NatGeo’s Best Photos from Spring

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“From mask-wearing to rule breaking, the coronavirus is still coloring our daily experiences. But life goes on—and our photographers are capturing it, from historic protests against police brutality to the launch of a new era of spaceflight.” Click here to see National Geographic’s best photos from 2020 so far, including images by VII’s Danny Wilcox Frazier and Nichole Sobecki.

Musician Daniel Owino, who goes by the name Futwax, performs his latest song “Have you sanitized?” — written and recorded in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — with his four-year-old son Julian Austin in their home in Nairobi’s informal Kibera community, on April 1, 2020. “I’m a community leader and icon here, and people listen to my music across Kenya,” said Futwax, also the former Mr. Kibera. “So it’s my duty to make sure that everyone knows what’s happening, and are doing what they can to try and stay safe. We have to be our own solution.” Futwax also said: “Many people are still taking this too lightly. But if you’ve followed the situation in Italy, or Spain, we can assume that it’s going to get much, much worse here. So I’m asking people, before they greet me, or say hello to my son, ‘Have you sanitized?’

Daniel Owino, a musician who goes by the name Futwax, and his 4-year-old son, Julian Austin, perform his latest ballad, “Have you sanitized?” After learning about the havoc COVID-19 has caused in Europe, Futwax, who also lives in Nairobi’s Kibera settlement, thought his music could help people. “It’s my duty to make sure that everyone knows what’s happening and are doing what they can to try and stay safe. We have to be our own solution,” he says.

© Danny Wilcox Frazier / VII for National Geographic

Jerry Lovett releases a dove after the funeral service for his brother, Chester Lovett, who died of COVID-19 complications at Sinai-Grace Hospital in Detroit. Father to 10 children, Chester Lovett’s family members had to rotate in and out during the service held at Wilson-Akins Funeral Home.