Orphans of the Universe

Throughout their history, the Kurdish people have been the victims of geopolitics. Consistently entangled by conflicts in the oil-rich territories along the borders of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey; exploited and betrayed first by colonial nations and Cold War superpowers; and suffering the genocidal campaigns of Saddam Hussein, the Kurds…

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RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark

Discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction, and travel the globe with renowned photographer and Photo Ark founder Joel Sartore in his quest to save them, premiering on PBS: Tuesday, July 18th, 9/8 CST. RARE: …

Fuji GFX

  Mi amiga Alejandra Martínez is visiting from Tamaulipas, Mexico. She’s a lawyer by trade, but check her photos @ale_jandram . I’m just testing the b&w on my Fuji GFX medium format. This is my first picture w this camera and I didn’t leave my chair. I have not shot prior any medium format digi, yet have […]

Joel Sartore Awarded Prestigious Rungius Medal

Joel Sartore, photographer and founder of The Photo Ark, was awarded the prestigious Rungius Medal at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming on Tuesday. The Rungius Medal, named in honor of renowned artist Carl Rungius, is presented from time to time by the National Museum of Wildlife Art to individuals who have made…

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How To Become A Pollinator Hero

The monarch butterfly is a declining species that we can save together by pledging not to use herbicides and pesticides on our lawns, and by planting milkweed for butterflies to lay their eggs on. Order your milkweed seeds and partially grown plants called ‘stems’ from Monarchwatch.org or from your local plant nursery. Plant them and…

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Outtakes: Life on the Irrawaddy

In February, photographer Michael Yamashita traveled to Myanmar to document the Irrawaddy River for a story on the world’s great waterways for Nature Conservancy magazine. The river splits the country