National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-18With 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. // oceanharpsealclimatechangebabybeautyepicCanadagratitudemoreocean
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National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-17Photo: 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 // followmeandy_mann to see this wave turn into a sea monster. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22581799_444028012661273_2749493550134591488_n.jpg2017-10-17
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-17Photograph by brentstirton | Poachers killed this black rhinocerous for its horn with high-caliber bullets at a water hole in South Africa’s Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park. They entered the park illegally, likely from a nearby village, and are thought to have used a silenced hunting rifle. Once the most numerous rhino species, black rhinos are now critically endangered due to poaching and the illegal international trade in rhino horn, one of the world’s most corrupt illegal wildlife networks.
brentstirton was awarded the prestigious nhm_wpy Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017 title for this compelling image taken on assignment for natgeo. Brent’s image will be on display with other images selected by an international panel of judges at the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the natural_history_museum in London. WPY53https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22580549_157054511560395_1569394677889630208_n.jpg2017-10-17
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-17Photo by chamiltonjames \ Charlie Hamilton James. A rabbit bounds through a camera trap near Big Piney, Wyoming. The camera trap was set up to photograph animals moving through the sage brush desert - specifically for bobcats. I generally leave the cameras out for months in order to get images of as many different species as possible. Yesterday I checked this camera and I've clearly set it up in an area very popular with rabbits and not bobcats as I seem to have hundreds of images of them. Shot on assignment for natgeohttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22582248_358159234628707_8332701712083058688_n.jpg2017-10-17
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-17Photo by mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan sleep on the ground of an abandoned warehouse where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow mmuheisen and everydayrefugeesmuhammedmuheisenhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22637703_1425505257568014_945794645172944896_n.jpg2017-10-17
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-17Video by joelsartore | Northern white-faced owls like this one at the cincinnatizoo are native to dry woodland forests and the scattered trees in the savannah of Northern and Central Africa. When encountering a large predator in nature, these owls will attempt to blend in with their environment by pulling their feathers inward and narrowing their eyes to slits in order to appear more like a broken tree branch. However, if they are approached by a creature their own size or just slightly larger, they will spread their wings wide in hopes that their enlarged appearance will scare their attacker away.
Owls’ eyes are fixed in position so they are unable to move them like humans can. In situations where an owl needs to analyze its surroundings, their extremely flexible necks compensate for their lack of eye movement. Owls can rotate their heads 270 degrees around and almost upside down in order to check its surroundings. https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/22500177_507371412972197_3358316249653182464_n.jpg2017-10-17
http://instatbt.com/Place/isla-de-los-micos/125200078205189Isla de Los MicosPhoto by kirstenluce. Colombian tour operators such as On Vacation bring their guests to Monkey Island (Isla de los Micos) where you can be photographed with the dozens of small monkeys who live there. The monkeys are not native to this island and were brought here solely for tourists' enjoyment. To read more about animal exploitation in the Amazon, look for the article on natgeo.com.
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-16Photo by christian_foto ( Christian Rodriguez )
View of San Francisco Bay salt.
Since 1854, salt is one of San Francisco’s largest industries, with over 80% of its wetlands developed for salt mining. The salt ponds cover over 16,500 acres, most of which was owned by Cargill, Inc., an international food production and marketing company. In 2003, Cargill, Inc. sold 15,100 acres of the ponds to state and federal agencies, as well as private foundations, who are now in the process of restoring the land to its pristine tidal wetland beginnings.
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http://instatbt.com/Place/madagascar/330477739MadagascarPhoto by FransLanting Palm trees dot a savanna in southern Madagascar. Once this great island supported an amazing cast of animal characters from pygmy hippos to giant tortoises with lemurs the size of gorillas and flightless elephant birds mixed in. They disappeared after humans colonized Madagascar some two thousand years ago. In many ways Madagascar is a microcosmos of our planet in peril. Follow me FransLanting for more images from this remarkable Island.
http://instatbt.com/Place/pine-ridge-indian-reservation/229487726Pine Ridge Indian ReservationPhoto michaelchristopherbrown.
A young native crosses White Clay Creek, which flows through the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The eighth-largest Indian Reservation, Pine Ridge is larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-16Image by joelsartore | The Pallas Long-tongued bat from HoustonZoo is the star of this pollinatormonday and can be found from Northern Mexico all the way to Paraguay and Argentina. This little bat is thought to have the fastest metabolism of all mammals, similar to that of the hummingbird. In a single day, this bat can use up to 50% of its stored fat! The Pallas long-tongued bat earned its name for one reason: it has a specially evolved tongue that makes collecting nectar a breeze. When the bat extends its tongue, blood rushes into the area and expands special hair-like barbs on the bat's tongue, causing these barbs to stand upright. The barbs function like a mop and allow the bat to pull a great amount of nectar into its mouth in a very short amount of time, making it a highly efficient snacker. Indeed, it lives almost entirely off of nectar and pollen but is known to eat pieces of fruit and insects as well. Its quest for nectar results in the transport of a great amount of pollen from one flower to the next on its fur and snout, allowing it to pollinate as many as 34 different species of fruits and flowers. Many plant species also rely on this bat for seed dispersal when they pass through the droppings, allowing reseeding that's automatically fertilized in the process.
http://instatbt.com/Place/masai-mara-national-park-kenya/1261565090553948Masai Mara National Park KENYAPhoto by petekmuller. While on assignment for natgeo in Kenya’s Masai Mara, I witnessed the rescue of a young, male elephant calf. He’d been separated from his herd and, alone on the savanna, was vulnerable to predators. Park officials launched a rescue operation that was inspiring, chaotic and comedic at once. Here, we see the team attempting to subdue the calf before transporting him safely to an orphanage in Nairobi. Wary of risks related to over-sedation, the veterinary team was conservative in its dosage. For more on the operation, Check out my full dispatch on natgeo and follow me petekmuller. http://www.nationalgeographic. phic.com/photography/proof/201
http://instatbt.com/Place/cat-island-the-bahamas/250189250Cat Island, The BahamasPhoto: andy_mann // An expressive Oceanic Whitetip Shark off the coast of Cat Island, Bahamas. Assessed as Critically Endangered in the Western Central Atlantic due to enormous declines in their population, some studies show a decline of over 99% in the last 30 years. For three years I've been working in the Bahamas with great organizations and biologists to tag and track pregnant female Whitetips, in hopes of learning where this evasive, pelagic shark goes to give birth. It is an absolute honor to be the water this this amazing shark. If we can find and protect their nursing grounds maybe we can help save this species from extinction. // followmeandy_mann to see a frightening moment when I was suddenly startled at the surface by an unseen Whitetip.
http://instatbt.com/Place/paris-france/6889842Paris, FrancePhoto by williamalbertallard
In 1986 I made my first effort to photograph Paris as an essay called “The Sidewalks of Paris,” for National Geographic Traveler magazine. In the Latin Quarter I made this image of some street artists, some quick portrait sketchers, taking a cigarette break. The warm palette of the image is due to late afternoon sun falling on a collage of posters, old and new, some torn and casting shadows that add to the texture of the wall. A 1986 French-Canadian film called “Anne Trister” echoes itself across the image and forming the top of a triangle above the two artists is the American actor James Cagney, an iconic gangster in films of the 1930s and 40s.
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National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-16Video by bertiegregory. Glassfish pulsating in a cave in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. 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! https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e15/p640x640/22580529_397966527288556_3130853695030296576_n.jpg2017-10-16
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-16Photo by daviddoubilet. Can you see me? A camouflaged sargassum frogfish hides from predators in the floating golden canopy of algae called sargassum in the Sargasso Sea, Bermuda. Large mats of this floating algae form a living ceiling on the sea providing a nursery for larval species and critical shelter for other vulnerable marine species such as sea turtle hatchlings. // Photographed on natgeo assignment Sargassum: A Floating Forest // oceansargassumBermudafrogfishsargassosea for moreocean follow daviddoubilethttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22580168_135873237140831_3760287865292980224_n.jpg2017-10-16
http://instatbt.com/Place/persepolis/470738960PersepolisPhotograph by simonnorfolkstudio
During this week (October 12th-16th) in 1971 the then Shah of Iran hosted days of festivities to mark 2500 years of the Persian Empire (Persian: جشنهای ۲۵۰۰ سالهٔ شاهنشاهی ایران). The celebration was to demonstrate the country's ancient civilization and showcase its contemporary advancements. These events centred around the archaeological sites of Persepolis and Pasargadae and have been dubbed the most expensive and lavish party in history.
Another image of Persepolis taken in 2008 whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine.
Darius I built the greatest palace at Persepolis on the western side of platform. This palace was called the Apadana. The King of Kings used it for official audiences. The work began in 518 BCE, and his son, Xerxes I, completed it 30 years later. The palace had a grand hall in the shape of a square, each side 60m (200ft) long with seventy-two columns, thirteen of which still stand on the enormous platform. Each column is 19m (62ft) high with a square Taurus (bull) and plinth. The columns carried the weight of the vast and heavy ceiling. The tops of the columns were made from animal sculptures such as two-headed lions, eagles, human and Cows, Because cows are symbols of fertility and abundance in ancient Iran.
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http://instatbt.com/Place/bears-ears-national-monument/638489632942692Bears Ears National MonumentPhoto by renan_ozturk // Cliff cave art I stumbled into with taylorfreesolo yesterday at the base of a seldom visited cliff face in the newly appointed Bears Ears National Monument. Spending time in this fragile desert landscape constantly affirmed the need to continue supporting its protection - both in terms of the unique physical ecosystem as well as these rare human expressions of ancient existence. protectbearsearspubliclandbearsearsnationalmonument
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-15Photograph by thomaspeschak A Seychelles tree frog perches on a palm frond, waiting for tasty insects to craw, slither or fly past. The Vallee de Mai on Praslin island is a Unesco World heritage site, a unique forest almost entirely made up of endemic palms. Shot on assignment for natgeo Magazine in collaboration with sif_seychelleshttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22430325_278604315992557_4358581431010590720_n.jpg2017-10-15
http://instatbt.com/Place/galicia-spain/303168107Galicia, SpainVideo: cristinamittermeier // Galicia, a coastal community in Spain, has over 1,660 km (1,030 mi) of coastline, including its offshore islands and islets. I spent some time in Baiona, on the outlet of the Vigo Bay, at the end of last month, documenting sustainable fishing practices. Magic is never far away when living life near the ocean. On one particular day, perhaps because of abundant plankton in the water, a large pod of dolphins was spotted just off the coast. The women, harvesting Gooseneck barnacles in the intertidal zones said they had never seen so many at once before. We followed the pod for about 25 minutes.
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National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-15Photo by mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan offer the Muslim's evening prayers, known as Maghreb outside an abandoned warehouse where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow mmuheisen and everydayrefugeesmuhammedmuheisenhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22580532_1911728029103346_6279527308155944960_n.jpg2017-10-15
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-15Photos by enricsala - Revilagigedo Islands, Mexico
The Mexican government has committed to create a new National Park around the Revillagigedo Islands. These waters are like the Galapagos of Mexico. They harbor one of the largest abundance of sharks and giant manta rays in the world as well as humpback whales, dolphins and five species of sea turtles. With this visionary action, the Revillagigedo National Park will fully protect almost 15 million hectares and become the largest no-take area in North America. Thank you epnrafaelpacchianoconanp_mx for this gift to the world.
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-15Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind anastasiatl - Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh.
Shofiqa survived a massacre of Rohingya at Tu Lar To Li in Burma. She is 15 years old. She watched as soldiers beat her 10 year old sister to death. They then beat Shofiqa unconscious. She woke up in a burning house and managed to escape.
The Burmese military has committed forced deportation, murder, rape, and persecution against Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine State, resulting in countless deaths and mass displacement. The crimes continue and the number of displaced has risen to half a million. rohingyacrimesagainsthumanityhumanrightswatchhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/p640x640/22427471_287468728424823_7178598898196283392_n.jpg2017-10-15
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-15Photo by edkashi made in Ghana where local women sell used clothes in a remote village sustainablelivingafricamarketdayhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22427346_913075535531013_4252820842053894144_n.jpg2017-10-15
http://instatbt.com/Place/mara-naboisho-conservancy/569594073Mara Naboisho ConservancyPhotos by ronan_donovan // All of these images were taken this morning on the plains of the Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya. First image is of a Grant's zebra as it weaves through a herd of wildebeasts. Second image is a yawning Verreaux's eagle owl. Third image is a Grant's zebra at sunrise. And the fourth image is a lovely lilac-breasted roller. Hop on over to ronan_donovan to see the Instagram story of getting to this location and follow along for more from this project in Kenya over the next two weeks for natgeocreative with bobpoolefilms
National GeographicNational Geographic2017-10-14Photo lucalocatelliphoto
here Miss Hetty, a PHD student from North Sumatra, Indonesia who is currently studying at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands about how to combat Banana disease back in her country. Wageningen University have high-tech greenhouses where to simulate the environment of many kinds of plantation from around the world. It is the most distinguished University in the world for agro farming technology. Around 60% of the PHD students are from abroad, they are learning how to solve or improve their agro farming technology back in their country. Dutch is leading the technology revolution to produce more with less, as a possible solution to feed the planet in the next decades. Follow me lucalocatelliphoto To see more futuristic images from this story, covered for National Geographic Magazine natgeoagriculturehungertechnologyfarminggreenhousefutureindonesiabananawageningenhttps://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/22429971_335395676871975_3444720121086476288_n.jpg2017-10-14