This is the second installment of Elyse DeFranco’s photography. She is a wildlife conservationist in Kenya, and chronicles her time there through the lens. This collection focuses on Lamu, a town on the northern coast of Kenya quite near Somalia. It’s one of the oldest towns in Kenya. It is an island in an archipelago …

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Elyse DeFranco chronicles her time working on wildlife conservation in Kenya, with photos from a combination of wildlife reserves in Laikipia near the base of Mt. Kenya, Samburu in the north, and the Maasai Mara in the south. [divider] Guest Contributor [/divider] Elyse DeFranco is a wildlife ecologist, photographer, and modern nomad of sorts, who has lived at research …

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I have officially lived in New York for one year. I moved from Los Angeles fresh out of college with a journalism degree; an open mind; and a dream, like the many thousands before me. I began interning three days a week, 9-5, for a magazine publisher in the beautiful Hearst building. I woke up very …

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This traditional, open-air market is over a century old, in the heart of a now otherwise ultra-modern city. Souq Waqif translates to “the standing market.” I spent several days at this market—standing and sitting—with shop owners. It’s about an eight-hour drive from my hometown in Saudi Arabia (or a one-hour flight). In this series, I didn’t focus …

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In the future I’ll probably count the summer of 2010 among the worst times of my life. I know I have a lot of life yet ahead of me, and many tragic things are guaranteed and many more are strong possibilities, but the summer of 2010 was atrocious. In the winter of 2009 I left …

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Earlier this year, when water off the British coast was much colder, we interviewed pro surfer Jessie Tuckman. She caught up with us recently to prove that surfing there in the summer is a completely different thing. (How much are plane tickets again?) In two weeks Jessie’s going to be competing in the Boardmasters Surf Contest in …

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[dropcap size=small]F[/dropcap]or a year, Ulyana Horodyskyj was something of a geological detective. Horodyskyj, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Colorado, Boulder, was embedded in Nepal’s Himalaya mountain range (not literally) to figure out how traveling soot and dust that lands on the region’s glaciers are affecting ice melts. In turn, she got a close-up …

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A rural church in Chichi­cas­te­nango, Guatemala. I snapped this photo of a local man sweep­ing the steps of this white-washed cathedral.   This is La Concha Acústica, a monument erected in Managua in 2005. This grand structure was recently taken down (May 2014) by the Nicaraguan Sandinista regime citing earthquake safety. Rumor has it however, …

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[dropcap size=small]E[/dropcap]ver had dreams of becoming a globetrotting NatGeo photographer? Me neither…. We thought our adventurous readers especially might be interested in MIT’s new free photojournalism course. It seems like it assumes you know a little something about cameras and composition and jumps right to the essentials of creating a narrative out of pictures. You’ll …

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From geyers in Iceland to icecaps in Greenland, and from “giants” in Ireland to glens in Scotland, western Europe has quite a few natural beauties up its sleeve. Scroll down for 21 of the most stunning natural landmarks in Western Europe. They won’t disappoint. Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland Ice Cave, Skaftafell, Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland …

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