The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy

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Worldwide conservation organization protecting lands and waters—we believe in the power of photography to bring people closer to nature.
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Spring burning of the Flint Hills, some south of Council Grove, some southwest of Manhattan and some south of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.—Photo by @jimrichardsonng kansas springburning flinthillsconservation protectpreserve

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A big win for oceans: Seychelles just announced two new Marine Protected Areas that equal the size of Great Britain. Fishing and ocean-based tourism employ 43% of Seychelles’ workforce. New marine protections announced today will make these jobs more secure in the long term. Join us and @nature_africa in congratulating all those who made it happen: nature.org/StandWithSeychelles by National Geographic Pristine Seas seychelles oceanprotectnature conservation protectpreserve

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Wildflowers coming back after spring burning on the RK Cattle ranch near Council Grove, Kansas .—Photo by @jimrichardsonng wildflowers cattle springnaturephotography protectpreserve

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A receding thunderstorm creates a blazing sunset near Bazaar in the Kansas Flint Hills.—Photo by @jimrichardsonng sunset horses thunderstorm kansas flinthills

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Sumac leaves turning red in the fall on the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve north of Cottonwood Falls, Kansas.—Photo by @jimrichardsonng kansas sumac fall cottonwoodfallsnature conservation

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Beautiful light on the grasslands of the Flint Hills, Kansas.—Photo by @jimrichardsonng

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Aerial of the Flint Hills in the Beaumont area, north and east of Wichita, Kansas.—Photo by @jimrichardsonng kansas flinthills grasslands aerialphotographyconservation

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A feral pig swims towards a tourist boat expecting food on one of the private islands in the Bahamas Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park. Though an invasive species, the feral pigs have been contained to only a few islands in the Bahamas cays. The Nature Conservancy works closely with partners such as the Bahamas National Trust and the government of the Bahamas to protect the marine habitat of the Exuma Cays and achieve the goal for the long term protection of national parks through the Caribbean Challenge.—Photo by Mark Godfrey pigs pink bahamas swimming tourism nature

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Happy Valentines Day!—Photo by Wendell Medeiros heart love friendship valentine valentinesday flowers naturelover

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An orphaned baby southern white rhino (Ceratotherium simum simum) is cared for at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. Lewa serves as a refuge for endangered species and a catalyst for conservation through its development programs for adjoining communities.—Photo by @amivitale babies rhinos kenya conservation endangered wildlife

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Blooming tidytips on Kelsey Ranch. Located on the eastern edge of the San Joaquin Valley, the Merced Grasslands comprise one of the largest and most intact vernal pool-grasslands in the world, supporting large flocks of shorebirds and wintering waterfowl as well as rare and endangered species; TNC is working to protect these fragile habitats from population growth and agricultural expansion through creative partnerships, conservation easements and rangeland monitoring programs.—Photo by  Treve Johnson flowers habitats grasslands yellow naturalbeauty

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A vivid sunrise over the Mesquite Dunes of Death Valley.—Photo by Michael Hitchner sunrise deathvalley dunes pink sand beautifulnature

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Finally, it's the weekend!  We hope your Saturday is as calm as these zebras relaxing on the Serengeti.—Photo by Jeffrey Sipress zebras serengeti africa animals safari wildlife naturephotography

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Happy Friday! Visitors walk along the coast at Proposal Rock in Neskowin, Oregon, near The Nature Conservancy's Cascade Head Preserve. We hope you have a chance to get out and enjoy nature this weekend.—Photo by @jemerling oregon preserve friyay weekendprotectpreserve

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While the smooth brome grasses in this photo look lovely next to the purple hoary vervain wildflowers in TNC's Platte River Prairies in Nebraska, there is a more complicated story at work. Smooth brome is an invasive species here and reduces plant diversity and ecological function. To be sure that flowers like the hoary vervain thrive (an important flower for pollinators like butterflies), TNC staff use prescribed burns and grazing methods to keep the prairie healthy and its ecosystem intact.—Photo by @jemerling wildflowers nebraska prairie butterflies purple

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The sun sets off the coast of the Cascade Head Preserve in Oregon. In the 1960s, a group of local volunteers banded together to protect this land from development. A few years later, TNC purchased the preserve partly with funds raised by volunteers and members of a local hiking club and it's been a haven for plants and wildlife ever since. When communities work together, good things can happen for nature.—Photo by @jemerling oregon volunteers sunset preserveconservation naturephotography

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“If you will stay close to nature, to its simplicity, to the small things hardly noticeable, those things can unexpectedly become great and immeasurable.” - Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet What are the small things and moments found in nature that inspire you? Let us know in the comments below!—Photo by @jemerling flowers flowerpower nature smallthings clouds

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Monday inspiration: A foggy morning in Chicago's Lincoln Park makes a beautiful filter for sunlight streaming through a tree.—Photo by @jemerling chicago lincolnpark sunlight publicparks citiesandnature

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From our Wyoming Chapter's Student Photo Contest: Student Austin King of Natrona County High School was a finalist in the "wildlife" category with this awesome shot.—Photo by Austin King birdsofinstagram owls spring wildlife

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From our Wyoming Chapter's Student Photo Contest: Student Sean Baxter of Natrona County High School won second place in the "lands" category for this gorgeous shot.—Photo by Sean Baxter lands wyoming rivers naturalbeauty mountains

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From our Wyoming Chapter's Student Photo Contest: Student Austin King of Natrona County High School took second place in the "wildlife" category with this awesome shot.—Austin King birdsofinstagram green blue spring wildlife

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From our Wyoming Chapter's Student Photo Contest: Merrill Pomeroy of Jackson Hole High School took Third Place in the "wildlife" category for this awesome capture.—Photo by Merrill Pomeroy wyoming wildlife exploreconservation naturephotography wildlifephotography

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From our Wyoming Chapter's Student Photo Contest: Student Britney Force from Natrona County High School won first place for this beautiful shot in the "waters" contest category.—Photo by Britney Force waters wyomingnaturephotography nightphotography reflections

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From our Wyoming Chapter's Student Photo Contest: Student Tyler Whitaker was a finalist in the "wildlife" category with this arresting image.—Photo by Tyler Whitaker wildlife wildlifephotography wyomingconservation explore

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This week we're featuring submissions from our Wyoming Chapter's Student Photo Contest.  Student Andrew King submitted this beautiful shot which was a finalist in the "lands" category.—Photo by Andrew King wyoming lands mountains reflections snow beautiful

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Female Rufous hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) found in Western United States.—Photo by Austen Frostad birdsofinstagram flowers hummingbirdsnature naturephotography

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A Solanum flower finds enough moisture to survive in the cracked earth near a newly watered creek bed in the CCB Wetland System. Australia Murray and Darling River basin have struggled to meet the nation’s demand for water because of diminished rain/snowfall as well has heavy draw from farming. In December 2015, the Conservancy announced a plan to gather at least $25 million AUD to buy water rights in the Murray-Darling Basin. The water could then be sold back to farmers, with a part of the profits going back to investors and furthering conservation in the area.—Photo by Andrew Peacock nature explore conservation australia

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A Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax) in Kempner, Texas.—Photo by Howard B. Cheek texas spider flowernature naturephotography

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Bajo tribal children (Sea gypsie tribe) in Wakatobi National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. The children play with friends and their "koli-koli" (small wooden boat without engine and screen). This is a common daily activity, along with fishing, for bajo children after returning from school.—Photo by Marthen Welly fishing indonesia boat explore ocean

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