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2017/05/27 15:47:33
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Photo by @petekmuller. Ben Van Der Waal, a South African Ichthyologist (fish biologist) climbs out of the Cubango river in Angola after an evening collecting specimens. Ben has been collecting fish species in southern Africa for nearly 40 years. He and a team of other field biologists and botanists form a critical component of the @intotheokavango Wilderness Project which aims, in part, to chart biodiversity along the major tributaries leading into the Okavango Delta in northern Botswana. Evening sampling with Ben and his colleague, Paul Skelton, is one of my favorite activities on the expedition. #intotheokavango #cubango2017 #expedition #biodiversity #science #Angola #Cubango #river #Africa #adventure

2017/05/27 14:05:20
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VIdeo by @cristinamittermeier \\ Sometimes the most interesting part of going to work is the journey. The Freya heaved and bucked as we traveled through the rough Barents Sea in northern Svalbard while on a mission to shine a light on the effects of climate change on polar bears. To see this gut churning moment in slow motion, #followme at @cristinamittermeier For @sea_legacy with @paulnicklen. #journey | @natgeocreative | #explore | #adventure | #commute

2017/05/27 10:32:08
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Photograph by @thomaspeschak In the Galápagos some groups of sea lions have learned how to hunt yellowfin tuna. In small bands they intercept the schools and drive them into convoluted dead end bays. The sea lions trap them in crevices or push them onto rocky shores where they dispatch the fish with a bite to the head. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine in 2016. I believe this is the first time that this behavior has been photographed. Check out the June 2017 issue of @natgeo magazine for my story on Galápagos and climate change. In collaboration with @darwinfound #galapagosnationalpark @fonassociation #paulmangellfoundation To see a close up of this Galápagos sea lion guarding its catch follow @thomaspeschak

2017/05/27 05:32:51
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A crocodile enters Kariba Lake in Zimbabwe - photo by @shaulschwarz - Lake Kariba was filled between 1958 and 1963 following the completion of the Kariba Dam , it is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. Before Lake Kariba was filled, the existing vegetation was burned, creating a thick layer of fertile soil on land that would become the lake bed. As a result, the ecology of Lake Kariba is vibrant. A number of fish species have been introduced to the lake, notably the sardine-like kapenta (transported from Lake Tanganyika), which now supports a thriving commercial fishery. Other inhabitants of Lake Kariba include Nile crocodiles and hippopotami.

2017/05/27 03:40:34
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Photo by @dguttenfelder A Cuban man parks his red Russian car along the sea in the fishing village of Cojimar, #Cuba.

2017/05/27 01:07:54
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Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. Wildlife keeper Dorothy works as nutritionist feeding the baby elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya, the subject of a story I am very excited to share this week for National Geographic. "Before I was afraid of wild animals, especially elephants, but now I see them differently," she told me. "The sanctuary has changed my feelings about elephants. And they are helping our own children to become healthier too. Our culture from Samburu is being promoted." Follow Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) and help the local Samburu community save what is left. What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. Follow all of us, @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @sararacamp and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @kenyawildlifeservice @tusk_org @sandiegozoo @conservationorg @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nature_africa #elephants #saveelephants #retetielephants #ecotourism #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale

2017/05/26 22:43:40
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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A large Tiger Shark swims alongside a diver in the Bahamas. With the Tiger Shark once considered the most dangerous shark species in tropical waters, researchers are just now beginning to understand behaviors that were once a mystery. Despite being large predators, life in the ocean is difficult, and these creatures face many challenges in order to survive. As with all species of shark, the Tiger Shark faces declining populations worldwide due to the continued demand for shark fins. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo Magazine. This photo appears on the back cover of my new book - entitled ‘SHARK’ - which will be available on June 13th wherever books are sold. This book is filled with photos of sharks, and it chronicles my personal journey of photographing sharks worldwide over the past 40 years. Follow me on Instagram, @BrianSkerry, to see more photos from the book and to learn more about my adventures as a National Geographic photographer. #shark #sharks #bahamas #tropics #caribbean #tigershark #predator #underwater #photography #natgeo #nationalgeographic #conservation #preservation #savesharks #photooftheday

2017/05/26 19:13:18
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Video by @bertiegregory. A wild peacock in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. These amazing colours are surprisingly not caused primarily by pigments, instead by tiny crystal-like structures in the feathers. These structures, spaced at different distances apart, cause different wavelengths of light to be absorbed and reflected, creating the amazing iridescent patterns our eyes see. Shot for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory to see this male in action trying to impress a potential mate!

2017/05/26 17:42:11
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Photo by @gerdludwig After a spectacular wildflower season, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve Center in the Mojave Desert closed its doors, scheduled to reopen in February 2018. Here is a selection of 4 images I have taken during short trips to Antelope Valley last month. Due to the heavy precipitation during the rainy season, the poppy bloom blanketed the rolling desert hills of the valley but often closed early as a result of cold winds. You can see additional photographs from my visits to the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve at @gerdludwig @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #wildflowers #AntelopeValley #California #bloom #poppies #Mojave

2017/05/26 15:26:08
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Photo by @Stephenwilkes. Enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. A birds eye view of a crowded beach is always a great way to spend the day. To see more please visit us at @StephenWilkes #memorialday #beach #americanflag #cali #california #goodtimes #america #usa

2017/05/26 11:44:35
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Photo by @kitracahana // Anahi Graciano celebrates her 15th birthday with a Quinceañera celebration surrounded by her friends and family in Richardson, Texas on May 14, 2016. #quinceañera #texas #comingofage

2017/05/26 08:11:36
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Brighton West Pier, East Sussex, UK by @simoncroberts from the series #Pierdom For almost a century and a half the West Pier has been Britain’s most iconic pier. Renowned for its wonderful architectural style, it has been visited and enjoyed by millions. Today its sculptural remains casting an eerie beauty over the seafront. The British pleasure pier follows the story of Britain’s relationship to the seaside, from the early links with the Romantics, to the engineering feats and technical advancement of the Industrial Revolution. They bear witness to the growth of the coast as a pleasure destination for a monied elite, as well as the working class’ enthusiasm for the seaside brought on by the development of the railways and the bank holiday ruling. Britain’s piers trace our changing economic fortunes too, from post-war boom to economic downturn, and now a slow re-awakening of our appreciation of these cultural and historic landmarks. See more from the series at #simonroberts #pleasurepier #brightonwestpier

2017/05/26 05:30:51
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Photo by @pedromcbride // Corridor of transport: Glenwood Canyon near my home is a maze of train tracks, an interstate, a hydro-electric dam and the lifeline of the American West — The Colorado River which quietly provides water to 40 million folks. Amazing it all fits in this narrow rock alley, and equally amazing it was under snow recently due to a cold may shower. Follow @pedromcbride to see more images from the Colorado and and rivers. #chasingrivers #coloradoriver #colorado #nature #light #petemcbride

2017/05/26 00:40:42
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Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. In a world where we focus only on the challenges and things that divide us, it's important also to talk about the solutions. Very excited to share an important and hopeful story in Northern Kenya. We can empower these people and their incredible mission by visiting and contributing to the sanctuary — the link is at end of the story. Follow Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) and help the local Samburu community save what is left. What’s happening here at Reteti, without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they have long feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. Follow all of us, @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @sararacamp and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @kenyawildlifeservice @tusk_org @sandiegozoo @conservationorg @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nature_africa #elephants #saveelephants #retetielephants #ecotourism #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale

2017/05/26 00:16:12
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Photo by @Stephenwilkes. On my recent travels to the Old City of Jerusalem I visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. The church was built by the mother of Emperor Constantin in 330 A.D. It is one of Christianity holiest church’s. I found this magical moment watching patrons light candles as they take moments to reflect in prayer. To see more please visit us at @StephenWilkes #iphoneonly #jerusalem #churchoftheholysepulchre #israel #candle #meltingwax #christianity #travel #peace #religion #inspiration

2017/02/07 11:20:34
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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner @stefanounterthiner. In cold weather, a normally reddish brown ermine changes into its white winter coat: a perfect camouflage adaptation for this small and fast predator. Unpublished photograph from my @natgeo magazine story ‘Paradise Found’. Follow me @stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with @natgeo. #white #winter #snow #cold #perfect

2017/01/12 10:59:38
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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner @stefanounterthiner. At dawn, a young male brown bear is moving in front of my blind in the Finnish taiga. An unforgettable morning. This photograph made my bear’s book cover - ‘The nights of the bear’. Six months of work, between the spring and autumn of 2008, were needed to accomplish this photographic work. 80 nights spent in my blind documenting each season of the bears’ lifecycle. Follow me @stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with @natgeo. #bear #male #night #Finland #taiga #book #cover #work

2017/03/05 16:33:13
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photo by @jenniferhayesig A harp seal pup seeks shelter from the wind as it waits for its mother to return to its ice nursery in Canada's Gulf of St Lawrence near Prince Edward Island. This image was taken during a moderate winter when limited sea ice had formed. This year, like many others is not normal, it is record setting warm. THIS WEEK thousands of pregnant female harp seals are struggling to find ice strong and suitable enough to birth their pups. There is very little ice in the gulf this season and what has formed is thin and too weak to sustain wind and waves. Pups born on bad ice drown when storms demolish their nursery. This lack of ice in the Gulf is becoming a turning point for this species as they struggle to reproduce in these waters. We are on standby to journey the harp seals and to document their struggle for ice, watch @natgeo for developing information. Image with @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ocean #baby #climatechange #extreme #beauty #canada #harpseal. HEY #BUFFALO join us March 14 at Kleinhans Music Hall for National Geographic Live Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice, an evening of seamounts , sharks and life in the ice with harp seals. For #moreocean @daviddoubilet and @jenniferhayesig

2017/01/19 06:08:53
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Photo by @andy_mann // While out searching for new dive sites off Selvagem Pequena Island, a remote archipelago 200 miles off the coast of Western Sahara, we observed this seemingly random wave rise from the depths. A true sea monster. We decided to have a look under it and quickly found an amazing sea-mount full of life. Always expect the unexpected at sea. Photographed on expedition with @natgeopristineseas, whose efforts have officially helped to protect this special place.

2017/01/23 20:32:33
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio A bi-eyed husky – with one blue and one brown eye. Photographed in the Kamchatka Peninsula, far-eastern Russia.The use of the term 'husky’ is recorded from the mid nineteenth century for dogs kept by Inuit people. They are an ever-changing cross-breed of the fastest sled-pulling dogs. During the 1930s the Stalinist authorities targeted every vestige of ‘non-soviet’ culture, including native dog breeds. They considered sled dogs outdated creatures that should be replaced by motorised transport, however when their mechanical machines got stuck in the snow they realised the true value of these these remarkable animals. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. simonnorfolkstudio @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @thephotosociety #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #igtravel #onassignment @world_wildlife #husky #Kamchatka #камчатка #dog #dogs #wolf #direwolf #gameofthrones #siberia #nature

2017/04/05 01:14:25
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Photo by @FransLanting Emperor penguins raise their young on the sea ice surrounding Antarctica where there is no vegetation or rocks with which they can build nests. So when the young are born, parents brood them on their feet, but a few weeks later they start wandering around on their own. I came across this adorable chick at the edge of a colony, where it was awaiting the return of its parents who shuttle in food from open water. It’s a race against time, because they have to fledge their young before the sea ice melts later in the summer. Nobody knows yet what the exact effects of climate change will be for these remarkable birds, but the worst-case scenario is that the sea ice will start melting from under the feet of young emperor penguins before they are ready to go to sea. Just like polar bears in the Arctic, emperor penguins are totally dependent on sea ice for their survival. Follow me @FransLanting for more stories from the Southern Ocean. @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @leonardodicaprio #penguins #nature #explore #wildlifephotography #amazing #climatechange #Antarctica

2017/02/11 00:23:06
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Photo by @amivitale. A baby panda snoozes in the trees at Chengdu Panda Base in Sichuan Province, China. Pandas spend half the day eating, and sleep at least a few hours between each meal. Panda cubs learn to climb trees early to avoid predators while their mothers forage for food. Although their diets do not provide them with much energy, baby pandas are playful and love to explore. Follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world! @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #chengdu #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #natureisspeaking #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale

2016/12/16 03:09:35
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Photo @ladzinski / @bookofsamuel getting in an icy vertical lap on the #TheFang, a classic ice pillar in #Vail #Colorado

2017/02/03 14:04:05
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Photo @ladzinski / It's good to feel small from time to time and stepping foot into the #GiantForest of #sequoianationalpark, you certainly do. Sequoia trees are among the oldest living trees on earth, some living in excess of 3,000 years old. You don't get to this age without being resilient. Sequoias are a very thirsty tree so to speak, requiring a lot of water. In recent decades heat index has been slowly on the rise, coupled with the drought in California, is making life at lower elevations difficult for sequoia's. Some are showing signs of stress, shedding needles in an effort to fight the heat. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo

2017/01/10 17:50:27
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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner @stefanounterthiner. A male brown bear is closely approaching my blind in the Finnish taiga. But no danger: he’s just curious. During the past few years, I've spent weeks observing and photographing bears and I started recognise each individual roaming in the area. Follow me @stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with @natgeo. #bear #male #ecotourism #Finland #taiga #curiousity

2017/03/19 06:00:43
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Photograph by @paulnicklen taken while on #assignment for @natgeo // Leopard seals time their arrival at penguin colonies to coincide with chicks going to sea for the first time. The chicks are inexperienced and are at a very vulnerable stage in their journey of life. Fortunately, these few were able to seek momentary reprieve on the nearest iceberg. But, leopard seals are effective and patient hunters and this seal eventually got a couple of penguins. With all of that said, the biggest threat to penguins and their survival as a species is climate change. #followme on @paulnicklen to see more from this amazing ecosystem. With @sea_legacy @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @ladzinski @craigwelch and @ianvaso #antarctica #nature #naturelovers #follow #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #penguin #ice #iceberg #explore #adventure #expedition

2017/03/25 22:08:16
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Photograph by @paulnicklen taken while #onassignment with @cristinamittermeier, @ladzinski @andy_mann and @sea_legacy for @natgeo. A juvenile blue-eyed shag approaches me to inspect itself in my dome. No matter where I swam and no matter what I was trying to photograph, the curiosity of these young cormorants got the best of them. They poked, prodded and inspected every part of my dive gear. I fought back laughter and decided to quit running from them and grab a fun portrait. #followme on @paulnicklen to see more from this icy dreamscape. #gratitude #nature #beauty #earthhour #naturelovers

2017/03/17 01:57:53
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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo I am excited to bring my NG LIVE presentation, “On the Trail of Big Cats” to @natgeo’s Grosvenor Theater in Washington DC on April 13th! Please come to hear about my life and work with Jaguars, Snow Leopards, Cougars and Tigers!! This huge male tiger feels the need to show us who is the boss here in Bandhavgargh National Park, India. We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also. There are only 3400 tigers left in the wild! We need to fight for the right of tigers to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, tiger bone wine, tiger skin furniture and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, #bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

2017/04/06 13:18:28
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Photo by Corey Arnold @arni_coraldo Every night in Unalaska, I'd spot this red fox near the side of the road, charming drivers with its irresistible cuteness into throwing it snacks out the window. On this evening, I spent a few hours watching this fox at work, using my headlights to light the scene. ----------------------------- This print will be on display in my new exhibition "Aleutian Dreams" opening Thursday, 4/6 5-8pm thru May 27 at @hartmanfineart in Portland, Oregon (come say hello!) and also in LA at @richardhellergallery now through May 6th. Click on my profile link @arni_coraldo for a preview. Aleutian Dreams was also featured in the story entitled: "The Bering Sea: Where Humans and Nature Collide" #fox #redfox #alaska #aleutiandreams #unalaska #dutchharbor #laart #portlandart #pdxart #photooftheday #night #humananimals #wildlife #animal #foxy #hungry

2017/03/13 12:25:07
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Photo by @jimmy_chin A moody post storm afternoon in Yosemite. #bridalveilfalls #onlocation #onassignment #magiclight @natgeo