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Video by melissalesh and tbfrost | Very excited that in the coming days National Geographic will be publishing online my photographs of the complex relationship between saltwater crocodiles and people that was shot over nearly 4 years, starting in 2013. It was a hard story to tell because of some of what I saw and it will undoubtedly make some angry and sad because there are hunting photos and hunting is controversial. But I implore you to consider how the hunting is done and how it is involved in the successful conservation of crocodiles in Australia . I have plans to go back and keep documenting how the lives of crocs and people intertwine in Australia but for now enjoy the upcoming article and keep your eyes out for brand new video of wild crocodiles on the nat geo instagram stories. I can't tell you exactly why I love crocodiles because there are too many reasons. For example, look how this crocodile, aptly Named jaws, disappears under the surface , scarcely creating a ripple. Is there are animal out there that is seemingly as choreographed as a crocodile? I'm not sure there is. Please head over to tbfrost to see more videos and photos that didn't make the cut where I'll also be sharing stories about why i decided to do this story and what it took to make this happen. followme tbfrost

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Photo by FransLanting Two orphaned orangutans cling to each other in northern Borneo. Like humans, they need affection and care from their mothers in order to become healthy adults. Orangutans are the last great apes that survive outside of Africa. They live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and they are endangered due to the massive destruction of their forest habitat. Baby orangs are also victims of the illegal pet trade—captured by poachers who kill their mothers to reach them. It is imperative that we protect the forests orangutans depend upon to insure that our next of kin on the family tree of life will be with us beyond our lifetime. I welcome you to support the organizations that are in the front lines of protecting them, such as the World Wildlife Fund and Wild Aid. I share this image in honor of World Orangutan Day, Saturday August 19. Follow me FransLanting for more images of endangered animals around the world. wildaid world_wildlife natgeotravel thephotosociety natgeocreative WorldOrangutanDay InternationalOrangutanDay Borneo Family Love Twins Orphans

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Photo by ciriljazbec / Story about my hometown Trzic in Slovenia that I worked on for natgeotravel is published online. World-renowned ice climber klemenpremrl descends the Dovžan Gorge in Trzic. Just a short drive from Tržič in the heart of the Karavanke mountain range lies the fossil-covered, 300 million-year-old Dovžan Gorge. The older folk of Tržič say that dragons once roamed there and that one of them is responsible for the creation of Tržič. Follow more from this story ciriljazbec and natgeotravel. Trzic Slovenia climbing dragons dovzangorge

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Video by christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez ) on assignment for natgeo in Colombia. Returning from my assignment in Tame, Arauca, where we traveled in the region known as Llano Colombiano, we found this group of white herons. White herons, also known as great egrets, are widely distributed across most tropical and temperate regions of the world and they build nests in colonies near the water. Like a story from Gabriel García Márquez, in the very last hours we were given a treasured memory from of one of Colombia’s most beautiful regions. Video by christian_foto on assignment for natgeo in Colombia. elllano colombia gabo

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Photo by brianlehmannphotography - Alcohol is dumped into the mouth of a dead woman to preserve her body in Indonesia. To see what happens next follow brianlehmannphotography.

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Photo by jimmy_chin Our quiet, unassuming camp below Shivling and Meru in the Garwhal Himalaya. At the time we had no idea where the journey would take us. Grateful we got a glimpse of the other side, and grateful for everyone who took it with us.

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Video by bertiegregory. A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for natgeo and stevewinterphoto. Follow bertiegregory for more videos of these giants!

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Video by JimRichardsonNG Making the run from Tobermory to Inverie off the west coast of Scotland. Great swelling seas outside my cabin. Aboard the Lord of the Glens. natgeotravel scotland natgeoexpeditions natgeocreative

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Video by pedromcbride Pete McBride // The weather of the summer monsoons roll through the Grand Canyon providing precious moisture to this arid landscape. We welcomed storms for water but feared them because of flash flooding and lightning during our 800-mile hike through this remote landscape. To see more, follow pedromcbride. chasingrivers grandcanyon timelapse nature humility

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Photograph by paulnicklen // We sat quietly in our small boat while a young female polar bear contemplated our presence. It is fun to watch how they deal with the fine balance between curiosity and fear. She wanted to come close and check us out but she was also a bit nervous. She must have started to walk away over thirty times before immediately turning around to come and inspect us. Eventually, she wandered off down the beach. She was an incredibly healthy looking little bear and it was great to see a bit of animal fat still stuck to her nose as she would have feasted recently. followme on paulnicklen to see another young bear floating by on a chunk of sea ice. bear NMCA nature ice beauty glacier ice marine beauty instagood picoftheday

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Photos lucalocatelliphoto for natgeo on the climatechange issue. Here we are at Wanderland in the northwest of Germany where an old nuclear cool tower that never operate is now used as amusement ride. This futuristic image represents the hopes of Germany. By 2050 Germany aims to be a new kind of wonderland, an industrial country that will use at least 80 percent from renewable energy. Follow me lucalocatelliphoto to see more tech solution about climatechange renewableenergy innovation sustainableliving transition energy future space earth nuclear

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Photo by amivitale. Female elephant Shaba leads the herd of orphaned elephants living at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (r.e.s.c.u.e). Pat of the Namunyak Community Consevancy in Nothen Kenya, Reteti is the fist-eve community-owned and -un elephant ophanage in Afica. Thei goal is to escue, ehabilitate and eintoduce ophaned o abandoned elephant calfs into the wild. Rehabilitating these elephants so close to whee they wee found helps impove the chances of them being able to econnect with thei family heds once they ae eady to leave the cae of the attentive wildlife keepes. You can lean moe about Reteti in this month's National Geogaphic. Follow r.e.s.c.u.e and amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives. DontLetThemDisappear nrt_kenya lewa_wildlife natgeocreative thephotosociety retetielephants kenya everydayafrica photojournalism amivitale

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Video by renan_ozturk // Rain wisps dancing over Wolf's Head peak in the Wind River mountain range of Wyoming. This designated wilderness is part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is also one of the most intact temperate/alpine ecosystems in the world. ~ While spending the last week here climbing with taylorfreesolo, we saw the effects of climate change induced beetle kill that has swept over most other parts of the Rockies within the last few decades. The forests throughout the Winds used to be the last vestige of safety for trees like the Whitebark Pine because it stayed colder here. But now even in this high alpine range the winters are warmer, the cold snaps fewer, and the beetle populations are flourishing. windriverrange actonclimate treefighter austin_siadak jackrees20

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Photo by andreabruce : Hello, I’m posting images from this month’s NatGeo story on sanitation. More specifically, open defecation. An uncomfortable topic, but an important one for people, especially children, all over the globe. I spent much of the year awkwardly asking people if I could follow them to the bathroom, whether that was in a house or in a field. Bottomline: If we don’t have healthy systems for sanitation, we won’t have clean water. About half of the Indian population defecates outside without using toilets. The result is that children pick up parasites and chronic infections that impair the ability of the intestines to absorb nutrients — causing 117,000 Indian children die each year from diarrhea, according to Unicef. The current Indian government is trying to change this. Here, a man takes a bucket for washing with him as he takes a walk to defecate in the fields in Uttar Pradesh. sanitation india cleanindiacampaign noorimages

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Photo by edkashi As a rainbow colored sunset ends another day in the Old Port, the people of Marseille, France go about their business on Sept. 14, 2010. NASA states that industrial activities that the modern civilization depends on have raised atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 379 parts per million in the last 150 years. These increased concentrations have caused the greenhouse effect to occur where heat that was radiated from earth toward space becomes trapped, and subsequently everydayclimatechange ensues. ECC climatechange climatechangeisreal actonclimate NASA rainbow marseille france atmosphere carbondioxide CO2 greenhouseeffect globalwarming transit

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Photo by FransLanting The afterglow of a fiery sunset in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil is turning the water of a placid lagoon purple while my strobe illuminates the face of a caiman floating along. Millions of caiman were killed in the Pantanal for their skins, but since they were granted protection their numbers have rebounded and today they may be as numerous as they once were. Follow me FransLanting for more images of wildlife around the world. natgeocreative thephotosociety Pantanal Caiman Protection sunset wildlife wildlifephotography

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Photo by patrickwitty | Post-thunderstorm sunset near natgeo headquarters in Washington, DC. sunsets washingtondc

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Photograph by thomaspeschak A great white shark crosses paths with a small school of silversides in the deep blue Pacific off Guadalupe Island, Mexico. A long camera exposure and flash creates a motion blur as shark and fish travel in different directions. Shot on assignment for the Sept 2017 natgeo magazine feature Ocean Stewards. This story was shot in collaboration with maresmexicanos and written by the very very very tall erikvance For more photographs of Mexico's great white sharks followme thomaspeschak

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Photo by andy_bardon /// Buddhist monk Nawang Paljor from the village of Pangboche in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal leads a puja ceremony to bless safe passage to visiting climbers. Our small team passed through this village on our way to climb Mt Everest, and we spent over an hour in the company of Nawang Paljor. He burned incense, chanted traditional blessings, and burned some juniper as our team sat quietly reflecting on the task that we had taken on. A few weeks later, after many trials and tribulations, the bulk of our team safely stood on the top of the highest mountain in the world. Shot on assignment for natgeo natgeocreative

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Video by joelsartore | This Malay eagle owl was photographed at Jurong Bird Park, part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore (wrs.ig). This species can be found in the Malay Peninsula in Southeast Asia and prey on large insects, birds, small mammals and reptiles. It’s likely that they mate for life and they’ve been known to become very attached to their nesting locations. In many instances the owls will return to their site year after year, and if one mate dies the other will continue to maintain the same territory. For a portrait of this owl, check out joelsartore. . . owl owls birds malayeagleowl eagleowl cute cuteanimals wildlife nature wildlifephotography naturephotography animalfacts natgeo photoark SaveTogether

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