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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | As he drum-dances over a melting landscape in the North Pole, David Seroak, once known as Hiquqaq, is filled with both joy and sorrow. As an Inuit child, he remembers when his whole family was forcefully removed from their ancestral territory by the Canadian government and relocated hundreds of miles away, to a land they had never seen and on which they didn’t know how to survive. As they tried to return home, they walked over unforgiving frozen landscapes and many of them died. Stripped of home and identity, he became Eskimo 1-602, and faced years of hunger, loss, and struggle in Canada’s residential school system. The first Inuit drummer to reach the North Pole, he drummed and raised his voice with pride and honor. It was incredible to spend time with this Inuit elder. As he explained to me, self-determination is the best tool indigenous communities have to face a fast-changing planet. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier and explore my feed for more stories from indigenous communities from around the world. #NorthPole #climatechange #Canada #photography
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan offer the Muslim evening prayers outside the abandoned warehouses where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. This image was part of my story “Young and Stranded,” published in December 2017 issue of Nat Geo. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis, follow me @mmuheisen @everydayrefugees and @mmuheisenpublic #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | Steamy Spring Festival: A food vendor grills squid during a temple fair in Lianhuachi Park, Beijing. The celebration is for the Lunar New Year, which began on February 5. The party will last 15 days, as the Spring Festival transitions into the Lantern Festival. #chinesenewyear #springfestival #happylunarnewyear
Photo by @thomaspeschak | This is one of the first shark photographs I ever took, at Aliwal Shoal in South Africa in the early 2000s. How does this photograph make you feel? Does it trigger any deep-seated emotions or instinctive reactions? Awe, fear, hate, respect...sharks are one of the most popular ocean subjects on instagram and I want to learn more about how you view these marine predators. For more underwater photographs of sharks follow @thomaspeschak