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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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 | femalequotient

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@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

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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

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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 @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative pumaBCIbigcatsintiative startwith1thing @pantheracats losangeles canonusaredcine @africanparksnetwork landscapebiodiversity unesco wildlifeaddictsbeauty natgeo wildshots inthefieldldfoundation @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. - 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.

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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 muhammedmuheisen worldrefugeeday

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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 follow more of my work and projects here and @natgeo africa kenya poaching stoppoaching stopthetrade leopard bigcats @hellokiosk @francescamaffeogallery

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Photo by @petekmuller | A hearty congratulations to @adjanycosta, Assistant Director of Nat Geo's @intotheokavango project, who was named a 2017 EmergingExplorer at the National Geographic Explorer's Festival in Washington, DC. In this picture we see Adjany moving through the grass as she collects fish samples along the upper reaches of the Cubango River in her home country of Angola. Beyond being an extraordinary ichthyologist (fish biologist), Adjany is, in many ways, the beating heart of the Okavango Wilderness Project. Her intensely human, emotional connection to her work underlies her focus and devotion. Even when she was sick with malaria, Adjany found encouraging words for the rest of the team. She takes little rest and expects no praise. Few are more deserving than she of this important honor. Follow the @intotheokavango team as they survey the headwaters of the Okavango Delta with the aim of protecting them for future generations. Africa conservation biology biodiversity science exploration expedition natgeofest

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@RobertClarkphoto The calm after the storm.....Winds whipped into NYC today at 30-40 miles and hour with gusts up to 60 mph...the winds along with 4 inches of rain in a few hours made for a messy evening. But as the thunderstorms subsided all I could see from my office was the city scape of Manhattan and the steam from the power plant. A calm feeling hit me as the sunset in an amazing orange glow.

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - I'm so excited to be working on an assignment for @natgeoadventure in the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. We're doing 8 caves in a week, each one varied and different with its own personality. Pictured here, the main river passage in Križna jama (cave) flows through the mountain within a chain of underground lakes with emerald green water. The cave is named after a nearby church of St. Cross (Sv. Križa). It is considered to be one of the most beautiful and best preserved caves in Europe / the world.

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Photo: @andy_mann // A dizzying amount of Bull Sharks circle outside Pacific Harbor, Fiji. The Shark Reef Marine Reserve, established in April 2004, is the first of its kind in Fiji and a wonderful example of well-managed eco tourism. These are among the largest specimens of the species in the world. Bull Sharks can thrive in both salt and fresh water and can travel far up rivers. In the US they have been known to travel up the Mississippi River as far as Illinois. // followme @andy_mann for images and video of sharks around the world and how they help contribute the balance of our planet's oceans. @waittfoundation @sea_legacy

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Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. Fifteen-month-old elephant Sosian is loaded into a specially adapted vehicle for transport to the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary ( @r.e.s.c.u.e) in Nothen Kenya. He was bought in afte his mothe was found shot and motally wounded. Elephants ae ceatues of habit and will often etun to familia places and could etieve tempoaily lost youngstes, so the Reteti team makes sue to take in only ophans. They wok had to ehabilitate the young elephants in the hopes that they can be eleased back to thei family heds. Read moe about Reteti in my @NatGeo story: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69 F all of us, @r.e.s.c.u.e, neaby @sararacamp and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @kenyawildlifeservice @tusk_org @sandiegozoo @conservationorg @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nature_africa elephants saveelephants retetielephants ecotourism stoppoaching kenya northernkenya magicalkenya whyilovekenya africa everydayafrica photojournalism amivitale

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Photo @ladzinski / Early morning waves, rolling in and crashing on the rocky shores of PfeifferBeach on the bigsur coastline. This quite and beautiful coastline lies between two of the most densely populated cities in California, San Francisco and Los Angela's. It's home to few residents and an incredibly healthy ecosystem, teaming with wildlife in the Santa Lucia Mountains and marine life in the cold waters of the pacific.

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Image by @joelsartore | Happy pollinatorweek! This pollinatormonday brings us two harlequin flower beetles from the Houston Zoo. Beetles are believed to be the very first pollinators, evolving more than a 150 million years ago, and pollinating the first prehistoric plants. These beetles seek out the protein-packed pollen of fruit flowers, and are able to carry it on their wings and legs to the next flower. Beetles have earned the nickname “mess and soil” pollinators, as they often defecate inside the flower and roll around in it so they become covered in pollen. Although not the most glamorous of pollinators, beetles are so important that the process of pollination by beetles alone has it’s own name, “cantharophily”. . Don’t forget to continue posting about your pollinator gardens with the hashtag pollinatorhero! To purchase milkweed for monarchs, check out your local plant nursery or click the link in my bio ( @joelsartore)! . . pollinators beetles insects yellow naturalpattern closeup macro nature wildlife naturephotography wildlifephotography photoark natgeo

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Photo @CristinaMittermeier // Happy belated FathersDay! While mom goes out to sea to feed on the rich waters of the Falklands archipelago, a large male Southern Sea Lion takes a nap with its tiny pup. Thanks to the efforts of organizations like @TheWCS, this paradisiac place will be protected into the future. onassignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen. To see more stories of amazing wildlife and beautiful places followme at @CristinaMittermeier. Malvinas | gratitude | love | family | fatherandson nature | ocean

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Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz I'm in Washington today for the final presentation of a story on China's food supply and caught one of my favorite editors @kurtmutchler trying to get the kinks out of both a story and his back at the same time. beingthere

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