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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Two bright smiley girls in the remote community of Lalehun, around the #golaforest national park, Eastern Sierra Leone. Sadly in these rural communities most children drop out of education very early, particularly girls who, from the young age of 15, are given in marriage to men who can easily be 20 years their seniors.
#sierraleone #westafrica #africa #everydayafrica #portrait_shots #portraits_mf #womenempowerment #girlseducationmatters #childmarriage #portraitphotography #portrait_shots #bwportraits #bwphotography #educateagirl
Ferry crossing on the river Moa, Sierra Leone #natgeo #natgeotraveller #natgeoyourshot #guardiantravel  #guardiantravelsnaps 
#travelphotography #travel #portraits_mf #Africa #westAfrica 
#everydayafrica #streetphotography #africatravel #SierraLeone #sierraleoneans
#rivercrossing
Tropical evening #Africa #sierraleone #kenema #tropical #night #lightbulb #natgeo #natgeotraveller #natgeoyourshot
#guardiantravel  #guardiantravelsnaps 
#travelphotography #travel
#everydayafrica #westAfrica
Happiness at the Holi festival in Rishikesh, India. March 2017. ​#india  #EveryDayIndia #StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures #indiatravelrgram 
#indiaclicks #city_bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia #natgeoyourshotindia 
#natgeo #natgeotraveller #natgeoyourshot #guardiantravelsnaps #streetphotography
#travelphotography #travel #PhotoStory ​​#portraits_mf #holi_festival
#colours #portrait #beard #portraitshoot #holifestival 
#rishikesh #​Uttarkhand​ ​#portraitmood #portraitphotography #zonestreet
Minimalis (and surreal) corridor in Pontio Arts Centre (Bangor, Gwynedd, December 2017)

#interiordesign #minimalistdesign #futuristicdesign #corridor #designlife
#designporn #designlovers #designerlife #designinterior #interiordesignideas
#interiordesigner #pontio #pontiobangor #bangor #bangoruniversity 
#minimalist #minimalismo #minimalism #minimalistic #minimalisthome 
#minimalexperience #minimal_perfection #minimalism_world #minimalistdecor #minimalistgrammer
#minimalistphoto #minimalmood #minimal #minimalove #minimal_int
A man sifts the banks of the Ganges, near Manikarnika Ghat, in the hope of finding gold and valuables that may have been cast in the river together with the ashes of cremated bodies (Varanasi, March 2017). #India  #EveryDayIndia #StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures #indiatravelrgram 
#indiaclicks #city_bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia #natgeoyourshotindia 
#varanasi #uttarpradesh #ghatsofvaranasi #ghats #ganges 
#ganga #worship #spirituality #poverty #PhotoStory 
#manikarnikaghat #natgeotraveller #natgeoyourshot #guardiantravel  #guardiantravelsnaps 
#travelphotography #travel #blackandwhitephoto #streetphotography #blackandwhitestreetphotography
Winter crepuscle (Manchester, December 2017) 
#manchester #mcr #Ilovemcr #itsallaboutmanchester #dusk 
#twilglight #nightfall #crepuscle #winter #wintertrees 
#silouette #tree #travel #natgeo #natgeoyourshot 
#natgeotravel #chorlton #chorlton #mist #mcrfinest 
#foggytrees_challenge #foggyevening #foggy
A young Grey Parrot poached from the nest as a chick is now kept as a pet in a household on the island of Príncipe (São Tomé and Príncipe).
This endangered species has seen dramatic declines across its distribution range due to the harvest for the international pet trade and the loss of degradation of its habitat.

#Principe #sãotoméepríncipe #saotomeeprincipe🇸🇹 #saotomeeprincipe

#trees #rainforest #rainforestbiome #rainforestadventures 
#reservadelabiosfera#biospherereserve #endangeredspecies ​
#greyparrot #greyparrots #africangreyparrot #parrots #teajournals

#illegalwildlifetrade #conservationphotography #birdconservation #wildlifetrade ​
#portratis_mf #Africa #westAfrica #poaching
It's a new dawn in Manchester #manchester #mcr #Ilovemcr #itsallaboutmanchester #dawn #autumn #autumn🍁 #autumntrees #silouette #tree #amazingday #travel #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #longfordpark #natgeotravel
Youths chant their prayers to the Ganges at dawn (Varanasi, March 2017)

#india  #EveryDayIndia #StreetPhotographyIndia #IndiaPictures #indiatravelrgram 
#indiaclicks #city_bizarre #yourshot_india #unlimitedindia #natgeoyourshotindia 
#varanasi #uttarpradesh #ghatsofvaranasi #ghats #ganges 
#ganga #worship  #spirituality #natgeo #natgeotraveller #natgeoyourshot
#guardiantravel  #guardiantravelsnaps #travelphotography #travel 
#meditation #chanting
A boy cools down his horse in the sea. Lombok, Indonesia, August 2016

#indonesia #indonesian#wonderfulindonesia #lombok #indonesianphotography
#indonesiaparadise #lombok #lombokisland #lomboktrip #southeastasia
#horse #horsebackriding #horses #tea_journals #horses_of_instagram
#natgeo #natgeotraveller #natgeoyourshot #guardiantravel #guardiantravelsnaps 
#travelphotography #travel #PhotoStory #islandhopping #horsesofinstagram
Owing to a badly executed manoeuvre, 'African N° 1', one of the two vessels which once guaranteed communications between Príncipe and São Tomé, has now become a permanent landmark of Santo Antonio bay. August 2014

#Africa #westAfrica #Principe #sãotoméepríncipe #saotomeeprincipe🇸🇹 #saotomeeprincipe #reservadelabiosfera #biospherereserve #travelphotography #travel
#natgeo #natgeotraveller #natgeoyourshot #guardiantravel  #guardiantravelsnaps 
#PhotoStory #shipwreck #sunset #ship #everydayafrica