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Opinion: It's time to stop thinking that all non-native species are evil:
@paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier. Strict rules at the Crystal River Springs are established to control interactions between people and manatees. This swimmer is top shelf in letting the manatee pet him. A civil-libertarian group is petitioning to have manatees down
photo by @vincentjmusi Nearly 12,000 years ago Neolithic man emerged from the ice age and looked to these heavens for inspiration. What did they see or feel here that compelled them to construct the first monumental architecture on Earth. This first temple is now known as Göbekli Tepe. Standing unde
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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) skiing roped up across the upper Ruth Glacier, next to glacial pools under Mt. Barrille, in the Great #RuthGorge. On assignment in #DenaliNationalPark. Dang I love this job!!!
Inside look at the star-forming region Gum 15, located 3,000 light-years away in the constellation Vela:
Photo by @TimLaman of my daughter Jessica and wife Cheryl Knott watching orangutans from a hillside in Gunung Palung National Park. We are at Gunung Palung National Park with my wife Cheryl Knott and her team from savegporangutans documenting research on endangered orangutans, on assignment for @Na
Do you know where your aquarium fish come from?
Photo by @Amivitale for a @natgeo story on the Oil Boom in the Bakken. Pat Wilson calls his ranch land an "Industrial Park" because of the oil wells dotting the landscape. The fast, relentless pace of the Bakken oil boom has spread from North Dakota to the town of Bainville, Montana. That growth wi
A young cowboy stretches before his bull ride at a rodeo on the Teton County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Wyoming. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder on assignment for @Natgeo @natgeoparks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
How Israeli and Palestinian youth are affected by conflict: #EdenWalk
Fossil discovery suggests most dinosaurs were feathered:
Photo @coryrichards What is 'The Meaning of North'? Read all about the incredible ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the August issue of @natgeo. The lonely archipelago lies 800 miles north of the arctic circle in Russia's Barents Sea and stands as a barometer for climate change and our impacts both a
Photos: Dramatic sinkholes around the world:
Trying to keep up with biologist Jean Richter as she navigates North Carolina's Broadneck Swamp to check water levels and swamp ecology. Photo by @shannon_sanders. On assignment covering women in science with @sj_and_minky and photographer Clare Fieseler for the #Outnumbered project.
Watch: The uncertain future of polar bears in Canada's high arctic
photo by @vincentjmusi A headless human, scorpions, vultures and other predators adorn this 11,000 year old pillar at Göbekli Tepe, near Şanlıurfa,Turkey. Created by hunter gatherers there are believed to be more than 200 of these pillars, thought to make up the world's first temple. Professor
Why are people malnourished in the richest country on Earth? #FutureofFood
Photo // @jimmy_chin #NYC This skyline never disappoints. Beautiful flight w @nyonair yesterday morning. Thanks for the lift! @vinfarrell @dave.krugman @thephotosociety