10 pieces I made this month. Share if you enjoy!
Alex Fitch / MentalAlchemy
photos of sixty three year old rajan, who, after thirty years of ferrying people and logs between southern india’s andaman islands, now enjoys swimming in the indian ocean with his lifelong mahut, nasru, for mere pleasure. rajan is the last of his kind, as motorboats are now used instead of the elephants, who are not natural swimmers and need ten years to learn. photos by mike korostelev, cesare naldi and james scott
Astonishing bravery of boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river by holding it above raging floodwaters
- Boy called Belal defiantly held the young fawn in one hand above his head
- Onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again
- When he made it to the other side the locals cheered
- Teenager jumped into river in Noakhali, Bangladesh to save animal
A brave boy fearlessly risked his own life and showed astonishing bravery to save a helpless baby deer from drowning.
The boy, called Belal and believed to be in his early teens, defiantly held the young fawn in one hand above his head as he plunged through the surging river.
During the ordeal onlookers were unsure whether the boy was going to appear again.
When he finally made it to the other side the locals cheered as the deer was reunited with its family.
The incident took place in Noakhali, Bangladesh, when the young fawn became separated from its family during torrential rain and fast-rising floods.
Wildlife photographer Hasibul Wahab captured the brave act while visiting on a photography trip.
He said the Noakhali locals lose a lot of deer during the rainy season and that they have to do all they can to protect them.
He said: ‘He was such a brave boy - the river was so full of water and it was high tide so we thought he might drown.
'My friend was even ready to jump into the river to save the boy. But he made it, and when he returned, we thanked the boy.
'There were only five to seven people observe this situation but it was a phenomenal sight.'
Ami Vitale is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked in more than 85 countries. She is a contract photographer for National Geographic and works with the Photo Society and Ripple Effect Images, and is represented by Panos Pictures. She is currently crowdfunding to complete a photography and multiplatform media project in northern Kenya, begun with the Nature Conservancy, on how local communities are protecting their wildlife from poaching. Her interview with James Estrin has been edited.
Kamara, a keeper at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Central Kenya, slept among three orphaned baby rhinoceroses. The calf he rested his head on was orphaned when poachers killed his mother at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The calf was immediately moved to Lewa, about 50 miles away.
As Kenya makes efforts to save its critically endangered wildlife, like the white rhino, of which only eight remain, communities are learning the benefits of fighting poaching.