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Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for #worldwaterday // Water is the most basic human need. However, hundreds of millions of people are still living without access to clean water. While working in Uganda, I’ve seen that some people simply don’t drink any water since it’s not safe enough and tastes bad. Every morning children walk to this water pump in Ttaba village, near Lake Victoria in Uganda. A few community bicycles are parked under a tree that gives some shade, and the kids help each other fill all the cans before carrying or pushing them back up the hill to their homes. At home, the water is boiled and used for cooking, laundry, or taking a shower. As I watched them return at least three times a day, I thought of the many things in my everyday life I would have to give up if I didn’t have access to clean drinking water. // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for ...

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for #worldwaterday // Two young villagers are pushing refilled cans of water up the hill and back to their plot in Ttaba, Uganda. Three times a day, they’re at the borehole to fetch water. Before the new pump was installed, they only had an open and slippery borehole. Their mother, Teddy, was too afraid to send them there on their own, fearing her children would fall down the hole. When I asked Teddy if she believes they will ever have water straight to their plot, she said, “I’ve never imagined having a borehole or water on my plot. We could never afford it. And here, clean water without boiling it feels impossible.”// Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for ...

Photo by @andrewesiebo | Fisherman ride on the lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria.

Photo by @andrewesiebo | Fisherman ride on the lagoon, Lagos, ...

Photo by Adam Ferguson @adamfergusonstudio| | In early 2018 the Trump Administration announced that, in September 2019, it would end the temporary protected status (TPS) provided to over 200,000 Salvadorians who currently live and work legally in the U.S. Andrew Martínez, 17, was part of a delegation of U.S.-born children with parents holding TPS status who had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican in October 2018, during the canonization of El Salvador’s Archbishop Romero, whose assassination in 1980 contributed to the start of the civil war. The teens went to bring attention to the potential separation of families if the TPS program is ended and their parents face deportation. Follow me at @adamfergusonstudio to see more stories about critical social issues. #adamferguson #natgeo #migration

Photo by Adam Ferguson @adamfergusonstudio| | In early 2018 the ...

Photo by @drewtrush | With spring right around the corner, it's hard not to get excited about warm-weather pursuits, like flying over the Snake River in Wyoming. To see more wild places, follow along with me @drewtrush. #flight #paramotor #commonground #publiclands

Photo by @drewtrush | With spring right around the corner, ...

Photo by @pedromcbride | With sleeting rain slashing the wings and our faces, we lifted off from England and lumbered toward South Africa. Despite modern radios and GPS, our replica Vimy flight reenacting the first air passage from London to Cape Town would take 58 days, flying at just 65 mph. In 1920 the original aviators made this journey in 43 days, crashing twice. Seventy-nine years later, in 1999, we crashed once but were able to keep the airframe going. Today, a century after the Vimy first flew, it's remarkable to think that a modern jet completes the journey in 10 hours. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #aviation #vimy #biplane #progress #humility #adventure #flight #petemcbride

Photo by @pedromcbride | With sleeting rain slashing the wings ...

Photo by Rena Effendi @renaeffendiphoto | Young “iyawo” in her Santeria initiation dress. Cuba’s syncretic religion, Santeria,  has been gaining widespread popularity in the last decade after a long era of oppression. Formally known as the Regla de Ocha, this Afro-Caribbean religion has roots in Yoruba traditions, while incorporating some Roman-Catholic rituals. During their year-long initiation, women and men are called iyawo, which translates as “bride of Orisha,” a Santeria deity and a powerful  but mortal spirit. The iyawos are obliged to dress head to toe in white. A symbol of purity and peace, the white dress will also symbolize rebirth. For more stories on cultures around the world, please #followme @renaeffendiphoto #religion #culture #cuba #havana #santeria #human #dailylife

Photo by Rena Effendi @renaeffendiphoto | Young “iyawo” in her ...

photo_library Photos by @randyolson | Hidden Plastic - The planet is beautiful and plastic is everywhere… it’s even in ourselves. Of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic waste we’ve created, we’ve put 6.3 billion tons on the landscape, into the oceans or entombed in landfills. Only 9 percent of what we diligently save to recycle is ever re-used.  I’ve worked with BluOcean to create a traveling exhibit in Italy - matching photographs I’ve made of some beautiful areas on the planet with my plastics coverage. Here are two of them.  @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #planetorplastic #yellowstone #fireholeriver #bombay #india #plastic

Photos by @randyolson | Hidden Plastic - The planet is ...

photo_library Photos by @stephenwilkes |  Varanasi is considered the holiest city in India, and it is truly magical place to photograph. It's a city built on the edge of the holy Ganges River. Pulsing with daily life, it radiates a calming energy in the early morning prayer hours, even through the cremating of departed loved ones on the wooden pyres. The way of life in Varanasi never stops its constant 24-hour-day, 7-days-a-week cycle of ritual and mystique. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #DayToNight #Behindthescenes #StephenWilkes #Varanasi #India #Portraits #Colorwork

Photos by @stephenwilkes | Varanasi is considered the holiest city ...

Photo by @enricsala | The northern part of the Rub’ al Khali (the Empty Quarter) in Abu Dhabi is nothing but empty. It is the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, inhabited by a complex ecosystem including plants, beetles, sand boas, sand cats, gazelles, and the mythical Arabian oryx, which became extinct in the wild, but thanks to an extremely successful reproduction and reintroduction program is back in the thousands. A wonderful example of rewilding that inspires us to protect 30 percent of the planet by 2030. #campaignfornature @environmentabudhabi

Photo by @enricsala | The northern part of the Rub’ ...

photo_library Photo by @stephenwilkes | The Grand Canyon National Park celebrated its 100th anniversary on February 26. The protection of our national parks has taken on greater urgency with the threat of climate change and our relentless development of natural resources. I consider myself blessed to have experienced the epic beauty of so many of these natural wonders. The future of our native wildlife and the national parks  that harbor them are endangered.  It is my hope that through photographing these magnificent places, we as human beings realize how unique and important they are to our existence.  To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #DayToNight #StephenWilkes #Arizona #SevenWonders #NationalPark #Landscape #Panorama

Photo by @stephenwilkes | The Grand Canyon National Park celebrated ...

Photo by @kengeiger | It's hard to imagine the generations elephants and giraffes that have browsed this tree—creating a uniquely shaped acacia topiary. I spotted the tree in the afternoon, making sure our guide knew we wanted to go back at sunset. The gamble paid off when a grazing topi wandered between my camera and a blazing sunset. #acacia #kenya #naboishoconservancy #maasaimara explore more images of the #Africa follow @KenGeiger

Photo by @kengeiger | It's hard to imagine the generations ...