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Photo by @edkashi  Senior delegates at the 2000 Democratic National Convention celebrate as confetti rains down on the convention floor. #AgingInAmerica #TBT #FromTheArchives #EdKashi

Photo by @edkashi Senior delegates at the 2000 Democratic National Convention celebrate as confetti rains down on the convention floor. #AgingInAmerica #TBT #FromTheArchives #EdKashi

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'Le Havre beach, Upper Normandy, France' by @simoncroberts. The city Le Havre is one of Europe's major ports and the largest container port in France. Here holiday makers populate the vast pebble beach whilst a container ship approaches the port on the English Channel, a gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The name Le Havre means "the harbour", but despite its industrial importance, the city became popular as a resort in the early 20th century with the establishment of baths and a broad promenade frequented by Parisian tourists. For more from this series and other works, follow @simoncroberts.
#simonroberts #documentaryphotography #ontheroad #landscape #landscapephotography #largeformat #elevatedperspective #hautenormandie #lehavre

'Le Havre beach, Upper Normandy, France' by @simoncroberts. The city Le Havre is one of Europe's major ports and the largest container port in France. Here holiday makers populate the vast pebble beach whilst a container ship approaches the port on the English Channel, a gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The name Le Havre means "the harbour", but despite its industrial importance, the city became popular as a resort in the early 20th century with the establishment of baths and a broad promenade frequented by Parisian tourists. For more from this series and other works, follow @simoncroberts.
#simonroberts #documentaryphotography #ontheroad #landscape #landscapephotography #largeformat #elevatedperspective #hautenormandie #lehavre

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Photo by @jimmy_chin
Jackson WY 11:38am 8.21.17 What a moment...the magic of the universe unveiled. I wish I could say I was waiting for exactly the right timing on this one....but I was chasing ten kids around the backyard and running by the camera randomly hitting the shutter button. This was the only frame that looked remotely like this. Just reinforces that serendipity can be your best friend when it comes to photography. @natgeo #eclipse

Photo by @jimmy_chin
Jackson WY 11:38am 8.21.17 What a moment...the magic of the universe unveiled. I wish I could say I was waiting for exactly the right timing on this one....but I was chasing ten kids around the backyard and running by the camera randomly hitting the shutter button. This was the only frame that looked remotely like this. Just reinforces that serendipity can be your best friend when it comes to photography. @natgeo #eclipse

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At Jackson, Wyoming

As the sun rose over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, thousands of people and their vehicles were jockeying for prime eclipse viewing positions. Hours later they were rewarded with a total eclipse of the sun. This image is a composite of two frames, the morning sunrise of the Tetons and a timed multiple exposure of today's eclipse. 
Follow @kengeiger for more eclipse images. #eclipse #eclipse2017

As the sun rose over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, thousands of people and their vehicles were jockeying for prime eclipse viewing positions. Hours later they were rewarded with a total eclipse of the sun. This image is a composite of two frames, the morning sunrise of the Tetons and a timed multiple exposure of today's eclipse.
Follow @kengeiger for more eclipse images. #eclipse #eclipse2017

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At Grand Teton National Park

Photograph by @babaktafreshi | After chasing #Eclipse2017 in the air and over the Pacific we returned to the mainland passing over the glaciers on the Cascade Range with beautiful Mount Hood in the background. This eclipse was expected to be the most photographed natural phenomenon ever.
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We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

Photograph by @babaktafreshi | After chasing #Eclipse2017 in the air and over the Pacific we returned to the mainland passing over the glaciers on the Cascade Range with beautiful Mount Hood in the background. This eclipse was expected to be the most photographed natural phenomenon ever.
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We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | While I was flying 45000 ft high, on the edge of stratosphere off the coast of Oregon to capture the first glimpse of 2017 totality, my ground-based cameras were remotely active, waiting to capture the eclipse above the iconic Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. #eclipse2017
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We are with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

Photograph by @babaktafreshi | While I was flying 45000 ft high, on the edge of stratosphere off the coast of Oregon to capture the first glimpse of 2017 totality, my ground-based cameras were remotely active, waiting to capture the eclipse above the iconic Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. #eclipse2017
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We are with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

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photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - family and friends watch as the solar eclipse almost reaches totality just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming this morning. The experience was incredible - as the moon moved across the path of the sun the light began to drop and with it the temperature. At totality the sky was almost dark and there was a distinct chill. From all around on the hilltops and in the valleys people were cheering. It was all over in around 2 minutes but for the hundreds of thousands of people that have travelled across the world and throughout the US i’m sure it was well worth the journey. #eclipse #eclipse2017

photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - family and friends watch as the solar eclipse almost reaches totality just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming this morning. The experience was incredible - as the moon moved across the path of the sun the light began to drop and with it the temperature. At totality the sky was almost dark and there was a distinct chill. From all around on the hilltops and in the valleys people were cheering. It was all over in around 2 minutes but for the hundreds of thousands of people that have travelled across the world and throughout the US i’m sure it was well worth the journey. #eclipse #eclipse2017

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US.
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We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US.
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We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US.
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We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air

Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US.
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We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air

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Photograph by @thomaspeschak A tourist gets the once in a lifetime chance to pet a curious gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California. This is one of the few places in the world where whales seek out contact with people. A cultural trait passed down from mother to calf for over 40 years, it is the whales who initiate and controls these encounters. #followme @thomaspeschak for more photos of these unique whale human interactions. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the September 2017 story Ocean Stewards with @erikvance  @maresmexicanos #mexico #Baja #love #nature #ocean #whale

Photograph by @thomaspeschak A tourist gets the once in a lifetime chance to pet a curious gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California. This is one of the few places in the world where whales seek out contact with people. A cultural trait passed down from mother to calf for over 40 years, it is the whales who initiate and controls these encounters. #followme @thomaspeschak for more photos of these unique whale human interactions. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the September 2017 story Ocean Stewards with @erikvance @maresmexicanos #mexico #Baja #love #nature #ocean #whale

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on assignment for an upcoming story for @natgeo ... Franciscan monks watch from their chapel in the Rotunda, looking down on the ceremonies around the Edicule of the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem.
The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Edicule. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site.

Celebrations held to mark the opening of the Edicule after months of restoration work. All the various communities that have an interest in the Church were in attendance in all their finery.

Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

@simonnorfolkstudio
#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #jerusalem #edicule #franciscan #holysepulchre #church #priests #monks #Jesus #religion #faith #holyland #christianity #simonnorfolkstudio #igtravel #visualarchitects #traditions #culture #history #culturaltraditions #photooftheday #travelphotography

Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on assignment for an upcoming story for @natgeo ... Franciscan monks watch from their chapel in the Rotunda, looking down on the ceremonies around the Edicule of the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem.
The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Edicule. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site.

Celebrations held to mark the opening of the Edicule after months of restoration work. All the various communities that have an interest in the Church were in attendance in all their finery.

Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

@simonnorfolkstudio
#photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #jerusalem #edicule #franciscan #holysepulchre #church #priests #monks #Jesus #religion #faith #holyland #christianity #simonnorfolkstudio #igtravel #visualarchitects #traditions #culture #history #culturaltraditions #photooftheday #travelphotography

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Photo by @jenniferhayesig A mushroom shaped iceberg glistens in the sun drenched sea off Ilulissat Western Greenland. The name of the town literally means "iceberg" in Kalaallisut (a dialect of Greenlandic language). This iceberg was born in the the Ilulissat  Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site  and one of the most active glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. Greenland's icecap contains +10% of the worlds freshwater supply and is melting at unprecedented pace as temperatures continue to rise.  Icebergs are temporary sculptures in the sea, I photographed this formation last week and as I swam away to photograph a tabular berg the mushroom shaped iceberg broke up and vanished.  With @natgeo @natgeocreative // #ocean #polar #iceberg #mushroom  #climatechange #greenland #beauty #worldheritagesite #UNESCO for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig

Photo by @jenniferhayesig A mushroom shaped iceberg glistens in the sun drenched sea off Ilulissat Western Greenland. The name of the town literally means "iceberg" in Kalaallisut (a dialect of Greenlandic language). This iceberg was born in the the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most active glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. Greenland's icecap contains +10% of the worlds freshwater supply and is melting at unprecedented pace as temperatures continue to rise. Icebergs are temporary sculptures in the sea, I photographed this formation last week and as I swam away to photograph a tabular berg the mushroom shaped iceberg broke up and vanished. With @natgeo @natgeocreative // #ocean #polar #iceberg #mushroom #climatechange #greenland #beauty #worldheritagesite #UNESCO for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig

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Photo by @TimLaman.  Reflection of the bright green leaves of spring in Walden Pond create infinite patterns to explore with photography… In celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond. #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @NatGeoCreative

Photo by @TimLaman. Reflection of the bright green leaves of spring in Walden Pond create infinite patterns to explore with photography… In celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond. #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @NatGeoCreative

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Photo @lucalocatelliphoto Blurring the line of reality and create images that can make us imagine how the future can look like  it what can happen  while shooting  this kind of technology/people and environment story. Here  I'm on board of Regina Baltica in the North Sea documenting for @natgeo the German energy revolution, where  hundreds of wind turbines are operating 50 km away from the  coast creating the renewable energy Germany wants to rely for its future. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto I'm  posting more futuristic images #renewableenergy #renewable #wind #windenergy #energiewende #energytransition #northsea #germany #future #sea #boat #energiewende #energytransition #transition #earth #globalwarming

Photo @lucalocatelliphoto Blurring the line of reality and create images that can make us imagine how the future can look like it what can happen while shooting this kind of technology/people and environment story. Here I'm on board of Regina Baltica in the North Sea documenting for @natgeo the German energy revolution, where hundreds of wind turbines are operating 50 km away from the coast creating the renewable energy Germany wants to rely for its future. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto I'm posting more futuristic images #renewableenergy #renewable #wind #windenergy #energiewende #energytransition #northsea #germany #future #sea #boat #energiewende #energytransition #transition #earth #globalwarming

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Hello Dali - sun breaks through clouds lighting up Erhai Lake. One thing you can always count on here is a beautiful ring of clouds above the mountains that surround this lake. Erhai means ear shaped lake. I first visited Dali following the Mekong River for Natgeo, from source to mouth in 1989. Foreign journalists were not permitted in Yunnan at the time and no tourism even among Chinese existed. Fishermen and farmers from the Bai Minority inhabited small villages along its shores. The mild climate, clean air and pure waters have made it a huge tourist mecca today. #Dali #erhailake #Yunnan #china #clouds @thephotosociety @Natgeo.media @natgeocreative

Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Hello Dali - sun breaks through clouds lighting up Erhai Lake. One thing you can always count on here is a beautiful ring of clouds above the mountains that surround this lake. Erhai means ear shaped lake. I first visited Dali following the Mekong River for Natgeo, from source to mouth in 1989. Foreign journalists were not permitted in Yunnan at the time and no tourism even among Chinese existed. Fishermen and farmers from the Bai Minority inhabited small villages along its shores. The mild climate, clean air and pure waters have made it a huge tourist mecca today. #Dali #erhailake #Yunnan #china #clouds @thephotosociety @Natgeo.media @natgeocreative

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At Dali, Yunnan

Photo by @andreabruce : Hello, I’m posting images from the August Natgeo story on sanitation. More specifically, open defecation. An uncomfortable subject…but important. 
Without proper sanitation, good water is hard to fine. In India, most villages receive their water from wells which are often contaminated through open defecation. 
Gram Vikas is an aid organization that works with villages to supply toilets and tap water, like this tap in Bhubaneswar, India. If a household splits the cost of building a toilet, Gram Vikas gives them a faucet of running water inside their home. #india #sanitation @noorimages

Photo by @andreabruce : Hello, I’m posting images from the August Natgeo story on sanitation. More specifically, open defecation. An uncomfortable subject…but important.
Without proper sanitation, good water is hard to fine. In India, most villages receive their water from wells which are often contaminated through open defecation.
Gram Vikas is an aid organization that works with villages to supply toilets and tap water, like this tap in Bhubaneswar, India. If a household splits the cost of building a toilet, Gram Vikas gives them a faucet of running water inside their home. #india #sanitation @noorimages

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Video by @melissalesh and @tbfrost |
Very excited that in the coming days National Geographic will be publishing online my photographs of the complex relationship between saltwater crocodiles and people that was shot over nearly 4 years, starting in 2013. It was a hard story to tell because of some of what I saw and it will undoubtedly make some angry and sad because there are hunting photos and hunting is controversial. But I implore you to consider how the hunting is done and how it is involved in the successful conservation of crocodiles in Australia . I have plans to go back and keep documenting how the lives of crocs and people intertwine in Australia but for now enjoy the upcoming article and keep your eyes out for brand new video of wild crocodiles on the nat geo instagram stories. I can't tell you exactly why I love crocodiles because there are too many reasons. For example, look how this crocodile, aptly Named jaws, disappears under the surface , scarcely creating a ripple.  Is there are animal out there that is seemingly as choreographed as a crocodile? I'm not sure there is. Please head over to @tbfrost to see more videos and photos that didn't make the cut where I'll also be sharing stories about why i decided to do this story and what it took to make this happen. #followme @tbfrost

Video by @melissalesh and @tbfrost |
Very excited that in the coming days National Geographic will be publishing online my photographs of the complex relationship between saltwater crocodiles and people that was shot over nearly 4 years, starting in 2013. It was a hard story to tell because of some of what I saw and it will undoubtedly make some angry and sad because there are hunting photos and hunting is controversial. But I implore you to consider how the hunting is done and how it is involved in the successful conservation of crocodiles in Australia . I have plans to go back and keep documenting how the lives of crocs and people intertwine in Australia but for now enjoy the upcoming article and keep your eyes out for brand new video of wild crocodiles on the nat geo instagram stories. I can't tell you exactly why I love crocodiles because there are too many reasons. For example, look how this crocodile, aptly Named jaws, disappears under the surface , scarcely creating a ripple. Is there are animal out there that is seemingly as choreographed as a crocodile? I'm not sure there is. Please head over to @tbfrost to see more videos and photos that didn't make the cut where I'll also be sharing stories about why i decided to do this story and what it took to make this happen. #followme @tbfrost

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Photo by @FransLanting Two orphaned orangutans cling to each other in northern Borneo. Like humans, they need affection and care from their mothers in order to become healthy adults. Orangutans are the last great apes that survive outside of Africa. They live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and they are endangered due to the massive destruction of their forest habitat. Baby orangs are also victims of the illegal pet trade—captured by poachers who kill their mothers to reach them. It is imperative that we protect the forests orangutans depend upon to insure that our next of kin on the family tree of life will be with us beyond our lifetime. I welcome you to support the organizations that are in the front lines of protecting them, such as the World Wildlife Fund and Wild Aid. I share this image in honor of World Orangutan Day, Saturday August 19. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of endangered animals around the world. 
@wildaid @world_wildlife @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #WorldOrangutanDay #InternationalOrangutanDay #Borneo #Family #Love #Twins #Orphans

Photo by @FransLanting Two orphaned orangutans cling to each other in northern Borneo. Like humans, they need affection and care from their mothers in order to become healthy adults. Orangutans are the last great apes that survive outside of Africa. They live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and they are endangered due to the massive destruction of their forest habitat. Baby orangs are also victims of the illegal pet trade—captured by poachers who kill their mothers to reach them. It is imperative that we protect the forests orangutans depend upon to insure that our next of kin on the family tree of life will be with us beyond our lifetime. I welcome you to support the organizations that are in the front lines of protecting them, such as the World Wildlife Fund and Wild Aid. I share this image in honor of World Orangutan Day, Saturday August 19. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of endangered animals around the world.
@wildaid @world_wildlife @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #WorldOrangutanDay #InternationalOrangutanDay #Borneo #Family #Love #Twins #Orphans

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At Sabah, Malaysia

Photo by @ciriljazbec / Story about my hometown Trzic in Slovenia that I worked on for @natgeotravel is published online. 
World-renowned ice climber @klemenpremrl descends the Dovžan Gorge in Trzic. Just a short drive from Tržič in the heart of the Karavanke mountain range lies the fossil-covered, 300 million-year-old Dovžan Gorge. The older folk of Tržič say that dragons once roamed there and that one of them is responsible for the creation of Tržič. Follow more from this story @ciriljazbec and @natgeotravel. #Trzic #Slovenia #climbing #dragons #dovzangorge

Photo by @ciriljazbec / Story about my hometown Trzic in Slovenia that I worked on for @natgeotravel is published online.
World-renowned ice climber @klemenpremrl descends the Dovžan Gorge in Trzic. Just a short drive from Tržič in the heart of the Karavanke mountain range lies the fossil-covered, 300 million-year-old Dovžan Gorge. The older folk of Tržič say that dragons once roamed there and that one of them is responsible for the creation of Tržič. Follow more from this story @ciriljazbec and @natgeotravel. #Trzic #Slovenia #climbing #dragons #dovzangorge

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Video by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez ) on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia.

Returning from my assignment in Tame, Arauca, where we traveled in the region known as Llano Colombiano, we found this group of white herons. White herons, also known as great egrets, are widely distributed across most tropical and temperate regions of the world and they build nests in colonies near the water. Like a story from Gabriel García Márquez, in the very last hours we were given a treasured memory from of one of Colombia’s most beautiful regions.
Video by @christian_foto on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia.
#elllano #colombia #gabo

Video by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez ) on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia.

Returning from my assignment in Tame, Arauca, where we traveled in the region known as Llano Colombiano, we found this group of white herons. White herons, also known as great egrets, are widely distributed across most tropical and temperate regions of the world and they build nests in colonies near the water. Like a story from Gabriel García Márquez, in the very last hours we were given a treasured memory from of one of Colombia’s most beautiful regions.
Video by @christian_foto on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia.
#elllano #colombia #gabo

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Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Alcohol is dumped into the mouth of a dead woman to preserve her body in Indonesia. To see what happens next follow @brianlehmannphotography.

Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Alcohol is dumped into the mouth of a dead woman to preserve her body in Indonesia. To see what happens next follow @brianlehmannphotography.

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At Indonesia

Photo by @jimmy_chin 
Our quiet, unassuming camp below Shivling and Meru in the Garwhal Himalaya. At the time we had no idea where the journey would take us. Grateful we got a glimpse of the other side, and grateful for everyone who took it with us.

Photo by @jimmy_chin
Our quiet, unassuming camp below Shivling and Meru in the Garwhal Himalaya. At the time we had no idea where the journey would take us. Grateful we got a glimpse of the other side, and grateful for everyone who took it with us.

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Video by @bertiegregory. A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more videos of these giants!

Video by @bertiegregory. A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more videos of these giants!

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Video by @JimRichardsonNG  Making the run from Tobermory to Inverie off the west coast of Scotland. Great swelling seas outside my cabin. Aboard the Lord of the Glens. @natgeotravel #scotland @natgeoexpeditions @natgeocreative

Video by @JimRichardsonNG Making the run from Tobermory to Inverie off the west coast of Scotland. Great swelling seas outside my cabin. Aboard the Lord of the Glens. @natgeotravel #scotland @natgeoexpeditions @natgeocreative

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Video by @pedromcbride Pete McBride // The weather of the summer monsoons roll through the Grand Canyon providing precious moisture to this arid landscape. We welcomed storms for water but feared them  because of flash flooding and lightning  during our 800-mile hike through this remote landscape. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #chasingrivers #grandcanyon #timelapse #nature #humility

Video by @pedromcbride Pete McBride // The weather of the summer monsoons roll through the Grand Canyon providing precious moisture to this arid landscape. We welcomed storms for water but feared them because of flash flooding and lightning during our 800-mile hike through this remote landscape. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #chasingrivers #grandcanyon #timelapse #nature #humility

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At Grand Canyon, Arizona, United States

Photograph by @paulnicklen // We sat quietly in our small boat while a young female polar bear contemplated our presence.  It is fun to watch how they deal with the fine balance between curiosity and fear.  She wanted to come close and check us out but she was also a bit nervous.  She must have started to walk away over thirty times before immediately turning around to come and inspect us. Eventually, she wandered off down the beach.  She was an incredibly healthy looking little bear and it was great to see a bit of animal fat still stuck to her nose as she would have feasted recently. #followme on @paulnicklen to see another young bear floating by on a chunk of sea ice.  #bear  #NMCA #nature #ice #beauty #glacier #ice #marine #beauty #instagood #picoftheday

Photograph by @paulnicklen // We sat quietly in our small boat while a young female polar bear contemplated our presence. It is fun to watch how they deal with the fine balance between curiosity and fear. She wanted to come close and check us out but she was also a bit nervous. She must have started to walk away over thirty times before immediately turning around to come and inspect us. Eventually, she wandered off down the beach. She was an incredibly healthy looking little bear and it was great to see a bit of animal fat still stuck to her nose as she would have feasted recently. #followme on @paulnicklen to see another young bear floating by on a chunk of sea ice. #bear #NMCA #nature #ice #beauty #glacier #ice #marine #beauty #instagood #picoftheday

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Photos @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo on the #climatechange issue. Here we are at  Wanderland in the northwest of Germany where an old nuclear cool tower that never operate is now used  as amusement ride. This futuristic image represents the hopes of Germany. By 2050 Germany aims to be a new kind of wonderland, an industrial country that will use at least 80 percent from renewable energy. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more tech solution about #climatechange #renewableenergy #innovation #sustainableliving #transition #energy #future #space #earth #nuclear

Photos @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo on the #climatechange issue. Here we are at Wanderland in the northwest of Germany where an old nuclear cool tower that never operate is now used as amusement ride. This futuristic image represents the hopes of Germany. By 2050 Germany aims to be a new kind of wonderland, an industrial country that will use at least 80 percent from renewable energy. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more tech solution about #climatechange #renewableenergy #innovation #sustainableliving #transition #energy #future #space #earth #nuclear

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Photo by @amivitale. Female elephant Shaba leads the herd of orphaned elephants living at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Part of the Namunyak Community Conservancy in Northern Kenya, Reteti is the first-ever community-owned and -run elephant orphanage in Africa. Their goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce orphaned or abandoned elephant calfs into the wild. Rehabilitating these elephants so close to where they were found helps improve the chances of them being able to reconnect with their family herds once they are ready to leave the care of the attentive wildlife keepers. You can learn more about Reteti in this month's National Geographic. 
Follow @r.e.s.c.u.e and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives. 
#DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife  @natgeocreative @thephotosociety  #retetielephants #kenya #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale

Photo by @amivitale. Female elephant Shaba leads the herd of orphaned elephants living at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). Part of the Namunyak Community Conservancy in Northern Kenya, Reteti is the first-ever community-owned and -run elephant orphanage in Africa. Their goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and reintroduce orphaned or abandoned elephant calfs into the wild. Rehabilitating these elephants so close to where they were found helps improve the chances of them being able to reconnect with their family herds once they are ready to leave the care of the attentive wildlife keepers. You can learn more about Reteti in this month's National Geographic.
Follow @r.e.s.c.u.e and @amivitale to support and learn more about these initiatives.
#DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #retetielephants #kenya #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale

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Video by @renan_ozturk // Rain wisps dancing over Wolf's Head peak in the Wind River mountain range of Wyoming. This designated wilderness is part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is also one of the most intact temperate/alpine ecosystems in the world. ~

While spending the last week here climbing with @taylorfreesolo, we saw the effects of climate change induced beetle kill that has swept over most other parts of the Rockies within the last few decades.  The forests throughout the Winds used to be the last vestige of safety for trees like the Whitebark Pine because it stayed colder here. But now even in this high alpine range the winters are warmer, the cold snaps fewer, and the beetle populations are flourishing. #windriverrange #actonclimate @treefighter @austin_siadak @jackrees20

Video by @renan_ozturk // Rain wisps dancing over Wolf's Head peak in the Wind River mountain range of Wyoming. This designated wilderness is part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is also one of the most intact temperate/alpine ecosystems in the world. ~

While spending the last week here climbing with @taylorfreesolo, we saw the effects of climate change induced beetle kill that has swept over most other parts of the Rockies within the last few decades. The forests throughout the Winds used to be the last vestige of safety for trees like the Whitebark Pine because it stayed colder here. But now even in this high alpine range the winters are warmer, the cold snaps fewer, and the beetle populations are flourishing. #windriverrange #actonclimate @treefighter @austin_siadak @jackrees20

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At Wind River Range

Photo by @andreabruce : Hello, I’m posting images from this month’s NatGeo story on sanitation. More specifically, open defecation. An uncomfortable topic, but an important one for people, especially children, all over the globe. I spent much of the year awkwardly asking people if I could follow them to the bathroom, whether that was in a house or in a field. 
Bottomline: If we don’t have healthy systems for sanitation, we won’t have clean water. 
About half of the Indian population defecates outside without using toilets. The result is that children pick up parasites and chronic infections that impair the ability of the intestines to absorb nutrients — causing 117,000 Indian children die each year from diarrhea, according to Unicef. The current Indian government is trying to change this. Here, a man takes a bucket for washing with him as he takes a walk to defecate in the fields in Uttar Pradesh. #sanitation #india #cleanindiacampaign @noorimages

Photo by @andreabruce : Hello, I’m posting images from this month’s NatGeo story on sanitation. More specifically, open defecation. An uncomfortable topic, but an important one for people, especially children, all over the globe. I spent much of the year awkwardly asking people if I could follow them to the bathroom, whether that was in a house or in a field.
Bottomline: If we don’t have healthy systems for sanitation, we won’t have clean water.
About half of the Indian population defecates outside without using toilets. The result is that children pick up parasites and chronic infections that impair the ability of the intestines to absorb nutrients — causing 117,000 Indian children die each year from diarrhea, according to Unicef. The current Indian government is trying to change this. Here, a man takes a bucket for washing with him as he takes a walk to defecate in the fields in Uttar Pradesh. #sanitation #india #cleanindiacampaign @noorimages

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Photo by @edkashi As a rainbow colored sunset ends another day in the Old Port, the people of Marseille, France go about their business on Sept. 14, 2010. NASA states that industrial activities that the modern civilization depends on have raised atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 379 parts per million in the last 150 years. These increased concentrations have caused the greenhouse effect to occur where heat that was radiated from earth toward space becomes trapped, and subsequently @everydayclimatechange ensues. #ECC #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #actonclimate #NASA #rainbow #marseille #france #atmosphere #carbondioxide #CO2 #greenhouseeffect #globalwarming #transit

Photo by @edkashi As a rainbow colored sunset ends another day in the Old Port, the people of Marseille, France go about their business on Sept. 14, 2010. NASA states that industrial activities that the modern civilization depends on have raised atmospheric carbon dioxide levels from 280 parts per million to 379 parts per million in the last 150 years. These increased concentrations have caused the greenhouse effect to occur where heat that was radiated from earth toward space becomes trapped, and subsequently @everydayclimatechange ensues. #ECC #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #actonclimate #NASA #rainbow #marseille #france #atmosphere #carbondioxide #CO2 #greenhouseeffect #globalwarming #transit

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Photo by @FransLanting The afterglow of a fiery sunset in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil is turning the water of a placid lagoon purple while my strobe illuminates the face of a caiman floating along. Millions of caiman were killed in the Pantanal for their skins, but since they were granted protection their numbers have rebounded and today they may be as numerous as they once were. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of wildlife around the world.  @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Pantanal #Caiman #Protection #sunset #wildlife #wildlifephotography

Photo by @FransLanting The afterglow of a fiery sunset in the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil is turning the water of a placid lagoon purple while my strobe illuminates the face of a caiman floating along. Millions of caiman were killed in the Pantanal for their skins, but since they were granted protection their numbers have rebounded and today they may be as numerous as they once were. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of wildlife around the world. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Pantanal #Caiman #Protection #sunset #wildlife #wildlifephotography

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At Brazil

Photo by @patrickwitty | Post-thunderstorm sunset near @natgeo headquarters in Washington, DC. #sunsets #washingtondc

Photo by @patrickwitty | Post-thunderstorm sunset near @natgeo headquarters in Washington, DC. #sunsets #washingtondc

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