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salvarezphoto Thankful today that @411bee likes birds as much as I do. Happy thanksgiving 1d

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salvarezphoto Photographer @garethpon shooting portraits at the 12 Apostles Hotel. As a photographer its always interesting to be on the other side of the lens. #lumiacapetown 1w
  •   crr.ine Twas great meeting you and hearing your stories :) 1w
  •   garethpon it was so great meeting you! Can't wait to post the portrait 1w

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salvarezphoto Dinner at Stenibauch vinyard, ZA. #lumiacapetown 1w

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One of these images is the winner of the November Fan Photo Contest! The winner will receive a DNA 15 Messenger bag from our sponsor @tenbabags AND a free 30-minute session on @theimagereview with our judge @salvarezphoto.
Which image do you think will win? Check back on Friday to find out!
@thephotosociety #contest #winner #tenba #photography
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salvarezphoto Cape Town from the air with NAC. Beautiful afternoon for a flight. #lumiacapetown 1w

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salvarezphoto Another throwback to my first work in Africa. The Sudanese civil war had taken Ben's parents then a poisonous snake had stolen his right arm. The young mans composure and bravery in the face of those losses amazed me. One thing my travels I Africa have taught me is that compassion, love and perseverance can overcome most of lifes hardships. And that people are wonderfully resilient #latergram #africa #uganda @thephotosociety 2w

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salvarezphoto Boys at an Adjumani Uganda Orphanage. I shot this image on my first trip to Africa over 10 years ago. So much has changed in those years. These boys have grown into young men. The war that I was covering there is now over. Africa is huge and dynamic. So much to see and so much to learn, I love going back again and again. Packing now to head to Cape Town this afternoon #africa #uganda #latergram 2w

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salvarezphoto Fall detail. Last night's surge of artic air has stripped the leaves from the trees. Details still beautiful in the early morning light. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 2w

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salvarezphoto Fall is my favorite season. Most leaves on the Cumberland Plateau turn yellow or brown but the Japanese Maple in our front yard flames bright red at the end of the season. It's particularly beautiful when the weather turns cold and foggy like this morning. 2w

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salvarezphoto Flying out of Seattle today I saw this wonderful scene. Mercer Island and Mt Rainier. It's been a few good days out here talking about the future of imaging. What an exciting time to be a photographer. The big innovations in imaging are coming from smartphones @natgeocreative #lumia930 #microsoft #windowsphone 3w

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salvarezphoto Morning run in Seattle. It's been a great couple days visiting the #microsoft offices but time to head home. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 3w

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salvarezphoto Good morning Seattle. #lumia930 #morning run 3w

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salvarezphoto Late in the evening water taxi makes its way toward #Venice. Its hard to ride the water taxis around this wonderful city and NOT feel like you are in a James Bond film. #lumiainvenice #windowsphone 3w

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salvarezphoto A warm moment on the beach. Rio is such a wonderful city that its hard to believe it is real. Fantastic landscape and a beach scene that just blows my mind. #windowsphone 3w

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salvarezphoto Portrait in Venice #lumiasinvenice this is in fact the man behind the 41 megapixel smartphone. 4w

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Enter our biggest contest yet!!! To enter take a great picture and upload it to Instagram with #NOV14TPS @theimagereview and @thephotosociety in the caption.
Our judge this month is @natgeo photographer Stephen Alvarez @salvarezphoto.
The winner will receive a DNA 15 bag from our sponsor @TenbaBags AND they will be one of the first to take part in The Image Review–a new platform that allows you to have your images reviewed by a National Geographic photographer! For more information on The Image Review visit reviews.photos

The contest begins on November 1, 2014 at 12:00pm EST and will end on Friday November 7, 2014 at 12:00pm EST.
Images can come from any type of camera but must be uploaded to Instagram. Gentle use of filters and toning /color correction is allowed, but not the addition or subtraction of any elements of the original picture.
No picture can be entered more than once, and original image must have been taken by the up-loader. Proof of native capture will be required of all winners, and copyright will remain with photographer.
Judging will be based on creative and technical merit.
If you do not have a Facebook account, please state so in your caption.
There is no theme, just enter your best.
In Review:
1-Take an AMAZING picture!
2-Follow us on Instagram @thephotosociety AND @theimagereview
3-Upload your image to Instagram
4-Caption or comment on the photo: #NOV14TPS, @theimagereview and @thephotosociety
5-Share your image on Instagram
6-Follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thephotosociety
7-There is no theme–upload your best!
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salvarezphoto The confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers in Canyonlands National Park, Utah. I've photographed the confluence a lot in my career. But this is the first image I am truly happy with and I shot it on a smartphone. The amount technology has changed in the past 2 years is astounding. I think in another 2 years most people won't distinguish between a smartphone, camera and video camera. It will all converge. Thoughts? #photography #photographer #smartphone #windowsphone @natgeocreative 4w

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salvarezphoto Guillermo de Anda at a Maya alter in a cave near Playa del Carmen. I'd been in this cave 10 years ago on a @natgeo story about Maya Religion. Amazing to be back particularly with one of the preeminent Maya archeologist working today. @natgeocreative #windowsphone 1mon

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salvarezphoto Fishermen haul in their catch this morning in the Gulf of Mexico. It's fantastic to be back in Quintana Roo. #mexico @natgeocreative 1mon

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#tbt—Madagascar 2009, a few weeks after the coup d’etat. @salvarezphoto and I scraped and skinned our way through the Tsingy de Bemaraha for @natgeo. “Tsingy” means “to walk on tiptoes,” and this place was beyond any other I'd visited. A Gotham of limestone, gridded with grand avenues of light and falling water, cellared with caves and hidden rivers. Every surface sharp as broken bone. No one lives here. The terrain is too hard, the arches and pinnacles considered too haunted. All of this makes it a perfect bio-island for dozens of species, including the polar-white #sifaka, a kind of lemur, and its smaller wooly cousin, which is named after #JohnCleese. But it’s a hard place for writers. We’re always searching for people. Even in the deepest places of the earth human stories echo best. What we had, though, were animals—the ants that found my tent an irritant and bored their way through, wall to wall. The insects that swarmed our skin and stung Stephen in his shooting eye. Bright freshwater crabs that snapped their claws as we bathed in their stream. And the #fossa, largest Malagasy predator, which we never saw, despite the camera traps, but that still seemed near—a blur beyond the firelight, a shadow falling from the vines. Just enough to keep us awake and listening. #tsingydebemaraha #ouch #geology #truestories @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #madagascar
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