coryrichards Portrait of small town MT after the Home if Champions Rodeo. Shot on assignment for @natgeo covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeoparks @andy_mann @ladzinski @3stringsproductions @thenorthface #neverstopexploring 4d

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coryrichards The arctic ice is melting...what can you do to change it? Shot on assignment for @natgeo in Franz Josef Land, #russia. @thephotosociety @thenorthface @natgeocreative @andy_mann @3stringsproductions @ladzinski #neverstopexploring #picoftheday 1w

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coryrichards Of wolves and men...the question is a deep and passionate one. As much as our kinship with canines persists, the wolf is a different beast, so to speak. Making the issue more complex is the fact that we can own wolves as pets, though it requires intense training and attention. It's definitely NOT the right decision for MOST people. Rescue wolves can thrive however with the right owner. Seeing wolves and people coexist deepens the philosophical question of the wolf issue: are they a natural part of, a partner in, or an adversary of an ecosystem. Perhaps no where else on the planet is that issue more alive than in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Shot on assignment for @natgeo and @natgeoparks outside Yellowstone. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions @ladzinski @andy_mann @thenorthface @petzl_official #neverstopexploring 1w

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coryrichards Check out @olicow (@prana ambassador) new video edited by @etteloc and featuring @dailaojeda. Rad climbing adventure in Spain...link in my profile. @petzl_official #neverstopexploring 2w

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coryrichards Thousands of birds dot the basalt face of Rubini Rock, Franz Josef Land, #russia. Bird colonies are an amazing barometer of climate change. Check out 'The Meaning of North' by @davidquammen in the August issue of @natgeo examining the complex and beautiful ecosystem of the lonely archipelago, as well as our effects both above and below the surface. @andy_mann @ladzinski @3stringsproductions @thenorthface #neverstopexploring @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @petzl_official 2w

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coryrichards Check out @alexhonnold now! Link in my profile!!! Live feed!!! Ask @cedarwright a question as we speak! @thenorthface #neverstopexploring 2w

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coryrichards Long before @alexhonnold was 'Alex Honnold', he was this guy...climbing everyday and every where. As a friend, I'm super proud to say that his motivations today remain as pure as they were when I met him 7 yrs ago. I'm honored to be on the @thenorthface team with him and am constantly inspired not only by his mind and athleticism, but simply by the person he is and what he stands for. Watch a live streaming tonight of his #neverstopexploring Speaker Series event here in boulder by following the link in my profile or by going to thenorthface.com/speakerseries. Hosted by @senderfilms and @graysonwyatt at the Boulder Theater tonight at 7pm MST. 2w

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coryrichards Ice skates...a personal effect...left to the whims of time. When Krenkle Station on Hayes Island in Franz Josef Land was abandoned, lives and memories were suspended, arrested histories left in place to tell stories when anyone was ready to listen. Of all the images I took on assignment for @natgeo in the lonely archipelago 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the ones from Krenkle are the most haunting. They are human portraits without the presence of humans...ghost pictures. Check out the article 'the meaning of north' by @davidquammen in the August issue of @natgeo @thephotosociety @3stringsproductions @natgeocreative @thenorthface @petzl_official @ladzinski @andy_mann #neverstopexploring 2w

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coryrichards Evening commute for a few Bajau fisherman, #sulawesi, #indonesia. The Bajau were sea nomads, practicing an animistic and transient lifestyle with little to no impact. Until very recently, they moved somewhat seamlessly throughout the their environment. In the not too distant past however, the government of Indonesia has imposed some hard cultural reforms on the Bajau...namely, permanent settlements. The stilt village way of life is counter intuitive to a nomadic people and deeply impacts their cultural identity, as well as the reef and marine ecosystem directly surrounding. @3stringsproductions @andy_mann @ladzinski @thephotosociety @thenorthface @petzl_official #neverstopexploring 3w
  •   vikchzster I don't think any humans or animals for that matter were supposed to have permanent settlements. Hope the balance of the ecosystem and their culture will respectfully remain intact.. 3w
  •   abod_ys @helpful_shoutz got me 1k 3w
  •   badalchemy I have 2 questions, unrelated to each other. Why do governments have a problem with nomadic people? Is it as simple as control, power and money, or can it be proven that they pose an actual problem? I find that incredibly weird. The second question: Why do some people want a bunch of followers? 3w
  •   adham_abd_el_latif Wow this takes me back... Spent a couple of months travelling the whole circuit of sulawaisi ... The best being manado, buneken island... The diving was a life changer made me become a professional diver, which is how I met the love of my life my husband and we have a little boy. Sulawaisi you changed my life forever xxxx 3w
  •   evikesuma It is not that wierd @badalchemy ...you see indonesia is island country ...indonesian citizen spread out from sabang to merauke ...many living in hard to reach out island ..as indonesian citizen they have rights as the other (protection, education, social walfare, etc) ..you can imagine that 3w
  •   qorz @coryrichards ----
    Hello bro ! Would u accept to do shout out sometimes and i will do the same for u ?
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  •   lorellaphotography love your gallery 2w

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coryrichards Out for an afternoon stroll, this polar bear wandered the beach looking for signs of food...not excluding us, for several hours. The sea ice of Franz Josef Land that once provided food for these bears is melting at an alarming rate. It's projected that the arctic will be ice free during the summer months in 10-20 yrs if our impacts continue at their current rate. What can you do to lessen your footprint? Shot on assignment for @natgeo Article in this months issue. Check out The Meaning of North by @davidquammen . #neverstopexploring @thephotosociety @thenorthface @andy_mann @ladzinski @3stringsproductions @petzl_official 3w

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coryrichards A Peruvian herder working for the #HelleRambouillet jumps from fence line to flat bed while feeding the outfits lambs on the ranch near Dillon, #Montana. Shot on assignment for @natgeo @ladzinski @andy_mann @3stringsproductions @thenorthface #neverstopexploring @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 3w

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coryrichards What is 'The Meaning of North'? Read all about the incredible ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the August issue of @natgeo. The lonely archipelago lies 800 miles north of the arctic circle in Russia's Barents Sea and stands as a barometer for climate change and our impacts both above and below the surface. I'm always looking to tell a larger narrative in an unexpected photograph. In this case, I was fascinated by how much an arctic landscape could appear to be a Saharan landscape...juxtaposing our expectations of the arctic against its realities...and hopefully bringing some awareness to the changes taking place there. Arctic sea ice is projected to be completely gone during the summer months within the next 10-20 yrs. #neverstopexploring
Incredible story by @davidquammen big thanks to @andy_mann @thenorthface @3stringsproductions @ladzinski
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coryrichards #johnhelle of @duckworthco takes the reigns for a shearing session. Livestock management in any capacity is tough and hard earned. Caring for animals to create a livelihood is complex business...and it requires a tremendous amount of time and education. This is especially true when raising stock on a predator rich landscape. Shot on assignment for @natgeo and @natgeoparks covering the confluence of people and predators in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions @andy_mann @ladzinski @thenorthface @petzl_official 3w
  •   joe.charles.3517 If he sheared it on all fours it'd try run off and struggle but equally if it was in any pain whilst being sheared in this position (above) it would also struggle and be difficult to shear which isn't what the bloke wants. The experience is meant to be as painless and without a struggle as possible. 3w
  •   josephinnnnne It doesn't hurt them at all. I mean it's awkward positioning but it doesn't hurt them. These ranchers love their animals, they are their pride & joy. They sheer them so they don't get ticks, also to help keep them cool in the summertime. It all has purpose 3w
  •   bee4me3 I know that feeling 2w
  •   mohd696 Nice black @ white 5d

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coryrichards Downtown Seattle. The passion of this city's population has always been reflected in its streets. #israel #palestine @3stringsproductions @ladzinski @andy_mann @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 3w

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coryrichards Photograph by @coryrichards. What is 'The Meaning of North'? Read all about the incredible ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the August issue of @natgeo. The lonely archipelago lies 800 miles north of the arctic circle in Russia's Barents Sea and stands as a barometer for climate change and our impacts both above and below the surface. When we were on land, polar bears were always a major concern...especially in white out conditions. Russian guards traveled with flares, cracker shells, and guns in the event of an encounter. Exploration has many faces and I'm always learning about new environments and challenges as I move through new landscapes. It's an incredible opportunity and one that I constantly try to grow through. #neverstopexploring
Incredible story by @davidquammen big thanks to @andy_mann @thenorthface @3stringsproductions @ladzinski
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coryrichards Native camouflage, a bow, a feather, and a game of capture the flag. GO! Shot on assignment for @natgeo and @natgeoparks in the GYE. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions @ladzinski @andy_mann @thenorthface @petzl_official 4w

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coryrichards The other day I posted an image of a wolf that had been shot caught in the act of predation. Showing a dead wolf always elicits a big response. To be fair to both sides of this incredibly complex issue, (despite my best efforts to give both sides validation in the caption), I wanted to also post an image of what predation looks like in reality. This calf was an unconfirmed predation, meaning there was not enough evidence to say what actually killed it. Both bear and wolf sign were found. Based on the lack of blood trail, it's possible that this calf simply died. All that aside, the realities of losing livestock to predation are evident at the end of the day. A single calf can represent over $1,000 dollar loss. If the calf is raised to maturity, it can represent much more than that. Wolves and bears and big cats and coyotes all play a role, both in stress of livestock and actual predation. It's a very blurry line to say when and where people can shoot naturally occurring predators...an issue that is recurring as we speak. @thephotosociety @3stringsproductions @ladzinski @andy_mann @natgeocreative @natgeo 4w
  •   hri100 thank you @coryrichards Keep doing pictures that tell stories 4w
  •   mbilaltariq @coryrichards amazing detailing 4w
  •   riverrunningfree Great explanation!! 4w
  •   lonndart @sahand_ca I've been stirring and taking in your thoughts about this rant of yours for a few days now. Here's the conclusion. Ranchers in your eyes are soulless, cold blooded killers, that's what you're saying. Most would rather kill a Wolf over capture (which in your mind is like catching a blind slug) because as you stated, all they have to do is set a simple trap and the animal will walk right in... no fuss no mess. Here's how normal thought process works people are not able to have when they're committed to something with passion. Passion clouds your mind and pride makes you stubborn to come away and look at this from a different vantage point. I personally would rather see the wolves live and I'm sure that most ranchers feel the same way, I'll even bet that they are remorseful in seeing a dead wolf. But the fact still shines loud that an animal consistently damaging or causing harm to anyone's livelihood needs to be sorted. Now, as always we must look for proven and kind methods first, that said I've never heard of an animal with directional instinct not heading back home to begin the terror attacks again. Look at this with clear glasses, not with those that cloud your view. If you respond in your typical manor or rant I'll take that as you're only able to see your view point, and that's unfortunate for everyone in your life. 3w
  •   kids4wolves @coryrichards Thank you for taking on this complex and contentious subject. It's very hard to find common ground in this issue. It seems many environmentalists turn against anyone who accepts any sort of lethal action against wolves, and the ranching community turns against ranchers willing to put the effort into using exclusively non-lethal tools to manage wolves. Did this ranch attempt non-lethal deterrents? And have you spoken to the rancher Hilary Anderson in the Tom Miner Basin? 3w
  •   paulkez1 Nice wording. 7d
  •   c_mone760 @youngdavid760 fallow! Photography is breathtaking! 5d
  •   lamissktm @coryrichards this debate also burns here in France. Wolves are always accused but it is frequently wild dogs the problem. It's a sensitive subject as you say .... 5d

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coryrichards A quiet moment at the end of a long hard day of shearing for @alyssalarson_mt and #EvanHelle. On assignment for @natgeo covering the confluence of people and predators in the greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Inspired by the amazing work of @dguttenfelder, I'm@going to be posting some of this work in black and white. @natgeocreative @andy_mann @ladzinski @thephotosociety @3stringsproductions 1mon

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coryrichards The moment between. Sighs and cold beer quench the thirst of shearers working to harvest the year of wool. On location for @natgeo covering people and predators in the greater Yellowstone Ecosysytem.Predators are a major threat to livestock producers throughout the ecosystem..the work they put into a years worth of wool has to be managed to account for potential losses. This is one of many issues to be navigated living on a predator rich landscape. @thephotosociety @3stringsproductions @ladzinski @andy_mann @thenorthface @natgeocreative @petzl_official 1mon

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