Christian Rodríguez Photos & Videos on Instagram

@christian_foto  Exploring issues related to gender and identity. Member of @prime_collective 📸 @NatGeo contributor @TED Global 2017 Fellow

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Video by @christian_foto / @prime_collective on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia. Returning from my assignment in Tame, Arauca, where we traveled in the region known as Llano Colombiano, we found this group of white herons. White herons, also known as great egrets, are widely distributed across most tropical and temperate regions of the world and they build nests in colonies near the water. Like a story from Gabriel García Márquez, in the very last hours we were given a treasured memory from of one of Colombia’s most beautiful regions. Video by @christian_foto on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia. #elllano #colombia #gabo

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Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective on assignment for @natgeo Alexandra Guerrero (15) attending the program "Bebé, Piénsalo Bien", Tame School located in Tame, Arauca , Colombia. This program was created to raise awareness and prevent teen pregnancy, it uses robot babies that are ran by a software. The children have to attend to the babies needs like: feeding them, changing their pampers, relieving stomach ailments, comforting them when crying, for 48/72 hours. ​This week I am working in Meta Municipality in Colombia. There has been a reduction of 35% in young pregnancy. The program "Bebé, Piénsalo Bien.” ( Baby, Think it over) has been applied in the last 5 years Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective on assignment for @natgeo #teenmom #educationalprogram #colombia

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Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective on assignment for @natgeo A fake Jaguar in Madidi National Park. The Chinese use Jaguar teeth as medicine, believing them to contain curing powers and aphrodisiacs. For each tooth, the poachers are paid 100 usd. In China, this price can be raised to as high as 5000 usd in value. Chinese presence in the region has expanded due to the growth of factories and contracts that the government has produced with construction companies. Poachers in the region have increased to further illegal jaguar hunting; they will sell the head and various parts of the animal. In the Tuichi River region, the jaguar population has decreased significantly. Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective on assignment for @natgeo #jaguar #hunter #bolivia

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14 days ago

Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective on assignment for @natgeo in the Bolivian Amazon. Portrait of Soria Juan Crizolomo Ticumani. He belong to ESSE EJJA people and live in Madidi National Park in Bolivia. Indigenous groups in the region are permitted to hunt solely for their own food supply, though the Jaguar is a protected species. Indigenous communities, such as the ESSE EJJA, are nomads who live off the fish and game they hunt themselves. #hunter #amazon #Bolivia Video by @christian_foto / @prime_collective on assignment for @natgeo

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22 days ago

Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective XIEC III Ms. Dao Nhu Ngoc preparing her hula hoop made from bamboo for a show at her room in Le Than building, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This photo is part of my long term project call "Xiec" ( Circus in vietnamese ) about daily life of two vietnamese companies. This work was published on National Geographic Magazine. photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective #xiec #circus #hanoi #vietnam

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25 days ago

Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective Nguyen Thu Thi Huong, an elephant rider with the Vietnam Circus Federation, waits to go onstage in Ninh Binh, a small town some 60 miles south of the capital, Hanoi. Founded in 1956, the VCF is the oldest troupe in Vietnam. This photo is part of my long term project call "Xiec" ( Circus in vietnamese ) about daily life of two vietnamese circus. This work was published in @natgeo Magazine. photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective #xiec #circus #hanoi #vietnam

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1 month ago

Video by @christian_foto / @prime_collective The state of Veracruz is a region with one of the largest quantity of migratory birds in Mexico. There are more than 200 species of birds who travel great distances across the country. There are various migratory routes, including the migratory passage in the center of Veracruz, which sees millions of birds of prey pass through each year. In this area, a natural funnel has been created to maintain the specific passageway of these birds of prey. On one hand, the majority of migratory bird species need high temperatures and favorable winds in order to use the least amount of their energy during the migration. The mountainous structures of the volcanic system in Mexico cut its coastal plain in half. Migratory birds are not used to flying over these mountainous regions because the winds and thermal currents are not consistently favorable, thus obligating them to continue towards the strait of the coastal plain, which is the only side they can migrate in a concentrated mass. Video by @christian_foto / @prime_collective #veracruz #migration #birds #mexico

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Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective My assignment for @scientific_american with @erikvance in the August issue. Our story about Vaquita in "El Golfo de Santa Clara" MUTILATED TOTOABA is discarded on the dried-up Colorado River bed. Fishermen catch the protected species and rip out the swim bladder. Racketeers ship the bladders to China, where they sell for thousands of dollars on the black market because they supposedly have potent medical powers. #scientificamerican #totoaba #vaquita #golfosantaclara #mexico #méxico

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