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Mason Foster and Darrelle Revis making plays
Day #30: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hmm, this is another one that I had to look over their roster just because I didn’t know who all was there. Totally forgot they now have one of the best shutdown corners, if not the best, in the game today.
Ever hear of Revis Island?” If you…
San Diego Chargers vs Indianapolis Colts - Monday, October 15, 2013
Chasing Glaciers in Svalbard, Norway, with @arni_coraldo
When not on the road or in the air, Corey Arnold (@arni_coraldo) spends his days captaining a commercial salmon fishing vessel in Bristol Bay, Alaska. For about five months each year, however, Corey is dispatched to photograph some of the coldest and most remote corners of the globe. When packing for his expeditions, Corey always leaves room for his iPhone and uses Instagram to share a window into his travels.
"Instagram has been a great way to post a behind the scenes look at my life on the road with friends and share my adventures with a growing audience," says Corey. "I often shoot many thousands of images while traveling and few of those images ever see the light of day, so it is great to have an instant outlet for those."
Recently, Corey spent several weeks in Svalbard, Norway, documenting glaciers for Project Pressure (@projectpressure). “Project Pressure,” says Corey, “is creating the world’s first interactive glacier archive and collaborating with scientists to share information and photographs in order to better understand climate change.”
"I was based out of a Polish polar research station in the south and spent my days traveling long distances with too much equipment, hiking over glaciers and climbing mountains."
The landscape was among the most spectacular Corey has ever witnessed: “Mountains of sheer rock rise straight up from the sea surrounded by endless miles of calving glaciers. Meanwhile reindeer, arctic, foxes and polar bears roam the shores.”
Even though his expedition recently ended, Corey looks forward to returning. “I never know where I’m going to go next, but you can count on more arctic adventures.” He also has a book launch and several exhibitions in the works for the coming year.
In the meantime, expect photos from Corey’s life as a fisherman where Instagram serves a different role. “As a commercial fisherman, I see Instagram as a great way to educate the public about issues I’m very passionate about like our battle to prevent large scale industrial copper mining in the headwaters of Bristol Bay.”
To see the world through Corey’s lens, follow @arni_coraldo on Instagram.
Arashiyama’s Bamboo Forest
In the Arashiyama (嵐山) district of Kyoto, Japan, is the jaw-dropping Sagano Bamboo Grove. The forest was the setting of Japanese novelist and poet Lady Murasaki Shikibu’s acclaimed novel, "The Tale of Genji." There is a walking path that cuts through the bamboo grove and makes for a photogenic trek as light filters through the stalks. The bamboo in the grove is still used to manufacture cups, boxes, baskets and mats in the area.
To view more photos and videos of the bamboo forest, be sure to visit the 竹林の小径 (Kitasaga Bamboo Grove) location page.
Laos’s Majestic Cascading Kuang Si Waterfalls
About 29 kilometers (18 miles) south of the Laos city of Luang Prabang sits a majestic, three-tierded wall of water called the Kuang Si falls. After cascading down the tiered 200-foot rock face, the water collects in a series of pools that are a popular draw for locals and tourists alike.
The turquoise cascading pools, a common feature of travertine waterfalls, are open for swimming and a popular subject for Instagramming visitors.
Tehran’s Azadi Tower (برج آزادی)
For more photos and videos of the Azadi Tower, check out the Azadi Square | میدان آزادی location page.
The Azadi Tower (برج آزادی) sits at the west entrance to Tehran, Iran, and is the city’s most iconic structure. Composed of eight thousand blocks of white marble stone quarried in the Esfahan region, the tower’s construction was financed by a group of five hundred Iranian industrialists. Construction finished in 1971 to commemorate the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. Originally the structure was named Shahyad Tower (شهیاد آریامهر), meaning “Kings’ Memorial,” but was dubbed Azadi or “Freedom” (برج آزادی) after the Iranian Revolution of 1979.
The tower sits in the middle of Tehran’s famous Azadi Square, the site of many of the demonstrations leading up to the Iranian Revolution on 12 December 1979. With the rich history that surrounds it, the Azadi Tower is part of a greater cultural complex including a museum underneath the structure.