salvarezphoto An African elephant crosses a dirt track in Chobe National Park, Botswana. I’m exploring the tributaries of the Zambezi River this month on my way to Victoria Falls, another of the seven natural wonders of the world. #windowsphone #africa 3d

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salvarezphoto Chobe National Park, Botswana. #giraffe #windowsphone #Lumia 3d

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salvarezphoto Home for the next 15 hours with @burchamphoto 1w

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salvarezphoto Harvest moon with @thatssorach 2w

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salvarezphoto @neilshea13 The notebooks we carry in the field are amazing journeys in themselves aren't they? I was just going through mine from the art story that will be published this winter. The two books span 3 years, 7 trips and 6 countries. Of course I have my images from all those trips but there is something about the words and drawings and the notes in the margins and the stains in a field journal that I have always loved. Maybe it is the roughness of the unfinished journal that feels more real to me than the polished magazine piece. Maybe it is that in my journals I write my questions many of which never get answered... 3w

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salvarezphoto Why did the rattlesnake cross the road? 3w

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salvarezphoto Yellow fever storage. Refrigerator at the Vanderbilt Travel Clinic. 3w
  •   joshfamoushairyass @avecfleur yellow fever storage 3w
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  •   jguttmn_banhorseslaughter Mmmm yellow fever. Lmao . I was on santa ana pueblo last week and some Indian called me orange. I know what orange means in the first American world. It means half breed. Black is considered the best kind of indian . Is considered fake indian and orAnge is a half indian half white. Omg different tribes have different views of me. Cant keep up. Lmfao 3w

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salvarezphoto A slim beam of evening sun illuminates a branch. Beautiful light takes ordinary things and makes the, for a moment, extraordinary. #visualdiary 4w

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salvarezphoto A yak driver pauses at the entrance to Pangboche, Nepal. These guys are the truck drivers of the Khumbu. Tourism, the life blood of the valley, would be impossible without the constant stream of food and fuel these men (and and the porters their brothers in arms) bring up the valley. But for the most part they are not Sherpa, they are from the warm, humid lowlands. They lack the Sherpa’s genetic advantage at altitude so hiking at 14,000 feet in a snow storm was as hard on them as it was on me. Or at least that is what I tell myself… #nepal #portrait #truestories #windowsphone 1mon

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salvarezphoto Lama Geshe ties a red string around Mimgma Sherpas neck during a blessing ceremony in Pangboche. He tied one around my neck as well and it served as a talisman on the trek up and down the Khumbu Valley. I've recently moved it from my neck to my wrist but there it serves a different function. It doesn't bring luck but serves as a reminder of where I've been and who I am. It just a simple string but also so much more. 1mon

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salvarezphoto Helsinki 1mon

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salvarezphoto First race of the season. #AEDC #windowsphone 1mon

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salvarezphoto Mera Peak is one of manny stunning mountains that line the Khumbu Valley. I had the privilege of spending a few weeks in the Khumbu this spring shooting with #Lumia smartphones. You can see the whole journey www.nationalgeographic.com/nokia 2mon

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salvarezphoto Strange creatures in my yard. Someone know what kind of turtle this is? 2mon

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salvarezphoto Lobuche Nepal
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The day’s last light spills over fresh snow at Lobuche. Nepal. This is the last settlement on the trek to Everest below 5000 meters. This spring I spent 2 weeks photographing the Khumbu valley. See the whole project www.nationalgeographic.com/nokia #windowsphone
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salvarezphoto This spring I had the privilege of spending a few weeks in the Khumbu Valley shooting for #Microsoft with their #Lumia smartphones. Project is live nationalgeographic.com/nokia #windowsphone #Everest #Nepal #nofilter 2mon

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salvarezphoto My dog Ruby making new friends on our morning walk. #turtle 2mon

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salvarezphoto Early voting has started Vote! 2mon

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salvarezphoto Prom Queen 2mon

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salvarezphoto Katidid on my windshield. I did stop to take this photo. #bugsofsummer 2mon

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