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Photo @Ladzinski / Sunsets on lonely highways, the solitude of such wide open places is in a category all of its own.

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Photo by @stephenwilkes. Walking the back roads in Italy at sunrise is a magical experience, often greeted by beautiful light.  The feeling one gets in Tuscany, when the early morning light touches the landscape often brings back memories and creates new ones.  To see more of my work, follow me @stephenwilkes. italy sunrise tuscany light  memories landscape

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Photo by @williamalbertallard In the lovely but small French Basque town of Sare there was a weekend festival in the fall of 1967. These three men were standing in a doorway listening to a Basque poet. I was standing a bit below them which allowed me to frame them with just some ceiling beams above them but the base of the picture is dark with their coats and it’s their ancient appearing faces that stand out; faces that are seemingly ageless, all three intent upon what the poet is saying to them. Basque is an impossible language so I, of course, had no idea what so ever the poet was saying. But I was completely caught up in these three mens’ faces. And I still am. followme @williamalbertallard for more images from the Basque Country and other assignments over five decades. basquecountry basque poetry poet streetphotography leica filmphotography kodachrome

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Video @michaelchristopherbrown. Men dance in competition during the 2017 Oglala Lakota Nation Wacipi Rodeo Fair Pow Wow, held annually on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. I spent part of this summer photographing over a dozen Indian reservations in the American West, searching to photograph the beauty and complexities of these communities and lands, the symbols of both tribal success as well as issues perennially facing the tribes. I grew up near several reservations in Washington State though knew very little about them, a common experience for many Americans. During this trip I was struck by the indigenous stewardship to the land, from the elders to the seventh generation water protectors, of taking responsibility for what we are taking out of and putting into the earth, actively keeping track of it as a community and actively fighting for it. This stewardship goes back thousands of years, an egalitarian society where individual wealth was measured not by what was saved but by what was given away.

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Images by @joelsartore | For thousands of creatures living on Earth, time is running out. That’s why the National Geographic Society has partnered with the Zoological Society of London to launch the Photo Ark EDGE Fellowship. The fellowship focuses on Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species and kicks off with these five unique creatures: the Antillean manatee (photographed at the @Dallas_World_Aquarium), Baird’s tapir (photographed at @theomahazoo), the giant anteater (photographed at the Caldwell Zoo), the hawksbill turtle (photographed in Xcaret, Mexico), and the volcano rabbit (photographed at the Chapultepec Zoo). These species are the subject of conservation efforts by our first fellowship candidates in Latin America. Each species has been featured in the National Geographic Photo Ark, a flagship program of the National Geographic Society founded by National Geographic photographer @JoelSartore. Once selected, the final Photo Ark EDGE fellows will undertake a 2-year fellowship project to help protect their focal species. The fellowships will leverage the power of Sartore’s captivating portraits to bring attention to the global extinction crisis and will help put effective tools in the hands of conservationists working to turn the tide for species at risk. Learn more about these species and the people working to save them by clicking the link @joelsartore’s bio. PhotoArk

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Photograph by @michaelnicknichols | Jane Goodall and Jou Jou, chimpanzee at Brazzaville Zoo, Republic of Congo, 1990. I ( @michaelnicknichols) grew up with Jane Goodall, Flo, Flint and Greybeard on the pages of National Geographic magazine in the 1960’s, and wildly came to photograph Fifi, Frodo, Freud and Jane in the 1990’s. Jane and I collaborated on the book Brutal Kinship, bringing to light the disappearing terrain chimpanzees relied on to live, and how we humans cruelly and without irony used our closest relative as stand-in surrogates for space exploration, HIV and hepatitis research, language studies, and entertainment. - Jane, 83, is still at it, traveling nonstop on her mission. She recently closed my exhibit WILD at the Philadelphia Museum of Art with a talk that brought me and the entire house to tears. - Opening in theaters today is a masterpiece film by Brett Morgen. JANE is an intense love story made from footage literally found in the NatGeo HQ basement from legendary Dutch filmmaker Hugo van Lawick, and includes a beautiful score by ‪Philip Glass‬. This is far more revealing than any huge budget biopic could ever hope to match. JANE

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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Three young Maasai photographed along the street A104 between Arusha and the Tarangire National Park. Traditional Maasai lifestyle centers around their cattle which constitute their primary source of food. Every morning the children are in charge of bringing the cattles outside of the village and then to bring them back inside before the sunset tanzania africa maasai children cuttle tradition tarangire arusha

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Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid having a chat with the local wildlife, in this case a baboon at Mpala research centre, northern Kenya - Mpala lies beneath the shadow of Mt Kenya, in the heart of central Kenya’s Laikipia County, it is strongly committed to using research to benefit the surrounding communities, the nation of Kenya, and global conservation efforts as a whole. It hosts multiple educational outreach programs in order to tackle issues of human-wildlife conflict and thus ensure that both conservation and human livelihood goals are met. I’m delighted to be working with Mpala and will be bringing stories from here to the outside world over the next months. To see more from Mpala follow me here @chancellordavid and @natgeo and Mpala @mpalalive fightingextinction conservation everydayextinction africa Kenya wildlife conserving conservation stoppoaching endextinction elephant ivory rhino northernkenya Kenya africa

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Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Yoga with goats, who would have thought? Some participants say they experience a calming effect, the "goat factor” acting as a psychological help, driving the attention away from trying to perfect that pose... Here at the Mountain Flower Dairy Farm in Boulder (Colorado, USA), a practitioner gets into Savasana pose at the end of her class. And yes, it took place in the goat pen. Reducing stress level is a major factor in bringing a higher level of happiness in one’s life - there are many receipes to feeling happy, some are external to your life, some you can control. See a story on Happiness worldwide, coming out this month in @natgeo and follow me on @paleyphoto as I explore this topic on my Instagram feed. @natgeocreative yoga happiness boulder

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Go beyond her work, into her world. JANE, a film about Dr. Jane Goodall is in theaters now. Head to www.JanetheMovie.com to find a screening near you. JANE

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Photo by @ciriljazbec / Earlier this year I did my fifth trip to Greenland, a place on the Earth that never ceases to amaze me. This time I travelled to Qaanaaq and Siorapaluk, the world’s northernmost settlements to investigate how climate change has affected the lives of indigenous people, the community of around 700 Inughuits which in spite of several alarming climate and cultural threats persists with the traditional age-old way of hunting. These people are on the frontier of the climate change that is eventually going to affect us all. On the picture, you can see Qaanaaq and a frozen fjord in the back. Have a look at more work from this trip @ciriljazbec Arctic Greenland climatechange @natgeo

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Photographer @thomaspeschak on assignment for @natgeo shooting blacktip reef sharks in the near pristine waters of Aldabra Atoll seychelles. "Hanging out with these sharks of the shallows is still one of my all-time favorite wildlife encounters. They are so inquisitive and curious. Video shot by my fantastic assistant Otto. Please follow him @ottowhitehead for more behind the scenes videos."

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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner @stefanounterthiner. It’s time to play for this female red-necked wallaby and her joey. I enjoyed to watch and photograph this beautiful macropod, found in the forests throughout coastal and highland of eastern Australia. Shot on assignment for @natgeo. Follow me @stefanounterthiner to see more images from my work with @natgeo. mother Australia play young time

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Photo by @FransLanting A ribbon of water winds across dry plains surrounding Botswana’s Okavango Delta as morning mist shrouds the contours of the landscape. The delta is an intricate tapestry of dry land and wet land, with ever shifting boundaries defined by the ebb and flow of water. Fed by a river that begins a thousand miles away in the highlands of Angola, the delta spreads out across the Kalahari Desert sands of northern Botswana. The miracle of water in the desert attracts multitudes of animals from antelopes to elephants. The delta became a World Heritage Site in 2014, but its future is by no means secure. Read the story in the November issue of @NatGeo to learn more. This image is featured in our new book, “Into Africa,” which is based on our National Geographic exhibition, also entitled “Into Africa,” currently on display at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History through October 22. Follow me @FransLanting for more images from Africa. 
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Photo by @katieorlinsky. Horses on Arapaho Nation reservation land in Wyoming, USA. The Arapaho are one of nearly a dozen tribes fighting against the White House overhaul of the Endangered Species Act, which has saved more than 200 species from extinction. Shot onassignment for @natgeo article "Inside the Effort to Kill Protections for Endangered Animals."

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Photo by @andreabruce In an Indian village where malnutrition is common, a child sleeps in a swing made from a scarf. When I covered the issue of sanitation and open defecation for the August issue of National Geographic, the village of Peepli Kheera in India had only one toilet, kept under lock and key by one family. The entire community defecated outside. Men in the fields on one side of the village, women on the other. I revisited the village last month and saw several toilets being built by the government — though building them is only part of the battle. About half of Indians defecate outside without using toilets. Children pick up parasites and chronic infections that impair the ability of the intestines to absorb nutrients — 117,000 Indian children die each year from diarrhea related to this, according to UNICEF. india sanitation children @noorimages

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Video by @paulnicklen // The secret life of an American crocodile in the mangrove forests of the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. I am fascinated by large crocodiles, but I have never had the opportunity to swim with them. These crocs came and went from the shelter of the mangroves to the seagrass beds in the estuaries. They were graceful, intelligent and are an indicator of a healthy ecosystem. Please followme on @paulnicklen to see a large croc get really close and personal with my friend, @andy_mann. On assignment with @cristinamittermeier for @sea_legacy in Cuba. turningthetide adventure explorationwithpurpose nature naturelovers video

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Photo: @andy_mann // Caribbean Reef Sharks and Southern Stingrays cruise the Bahamian mangrove channels at high tide as nutrient rich water brings in baitfish and invertebrates to feed on. These channels fill with often 5 different species of shark at a time throughout the day as each pay visit to the shallows for food. Sharks can breath easier in the Bahamas since the government banned all commercial shark fishing in country waters in 2011. I recently returned from an eye-opening expedition with @sea_legacy to Gardens of the Queen, Cuba learning how a healthy & pristine carribean ecosystem should function and look like. please followme @andy_mann to see five different species of shark flood this small channel at sunset.

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A leatherback sea turtle crawls back to the sea after laying her eggs on the beach at Sandy Point, located on the island of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Listed as vulnerable, this species of sea turtle has an ancestry that dates back more than 100 million years. Today they face a number of anthropogenic stresses - including entanglement in fishing gear, poaching and climate change - which affects the sex of turtle hatchlings. Sandy Point is a National Wildlife Refuge, managed by the US Fish & Wildlife Service who are responsible for protecting these nesting beaches. The combination of conservation efforts here and in the nearby Buck Island Reef National Monument have benefitted sea turtle species in this region. I made this photo under moonlight at 2am, after weeks of working at night on these beaches. Being in this place with these ancient animals was like traveling back in time to a primordial Earth. This picture won first place in the Reptiles and Amphibians Category of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition on October 17th in London. Photographed for the February 2017 cover story in @natgeo about saving our oceans. To see more ocean wildlife photos and read the stories behind them, follow me - @BrianSkerry - on Instagram. WPY53 conservation climatechange seaturtle travelphoto follow travelphotography photography naturephotography turtle cute longexposure followme natgeo stcroix usvi caribbean ocean beach turle sea climate nightphoto night

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Photo by @stephenwilkes. On this day in 1697 one of Italy’s greatest painters was born, Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.  His paintings have inspired generations, and were daily inspiration when we created the Day to Night Venice photographs.  Canaletto is known for his extraordinary cityscapes capturing intimate city views of Venice.  In honor his birthday, I wanted to share my photograph of Campanile di San Marco, Venice. To see more of my work please follow me @stephenwilkes canalettoitalyvenice paintingart photography daytonight birthday campaniledisanmarco

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Photograph by @thomaspeschak A northern elephant seal pup curiously inspects its reflection in the glass dome of my underwater camera. Once hunted to near extinction in Pacific Mexico, today the species has made a remarkable conservation comeback. Reserves now offer sanctuary where this once nearly extinct species can reproduce and thrive. Shot onassignment for @natgeo in collaboration with @maresmexicanos

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Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan play with a ball outside abandoned warehouses where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees muhammedmuheisen

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Photo by @amivitale. A young elephant calf seeks shelter under his mother in the Grumeti Reserves, a conservatory adjacent to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Reserves are an integral part of the Serengeti-Mara Ecosystem, the home of the Great Migration. Young calves go under their mothers for a feeling of protection and comfort and, of course, to nurse. saveelephants stoppoaching africa everydayafrica photojournalism @natgeocreative @thephotosociety

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Photo by @williamalbertallard In 1980 I was photographing in Oaxaca, Mexico with its generous color palette evidenced in the buildings and the clothing of its inhabitants. I stopped each day at an interior market where I saw this wall and stayed to make pictures of passersby such as this woman carrying a baby. As people passed I watched how they fit into the seemingly random pattern of the painted wall with its large white space that proved to be a useful background. followme @williamalbertallard for more images from Oaxaca and other assignments over five decades. oaxaca mexico painted paint streetphotography streetphotographers streetphoto leica kodachrome filmphotography

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Video by @bertiegregory. A bizarre looking Porites coral and a school of anthias (the bright orange fish). The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

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Photo by @PaulNicklen // The shallows of the Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. I am here to shine a light on what a healthy ocean looks like, and why it should be protected. As Cuba opens its borders and businesses to the world, the risk of losing this relatively pristine ecosystem grows. Please follow @Sea_Legacy to follow along on this beautiful, important expedition. TurningTheTide

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Photo: @Cristina Mittermeier // Both crocs and eelgrass are abundant in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba. The Cuban government established a 590 square-kilometre marine preserve here in 1996, restricting tourism and banning all fishing except for lobster, a crucial element in Cuba's economy. Our visit comes less than a month after a category 5 Hurricane Irma struck the Camaguey Archipelago. Cuba’s marine science and conservation community was hit hard when two of Cuba’s most important marine research stations suffered extensive damage. With relations between the US and Cuba stabilizing and a potential tourism and development boom on the horizon, rebuilding is more crucial now than ever. TurningTheTide | gardensofthequeen | Cuba | UniversityofHavana | JardinesdelaReina | TheOceanFoundation | jardinesdelrey | crocodiles | TheOceanFoundation | marineconservation |

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Photo by @jimmy_chin One of my first trips to the Karakoram was with @conrad_anker and @brady_robinson. Here Conrad begins what turned out to be an exciting descent on K7 after a three day storm. Still remember being lowered down a steep coulior riding a haul bag, trying to find an anchor, all the while getting smoked by spindrift. typetwofun ridingthepig

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Photo @michaelchristopherbrown. School children wait for the arrival of Fidel Castro’s Funeral Procession in Bamayo, Cuba, in December 2016.

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Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo Professor Ruth is checking the harvesting quality of the Algae bioreactor at the Algae park at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. The university is working on a fifteen year-roadmap project (2010-2025) that aims to develop a commercial and sustainable production chain for food, feed, chemicals, materials and fuels from microalgae. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about this futuristic project about hunger solutions. agriculture hunger netherlands sustainable algae future futurology technology energy greenhouse globalwarming hunger light netherlands organic vegetables

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With @jenniferhayesig A harp seal mother and pup rest on the sea ice covering the Gulf of St Lawrence near Magdalen Island. Harp seals are born on the ice in late February and nursed for 12 to 15 days before their mothers abandon them to mate and migrate out of the Gulf. Higher than normal temperatures have caused the formation of weak sea ice platforms that collapse beneath the pups before they are able swim an survive or sea ice simply fails to form at all leaving the pregnant females no place to birth their pups. Some years have seen 90% plus mortality of pups in the Gulf. I look forward to returning to continue document the struggle of life in the ice in March 2018 . // from @natgeo story Generous Gulf with @DavidDoubilet and videographer/ guide MarioCyr. // Madison Wisconsin You are Invited to join us Nov 14 at Overture Center for Arts for Nat Geo Live Coral Kingdoms and Empires of Ice to share an evening of how I was bitten and saved by harp seals. // ocean harpseal climatechange baby beauty epic Canada gratitude moreocean For more harp seals follow @jenniferhayesig

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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania - A group of Maasai children are playing outside of their village along the road B144 tanzania maasai children ngorongoro nationalpark africa playing

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Photo: @andy_mann // An offshore breaker forms and spills over a deep seamount in the Savage Islands a few minutes after we surface from a deep dive. The rocky islands, located 200 miles off shore are visible through the barrel. Moments like this stop you in your tracks and have a way of slowing down time. The ocean holds so many secrets. Shot onassignment for @natgeopristineseas // followme @andy_mann to see this wave turn into a sea monster.

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