reubenhernandez Paul, aka Mr. Pole Pole, is a legend on Mount Kilimanjaro. He's been climbing the mountain for 15 years and has summited more than 200 times. He has spent the night inside some of Kilimanjaro's caves and is very well respected on the mountain. He is sometimes referred to as Babu (Swahili for grandfather) because he has mentored and helped train a lot of the guides.

Kilimanjaro was one of the most challenging things I have ever done, and I wouldn't have been able to make it without people like Mr. Pole Pole.
#makeportraits #bigcatsplayball
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reubenhernandez A jaw dropping landscape we stumbled upon in the beautiful wine country of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
We've been flying the @wekeepexploring flag around Africa and tomorrow we embark for Kilimanjaro base camp with hopes of flying this flag at the summit nearly 20,000 ft above sea level.
Wish us luck and send us good vibes!

#keepexploring #bigcatsplayball
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reubenhernandez | 8:05 AM TODAY |

A great white shark breaches the surface while hunting near Seal Island in False Bay just outside of Cape Town, South Africa. This great white shark breaching behavior has only ever been observed around Seal Island in False Bay.

It was absolutely mind blowing and surreal to finally get a chance to experience and photograph this firsthand!

#sharkaholic #bigcatsplayball #saveoursharks #airjaws
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reubenhernandez | ELEPHANT FACE OFF |

For #worldelephantday last week.
According to Aristotle, the elephant is "the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind." #keepitwild #bigcatsplayball
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reubenhernandez The Ann van Dyk Cheetah centre has been dedicated to breeding, conserving, and re releasing the Cheetah and other endangered species back into the wild since 1971.
The cheetah is the fastest land animal and there are an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 cheetah today compared to a cheetah population of 100,000 in 1900.
#savethecheetah #keepitwild #bigcatsplayball
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reubenhernandez The Milky Way bulge rises above us at Kruger National Park, South Africa, which was completely unexpected.
#keepitwild #bigcatsplayball
3w
  •   ahnac Unreal! We could see it so clear when we were just on the East Cape tip of Baja 3w
  •   heathsuz I was there for a total solar eclipse- really so amazing to see the night sky in a land so alive! 3w
  •   otherworlds__ Gorgeous 3w
  •   leifography Stunning night sky! 3w
  •   angelfan02 Wow that's amazing! I can't imagine seeing that in person! 3w
  •   gharveyg20 @reubenhernandez dang dude. That looks amazing!!! 3w
  •   smiswr Nice 2w
  •   prairieboys Nice! 2w

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reubenhernandez | 6:47 AM |

An elephant feeds in the golden African morning light.
#keepitwild #bigcatsplayball
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reubenhernandez @andrewmklein quit his job and now we're off to Africa. We hope to share some unexpected stories with you. See you on the other side... Follow along here #bigcatsplayball
Photo by @effephunk
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reubenhernandez The bare essentials for 6 weeks in Africa and trying to fit it all in 40L. T minus 2 days... #bigcatsplayball 4w

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reubenhernandez The cleanest and freshest air I ever did breathe on a scouting mission
#nofilter #aspen
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reubenhernandez 5,000 people strong, dining #allwhite #dinerenblanc #nyc 1mon
  •   traceyloveschad Serious fashion question :: Did anyone use this as an opportunity to pull out their wedding dress and wear it again?? 1mon
  •   reubenhernandez @traceyloveschad I didn't see any wedding dresses and I think a wedding dress could have killed someone from the heat and humidity. But it did feel like a giant wedding once the dance floor got going 1mon
  •   traceyloveschad Darn you heat and humidity. Would have been epic to see the girl who was all 'I paid 4k for this dress, I'm wearing it again!' Cathedral length train and all! 1mon
  •   reubenhernandez @traceyloveschad she also would have been hating life hauling tables, chairs, and food on the subway with all that! 1mon
  •   taylor_anthonsen God I love New York. 1mon
  •   lapertoso @instasabbs I was living the AC lifestyle 1mon
  •   aeromanova a+ 4w
  •   iamwill.us 4w

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reubenhernandez The Rise of Sneaker Culture and @kaws 1mon

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reubenhernandez @kleinandcorazon and I are excited to share this 1 minute video about doing what you love. Link in profile for the full video.
Several months of blood, sweat, and tears went into this video, not to mention broken equipment, reshoots, a near disaster on the Williamsburg Bridge, and multiple 5 am call times. It's also interesting to note that @andrewmklein and I have similar stories, 5 years apart.
I hope you enjoy this video and that it inspires you in one way or another. Andrew and I fly to Africa in exactly 2 weeks... #bigcatsplayball #rumi #travelstoke
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reubenhernandez | MY SWEET NEW RIDE |

I managed to score the last @tokyobike_nyc in this beautiful color, since they stopped producing it last year.
I've been eyeing it for over a year so it was probably meant to be. @lapertoso
1mon

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