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#1 Southern Right Whale

The HD Photo ? goo.gl/7J92z
The Story: Videos ? goo.gl/a0q1d | goo.gl/HqWpI Q&A ? goo.gl/Ouw8l 

Southern Right Whale approaches Brian Skerry's assistant (Mauricio Handler) underwater off the Auckland Islands (New Zealand)

Photographer: Brian Skerry
Sources: goo.gl/DTGXu | goo.gl/PSNrL

#   #BrianSkerry   #whale   #diving  +NATURE 0 
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#2 The Lighthouse Keeper

The HD Photos ? goo.gl/iXtSw 
The Storygoo.gl/nh82s • goo.gl/H41hX Video ? goo.gl/4w2Or

During a storm on 21.Dec.1989 Théodore Malgorne awaits for rescue outside lighthouse "La Jument" (Britanny, France), unaware of a giant wave.

Photographer: Jean Guichard
Sourcesgoo.gl/dTmnLgoo.gl/6WbXz • goo.gl/B1qufgoo.gl/i5flX

#   #JeanGuichard   #lighthouse   #lighthousekeeper   #wave   +NATURE 0 
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#3 The Afghan Girl

The HD Photo ? goo.gl/nmKRB 
The Story ? goo.gl/oahwJ (video) • goo.gl/VvZm3 • goo.gl/NQudo

The June 1985 National Geographic cover photo, "Afghan Girl," is often described as the most recognizable photo in the world today. But who was she?

Photographer: Steve McCurry
Sources ? goo.gl/5crZ1goo.gl/f6J9v

#   #TheAfghanGirl   #SharbatGula   #SteveMcCurry    #Afghanistan   #portrait
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#4 The Taboo 9/11 Photo

The HD Photo ? goo.gl/GQnql 
The Story ? goo.gl/v1DmUgoo.gl/pPZodgoo.gl/UveDe

"Five young friends on the waterfront in Brooklyn, taking what seems to be a lunch or bike-riding break, enjoying the radiant late-summer sun and chatting away as cascades of smoke engulf Lower Manhattan in the background." Really?

Photographer: Thomas Hoepker 
Sources ? goo.gl/DT7Jjgoo.gl/5x3Ny 

#   #September11   #NewYork   #NY   #ThomasHoepker   #WalterSipser   #ChrisSchiavo   #taboo   #Brooklyn   #waterfront  
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#5 Iwo Jima Flag Raising

The HD Photo ? goo.gl/14Cuu Raw Footage ? goo.gl/xts07 
The Story ? goo.gl/g1PLb • goo.gl/L3XAm 

"Feb. 23 1945: US troops raising the Stars and Stripes over Mount Suribachi four days after landing on the Japanese-held volcanic island. One of the most iconic images of WWII, it won the Pulitzer Prize that same year."  
And brought controversy and accusations. Had the photo been staged?

Photographer: Joe Rosenthal 
Sources ? goo.gl/qVMpHgoo.gl/yoKs4

#   #IwoJima   #Suribachi   #flag   #WWII   #JoeRosenthal  
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#6 V-J Day in Times Square

The HD Photo ? goo.gl/B1brK 
The Story ? 2007 goo.gl/G28b6 • 2010 goo.gl/Gaz8K 
But then... ? 2012 goo.gl/oAxA5goo.gl/IkHha • goo.gl/BPrBi 

"In Times Square on V.J. Day, I saw a sailor running along the street grabbing every girl in sight. I was running ahead of him with my Leica looking back over my shoulder. Then suddenly, in a flash, I saw something white being grabbed. I turned around and clicked the moment the sailor kissed the nurse...
I took exactly four pictures. It was done within a few seconds."  
But who was exactly that couple?

Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt 
Sources ? goo.gl/oY7m1goo.gl/oyYOS • goo.gl/Z1kxV (video)

#   #TheKiss   #VJDay   #VDay   #TimesSquare   #kiss   #sailor   #nurse   #WWII   #AlfredEisenstaedt   #TheKissingSailor  
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#7 Occupy Wall Street Poster Girl

The HD Photo ? goo.gl/AWLFe 
The Story ? goo.gl/uiFGGgoo.gl/axpCygoo.gl/MzbQM
But then... ? goo.gl/u96bo 

"The strange but true story of a forest-dwelling journalist whose words wound up on a protest sign 3,000 miles from his home."

Photographer: Ben Furnas 
Sources: A special thanks to +Steve Yelvington for providing the main sources last year ? goo.gl/VH31Xgoo.gl/aOR5m

#   #OcuppyWallStreet   #OWS   #protestsign   #ConorFriedersdorf   #BenFurnas   #CaitlinCurran  
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