Red palm weevil [Rhynchophorus ferrugineus] [TOP100]
This is a red palm weevil, which are among the larger species of beetle and can grow as long as four centimetres (1.6 inches). Only male weevils like this have bristles on their snouts, which they use to detect signals from females. When shot very closely, the antennae can look like boxing gloves
In recent years Burkina Faso, one of the poorest and safest countries in Africa, has been the target of more than 300 attacks by terrorist groups linked to Dáesh.
Education in French and teachers have become the center of the attacks that has closed more than 1000 schools, has left 150,000 children without classes only in the last year, and has made abandon their work and seek refuge to 60% of the teachers.
Children are afraid. They don't go to school anymore. They fear an attack that kills them and they have started studying at home. Improvised chalkboards, regiments of children learning from each other (the older ones teach the younger ones)… great whirlpool of creative and culturally resilience.
“Education generates trust. Trust generates hope. Hope generates peace”.
Panoramic of two rows of vertical photographs made in a small area of the State of Utah in the United States. After a trekking of 10 km and 1000 meters of ascension we could arrive to enjoy this show surrounded by this "wave" of white stone
One more reason to miss the midnight sun in Iceland. And flowers, of course! This shot was taken in the classic and elegant Seljalandsfoss, an absolutely beautiful waterfall during summer nights!
It's the result of 32 images in combination of focus stacking, bracketing (HDR) and panorama techniques. Probably the most challenging picture I've ever taken also because of water splashes and a bit of wind.
Hope you enjoy!
In the Jigokudani Monkey Park there is a large group of japanese macaques living around an open Onsen (japanese hot spring). These primates are highly social, and their social interactions are the basis of their daily life. Being there, you can see them playing, quarrelling, grooming and comunicating with each other, or simply trying to enjoy a relaxing bath while they watch for their infants. In this serie I try to depict a little selection of these interactions that I feel as profoundly human.
When Kuhirwa lost her first baby in 2017, she became an international icon about how animals grieve and mourn their dead. Everybody in Bwindi knew her story deserved a better end, though. By 2019 she gave birth to a strong and healthy boy. These pictures were taken four months after the birth date.
With this series I want to show a set of photos where the common element is the panoramic format. Most of the time the panorama is formed by several photos, since sometimes it is impossible to capture the landscape shown before my eyes in a single image.
Panoramic photograph of 15 vertical images on the Lofoten Islands. In it you can see the mountains that surround the fjords and the small illuminated houses, giving the appearance of a Christmas postcard
Saturday morning. We passed by a fair in Santpoort, North Holland, where a game of giants was just happening. A tournament organized by The Smugglers Rugby club. Two teams and a sack that they had to enter in a cube of water, in a field of mud. Boys and girls, tough people and so much fun!!
An epic sunrise in the Bled lake, in Slovenia.The orange tones of the sun rising through the mountains early in the morning make the scene a unique moment in a magical place at the foot of the Alps.Panoramic composed of seven photos with bracketing to get the whole dynamic range of the scene.
The Neuschwanstein castle above the village of Hohenschwangau near Füssen in southwest Bavaria, Germany was the inspiration for many fairy tales. Also, it was the reference that Disney used to design the famous Cinderella castle.
We have always needed guides to orient ourselves in the dark. Especially the sailors. In ancient times this work was made by the stars, later by means of lighthouses. At recent days, both ot them have largely lost their usefulness, but in no way they lost their beauty.
“Coast” (2019) is formed by a series of photographs of minimalist character, in which the simple compositions stand out. The swimmers show sensual and elegant poses under a backdrop of surrealist air. Water has always been a source of inspiration for David Rodríguez.
The Canary Islands based artist describes the new project as ¨inspired by the work of Horst P. Horst¨ and represents on a summer day in which we can see two bathers enjoying the sun near the sea.
I met Ms. Kayatu in 2001 in a trip a made to Gambia. At that time she was 10 years old, I met her beautiful family and stood in touch with them on a regular basis. Upon my return to Gambia in 2003, I visited them again, they made me feel like family, I was always welcomed with joy. In 2006, I went to Gambia and was found with the news that Kayatu had been arraigned to marry her first cousin, a 19 year old young man who lived in Julanguel. It was a tradition in Gambia at this time to be arranged to marry, and to marry your first cousins. By then, Kayatu was 15 years old. As I gift from me to her and her family, I asked if I could be the photographer of the wedding, delighted they said yes.
On the day of the wedding, right before Kayatu walked into the ceremony I asked her if she was happy, if she wanted to get married. Her response was a long pause of silence. I must confess that I felt sorrow instead of happiness right in that instant. I proceeded to take her a picture and it was then, as soon as I focused the camera that a tear dripped down her small face. I took that emotion as the answers to my questions and called the picture “La Lagrima de la Boda” in English “ The Tear of the Wedding” .
Currently Kayatu is a mother of four children, we kept in touch and I have had the blessing of meeting all of her kids. I have also been able to assist her and her family financially in any means I can. What I do, photography, is not a job, what I do is, work hard to help others and in this way help myself too. Because nothing makes happier than to make others happy, this is my way to change the world, or someone’s world to a better one.
I must also say, Kayatu is living very happy.
This is a panorama composed of 6 images from a crazy night, in which the kp index reached 8.5 level, when I was living in Northern Sweden. To reach this place I had just to walk 5 minutes from my red wooden cabin. Even though this photography is beautiful, it has also a sad context because this photo will never be able to be repeated in the same spot as now this boreal forest does not longer exist due to the deforestation happening in the Northern regions of Sweden.
The first day we arrived at Mas De Bunyol (Teruel), to a hiding place, not even one vulture appeared, because it was raining. But the next day, when it did not rain, hundreds of griffon vultures appeared. This griffon vulture spreads its enormous wings to dry its feathers in the sun after eating the remains that were given to him and of taking a bath in a pond.
ou know that feeling?
When you're just waiting.
Waiting to get home, into your room,
Close the door, fall into bed,
And just let everything out that you kept in all day.
That feeling of both relief and desperation.
Nothing is wrong.
But nothing is right either.
And you are tired.
Tired of everything, tired of nothing.
And you just want someone to be there and tell you it's okay.
But no one's going to be there.
And you know you have to be strong
For yourself, because no one can fix you.
But you're tired of waiting.
Tired of having to be the one to fix yourself and everyone else.
Tired of being strong.
And for once, you just want it to be easy.
To be simple. To be helped. To be saved.
But you know you won't be.
But you're still hoping.
And you're still wishing.
And you're still staying strong and fighting,
With tears in your eyes
Building 261, Kaiseraugst; an everyday workplace. This is a series of the same object, different days, different time of the day and different light. From below and from above. A full anatomy of same fascinating architecture
It is said that we don't have to go to the places where we are going to take a night photo, in this case it was not like that, so it was an odyssey to reach the tower, all flanked by broom and brambles. The adventure was worth it.
Aristotle (in Rhetoric) defined envy "as the pain caused by the good fortune of others", while Kant defined it as "a reluctance to see our own well-being overshadowed by another's because the standard we use to see how well off we are is not the intrinsic worth of our own well-being but how it compares with that of others".
Long before Shakespeare connected green with jealousy, the color was more commonly used to describe illness. David Feldman claim the early Greeks interchanged “green” and “pale” to mean sickly. The Greeks thought that when you were ill or jealous, the body produced too much bile, giving the skin a green tint.
“Barrio Chino”, which displays the working-class neighbourhood of El Raval, Barcelona.
Throughout the city’s modern history, the area became known as “Barrio Chino”, with reference to New York’s China Town, with similarities in certain aspects such as lifestyle, economic status and cultural diversity.
The project stemmed from the interesting fact that during the time it was given this name, there never seemed to be any Chinese or other Asian residents in the neighbourhood.
“El Raval” has been the area’s name since 1990, but never before has its previous name applied more than it does today.
Penetrating looks, open secrets, envy, exotic aromas, tender moments, stories of hope, prosperity, monkey business and character.
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