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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery & the Australian National Memorial were made after the Armistice of November 11, 1918 by bringing together graves from the surrounding battlefields and burial grounds. Buried here are more than 2,100 servicemen of the First World War, two-thirds of whom died in 1918. More than 600 remain unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. I've been working for a couple of years now on a project about the aftermath of the War. For more on this and other projects, follow me @simonnorfolkstudio@simonnorfolkstudio#simonnorfolk#france#history#war#memorial#warfare#firstworldwar#1918#memory#WW1#somme#armistice#peace#cemetery#LestWeForget#cwgc#commonwealth#wardead#adnaccemetery#australiannationalmemorial
Photo by @beverlyjoubert | Every muscle is defined and honed to perfection. She is in her prime and her daily hunting through the Okavango swamps has made her extraordinarily strong. When hunting with her pride, she'll have her set position—each lion keeping her same spot and responsibility and honing her part to perfection. Right now, she has small cubs to feed and is keeping them separate to the pride until they are big enough. Every day, she enters the swamps to hunt red lechwe—at times running through water for hours, and with her unrelenting determination she is highly successful. #OkavangoLions#TsaroPride#ThisIsMyTrophy
Photos by @richardbarnes | After completing a photographic assignment at the California Academy of Sciences I was walking out of the African Hall when I noticed a painter on a Scaffold repainting a scene in a diorama that had been damaged by smoke from a fire that had recently occurred. I was struck by the strangeness of the scene of this beautiful surreal savannah with giraffe, wildebeest, etc. wrapped in protective plastic, juxtaposed with the painter amidst the tools of his trade. I received permission to return to photograph and this chance encounter led me on to the path to what would become my obsession with photographing Dioramas throughout the world in states of removal, restoration and often, sadly, destruction. There is a strange, some would say disturbing, irony, in going out into the wild and culling animals only to re-animate them to grace the halls of natural history museums. This work forms the basis of my photo series and book "Animal Logic".
Video by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | I enjoyed watching the Evzones, members of the Greek Presidential Guard who are known for their distinctive uniform, perform in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens on October 24, 2018. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic#muhammedmuheisen
Photos by @laurentballesta | How to meet a living legend? First learn everything from it, read everything, listen to everything. Tell yourself that it does not matter the chances of success. Then win the trust of Peter Timm, the first diver who, in 2000, saw through his mask the silhouette of ""the greatest zoological discovery of the twentieth century"" Consider real risks, prepare for them, look at irrational fears, tame them. Finally mock that the quest may be impossible, just make it look beautiful and honest. And so in 2010, at a depth of 120 meters, at the first second of the first dive, we saw and photographed for the first time the fish from the bottom of the ages, the one that was thought to have disappeared 65 million years ago: ""Gombessa"" the coelacanth.
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | I met this Lisu man as he gathered gifts of the forest, in the Tibetan mountains of northwestern Yunnan in China. Here, each remote village has a sacred forest or “nong” where the people believe gods and ancestral spirits reside. Because of the forest’s spiritual nature, villagers are prohibited from harming it in any way, but they can collect fallen firewood, mushrooms, and medicinal plants. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier for more of my photos from around the world. #enoughness#nature#photography
Photo by David Chancellor @chancellordavid | Golden eagle chick, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland - these guys are incredibly important to the ecosystem and yet many in the highlands see them as pests, as they take large numbers of grouse, rabbit, hare, and young deer. We climbed down to this nest towards the end of July accompanying the licensed ringer who weighed, measured and ringed both the chicks in this nest; and yes he is very much watching me, I was after all pretty much sharing his nest 😏💚❤️ Both have now fledged and will compliment the biodiversity of this region. It’s vital that estates here support these populations - to see more from here and elsewhere, follow me @chancellodavid@thephotosociety@everydayextinction
Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | Adanac Military Cemetery is a burial ground for those killed in the World War I. It's near the French villages of Miraumont, Pys and Courcelette. The cemetery was laid out after the Armistice of November 11, 1918, when graves were brought in from the battlefields around Courcelette and small cemeteries surrounding Miraumont. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and contains 3186 casualties of the war from the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. I've been working for a couple of years now on a project about the aftermath of the war. For more on this and other projects, follow me @simonnorfolkstudio#france#history#war#memorial#firstworldwar#1918#memory#WW1#somme#armistice#peace#cemetery#LestWeForget#cwgc#commonwealth#wardead#adnaccemetery#canada#Miraumont#Courcelette
Photo by @salvarezphoto | Chomolungma, as it is known in Tibet, rises like a giant pyramid of stone among the high peaks of Himalayas. Known in the west as Mount Everest, it is the tallest mountain in the world. The official height is 29,029 feet, but the mountain gains some height as the Indian land mass collides with Eurasia. The Himalayas are one of the best places to see the titanic forces of geology at work. Follow @salvarezphoto for more #Chomolungma#everest#aerial
Photo by @melissafarlow | Morning fog lifts and sun and shadows paint Keller Reservoir and the surrounding Pennsylvania woods. Water and forest health are connected, which is the emphasis of a growing number of managed programs in the region. @thephotosociety@thenatureconservancy#woodlands#forest#trees#lockhaven#pennsylvania
Photo by @amivitale | Ntipiyon Nonguta and her son Bernard, one, relax with their neighbors as they make beaded belts for theLoisaba Community Trust in Ewaso Village in Laikipia, Kenya. These women are in a community surrounding Loisaba Conservancy (@loisaba_conservancy) and are being supported and given access to international markets. Revenue from ecotourism is reinvested into neighboring communities like #Ewaso. To get involved and learn more about community based conservation, please follow @loisaba_conservancy and @amivitale.@nature_org@natgeoimagecollection#kenya#magicalkenya#whyilovekenya#northernkenya#africa#children#mothersandsons#mothers#empowerment#conservation#everydayafrica#photojournalism#amivitale