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AMMAN, Jordan — “To jump into the sea. A normal sane person does not make a decision like this until he has suffered pressure and pain so extreme that he cannot handle it anymore,” said Naser Al Jaafari, smoking on the terrace of Fann Wa Chai, a cafe and art gallery in Jabal Al Weibdeh. Jaafari and his colleagues,…
Artist and science illustrator Jane Kim is painting all 241 modern bird families on a giant mural at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Learn how she captures details that make each species unique.
In Battambang, I became a detective, tracking down people and making connections with people with a few surprises along the way. I met such interesting people, all connected by their work in the contemporary art scene in Cambodia.
This post is the first in the World of Dances series, which profiles ballet and dance photography in iconic, architectonically unique, culturally emblematic, rapidly vanishing landmarks or simply unexpected locations, that Kike captures about during his travels. We are used to thinking of ballet as an indoor display of beauty and masterful technique. When I got an assignment for the…
With a giant colorful beak and riotous ways, the great hornbill is a great spectacle.
With a mohawk of feathers, a painted red face, and a diet that includes cobras, the secretary-bird is a flamboyant predator.
The aristocratic Medici family helped create the Florence of the Renaissance. Now an angry Medici prince wants international help to save it from neglect and mass tourism overload. And, yes, he still wants you to visit, provided you stay a while.
In 2012, Wolf OR-7 became the first known wild wolf to enter California in 88 years. Now a beautifully illustrated map tells his story.
Peek behind the scenes as science illustrator Jane Kim paints a huge mural showing all the bird families in the world.
Training: Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, nowadays everyone has one or two large (great) photographs. However, to become a professional, one should…
This post is the last in the Click! Click! Click! Series which profiles interesting photographic moments that Kike captures during his travels. Man in red coat under a canopy of snow-laden-trees. This photograph is available at the National Geographic Online Store. Follow Kike Calvo on Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Web, Tumblr, LinkedIn or Instagram.
After three weeks at sea with Peace Boat, charting a westerly course around the world, time has become a slippery concept. Every few days we hit a new longitude and gain an hour – an anomaly I’m told will be resolved somewhere beyond Easter Island, when we shoot through 24 of them in sixty minutes.…
Jer Thorp begins a quest to illustrate the value of the deep ocean by making art at 400 fathoms.
For as big and wild as the parks are, we have a tendency to put them into a very tiny box, thinking they’re just for summer road trips and photo journeys. It’s good to let them out.