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stevewinterphoto natgeo BIG CAT WEEK is on NG WILD - http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/big-cat-week/ bigcatweek 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!! I am working on a natgeo Jaguar story in the Pantanal of Brazil. Here a male walks on a bridge across a lake in Caiman Ecological Refuge. Jaguars are the 3rd largest of the big cats. Found from US / Mexico border to northern Argentina. Jaguars have rebounded in this area where 95% of the land is privately owned. In the past many ranchers would kill the cats when they ate their cattle. Today in this area tourism brings in much more money to the local economy than cattle ranching. So the jaguar population is increasing. But revenge killings of jaguars happen close to this area and all throughout the jaguars range. Also poaching for skins, bones and teeth is growing for the first time since the 1970’s to feed the demand for Asian Traditional Medicine and luxury items from endangered species. “Stop the demand and the killing can too.” wildaid Forests provide us with up to 50% of the oxygen we breathe - oceans the rest. They give us 75% of the fresh water. If we can save the forest of the Amazon and other areas in Central and South America for the JAGUAR and Puma. The forests of Central Africa for the leopard, lion, elephants etc. And the forests of South Asia for the Tigers and Leopards. If you save the top predator in any ecosystem you save everything that lives with them. So if - We Save Big Cats we can help Save Ourselves. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out other ways to become involved to save big cats! follow me stevewinterphoto to see more images from my work with natgeo and Thanks!! stevewinterphoto natgeo nglive natgeochannel natgeowild thephotosociety natgeocreative fursforlife BCI bigcatsintiative startwith1thing projetooncafari refugioecologicocaiman pantheracats pantanalsafaris canonusa redcine africanparksnetwork bertiegregory

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Photos and Video by johnstanmeyer | Across the historic Amu Darya River, also known as the Oxus River, the floating bridge that connects Qartau and Jumurtau villages each winter is effected by ice, requiring the bridge to be disconnected. Men in rowboats converge on the banks, ferrying passengers, often pushing their way over blocks of ice to cross. Around 500 villagers who work in Qaratau, Uzbekistan, cross the river commute twice a day, either by foot on the ice or row boat when the ice is moving. Swipe left on this post to see more photos from my assignment in Uzbekistan for natgeo. onassignment uzbekistan amudarya amudaryariver oxus oxusriver ice boat rowboat water river transport

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Photo by jimmy_chin An epically cold but memorable night out w travisrice and co in kamchatka shooting time lapses and watching the nearby volcano rage. The remote and inhospitable Kamchatka peninsula has the highest density of active volcanoes in the world. onlocation

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Image by joelsartore | An Arctic fox at the Great Bend Brit Spaugh Zoo in Kansas. These little animals live in incredibly frigid environments and have evolved in many ways to survive there. Their multilayered fur coats (which change color with the seasons- from white when it's snowy to brown when the tundra is bare) are extremely dense and insulating, and their paws have fur on the soles. They’ve even developed a system of countercurrent heat exchange in the circulation of their paws to maintain their core temperature. The Arctic fox serves as a great reminder that “it is not the most intellectual of the species that survives; it is not the strongest that survives; but the species that survives is the one that is able best to adapt and adjust to the changing environment in which it finds itself”. To see another image of this Arctic fox, check out joelsartore! . . fox arcticfox cuteanimals headtilt evolution fluffy cute photoark photoarkbook natgeo books

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Photograph by simonnorfolkstudio Koryaksky volcano looming large above Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, capital of the Kamchatka peninsular in the Russian Far East. Koryaksky has been designated a Decade Volcano, worthy of particular study in light of its history of explosive eruptions and proximity to populated areas. In 2008, Koryaksky erupted with a 6,000m (20,000ft) plume of ash, the first major eruption in 3,500 years. Follow simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. instituteartist michaelhoppengallery benrubi_gallery galleryluisotti natgeo thephotosociety photojournalism documentaryphotography simonnorfolk decadevolcano volcano Koryaksky Kamchatka ringoffire камчатка volcanology Kamchatka russia Petropavlovsk instagramrussia fineartphotography visualarchitects bookmarkcontent

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Video by Stefano Unterthiner stefanounterthiner and my wife Stéphanie Francoise. When you're eating but the dancing madness takes you like there was no tomorrow. Take a look how this male Sulawesi crested black macaque is having fun in the forest. Shot on assignment for natgeo for the upcoming Magazine story ‘A Fight for Survive’ (March issue) Follow me stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with natgeo. Thanks! IUCN redlist Sulawesi macaque eating tomorrow madness fun forest

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Video by bertiegregory. The Jabiru stork is South America's tallest flying bird standing up to 5ft. The Jabiru's wingspan is also huge but not quite the largest- that title belongs to the Andean Condor. The Jabiru's local name translates to mean the bird with the swollen neck! I filmed these individuals hunting for fish and amphibians along the rivers of the northern Pantanal, Brazil. Shot on assignment for Stevewinterphoto, natgeo and natgeowild. Follow bertiegregory for more videos from our jaguar project.

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Photo by johnstanmeyer • Welcomed in sweet kindness, Dilbar Umarova lives within the legacy of her family's home. For 200 years she and her ancestors have inhabited this warmth-filled Samarkand home situated along a quiet alley, the living room today covered in Uzbek carpets, given to her by family for her wedding. • Be sure to follow yulia_grigoryants to see vignettes of our overland car journey through Uzbekistan for natgeo and also follow PaulSalopek on his epic 10 year walk in the footsteps of our ancestors at outofedenwalk here on Instagram. • onassignment natgeo natgeocreative outofedenwalk thephotosociety uzbekistan samarkand carpets portait warmth kindness NGSilkRoad

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RobertClarkphoto Gus, a wind swept dog on a wind swept field in Western Kansas HomeToKansas

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"...just one sprained ankle away from literally dying. And that's a risk I'm willing to accept." Video by argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Miki Collins and her dog team on a subsistence trap line that runs deep into DenaliNationalPark, Alaska. Miki and her sister Julie inherited the trap line (which existed long before the National Park) from a long line of trappers who also lived off the land in this remote land of kettle lakes, winding rivers, and winters that regularly dip down to -50 or below.

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita yamashitaphoto - Myint Zu Pagoda emerges from morning mist in Indawgyi Lake, the largest body of fresh water in Myanmar. Few people live along its shores due to an ancient superstition that it is inhabited by evil spirits. Thanks to this it has been designated a wildlife sanctuary, a paradise for aquatic plants birds and a major feeder of pure, clean water to the Irrawaddy River that runs to its south. The Pagoda comes alive for just 10 days before the full moon in March when thousands of pilgrims from all over Kachin State come here for prayers and play. indawgyilake kachin myanmar irrawaddyriver irrawaddy For more on Myanmar, follow nature_org thephotosociety natgeotravel natgeocreative

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Photo by shonephoto (Robbie Shone) and words by M_Synnott (Mark Synnott). The Russians have identified more than 100 cave openings in the 21-mile-long southeast face of Hodja Gur Gur Ata, but to date, only 22 have been explored. Seven of them lead into the subterranean labyrinth known as Dark Star. Look carefully, and in the top right center of this image you can see one of these entrances. Caving exploration in this isolated corner of Central Asia began in the early 1980s after members of the USSR’s Sverdlosk Speleological Club identified this region’s vast limestone topography from geologic maps. The club had been searching for a place to pursue the Holy Grail of caving—to go deeper into the earth than anyone had gone before—and the Baisun-Tau Mountains, at least on paper, appeared to have all the right ingredients. Mountaineers will never find a peak higher than Everest, but the potential to find new and deeper caves is virtually unlimited. The crux is finding them, and as any caver will tell you: we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about what lies hidden beneath the ground here on earth. Over the next few weeks we will be uploading photographs here from the Everest - Dark Star (cave) feature, which can be found in the March 2017 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Stay tuned to see more

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Timelapse by pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // The bustle of Havana Cuba at dusk is a symphony of sounds and color frozen in time. To see more, follow pedromcbride cuba timelapse iphone color havana natgeoexpeditions

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Photo by BrianSkerry. West Indian Manatees - a mother and her calf - float above a seagrass bed off the coast of Belize, in Central America. Manatees in this region are less acclimated to humans than those in Florida and thus tend to be more elusive. Despite their hesitancy, this pair allowed me into their world early one morning. These “sea cows” communicate with one another through touch, as well as through patterns of squeaks and squeals. Such signals allow a mother to recognize her calf, and thus to teach the calf necessary survival skills early in life. Manatees are threatened in the wild by both boat strikes and the loss of warm water springs due to climate change. To learn more about these beautiful creatures, and to see more underwater photography, follow me, BrianSkerry, on Instagram. Photographed on assignment for NatGeo Magazine. thephotosociety natgeocreative west indian manatee westindies westindian manatees seacow sea cow underwater photography natgeo national geographic nationalgeographic photooftheday onassignment mom mothers cute adventure belize

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Video by joelsartore | A ball python at the lincolnchildrenszoo in Lincoln, Nebraska. This very calm and gentle snake is not only beautiful, but is an ambassador for both his species and for the zoo. To see a full length snake portrait, check out joelsartore! . . snakes reptiles naturalpattern natgeo

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Video by christian_foto (Christian Rodriguez ) Video at the Texolo waterfall park located in the Municipality of Xico, in Veracruz, Mexico. The main waterfall has an approximate height of 78.7 feet. There is a bridge over the ravine that connects both parts of the forest. On the other side, there are two smaller waterfalls that can be seen from some of the trails in the area. The waterfalls and their surroundings have been used to film several films. Video by christian_foto / prime_collective waterfall xico veracurz mexico

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Photo by renan_ozturk // A male Pronghorn AKA ‘American Antelope’ moving across the entrance of Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park. Goblin Valley is known for its thousands of ‘hoodoos’ - balancing rock formations. I've always seen the three ‘sisters’ pictured here as the matriarchs of all the goblins towering at the head of the valley. ~ Tendrils of rain fell in the distances like perfect paint strokes and the herd of the fastest land mammals in the west walked right into place. After a little panic attack that I'd miss the moment, I charged into the desert, taking a face plant in the process. It didn't last long but there was a small moment when one of the males paused, and all the layers lined up before he darted into the distance. utahpubliclands

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In honor of Big Cat Week, National Geographic caught up with six photographers to ask them about their most memorable experiences in the wild, here Clint Mecham sits on the forest floor with a sedated mountain lion in the Monroe Mountains, Utah, in 2016. Photograph by David Chancellor chancellordavid for natgeo Over 30 years, Clint Mecham, a predator specialist from the State of Utah Department of Natural Resources, has collared more than 400 mountain lion, monitoring the health and population of the species. This is No. 53, a veteran of the group, who’s played a major role in the study for more than 14 years. Now that the study is coming to a close, the female lion will be released without a collar for the first time in her adult life. It’s also the last time Clint will see this lion alive. Shortly after its release, Mecham was notified by conservation officers [that No. 53 had been killed as a trophy]. What I found interesting about this particular lion and this particular gentleman was the extraordinary history that they shared. For the entire 14 years she’s been in continual combat with Clint. Each time a collar has needed changing, it’s fallen to Clint to undertake the task, and the lion has made her feelings known with tooth and claw. This time was somewhat different. The lion was calm and almost accepting of Clint; it’s as if she knew her time was up and the collar would not be refitted. Clint also knew all too well that the collar perhaps offered her a small amount of safety. There was a bond here, an understanding between two warriors…now was the time to say goodbye. Find all six of these extraordinary stories here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/big-cats-week-lions-tigers-photography/ huge thanks to Jessie Wender jmwender natgeo for putting this together so powerfully. mountainlion utah usa natgeo bigcatweek bigcats cougar conserving conservation cowboys hellokiosk artfuldodgersimaging bwyanoleary francescamaffeogallery kinetic_six

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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner stefanounterthiner. A young Sulawesi crested black macaque is eating a fruit while its mother is doing some grooming. A day in the life of these social monkeys includes moseying through the forest of the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, eating, grooming, and lollygagging. Poaching and deforestation are responsible for the monkeys’ population declines. Shot on assignment for natgeo for the upcoming Magazine story ‘A Fight for Survive’ (March issue) Follow me stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with natgeo. Thanks! IUCN redlist Sulawesi macaque eating mother ecotourism young forest

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Photo by stephenwilkes: Soft sunlight shining down on the warm beaches of Rio on a quiet weekday in Brazil. I traveled to Rio de Janeiro last month to capture the city for my series, Day to Night. Follow me stephenwilkes to see more images from my trip. StephenWilkes DayToNight Ipanema Rio RiodeJaneiro Brazil

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