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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety Bengal tiger tour – NEW DATES! My Bengal tiger tour to Bandhavgarh National Park in India has now sold out and so due to continued demand I am putting on additional dates. These new dates are from October 31st until 11th November 2018 and this will ensure that the group enjoys 8 full days in the wild forests on Central India looking for one of the world’s most spectacular creatures. I captured this close up image on a previous trip and the feeling of looking into the mesmerising eyes of such a beautiful creature is a feeling like no other. This particular tiger, a 19 month old sub-adult, emerged at speed from the forest and, with his brother, stalked, played and rested around our vehicle for some 45 minutes, an extraordinary encounter and privilege. When this individual clambered onto an elevated roadside rock he was ultimately just a few feet away, at eye level and we were in a vehicle with no doors, no windows and no windscreen. The feeling of excitement and joy was almost overwhelming but I took the opportunity of adding a 1.4x tele-converter to my 500mmm lens to try and capture a unique close up portrait. His gaze endured and was as compelling as anything that I’ve ever experienced but I was fortunate indeed to be able to capture a portrait with such symmetry. I am anything but a neat freak but with images such as these it is nice when they do come off. If the chance of looking through your lens and having this looking back at you is something that you’d like to experience then please do email me at tours@andrewparkinson.com for more details and it would be my privilege to guide you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Please do #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @thephotosociety @landrover_uk #Bengaltiger #andysphototours #worklocally #ethicsbeforeimages #itsallabouttheluck #phototips #educateandinspire #nature #naturelovers #wildlifephotography #nature_brilliance #majestic_wildlife #wildlife.hd #wildlifeplanet #wildlife #featured_wildlife

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Photo by @amivitale for @rippleeffectimages || The burgeoning effects of climate change have hit Bangladesh especially hard. Areas that used to reliably flood every other year are now hammered by powerful storms every few months. The country is currently facing a historic food shortage due to the mass flooding of agricultural regions. #Bangladesh #flood #water #photography #climatechange #globalwarming #color #light

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Photo by @jasperdoest while #onassigment in #antarctica for @natgeoexpeditions // A large group of Adélie penguins on the fast ice in the Weddell Sea The Adélie is the littlest, and also the most widespread, species of penguin in the Antarctic. Adélie penguins were discovered in 1840 by scientists on the French Antarctic expedition led by explorer Jules Dumont d’Urville. D’Urville named Adélie Land, in southern Antarctica, after his wife, Adéle. They might look a bit clumsy on land, but penguins are brilliant swimmers. They can dive down to 180m – though they tend to catch their food (mainly krill and fish) much closer to the surface. Adélie penguins are increasing in Antarctica. However, in areas where climate change is established, Adélie populations have fallen by more than 65% in the past 25 years. The biggest threat to them right now is climate change (other penguins, like gentoos, are better adapted to warmer climates). Follow me @jasperdoest for more images of my recent Arctic and Antarctic adventures. @thephotosociety @natgeo @ilcp_photographers #penguin #ice #iceberg #seaice #wildlife #wildlifeadicts #wildplanet

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Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // DYNAMISM // Great tit (Parus major) #female leaves the #feeder with #sunflower #seed. We had couple really warm days, so birds did not really visit the feeder, but with colder weather they seem keep loyalty. Taken from the room of our living room in #Hungary... No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images! @natgeo @instagram @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart @canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday #beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo #educateandinspire #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure #discoveryourbackyard #birdstagram #birdphotography #greattit #bird #action #highspeedphotography #phototips

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Photo by @chancellordavid // Just returning from the National Geographic Photo Seminar in the US. An extraordinary week of talks and presentations - When poaching has escalated exponentially in the past decade; more than 7,000 rhinos have been killed in the past ten years alone, and The World Wildlife Fund estimates that 20,00 to 30,000 African elephants are killed each year for their tusks - It’s at times like these that I realise how important all the work done on this subject is, and how humbled I am by the continued support and mentorship received from all those @natgeo and elsewhere. Thank you all for sharing your amazing work and thoughts this week - Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - follow more of my work and projects here @chancellordavid and @natgeo #conserving #stoppoaching #stopthetrade #ivory #rhino #horn #wildlife

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Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz // Known as the Medieval Manhattan, #Shibam, Yemen was once an important stop for camel caravans bringing frankincense from Oman to the Mediterranean. It remains one of the great masterpieces of Arabian architecture, with tower homes up to eight stories tall that are built entirely from mud and palm timbers. I took this photo while flying my motorized paraglider over the town, and created quite a ruckus. After landing and an interview with the local police captain, I was invited in for tea and hospitality, and noticed that the mud floor of an upper story flexed like the skin of an old drum. I heard rumors that the tower home seen at the near corner of the walled city had simply dissolved while its owner while was away working in Dubai, as there was no one to fix a leaky water tap. #unescoheritage To see more visit @geosteinmetz

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Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley) - After 10 days without meeting anyone, we came across this nomadic tent, on the edge of the Lut desert in Iran. They were herding camels, goats and sheep - the camp chief stood in front of his tent, practically disappearing in the landscape. NASA's satellite, from 2003 to 2010 testify that the hottest land surface on Earth is located here in the Lut desert. I was fortunate to visit this amazing place and country last March, when an Iranian scientifically team measured a land surface temperatures of 78.2 °C (172.8 °F), the highest ever recorded. For more interesting cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto . #Iran #hottemperature #desert

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Photo by @jim_sugar | American news photographer @CarolGuzy celebrates her masterful presentation at the annual @NatGeo Photo Seminar along with her tribe of fellow female photojournalists in Washington, DC. Ms. Guzy has won the #PulitzerPrize four times—one of four people to do so, and the only journalist with that achievement. Carol’s powerful presentation left her audience of 400+ people laughing and crying and shouting along with her. Here she is celebrating with her friends and colleagues. #NationalGeographic @thephotosociety @Lumix #GX85

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Photo by @bethjwald // A Kyrgyz girl carries a lamb through her family’s winter camp at about 14,000 feet in the Little Pamir with the snow-covered peaks of the Hindu Kush trip making a spectacular backdrop, in the Wakhan Corridor, northeast Afghanistan. The lamb was born in late December and is too young to spend the winter days with its mother and the rest of the flock as it forages for food in the cold and snow, so they are kept in a warm place at the camp for the day and then returned to its mother each evening to nurse. A small population of Kyrgyz live a nomadic life on the high plateau of the Afghan Pamirs, moving seasonally with their herds of yaks, goats, sheep, camels and horses. It is a hard life, especially in winter, and the Kyrgyz suffer from poverty, opium addiction and lack of education, but they also are proud of their culture, their ability to survive and their freedom on the “Bam-i-Dunya” or Roof of the World. The photo was taken exactly ten years ago today, during a hard, month-long journey on foot through the roadless, frozen mountain world of the Afghan Pamirs, part of a several year project to document the peoples of the Wakhan-the Wakhi and Kyrgyz, their ways of life, their relationship to each other, to their environment and to the wildlife of the Pamirs. The huge pay-off and privilege was being able to spend time with these families, some of whom I had met on previous journeys. Check out my feed @bethjwald - I will be posting more photos this week and next from the journey I took ten years ago through the winter landscape of the Afghan Pamirs! #Afghanistan #wakhancorridor #Pamirs #Kyrgyz #mountainculture #Badakshan #roofoftheworld #mountainjourney #onas

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Rare snowfall at the Shaolin Temple, birthplace of Kungfu as Monks make it back to their dorms. Some 90,000 Kungfu enthusiasts visit here from around the world each year to learn from the masters. #kungfu #shaolin #shaolintemple #hebei #china @natgeo @natgeocreative @supchinanews @thesilkroadjourney

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Photo by @williamalbertallard // Tucson, AZ, 1998 Rodeo bullfighting clown Rob Smets, often called “the toughest man in rodeo,” signs autographs for fans following the end of a mud swamped rodeo in normally sunny Tucson. I chose that rodeo for what I figured would be wonderful southwestern American light. It rained steady for the first four days. But rainy weather sometime produces excellent pictures. #followme @williamalbertallard for more images of rodeos and other assignments spanning five decades #rodeo #rodeoclown #Tucson #mud #rain

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