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“When I took this picture, I imagined the tree as a living creature, as if it was standing and watching nature itself,” says 27-year-old Iranian photographer Hamidreza Amiri (@hamidrezaamiri_). #WHPplanetearth
Photo by @hamidrezaamiri_
On planet Earth, a heart can be made with pure sunlight. 💖 For 23-year-old photographer Amatou (@amatou_0429), capturing this epic reflection in Japan was no accident. “It can only be seen in the early morning for a short period during a certain time of year,” he says. Furthermore, the clouds, wind and humidity all have to cooperate to get this one just right.
Follow along as we share more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPplanetearth
Photo by @amatou_0429
Happy #EarthDay! Today we’re celebrating with Liron Gertsman (@liron_gertsman_photography), an 18-year-old nature photographer who hopes his photos help educate people about the environment. 📸 🏔
“I hope that people see my photos and come away with a new sense of love, respect and desire to protect the incredible natural world,” says Liron, who studies at the University of British Columbia. In 2018, his photos of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador earned him praise at the Audubon Photography Awards and London’s Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Beyond the awards, the experience helped him realize the power of the lens. “Those photos were seen by people in museums around the world which taught me the power of photography as a tool for education and conservation,” he says.
Today on our story, Liron takes us on a photo hike.
Photo by @liron_gertsman_photography
“If I’m shining, everybody gonna shine.” —Lizzo (@lizzobeeating), “Juice” ✨ “Blame it on my... [ahem, her] juice.” 🍹
Yesterday, the artist’s album “Cuz I Love U” was released, and today, she stars on our IGTV channel, sharing some of the outfits she rocked at Coachella last weekend. “I like to have fun with my looks and look as loud as I am,” says the artist. Tune in now to talk fashion, body positivity and performing with the one and only Lizzo. ✨
Artist Lizzo shares her (now iconic) looks from last weekend’s Coachella Festival.
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPplanetearth
Earth Day is just around the corner, so this weekend the challenge is to capture our home planet through your lens. For inspiration, check out the featured image by Patrick Monatsberger (@moners). Here are some tips to get started:
🌏 Explore the world. Climb a mountain — or a majestic tree in your own backyard. Whether big or small, find a landscape that shows what our planet has to offer.
🌍 Meet your neighbors. Keep an eye out for Earth’s inhabitants – human and animal alike. Whether it’s your lifelong fluffy friend or a ladybug you just met.
🌎 Bright mornings, sunsets and night stars. Think of how the time of day and time of year might play a role.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPplanetearth hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. By adding the #WHPplanetearth hashtag, you consent to and grant Instagram all rights to repost your photo or video. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend with the #WHPplanetearth hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured next week.
Featured photo by @moners
For yoga teacher Jonah Kest (@kestyoga), finding the right vibe is all about timing. “It’s about watching the heartbeat of the city and waiting for the perfect opening in the crowd,” says the 23-year-old, who was able to capture the “chaos of Tokyo meets the stillness of yoga.” #WHPvibes
Photo by @kestyoga
Hello, world. Today’s #WeeklyFluff answers the question: What’s better than one bunny? Two bunnies! Nimbus and Totoro (@nimbus_and_totoro) are here, just in time to be our dual Easter bunnies. 🐰🐰
“Rabbits are best when they have a partner,” says their human Pesha Nguyen. “But some can be difficult to pair due to their desire for dominance and territory. Fortunately, our buns were love at first sight.”
Photo by @nimbus_and_totoro
Want to believe you’re in a rustic fairy tale? “Close your eyes and let yourself go,” says Isa Colino Justicia (@akanita7), who did just that when she stumbled upon a wild horse in the outskirts of Lleida, Spain. #WHPvibes
Photo by @akanita7
Viral dance challenge accepted. We asked some of our favorite dancers, featured in the May 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan (@cosmopolitan), to bring their favorite hashtags to life.
Tune in to our story to watch, and check out their Cosmo feature story online and on newsstands now.
Head in the clouds? Welcome to the club. Photographer Fikri Amanda Abubakar (@fishide_) from Jakarta, Indonesia, created a space where dreams meet reality. #WHPvibes
Photo illustration by @fishide_
“That morning had such a calm and peaceful vibe,” says Bettina Halas (@bettina___h), a photographer of Thai and German descent who is pictured on a lake near her hometown in Thailand. “You visit this place during sunrise and all the flowers start opening, so together with the flowers I soaked in the first sun rays.”
Follow along as we share more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPvibes
Photo by @bettina___h