Photo by @TomasVH. How does technology designed for #surveillance render the human form? To find out, I photographed in New York City and Washington with thermal-imaging camera, including these passengers on the NY subway. Check out more from my #PackingHeat series on my feed (@tomasvh).
Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety
Mute swan cygnet with a neck warmer – Yes I know, what an absolutely infuriating piece of grass. I don’t think that I’ve ever been so annoyed by an inanimate object as I was by that bloody rogue piece of grass! I don’t doubt that countless viewers will be screaming ‘clone it out’ but that approach just isn’t for me. It was there, I couldn’t exclude it, much as I tried so it has to stay. I’m not judging those who would clone it out and indeed I understand perfectly why they would, after all it would make the image significantly better but this to me is the way that luck goes. I’ve had enough good fortune with my photography and indeed with these swans and so when something as frustrating as this happens then only ever option is to simply accept it gracefully. It was doubly frustrating though as I’d invested months of work in getting to know these swans and in getting them to trust me. This is why I was able to stand where I was, with the mother as relaxed as she obviously is, whilst her cygnet rests casually on her back. Having invested so much time and effort in building that bond of trust I couldn’t then try to casually lean over and pluck the grass from her back as that would have been significantly overstepping the mark and it probably would have put me back to square one. In addition, one of the many endearing qualities of these iconic birds is the speed and ease with which they communicate how they’re feeling and so I just had to accept that on this occasion, one of very few I hasten to add, I simply had to try and make the best of it. I still really like the sequence of images that I was able to capture and whilst the grass definitely represents an imperfection the other subtle qualities that the image has, to me at least, more than outweigh it. So what would you do. To clone or not to clone, I’d be intrigued by your thoughts! Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto@natgeo@natgeocreative@thephotosociety#muteswan#cygnet#ethicsbeforeimages#phototips#educateandinspire#nature#naturelovers#wildlifephotography
Photo by @FransLanting //The gatherings of flamingos on Africa’s Great Rift Valley lakes is one of the most magnificent bird spectacles on the planet. Millions flock to places like Kenya’s Lake Nakuru to feed on algae, which flourish in the warm alkaline water. At times, mass courtship rituals ripple through the gatherings. In this image I used a time exposure to blur the outlines of the foraging birds while twilight added a beautiful blue hue to their pink color. Follow me @FransLanting to see more animal spectacles from around the world.
Photo by @GerdLudwig. The Baiterek monument and observation tower is the symbol of Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan. With an elevation of 97m, the Baiterek’s observation deck symbolizes Astana’s rise to the Nation’s Capital in 1997. Astana citizens jokingly refer to the Baiterek as 'Chupa Chups' because of its similarity to the popular lollipop. The tower and adjacent area is a tourist attraction popular with foreign visitors and native Kazakhs alike.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Tina Barney (right) has been producing large-scale photographs of family and friends since 1975. Darsie Alexander (left) sat down with Tina to discuss her work during the final presentation at the 2017 @natgeo Photography Seminar.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Tasneem Alsultan @tasneemalsultan focuses on social and gender issues in Saudi Arabia. She is a member of Rawiya—the first female photography collective from the Middle East.
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Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Léonard Pongo's long-term project "The Uncanny" is an intimate look at life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Isadora Kosofsky documents social issues focusing on individuals, relationships, and families in the context of aging, disabilities, and incarceration.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Imagine if mankind ended...What would it look like? Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber think about this a lot as they build and photograph models that represent what might be the future.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // This time a year ago Chris Johns was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer. Seven months later he was back to work! Chris was a field photographer for more than 20 years—in which time he created some of the most iconic images at @natgeo. He then went on to be Editor and Chief for the magazine and then the Society's Chief Content Officer. In 2015 he was named the Executive Director for the National Geographic Society's Center of Excellence. Today he sat down with Anna Sale to talk about his career and was met with a standing ovation from the entire audience composed of his family, friends and colleagues.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Rhea Combs is the curator for film and photography at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History. During her presentation she showed a small fraction of the work that museum cares for.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Magnus Wennman's work on "Where the Children Sleep" draws attention to the refugee crisis and the children involved. To see more of his work check out his feed @magnuswennman.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // Anand Varma @anandavarma used to be a photo assistant for several @natgeo photographers—now he's photographing his own stories. In this photo he's showing his remarkable work with hummingbirds.
Photo by @alexsnyderphoto // "That's what this day is about—the people behind the photographs." Master of Ceremonies @vincentjmusi kicks off the annual @natgeo Photography Seminar in Washington, DC. Be sure to follow along today as we bring you updates from the event!
Like a bird, I also love to watch the world from above. I never miss an occasion, whether a plane, the high of a huge turn summit of mountains to photograh the danse of clouds, between heaven and earth. I find a big poetry there.
Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety
Snow encrusted mountain hare – This is an image that I captured a couple of years ago and, rather shamefully, I’ve only just gotten around to processing. It had been a long, cold day in the mountains and as I was heading back to my rented cottage for the evening I almost felt like I didn’t even want to find any more hares, such was my level of fatigue. Not untypically that’s exactly what happened and so began yet another arduous crawl. At the time I remember not being too convinced about the photographic possibilities and it was only in hindsight, and reviewing the images for the first time recently that I realised that I was perhaps a little too quick to judge. Being overtired can often do this and spending weeks on end up in the mountains can be a challenging, though extraordinarily beautiful experience. It is often the little details in images that can communicate so much about a species and with this image it is the hares hardiness and resilience that shine through, not least because of the ice that is settled on its eye and the snow encrusted in its fur. If experiencing sights and animals such as this is something that you’d like to experience for yourself then I still have limited availability for a few days on my mountain hare experience which runs from January 21st to Feb 18th 2017. On these days I guide a maximum of two people per day into the hills and depending on your level of fitness we can either work on the lower slopes or higher up. If you are interested then please do email me at email@example.com for dates and pricing. Alternatively you can join my mailing list by copying and pasting this link into your browser http://www.andrewparkinson.com/#/contact/4566036726 and of course, if you want to keep up with my images then please do #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto@thephotosociety@natgeo@natgeocreative#mountainhare#andysphototours#ethicsbeforeimages#phototips#educateandinspire#nature#naturelovers#wildlifephotography
Photo @pedromcbride // The Colorado River Delta. A crackled, bone dry stretch of this mighty river some 50 miles shy of Sea of Cortez. But beneath this scorched earth lies hope for a restored river. #chasingrivers
Photo by @FransLanting You’re looking at one of the rarest mammals on earth—the Iranian cheetah, which I was privileged to document on assignment for National Geographic. Fewer than 100 survive in the wild. You might think that this creature looks like any other cheetah you may have seen in Africa. Iran’s cheetahs manage to survive under totally different circumstances. They’re specialists of bone-dry deserts where they survive by hunting wild sheep and goats. They’re on the brink of extinction, but a small group of dedicated scientists and conservationists in Iran are doing what they can to guarantee a future for these amazing animals. Follow me @FransLanting for more images and stories about the world’s big cats.
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) //
A rainbow frames Skógafoss waterfall on Iceland's south coast. This 60meter (197 foot) waterfall is near the end of the Skógá River. The rainbow is produced by light scattering through the water droplets in the mist produced by the falls. @natgeocreative#iceland#waterfalls#skógafoss#rainbow
Photo by @migeophoto Michael George // I reflect often on the differences between my dreams of a trip and how it actually turns out. When I am lying in bed in New York, stressed about deadlines, and dreaming of the mountains or a foreign city, versus the ache in my legs during a hike, or a lost bag, or a mood I thought I would leave behind. Mornings, while traveling, are the closest I come to achieving the bliss I imagine when most in need of an escape. Travel gives the gift of time, and mornings can be as slow as you need. They’re spent reviewing the wonders of the previous day, and hoping for what has yet to come. The follies and frustrations of the journey, with a soft barrier of sleep, have become humorous. I focus on the crackling of toast, the low buzz of coffee, and the sweetness of jam. In a city, often I will stare out the window at locals. These lives are not mine. I will never know their routines or habits or rituals, but I will appreciate them–elevating their monotony with foreign eyes. // #hohrainforest#olympicnationalpark#washingtonstate#hiking#travelmornings#traveling#travelwriting
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celebration_Hatteras Island Village of Rodanthe, North Carolina 1970. A tradition that dates to the mid-18th century, it is also known as Twelfth Night or the Epiphany. It stems from the British Empire's change from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1752. Because the old calendar was inaccurate, 11 days had to be omitted with adoption of the Gregorian calendar. Christmas Day then changed from January 5th to December 25th. This was very unpopular among the colonies and especially with the very isolated and independent settlements on the Outter Banks. Old Christmas is now held on the closest Saturday to the Epiphany_January 7 in 2017.
It is a fun community event with an oyster roast, live music and dancing. In the past there has been an occasional brawl among the villagers as in this photograph I made from the top of the piano in the Community Center in 1970. #oldchristmas#epiphany#rodanthe#outterbanks#obx#hatterasisland#hatteraslife#northcarolina#celebrations