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From the archive: A road trip in the US in 2004 in a Ford Mustang convertible. NYC to New Orleans to LA with @bensmithphoto at A Small Voice. #roadtrip #usa #cloudscapes

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Jean-Michel GATHY, is the principal designer of the architectural firm Denniston. Marini’s at the Kuala Lumpur twin towers is one of his favourite establishments. #Denniston #twintowers #dining #portrait #kualalumpur #malaysia #financialtimes

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One from the archive of a Nat Geo assignment that took me to Vietnam to document a group of rat catchers. Wearing his motorcycle helmet to shade himself from the sun, Hung, waits patiently and listens for sounds of rustling that might give away the position of the rats he’s trying to catch in the tall grass. These field rats fattened on rice growing on farmland are not what you’d ordinarily imagine, he wasn’t seeing them as pests to be rid off but instead as food for the dinner table. In this village and in some other parts of Vietnam, rats are considered a delicacy and particularly nutritional for pregnant women. @natgeo #vietnam #countryside #farmland #food #natgeo

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Happy! Swipe left for more. Image 1: The look of sheer joy after having worked this project for 6 weekends to break into my highest ever climbing grade, a beautiful route named Safeguard / 7b+. Image 2: The pre-visualising notes that I made to work out how to do the route. From a physical and mental impossibility, it slowly revealed all its nuances and charms, and some essential advice from Patrick Andrey for stuff I just couldn’t figure out. Image 3: Fang goes for the second redpoint of the day, with me belaying and @anamariasanchez_gatoverde watching. A group project that was initially inspired by both of them. We are still in the top 10 ascents of this very stiff 7b+ 🤓 Thanks to Fang Lim and Patrick Andrey for the image captures. #rockclimbing #takun #malaysianboltingfund #malaysia #feelslikephotography

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Swipe left to see more. Image 1: An aerial view of waste at a rare earth Australian processing plant, Lynas, in Kuantan, Malaysia. Rare earths are used for the manufacture of strong magnets, the kind that’s important for green technologies, and electronics like smart phones but the process is often highly polluting producing low level radioactive waste. The plant is an important source of jobs in a region where employment is hard to come by. Image 2: Mr. Tan, an activist and chairperson of the Save Malaysia Stop Lynas movement has been campaigning for the safe handling of radioactive waste in the Lynas plant for a decade. He claims the current amount of waste at the plant site exceeds the agreed limit of 20 tons by 70,000 times at 1.4 million tons, and furthermore, the radioactive waste there currently emits 6-8 times above the permissible limit defined by Malaysian law. Image 3: Headmaster, Jantan Bia Yasin, of the SK Balik Kuantan village school nearest to the Lynas Advance Materials Plant. He believes the safety practices of Lynas is not a threat to the environment and community and states Lynas actively supports the school through a variety of programs. We were introduced to the headmaster by a Lynas employee who was keen to show local supporters of the plant. Image 4: A plan from a Lynas document presented to us by the activist, Mr.Tan. It shows a significant expansion planned for the waste disposal site within Lynas. He describes how these documents were publicly displayed at a government office for vetting but access to the documents was made incredibly difficult. Copies were not available online and neither could they be bought, instead everything had to be copied down by hand or secretly photographed by activists over a period of 11 days to compile the documents they showed us. #onassignment #pollution #documentaryphotography #rareearth #environment #malaysia

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I did this story about the fight against malaria on the borders of Thailand and Myanmar sometime back. During that time we secretly crossed the border, a river, in a small wooden boat to a village in Myanmar with a French scientist who had an education and treatment program to help the villagers. ・・・ On #WorldMalariaDay we share a story from the #BRIGHTArchive on drug resistant malaria in Southeast Asia. In this region, there's a low perceived risk of malaria that has real implications on the fight against it. “Until malaria is eliminated from the region, the fear of drug resistance will remain,” wrote @sarika008 reporting from Thailand and Cambodia on the disease that kills 450,000 people every year. . . . Photograph by @iantehphotography . . . #malaria #malariaday #southeastasia #thailand #globalhealth #documentaryphotography #Repost @brightthemag with @get_repost #panospictures @panospictures

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Swipe right to see more. Image 1 - Coking Plant. Image 2 - Coal miner 400 m below. Image 3 - Coal sorting facility. Image 4 - A mural in a mining community. From the archive: I worked on, Dark Clouds, a series exploring the coal industry in China (circa 2007) when it was undergoing a decades long industrial revolution — it ultimately overtook the US, attaining the unenviable top ranking in carbon emissions. During this same period many countries in the West were starting to experience a reduction in their own carbon emissions, this was in no small part because they were essentially being exported to China, a nation set on achieving its own material dreams by becoming the factory of the world. These transactional costs continue today regardless of the countries involved, and the energy/industrialisation model is often what helps countries get out of grinding poverty. Our economic solutions continue still to be overly reliant on fossil fuels but it’s heartening to see a growing global movement towards cleaner energy today. Happy Belated Earth’s Day. #earthday #china #documentaryphotography #climatechange #everydayclimatechange

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Weekend climbing with my buddies at the local crag. Patrick Andrey, moments ago was feeling very frustrated after having passed through the crux of Colorado (7b+) before he made the fatal mistake of rushing a foot move only to fall off — sadly missing his redpoint on this newly bolted route. Ana and I working on Safeguard (7b+), every week we get a little closer. It’s been a month for me now, and I want to get this before the end of this month — just in time for my birthday! #rockclimbing #takun #malaysia #kualalumpur

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View from my balcony this evening. A pleasant respite from staring at my computer screen doing post. #sunset #kualalumpur #phoneonly #skyscraper #hyperurban

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My story on Rats in Vietnam is now out on Nat Geo online - I’ve attached a link to that story in my IG bio page. For now, here‘s an edit (swipe left) of some of the images that wasn’t in the story. I followed these farmers who’d been catching field rats since they were kids. They do it for fun, for the dinner table and also for some extra cash on the side. In some regions of Vietnam it’s a delicacy, and a nutritious supplement especially for pregnant women. This was part of a worldwide assignment exploring our very different cultural perceptions on these furry little critters shot by the excellent @chamiltonjames and also published in the magazine. The Vietnam leg of the story I did was a load fun! #onassignment for @natgeo #natgeo #documentaryphotography #rats #vietnam #cuisine #food

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Torrential rain in Takun, my local climbing crag in Kuala Lumpur. Glad to be back on the rocks again. #rockclimbing #forest #kualalumpur #malaysia

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Colour proofed and signed! Image: Tailings. Wuhai, China. From my series Traces. Chromogenic print by J&A Imaging in Kuala Lumpur, one of the only labs in Malaysia to have the excellent OCE Lightjet 500XL printer. #documentaryphotography #photographicprint #cprint #environment #china #chromogenicprint

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Super happy to see my work on tree planting in the northern deserts of China in GEO Germany. Thanks @christiangogolin, for supporting the work and Vince Beiser for the words. ・・・ Thousands of square kilometres of steppe, agricultural land and pastures are being lost in China each year. They are turning into desert land. The Chinese government however wants to reverse this loss and hence plants billions of trees - turning desert into forest. An ingenious plan or a huge mirage? Great photos of @iantehphotography and very interesting read of Vince Beiser in the current issue of @geomagazin . Photos: @iantehphotography / @panospictures Layout: Christina Stahlke Text: Vince Beiser #environment #climatechange #china #greengreatwall#documentaryphotography

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Happy 100 Million Followers @natgeo Today Nat Geo celebrates by having a 24 hour photo contest, simply upload your best shot with #natgeo100contest!! This panoramic image - (Swipe Right to See Full Image) was one of my first pictures in the magazine in 2017 and opened up across a gate fold of four pages. It was part of a long term project on the environment and transitioning landscapes in Northern China. I remember being so stoked to see my work in the very magazine I spent a chunk of my childhood looking at with wonder! CAPTION: Ngoring Lake. Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve, Qinghai, China. In the 1990s, China’s Yellow River began to dry up, and in 1997 it failed to reach the sea for several months. In an effort to address the problem, government officials launched a scheme to protect the river’s source, a region about the size of Illinois called Sanjiangyuan (“Three River Source”) in northwest Qinghai province, which is also home to the sources of the Yangtze and Mekong rivers. The Sanjiangyuan National Nature Reserve was established in 2000. Since then, Ngoring Lake, the largest of the lakes in the Reserve, has seen its water levels rising and is now larger than its historical average. Local officials claim this is proof that the government’s environmental preservation efforts have been successful, but recent research by climate scientists suggests a more worrying explanation for rising water levels: not only is climate change thought to be responsible for increased rainfall and snowfall in the area, it has also caused, by some estimates, up to a fifth of the permafrost which covers 80% of the plateau to melt. #climatechange #globalwarming #thirdpole #qinghai

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I couldn’t have said it better @craigwelch !! See the caption to the repost below. Such a fantastic time with a great bunch of people whilst on assignment with Nat Geo. When waiting for your flight home in a place like southern Chile, best to avoid the lounge and instead hit the local sights, in this case The Dientes de Navarino massif. (P.S. Best attempted where flights run only every other day.) #onassignment w/the most excellent @iantehphotography (directly behind me), expedition leader and scientist extraordinaire @brian.buma (in black), and humble workhorse John Henry, toxicologist and chief safety officer (titles not related). Laughing at us from behind a rock: @katelyn.sheehan . For @natgeo @insidenatgeo earlier this month. (P.S. yes, @iantehphotography I tried to work the distracting sky, but ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Still just a writer w/a phone.) #onassignment #travel #environment #photography

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It’s not everyday your view out of the plane window is of the Cordillera Darwin. A reminder of the remarkable ferry trip we took at the beginning of our adventure to Cape Horn that involved sailing pass these impressive landscapes steeped in Darwinian history. On assignment for @natgeo with @craigwelch and scientist @brian.buma #aerial #chile #cordilleradarwin

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A summary of our adventures in Cape Horn, an island at the bottom of the world. 1/ Click the sound icon ON to hear the wind, a taste of what was to follow in the night — the top end of a category 1 hurricane. 2/ The morning after — we survived but our food tent didn’t. 3/ Day 3: after bush whacking, falling into camouflaged holes, think I got a twig in my eye. It’s red and slightly swollen, I’m cold and damp — feeling a tad sorry for myself. 4/ We made friends with Steve the penguin on the beach. But then he got camera shy. 5/ A rainbow appears after a brief spell of rain. Like Britain, you can expect 4 seasons in a day, but on this island expect it every 10 minutes. Seriously. 5/ Ivan the tree climber and scientist, exhausted in our lovely wooden boat, the Oveja Negra (Black Sheep) as we head back after 10 days. 6/ The morning before our arrival at Puerto Williams after a rocky ride across a small stretch of open sea in the night, it’s been a successful expedition, and Brian is happily strumming, and feeling quite pleased with himself. The pile of bags is an indication of the stuff we brought onto the island on foot. I say ‘we’ but as photographer I was absolved from doing most of the heavy lifting during the 3 + hour hike in unfamiliar terrain, in rain, billowing winds, thick and thorny vegetation and the occasional chest-high-hole in solid-looking ground. Craig Welch, writer and John Harley, scientist, all-round outdoor athlete and safety officer who was responsible for keeping us alive in case we climbed some sea cliffs, were absolute heroes doing much heavy lifting on that first day. What an adventure, and I’m delighted to be heading home. On assignment for @natgeo with @craigwelch and scientist @brian.buma #onassignment #documentaryphotography #capehorn #chile #expedition #bottomoftheworld

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Its my last 15 minutes in Punta Arenas as I stroll back from a local cafe. I’m struck by the vibrant colours of the many homes I pass by, made particularly so by the azure skies above with the occasional fluffy cloud. It’s a striking contrast to the weather we experienced during our 3 weeks away involving multiple modes of transport from land, sea and air, to finally arrive at Cape Horn, the southernmost island in the world. It’s been an absolute adventure and I’m grateful for the amazing (plus challenging) experience and the very wonderful people I met and worked with. On assignment for @natgeo with @craigwelch and scientist @brian.buma #onassignment #chile #architecture #travel #documentaryphtography

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It was on the ferry from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams, a windy, 32-hour journey through many of the same waters a young Charles Darwin described in “The Voyage of the Beagle,” when expedition leader Brian Buma, finally had a few moments to himself. Noting his thoughts to paper with detailed hand-drawn maps and plants species in a little yellow hard-bound notebook, he visualises our coming days on a still relatively unexplored little island to this day: Cape Horn. On assignment for @natgeo with @craigwelch and scientist @brian.buma #onassignment #chile #capehorn #scienceexpedition #climatechange #documentaryphotography

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We hiked the complete circuit of the Dientes mountain range the last couple of days before catching our flights to our respective homes. It took 2 days, with a night of camping, the highest passes reached an elevation of 900 + metres. Strong winds, as we climbed over ridges, whipped up a frenzy filling our ears with its chaotic roar before revealing its magnificent vista. On assignment for @natgeo with @craigwelch and scientist @brian.buma #onassignment #chile #dientes #travel #landscape

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The landscape on Cape Horn reminds me of Cornwall in England. You’d expect to have a pleasant stroll through these pastel meadows except the trees are sometimes hidden in creeks, making the ground before you appear largely flat until you disappear underneath it. Our 10 days there was filled with many a deceiving surprise, hidden pitfalls where there were a myriad ways the ground found a way to embrace you in its muddy or thorny jaws. That’s of course besides the rain, and the billowy wind that broke one of our tent poles, and the sleet before the sun would reveal itself again within a space of 20 minutes. The simplest thing like walking and taking pictures became much harder than I expected. On assignment for @natgeo with @craigwelch and scientist @brian.buma #onassignment #documentaryphotography #capehorn #chile #climatechange #science

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Saw these beautiful mosses on our hike to Cerro Bandero to view the Dientes mountain range. On assignment with @craigwelch for @natgeo #onassignment #moss #chile

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Taken over Singapore from a few days ago. Now about to head off for another assignment, this time to Chile. Never been there. Psyched for this new adventure. #onassignment #sea #ships

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Installation day! Just put up these babies up for a client. After all these years, I still absolutely love seeing a print in the flesh more than anything else! #photographicprint #fineartprints #documentaryphotography

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Prints hand delivered to conservation framers, conditioned checked. Colour staining for frames finally confirmed. Very excited to see it all when images are framed. #fineartframing #documentary #pulitzercenter #environment

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Colour proofing and signing prints at the photo lab yesterday. A couple of these I haven’t seen printed large before. Next step, packaging and shipping! #traces #yellowriver #pulitzercenterforcrisisreporting #environment #climatechange

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Flying home after a fantastic week teaching at the Angkor Photo Festival workshops and catching up with old friends. An exhausted Kirthana, who was in our - Katrin Koenning and myself - class shared the same flight. #angkorphotofestival #workshop #travel #phoneonly #sunsetonaplane

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From a recent assignment about rat catchers. Love how Mr. Hung stands knee deep in water in his motorbike helmet contemplating where the rats might have gone. These field rats who feed on rice in the padi fields are delicacy in some regions of Vietnam. #natgeo #vietnam #photodocumentary #rats

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The Rat Catchers: I followed these men out on their daily visits into the padi fields where they hunt for the furry little creatures all fattened up on rice grain, and living along the waterways amongst tall grass. In some regions of Vietnam, rats are considered a delicacy, also particularly nutritious for pregnant women. #onassignment #vietnam #rats #delicacy #photodocumentary #natgeo

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At the end of the day after photographing rat catchers in the fields, I see a farmer tending to her sugar cane plantation. I’m filthy, hot, sweaty and my clothes stink of smoke — sign of a good day’s work 😂#onassignment #natgeo #sugarcane #vietnam #documentaryphotography #phoneonly

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A man coils up a net that he’s been using to catch rats in the padi fields. Rats fattened up by rice are a delicacy in some regions of Vietnam. I’m on assignment in the north of the country, and it’s been fascinating to watch how a team of 3 men herd these animals into their traps. #onassignment #natgeo #vietnam #rats #documentaryphotography #phoneonly

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Back in Melbourne, on Brighton beach. Sadly the last day of our holidays. #melbourne #australia #sunandsea #travel #phoneonly

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A flyby. #birds #phillipisland #phoneonly #australia #nature #travel

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Summer on Phillip Island. #phillipisland #australia #summer #travel #phoneonly #landscape

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My aunt’s 40 year old wall paper in Sandy Point. #vintage #wallpaper #interior #australia #phoneonly #wallart #travel

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Inside the Dandenong Mountains. #dandenong #australia #travel #trees #intothewild #nature #phoneonly

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We had a visitor drop by our porch this afternoon. #wildanimals #wildlifephotography #wildlife #nature #australia #travel #treeart #sculpture #phoneonly

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Yesterday evening on a hazelnut farm near Marysville. Today, pouring rain 🙁 #australia #victoria #landscapephotography #travel

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Bumped into Donald Trump in the lavatory of a roadside cafe in Healesville, Australia. #donaldtrump #foreverfamous #nobelpeaceprizenominee #kissmyass #australia #travel #realdonaldtrump

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Skipping on rocks in Brighton, Melbourne. Now off on a road trip with the family :) #travel #melbourne #australia #holidays #sea

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Holidays!! View of the city from Victoria Market. #melbourne #skyscrapers #travel

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Flying high over the shipping port in Jakarta overlooking ships and containers. This is an old favourite of mine, shot on assignment a couple of years ago about shipping and ports. Recently a client asked me to propose some pictures for their walls, this is a detail of one of the images that is most likely going to end up in my final proposal. #documentaryphotography #limitededition #fineartprint #thinkverylittle #myfeatureshoot #jakarta #shipping #ports #indonesia

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Happy to see my students work from this year’s Obscura Masterclass exhibited in Melbourne. Fantastic effort by @loui_slim to help organise this. Show continues - see further details below. #Repost @loui_slim with @get_repost ・・・ Open today in @qcagalleries Webb Gallery: Metasis Metasis alludes to change and transition, is the outcome of OBSCURA Festival of Photography @obscurafest Masterclass run by photographer @iantehphotography along with @tomwhitephoto @loui_slim and participants consists of @qcagriffith and @yalenuscollege students. The workshop primarily focused on the exploration of UNESCO heritage city of Georgetown with self-initiated methods of engagement to develop 14 unique visual projects. Exhibition dates: Monday 15th Oct - Tuesday 23rd Oct Opening hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm

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Morning coffee on the streets of Hanoi. #suachuacafe #hanoi #vietnam #travel #onassignment #documentaryphotography

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A view of terraced rice fields in Sapa, Northern Vietnam. #onassignment #vietnam #documentaryphotography #hoanglienson #natgeotraveller #phoneonly

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Excited to see my students work presented in Australia after the Masterclass with @tomwhitephoto and @loui_slim at Obscura Photo Festival. See below! #Repost @qcagriffith with @get_repost ・・・ Did you catch this fantastic display on our QCA South Bank campus last week? Initiated by the Obscura Griffith University Photography Club - @obscura_gupc -the slide night showcased images from Queensland College of Art photography students as well as a presentation from Obscura Festival of Photography Masterclass 2018 - @obscurafestival -held in Penang, Malaysia earlier this year. Led by acclaimed photographer Ian Teh - @iantehphotography - along with Tom White -@tomwhitephoto -and Louis Lim - @loui_slim - the masterclass slideshow includes images produced by Yale-NUS - @yalenuscollege -and QCA students with the assistance of Mark Morris - @mrmorriss. See more images on our Facebook page: fb.com/qcagriffith #photography #qca #qcagriffith #obscura #slidenight

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My portrait of the Malaysian politician, Dato Anwar Ibrahim, for Le Monde. #portraitphotography #lemonde #malaysia #kualalumpur #portrait

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My work on the coal industry in China, is part of the Coal & Ice exhibition at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco. The exhibition which explores climate change, comprises of over 40+ photographers whose images are displayed as prints and projections across 50 thousand square feet. This amazing exhibition was curated by @susanmeiselas and @jeroendevries1 and produced by @leahvivi #climatechange #exhibition #sanfrancisco #documentaryphotography

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Camping in the wild with Hmong friends in the Hoang Lien mountain range in Northern Vietnam. We trekked deep into the forest, following a group of Hmong farmers and camped there to see their way of life. Last few days have been an amazing experience, feeling incredibly fortunate to spend time with these people and witness their way of life. #vietnam #travel #natgeotraveller #onassignment #documentaryphotography

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Cardamom plants inside Hoang Lien Son National Park in North Vietnam. We trekked deep into the forest, following a group of Hmong farmers and camped there to see their way of life. Last few days have been an amazing experience, feeling incredibly fortunate to spend time with these people and witness their way of life. #onassignment #vietnam #documentaryphotography #landscapephotography #hoanglienson #natgeotraveller