Sharbat Gula, The Afghan Girl, In Trouble And Needing Help

Her name, Sharbat Gula, in the Pashto language of the Pashtun people, means sweetwater flower girl. Her photograph of 1984 taken by Steve McCurry was National Geographic’s most famous photograph. Sadly, the end of October 2016, Sharbat Gula was arrested with two men, said to be her sons, in Peshawar, Pakistan. The action was a “complete … Read more

White Tailed Doe sparkles in the Sunlight ~ Photography

Amanda Ricks

“I happened upon this beautiful whitetail doe while hiking along the Centerpoint Trail near Ponca, Arkansas. She was standing along the rocky path, poised in the sunlight that was bursting through the trees above. I readied my camera and tripod as quickly and quietly as possible and was lucky enough to capture the magic moment before she continued down the trail, eventually crossing into the forest.

It’s interesting to note that in the 1920s the deer population in Arkansas had diminished to only around 200, but thanks to conservation efforts by the state the population is now estimated to be about a million, making a meeting like this more possible.”

Courtesy ~Jeff Rose for National Geographic