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Photo by @JimRichardsonNG | Scottish islands are often otherworldly, and so it was on this day on the Isle of Muck, looking over to Rum. The horses were kind to me, sometimes friendly to a fault, other times wandering off across the beach (Kelpies going back to the sea?). Muck had 39 people when I was there, holding its own in an improbable world. Like all remote rural communities, they struggle to keep services and attract young people (particularly if they have children to fill the school). They've augmented their power supply with a wind generator. It looks to me like they now have five ferries a week in summer. If bad weather cancels the ferry, you’ll be stuck there another couple of days eating island lobster. Can’t take your car but the only road is just one mile long, so that’s not a big problem. @natgeotravel#scotland#hebrides#island@natgeoimagecollecion Follow me @JimRichardsonNG for more Scottish adventures.
Photo @hammond_robin | “I was born in 1989 as a daughter,” says Eshan Regmi, from his home in Kathmandu. “At the age of 13 when I was studying in class 8, I began developing masculine characteristics,” Eshan says. “My biological identity is intersex. My gender identity is male. I am heterosexual.” And he helps us understand what intersex is: “Those whose internal or external reproductive organs do not match the traditional definition.” Eshan, like many intersex folks around the world, faced a lack of understanding and acceptance. “Society began calling me different things. They looked at me differently, and started whispering as soon as I walked by, Is this a boy or a girl, and laugh at me. I felt I was alone in this world.” His father stood by him, though. "My dad was in pain. Because for whatever I was, I was his child and he loved me.” Eshan is now an activist supporting intersex folks in Nepal. For more LGBTQI+ stories of survival follow @WhereLoveIsIllegal
Photo by @kirstenluce | In December 2018, this toucan and 21 other animals were rescued from Puerto Alegria, Peru, where they were kept to pose with tourists for selfies. An investigation by the nonprofit @fentropika showed that the animals were dying rapidly in these conditions and simply replaced by new animals poached from the wild. The Peruvian National Police, wildlife authorities from Peru, and veterinarians from @fentropika staged a raid to seize the animals kept for "selfie tourism." Among the animals seized: a margay (wildcat), anaconda, sloths, porcupine, squirrel monkey, manatee, toucans, macaws, parrots, and parakeets. Several of the animals, including the manatee, margay, sloths, and several birds were transported to CREA (Centro de Rescate Amazonico/Amazon Rescue Center) in Iquitos, Peru.
Photo by @chien_chi_chang | This image was from late 1990s but the situation is no different today. Upon arrival in New York many immigrants can only afford to live in dilapidated boardinghouses like this one near Bowery and Canal in the heart of Chinatown. Many of them–and they are all men–make room for a TV, their window on America. Down the hall, two showers, four toilets, and three sinks serve 100-plus residents from Fuzhou, China. #MagnumPhotos#cccontheroad
Photo by @pedromcbride.| The famous bull elephant, Matt, is one of the largest 'tuskers' remaining in northern Kenya. He frequently hides in the arid brush, often concealing his tusks from view. He is monitored daily via GPS and protected thanks to the work of @nrt_kenya and @savetheelephants to keep this iconic giant roaming in the wild. To see more, follow @pedromcbride.#conservation#kenya#africa#elephants#nature#petemcbride
Photo by @williamodaniels | A Kyrgyz woman rides a bus in Osh, the large city in Kyrgyzstan's south that has experienced several waves of ethnic tensions between Kyrgyz and Uzbeks since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This 2008 image is part of “Wilting Point,” a solo show by William Daniels opening on January 25 in Paris at Pavillon Carré de Baudouin. #pavilloncarredebaudouin#wiltingpoint#Paris#Kyrgyzstan
Photo by @nicholesobecki | A mother bathes her young son at dawn in the port of Mogadishu, Somalia. I made this image while working on a project with writer @lauraeheaton on the relationship between the environment and security. Somalia has never been a forgiving place. A land of extreme temperatures and little rain, the country has faced cyclical droughts and periodic famines throughout the past century. But decades of civil war, coupled with the effects of climate change, have set the country on a path to environmental disaster. @groundtruth#climateforconflict#somalia#environment#nicholesobecki
Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Our baby Poppy arrived two weeks ago today. She is a healthy and present baby and we are so thankful! As a former semi-nomad now first-time father, the meaning of words like home, family and love has began to shift to something deeper. “Heart surgery,” as my partner calls it. Happy new year from our family to yours 🎈
Photo by @TimLaman | Hello from Antarctica! We had a wonderful visit to the Adélie penguin colony on Paulet Island, in the Weddell Sea, during a snowstorm. Of course the penguins were unfazed by the weather, commuting between ocean where they were feeding and their nesting sites way up on rocky hillsides. So fun to watch and photograph these amazing birds up close. Note the pinkish undersides of this bird’s wing. That means this penguin is getting hot from all its hiking and is sending blood near the surface of its skin; that’s how they cool down on a warmish Antarctic day that was barely below freezing. On expedition with @NatGeoExpeditions. Tune in to @TimLaman for a lot more photos from this shoot. #Antarctica#penguin#snowstorm
Photo by @noralorek | Rejoyce Tabu, 40, from South Sudan, sits in front of her "milaya," a traditional hand-decorated bedsheet, in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. ”I don’t know if he’s alive or dead,” she said of her husband, a soldier who stayed in South Sudan. ”In South Sudan I was selling clothes. Here the only work I can do is collecting rocks used for building houses. For the money, I buy soap for my mother who also brought my brother's children to take care of. Together we’re taking care of ten children”, Rejoyce said in February 2018. In August 2017 the millionth refugee from South Sudan entered Uganda to escape war. Most refugees are women and children fleeing at night, and the milaya are often one of the few things they carry. The handmade patterns have been made in South Sudan and Sudan for generations; the tradition continues in what has become their temporary home while waiting for the war to end.
Photo by @dzalcman | Ian and Molly pause during a trek through the woods near Runnymede, England, where Ian and roughly 40 others lived in an eco-village from 2012-2015. They all came from different places — some had been involved in Occupy London, some were homeless, some gave up apartments and 9 to 5 jobs to join — but together they were attempting to question the conventions of consumerism, land ownership and the right to natural resources. On this cloudy afternoon, Molly kept getting burrs stuck in her paws, so Ian hoisted her up on his shoulders and carried her instead.