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Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo A woman is collecting tomatoes inside an high tech led illuminated greenhouse in the Netherlands. These tomato plants can grow up to 2 meters, using 95% less the water than a traditional crops and produce up to 10 times with the same land, all without any pesticides or GMO. This futuristic Dutch way of farming is a solution to produce the massive amount of food we will need in the future to front the hunger crisis? Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to know more about the future of farming #agriculture #food #hunger #tomatoes #water #planet #crops #future #futurology

Photo @lucalocatelliphoto  for @natgeo  A woman is collecting tomatoes inside an high tech led illuminated greenhouse in the Netherlands. These tomato plants can grow up to 2 meters, using 95% less the water than a traditional crops and produce up to 10 times with the same land, all without any pesticides or GMO. This futuristic Dutch way of farming is a solution to produce the massive amount of food we will need in the future to front the hunger crisis? Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto  to know more about the future of farming #agriculture  #food  #hunger  #tomatoes  #water  #planet  #crops  #future  #futurology 

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial
Foul weather can be a challenge while working from a helicopter but is quite frequently a blessing aesthetically. These thunder clouds over southern Iceland saved my day. Trick is to be able to salvage the equipment when it reaches you and of course to return to base safely. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial for another amazing place in Iceland called Landmannalaugar.  #iceland #mattiasklum #weather  #protectnature #protectbiodiversity @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov @thephotosociety @natgeo @alexandrovklumofficial

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial  Foul weather can be a challenge while working from a helicopter but is quite frequently a blessing aesthetically. These thunder clouds over southern Iceland saved my day. Trick is to be able to salvage the equipment when it reaches you and of course to return to base safely. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial  for another amazing place in Iceland called Landmannalaugar. #iceland  #mattiasklum  #weather  #protectnature  #protectbiodiversity  @mattiasklumcollection  @irisalexandrov  @thephotosociety  @natgeo  @alexandrovklumofficial 

Photo by @StephenWilkes. I came across this Rhino, bathed in mud walking alone in the Ngorongoro Crater, when I visited the crater in Tanzania .  I watched him walk for almost 15 minutes and he was unaware of the many cars and tourists. I was impressed by the natural beauty of the crater which is a protected area, a World Heritage Site and considered one of the seven wonders of Africa. The area is part of the Serengeti eco system and is unique in that it is the only conservation area in Tanzania that protects wildlife while allowing human habitation. To see more of my work please follow me at @stephenwilkes.

#StephenWilkesPhotography #Rhino #Africa #Tanzania #NgorongoroCrater #Serengeti

Photo by @StephenWilkes.  I came across this Rhino, bathed in mud walking alone in the Ngorongoro Crater, when I visited the crater in Tanzania .  I watched him walk for almost 15 minutes and he was unaware of the many cars and tourists. I was impressed by the natural beauty of the crater which is a protected area, a World Heritage Site and considered one of the seven wonders of Africa. The area is part of the Serengeti eco system and is unique in that it is the only conservation area in Tanzania that protects wildlife while allowing human habitation. To see more of my work please follow me at @stephenwilkes.  #StephenWilkesPhotography  #Rhino  #Africa  #Tanzania  #NgorongoroCrater  #Serengeti 

Photograph by @paulnicklen // After doing many 4 hour long deep dives on my #Rebreather for a @natgeo story on First Americans, I had to let my body tissue recover from too much oxygen and nitrogen.  So, what does one do on a day off in Mexico?  You head to the most beautiful cenotes in the world with @mickmitty and get lost in a liquid world where you feel like you are flying through space. #followme on @paulnicklen to get lost in nature.  With @cristinamittermeier  #adventure #life #beauty @natgeocreative #instagood #sun @thephotosociety #nature #fitness

Photograph by @paulnicklen  // After doing many 4 hour long deep dives on my #Rebreather  for a @natgeo  story on First Americans, I had to let my body tissue recover from too much oxygen and nitrogen. So, what does one do on a day off in Mexico? You head to the most beautiful cenotes in the world with @mickmitty  and get lost in a liquid world where you feel like you are flying through space. #followme  on @paulnicklen  to get lost in nature. With @cristinamittermeier  #adventure  #life  #beauty  @natgeocreative  #instagood  #sun  @thephotosociety  #nature  #fitness 

Photo: @juanarre (Juan Arredondo)

Claudia Joana Cruz (22) stepped on a landmine in 2013 while she was returning from a field trip on the countryside in Cauca. From that day she recalls: “I lost consciousness after the blast and they told me later I was losing a lot of blood. The reason they had to amputate so high was due to the infection. It took almost five hours until I was finally given medical assistance."
More than 11,400 people have been injured or killed by landmines since 1990. Uncleared minefields remain an obstacle to development and resettlement in areas of Colombia. 
A peace accord has ended the fighting but the countryside is littered with land mines and criminal gangs are growing reclaiming territories left by FARC demobilized rebels. Deming is one of the challenges this hopeful nation faces after five decades of Civil War. 
Shot on assignment this month's issue of @natgeo 'The healing of Colombia' with text by Alma Guillermoprieto.  Follow me @juanarre to see more about the challenges and changes Colombia is undergoing.
#postconflict #thehealingofcolombia #dailylife #peace #Colombia #peaceproces #landmines #medellin

Photo: @juanarre  (Juan Arredondo) Claudia Joana Cruz (22) stepped on a landmine in 2013 while she was returning from a field trip on the countryside in Cauca. From that day she recalls: “I lost consciousness after the blast and they told me later I was losing a lot of blood. The reason they had to amputate so high was due to the infection. It took almost five hours until I was finally given medical assistance." More than 11,400 people have been injured or killed by landmines since 1990. Uncleared minefields remain an obstacle to development and resettlement in areas of Colombia. A peace accord has ended the fighting but the countryside is littered with land mines and criminal gangs are growing reclaiming territories left by FARC demobilized rebels. Deming is one of the challenges this hopeful nation faces after five decades of Civil War. Shot on assignment this month's issue of @natgeo  'The healing of Colombia' with text by Alma Guillermoprieto. Follow me @juanarre  to see more about the challenges and changes Colombia is undergoing. #postconflict  #thehealingofcolombia  #dailylife  #peace  #Colombia  #peaceproces  #landmines  #medellin 

Photograph by @simoncroberts. Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion. 
Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works.
#landscapestudiesofasmallisland #simonroberts #energysecurity #ferrybridgepowerstation #ferrybridge

Photograph by @simoncroberts.  Ferrybridge Power Station, Knottingley, West Yorkshire, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion . Looming above the residential landscape, the cooling towers of Ferrybridge Power Station are the largest of their kind in Europe. A coal-fired power station, and one of fourteen in the UK before its closure in early 2016, Ferrybridge C employed over 800 people during the height of its operations. It was considered no longer economically viable by its owners to keep the power station open. Its closure on 31 March 2016 removed 3.4GW of capacity—about 4 per cent of the country’s total—and followed the closure in late 2015 of Kellingley Colliery, Britain’s last deep-coal mine, just a few miles down the road. The UK government plans to phase out unabated coal-fired power stations by 2025. However, fears that the country will be unable to maintain secure electricity supplies could spell trouble for coal phase-out plans. Follow @simoncroberts  to see more photographs from this series and other works. #landscapestudiesofasmallisland  #simonroberts  #energysecurity  #ferrybridgepowerstation  #ferrybridge 

Photo by @williamalbertallard // Trujillo, Perú, 1981

Girl with red lips and a red rose. This child was in some kind beauty pageant and had her lips painted red which match the scarlet rose on her dress. An older child stands by her side, a faintly pink ribbon in her fingers. Pictures are so much a sum of their details as is this one.

#followme @williamalbertallard fire images of Perú and other assignments spanning five decades. 
#peru #trujillo #red #redlips #rose #girl #child #ribbon #curls

Photo by @williamalbertallard  // Trujillo, Perú, 1981 Girl with red lips and a red rose. This child was in some kind beauty pageant and had her lips painted red which match the scarlet rose on her dress. An older child stands by her side, a faintly pink ribbon in her fingers. Pictures are so much a sum of their details as is this one. #followme  @williamalbertallard  fire images of Perú and other assignments spanning five decades. #peru  #trujillo  #red  #redlips  #rose  #girl  #child  #ribbon  #curls 

Video by @markosian | On our morning walk in a remote village in Nepal. #nepal

Video by @markosian  | On our morning walk in a remote village in Nepal. #nepal 

Photo by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Khayelitsha township, South Africa - extraordinary to recall how much time we spent attending funerals in Cape Town, South Africa 2003 whilst working on Living(+)Positive. We always found ourselves looking back at the mountain, our hearts and feet firmly held in the dust of the townships whilst documenting those living with HIV - so many have benefited from free access to ARV’s - it’s only now when looking through this work for a client that it slowly dawns on me how many we lost how many shacks and houses we visited over a period of a year or so simply to find them empty. Thankfully South Africa introduced free antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in the public sector in April 2004 after a lengthy battle between activists and former President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who questioned the link between HIV and AIDS, and ARVs' effectiveness. As of 2016 the estimated overall HIV prevalence rate in South Africa was approximately 12,7% of the total population. The total number of people living with HIV was therefore estimated at approximately 7,03 million in 2016. For adults aged 15–49 years, an estimated 18,0% of the population is currently HIV positive. To see more of my work and projects follow me here @natgeo and @thephotosociety  @chancellordavid

Photo by David Chancellor @chancellordavid  - Khayelitsha township, South Africa - extraordinary to recall how much time we spent attending funerals in Cape Town, South Africa 2003 whilst working on Living(+)Positive. We always found ourselves looking back at the mountain, our hearts and feet firmly held in the dust of the townships whilst documenting those living with HIV - so many have benefited from free access to ARV’s - it’s only now when looking through this work for a client that it slowly dawns on me how many we lost how many shacks and houses we visited over a period of a year or so simply to find them empty. Thankfully South Africa introduced free antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in the public sector in April 2004 after a lengthy battle between activists and former President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who questioned the link between HIV and AIDS, and ARVs' effectiveness. As of 2016 the estimated overall HIV prevalence rate in South Africa was approximately 12,7% of the total population. The total number of people living with HIV was therefore estimated at approximately 7,03 million in 2016. For adults aged 15–49 years, an estimated 18,0% of the population is currently HIV positive. To see more of my work and projects follow me here @natgeo  and @thephotosociety  @chancellordavid 

Photo by @renaeffendiphoto // Captured #withgalaxy Note8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Passengers paddle across on a "dingi", a small wooden boat used by both street vendors and regular commuters to ferry across Buriganga river in Sadarghat, the old Port of Dhaka that dates back to the 17th Century. In the times of the Mughal Empire this port became a hub for the European traders for its strategic river location, the city that formed around it was nicknamed the Venice of the East. Today this bustling port located in the southern part of the city services up to 100,000 people daily. As I stood on top of a triple-decked ferry and watched the boats traverse back and forth sliding smoothly across the river, I felt a moment of serenity in the city with the highest population density in the world.

Photo by @renaeffendiphoto  // Captured #withgalaxy  Note8, produced with @samsungmobileusa  // Passengers paddle across on a "dingi", a small wooden boat used by both street vendors and regular commuters to ferry across Buriganga river in Sadarghat, the old Port of Dhaka that dates back to the 17th Century. In the times of the Mughal Empire this port became a hub for the European traders for its strategic river location, the city that formed around it was nicknamed the Venice of the East. Today this bustling port located in the southern part of the city services up to 100,000 people daily. As I stood on top of a triple-decked ferry and watched the boats traverse back and forth sliding smoothly across the river, I felt a moment of serenity in the city with the highest population density in the world.

Photo @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
PAKISTAN, Karachi
Ghulam Ishaq, a Karachi shopkeeper, didn’t trust the polio vaccine. Now he blames himself for the double misery of his four-year-old daughter, Rafia: one leg withered by polio, the other broken by a car she couldn’t dodge. Karachi, Pakistan is one the last places on earth that hasn’t eliminated polio in addition to Afghanistan and Nigeria. In the last stage of polio eradication, Pakistan has made tremendous progress towards poliovirus transmission interruption and eradication but it still faces some resistance among the more traditionalist communities such as the Pashtuns, as some believe vaccination is a plot from the West against muslims. This picture was the opening of the story Why Vaccines Matter, published in the November issue of the magazine.

Photo @williamodaniels  for @natgeo.  PAKISTAN, Karachi Ghulam Ishaq, a Karachi shopkeeper, didn’t trust the polio vaccine. Now he blames himself for the double misery of his four-year-old daughter, Rafia: one leg withered by polio, the other broken by a car she couldn’t dodge. Karachi, Pakistan is one the last places on earth that hasn’t eliminated polio in addition to Afghanistan and Nigeria. In the last stage of polio eradication, Pakistan has made tremendous progress towards poliovirus transmission interruption and eradication but it still faces some resistance among the more traditionalist communities such as the Pashtuns, as some believe vaccination is a plot from the West against muslims. This picture was the opening of the story Why Vaccines Matter, published in the November issue of the magazine.

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Mountain regions respond sensitively to climate change. Taking advantage of Alpine caves, a team of scientists led by Swiss Paleoclimatologist Dr. Marc Luetscher from the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (SISKA), is working to understand how permafrost has evolved through time. Ice caves form through a combination of snow intrusion and/or congelation of water infiltrating a karst system. Often up to several centuries old, the climate record of this ice remains largely under-studied. Today we are also able to tell if a cave was an ice cave in the past. This is achieved by looking for cryogenic cave calcites. These form when water enters a cave, and freezes and turns to ice. In this process, the water becomes progressively enriched in ions to the point that it becomes super-saturated and precipitates calcite. 
Pictured here is the view looking up at the entrance of Eisriesenwelt Eishöhle in Austria, with the Alps in the background. Not only is Eisriesenwelt one of the most spectacular ice caves in the world, it is also one of the field sites for the scientists working at the University of Innsbruck on similar climate related studies as Dr. Marc Luetscher. @natgeocreative

Photo by @shonephoto  (Robbie Shone) - Mountain regions respond sensitively to climate change. Taking advantage of Alpine caves, a team of scientists led by Swiss Paleoclimatologist Dr. Marc Luetscher from the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (SISKA), is working to understand how permafrost has evolved through time. Ice caves form through a combination of snow intrusion and/or congelation of water infiltrating a karst system. Often up to several centuries old, the climate record of this ice remains largely under-studied. Today we are also able to tell if a cave was an ice cave in the past. This is achieved by looking for cryogenic cave calcites. These form when water enters a cave, and freezes and turns to ice. In this process, the water becomes progressively enriched in ions to the point that it becomes super-saturated and precipitates calcite. Pictured here is the view looking up at the entrance of Eisriesenwelt Eishöhle in Austria, with the Alps in the background. Not only is Eisriesenwelt one of the most spectacular ice caves in the world, it is also one of the field sites for the scientists working at the University of Innsbruck on similar climate related studies as Dr. Marc Luetscher. @natgeocreative 

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