Simon Valle

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Conservation ecologist and photographer.
Collecting weird and wonderful stories from my journeys.
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http://windingpathsblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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Pilgrims entrust their prayers to the River Ganges in the form of floating candles and floral offerings (puja). Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, March 2017

#india #varanasi #uttarpradesh #travelphotography #travel#ghat #ghatsofvaranasi #ghats #ganges #ganga #worship #puja #EveryDayIndia#StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures#PhotoStory #indiaclicks #indiatravelrgram#guardiantravelsnaps #city.bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia
"Re-covering" Project: reimagining, revisiting, reinventing the covers of much loved books through my own photography.

Lord of the Flies by William Golding 
#lordoftheflies #williamgolding #bookcover #bookcoverdesign #bookcoverart #booklove #bookworm #bookish #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #bibliophile #classic #penguinbooks #penguinclassics #faberandfaber #faberbook #literatureinspired #inspiredbybooks #re-covering #re-coveringproject #dinosaur
Image taken at the #edenproject #cornwall
Doing the laundry in the Ganges and leaving it out to dry on the ghats (Varanasi) 
#india #varanasi #travelphotography #travel#ghat #ghatsofvaranasi  #ghats #ganges #ganga #laundrytime #EveryDayIndia#StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures#PhotoStory #indiaclicks #indiatravelrgram#guardiantravelsnaps #city.bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia
A sign from India (3/3) Varanasi, undoubtly the most sacred city in India, where even bins are holy.
#india #varanasi #travelphotography #travel #ghat #ghatsofvaranasi #EveryDayIndia #StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures #PhotoStory #indiaclicks #indiatravelrgram #guardiantravelsnaps #city.bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia
A sign from India (2/3) Spiritual seekers from all over the world flock to Rishkesh, in the foothills of the Himalya, to join ashrams and yogic schools. 
#india #rishkesh #ashram #travelphotography #travel #EveryDayIndia #StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures #PhotoStory #indiaclicks #indiatravelrgram #guardiantravelsnaps #city.bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia
A sign from India (1/3): Indian conservationists appeal to their fellow nationals' faith in rebirth to raise awareness on the issue of endangered species.
#conservation #siberiancrane #cranes #india #bharatpur #KeoladeoNationalPark #Rajasthan #birdconservation #birding #birds #travelphotography #travel #EveryDayIndia #IndiaPictures #PhotoStory #indiaclicks #indiatravelrgram #guardiantravelsnaps #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia
A photo of mine (previously posted on Instagram) has been commended by the judge (amongst almost 1,000 entries) in the "That Look" competition on Photocrowd.com, thank you #photocrowd. 
#india #Jodpur #travelphotography #travel #EveryDayIndia #StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures #streetphotography #indiaclicks #indiatravelrgram #guardiantravelsnaps #city.bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia
Tree of life (3/3): Despite having been just been 'done up', the new pedestrian area around Manchester Central Library is dominated by the grey of the concrete. A few remaining trees, together with the iconic red phonebox and a brightly clothed passerby, are the only hint of colour #trees #manchestercentrallibrary #red #phonebox #manchester #mcr #Ilovemcr #citygreen #itsallaboutmanchester #guardiantravelsnaps
Tree of life (2/3): Biologist Filippo Marolla looks up with wonder at the crown of an impressive Kapok Tree in the forests of Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa). The southern half of the island is still blanketed with primary rain forest, due to its difficult access.  #trees #rainforest #Africa #saotomeeprincipe #principe #travelphotography #travel #rainforestbiome #rainforestadventures #reservadelabiosfera #biospherereserve #guardiantravelsnaps
Tree of life (1/3): A Western Bristlecone Pine stands out against the sky, defiant of the centuries gone by. The oldest individual ever recorded was 4,862 years old when it was felled in 1964. #bristlecone #bristleconepineforest #ancient #californiadreaming #landscape_lover #calilove #trees #nationalparks #nationalforest #california #explorecalifornia #USA #californialove #californiaadventure #guardiantravelsnaps
Every dog has his day (3/3): In Príncipe stray dogs lead a life of hardship and abuse. Hope lies in the younger generation, like this boy who exuberantly shows his affection to an as yet unconvinced dog. (Santo Antonio, Príncipe, São Tomé and Príncipe) #everydoghasitsday #straydogs #dogs #Africa #dogsofinstagram #saotomeeprincipe #principe #travelphotography #travel #guardiantravelsnaps
Every dog has its day (2/3): A stray trots into the distance, on the edges of the Sahara Desert. (Merzouga, Morocco) #everydoghasitsday #desert #merzouga #merzougadesert #sahara #dunes #dogs #straydogs #dogsofinstagram #travelphotography #travel #morocco #guardiantravelsnaps