Steve Winter@stevewinterphoto

NatGeo Wildlife + Conservation Photojournalist + Speaker Twitter: @swfoto/ 📍USA www.stevewinterphoto.com/ Next story out Nov. 15th in @NatGeo Magazine

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/big-cat-week/episodes/jaguar-vs-croc/

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Alright folks, we're down to the last few hours of the print sale and we're keeping the selection open. We'll take orders till 12am PST.
The process is easy.
1. Scroll through my Instagram account here (@SteveWinterPhoto)
2. ***Take a screenshot of the photo you like.
3. Email it and the shipping address to swinterstudio@gmail.com
We'll then send you a PayPal invoice for $100+ Shipping, and mail your print in time for the holiday. ***Some exclusions apply.*** Each signed 8” x 10" print is $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and International orders have gone up to $60. We'll send a tracking number once your print ships out.A portion of funds will go towards Wild Voices Media to fund underreported conservation and environmental stories and projects.

And if you missed yesterday's Jag Vs Croc show on @NatGeoWild catch it again this Thursday 12/14 at 8pm EST. Check out the link in my bio for clips and showtime details.
@wildaid #printsale #wildlifephotography #holidaygift #xmasgifts #stockingstuffers
@natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @pantheracats @africanparksnetwork @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto
WATCH TONIGHT!!!!! @9pm for our @natgeowild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory.

My @natgeo jaguar story is out in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and WATCH today @9pm for our @natgeowild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory.
Here is a female swimming from one side of the river to the other in search of food - like walking down another aisle in the supermarket - but one that does not let you pick things off the shelves - you need to work very hard for your food! Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves.

@stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris @reddigitalcinema #reddigitalcinema @CanonUSA @pantheracats


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

WATCH TONIGHT!!!!! @9pm for our @natgeowild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory.

I love seeing Scarface flying through the water in one of his spectacular failures - trying to get food from his supermarket - the Pantanal.
Jaguars have a tough life trying to find food in their watery restaurant - they may want caiman for dinner but it may take them days and many spectacular failures before they are successful. Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story come out next week in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and WATCH on Dec 10th @9pm for our @ngwild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help save ourselves!

#follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @reddigitalcinema #reddigitalcinema


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Hey folks. Today is the 1st day of @natgeowild Big Cat week and they are starting the week of by airing my special,filmed with @bertiegregory, "Jaguar vs Croc" tonight at 9 ET. Click the link in my bio for all the details.
ALSO! We're down to the last couple days of my Holiday Print Sale and I've decided to open up the selection again today only!
The process is easy.
1. Scroll through my Instagram account here (@SteveWinterPhoto)
2. *Take a screenshot of the photo you like.
3. Email it and the shipping address to swinterstudio@gmail.com
We'll then send you a PayPal invoice for $100+ shipping and a tracking number once your print ships out. *Some exclusions apply.

Each signed 8” x 10" print is $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and International orders have gone up to $60.
And like last year, a portion of funds will go towards Wild Voices Media to fund underreported conservation and environmental stories and projects. Last year’s sale funded the Aleppo Zoo rescue story Sharon Guynup and I covered.


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

Chiribiquete was “discovered” for our civilization about 30 years ago, and since then, there have been only two sets of scientific research expeditions. We were granted permission by the Colombian Park System to accompany @fundacion_herencia in the last expedition. This is one of the last untouched places on Earth, and we want to keep it that way, especially considering that it is a sacred place where uncontacted tribes, sacred ritual practices and the natural evolution processes thrive. Let´s keep Chiribiquete intact by keeping ourselves out. We can all help protect this place by pledging not to go there; BECOME A CHIRIBIQUETE GUARDIAN at www.parquesnacionales.gov.co and support @parquescolombia in their decision to close the park to visitors. @fundacion_herencia @parquescolombia @natgeo @stevewinterphoto @bertiegregory


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto
After 3 weeks of following Scarface we finally saw out first kill!!! WOW AMAZING - the power of the jaguar is mind blowing. All day long we follow him as he walks the riverbank or swims for hours searching for caiman - his #1 food source or capybara his #2 food source - the world’s largest rodent.

Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story is out in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and WATCH on Dec 10th @9pm for our @natgeowild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves.

@stevewinterphoto @natgeo @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @jaguar #jaguar @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema


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A reminder the Holiday Print Sale is still happening, AND today only we're opening up the selection so you can pick your own print!
Follow these steps to purchase a print:
1. Scroll through my Instagram account here (@SteveWinterPhoto)
2. *Take a screenshot of the photo you like.
3. Email it and the shipping address to swinterstudio@gmail.com.
We'll then send you a PayPal invoice and a tracking number once your print ships out. *Some exclusions apply.

Also,today is the last day for international orders at the shipping rate of $35, so get your orders in. Shipping prices will go up after today for international orders.
Each signed 8” x 10" print is $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and $35 for international.We'll then send you a PayPal invoice and a tracking number once your print ships out.
Like last year, a portion of funds will go towards Wild Voices Media to fund underreported conservation and environmental stories and projects. Last year’s sale funded the Aleppo Zoo rescue story Sharon Guynup and I covered. (Story link in my bio). And while on the subject of stories, check out my most recent work on #jaguars in the# December issue of @NatGeo magazine! Stay tuned here for more outtakes from that story and check out @bertiegregory who is posting video clips from our upcoming @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM.

@wildaid #printsale #wildlifephotography #holidaygift #xmasgifts #stockingstuffers
@natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @pantheracats @africanparksnetwork @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto for the Dec. 2017 @natgeo Jaguar story
WATCH our Jaguar film with the amazing @bertiegregory on Sunday night Dec 10th @9pm on Nat Geo Wild - premier of Big Cat Week!!!!!!! Throughout my career I have been searching for a cultural connection between local indigenous people and big cats. I found it by speaking with Carlos Castano-Uribe and his wife Cristal Ange Jaramillo of @fundacion_herencia. In 1989 when Carlos was director of Colombia National Parks he created Chiribiquete National Park. One of the wildest places left on the planet and of immense cultural significance that boggle’s the mind and changes our perception of our human history in the Western Hemisphere. Difficulty of access to this place has preserved almost intact ecosystems that house a variety of biological wealth. I was able to visit the park with Carlos, Cristal and the who’s who of Colombian natural history scientists and @bertiegregory. Painted on the walls of the tepuis - (mountains that come out of the jungle floor with steep vertical sides) are ancient paintings done by Jaguar Shamans, thought to be 20,000 years old. Paintings that are 100 meters long up to 10 meters high depicting jaguars. Any animal that has it’s mouth open is a jag - jaguar warriors and shamans and a myriad other species. It is the most incredible place I have seen in my recent explorations - it literally brought me to tears in the helicopter. All art is about emotion - and the paintings and nature itself is artistic perfection. A Huge thank you to Carlos and Cristal for allowing us access in this sacred and magical place.
BUT the park is under threat mining and logging — and needs to be protected - as the rainforest has not been explored or studied - and there are the central parts of the tepuis which none but birds or flying insects can leave - so they are unknown species - amazing. Thanks to Julia and everyone at Colombian National Parks for all their assistance.
Protect Chiribiquete National Park and all the rainforest, animals and people’s that live within.
It is THE unknown jewel of the world’s natural history.

@fundacion_herencia @canonusa @natgeowild @reddigitalcinema


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto in the December issue of @natgeo

A jaguar cub in a tree waiting for his brother to come up and join him also. Their mother taught them to climb this tree for safety from other predators here in the @refugioecologicocaiman - The Caiman Ecological Reserve in the Southern Pantanal of Brazil.

Not too long ago an image with mom and cubs or just a jaguar cub was impossible to see. This animal behavior is so similar in many ways to us as humans! Protecting their young! Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families. If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, we need to treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not.

My @natgeo jaguar story came out in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for people who think they receive the “power of the jaguar through their teeth”, Chinese Traditional Medicine and now Luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid @bertiegregory

My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats.
@nglive #nglive @natgeochannel #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema @leonardodicapriofdn @natgeocreative


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Hey folks, just a reminder that my holiday print sale is taking place now till Dec 11th for domestic orders and Dec. 4th for international orders.
This year I'm offering a curated selection of 12 prints for you to chose from. Each signed 8” x 10" print is $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and $35 for international. Shipping prices increase as Xmas approaches so get your orders in early.
Swipe to choose from the photos posted here in and in my previous posts (at @SteveWinterPhoto), take a screenshot and email it and the shipping address to: swinterstudio@gmail.com. We'll then send you a PayPal invoice and a tracking number once your print ships out.
And like last year, a portion of funds will go towards Wild Voices Media to fund underreported conservation and environmental stories and projects. So not only are you getting a deal on a signed photo, but you're also helping fund important projects. Last year’s sale funded the Aleppo Zoo rescue story Sharon Guynup and I covered. (Story link in my bio). And while on the subject of stories, check out my most recent work on #jaguars in the# December issue of @NatGeo magazine! Stay tuned here for more outtakes from that story and check out @bertiegregory who is posting video clips from our upcoming @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM.

@wildaid #printsale #wildlifephotography #holidaygift #xmasgifts #stockingstuffers
@natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @pantheracats @africanparksnetwork @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema


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My holiday print sale is going on now.
This year I'm offering a curated selection of 12 images for you to chose from. Each signed 8” x 10" print is $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and $35 for international. Shipping prices increase as Xmas approaches so get your orders in early.
Choose from the photos posted here and in my previous post, take a screenshot and email it and the shipping address to: swinterstudio@gmail.com, and we will send you a PayPal invoice.
A portion of funds will go towards Wild Voices Media to fund future conservation and environmental stories. Last year’s sale funded the Aleppo Zoo rescue story Sharon Guynup and I covered. (Story link in my bio). We'll take domestic orders through Sunday December 11th and International orders till Dec 4th. Please email with any questions.
#cybermonday #printsale #ireland #wildlifephotography #holidaygift #xmasgifts #stockingstuffers


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It's that time of year again! My holiday print sale!
This year I'm offering a curated selection for you to chose from. Each signed 8” x 10" print is $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and $35 for international. Shipping prices increase as Xmas approaches so get your orders in early. I’ve posted the 1st six options here.
Swipe through the selection posted here, take a screenshot of the one you want and email it and the shipping address to swinterstudio@gmail.com and we will send you a PayPal invoice.
A portion of funds will go towards Wild Voices Media to fund future conservation and environmental stories. Last year’s sale funded the Aleppo Zoo rescue story Sharon Guynup and I covered. (Story link in my bio). We'll take domestic orders through Sunday December 11th and International orders till Dec 4th. Please email with any questions


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@natgeo photo for Jaguar Story Dec 2017 Nat Geo Mag by @stevewinterphoto

The end of another day of photographing and filming jaguars on the Cuiaba river in the Porto Jofre area.
My @natgeo jaguar story is out this month!! Check it out!
LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Local people need to benefit from living with predators - and not from killing them and selling their parts - a sustainable future includes people living with wildlife - and an intact healthy ecosystem. I learned from a Panthera biologist, Fernando Tortato writing in a new paper he published this year - that in Jaguar territory in the Pantanal of Brazil a cow is worth $2000 in its lifetime - where each jaguar in this area brings in $108,000 A YEAR in ECOTOURISM income!!!! So jaguars are safe within this area. Think of all the family members in an area that work in ecotourism to show tourists the jaguars, birds and other wildlife of the area. They work in the lodges - drive the boats - guide the tourists - drive them to and from Cuiaba - so many local jobs - so use LOCAL tour operators like @pantanalsafaris who showed me and @bertiegregory jaguars - every single day for 2 months!! But in some parts of its range in South America poaching of jaguars is rampant again - like is was back in the 1960’s and 70’s. We need to get the story out in the press and hopefully Governments will be forced by their citizens to act. There is a loophole in the law that if it is a "cattle killing jaguar"- you cannot make a rancher suffer losses and you can kill the cat. But I found in areas with minimal cattle - all the skins I was shown were called cattle killers. A earlier project by Sandra Cavalcanti showed only 1% of cattle deaths could be attributed to jaguars - so killing them all for their parts is wrong AND illegal.
If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything under it. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
@natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @pantheracats @africanparksnetwork @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @reddigitalcinema


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@natgeo photo for Jaguar Story Dec 2017 Nat Geo Mag by @stevewinterphoto
Local people need to benefit from living with predators - and not from killing them and selling their parts - a sustainable future includes people living with wildlife - and an intact healthy ecosystem. I learned from a Panthera biologist, Fernando Tortato writing in a new paper he published this year - that in Jaguar territory in the Pantanal of Brazil a cow is worth $2000 in its lifetime - where each jaguar in this area brings in $108,000 A YEAR in ECOTOURISM income!!!! So jaguars are safe within this area. Think of all the family members in an area that work in ecotourism to show tourists the jaguars, birds and other wildlife of the area. They work in the lodges - drive the boats - guide the tourists - drive them to and from Cuiaba - so many local jobs - so use LOCAL tour operators like @pantanalsafaris who showed me and @bertiegregory jaguars - every single day for 2 months!! But in some parts of its range in South America poaching of jaguars is rampant again - like is was back in the 1960’s and 70’s. We need to get the story out in the press and hopefully Governments will be forced by their citizens to act. There is a loophole in the law that if it is a "cattle killing jaguar"- you cannot make a rancher suffer losses and you can kill the cat. But I found in areas with minimal cattle - all the skins I was shown were called cattle killers. A earlier project by Sandra Cavalcanti showed only 1% of cattle deaths could be attributed to jaguars - so killing them all for their parts is wrong AND illegal.
If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything under it.
LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
@natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @pantheracats @africanparksnetwork @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema @leonardodicapriofdn


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@natgeo photo for Jaguar Story Dec 2017 Nat Geo Mag by @stevewinterphoto

What happens to children whose father, uncle etc hunt jaguar for the Chinese market - will they do the same?
This is not an image you “LIKE” but needs to be shown and was shot for my Jaguar story in Nat Geo Mag this month. Poaching of jaguars is rampant again like is was back in the 60’s and 70’s. It needs to be stopped and showing images like this is one way to make that happen - get it out in the press and hopefully Governments will be forced by their citizens to act. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more like this, unfortunately.

In a community outside of Iquitos, Peru local indigenous people sell the skins of jaguars that they have killed. What do we do with the children (in this photo) that have parents and family that commonly kill jaguars for money? Will they grow up thinking this is normal - will they do the same - there might not be any jaguars left if there parents keep this deadly practice up. One village chief told me he hunts jaguar all year long as in the month of October someone from a “Chinese corporation” comes to buy the 4 canines from each jaguar. The skins do not sell for very much as the buyer does not want them and they are illegal to export for tourists, as are the teeth and any other part of the jaguar. Teeth can be hidden easily and are also passed off as caiman teeth.

My @natgeo jaguar story came out this week - in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
Follow me @stevewinterphoto for more images of our natural world and THANKS!!!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @jaguar #jaguar @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema @leonardodicapriofdn


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

Here are a mom and cubs along the bank of a river after they just swam across it. Not too long ago an image with mom and cubs was impossible to see. Mom is cleaning her cubs, This is so similar in many ways to us as humans! Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families. If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, we need to treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not.

My @natgeo jaguar story came out this week - in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for people who think they receive the “power of the jaguar through their teeth”, Chinese Traditional Medicine and now Luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid @bertiegregory

My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have.

Follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images and THANKS!

@stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @natgeocreative @africanparksnetwork @jaguar #jaguar @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema @pantheracats

Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

This is not an image you “LIKE” but needs to be shown and is published in Nat Geo Mag this month. Poaching of jaguars is rampant again like is was back in the 60’s and 70’s. It needs to be stopped and showing images like this is one way to make that happen - get it out in the press and hopefully Governments will be forced by their citizens to act. Stay tuned in the next few weeks for more like this, unfortunately.

In a community outside of Iquitos, Peru local indigenous people sell the skins of jaguars that they have killed.
One village chief told us he hunts jaguar all year long as in October someone from a “Chinese corporation” comes to buy the 4 canines from each jaguar. The skins do not sell for very much as the buyer does not want them and they are illegal to export for tourists, as are the teeth and any other part of the jaguar.

My @natgeo jaguar story came out this week - in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @NatGeowild Big Cat Week show which premiers on Dec 10th @ 9PM, filmed with the amazing @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for people who think they receive the “power of the jaguar through their teeth”, Chinese Traditional Medicine and now Luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
@stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @africanparksnetwork @jaguar #jaguar @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema @leonardodicapriofdn


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

I love seeing Pirata flying through the air in one of his spectacular failures - trying to get food from his supermarket - the Pantanal.
Jaguars have a tough life trying to find food in their watery restaurant - they may want caiman for dinner but it may take them days and many spectacular failures before they are successful. Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story come out next week in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and WATCH on Dec 10th @ 9pm for our @natgeowild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves.

#follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @jaguar #jaguar @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris #CanonUSA @CanonUSA #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork @sanctuaryasia @reddigitalcinema @leonardodicapriofdn @pantheracats #jaguarjourney


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

I love seeing Pirata flying through the water in one of his spectacular failures - trying to get food from his supermarket - the Pantanal.
Jaguars have a tough life trying to find food in their watery restaurant - they may want caiman for dinner but it may take them days and many spectacular failures before they are successful. Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story comes out next week in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! And also coming out is my
@natgeowild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory in Dec. 2017.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats!

#follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @pantanalsafaris


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

I love seeing Scarface flying through the water in one of his spectacular failures - trying to get food from his supermarket - the Pantanal.
Jaguars have a tough life trying to find food in their watery restaurant - they may want caiman for dinner but it may take them days and many spectacular failures before they are successful. Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story come out next week in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and WATCH on Dec 10th @9pm for our @ngwild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves.
#follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @reddigitalcinema @leonardodicapriofdn @pantanalsafaris


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Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story comes out next week in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @ngwild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory in Dec. 2017.

Here female, tired from hunting while swimming in the river, rests on the riverbank at sunset.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
My first story on big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have.

Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats!

#follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @africanparksnetwork @bertiegregory @pantanalsafaris @reddigitalcinema @canonusa


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@stevewinterphoto I am so proud to have been given the opportunity to give the Keynote address on Conservation and Media at the Remembering Rhinos event at the Royal Geographical Society last week.
They just surpassed £115,000 raised since publication on Monday, which means together with the money from Remembering Elephants last year, Remembering Wildlife has now raised more than a quarter of a million pounds sterling (£250,000) to fight poaching via @bornfreefoundation.
Save RHINOS and Elephants!!!!!!! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @jaguar #jaguar #teamrhino #rememberingrhinos @bornfreefoundation #rememberingelephants


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto Nature is perfection. It gives us the air we breathe and the water we all need for our life.
My @natgeo jaguar story come out soon in the December issue of National Geographic Magazine! and LOOK for our @ngwild Big Cat Week show filmed with @bertiegregory in Dec. 2017.

Here is a cub trying to play with her mom - who is having nothing to do with it.

Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid
My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have.

Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water.
If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them.
So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats!

#follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative @africanparksnetwork @jaguar #jaguar @bertiegregory


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Today is International Snow Leopard Day!!@stevewinterphoto @natgeo
Snow leopards are the ghosts of the high mountain areas of central Asia in which they live.
The areas in which SL’s live are vitally important as they provide water for 100’s of millions of people.
But the glaciers that provide the water are rapidly disappearing, which begs the question - what will the future bring for people and animals?

Local people need to benefit from living with predators - snow leopards are persecuted by revenge killings - when they kill someone’s livestock a herder will then kill them. There are great community conservation projects where local herders can protect their flocks, making more money and saving snow leopards at the same time! Turning and economic negative into an economic positive - and saving snow leopards at the same time!

Please visit National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative @ CauseAnUproar.org, to find out ways to become involved - to save big cats!
Check out - Panthera, Snow Leopard Trust, WCS, UNDP, WildAid - Environmental Investigation Agency - Wildlife Protection Society of India,
@stevewinterphoto @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #leopards #tigers #lions #snowleopard #jaguars #bigcatsforever #canon #apple #bigcats #photooftheday #catoftheday #photography #art #camera #fotografia #wildlife #instacat #catlovers #me #cat #cats #ilovemycat #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #canonusa #redcine #undp #gef @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @sanctuaryasia


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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto one amazing life lived. An INCREDIBLE night. Put on by Nat Geo at the Hollywood Bowl. You will LOVE THIS Nat Geo doc #Jane. A extraordinary life well lived. Dreams realized. An icon for all time Jane Goodall


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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto

The crew from Four Paws grinds off the wheels of a cage with a rescued bear in it so it will fit on the plane flying from Istanbul to Amman, Jordan.

I wanted to share a powerful tale of hope, published today.

A feature story written by Sharon Guynup and multimedia piece co-produced with Sharon and filmed by me, it follows the daring, dangerous rescue of 13 animals from a bombed-out zoo just outside Aleppo—the last of the 300 animals that were housed there when the Syrian civil war broke out six years ago. Rescued by Four Paws International from Vienna Austria - FourPaws.org

Dodging bombs and bullets, dozens and dozens of people helped rescue the last survivors from an abandoned zoo in Aleppo. 13 saved - 300 animals killed or sold.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/wildlife-watch-rescuing-animals-aleppo-syria-zoo/

Please share. We all need inspiration!

@natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @fourpaws.org @fourpaws #fourpaws
#ivoryfree #wildaid @wildaid #endpoaching
#photooftheday @eiainvestigator #racingextinction #startwith1thing @africanparksnetwork
@natgeo #instawild #instashooters #wildlife #wildlifephotojournalism @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty


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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto

I wanted to share a powerful tale of hope, published today.

A feature story written by Sharon Guynup and multimedia piece co-produced with Sharon and filmed by me, it follows the daring, dangerous rescue of 13 animals from a bombed-out zoo just outside Aleppo—the last of the 300 animals that were housed there when the Syrian civil war broke out six years ago. Rescued by Four Paws International from Vienna Austria - @four_paws_international
Dodging bombs and bullets, dozens and dozens of people helped rescue the last survivors from an abandoned zoo in Aleppo. 13 saved - 300 animals killed or sold.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/wildlife-watch-rescuing-animals-aleppo-syria-zoo/

Please share. We all need inspiration!

@natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @fourpaws.org @fourpaws #fourpaws @four_paws_international #ivoryfree #wildaid @wildaid #endpoaching
#photooftheday @eiainvestigator #racingextinction #startwith1thing @africanparksnetwork
@natgeo #instawild #instashooters #wildlife #wildlifephotojournalism @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty


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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo
Today is World Rhino Day!! Rhinos are being massacred for their horns. Last year 1054 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. Rhino horn has been found to have no medicinal value. It is made of keratin, the same tissue as our hair or nails - so chew your fingernails - and SAVE THE RHINO!
Check out: Save the Rhino and Rhinos without Borders
Follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images of big cats

@natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
#savetherhino #ivoryfree #wildaid @wildaid #worldrhinoday2017 #endpoaching
#photooftheday @eiainvestigator #rhinoswithoutborders #racingextinction #startwith1thing #savetherhino #rhino #africa @africanparksnetwork
@natgeo #instawild #instashooters #wildlife #wildlifephotojournalism @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #lion @africanparksnetwork@leonardodicaprio


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Today is the last day to purchase a signed print of my image of a mother and her cubs during
@natgeocreative’s Flash Sale. Click on the link in my profile to see the full collection of
globetrotting prints available for $100.


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