EVEN MORE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOS
Added on: 19th Jan 2015
REFUGEES GATHERING WOOD
Photo – J Carrier: These women walk well beyond the confines of their
refugee camp in West Darfur risking their lives to gather fire wood
that will sell for about 50 cents per sack back at their camp of
roughly 15,000 people.
THE PINK BULL
Photo – Palani Mohan: During the harvest celebrations in Tamil Nadu,
India locals partake in a sport known as jallikattu where the young men of
the village will try to hang onto a decorated bull as long as possible while
it charges through the crowd.
Photo – Yukihiro Fukuda: The loose social hierarchy of these Japanese
Macaque monkeys allow them to huddle together for warmth while
disregarding the fact that high ranking and low ranking members are in
such close proximity.
WALL OF DEATH
Photo – Tomas Munita: Mohammed Jawed, a stunt driver, relies on the
magic of centripetal force to keep his car going in circles around the
Wall of Death during this show in Kabul, Afghanistan.
GREAT GRAY OWL CATCHING A VOLE
Photo – Magnus Elander: The disk of feathers you see circling this grey
owl’s face are used to channel sound back from the ground towards its
ear thus helping it to catch small animals.
Photo – Jeff Kroeze: The hills of the Tehachapi-Mojave Wind Resource Area
are covered with over 3,000 wind turbines that produce enough electricity to
power over 250,000 homes every year.
EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL VOLCANO ERUPTION
Photo – Sigurdur Hrafn Stefnisson: Lightning surrounds the ash plume
resulting from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull volcano. These so called
“dirty thunderstorms” often occur when rock and ice kicked up from
the blast crash together in the atmosphere.
THE AFGHAN GIRL
Photo – Steve McCurry: Quite possibly one of the most recognized
photos in recent history, this picture of a young orphaned Afghan girl
was taken at a refugee camp in Pakistan during the Soviet Invasion.
It came to fame after being featured on the cover of the June 1985 issue
of National Geographic and the girls haunting green eyes became a
symbol of the plight of refugees the world over. In spite of several
attempts to locate her afterwards, the girl’s identity remained a
mystery until 2002 when she was found living in the mountains of her
homeland. Starting with the bombing of her home and the death of her
parents her story was revealed to be one of brokenness, hardship, and
devastation with her brother explaining that the only happy day in her life
was probably her wedding.