Robert Clark@robertclarkphoto

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A #Goat was meet in TexasCity TX while on assignment for @nature_org

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Transfer stream on a tomato farm in #Bradenton #Florida on assignment for @nature_org on the road with @davesweeneyphoto and @lookandseen

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A fence line near #ExtremaBrazil #tncbrasil. The area is part of an amazing @nature_org program that has helped to plant 5,000,000 trees in 10 years.

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Heading home after a day of shooting in the #Cuchurro Valley below Huaylillas in the #Peruvian foothills to the #Andes at nearly 2300 meters above sea level, (7545 ft). #inca #Quechua

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Danila, 14, the daughter of a rancher holds one of the baby #Alpaca's that she and her brother are in charge of. The home that they living is made of adobe and sits in the #Cuchurro Valley below Huaylillas in the #Peruvian foothills to the #Andes at nearly 2300 meters above sea level, (7545 ft). #inca #Quechua

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Song Birds from the #Peruvian #Amazon in the collection of the #FeildMuseum in Chicago. These are from the early 50’s or older, they are used by #ornithologist to understand the birds needs in terms of a changing environment.

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A close-up of a male #pheasants face.

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Finding more bird pictures in my archive, this is a Pouter Pigeon, the look and the shape of the bird has been created through selective breeding. “The diversity of the breeds is something astonishing,” wrote Charles Darwin in his book, #OntheOriginofSpecies a work greatly informed by his experiments with the birds. Pigeon breeding, Darwin argued, was an analogy for what happened in the wild. Nature played the part of the fancier, selecting which individuals would be able to reproduce. Natural selection might work more slowly than human breeders, but it had far more time to produce the diversity of life around us. By crossbreeding the many species of fancy #pigeon, he showed that contrary to the commonly-held belief that there were two different species which led to the diverse lot of the domestic pigeons, they all arose from just one wild species: the Rock Dove (Columba livia). Though he professed to never developing a true fondness for the creatures, his fascination with them and interest in their origins allowed him to show himself that the theories he was developing were, in fact, probable, and he was not mistaking coincidence for causation. One hundred and seventy-five years ago, Charles Darwin set out with a survey voyage, aboard the HMS Beagle, in what would be a groundbreaking expedition for his own theories, and the way the world would come to see the origin of species. Intrigued by the vast differences in the closely-related mockingbirds and finches on the #Galapagos, Darwin brought this curiosity home to England, and found a way to test his thoughts on speciation, using an animal equally admired and despised: the pigeon. Specifically, “fancy pigeons,” the odd, often comical, sometimes scary-looking breeds of pigeon, whose popularity and availability was burgeoning just as #Darwin needed specimens.

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Another #bird from my recent hunt for unpublished images. #feathers #Flamingo

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While Researching for a story on #birds, I’m finding pictures from an #evolution story from years ago. The brown color of this #peacock was achieved by selective #breeding. One way that I found to help increase the likelihood that the bird would fully display it’s #feather was to place a mirror in front while shooting.

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#Rural #America, a tour of the beauty of #upstate #NewYork reinforces the discussion of two Americas......it seems very evident that we have a huge cultural differences between urban and rural. Rural America upholds traditional values, yet allows for inconstant behavior.....while denying climate chance until it benefits closer to home. I don’t mean to paint with a broad brush.....I’m just thinking.

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#Pumpkin picking upstate NY

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Hide-an-poop #emoji #poop

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The end of a beautiful day shooting along the #northernneck in #VA #whitestoneoysters @nature_org

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Ladder and Barn #mcescher

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A lone #Castanheira (Brazil Nut) trees, which have been protected for years, stands tall over a harvested Soy Bean field in the Amazon region. On assignment for @nature_org working with #tncbrasil

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The early morning view from the highest point in Extrema, #Brazil, over looking a neighboring valley. The valley holds several reservoirs that serve as one of the main water supply for #saopaulo. On an assignment for @nature_org. #tncbrasil

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I like pictures of #birds in #flight, even an average one such as this, from my point of view from the ground it is still epic.

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Watching the sun set from the dock in #HalfMoonBay......You gotta stop for a good sunset.

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Nice to be #home. RainyDay #Brooklyn

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Soy bean storage bin in #Belterra municipality in the amazon region in #Brazil. The land owners signed a pledge 10 years ago not to cut any trees for soy production. The program is run by @nature_org to help with agricultural compliance. Follow @TNCBrasil. #SoyBean #farm #storage #Amazon region of #Brazil

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Farmer and tractor #Brazil

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A four hundred year old tree, Samauma, in Tapajos National Forest. Created in 1974 is managed by the #ChicoMendezInstitute for conservation and #Biodiversity, as part of the national system of protected lands. A Brazilian rubber tapper and land rights leader #ChicoMendes pioneered the world’s first tropical forest #conservation initiative advanced by forest peoples themselves. His work led to the establishment of Brazil’s extractive reserves protected forest areas that are inhabited and managed by local communities. Chico Mendes and his colleagues were a tiny, marginalized minority in the 1980s, but their efforts brought them to power in parts of Brazil’s Amazon by the end of that decade. Tragically, Mendes became world-famous only when he was gunned down for his work in 1988. On assignment for @nature_org in the eastern edge of the #AmazonRainForest

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Soy bean fields in Belterra, municipality in the amazon region in Brazil. The land owners have signed a pledge 10 years ago not to cut any trees for soy production. The program is run by @nature_org to help with agricultural compliance. The tall trees through out the image are #Castanheira (Brazil Nut) trees, which have been protected for years. @TNCBrasil. Some what surprising to me is that the program was begun by agra giant Cargill along with local producers of soy.

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Nelore, a Brazilian cattle breed on Mariana's ranch. #bull @faznossasenhoraaparecidabelter

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Flying in to a city in the #Amazon. On assignment for TNC @nature_org

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Short trip, missing home already..... #sunset #Brooklyn #BrooklynBridge

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I found a #feather, I put it in my camera bag & I found it again this morning:)

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A surfer heads for the beach at the end of a day in the waves. #PacificaStateBeach #californiacoast #surfer #surfing #surf

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On a foggy morning in the western plains, a solo tree stands over a #alfalfa field.

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Even the views from the airport are epic in #Honolulu. Shot during a 12 hour delay.........from Honolulu to home. I will miss my friends at @photovillenyc this year, but if you are in NYC this week....go down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park and see some amazing work, speakers and enjoy the environment of #photovillenyc

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How many can you see? #pirate ship #Vieux-Portde-Montreal

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Water and lights #QuebecCity #Canada

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