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2017/01/18 22:17:11
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photo by @chien_chi_chang[email protected] The time was 1996 and the location Hsinkang, in central Taiwan. Rain or shine, each spring in Taiwan, followers of Taoist saint Matsu make a pilgrimage to commemorate her birthday (she would have been 1062 this year). The procession creeps along from temple to temple on a seven-day, 280-kilometer (174 miles) journey through central Taiwan. Upon reaching their destination, performers wearing lion masks dance in front of the temple. This is one of the images to be exhibited by the RATP (Paris public transportation) in its metro stations and in collaboration with Magnum Photos to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Magnum. The exhibition will start on the 28th of February 2017 and on view for four months. #LionDance #cccontheroad #MagnumPhotos

2017/01/18 19:30:41
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Photo by @jimmy_chin Our good friend and guide Youssef waiting patiently for our crew. We would have been lost without Youssef helping show us the short cuts and traverses through and around the endlessly steep, chaotic and unforgiving terrain. #desertwandering #onlocation #onassignment @natgeo

2017/01/18 16:48:02
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Photo by @GerdLudwig. On the eve of Russian Orthodox Epiphany, January 19th (as the Russian Orthodox Church follows the Julian Calendar) hundreds of thousands of Russians prepare to do what they do on Epiphany every year. They gather – like here in Moscow - to take a dip in the icy priest-blessed waters. This is believed to cleanse the soul of sins and protect the faithful from evil. According to Orthodox Christian tradition, this January feast day celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. In many places, the first faithful arrive before sunrise and the ceremony continues throughout the day and well into the night. You can find more photographs from Russian Epiphany events at @gerdludwig and on my website: http://www.gerdludwig.com/?p=2114 @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @theimagereview #RussianEpiphany #RussianOrthodox #celebration #religion #tradition #iceswimming

2017/01/18 13:31:49
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Photo by @haarbergphoto (Orsolya Haarberg) Siberian spruce has a slender crown which is an adaptation to protect it from the heavy snowfall it withstands. During the summer, the individual trees blend together into infinite green forests amidst the rolling landscape of Swedish Laponia. In early winter, however, the candle-like crown of the trees becomes distinct against the white snow covering the ground. The low winter Sun casts a beautiful warm light on the highest tree tops while the white snow develops a blue tone on the lower tree crowns and on the shaded forest floor. #Muddus National Park, #Laponia World Heritage Site, #Lapland #Sweden @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

2017/01/18 10:57:54
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photo by @daviddoubilet A small but mighty Pygmy goby defends its chosen shelter, a discarded glass bottle resting in the silty bottom of Anilao, Philippines. The sloping sea beds near Anilao are a barren empty seascape with little cover for marine creatures trying to escape predation. Any discarded object or natural debris becomes priceless real estate. Nearly 102 million people live in this island nation defined by the sea. The Philippines are a cornerstone of the Coral Triangle, the richest marine diversity on the planet, geographically defined by Phillippines,Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. More marine stories to come from current assignment Inside The Coral Triangle with @natgeo. #ocean #Philippines #coraltriangle #life #laugh #hope #home for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet

2017/01/18 02:55:47
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Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - A #vintage #car drives down the streets of Havana, #Cuba. To see more fascinating cultural photographs from Cuba and other places around the world #follow @brianlehmannphotography.

2017/01/17 22:50:18
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Photo by @stephenwilkes: A small moment of a much larger image. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to create a Day to Night of President Obama's 2012 Inauguration. I witnessed a sea of waving flags, cheers of proud constituents, and the pride of the nation --all illuminated by a bright and colorful sunrise--I am so honored to have been part of such a momentus day in history. #Inauguration #PresidentObama #WashingtonDC #America #BryceWolkowitzGallery #PeterFettermanGallery #MonroeGallery #DayToNight #StephenWilkes

2017/01/17 21:05:13
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Video by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) In slow motion they are almost graceful! Armadillos are a recent addition to life here on the Cumberland Plateau. They first appeared about 4 years ago and now seeing them out is fairly common. I was out last week enjoying a bike ride in the temperate weather when I saw this one by the side of the trail and followed it through the woods. #slowmotion #armadillo

2017/01/17 19:55:23
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio The black volcanic sand of Khalaktyrsky Beach in the Kamchatka peninsular, Russian Far East, with Cape Nalychevo on the horizon. The iron, vanadium and titanium-rich sand lies 20m (65ft) deep and the beach stretches for 30km (19miles). Towards the end of the Second World War Kamchatka and its beaches served as a launch site for the invasion of the Kuril Islands and after the war the Soviet military designated the area a military zone: it remained closed to Soviet citizens until 1989 and to foreigners until 1990. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @thephotosociety #landscape #simonnorfolk #KhalaktyrskyBeach #Kamchatka #камчатка #russia

2017/01/17 17:35:18
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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Mumbai, India. A view of Sant Dnyaneshwar Nagar and Valmiki Nagar, two of the slums in the neighborhood of East Bandra, seen from the 11th floor of a constructions site which will soon become luxury apartments and offices. Mumbai is referred to by many as the global slum capital. Mumbai was home of around 13 million residents in 2016, about half of them lived in slums. However, in the past few year the city has been growing and developing really fast. #mumbai #india #slum #slums #city #bombai

2017/01/17 13:00:29
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Photo by @adamfergusonphoto After daytime temperatures reached 107.6 °F a summer storm forms over an opal field in Coober Pedy, South Australia. Coober Pedy in remote Australia supplies most of the worlds precious opals. ‘Coober’ as the locals call it, is a multicultural town that has attracted independent prospectors digging for opal since the early 1900’s. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @adamfergusonphoto #australia #australianmade #cooberpedy #ferguson

2017/01/17 11:05:57
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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner @stefanounterthiner. A young Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) stands near by its nest. In the background, the famous ‘Sassi’ of Matera: a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Matera holds one of the largest colony of Lesser Kestrel - about a thousand couples nest in the ancient town. Follow me @stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with @natgeo. #Sassi #young #Matera #bird #unesco #Italy

2017/01/17 05:59:25
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@joelsartore | My what big eyes you have! This spectral tarsier at the Singapore Zoo (@wrs.ig) is one of the world's smallest primates and is entirely carnivorous, hunting insects at night in the forest. #Follow @joelsartore to see another video of this creature!

2017/01/16 23:42:53
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Photo @pedromcbride || Winter light and fog cast a veil across New York City. #nyc #aerial #petemcbride

2017/01/16 18:04:54
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Video by @renan_ozturk // The burning sun dwindles, still warming the edges of these cold snowy mountains as @freddiewilkinson and I top out for our upcoming @sanctityofspace film project. Footage shot from a GyroStabilized helicopter gimbal in the Kitchatna spires, one of the most remote areas of the Alaska Range @denalinps [#sanctityofspace aerial DP @ansonfogel operating the @timkemple @brainfarm @camp4collective]

2016/08/11 18:16:46
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by @drewtrush // Moraine Lake, and the Valley of the Ten Peaks dominating the landscape in Banff National Park. #phonetography @thephotosociety @natgeocreatvie #nationalgeographicexpeditions

2016/08/12 07:04:13
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Photo by @FransLanting “Elephant Reflections” At a water hole in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, a majestic bull elephant towers above his reflection with a herd of thirsty kudus on the horizon. I spent time at the water’s edge in the darkness before dawn, with elephants moving around me like shadowy shapes, waiting for an opportunity to capture this classic scene of wild Africa. I share this image in honor of World Elephant Day and I salute the organizations and individuals who are standing up to stop the slaughter of elephants worldwide. Follow me @FransLanting to see more images of elephants and other wildlife from around the world. @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #savetheelephants #Elephants #Tanzania #Okavango #Dawn #WildAid #wild_net #WorldElephantDay

2016/08/12 17:35:17
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Photo by @randyolson Wood River Nebraska - This was the last night of the last trip for an @natgeo assignment on the Ogallala Aquifer. I had bedded down in the blind when the cranes started to land for the night just outside… then the storm rolled in. Sand Hill Cranes are the grassland birds of the great plains. They migrate from Siberia to northern Mexico. Brice Krohn of @cranetrustnvc told me they counted 413,000 Sandhill Cranes on this evening… more than they’ve ever counted before. These conservation groups are working like crazy to keep 20 miles of the Platte River braided and perfect habitat for the cranes that come through their area. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

2016/08/09 12:31:28
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Photo @ladzinski / A female #osprey returning to her nest in a small #CyprusTree at sunrise. An osprey's diet is comprised almost exclusively of fish and can be found on every continent around the globe expect for Antarctica.

2016/07/29 16:31:22
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Photo: @stevewinterphoto A tigress rests with her cub in #BandhavgarhNationalPark in #India. This was shot for my #tiger story and also became the cover photo of my @NatGeo book "TigersForever". It took me forever to get a mother with a young #cub, and this is one of those moments in my career where I checked the back of my camera and cried. Today is #internationaltigerday! Let's take action and secure a future for #Cubs like this one! Click on the link in my profile to learn how YOU can help their survival. #picoftheday #natgeo #nationalgeographic #tigers #wildlife #wildlifephotography #instagood #photooftheday #photogram #animalsofinstagram #cuteanimals

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

2016/11/14 04:44:56
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Photo by @pedromcbride || Super moon over Manhattan - the biggest and brightest moon we have seen in nearly 70 years. To see more, go to @pedromcbride. #moon #luna #gratitude #nyc

2016/08/13 19:57:58
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We are casting our lines this afternoon as we head back to the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. #Follow our adventures on both this feed and on @paulnicklen It is one of my favorite places on this great Earth. My good friend and guide, Marven Robinson from the Gitga’at First Nation of Hartley Bay introduced me to this Kermode Bear (also known as a Spirit Bear). We called him “Friendly Bear” because he acted as if we were not there. We literally got to be a fly on the wall as he went about his business which is every wildlife photographers dream. Marven knows the bear well and explained to me that if we managed to get good pictures of these stunning bears for our story in @natgeo then we would be able to bring global attention to an ecosystem that needs protection from the threats of oil tankers, pipelines and natural gas production. Fortunately, we got the cover story in the magazine which has gone a long way in helping protect this fragile coastal ecosystem. Spending time with this bear as it fished and walked through the forest was one of the highlights of my photographic journey. The photograph was taken by friend and field companion, @jedweingarten With @cristinamittermeier #greatbearsea #gratitude #thejourney #nature #mpa #naturelovers #picoftheday #photooftheday #followme

2016/08/09 01:04:48
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photo by @joelsartore | Happy #WorldCatDay from the #PhotoArk! This is a 4-week old, male leopard #cat. #photooftheday

2016/08/22 23:36:49
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Photo by @BrianSkerry. The giant tail of a North Atlantic Right Whale, dripping with water as the animal begins a deep dive in Canada’s Bay of Fundy on an autumn afternoon. The North Atlantic Right whale is the most endangered species of whale on the planet, with perhaps less than 500 remaining. Their populations have never recovered from the whaling days due to the fact that they are ‘urban whales’ and live along the eastern seaboard of North America, where they must contend with industrialization. Each year whales die due to entanglement in fishing gear or due to ship strikes. New regulations that reduce the speed of ship traffic in critical habitats for Right Whales may have a positive effect over time. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #right #whale #endangered #species #onassignment #national #geographic #bay #of #fundy #canada #north #atlantic #nature #photography #conservation #preservation

2016/08/14 18:09:30
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Photo by @FransLanting Cheetahs are the most vulnerable of Africa’s big cats, with cub mortality as high as 95 percent, often due to predation by lions and hyenas. But studies have shown that a small number of cheetah females are so good at raising cubs that we can call them “supermoms.” On assignment for @natgeo in the grasslands of Tanzania's Serengeti, I made this image of one supermom resting in the midday shade with one of her cubs. Follow me @FransLanting to see an Olympics gallery of “Animals as Athletes,” including cheetahs—the fastest land animal on earth. @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Cheetah #BigCats #Tanzania #Serengeti #Supermom

2016/08/16 17:10:49
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Photo @ladzinski / There's a very special feeling you get when you see the rain stop and grey skies transform into explosive color. It's like being given an unexpected gift. Photographed 2 days ago along the #GR5 trail in the French Alps. @natgeotravel

2016/08/25 01:13:07
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Photo Pete McBride @pedromcbride // The Confluence. A sacred place where the Colorado River meets the turquoise waters of the Little Colorado, holds profound spiritual significance for many Native Americans whose ancestral lands lie within the canyon, including the Zuni, the Hopi, and the Navajo. This is also the location of a proposed tramway that would deliver 10,000 people a day. Today, as we celebrate 100 year of @nationalparkservice, what path will we take? “Are We Losing the Grand Canyon?” in @natgeo on newsstands now and at the link in my bio @pedromcbride. #chasingrivers #grandcanyon #NPS100

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

2016/08/24 19:19:13
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Photo by @daviddoubilet An iceberg in afternoon backlight near Red Island Scoredbysund Fjord Greenland. The ugly reality of rapid retreat of glaciers have created beautifully sculpted iceberg gardens. Diving near Red Island was like swimming in an Alice in Wonderland world of light and reflections. Icebergs are the perfect metaphor for oceans ......only a small fraction is visible to our naked eye. With @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ocean #iceberg #extreme #fjord #light #greenland #climatechange #glacier #polar for #moreocean follow @jennifethayesig and @daviddoubilet