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@robertclarkphoto Brazil's cane production not only drawls the individuals who do the back breaking work but also the world, producing 36% of the planet's harvest. The cane cutters work from sunrise to sunset and are paid only around 4000 per year. @thephotosociety @institueartist
Photo @ladzinski / Sunrise illuminating the "Incense Tower" in #EnshiGrandCanyon National Park in China. One of many surreal looking karst formations in the park and a sacred formation to the locals. Shot on assignment last October - @carstenpeter @bradleyhenning @rocker_hq @mattsegal @emilyaharring
An inside look into the "Door to Hell:"
Scientists say U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts aren't prepared for sea-level rise:
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block)TwoTawny nurse sharks dart around our ship, the National Geographic Orion in Talbot Bay on Australia's Kimberley Coast. Unfortunately, neither shark retrieved the polarizing filter I dropped into the sea while photographing them. @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @nat
Large passing lizard, or roots and buttresses in the rain forest? Photo by @TimLaman on assignment for @NatGeo in Gunung Palung National Park, Borneo. Trees and woody lianas take on a fascinating variety of forms here. #Indonesia, #Borneo, #savegporangutans, @TimLaman, @thephotosociety, #rainfores
Blue whale "hot spots" overlap with busy shipping lanes:
Map: U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's no-fly zones and restricted airspaces:
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 above and below the s
Mystery solved: How peacocks got their elaborate eyespots
Photo @pedromcbride / On a misty dawn, a male #lion defends his meal - a kudu kill on the #Okavango Delta in Botswana, Africa. Of the estimated 30,000 lions that live in the wild, 1500 live in Botswana - the only country with over 1000 individuals. Due to human encroachment, hunting and habitat loss
Causes of deadly Washington mudslide revealed:
Photo by @haarbergphoto (Erlend Haarberg) Another arctic fox photo from my trip to the #Dovrefjell National Park last week.  Adult #fox standing at the entrance of the den close to midnight. #arcticfox #Dovre #Norway #play #nature #wildlife #thephotosociety #naturephotography #natgeocreative
Bats are creatures of the night, but they'd be lost without light:
Could you run nearly 50 miles in the mountains after being struck by lightning?
Photo by @Amivitale for a @natgeo story on the Oil Boom in the Bakken. In a famer’s wheat field outside the prairie town of Bainville, Montana, the Tolberts live in a trailer together with their six children aged 5 to 11 and an adult cousin. The Tolberts moved here in 2011 as part of a massive migr
Photos: Traditional Irish music, the heart of Dublin, and the best ice cream in Ireland
Photo by @vincentjmusi At least 8,000 years-old, this is the earliest known life-size sculpture of a human. It was discovered 9 miles from the site of Göbekli Tepe in the town of Şanlıurfa, Turkey. The carving style is similar to sculpture found at Göbekli Tepe and other Neolithic sites in souther
Photo by @jimmy_chin One bedroom. No bath. Great views. No elevator. @kjorgeson and @tommycaldwell enjoying their #primerealestate. #yosemite #thegoodlife @thephotosociety
Photo @ladzinski / The San Rafael Swell is a large geological feature in South central Utah, home to seemingly endless mazes of sandstone canyons and high eroded cliffs that attract adventurers from around the world each year. For rock climbers it's the perfect get away for pioneering, Professional
A futuristic approach to farming could revolutionize how we grow our food: #FutureofFood
New species of gopher-like mammals discovered:
African elephants have 2,000 genes related to smell—the most ever discovered in an animal: