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Photo by @michaelmelford | Just back from Svalbard an archipelago halfway between Norway and the North Pole. Looking for polar bears we had to sail north from there, way north, to find ice where the polar bears try to make a living. Just 530 miles from the north pole we found ice and this beautiful female bear. We saw three other bears that all seem to be doing well eating the seals that are eating the cod that are eating the smaller invertebrates that are along the edge of the ice. Way too far to swim back to land, they will move south along the ice edge as it too grows south with the shorter days and lower temperatures. The two bears we saw back on land in Svalbard were not doing well as there is very little for them to eat there until the ice returns. #polarbear#ice#svalbard#nature#climatechange#norway
Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) | “I dream to become a doctor and help people”. Khoshmina is an 11-year-old Afghan refugee girl living with her family at the informal extension of Moria Camp in the Greek Island of Lesbos, on July 20, 2018. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees#everydayrefugees#muhammedmuheisen
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Photo by @chien_chi_chang | I had always been fascinated with Myanmar (Burma) ever since I read George Orwell's Shooting an Elephant. I have made over ten trips to Myanmar in the past decade. Back then, the military junta was insular and xenophobic, and I had to assume that every move I made and every word I said was being watched or listened to by Big Brother’s ubiquitous informers.
It was unlike any land I had been to or knew about before. Every trip was challenging—sometimes menacing but always exciting, too. When I first photographed the Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, as she was released from house arrest, I switched taxis three times for a 10-minute ride, stopping by a movie theatre and a shopping mall to shake off potential tails so as to reach The Lady's party headquarters in one piece.
It had become a matter of time before she would come to power. I could smell an urgent hunger for, and sense of, freedom in the air. For the first time, it seemed that democracy and human rights would prevail in Myanmar. I had high hopes for the country and its people. #MagnumPhotos#cccontheroad
Photo by @ismailferdous | On a bright afternoon last February, Indian-American Sarika Gangar celebrated her baby shower at her parents’ place in San Jose California. San Jose is one of the most diverse cities in California with a 27% white, 32% Asian and 33% Hispanic population. Sarika's friends reflected this diversity and it was really incredible to discover the coexistence of all these cultures living side by side in San Jose.
Sarika is a financial journalist who recently moved to Brooklyn. Silicon Valley is the epicenter of all the big tech giants and there are a lot of Indians and Indian Americans who work in this industry. Santa Clara county and California itself are home to the highest population of Indian Americans in the country.
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Photo by @hammond_robin | For more from this series follow @onedayinmyworld
"It was early in the morning when the military arrived,"" says 22 year old Rohingya refugee Tayeba Khatun. "The military went house to house; eventually they came to ours. They took away my father-in-law and brother-in-law.” After taking the men, the soldiers came for the women. “When I was being dragged out my husband tried to save me. He was shot dead,” says Tayeba. She was taken to a nearby abandoned house. “There were five military men. Three stood outside to manage the situation, two raped me… they raped me until I lost consciousness. When I woke, I collected my children and escaped.” Pushing through the pain of the rape and the loss of her husband Tayeba trekked through sucking mud and monsoon-swollen rivers towards Bangladesh. The waves of other refugees trudging in the same direction showed her the way. Eventually she reached the camp that is now her home.
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Filmed by @florianschulzvisuals | Over the last years, I have spent most of my field time in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It is the biggest Wildlife Refuge in the US and it is under severe threat to be destroyed by oil development, despite its status as a Wildlife Refuge. Few places around the world have moved me as much as this wilderness! This past December, the Trump administration has lifted a 40-year-old ban on oil development through a provision in the tax reform bill. You may have seen my photographs in the June issue of National Geographic magazine. I am also working on a film about this pristine wilderness, as I still have hope we can turn things around and protect this precious land for future generations. Enjoy these fall scenes from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and please follow me @florianschulzvisuals to see more images from Arctic Alaska and stay informed about the fight to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! #arctic#conservation#wildliferefuge#alaska#wilderness#publiclands#arcticnationalwildliferefuge#cinematography
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Photos by @markthiessen // For our partner @911onFOX // Every summer firefighters from across the country are called to America’s wild lands to fight wildfires, one of nature’s fiercest forces. Firefighters talk about being “bit by the fire bug.” Once they experience their first wildfire season, most are drawn back year after year. What’s the attraction? The desire to protect lives and property certainly plays a major role. But for many it’s also the challenge and thrill of facing down a powerful fire. It’s the most grueling yet rewarding job that many people will ever do. // Tune in tonight to see first responders in action on #911onFOX, in the 1st of a 2-night premiere event Sun 9/23 Mon 9/24 at 9/8c on @FOXTV.
Photo by @jasperdoest | Flamingo Bob enjoys a swim in the #Caribbean Sea. Arthritis in his feet is causing him difficulties to walk but he feels very comfortable in the water. Yes, Flamingo's can swim! When the water is beyond their wading depth, flamingos swim at the surface while feeding. Webbed feet allow the flamingo to swim quite readily.
Bob is a Caribbean flamingo, from the Dutch island of #Curaçao. But as you might have already understood, he's not like any other flamingo. His life took a dramatic turn when he flew into a hotel window, leaving him severely concussed. He was cared for by my cousin, Odette Doest @vetdoest , a local vet who also runs a wildlife rehabilitation centre and conservation charity – the Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC) @fdoccuracao. Existing disabilities meant Bob couldn’t be released, but instead he became ambassador for FDOC, which educates locals about the importance of protecting the island’s wildlife.
The story about Bob was recently published online @natgeo who are currently celebrating ‘the year of the bird’. #followme@jasperdoest for more images of Flamingo Bob who is slowly becoming #instafamous as the animal ambassador of Fundashon Dier en Onderwijs Cariben (FDOC). #wildliferescue#wildliferehab#wildliferehabilitation#wildlifeeducation#flamingo#flamingolove#prettyinpink#animalrescue#birdrescue#animalambassador#meetbob