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Photo by @daisygilardini | Being able to observe cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound. Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital. Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake as getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions. Once you’re physically comfortable, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves. Finally, you have to accept the fact that after a while parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that. Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor. It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear#polarbear#wapusknationalpark#manitoba#conservation#climatechange#climatechangeisreal
Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | In a small clearing surrounded by trees and thick vegetation, three tiny explorers admire the scale of the Niubizi Tian Keng in Wulong, China. In such a space, the obvious question to ask by any cave explorer is how big the cave chamber must have been before the roof collapsed in opening it up to the daylight outside. Hidden from view, this lost world now contains it's own unique ecosystem thriving, secluded in paradise. Thin wisps of clouds gather and gently rise up following a heavy downpour of rain.
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | A mosaic monument to the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il stands in front of buildings in the capital city Pyongyang. Please follow me, @dguttenfelder, for an inside look at North Korea, where I have been traveling, photographing and trying to open a window on this isolated country for the past 19 years.
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A view of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Amman is considered to be among the most liberal and modernized Arab cities and a major tourist destination in the region, particularly among Arab and European tourists. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic#muhammedmuheisen#amman#الاردن
Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | Mother and children on a boat crossing the village of Chhnok Trou. The Tonle Sap lake supports a massive freshwater ecosystem, which in turn supports the people who live around it in floating villages. Despite being built on the water, the floating villages operate similarly to villages on land. There are grocery stores, schools, barbers, temples. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta#cambodia#floatingvillage#asia
Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Visitors peer over Dubai from an observation deck at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper at 2,717 feet (828 meters). Dubai aims for superlatives: It's now racing to become one of the planet’s most sustainable cities. The emirate will showcase its efforts as host of Expo 2020, also known as the world’s fair, a six-month exhibition with sustainability as one of its themes. A decade ago Dubai had one of the largest ecological footprints of any city in the world. By 2050 it wants to have the smallest. Can it get there? 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 and to our cities. I’ve embarked on a journey with @natgeo to showcase how Dubai aims to become one of the world’s greenest cities. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the Dubai story I covered for @natgeo#Dubai#environment#architecture#skyline#people#city
Photo by @daisygilardini | A strong foreground is essential to any successful landscape photography. We look at things three-dimensionally with our own eyes in real life, but what we see through photography is flattened into a two-dimensional image. In order to enhance depth perception and lend an illusion of a three-dimensional space, one needs a strong foreground to lead the viewer’s eye into the image. In this particular instance, I chose to use the iceberg in the foreground. I took extra advantage of the iceberg’s complementary colours, in order to lead the eye into the beautiful sunrise reflection and ice field in the background. #Antarctica#iceberg#sunrise#landscapephotography#polar#conservation#climatechange#climatechangeisreal
Photo by @bertiegregory | A male stellar sea lion hauled out on a rocky outcrop off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. These males can grow to more than 9ft and weigh 1.2 tonnes! Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures! #britishcolumbia#photography#wildlife#coast#sealion