Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the birthday of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin's contributions to science and to promote science in general. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world. I missed the day, (not sure how) but, it happened and I still wanted to share pictures from my book on Evolution, A Visual Record. 1.) A portrait of Darwin by Julia Margaret Cameron on the Isle of Wight. 2.) Some of the Birds that Darwin Collected in the Galapagos Islands. 3.) A Jocobim Pigeon, the species that Darwin raised. 4.) One of the many pigeon boxes that Darwin studied for morphological changes. 5.) A patient suffering from Multidrug-resistant TB. The photo was used in the story that I shot on Charles Darwin. Multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) infection caused by bacteria that are resistant to treatment with at least two of the most powerful first-line anti-TB. Some forms of TB are also resistant to second-line medications and are called extensively drug-resistant TB. This was an example of the well-worn term "Survival of the Fittest" in the @NatGeo story "Was Darwin Wrong? No." @atedge#Darwin#evolution#DarwinDay
A few portraits of a #cassowary that I shot while on assignment for @NatGeo while working on a story about #AlfredRusselWallace, “The other Darwin”. Alfred Russel Wallace, was a British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. He is best known for independently conceiving the theory of #evolution through natural selection; his paper on the subject was jointly published with some of #CharlesDarwin's writings in 1858. Always nice the be part of a professional collection of current photographers. @atedge
Check out my freind and esteemed colleague Charlie Hamilton James’s feed to take advantage of a flash photo print sale which is working for a good cause. The flash sale is only on for a few more days. Prints are signed open edition 8x10’s and cost $100. You can buy them through the link in @chamiltonjames profile. 25% off profits will go to @rainforestflow - a wonderful NGO that puts fresh drinking water and sanitation into remote communities in the Amazon. The boy's name is Kaiau. He is Awá from eastern Brazilian Amazon. His monkey is a black-bearded saki. And just in case you are wondering Charlie is just as fancy as his name implies.
When I think of football I don't think about or care that much about the professional game give me the heart and soul of the high school game. Like the best book ever written about football, FridayNightLights. Sometimes in a career, an assignment comes along and after the job, you think about your career in before and after terms. The opportunity to work on the book, Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream in 1990 by #BuzzBissinger was that job for me. The book follows the story of the 1988 Permian High School Panthers football team from Odessa, Texas, as they made a run towards the Texas state championship. The book dealt in depth with the love, passion & ultimate anguish that the players felt as they fell short of their goal, to win the Texas High School State Championship. Bissinger was a journalist for The Philadelphia Inquirer While at the Inquirer Buzz received a Pulitzer Prize, & then took off for Odessa, Texas. Permian High School and its football team, the Panthers, had a substantial history of winning in Texas' 4A & 5A division. James "Boobie" Miles the Star fullback for heading into the 1988 season. The previous season he had rushed for 1,385 yards & showed flashes of brilliance. Boobie was being heavily recruited by major college football programs such as Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas A&M, & USC and had professional football aspirations before suffering a knee injury in the preseason. He would never recover 100% & eventually left the team. Mike Winchell, the starting quarterback for the team. Brian Chavez a very intelligent player went on to Harvard University. Ivory a Linebacker for the Panthers. A punishing hitter with excellent reflexes and athleticism, he is the only senior player from the 1988 Panther football team to receive a DI football scholarship, attending TCU. Jerrod McDougal, a offensive tackle, who has sacrificed a lot to become varsity, at 5'9", he practices several times a day to bring himself to an advantage.The FNL created a style of writing that has been often imitated by never equaled. The book went to become a classic movie a much loved movie by #PeterBerg.#FNL#MOJO#football
More images from #Huanchaco#Peru from a child sacrificed site in the Northern Peruvian coastal city near Huancaco. 1of3 Archaeology students at the National University of Trujillo prepare to clean and catalog skulls from the mass burial at Huanchaquito. The arid climate of northern Peru naturally mummified many of the remains, which are unusually well preserved. 2of3 Child skulls from Huanchaquito exhibit two types of cranial modification, suggesting different geographic origins. Elongated skulls, formed by binding the head at infancy, are characteristic of the highlands, while skulls with flattened backs are commonly seen among populations along the northern coast. 3of3 The remains of a llama. @atedge
Another few pictures from a story in the February @NatGeo. The first is close up of a skull from one of the 269 bodies that have been recovered in one of the largest child sacrifice sites ever discovered. @ancient.huanchaco started to excavate the site which is near #Huanchaco#Peru. The bodies date from the #ChanChan period (1420 CE) of the people know as the Chimu. The second image is of one of the bodies wrapped in a shroud that is being excavated. See the link in my bio to the online edit of the story. Thank you @kurtmutchler for the editing.
One of the 269 bodies that were uncovered in one of the largest child sacrifice sites ever discovered. @ancient.huanchaco started to excavate the site which is near #Huanchaco#Peru. The bodies date from the #ChanChan period (1420 CE) of the people know as the Chimu. The story in the February issue of the @natgeo magazine. See the link in my bio, of the nearly 50 stories I have worked on for @natgeo this is one of the most interest. Thank you for the edit @kurtmutchler