Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - From my project FATHERS /// San Francisco, California - Francisco (51), Jonathan (48) and Tallulah (5) - Nearly 6 years ago, Jonathan adopted Tallulah together with his first husband, who, unfortunately, died a few months later. A year later he met Francisco, who is now part of the family. Two months ago, Francisco signed the adoption papers to become Tallulah's second parent. Jonathan is a children’s neurologist, but Francisco is retired, so he stays at home to cook and take care of the house. Francisco and Tallulah often cook together. “She loves to help me in the kitchen,” Francisco tells me. “We usually bake cakes together and sometimes we also like to make a wonderful dinner for Jonathan. He’s really happy when he comes back from work and finds the table covered with good food prepared by Tallulah and me.” /// Follow me @gabrielegalimbertiphoto for more stories #father#fathers#family#adoptions#adoption#child#cooking#sanfrancisco#california#dad#dads#kitchen#cake
Photograph by @PaulNicklen // The relationship between wildlife-based conservation and tourism is a complex one - one that the popular island of Isla Mujeres knows well. Hundreds of whale sharks congregate these warm, tropical waters every summer to feed on plankton and fish spawn. As filter feeders, these docile giants jut out their sizeable jaws and passively filter everything in their path near the waters surface. #FollowMe as @CristinaMittermeier and I, along with @Sea_Legacy, explore the potential ramifications of dealing with hundreds of tourists, and their boats, in these feeding grounds. #Ocean#Conservation#Tourism#Underwater#WhaleShark#Mexico
Photo by @newshatavakolian
A shepherd moves his flocks inside a shelter during a dust storm bringing rare, heavy rain that caused the whole village to be covered in mud. The local people have a name for such storms that unexpectedly flood the plains: “medicine after death.” The heavy downpour is not enough to quench the thirst of these dry lands, they know. On the way from Masjed Solayman to Shoushtar in Peier-Kary Village. On assignment for @natgeo@magnumphotos#khozestan#Iran
Photograph by @PaulNicklen // The icy, mountainous landscape of Antarctica is a sight to behold. Intense in its beauty, it demands reverence. For me, this image captures its essence: rugged, isolated, painted with the beauty and grace of perfect morning light. I have spent so much of my life exploring the magic and mystery of this place that it is part of me; I am forever bound to protect it.
I stood in reverie as this spellbinding place invaded my veins, forever tying me to this vulnerable land. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen to stay up to date with @Sea_Legacy's ongoing and collaborative efforts to create a network of marine protected areas in Antarctica.
Photo by @paolowoods From my project RadioHaiti on the importance of small local radios in the Caribbean island. Radio Men Kontre 95,5 FM. Men Kontre (“united hands” in Creole) is the radio of the Catholic diocese of Les Cayes. Sister Melianise Gabreus is one of the stars of the radio. Even if there are no official figures, father Elysee, which runs the radio, says that lots of people tune in for Sister’s Melianise’s program on daily life advice. Les Cayes, Haiti.#radio#haiti#catholic#radiostation#nun
Photo @tbfrost | Words @paulrosolie
The anaconda was stretched out in a shallow stream , the red soil of the stream bottom a striking contrast to the snakes skin. Trevor (@tbfrost) was about six feet away when he took the first few pictures. He checked the screen and I knew from his expression that it wasn’t the shot. It was clear he would need to get closer and we agreed he could do so without danger. Seconds later Trevor was lying in the stream , elbows in the mud, his camera and head only inches from the anacondas head, its black tongue flicking below the waters surface. Mosquitoes gathered around his hands and face, but he couldn’t move without making ripples that might disturb the snake. This was the first anaconda we found in 40 days of searching through swamps and lakes and vegetation so dense it defies description - and we couldn’t screw up this opportunity. In the end, the snake laid still for close to 5 minutes for the photo shoot before calmly sliding past Trevor’s shoulder.
To see a photo and a little video of me just inches from this anaconda, I’m @tbfrost
Photo by @kchete77 (Karla Gachet) | Drag queen Valentina (left), aka Los Angeles performer James Andrew Leyva, records a music video in a Boyle Heights studio in May of 2017. She was a contestant in RuPaul’s Drag Race before being eliminated in the television show’s ninth season. Her performances are a tribute to classic Latina beauty. She has payed homage to María Félix, a Mexican film actress who was a central figure in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Most of his crew is Latino. This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @ivankphoto. It was published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” #Latinos#culture#performers#pride#latinxpower#facesofthefuture#losangeles#entertainment#youth#latinxdrag
Photograph by @PaulNicklen // Spending time in the company of bears is one of the greatest gifts of all. When I am photographing bears I always watch their body language. I want bears to be relaxed in my presence and to behave as though I am not there. This bear did just that and surprised me by carefully and methodically balancing a snowball on top of its head. #FollowMe on @PaulNicklen to see this same bear curl up and fall asleep with this block of ice, holding it like a teddy bear. #PolarBear#Love#Nature#Bear
Photo by @hammond_robin for @onedayinmyworld
"The Syrian people have seen everything, they killed their brother, their mother, their father - and so, now mental health problems have become normal," says Ali Mohammed Hassan, 25. "I might be safe, but I’m always thinking about my brother who I left in Syria. I’m worried about them." Ali and other young men from Deir Ez-Zor Syria hide from the afternoon sun in the informal extension of Moria camp known as Olive Grove. They have been at the camp between two and six months. They all left Syria they say because to stay would mean to be forced to fight either for the government or ISIS.
On the Island of Lesbos in Greece, Moria camp overflows with refugees and their desperation. Inhuman living conditions and a snail-paced relocation process can drive the already traumatized towards depression and suicide - mental health issues that haunt a people with no home. They risked their lives to get to Europe. They thought they had escaped the trauma & would find peace, a future. They were wrong.
#inmyworld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with #mentalhealth issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. @witness_change is a nonprofit that aims to improve life for excluded groups by amplifying their stories. This work was made in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières @doctorswithoutborders who are providing mental health support to the island’s refugees. To see more or to share your own mental health story please follow @onedayinmyworld
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // What can we learn from stalagmites? North Africa is sensitive to changes in climate, particularly in terms of rainfall patterns. We can tell from the shape of the stalagmite pictured here that rainfall has changed in this part of Tunisia in the past, causing the stalagmite to alter its character and show signs of regrowth.
We're following the work of a group of scientists from the Tunisian Geological Survey and European Research Institutions (UK, Germany, Austria and SISKA in Switzerland) who are looking at changes in rainfall patterns through time. Several of their field sites lie inside Djebel Serdj, which hosts some of the largest caves in Tunisia.