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NatGeo Wildlife + Conservation Photojournalist + Speaker Twitter: @swfoto www.stevewinterphoto.com Talks: NGLive Breckenridge,CO 5/27
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2017/01/18 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 #

2017/01/10 17:21:58
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story. Here is a jaguar cub coming down to the riverbank to eat grass - just like our dogs and cats. 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

2017/01/06 17:38:47
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo 14 months old tiger cubs at their waterhole in Bandhavgargh National Park in India. 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

2017/01/05 17:19:18
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Dinnertime!! A giant lioness gets dinner with another for her pride in South Africa. A century ago there were an estimated 200,000 lions in Africa - but today less than 20,000. We need to WAKE UP and protect these amazing cats, their homes and all the other animals that live with them. Much of the truly wild areas of Africa are gone - but we can bring it back and let the ecosystems return to what they once were. If we care to protect the heritage of the earth - the scenes of herds of prey and predators for future generations and our future. As the forests and grasslands in which these creatures roam provide us with 50 % of the oxygen we all need to breathe. I love to strap on a tank and explore the world’s under the sea - but would not want to wear one while walking on land. 75% of fresh water comes from forests and grasslands - so if we protect the forests of the world we have our precious water. Please watch a 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. And Check out Nick Nichols Serengeti Lion site on natgeo.com 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! @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #leopard #photooftheday #bigcatsforever #photojournalism #wildlife #animals #nature #swfoto #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #fursforlife #saveLAcougars

2017/01/04 05:55:47
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Here is a mating pair of lions crossing a stream in Sabi Sands in South Africa. A century ago there were an estimated 200,000 lions in Africa - but today less than 20,000. We need to WAKE UP and protect these amazing cats, their homes and all the other animals that live with them. Much of the truly wild areas of Africa are gone - but we can bring it back and let the ecosystems return to what they once were. If we care to protect the heritage of the earth - the scenes of herds of prey and predators for future generations and our future. As the forests and grasslands in which these creatures roam provide us with 50 % of the oxygen we all need to breathe. I love to strap on a tank and explore the world’s under the sea - but would not want to wear one while walking on land. 75% of fresh water comes from forests and grasslands - so if we protect the forests of the world we have our precious water. Please watch a 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. And Check out Nick Nichols Serengeti Lion site on natgeo.com 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! @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #leopard #photooftheday #bigcatsforever #photojournalism #wildlife #animals #nature #swfoto #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #fursforlife

2017/01/02 16:01:34
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto A old male - blind in one eye protecting his pride in South Africa. A century ago there were an estimated 200,000 lions in Africa - but today less than 20,000. We need to WAKE UP and protect these amazing cats, their homes and all the other animals that live with them. Much of the truly wild areas of Africa are gone - but we can bring it back and let the ecosystems return to what they once were. If we care to protect the heritage of the earth - the scenes of herds of prey and predators for future generations and our future. As the forests and grasslands in which these creatures roam provide us with 50 % of the oxygen we all need to breathe. I love to strap on a tank and explore the world’s under the sea - but would not want to wear one while walking on land. 75% of fresh water comes from forests and grasslands - so if we protect the forests of the world we have our precious water. Please watch a 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. And Check out Nick Nichols Serengeti Lion site on natgeo.com 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! @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #leopard #photooftheday #bigcatsforever #photojournalism #wildlife #animals #nature #swfoto #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #fursforlife

2017/01/01 19:35:16
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Happy New Year! @natgeo @stevewinterphoto Smiling girl on a swing somewhere in the deserts of Rajasthan, India. #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

2016/12/31 20:16:41
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Happy New Year to Elephants and to us all - this is an important year to organize and save our planet. The Chinese government announced the a detailed timetable for ending its legal ivory trade - the world’s largest ivory market. Domestic ivory sales will be banned by the end of 2017 with the first batch of factories and traders to close their business by March 31 2017!! We can each participate on social media and make our voices heard for the elephants that have no voice in their future. When the buying stops the killing can too. As every 15 minutes a elephant is killed for its ivory. We need to make owning ivory an act unbecoming of a civilized people. We need to all become people who respect the lives of elephants and their right to walk this earth as they have for 1000’s of years - free and safe from harm by humans. Please check out the @natgeo IVORY cover story - incredible and important reporting by BryanChristy with exceptional images by #BrentStirton! @thephotosociety @ngcreative #bigcatsforever #wildaid #iworry #savetheelephants #love #instagood #photooftheday #me #follow #dswt #EIA @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @bertiegregory @nglive #nglive #ngwild @ngwild @natgeowild #natgeowild @canonuk @zacuto @sachtler @thephotosociety #NGcreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #kulusafaris #harithasl @andbeyondrangers @andbeyondsafari #photooftheday #beauty www.kulusafaris.com #canonusa @canonusa #redcine

2016/12/31 18:33:08
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Happy New Year to Elephants and to us all - this is an important year to organize and save our planet. The Chinese government announced the a detailed timetable for ending its legal ivory trade - the world’s largest ivory market. Domestic ivory sales will be banned by the end of 2017 with the first batch of factories and traders to close their business by March 31 2017!! We can each participate on social media and make our voices heard for the elephants that have no voice in their future. When the buying stops the killing can too. As every 15 minutes a elephant is killed for its ivory. We need to make owning ivory an act unbecoming of a civilized people. We need to all become people who respect the lives of elephants and their right to walk this earth as they have for 1000’s of years - free and safe from harm by humans. Please check out the @natgeo IVORY cover story - incredible and important reporting by BryanChristy with exceptional images by #BrentStirton! @thephotosociety @ngcreative #bigcatsforever #wildaid #iworry #savetheelephants #love #instagood #photooftheday #me #follow #dswt #EIA @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @bertiegregory @nglive #nglive #ngwild @ngwild @natgeowild #natgeowild @canonuk @zacuto @sachtler @thephotosociety #NGcreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #kulusafaris #harithasl @andbeyondrangers @andbeyondsafari #photooftheday #beauty www.kulusafaris.com #canonusa @canonusa #redcine

2016/12/31 18:24:48
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Happy New Year to Elephants and to us all - this is an important year to organize and save our planet. The Chinese government announced the a detailed timetable for ending its legal ivory trade - the world’s largest ivory market. Domestic ivory sales will be banned by the end of 2017 with the first batch of factories and traders to close their business by March 31 2017!! We can each participate on social media and make our voices heard for the elephants that have no voice in their future. When the buying stops the killing can too. As every 15 minutes a elephant is killed for its ivory. We need to make owning ivory an act unbecoming of a civilized people. We need to all become people who respect the lives of elephants and their right to walk this earth as they have for 1000’s of years - free and safe from harm by humans. Please check out the @natgeo IVORY cover story - incredible and important reporting by BryanChristy with exceptional images by #BrentStirton! @thephotosociety @ngcreative #bigcatsforever #wildaid #iworry #savetheelephants #love #instagood #photooftheday #me #follow #dswt #EIA @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @bertiegregory @nglive #nglive #ngwild @ngwild @natgeowild #natgeowild @canonuk @zacuto @sachtler @thephotosociety #NGcreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #kulusafaris #harithasl @andbeyondrangers @andbeyondsafari #photooftheday #beauty www.kulusafaris.com #canonusa @canonusa #redcine

2016/12/30 15:31:36
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Cheetah cubs with mom behind them. Cheetah’s, the world’s fastest land animal are losing numbers rapidly. There are only 7,100 left in the wild. Habitat loss is the #1 reason for the decline. Also hunting of their food, and turning wilderness into agriculture or livestock production. The pet trade is also a factor. 2/3 of the cheetah population live outside protected areas as cheetahs need to roam. These areas need to be friendly to wildlife with prey species protected for these predators - or we face a world without these magnificent creatures. Scientists desire the cheetah to be re-classified as endangered, which will help them. The Forests and Grasslands where they live provide all living creatures with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans provide the rest. And Forests and Grasslands give us 75% of the fresh water we need to live. 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 cheetah, 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 out more about Build a Boma and 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

2016/12/29 05:35:14
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Here is a leopard taking a rest after eating dinner as the full moon rises behind her and stars shine brightly in South Africa. 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 out more about Build a Boma and other ways to become involved to save big cats! Give a High 5 for big cats! #5forbigcats and www.causeanuproar.org #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 #omaha

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

2016/10/23 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

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

2016/12/17 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

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..

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

2016/10/13 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

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

2016/10/24 17:11:30
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Yesterday was International Snow Leopard Day! @stevewinterphoto Here is a snow leopard from my @natgeo story. I am speaking about big cats with NG Live at Houston Symphony Jones Hall on Tuesday Oct 25th. Then in St. Paul at the Fitzgerald Theater on Thursday Oct.27th 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

2016/07/29 16:34:05
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A tigress rests with her cub in #BandhavgarhNationalPark in #India. This was shot for my #tiger story. It took me forever to get a mother with a young #cub, and this is one of those moments in my career where I checked the back of my camera and cried. Today is #internationaltigerday! Let's take action and secure a future for #Cubs like this one! Click on the link in my profile to learn how YOU can help their survival. #picoftheday #natgeo #nationalgeographic #tigers #wildlife #wildlifephotography #instagood #photooftheday #photogram #animalsofinstagram #cuteanimals #cat #cats #kitten #cutekitten #kitty #catsofinstagram