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Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic Magazine, making these iPhone field notes while wandering near and far from home. [streaming via Instagram @chenpamela]
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A treasure from the family archive. My brother was trying to get our mom’s attention and pinched her. It wouldn’t have been a memory at all, except that the camera caught it and made it so. And now we laugh about this photograph to this day.

A treasure from the family archive. My brother was trying to get our mom’s attention and pinched her. It wouldn’t have been a memory at all, except that the camera caught it and made it so. And now we laugh about this photograph to this day.

Like snow monkeys we did the ritual post-snowboard hot tub in a dark windy Colorado blizzard. Frozen beard but warm toes of @mohawkst #latergram

Like snow monkeys we did the ritual post-snowboard hot tub in a dark windy Colorado blizzard. Frozen beard but warm toes of @mohawkst #latergram

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Last ride of the day with @HannahTeter on Ajax Mountain for Special Olympics unified races. Frame grab find from the @GoPro cinematography of Michael Cairy, SO Colorado. (at Aspen (Ajax) Mountain)

Last ride of the day with @HannahTeter on Ajax Mountain for Special Olympics unified races. Frame grab find from the @GoPro cinematography of Michael Cairy, SO Colorado. (at Aspen (Ajax) Mountain)

Little bird, trees, mountains, sun: check, check, check, check. With @mohawkst for @specialolympics unified race today at #Aspen Mountain. (at Top Of Aspen Mountain)

Little bird, trees, mountains, sun: check, check, check, check. With @mohawkst for @specialolympics unified race today at #Aspen Mountain. (at Top Of Aspen Mountain)

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Steam swirls up into cold winter air and turns @mohawkst into a mysterious figure.   (at Snowmass/Aspen Village)

Steam swirls up into cold winter air and turns @mohawkst into a mysterious figure. (at Snowmass/Aspen Village)

Hello, sunrise. My sister @brchenda and her Romeo of @romeo_and_sebastian

Hello, sunrise. My sister @brchenda and her Romeo of @romeo_and_sebastian

New year, fresh dreams, warm wishes for friends and family, and more time on sunset pebble beaches. #heart (at Point Bonita Cove)

New year, fresh dreams, warm wishes for friends and family, and more time on sunset pebble beaches. #heart (at Point Bonita Cove)

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Where the last unicorns live. Frothy #sea with @brchenda (at Point Bonita)

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