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Steve Winter's Photos in @stevewinterphoto Instagram Account

Steve Winter's Photos in @stevewinterphoto Instagram Account

Steve Winter

@stevewinterphoto

NatGeo Wildlife + Conservation Photojournalist + Speaker. Now touring with @NatGeo Live! Click on link in bio for tour stops and tix.

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Two, 14 month old tigers in Bandhavgargh National Park
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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto Two, 14 month old tigers in Bandhavgargh National Park Tigers are an endangered species that need our help in a big way! There may be fewer than 3500 individuals left in the wild and scientists believe breeding populations occur in only eight countries and 40 population strongholds across Asia! My tiger work for @natgeo magazine over the past 20 years has taken me to document tigers in places as wild as Kaziranga National Park in India and northern Sumatra in Indonesia and I see the same threats facing this iconic species: poaching, deforestation and an increasing body part trade in China! When the demand for wild and captive tiger parts stops - so too will the poaching of this beautiful cat! #wildaid“when the buying stops the killing can too" We need to unite in saving this iconic big cat that is an ambassador of wild places and human cultures! Tigers are also the most important apex predators in forests across Eurasia and when you lose them from a forest, deer and pig numbers can increase and the forest loses an important ecosystem engineer! @natgeo @africanparksnetwork @leonardodicapriofdn @wildaid #wildaid @sanactuaryasia

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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Two Indian one horned rhinos fighting for territory. About 3 rhinos are killed everyday in South Africa for their horn. Rhino horn has been shown to have no medicinal value. It is made of keratin the same substance our fingernails and hair is made of – So chew your fingernails instead and Save the Rhino!! Trafficking in endangered species is the 4th largest illegal business in the world amounting to over 20 Billion dollars a year, behind drugs, weapons and human trafficking. When the buying stops the killing can stop too. @wildaid #wildaid @natgeo @stevewinterphoto @thephotosociety

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A “Flamboyance” of nesting Pink Flamingos at dawn in Rio Lagartos Biosph

@natgeo @stevewinterphoto A “Flamboyance” of nesting Pink Flamingos at dawn in Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Rio Lagartos was created to save such a charismatic, graceful and beautiful species - the flamingo. This wetland, mangrove and forest area is protected because of the flamingo - so everything ABOVE the water - like the jaguars, iguanas and birds and BELOW the water - the mangroves, fish, rays, dolphins, and nesting sea turtles are all protected because of this amazing bird!! #followme @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!!

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A “Flamboyance” of nesting Pink Flamingos at dawn in Rio Lagartos Biosph

@natgeo @stevewinterphoto A “Flamboyance” of nesting Pink Flamingos at dawn in Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Rio Lagartos was created to save such a charismatic, graceful and beautiful species - the flamingo. This wetland, mangrove and forest area is protected because of the flamingo - so everything ABOVE the water - like the jaguars, iguanas and birds and BELOW the water - the mangroves, fish, rays, dolphins, and nesting sea turtles are all protected because of this amazing bird!! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!!

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2 Cheetah Cubs hanging out in a tree while mom is hunting. 
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto 2 Cheetah Cubs hanging out in a tree while mom is hunting. The Cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth and Africa’s most endangered cat. Cheetahs purr like house cats - which is one reason they are under threat, as the cubs are either captured or raised in captivity to be sold as pets to the very wealthy, though only one in six survive the journey to their new prison. As with all big cats the number one reason for their decline is habitat loss, then comes human wildlife conflict where livestock owners kill predators in revenge killings if the predator kills their livestock. Finally comes the illegal wildlife trade, the pet trade is hitting cheetahs hard as is the trade in their skins and bones. New research led by Sarah Durant and colleagues suggests there may be as few as ~7100 cheetahs left in Africa, and that if their populations are to survive, they need good protection inside national parks to offset losses in community areas where they clash with farmers! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety #reddigitalcinema@africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation@leonardodicapriofdn @sanctuaryasia

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A “Flamboyance” of nesting Pink Flamingos with the moon at dawn in Rio L

@natgeo @stevewinterphoto A “Flamboyance” of nesting Pink Flamingos with the moon at dawn in Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Rio Lagartos was created to save such a charismatic, graceful and beautiful species - the flamingo. This wetland, mangrove and forest area is protected because of the flamingo - so everything ABOVE the water - like the jaguars, iguanas and birds and BELOW the water - the mangroves, fish, rays, dolphins, and nesting sea turtles are all protected because of this amazing bird!! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprioldf @sanctuaryasia

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Cheetah Cub hanging out in a tree while mom is hunting
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Cheetah Cub hanging out in a tree while mom is hunting The Cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth and Africa’s most endangered cat. Cheetahs purr like house cats - which is one reason they are under threat, as the cubs are either captured or raised in captivity to be sold as pets to the very wealthy, though only one in six survive the journey to their new prison. As with all big cats the number one reason for their decline is habitat loss, then comes human wildlife conflict where livestock owners kill predators in revenge killings if the predator kills their livestock. Finally comes the illegal wildlife trade, the pet trade is hitting cheetahs hard as is the trade in their skins and bones. New research led by Sarah Durant and colleagues suggests there may be as few as ~7100 cheetahs left in Africa, and that if their populations are to survive, they need good protection inside national parks to offset losses in community areas where they clash with farmers! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety #reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicapriofdn @sanctuaryasia

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The only way I could stand on the ground this close to these elephants (t

@natgeo @stevewinterphoto The only way I could stand on the ground this close to these elephants (this image was shot at 38mm) - is that they are mesmerized by the need for the waterhole here - and that they now trust the people that protect them - read below @Zakouma_National_Park in Chad, @africanparksnetwork, is one of the most amazing ecosystems on the planet – the amazing abundance of life found here is off the charts. Zakouma is just one of 15 parks managed by conservation NGO African Parks (@africanparksnetwork). If you want to see wild plains teeming with lions, leopards, herds of elephants, giraffe, and now rhinos (they just reintroduced black rhinos after a 50-year absence) - go to Zakouma - check out the lodges there and in the other parks the manage in 8 other countries via their website. Tourism revenue goes back to the parks they manage and important community projects like education, healthcare and improved livelihoods. What is happening in Zakouma is one of the most hopeful stories in conservation. The park was once ravaged by poaching and insecurity. More than 4,000 elephants, which was 95% of the population, were slaughtered between 2002 to 2010 for the sale of their ivory – and poachers wreaked havoc on both the wildlife and people who lived there. By 2010, only 450 elephants remained. That same year, @africanparksnetwork signed a long-term agreement with the government of Chad to fully manage Zakouma and change the trajectory of the park. They built a ranger team and implemented effective law enforcement measures and community networks, and today poaching has been practically eliminated. The elephant population is finally on the rise for the first time in a decade. @africanparksnetwork

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Leopard marking it’s territory 
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@natgeo photo by @stevewinterphoto Leopard marking it’s territory There are nine sub-species of leopards on earth, occurring from the southern tip of South Africa's Cape mountains to the island of Java in southeast Asia. The leopard can live in true deserts, tropical forests and even in the Russian tundra where it drops to below 10 degrees celsius! The biggest threats facing leopards in Africa include the illegal skin trade, wire snare poaching and human-leopard conflict. This was shot while on assignment for @natgeo National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement conservation action for big cats. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest.Forest, grasslands and mountains give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the jaguar and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images and thanks! @natgeo @thephotosociety @eiainvestigator #leopards
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2 Elephants at a waterhole.  Zakouma is just one of 15 parks managed by

@natgeo @stevewinterphoto 2 Elephants at a waterhole. Zakouma is just one of 15 parks managed by conservation NGO African Parks (@africanparksnetwork). If you want to see wild plains teeming with lions, leopards, herds of elephants, giraffe, and now rhinos (they just reintroduced black rhinos after a 50-year absence) and no tourists - go to Zakouma - check out the lodges there and in the other parks the manage in 8 other countries via their website. Tourism revenue goes back to the parks they manage and important community projects like education, healthcare and improved livelihoods. What is happening in Zakouma is one of the most hopeful stories in conservation. The park was once ravaged by poaching and insecurity. More than 4,000 elephants, which was 95% of the population, were slaughtered between 2002 to 2010 for the sale of their ivory – and poachers wreaked havoc on both the wildlife and people who lived there. By 2010, only 450 elephants remained. That same year, @africanparksnetwork signed a long-term agreement with the government of Chad to fully manage Zakouma and change the trajectory of the park. They built a ranger team and implemented effective law enforcement measures and community networks, and today poaching has been practically eliminated. The elephant population is finally on the rise for the first time in a decade. Elephants have surpassed 550 individuals, and not one has been lost to poaching since January 2016. Last year @africanparksnetwork counted 81 elephant calves under the age of three years old; in 2011 they counted one. Without the support of local communities this would not work. The park is the largest employer in the region; thousands of people are getting an education and healthcare, and decency and civility, along with life, have found their back to this once forgotten place. To learn more about Zakouma and other truly hopeful conservation efforts happening across Africa, please follow @africanparksnetwork

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@natgeo photo for Jaguar Story Dec 2017 Nat Geo Mag by @stevewinterphoto Caiman eating a catfish in the Black Creek in the Pantanal of Brazil - the Caiman is the #1food source of jaguars in this area. When the rains are good in the Amazon and the rivers rise in the Pantanal - the animals are abundant and the jaguars have a huge food court of prey to choose from - as nature is all connected. The Amazon provides 20% of the oxygen we breathe - so every 5th breathe is from the Amazon. Rainforests provide 40-50% of the oxygen on the planet - mountains, grasslands and forests provide 75% of our fresh water If we save the homes of big cats we can help save ourselves. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid To see more images of big cats follow me @stevewinterphoto - Thanks! @thephotosociety @africanparksnetwork #reddigitalcinema @pantanalsafaris @reddigitalcinema @pantanalsafaris

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Our dog Lily on our daily walks on the Hoboken waterfront where we play fetch.  O

@stevewinterphoto Our dog Lily on our daily walks on the Hoboken waterfront where we play fetch. On my way to Vancouver to present my NG LIVE “ On the Trail of Big Cats@ 🐱tomorrow night!!!! It is Sold out. Denver is Next! Sunday March 3rd. I will look 👀 for you there!!! Thanks Shot on my iPhone

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