Photo by @christian_foto/ @prime_collective . XIEC II . The Magician's Pigeons at the hotel in Ninh Binh, a small town some 60 miles south of the capital, Hanoi
This photo is part of my long term project call "Xiec" ( Circus in vietnamese ) about daily life of two vietnamese companies. This work was published on National Geographic Magazine.
photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective
Danish summer has finally arrived. In our friend's gorgeous summer cottage in the forest with just a 5mins walk to the Kattegat Ocean. Pure bliss. Long may the sun continue! #summer#vacation#family#sons
Photo by @petekmuller / @prime_collective .
Bovino residents take an evening stroll through the villa, a park in the center of this mountaintop, southern Italian village. Each evening, when the summer heat breaks, residents flock to the streets to relax and socialize. Given Bovino's position at the crest of a mountain, the constructed villa forms the town's only significant piece of flat ground. The rest of its streets are steep and made of ancient cobblestones. As sunsets over the villa, children chase and shout at one another in unruly games of football and tag. Teens look for opportunities to flirt and impress members of the opposite sex. Elegantly dressed lovers walk arm in arm as older residents talk of life in the town. As a person that moves often and consequently develops few roots, I am deeply moved by the profound sense of community that exists in here. People know and care for one another and, in many cases, share a family history that dates back hundreds of years. #Italy#Italia#Bovino#Puglia#travel#village#town
This beautiful photo was taken by Dina Almakhrami, @dina.almakhrami from Photo Camp Trondheim. Please follow the students as they document their lives and cultures on Instagram @ngpcnorway . “I am sixteen years and I am from Yemen. I have lived here in Norway for eight years. My family lived in Yemen and there's been a war there for almost nine years. The house we lived in was bombed when my mom was at work and I was at school.
I like the freedom in Norway. The fact that I can speak my mind, say my opinion without anyone hurting me, and without my opinion hurting anyone means so much to me. The word freedom, and respect, is the biggest reason why I love Norway.
The word home, to me, means family. As long as the family is gathered, I feel at home. No matter if we are outside, don't have a house, are fleeing, but as long as the family sticks together, that's what is important to me. @ngphotocamp
Photo by @petekmuller / @prime_collective "Carlo, a retired barber, looks out over the agricultural fields of #Bovino, Italy. To occupy his time, he makes wine, cheese and other traditional foods and runs a small space devoted to the preservation of history and culture in this tiny mountain village. Expecting no payment, he took us on a guided tour of Bovino's historic districts, telling stories going back to the pre-Roman period--tales of bandits, agricultural development, counterfeit money, and illicit romances. I wonder who in my generation is taking it upon themselves to learn these tales. Bovino is beautiful." #Italy#history#puglia
Photo by Pete Muller / Prime Collective
A young boy dashes through tall grass on his way to fish in the Cubango River in Angola. The Cubango, which is a critical tributary to the pristine Okavango Delta, starts as a meandering stream in central Angola. There, rural communities rely on it for a variety of daily needs including water and food. Angola's civil war--which lasted from 1975 until 2002--and the mass displacement it caused, decimated the country's once bountiful agricultural sector. Today, the country relies largely on expensive agricultural imports from neighboring countries. Boys in rural communities fish as a means of supplementing their diet--which is largely derived from subsistence farming and imports--as well as way to make some additional money by selling fish to other members of the community. #intotheokavango#cubango2017#Angola#Cubango#River#Africa#expedition#science#biodiversity#conservation#fishing
Please support these amazing students and follow them @ngpcnorway and @ngphotocamp. 60 migrant and Norwegian youth are participating in National Geographic Photo Camp Norway where they document their own lives as well as each other's while exploring the new migrant community for their project on "home" and "identity." This photo was taken by 16-yr old @salama_aq of his sister @yasminmouafak after a #hike up #løvstakken, which is one of the seven mountains that surround #Bergen#Norway. "I enjoy doing activities with my Sister whether here or back in Syria. Unfortunately in Syria we had not the culture of hiking mountains, we used to go the top of the mountains by car and enjoy the view from above with the family. The good thing about hiking mountains in Norway that you have to walk all the way to the top and then enjoy the incredible beautiful nature from above" #visitbergen#løvstakken#hiking#norway#home#family#ngpcnorway#ngphotocamp#rødekorsungdom
Photo by @petekmuller / @prime_collective
Members of the @intotheokavango Wilderness Project look through samples of insects in an entomology institute outside the Angolan city of #Huambo. The collection is vast and exceptionally well organized. More remarkable, still, is that it remained perfectly intact throughout Angola's vicious civil war. The facility has only intermittent electricity and lacks the capacity to undertake much contemporary research. Expedition team members, many of whom are regional field biologists, marveled at the samples and lamented the fact that such a collection remains largely out of reach of the broader scientific community. "I did my masters research on a particular type of regional butterfly," said Gotz Neef, the expedition's chief researcher. "I knew that the species also lived in Angola but I had no access to such specimens. We didn't even know that such an amazing collection existed. My research would have been much richer had I had access to this place." As we prepared to leave, Dr. Paul Skelton, a South African fish biologist approached me. "Pete, you're not a biologist so perhaps you might not immediately appreciate how much time and effort went into building this collection," he said. "This took decades of the lives of many people." I've covered a lot of conflict but it is often these moments, when I see how war's residue continues to undermine potential, that I find most poignant. #intotheokavango#cubango2017#conservation#Africa#biodiversity#expedition#Angola
Portrait taking in a village 25km north of Bac Ha, close to Vietnam and china border. Bac Ha district, north of Vietnam.
One of the best experiences I had in the Southeast Asian dragon was traveling along the border between China and Vietnam.
In the north you can find various ethnic minorities.
For a few dollars can rent a motorbike, my company for several weeks. On my last trip I traveled the routes and roads of Vietnam from northwest to northeast. I travelled until my energy would let me or the night would fall.
Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective #travel#vietnam
@melburford Burford is speaking today at NCE Media Show & Tell in Bergen, Norway about Coordinating @ngphotocamp Norway, a series of three Photo Camp workshops for both migrant and Norwegian youth in Bergen, Trondheim and Oslo in the summer and fall of 2017. National Geographic Photo Camp will partner with photographers Melanie Burford and Marcus Bleasdale, the Norwegian Red Cross, Wilstar and the Nobel Peace Center.