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NatGeo Wildlife + Conservation Photojournalist + Speaker Twitter: @swfoto www.stevewinterphoto.com Talks: NGLive Breckenridge,CO 5/27
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2017/03/26 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

2017/03/24 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

2017/03/23 21:03:53
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Water is life - we are the water planet. Tuesday was World Water Day. Here is a man bathing in the river at the end a very hot day. Shot for the @natgeo story on the Irrawaddy River. We humans often forget that without the vital necessities our planet gives us - like WATER we would no longer survive. The water we drink and use to grow food - is also responsible for 1/2 of our oxygen. The water we drink and the air we breathe is all here for us every moment of everyday. Though we take it all for granted as we do the natural ecosystems which provide these life life giving elements. the oceans and the forests give us the water we drink and the air we breathe. 50% of the oxygen comes from forests and grasslands - where the big cats live. 50 % of the rest of the oxygen comes from the oceans - WATER!! Though we cut down our forests and pollute and remove the vital creatures which keep our seas in balance. 75% of fresh water comes from forests and grasslands. Forests pull carbon from the atmosphere and slow climate change, and give homes to the creatures that live within. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves. Water is life. 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

2017/03/22 18:44:41
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Water is life - we are the water planet. Today is World Water Day Here is a small child on the first moments of the monsoon joyfully drinking in the life giving rain. Shot for the @natgeo story on the Irrawaddy River. We humans often forget that without the vital necessities our planet gives us - like WATER we would no longer survive. The water we drink and use to grow food - is also responsible for 1/2 of our oxygen. The water we drink and the air we breathe is all here for us every moment of everyday. Though we take it all for granted as we do the natural ecosystems which provide these life life giving elements. the oceans and the forests give us the water we drink and the air we breathe. 50% of the oxygen comes from forests and grasslands - where the big cats live. 50 % of the rest of the oxygen comes from the oceans - WATER!! Though we cut down our forests and pollute and remove the vital creatures which keep our seas in balance. 75% of fresh water comes from forests and grasslands. Forests pull carbon from the atmosphere and slow climate change, and give homes to the creatures that live within. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves. Water is life. 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

2017/03/18 18:27:18
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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!! Pirate running after caiman in the water for his lunch. 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

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

2017/03/15 22:56:26
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Women bring their tea leaves to be weighed at the end of the day on the edge of Kaziranga National Park. In many areas of the world the economy is run by women, though they do not benefit the same as men. When women run local economies-children benefit. Kaziranga is an incredible diversity of life - the area has the largest population of Indian one horned rhinos, Asian Elephants and wild water buffalo left in the world. And the highest density of tigers found anywhere in the world. It is a “historic landscape” where tigers live as in centuries past - with many species listed above that are gone from other tiger reserves. A Jewel in the Crown of India. 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 @kaziranga @india

2017/03/13 19:06:52
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here is a fisherman talking to a friend with the Brahmaputra River behind. Kaziranga National Park is in the distance, an incredible diversity of life - the area has the largest population of Indian one horned rhinos, Asian Elephants and wild water buffalo left in the world. And the highest density of tigers found anywhere in the world. It is a “historic landscape” where tigers live as in centuries past - with many species listed above that are gone from other tiger reserves. A Jewel in the Crown of India. 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 @kaziranga @india

2017/03/11 18:23:07
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story and a NG Wild film with @bertiegregory .One way to mitigate jaguar / cattle issues is by putting buffalo in the herds, seen here on Panthera’s Jofre Velho Fazenda, as jaguars hate buff as they kick and attack them. 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. 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 #natgeochannel #natgeowild @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @sanctuaryasia @thephotosociety #NGcreative @natgeocreative #bigcatsintiative @projetooncafari

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

2017/03/08 14:32:10
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story and a NG Wild film with @bertiegregory Here is a female looking for food. 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 @pantanalsafaris

2017/03/07 22:21:33
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am working on a @natgeo Jaguar story and a NG Wild film with @bertiegregory Here is scarface 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 @pantanalsafaris

2017/03/06 17:26:21
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Friday was 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. READ: Sharon Guynup’s stories on the Thai Tiger Temple at NG News and Sanctuary Asia - http://www.sanctuaryasia.com/magazines/features/10541 #tigers #wildlife #extinction #CITES #WorldWildlifeDay #wildlifetrafficking #China @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @sanctuaryasia @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman

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

2017/03/04 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

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

2017/03/05 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

2017/03/10 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

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

2017/03/26 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

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 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

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

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..