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Magical Photos Capture the Wonders and Sorrows of Childhood in Rural France

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For Close to Home/Autumn, photographer Andie Wilkinson captures the changing of the seasons in and around her house and its neighboring farm areas in the idyllic Tarn-et-Garonne, France. Over the course of her thirteen years in the rustic landscape, she has documented many harvest months, and yet they are compressed here into a single and abiding instant of fall.

Photo du Jour: Discovering the Cuchumatan Golden Toad

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For In Search of Lost Frogs, photographer and conservationist Robin Moore embarked on a journey around the world in pursuit of some of the most elusive species of amphibians known to man, traveling everywhere from India to Haiti over the course of a few short months. Aided by 33 teams of researchers and over 120 scientists, Moore set out in hopes of rediscovering some of the frog, toad, and salamander species previously thought to be extinct.

Baby Squirrel

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‘Genesis’ is Photographer Sebastião Salgado’s ‘Love Letter to the Planet’

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Sebastião Salgado, Chinstrap penguins on icebergs located between Zavodovski and Visokoi islands. South Sandwich Islands. 2009. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

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Sebastião Salgado, Typically, the women in the Zo’é village of Towari Ypy use the “urucum” (Bixa orellana) red fruit to color their bodies. It is also used in the cooking. Brazil. 2009. © Sebastião Salgado/Amazonas images-Contact Press Images.

For Genesis, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado traveled to thirty two of the most wild regions in the world, thriving areas that have persevered in the face of climate change, deforestation, and modern development. Traveling by foot, aircraft, canoe, and balloon, Salgado constructs a vision of an uncorrupted earth as it existed at in the first biblical book, resplendent with biodiversity and natural wonders.

Photos Capture the Astonishing Beauty of the Portuguese Man O’ War

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The mysterious Portuguese Man O’ War sting an estimated 10,000 humans annually, needling their prey with hypodermic blades that deliver lethal venom. For photographer Aaron Ansarov, the gelatinous beasts, closely related to jellyfish, are creatures to be revered more than feared. In the midst of our culture’s plethora of imagery, he explains, the value and beauty of nature can be lost and forgotten. His Man O’ War images, mirrored to create the illusion of a human face, give agency to the misunderstood creatures, allowing their watercolor hues to inspire a more profound understanding of the world around us.

The Horses of Iceland

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Black Lab at a Crossroads

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Peace Amidst Turmoil: A Region in Afghanistan Untouched by the Taliban

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Wakhi shepherds © Benjamin Rasmussen / Offset

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June 21,2010: Wakhi man with a buffalo © Benjamin Rasmussen / Offset

For Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, Denver-based photographer Benjamin Rasmussen documents daily life in a northeastern region of the country, an expanse of land that remains largely untouched by war and by the Taliban. Compelled to create images with the potential to enrich and challenge a limited Western picture of Afghanistan, Rasmussen visited the Wakhan Corridor after learning of the area from his sister-in-law, who was working overseas, he explains in conversation with Daylight Books.

The ‘Penguinscapes’ of Antarctica

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For his breathtaking series Penguinscapes, photographer Gaston Lacombe traces a colony of 250,000 penguins along the Esperanza research base in the Antarctic Peninsula’s Hope Bay. In summer, the penguins come ashore to hatch and care for their nestlings, often venturing onto the base itself. In his arresting aerial landscapes, Lacombe offers us a glimpse into the shockingly verdant terrain of Antarctica, an extraterrestrial wilderness whose appearance metamorphoses daily depending upon the activities of its native penguins. As this ethereal watercolor expanse becomes saturated with soft pinks and greens, we are reminded of the profound delicacy of these creatures who depend upon the landscape for generations to come. We spoke to Lacombe about his visit to the Esperanza base, his passion for wildlife, and the future of the penguins.

Photo du Jour: The Fallen Mare

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Horses competing in El Raid race in Jose Pedro Varela, Uruguay face 60 miles of paved road, a perilous journey for even the most resilient of animals. Running at an average speed on twenty miles per hour, the horses are followed by a rush of trucks, from which their handlers, known collectively as a “stud,” douse their steaming bodies with hose water. Dehydration, exhaustion, and overheating are very real dangers, and the animals are checked by veterinarians during a single hour’s rest period. Despite these precautions, horses are lost to the race; in the 2012 season, five Raid horses died.