20170810

VINCENZO IROLLI

Incredible pictures lay bare the harsh, vodka-soaked world of the Russian poachers hunting for MAMMOTH tusks buried in Siberia since the ice ages to sell for tens of thousands on black market . Poachers have set their sights on the ‘ethical ivory’ that can be harvested from extinct woolly mammoths . Photographer Amos Chapple gained access to hunters digging for ivory
revealing their harsh World . The work is illegal and dangerous , but can net $ 35,000 for a
single tusk to be sold on the black market
Deep beneath the Siberian permafrost, the remains of the Mammoth Steppe’s ‘lost giants’ have lain for thousands of years, preserved to near perfection – but now, poachers have begun to dig them up.
In recent years, poachers have set their sights on the ‘ethical ivory’ that can be harvested from long-extinct woolly mammoths, with a single tusk promising to sell for upwards of $30,000.
Excavating the bones, however, is no easy task.
In breathtaking a series of images for Radio Free Europe, photographer Amos Chapple has revealed a glimpse into the grueling, vodka-soaked lives of the poachers who mine illegally for mammoths in the Russian wilderness. 
Deep beneath the Siberian permafrost, the remains of the Mammoth Steppe’s ‘lost giants’ have lain for thousands of years, preserved to near perfection – but now, poachers have begun to dig them up. In recent years, poachers have set their sights on the ‘ethical ivory’ that can be harvested from long-extinct woolly mammoths
Deep beneath the Siberian permafrost, the remains of the Mammoth Steppe’s ‘lost giants’ have lain for thousands of years, preserved to near perfection – but now, poachers have begun to dig them up. In recent years, poachers have set their sights on the ‘ethical ivory’ that can be harvested from long-extinct woolly mammoths
Woolly mammoths roamed the Northern Hemisphere for thousands of years before dying out after the last Ice Age.
To locate their remains, poachers scour remote Siberia, traveling several hours outside of civilization and boring deep into the permafrost in hopes to find what’s said to be Siberia’s ‘white gold.’
And, they must evade police patrols.
The ‘mammoth hunters’ endure months of freezing temperatures, the threat of bears, and ‘plagues’ of mosquitoes in hopes to find something to make it all worthwhile.
A 65-kilogram (143lb) mammoth tusk can fetch as much as $34,000, according to Chapple.
And, a woolly rhinoceros horn can go for $14,000, to be ground into powder in Vietnam and sold as medicine.
A single tusk can sell for upwards of $30,000. Excavating the bones, however, is no easy task. In breathtaking a series of images for Radio Free Europe , photographer Amos Chapple has revealed a glimpse into the grueling, vodka-soaked lives of the poachers who mine illegally for mammoths in the Russian wilderness
A single tusk can sell for upwards of $30,000. Excavating the bones, however, is no easy task. In breathtaking a series of images for Radio Free Europe , photographer Amos Chapple has revealed a glimpse into the grueling, vodka-soaked lives of the poachers who mine illegally for mammoths in the Russian wilderness
The ‘tuskers’ have developed several tactics to find the hidden treasure buried in the permafrost. At first, they turned to sharpened sticks to feel around the ground for signs of any bones that could be underneath
The ‘tuskers’ have developed several tactics to find the hidden treasure buried in the permafrost. At first, they turned to sharpened sticks to feel around the ground for signs of any bones that could be underneath
Now, many 'mammoth hunters' use water pumps, with which they extract water from the river and blast it directly into the land to carve away at the permafrost
Now, many 'mammoth hunters' use water pumps, with which they extract water from the river and blast it directly into the land to carve away at the permafrost
The mammoth hunters lead a difficult life during their months in the unforgiving Siberian wilderness. The men lived in tents in the forest and would often spend the entire summer away from their family, according to Chapple
The mammoth hunters lead a difficult life during their months in the unforgiving Siberian wilderness. The men lived in tents in the forest and would often spend the entire summer away from their family, according to Chapple
Despite the high stakes, there’s no guarantee that they’ll find what they are looking for; by the end of the season, many end up losing money on their costly expeditions, Chapple explains in the article for RFE.
Over the years, the ‘tuskers’ have developed several tactics to find the hidden treasure buried in the permafrost.
At first, they turned to sharpened sticks to feel around the ground for signs of any bones that could be underneath.
Now, many instead use water pumps, with which they extract water from the river and blast it directly into the land to carve away at the permafrost.
The 'hunters' focus on an area in Siberia where the 'Mammoth Steppe' landscape dominated thousands of years ago. The Steppe is shown in the darker areas on the map, with the approximate location of the excavations shown in the red square
The 'hunters' focus on an area in Siberia where the 'Mammoth Steppe' landscape dominated thousands of years ago. The Steppe is shown in the darker areas on the map, with the approximate location of the excavations shown in the red square
THE MAMMOTH STEPPE: HOW THEY GOT THERE 
Woolly mammoths roamed the Northern Hemisphere for hundreds of thousands of years before dying out after the last Ice Age
The ‘mammoth steppe’ was the largest biome on Earth during the last Ice Age.
It stretched from where modern-day Spain now exists, across Eurasia to Canada, and from the Arctic as far south as China.
During this cold, dry period, the landscape was made up mostly of grasslands, with grasses, herbs, and willow shrubs.
Large herbivores dominated the extensive region, including woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, bison, horses, and musk oxen.
The mammoth steppe thrived for roughly 100,000 years under the cold climate, but eventually died out about 12,000 years ago. 
Others use a similar tactic to bore underground tunnels.
In an interview with Daily Mail Australia last year, Chapple explained that in the area he visited, which he promised not to reveal, there were about 50-60 tuskers searching for mammoth remains on any given day.
The men lived in tents in the forest and would often spend the entire summer away from their family, he said.
To locate the remains, poachers scour remote Siberia, traveling several hours outside of civilization and boring deep into the permafrost in hopes to find what’s said to be Siberia’s ‘white gold.’ Some use the high pressure water to bore underground tunnels
To locate the remains, poachers scour remote Siberia, traveling several hours outside of civilization and boring deep into the permafrost in hopes to find what’s said to be Siberia’s ‘white gold.’ Some use the high pressure water to bore underground tunnels
A 65-kilogram mammoth tusk can fetch as much as $34,000, according to Chapple.  And, a woolly rhinoceros horn (shown) can go for $14,000, to be ground into powder in Vietnam and sold as medicine
A 65-kilogram mammoth tusk (left) can fetch as much as $34,000, according to Chapple. And, a woolly rhinoceros horn (right) can go for $14,000, to be ground into powder in Vietnam and sold as medicine
Despite the high stakes, there’s no guarantee that they’ll find what they are looking for; by the end of the season, many end up losing money on their costly expeditions, Chapple explains in the article for RFE
Despite the high stakes, there’s no guarantee that they’ll find what they are looking for; by the end of the season, many end up losing money on their costly expeditions, Chapple explains in the article for RFE
Chapple, who is originally from New Zealand, described the environment as very harsh. 'Some of the men had shotguns or flare guns to ward off bears, a lot of the time I was walking alone so that kept you on edge,' he said
Chapple, who is originally from New Zealand, described the environment as very harsh. 'Some of the men had shotguns or flare guns to ward off bears, a lot of the time I was walking alone so that kept you on edge,' he said
He gained access after paying a group to take him into the area, but said even then he received a hostile reception.
'With them for the first week I did nothing but wash dishes and chop wood,' he told Daily Mail Australia. 
'No one wanted a camera there so it was just a matter of waiting until the guys got bored of shooing me away.'
Chapple, who is originally from New Zealand, described the environment as very harsh.
Chapple gained access after paying a group to take him into the area, but said even then he received a hostile reception
Chapple gained access after paying a group to take him into the area, but said even then he received a hostile reception
The ‘mammoth steppe’ was the largest biome on Earth during the last Ice Age. Large herbivores dominated the extensive region, including woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, bison, horses, and musk oxen
The ‘mammoth steppe’ was the largest biome on Earth during the last Ice Age. Large herbivores dominated the extensive region, including woolly mammoths, woolly rhinoceros, bison, horses, and musk oxen
'With them for the first week I did nothing but wash dishes and chop wood,' he told Daily Mail Australia'No one wanted a camera there so it was just a matter of waiting until the guys got bored of shooing me away.'
'With them for the first week I did nothing but wash dishes and chop wood,' he told Daily Mail Australia. 'No one wanted a camera there so it was just a matter of waiting until the guys got bored of shooing me away'
To reach the remote areas, the 'mammoth hunters' must travel by boat on rivers that are often very dangerous. The nearest towns can be several hours away
To reach the remote areas, the 'mammoth hunters' must travel by boat on rivers that are often very dangerous. The nearest towns can be several hours away
'Some of the men had shotguns or flare guns to ward off bears, a lot of the time I was walking alone so that kept you on edge,' he said.
'The mosquitoes were a constant swarm that followed you everywhere and when vodka got into the camp the guys turned into animals.'
Hunters used high-pressure hoses powered by smokey generators to excavate the fossils - a method that was ruining the region's waterways, Chapple said.
'The river there ran like hot chocolate and the fish were gone. 
'If this method of extracting the tusks continues to spread that ecosystem is screwed.' 
The ‘mammoth hunters’ endure months of freezing temperatures, the threat of bears, and ‘plagues’ of mosquitoes in hopes to find something to make it all worthwhile
The ‘mammoth hunters’ endure months of freezing temperatures, the threat of bears, and ‘plagues’ of mosquitoes in hopes to find something to make it all worthwhile
The 'mammoth hunters' have developed elaborate systems to cut away at the permafrost, often using water pumps designed for firefighting, of created from other devices such as snowmobile engines to blast high pressure water 
The Mammoth Stepp once stretched from where modern-day Spain now exists, across Eurasia to Canada, and from the Arctic as far south as China. Now, poachers scour the area for the remains of woolly mammoths 
The Mammoth Stepp once stretched from where modern-day Spain now exists, across Eurasia to Canada, and from the Arctic as far south as China. Now, poachers scour the area for the remains of woolly mammoths 
Source : Daily Mail

A  filling station has become quite a landmark in Gauteng, South Africa with its daily Petrol Pump Wisdom, which draw uplifting quotes written on a chalkboard. Some motorists say they deliberately travel this route just to read the quote which brightens their day. Here’s a selection:
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The lady behind this wonderful initiative at Hutton Hyde Park is Alison Billett.
She told SAPeople: “We inherited the board from the previous owner, Dick Hutton, when we bought the filling station from him almost 20 years ago.
“We continued the tradition and it has become a landmark – more so now that it’s on social media!
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“Not a day goes by when I don’t get a call or a visit from someone to tell me how much they appreciate the message – it seems that every day there’s
something that just speaks to what is going on in someone’s life and that inspires or motivates them.
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“Having people come and tell me their stories and how the quote helped them in some small way is what motivates me to keep writing!
“We use a variety of quotations – some are topical, some are funny, some are inspirational, some even reflect what is going on in my life that day!
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“Different things appeal to different people…
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“The boards were spotted by a motivational speaker from the UK, Geoff Ramm, when he was driving by one day and he was so taken by them he included
a piece about them in his book!
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“The boards have appeared many times in newspapers and magazines and been spoken about on radio stations all over the world. 9GAG has re-tweeted them a few times too!”
Bob 95 FM in the USA recently posted Alison’s “Rest in Peace” quote which has now been shared over a quarter of a million times around the world!
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artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
artista italiano Vincenzo Irolli (1860-1942) (148 obras)
 
 
 
 
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