Charlie was working in the remote Machiguenga community of Yomibato when he came across Yoina and her pet tamarin. Every day, she would go for a swim taking her tamarin with her. ‘I have no idea why,’ says Charlie. ‘The tamarin hated it and spent the whole time clambering onto her head to escape the water.’
Yoina’s tribe have inhabited the protected rainforest of Yomibato for generations and have earned the right to hunt animals (without guns) for food. The tribe consider themselves part of nature and take just enough to ensure their and the forest’s survival. When monkeys carrying young are killed, the babies are often kept as pets and later released.
Image: Children of the rainforest by Charlie Hamilton James, UK / @Chamiltonjames. Finalist 2017, The Wildlife Photojournalist Award: Single Image.
See Charlie's work and other award-winning photojournalism on lightbox display in the #WPY53 exhibition at the @natural_history_museum, London, closing soon on 1 July.
Photo and caption by @chamiltonjames #Wildgeography
The “white” or ghost elephants of Etosha National Park🐘
Many people have been fascinated, enthralled, curious and intrigued by their appearance. It is quite simple really; the elephants coat themselves with the white clay that is found throughout the park, hence their iconic appearance.
Photos by @wild.anjadenker
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What's your next destination?
Petit St Vincent is a private island located on the Southern tip of the Grenadines in the Caribbean.
115-acres of natural beauty and views just like this.
Imagine the aesthetics of the island from 'The Island with Bear Grylls'. Only with 22 luxury bungalows, numerous private beaches, hammocks, food delivered to wherever you want, piňa coladas, fresh lobster and tennis courts, kayaking and scuba. Oh, and no Bear Grylls... Last week, we went on a digital detox here. No TV's or wifi in the bungalows, but plenty to do. Like stare at this.
Who needs technology?
Có khỏe không?🏞 No, unfortunately this is not a greeting from Vietnam, but more like a #throwback to my recent adventure to Ha Long Bay, dating back to July 2018.
Considered the long break I took from social media during the past 2 weeks, I hope the sharing of this snap could help forgive my absolute incapacity to keep up with my social media, especially while travelling. Yes, because lately I have reached 2 European destinations, the Netherlands and Belgium, and despite my good intentions I wasn't able to keep my Instagram feed updated with photos and videos of my travels. However, I will soon share the photos I have taken here on my profile, but most importantly, I will share my not required opinions on my blogs - and believe me, I do have a lot to say, especially about Belgium. 🐍
In any case, I HAVE JUST PUBLISHED A NEW ARTICLE ON MY BLOG, and it is about my disadventures in #HaLongBay !🎉 It's a bit different from what I have written so far, but the peculiar experience I have lived needed a brand new format.
I hope you enjoy reading about it, because I definitely didn't enjoy living too much.