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Photo @ladzinski / A pair of nesting #SnowPetrels navigating through a deep crevasse in the #Wolthat mountain range of #QueenMaudeLand Antarctica. Shot on assignment in 2012 for the #UntamedAntarctica story @coryrichards @freddiewilkinson #mikeLibecki @3stringsproductions
Photo by @Spono. Tom Painter, snow scientist for @NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, walks transects with a mobile spectrometer to measure shrinking snow pack levels atop #PotholeDome in #California's #Yosemite National Park. On assignment with @socialpyramid exploring California's worst drought on record.
Photo by @Amivitale for a @natgeo story on the Oil Boom in the Bakken. Justin and Mandy Tolbert live in a trailer in a farmer’s wheat field together with their six children aged 5 to 11 and an adult cousin. The Tolberts moved here in 2011 as part of a massive migration of workers chasing their fortu
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Longest-living octopus discovered:
"Killer sperm" discovered, prevents worms from cross-breeding:
photo by @vincentjmusi I get a fair number of letters from folks who think I’m a wildlife photographer because I photograph animals. I’m a fraud in this regard, particularly when compared to many of my colleagues who climb mountains and sit waiting in blinds for many months to see an elusive animal
101 geysers spotted erupting from Saturn's frozen moon:
Wildfire science shows that small steps can save homes:
Photo: A supercell thunderstorm descends over Kansas
Photo || @jimmy_chin Amazing after hours visit to the @metmuseum. Over 2 million pieces of art and covering 5000 years is a lot to absorb. Experiencing the vision, creative capacity and perfection of form from people encompassing that kind of time and space is fairly mind bending. #emptymet #mindbl
Why deadly Ebola virus is likely to hit the U.S.—but not spread:
Watch: Swimming alongside a whale and her calf
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Water buffalo surfing: #summerfun #Mekong #Vietnam #waterbuffalo @thephotosociety
Andromeda galaxy heavier than Milky Way:
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Warrior #chicken! Juma's uncle has been trying to breed chickens, hoping to add eggs to the family's meals. Last year, he bartered 3 chickens against 1 sheep. But at 14.000 feet (4250 m), he hasn't been successful. Two of them died from the extreme cold, and th
@marcusbleasdale A reformed poacher prepares to fire his weapon which is loaded with chilli powder, not bullets. He is patrolling the farms close to his home trying to keep elephants away from crops. #COMACO works to stop poaching of wildlife by teaching better farming methods to poachers if they gi
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) A freshwater crocodile in the Ord River on Australia's Kimberley Coast shares a tree limb with an orange dragonfly. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative #crocodile #kimberleycoast #ordriver #dragonfly
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). We encountered dozens and dozens of these crevasse leaps on the #RuthGlacier, many of them were hundreds of feet deep!!! On assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark. In this image @alanpdavis takes the leap!
Photo @ladzinski / Quite morning at the dock with the iconic #CordilleraDelPaine backdrop, #TorresDelPaine National Park, Chile. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions
Photos: The world's #tigers—there are only 3,200 left in the wild