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Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan play with a ball outside abandoned warehouses where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

Photo by mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan play with a ball outside abandoned warehouses where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow mmuheisen and everydayrefugees everydayrefugees muhammedmuheisen

October 2017 141
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Photo by @amivitale. A young #elephant calf seeks shelter under his mother in the @SINGITA_ #Grumeti Reserves, a conservatory adjacent to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. #Singita Grumeti Reserves are an integral part of the #Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, the home of the Great Migration. Young calves go under their mothers for a feeling of protection and comfort and, of course, to nurse. 
Follow @amivitale and @SINGITA_ to learn more about their important work.

#singitagrumetifund #saveelephants #stoppoaching #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale @natgeocreative @thephotosociety

Photo by amivitale. A young elephant calf seeks shelter under his mother in the SINGITA_ Grumeti Reserves, a conservatory adjacent to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Singita Grumeti Reserves are an integral part of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, the home of the Great Migration. Young calves go under their mothers for a feeling of protection and comfort and, of course, to nurse. Follow amivitale and SINGITA_ to learn more about their important work. singitagrumetifund saveelephants stoppoaching africa everydayafrica photojournalism amivitale natgeocreative thephotosociety

October 2017 1398
Photo by @williamalbertallard 
In 1980 I was photographing in Oaxaca, Mexico with its generous color palette evidenced in the buildings and the clothing of its inhabitants.  I stopped each day at an interior market where I saw this wall and stayed to make pictures of passersby such as this woman carrying a baby. As people passed I watched how they fit into the seemingly random pattern of the painted wall with its large white space that proved to be a useful background.

#followme @williamalbertallard for more images from Oaxaca and other assignments over five decades.

#oaxaca #mexico #painted #paint #streetphotography #streetphotographers #streetphoto #leica #kodachrome #filmphotography #williamalbertallard

Photo by williamalbertallard In 1980 I was photographing in Oaxaca, Mexico with its generous color palette evidenced in the buildings and the clothing of its inhabitants. I stopped each day at an interior market where I saw this wall and stayed to make pictures of passersby such as this woman carrying a baby. As people passed I watched how they fit into the seemingly random pattern of the painted wall with its large white space that proved to be a useful background. followme williamalbertallard for more images from Oaxaca and other assignments over five decades. oaxaca mexico painted paint streetphotography streetphotographers streetphoto leica kodachrome filmphotography williamalbertallard

October 2017 317
Video by @bertiegregory. A bizarre looking Porites coral and a school of anthias (the bright orange fish). The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Video by bertiegregory. A bizarre looking Porites coral and a school of anthias (the bright orange fish). The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. Follow bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

October 2017 1132
Photo by @PaulNicklen // The shallows of the Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. I am here to shine a light on what a healthy ocean looks like, and why it should be protected. As Cuba opens its borders and business to the world, the risks of losing this relatively pristine ecosystem grow. Please follow @Sea_Legacy to follow along on this beautiful, important expedition. #TurningTheTide

Photo by PaulNicklen // The shallows of the Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. I am here to shine a light on what a healthy ocean looks like, and why it should be protected. As Cuba opens its borders and business to the world, the risks of losing this relatively pristine ecosystem grow. Please follow Sea_Legacy to follow along on this beautiful, important expedition. TurningTheTide

October 2017 855
Photo by: @cristinamittermeier // Supported by a bed of eelgrass, the very existence of which is a testimony to a healthy ecosystem. The crocs are abundant here in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. They shelter themselves in clusters of thriving mangroves. 
Steeped in history that has both polarized and unified people all over the world, Cuba’s dedication to using science as guiding principle in policy making is a shining example of conservation in action; one that other places in the world can learn and benefit from. 
#followme @cristinamittermeier to see more crocs. 
#TurningTheTide | #gardensofthequeen | #Cuba | #UniversityofHavana | #JardinesdelaReina | #TheOceanFoundation | #jardinesdelrey | #crocodiles | #TheOceanFoundation | #marineconservation | @sealegacy

Photo by: cristinamittermeier // Supported by a bed of eelgrass, the very existence of which is a testimony to a healthy ecosystem. The crocs are abundant here in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. They shelter themselves in clusters of thriving mangroves. Steeped in history that has both polarized and unified people all over the world, Cuba’s dedication to using science as guiding principle in policy making is a shining example of conservation in action; one that other places in the world can learn and benefit from. followme cristinamittermeier to see more crocs. TurningTheTide | gardensofthequeen | Cuba | UniversityofHavana | JardinesdelaReina | TheOceanFoundation | jardinesdelrey | crocodiles | TheOceanFoundation | marineconservation | sealegacy

October 2017 1586
Photo by @jimmy_chin 
One of my first trips to the Karakoram was with @conrad_anker and @brady_robinson. Here Conrad begins what turned out to be an exciting descent on K7 after a three day storm. Still remember being lowered down a steep coulior riding a haul bag, trying to find an anchor, all the while getting smoked by spindrift. #typetwofun #ridingthepig

Photo by jimmy_chin One of my first trips to the Karakoram was with conrad_anker and brady_robinson. Here Conrad begins what turned out to be an exciting descent on K7 after a three day storm. Still remember being lowered down a steep coulior riding a haul bag, trying to find an anchor, all the while getting smoked by spindrift. typetwofun ridingthepig

October 2017 919
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Photo @michaelchristopherbrown. 
School children wait for the arrival of Fidel Castro’s Funeral Procession in Bamayo, Cuba, in December 2016.

Photo michaelchristopherbrown. School children wait for the arrival of Fidel Castro’s Funeral Procession in Bamayo, Cuba, in December 2016.

October 2017 967
Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo Professor Ruth is checking the harvesting quality of the Algae bioreactor at the Algae park at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. The university is working on a fifteen year-roadmap project (2010-2025) that aims to develop a commercial and sustainable production chain for food, feed, chemicals, materials and fuels from microalgae. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about this futuristic project about hunger solutions. #agriculture #hunger #netherlands #sustainable #algae #future #futurology #technology #energy #greenhouse #globalwarming #hunger #light #netherlands #organic #vegetables

Photo lucalocatelliphoto for natgeo Professor Ruth is checking the harvesting quality of the Algae bioreactor at the Algae park at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. The university is working on a fifteen year-roadmap project (2010-2025) that aims to develop a commercial and sustainable production chain for food, feed, chemicals, materials and fuels from microalgae. Follow me lucalocatelliphoto to see more about this futuristic project about hunger solutions. agriculture hunger netherlands sustainable algae future futurology technology energy greenhouse globalwarming hunger light netherlands organic vegetables

October 2017 613
With @jenniferhayesig A harp seal mother and pup rest on the sea ice covering the Gulf of St Lawrence near Magdalen Island. Harp seals are born on the ice in late February and nursed for 12 to 15 days before their mothers abandon them to mate and migrate out of the Gulf. Higher than normal temperatures have caused the formation of weak sea ice platforms that collapse beneath the pups before they are able swim an survive or sea ice simply fails to form at all leaving the pregnant females no place to birth their pups. Some years have seen 90% plus mortality of pups in the Gulf. I look forward to returning to continue document the struggle  of life in the ice in March 2018 . // from @natgeo story Generous Gulf with @DavidDoubilet and videographer/ guide MarioCyr. // #Madison Wisconsin You are Invited to join us Nov 14 at Overture Center for Arts for Nat Geo Live Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice to share an evening of how I was bitten and saved by harp seals. // #ocean #harpseal #climatechange #baby #beauty #epic #Canada #gratitude #moreocean 
For more harp seals follow @jenniferhayesig

With jenniferhayesig A harp seal mother and pup rest on the sea ice covering the Gulf of St Lawrence near Magdalen Island. Harp seals are born on the ice in late February and nursed for 12 to 15 days before their mothers abandon them to mate and migrate out of the Gulf. Higher than normal temperatures have caused the formation of weak sea ice platforms that collapse beneath the pups before they are able swim an survive or sea ice simply fails to form at all leaving the pregnant females no place to birth their pups. Some years have seen 90% plus mortality of pups in the Gulf. I look forward to returning to continue document the struggle of life in the ice in March 2018 . // from natgeo story Generous Gulf with DavidDoubilet and videographer/ guide MarioCyr. // Madison Wisconsin You are Invited to join us Nov 14 at Overture Center for Arts for Nat Geo Live Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice to share an evening of how I was bitten and saved by harp seals. // ocean harpseal climatechange baby beauty epic Canada gratitude moreocean For more harp seals follow jenniferhayesig

October 2017 2915
Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania - A group of Maasai children are playing outside of their village along the road B144 #tanzania #maasai #children #ngorongoro #nationalpark #africa #playing

Photo by gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania - A group of Maasai children are playing outside of their village along the road B144 tanzania maasai children ngorongoro nationalpark africa playing

October 2017 954
Photo: @andy_mann // An offshore breaker forms and spills over a deep seamount in the Savage Islands a few minutes after we surface from a deep dive. The rocky islands, located 200 miles off shore are visible through the barrel. Moments like this stop you in your tracks and have a way of slowing down time. The ocean holds so many secrets. Shot #onassignment for @natgeopristineseas // #followme @andy_mann to see this wave turn into a sea monster.

Photo: andy_mann // An offshore breaker forms and spills over a deep seamount in the Savage Islands a few minutes after we surface from a deep dive. The rocky islands, located 200 miles off shore are visible through the barrel. Moments like this stop you in your tracks and have a way of slowing down time. The ocean holds so many secrets. Shot onassignment for natgeopristineseas // followme andy_mann to see this wave turn into a sea monster.

October 2017 2663
Photograph by @brentstirton | Poachers killed this black rhinocerous for its horn with high-caliber bullets at a water hole in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. They entered the park illegally, likely from a nearby village, and are thought to have used a silenced hunting rifle. Once the most numerous rhino species, black rhinos are now critically endangered due to poaching and the illegal international trade in rhino horn, one of the world’s most corrupt illegal wildlife networks.
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@brentstirton was awarded the prestigious @nhm_wpy Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 title for this compelling image taken on assignment for @natgeo. Brent’s image will be on display with other images selected by an international panel of judges at the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the @natural_history_museum in London. #WPY53

Photograph by brentstirton | Poachers killed this black rhinocerous for its horn with high-caliber bullets at a water hole in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. They entered the park illegally, likely from a nearby village, and are thought to have used a silenced hunting rifle. Once the most numerous rhino species, black rhinos are now critically endangered due to poaching and the illegal international trade in rhino horn, one of the world’s most corrupt illegal wildlife networks. - brentstirton was awarded the prestigious nhm_wpy Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 title for this compelling image taken on assignment for natgeo. Brent’s image will be on display with other images selected by an international panel of judges at the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the natural_history_museum in London. WPY53

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Photo by @chamiltonjames \ Charlie Hamilton James. A rabbit bounds through a camera trap near Big Piney, Wyoming. The camera trap was set up to photograph animals moving through the sage brush desert - specifically for bobcats. I generally leave the cameras out for months in order to get images of as many different species as possible. Yesterday I checked this camera and I've clearly set it up in an area very popular with rabbits and not bobcats as I seem to have hundreds of images of them. Shot on assignment for @natgeo

Photo by chamiltonjames \ Charlie Hamilton James. A rabbit bounds through a camera trap near Big Piney, Wyoming. The camera trap was set up to photograph animals moving through the sage brush desert - specifically for bobcats. I generally leave the cameras out for months in order to get images of as many different species as possible. Yesterday I checked this camera and I've clearly set it up in an area very popular with rabbits and not bobcats as I seem to have hundreds of images of them. Shot on assignment for natgeo

October 2017 3155
Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan sleep on the ground of an abandoned warehouse where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

Photo by mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan sleep on the ground of an abandoned warehouse where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow mmuheisen and everydayrefugees everydayrefugees muhammedmuheisen

October 2017 997
Video by @joelsartore | Northern white-faced owls like this one at the @cincinnatizoo are native to dry woodland forests and the scattered trees in the savannah of Northern and Central Africa. When encountering a large predator in nature, these owls will attempt to blend in with their environment by pulling their feathers inward and narrowing their eyes to slits in order to appear more like a broken tree branch. However, if they are approached by a creature their own size or just slightly larger, they will spread their wings wide in hopes that their enlarged appearance will scare their attacker away.
Owls’ eyes are fixed in position so they are unable to move them like humans can. In situations where an owl needs to analyze its surroundings, their extremely flexible necks compensate for their lack of eye movement. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees around and almost upside down in order to check its surroundings.

Video by joelsartore | Northern white-faced owls like this one at the cincinnatizoo are native to dry woodland forests and the scattered trees in the savannah of Northern and Central Africa. When encountering a large predator in nature, these owls will attempt to blend in with their environment by pulling their feathers inward and narrowing their eyes to slits in order to appear more like a broken tree branch. However, if they are approached by a creature their own size or just slightly larger, they will spread their wings wide in hopes that their enlarged appearance will scare their attacker away. Owls’ eyes are fixed in position so they are unable to move them like humans can. In situations where an owl needs to analyze its surroundings, their extremely flexible necks compensate for their lack of eye movement. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees around and almost upside down in order to check its surroundings.

October 2017 5305
Photo by @kirstenluce. Colombian tour operators such as On Vacation bring their guests to Monkey Island (Isla de los Micos) where you can be photographed with the dozens of small monkeys who live there. The monkeys are not native to this island and were brought here solely for tourists' enjoyment. To read more about animal exploitation in the Amazon, look for the article on natgeo.com.

Photo by kirstenluce. Colombian tour operators such as On Vacation bring their guests to Monkey Island (Isla de los Micos) where you can be photographed with the dozens of small monkeys who live there. The monkeys are not native to this island and were brought here solely for tourists' enjoyment. To read more about animal exploitation in the Amazon, look for the article on natgeo.com.

October 2017 1584
Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
Fish sweep over a garden of hard corals on a seamount in a remote part of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Coral is susceptible to changes in seawater temperature and salinity, and presently nearly half of the ocean’s shallow corals have been degraded or killed. Creating large marine protected areas that keep ecosystems intact and resilient has helped combat these adverse effects. Marine conservation equals climate stability.

For more ocean images and stories follow me, @BrianSkerry, on Instagram. 
@thephotosociety @natgeocreative

#coral #reef #explore #nature #ocean #pristine #conservation #climate #change #protect #photooftheday #follow #followme #instagood #fish #travelphoto #travelphotography #travel #coralreef

Photo by BrianSkerry. Fish sweep over a garden of hard corals on a seamount in a remote part of Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Coral is susceptible to changes in seawater temperature and salinity, and presently nearly half of the ocean’s shallow corals have been degraded or killed. Creating large marine protected areas that keep ecosystems intact and resilient has helped combat these adverse effects. Marine conservation equals climate stability. For more ocean images and stories follow me, BrianSkerry, on Instagram. thephotosociety natgeocreative coral reef explore nature ocean pristine conservation climate change protect photooftheday follow followme instagood fish travelphoto travelphotography travel coralreef

October 2017 1273
Photo by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodriguez )
View of San Francisco Bay salt.
Since 1854, salt is one of San Francisco’s largest industries, with over 80% of its wetlands developed for salt mining. The salt ponds cover over 16,500 acres, most of which was owned by Cargill, Inc., an international food production and marketing company. In 2003, Cargill, Inc. sold 15,100 acres of the ponds to state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations, who are now in the process of restoring the land to its pristine tidal wetland beginnings.

Photo by @christian_foto  #salt #bay #instagram #sanfrancisco

Photo by christian_foto ( Christian Rodriguez ) View of San Francisco Bay salt. Since 1854, salt is one of San Francisco’s largest industries, with over 80% of its wetlands developed for salt mining. The salt ponds cover over 16,500 acres, most of which was owned by Cargill, Inc., an international food production and marketing company. In 2003, Cargill, Inc. sold 15,100 acres of the ponds to state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations, who are now in the process of restoring the land to its pristine tidal wetland beginnings. Photo by christian_foto salt bay instagram sanfrancisco

October 2017 717
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Photo by @FransLanting Palm trees dot a savanna in southern Madagascar. Once this great island supported an amazing cast of animal characters from pygmy hippos to giant tortoises with lemurs the size of gorillas and flightless elephant birds mixed in. They disappeared after humans colonized Madagascar some two thousand years ago. In many ways Madagascar is a microcosmos of our planet in peril. Follow me @FransLanting for more images from this remarkable Island.
@thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeocreative #Madagascar #discover #explore #nature #wonder #amazing

Photo by FransLanting Palm trees dot a savanna in southern Madagascar. Once this great island supported an amazing cast of animal characters from pygmy hippos to giant tortoises with lemurs the size of gorillas and flightless elephant birds mixed in. They disappeared after humans colonized Madagascar some two thousand years ago. In many ways Madagascar is a microcosmos of our planet in peril. Follow me FransLanting for more images from this remarkable Island. thephotosociety natgeotravel natgeocreative Madagascar discover explore nature wonder amazing

October 2017 1536
Photo @michaelchristopherbrown. 
A young native crosses White Clay Creek, which flows through the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The eighth-largest Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge is larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.

Photo michaelchristopherbrown. A young native crosses White Clay Creek, which flows through the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The eighth-largest Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge is larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.

October 2017 1249
Image by @joelsartore | The Pallas Long-tongued bat from @HoustonZoo is the star of this #pollinatormonday and can be found from Northern Mexico all the way to Paraguay and Argentina. This little bat is thought to have the fastest metabolism of all mammals, similar to that of the hummingbird. In a single day, this bat can use up to 50% of its stored fat! The Pallas long-tongued bat earned its name for one reason: it has a specially evolved tongue that makes collecting nectar a breeze. When the bat extends its tongue, blood rushes into the area and expands special hair-like barbs on the bat's tongue, causing these barbs to stand upright. The barbs function like a mop and allow the bat to pull a great amount of nectar into its mouth in a very short amount of time, making it a highly efficient snacker. Indeed, it lives almost entirely off of nectar and pollen but is known to eat pieces of fruit and insects as well. Its quest for nectar results in the transport of a great amount of pollen from one flower to the next on its fur and snout, allowing it to pollinate as many as 34 different species of fruits and flowers. Many plant species also rely on this bat for seed dispersal when they pass through the droppings, allowing reseeding that's automatically fertilized in the process.
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#bats #bat #pollinatorhero #pollinator #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark

Image by joelsartore | The Pallas Long-tongued bat from HoustonZoo is the star of this pollinatormonday and can be found from Northern Mexico all the way to Paraguay and Argentina. This little bat is thought to have the fastest metabolism of all mammals, similar to that of the hummingbird. In a single day, this bat can use up to 50% of its stored fat! The Pallas long-tongued bat earned its name for one reason: it has a specially evolved tongue that makes collecting nectar a breeze. When the bat extends its tongue, blood rushes into the area and expands special hair-like barbs on the bat's tongue, causing these barbs to stand upright. The barbs function like a mop and allow the bat to pull a great amount of nectar into its mouth in a very short amount of time, making it a highly efficient snacker. Indeed, it lives almost entirely off of nectar and pollen but is known to eat pieces of fruit and insects as well. Its quest for nectar results in the transport of a great amount of pollen from one flower to the next on its fur and snout, allowing it to pollinate as many as 34 different species of fruits and flowers. Many plant species also rely on this bat for seed dispersal when they pass through the droppings, allowing reseeding that's automatically fertilized in the process. . . bats bat pollinatorhero pollinator nature conservation biodiversity animalfacts wildlife wildlifephotography natgeo savetogether photoark

October 2017 1580
Photo by @petekmuller. While on assignment for @natgeo in Kenya’s Masai Mara, I witnessed the rescue of a young, male elephant calf. He’d been separated from his herd and, alone on the savanna, was vulnerable to predators. Park officials launched a rescue operation that was inspiring, chaotic and comedic at once. Here, we see the team attempting to subdue the calf before transporting him safely to an orphanage in Nairobi. Wary of risks related to over-sedation, the veterinary team was conservative in its dosage. For more on the operation, Check out my full dispatch on @natgeo and follow me @petekmuller. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/09/elephant-rescue-pete-muller/

Photo by petekmuller. While on assignment for natgeo in Kenya’s Masai Mara, I witnessed the rescue of a young, male elephant calf. He’d been separated from his herd and, alone on the savanna, was vulnerable to predators. Park officials launched a rescue operation that was inspiring, chaotic and comedic at once. Here, we see the team attempting to subdue the calf before transporting him safely to an orphanage in Nairobi. Wary of risks related to over-sedation, the veterinary team was conservative in its dosage. For more on the operation, Check out my full dispatch on natgeo and follow me petekmuller. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/09/elephant-rescue-pete-muller/

October 2017 904
Photo: @andy_mann // An expressive Oceanic Whitetip Shark off the coast of Cat Island, Bahamas. Assessed as Critically Endangered in the Western Central Atlantic due to enormous declines in their population, some studies show a decline of over 99% in the last 30 years. For three years I've been working in the Bahamas with great organizations and biologists to tag and track pregnant female Whitetips, in hopes of learning where this evasive, pelagic shark goes to give birth. It is an absolute honor to be the water this this amazing shark. If we can find and protect their nursing grounds maybe we can help save this species from extinction. // #followme @andy_mann to see a frightening moment when I was suddenly startled at the surface by an unseen Whitetip.

Photo: andy_mann // An expressive Oceanic Whitetip Shark off the coast of Cat Island, Bahamas. Assessed as Critically Endangered in the Western Central Atlantic due to enormous declines in their population, some studies show a decline of over 99% in the last 30 years. For three years I've been working in the Bahamas with great organizations and biologists to tag and track pregnant female Whitetips, in hopes of learning where this evasive, pelagic shark goes to give birth. It is an absolute honor to be the water this this amazing shark. If we can find and protect their nursing grounds maybe we can help save this species from extinction. // followme andy_mann to see a frightening moment when I was suddenly startled at the surface by an unseen Whitetip.

October 2017 5009
Photo by @williamalbertallard 
In 1986 I made my first effort to photograph Paris as an essay called “The Sidewalks of Paris,” for National Geographic Traveler magazine. In the Latin Quarter I made this image of some street artists, some quick portrait sketchers, taking a cigarette break. The warm palette of the image is due to late afternoon sun falling on a collage of posters, old and new, some torn and casting shadows that add to the texture of the wall. A 1986 French-Canadian film called “Anne Trister” echoes itself across the image and forming the top of a triangle above the two artists is the American actor James Cagney, an iconic gangster in films of the 1930s and 40s.

#followme @williamalbertallard for more images from Paris and other assignments over five decades. 
#paris #parís #france #parisart #parisstreet #parisstreetart #streetphotography #streetart #streetphotography #streetartists #williamalbertallard #pariseyeoftheflaneur

Photo by williamalbertallard In 1986 I made my first effort to photograph Paris as an essay called “The Sidewalks of Paris,” for National Geographic Traveler magazine. In the Latin Quarter I made this image of some street artists, some quick portrait sketchers, taking a cigarette break. The warm palette of the image is due to late afternoon sun falling on a collage of posters, old and new, some torn and casting shadows that add to the texture of the wall. A 1986 French-Canadian film called “Anne Trister” echoes itself across the image and forming the top of a triangle above the two artists is the American actor James Cagney, an iconic gangster in films of the 1930s and 40s. followme williamalbertallard for more images from Paris and other assignments over five decades. paris parís france parisart parisstreet parisstreetart streetphotography streetart streetphotography streetartists williamalbertallard pariseyeoftheflaneur

October 2017 461
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Video by @bertiegregory. Glassfish pulsating in a cave in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Video by bertiegregory. Glassfish pulsating in a cave in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. Follow bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

October 2017 1767
Photo by @daviddoubilet. Can you see me? A camouflaged sargassum frogfish hides from predators in the floating golden canopy of algae called sargassum in the Sargasso Sea, Bermuda. Large mats of this floating algae form a living ceiling on the sea providing a nursery for larval species and critical shelter for other vulnerable marine species such as sea turtle hatchlings. // Photographed on @natgeo assignment Sargassum: A Floating Forest // #ocean #sargassum #Bermuda #frogfish #sargassosea for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet

Photo by daviddoubilet. Can you see me? A camouflaged sargassum frogfish hides from predators in the floating golden canopy of algae called sargassum in the Sargasso Sea, Bermuda. Large mats of this floating algae form a living ceiling on the sea providing a nursery for larval species and critical shelter for other vulnerable marine species such as sea turtle hatchlings. // Photographed on natgeo assignment Sargassum: A Floating Forest // ocean sargassum Bermuda frogfish sargassosea for moreocean follow daviddoubilet

October 2017 735
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio
During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history.

Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. 
Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana. The King of Kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 BCE, and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60m (200ft) long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19m (62ft) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of the vast and heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and Cows, Because cows are symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran.

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#documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #dariusthegreat #darius

Photograph by simonnorfolkstudio During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history. Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana. The King of Kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 BCE, and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60m (200ft) long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19m (62ft) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of the vast and heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and Cows, Because cows are symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran. Follow simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. natgeo simonnorfolkstudio documentaryphotography simonnorfolk archaeology iran Persian Persianempire Persepolis shah Achaemenid Achaemenidempire history heritage worldheritage worldheritagesite shiraz fars party worldparty simonnorfolkstudio documentary igtravel visualarchitects simonnorfolkstudio lighting dusk dariusthegreat darius

October 2017 3619
Photo by @renan_ozturk // Cliff cave art I stumbled into with @taylorfreesolo yesterday at the base of a seldom visited cliff face in the newly appointed Bears Ears National Monument.  Spending time in this fragile desert landscape constantly affirmed the need to continue supporting its protection - both in terms of the unique physical ecosystem as well as these rare human expressions of ancient existence. #protectbearsears #publicland #bearsearsnationalmonument

Photo by renan_ozturk // Cliff cave art I stumbled into with taylorfreesolo yesterday at the base of a seldom visited cliff face in the newly appointed Bears Ears National Monument. Spending time in this fragile desert landscape constantly affirmed the need to continue supporting its protection - both in terms of the unique physical ecosystem as well as these rare human expressions of ancient existence. protectbearsears publicland bearsearsnationalmonument

October 2017 866
Photo by @irablockphoto//
The  Chouara Tannery in Fes, Morocco dates back to almost one thousand years old and is one of the largest and oldest leather tanneries in Fes.  Workers will stand in these vessels tending to the hides as they are being dyed, which can take many days. This process is virtually unchanged since medieval times. #followme @irablockphoto to see more of my images @natgeo @nategeocreative -
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Photo by irablockphoto// The Chouara Tannery in Fes, Morocco dates back to almost one thousand years old and is one of the largest and oldest leather tanneries in Fes. Workers will stand in these vessels tending to the hides as they are being dyed, which can take many days. This process is virtually unchanged since medieval times. followme irablockphoto to see more of my images natgeo nategeocreative - - - fez fes morocco tannery dyes work medina leather hides chouaratannery

October 2017 2851
Photograph by @thomaspeschak A Seychelles tree frog perches on a palm frond, waiting for tasty insects to craw, slither or fly past. The Vallee de Mai on Praslin island is a Unesco World heritage site, a unique forest almost entirely made up of endemic palms. Shot on assignment for @natgeo Magazine in collaboration with @sif_seychelles

Photograph by thomaspeschak A Seychelles tree frog perches on a palm frond, waiting for tasty insects to craw, slither or fly past. The Vallee de Mai on Praslin island is a Unesco World heritage site, a unique forest almost entirely made up of endemic palms. Shot on assignment for natgeo Magazine in collaboration with sif_seychelles

October 2017 883
Video: @cristinamittermeier // Galicia, a coastal community in Spain, has over 1,660 km (1,030 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets. I spent some time in Baiona, on the outlet of the Vigo Bay, at the end of last month, documenting sustainable fishing practices. Magic is never far away when living life near the ocean. On one particular day, perhaps because of abundant plankton in the water, a large pod of dolphins was spotted just off the coast. The women, harvesting Gooseneck barnacles in the intertidal zones said they had never seen so many at once before. We followed the pod for about 25 minutes. 
For more moments from life in and on the sea, #followme @cristinamittermeier

#TurningTheTide | @galicianaturaleunica | #galicia | #dolphins | #oneearth | #spain | #drone | #travel

Video: cristinamittermeier // Galicia, a coastal community in Spain, has over 1,660 km (1,030 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets. I spent some time in Baiona, on the outlet of the Vigo Bay, at the end of last month, documenting sustainable fishing practices. Magic is never far away when living life near the ocean. On one particular day, perhaps because of abundant plankton in the water, a large pod of dolphins was spotted just off the coast. The women, harvesting Gooseneck barnacles in the intertidal zones said they had never seen so many at once before. We followed the pod for about 25 minutes. For more moments from life in and on the sea, followme cristinamittermeier TurningTheTide | galicianaturaleunica | galicia | dolphins | oneearth | spain | drone | travel

October 2017 1592
Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan offer the Muslim's evening prayers, known as Maghreb outside an abandoned warehouse where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

Photo by mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan offer the Muslim's evening prayers, known as Maghreb outside an abandoned warehouse where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow mmuheisen and everydayrefugees everydayrefugees muhammedmuheisen

October 2017 2949
Photos by @enricsala - Revilagigedo Islands, Mexico
The Mexican government has committed to create a new National Park around the Revillagigedo Islands. These waters are like the Galapagos of Mexico. They harbor one of the largest abundance of sharks and giant manta rays in the world as well as humpback whales, dolphins and five species of sea turtles. With this visionary action, the Revillagigedo National Park will fully protect almost 15 million hectares and become the largest no-take area in North America. Thank you @epn @rafaelpacchiano @conanp_mx for this gift to the world. 
#Mexico #Revillagigedo @natgeopristineseas @maresmexicanos

Photos by enricsala - Revilagigedo Islands, Mexico The Mexican government has committed to create a new National Park around the Revillagigedo Islands. These waters are like the Galapagos of Mexico. They harbor one of the largest abundance of sharks and giant manta rays in the world as well as humpback whales, dolphins and five species of sea turtles. With this visionary action, the Revillagigedo National Park will fully protect almost 15 million hectares and become the largest no-take area in North America. Thank you epn rafaelpacchiano conanp_mx for this gift to the world. Mexico Revillagigedo natgeopristineseas maresmexicanos

October 2017 1833
Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl - Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.

Shofiqa survived a massacre of Rohingya at Tu Lar To Li in Burma. She is 15 years old. She watched as soldiers beat her 10 year old sister to death. They then beat Shofiqa unconscious. She woke up in a burning house and managed to escape. 
The Burmese military has committed forced deportation, murder, rape, and persecution against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State, resulting in countless deaths and mass displacement. The crimes continue and the number of displaced has risen to half a million. #rohingya #crimesagainsthumanity #humanrightswatch

Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind anastasiatl - Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Shofiqa survived a massacre of Rohingya at Tu Lar To Li in Burma. She is 15 years old. She watched as soldiers beat her 10 year old sister to death. They then beat Shofiqa unconscious. She woke up in a burning house and managed to escape. The Burmese military has committed forced deportation, murder, rape, and persecution against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State, resulting in countless deaths and mass displacement. The crimes continue and the number of displaced has risen to half a million. rohingya crimesagainsthumanity humanrightswatch

October 2017 2066
Photo by @edkashi made in #Ghana where local women sell used clothes in a remote village #sustainableliving #africa #marketday

Photo by edkashi made in Ghana where local women sell used clothes in a remote village sustainableliving africa marketday

October 2017 402
Photos by @ronan_donovan // All of these images were taken this morning on the plains of the Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya. First image is of a Grant's zebra as it weaves through a herd of wildebeasts. Second image is a yawning Verreaux's eagle owl. Third image is a Grant's zebra at sunrise. And the fourth image is a lovely lilac-breasted roller. Hop on over to @ronan_donovan to see the Instagram story of getting to this location and follow along for more from this project in Kenya over the next two weeks for @natgeocreative with @bobpoolefilms

Photos by ronan_donovan // All of these images were taken this morning on the plains of the Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya. First image is of a Grant's zebra as it weaves through a herd of wildebeasts. Second image is a yawning Verreaux's eagle owl. Third image is a Grant's zebra at sunrise. And the fourth image is a lovely lilac-breasted roller. Hop on over to ronan_donovan to see the Instagram story of getting to this location and follow along for more from this project in Kenya over the next two weeks for natgeocreative with bobpoolefilms

October 2017 1197
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Mingshashan - the Singing Sand Dune of Dunhuang - 700 years ago Marco Polo described the sound of the wind blowing over this mountain of sand as sounding like singing. The name stuck. Here tourists trek around  the dunes on camels at sunset. #silkroad  #mingshashan #Dunhuang #gansu #sand #sandunes #china #mysilkroad2017 @natgeocreative @natgeo.media @supchinanews @thesilkroadjourney

Photograph by Michael Yamashita yamashitaphoto - Mingshashan - the Singing Sand Dune of Dunhuang - 700 years ago Marco Polo described the sound of the wind blowing over this mountain of sand as sounding like singing. The name stuck. Here tourists trek around the dunes on camels at sunset. silkroad mingshashan Dunhuang gansu sand sandunes china mysilkroad2017 natgeocreative natgeo.media supchinanews thesilkroadjourney

October 2017 2375
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history.

Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Persepolis was built by Darius the Great in 515 BCE as a palace complex for the celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Year) and the focus for imperial tribute. It was the ceremonial centre of the Persia’s Achaemenid Empire for 200 years. In 330BCE Alexander the Great burned it to the ground, possibly by accident, possibly as deliberate revenge for the Persian destruction of the Acropolis in 480 BCE.

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#documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #archaeology #iran #Persian #Persianempire #Persepolis #shah #Achaemenid #Achaemenidempire #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #shiraz #fars # #party #worldparty #simonnorfolkstudio #documentary #igtravel #visualarchitects @simonnorfolkstudio #lighting #dusk #dariusthegreat #darius

Photograph by simonnorfolkstudio During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history. Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Persepolis was built by Darius the Great in 515 BCE as a palace complex for the celebration of Nowruz (Persian New Year) and the focus for imperial tribute. It was the ceremonial centre of the Persia’s Achaemenid Empire for 200 years. In 330BCE Alexander the Great burned it to the ground, possibly by accident, possibly as deliberate revenge for the Persian destruction of the Acropolis in 480 BCE. Follow simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. natgeo simonnorfolkstudio documentaryphotography simonnorfolk archaeology iran Persian Persianempire Persepolis shah Achaemenid Achaemenidempire history heritage worldheritage worldheritagesite shiraz fars party worldparty simonnorfolkstudio documentary igtravel visualarchitects simonnorfolkstudio lighting dusk dariusthegreat darius

October 2017 3842
Photo @lucalocatelliphoto 
here Miss Hetty, a PHD student from North Sumatra, Indonesia who is currently studying at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands about how to combat Banana disease back in her country. Wageningen University have high-tech greenhouses where to simulate the environment of many kinds of plantation from around the world. It is the most distinguished University in the world for agro farming technology. Around 60% of the PHD students are from abroad, they are learning how to solve or improve their agro farming technology back in their country. Dutch is leading the technology revolution  to produce more with less,  as a possible solution to feed the planet in the next decades. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto To see more futuristic images from this story, covered for National Geographic Magazine @natgeo #agriculture #hunger #technology #farming #greenhouse #future #indonesia #banana #wageningen

Photo lucalocatelliphoto here Miss Hetty, a PHD student from North Sumatra, Indonesia who is currently studying at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands about how to combat Banana disease back in her country. Wageningen University have high-tech greenhouses where to simulate the environment of many kinds of plantation from around the world. It is the most distinguished University in the world for agro farming technology. Around 60% of the PHD students are from abroad, they are learning how to solve or improve their agro farming technology back in their country. Dutch is leading the technology revolution to produce more with less, as a possible solution to feed the planet in the next decades. Follow me lucalocatelliphoto To see more futuristic images from this story, covered for National Geographic Magazine natgeo agriculture hunger technology farming greenhouse future indonesia banana wageningen

October 2017 2107
Photo by @FransLanting Cougars thrive throughout the Americas but they are good at avoiding people. I live in prime cougar habitat along the Central Coast of California, but I have yet to see one in the wild with my own eyes. But camera traps have helped me to capture images of these elusive cats. On an overgrown trail just a few minutes from my home a male cougar turned to cast a wary look back at my camera—creating a portrait of secrecy foiled. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of cats and other wild creatures.
@thephotosociety @natgeotravel @natgeocreative #Cougar #Mountainlion #California #SantaCruz #MontereyBay #wildlifephotography #BigCatsInitiative

Photo by FransLanting Cougars thrive throughout the Americas but they are good at avoiding people. I live in prime cougar habitat along the Central Coast of California, but I have yet to see one in the wild with my own eyes. But camera traps have helped me to capture images of these elusive cats. On an overgrown trail just a few minutes from my home a male cougar turned to cast a wary look back at my camera—creating a portrait of secrecy foiled. Follow me FransLanting for more images of cats and other wild creatures. thephotosociety natgeotravel natgeocreative Cougar Mountainlion California SantaCruz MontereyBay wildlifephotography BigCatsInitiative

October 2017 1164
Photo by @williamalbertallard 
She passed me by in a moment in Le Marais.  Look at her: a belted trench coat, tight jeans with knee-high, high heeled boots. Her long hair flies out beneath a kind of aviator-like cap or perhaps it’s a scarf. She wears amber glasses and her gloved hands grip the handlebars from which hangs an orange shopping bag that adds a warm accent to an overall subdued palette.  A wonderful moment on the streets of Paris I so love.

Follow me @williamalbertallard for more images from Paris and other assignments over five decades. 
#paris #parís #bicycle #parisstreet #biking #bicycling

Photo by williamalbertallard She passed me by in a moment in Le Marais. Look at her: a belted trench coat, tight jeans with knee-high, high heeled boots. Her long hair flies out beneath a kind of aviator-like cap or perhaps it’s a scarf. She wears amber glasses and her gloved hands grip the handlebars from which hangs an orange shopping bag that adds a warm accent to an overall subdued palette. A wonderful moment on the streets of Paris I so love. Follow me williamalbertallard for more images from Paris and other assignments over five decades. paris parís bicycle parisstreet biking bicycling

October 2017 849
photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - A cowboy keeps in line part of a huge heard of cows, over 1200 pairs (mothers and calves), as they march south from Daniel to Big Piney, Wyoming this morning. The march is part of their annual movement between grazing sites. The total journey will be around 60 miles and take almost a week to complete. The cattle are moved several miles each morning by cowboys and cowgirls then rested for the rest of the day - which gives mothers and calves separated during the move time to find each other. Today the cows entered the highway and marched down it for 9 miles. This image is part of a story i’m shooting on the sage brush sea - an incredible eco-system that covers large areas of the western US. Shot on assignment for @natgeo

photo by chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - A cowboy keeps in line part of a huge heard of cows, over 1200 pairs (mothers and calves), as they march south from Daniel to Big Piney, Wyoming this morning. The march is part of their annual movement between grazing sites. The total journey will be around 60 miles and take almost a week to complete. The cattle are moved several miles each morning by cowboys and cowgirls then rested for the rest of the day - which gives mothers and calves separated during the move time to find each other. Today the cows entered the highway and marched down it for 9 miles. This image is part of a story i’m shooting on the sage brush sea - an incredible eco-system that covers large areas of the western US. Shot on assignment for natgeo

October 2017 888
Photo by @kirstenluce for @natgeo | A captive sloth peeks out from his cage under a house in Puerto Alegria, Peru, on the banks of the Amazon River. Here many residents keep exotic wildlife to make money from tourists that arrive daily by boat to pose with the animals.

Photo by kirstenluce for natgeo | A captive sloth peeks out from his cage under a house in Puerto Alegria, Peru, on the banks of the Amazon River. Here many residents keep exotic wildlife to make money from tourists that arrive daily by boat to pose with the animals.

October 2017 4929
Video @ladzinski / Towering high above #chamonix France, the #AguilleDuMidi is open year round and is the ultimate tram line for adventure. It’s no stranger to crazy weather, seen here in swirling storm clouds building along the #montBlancMassif

Video ladzinski / Towering high above chamonix France, the AguilleDuMidi is open year round and is the ultimate tram line for adventure. It’s no stranger to crazy weather, seen here in swirling storm clouds building along the montBlancMassif

October 2017 2360
Photograph by @thomaspeschak A green backed heron leaps into the air hoping to snatch one of the millions of dragonflies that migrate across the Indian Ocean every year. Shot on Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles working in collaboration with @sif_seychelles , the Organization responsible for keeping this unique Island protected and pristine.

Photograph by thomaspeschak A green backed heron leaps into the air hoping to snatch one of the millions of dragonflies that migrate across the Indian Ocean every year. Shot on Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles working in collaboration with sif_seychelles , the Organization responsible for keeping this unique Island protected and pristine.

October 2017 1566
Photograph by @cookjenshel  We photographed

Photograph by cookjenshel We photographed "The Witness Tree", an Oregon white oak (Quercus garryana), when it was just beginning to change into its fall colors. This stately tree, standing watch over its namesake hundred-acre vineyard, once marked a land boundary in Oregon in 1854. It is one of 60 trees featured in our project, Wise Trees, sponsored by the natgeo Expedition Council. This is the time of year the pinot noir and chardonnay grapes are normally harvested at the Witness Tree vineyard near Salem, Oregon, and the aroma while we photographed was intoxicating. Tragically that is not the case for the famous wine regions of California, whose valleys are currently filled with life threatening smoke. Our thoughts are with all who have lost loved ones and property in the deadly fires currently raging in California. WiseTrees tree TheWitnessTreeVineyard wine cookjenshel natgeo natgeocreative thephotosociety

October 2017 1160
Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl | Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Rashida, 25, is an ethnic Rohingya from Burma. The Burmese army attacked her village in late August, trapping hundreds on the river’s edge. The women and children were kept in the water under guard, while the soldiers systematically killed the men. 
Then, the soldiers began to take away the women and children in small groups. Rashida was taken to a house with 4 other women. At the house, the soldiers grabbed her 28-day-old baby from her and smashed it to death. Two other women had their three-month old babies killed in the same way. 
Then, the soldiers began killing the 5 women with their machetes and knives. Rashida was stabbed and had her throat cut. When the soldiers were done, they locked the house and set it on fire. Rashida woke up in the burning house and managed to break through a bamboo wall to escape. She was the only survivor. 
This may sound too horrific to believe, but she showed us the scars of her ordeal and her sadness was too much to bear. Just two days prior, we had interviewed another survivor from the same massacre, Hassina, who had gone through the same ordeal. This is really happening. 
We need to wake up to the shocking reality that the uniformed Burmese army is slaughtering women and children with machetes in a brutal campaign of hatred and ethnic cleansing. They need to be stopped. #rohingya

Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind anastasiatl | Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Rashida, 25, is an ethnic Rohingya from Burma. The Burmese army attacked her village in late August, trapping hundreds on the river’s edge. The women and children were kept in the water under guard, while the soldiers systematically killed the men. Then, the soldiers began to take away the women and children in small groups. Rashida was taken to a house with 4 other women. At the house, the soldiers grabbed her 28-day-old baby from her and smashed it to death. Two other women had their three-month old babies killed in the same way. Then, the soldiers began killing the 5 women with their machetes and knives. Rashida was stabbed and had her throat cut. When the soldiers were done, they locked the house and set it on fire. Rashida woke up in the burning house and managed to break through a bamboo wall to escape. She was the only survivor. This may sound too horrific to believe, but she showed us the scars of her ordeal and her sadness was too much to bear. Just two days prior, we had interviewed another survivor from the same massacre, Hassina, who had gone through the same ordeal. This is really happening. We need to wake up to the shocking reality that the uniformed Burmese army is slaughtering women and children with machetes in a brutal campaign of hatred and ethnic cleansing. They need to be stopped. rohingya

October 2017 5356
Video by @bertiegregory. A baby bottlenose dolphin (a calf) comes over to check me out in waters off Gubal Island in the northern Red Sea. I was lucky enough to spend over an hour with this calf and its mother as they swam laps around me. It's incredible to think that bottlenose dolphins are capable of diving well over 250m deep. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Video by bertiegregory. A baby bottlenose dolphin (a calf) comes over to check me out in waters off Gubal Island in the northern Red Sea. I was lucky enough to spend over an hour with this calf and its mother as they swam laps around me. It's incredible to think that bottlenose dolphins are capable of diving well over 250m deep. Follow bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

October 2017 1476
Photo by @noralorek for @natgeo. The driver John Kaswabuli is checking how deep the water is on the road from Omugo refugee settlement to Yumbe, where many volunteers are living. Omugo is the newest opened area for refugees fleeing from South Sudan and arriving to northern Uganda. It's planned to take more than 40 000 refugees. John Kaswabuli is one of the many Ugandans working with NGOs and also benefiting from the generous refugee policy of Uganda.
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In August the one millionth refugee from South Sudan entered Uganda in escape of the war. Bidibidi was then with its more than 270 000 people considered the worlds largest refugee settlement.
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For more pictures and stories from Uganda/South Sudan follow @noralorek

Photo by noralorek for natgeo. The driver John Kaswabuli is checking how deep the water is on the road from Omugo refugee settlement to Yumbe, where many volunteers are living. Omugo is the newest opened area for refugees fleeing from South Sudan and arriving to northern Uganda. It's planned to take more than 40 000 refugees. John Kaswabuli is one of the many Ugandans working with NGOs and also benefiting from the generous refugee policy of Uganda. . In August the one millionth refugee from South Sudan entered Uganda in escape of the war. Bidibidi was then with its more than 270 000 people considered the worlds largest refugee settlement. . For more pictures and stories from Uganda/South Sudan follow noralorek

October 2017 668
Photo @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
Rohingya refugees walk under rain and along the road near Kutupalong, in southern Bangladesh, after they crossed the border with Myanmar.
More than half a million Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their home in Myanmar in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
The conflict erupted on Aug. 25, after a Rohingya militant group attacked army security posts in the country’s west coast state of Rakhine.
The rohingya, often called the most persecuted minority in the world, have been facing discrimination in Myanmar for decades.

Photo williamodaniels for natgeo. Rohingya refugees walk under rain and along the road near Kutupalong, in southern Bangladesh, after they crossed the border with Myanmar. More than half a million Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their home in Myanmar in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” The conflict erupted on Aug. 25, after a Rohingya militant group attacked army security posts in the country’s west coast state of Rakhine. The rohingya, often called the most persecuted minority in the world, have been facing discrimination in Myanmar for decades.

October 2017 892
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - The Rainbow Mountains in China’s Zhangye Danxia Park are mostly made up of deep red sandstone. These famous mountains are indeed a geological wonder of the world but don’t believe the over photoshopped photographs you might have seen on the internet. Here’s a no filter version. #silkroad #danxia #zhangye #gansu #China @thesilkroadjourney #mysilkroad2017 @natgeocreative @natgeo.media @supchinanews

Photograph by Michael Yamashita yamashitaphoto - The Rainbow Mountains in China’s Zhangye Danxia Park are mostly made up of deep red sandstone. These famous mountains are indeed a geological wonder of the world but don’t believe the over photoshopped photographs you might have seen on the internet. Here’s a no filter version. silkroad danxia zhangye gansu China thesilkroadjourney mysilkroad2017 natgeocreative natgeo.media supchinanews

October 2017 850
Photo by @jimmy_chin @sonnietrotter hiking across the valley from the imposing north face of Mount Temple in the Canadian Rockies. The huge alpine faces, vertical relief and endless mountains of the Canadian Rockies has created a legacy of incredible mountain climbers in Canada. Sonnie represents a new generation of climbers pushing the cutting edge of technically difficult rock routes in the mountains.

Photo by jimmy_chin sonnietrotter hiking across the valley from the imposing north face of Mount Temple in the Canadian Rockies. The huge alpine faces, vertical relief and endless mountains of the Canadian Rockies has created a legacy of incredible mountain climbers in Canada. Sonnie represents a new generation of climbers pushing the cutting edge of technically difficult rock routes in the mountains.

October 2017 1718
Photo @ladzinski / Autumn colors decorating the mountains in Colorado’s #WhiteRiverNationalForest. It’s always a feeling of fleeting beauty this time of year, it won’t be long until these colorful scenes are blanketed under white snow.

Photo ladzinski / Autumn colors decorating the mountains in Colorado’s WhiteRiverNationalForest. It’s always a feeling of fleeting beauty this time of year, it won’t be long until these colorful scenes are blanketed under white snow.

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history.

Here, photographed on my second assignment for National Geographic Magazine in 2008, Naqsh-e Rustam is the Acropolis of the great Persian kings of the 5th and 4th century BCE with the high tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Xerxes I. The site is near the ruined city of Persepolis, not far from Shiraz in western Iran.
In the foreground is the mysterious Ka’be-ye Zartosht which has been thought to be either a tomb, a sacred library or possibly a chamber for the keeping of holy fire.

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Photograph by simonnorfolkstudio During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: ‫جشن‌های ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران‬‎‎). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history. Here, photographed on my second assignment for National Geographic Magazine in 2008, Naqsh-e Rustam is the Acropolis of the great Persian kings of the 5th and 4th century BCE with the high tombs of Darius II, Ataxerxes I and Xerxes I. The site is near the ruined city of Persepolis, not far from Shiraz in western Iran. In the foreground is the mysterious Ka’be-ye Zartosht which has been thought to be either a tomb, a sacred library or possibly a chamber for the keeping of holy fire. Follow simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. natgeo simonnorfolkstudio documentaryphotography simonnorfolk archaeology iran Persian Persianempire Persepolis shah Achaemenid Achaemenidempire history heritage worldheritage worldheritagesite Shiraz Fars wall defence defense party worldparty simonnorfolkstudio documentary igtravel visualarchitects simonnorfolkstudio sacred Ataxerxes Darius Naqsh-e-Rustam holyfire tombs

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Video by @joelsartore | This least bittern arrived as a chick at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (@wrcmn) after being found huddled up next to a house with no parents in sight. It had clearly been alone for a long time and showed signs of hypothermia. The bird weighed less than an AA battery and needed medical attention, so the center admitted it for care. Shortly after it’s admittance, this bird developed pneumonia and was placed on antibiotics and pain medication. Slowly but surely it regained its health and was eventually well enough to be released back into the wild to fly free.
The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota is one of the nation's oldest and most active wildlife hospitals. This year alone, the center is expects to treat more than 13,000 animals, most of which are brought in by concerned citizens in the area. The center runs solely on donations and is able to keep these creatures alive and well through the generosity of those who support it.
To see a portrait of this least bittern, check out @joelsartore.
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Video by joelsartore | This least bittern arrived as a chick at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota ( wrcmn) after being found huddled up next to a house with no parents in sight. It had clearly been alone for a long time and showed signs of hypothermia. The bird weighed less than an AA battery and needed medical attention, so the center admitted it for care. Shortly after it’s admittance, this bird developed pneumonia and was placed on antibiotics and pain medication. Slowly but surely it regained its health and was eventually well enough to be released back into the wild to fly free. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota is one of the nation's oldest and most active wildlife hospitals. This year alone, the center is expects to treat more than 13,000 animals, most of which are brought in by concerned citizens in the area. The center runs solely on donations and is able to keep these creatures alive and well through the generosity of those who support it. To see a portrait of this least bittern, check out joelsartore. . . leastbitternheron heron birds wildliferehabilitation wildliferehab nature conservation biodiversity animalfacts wildlife wildlifephotography natgeo savetogether photoark

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In a health clinic in #Ghana by @edkashi #ruralhealthcare #africa

In a health clinic in Ghana by edkashi ruralhealthcare africa

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Photographer @thomaspeschak on assignment for @natgeo in the Seychelles - Often the difference between a good and a great photograph is just a slight shift in perspective. That's why a ladder is always part of my field gear. At Aldabra Atoll I stood on one for several hours everyday for a week to get the images I needed. Video shot by my talented assistant Otto. Please follow him @ottowhitehead for more behind the scenes videos.

Photographer thomaspeschak on assignment for natgeo in the Seychelles - Often the difference between a good and a great photograph is just a slight shift in perspective. That's why a ladder is always part of my field gear. At Aldabra Atoll I stood on one for several hours everyday for a week to get the images I needed. Video shot by my talented assistant Otto. Please follow him ottowhitehead for more behind the scenes videos.

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Video by @melissalesh and @tbfrost | TURN ON SOUND! | A juvenile cottonmouth (also known as a water moccasin) snake slowly moves across a shallow pool of water while on the hunt for frogs in False Cape State Park, Virginia. Cottonmouths are venomous and are quite common in the southeastern United States, though you don't find them north of the Appomattox River in Virginia. The name cottonmouth comes from the bright white mouth they have (it resembles a ball of cotton), which they readily flash at anything that threatens them, including humans. Cottonmouths have a reputation as being aggressive snakes but that isn't the truth, they just stand their ground, meaning once threatened they tend to freeze, flash open their mouth, and rattle their tail eventhough they don't have actual rattles. To see a video of a cottonmouth flashing its bright white mouth at me, follow @tbfrost today #cottonmouth #snakes #snakesofinstagram #virginia

Video by melissalesh and tbfrost | TURN ON SOUND! | A juvenile cottonmouth (also known as a water moccasin) snake slowly moves across a shallow pool of water while on the hunt for frogs in False Cape State Park, Virginia. Cottonmouths are venomous and are quite common in the southeastern United States, though you don't find them north of the Appomattox River in Virginia. The name cottonmouth comes from the bright white mouth they have (it resembles a ball of cotton), which they readily flash at anything that threatens them, including humans. Cottonmouths have a reputation as being aggressive snakes but that isn't the truth, they just stand their ground, meaning once threatened they tend to freeze, flash open their mouth, and rattle their tail eventhough they don't have actual rattles. To see a video of a cottonmouth flashing its bright white mouth at me, follow tbfrost today cottonmouth snakes snakesofinstagram virginia

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Photo by @gerdludwig A flock of geese in pouring rain near Ebergoetzen in Lower Saxony, Germany. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #geese #Germany #Saxony #birds #mist

Photo by gerdludwig A flock of geese in pouring rain near Ebergoetzen in Lower Saxony, Germany. thephotosociety natgeocreative geese Germany Saxony birds mist

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