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Jonathan is an African Lion @houstonzoo My colleagues and I @natgeo are driven by a sense of purpose in our work. We make photographs to celebrate, enlighten, challenge and document a changing planet. With the help of zoos we created this portfolio of Big Cats to put you face to face with these mag
Taken while on a @natgeo #assignment with a @sea_legacy donor for a story on orcas and humpbacks in #Norway. Follow @paulnicklen to see more from this coverage. With @cristinamittermeier. A humpback whale flicks its tail across the surface as it gorges on a school of herring in Northern Norway.
Behind the scenes: In the field with firefighters
100,000 elephants killed by poachers in just three years:
An iguana's grins "from ear to ear:" #YourShot
State officials in Arkansas will have to cut carbon emissions by nearly 45 percent:
Photo by @jimmy_chin @kashaala carrying a heavy ski mountaineering load to an advanced basecamp deep in the Minya Konka range of western Sichuan Province, China. A 2009 archive photo from a memorable expedition and first ski descent (much of it in a snow storm and in the dark) of 20,000ft+ Reddoma
Jerusalem zoo transcends conflict:
Could eating like our ancestors make us healthier? #FutureofFood
Female turtles "talk" to their hatchlings:
From the photo archives: 1950s family retraces Lewis and Clark's journey
Why are jellyfish swarming this summer?
Shot by @stevewinterphoto @DuliniLodge in Sabi Sands, South Africa. This four month-old leopard cub gorged on a kill, hissing and growling at its mother if she tried to grab a bite! #onassignment #Bigcats #leopards #SouthAfrica #ProCamera #SteveWinterPhoto #inthefield #Conservation #WildlifePhotog
Why are monarch butterflies quickly disappearing?
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). The Hadza boy placed the baby #bird on his head, to have his hands free to shoot his arrow. The chirping soon attracted the mother bird, giving the Hadza boy a shot at his lunch… Life in the African savannah can be ruthless. I am here in #Tanzania, documenting
Poachers have turned to poisoning rhinos, elephants for ivory:
New projects boost use of undersea power cables:
A new era of exploration: The Voyager
This photograph of a Cassowary was shot while working on a story for @natgeo "The Other Darwin". This Cassowary, which was shot at the #ClevelandZoo, was in a closed area, and as far as I could tell, had one goal, which was trying to figure out a way to get the hook on his heal into my body. Some pa
Researchers discover area of genome linked to growth differs between pygmies and their taller neighbors:
@paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier for a story on Hawaiian culture. Stay tuned. Check out @sea_legacy. Brian Keaulana, truly one of the great watermen on this planet runs with a 40 pound boulder across the ocean floor training his breath holding ability for big wave
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) A warm morning fog envelopes the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. @thephotosociety #statueofliberty #fog #newyork