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Idyllic Photos of a Shepherd’s Everyday Life

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Marco Sgarbi

When I first contacted Marco Sgarbi, he let me know that he is not a photographer, but a shepherd. An Italian trained as an architect, Sgarbi left the field as it was not “good for the soul,” lamenting that in his work he destroyed places “to build non-places.” A beautiful sentiment coming from someone who felt a calling and followed through to return to the land.

Baby Elephant at Sunset

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© Jason Edwards / National Geographic / Offset

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Heartwarming Portraits of Extremely Old Dogs

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“Benjamin was found as a stray and ended up in a shelter about a year and a half ago. Pugalug Pug Rescue took him in and we were his foster parents. Due to his age and his medical problems, Ben was put in the ‘Abode Program'; he would be a long term foster. We thought it was important that he have a forever family so we adopted him; we are foster failures (again). He is estimated to be about 14 years old.”

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“Finnegan is a Brussels Griffon smooth coat or a Petit Brabançon. He is 12.5 years old. When he lived in Montreal, he went by his French name: Finni le Poo.”

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“Meet Stella the 12-year-old, one-eyed wonder Chihuahua! The little head tilt gives this tough girl a bit of deserved attitude.”

For Old Faithful, Toronto-based photographer Pete Thorne captures the time-worn faces of elderly dogs, inviting the canines to sit for him in his home studio and sometimes making special trips to visit those who, in their old age, are unable to make the journey.

Exclusive Interview with ‘The Cut’ Photo Editor Emily Shornick About Online Editing and Her Quirky Collection of Offset Imagery

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The Cut is a division of New York Magazine devoted entirely to female-driven content, covering everything from breaking fashion news to complex explorations of contemporary women’s issues. In addition to keeping its millions of readers appraised of the latest celebrity gossip and most engaging political debates, The Cut has helped define the voice of the Millennial Generation, generating viral content that speaks to a diverse group of 20-something women. The Cut seamlessly merges the sex and relationship advice of Cosmopolitan, the fashion of Vogue, and the stimulating content of Ms. Magazine, securing its position as a leading daily resource for women.

Photo du Jour: A Tale of Two Baby Squirrels

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In early September of this year, I discovered a baby squirrel on the side of the road. With unopened eyes and just a downy layer of fur, she was unable to fend for herself. I picked her up and carried her in my hands to the nearest vet’s office, her small snout burrowing into my skin in search of food.

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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Portuguese Man O War

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.