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Photo by @tyronefoto | The strong Mardi Gras Indian tradition of New Orleans honors the historic bond between runaway slaves and the indigenous people who harbored them in Louisiana. The costumes are not only elaborate, intricately sewn, but they tell a story, and are newly stitched by hand each yea
Photo @ladzinski / Professional climber @joe.kinder seen here on a difficult and steep route inside a large cave near Hurricane Utah. This genre of climbing is called "sport climbing" and is a style defined by the pre-placing of small bolts used to clip the carabiners and rope through for protection
What Bob Ballard says about exploring: on.natgeo.com/1Ov8M45
For #traveltuesday-shot on assignment for @natgeo-space exploration as Caltech's Hale Telescope fires a laser deep into the heavens. Called an adaptive optics system it corrects atmospheric blur usually associated w images of space. #space #telescope #spacetravel #thephotosociety
Photograph by @paulnicklen taken while on assignment for @natgeo. We were sitting in a small open boat, 20 miles offshore from Monterey Bay, waiting for Risso’s dolphins when I looked up and saw a large jet (most likely an Airbus 380), seven miles away soaring across the sky. I could not miss it a
photo by / @drewtrush // The Elk or Wapiti (wa-pi-ti). Originally a Shawnee word meaning white rump. The Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis nelson) is one of six subspecies of elk in North America. Can you name another? Here’s a hint. It was named by Clinton Hart Merriam after the 26th Presid
Photo by @edkashi/ @viiphoto: Workers funnel molten metal in the Pakistan Steel factory, the largest industrial facility in the country. This factory was Soviet-built in 1986 and employs approx. 20,000 people. Industry has a major impact on the environment in many corners of the earth. In 2013, the
photo by @joelsartore | A red panda at the @LincolnChildrensZoo, the birthplace of the #PhotoArk. The zoo has had great success in breeding this imperiled species over the years, fighting back against their decreasing numbers. A crew from the @CBSSundayMorning show was with me when I took this photo
Joe Lepore—a master diver—finds himself in the midst of a massive school of barracuda. #PristineSeas
Trogonoptera brookiana, also called Raja Brooke's Birdwing is a butterfly from Australasia / Indomalaya ecozone (Australia). The first description was in 1855 by #AlfredRusselWallace. Trogonoptera brookiana has an optical effect. At a diagonal point of view the wing will change its colour.
Photo @pedromcbride on assignment for @natgeo // Misty evening in the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Exploring this park by foot in effort to highlight its magnificence but also the challenges it faces from mining, and development pressures. To see more of this world, follow @pedromcbride. #grandcan
Photo @michaelmelford Back in New Zealand, sunrise on the shore of Lake Pukaki, a moraine dammed lake. Fed from Tasman and Hooker glaciers, it has the distinctive blue created by glacial flour- a result of the glaciers grinding the rocks as it moves. #newzealand #sunrise #nature #clouds #water
Photograph by @paulnicklen taken while on assignment for @natgeo. A Humpback Whale flings its tail skyward as it dives down to continue the feeding frenzy on anchovies in Monterey Bay, California. As the sun had set, I decided to try one last picture with a flash against the orange sky. To see an
How would you caption this image? (By Carol Elaine) on.natgeo.com/1Ou84Ep #YourShot
This was shot for my upcoming @natgeo Leopard story in the Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
Here is mom looking off into the distance - watching and looking as she is with her cubs and she wants to make sure the area is safe before dark. She wanted to make s
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). The #NenanaRiver #wolfpack crossing through an area with several trap lines just outside the borders of #DenaliNationalPark, Alaska. There are no buffer zones around the Park and trapping or shooting wolves is a fairly common practice in Alaska. Shot on assig
Photo by Corey Arnold @arni_coraldo
This is Kilah, one of the 80 or so visitors soaking last weekend near Boiling River Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. A river of 150 degree Fahrenheit water heated from thermal activity underground emerges from nearby and dumps into the chilly Gardner Rive
A guard in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, India who has not been home to see his wife and family for a month has another guard touch up the grey in his hair - "so I look younger to my wife "- he told me.
These guards are involved in dangerous lonely work for months at
photo by @chien_chi_chang / @magnumphotos Thatinkyat Festival at Sandamuni Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar(Burma) #ThatinkyatFestival #SandamuniPagoda #Mandalay #cccontheroad #magnumphotos #BurmeseDays More Myanmar (Burma) pictures @chien_chi_chang To watch and download Burma Land of Shadows, just copy
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - During the 1960 and 1983 expeditions, ice and hoarfrost was documented inside the caves of Grottedalen in northeast Greenland. We wondered if it would still be present. It is and it looks spectacular! This photograph was taken recently inside a high level cave w
As you see stands of Aspen trees turning different shades of yellows, oranges and reds, you can see individual clones, or groups of genetically identical trees. Fall is a wonderful time to see just how big some of these clones really are. This particular stand of aspen sits in front of Jackson Pea
Photo by @daviddoubilet A polar bear peers at his reflection in the open waters of the arctic pack ice in mid September. It is a dream to see these creatures in their world of ice. We departed the #Arctic as the melt season ended. Sept satellite data from #NationalSnow&IceDataCenter reported the Arc
Photo by @mattiasklumofficial Wandering through the volcanic landscape of Landmannalaugar, Iceland is hard to beat. It is truly contagious...Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see me shoot in one of my favorite spots!! More than 80 percent of Iceland’s energy is derived from hydro and geothermal sources
photo by @joelsartore | A Spurrell's tree #frog at the @stlzoo. Did you know that many of the world's amphibian species are facing #extinction in the upcoming decades? Sadly, it's true. Though they've inhabited Earth for millions of years, their days could now be numbered. Populations are decreasing