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Happy July 4th - Independence Day in the US. A photo of the Statue of Liberty in early morning fog, from my archives. #july4th #fourthofjuly #independenceday #statueofliberty

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The police presence at the 2019 World Pride Parade in New York City is in stark contrast to the events of 50 years ago when the NYPD raided the now historic Stonewall Inn. That confrontation was instrumental in igniting the Gay Rights movement. - - - #stonewall #prideparade #lgbtq🌈 #irablock #nycpride2019

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Wow, at Newark Airport since early this morning and still waiting.First an emergency landing that closed down all but one runway and then severe thunderstorms. The sun is trying to come through. Still waiting for my flight. Fortunately I am watching the Yankees - Red Sox game from London, and taking photos 😁 - - #travel #weather #flightdelays #newarkairport #irablock

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Shadows after the rainstorm. - - - #shadows #chelsea #manhattan #rain #irablock #silohuette #bikerack #shadowplay

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A lightning storm illuminates Santiago de Cuba Cathedral a16th century church built during the Spanish colonization of Cuba. Santiago de Cuba is the second largest city in Cuba and is located at the southeastern part of this Caribbean island. #cuba #santiagodecuba🇨🇺 #lightning #cathedral #irablock #travel #bealpha

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Waves break against El Morro fort - Castillo del Morro, Puerto Rico. This 16th century citadel was built to guard the entrance to San Juan bay and the port city of San Juan. This past weekend was the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City, a celebration of the over 4 million Puerto Rican inhabitants residing on the US mainland. - - - #puertorico #puertoricandayparade #elmorro #sanjuan #irablock

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Though not official until June 21st, it feels like summer in New York. - - #summer #newyorkcity #governorsisland #manhattan #sonya7iii #irablock

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Today is the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings - D Day. I had the privilege of photographing a story on the Eighth Air Force for the @natgeo Magazine years ago. This image was taken in the Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial in England. - - - #normandy #dday #wwii #irablock

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Bikes, New York City. - - - #bikes #bicycle #newyorkcity #irablock

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Memorial Day, USA. Flags in Madison Square Park, New York City. The installation 'Fallen Soldier's Flag Garden', will have 10,000 American flags to commemorate fallen soldiers from the state of New York. - - - #memorialdayweekend #soldiers #flags #madisonsquarepark #irablock

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Window cleaning, Working New York. - - - #window #windowwashing #chelseapiers #workingnewyork #irablock

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Exciting news – I will be doing a presentation on Sunday June 2 1PM at the B&H 2019 Optic Outdoor, Photo/Video, travel Imaging Conference. All you need to do is register, the conference is FREE. I will be speaking about making compelling images under extreme conditions and when your equipment fails.  Also I will be doing a Sony sponsored, free Photo Walk to Governor’s Island on Tuesday June 4. Please follow the link in my bio to register for the event. #bhoptic2019 #bhphoto #sonyalpha #irablock @sonyalpha

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Window Seat. - - - - @travel #flying #airplane #light #windowseat #irablock

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Happy Mother's Day.🎈🎈💗💕 Having dinner with my Mom tonight😁 - - - #mothersday #orangutans #baby #mother #irablock

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Early morning fog creeps intoTiger's Nest Monastery in the Kingdom of Bhutan. This incredible Buddhist complex near Paro is built onto a step cliffside. Officially known as Paro Takstang, it was constructed in 1692 near a cave where Guru Rinpoche, the monk who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan, first mediated. The climb to Tiger's Nest is one of my favorite activities when I visit Bhutan, the kingdom of Gross National Happiness. @natgeofineart @natgeo @the photosociety . - - - #bhutan #tigersnest #parotakstang #fog #buddhism #travel #irablock

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Gotland, Sweden is the largest island in the Baltic Sea. Off the coast are limestone formations called Rauks, similar to Stacks. These Rauks are off the coast of Fårö Island just north of Gotland.. - - - #rauks #stacks #gotland #faro #sweden #irablock

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Fallen petals on a windy spring day in Union Square Park, New York. - - - #sprimg #unionsquare #newyorkcity #pedals #irablock

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Spring has sprung in New York City with vibrant colors. I always search for distinct colors while traveling. Here are some colors in Fes and Marrakech Morocco. - - - #colors #spring #morocco #travel #irablock

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Waiting for a clear night to shoot stars. Not so lucky this trip, had to settle for this. The good news is that I got some clean clothes while waiting. - - - #utah #brycecanyon #laundry #nightphotography #mood #galaxys10plus #irablock

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The surreal look of hoodoos - spires created by erosion - in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Because of the different types of rock in these hoodoos, the colors can be a mix of white, orange or red. There are more hoodoos in Bryce Canyon than anywhere in the world. - - #brycecanyon #utah #geology #hoodoos #nationalparks #galaxys10plus

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An epee fencer waiting her turn to compete at the North America Cup tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah. The protective mask is sitting on top of her head and what looks like a hat brim is the bib, actually part of the protection around the throat. - - #fencing #escrime #mask #usfa

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Maybe it wasn't too smart of me getting into this Bangkok taxi- how can this driver see through the windshield? - - #bangkok #thailand #taxi #cab

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A young girl sells peanuts on the Maeklong train that runs from Ban Laem to Maeklong in Thailand. The train is famous for passing through the Maeklong Railway Market, where vendors sell goods alongside the tracks, located in the Samut Songkhram Province. @thephotosociety #thailand #railwaymarket #peanuts #maeklongrailway #train #vendors

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Boats along the Mekong River near Luang Prabang, Laos. - - #mekongriver #sunset #laos #luangprabang #sonyalpha #sonya7riii

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Vendors selling delicious food at the floating market in the Amphawa Floating Market. There are a few floating markets near Bangkok, some are more tourist oriented than others. The Amphawa market is less crowded and still caters to locals. - - - #amphawa #thailand #floatingmarket #bealpha #food #irablock

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On Tonlé Sap Lake in Cambodia the only way to get around is on a boat. The lake is the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia and one of the world's richest fresh water fishing grounds. @natgeoimagecollection - - #cambodia #siemreap #tonlesaplake #fishing #lake

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When your feet need attention a 'fish pedicure' is the answer. On Pub Street in Siem Reap, Cambodia these little fish will eat away at the dead skin. And it keeps these fish employed - yes it does tickle 😁 @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety - - - #fishpedicure #cambodia #siemreap #pubstreet #relaxation #pedicure #fish

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After a morning of Almsgiving, a Buddhist monk in Laos jumps into his boat on the Mekong River. Each morning before dawn, he motors across the Mekong from his monastery to receive rice and food from the people in Luang Prabang . @natgeofineart - - - #laos #luangprabang #almsgiving #mekong #monks #bealpha #sonya7riii #irablock

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One of the fifty four devas at the south gate to Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The left side of the bridge on the way to the south gate has statues of the devas and the right side has the demons. @natgeo @natgeofineart #cambodua #siemreap #angkorthom #devas #bealpha #irablock

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Swimming pools lit up at night always make interesting images. This pool near the beach at Hua Hin, Thailand had a good shape and some nice graphics. #huahin #pool #swimmingpools #nightphotography #irablock

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A fisherman heads into the Mekong River at dawn. The bamboo bridge is at the confluence of the Nam Khan and Mekong Rivers in Luang Prabang, Laos. @natgeo @natgeofineart #laos #luangprabang #fishing #boat # bamboobridge #bealpha #irablock #mekongriver #namkhanriver

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Sunrise at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap Cambodia. Last week @natgeo hit a 100 million followers. For the next 24 hours they are having a photo contest in celebration of this milestone. Post a Nat Geo inspired photo you took on your feed and hashtag it #natgeo100contest to enter. The top 10 winners will have their photo posted on the @natgeo feed. The grand prize winner gets a trip to Tanzania. #natgeo100contest @natgeofineart #bealpha #sonya7riii @natgeo #irablock #siemreap #angkorwat

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The amazing waterfalls at Kuang Si Falls in Laos. #kuangsiwaterfall #laos

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The colorful tents of the Night Market in Luang Prabang, Laos. In the background is the National Museum of Luang Prabang. @natgeoimagecollection #luangprabang #laos #nightmarket

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At the Mechrey Floating village the entire family helps paddle around. The village is on Tonlé Sap Lake in Cambodia, the largest fresh water lake in Southeast Asia. The lake is also one of the world's richest fresh water fishing grounds and most of the village residents are involved in fishing. @thephotosociety @natgeo - - #siemreap #cambodia #tonlésap #fishing #floatingvillage #bealpha #sonya9 #irablock #natgeo100contest

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A baby Macaque monkey takes a bit of time to check itself out in a motorcycle mirror. These macaques were playing near the Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambo. @thephotosociety #macaque #siemreap #reflection #mirror

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I always carry a camera when walking the streets. And the camera is ready to go, not in a bag - when the moment happens there is no time. I saw this beautiful light on a bus and a passenger while they were stopped at a red light and grabbed one frame, then the moment was gone. #bangkok #thailand #bus #light #moment #irablock #bealpha #sonya9

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Early morning reflections at the pool, Hua Hin, Thailand. - - - #thailand #huahin #pool #reflections

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Heading out on another adventure. Leaving the snow and Arctic temperatures in New York. @thephotosociety #airplane #flying #adventure #travel

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Children at play cast interesting shadows on a Mongolian Ger (yurt), their home. During the summer months the children help their nomadic parents tend to the herds of animals. Starting in September, the children go to the local village to live and attend school. In Mongolia education is mandatory for all young people. @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeofineart - - - #mongolia #yurt #ger #children #nomad #shadowplay #bealpha

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On the train to the Nat Geo photo seminar. #amtrak #train #window #travel @thephotosociety #bealpha

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The extreme snowfall in the mid Atlantic region does not compare with the beauty of an iceberg field filled with 'bergy bits' - small fragments of ice broken off larger glaciers - near the Antarctic Peninsula. The weather in New York has been really cold and today I'm heading to Washigton, DC for the National Geographic Photo Seminar. Washington has gotten hit with an accumulation of snow so not only is the government closed as a result of politics, but most of the city is also closed due to weather. A double whammy! #weather #glacier #bergybits #antarctica

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A Leopard seal takes a nap on an ice floe in Antarctica. The look on his face makes me think he is dreaming about his next penguin meal.😊😊 #antarctica #seal #leopardseal #penguin🐧 #icefloe

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2019...give peace a chance... #johnlennon

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A beautiful winter day in New York for my @sonysquarenyc photo walk. @sony @sonyalpha #bryantpark #bealpha #newyorkcity #sonya7riii

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In this era, kids at holiday parties are more into electronic devices than social participation. 🤔 #holidayparty #christmas #kids #balloons🎈 #party #ipad #irablock

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Rain in the New York City area today caused flight delays. It's always something when you travel. @natgeo @natgeofineart @thephotosociety. - - - #travel #airtravel #delays #rain #weather #galaxys9plus

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No, It is not Spiderman - a fencer in her protective mask at a USA Fencing national tournament. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection - - - - #usfencing #fencing #escrima #sport #mask #flag #irablock #bealpha

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The weather has gotten cold here in the eastern US, but not cold enough to attract a clumsy penguin from Antarctica.😁 New York winters can be cold but the holiday season always looks pretty. I will be leading a winter photo walk on December 29 in conjunction with @sonysquarenyc. Please check out the Get Tickets in my profile for more information. _ _ _ #winter #photowalk #newyorkcity #penguins #antarctica #sonyalpha #bealpha #sonyalphauniverse

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My book on the culture of baseball and the Cuban people, Cuba Loves Baseball – A Photographic Journey, is available on Amazon. Follow the link in my bio to purchase a copy. To make this project a reality took over two years and 5 trips. I’m grateful to Bob Costas for writing the most poetic and meaningful foreword, and to Sigfredo Barros a great baseball writer from Cuba for his insights into the history and culture of the sport. Baseball in Cuba is almost as old as baseball in the United States. The oldest professional stadium is in Matanzas, Cuba – the first professional game was played there in 1874, and the stadium is still in use today. If you love travel, baseball Cuba or photography It is a terrific gift for the holidays. - - #baseball #cuba #beisbol #travel #photography #cubalovesbaseball @cubalovesbaseball