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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 16h

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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. 3d

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salvarezphoto Helsinki 1w

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salvarezphoto First race of the season. #AEDC #windowsphone 2w

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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 2w

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salvarezphoto Strange creatures in my yard. Someone know what kind of turtle this is? 3w

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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 3w

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salvarezphoto My dog Ruby making new friends on our morning walk. #turtle 4w

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salvarezphoto Early voting has started Vote! 1mon

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salvarezphoto Prom Queen 1mon

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salvarezphoto Katidid on my windshield. I did stop to take this photo. #bugsofsummer 1mon

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salvarezphoto Sunrise over Canyon Lands. I still can't believe I shot this on a smartphone. Its been a year since Nokia asked me to take on the American Southwest with only a Lumia smartphone. The results still amaze me. #windowsphone #canyonlands @thephotosociety 2mon

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salvarezphoto One of my favorite passages is about fireflies. "There was something oddly restful about the fireflies. He couldn't put his finger on it but he drew comfort from it anyway. The way they'd seemed not separate entities but a single being, a moving river of light that flowed above the dark water like its negative image and attained a transient and fragile dominion over the provinces of night.” William Gay, Provinces of Night 2mon

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salvarezphoto Today I took my son Joshua to his first big pit, the Conley Hole. 165 feet deep and just stunning. Thanks John Benson and @neilshea13 for a great day. @thephotosociety #windowsphone #cave 2mon

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salvarezphoto London, I will be talking about the Future of Photography #ConnectsMeetUp tonight. There are still 5 tickets left: http://connectsmeetup.eventbrite.com 2mon

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salvarezphoto Last week in Washington, DC. #dogsofinstagram 2mon

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salvarezphoto Abandoned Plover Eggs. The storm last night must have driven the parents away. #lumia1020 #windowsphone @thephotosociety 2mon

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salvarezphoto Inspired by my Rio trip in January @Nokia and @natgeo are giving you the opportunity to join me on my next photography assignment in Victoria Falls. Many say that Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer so we are asking you to submit images that represent what soccer means to you.
Head to http://nokia.ly/lumiaxnatgeo and submit your photo. #LumiaXNatGeo
#creative studio @thephotosociety
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