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@Natgeo photographer, filmmaker, speaker and explorer. Nikon ambassador. New book: Panda Love:The Secret Lives of Pandas

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Friends in Australia, I have TWO FREE tickets to attend @Apertureaustralia June 22-23 and if you dont win you can use the code VITALE150 for $150 off! I'm excited to be a keynote speaker at this unique conference in Sydney. The weekend will be a celebration of the art of photography, designed to inspire all who attend, professional to novice to non-photographers. I would love to see you there!

To win, tag your friend and write an inspirational quote in the comments of this photo. Two people from among the comments will be chosen at random to each receive a pass. 
So, let me know - what inspires you? Winners will be announced by Thursday, May 23.

@natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #ipanda #panda #pandas #babypanda #pandamonium #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #endangered #china #conservation #savetheplanet #natureisspeaking #nikon #nikonlove #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #amivitale #apertureaustralia #australia.

Friends in Australia, I have TWO FREE tickets to attend @Apertureaustralia June 22-23 and if you dont win you can use the code VITALE150 for $150 off! I'm excited to be a keynote speaker at this unique conference in Sydney. The weekend will be a celebration of the art of photography, designed to inspire all who attend, professional to novice to non-photographers. I would love to see you there! To win, tag your friend and write an inspirational quote in the comments of this photo. Two people from among the comments will be chosen at random to each receive a pass. So, let me know - what inspires you? Winners will be announced by Thursday, May 23. @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #ipanda #panda #pandas #babypanda #pandamonium #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #endangered #china #conservation #savetheplanet #natureisspeaking #nikon #nikonlove #nikonambassador #nikonnofilter #amivitale #apertureaustralia #australia ...

On the feast day of St. Sebastian, a Roman Catholic nun waits for a procession to pass in Jaffna. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of the civil war that ended in 2009. It is a profoundly beautiful nation whose people remain very much in my heart.

@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

On the feast day of St. Sebastian, a Roman Catholic nun waits for a procession to pass in Jaffna. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of the civil war that ended in 2009. It is a profoundly beautiful nation whose people remain very much in my heart. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Photo by @amivitale. Pilgrims bathe in the Menik Ganga (a river flowing near the Kataragama temple) for the annual Kataragama Esala festival in Sri Lanka. After having a bath, devotees walk across to the temple bearing offerings of flowers and fruit to the god, to begin the Esala Kataragama. The town is sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of the civil war that ended in 2009. 
@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale. Pilgrims bathe in the Menik Ganga (a river flowing near the Kataragama temple) for the annual Kataragama Esala festival in Sri Lanka. After having a bath, devotees walk across to the temple bearing offerings of flowers and fruit to the god, to begin the Esala Kataragama. The town is sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of the civil war that ended in 2009. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Photo by @amivitale | Prema Ratana takes care of a spotted deer that he rescued after he found it alone in the forest without his mother at the Ritigala Monastery, an ancient Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka. I was honored to work in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of their 26-year civil war that ended in 2009. The beauty of the island and the kindness of the people moved me daily. My heart is broken over the tragic violence of the bombings that targeted places where I spent so much time.  I hope that we can all focus on what unites us and end this cycle of violence. 
@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale | Prema Ratana takes care of a spotted deer that he rescued after he found it alone in the forest without his mother at the Ritigala Monastery, an ancient Buddhist monastery in Sri Lanka. I was honored to work in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of their 26-year civil war that ended in 2009. The beauty of the island and the kindness of the people moved me daily. My heart is broken over the tragic violence of the bombings that targeted places where I spent so much time. I hope that we can all focus on what unites us and end this cycle of violence. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Photo by @amivitale. Sandals wait while pilgrims bathe in the Menik Ganga (a river flowing near to the Kataragama temple) for the annual Kataragama Esala festival in Sri Lanka. After having a bath, devotees walk across to the temple bearing offerings of flowers and fruit to the god to begin the Esala Kataragama. The town is sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of the civil war that ended in 2009.

@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale. Sandals wait while pilgrims bathe in the Menik Ganga (a river flowing near to the Kataragama temple) for the annual Kataragama Esala festival in Sri Lanka. After having a bath, devotees walk across to the temple bearing offerings of flowers and fruit to the god to begin the Esala Kataragama. The town is sacred to Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. In Sri Lanka, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of the civil war that ended in 2009. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Happy Mothers Day! I hope your day is sweet and rich, mothers and children alike. Here, Ntipiyon Nonguta and her son Bernard, 1, relax with their neighbors as they make beaded belts for Loisaba Community Trust in Ewaso Village in Laikipia, Kenya. These women are in a community surrounding @loisaba_conservancy and are being supported and given access to international markets. Revenue from ecotourism is reinvested into neighboring communities like Ewaso. Their stunning designs are available worldwide. Visit beadworkskenya.com to learn where you can purchase.

To get involved and learn more about their intricate work and community based conservation, please follow @beadworkskenya @nrt_kenya and @loisaba_conservancy.

@nature_org @nature_africa @natgeoimagecollection @natgeo @nikonusa  #kenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #northernkenya #africa #children #mothersandsons #mothers #empowerment #conservation #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador.

Happy Mothers Day! I hope your day is sweet and rich, mothers and children alike. Here, Ntipiyon Nonguta and her son Bernard, 1, relax with their neighbors as they make beaded belts for Loisaba Community Trust in Ewaso Village in Laikipia, Kenya. These women are in a community surrounding @loisaba_conservancy and are being supported and given access to international markets. Revenue from ecotourism is reinvested into neighboring communities like Ewaso. Their stunning designs are available worldwide. Visit beadworkskenya.com to learn where you can purchase. To get involved and learn more about their intricate work and community based conservation, please follow @beadworkskenya @nrt_kenya and @loisaba_conservancy. @nature_org @nature_africa @natgeoimagecollection @natgeo @nikonusa #kenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #northernkenya #africa #children #mothersandsons #mothers #empowerment #conservation #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador ...

Photo by @amivitale. Esala Perahera is the grand festival held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the procession consists of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants who are usually adorned with lavish garments. 
For thousands of years, there has been a unique blending of cultures and religions on the island, until civil war disrupted it. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of that 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009. Throughout the nation's history, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. I hold hope in my heart that that peace they previously had will soon be restored.

@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale. Esala Perahera is the grand festival held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the procession consists of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants who are usually adorned with lavish garments. For thousands of years, there has been a unique blending of cultures and religions on the island, until civil war disrupted it. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of that 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009. Throughout the nation's history, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. I hold hope in my heart that that peace they previously had will soon be restored. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Photo by @amivitale. A student poses on the sidelines of her school's annual sports day in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. After 26 years of conflict on the island nation, the country's civil war came to an end in 2009. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of that civil war. The people I met there remain very much in my heart.

@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale. A student poses on the sidelines of her school's annual sports day in Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. After 26 years of conflict on the island nation, the country's civil war came to an end in 2009. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of that civil war. The people I met there remain very much in my heart. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Photo by @amivitale. ONE MILLION. I've been trying to wrap my head around the @UnitedNations Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystems published Monday. Our human activity is taking down 1 million plants and animals, causing the sixth extinction event on this planet. This extinction event is different—it’s driven by humans and it’s happening at an incredibly fast and accelerating rate. A million beautiful, ancient creatures like Sudan might breath their last breath in our lifetime. (Here, in his final moments, comforted by dedicated @olpejeta keeper Zacharia Mutai). Witnessing the last of anything die is something I never want to do again. Witnessing it a million times over may be more than my heart can stand and may be more than our fragile ecosystem can bear. Nature needs us now. Get involved. Use your voice. Every choice we make has a profound impact.  Don't sit this one out. 
Learn from, support and engage @conservationorg @nature_org @nature_africa and the many other conservation organizations around the world working to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. We still have time, but we must act now.

@safariparkdvurkralove @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @nikonusa #DontLetThemDisappear #WorthMoreAlive  #savenature #LastManStanding #SudanForever #OlPejetaRhinos #NorthernWhiteRhinos #protectrhinos #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #nikonambassador #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #natureisspeaking #amivitale #campaignfornature.

Photo by @amivitale. ONE MILLION. I've been trying to wrap my head around the @UnitedNations Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystems published Monday. Our human activity is taking down 1 million plants and animals, causing the sixth extinction event on this planet. This extinction event is different—it’s driven by humans and it’s happening at an incredibly fast and accelerating rate. A million beautiful, ancient creatures like Sudan might breath their last breath in our lifetime. (Here, in his final moments, comforted by dedicated @olpejeta keeper Zacharia Mutai). Witnessing the last of anything die is something I never want to do again. Witnessing it a million times over may be more than my heart can stand and may be more than our fragile ecosystem can bear. Nature needs us now. Get involved. Use your voice. Every choice we make has a profound impact. Don't sit this one out. Learn from, support and engage @conservationorg @nature_org @nature_africa and the many other conservation organizations around the world working to build a future in which we can live in harmony with nature. We still have time, but we must act now. @safariparkdvurkralove @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @nikonusa #DontLetThemDisappear #WorthMoreAlive #savenature #LastManStanding #SudanForever #OlPejetaRhinos #NorthernWhiteRhinos #protectrhinos #rhinos #saverhinos #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #nikonambassador #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #natureisspeaking #amivitale #campaignfornature ...

Photo by @amivitale. Monday morning rush hour in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, as students bike to school. School starts at  7:30 am sharp in this picturesque seaside town. Trincomalee is one of the oldest cities in Asia and has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since 400 BCE. Now, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim students live together, in one of the many hopeful scenes I witnessed while working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo looking at the memory of their 26-year-long civil war, which ended in 2009. I hold the people of Sri Lanka in my heart. 
@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale. Monday morning rush hour in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, as students bike to school. School starts at 7:30 am sharp in this picturesque seaside town. Trincomalee is one of the oldest cities in Asia and has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since 400 BCE. Now, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim students live together, in one of the many hopeful scenes I witnessed while working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo looking at the memory of their 26-year-long civil war, which ended in 2009. I hold the people of Sri Lanka in my heart. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Photo by @amivitale. Ramadan Mubarak! Here, students from other parts of Sri Lanka play on a beach in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, after visiting Koneswaram Kovil. The town has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since 400 BCE. Now, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim students all visited the Hindu temple and played on the beach together afterwards, a hopeful scene after a long, twenty-six year civil war. In Sri Lanka, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of their civil war, which ended in 2009. The people I met there are still very much in my heart and on my mind. 
@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale. Ramadan Mubarak! Here, students from other parts of Sri Lanka play on a beach in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, after visiting Koneswaram Kovil. The town has been a Hindu pilgrimage site since 400 BCE. Now, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim students all visited the Hindu temple and played on the beach together afterwards, a hopeful scene after a long, twenty-six year civil war. In Sri Lanka, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of their civil war, which ended in 2009. The people I met there are still very much in my heart and on my mind. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

Photo by @amivitale. Families enjoy the ocean on a Sunday evening in Weligama, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a densely populated island in the Indian Ocean that had finally emerged from decades of a brutal civil war. Today, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. Last week’s attacks were an anomaly that I pray will never be repeated. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of their 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009. I hope and believe that lasting peace will soon be realized there.

@natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale.

Photo by @amivitale. Families enjoy the ocean on a Sunday evening in Weligama, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is a densely populated island in the Indian Ocean that had finally emerged from decades of a brutal civil war. Today, Muslims and Christians have largely lived peacefully side-by-side, immune from much of the tension that exists between the religious groups in many parts of the world. Last week’s attacks were an anomaly that I pray will never be repeated. I had the privilege of working in Sri Lanka for @natgeo as we looked at the memory of their 26-year civil war, which ended in 2009. I hope and believe that lasting peace will soon be realized there. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @nikonusa #srilanka #prayforsrilanka #staystrong #cinnamonhotels #staystrongsrilanka #photojournalism #amivitale ...

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