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natgeo. Photos by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Grandmas are the best cooks! Boon

Photos by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Grandmas are the best cooks! Boonlom, a 69-year-old grandmother of young Mai (in the photo between the speakers), spent all her life in Bangkok—and she considers herself the best cook in her neighborhood. Until a few years ago, she ran a small street restaurant, the kind you find everywhere around Southeast Asia, where people eat simple dishes, standing or sitting on stalls on street corners. Her restaurant is run now by one of her daughters, who has changed it slightly: in what once functioned as their garage, her daughter has arranged four square tables and customers finally can eat properly. The average cost of a full meal at her restaurant rarely goes beyond two dollars! Here's a typical recipe: Kai Yat Sai (stuffed omelette) Ingredients for two: 100 gr minced pork; 3 eggs; seed oil; soya sauce; fish sauce; salt and pepper; sugar; two tomatoes; one white onion; 5 baby corns; and a small bowl of steamed rice. For the Filling: Mince pork, chop the onion and baby corn, dice the tomatoes. In a wok, use a spoon of seed oil and heat until the oil is hot, add pork, and cook for one minute. Add a spoon of soya sauce. Heat for one more minute, and add the onion, tomatoes, corn, a spoonful of sugar, and one of fish sauce. Saute for 3 minutes. For the omelette: Whisk eggs with a pinch of salt. Heat oil in the wok, draining it to leave just a film. Pour in the eggs, and heat for just over a minute, moving the wok in a circular motion to create a thin, large omelette. Place the filling in its center and wrap the omelette around it. Cook the omelette for one more minute, turning it a couple of times. The dish is ready to be eaten. #grandma #food #thailand

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natgeo. Photo by William Albert Allard @williamalbertallard | I made this port

Photo by William Albert Allard @williamalbertallard | I made this portrait of 17-year-old buckaroo T.J. Symonds just a few minutes after meeting him at the IL Ranch cow camp, in northeastern Nevada, in 1979. Buckaroo is what they call cowboys in Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho. It’s a bastardization of the Spanish “vaquero.” I was making pictures for a book on the American West, and I’d heard about this outfit that still ran a cook-and-bedroll wagon for a cow-branding crew that camped out for weeks at a time. I’d showed up in my van the night before, and I photographed T.J. early in the morning, just as the rest of the crew was leaving to start a roundup. I stayed in the camp and rode with this outfit for a week or so. For more images of the American West and other assignments spanning a five-decade career #followme @williamalbertallard #cowboy #chuckwagon #openrange #bread

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natgeo. Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | The landscape known as Ar

Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | The landscape known as Artist’s Palette in California’s Death Valley National Park. We started at the Pacific Ocean, drove through great wind and solar fields, crossed harsh Death Valley, and stopped at some of the country’s most unique, cherished landscapes to see what’s at stake in the U.S. We’re also driving electric cars, visiting renewable energy projects, and meeting people with innovative ideas about energy to see where we are, where we need to be, and how to get to a renewable energy future. On assignment for @natgeo on a #roadtripto2070

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natgeo. Video by Paul Nicklen @paulnicklen | I often find that the best way to

Video by Paul Nicklen @paulnicklen | I often find that the best way to have a life-changing wildlife experience is to let the animal dictate the encounter. That way, they get to work within their own comfort zone and, generally, stay relaxed. That is exactly what happened during this moment in Tonga. A humpback whale calf decided to go explore while her mother slept, its pectoral flukes nearly one third of its overall body length—a perfect measuring stick. This gorgeous little female swam over to me and then reached out with her pecs to assess distance. Just like any baby, she'll need to learn everything she can, as quickly as she can, to get ready for her long migration back to Antarctica. I was more than happy to be part of her education process. Follow me @PaulNicklen for more footage from expedition; past, present and future. #Gratitude #StayHumble #TurningTheTide

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natgeo. Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Omma rocks her young son in

Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Omma rocks her young son in a cradle made from a discarded bag of rice in Thaingkhali camp in the far southeast of Bangladesh, where nearly a million Rohingya refugees live after fleeing persecution in neighboring Myanmar (Burma). Omma’s story, shared by so many Rohingya women, was one of profound loss: loss of home, loss of security, and the loss of her two eldest children, who were killed by armed men as they fled. Yet with a soft, determined strength she was rebuilding an existence for her remaining family. #women #refugee #rohingya #bangladesh

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natgeo. Photo by @lucasfogliaphoto | Ashley Klein does energy-field massage wh

Photo by @lucasfogliaphoto | Ashley Klein does energy-field massage while Poranguí McGrew plays didgeridoo during a Music Is Medicine retreat in Sedona, Arizona. The purpose of the retreat is to use sound “to send love to that part of us that is hurt, angry, and self-destructive,” says McGrew. “Once we can start to love that place, there is an inkling of what is possible.”

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natgeo. Photo by @gerdludwig | Known for their elaborately painted houses, the

Photo by @gerdludwig | Known for their elaborately painted houses, the Gurunsi—one of Burkina Faso's 60 ethnic groups— live in the southern savanna near the Ghana border. House decoration is more than ornamental for the Gurunsi—it is a communal activity that shapes their social and spiritual life. It culminates in the annual art and culture festival in Tiébélé. The village-wide house painting takes on the form of a mural competition, with mainly female participants. Encouraged by gifts of locally brewed beer, they frequently take breaks to joyously sing, dance, and bump. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #BurkinaFaso #Gurunsi

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natgeo. Video by @bertiegregory | We were following a pack of grey wolves on t

Video by @bertiegregory | We were following a pack of grey wolves on the coast of the Hudson Bay when one of younger members of the pack split off and began digging up sticks. She found this particular branch and started charging around and playing with it. It’s moments like this that make you realize wolves and domestic dogs really aren’t that different. Considering how much we humans like domestic dogs, it’s pretty shocking how badly we treat wild wolves around the world. Fortunately, in recent years some brilliant conservation and reintroductions mean wolves are on the comeback. We can all do our bit by getting behind these projects! Content supported by Destination Canada. #wildlife #animals #wolves #wolf #snow

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natgeo. Photo by @maggiesteber | In a sea of memories Elly Chovel found purpos

Photo by @maggiesteber | In a sea of memories Elly Chovel found purpose. An exile from her homeland of Cuba, she swam daily in the waters off Miami, telling me that the waters that lapped the shores of her adopted home also lapped the shores of her homeland. At age 14 Elly was a frightened refugee whose family sent her to the U.S. to escape from Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Elly and the other young Cubans sent to the U.S. and Canada during this time were called Pedro Pan kids. At age 43 she created an organization to preserve the history of the 14,000 Cuban children who fled without parents between 1960 and 1962. “From memories of suffering comes compassion,” she said. I photographed her on one of her daily swims for a National Geographic story about memory published in November 2007. #natgeowomenofvision #memory #women

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natgeo. Photo by Katie Orlinsky @katieorlinsky | Conservation biologist Patric

Photo by Katie Orlinsky @katieorlinsky | Conservation biologist Patricia Medici stands in the Pantanal of Brazil. Patricia is one of this year’s recipients of the National Geographic/Buffett Awards for Leadership and Conservation. She has dedicated 27 years to the conservation of lowland tapirs and their remaining habitats in Brazil as part of the Brazilian nonprofit Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research). Tapirs are South America’s largest land mammal and have existed since the Eocene era. They are known as the gardeners of the forest, responsible for shaping and maintaining biodiversity. They are herbivores, with roughly 50 percent of their diet consisting of fruit, and are also wide-ranging animals, traveling long distances across different habitats. So after they consume and digest their fruits, they spread seeds all over the forest. Today this crucial species is under threat from poaching and industrial agriculture that destroys tapir habitat, increases roadkill accidents, and spreads pesticides. I followed Patricia in the field this past May for @insidenatgeo, documenting her important work on the fascinating, vulnerable, and elusive tapir.

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natgeo. Photo and video by Camilla Ferrari @camillaferrariphoto | Beijing, Chi

Photo and video by Camilla Ferrari @camillaferrariphoto | Beijing, China, 2018. Left: A group of people have dinner inside a restaurant in Shichahai. Right: The wind blows leaves across the surface of a pond in Ritan Park. By combining moving images and stills, I aim to create different layers of fruition in storytelling. Images mix with movements and sounds and therefore guide the observer into a deeper experience and involvement in the story. The quiet and suspended components of the images create a space where viewers can ask themselves questions about what they are seeing, without being immediately overwhelmed.

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natgeo. Photo by Michael Melford @michaelmelford | Turquoise waters surround t

Photo by Michael Melford @michaelmelford | Turquoise waters surround the remote island of Socotra, Yemen. I was on assignment to photograph the beauty and high numbers of endemic species that led to it being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2008. I was here when the Arab Spring started up, and while I was not in fear on this peaceful, remote island, I was concerned about transiting through Sana’a, which like most of the Arab world was in turmoil. I made it home, and hope to return again one day to Socotra. #yemen #socotra #endemic #nature

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natgeo. Photo by @TasneemAlsultan | A weekly salsa dancing class is held in a

Photo by @TasneemAlsultan | A weekly salsa dancing class is held in a home in Jeddah. Several classes are privately held on a weekly basis for both locals and expats. #jeddah #saudiarabia

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natgeo. Video by @JenniferhayesIG | A hawksbill sea turtle  uses its strong be

Video by @JenniferhayesIG | A hawksbill sea turtle uses its strong beak to break apart coral to get to its favored meal of sponges. On this particular dive in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Reefs Park, Philippines, we were decompressing in a shallow coral meadow surrounded by at least a dozen of these creatures patrolling the reef looking for a snack. It was wonderful to watch but equally wonderful to hear them eating. Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a successful marine protected area located in the center of the Sulu Sea. It was heartening to see so many of these critically endangered sea turtles on a single dive within a marine sanctuary. Follow @JenniferHayesIG for more ocean images. #Ocean #Seaturtle #SoundsOfEarth #Philippines #Tubbataha

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natgeo. Photo by @edkashi | Steam erupts from bagasse-fired boilers at the sug

Photo by @edkashi | Steam erupts from bagasse-fired boilers at the sugar and ethanol plant USINA Da Pedra, in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, in 2011. Bagasse, a by-product of the sugarcane industry, is a convenient and cost-effective primary fuel source at sugar mills. Brazil is host to the largest sugar and ethanol producers in the world. Hi-tech production areas cluster in the Sao Paolo region, where sugar is sold to the international market or processed into ethanol. #brasil #sugarcane #latinamerica #agriculture #smoke

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natgeo. Photo by @amivitale | This was taken during a Fulani baby-naming cerem

Photo by @amivitale | This was taken during a Fulani baby-naming ceremony, and the girls put on lipstick for this special occasion. There were a lot of beautiful, healthy, fat babies there, despite this being a very dry and remote part of Benin. The women told me it was because of a solar-powered irrigated garden and how much it helped change their lives. They now had nutritious food to feed their children and the children were thriving. I was in Benin on assignment on behalf of @rippleeffectimages making a film about solar energy empowering women. Learn more by following @amivitale @rippleeffectimages @thephotosociety and @solarfund. #girls #benin #africa #solarpower

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natgeo. Photo by Trevor Frost @tbfrost | Another day, another cobra in a showe

Photo by Trevor Frost @tbfrost | Another day, another cobra in a shower in southern India. Hard to say how the cobra ended up here, though we suspect it was looking for water. To see more photos of the extraordinary men and women in India who are rescuing snakes from inside peoples homes, I'm @tbfrost

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natgeo. Photo by @nataliekeyssar | Eva Maria Escobar, a mother, restaurant man

Photo by @nataliekeyssar | Eva Maria Escobar, a mother, restaurant manager, cook, activist, and politician, lights the stove in the restaurant she runs with her family. She has been separated from her youngest son, Benjamin, ever since she tried to bring him back to the U.S., where he was born. Because the child is a citizen, he was allowed to stay in the country with relatives, but she was deported to Guatemala. Eva Maria Escobar and her husband immigrated to the U.S. when they were young, and three of their four sons were born there. After her husband's deportation, they moved the family back to Guatemala, but due to economic necessity, they eventually decided that Eva Maria should return to the U.S. for work, with Benjamin. At the border they were separated, and Benjamin was released to relatives in Georgia, while Eva Maria was incarcerated for six months before being deported back to Guatemala. She and her husband are now both leaders in local government. Her three sons still in the U.S. study hard and help out in the "comedor" they run to help supplement their income. She is deeply pained by the absence of her youngest son, but tries to comfort herself by hoping that his future in the U.S. will be better than what is available in Guatemala.

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natgeo. Photo by @drewtrush | Catching a meteor shower on a clear night in the

Photo by @drewtrush | Catching a meteor shower on a clear night in the West can make for an unforgettable experience, like the night I caught this meteor streaking over Medicine Bow Peak in the high country of Wyoming. The Geminids meteor shower will peak on December 13-14. Are you planning on catching it? To learn more, follow along with photographer @drewtrush #stars #milkyway

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natgeo. Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | This nocturnal tree-dweller is an

Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | This nocturnal tree-dweller is an endangered horned marsupial frog at El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center (@amphibianrescue). Ecuador, where this frog is found, is a known hot spot for amphibian biodiversity; at least 589 species live within its borders, with new discoveries reported each year. To see a still of another horned frog species, follow me @joelsartore. #hornedfrog #marsupialfrog #amphibian #PhotoArk #savetogether

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natgeo. Photo by @williamodaniels | Displaced women and children in Boda, Cent

Photo by @williamodaniels | Displaced women and children in Boda, Central African Republic, in 2014. Mostly from the Fula ethnic group, more than 11,000 have sought refuge in this city, as the country has been in the throes of civil war since 2013. In 2014 the UN Development Programme rated the country as the second least developed country in the world. Follow me on @williamodaniels for more human stories.

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natgeo. Photo by @ismailferdous | The Sundarbans area is indisputably the larg

Photo by @ismailferdous | The Sundarbans area is indisputably the largest mangrove forest on Earth, and it lies in the world's biggest river delta, formed by the convergence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. This national forest spreads across 3,861 square miles in Bangladesh and India (60% in Bangladesh), and it's home to many rare and globally endangered wildlife species, such as the royal Bengal tiger. In two major ways, the Sundarbans is being impacted by climate change: first, the sea level is rising, flooding lands with each high tide. When the tide retreats, the land is left more saline than before—and less able to grow crops. The same goes for the brackish creeks and river mouths dotting the forests. The second consequence: more big cyclones. Higher seas give the cyclone winds greater velocity, and the area has been hit by catastrophic cyclones in the previous years. #Climatechange #RoyalBengalTiger

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natgeo. Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I An outtake from the story I’ve been doi

Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio I An outtake from the story I’ve been doing about new archaeology in Jerusalem for the December issue of @natgeo. Remnants of concrete trenches can still be found in the undergrowth on Mount Zion, just outside the city walls of Jerusalem. Between 1948 and 1967, when the Old City was under Jordanian rule, most of Mount Zion was a designated no-man's land between Israel and Jordan, and these trenches allowed Israeli soldiers to resupply their front line at the top of the hill. For more on this project follow @simonnorfolkstudio #jerusalem #archaeology #oldcityofJerusalem #MtZion #trench

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natgeo. Photos by @michaelchristopherbrown | Palestinian children in Balata Re

Photos by @michaelchristopherbrown | Palestinian children in Balata Refugee Camp, the largest refugee camp in the West Bank. Balata has a population of 30,000 residents in a .25-square-kilometer area, the majority of whom are under age 25. In 1950 the UN gave these refugees, originally from Jaffa, shelter in this tiny area near Nablus, which is now densely populated. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, which last year was subject to hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts by the Trump administration, funds a school in the Balata camp with approximately 5,000 pupils. Other programs include the Yaffa Cultural Center, which operates a guesthouse, children’s theater and cinema, children’s library and media center, but with the budget cuts, it's seeking donors to fund the center. From 1980s through the early 2000s, Balata residents played a leading role in the first and second intifadas.

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