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Takaung bamboo and firewood depot on the upper reaches of the Irrawaddy. Boats stop here to pick up loads of firewood and bamboo coming from close to the Chinese border. After stacking and counting, the bamboo will be constructed into rafts and floated downstream to Mandalay. Bamboo is used as the building material - walls and roof of Myanmar houses. #myanmar #irrawaddyriver #bamboo #onassignment for The Nature Conservancy @nature_org

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Indawgyi pagoda emerges from the morning mist accompanied by a flock of seagulls. Indawgyi Lake is the biggest in Myanmar and a major feeder to the waters of the Irrawaddy. Few people live along its shores due to an ancient superstition that it is inhabited by evil spirits. The pagoda remains a popular pilgrimage site. On assignment for the Nature Conservancy following the Irrawaddy, the commercial, cultural, and spiritual lifeblood of Myanmar. #irrawaddy #irrawaddyriver #indawgyilake #myanmar #nature_org @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - on assignment for the Nature Conservancy - Natpauk elephant reserve in Katha offers a refuge for elephants once used in the timber industry to haul logs out of hard wood jungles above the Irrawaddy River. Shrinking forests and a law banning the export of hard woods enacted 4 years ago have put thousands out of work. Young mahouts go into the forests early in the morning to round up the elephants who spend the night there and bring them here for a bath and food. These unemployed elephants have now become a serious problem for Myanmar. What to do with the over 5000 elephants in captivity, the worlds largest population of domesticated elephants? An adult male eats 400 pounds of food per day. #Irrawaddy #irrawaddyriver #myanmar #elephant #forest #nature_org @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - The Myanmar Longyi, a sarong like garment, is the traditional wear of both men and women in Myanmar. Here it also makes a fine hammock for this farmer's son to comfortably sit. #onassignment for the Nature Conservancy cruising the #Irrawaddy River. #longyi #Myanmar #nature_org @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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Village life in the Irrawaddy Delta - typical thatch houses with a single bamboo pole for a bridge, takes good balance to cross one. The densely populated Delta region plays a major role in rice cultivation, fish, duck, chicken and pig raising. Often called Myanmar's rice bowl. #onassignment for the Nature Conservancy. #irrawaddyriver #irrawaddydelta @nature_org @natgeo @thephotosociety

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto on assignment for the Nature Conservancy - Where the fish are going to - Sanpya fish market, Yangon, Myanmar: unloading river carp from boats coming in from the fish farms of the Irrawaddy Delta. Most of these fish will be consumed here in Myanmar's capital city of 5.3 million people. #yangon #irrawaddyriver #myanmar @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto #onasignment for the Nature Conservancy - Where the fish are coming from - freshwater ponds like this one in the Irrawaddy Delta. More than 3 million acres are devoted to fish farming, raising carp, catfish and pomfret for local consumption and export. The Irrawaddy River ranks #1 in the world for the number of people depending on it for food . #freshwaterfishing #aquaculture #irrawaddyriver #irrawaddy #myanmar @natgeo #natgeocreative

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - on assignment for the Nature Conservancy - The Irrawaddy Delta is a vast region forming the southwest border of Myanmar and the Andaman Sea with a transportation network of rivers, streams and canals such as this. Rice and fish farming are the main activities here. It's often called the rice bowl of Myanmar. #irrawaddyriver #irrawaddy #myanmar @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeotravel

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - #onassignment for the Nature Conservancy on the Irrawaddy River - Throw net fishing in the Irrawaddy Delta. This traditional form of fishing is still popular in Myanmar. Follow our journey up river @nature_org #irrawaddy #myanmar #irrawaddyriver @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - on assignment for @nature_org - Yangon Sanpya fish market - River fish are artfully organized waiting for processing. They are farmed from freshwater fish ponds in the Irrawaddy Delta. The #Irrawaddy ranks #4 in the world in terms of its fish harvest, and biggest in terms of the number of people depending on it for food. We go to the Delta tomorrow in search of #aquaculture #freshwater #protectpreserve #myanmar @natgeocreative @thephotosociety

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - An auspicious start - sunset on the "Road to Mandalay". Irrawaddy River, Yangon, Myanmar. Running north - south through the center of the country, the river flows totally within the territory of Myanmar and it's valley forms the cultural, historical and economic heartland. #irrawaddy #irrawaddyriver #yangon #onassignment for the Nature Conservancy. Follow us on @nature_org @natgeocreative @natgeo

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Irrawaddy River, Yangon, Myanmar. #onassignment for The Nature Conservancy. For the next 2 weeks, we will be traveling up Myanmar's largest and most important commercial waterway, winding our way from the Irrawaddy Delta upriver to the old capital of Mandalay. The Irrawaddy is sometimes referred to as the "road to Mandalay." Follow us @nature_org - #irrawaddy #irrawaddyriver #yangon #myanmar #greatrivers #protectpreserve #tncmag @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative

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In the high mountains of southwest China's Yunnan Province, numerous rivers including the Yangtze originate from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and flow through deep gorges towards the south and east—photo by Ami Vitale.
#china #asia #pacific #greatrivers #freshwater #protectpreserve #savenature #yangtze #mountains #greatoutdoors #protect #preserve #conservation #beautiful #livenature

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Nature is essential to everyone. It provides clean air, drinking water and for many of us— our livelihoods. That's common ground we can build upon—photo by Caleb and Ariana Babcock @cameracaleb @ariana_babcock.
#natureunitesus #water #unity #peace #nature #protectpreserve #beautiful #love #adventure #greatoutdoors #livenature

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Three adorable orphaned baby rhinos are fed milk at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Lewa serves as a refuge for endangered species and a catalyst for conservation through its development programs for adjoining communities—photo by Ami Vitale @amivitale.
@nature_africa @lewa_wildlife #africa #kenya #lewa #wildlife #conservation #protectpreserve #nature #savenature #saveanimals #livenature

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Spontaneity is the best kind of adventure. This weekend leave the road and take the trails—photo by Benjamin Drummond @benjdrummond.
@conserve_wa #washington #pnw #northwestisbest #adventure #thisisliving #traveling #naturelover #naturephotography #naturephotos #explore #livenature

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Nature is essential to everyone, providing air, water, food, and livelihoods. That's common ground...
photo by Ben Herndon @donofhern #northcarolina #nature #love #peace #protectpreserve #unity #beautiful #makeartnotwar #naturephotography #naturephotos #naturerocks #livenature #natureunitesus

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Wetlands filter our water, protect our coasts, provide the fish we eat, and store the planet’s carbon. If we take care of our wetlands, they'll take care of us. Happy #WorldWetlandsDay—photo by Tom Blagden.
#wetlands #water #protectpreserve #savenature #bluecarbon #marsh #southcarolina #aerial #naturephotography #aerialphotography #serene #livenature

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Forests filter our water. Coral reefs protect our shores. Healthy soil provides our food. #NatureUnitesUs. All of us.—photo by Kevin Arnold @kevinarnoldphoto
#nature #peace #unity #beautiful #forest #protectpreserve #unite #livenature
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