10 Things I Found on the Internet Today! #3

Pic courtesy of Jimmy Nelson - Himba tribe - Hartman Valley, Kunene River in north-west Namibia and south-west Angola.

 

Whilst traveling the world on his own journey of self-discovery, British photographer Jimmy Nelson has produced a fascinating study into some of the world’s last indigenous tribes with his book, ‘Before They Pass Away’.

A visual study of some of the remotest and most traditional tribes on earth, his book has come under fire for glossing over the genocidal violence to which many of the tribes pictured are being subjected as they struggle to survive against the capriciousness and greed of modern society.

The pictures are, nonetheless beautiful in that they show how truly wondrous and mysterious the world really is!

Check some of them out below, and for more head to his website Here.

Yangshuo cormorant fisherman of Guilin, China.
Yangshuo cormorant fisherman of Guilin, China.
Gauchos of Patagonia.
Gauchos of Patagonia.
Huli Wig Men - PNG Highlands.
Huli Wig Men – PNG Highlands.
Maasai of the Serengeti, Tanzania.
Maasai of the Serengeti, Tanzania.
Kazakhs of Mongolia
Kazakhs of Mongolia
Himba tribe – Hartman Valley, Kunene River in north-west Namibia and south-west Angola.

 

2. The latest photos from Nat Geo’s Instagram feed are absolutely amazing!

 

 

@stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a jaguar and a cub resting along the riverbank on Tres Hermanos. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe – oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if – We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Loggerhead Sea Turtle forges for food on a seagrass bed in the waters near Placencia, Belize. Seagrass beds are vital to nearby coral reefs, as are mangroves, in that they provide necessary nutrients for organisms to develop and thrive. Loggerhead Sea Turtles are considered an endangered species, with many of these creatures harmed in fishing accidents and through the destruction of ecosystems necessary for reproduction. Because these beautiful creatures dwell in such broad areas of the world’s oceans, protection will require international cooperation and support. To learn more about these incredible creatures, and to see more underwater photography, follow me, @BrianSkerry, on Instagram. #loggerhead #sea #turtle #clear #blue #ocean #water #belize #nature #photography #conserve #protect #endangered #species #nature #national #geographic #onassignment #photooftheday

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Photo by @JohnStanmeyer • Thousands of Indian Hindus come out to witness the ganga aarti (river worshiping ceremony) at the Har-Ki-Pairi Ghat located along the sacred Ganges river in the holy city of Haridwar, India. It is believed that Vishnu is said to have dropped some heavenly nectar and left a footprint, making this the most holiest place along the Ganges river. • Have had the humbling privilege to bear witness upon countless moments, unfathomable events, yet this evening in Haridwar along the sacred Ganges stands out profoundly. Never had I seen such beautiful symphony of humanity play out, giving, praying, gesticulating amidst the cacophony of more than one million fellow human beings, shaped in vision by waning light of early evening blues, glowing in warmth by the fire of devotion. • Please follow my latest project, @bridging.stories, here on Instagram, thank you kindly. • All my best, @JohnStanmeyer • @NatGeoTravel @Natgeo @NatGeoCreative @ThePhotoSociety #india #haridwar #ganges #sacredganges #sacredwater #HarKiPairiGhat #candles #prayer #hindu #hinduism #milkoffering #offerings #water • #followme and more of my work for @natgeo on my #instagram page @JohnStanmeyer

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A wild, giant Bluefin Tuna, likely weighing more than 1000-pounds, feeds on a piece of herring in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence. Migrating along ancient migratory routes, they come to these cold waters in the fall to feed on oily fish like herring and mackerel. Being underwater in the presence of such an animal is to witness the divine sense of nature. These are fish that generate heat in their bodies, swim thousands of miles across the ocean each year and swim faster than a torpedo. The Atlantic Bluefin also continues to grow its entire life and were they not hunted so vigorously, there might be 30-year old bluefin out there weighing over a ton. Unfortunately these creature don’t grow to that size anymore because we have become far too efficient at catching them. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #bluefin #tuna #atlantic #ocean #underwater #photography #nat #geo #giant #fish #on #assignment #marine #biology #photooftheday

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Photo by Stephanie Sinclair // @stephsinclairpix . A young girl washes before classes begin at the Kasturba Gandhi Girls School in rural Bihar, India. With the support of the Indian government and the nonprofit @apneaap, the school's goal is to break the bonds of caste and inequality. Many of these students belong to a nearby community that practices intergenerational prostitution and, for some, this is the first time any member of their family has had access to education, with some even heading off to college. This image was made while recently #onassignment for @natgeo and was part of our Final Show for the project. #girls #endchildmarriage #girlempowerment #protectgirlsrights #india #photojournalism @tooyoungtowed

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More of their very cool pics can be viewed on their NatGeo Instagram feed

 

3. Yeah Bentley’s pretty cool – watch him as he takes a chopper for a spin!

Via Youtube

 

4. Got a spare US$3,000 in your pocket?

Then you too could be the proud owner of a limited edition Karl Lagerfeld x Faber-Castell Drawing Set.
Pic courtesy of Colours in black
Pic courtesy of Colours in black

If you’re a little cashed up this month and feel like splashing out, then head over to the official Karl Lagerfeld site for more info.

 

5. This Parisian bakery serves up some very Naughty baguettes!

Now then - which end to bite first???
Now then – which end to bite first???

For more of this story, head to Lostateminor

 

6. Music I’m listening to at the mo. is by Aussie girl Kita Alexander.

She’s also on Facebook!

 

7. Thailand’s tallest – and very cool – building opens in Bangkok – I Love it!!!

Photo courtesy of PACE development co., ltd.

Comprising a landscaped public plaza and a multi-level retail center, which includes restaurants and cafés, and accommodating 200 serviced apartments and a 150-room boutique hotel, this 77 storey high-rise complex recently opened in Bangkok’s CBD.

Check out the full story at Designboom

 

8. The BEST Bond (imho!) Daniel Craig has been offered a cool $150mil for 2 more Bonds!

Daniel Craig – Photograph: Everett/Rex Shutterstock

Not a bad little earn if you can get it. Daniel Craig HAS to do this!!

Via TheGuardian

 

9. Legendary rocker from Queen, Freddie Mercury has an asteroid named after him!

Talking via a filmed message, Queen’s Brian May announced on Sunday that ‘Asteroid 17473 Freddiemercury’ was designated in Freddie’s honour, at Freddie For A Day 70th birthday party held at Montreux Casino in aid of Mercury Phoenix Trust.

Via Youtube

 

10. European Space Agency’s comet lander Philae finally FOUND . . . somewhere!

Ummmm . . it’s where? – Image by ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA. Top right inset: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

The last resting place of the European Space Agency’s (ESA’s) comet lander Philae has been confirmed, less than a month before the end of the mission that saw it travel billions of kilometres from Earth.

Photographs taken by Philae’s mother ship Rosetta on 2 September clearly show the lander, including two of its three legs.

The pictures, released on 5 September, confirm that Philae lies on its side in the shadow of a cliff, lodged in a crack, with one of its legs in the air.

If you squint you can JUST see it! 🙂

You can see more of it on Nature

 

Bonus Extra – Melbourne is my home town, so when I see a great pic it never fails to make me a little homesick.

Need a good coffee? Then head to Centre Place, Melbourne. – Pic courtesy of HumansInMelbourne official Facebook page

Another great Melbourne pic, this time down one of it’s amazing laneways – Centre Place!

I originally found this pic on Humans of Melbourne facebook page.

 

Have a great week and until next time peeps! 🙂

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