Most Moving Photos of 2016

Most Moving Photos of 2016

National Geographic has recently made a collection of the most moving photos of 2016. Each photo has a story behind which makes it even more impacting. Enjoy watching!
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Antonio Abram (13), with his sisters, Julie Abram (12), and India Abram (12), collect their daily allowance of bottled water from Firehouse #3, Martin Luther King Avenue, Flint, Michigan, January 27, 2016. Lead poisoning and other water contamination threatens local residents.

This photo was originally published in “Intimate Portraits of Flint Show Frustration, Fear, Perseverance,” in February 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY WAYNE LAWRENCE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A dock worker uses a mallet to dislodge frozen tuna aboard a Chinese cargo vessel docked at the city of General Santos in the Philippines. The cargo vessel spends up to two months at sea with a fleet of a dozen tuna boats working to fill its freezer.

This photo was originally published in “One of the World’s Biggest Fisheries Is on the Verge of Collapse,” in August 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ADAM DEAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Recyclers in Bhalswa climb on top of one of the giant open air garbage dump. The dump, located in Delhi, the world’s most polluted city, burns 24/7 and creates toxic fumes.

This photo was originally published in “What It’s Like to Live in the World’s Most Polluted City,” in April 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MATTHIEU PALEY, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Peaceful protest held on the State Capital lawn in Bismarck, North Dakota against the pipeline.

This photo was originally published in “Meet the Native Americans on the Front Lines of a Historic Protest,” in September 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ERIKA LARSEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Kids dive into the river where a bridge collapsed in Port Salut, Haiti. Port Salut in the far southwest of the country suffered serious damage with many homes completely destroyed.

This photo was originally published in “Pictures Reveal Hurricane Matthew’s Destruction in Haiti,” in October 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW MCCONNELL, PANOS FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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“I was at Pulse the night of the shooting. I was on my way home. I was standing at the door when all of a sudden I heard gunshots and all that. And I ran out the door and I didn’t look back. The past couple days have been very tragic cause I heard that like 50 people got killed. Luckily God blessed me to live another day. My heart goes out to everybody that has family that was involved or killed inside that shooting.” – Demetrius Spires photographed on Latin Night in front of The Parliament House Hotel and Bar, a popular gay hang out in the city of Orlando, Florida, June 16th, 2016.

This photo was originally published in “Orlando Strong: A Community United After Massacre,” in June 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY WAYNE LAWRENCE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Ramadi, Iraq. July 14, 2016. A displaced family that fled the ISIS-controlled town of Hit, live amid the rubble of an apartment complex in Ramadi.

This photo was originally published in “Surviving the Fall of Isis,” in October 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY MOISES SAMAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Steven Donovan, flipping into a pool, took a seasonal job at Glacier to work on his photography skills.

This photo was originally published in “Can the Selfie Generation Unplug and Get Into Parks?” in October 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY COREY ARNOLD, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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“We are doing fine here, and we were well received,” says Abed Mohammed Al Khader, 88, patriarch of a family of 16 that fled Syria two years ago, but “we want to go back.” This past February they arrived in Berlin and were given shelter, with 1,500 other refugees, in a large gymnasium near the Olympic stadium.

This photo was originally published in “The New Europeans,” in October 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY ROBIN HAMMOND, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A Rüppell’s vulture lays claim to a dead zebra in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, while other Rüppell’s and white-backed vultures (Gyps africanus) move in for a piece of the action. More vultures will likely join the banquet. They can strip a carcass clean in minutes.

This photo was originally published in “Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them” in January 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLIE HAMILTON JAMES, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Thousands of California sea lions, such as this one on rocks near Canada’s Vancouver Island, died in 2014 and 2015. Many starved as they struggled to find food in an unusually warm eastern Pacific.

This photo was originally published in “The Blob That Cooked the Pacific,” in September 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL NICKLEN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Sunrise lights up the Garden Wall, a spine of rock shaped by Ice Age glaciers. Grinnell Glacier once filled the basin below the wall, but like most glaciers in a warming world, it’s shrinking: Since 1850 it has lost more than 75 percent of its surface area.

This photo was originally published in “How the Parks of Tomorrow Will Be Different,” in December 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY KEITH LADZINSKI, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Poachers killed this black rhinocerous for its horn with high-caliber bullets at a water hole in South Africa’s Hluhluwelmfolozi Park. They entered the park illegally, likely from a nearby village, and are thought to have used a silenced hunting rifle. Black rhinos number only about 5,000 today.

This photo was originally published in “Special Investigation: Inside the Deadly Rhino Horn Trade,” in October 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY BRENT STIRTON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Joao Batista comforts his daughter, Alice, who has microcephaly, at their house in Jordao Baixo, Recife, Brazil. Alice has a minimum of four epileptic attacks a day, and damage to her nervous system has caused stiffness in her arms and head. She takes 28 different medicines without financial support.

This photo was originally published in “Pictures Capture Daily Battle Against Zika Mosquitoes,” in February 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY TOMAS MUNITA, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Commanding high prices as pets on the black market, baby orangutans can be captured only by killing their protective mothers. These orphans are being raised at International Animal Rescue.

This photo was originally published in “Inside the Private Lives of Orangutans,” in December 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY TIM LAMAN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Friends and family inspect the body of Debora Maupa’, who died in 2009 at age 73. A well-preserved body, mummified with a solution of formaldehyde and water, is thought to bring good fortune.

This photo was originally published in “When Death Doesn’t Mean Goodbye,” in March 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY BRIAN LEHMANN, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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A pet saddleback tamarin hangs onto Yoina Mameria Nontsotega as the Matsigenka girl takes a dip in the Yomibato River, deep inside Manú National Park.

This photo was originally published in “Why There’s New Hope About Ending Blindness,” in September 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY CHARLIE HAMILTON JAMES, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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Anita (left) and Sonja Singh were born with cataracts that their rural Indian family could not afford to treat. When the sisters were five and 12, donors paid for surgery. Eye-brain pathways are more malleable at younger ages, so Anita gained more vision than Sonja—but both now savor new sights, such as these towering reeds.

This photo was originally published in “Why There’s New Hope About Ending Blindness,” in September 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY BRENT STIRTON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

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As an evening storm lights up the sky, about 413,000 sandhill cranes arrive to roost in the shallows of the Platte River, which is fed by a rapidly-draining aquifer in the once-fertile U.S. Midwest.

This photo was originally published in “What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water’s Gone?,” in August 2016.

PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY OLSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

 

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