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Photo by FransLanting // California’s Big Sur coast has been hailed as "the greatest meeting place of land and sea” by poet Robinson Jeffers. His classic metaphor inspired me to capture this image as an interplay between land, sea, and sky after overnight rain had drenched the coast and dawn broke in a glorious spectacle. Follow me FransLanting for more scenes from the California coast. thephotosociety natgeotravel natgeocreative NaturePhotography Beauty Nature BigSur awesome picoftheday

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Video by renan_ozturk // A real-time video capture of a pulse of Northern Lights in Iceland. What you're hearing in the audio is the reaction that taylorfreesolo burkgnar and the team of surfers and filmmakers were having when this burst suddenly erupted above us like a swirling tide-pool of water. Seeing people's reactions to the sheer wonder of our planet inspires me to keep creating images that can create positive change and understanding. underanarcticsky northernlights

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Photo by CristinaMittermeier. The top of unnamed mountains peeks through the lifting fog as the Arctic day begins. The continuous dance between forming ice and breaking ice, creates these whimsical patterns on the sea ice. Honoring the sea_legacy is the best way to make sure the beauty of this fragile ecosystem lives on. With PaulNicklen johanna.c.dominguez _tomconlin and SamKretch for . For MorePhotos from this expedition to document the beauty of the Arctic Follow me at CristinaMittermeier natgeocreative beauty nature honorparis love gratitude stopclimatechange

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Photograph by thomaspeschak Marine scientist pelayosalinas uses a diver underwater stereo video (DUV) system to survey shark populations in the waters off Darwin's Arch. This northern corner of the Galápagos Islands is home to the greatest abundance of sharks anywhere on the planet. Dr. Salinas most recent research for the saveourseasfoundation is focused on the impact of climate change on the sharks of the Galápagos. Check out the June 2017 issue of natgeo magazine for my story on Galápagos and climate change. In collaboration with galapagosnationalpark paulmangellfoundation darwinfound To see photographs of Galápagos's incredible shark populations follow natgeo photographer thomaspeschak

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Video by bertiegregory. A wild water buffalo rises from a feeding dive in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Don't mess with this guy! Shot during a leopard project for natgeo, natgeowild and Stevewinterphoto. Follow bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

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Photo by petekmuller. Members of the National Geographic intotheokavango river expedition team paddle dugout canoes, known as mokoros, along the Cubango River in Angola. The upper reaches of the river are narrow and wind tightly through highland savannah. Each night, the temperature plummets to near freezing, leaving frost on our tents and mist above the river. By midday, however, temperatures climb into the high 80s (30 Celsius) and the sun shines powerfully. The river-based team moves camp each night and carries with them all the camping and scientific equipment that they require. Setting up and taking down camp accounts for a considerable part of the day's activities. In the coming weeks, the team will traverse every navigable meter of the Cubango in order to conduct a comprehensive biodiversity and water quality assessment. More to come. cubango2017 science angola Africa nature wild adventure

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natgeo stevewinterphoto I've been photographing and filming cheetahs with my assistant alexbraczkowski in the southwestern grasslands of South Africa this week. New research led by Sarah Durant and colleagues suggests there may be as few as ~7100 cheetahs left in Africa, and that if their populations are to survive, they need good protection inside national parks to offset losses in community areas where they clash with farmers! Did you know that cheetahs have good hunting success! These two males along with one other female ate 80 blesbuck, nearly 100 springbuck and some hartebeest calves in just five months! National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is working towards the conservation of African lions, leopards and cheetahs across Africa. Increasing anti-poaching efforts, installing protective bomas to stop conflict between big cats and livestock and they even monitor big cats numbers with camera traps. Visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative/ to find out how you can help save big cats today, and remember by saving apex predators we keep ecosystems balanced and healthy! Follow me stevewinterphoto stevewinterphoto natgeo nglive ngwildnatgeowild thephotosociety NatGeoCreativeonassignment fursforlife wildlifeconservationinthefield wildlifephotojournalism BCIbigcatsintiative photooftheday beauty leopardafricanparksnetwork wildaid BCI bigcatsintiative startwith1thingprojetooncafari refugioecologicocaimanpantheracats pantanalsafaris canonusa redcineafricanparksnetwork ldfoundationleonardodicaprio sanctuaryasia

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Photograph by paulnicklen // A fractured seascape. Spring ice breaks up along the coast of Svalbard, Norway. For many, they simply see ice and only ice. For others, they see the foundation of the entire Arctic food chain. Ice is a platform for ringed and bearded seals; it is a super highway for polar bears and Arctic foxes; it is an upside down garden for phytoplankton, amphipods, copepods and polar cod. When scientists talk about the Arctic being completely void of sea ice during the summer months in the near future, it should be an alarm bell that rings loudly in all of our ears. followme on paulnicklen to learn more about the causes and solutions for climate change. For sea_legacy Thank you for your eagle eyes jens_wikstrom_photography ice nature photooftheday climatechangeisreal

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sitting on the back of the truck with the wildlife vet, and a very relaxed Livingstone Eland. Limpopo, South Africa by David Chancellor chancellordavid Found in Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Elands live in both steppe and sparse forests. They are also found in semidesert areas and at elevations up to 14400 ft. Eland males are much larger than females, weighing 400-1000 kg compared to 300-600 kg for females. Eland have a distinctive dewlap which is thought to be an adaptation for heat dissipation, hanging from the throat and neck. Heavy horns are twisted in a corkscrew fashion and grow up to 4 ft. long on males, 2.2 ft. long on females. Herds usually number up to 25 individuals, although larger temporary aggregations of females and calves occur during the wet season. There may be more than one adult male in a herd, but there is a strict dominance hierarchy that controls access to breeding females. Home ranges of females, which make extensive movements during the wet season, are much greater than those of males. The diet of elands consist of grasses, herbs, tree leaves, bushes, and succulent fruits. They generally forage in open areas. Water is consumed voraciously when available, but elands can abstain from drinking in dry seasons. From new work and projects chancellordavid natgeo

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Clevedon Pier, Somerset, UK by simoncroberts. This photograph is from my series Pierdom where I documented all 56 remaining Pleasure Piers around the coast of Britain. These eccentric Victorian structures are an integral part of the British coastal experience, although many have been lost due to storm damage, fire and lack of funding. See more at www..com simonroberts flowersgallery robertmoratgalerie mc2gallery galerieheinzerreszler dmbrepresents

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Photo by renan_ozturk // words by TheLastHoneyHunter film director ben_knight- This is Maule Dhan Rai. The chosen honey hunter of his remote village in Saadi, Nepal. If no one else receives the blessing needed to safely harvest honey from these perilous cliffs, a generations-old tradition may fade away. Looking forward to screening thelasthoneyhunter for the first time at mountainfilm in Telluride this weekend. Incredibly grateful to my friends jetbutterflies and renan_ozturk for trusting me with this cultural version of the film and inviting me on this journey. Keep your eyes peeled for the July issue of National Geographic Magazine for more photographs by Renan and feature story by marksynnott. feltsoulmedia camp4collective dzifoundation taylorfreesolo travisrummel sadiequarrier

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A new documentary short on orangutan cultures, Person of the Forest, is having its global premiere this weekend at mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. The film follows photographer timlaman and others as they work to document the complex lives of orangutans. Check out the full length trailer at the link in my bio tbfrost Directed by timlaman and melissalesh. | Produced by melissalesh tbfrost timlaman | Principal cinematography by timlaman tbfrost and rrsuro | Special thanks to natgeo rebeccaexplore

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Photo by mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) onassignment for natgeo. A young refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan sleeps on a bunk bed at a "one stop center" where she and her family have taken refuge near the Croatian border in Serbia. One stop centers offer food, medical support and assistance with documentation for refugees. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow mmuheisen and everydayrefugees muhammedmuheisen

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marcusbleasdale My short documentary on Central African Republic is out for National Geographic Magazine. Discover how war affects communities and how they try to build themselves up after being destroyed. carcrisis humanrightswatch selwyn1882 cambridgeuniversity copy paste this link to see the full 9 min doc http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/05/car-civil-war-behind-scenes/

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Photo by shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish Canary Islands. It’s volcanic origin was born through fiery eruptions that saw its greatest recorded activity between 1730 and 1736. A couple of months ago, I paid the island a visit to document several of the many lava tubes and volcanic formations as part of a wider story. Pictured here, at 609m (1998ft) above sea level is the crater rim of an extinct volcano known as Monte Corona. Around 4000 years ago, it’s eruption covered most of the northeast part of the island with lava flows forming several of the great lava tubes we explored and documented during our visit to Lanzarote.

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Photo by joelsartore. Happy pollinatormonday! Pictured here is a lesser short-nosed fruit bat from the lubeebatconservancy in Gainesville, Florida. This bat feeds on the nectar of fruit flowers. While gathering the nectar with its long tongue, pollen becomes stuck to its fur, and is carried to the anthers (the part of the plant where pollen is made) of the next flower on the menu, allowing the fruit to reproduce. More than 300 species of fruit rely on bats for pollination, including bananas, mango, guava, and cocoa. The economies of many countries are dependent on the exports of these fruits, and would cease to flourish without these graceful pollinators. To see another image of this bat check out joelsartore. . . pollinatormonday natgeo photoark savetogether knowyourpollinators

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Photo by CristinaMittermeier // On assignment for natgeopristineseas and natgeo. This project took our team to the northernmost human settlement in Greenland, the village of Qaanaaq. The purpose of the expedition was to document the places in the Arctic where ice will disappear last, like the Thule region of Greenland, where I photographed this husky. In 20 years or less, much of the Arctic will be completely devoid of ice in the summer months and the vast sea ice highways that the Inuit use to travel with their dogs will be gone forever. When that day comes, the last hunters of the north will no longer be able to access the edge of the sea, where today, with the help of their huskies, they are still able to hunt for wild food. With PaulNicklen and EnricSala. To see MorePhotos from this Expedition Followme at CristinaMittermeier * * * SavetheArctic | stopclimatechange | pristineseas | MoreOcean | INeedNature | HonorParis | sea_legacy

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Photo by TimLaman. Landing gear down - a Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture on final approach near a wildebeest carcass in Serengeti National Park. Critically endangered due to loss of habitat and deliberate poisoning, this amazing bird can commute up to 150 km a day from its nesting sites to find food here in the Serengeti. This vulture is considered to be the highest-flying bird with confirmed evidence of flight at 11,300 meters (37,100 ft). Pretty incredible! See more from my current Africa photo shoot TimLaman. VulturesNeedLove, Africa, Serengeti, Tanzania, thephotosociety, natgeocreative.

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Photograph by paulnicklen // The face of a glacier temporarily frozen for the winter dwarfs a young polar bear as she patrols the sea ice in search of seals. She was only two or three years old and was most likely weaned from her mother this spring. Now, she must use all that she has learned from her mom to survive during these changing times. followme on paulnicklen to see the moment when she finally discovers my presence. For sea_legacy with cristinamittermeier. nature polarbear

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Photo by brianlehmannphotography - Aaron Wollin's legs were amputated at the age of two from a rare disease called sacral agnesis. Now he travels the world performing stunts. Here Wollin, whose stage name is Short E. Dangerously, showers with a hose backstage on the World of Wonders sideshow. The cast sleeps, eats and works from a tractor trailer with no bathroom or shower. To watch Shorty new stunt, fire breathing, follow brianlehmannphotography.

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