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Photo by @shonephoto // The last three weeks I have been accompanying a climate research expedition in the Arctic. The aim was to visit the Wegener Halvø peninsula of East Greenland where we had received a tip off that there were caves to be found. Our aim was to expand the vision of the Greenland Caves Project (@greenland_caves), to find these caves, explore them and collect samples for palaeoclimate research. As part of the project we wished to try and reduce our environmental and climate impact; we teamed up with the Top to Top Global Climate expedition and sailed from Iceland to Greenland and back. It was an amazing experience with breathtaking views the whole time (not that I was always able to appreciate them when being sick off the back of the boat). Here is one image from this amazing emotional and physical journey of a giant iceberg in the mouth of Scoresby Sound. I’ll be sharing more images over the next weeks.
Photo by @martinschoeller | Religion: Theravada Buddhism Bhante Heenbunne Kondanna: “I live in a temple on Staten Island. We have a big Sri Lankan community there so most of them are Buddhist. Very basically, Buddhism, if I explain it, is not to do evil. Do good, purify your mind. Not to do anything wrong, which is hard. So you need a definition for that. Whatever’s harmful to you and to the other person is not good. Whatever is beneficial to you and to the other person is good. Either good or bad go into the category of Karma. So you stay on the good side, the positive side. How do you do that? By practicing meditation, refining your mind. You know, our minds, we have so much luggage in there. Be aware of it. 'I can show you the path but you have to walk the path', that’s what the Buddha said. When you practice meditation, you can see yourself. Greed, hatred and ignorance are the three root causes of all these crazy things that we do. Free yourself, find your own peace. That’s the central message that Buddha gave. There are a lot of things that we are doing habitually and so what he was encouraging is don’t live habitually, live mindfully. When you are mindfully living, you are concentrated about other people. Life is like a bubble of water…like a dew drop which is hanging on the tip of a leaf. Any time it’s fragile, any time it can drop off. So therefore, uncertainty is always there so don’t leave any room for regret, do nice things. Do things that you can be happy [about] so that you are always prepared. What Buddha said was ‘may all beings be well and happy.’ That’s all. You can practice it. Practice it like a mother who has only one child. She will be risking her life to save her only child. So we must have that quality within us. Use that same kind of love to all beings.”
Photo by @jimmy_chin @alexhonnold may have climbed El Cap without any gear or a rope...but we more than made up for his lack of gear on the production side. @oceangoingmonkey and @cheynelempe sorting through 3000ft of line and a bit of gear during the production of the feature documentary #FREESOLO. (Releasing in theaters this fall.) Let’s just say we got really good at hauling and coiling ropes after chasing Alex for two years on and off the wall. Huge shout out to such an incredible and committed crew that stuck by Alex and the project through thick and thin. This job was not for the faint of heart... @mikeylikesrocks @clairpopkin @cheyne_lempe @oceangoingmonkey @samuelcrossley @jimhurst @publishthequest @mochinyc. To see the trailer visit www.freesolofilm.com. Shot on assignment for @natgeo.
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - The rains may have stopped for a while in Kerala, India, but after the worst monsoon in 95 years, with hundreds killed and thousands more stranded or crammed into relief camps, the real horrors of the flood are only beginning to be felt. Viral disease, snake bites, contaminated water, along with ruined infrastructure and lost homes, schools, businesses, and hospitals are among the tragic after-effects of this historic disaster. The geography of the region, beloved by tourists – and photographers -- for its beaches and tranquil backwaters (nearly 500 miles of lakes, rivers, inlets and canals), intensified the devastating effects of the torrential rains. Thirty-four out of 42 dams are full and have to be opened to avoid bursting, releasing even more water to the rain-soaked region. I’ve spent a lot of time shooting in Kerala and have great memories, such as the dip nets pictured here in Cochin. To help, my friends tell me the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund is collecting donations to help victims of the flooding.
Video by @bertiegregory | A male Antarctic fur seal checks out a rival male on the Island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean. 95% of the world's Antarctic fur seals breed on South Georgia. Each year in October, the males return from the open ocean to setup territories up and down the beaches. The females then return to these beaches to give birth to a tiny pup. Shortly after giving birth, the females then come into estrous. At this point, the fights go up a level as the males battle for breeding rights. Shot for a new @natgeo online series coming soon. Follow @bertiegregory for more!
Photo by @jimmy_chin. @alexhonnold climbing the Enduro Corner on Yosemite’s El Capitan...without a rope. Alex’s free solo of El Capitan’s 3000ft wall of sheer granite on June 3rd 2017 is considered by many as one of the greatest athletic achievements of any kind, ever. The climb and Alex’s meticulous preparation while facing some of life’s most difficult questions is documented in the upcoming film #FREESOLO, releasing in theaters this Fall. Directed by @mochinyc and @jimmy_chin. Free Solo was recently accepted into the Toronto International Film Festival and will be screening at #TIFF18. See the trailer at www.freesolofilm.com. To see more from Alex’s climb, follow @jimmy_chin. Shot on assignment for @natgeo.
Photo by @magnuswennman While working on the story on sleep I had the privilege to visit U.S.S Paul Hamilton in San Diego. Perhaps one of the most important shift work positions is with the Navy. Here we see three sailors wearing light therapy glasses. The sailors wear these glasses for a short time after waking. Nita Shattuck of the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey is testing the devices to see if they can reset sailors internal clocks, synchronizing them with work shifts rather than the sun cycle.
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Fighting cats are engraved on an ancient camp site in Wadi Mathendous, deep in the Libyan Sahara. They are said to be 12,000 years old, and an artistic reminder that the Sahara was once a much wetter place than it is today. To see more pictures of our changing climate, follow @geosteinmetz
Photo by @petemmcbride // Sassy and small: This reed frog in the Okavango Delta is roughly 35mm in size but mighty in color and even bolder and brighter in sound. The orchestra of this landscape is a music beyond the input of machines that makes me smile. To see more, follow @petemmcbride #nature #kermit #greenisbeautiful #botswana #okavango #gratitude
Photo @juanarre. El Salado, Bolivar. Colombia. The paramilitaries played music as they carried out the massacres in El Salado. Today students in a band drown out those memories. A teacher visits once a week to instruct the musicians, who range in age from seven to 23 and practice in a local park. 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 there 66 people 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 FARC. Today El Salado and it's residents are transforming their grim past. This picture was taken as part of the coverage for the January issue for @natgeo magazine 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