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New California law will limit groundwater pumping for first time:
@stevewinterphoto on #assignment for @natgeo. I'm currently shooting for a worldwide #leopard story, showcasing the world’s most adaptable, but persecuted, big cat. From the wilds of #SouthAfrica to the heart of #Mumbai! Leopards aren't the only animals we've encountered in the Sabi Sands, South Afr
Demographics shape Scotland's No vote:
Photo @ladzinski / A #CoopersHawk taking in the warm rays of first light from his perch at sunrise in Boulder, CO. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #Earth365
Undernourishment has declined in most countries, but food access is still a problem: #FutureofFood
#Migrants line up to register after arriving at the Augusta port in #Italy. Roughly 1000 migrants are rescued by the Italian navy at sea each day while trying to reach Europe, and brought to italy. @refugees #marenostrum @nytimes photo by @lynseyaddario
Japan to resume whaling next year:
Early this morning at Maroon lake and Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado. Maroon lake, like many high elevation lakes, was created by Ice-age glaciers as they slid across the landscape. @natgeo ,, @thephotosociety , #maroonlake
Soil bacteria may help farmers grow more crops to feed the world:
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Bear killed a man in a remote forest. Why do they attack?
Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) An African elephant crosses a dirt track in Chobe National Park, Botswana. I’m exploring the tributaries of the Zambezi River this month on my way to Victoria Falls, another of the seven natural wonders of the world. #windowsphone #africa
Photos: Our favorite wild bird photographs of the week
American Museum of Natural History (@amnh) Lonesome George lives again, through the beauty and magic of #Taxidermy. Today he is being revealed at the @amnh for the first time, after a long and difficult preservation project at the skilled hands @georgedante from Wildlife ph. Lonesome George was th
A Mediterranean Mantis opens its wings at sunrise:
Morning in the harbor of Portree found Sheba charging in after rocks and sticks. Shot on assignment on the Scotland Photo Adventure with National Geographic Expeditions. @JimRichardsonNG @NatGeoTravel @NatGeo @natgeocreative #scotland #iphonephoto
Watch: Thousands of photos are combined to create stunning time-lapse of Iceland
Did you know: The Atlantic puffin can growl like a chainsaw and honk like a goose. #ThrowbackThursday
@paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier @sea_legacy and @aprilbencze. A large 1000 pound plus Mola mola or Sunfish rests at the surface of the ocean in the afternoon rays of light waiting for birds to come and clean its skin. We were 80 miles off the West Coast of British Co
Rise of Mammals // Climate Change A 55 million-year Sabalites palm--now fossilized in a sedate plate-is photographed where it came from, now in the snow in Wyoming’s Fossil Butte. In it's day the fronds lined a warm shallow lake where crocodiles hunted. As the climate cooled the lake disappeared an
Astronomers have counted every star visible from the night skies of Earth:
How do young mantis shrimp stay invisible?
Find out where your favorite seafood ranks in sustainability: #FutureofFood
Photo @ladzinski / Fall in Colorado's #WhiteRiverNationalForest is always a special place to be. A walk in the colorful Aspen forests is a serene experience, the sound of the rustling leaves in the light autumn breeze, all a sign that winter is not that far out. @natgeocreative #Earth365
Opinion: Can elephants survive a continued ivory trade ban?
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Moroccan musicians serenade the night in the Saharan desert near the town of Merzouga. I shot this photo by candlelight at ISO 40,000 with the #sonya7s camera. I was amazed that the image was brighter and more detailed than what appeared to my naked eye. @thephoto
"I think it's luck … and being sensitive enough to be in the right place at the right time."
Soaptree yuccas soak up morning light in southern New Mexico:
Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) the morning rush hour down at Schwabachers Landing, Teton National Park, Wyoming. Shot on assignment for a special issue on the Yellowstone Eco-system.
New analysis of the skull of Richard III revealed that he was stabbed repeatedly in the head before death:
Bangladesh vows to protect wild tigers in spite of industrialization:
How will Indonesia create an effective manta ray sanctuary?
Baby clownfish can travel up to 250 miles (400 km) in search of a new reef:
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Twice a day, young Ayeem Khan milks the family's yaks in Afghanistan's #Pamir mountains. Some milk curd will be dried for use in winter, when yaks give less. Could eating like our ancestors make us healthier? Check out the "Evolution of Diet" story this month i
Farmers in China are using plastic molds to create buddha-shaped pears: #FutureofFood
"Portugal is made for wanderers."
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) on assignment in #DenaliNationalPark. This is a stare-down that I did NOT win. #Grizzly
Artificial sweeteners may trigger blood sugar risks: #FutureofFood
Alain Arnoux catches big air in the most remote area of the #Tibesti range of Northern #Chad. Closed to outsiders during decades of strife, we evaded mine fields to access this pristine valley drowned in sand. If you are in New York City tonight, come by the Beatrice Theater, 333W 23rd St. at 7PM
New California law will limit groundwater pumping for first time:
For 95 percent of languages, the Internet can be a path to extinction or revitalization:
Taken by @stevemccurryofficial // A man sits beneath blue stairs as a child runs above him. This photo was taken in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. #Jodhpur #Rajasthan #India @magnumphotos @thephotosociety
Fascination With Chernobyl inspires surreptitious visits:
Photo by @TomasVH. Medium format 4x5" #negatives from an aerial #drone? That's what I'm working with to make eerily detailed gelatin silver prints for an upcoming #exhibition on #surveillance in New York. You can learn about my drone project and see the photos on the #NatGeoPROOF blog post "A Sky Fu
An unusual fissure on a Hawaiian volcano's northeast side sends lava opposite the usual direction:
Photo by @TimLaman. An Anna’s Hummingbird shot recently in a San Diego backyard garden as it came in to feed on nectar at these flowers. Freezing a moment of high action is one of the pleasures of still photography. In this case, a 1/4000 of a second shutter speed helped capture a fleeting #momen
Landing site selected for spacecraft's daring rendezvous with comet: