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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

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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 2022
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 1244
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 913
@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
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June 2017 1283
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 592
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.

June 2017 701
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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 397
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 1934
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

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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 3842
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 1381
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 2377
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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.
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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

June 2017 951
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 1851
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 1343
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 2047
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
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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 1000
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 1210
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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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@natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #jordan #wadirum #stars #landscape

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.

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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!
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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.

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 4160
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

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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

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

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

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!

@stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive @reddigitalcinema #nglive #instagood #wildlifeshooters #inthefield #instawild @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety  @natgeocreative #fursforlife #BCI #bigcatsintiative #startwith1thing @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris #canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork
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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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#frogs #limosa #amphibians #nature #animalconservation #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifeconservation #natgeo #photoark #SaveTogether

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

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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

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)

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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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.

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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

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 1615
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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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

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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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.

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.

June 2017 633
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.

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

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 Northern Kenya. He was brought in after his mother was found shot and mortally wounded. Elephants are creatures of habit and will often return to familiar places and could retrieve temporarily lost youngsters, so the Reteti team makes sure to take in only orphans. They work hard to rehabilitate the young elephants in the hopes that they can be released back to their family herds. Read more about Reteti in my @NatGeo story: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69

Follow all of us, @r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby @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

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 Northern Kenya. He was brought in after his mother was found shot and mortally wounded. Elephants are creatures of habit and will often return to familiar places and could retrieve temporarily lost youngsters, so the Reteti team makes sure to take in only orphans. They work hard to rehabilitate the young elephants in the hopes that they can be released back to their family herds. Read more about Reteti in my NatGeo story: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69 Follow all of us, r.e.s.c.u.e, nearby 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.

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”.
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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)!
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#pollinators #beetles #insects #yellow #naturalpattern #closeup #macro #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #photoark #natgeo

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

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

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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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Toronto, Canada. A tourist is walking on the street of downtown Toronto. 
#toronto #canada #walking #tourist #travelling #travel #light #street #bridge

Photo by gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Toronto, Canada. A tourist is walking on the street of downtown Toronto. toronto canada walking tourist travelling travel light street bridge

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Video by @bertiegregory. A big male sloth bear on patrol in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Whilst their huge claws can be used to fight, their main purpose is as a digging tool- a large proportion of the sloth bear diet is insects! Shot on assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Video by bertiegregory. A big male sloth bear on patrol in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Whilst their huge claws can be used to fight, their main purpose is as a digging tool- a large proportion of the sloth bear diet is insects! Shot on assignment for natgeo, natgeowild and stevewinterphoto. Follow bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

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Photo by @johnstanmeyer
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Abandoned to time, a Catalina aircraft rests in solicitude along the sand in Ra's Ash Shaykh Humayd, Saudi Arabia. Story goes that in March 1960, the plane was attacked by Bedouins. Why, I do not know, allowing the imagination to wander through the narrative of the remains. To see more of my work from the @outofedenwalk project with @natgeo and personal projects, films, follow me on Instagram @johnstanmeyer
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@natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #saudiarabia #airplane #plane #sand #beach #landscape

Photo by johnstanmeyer - Abandoned to time, a Catalina aircraft rests in solicitude along the sand in Ra's Ash Shaykh Humayd, Saudi Arabia. Story goes that in March 1960, the plane was attacked by Bedouins. Why, I do not know, allowing the imagination to wander through the narrative of the remains. To see more of my work from the outofedenwalk project with natgeo and personal projects, films, follow me on Instagram johnstanmeyer - natgeo natgeotravel natgeocreative thephotosociety saudiarabia airplane plane sand beach landscape

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Photo by @JoelSartore #sponsored by @fujifilmX_US | This family of gibbons were at The Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita, California. The director there, Gabi Skollar, had done a wonderful job of prepping gibbon spaces with black and white backgrounds before I even arrived. In this case, the family was moving about the temporary studio-like setting foraging for the fruit and nut pieces that Gabi had sprinkled around the set. So, they got extra treats that day, and at the same time they were getting into the Photo Ark.
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You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. #sponsored

Photo by JoelSartore sponsored by fujifilmX_US | This family of gibbons were at The Gibbon Conservation Center in Santa Clarita, California. The director there, Gabi Skollar, had done a wonderful job of prepping gibbon spaces with black and white backgrounds before I even arrived. In this case, the family was moving about the temporary studio-like setting foraging for the fruit and nut pieces that Gabi had sprinkled around the set. So, they got extra treats that day, and at the same time they were getting into the Photo Ark. - You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. sponsored

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Photo by @BeverlyJoubert #sponsored by @fujifilmX_US | A young adult lion investigates a young cub only two weeks old in the Masai Mara, Kenya. The male lion bites the top of the cubs head. It is rare for male lions to interact with the tiny cubs in the pride. The lioness keeps them hidden and protected from all lions in the pride until she makes an introduction and will stay close by to make sure they are unharmed. When they do interact, the males need to be very careful for obvious reasons.
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You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. #sponsored

Photo by BeverlyJoubert sponsored by fujifilmX_US | A young adult lion investigates a young cub only two weeks old in the Masai Mara, Kenya. The male lion bites the top of the cubs head. It is rare for male lions to interact with the tiny cubs in the pride. The lioness keeps them hidden and protected from all lions in the pride until she makes an introduction and will stay close by to make sure they are unharmed. When they do interact, the males need to be very careful for obvious reasons. - You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. sponsored

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Photo by @FransLanting #sponsored by @fujifilmX_US | Male emperor penguins are heroic symbols of fatherhood. After female emperors lay their eggs in the middle of the brutal Antarctic winter, their male partners take over incubation duty while the females go back to sea to replenish themselves. A male emperor incubates his precious egg by balancing it on his feet and he covers it with a brood flap to keep it warm. It takes up to two months for the eggs to hatch and during that period the prospective fathers do not eat or drink. By the time the chicks are born the males may have lost up to a third of their body weight. 
I spent a month camping on sea ice next to an emperor penguin colony in the Weddell Sea to document the parenting saga of these amazing birds on assignment for @NatGeo.
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You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. #sponsored 
#FathersDay #Penguins #Fatherhood #Antarctica #Chick #Parent #Nature

Photo by FransLanting sponsored by fujifilmX_US | Male emperor penguins are heroic symbols of fatherhood. After female emperors lay their eggs in the middle of the brutal Antarctic winter, their male partners take over incubation duty while the females go back to sea to replenish themselves. A male emperor incubates his precious egg by balancing it on his feet and he covers it with a brood flap to keep it warm. It takes up to two months for the eggs to hatch and during that period the prospective fathers do not eat or drink. By the time the chicks are born the males may have lost up to a third of their body weight. I spent a month camping on sea ice next to an emperor penguin colony in the Weddell Sea to document the parenting saga of these amazing birds on assignment for NatGeo. - You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. sponsored FathersDay Penguins Fatherhood Antarctica Chick Parent Nature

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Photo by @michaelnicknichols #sponsored by @fujifilmX_US | Summertime when the living is easy: Karisoke mountain gorillas bask on a bright day, a luxury in the fogbound Virungas. Siestas punctuate days of feeding for silverback Beetsme and his family group. An infant suckles contentedly. Named, and misspelled, by Fossey in 1975 when he joined group 4 as an adolescent stranger, Beetsme grew up to take control of the group, which had been disrupted by poachers.
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You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. #sponsored

Photo by michaelnicknichols sponsored by fujifilmX_US | Summertime when the living is easy: Karisoke mountain gorillas bask on a bright day, a luxury in the fogbound Virungas. Siestas punctuate days of feeding for silverback Beetsme and his family group. An infant suckles contentedly. Named, and misspelled, by Fossey in 1975 when he joined group 4 as an adolescent stranger, Beetsme grew up to take control of the group, which had been disrupted by poachers. - You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. sponsored

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Photo by @stefanounterthiner #sponsored by @fujifilmX_US | A male wandering albatross is protecting his newborn chick on the remote island of Possession Island, Crozet archipelago. Breeding takes place on subantarctic islands and starts in November. Both adults take turns incubating the half-kilogram egg and later regularly provide food for the chick. Pairs of wandering albatrosses mate for life.
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You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. #sponsored

Photo by stefanounterthiner sponsored by fujifilmX_US | A male wandering albatross is protecting his newborn chick on the remote island of Possession Island, Crozet archipelago. Breeding takes place on subantarctic islands and starts in November. Both adults take turns incubating the half-kilogram egg and later regularly provide food for the chick. Pairs of wandering albatrosses mate for life. - You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. sponsored

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Photo by @DavidDoubilet #sponsored by @fujifilmX_US | A male tomato clownfish relentlessly guards his clutch of eggs in Anilao, Philippines. The moment the female clownfish lays her eggs near their host anemone, the male takes over parental duties, watching over the eggs night and day until they hatch 6 to 10 days later. I love to observe and photograph clownfish because they are as courageous as they are beautiful. The small but mighty male will defend his young with his life, challenging and chasing much larger predators away.
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You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. #sponsored

Photo by DavidDoubilet sponsored by fujifilmX_US | A male tomato clownfish relentlessly guards his clutch of eggs in Anilao, Philippines. The moment the female clownfish lays her eggs near their host anemone, the male takes over parental duties, watching over the eggs night and day until they hatch 6 to 10 days later. I love to observe and photograph clownfish because they are as courageous as they are beautiful. The small but mighty male will defend his young with his life, challenging and chasing much larger predators away. - You can capture epic photos this Father's Day with the latest FUJIFILM X Series mirrorless technology. sponsored

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