hokaoneone #cougar #mountainLion


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The circle of life is a hard reality but in death there’s life on many levels. I came across this scene of wild flowers blooming around a #guanaco carcass yesterday while scouting for pumas and the moment had a deeper context. The nutrients from this animal is feeding a multitude of organisms. From the puma that took it down to the many birds, smaller mammals, insects and surrounding flora that are scavenging it, all sustained by this act. A sad yet a meaningful necessity to life on this planet. #patagonia


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Night talk, night squawk, whatever it was this #greatHornOwl was pretty conversational about letting us know that we were somewhere close to it’s nest. We kindly left the forest. Just another incredible encounter out here in #Patagonia / @hokaoneone


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The sculpted beauty of Patagonia is a design all unto itself. Here’s quick carousel from the last 12 hours, so great to be back.


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Terrifyingly beautiful, the power of a #tornado is something incredible to behold. You can see the scale of this massive #twister from the tiny houses in the foreground. We watched it form and drop from the clouds, wreaking havoc to anything in its chaotic path. Incredible to witness, however this beautiful beast went on to destroy 3 homes, thankfully no one was killed. Photographed in May while #stormChasing with @krystlejwright @nampix @tobypike @skiparmstrong 🌪


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One of my favorite views. Great to be heading back to this beautiful place for my last shoot of the year! 🙏🏻


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An African #SpottedOwl, perched at twilight in the #Kalahari desert. While driving out to photograph meerkats in the early morning this beautiful owl flew in and landed not 20 feet from us, he looked just as shocked to see us as we did it! Thankfully my camera was in my lap and I had just enough time to snap off 3 or 4 photos before it flew away. @tswalu @barry_peiser @danahrichardson


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Really excited to see my good friend @paulnicklen’s latest book "Born To Ice", a stunning collection of his passionate work in our polar regions. Our frozen places are some of the most unique areas on the planet and are changing more rapidly than anywhere else. There is no greater lover and documentarian of the arctic than Paul, without a doubt one of the most gifted natural history photographers of our time. This book is without a doubt his most impressive fine-art book project to date, reproducing his favorite photographs in what is truly a coffee-table book after a lifetime of living and photographing in the polar regions. There are also limited-edition versions that include signed limited-edition prints. For Paul, we must act now to save Earth's delicate ecosystems and the precious diversity of life. Combining some of his most extraordinary photographs with personal experiences this stunning Paul Nicklen photo compendium is both a remarkable collection of nature photography and a passionate rallying cry to stand up, have a voice, and enact positive change for our planet. For more info, go to his website at www.paulnicklen.com @paulnicklen


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