Photo by @amivitale. Three young West African giraffe graze outside of Doulouwal Peulh, Niger - a village about 50 miles outside of the capital of Niamey where people live side by side with the endangered West African giraffe in the country's government-defined Giraffe Zone. Female giraffes give birth standing up and newborns are welcomed to the world with an almost five foot drop to the ground! However, within 30 minutes they are standing, and only hours later they are able to run with their mothers.
At one point, the range of West African giraffe stretched across the Sahel, from Nigeria to Senegal. Illegal hunting, climate change and habitat loss all contributed to the population's decline, and by the mid-90's, only 49 remained, in this zone. Today, while still highly threatened, thanks to heroic conservation efforts, they number 600. In December, in order to help the longterm survival prospects of this subspecies, the Nigerien government with help from a team from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (@giraffe_conservation) and Sahara Conservation Fund worked together to translocate eight giraffe from the Giraffe Zone to the Niger's Gadabedji Biosphere Reserve. The translocation was a success and all are doing wonderfully.
Learn more, including how to help, by following @giraffe_conservation@doconnor16@sdzsafaripark.
@thephotosociety@natgeo@natgeoimagecollection @nikonusa#protectgiraffes#DontLetThemDisappear#giraffe#giraffes #savegiraffes#stoppoaching#niger#africa#everydayafrica#photojournalism#nikon#nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #natureisspeaking#conservation#SaharaConservationFund#amivitale
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Второй день фестиваля японской культуры в России (или "J-Fest"). На разогрев пару фоток. Буду приучать себя оперативно обрабатывать и выкладывать в эфир.
Началось все сумбурно, закончилось эпично)) Я нифига не поняла, где все начиналось. Все стекались с разных сторон. Была шеренга, потом она рассосалась, потом снова сошлась. А вот на площади икусств...
Cosplay parade ...
The second day of the festival of Japanese culture in Russia (or "J-Fest"). A couple of pictures to warm-up. I teach myself to process immediately and shove it on the air.
It all started crazy, ended epic)) I didn't understand where it all began. All flocked from different sides. There was an order, then it all scattered, then it came together again. But in the square of art...
✨ Growing up I never got to see the important of traditions. Mainly because I belong from a country not much traditional. But with time I realize how traditions Matter. Why❓ Traditions represent a critical piece of our culture. They help form the structure and foundation of our families and our society. ... Tradition reinforces values such as freedom, faith, integrity, a good education, personal responsibility, a strong work ethic, and the value of being selfless. So I invite people to appreciate it instead of criticized.
Photo by @iamkhandanish
Devotees visiting sufi shrines of Uch Shareef.
Left to Right:
Tomb of Baha ul Halim (14th Century), Tomb of Bibi Jiwindi (14th Century), Tomb of Nauria (15th Century).
Octagonal shaped tombs are richly decorated with Islamic scriptures, carved timber, and bright blue and white mosaic tiles known as faience. In early 19th Century, these monuments were damaged in flooding, leaving their interior exposed. Tombs can't be rebuilt into their original shapes but heritage department is restoring the remains. #everydaypakistan