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NatGeo Wildlife + Conservation Photojournalist + Speaker Twitter: @swfoto www.stevewinterphoto.com Talks: NGLive Breckenridge,CO 5/27
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2017/02/20 17:14:25
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In celebration of @NGwild's #BigCatWeek starting today, we are launching a Big Cat #Print Sale. To select #photo, look through my Instagram account or website—take a screenshot of your choice and email it, along with your mailing address to: [email protected] We will then send you a PayPal invoice. Remember: Only Big Cat photos! Your selected photo will be signed and printed on 8” x 10" archival photo paper for $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and $40 for international, and mailed two - three weeks after the end of the print sale. And as before 25% of sales will go towards Wild Voices Media to fund future wildlife stories and conservation projects. With every print sold we’ll also include a wildlife bracelet from our friends @wildbands (while supplies last). Their goal is to encourage people to go outdoors and explore nature while simultaneously raising funds for various conservation initiatives. Each band is made to represent a specific species. For each band sold on their site, $1 is donated directly to the conservation of that species. Check them out at wildbands.co (link in their bio) and follow them @wildbands for future WildBands/Steve Winter Photo collaborations. Please email with any questions. We'll take orders through Sunday February 26th

2017/02/16 12:02:13
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@stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here are 2 cubs cooling off and relaxing in a tree. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have - moms play with their kids - like this mom and cub. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork

2017/02/04 00:32:31
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto - Read the @natgeo article below The Rare African Park Where Elephants Are Thriving http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/wildlife-watch-chad-zakouma-elephants-poaching/ Zakouma National Park in Chad has been managed by the conservation group African Parks @africanparksnetwork since 2010 where they have secured the park, put a stop to poaching and elephants are now on the rise in the first time in over a decade… An elephant is killed every 15 minutes - but African Parks is turning the tide - support organizations that work. I am a big cat guy and believe in the importance of targeted change - @africanparksnetwork is doing that - as is @natgeo National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of Siberia for the Amur tiger and leopard and South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @africanparksnetwork @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #bigcatsintiative

2017/02/02 22:18:01
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am excited about speaking tonight at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia Washington!! See you there. I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story. Here is a jaguar resting in a tree. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @africanparksnetwork @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #bigcatsintiative @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris

2017/01/28 23:18:20
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here is a young girl in Rajasthan India in the late afternoon upon returning home from school, she is practicing her families trade - walking a high wire or rope. Just a photo that was lost - and now found. Here are my thoughts on the natural world that we need to protect to survive. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the Leopard, Lion, Cheetahs, Elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris @africanparksnetwork

2017/01/27 00:24:12
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Please come on out, bring a friend to my NG LIVE presentation “On the Trail of Big Cats" on Feb 2nd at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia Washington @the.washington.center For every new ticket ‘purr-chased’ using the promo code “FELINEFRIENDS” The Washington Center for the Performing Arts will donate $2 to Feline Friends of Olympia WA. Tickets available here: http://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/national-geographic-live-photographer-steve-winter/ ...See More — thinking about Cats. https://events.nationalgeographic.com/talk/trail-big-cats/washington-center-performing-arts #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris @africanparksnetwork

2017/01/25 16:50:28
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here is a lion in The Okavango Delta marking his territory. Please watch a new South African film on canned hunting by environmental film maker Ian Michler - http://www.bloodlions.org About 50% of the lions from farms end up in the Chinese bone and skin trade. Follow me @stevewinterphoto @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #leopard @africanparksnetwork #wildaid Sent from my iPhone

2017/01/25 04:36:09
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story. Here is a jaguar cub walking thru the forest in Caiman Ecological Reserve in the southern Pantanal of Brazil. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @africanparksnetwork #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats

2017/01/22 20:38:25
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Martin Luther King poster at the Washington Memorial from DC Women’s March yesterday. We the PEOPLE! @womensmarch #womensmarchdc #womensmarch follow me @stevewinterphoto

2017/01/22 00:12:47
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Incredible Women's March DC.!!! What a day!!! Here with Madonna

2017/01/20 14:15:42
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story. Here is a jaguar running to a caiman it hopes to eat for dinner. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris

2017/01/18 18:21:41
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo This was shot for my @natgeo Leopard story. Which appeared in the Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Mom and cub - I call this an emotional connection - mother and child and the food mom has brought. Some might call this cute and I do not disagree, I see emotion and mom teaching her young. it is the kind of emotion that we as humans feel. Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. We do not treat our own human brothers and sisters very well sometimes. Remember just as an example of the importance of their homes - the forests. 50% of our oxygen comes from forest - the other 50% from the oceans. 75% of fresh water comes from forests. So we save their homes - we help save ourselves. #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see other images, thanks! @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #ivoryfree #wildaid #bigcatsforever #beauty #me #follow #love #leopards #photooftheday #5forbigcats @eiainvestigator #rhinoswithoutborders #cute

2017/01/17 15:45:00
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Rhinos are being massacred for their horns. Last year 1215 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. Rhino horn has been found to have no medicinal value. It is made of keratin, the same tissue as our hair or nails - so chew your fingernails - and SAVE THE RHINO! Shot for my upcoming @natgeo Leopard story in he upcoming Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.Check out: Save the Rhino and Rhinos without Borders, WildAid - When the buying stops the killing can too!! @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #savetherhino #ivoryfree #wildaid @wildaid #bigcatsforever #beauty #me #follow #love #worldrhinoday2015 #endpoaching #photooftheday #5forbigcats @eiainvestigator #rhinoswithoutborders #racingextinction #startwith1thing #savetherhino #rhino #africa

2017/01/15 16:05:42
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo 14 months old tiger cubs at their waterhole in Bandhavgargh National Park in India. This is a short film put together using camera trap images. We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also. There are only 3400 tigers left in the wild! We need to fight for the right of tigers to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, tiger bone wine, tiger skin furniture and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Check out Nat Geo and WildAid - “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid - Watch the Nat Geo / WildAid PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81MKjmsnEgM Check out my NG Book “Tigers Forever”. Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! #bigcatsforever @natgeo @wildaid @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @stevewinterphoto #photooftheday #photography#conservationphotography #love #tigers #cats #beautiful #me #follow #canonusa #wildaid #ivoryfree @eiainvestigator #startwith1thing @biglifefoundation #biglifefoundation @virunga #ivoryfree

2017/01/11 16:15:41
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo And now for something completely different! Here is a giant anteater walking across a bridge over a lake in the Caiman Ecological Reserve in Mato Grosso Sur, Brazil I was hoping for a jaguar for my @natgeo Jaguar story - which I did get - and will post in the near future. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #

2016/07/10 15:22:58
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ANIMALS HAVE EMOTIONS TOO!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here a Sumatran Tiger cub lost his right leg from getting caught in a snare for 4 days. Shares are indiscriminate and catch anything that steps in them. Snares should be outlawed. This cub is scared - it just lost it’s mom and is in a cage - afraid - we need to realize deep in our hearts that animals have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also. There are only 3500 tigers left in the wild! We need to fight for the right of tigers to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, tiger bone wine, tiger skin furniture and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Check out Nat Geo and WildAid - “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid - Watch the Nat Geo / WildAid PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81MKjmsnEgM Check out my NG Book “Tigers Forever”. Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! #bigcatsforever @natgeo @wildaid @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @stevewinterphoto #photooftheday #photography#conservationphotography #love #tigers #cats #beautiful #me #follow #canon #wildaid #ivoryfree @eiainvestigator #startwith1thing @biglifefoundation #biglifefoundation @virunga #ivoryfree

2016/06/13 18:28:00
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Many comments on my #cat posts say #IWantOne. This #baby #ocelot had its mother killed for the #endangeredspeciestrade and it was taken for the #exoticpettrade. Wild animals are not pets. This ocelot died 8 days after it was rescued by @cabildoverde. It spent three days there and then went to a vet clinic where it passed away. Even if it had survived, it never would have been released into the #wild. It never learned how to survive and hunt. This cat's home, the #rainforest, produces 75% of our fresh water and 50% of our oxygen. We need to conserve that habitat to protect them and to protect ourselves. @bertiegregory and I are going on an exciting expedition into the Colombian Amazon today, with heavier hearts than usual. @natgeo @natgeocreative #bigcatsforever @thephotosociety #wildaid #ivoryfree #startwith1thing @eiainvestigator #photoftheday #picoftheday #rescue #trafficking #heartbreaking #instagood #photogram #kitty #kitten #cats #catogram #capture #moment #wildlife #wildlifephotography

2016/07/07 14:20:05
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo The Cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth and Africa’s most endangered cat. Cheetahs purr like house cats - which is one reason they are under threat, as the cubs are either captured or raised in captivity to be sold as pets to the very wealthy, though only one in six survive the journey to their new prison. As with all big cats the number one reason for their decline is habitat loss, then comes human wildlife conflict where livestock owners kill predators in revenge killings if the predator kills their livestock. Finally comes the illegal wildlife trade, the pet trade is hitting cheetahs hard as is the trade in their skins and bones. Here are two cubs next to their mom for protection. This is a similar emotion that we as humans feel. Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. Remember just as an example of the importance of their homes - the forests. 50% of our oxygen comes from forest and grasslands - the other 50% from the oceans. 75% of fresh water comes from forests. So we save their homes - we help save ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out more about Build a Boma and other ways to become involved to save big cats! Give a High 5 for big cats! #5forbigcats @ www.causeanuproar.org #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see other images, thanks! @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #bigcatsforever #ivoryfree #wildaid #bigcatsforever #beauty #me #follow #love #leopards #racingextinction #startwith1thing #photooftheday #picoftheday #smile #beauty #friends #instamood #instafollow #nature #wildlife #5forbigcats @eiainvestigator #rhinoswithoutborders #cute

2016/12/25 16:31:01
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Happy Holidays to All!! Here is a coyote overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. An outtake from my cougar story. Before setting up in Griffith Park in LA and getting the Hollywood Cougar - I had cameras above the Golden Gate Bridge on a ridge line in Marin County overlooking San Francisco. Though there were signs of a cougar - I never got an image of one - so I moved the cameras to LA. As we branch out of our cities looking for new homes we move into the homes of animals. We do live with wildlife in our everyday lives, including small and larger predators. As with the cougars of the Santa Monica Rec Area - our largest Urban Park north of LA - there has never been a attack by a cougar on humans. We have not been apart of predators “image search” for food for millennium. We are upright walking on 2 legs with forward facing eyes. And we do not taste good! We use shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste, perfumes, we ingest chemicals in our everyday lives - we stink. So lets all live together. We have found ways to do this with local indigenous people in remote areas where they have livestock - which might require predator proof corrals to protect their livestock while keeping intact the local ecosystem. #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris

2016/12/24 21:03:58
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here is a snow leopard from my @natgeo story. Snow leopards are the ghosts of the high mountain areas of central Asia in which they live. The areas in which SL’s live are vitally important as they provide water for 100’s of millions of people. Local people need to benefit from living with predators - snow leopards are persecuted by revenge killings - when they kill someone’s livestock a herder will then kill them. There are great community conservation projects where local herders can protect their flocks, making more money and saving snow leopards at the same time! Turning and economic negative into an economic positive - and saving snow leopards at the same time! Please visit National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative @ CauseAnUproar.org, to find out ways to become involved - to save big cats! Check out - Snow Leopard Trust, WCS, UNDP, WildAid - Environmental Investigation Agency - Wildlife Protection Society of India, Panthera @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @southafrica #southafrica #leopards #tigers #lions #snowleopard #jaguars #bigcatsforever #canon #apple #love #bigcats #photooftheday #catoftheday #photography #art #camera #fotografia #wildlife #instacat #catlovers #me #cat #cats #ilovemycat #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #canonusa #redcine #undp #gef

2016/10/23 13:05:08
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Happy International Snow Leopard Day! @stevewinterphoto Here is a snow leopard from my @natgeo story. This cat is getting ready to mark his territory at this rock. Males mark their territory to tell other males this is my home not yours - or asking a female - “hey you come to this rock often?” Snow leopards are the ghosts of the high mountain areas of central Asia in which they live. The areas in which SL’s live are vitally important as they provide water for 100’s of millions of people. Local people need to benefit from living with predators - snow leopards are persecuted by revenge killings - when they kill someone’s livestock a herder will then kill them. There are great community conservation projects where local herders can protect their flocks, make more money and save snow leopards at the same time! Please visit National Geographic’s Big Cat Initiative @ CauseAnUproar.org, to find out ways to become involved - to save big cats! Check out - Snow Leopard Trust, WCS, UNDP, WildAid - Environmental Investigation Agency - Wildlife Protection Society of India @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @southafrica #southafrica #leopards #tigers #lions #snowleopard #jaguars #bigcatsforever #canon #apple #love #bigcats #photooftheday #catoftheday #photography #art #camera #fotografia #wildlife #instacat #catlovers #me #cat #cats #ilovemycat #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #canonusa #redcine #undp #gef

2017/01/17 15:45:00
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Rhinos are being massacred for their horns. Last year 1215 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. Rhino horn has been found to have no medicinal value. It is made of keratin, the same tissue as our hair or nails - so chew your fingernails - and SAVE THE RHINO! Shot for my upcoming @natgeo Leopard story in he upcoming Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.Check out: Save the Rhino and Rhinos without Borders, WildAid - When the buying stops the killing can too!! @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #savetherhino #ivoryfree #wildaid @wildaid #bigcatsforever #beauty #me #follow #love #worldrhinoday2015 #endpoaching #photooftheday #5forbigcats @eiainvestigator #rhinoswithoutborders #racingextinction #startwith1thing #savetherhino #rhino #africa

2016/12/17 14:56:12
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Here is a bobcat overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. An outtake from my cougar story. Before setting up in Griffith Park in LA and getting the Hollywood Cougar - I had cameras above the Golden Gate Bridge on a ridge line in Marin County overlooking San Francisco. Though there were signs of a cougar - I never got an image of one - so I moved the cameras to LA. As we branch out of our cities looking for new homes we move into the homes of animals. We do live with wildlife in our everyday lives, including small and larger predators. As with the cougars of the Santa Monica Rec Area - our largest Urban Park north of LA - there has never been a attack by a cougar on humans. We have not been apart of predators “image search” for food for millennium. We are upright walking on 2 legs with forward facing eyes. And we do not taste good! We use shampoos, deodorants, toothpaste, perfumes, we ingest chemicals in our everyday lives - we stink. So lets all live together. We have found ways to do this with local indigenous people in remote areas where they have livestock - which might require predator proof corrals to protect their livestock while keeping intact the local ecosystem. #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #savelacougars #canonusa

2017/01/18 18:21:41
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo This was shot for my @natgeo Leopard story. Which appeared in the Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Mom and cub - I call this an emotional connection - mother and child and the food mom has brought. Some might call this cute and I do not disagree, I see emotion and mom teaching her young. it is the kind of emotion that we as humans feel. Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. We do not treat our own human brothers and sisters very well sometimes. Remember just as an example of the importance of their homes - the forests. 50% of our oxygen comes from forest - the other 50% from the oceans. 75% of fresh water comes from forests. So we save their homes - we help save ourselves. #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see other images, thanks! @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #ivoryfree #wildaid #bigcatsforever #beauty #me #follow #love #leopards #photooftheday #5forbigcats @eiainvestigator #rhinoswithoutborders #cute

2016/10/07 19:35:40
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Angelenos, I will be speaking tonight @8pm at the Thousand Oaks Civc Arts Center!!! For tickets click the link in my profile. I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a male I named Scarface, as his lip is split on his left side - probably kicked by a buffalo. Here he has grabbed a black caiman - the #1 food source of Jaguars here in the north of the Pantanal. This caiman is at least 9 feet or 3 meters long!!! Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have - they need to eat - we go to the restaurant of supermarket - well the rivers are the jaguars supermarkets, , jaguars mate and have young cubs, moms play with their kids, their cubs which stay close to mom until they are about 2 years old. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine

2016/12/02 00:25:18
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Just a reminder, my Holiday Print Sale is still happening. They're printed on 8” x 10" archival photo paper, signed and will be mailed out in time for the holidays. All prints are $100 + $15 for domestic shipping (US) and $30 for international and To select a photo, look through my Instagram account or website—and when you make your choice, take a screenshot and email it to: [email protected] We will then send you a PayPal invoice. And 25% of sales will goes towards Wild Voices Media to fund future wildlife stories and conservation projects. Please email with any questions. We'll take orders through Sunday December 4th..

2016/10/13 16:11:30
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@stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a male I named Scarface, as his lip is split on his left side - probably kicked by a buffalo. Here he is going after a black caiman - the #1 food source of Jaguars here in the north of the Pantanal. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have - they need to eat - we go to the restaurant of supermarket - well the rivers are the jaguars supermarkets, , jaguars mate and have young cubs, moms play with their kids, their cubs which stay close to mom until they are about 2 years old. 50% of our oxygen and 75% of our fresh water comes from grasslands and forests, the homes of big cats. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @bertiegregory

2017/02/04 00:32:31
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto - Read the @natgeo article below The Rare African Park Where Elephants Are Thriving http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/01/wildlife-watch-chad-zakouma-elephants-poaching/ Zakouma National Park in Chad has been managed by the conservation group African Parks @africanparksnetwork since 2010 where they have secured the park, put a stop to poaching and elephants are now on the rise in the first time in over a decade… An elephant is killed every 15 minutes - but African Parks is turning the tide - support organizations that work. I am a big cat guy and believe in the importance of targeted change - @africanparksnetwork is doing that - as is @natgeo National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find other ways to become involved to save big cats Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of Siberia for the Amur tiger and leopard and South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @africanparksnetwork @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #bigcatsintiative

2016/11/10 00:19:28
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@stevewinterphoto This jaguar was shot for my @natgeo Jaguar story and NG Wild film. We Surge Forward as we need to save our planet and ourselves! ANIMALS HAVE EMOTIONS TOO!! We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also. Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have - they need to eat - we go to the restaurant or the supermarket - well the rivers are the jaguars supermarkets, jaguars mate and have young cubs, moms play with their kids, their cubs which stay close to mom until they are about 2 years old. 50% of our oxygen and 75% of our fresh water comes from grasslands and forests, the homes of big cats. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Check out Nat Geo and WildAid - “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid - Watch the Nat Geo / WildAid PSA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81MKjmsnEgM Check out my NG Book “Tigers Forever”. Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! #bigcatsforever @natgeo @wildaid @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @stevewinterphoto #photooftheday #photography#conservationphotography #love #tigers #cats #beautiful #me #follow #canon #wildaid #ivoryfree @eiainvestigator #startwith1thing @biglifefoundation #biglifefoundation @virunga #ivoryfree #I’mwithher

2016/09/10 10:01:18
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@stevewinterphoto I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here is a mom and a cub playing along the riverbank. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” @wildaid My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! It has changed my life working with the magical and magnificent cats of the world. Animals have emotions just like we have - moms play with their kids - like this mom and cub. Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel @natgeochannel @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #fursforlife #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris Sent from my iPhone