Ismail Ferdous (@ismailferdous)

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National Geographic Photographer | @natgeo
Lives in New York City
Creator @afterranaplaza

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Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | “The Great Land Swap”
Four years after India and Bangladesh exchanged exclaves to simplify the world's most complex border, many who chose to move rather than to change their citizenship find that their prospects are not what they'd hoped. These incongruous plots of land within the borders of another nation's territory, known geographically as exclaves (or enclaves) and locally as chhitmahals, had been home to approximately 53,000 people, according to a 2011 Indian census—38,000 Indians in the exclaves of Bangladesh and 15,000 Bangladeshis in the exclaves in India. (An easy, if overly simplistic, explanation is that enclave is to exclave as immigrant is to emigrant: The chhitmahals of India and Bangladesh were both enclave and exclave, in the same way that an immigrant to one country is also an emigrant from another. But also: An exclave is a bit of a country split from its motherland by one or more countries, such as Kaliningrad, Russia, which is separated from Russia by Poland and Lithuania, while an enclave is a territory wholly embedded within another. Only three "true" enclaved nations exist in the world: Lesotho, Vatican City, and San Marino.)#borders #exclaves #enclaves #india #bangladesh .
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | “The Great Land Swap”
Four years after India and Bangladesh exchanged exclaves to simplify the world's most complex border, many who chose to move rather than to change their citizenship find that their prospects are not what they'd hoped. These incongruous plots of land within the borders of another nation's territory, known geographically as exclaves (or enclaves) and locally as chhitmahals, had been home to approximately 53,000 people, according to a 2011 Indian census—38,000 Indians in the exclaves of Bangladesh and 15,000 Bangladeshis in the exclaves in India. (An easy, if overly simplistic, explanation is that enclave is to exclave as immigrant is to emigrant: The chhitmahals of India and Bangladesh were both enclave and exclave, in the same way that an immigrant to one country is also an emigrant from another. But also: An exclave is a bit of a country split from its motherland by one or more countries, such as Kaliningrad, Russia, which is separated from Russia by Poland and Lithuania, while an enclave is a territory wholly embedded within another. Only three "true" enclaved nations exist in the world: Lesotho, Vatican City, and San Marino.)#borders #exclaves #enclaves #india #bangladesh .
⬅️ Swipe ➡️ Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | 26th October 2016 fire raged in the Calais migrant camp (la jungle- Calais) during its demolition. French officials ordered the dismantling of the camp's tents and makeshift structures. More than 6000 camp residents have been dispersed across the town in France while they seek asylum. These refugees were waiting to cross the border from France to Great Britain. #jungle #calais #refugees #brexit .
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⬅️ Swipe ➡️ Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | 26th October 2016 fire raged in the Calais migrant camp (la jungle- Calais) during its demolition. French officials ordered the dismantling of the camp's tents and makeshift structures. More than 6000 camp residents have been dispersed across the town in France while they seek asylum. These refugees were waiting to cross the border from France to Great Britain. #jungle #calais #refugees #brexit .
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Photo by @ismailferdous | “This stunning shot from Ismail Ferdous shows the real beauty of a Canadian forest canopy—I thought it was breathtaking. I love being able to share these images with everyone, and hopefully get more people #LookingUp.” –Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex @sussexroyal 
This photo was taken in MacMillan Provincial Park in Cathedral Grove, British Columbia, Canada.
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Today The Duke of Sussex is guest-editing the @natgeo feed, part of an effort to raise awareness around the Queens Commonwealth Canopy, in which almost 50 countries have dedicated indigenous forest for conservation or have committed to planting millions of new trees to combat climate change. 
The images posted today are all ‘looking up’ at trees from below to highlight the vital role trees play in the Earth’s ecosystem. Post your images of trees, add #lookingup, and at the end of the day, The Duke will share a selection of the most beautiful images that you post from across the world on @sussexroyal Instagram stories.
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Photo by @ismailferdous | “This stunning shot from Ismail Ferdous shows the real beauty of a Canadian forest canopy—I thought it was breathtaking. I love being able to share these images with everyone, and hopefully get more people #LookingUp.” –Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex @sussexroyal
This photo was taken in MacMillan Provincial Park in Cathedral Grove, British Columbia, Canada.
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Today The Duke of Sussex is guest-editing the @natgeo feed, part of an effort to raise awareness around the Queens Commonwealth Canopy, in which almost 50 countries have dedicated indigenous forest for conservation or have committed to planting millions of new trees to combat climate change.
The images posted today are all ‘looking up’ at trees from below to highlight the vital role trees play in the Earth’s ecosystem. Post your images of trees, add #lookingup, and at the end of the day, The Duke will share a selection of the most beautiful images that you post from across the world on @sussexroyal Instagram stories.
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous | @ismailferdous . The Sundarbans is by far the largest mangrove forest on earth, and it sits in the world's largest river delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. This national forest is about 10,000 sq km across Bangladesh and India, of which 60% lies in Bangladesh, and is home to many rare and globally threatened wildlife species such as the Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris). Climate change is impacting the Sundarbans in two major ways. One, the sea is rising and engulfing more and more land at every high tide. When the tide recedes, the land is left more saline than before, less able to grow paddy, the traditional crop of the area. The same goes for the brackish creeks and river mouths dotting the forests. The second effect is more frequent and more severe cyclones, with higher sea temperatures giving the cyclone winds greater velocity. It’s been often hit by big catastrophic cyclones in past years.
#royalbengaltiger #climatechange #sundarbans #bangladesh 🐅
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous | @ismailferdous . The Sundarbans is by far the largest mangrove forest on earth, and it sits in the world's largest river delta formed by the confluence of Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal. This national forest is about 10,000 sq km across Bangladesh and India, of which 60% lies in Bangladesh, and is home to many rare and globally threatened wildlife species such as the Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris). Climate change is impacting the Sundarbans in two major ways. One, the sea is rising and engulfing more and more land at every high tide. When the tide recedes, the land is left more saline than before, less able to grow paddy, the traditional crop of the area. The same goes for the brackish creeks and river mouths dotting the forests. The second effect is more frequent and more severe cyclones, with higher sea temperatures giving the cyclone winds greater velocity. It’s been often hit by big catastrophic cyclones in past years.
#royalbengaltiger #climatechange #sundarbans #bangladesh 🐅
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | August 16, 2017: Construction workers make polders to protect the shore of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Each year in the monsoon season, Bangladesh faces heavy flooding, more than any other country in the world. It's one of the frontline victims of climate change. In recent years, riverbank erosion has annually displaced between 50,000 and 200,000 people. Follow @ismailferdous for more photos and stories around the world.
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | August 16, 2017: Construction workers make polders to protect the shore of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Each year in the monsoon season, Bangladesh faces heavy flooding, more than any other country in the world. It's one of the frontline victims of climate change. In recent years, riverbank erosion has annually displaced between 50,000 and 200,000 people. Follow @ismailferdous for more photos and stories around the world.
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | August 2009, a Kashmiri man on his Shikara (traditional Kashmiri boat) at the Dal Lake in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir). Thinking about my Kashmiri friends, colleagues and the people who are living in Kashmir, a land is on complete lockdown-cut off from rest of the world. 
Last week the Indian government one-sidedly revoked the article 370, which took away the autonomy of the Kashmir region, by sending in thousands of army troops to crack down any possible unrest the move would bring in a disputed territory fought over by India and Pakistan.

My Kashmiri friends often says “Kashmir is a bleeding paradise in the world”
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | August 2009, a Kashmiri man on his Shikara (traditional Kashmiri boat) at the Dal Lake in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir). Thinking about my Kashmiri friends, colleagues and the people who are living in Kashmir, a land is on complete lockdown-cut off from rest of the world.
Last week the Indian government one-sidedly revoked the article 370, which took away the autonomy of the Kashmir region, by sending in thousands of army troops to crack down any possible unrest the move would bring in a disputed territory fought over by India and Pakistan.

My Kashmiri friends often says “Kashmir is a bleeding paradise in the world”
Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | 
Father and daughter get creative to beat 110 Fahrenheit temperature on Sunday in New York City. They were cooling off with the fire hydrants in their neighbourhood.
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Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous |
Father and daughter get creative to beat 110 Fahrenheit temperature on Sunday in New York City. They were cooling off with the fire hydrants in their neighbourhood.

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