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Photo by michaelchristopherbrown. During one of several flights to Cuba these past couple years I was happy to have this partial view of Cayo Largo, a limestone island located off the south coast. Formed over millions of years from the remains of marine organisms, such as coral, forums and molluscs, Cayo Largo is known for its beaches, wildlife and scuba diving.

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Photo by BrianSkerry. ‘Shark Lagoon’ - Blacktop Reef Sharks, Blue Travallies and Twinspot Snappers swirl within the pristene lagoon at Millennium Atoll, in the Southern Line Islands. Because of their remoteness, these islands and the waters surrounding them remain largely unspoiled, and diving the reefs here is like traveling back in time. Researchers studying coral ecosystems have discovered that a pristine reef has a biomass that is comprised largely of predators, including sharks, snapper and groupers. Sadly, many reef systems around the world today do not have these animals, as they have been fished to dangerously low levels. Every animal plays a vital role in the health of an ecosystem and when individual species are removed, the entire environment breaks down. A healthy ocean is needed for a vibrant planet. To see more underwater photography, and to learn more about oceanic conservation efforts, follow me on Instagram, BrianSkerry. thephotosociety natgeocreatve pristineseas southernlineislands southern line islands pristene seas national geographic underwater photography sharks shark reef coral coralreef photooftheday protect preserve conserve

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Phone photo by gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Paris, France. Pont Neuf - A love padlock is a padlock which sweethearts lock to a bridge, fence, gate, or similar public fixture to symbolize their love. Most of the times sweethearts' names are inscribed on the padlock, and its key is thrown away to symbolize unbreakable love. In the past 15 years love locks have proliferated at an increasing number of locations worldwide. A couple of years ago, in France, authorities removed 45 tons of padlocks (close to one million locks) from Paris’s Pont des Arts. They say their weight was damaging the structure, and they replace them with plexiglass panels. Immediately after this Love locks began appearing in all the other bridges of Paris. Many tourists mistakenly believe this is a longstanding Parisian tradition, not realizing the practice only migrated into Paris in late 2008 after affecting cities in Italy and Asia. paris lovelocks love sweethearts padlock lovepadlock lovelock locks lock

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Photo by CristinaMittermeier on assignment for NatGeo // A silver stream flows through the belly of this massive iceberg. As a faint opalescent moon heralds twilight, we marvel on the intricate designs that the tides, the wind and the sea have carved on this piece of ice. I could tell you a thousand reasons why healthy ice in Antarctica is important but sometimes, you just have to marvel at the beauty of nature and be grateful that it still exists on our planet. Proud to shoot for NatGeo, NatGeoPristineSeas and SeaLegacy, In the company of amazing shooters PaulNicklen Ladzinski Andy_mann, pattersonimages. * * * To see more images from this life-changing , please followme at CristinaMittermeier. CCAMLR2018. MPA PhotographersforAntarctica ocean ice gratitude

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Photo ladzinski / A beautiful WeddellSeal resting on a polished granite shelf, an area where ice has receded. Over the last two decades the AntarcticaPeninsula region has warmed significantly, directly contributing to the loss of ice. Weddell seals live about 30 years and do not migrate, they are commonly known to spend their entire life within a few miles of their birthplace. Photographed onassignment for natgeo / sea_legacy paulnicklen cristinamittermeier andy_mann craigwelch ianvaso shanemoorefilms pattersonimages

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Video by George Steinmetz geosteinmetz Some 90% of the seafood consumed in the U.S. is imported, mostly in the form of farmed shrimp and salmon, and canned tuna. This video was taken yesterday at Guolian Aquatic, the biggest shrimp processer in China. They shell 20k tons of farmed shrimp per year, primarily for export to the U.S. and Europe, but that is starting to change. Rising incomes in China have allowed a shift in food habits to include more protein, and the domestic shrimp market is booming. onassignment for natgeo To see the world's largest shrimp farm go to geosteinmetz ... it will blow your mind!

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Photo by amivitale. After a long hot morning exploring in the wilderness it's time for the elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (r.e.s.c.u.e) to have a mud bath, followed by a dusting. The mud is essential to keep them cool and potect them fom the Kenyan sun. It's also heaps of fun! Reteti is pat of the Namunyak Wildlife Consevancy in the Mathews Range of Nothen Kenya and was established in esponse to demands fom the local community, who ecognize wildlife as an oppotunity to impove livelihoods. Please follow all of us, amivitale, r.e.s.c.u.e and sararacamp to support and learn more about these initiatives. nrt_kenya lewa_wildlife ConservationOrg tusk_org kenyawildlifeservice sandiegozoo natgeocreative thephotosociety elephants saveelephants retetielephants stoppoaching kenya northernkenya magicalkenya whyilovekenya africa everydayafrica natureisspeaking photojournalism amivitale

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Video by bertiegregory. After a long and hot morning spent foraging, this wild seven-banded armadillo needed a rest! Filmed in the southern Pantanal, Brazil, on assignment for stevewinterphoto, natgeo and natgeowild. Follow Steve and I (bertiegregory) for news on our jaguar film coming soon!

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Photograph by thomaspeschak Namaqua Chameleons are endemic to the deserts of Southern Africa. In Namibia they hunt on both sand dunes and gravel plains, searching for beetles and other insects. Their modified tongues can accelerate from 0-60 mph in a hundredth of a seconds. Prey can be snagged in just 20 milliseconds. The white flakes around the animals head are old skin, which is shed regularly. Shot on assignment for natgeo. For more photographs from Namibia follow thomaspeschak

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita yamashitaphoto - Spring has sprung in Sichuan province - a floating garden atop a submerged snag in the pristine waters of Panda Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park. Jiuzhaigou is China's most popular Nationalpark well known for its turquoise hued waters. Sichuan China natgeocreative thephotosociety natgeotravel

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Video by Filipe_DeAndrade | By the end of this adventure we named this area “Natures Buffet.” I saw more predatory behavior in the saltwater marshes of South Carolina than any other environment I’ve filmed in. The dolphin activity was 100% going off. Everything from the ospreys, bald eagles, herons, pelicans and even us as the film crew benefited from the dolphins strand feeding. But even though the hunting was everywhere, that didn’t mean it was easy to film. That’s why it really took us sitting back and observing how this ecosystem works as a whole to be able to capture the dolphin’s predatory evolution. Check out the full hunt from my series WildUntamed on natgeowild.com/untamed or for click the link in my personal bio.

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Video by joelsartore | An endangered Hispaniolan solenodon at Parque Zoológico Nacional in the Dominican Republic. This is one of the only venomous mammals on Earth. The second lower incisor tooth of this animal is grooved and can be used to deliver a venomous saliva. Hispaniolan solenodons have patches of skin full of apocrine glands on their thighs that are used to communicate with other individuals through scent. Like many species in the Dominican Republic, the most significant threat to this animal is the destruction of its habitat. To see an image of this solenodon, check out joelSartore! . . solenodon venomous mammal video endangeredspecies photoark natgeo

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Comb Ridge, Utah Video by salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) Rock art fascinates me. The images last thousands, sometimes tens of thousand of years. And even though we don't share the culture or even the language of the artist, the images still have power. This panel is carved into the sandstone of Comb Ridge in Southern Utah. It's part of the new Bears Ears National Monument. The Bears Ears contain over 100,000 archaeological sites. Th e landscape is central to the Dine, Hopi, Ute and Mountain Ute tribes. To see more of my work documentation the deep artistic history of the Bears Ears follow salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) as I work on a massive project documenting the deep history of art. BearsEars Utah

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Photograph by simonnorfolkstudio Two Years ago this week the Yemeni crisis took a deadly turn. According to the United Nations, 16,200 people have been killed in Yemen since 2015 including 10,000 civilians. The humanitarian situation in what was already one of the world’s poorest nations, is now, after Syria, the most critical on the planet, with 20% of Yemenis severely food insecure. Sana'a, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its distinctive architectural character. The World Heritage Committee has also voiced concern over the damage inflicted to this great Islamic city. Follow simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. instituteartist michaelhoppengallery benrubi_gallery galleryluisotti natgeo cityscape photojournalism islamicarchitecture islamic documentaryphotography simonnorfolkstudio simonnorfolk reportage Yemen Sanaa photojournalism journalism documentaryphotography UNESCO CivilWar war conflict arabianpeninsular arabia simonnorfolkstudio simonnorfolk worldheritage

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photo by daviddoubilet BFFs in a night sea. A juvenile jack is a hitchhiker seeking protective cover in the soft tentacles of a jellyfish in a deep channel off Moalboal Philippines. We were diving at night using a large suspended light array to attract creatures from the depths 3000 feet below. The shy jack and jelly pair appeared at the edge of light for a brief moment before turning back for the deep. The sea in the middle of the night is an alien universe, many creatures rising from the depths only under cover of darkness to feed. Drifting in the current in this dark world is like diving in a sea of stars. On natgeo assignment inside the Coral Triangle, Philippines with JenniferHayesig. ocean jellyfish bff dream night philippines coraltriangle for moreocean followme daviddoubilet

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Photo by christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez ) A young girl of the ethnic group Hmong Black working at rice terraces. They seed rice together with several families of the "Lao Chai" village, Lao Cai province, Vietnam. Photo: christian_foto / prime_collective rice hmong vietnam

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Photo by shonephoto (Robbie Shone) with words by m_synnott (Mark Synnott) - Every sport has an unsung hero, some quiet badass that operates under the radar, pushing the boundaries of their chosen field of endeavor without giving a whit if anyone knows about it—or cares. Matt Oliphant, pictured here (unpublished photo), is just such an individual. Matt served as Robbie's photo assistant/rigger/schlepper/safety guy on the Dark Star assignment. And I'm embarrassed that we've made it this far down the road without calling out the massive contribution he made to the overall success of the project. When things got gnarly down in Dark Star, in other words, shortly after I stepped into the mouth of the cave, I turned to Matt and said, “Hey man, can you keep an eye on me, and make sure I get out of this cave alive?” Matt just chuckled and said, “You got it man.” Matt’s not one to boast, but over the course of three weeks we spent together in Uzbekistan, including at least one session sitting on a rock in base camp drinking scotch, he shared enough stories for me to wonder: who the heck is this guy? During one particularly harrowing tale, involving some horrendously deep cave in Mexico, I held up my hand for him to stop. “Wait a second,” I said. “Are you a famous caver?” “No, no, no,” replied Matt. “Nope, that’s not me.” Then he proceeded to rattle off a bunch of names of people that he considers to be the real icons of the sport. The thing is, I could swear I'd heard those same names in many of the stories Matt had been telling me. If you're a caver, you probably already know about Matt. If you're not, let me introduce you to my hero. And, in case you’re wondering: no, I won't be going underground again unless Matt is by my side. soulbrother darkstar myhero

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Photo by amivitale. Mealtime for the elephants at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (r.e.s.c.u.e) in Nothen Kenya with wildlife keepes Mike, Joseph, Naomi and May. They wee ecuited fom the Namunyak Wildlife Consevancy aea and have been especially successful at etuning lost elephant calves to thei family heds. Reteti is the fist community owned and managed sanctuay in Afica and the culmination of a two-decade shift towads community-diven consevation. Potecting animals fo, and not just fom, people is ceating new economies and conseving the full ecosystem. Please follow all of us, amivitale, r.e.s.c.u.e and sararacamp to support and learn more about these initiatives. nrt_kenya lewa_wildlife ConservationOrg tusk_org kenyawildlifeservice sandiegozoo natgeocreative thephotosociety elephants saveelephants retetielephants stoppoaching kenya northernkenya magicalkenya whyilovekenya africa everydayafrica natureisspeaking photojournalism amivitale

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Video by jtkerby | This gelada monkey mother is holding an infant that is only minutes old. Full photo sequence of its birth on my profile jtkerby | Prior to photographing this story, I worked as a biologist in the Ethiopian Highlands. On this day, that training paid off when I noticed a female monkey acting oddly - she walked away from the herd on her own, not something adult females will often do. I had been following an Ethiopian wolf with fellow photographer tbfrost, but quickly decided to figure out what this monkey was up to instead. It soon became apparent that she wasn't sick or hurt as I initially feared, but was about to give birth. I put on my telephoto lens, gave her some space, and watched her silently bring a new infant into the chilly alpine air. This video captures her moments after giving birth, just before a cool rain began to fall as she rejoined the herd. For more on geladas and the Guassa Community Conservation Area, check out jtkerby and the full story in the April issue of NatGeo with additional photos by tbfrost and text by craigwelch. Ethiopia ExpeditionsCouncil Gelada Guassa GGRP

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Photo by martinschoeller Martin: "I love that hat." Larry: "That's my son's" M: "Pretty stylin'. Where are you from?" L: "Cincinnati, Ohio." M: "My wife is from Cleveland." L: "Oh, just up the road, that's nice." M: "Yeah. I don't mind Ohio. Everybody makes fun of it, but it's really pretty in the summer." L: "That's right." M: "You've been on the street for a while?" L: "About three months." M: "What happened?" L: "Well, what happened...my story is I was working as a nurse and what happened was I was afflicted with cancer. And it gets up to my kidneys. So at that point I had to drop everything I was doing. I'm on a machine Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 5am in the morning for three hours, 'till 8:30am. And I get a needle in the stomach twice a week." M: "You don't need an operation or chemotherapy?" L: "This is chemo. It's a needle form. But this type of cancer is not extensive. You know what I mean?" M: "It won't spread?" L: "Yeah. They hit it before it got worse." M: "And then the chemo. Does it make you sick?" L: "No, no. I'm up and ready to go. I drink a cup of coffee and call it a day." M: "You're living and feeling good?" L: "Always. That's the key, right?" M: "How long did you work as a nurse?" L: "For twenty-one years." M: "Did you like it?" L: "I loved it. I liked the people, doing what I can, sharing, giving the little love that I can give, encouraging people to feel better and go forth, you can do better in your life and make it better, you know what I mean? Just live." For more portraits and stories, follow me: martinschoeller

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