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Kingo, a western lowland gorilla, ponders a leaf before chowing down. Photo by Ian Nichols @fnordfoto | the 2015 to 2025 IUCN action plan for great ape conservation in western and central Africa is out, a must read for anyone interested in ape conservation, Google it! @thephotosociety #greatape #pri
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz This is how Lower Manhattan looked at sunrise last month, now that #OneWorldTrade is finished, and Frank Gehry’s wavy skyscraper has some new company to its left. Scroll down through @newyorkairbook to see the exact same view last year and compare. #build
Photograph by @paulnicklen I am going to get back to posting my polar series on @paulnicklen very soon, however, in the meantime we just went and did a fun dive and I wanted to share these images with you. What do I do on a rare day off from shooting for @natgeo? We go and shoot for @sea_legacy an
#PlanetaPhoto is a movement to conserve nature through the power of photography:
Photo // @jimmy_chin A little windy in the high country this week. @jxnfigs searching for calm in the chaos. #iphone #gtnp @kitdski @jacksonhole @thephotosociety
Fighting one of the most destructive invasive species in the Western Hemisphere—the lionfish:
"Photographing transition is tough. But success takes you to new levels of photography."
Photo by @JohnStanmeyer A #dustdevil picks up dirt and plant debris pulverized by the migration out of #Syria. Relatives, friends, and helpful strangers—waiting to welcome the refugees as they walk into #Turkey—were caught in the maelstrom. Fleeing Terror, Finding Refuge ~ My latest story for @Nat
photo by @drewtrush The numbers are in. Recent aerial surveys by managers of the National Elk Refuge have tallied 8,390 elk this winter on the National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY. With a population objective of 5,000, the current population is about 68 percent higher than the objective. The refuge
Timelapse by @anandavarma. Insects feed on a bioluminescent #mushroom (Neonothopanus gardneri) as day breaks in the palm forests of #Piaui in northern #Brazil. Scientists believe this glow has some ecological function in the forest, but they aren’t sure what that function is. Perhaps it is to att
Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto: An employee prepares to work at a yeast factory in the Sao Manoel Usina, where #ethanol is produced in Sao Manoel, Brazil on Sept. 26, 2011. #Brazil is host to the largest sugar and ethanol producers in the world. According to a report on, the use of low-ca
Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // I photographed this fruit and vegetable stand in the Pul-e-Khumri bazaar in northern Afghanistan. The city about 150 miles north of Kabul, and is the capital of Baglan province, which is known for its abundant agricultural products, especially fruits and vege
Park rangers at the site of a rhino poaching. Last year 1215 rhinos were killed in South Africa alone. Save the rhino! Rhino horn has been found to have no medicinal value. It is made of keratin, the same tissue as our hair or nails - so chew your fingernails - and SAVE THE RHINO!!!!!!!! @stevewint
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Japanese Garden at Duke Farms: Japanese Gardens are "seasonless," meant to be enjoyed year round. Winter, though, may be my favorite, with its muted colors, naked tree branches and on this day, the added texture of snow. We lucked out scheduling the Duke F
Photograph by @paulnicklen while having a ton of fun with @galynfranklin, @cristinamitteremier, @jeremykoreski and 200 sea lions off of Vancouver Island, BC. Steller Sea Lions are some of the most interactive and amazing creatures I have had the pleasure of swimming with underwater. They are like
Phone photo: @ivankphoto An angel stands over the grave of Armando Vidaurrazaga in a cemetery near El Socorrito, #Baja, #Mexico. #Bajandoparabaja, @runa_photos, @natgeo, @panospictures, @thephotosociety
Close your eyes and imagine walking knee deep through jade waters, an empty hammock fluttering in the distance, warm sunshine and just enough breeze that you don’t break a sweat—then lay back and wait for sunset. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Spring!! iPhone photo by @kengeiger #holbox #
Photo by @gerdludwig. Previously known for its #beautiful landscape and pleasant #climate, the troubles in #Crimea started to percolate a year ago. A story published in National Geographic Magazine saw the writing on the wall years in advance. At 1,234m, Ai-Petri is not the highest mountain in Crim
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz With over 3 million interments, #CalvaryCemetery in #Queens has the most graves of any cemetery in the USA. It is also one of the oldest, so I was surprised to see fresh footprints in the snow. Check out @newyorkairbook to see more photos of New York in w
Photo by @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) // The forgotten delta - the end of the #Colorado River in #Mexico. Last spring this typically dry estuary came back to life during a short-lived release of water for restoration: an amazing sight to see. Delighted that my short film, Delta Dawn, which chronicle
Photo by @davidalanharvey. Sabucedo, Spain. Here in Galicia once per year wild horses are rounded up to cut their manes. The manes are cut for two reasons. First, to prevent horses getting tangled and fatally trapped in the underbrush. Second, the hair is used for fine paintbrushes. Here corralled,
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Tibetan women wearing their finest fashion with fox fur hats to top it off. ‪#‎Losar‬‪#‎celebration‬ ‪#‎tibetanNewyear‬ ‪#‎labrang‬ ‪#‎Gansu‬ ‪#‎tibet‬ ‪#‎fashion‬ ‪#‎xiahe‬ @theimagereview @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
100,000 Elephants have been killed in Africa in the last three years. Every 15 minutes an elephant is killed for its ivory. Stop the Ivory trade in China and other countries that participate and SAVE the ELEPHANT!! stop the demand and the killing can too! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo Here an elephant
Photo by @haarbergphoto (Erlend Haarberg) More than two weeks have passed since we set out on a two-months photographic journey in North-Scandinavia. It has been quiet and surprisingly mild in the last few days, but stormy space weather compensated for this during the nights. We have seen beautiful
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Blind cave crab (Cerberusa caeca). The loss of sight is an evolutionary response to living in total darkness underground in caves. It has been described as the world's "most highly cave-adapted species of crab”. Once we'd finished documenting it, we placed it ba