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Man by Steve Cutts

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This is a must-see. It really make you think.
It show the man and his relationship to the natural world.

Music: In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg.

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Be nice

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I live in my own world

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12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

Manta rays by Florian Schulz

Manta rays by Florian Schulz

Bats by Greg du Toit

Bats by Greg du Toit

Long-tailed Duck by Simon Perkins

Long-tailed Duck by Simon Perkins

Elephants by Nuria Ortega

Elephants by Nuria Ortega

Flamingos by Martin Harvey

Flamingos by Martin Harvey

Monarch Butterflies by WWL

Monarch Butterflies by WWL

King Penguins by Andy Rouse

King Penguins by Andy Rouse

Sardines by Alexander Safanov

Sardines by Alexander Safanov

Snow Geese by Phil Goble

Snow Geese by Phil Goble

Walruses by Chukot-TINRO

Walruses by Chukot-TINRO

Beluga Whales by Norbert Rosing

Beluga Whales by Norbert Rosing

Wildebeest by Burrard Lucas

Wildebeest by Burrard Lucas

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Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson

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OMG. These photos are extraordinary!
Watch more from the series “Before They Pass Away” here.

Jimmy Nelson started working as a photographer in 1987. Having spent 10 years at a Jesuit boarding school in the North of England, he set off on his own to traverse the length of Tibet on foot. The journey lasted a year and upon his return his unique visual diary, featuring revealing images of a previously inaccessible Tibet, was published to wide international acclaim.

Soon after, he was commissioned to cover a variety of culturally newsworthy themes, ranging from the Russian involvement in Afghanistan and the ongoing strife between India and Pakistan in Kashmir to the beginning of the war in former Yugoslavia.

In early 1994 he and his Dutch wife produced Literary Portraits of China, a 30 month project that brought them to all the hidden corners of the newly opening People’s Republic. Upon its completion the images were exhibited in the People’s Palace on Tiananmen Square, Beijing, and then followed by a worldwide tour.

From 1997 onwards Jimmy began to successfully undertake commercial advertising assignments for many of the world’s leading brands. At the same time he started accumulating images of remote and unique cultures photographed with a traditional 50-year-old plate camera. Many awards followed. When he started to successfully and internationally exhibit and sell these images, this created the subsequent momentum and enthusiasm for the initiation of Before they Pass Away.

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To Live – by Oscar Wilde

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It eats better

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Coca-Cola Small World Machines: Bringing India and Pakistan Together

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This video really made me smile. Heck. Actually I almost got tears to my eyes. Happy tears!

It’s one of Coca-Cola’s latest happiness project, called Small World Machines. They Connect people from different countries to touch hands and share a Coca-Cola. In this case India & Pakistan.

Check out the Making Of video here.

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What the World Eats (in a week) by Peter Menzel

Australia

Australia

Bhutan

Bhutan

Canada

Canada

Chad

Chad

China

China

Ecuador

Ecuador

France

France

Germany

Germany

Great Britain

Great Britain

Guatemala

Guatemala

India

India

Italy

Italy

Japan

Japan

Kuwait

Kuwait

Mali

Mali

Mexico

Mexico

Mongolia

Mongolia

Poland

Poland

Turkey

Turkey

USA

USA

Such an interesting photo series!

“What the World Eats” is by photographer Peter Menzel. It shows us, what a family around the globe eats - in one week.

Food expenditure for one week of this USA family: $341.98
Food expenditure for one week of the Chad family: $1.23
Check out more prices and details here.

The photos are from Peter Menzel’s book Hungry Planet.

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Toy Stories by Gabriele Galimberti

Stella, Italy

Stella, Italy

Taha, Lebanon

Taha, Lebanon

Talia, Algeria

Talia, Algeria

Abel, Mexico

Abel, Mexico

Alessia, Italy

Alessia, Italy

Allenah, Philippines

Allenah, Philippines

Arafa and Aisha, Zanzibar

Arafa and Aisha, Zanzibar

Bethsaida, Haiti

Bethsaida, Haiti

Botlhe, Botswana

Botlhe, Botswana

Chiwa, Malawi

Chiwa, Malawi

Cun Zi Yi, China

Cun Zi Yi, China

Davide, Malta

Davide, Malta

Elene, Georgia

Elene, Georgia

Enea, Colorado, USA

Enea, Colorado, USA

Farida, Egypt

Farida, Egypt

Jaqueline, Philippines

Jaqueline, Philippines

Julia, Albania

Julia, Albania

Kalesi, Fiji

Kalesi, Fiji

Keynor, Costa Rica

Keynor, Costa Rica

Li Yi Chen, China

Li Yi Chen, China

Lucas, Australia

Lucas, Australia

Maudy, Zambia

Maudy, Zambia

Naya, Nicaragua

Naya, Nicaragua

Niko, Alaska, USA

Niko, Alaska, USA

Noel, Texas, USA

Noel, Texas, USA

Norden, Morocco

Norden, Morocco

Orly, Texas, USA

Orly, Texas, USA

Pavel, Ukraine

Pavel, Ukraine

Puput, Indonesia

Puput, Indonesia

Radhika, India

Radhika, India

Ragnar, Iceland

Ragnar, Iceland

Ralf, Latvia

Ralf, Latvia

Reanya, Malaysia

Reanya, Malaysia

Ryan, South Africa

Ryan, South Africa

Tangawizi, Kenya

Tangawizi, Kenya

Tyra, Sweden

Tyra, Sweden

Virginia, Utah, USA

Virginia, Utah, USA

Watcharapon, Thailand

Watcharapon, Thailand

This wonderful photo series is called Toy Stories and is by photographer Gabriele Galimberti.

“If Riverboom’s photographer Gabriele Galimberti had happened to shoot me, aged 6 and surrounded by my favorite toys, he would have seen the following: plastic medieval weaponry; assorted Lego (Space, Castle and Pirate); an inflatable Tyrannosaurus rex (punctured slowly into extinction); a Superman action figure (I lost it and hyperventilated with grief); a pair of cuddly rabbits (Sally and Billy); toy cars; a tiny guitar; a plane you launched with an elastic catapult; a replica pistol I thought my mum didn’t know about.

Everyone remembers their childhood toys. The fact that I can recall how most of mine tasted better than I can remember the names of my primary school teachers says everything you need to know about the universe kids inhabit. Indeed, when Galimberti hit upon the idea of photographing children from around the world with their toys, he was not expecting to uncover much we did not already know: kids love dolls and dinosaurs and trucks and cuddly monkeys, and will construct worlds around them before eventually, inevitably, disregarding them for ever. “At their age, they are pretty all much the same,” is his conclusion after 18 months working on the project. “They just want to play.”

But how they play can reveal a lot. “The richest children were more possessive. At the beginning, they wouldn’t want me to touch their toys, and I would need more time before they would let me play with them,” says the Italian, who would often join in with a child’s games before arranging the toys and taking the photograph. “In poor countries, it was much easier. Even if they only had two or three toys, they didn’t really care. In Africa, the kids would mostly play with their friends outside.”

Yet even children worlds apart share similarities when it comes to the function their toys serve. Galimberti talks about meeting a six-year-old boy in Texas and a four-year-old girl in Malawi who both maintained their plastic dinosaurs would protect them from the dangers they believed waited for them at night – from kidnappers and poisonous animals respectively. More common was how the toys reflected the world each child was born into: so the girl from an affluent Mumbai family loves Monopoly, because she likes the idea of building houses and hotels, while the boy from rural Mexico loves trucks, because he sees them rumbling through his village to the nearby sugar plantation every day.

Ultimately, the toys on display reveal the hopes and ambitions of the people who bought them in the first place. “Doing this, I learnt more about the parents than I did about the kids,” says Galimberti. There was the Latvian mother who drove a taxi for a living, and who showered her son with miniature cars; the Italian farmer whose daughter proudly displayed her plastic rakes, hoes and spades. Parents from the Middle East and Asia, he found, would push their children to be photographed even if they were initially nervous or upset, while South American parents were “really relaxed, and said I could do whatever I wanted as long as their child didn’t mind”.

With the exception of computer games, he noticed that toys haven’t really changed over the past three decades or so. And there is something reassuring about that. “I’d often find the kind of toys I used to have,” he says. “It was nice to go back to my childhood somehow.”
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Drowning World by Gideon Mendel

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Since 2007 photographer Gideon Mendel has visited flooded destinations around the world, like Great Britain, India, Haiti, Pakistan, Australia, And Thailand. The photo series, called Drowning World, is super cool, yet awfully tragical.

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How a blind girl sees the world

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At very first I thought that this story about a blind girl wouldn’t be that interesting. It seemed too childish. But then it turned out to be interesting… because it truly shows how a girl with no sight experience the world… as it turns up – or comes along.

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Delicatessen with love by Gabriele Galimberti

Albania

Albania

Algeria

Algeria

Argentina

Argentina

Argentina

Argentina

Armenia

Armenia

Bolivia

Bolivia

Brazil

Brazil

Brazil, Florianopolis

Brazil, Florianopolis

Brazil, Rio

Brazil, Rio

Brazil, Sao Paulo

Brazil, Sao Paulo

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

China

China

Egypt

Egypt

Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Georgia

Georgia

Haiti

Haiti

Iceland

Iceland

India

India

Indonesia

Indonesia

Italy

Italy

Kenya

Kenya

Latvia

Latvia

Latvia, Riga

Latvia, Riga

Lebanon

Lebanon

Malawi

Malawi

Malaysia

Malaysia

Malta

Malta

Mexico

Mexico

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

Norway

Norway

Peru

Peru

Philippines

Philippines

Philippines

Philippines

Spain

Spain

Sweden

Sweden

Thailand

Thailand

Turkey

Turkey

USA, Alaska

USA, Alaska

USA, Utah

USA, Utah

Zambia

Zambia

Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe

Such a great photo series by photographer Gabriele Galimberti called Delicatessen with love.

“From Grandma with love. I will never forget grandma Sara’s artichokes. They have become a cult since when a famous Spanish cooking blog published their recipe, which I transcribed from memory, following the thread of the taste left in my mouth (just like Proust’s madeleine).

Gabriele Galimberti pays homage to all the grandmothers in the world and to their love for good cooking, starting from his own grandma Marisa who, before the departure for his tour around the world by Couch Surfing, took care to prepare her renowned ravioli. She was not so concerned about the possible risks or mishaps her grandson might face in his adventurous travelling worldwide, but her major worry was, “what will he eat?”. That is because only at home you can eat well and healthily. And above all, only your grandma (and sometimes mum) knows what is best for you. With the taste of his grandma’s ravioli in his mouth, Gabriele travelled around the world and, next to thousands of other adventures, turned into a curious and hungry grandson for the grannies of all the countries he visited. Appealing to their natural cooking care and their inevitable pride in their best recipe, common factors to all grandmothers in the world, Gabriele persuaded them to do their best in the kitchen.

This means moose stake in Alaska and caterpillars in Malawi, delicious, but ferociously hot, ten-spice-curry in India and sharks soup in the Philippines. He has come back with a cookery book of detailed recipes that mix love, photography and travel amongst the many exotic ingredients. Indeed, each for each grandmother he has produced a portrait of the cook, and easy to follow recipe and an image of the extraordinary and at times mouthwatering final dish. Buonappetito!”
- Arianna Rinaldo

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Leonid Tishkov’s Portable Moon Installations

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Russian physician, who became an artist, Leonid Tishkov‘s latest project consists of a portable crescent moon photographed in nostalgic and sentimental scenes all over the world. Creating images in China, New Zealand, Taiwan, the Arctic, France and beyond, Tishkov’s global ongoing project tells the story of: ”A man who met the moon and stayed with her forever.”

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Climb mountains

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