LOOK: Chickens with attitude, the pomp of post-Soviet architecture, and more

LOOK: Chickens with attitude, the pomp of post-Soviet architecture, and more

Plus: A photographer explores the illegal practice of child marriage in her country.| 
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National Geographic
ISSUE 43   |  May 20, 2018
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Who Do You See in These Chickens?
Photograph by Tamara Staples
Photographer Tamara Staples fell first fell in love with chickens while attending a poultry show and has been smitten ever since. Her latest series, called "Cocky," features oval cameos of the chickens against backdrops of various hues. People see their human relatives in the cameos, says Staples. "They're really connecting with the birds," she says. "They say 'that's my mom' or 'that's my aunt' or 'that's my uncle.' They buy them in pairs and are like 'this is our family tree.'"

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Whether you're in a slum or a city, there is always a hierarchy. Take the time to explain why you're there and get the blessings of the leaders or elders in any community. It will keep you safer than wandering around aimlessly.

—Ami Vitale, National Geographic photographer
Instagram: @amivitale
India's Forgotten Child Brides
Photograph by Saumya Khandelwal
Growing up in India, Saumya Khandelwal and her friends understood that child marriage happened, just not to anyone they knew. When she became a photographer, Khandelwal traveled to regions around the country where this practice is flourishing in the sidelines, despite officially being illegal…

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The Surreal Grandeur of
Post-Soviet Architecture
Photograph by Frank Herfort
After the fall of the Soviet Union, a particular form of architecture emerged, photographer Frank Herfort observed. It was one that spoke to both an authoritarian past and extravagant visions of the future.

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Melancholy Landscapes
Photograph by Guillaume Flandre
A photographer explores the many moods of South America.
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A Mountain as His Muse
Photograph by Takashi Nakazawa
Takashi Nakazawa has made over 70 thousand images of Mount Fuji. One was just chosen as the cover of Traveler magazine.
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"I went to visit a very respected tightrope coach, Yamudin Akhmedkhanov, in the village of Chakhchakh-Kazmalyar, in southern Dagestan," writes photographer Jérémie Jung. "Here we are in his garden where he was teaching his cousin's son how to tightrope-walk. But before leaving to meet another great tightrope walker, my driver Lukman wanted to give it a try. He is the one behind me on the rope."

Jung was in Dagestan to document the centuries-old tradition of tightrope walking in the region, and how it was being kept alive.

You can follow Jérémie Jung on Instagram.
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