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Photo: An encounter with a great white shark in Australia
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Some of our favorite photos from last month: #YourShot
Changing ocean temperatures may be the reason seagoing crocs kept going extinct:
Has the Atlantic Ocean stalled global warming?
Photo by @salvarezphoto A yak driver pauses at the entrance to Pangboche, Nepal. These guys are the truck drivers of the Khumbu. Tourism, the life blood of the valley, would be impossible without the constant stream of food and fuel these men (and and the porters their brothers in arms) bring up the
Did the Wilderness Act offer a "glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning"?
Photo @pedromcbride / Flying through the last weeks of #summer on the banks of the #Colorado River near Fruita, CO — where the swings are bigger than normal. @thephotosociety #fly #float #soar
Remnants of one of first stars discovered:
Photo by @BrianSkerry Coral Gardens - Marine scientist Enric Sala explores the pristine coral reef environment of Millennium Island in the Central, South Pacific. Most reef environments today have less than 30% coral cover, but in these remote Southern Line Islands coral typically covers 85-100% of
GPS can measure how much water has disappeared from the West:
Photo by @jimmy_chin The 9pm summertime flights into Jackson Hole always provide....This skyline never gets old. #iphone #tetons #wyoming @jacksonhole @thephotosociety
As Ebola crisis spreads in West Africa, Liberia's deterioration stands out:
Could robot bees help save our crops? #FutureofFood
Watch: Skiing the peaks of Beartooth Mountains
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Huli wigmen at Mount Hagen Sing-Sing Festival in Papua New Guinea. Tribes gather for a week of celebration wearing traditional garb. #MtHagen #PapuaNewGuinea #SingSingFestival #festival #huliwigmen @thephotosociety
Iceland volcano threatens eruption:
Taken by @paulnicklen while on assignment for @natgeo. An intense aurora display dances over the Fishing Branch River in Canada's #Yukon. #beauty #bear #nature with @cristinamittermeier @natgeocreative @sea_legacy #picoftheday
"Elephants are central to the identity of Kenyans."
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). After a missed shot at wild game, Kapala, a Hadza teenager, pulls his #arrow out of an acacia tree. I am here in #Tanzania, documenting the small #Hadza community. They are full time #hunter-gatherer - they do not practice agriculture, herd animals or even stor
EEL LOVE. Curious long fin #eels in #NewZealand gather to inspect my camera housing. These eels are 6 to 7 feet long and over 80 years old. Freshwater eels are endangered due to overfishing. Photo by @DavidDoubilet with @thephotosociety, @natgeo creative
Photo by @amivitale. Reflections in #Romania on the Danube Delta, the place where the legendary river meets the Black Sea. I had been traveling as part of Danube Revisited: The Inge Morath Truck Project. We are 9 photographers who won the Magnum Foundation’s Inge Morath Grant. We have now finished