reportagebygettyimages:

'This story places the blame for the decimation of elephants worldwide squarely at the feet of religion. There is an obsession amongst devotees, amongst ivory buyers, for this product….my question is: how does it deify god to decimate these creatures? - Brent Stirton, Photojournalist

God’s Ivory, a Reportage by Getty Images documentary about illegal ivory trading, has been nominated for a Webby. Please support the film by voting here. The full documentary is available to view in Reportage Journal #2.

untrustyou:

Bryan Derballa
untrustyou:

Ramona Deckers
aubreylstallard:

Sam Irons
generic-art:

Robert Doisneau, 1957
I have a poster of this hanging in my living room.  I bought it on Montmarte in Paris in 1997 on a rainy day.

generic-art:

Robert Doisneau, 1957

I have a poster of this hanging in my living room.  I bought it on Montmarte in Paris in 1997 on a rainy day.

livelymorgue:

Douglas MacLean, with a record catch of barracuda. Mr. MacLean was a star of silent films like “Seven Keys to Baldpate,” or “Soft Cushions,” the latter of which co-starred a cricket that was “captured in California and trained to tricks.” It was also reported that the “cricket donned a make-up for the part,” and was “expected to race a brother cricket in a novel game invented by MacLean. In order to distinguish the two crickets one wears a dab of grease paint.” Though this picture is undated, one is tempted to guess it was taken before his second divorce, in 1948, from Barbara Barondes, a former Broadway actress. That news appeared alongside an unrelated notice headed “Bees Get Dander Up,” which described a scene like something from a slapstick farce: “Angry bees on the farm of G.P. Steyn, of Orange River, South Africa, drove his pigs into a duck pond, chased his cows through the krall gate and killed many chickens.” Photo: The New York Times

polychroniadis:

Drawing by Roberto Coromina.
cargocollection:

Miami architecture
mstrkrftz:


The Kerið crater lake

by Jen
thesoulofmacushla:

Kanye West: I’m gonna be the first hip-hop designer and because of that I’m gonna be bigger than Wal-Mart.  Photo By Leigh Aschoff

thesoulofmacushla:

Kanye West: I’m gonna be the first hip-hop designer and because of that I’m gonna be bigger than Wal-Mart.  Photo By Leigh Aschoff

morobook:

Morocco.Marrakech.The Souk.1998

morobook:

Morocco.Marrakech.The Souk.1998

bitkoin:

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

bitkoin:

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

valentineuhovski:

Duane Hanson, Tourists II, (1988). 

valentineuhovski:

Duane Hanson, Tourists II, (1988). 

braiker:

archiemcphee:

Ukrainian nature photographer Vyacheslav Mishchenko shows us that snails are so much more than incredibly slow-moving mollusks who leave slimy trails and sometimes end up on people’s dinner plates. By looking at his photos we learn that snails appear to be curious, playful and even affectionate.

Shot in the woodland area near his home town in Berdichev, located in the Zhytomyr Oblast of northern Ukraine, Mishchenko’s beautiful photos are apparently unstaged. Instead he relies on an extraordinarily keen eye for spotting wildlife:

'As a child, my father taught me to hunt mushrooms near my home and we would always come across all manner of bugs and creatures,' he said. 'As I got older and my interest in photography grew, I decided I wanted to catch these magical scenes on camera.'

Visit Vyacheslav Mishchenkos’ website to check out many more of his remarkable nature photos. The only thing missing from them is narration by Sir David Attenborough.

[via 22 Words and Dailymail.co.uk]

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