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My Quest to Photograph the Most Elusive Cat in Africa
Since childhood, I have been fascinated by stories of black panthers. For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery, no animal more elusive, and no animal more beautiful. For many years they remained the stuff of dreams and of far-fetched stories told around the campfire at night. Nobody I knew had ever seen one in the wild and I never thought that I would either. But that didn’t stop me dreaming…
Then, a couple of years ago, photos started emerging of a black leopard in India. It was a cat that had made its territory in the tourist area of Kabini Forest in Karnataka. The leopard was hard to see but some persistent photographers managed to capture images of it that got my pulse racing.
Then, by chance, I was asked to speak at the Nature in Focus Festival in Bangalore last September. I took this opportunity to spend three days searching Kabini Forest for the famous cat. The festival organizers arranged for me to be guided by Giri Cavale, a photographer whose knack for finding the elusive black panther is legendary.
I didn’t have high hopes of seeing it in such a short period of time but as we explored the forest it was thrilling just to know the cat was out there. Then, on the second day, we managed to spot the black leopard crossing the road in front of us! It was far away but I was enthralled and managed to capture the image below. The lucky encounter ignited my imagination and I dreamed more than ever of finding and photographing one of these stunning cats in Africa.
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5 weeks ago by rgl7194
Marvel Releases Official MCU Timeline
After waiting nearly a decade for an official timeline of sorts, it appears fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are getting their wish — an official timeline from Marvel Studios is on the way.
The soon-to-be-released Marvel: The First Ten Years sourcebook details the year each of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films takes place. The reported timeline does clear up some confusion and, in fact, does confirm the controversial title card in Spider-Man: Homecoming was inaccurate.
The current MCU movies, and the years in which they take place, are as follows:
1943-1945: Captain America: The First Avenger
2010: Iron Man
2011: Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Thor
2012: The Avengers: Iron Man 3
2013: Thor: The Dark World
2014: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man
2016: Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming
2016-2017: Doctor Strange
2017: Black Panther, Thor Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War
The first thing fans will notice is the complete absence of any Marvel Cinematic Universe shows from the timeline, even when shows like Agents of SHIELD reference the events of Avengers: Infinity War in the closing episode of season five.
tv  movies  superheroes  avengers  spiderman  defenders  panther  GotG  marvel 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
MCU Timeline: Watch every Marvel movie and show in the perfect order - CNET
Every MCU property currently airing or announced -- and the absolute ideal order for watching them -- so you can catch up before 2019's big changes.
You've probably seen most of Marvel's films, but what about the TV shows? 
If you're like me, that is to say a continuity junkie, timelines are very important to you -- but timelines in the world of comics and movies can be more than a little confusing. 
Editors' note, Nov. 19, 2018: This week, Marvel has unveiled its own "official" timeline of MCU films. It's interesting, but mostly we think it just proves what we started almost 5 years ago. (Keep in mind we also slot in the TV shows, hence why ours is a beast.)
We've created a newsletter based around all things Marvel for which you can sign-up at this link!
As we get closer to "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers 4," we'll update the timeline once again in 2019 so stay tuned for that. And if you're looking to stream some MCU movies, we can help. Think you've found a mistake? Let us know in the comments!
So to either help you fill in the gaps before "Avengers: Infinity War," to (or after that Avengers post-credit scene) just watch all the shows for fun, or even merely try to impress your friends, we've created a timeline of Marvel's Phase 1, 2, 3, 4 (and maybe beyond tbh) properties in the perfect viewing order.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it's called, also sometimes includes connected properties such as movie tie-in comics or shorts. Here we've left out smaller properties and stuck to the big two: films in red, shows in black.
tv  movies  superheroes  avengers  spiderman  defenders  panther  GotG  infographic  marvel 
7 weeks ago by rgl7194
Flying Road Trip GIF by The Midwest Hub - Find & Share on GIPHY
GIF friends, car, pokemon, black, marvel, trip, cars, fly, flying, street, dc, comic, pikachu, road, ash, poke, hood, road trip, panther, ash ketchum, delorean, pika, rgmx, humen, bvbyebony, babyebony, bvby ebony, ashketchum, baby ebony, bvby, humeniii Giphy https://gph.is/2GMqjbt ______ http://goo.gl/3oHDPV
friends  car  pokemon  black  marvel  trip  cars  fly  flying  street  dc  comic  pikachu  road  ash  poke  hood  panther  ketchum  delorean  pika  rgmx  humen  bvbyebony  babyebony  bvb 
11 weeks ago by architektura
Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest
Wakanda Forever! Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest premieres on September 23rd!
avengers  black  panther  blog  disney  erik  marvel  quest  thauvin  trailer  tv  weblog 
september 2018 by ethauvin
Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline: How to watch every MCU movie and TV show in chronological order | The Independent
With Avengers: Infinity War  the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now been rolling forward for exactly 10 years. As these movies have gone on, they’ve also become ever-more interlinked, featuring regular cameos, references, and Easter Eggs to other instalments.
marvel  mcu  avengers  black  panther  iron  man  ant-man  thor  spider-man  captain  america  hulk  and  the  wasp  america:  civil  war  news  film  culture 
august 2018 by tranqy
What’s Next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe? | Consequence of Sound
An African king, a female fighter pilot, and a wizard will lead to a bold new direction
On April 27th, a decade of cinema comes to a head. Avengers: Infinity War and its 2019 sequel will bring an end to the single most astonishing, unprecedented, and lucrative multi-production film experiment ever to take the mainstream. Disney and Marvel changed movies, simple as that. So once Thanos is done crushing skulls and the intergalactic Avengers find a way to rip the Infinity Gauntlet from his giant, purple hand, what’s next? How will the studios operate in the new world they’ve created?
Make no mistake, it’s still going to be Marvel’s world; everyone else missed their chance to emulate it. DC Films and Warner Bros. have essentially abandoned the single connected universe concept with their plans for multiple Joker and Harley Quinn movies, the Ben Affleck-less Batman solo adventure, and numerous other projects turning a blind eye to the Justice League fiasco. No one else is even close to what Marvel accomplished.
avengers  superheroes  movies  spiderman  panther 
april 2018 by rgl7194
'Black Panther': Erik Killmonger Is a Profound, Tragic Villain - The Atlantic
The revolutionary ideals of Black Panther’s profound and complex villain have been twisted into a desire for hegemony. The following article contains major spoilers.
black  panther  stream 
march 2018 by therourke
Black Atlantis - Viewpoint Magazine
This review of Marvel’s Black Pan­ther is part of a forth­com­ing dossier on the polit­i­cal thought of Huey P. New­ton. It con­tains spoil­ers.
atlantis  black  panther  imperialism  racism  stream 
march 2018 by therourke
The Provocation and Power of Black Panther
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, the previous film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe juggernaut, was lauded by many for its anti-colonialist message. Coogler’s story sprints a few miles past that, and (spoiler) the idea of a global revolution by black peoples is an understated but key driver of the film’s plot.
Even in the colonial era of limited communications, the names of Toussaint Louverture and other revolutionaries in Haiti were whispered throughout the diaspora after they successfully threw off the yoke of French enslavers. Nat Turner’s Virginian rebellion, though failed, took the Haitian mantle of resistance and amplified it throughout the antebellum United States. In the 20th century, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia was mythologized as God incarnate by the Afro-syncretic Rastafari movement in part because of his resounding triumph against Italian colonizers. Each of these and other victories, material and moral, became the early pillars of a Pan-African movement, embodied in the words of Marcus Garvey: “Look to Africa, when a black king shall be crowned, for the day of deliverance is at hand.”
Evan Narcisse, who co-writes the miniseries Rise of the Black Panther with Coates, says he views Wakanda as the representation of an “unbroken chain of achievement of black excellence that never got interrupted by colonialism.” Narcisse’s work also filters Wakanda through the prism of Haiti, the revolutionary home of black liberation in the New World.
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march 2018 by dbourn

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