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Photograph by Gillian Laub (@gigilaub)
The football team in Hazleton is very reflective of the town’s dramatic demographic changes. The high school principal Rocco Petrone, who used to be the football coach, said the team was mostly white 15 years ago. Now almost half the players are minorities. The high school is 59% Latino and 38 % white. These images were taken at Crestwood High School before and after Hazleton’s big win. The students told me they were especially nervous for this game because they were playing the “uppity white school” where racial slurs had been yelled at them during basketball games. One cheerleading coach said she’s heard Crestwood students scream. “Go back and get your green card.”
These images are part of the story, “The Rising Anxiety of White America,” for the April issue of National Geographic on race #hazleton#idefineme#highschool#homecoming
Launching today: In honor of Earth Day, @natgeocreative is hosting a Flash Sale of hand-signed prints from your favorite Nat Geo photographers. Visit crtve.ng/flashIG to browse the curated collection of these museum-quality prints. Photos by @brianskerry, @amivitale, @joelsartore
Image by @joelsartore | Black-naped orioles are found in many parts of asia. They are easily distinguishable among the trees due to their vibrant yellow feathers and distinct black facial markings. This particular black-naped oriole was photographed at @penangbirdbark in Malaysia. This beautiful wildlife park houses over 300 species of birds and has been a staple in the community for over 30 years.
To see another image of this oriole check out @joelsartore!
Photo by @waynelawrence The Many Faces of Islam: Iman Saleh, whose parents are from Yemen, is a journalism student at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Photo @hammond_robin. Even today Neanderthals are in most of us. In Düsseldorf, Germany, a sculpture from the nearby Neanderthal Museum draws curiosity and recognition from passersby. Some of the first humans to leave Africa met and had sex with Neanderthals. As a result, all non-Africans today carry a small amount of Neanderthal DNA. Those genes may boost their immune system and vitamin D levels but also their risk of schizophrenia - and excess belly fat. In the next few days I’ll be sharing more of the images I shot for the special issue on race that @NatGeo magazine published recently @Hammond_Robin
Video by @TimLaman. Display of the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, a new species of bird-of-paradise found only in the mountains of West Papua, Indonesia. Many of you will notice the similarity of this species to the well-known Superb Bird-of-Paradise, famous from the film Planet Earth, which also has super-black plumage, blue breast-shield and false blue eye-spots. However, this newly described form is distinct in many ways. Most obvious is the crescent shape of the male’s cape in display vs the oval shape of the Superb’s cape. But there are many other differences which if you are interested, are explained in our video in the profile at @BirdsofParadiseProject, including the fact that their ranges do not overlap. You can also find links to our scientific paper there, or read more about this discovery on the @NatGeo News website. #newspecies#CornellLabofOrnithology#birdsofparadise#Papua#WestPapua#IndonesiaBiodiversity#Indonesia#superbbirdofparadise#superb#yearofthebird@TimLaman
Photo by @renan_ozturk
Tears froze to Misba’s (@misbanorthpole) face as the cold hard realities kicked in of life at 89° N and the 10 day self-supported journey ahead to The North Pole. ~
At 50, she is the oldest member of the expedition. From the UK with Pakistani orgins, she has two kids age 20 and 24. Before we left she told me she had worked so hard supporting her family for so long and loved that role but now really wants to do something for herself. Back in Manchester, UK she works for a finance team at the North Manchester General Hospital. "Within my work place I am one of a smallish proportion of ethnic minorities, which can be challenging sometimes especially due to the current world crisis and representation of certain groups in the western media.” She hopes that by joining this expedition she will form bridges between different cultures, encouraging women within and out of her community to gain new skills. She would "like to show people that those from all abilities and backgrounds can get involved in activities that push themselves for their own self-development.” ~
As the helicopter flew away (see my stories), it left them in a gust of rotor wash amongst the white desert of moving pack. The lasting impression I had of this @northpole2018 expedition was how each journey is so personal yet so universal and the more we share from these fringe experiences the more it can help the greater good. Thanks to all for this week and for being so vulnerable, strong and true! ~
Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown.
Rotten wood of a 10 year-old cargo boat was being repaired by Mr. Hassan Rashid in the fishing village of Karago, located along Lake Tanganyika. "It takes 70 or 80 people to move it back into the water,” Rashid said.