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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 #peace proces #landmines #medellin

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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 #ferrybridge powerstation #ferrybridge

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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

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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.

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Photo @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
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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.

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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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North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder

A North Korean sailor stands guard inside the captured U.S. ship, the USS Pueblo, on display at the War Museum in Pyongyang in August 2017.
On January 23, 1968, exactly 50 years ago today, the USS Pueblo was seized by North Korea and 83 Americans were captured and held for 11 months. 
For more photography and video from inside North Korea, follow updated Instagram story highlites by @dguttenfelder

North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder A North Korean sailor stands guard inside the captured U.S. ship, the USS Pueblo, on display at the War Museum in Pyongyang in August 2017. On January 23, 1968, exactly 50 years ago today, the USS Pueblo was seized by North Korea and 83 Americans were captured and held for 11 months. For more photography and video from inside North Korea, follow updated Instagram story highlites by @dguttenfelder

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Video by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) A scene in a slum that hosts Afghan refugees and internally displaced people on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. 
For more photos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

Video by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) A scene in a slum that hosts Afghan refugees and internally displaced people on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

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Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova)

A team of divers swim through coral gardens at Keeper Reef, Great Barrier Reef.

It is incredibly difficult to predict coral spawning - a phenomenon that only happens at night. During the day divers patrolled the reef to determine the ideal spot to photograph at night. 
Once the boat anchored for the night, with the moon shining brightly the water column was checked every 15 minutes for the signs of coral spawning. 
Full story is available online with words by Sarah Gibbens

#coralreef #greatbarrierreef #nature #underwater #ocean #climatechange #coralspawning #australia

Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova) A team of divers swim through coral gardens at Keeper Reef, Great Barrier Reef. It is incredibly difficult to predict coral spawning - a phenomenon that only happens at night. During the day divers patrolled the reef to determine the ideal spot to photograph at night.  Once the boat anchored for the night, with the moon shining brightly the water column was checked every 15 minutes for the signs of coral spawning. Full story is available online with words by Sarah Gibbens #coralreef #greatbarrierreef #nature #underwater #ocean #climatechange #coralspawning #australia

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Wintery landscape on the road to an EISCAT facility in Kiruna, northernmost Sweden. 
Monitoring solar activity to defend us against devastating particle storms … The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) 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.

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

@simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo 
#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #arctic #kiruna #EISCAT #swedish #sweden #snow winter #winterland #forest #landscapephotography #landscape #pink #sunrise #sunset #dawn #dusk #travel #nature #travelgram #instatravel #adventure #travelphotography

image: @simonnorfolkstudio
words: @tribaleye

Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Wintery landscape on the road to an EISCAT facility in Kiruna, northernmost Sweden. Monitoring solar activity to defend us against devastating particle storms … The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) 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. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #arctic #kiruna #eiscat #swedish #sweden #snow winter #winterland #forest #landscape photography #landscape #pink #sunrise #sunset #dawn #dusk #travel #nature #travel gram #instatravel #adventure #travel photography image: @simonnorfolkstudio words: @tribaleye

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Photo by @gerdludwig. Hoping to rejuvenate body and soul, a Moscovite briefly submerges himself into the icy water at Moscow's Serebryanny Bor (Silver Forest). On the eve of Russian Orthodox Epiphany, January 19th (as the Russian Orthodox Church follows the Julian Calendar) thousands of Russians gathered on frozen rivers and lakes to take a dip in the icy priest-blessed waters. This is believed to cleanse the soul of sins and protect the faithful from evil. According to Orthodox Christian tradition, this January feast day celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Follow me @gerdludwig to see a gallery of additional photographs from across Russia on Epiphany.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #Russia #RussianOrthodox #Epiphany #religion #Christianity #iceswimming

Photo by @gerdludwig. Hoping to rejuvenate body and soul, a Moscovite briefly submerges himself into the icy water at Moscow's Serebryanny Bor (Silver Forest). On the eve of Russian Orthodox Epiphany, January 19th (as the Russian Orthodox Church follows the Julian Calendar) thousands of Russians gathered on frozen rivers and lakes to take a dip in the icy priest-blessed waters. This is believed to cleanse the soul of sins and protect the faithful from evil. According to Orthodox Christian tradition, this January feast day celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Follow me @gerdludwig to see a gallery of additional photographs from across Russia on Epiphany. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #russia #russia nOrthodox #epiphany #religion #christianity #iceswimming

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Video by @joelsartore | This highly muscular and robust amphibian is known as a Cameroon slippery frog. They are extremely adaptable and live in very cold, fast flowing streams. They do not require tree cover and can even be found living in some urban areas. Because this frog is truly gigantic, measuring up to 9 inches (25 cm) in length, they are often hunted for their meat. Due to this kind of overharvesting as well as habitat fragmentation in Cameroon and Nigeria, this frog is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
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To see a portrait of this frog, check out @joelsartore!

Video by @joelsartore | This highly muscular and robust amphibian is known as a Cameroon slippery frog. They are extremely adaptable and live in very cold, fast flowing streams. They do not require tree cover and can even be found living in some urban areas. Because this frog is truly gigantic, measuring up to 9 inches (25 cm) in length, they are often hunted for their meat. Due to this kind of overharvesting as well as habitat fragmentation in Cameroon and Nigeria, this frog is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. . To see a portrait of this frog, check out @joelsartore!

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Video by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Thousands of people attend the annual #crayfish eating festival in Xuyi, China.  The scale of food production in China is extraordinary, and getting bigger all the time. Rising incomes have lead to demand for more #protein and #dairy products, and #China is now the world’s biggest importer of #food. To learn more, check out the 2.2018 issue of @natgeo magazine and follow @feedtheplanet

Video by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Thousands of people attend the annual #crayfish eating festival in Xuyi, China. The scale of food production in China is extraordinary, and getting bigger all the time. Rising incomes have lead to demand for more #protein and #dairy products, and #china is now the world’s biggest importer of #food. To learn more, check out the 2.2018 issue of @natgeo magazine and follow @feedtheplanet

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Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Hot springs are precious in this valley in Afghanistan, on the border with China, Tajikistan and Pakistan. What a gift to have hot water year round in such a remote mountain region! Ato Mohammed and his dad agreed to be photographed, shortly before walking back home, down the valley to their village. Swipe right for a portrait of Ato and his red hair and freckles. Looking at this Irish looking boy near the border with China, I find it fascinating to consider the implications on human migration. Think of our history, of all the ancient paths that have been taken to reach every corner of the earth, all the drama and excitement that must have taken place (and still is taking place!). For more interesting cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto - from a recent @natgeo assignment walking across Afghanistan with the amazing and humbling @outofedenwalk #redhair #afghanistan

Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Hot springs are precious in this valley in Afghanistan, on the border with China, Tajikistan and Pakistan. What a gift to have hot water year round in such a remote mountain region! Ato Mohammed and his dad agreed to be photographed, shortly before walking back home, down the valley to their village. Swipe right for a portrait of Ato and his red hair and freckles. Looking at this Irish looking boy near the border with China, I find it fascinating to consider the implications on human migration. Think of our history, of all the ancient paths that have been taken to reach every corner of the earth, all the drama and excitement that must have taken place (and still is taking place!). For more interesting cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto - from a recent @natgeo assignment walking across Afghanistan with the amazing and humbling @outofedenwalk #redhair #afghanistan

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Video by @bertiegregory. A flock of Antarctic terns flutter around the base of the Neumayer glacier on the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia. Despite appearing so wild, this island has a shocking history of exploitation. Populations of whales, seals and birds were decimated. Fortunately, thanks to good governing and protection, much of the island’s wildlife has made a dramatic comeback. 
It now faces a new set of challenges. The world’s changing climate is moving weather and ocean currents around this island with unknown consequences. The glacier pictured is estimated to be receding at a rate of 1m/3ft per day. Shot for a new National Geographic online series coming soon. Follow @bertiegregory to learn more this special place.

Video by @bertiegregory. A flock of Antarctic terns flutter around the base of the Neumayer glacier on the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia. Despite appearing so wild, this island has a shocking history of exploitation. Populations of whales, seals and birds were decimated. Fortunately, thanks to good governing and protection, much of the island’s wildlife has made a dramatic comeback. It now faces a new set of challenges. The world’s changing climate is moving weather and ocean currents around this island with unknown consequences. The glacier pictured is estimated to be receding at a rate of 1m/3ft per day. Shot for a new National Geographic online series coming soon. Follow @bertiegregory to learn more this special place.

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Photo by @jimmy_chin
Hard to look away from Ulvetanna’s striking features. Scale can be difficult to discern in Antarctica. For reference, the East Face of Ulvetanna (right hand side) is over 4000ft tall, making it close to 1000ft taller than El Capitan in Yosemite. For sheer size and prominence, Ulvetanna stands alone in the range. Fenriskjeften Range, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. To see more images from the edge of the earth and The North Face climbing expedition to Antarctica, follow along at @jimmy_chin. #tnfantarctica17

Photo by @jimmy_chin Hard to look away from Ulvetanna’s striking features. Scale can be difficult to discern in Antarctica. For reference, the East Face of Ulvetanna (right hand side) is over 4000ft tall, making it close to 1000ft taller than El Capitan in Yosemite. For sheer size and prominence, Ulvetanna stands alone in the range. Fenriskjeften Range, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. To see more images from the edge of the earth and The North Face climbing expedition to Antarctica, follow along at @jimmy_chin. #tnfantarctica17

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Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl | Anya Romanova (centre) in between classes at the Ataman Platov Cossack Cadet School, a co-ed boarding school in Belaya Kalitva, Southern Russia.

Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl | Anya Romanova (centre) in between classes at the Ataman Platov Cossack Cadet School, a co-ed boarding school in Belaya Kalitva, Southern Russia.

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