The Endangered Last Tribe of the Caribbean.

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Photographer Eric Lafforgue documents the island tribe, whose existence is threatened by rising sea levels. 18f5f438-72ec-4bfd-b549-164a3ec307d5-2060x2060
The Kuna live on the San Blas islands off the coast of Panama – which have one of the world’s highest populations of albinos
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via The Kuna: the endangered last tribe of the Caribbean – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.

Lonely Vigil in Caracas, Venezuela.

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A woman holds a torch in a lonely while sitting next to a graffiti of 17-year-old protester Neomar Lander, the latest fatality from the anti-government unrest in Venezuela.
Image Credit: Photograph by Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters.
Source: Best photos of the day: whirling dervishes and mortar boards | News | The Guardian

Sleeping with Condors, Valley of Cusco, Peru.

skylodge_02Suspended 400 feet above Peru’s Sacred Valley of Cusco are three capsules that appear like Space Age airstream trailers.
These transparent sleeping pods are intended for unfazed adventures, crafted from aerospace aluminum and weather resistant polycarbonate giving each visitor a 300 degree view of the valley below.
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Skylodge Adventure Suites was created by the company Natura Vive, a group of young entrepreneurs who aim to show people of any age or experience level a mountain adventure.
As a part of the thrill, visitors must either climb or hike a challenging trail with the help of ziplines to reach their sleeping quarters in the sky.
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Each 24 ft. by 8 ft. capsule suite holds four beds, a dining area, and bath, ensuring a comfortable internal temperature and atmosphere with the inclusion of six windows and four ventilation ducts.
The pods also have a clear dome at the top of each, which Natura Vive explains also has curtains for privacy “from the curious gaze of the passing condors (your sky neighbors).” (via designboom)
Read on via Sleep Amongst the Condors 400 Feet Above a Sacred Valley in Peru | Colossal.

Cool Biker Cat, Brazil,

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A motorcycle rider carries his cat, Chiquinho, on his bike, near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2016.
Image Credit: AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo.
Source: 2016 in Review – Features — AP Images Spotlight

The Storm over Panama City.

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Image Credit: Photograph © Santiago Borja. All rights reserved.
An isolated cumulonimbus (an extremely dense, vertically developed cumulus with a low dark base and fluffy masses that extend to great heights, usually producing heavy rains, thunderstorms, or hailstorms) overshoots the tropopause as we deviate around it at 37000 FT south of Panama City, Panama.
The only light source is the powerful lightning within the storm.
See more images via Pacific Storm | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

Retro Ride, Cuba.

Image Credit: Photograph and caption by Lorraine Yip / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest
Traveling through Cuba in a vintage 1950 Chevrolet with a speedometer which no longer works.
We were passing by the city of Camagey known for its winding streets.
The modern American Hawaiian hula figure and yellow taxi cab sign on the dashboard adds to the time travel-esque element of the classic Chevrolet, set against the backdrop of an old and perhaps dilapidated , but not forgotten, Cuba.
Source: 10 Stunning Portraits from the 2017 Nat Geo Travel Photographer of the Year Contest «TwistedSifter