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Mars spacecraft made history capturing snapshots of a comet passing the red planet:
A man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals:
photo: @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). I made this image on assignment for an @natgeo cover story on the #PineRidgeReservation in 2012. Today Im with my friend Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) who helped me turn this image into a collaborative illustration - taking it beyond the pages of magzines and onto t
Stone Age fishermen in northern Spain selected the biggest fish, leaving us with a smaller catch:
@RobertClarkphoto “The sight of a Feather in a Peacock’s tail, whenever I gaze on it, makes me sick!” This is a quote from #CharlesDarwin in a letter to his friend #AsaGray in 1860. Gray the American botanist who was instrumental in the unifying taxonomic knowledge of the plants of North America. W
Image by @paulnicklen #onassignment for @natgeo with @cristinamittermeier. In the midst of a once logged forest, this ghostlike spirit bear came to rest under one of the few remaining old-growth trees left standing in the area. There are fewer than 500 of these spectacular 'white' black bears (not a
Don't forget to submit your top shots to the Photo Contest:
Photo by @haarbergphoto (Orsolya Haarberg) Mountain valleys filled by misty air in the Curvature #Carpathians. We have just returned from #Romania, where we spent two weeks exploring the mountain regions of this beautiful land. @thephotosociety #landscape #landscapephotography #Transylvania
Photo by @randyolson I will be posting photographs from Lake Turkana and the Omo Valley to go with Neil’s text @neilshea13 and we are both tagging them #watershedstories. One of the few material benefits to this work is that it allows you to collaborate with people like @neilshea13. Neil writes in
Photo: @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). I made this image on assignment for a @natgeo cover story on the #PineRidgeReservation in 2012. Today I'm with my friend Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) who helped me turn this image into a collaborative illustration- taking it beyond the pages of magazines and onto t
Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // Magnificent wreckage of continents in collision: Fifty million years ago an immense island collided with mainland Asia to create the Indian subcontinent and push the Himalaya Skyward. Those peaks rise to 20,000 feet in the Ladakh region. @magnumphotos @thephot
"Located in the wrong places, roads can open a Pandora's Box of problems."
9 tips for planning your dream trek:
Photo @renan_ozturk @camp4colective // #onassignment for the #MyanmarClimb expedition. We are 60 miles into the dense northern jungles, getting ever closer to our glaciated climbing objective. Despite the leech bites, blisters and weary legs, the team is in good spirits. Each morning the mist give
Photographing giant tortoises on an island that wants to kill you:
photograph by @vincentjmusi You can't learn from your mistakes if you don't make any. 8 years ago I began amassing a collection of 19th century large-format lenses to photograph a landscape story for @natgeo on South Carolina's ACE Basin. The idea was to take this equipment from the "history of ph
Photo by @thomaspeschak Aldabra Giant Tortoises seek shade under one of the few small trees that survive in this harsh landscape. Aldabra Atoll is situated in the western Indian Ocean and is part of the Seychelles archipelago. 100 years ago giant tortoise numbers were down to a few thousand, but a b
Sustainability in Japan: Challenges and opportunities
Why we "celebrate" threatened species:
The year's best wildlife photographs: Which is your favorite?
Photo by @pedromcbride // Chinese Lanterns, candle-powered miniature hot air balloons, carry people’s wishes afloat into the night sky above the #Ozark mountains of #Arkansas. #musicfestival #flight #nofilter #light @thephotosociety
What to do with the confiscated elephant ivory:
Partial solar ellipse graces skies on Thursday:
Photo by @DavidDoubilet. The Water children. Local boys and girls play in the shallows off #satawal island in the #carolineislands. These children are the descendants if the #greatnavigators of the pacific. @natgeo @thephotosociety @NikonCamera
Photo by @amivitale. Very sad day. On Friday, Suni, one of the last 7 northern white rhinos on the planet, died. Suni is standing on the left on this photo. This is the end of an ancient, majestic species. Suni wormed his way quickly into my heart and I feel a profound sense of loss today. I hope we
Portraits of Liberia's Ebola survivors:
Video by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey): timelapse of #NamcheBazar at night, part of a short film put together by the @natgeo team. Namche is the gateway to the #Khumbu and the main trading hub on the way to #Everest. You can see the whole video called "Why Sherpas Climb" in a link in the header of my
Photos: Unexpected discoveries while on assignment
@RobertClarkphoto A young Inca boy in the Andes of Peru. I stopped at a mountain pass at 14,500 ft for gasoline and shot a few photos of a group of villagers heading to a festival. @thephotosociety @instituteartist
Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery offers tragic testimony to America's most recent wars:
selfie by @vincentjmusi "Any inspiration ? I just keep thinking: we've set loose an obsessive perfectionist in the middle of a swamp..." senior photo editor Elizabeth Krist from the just published Proof blog @natgeo, a true behind-the-scenes account of our 8 year collaboration on Lowcountry Legacy,
How to see "one of the most vivid autumns anywhere in the world:"
Elk cross the Madison River inside Yellowstone National Park. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder on assignment for @natgeo in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Why a swordfish's sword doesn't break:
Why authorities push voluntary isolation in the face of Ebola:
Photo // @jimmy_chin Night flight over Gotham. Up in the air w @vinfarrell and @nyonair. Seems quite peaceful from this #perspective. Nice to get a bit of air under my feet. #nyc #thecitythatneversleeps
The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni:
@marcusbleasdale has been back covering the #CARcrisis this past week along the border of Central African Republic (CAR) and Cameroon. Here a border guard monitors the point where thousands of CAR refugees have crossed the river into Cameroon.
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Some of the 108 Stupas at Dochula Pass in Bhutan. The Stupas were built in 2004 at this 3150 meter (10,332 feet) site to commemorate a Bhutanese military victory.  A Stupa is a Buddhist religious structure, and 108 is a very auspicious number. Traveling with my #
Report: A living elephant is as valuable as 76 dead elephants
Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) Cape vultures look through the bars of their enclosure at the Vulpro rehab centre in South Africa. These birds, who have recovered from poisoning await release. Africa's vultures are in free fall decline for myriad reasons - all involve poisoning. So
Watch: Turning an eroding desert into a wondrous oasis
A century later, relics emerge from a war frozen in time:
Photo @ladzinski / A #blueGumTree standing proud in a field of #WildFlowers in the western cape of South Africa. In the world of wild flowers the western cape is among the 6 #floristicKingdoms, of which, it is the smallest but most diverse. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #earth365
"Lost" satellite photos reveal surprising views of Earth in the 1960s: