Photo by Luca Locatelli @lucalocatelliphoto | A solar field surrounded by wind turbines in Calabria, southern Italy. A mostly agricultural landscape is mutating into a land tapped for energy production, to feed the growing demand for renewables. My work revolves around the making of the future, how our society transitions through new ways of living, and how technology is changing our approach to the environment. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about my work. #landscape #environment #solar #wind #energy
Photo by Jimmy Chin @jimmychin | Josh Huckaby drops in on the 3,000-foot granite wave of El Cap during production of @freesolofilm. When Josh isn’t motoring around Indonesia on a motorcycle with his surfboard searching for some shade, he’s climbing El Cap or working with Yosemite Search and Rescue. We were lucky to have him as our rigger and safety consultant on the production.
#YOSAR #neveradullday #elcapitan #stonemonkeys
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Photo by Paul Nicklen @paulnicklen | With the sun below the horizon, a group of large humpback whales lunge-feeds in Monterey Bay, California. They use the surface of the ocean as a net, forcing herring against this layer and then burst through this tension, mouth agape, filling their cavernous mouths with thousands of anchovies. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more wildlife from our vast oceans.
Photo by Renan Ozturk renan_ozturk | Mother Nature went big with the fortifications guarding this one. The image is part of a personal "castles in the sand" obsession while documenting the American Southwest. #castlesinthesand
Photo by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl | Shamina Yasmin gave birth to her daughter, Sharmin, in a forest after fleeing a Myanmar army attack on her Rohingya village, Taung Bazar. When her water broke, Shamina had been walking for four days—she hadn't eaten, had no water, and was in labor all night, occasionally attended to by another fleeing woman who used a thorn from forest cane to cut Sharmin's umbilical cord when she was delivered. It took another 10 days for them to reach Bangladesh. Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.
Photo by David Chancellor @chancellordavid | Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. Here we’re transporting a heavily sedated cheetah from Samburu National Park, in northern Kenya, wrapped in a mosquito net. Called at short notice to attend to a badly injured cat, we decided that once it was sedated, the safest and softest way to transport it was to wrap in the net, borrowed from a villager. Sitting next to that cat, snoring gently, was one of the best drives I’ve had on Kenyan roads. To see more follow me @chancellordavid #withbutterfliesandwarriors #kenya #northernkenya #conservation #cheetah
Video by Ronan Donovan @ronan_donovan | This is Bearzilla. Estimated to weigh in the 600-700 lb range, this is a really big male for the Rocky Mountains. What's interesting is that most bears in March emerge from hibernation lean and muscular, having burned through their fat stores. But not Bearzilla. I spent a few weeks watching him gorging on several bison carcasses along the Yellowstone River in March. Of the six other male grizzlies coming by to feed, Bearzilla was by far the largest and most rotund. He was also the only bear that was relaxed enough to nap and play near the carcasses. The rest of the bears ate fast and got outta there quickly. In this video, Bearzilla gets annoyed with the ravens, swats a European starling, and plays with his meal. It's a brief window into the day in the life of a Yellowstone grizzly. Video taken while on assignment for @natgeo Hope over to @ronan_donovan for more photos and videos of Bearzilla #yellowstonenationalpark #bearzilla
Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Boys play in a pond beside a U.S. special operations airstrip near the town of Obo, Central African Republic. In 2017, after the U.S. and Uganda concluded counter-LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) efforts and began withdrawing special-forces soldiers from the region, Obo and other southeastern CAR communities were left largely unprotected. Since then, armed groups have carried out attacks on these communities, often targeting people based on their religious, ethnic, or livelihood identity.
Photo by Martin Schoeller @martinschoeller | Amber Hikes, community organizer:
"I am a proud Black Queer Woman. There's something deeply powerful about claiming all of those identities, identities the world has systematically abused, silenced, and tried to erase. When I introduced the rainbow flag with black and brown stripes to the world in June 2017, it was a radical act to highlight the experiences of marginalized folks within a marginalized community. We launched that symbol to raise awareness. To mark history. But most importantly, we launched it to declare loudly and proudly that we are here and we don't request visibility—we demand it. We are the children of Marsha and Bayard and Langston. We are the successors of James and Barbara and Alvin. We are the descendants of Audre and Zora. Of Essex and Joseph. Greatness courses through our veins. We, LGBTQ Black folks are divine—our lives and our legacies are ordained. Our joy and mere existence are revolutionary acts of resistance. I am Black. I am Queer. I am Proud.” For more stories and portraits, follow me @martinschoeller and @martinschoellerstudio.
Photo by Ivan Kashinsky @ivankphoto | In early morning, a man stares out over the Cayapas River as a woman walks on the street below in the Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas. This photo was part of book project, in which Karla Gachet and I traveled from the Equator to the southern tip of South America.