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June 28th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Hanuma langur and her young’ by Stefano Unterthiner – Thar Desert, India

Posted By David Alexander Willis
A young Hanuman langur playing with his mother on a cliff in the Thar Desert of India
A mother of Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) and her young are looking at my camera. I worked several weeks on that species during my assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Hanuman langur is the only primate, apart from human, that thrive in the harsh habitat of the Thar Desert of India, where temperatures can reach 50°C … 
June 17th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Maha Kumbh Festival’ by Ranjan Ramchandani – Allahabad, India

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Naga Sadhu Nude sadhus saints yogis take holy dip at Maha Kumbh Festival Allahabad India
The Maha Kumbh festival is held in the city of Allahabad, India every twelve years where sadhus and saints from all the sects converge. During this festival there are a few auspicious days where these saints go for a ‘Holy dip’ in the River Ganges. The image you see is of the Naga (naked) Sadhu … 
June 9th, 2010

The Empty Ark

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Stump-tailed Macaque (Macaca arctoides)
I am happy to announce that the July issue of OP features a story on my work on Endangered Species written by Kim Castleberry. I hope you’ll have a look. I have been working for the past two years on telling the little-known stories of rare and endangered animals around the world: Amazon River Dolphins, … 
May 21st, 2010

The Greatest Gathering, Kumbh Mela, India

Posted By Ian Shive
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At the foot of the Himalayan Mountains in Northern India I spent the last few days documenting the greatest gathering of humanity, the Kumbh Mela, a Hindu pilgrimage and cleansing ritual that takes place every 12 years along the Ganges River. Originating in Hardiwar and moving further into the mountains to an ashram in Rishikesh, I …