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NatGeo Wildlife + Conservation Photojournalist + Speaker Twitter: @swfoto www.stevewinterphoto.com Talks: NGLive Breckenridge,CO 5/27
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2017/04/22 20:20:30
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Happy Earth Day! Today is the last day to purchase a signed print of my image of a mother tiger resting with her two-month-old cub during @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale. Click on the link in my profile to see the full collection of prints available for $100. #earthday #tigers #conservation #photography #SteveWinterPhoto #wildlife #NoPlanetB

2017/04/21 23:01:58
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Sharing more images from @natgeocreative flash sale in honor of Earth day tomorrow. These aren't just beautiful photos but also a reminder of all we have to lose if we don't step up our conservation efforts. A portion of sales goes back towards the National Geographic Society to help fund more research, expeditions and stories that produces work like the beautiful and powerful images seen here.Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection of signed prints on sale for $100. Hurry, sale ends tomorrow! @daviddoubilet @anniegriffithsphotography @argonautphoto @amytoensing @chamiltonjames @cookjenshel @paulnicklen @randyolson #EarthDay #conservation #NatGeo #wildlifephotography #

2017/04/20 04:53:07
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Spreading the word to those in far off timezones. The @natgeocreative signed prints flash sale is on until April 22nd. In honor of the upcoming #Earthday @natgeocreative is offering signed prints, including those seen here by @jimrichardsonng @ladzinski @melissafarlow and @timlaman for $100. Click on the link in my bio to see the whole collection. A portion of sales goes back towards the National Geographic Society to help fund more expeditions and stories that produces work like the beautiful and powerful images seen here.

2017/04/19 19:35:58
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Just a preview of some of the prints on sale from @natgeocreative photographers @johnstanmeyer @brianskerry @amivitale @coryrichards @pedromcbride @dguttenfelder @cristinamittermeier @jenniferhayesig Visit their profiles to learn more about the stories behind their photos. Visit the link in my profile to see the full collection of images in honor of Earth Day. Sale ends on April 22nd. #Earthday #conservationphotography

2017/04/19 19:21:33
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story. Here is Scarface running after a caiman which he did not get this time. 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 @bertiegregory 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-kids hang out and play like these 2 cubs.. 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 @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/04/18 19:09:39
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Published in the December 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine and the 2013 book “Tigers Forever”, this serene image captures a mother tiger resting with her two-month-old cub in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. A rare scene to photograph, given the ever-present threat of death by poachers, that underscores the necessity for tiger conservation projects to become a global priority. Purchase signed prints of this image for $100 from April 17th - April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. Click on the link in my profile to see all the signed prints featured in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale. #earthday #tigers #conservation #india #wildlife #natgeo

2017/04/18 15:00:46
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@natgeo @porelplaneta @stevewinterphoto Pink Flamingos in Rio Lagartos Biosphere Reserve on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Rio Lagartos was created to save such a charismatic, graceful and beautiful species - the flamingo. This wetland, mangrove and forest area is protected because of the flamingo - so everything ABOVE the water - like the jaguars, iguanas and birds and BELOW the water - the mangroves, fish, rays, dolphins, and nesting sea turtles are all protected because of this amazing RED bird!! #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with @natgeo and Thanks!! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia @bertiegregory

2017/04/17 17:25:42
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Live today! I’m pleased to announce that my photo of Mom and Cub from my Tigers Forever book has been included in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale collection from April 17th - April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. Visit the link in my profile to see all the signed prints on sale for $100. #Tigers #Cub #wildlifephotography #India @natgeo #earthday #conservation #wildlife

2017/04/17 14:33:47
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto I photographed this young spotted hyena with a remote camera trap in South Africa's Timbavati Game Reserve as part of my @natgeo worldwide leopard story which appeared in the Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine. The Timbavati is an important refuge for species like this hyena, lions and leopards which are facing increasing pressure from poaching and conflict with livestock farmers across much of sub-Saharan Africa. We need to find pragmatic solutions for human-wildlife conflict and the bushmeat crisis in Africa. By saving big cats and other large carnivores we can save entire ecosystems. National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative is leading the way in developing tools to help people and large carnivores co-exist in harmony. Visit www.causeanuproar.org today and help us to save Africa's big cats and carnivores, #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and [email protected] @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative#startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa [email protected]#ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/04/14 21:24:09
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo If you saw my camera trap video on the @natgeo Instagram page, check out this time-lapse of my team taking down the traps I set with @bertiegregory and @alexbraczkowski in Sri-Lanka for my worldwide leopard story (Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine). Sri-Lanka is home to one of the nine sub-species of leopard and the Wilpattu and Yala National Parks are the most critical refuges for leopards in the country. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing leopards and other big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out more about Build a Boma, anti-poaching 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 of big cats and wildlife, thanks! @natgeo @thephotosociety@natgeocreative #bigcatsforever #ivoryfree #wildaid #bigcatsforever#follow #leopards #racingextinction#startwith1thing#africanwildlifefoundation #yala #photooftheday #picoftheday #friends#instamood #instafollow #nature #wildlife#5forbigcats @eiainvestigator#rhinoswithoutborders #cute

2017/04/11 18:14:59
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto I was wondering why Sambar deer went on the beach in Yala National Park, Sri-Lanka. I was following leopard tracks on the beach and saw sambar tracks that disappeared into the surf. The staff of @kulusafaris told me the sambar go into the surf to get rid of the ticks. Pretty incredible huh? I was setting up setting camera-traps with @bertiegregory and @alexbraczkowski on the beach for my @natgeo leopard story. 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. We need to fight for the right of leopards and other species to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid 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. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/03/31 19:17:34
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@natgeo video by @stevewinterphoto GREAT NEWS! I am so happy to CONGRATULATE Sharon Guynup, winner of the 2017 Arlene Award “for an article that makes a difference” from the “American Society of Journalists and Authors” for her investigation into the Thai Tiger Temple! Allegations of illegal wildlife trade helped shut down this venue--and prompted a broad inquiry into Thailand's black market trade in tigers. Happy that this award will again put this issue before the public. Sharon Guynup is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in DC. I shot and co-produced the video for this piece. Sharon wrote 4 stories on this topic for @natgeo and never gave up until all 147 tigers were confiscated and the temple’s tiger operations were shut down. WAY TO GO! If anything seems impossible, that is all the more reason to try and not give up and make a difference. Stop the trade in tigers!!! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and video, thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia @sguynup #sharonguynup @wildaid #tigertemple #wildlifetrafficking #wildlifecrime #tigers #tigertrafficking

2017/03/30 01:16:25
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo GREAT NEWS!!!!! A young elephant in the wilds of South Africa. Last year China promised to stop the sale of elephant ivory by the end of 2017. Now it is making good on that promise: 67 ivory carving factories and retail shops across the country will close down on Friday, and the rest by the of the year. This is great news for the 30,000 elephants killed each year for their tusks in Africa. 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. When the buying stops the killing can too!! @wildaid 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 @bertiegregory @nglive #nglive #ngwild @ngwild @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NGcreative #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative @andbeyondsafari #photooftheday #canonusa @canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/03/28 22:47:53
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto This is a very rare image of a wild Indochinese tiger I photographed by camera trap in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Forest Complex of Thailand for my @natgeo Tiger Story and NG Books "Tigers Forever". Today it was announced by Thailand’s Dept of National Parks that in the eastern part of Thailand A sign of hope for the endangered tiger, a new scientific survey has confirmed the presence of the world’s second breeding population of Indochinese tigers and provided the first photographic evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand. https://www.panthera.org/new-study-confirms-worlds-second-breeding-indochinese-tiger-population 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 jaguars to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid Big Cats are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia @freelandpeople

2017/03/26 17:34:07
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here is a snow leopard from my @natgeo story. I am excited to bring my NG LIVE presentation, “On the Trail of Big Cats” to @natgeo’s Grosvenor Theater in Washington DC on April 13th! Please come to hear about my life and work with Jaguars, Snow Leopards, Cougars and Tigers!! 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. But the glaciers that provide the water are rapidly disappearing, which begs the question - what will the future bring for people and animals? 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 - Panthera, Snow Leopard Trust, WCS, UNDP, WildAid - Environmental Investigation Agency - Wildlife Protection Society of India, @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #leopards #tigers #lions #snowleopard #jaguars #bigcatsforever #canon #apple #bigcats #photooftheday #catoftheday #photography #art #camera #fotografia #wildlife #instacat #catlovers #me #cat #cats #ilovemycat #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #canonusa #redcine #undp #gef @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/03/16 20:06:56
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am excited to bring my NG LIVE presentation, “On the Trail of Big Cats” to @natgeo’s Grosvenor Theater in Washington DC on April 13th! Come hear about my life and work with Jaguars, Snow Leopards, Cougars and Tigers!! For tickets to my show click on the link in my bio. This huge male tiger feels the need to show us who is the boss here in Bandhavgargh National Park, 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! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid 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. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/03/24 22:32:09
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am excited to bring my NG LIVE presentation, “On the Trail of Big Cats” to @natgeo’s Grosvenor Theater in Washington DC on April 13th! Please come to hear about my life and work with Jaguars, Snow Leopards, Cougars and Tigers!! Scarface succeeds after many days and gets his caiman!! 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. We need to fight for the right of jaguars to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid 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. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia @bertiegregory

2017/04/18 19:09:39
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Published in the December 2011 issue of National Geographic magazine and the 2013 book “Tigers Forever”, this serene image captures a mother tiger resting with her two-month-old cub in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. A rare scene to photograph, given the ever-present threat of death by poachers, that underscores the necessity for tiger conservation projects to become a global priority. Purchase signed prints of this image for $100 from April 17th - April 22nd in honor of Earth Day. Click on the link in my profile to see all the signed prints featured in @natgeocreative’s Flash Sale. #earthday #tigers #conservation #india #wildlife #natgeo

2017/03/05 16:41:03
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Happy World Wildlife Day—which commemorates the March 3rd, 1973 signing of CITES, an international treaty between 183 nations that regulates trade in endangered species. Tigers, along with so many other animals, hang on the brink of extinction—if we don’t act, some of the planet’s most iconic wildlife will disappear on our watch, Each of the remaining six tiger subspecies are endangered—and together, there are only about 3,800 wild tigers left. The biggest threat they face is from poaching for a luxury trade in tiger products largely in China, particularly for tiger skin home decor and tiger bone wine (made by soaking a tiger skeleton in rice wine). Commercial tiger breeding operations fan a growing black market trade in these items: tigers are farmed like pigs and chickens in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos—feeding tigers into the illegal international trade. This market puts a price on the head of every remaining wild tiger. Right now, China holds the fate of wild tigers in its hands: a list is currently being drawn up by the central State Forestry Administration (SFA) which will decide which protected wildlife species can be traded commercially within China.If tigers are included on that list, they will be poached into extinction: wild tigers are worth more than captive tigers. The fate of other big cats like lions, leopards, cheetah and snow leopards are all in trouble for similar reasons. #tigers #wildlife #extinction #CITES #WorldWildlifeDay #wildlifetrafficking #China @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @sanctuaryasia @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman

2017/03/26 17:34:07
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here is a snow leopard from my @natgeo story. I am excited to bring my NG LIVE presentation, “On the Trail of Big Cats” to @natgeo’s Grosvenor Theater in Washington DC on April 13th! Please come to hear about my life and work with Jaguars, Snow Leopards, Cougars and Tigers!! 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. But the glaciers that provide the water are rapidly disappearing, which begs the question - what will the future bring for people and animals? 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 - Panthera, Snow Leopard Trust, WCS, UNDP, WildAid - Environmental Investigation Agency - Wildlife Protection Society of India, @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #leopards #tigers #lions #snowleopard #jaguars #bigcatsforever #canon #apple #bigcats #photooftheday #catoftheday #photography #art #camera #fotografia #wildlife #instacat #catlovers #me #cat #cats #ilovemycat #wildlifephotography #conservationphotography #canonusa #redcine #undp #gef @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/03/10 21:40:04
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story and a NG Wild film with @bertiegregory Here is scarface in the river hunting caiman. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. They are one of the most secretive cats on the planet - which has been important for their survival. 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. My first story with big cats was the 1st @natgeo Jaguar story 20 years ago! Jaguars love the water and here in the largest wetland in the world, the Pantanal of Brazil-jags spend much of their life swimming and hunting in the rivers. Forests and grasslands 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 become involved in saving big cats! “When the buying stops, the killing can too.” @wildaid #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see more images Thanks!! @nglive #nglive #natgeochannel #natgeowild @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @sanctuaryasia @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #bigcatsintiative @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats

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

2017/03/28 22:47:53
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto This is a very rare image of a wild Indochinese tiger I photographed by camera trap in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary in the Western Forest Complex of Thailand for my @natgeo Tiger Story and NG Books "Tigers Forever". Today it was announced by Thailand’s Dept of National Parks that in the eastern part of Thailand A sign of hope for the endangered tiger, a new scientific survey has confirmed the presence of the world’s second breeding population of Indochinese tigers and provided the first photographic evidence of tiger cubs in eastern Thailand. https://www.panthera.org/new-study-confirms-worlds-second-breeding-indochinese-tiger-population 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 jaguars to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid Big Cats are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia @freelandpeople

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

2017/03/04 05:10:29
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Happy World Wildlife Day—which commemorates the March 3rd, 1973 signing of CITES, an international treaty between 183 nations that regulates trade in endangered species. Tigers, along with so many other animals, hang on the brink of extinction—if we don’t act, some of the planet’s most iconic wildlife will disappear on our watch, Each of the remaining six tiger subspecies are endangered—and together, there are only about 3,800 wild tigers left. The biggest threat they face is from poaching for a luxury trade in tiger products largely in China, particularly for tiger skin home decor and tiger bone wine (made by soaking a tiger skeleton in rice wine). Commercial tiger breeding operations fan a growing black market trade in these items: tigers are farmed like pigs and chickens in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos—feeding tigers into the illegal international trade. This market puts a price on the head of every remaining wild tiger. Right now, China holds the fate of wild tigers in its hands: a list is currently being drawn up by the central State Forestry Administration (SFA) which will decide which protected wildlife species can be traded commercially within China.If tigers are included on that list, they will be poached into extinction: wild tigers are worth more than captive tigers. The fate of other big cats like lions, leopards, cheetah and snow leopards are all in trouble for similar reasons. #tigers #wildlife #extinction #CITES #WorldWildlifeDay #wildlifetrafficking #China @africanparksnetwork

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

2017/03/04 20:15:09
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Happy World Wildlife Day—which commemorates the March 3rd, 1973 signing of CITES, an international treaty between 183 nations that regulates trade in endangered species. Tigers, along with so many other animals, hang on the brink of extinction—if we don’t act, some of the planet’s most iconic wildlife will disappear on our watch, Each of the remaining six tiger subspecies are endangered—and together, there are only about 3,800 wild tigers left. The biggest threat they face is from poaching for a luxury trade in tiger products largely in China, particularly for tiger skin home decor and tiger bone wine (made by soaking a tiger skeleton in rice wine). Commercial tiger breeding operations fan a growing black market trade in these items: tigers are farmed like pigs and chickens in China, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos—feeding tigers into the illegal international trade. This market puts a price on the head of every remaining wild tiger. Right now, China holds the fate of wild tigers in its hands: a list is currently being drawn up by the central State Forestry Administration (SFA) which will decide which protected wildlife species can be traded commercially within China.If tigers are included on that list, they will be poached into extinction: wild tigers are worth more than captive tigers. The fate of other big cats like lions, leopards, cheetah and snow leopards are all in trouble for similar reasons. #tigers #wildlife #extinction #CITES #WorldWildlifeDay #wildlifetrafficking #China @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @sanctuaryasia @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman