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Photograph by @juanarre (Juan Arredondo)

El Salado, Bolivar. Colombia. 
A boy plays with a balloon in a dilapidated part of the Town of El Salado. Once a prosperous tobacco farming town, was the scene of Colombia's deadliest massacre. The killing of El Salado lasted six days from February 16 to 21 of 2000. By the end, 66 people were killed and the remaining 4,000 residents fled, joining more than 2 million other internally displaced Colombians at the time. 
With the efforts of its leaders, the residents returned despite the presence of illegal armed groups. Today El Salado and its residents are transforming their grim past. 
This picture was taken as part of the coverage for the January issue for @natgeo magazine 'The Healing of Colombia' about Colombia and the challenges ahead for this nation after the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and FARC putting and end of over 50 years of internal conflict. 
#colombia #peaceprocess #elsalado#internallydisplacedpersons #challenges#kidsplaying #redballon#documentaryphotography#photojournalism @natgeocreative@thephotosociety #everydaylatinamerica

Photograph by @juanarre (Juan Arredondo) El Salado, Bolivar. Colombia. A boy plays with a balloon in a dilapidated part of the Town of El Salado. Once a prosperous tobacco farming town, was the scene of Colombia's deadliest massacre. The killing of El Salado lasted six days from February 16 to 21 of 2000. By the end, 66 people were killed and the remaining 4,000 residents fled, joining more than 2 million other internally displaced Colombians at the time. With the efforts of its leaders, the residents returned despite the presence of illegal armed groups. Today El Salado and its residents are transforming their grim past. This picture was taken as part of the coverage for the January issue for @natgeo magazine 'The Healing of Colombia' about Colombia and the challenges ahead for this nation after the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian Government and FARC putting and end of over 50 years of internal conflict. #colombia #peaceprocess #elsalado#internallydisplacedpersons #challenges#kidsplaying #redballon#documentaryphotography#photojournalism @natgeocreative@thephotosociety #everydaylatinamerica

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  • Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova)

Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth -  they provide critical habitat to a host of marine life, from fish to invertebrates.
The 2017 coral spawning event - a mass reproduction event where many colonies of coral simultaneously release egg and sperm bundles for fertilisation was a significant time of year for conservation scientists. A nature event that usually happens only once a year it is during this time coral eggs and sperm can be collected to be studied and artificially grown in labs.
Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science plan to study the coral cells collected during the spawning event to see how or if corals are adapting to warmer waters. There is some early indication that some corals are more resilient to warming than previously thought, giving some hope to conservationists.

Full story is available online with words by Sarah Gibbens

#coralreef #greatbarrierreef #nature #underwater #ocean #climatechange #coralspawning #australia
    Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova) Coral reefs are one of the most diverse ecosystems on earth -  they provide critical habitat to a host of marine life, from fish to invertebrates. The 2017 coral spawning event - a mass reproduction event where many colonies of coral simultaneously release egg and sperm bundles for fertilisation was a significant time of year for conservation scientists. A nature event that usually happens only once a year it is during this time coral eggs and sperm can be collected to be studied and artificially grown in labs. Scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science plan to study the coral cells collected during the spawning event to see how or if corals are adapting to warmer waters. There is some early indication that some corals are more resilient to warming than previously thought, giving some hope to conservationists. Full story is available online with words by Sarah Gibbens #coralreef #greatbarrierreef #nature #underwater #ocean #climatechange #coralspawning #australia
  • Photograph by @juanarre (Juan Arredondo)

In February 2000, when members of a paramilitary group massacred townspeople in El Salado, one victim was Miguel Ángel Contreras. His father, Jesús Contreras, has not visited El Salado since. Now 86, blind, and deaf, he lives with his daughter in Cartagena.

The killing of El Salado lasted six days from February 16 to 21 of 2000. By the end, 66 people were killed and the remaining 4,000 residents fled, joining more than 2 million other internally displaced Colombians at the time. 
After 52 years of internal conflict, this hopeful nation seek a lasting peace and new opportunities.

Shot on assignment this month's issue of @natgeo 'The healing of Colombia' with text by Alma Guillermoprieto. To see more about Colombia or to learn more about the changes that are taking place. 
Follow me @juanarre on Instagram

#colombia #peaceprocess #internallydisplacedpersons 
#almaguillermoprieto #postconflict #photooftheday #everedaylatinamerica
    Photograph by @juanarre (Juan Arredondo) In February 2000, when members of a paramilitary group massacred townspeople in El Salado, one victim was Miguel Ángel Contreras. His father, Jesús Contreras, has not visited El Salado since. Now 86, blind, and deaf, he lives with his daughter in Cartagena. The killing of El Salado lasted six days from February 16 to 21 of 2000. By the end, 66 people were killed and the remaining 4,000 residents fled, joining more than 2 million other internally displaced Colombians at the time. After 52 years of internal conflict, this hopeful nation seek a lasting peace and new opportunities. Shot on assignment this month's issue of @natgeo 'The healing of Colombia' with text by Alma Guillermoprieto. To see more about Colombia or to learn more about the changes that are taking place. Follow me @juanarre on Instagram #colombia #peaceprocess #internallydisplacedpersons #almaguillermoprieto #postconflict #photooftheday #everedaylatinamerica
  • Photo by @ronandonovan // Captured #withgalaxy S8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // A montane side-striped chameleon in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Chameleons have evolved with independently moving eyes, which give them the ability to scan their surroundings 360 degrees for potential prey or predators.
    Photo by @ronandonovan // Captured #withgalaxy S8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // A montane side-striped chameleon in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Chameleons have evolved with independently moving eyes, which give them the ability to scan their surroundings 360 degrees for potential prey or predators.
  • Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo two kids  on a mountain of 6,000 tons of potatoes grown on their family’s ultra-productive farm. The Van den Borne potato farm yields twice the global average of other potato growers and it is considered an example of the so-called precision agriculture, where drones and other tools assess the health of individual plants and determine exactly how much water and nutrients they need to thrive. Today the farm is the largest producer of potatoes in the country, and the Netherlands is one of the leading exporters of potatoes in the world. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about the future of farming #agriculture #potatoes #farming #hunger #netherlands
    Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo two kids on a mountain of 6,000 tons of potatoes grown on their family’s ultra-productive farm. The Van den Borne potato farm yields twice the global average of other potato growers and it is considered an example of the so-called precision agriculture, where drones and other tools assess the health of individual plants and determine exactly how much water and nutrients they need to thrive. Today the farm is the largest producer of potatoes in the country, and the Netherlands is one of the leading exporters of potatoes in the world. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about the future of farming #agriculture #potatoes #farming #hunger #netherlands
  • Photo by @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
Bangladesh, Dhaka.
Sanjida Sahajahan, 11, was a healthy toddler when the common bacterium pneumococcus devastated her brain. When I met her last year, she couldn’t talk, couldn't walk and couldn’t eat alone. She wasn’t vaccinated for pneumonia because developing countries didn’t have the PCV vaccine when she was a kid. It is only in 2015 that Bangladesh started to use the PCV vaccines. This picture was published as part of the story « Why vaccines matter » in the Novembre issue of tte magazine.
    Photo by @williamodaniels for @natgeo. Bangladesh, Dhaka. Sanjida Sahajahan, 11, was a healthy toddler when the common bacterium pneumococcus devastated her brain. When I met her last year, she couldn’t talk, couldn't walk and couldn’t eat alone. She wasn’t vaccinated for pneumonia because developing countries didn’t have the PCV vaccine when she was a kid. It is only in 2015 that Bangladesh started to use the PCV vaccines. This picture was published as part of the story « Why vaccines matter » in the Novembre issue of tte magazine.
  • Photo by @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // Canyons of Light: Exploring these halls of humanity from above. To see more follow @pedromcbride // #newyork #aerial #perspective #empirestatebuilding #light #nyc
    Photo by @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // Canyons of Light: Exploring these halls of humanity from above. To see more follow @pedromcbride // #newyork #aerial #perspective #empirestatebuilding #light #nyc
  • Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Who is your best friend? Perhaps my favorite moment during a recent trip to a village just outside the Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve, was to capture the infinite patience of this dog as these Maasai kids showered him with love. 
#followme at @cristinamittermeier to see more images of our beautiful planet. 
With @PaulNicklen @EPixNix and @LNixPix @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @sea_legacy 
#love #dog #pet #friend #gratitude #friends
    Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Who is your best friend? Perhaps my favorite moment during a recent trip to a village just outside the Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve, was to capture the infinite patience of this dog as these Maasai kids showered him with love. #followme at @cristinamittermeier to see more images of our beautiful planet. With @PaulNicklen @EPixNix and @LNixPix @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @sea_legacy #love #dog #pet #friend #gratitude #friends
  • Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Monitoring solar activity to defend us against devastating particle storms … The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) at Ramfjordmoen, near Tromsø in northern Norway operates radar systems to study the interaction between the sun and Earth as revealed by disturbances in the ionosphere and magnetosphere. The system has also been tested for space debris tracking of low-Earth-orbit debris down to 2cm in size.

Here photographed, the MORRO radar - an MST (Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere) radar used to study atmospheric phenomena such as those associated with polar mesospheric echoes. The radar system employs a 12x12 array of antennas and is operated by the Department of Physics and Technology of the University of Tromsø.

Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

@simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo 
#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #EISCAT #northernlights #norge #norgesfoto #radar #Tromsø #environmentalscience #bbcearth #environmentalist #ionosphere #aurora #auroraborealis #radiowaves #scientificstudy #atmosphere #Ramfjordmoen #norway #arcticnorway #xfiles #Tromso #spacedebris #troposphere #magnetosphere #universityoftromso
image: @simonnorfolkstudio
words: @tribaleye
    Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Monitoring solar activity to defend us against devastating particle storms … The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) at Ramfjordmoen, near Tromsø in northern Norway operates radar systems to study the interaction between the sun and Earth as revealed by disturbances in the ionosphere and magnetosphere. The system has also been tested for space debris tracking of low-Earth-orbit debris down to 2cm in size. Here photographed, the MORRO radar - an MST (Mesosphere-Stratosphere-Troposphere) radar used to study atmospheric phenomena such as those associated with polar mesospheric echoes. The radar system employs a 12x12 array of antennas and is operated by the Department of Physics and Technology of the University of Tromsø. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #EISCAT #northernlights #norge #norgesfoto #radar #Tromsø #environmentalscience #bbcearth #environmentalist #ionosphere #aurora #auroraborealis #radiowaves #scientificstudy #atmosphere #Ramfjordmoen #norway #arcticnorway #xfiles #Tromso #spacedebris #troposphere #magnetosphere #universityoftromso image: @simonnorfolkstudio words: @tribaleye
  • Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). An expedition member takes a sand bath in the fascinating Lut Desert, Iran. NASA’s satellites from 2003 to 2010 testify that the hottest land surface temperature on Earth is located in this desert. The surface of its sand has been recently measured at 78.2 °C (172.8°F), the highest ever recorded. This image was shot in spring, when, on this day, the surface temperature “only" hovered around 55 C (131 F). This desert host flora and incredibly adaptable fauna such as lizards and foxes, which scientists are currently studying. For more cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto #iran #desert #sandbath
    Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). An expedition member takes a sand bath in the fascinating Lut Desert, Iran. NASA’s satellites from 2003 to 2010 testify that the hottest land surface temperature on Earth is located in this desert. The surface of its sand has been recently measured at 78.2 °C (172.8°F), the highest ever recorded. This image was shot in spring, when, on this day, the surface temperature “only" hovered around 55 C (131 F). This desert host flora and incredibly adaptable fauna such as lizards and foxes, which scientists are currently studying. For more cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto #iran #desert #sandbath
  • Photo by @renan_ozturk 
Words by @gatherfilm director @mrsanjayr - “As a trained chef, I thought that cooking was everything. But now that I have a son and 2 daughters I realized that I’m a father and a husband first.” - Chef @nephi_craig (White Mountain Apache), along with his wife @Janditawn and baby Tawny (pictured) and daughter Kaia and son Ari. Chef Craig traveled the world, working in some of the most storied kitchens only to come back to where he was born and raised - on the White Mountain / Fort Apache Indian Reservation in what is now Eastern Arizona. The Apache were amongst the last peoples that succumbed to the United States’ genocide against the Indigenous. They’re known primarily (and perhaps erroneously) for their ferocity in the face of annihilation. But they were master foragers and environmentalists first and foremost. They travelled the great deserts and mountains according to the cycle of flora. After the wars against the United States, however, the Apache were forced onto Reservations, partly to separate this great People from their food system. As a result the Apache are amongst the most impacted - health-wise - from a forced diet of low quality commodity foods. But along with a coterie of Apache food sovereignty activists like farmer Clayton Harvey (@apachefarmer), Nephi is fighting to change that.  He is focused on reconnecting his people with their ancient foods and the sense of community those food-ways inspire. “My people are everything to me. And I will do everything I can to help us become strong again." ~

With @taylorfreesolo @shaandiin @sterlinharjo @fndi303 @jenbuffett @the11thhourproject @tanya_meillier
    Photo by @renan_ozturk Words by @gatherfilm director @mrsanjayr - “As a trained chef, I thought that cooking was everything. But now that I have a son and 2 daughters I realized that I’m a father and a husband first.” - Chef @nephi_craig (White Mountain Apache), along with his wife @Janditawn and baby Tawny (pictured) and daughter Kaia and son Ari. Chef Craig traveled the world, working in some of the most storied kitchens only to come back to where he was born and raised - on the White Mountain / Fort Apache Indian Reservation in what is now Eastern Arizona. The Apache were amongst the last peoples that succumbed to the United States’ genocide against the Indigenous. They’re known primarily (and perhaps erroneously) for their ferocity in the face of annihilation. But they were master foragers and environmentalists first and foremost. They travelled the great deserts and mountains according to the cycle of flora. After the wars against the United States, however, the Apache were forced onto Reservations, partly to separate this great People from their food system. As a result the Apache are amongst the most impacted - health-wise - from a forced diet of low quality commodity foods. But along with a coterie of Apache food sovereignty activists like farmer Clayton Harvey (@apachefarmer), Nephi is fighting to change that. He is focused on reconnecting his people with their ancient foods and the sense of community those food-ways inspire. “My people are everything to me. And I will do everything I can to help us become strong again." ~ With @taylorfreesolo @shaandiin @sterlinharjo @fndi303 @jenbuffett @the11thhourproject @tanya_meillier
  • Photo by Maggie Steber @maggiesteber. After Martin Luther King Day, I'm posting a photograph from Haiti, a Caribbean nation which suffered hurtful rhetoric last week on top of the 8th anniversary of the horrific earthquake claiming the lives of over 350,000 in 2010. African nations were also targets of insults. A Haitian woman shields herself from the rain in Cap-Haitien on Haiti's northern coast. The colors of the Haitian flag are blue and red. It is a flag born from revolution. Haitians have figured large in American history. Chicago was founded by a Haitian named Jean Baptiste du Sable who was the first resident and is considered the father of Chicago. Nearly 500 Haitians fought alongside American patriots in the 1779 Siege of Savannah, battling against the British in the American revolution. Their own revolution against their French slave masters resulted in the only successful slave revolt in history that led to the establishment of the first Black Republic in the world. "We Haitians are not victims but victors! The constant narrative of the poor sucks on our self-esteem. The greatest gift Haiti gave to the world was freedom, with the only successful slave revolt against French slave masters and Napoleon's armies that created our country. And she has paid a tax on that gift since then...a poverty tax. No one tells that story." The words of Carl Juste @cjmiamiherald a Haitian photographer living in Miami, Florida who photographs and is actively engaged in the Haitian community. Ti peyi, gran pep is a Haitian Creole saying for small country, grand people. Every nation has glory to its history. 🇭🇹 @fotokonbit @leicawomen @natgeocreative #standwithhaiti #haiti #freedom #viiphoto #leicawomen #ngmwomenogvision #tintype
    Photo by Maggie Steber @maggiesteber. After Martin Luther King Day, I'm posting a photograph from Haiti, a Caribbean nation which suffered hurtful rhetoric last week on top of the 8th anniversary of the horrific earthquake claiming the lives of over 350,000 in 2010. African nations were also targets of insults. A Haitian woman shields herself from the rain in Cap-Haitien on Haiti's northern coast. The colors of the Haitian flag are blue and red. It is a flag born from revolution. Haitians have figured large in American history. Chicago was founded by a Haitian named Jean Baptiste du Sable who was the first resident and is considered the father of Chicago. Nearly 500 Haitians fought alongside American patriots in the 1779 Siege of Savannah, battling against the British in the American revolution. Their own revolution against their French slave masters resulted in the only successful slave revolt in history that led to the establishment of the first Black Republic in the world. "We Haitians are not victims but victors! The constant narrative of the poor sucks on our self-esteem. The greatest gift Haiti gave to the world was freedom, with the only successful slave revolt against French slave masters and Napoleon's armies that created our country. And she has paid a tax on that gift since then...a poverty tax. No one tells that story." The words of Carl Juste @cjmiamiherald a Haitian photographer living in Miami, Florida who photographs and is actively engaged in the Haitian community. Ti peyi, gran pep is a Haitian Creole saying for small country, grand people. Every nation has glory to its history. 🇭🇹 @fotokonbit @leicawomen @natgeocreative #standwithhaiti #haiti #freedom #viiphoto #leicawomen #ngmwomenogvision #tintype
  • Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). The son of kite maker Noor Agha flies a kite in their yard on the edge of Kabul (which is also a graveyard). Every Friday on Nadir Khan Hill hundreds gather to fly and fight these kites, and chase those that fall. 
To make the kites “fighting kites,” the strings are often coated in glass and glue to cut the competitor's string in mid air. 
Another role in this game is "kite running," which seems almost as important as kite fighting.  Once a kite is cut, the #Kite Runner chases after the fallen kite and tries to run it down to retrieve it.  See more images of the Kite Maker of Kabul by following @argonautphoto.
    Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). The son of kite maker Noor Agha flies a kite in their yard on the edge of Kabul (which is also a graveyard). Every Friday on Nadir Khan Hill hundreds gather to fly and fight these kites, and chase those that fall. To make the kites “fighting kites,” the strings are often coated in glass and glue to cut the competitor's string in mid air. Another role in this game is "kite running," which seems almost as important as kite fighting. Once a kite is cut, the #Kite Runner chases after the fallen kite and tries to run it down to retrieve it. See more images of the Kite Maker of Kabul by following @argonautphoto.