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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Beat the heat: Tokyo Summerland is a popular water park that's home to the world's most crowded wave pool. It creates a 1 meter wave for 5 minutes every hour on the hour. Hundreds of swimmers crowd into the pool in anticipation of waves, then jump out and wait for the next round of waves.  #Akiruno #Summerland #wavepool #summer #pool #Tokyo #Japan @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @thephotosociety

Photograph by Michael Yamashita yamashitaphoto - Beat the heat: Tokyo Summerland is a popular water park that's home to the world's most crowded wave pool. It creates a 1 meter wave for 5 minutes every hour on the hour. Hundreds of swimmers crowd into the pool in anticipation of waves, then jump out and wait for the next round of waves. Akiruno Summerland wavepool summer pool Tokyo Japan natgeocreative natgeotravel thephotosociety

June 2017 714
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Video by @paulnicklen.  Can you imagine what it would be like to turn yourself into a giant chew toy for fifty Steller sea lions.  All I know is that it is challenging to film when your mask is full of water from laughing so hard.  With @snapamap for @sea_legacy  #followme on @paulnicklen to see my favorite images from this rich coast.  #bc #nature #dive #underwater #love #adventure #passion #20by2020

Video by paulnicklen. Can you imagine what it would be like to turn yourself into a giant chew toy for fifty Steller sea lions. All I know is that it is challenging to film when your mask is full of water from laughing so hard. With snapamap for sea_legacy followme on paulnicklen to see my favorite images from this rich coast. bc nature dive underwater love adventure passion 20by2020

June 2017 562
Photo @ladzinski / #DevilsTowerNationalMonument in Wyoming is a playground for rock climbers. The unique fluted columns of Phonolite porphyry rock are littered with cracks, perfect for finger jams and placing gear for protection. @rob_pizem seen here climbing up one of the towers more notorious routes

Photo ladzinski / DevilsTowerNationalMonument in Wyoming is a playground for rock climbers. The unique fluted columns of Phonolite porphyry rock are littered with cracks, perfect for finger jams and placing gear for protection. rob_pizem seen here climbing up one of the towers more notorious routes "El Matador" at sunset.

June 2017 675
Photo by @pedromcbride // Reflective Silence: During our 700-mile +, 71-day walk through the length of the Grand Canyon, we often depended on shallow puddles of rain water to survive. Not only do they provide life, but they reflect the stillness, silence and river of stars that for me, define this wild realm more than its rich geology and humbling landscape. To see more #followme @pedromcbride #chasingrivers #grandcanyon #nature #reflection

Photo by pedromcbride // Reflective Silence: During our 700-mile +, 71-day walk through the length of the Grand Canyon, we often depended on shallow puddles of rain water to survive. Not only do they provide life, but they reflect the stillness, silence and river of stars that for me, define this wild realm more than its rich geology and humbling landscape. To see more followme pedromcbride chasingrivers grandcanyon nature reflection

June 2017 1195
Photograph by @mattiasklumofficial Funky fish! The leaf scorpionfish is almost as flat as a leaf and resembles a leaf in many ways. Its color varies from green, pink, red, brown, ocher white and to a golden yellow! The venom of the leaf scorpionfish is considerably weaker than that of the lionfish and stonefish. 
Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see more images from our projects around the world. This cool species can be found in tropical waters on coral reefs, from shallow water to a depth of 130 m. I found and photographed it while producing our film

Photograph by mattiasklumofficial Funky fish! The leaf scorpionfish is almost as flat as a leaf and resembles a leaf in many ways. Its color varies from green, pink, red, brown, ocher white and to a golden yellow! The venom of the leaf scorpionfish is considerably weaker than that of the lionfish and stonefish. Go to mattiasklumofficial to see more images from our projects around the world. This cool species can be found in tropical waters on coral reefs, from shallow water to a depth of 130 m. I found and photographed it while producing our film "Vamizi -Cradle of Coral" off the coast of Mozambique. protectbiodiversity oceanconservation vamiziisland vamizi mattiasklum scorpionleaffish camouflage venom mattiasklumcollection irisalexandrov natgeo thephotosociety

June 2017 610
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier 
As her older sister inspects the nearby tide pools in the coastal community of Makaha, young Keānuenue DeSoto, a native Hawaiian girl, examines a tiny crab she just pulled from the sea.  Her family is rich with history and tradition and they come from a long line of legendary surfers and watermen; people who have been working hard to recover the lost pieces of their Hawaiian culture for decades.  One of their best contributions is the Nã Ka Ma Kai; a non profit organization dedicated to connecting the children to the sea through waters safety, conservation and fun.  Shot on assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen.

Follow me at @CristinaMittermeier for more stories about indigenous people in the modern world. 
@natgeocreative | @natgeotravel | @nakamakai | #makahabeach | #hawaii | #shareifyoucare | #girlpower | #beauty | #sunset | #beach | #ocean | #ohana | #keiki | #kai | #aloha | #respect

Photo by CristinaMittermeier As her older sister inspects the nearby tide pools in the coastal community of Makaha, young Keānuenue DeSoto, a native Hawaiian girl, examines a tiny crab she just pulled from the sea. Her family is rich with history and tradition and they come from a long line of legendary surfers and watermen; people who have been working hard to recover the lost pieces of their Hawaiian culture for decades. One of their best contributions is the Ka Ma Kai; a non profit organization dedicated to connecting the children to the sea through waters safety, conservation and fun. Shot on assignment for NatGeo with PaulNicklen. Follow me at CristinaMittermeier for more stories about indigenous people in the modern world. natgeocreative | natgeotravel | nakamakai | makahabeach | hawaii | shareifyoucare | girlpower | beauty | sunset | beach | ocean | ohana | keiki | kai | aloha | respect

June 2017 738
Photo by @renan_ozturk // No rest for the wicked as climber @alexhonnold - who just completed his dream of climbing Yosemite's El Cap rope-less - joined me last week in Alaska's Great Ruth Gorge to attempt one of the largest walls on earth.  Although conditions were too dangerous we were able to put up a few new climbs with @freddiewilkinson and explore the crevassed lateral moraines of one of the largest glaciers on earth.  In the 10 years I've been coming here I've seen a huge changes - hundreds of feet of glacial retreat and gaint melt water lakes like this that used to be tiny pools. ~

@taylorfreesolo @rudy.le @landonbassett @sanctityofspace #thegreatgorge

Photo by renan_ozturk // No rest for the wicked as climber alexhonnold - who just completed his dream of climbing Yosemite's El Cap rope-less - joined me last week in Alaska's Great Ruth Gorge to attempt one of the largest walls on earth. Although conditions were too dangerous we were able to put up a few new climbs with freddiewilkinson and explore the crevassed lateral moraines of one of the largest glaciers on earth. In the 10 years I've been coming here I've seen a huge changes - hundreds of feet of glacial retreat and gaint melt water lakes like this that used to be tiny pools. ~ taylorfreesolo rudy.le landonbassett sanctityofspace thegreatgorge

June 2017 579
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Image by @joelsartore | On this #pollinatormonday we are celebrating the intrigue of the great monarch migration, one of the most spectacular, beautiful, and mysterious of the world’s natural phenomena. Each March and April, millions of monarchs arrive in the southern states of the U.S. from the warmth of Mexico, where they stay during the winter. The monarch lays its eggs on milkweed plants as it moves northward, and the the adults that hatch will continue the migration. It takes 2-3 generations for these butterflies to make it to the northern states and southern canada before they return in the fall to their wintering sites in October. Many people visit these sites in Mexico to experience the beauty of the fields of monarchs, providing ecotourism dollars to Mexico, and awareness of the migration to the world. Monarchs that survive the fall migration, the 4-month overwintering period, and the migration northward, may live up to 9 months.
Despite their amazing endurance over thousands of years, today the monarch population is dwindling each year. We may lose the migration within five years if we don’t act fast. The reason for this decline is because there are fewer milkweed plants (the only plant upon which they lay their eggs) available to monarchs as a result of changes in agriculture, excessive mowing, and the use of pesticides and herbicides. Fortunately, if we all pitch in, we can reverse this downward trend and can keep monarchs flying. Help the monarch by planting your milkweed today.
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For a complete interactive how-to guide on ordering, planting, and caring for your milkweed, click the link in my bio (@joelsartore). Don’t forget to post a picture with the hashtag #pollinatorhero to show us how you’re helping to #SaveTogether!
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#monarchs #savethebutterflies #pollinatorgardens #conservation #animalconservation #wildlifeconservation #migration #mexico #natgeo #naturephotography #monarch #wildlife

Image by joelsartore | On this pollinatormonday we are celebrating the intrigue of the great monarch migration, one of the most spectacular, beautiful, and mysterious of the world’s natural phenomena. Each March and April, millions of monarchs arrive in the southern states of the U.S. from the warmth of Mexico, where they stay during the winter. The monarch lays its eggs on milkweed plants as it moves northward, and the the adults that hatch will continue the migration. It takes 2-3 generations for these butterflies to make it to the northern states and southern canada before they return in the fall to their wintering sites in October. Many people visit these sites in Mexico to experience the beauty of the fields of monarchs, providing ecotourism dollars to Mexico, and awareness of the migration to the world. Monarchs that survive the fall migration, the 4-month overwintering period, and the migration northward, may live up to 9 months. Despite their amazing endurance over thousands of years, today the monarch population is dwindling each year. We may lose the migration within five years if we don’t act fast. The reason for this decline is because there are fewer milkweed plants (the only plant upon which they lay their eggs) available to monarchs as a result of changes in agriculture, excessive mowing, and the use of pesticides and herbicides. Fortunately, if we all pitch in, we can reverse this downward trend and can keep monarchs flying. Help the monarch by planting your milkweed today. . For a complete interactive how-to guide on ordering, planting, and caring for your milkweed, click the link in my bio ( joelsartore). Don’t forget to post a picture with the hashtag pollinatorhero to show us how you’re helping to SaveTogether! . . monarchs savethebutterflies pollinatorgardens conservation animalconservation wildlifeconservation migration mexico natgeo naturephotography monarch wildlife

June 2017 2878
@FransLanting  His name is Mushamuka. He was a silverback eastern gorilla, a male in his prime. I met him after tracking through dense forest in the eastern Congo with rangers who knew every gorilla by face and name in this protected area, Kahuzi-Biega National Park. We salute the people who have made it their calling to protect these remarkable great apes. All gorilla populations are under threat. We encourage you to support those who are doing what they can to ensure our next of kin survive in the wild—and we encourage you to visit the gorillas, if you have the opportunity. Money earned through gorilla tourism provides funds for conservation projects and brings jobs and other benefits to local communities. Follow me @FransLanting for more stories of great apes in the wild. 
@natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @world_wildlife @thewcs #Gorilla #Congo #Primate #Jungle #GorillaTourism

FransLanting His name is Mushamuka. He was a silverback eastern gorilla, a male in his prime. I met him after tracking through dense forest in the eastern Congo with rangers who knew every gorilla by face and name in this protected area, Kahuzi-Biega National Park. We salute the people who have made it their calling to protect these remarkable great apes. All gorilla populations are under threat. We encourage you to support those who are doing what they can to ensure our next of kin survive in the wild—and we encourage you to visit the gorillas, if you have the opportunity. Money earned through gorilla tourism provides funds for conservation projects and brings jobs and other benefits to local communities. Follow me FransLanting for more stories of great apes in the wild. natgeotravel natgeocreative thephotosociety world_wildlife thewcs Gorilla Congo Primate Jungle GorillaTourism

June 2017 2379
Photo by @amivitale #sponsored by @HillsPet | A rancher and his Australian Shepherds relax after a long day herding cows at a ranch in the Centennial Valley of southwest Montana. These ranchers love their work. They’ve sought to balance the needs of their livelihood with reverence for the land and respect for the animals. Check out our Instagram Story for more photos of dog's around the world.
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Photo by amivitale sponsored by HillsPet | A rancher and his Australian Shepherds relax after a long day herding cows at a ranch in the Centennial Valley of southwest Montana. These ranchers love their work. They’ve sought to balance the needs of their livelihood with reverence for the land and respect for the animals. Check out our Instagram Story for more photos of dog's around the world. - Sponsored by HillsPet. Discover what Hill's Science Diet's precise nutrition, carefully selected ingredients and high-quality standards can do for your dog. After all, when you feed your dog’s health, you grow their happiness.

June 2017 1505
@natgeo @stevewinterphoto 
Up up and away! I've been filming cheetahs in the heart of South Africa's Free State province with my assistant @alexbraczkowski. 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!

Follow me @stevewinterphoto for more awesome shots of big cats like these!
@stevewinterphoto #onassignment #cheetah #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty @cheetahconservationfund @tigerlilycheetah 
#redcine @africanparksnetwork @reddigitalcinema

natgeo stevewinterphoto Up up and away! I've been filming cheetahs in the heart of South Africa's Free State province with my assistant alexbraczkowski. 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! Follow me stevewinterphoto for more awesome shots of big cats like these! stevewinterphoto onassignment cheetah wildlifeconservation inthefield wildlifephotojournalism bigcatsintiative photooftheday beauty cheetahconservationfund tigerlilycheetah redcine africanparksnetwork reddigitalcinema

June 2017 3185
A jelly fish, off the east coast of scotland, photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid 'We alone can devalue gold
by not caring
if it falls or rises
in the marketplace.

Wherever there is gold
there is a chain, you know,
and if your chain
is gold
so much the worse
for you.

Feathers, shells
and sea-shaped stones
are all as rare.

This could be our revolution:
to love what is plentiful
as much as
what's scarce. ' 'We alone' by Alice Walker.

#scotland #sea #jellyfish #conserving

A jelly fish, off the east coast of scotland, photograph by David Chancellor chancellordavid 'We alone can devalue gold by not caring if it falls or rises in the marketplace. Wherever there is gold there is a chain, you know, and if your chain is gold so much the worse for you. Feathers, shells and sea-shaped stones are all as rare. This could be our revolution: to love what is plentiful as much as what's scarce. ' 'We alone' by Alice Walker. scotland sea jellyfish conserving

June 2017 1077
Video by @bertiegregory. A female leopard and her cub perch majestically in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Leopard cubs are born blind and start to develop sight after 10 days. Cubs will stay then stay with their mothers until they're around 2 years old. Shot on assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Video by bertiegregory. A female leopard and her cub perch majestically in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Leopard cubs are born blind and start to develop sight after 10 days. Cubs will stay then stay with their mothers until they're around 2 years old. Shot on assignment for natgeo, natgeowild and stevewinterphoto. Follow bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

June 2017 1292
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Muslim women pray on the baseball field at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Thousands of people gathered for the early morning prayer. Photograph by @lynseyaddario, on assignment for @natgeo. #onassignment #eid

Muslim women pray on the baseball field at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, to celebrate Eid-Ul-Fitr, the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Thousands of people gathered for the early morning prayer. Photograph by lynseyaddario, on assignment for natgeo. onassignment eid

June 2017 7809
Photo: @andy_mann // A territorial Triggerfish attacks a Red Jellyfish off the coast of Southern Thailand. A once vibrant and heathy coral reef now lay barren and lifeless below them, leaving a whole cast of colorful characters racing to adapt to this rapidly changing environment. // #followme @andy_mann on a journey of our world's oceans and mountains through the lens of adventure and conservation. @waittfoundation @sea_legacy

Photo: andy_mann // A territorial Triggerfish attacks a Red Jellyfish off the coast of Southern Thailand. A once vibrant and heathy coral reef now lay barren and lifeless below them, leaving a whole cast of colorful characters racing to adapt to this rapidly changing environment. // followme andy_mann on a journey of our world's oceans and mountains through the lens of adventure and conservation. waittfoundation sea_legacy

June 2017 1767
Video @ladzinski / Waves, played in reverse, rolling under a vibrant sunset on the stunningly beautiful island #Martinique at the foot of Mont Pelée. Mont Pelée is the island's prominent volcano and last erupted in 1902, destroying Saint-Pierre and killing over 28,000 people in 2 minutes! 🇲🇶

Video ladzinski / Waves, played in reverse, rolling under a vibrant sunset on the stunningly beautiful island Martinique at the foot of Mont Pelée. Mont Pelée is the island's prominent volcano and last erupted in 1902, destroying Saint-Pierre and killing over 28,000 people in 2 minutes! 🇲🇶

June 2017 2151
BASE jumpers jump off a 1000 meter cliff in Kjerag, Norway during the annual gathering of 2017 Heliboogie. Hundreds of BASE jumpers from all over the world participated in the event completing over 1100 jumps in the three days. Video shot by @shaulschwarz with @christinaclusiau

BASE jumpers jump off a 1000 meter cliff in Kjerag, Norway during the annual gathering of 2017 Heliboogie. Hundreds of BASE jumpers from all over the world participated in the event completing over 1100 jumps in the three days. Video shot by shaulschwarz with christinaclusiau

June 2017 2215
Photo by @johnstanmeyer
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As if time stands still, as still as this hotel desk clerk who days previous had hardly moved. Remembering strangely pleasant moments while on past @natgeo assignment at a simple hotel in Sumatra, Indonesia. To see more of my work from over 14 story's with National Geographic magazine personal projects, films, and IG Stories, follow me on Instagram @johnstanmeyer
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@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #indonesia #sumatra #hotel #frontdesk #blue #red #standingstill #time

Photo by johnstanmeyer - As if time stands still, as still as this hotel desk clerk who days previous had hardly moved. Remembering strangely pleasant moments while on past natgeo assignment at a simple hotel in Sumatra, Indonesia. To see more of my work from over 14 story's with National Geographic magazine personal projects, films, and IG Stories, follow me on Instagram johnstanmeyer - natgeo natgeocreative thephotosociety indonesia sumatra hotel frontdesk blue red standingstill time

June 2017 353
Photograph by @thomaspeschak A scalloped hammerhead cruises past a school of steel pompano on a rocky reef in the northern Galápagos Islands. Warmer sea temperatures can lead to higher parasite loads in sharks and also cause infections, visible as white patches on their flanks below the dorsal fin. These hammerheads are normally skittish but the need to visit cleaning stations serviced by various reef fish (they remove and feed on the shark's parasites) trumped any shyness. They completely ignored my presence and allowed me to record visual evidence of skin infections in dozens of hammerheads. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the June 2017 story Galápagos: Life in the Balance. In collaboration with @darwinfound @saveourseasfoundation @pelayosalinas #galapagosnationalpark and @ecuadortravel #photooftheday #sharks #climatechange

Photograph by thomaspeschak A scalloped hammerhead cruises past a school of steel pompano on a rocky reef in the northern Galápagos Islands. Warmer sea temperatures can lead to higher parasite loads in sharks and also cause infections, visible as white patches on their flanks below the dorsal fin. These hammerheads are normally skittish but the need to visit cleaning stations serviced by various reef fish (they remove and feed on the shark's parasites) trumped any shyness. They completely ignored my presence and allowed me to record visual evidence of skin infections in dozens of hammerheads. Shot on assignment for natgeo magazine for the June 2017 story Galápagos: Life in the Balance. In collaboration with darwinfound saveourseasfoundation pelayosalinas galapagosnationalpark and ecuadortravel photooftheday sharks climatechange

June 2017 913
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Floating effortlessly above the stormy waters of Lake Ontario a kaleidoscopic sphere of perfection defies time. Every fragile second of its existence warping reality–a circle leading back to place of youth and friendships unbroken. Then past, present and future collapse, the gate to another dimension closes—yet it remains more extraordinary than reality, a memory. Photo by @kengeiger

Floating effortlessly above the stormy waters of Lake Ontario a kaleidoscopic sphere of perfection defies time. Every fragile second of its existence warping reality–a circle leading back to place of youth and friendships unbroken. Then past, present and future collapse, the gate to another dimension closes—yet it remains more extraordinary than reality, a memory. Photo by kengeiger

June 2017 2540
Photo by @anandavarma.  A wooly false vampire bat (Chrotopterus auritus) in flight.  This species is one of the largest bats in the new world and hunts birds, rodents, and other bats.  I photographed this male in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Rodrigo Medellin (aka the “batman of Mexico”, @rodrigomedellin1223) trained it to fly across a flight cage on cue.  For a behind the scenes look at carnivorous bat training, check out my feed @anandavarma.

#bats #flight #onassignment #Mexico #Yucatan @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Photo by anandavarma. A wooly false vampire bat (Chrotopterus auritus) in flight. This species is one of the largest bats in the new world and hunts birds, rodents, and other bats. I photographed this male in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. Rodrigo Medellin (aka the “batman of Mexico”, rodrigomedellin1223) trained it to fly across a flight cage on cue. For a behind the scenes look at carnivorous bat training, check out my feed anandavarma. bats flight onassignment Mexico Yucatan thephotosociety natgeocreative

June 2017 1426
Image by @markosian: In the isolated hills of southern Georgia, a religious dissident known as a Spirit Wrestler, or Doukhobor, in the village of Gorelovka, Georgia.

Originating in Russia, the pacifist group believes God resides within every person, rendering the need for the church. Gorelovka was once the spiritual center for Doukhobors. Today there are less than 100 of them left. #georgia

Image by markosian: In the isolated hills of southern Georgia, a religious dissident known as a Spirit Wrestler, or Doukhobor, in the village of Gorelovka, Georgia. Originating in Russia, the pacifist group believes God resides within every person, rendering the need for the church. Gorelovka was once the spiritual center for Doukhobors. Today there are less than 100 of them left. georgia

June 2017 969
@natgeo @stevewinterphoto 
A pride of lions takes a stroll on one of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve’s dirt roads. Do you know that lions can live in a variety of habitats ranging from deserts, moist savannas and grasslands? But they need prey and big prey! Lions usually snack on species such as zebra, wildebeest, Cape buffalo, kudu and even giraffe. That’s the price you have to pay for being a big cat – you need a lot of food! On Tswalu lions love to tuck into Gemsbuck and blue wildebeest! 
We need to protect African lions and other big cats because they are the apex predators in ecosystems. Did you know that if we lose apex predators then populations of prey animals can increase, plants can be over utilized and this can even de-stabilize river banks! Remember everything in nature is interconnected. 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 lion-cattle conflict and monitoring 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 like lions and tigers we keep ecosystems balanced and healthy!

Follow me @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive #instawild #instashooters #wildlife #wildlifephotojournalism #videooftheday @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #lion @africanparksnetwork
 #wildaid #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats #canonusa @reddigitalcinema @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia

natgeo stevewinterphoto A pride of lions takes a stroll on one of Tswalu Kalahari Reserve’s dirt roads. Do you know that lions can live in a variety of habitats ranging from deserts, moist savannas and grasslands? But they need prey and big prey! Lions usually snack on species such as zebra, wildebeest, Cape buffalo, kudu and even giraffe. That’s the price you have to pay for being a big cat you need a lot of food! On Tswalu lions love to tuck into Gemsbuck and blue wildebeest! We need to protect African lions and other big cats because they are the apex predators in ecosystems. Did you know that if we lose apex predators then populations of prey animals can increase, plants can be over utilized and this can even de-stabilize river banks! Remember everything in nature is interconnected. 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 lion-cattle conflict and monitoring 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 like lions and tigers we keep ecosystems balanced and healthy! Follow me stevewinterphoto natgeo nglive nglive instawild instashooters wildlife wildlifephotojournalism videooftheday ngwild natgeowild thephotosociety NatGeoCreative onassignment wildlifeconservation inthefield wildlifephotojournalism BCI bigcatsintiative photooftheday beauty lion africanparksnetwork
 wildaid BCI bigcatsintiative startwith1thing pantheracats canonusa reddigitalcinema africanparksnetwork ldfoundation leonardodicaprio sanctuaryasia

June 2017 1354
Photo by @edkashi  Fiesta De San Juan Baptista in Oliva #spain @viiphoto #fireworks #catholicfestival

Photo by edkashi Fiesta De San Juan Baptista in Oliva spain viiphoto fireworks catholicfestival

June 2017 614
Photos by @jenniferhayesig, Mark Thiessen, and @marcogrob | National Geographic and @Rolex have supported the history-making endeavors of some of the world’s most distinguished explorers. Among them: photographer @daviddoubilet, filmmaker James Cameron, and oceanographer Sylvia Earle.
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A message from National Geographic Society President and CEO, Gary E. Knell: National Geographic is synonymous with exploration. Similarly, Rolex has long been driven by the spirit of exploration, and continues to support pioneering ventures in discovery and conservation. This month, we are pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with Rolex—the first of its kind in National Geographic history—that further unifies the efforts of our two organizations. Our shared goals in this new partnership are to advance human knowledge. To raise awareness of the planet’s challenges as well as its marvels. And to inspire the next generation of explorers as they seek solutions that will ensure a healthy and sustainable future. How will we pursue these goals? By focusing, during the next five years, on three critical attributes of our planet: the oceans, the poles, and the mountains. We will enable and participate in expeditions that lead to scientific discovery, foster research and invention that will yield new exploration technologies, and convene summits and activities that generate public support for conservation. We invite you to explore with us, as we dive into this exciting future.

Photos by jenniferhayesig, Mark Thiessen, and marcogrob | National Geographic and Rolex have supported the history-making endeavors of some of the world’s most distinguished explorers. Among them: photographer daviddoubilet, filmmaker James Cameron, and oceanographer Sylvia Earle. - A message from National Geographic Society President and CEO, Gary E. Knell: National Geographic is synonymous with exploration. Similarly, Rolex has long been driven by the spirit of exploration, and continues to support pioneering ventures in discovery and conservation. This month, we are pleased to announce an enhanced partnership with Rolex—the first of its kind in National Geographic history—that further unifies the efforts of our two organizations. Our shared goals in this new partnership are to advance human knowledge. To raise awareness of the planet’s challenges as well as its marvels. And to inspire the next generation of explorers as they seek solutions that will ensure a healthy and sustainable future. How will we pursue these goals? By focusing, during the next five years, on three critical attributes of our planet: the oceans, the poles, and the mountains. We will enable and participate in expeditions that lead to scientific discovery, foster research and invention that will yield new exploration technologies, and convene summits and activities that generate public support for conservation. We invite you to explore with us, as we dive into this exciting future.

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Photo by @johnstanmeyer
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Always the pleasant unexpected during the expected, offers so much to my lack of expecting anything at all. Thankful when a light shun in the emerald chambers upon a priest befuddled by curiosity in the ancient church of Biete Medhane Alem, Lalibela, Ethiopia. To follow my photography from more than 14 stories with @natgeo, personal projects, films, follow me on Instagram @johnstanmeyer
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@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ethiopia #lalibela #BieteMedhaneAlem #church #priest #portrait #emerald #red

Photo by johnstanmeyer - Always the pleasant unexpected during the expected, offers so much to my lack of expecting anything at all. Thankful when a light shun in the emerald chambers upon a priest befuddled by curiosity in the ancient church of Biete Medhane Alem, Lalibela, Ethiopia. To follow my photography from more than 14 stories with natgeo, personal projects, films, follow me on Instagram johnstanmeyer - natgeo natgeocreative thephotosociety ethiopia lalibela BieteMedhaneAlem church priest portrait emerald red

June 2017 406
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // A Quechua girl from the highlands of Ecuador, proudly shows me her most prized possession:  a cute pup named Hector.  Girls in rural areas have very limited access to education, job opportunities, or participation in local, regional, national or global economies.  Efforts to narrow down the gender gap in corporate America are already underway. However, at the pace we are going, it will take 115 years for women to reach the same earning power as our male counterparts!  What can you do today to empower the women around you?  This week I was proud  to participate in #TheGirlsLounge on behalf of @NatGeo with @AmiVitale. 
How are women changing the world?  #Followme on @CristinaMittermeier to learn more.
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Photo by CristinaMittermeier // A Quechua girl from the highlands of Ecuador, proudly shows me her most prized possession: a cute pup named Hector. Girls in rural areas have very limited access to education, job opportunities, or participation in local, regional, national or global economies. Efforts to narrow down the gender gap in corporate America are already underway. However, at the pace we are going, it will take 115 years for women to reach the same earning power as our male counterparts! What can you do today to empower the women around you? This week I was proud to participate in TheGirlsLounge on behalf of NatGeo with AmiVitale. How are women changing the world? Followme on CristinaMittermeier to learn more. * * * WeAreTFQ | girlpower | genderequality | inspired | grateful | GirlsUp| mujeres | igualdad | mascota | pet

June 2017 1993
Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A Gray Seal folds its flippers and poses for his portrait underwater in the Gulf of Maine. Extending from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia, the Gulf of Maine and its surrounding waters have been the economic bedrock of New England’s coastal communities, supporting a wide variety of commercial and recreational activities. 
Unfortunately, many factors currently threaten the vitality of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Decades of pollution, coastal habitat destruction, overfishing and bottom trawling have yielded havoc in the form of extensive habitat loss and diminished biodiversity. We live at a pivotal moment in history, where we understand the problems and have solutions; We simply need the will to take action. Restoring health to these important resources as rapidly as possible should be a national imperative.

To see more images of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. 
@thephotosociety @natgeocreative 
#gulfofmaine #maine #newengland #ne #ocean #underwater #photography #nat #geo #national #geographic #protect #conserve #preserve #nature #seal #cute #animals #atlantic #photooftheday

Photo by BrianSkerry. A Gray Seal folds its flippers and poses for his portrait underwater in the Gulf of Maine. Extending from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia, the Gulf of Maine and its surrounding waters have been the economic bedrock of New England’s coastal communities, supporting a wide variety of commercial and recreational activities. Unfortunately, many factors currently threaten the vitality of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Decades of pollution, coastal habitat destruction, overfishing and bottom trawling have yielded havoc in the form of extensive habitat loss and diminished biodiversity. We live at a pivotal moment in history, where we understand the problems and have solutions; We simply need the will to take action. Restoring health to these important resources as rapidly as possible should be a national imperative. To see more images of ocean wildlife follow BrianSkerry on Instagram. thephotosociety natgeocreative gulfofmaine maine newengland ne ocean underwater photography nat geo national geographic protect conserve preserve nature seal cute animals atlantic photooftheday

June 2017 7579
I-phone photo by @woods_galimberti @gabrielegalimbertiphoto. Mumbai, Bandstand, India. NO SLEEPING... except if you are a dog. #nosleeping #dog #mumbai #bandstand #india #sleep #children

I-phone photo by woods_galimberti gabrielegalimbertiphoto. Mumbai, Bandstand, India. NO SLEEPING... except if you are a dog. nosleeping dog mumbai bandstand india sleep children

June 2017 3905
Photo by @FransLanting Half an hour from where I live on the coast of California, sea lions haul out by the thousands on Año Nuevo Island, a rocky outcrop at the northern tip of Monterey Bay. It’s a great testimonial to the natural abundance and the resurgence of life that happened here after the protection of the California coast and the creation of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which covers more than 6,000 square miles and harbors 34 species of marine mammals, including these sea lions. Follow me @FransLanting for more scenes from Monterey Bay.

@natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @MBNMS #MontereyBay #SeaLions #Nature #WildlifePhotography #NationalMarineSanctuaries  #AnoNuevoStatePark

Photo by FransLanting Half an hour from where I live on the coast of California, sea lions haul out by the thousands on Año Nuevo Island, a rocky outcrop at the northern tip of Monterey Bay. It’s a great testimonial to the natural abundance and the resurgence of life that happened here after the protection of the California coast and the creation of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which covers more than 6,000 square miles and harbors 34 species of marine mammals, including these sea lions. Follow me FransLanting for more scenes from Monterey Bay. natgeotravel natgeocreative thephotosociety MBNMS MontereyBay SeaLions Nature WildlifePhotography NationalMarineSanctuaries AnoNuevoStatePark

June 2017 1409
Photo: @andy_mann // A large Polar Bear chases fleeting summer sea ice in Southeast Greenland. Those bears who miss the ice drifts North in the spring are often caught in a difficult situation, foraging for unsustainable food sources until the seals return with the ice later in the year. It's a fragile ecosystem and struggle to survive in the Arctic. #followme @andy_mann as I travel to remote Greenland this summer in hopes of spending time in the icy waters with these amazing animals on a climbing expedition with @ladzinski @mikelibecki @ethan_pringle.

Photo: andy_mann // A large Polar Bear chases fleeting summer sea ice in Southeast Greenland. Those bears who miss the ice drifts North in the spring are often caught in a difficult situation, foraging for unsustainable food sources until the seals return with the ice later in the year. It's a fragile ecosystem and struggle to survive in the Arctic. followme andy_mann as I travel to remote Greenland this summer in hopes of spending time in the icy waters with these amazing animals on a climbing expedition with ladzinski mikelibecki ethan_pringle.

June 2017 2415
Video by @joelsartore at Parc Assango, managed by ONG Animal's World in Gabon.
African golden cats are forest-dependent creatures living in equatorial Africa, a part of the world that is being ravaged by deforestation. As their habitat is lost, mainly to palm oil plantations, African golden cat populations are steadily disappearing. They’re now listed as vulnerable on the #IUCN Redlist. By avoiding the purchase of products that contain palm oil, we can make a statement that we will not tolerate the excessive destruction of this animal’s habitat.
This seven-year-old male African golden cat named Tigri is the only one of his species currently kept anywhere in human care. His intense stare made him among the most memorable creatures we’ve brought on board the ark. Tigri now he stands as an ambassador for his entire species and will help us spread the word about the importance of its conservation.
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Video by joelsartore at Parc Assango, managed by ONG Animal's World in Gabon. African golden cats are forest-dependent creatures living in equatorial Africa, a part of the world that is being ravaged by deforestation. As their habitat is lost, mainly to palm oil plantations, African golden cat populations are steadily disappearing. They’re now listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Redlist. By avoiding the purchase of products that contain palm oil, we can make a statement that we will not tolerate the excessive destruction of this animal’s habitat. This seven-year-old male African golden cat named Tigri is the only one of his species currently kept anywhere in human care. His intense stare made him among the most memorable creatures we’ve brought on board the ark. Tigri now he stands as an ambassador for his entire species and will help us spread the word about the importance of its conservation. . To see a portrait of this beautiful cat, check out joelsartore. . . africangoldencat bigcats cats golden gold cute paws nature wildlife naturephotography wildlifephotography animalconservation wildlifeconservation cuteanimals NOTAPET notopalmoil palmoil photoark natgeo SaveTogether

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Photo by @TimLaman.  Baby elephants are well protected by their mothers and the whole herd, but somehow never get trampled though they are often among many big legs.  Elephants are huge, but not clumsy!  Head to @TimLaman to see more from my Tanzania collection.  #elephant, #serengeti, #Tanzania, #Africa @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Photo by TimLaman. Baby elephants are well protected by their mothers and the whole herd, but somehow never get trampled though they are often among many big legs. Elephants are huge, but not clumsy! Head to TimLaman to see more from my Tanzania collection. elephant, serengeti, Tanzania, Africa thephotosociety natgeocreative

June 2017 1879
Photo @ladzinski / A mix of adult and fledgling #Adelie penguins lining up at the icy waters edge, scanning the scene carefully before plunging in. For some the young penguins, this will be there first venture to sea to hunt krill, a critical time to learn from the adults how to survive and fend for yourself. Safety in numbers is the strategy here, especially with leopards seals on patrol. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @craigwelch @ianvaso @shanemoorefilms @pattersonimages #CCMLAR2018

Photo ladzinski / A mix of adult and fledgling Adelie penguins lining up at the icy waters edge, scanning the scene carefully before plunging in. For some the young penguins, this will be there first venture to sea to hunt krill, a critical time to learn from the adults how to survive and fend for yourself. Safety in numbers is the strategy here, especially with leopards seals on patrol. Photographed onassignment for natgeo / sea_legacy paulnicklen cristinamittermeier andy_mann craigwelch ianvaso shanemoorefilms pattersonimages CCMLAR2018

June 2017 1355
Video by @ronan_donovan // The lingering twilight in the far north illuminates the evening commute of this Atlantic puffin colony in Scotland. The adults spend most their day at sea, sometimes flying more than 60 miles in order to find shoals of small fish to dive on. They'll then bring home a beak full of fish for their single chick that's been tucked away in a burrow. Turn the sound 🔉on for this one and listen to the wings and bodies whizzing by!! Follow along with @ronan_donovan for more wildlife images from around the world.

Video by ronan_donovan // The lingering twilight in the far north illuminates the evening commute of this Atlantic puffin colony in Scotland. The adults spend most their day at sea, sometimes flying more than 60 miles in order to find shoals of small fish to dive on. They'll then bring home a beak full of fish for their single chick that's been tucked away in a burrow. Turn the sound 🔉on for this one and listen to the wings and bodies whizzing by!! Follow along with ronan_donovan for more wildlife images from around the world.

June 2017 2060
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Pleased to see my work on the melting away of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya featured at the f2 Fotofestival ( @f2_fotofestival ) in Dortmund which opened yesterday, (22 June) and runs until 16 July.

Here, from that series, a visualisation of glacial retreat using long exposures made in the middle of the night. The resultant images stem from the simple act of walking with a flaming torch along the glacier’s previous boundaries to illustrate a ‘layered’ history of glacial recession on the mountain.

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Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

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Photograph by simonnorfolkstudio Pleased to see my work on the melting away of the Lewis Glacier on Mount Kenya featured at the f2 Fotofestival ( f2_fotofestival ) in Dortmund which opened yesterday, (22 June) and runs until 16 July. Here, from that series, a visualisation of glacial retreat using long exposures made in the middle of the night. The resultant images stem from the simple act of walking with a flaming torch along the glacier’s previous boundaries to illustrate a ‘layered’ history of glacial recession on the mountain. Visit f2_fotofestival Follow simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. instituteartist michaelhoppengallery benrubi_gallery galleryluisotti natgeo projectpressure simonnorfolkstudio photojournalism documentaryphotography simonnorfolk mountkenya kenya lewisglacier climatechange change glaciers lensculture globalwarming pyrographs greenpeace savetheplanet fireandice everydayclimatechange lightpainting pyrograph light longexposure lightjunkies slowshutter

June 2017 1014
Photo by @JenniferHayesIG Partners in the sea. A bigeye trevally swims in the shadow of an ancient green sea turtle on its way to a favorite resting spot on the reef in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines. We have been working in Tubbataha, A World Heritage Site sometimes called  the Serengeti of the sea where the unpredictable is predictable.
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Photo by JenniferHayesIG Partners in the sea. A bigeye trevally swims in the shadow of an ancient green sea turtle on its way to a favorite resting spot on the reef in Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park, Philippines. We have been working in Tubbataha, A World Heritage Site sometimes called the Serengeti of the sea where the unpredictable is predictable. * On assignment for natgeo in Philippines, an Ocean Nation ocean partners friend seaturtle Philippines CoralTriangle for moreocean follow daviddoubilet and JenniferHayesig

June 2017 1252
Photo by @johnstanmeyer
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Seven Pillars ~ Under starlight, the lunar-like surface of Wadi Rum, winds that sweep away all traces of time, tire marks in the sand that have long vanished, the grandeur of Seven Pillars overseeing this landscape of history. To follow my photography from more than 14 stories with @natgeo, personal projects, films, follow me on Instagram @johnstanmeyer
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Photo by johnstanmeyer - Seven Pillars ~ Under starlight, the lunar-like surface of Wadi Rum, winds that sweep away all traces of time, tire marks in the sand that have long vanished, the grandeur of Seven Pillars overseeing this landscape of history. To follow my photography from more than 14 stories with natgeo, personal projects, films, follow me on Instagram johnstanmeyer - natgeo natgeotravel natgeocreative thephotosociety jordan wadirum stars landscape

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Photo by @kirstenluce. 
Eduardo Ortiz releases a lantern during Day of the Dead celebrations in the old cemetery in Allende, Mexico, near the Texas border. Allende was the site of a deadly Massacre in 2011 by the Zetas drug cartel. Story and pictures are in the July issue of the magazine.

Photo by kirstenluce. Eduardo Ortiz releases a lantern during Day of the Dead celebrations in the old cemetery in Allende, Mexico, near the Texas border. Allende was the site of a deadly Massacre in 2011 by the Zetas drug cartel. Story and pictures are in the July issue of the magazine.

June 2017 617
Video by @joelsartore | A critically-endangered female northern white-cheeked gibbon named Polly at the @EndangeredPrimateRescueCenter in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. She was a youngster, and instead of sucking her thumb, she actually sucked on her big toe during our photoshoot.
Because they are hunted for meat, used in traditional “medicines” and sold into the illegal pet trade, Northern white-cheeked gibbons’ main predators are humans. Their forest habitats in China, Vietnam and Laos are steadily being destroyed as logging continues, causing their populations to diminish along with it. In fact, there hasn’t been a Northern white-cheeked gibbon sighting in China since the 1990s. 
The Endangered Primate Rescue Center is a not-for-profit project dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of Vietnam's endangered and critically endangered primate species. Their final aim is to reintroduce and release these animals as stable family groups into well-protected natural areas.
To see a portrait of this gibbon, check out @joelsartore!
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Video by joelsartore | A critically-endangered female northern white-cheeked gibbon named Polly at the EndangeredPrimateRescueCenter in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. She was a youngster, and instead of sucking her thumb, she actually sucked on her big toe during our photoshoot. Because they are hunted for meat, used in traditional “medicines” and sold into the illegal pet trade, Northern white-cheeked gibbons’ main predators are humans. Their forest habitats in China, Vietnam and Laos are steadily being destroyed as logging continues, causing their populations to diminish along with it. In fact, there hasn’t been a Northern white-cheeked gibbon sighting in China since the 1990s. The Endangered Primate Rescue Center is a not-for-profit project dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, breeding, research and conservation of Vietnam's endangered and critically endangered primate species. Their final aim is to reintroduce and release these animals as stable family groups into well-protected natural areas. To see a portrait of this gibbon, check out joelsartore! . . gibbon monkeys cute mammals cuteanimals adorable nature wildlife wildlifephotography naturephotography video photoark natgeo SaveTogether

June 2017 4173
Photo by @shaulschwarz - BASE jumpers jump of a 1000 meter cliff at Kjerag in Norway during the annual gathering of 2017 Heliboogie. Hundreds of BASE jumpers from all over the world are here celebrating the Art of human flight. Absolutely amazing to see what people can do when they put their heart and mind into it.

Photo by shaulschwarz - BASE jumpers jump of a 1000 meter cliff at Kjerag in Norway during the annual gathering of 2017 Heliboogie. Hundreds of BASE jumpers from all over the world are here celebrating the Art of human flight. Absolutely amazing to see what people can do when they put their heart and mind into it.

June 2017 4191
Photo by @pedromcbride // The Central Arizona Project (CAP) winds across the Arizona desert bringing Colorado River 336 miles uphill to Phoenix and Tuscon. This diversion canal delivers up to 50% of drinking water to municipal taps, irrigates nearly one million acres of farmland and is the second largest aqueduct system in the U.S. Where does your water come from? To see more more on the Colorado River, #followme @pedromcbride #chasingrivers #sunrise #coloradoriver #engineering #petemcbride #freshwater #water

Photo by pedromcbride // The Central Arizona Project (CAP) winds across the Arizona desert bringing Colorado River 336 miles uphill to Phoenix and Tuscon. This diversion canal delivers up to 50% of drinking water to municipal taps, irrigates nearly one million acres of farmland and is the second largest aqueduct system in the U.S. Where does your water come from? To see more more on the Colorado River, followme pedromcbride chasingrivers sunrise coloradoriver engineering petemcbride freshwater water

June 2017 1070
Photograph by @thomaspeschak Green sea turtles have declined in many parts of the Pacific Ocean, but the populations off the Galapagos have remained remarkably stable. In fact I have never encountered and photographed so many turtles as in the seas off Galápagos. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the June 2017 story on Climate Change and the Galápagos Islands. In collaboration with @darwinfound and #galapagosnationalpark

Photograph by thomaspeschak Green sea turtles have declined in many parts of the Pacific Ocean, but the populations off the Galapagos have remained remarkably stable. In fact I have never encountered and photographed so many turtles as in the seas off Galápagos. Shot on assignment for natgeo magazine for the June 2017 story on Climate Change and the Galápagos Islands. In collaboration with darwinfound and galapagosnationalpark

June 2017 2166
Photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - On a rooftop in Brooklyn, Marky hangs with his pigeons. Yesterday I worked with Marky and his nephew Stevo (and their buddy George) as they worked their pigeons over the New York skyline. Their passion and knowledge for he birds was beautiful. Shot on assignment with the help of Brooklyn boy @georgemckenziejr

Photo by chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - On a rooftop in Brooklyn, Marky hangs with his pigeons. Yesterday I worked with Marky and his nephew Stevo (and their buddy George) as they worked their pigeons over the New York skyline. Their passion and knowledge for he birds was beautiful. Shot on assignment with the help of Brooklyn boy georgemckenziejr

June 2017 493
Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. Happy #WorldGiraffeDay! The giraffe population has plummeted more than 40 percent over the past 30 years. To make matters worse, scientists know relatively little about giraffe behavior. But a group of scientists and wildlife experts are working to untangle the mystery behind these animals' rapid decline. In early June, I followed a group from the San Diego Zoo Global (@sandiegozoo), the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (@giraffe_conservation) and the Northern Rangelands Trust (@nrt_kenya) as they worked to collar and tag 11 giraffe in the Loisaba (@loisaba_conservancy) and Leparua Conservancies in Northern Kenya. Learn more in my National Geographic story: http://on.natgeo.com/2sW5XVb

Please follow and help support conservation initiatives at @sandiegozoo @giraffe_conservation @nrt_kenya @nature_org @nature_africa and @amivitale to #savegiraffes! 
@natgeocreative @thephotosociety #giraffe #reticulatedgiraffe #savegiraffe #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica  #photojournalism #amivitale

Photo by amivitale for natgeo. Happy WorldGiraffeDay! The giraffe population has plummeted more than 40 percent over the past 30 years. To make matters worse, scientists know relatively little about giraffe behavior. But a group of scientists and wildlife experts are working to untangle the mystery behind these animals' rapid decline. In early June, I followed a group from the San Diego Zoo Global ( sandiegozoo), the Giraffe Conservation Foundation ( giraffe_conservation) and the Northern Rangelands Trust ( nrt_kenya) as they worked to collar and tag 11 giraffe in the Loisaba ( loisaba_conservancy) and Leparua Conservancies in Northern Kenya. Learn more in my National Geographic story: http://on.natgeo.com/2sW5XVb Please follow and help support conservation initiatives at sandiegozoo giraffe_conservation nrt_kenya nature_org nature_africa and amivitale to savegiraffes! natgeocreative thephotosociety giraffe reticulatedgiraffe savegiraffe stoppoaching kenya northernkenya magicalkenya whyilovekenya africa everydayafrica photojournalism amivitale

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Video by @bertiegregory. Ever seen a peacock's backside?! This wild peacock was displaying in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Despite his incredible tail fan, the peahens just didn't seem interested. It's amazing to think that this male will shed and a grow a new fan each year, all in the name of reproduction! Shot during a leopard assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Video by bertiegregory. Ever seen a peacock's backside?! This wild peacock was displaying in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Despite his incredible tail fan, the peahens just didn't seem interested. It's amazing to think that this male will shed and a grow a new fan each year, all in the name of reproduction! Shot during a leopard assignment for natgeo, natgeowild and stevewinterphoto. Follow bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

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BOOM!!!!!! Look at this sequence of a jaguar swimming, diving and hunting after a caiman on the banks of the pantanal river, Brazil! This was shot as part of my worldwide @natgeo jaguar story (it comes out December 2017!). Jaguars are the most incredible swimmers and are very comfortable in water! We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals like this jaguar have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also.

We need to fight for the right of jaguars to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” #wildaid
Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, 
they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. 
They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves!
Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org #bigcatsforever
Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks!

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natgeo stevewinterphoto BOOM!!!!!! Look at this sequence of a jaguar swimming, diving and hunting after a caiman on the banks of the pantanal river, Brazil! This was shot as part of my worldwide natgeo jaguar story (it comes out December 2017!). Jaguars are the most incredible swimmers and are very comfortable in water! We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals like this jaguar have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also. We need to fight for the right of jaguars to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” wildaid Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. The forests and grasslands of big cats give us 50% of our oxygen and 75% of fresh water. If we can save big cats we can help save ourselves! Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org bigcatsforever Follow me stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! stevewinterphoto natgeo nglive reddigitalcinema nglive instagood wildlifeshooters inthefield instawild natgeochannel natgeowild thephotosociety natgeocreative fursforlife BCI bigcatsintiative startwith1thing pantheracats pantanalsafaris canonusa redcine africanparksnetwork jaguar leonardodicaprio sanctuaryasia bertiegregory

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Photograph by @Paulnicklen // Sometimes they look over at you and instantly grab you by the heart.  Approximately one in a thousand fur seals are born as ‘blonde' variants.  The Antarctic fur seal was very heavily hunted in the 18th and 19th centuries for its dense fur by sealers from the United States and Great Britain. By the early 20th century, the seal was regarded as commercially extinct, and perhaps completely extinct.  Today, their numbers have returned to near historic numbers.  We as humans are capable of doing great harm but we are also capable of great compassion. #follow me on @paulnicklen to see my favorite images from #antarctica.  #nature #naturephotography #naturalhair #gratitude #greatness #MPA #explore

Photograph by Paulnicklen // Sometimes they look over at you and instantly grab you by the heart. Approximately one in a thousand fur seals are born as ‘blonde' variants. The Antarctic fur seal was very heavily hunted in the 18th and 19th centuries for its dense fur by sealers from the United States and Great Britain. By the early 20th century, the seal was regarded as commercially extinct, and perhaps completely extinct. Today, their numbers have returned to near historic numbers. We as humans are capable of doing great harm but we are also capable of great compassion. follow me on paulnicklen to see my favorite images from antarctica. nature naturephotography naturalhair gratitude greatness MPA explore

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Video by @joelsartore | Two Limosa harlequin frog at the Panama @AmphibianRescue and Conservation project in Gamboa. These frogs are a part of a study to better understand the influencing factors that determine the survival of frogs that are bred in human care and then released back into the wild. Recently, ninety Limosa harlequin frogs were given tiny numbered tags and glow in the dark markings in order to differentiate them from other frogs in the wild. Smithsonian researchers then sent them into the wild as a part of their first-ever release trial. The goal is to gain knowledge about the lives of human bred frogs in the wild so that programs can provide the most promising futures for them in the wild.
To see a portrait of these two, check out @joelsartore!
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Video by joelsartore | Two Limosa harlequin frog at the Panama AmphibianRescue and Conservation project in Gamboa. These frogs are a part of a study to better understand the influencing factors that determine the survival of frogs that are bred in human care and then released back into the wild. Recently, ninety Limosa harlequin frogs were given tiny numbered tags and glow in the dark markings in order to differentiate them from other frogs in the wild. Smithsonian researchers then sent them into the wild as a part of their first-ever release trial. The goal is to gain knowledge about the lives of human bred frogs in the wild so that programs can provide the most promising futures for them in the wild. To see a portrait of these two, check out joelsartore! . . frogs limosa amphibians nature animalconservation animalfacts wildlife wildlifeconservation natgeo photoark SaveTogether

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Photo by @TimLaman.  A pair of Fischer’s Lovebirds showed us how they got their name…. We saw them do at least ten minutes of snuggling and cuddling, which appeared to be part of the pair bonding process in this species that is known to mate for life.  #lovebird #Tanzania #Africa @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Photo by TimLaman. A pair of Fischer’s Lovebirds showed us how they got their name…. We saw them do at least ten minutes of snuggling and cuddling, which appeared to be part of the pair bonding process in this species that is known to mate for life. lovebird Tanzania Africa thephotosociety natgeocreative

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Today is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. How will you celebrate the summer solstice? Pictured, a group of people celebrate Sonnwendfeuer, or midsummer atop the Nordkette mountain near Innsbruck, Austria. Across the Alps at this time of the year, bonfires and torches light up the night in celebration. Happy Solstice one and all!

Photo by shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Today is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. How will you celebrate the summer solstice? Pictured, a group of people celebrate Sonnwendfeuer, or midsummer atop the Nordkette mountain near Innsbruck, Austria. Across the Alps at this time of the year, bonfires and torches light up the night in celebration. Happy Solstice one and all!

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // The village of Yimas, along the shores of the mighty Karawari River, in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, is nothing more than a handful of grass huts. With very little in terms of economic activity and fewer than 100 speakers of the Yimas language left, it is not surprising that women have very little power. If we want to solve the big issues of our generation, like Climate Change, we need to make sure that the 50 percent of the population of the planet who is currently disenfranchised to participate in the solutions, is empowered. This week I join my @natgeo  fellow @storyteller and amazing photographer the talented @amivitale to speak on behalf of natgeo at @thegirlslounge; the largest community of corporate women who connect, collaborate and activate change together to empower women around the globe. 
To see more images and stories from women around the world, #followme at @cristinamittermeier

@natgeocreative | #love | #girlpower | #beauty | #climatechange | @wearetfq

Photo by CristinaMittermeier // The village of Yimas, along the shores of the mighty Karawari River, in the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, is nothing more than a handful of grass huts. With very little in terms of economic activity and fewer than 100 speakers of the Yimas language left, it is not surprising that women have very little power. If we want to solve the big issues of our generation, like Climate Change, we need to make sure that the 50 percent of the population of the planet who is currently disenfranchised to participate in the solutions, is empowered. This week I join my natgeo fellow storyteller and amazing photographer the talented amivitale to speak on behalf of natgeo at thegirlslounge; the largest community of corporate women who connect, collaborate and activate change together to empower women around the globe. To see more images and stories from women around the world, followme at cristinamittermeier natgeocreative | love | girlpower | beauty | climatechange | wearetfq

June 2017 654
@FransLanting Look at this black rhino calf—frisky and curious, ears pointing my way as I watch its mother laboriously raising herself. Only one of her ears is pointing in my direction. The other one is checking what is happening behind her. Rhinos rely on their sharp sense of hearing and an acute sense of smell to make up for not seeing very well. In Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, they’re relatively protected, but that is not the case for most rhinos elsewhere in Africa and Asia. They’ve been hammered by poachers, and it’s more important than ever to draw attention to their plight, and to the people and organizations that are trying to turn things around, including the World Wildlife Fund, Save the Rhino, and WildAid. Help them help rhinos survive. 
@natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #rhino #endangered #Tanzania #WorldWildlifeFund #SavetheRhino #Wild_Aid #AfricanWidlifeFoundation

FransLanting Look at this black rhino calf—frisky and curious, ears pointing my way as I watch its mother laboriously raising herself. Only one of her ears is pointing in my direction. The other one is checking what is happening behind her. Rhinos rely on their sharp sense of hearing and an acute sense of smell to make up for not seeing very well. In Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, they’re relatively protected, but that is not the case for most rhinos elsewhere in Africa and Asia. They’ve been hammered by poachers, and it’s more important than ever to draw attention to their plight, and to the people and organizations that are trying to turn things around, including the World Wildlife Fund, Save the Rhino, and WildAid. Help them help rhinos survive. natgeotravel natgeocreative thephotosociety rhino endangered Tanzania WorldWildlifeFund SavetheRhino Wild_Aid AfricanWidlifeFoundation

June 2017 3734
Barrier Canyon Style paintings, San Rafael Swell, Utah video by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez)

Barrier Canyon Style paintings, San Rafael Swell, Utah video by salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) "What do these images mean?" That is the question people most ask. What do they mean? The only honest answer is "we don't know." These images are likely 2,000 years old or older and their meaning may well be lost to time. But the delicate paintings on the roof of an alcove in the San Rafael Swell are clearly a story. Their ambiguousness meaning adds to the mystery. It increases our curiosity and maybe gives the images even more power. What does it mean? I don't know, but I do know that images, stories as beautiful as these are worth preserving and sharing. This video is extracted from a  3D model that I made for my ancientartarchive project. The aim of the project is to help explore and preserve our common visual heritage. Our ancestors wrote their story -our story- on rock and cave walls across the world.  rockart

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Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. A young refugee listens as her grandmother, Reyhan Kerimova, talks about her life in the village of Taxta Korpu in Aghjabadi, Azerbaijan on May 28, 2013. 13,000 refugees originally from Lachin in Nagorno-Karabakh fled their homes between 1988 and 2012 as a result of the armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. By the time a ceasefire agreement was signed, an estimated 30,000 people had been killed and more than 700,000 internally displaced. More than 25 years later her family still lives in a dug out under ground. #WorldRefugeeDay #RefugeeDay #AChildIsAChild #refugee #Azerbaijan #solidarity

Photo by edkashi/ viiphoto. A young refugee listens as her grandmother, Reyhan Kerimova, talks about her life in the village of Taxta Korpu in Aghjabadi, Azerbaijan on May 28, 2013. 13,000 refugees originally from Lachin in Nagorno-Karabakh fled their homes between 1988 and 2012 as a result of the armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. By the time a ceasefire agreement was signed, an estimated 30,000 people had been killed and more than 700,000 internally displaced. More than 25 years later her family still lives in a dug out under ground. WorldRefugeeDay RefugeeDay AChildIsAChild refugee Azerbaijan solidarity

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@natgeo@stevewinterphoto 
Hey everybody I've been hanging out with Tom O'Brien (@mechanicalphoto) in photo engineering at @natgeo headquarters! This is the place where our photographs come to life! Lion camera tanks, camera traps, big lenses - this is by far the coolest place at @natgeo Headquarters in Washington. Check it out! Filmed with my assistant @alexbraczkowski 
#follow me @stevewinterphoto for more shots of incredible wildlife, people and wild places around the world. @reddigitalcinema@natgeo @nglive #nglive@natgeochannel@natgeowild @thephotosociety@natgeocreative #puma#BCI#bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing@pantheracats #losangeles #canonusa#redcine @africanparksnetwork #landscape#biodiversity #unesco #wildlifeaddicts#beauty #natgeo #wildshots #inthefield#ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio

natgeo stevewinterphoto Hey everybody I've been hanging out with Tom O'Brien ( mechanicalphoto) in photo engineering at natgeo headquarters! This is the place where our photographs come to life! Lion camera tanks, camera traps, big lenses - this is by far the coolest place at natgeo Headquarters in Washington. Check it out! Filmed with my assistant alexbraczkowski follow me stevewinterphoto for more shots of incredible wildlife, people and wild places around the world. reddigitalcinema natgeo nglive nglive natgeochannel natgeowild thephotosociety natgeocreative puma BCI bigcatsintiative startwith1thing pantheracats losangeles canonusa redcine africanparksnetwork landscape biodiversity unesco wildlifeaddicts beauty natgeo wildshots inthefield ldfoundation leonardodicaprio

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Photo by @jimrichardsonng #Sponsored by @HillsPet | Coming ashore on Shapinsay, one of Orkney’s long, low, meandering islands, we were met by a greeting party — the island cat. The sea was almost as calm as the calico, who paced up and down (prancing really), waiting for adoration, knowing that it was the essential part of a very pretty scene. Island hopping in Scotland has its rewards, sometimes spectacular, but often just small moments like this. See more photos of cats around the world in our Instagram Story.
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Sponsored by @HillsPet. Discover what Hill's Science Diet's precise nutrition, carefully selected ingredients and high-quality standards can do for your cat. After all, when you feed your cat’s health, you grow their happiness.

Photo by jimrichardsonng Sponsored by HillsPet | Coming ashore on Shapinsay, one of Orkney’s long, low, meandering islands, we were met by a greeting party the island cat. The sea was almost as calm as the calico, who paced up and down (prancing really), waiting for adoration, knowing that it was the essential part of a very pretty scene. Island hopping in Scotland has its rewards, sometimes spectacular, but often just small moments like this. See more photos of cats around the world in our Instagram Story. - Sponsored by HillsPet. Discover what Hill's Science Diet's precise nutrition, carefully selected ingredients and high-quality standards can do for your cat. After all, when you feed your cat’s health, you grow their happiness.

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Tonight at 9/8c on @NatGeoChannel, don’t miss the two-hour season finale of #Genius, the series critics are calling “joyful-to-watch” and “beautifully filmed” with “superb performances” by Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and more. #Genius.

Tonight at 9/8c on NatGeoChannel, don’t miss the two-hour season finale of Genius, the series critics are calling “joyful-to-watch” and “beautifully filmed” with “superb performances” by Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and more. Genius.

June 2017 1438
Photos by Muhammed Muheisen (@mmuheisen) #onassignment for @natgeo. Today is #worldrefugeeday. Refugee minors from Afghanistan and Pakistan, many of whom are traveling unaccompanied are living in limbo in Serbia. While some reside temporarily in

Photos by Muhammed Muheisen ( mmuheisen) onassignment for natgeo. Today is worldrefugeeday. Refugee minors from Afghanistan and Pakistan, many of whom are traveling unaccompanied are living in limbo in Serbia. While some reside temporarily in "one stop centers", others move towards the Croatian border to try to continue their journey. According to UNICEF, 3,200 refugees in Serbia are children, one in three of whom are unaccompanied. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow mmuheisen and everydayrefugees everydayrefugees muhammedmuheisen worldrefugeeday

June 2017 1624
Photograph by @chancellordavid | A leopard caught and killed in a poachers snare is removed by conservancy rangers, Kisimi, northern Kenya. When we were called to attend to a leopard caught in a snare at the edge of a forest we were not sure what to expect. Something often overlooked is the sheer amount of wildlife, particularly cats, accidentally caught and killed in poachers snares. The snare was clearly designed to catch smaller prey and desperately attempting to escape, the leopard had tried to climb a nearby tree, leaving marks on the tree’s trunk akin to those I'd imagine wolverine would leave if inflicted with the same slow death in a Marvel comic. The snare had tightened, and not loosened again, as designed, and appeared to have resulted in the severing of the spinal cord paralysing the leopards back legs. Dehydrated, and stressed, she sadly died shortly after we arrived. 
Editing and applying words to images from recent work documenting community conservation in northern Kenya #chancellordavid follow more of my work and projects here @chancellordavid and @natgeo #africa #kenya #poaching #stoppoaching #stopthetrade #leopard #bigcats @hellokiosk @francescamaffeogallery

Photograph by chancellordavid | A leopard caught and killed in a poachers snare is removed by conservancy rangers, Kisimi, northern Kenya. When we were called to attend to a leopard caught in a snare at the edge of a forest we were not sure what to expect. Something often overlooked is the sheer amount of wildlife, particularly cats, accidentally caught and killed in poachers snares. The snare was clearly designed to catch smaller prey and desperately attempting to escape, the leopard had tried to climb a nearby tree, leaving marks on the tree’s trunk akin to those I'd imagine wolverine would leave if inflicted with the same slow death in a Marvel comic. The snare had tightened, and not loosened again, as designed, and appeared to have resulted in the severing of the spinal cord paralysing the leopards back legs. Dehydrated, and stressed, she sadly died shortly after we arrived. Editing and applying words to images from recent work documenting community conservation in northern Kenya chancellordavid follow more of my work and projects here chancellordavid and natgeo africa kenya poaching stoppoaching stopthetrade leopard bigcats hellokiosk francescamaffeogallery

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