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Photo @ladzinski - Curtains of moss decorate the ornate forest of #MuirWoods National Monument, part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area in California. The forest is old growth redwood and is part of a small portion of what remains of these trees in the the San Francisco Bay Area. The park was given
Japanese commuters' bicycles are parked outside their neighborhood train station where they board for the long and crowded daily ride into Tokyo. iPhone photo from Japan by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder.
Photo by @amivitale. A 14 year old panda named YeYe holds her young cub. She would cradle him for hours and occasionally would lift her baby in the air and seemingly admire him like any new mother would do. Mothers like Yeye have been known to hold newborns for weeks at a time just after they are bo
Opinion: Jesus' evolution tells of changing America
The aftermath of Everest's deadly avalanche:
Population growth in Egypt threatens historical sites:
Photo @pedromcbride. A Semana Santa / Easter procession flows through the cobblestone streets of Antigua, #Guatemala - a festive one week celebration. Happy #Easter. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #pascua #semanasanta
Auroras light up the night sky in one of the best space photos from this week:
@paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo. @juansharks grabs a large tiger shark and rolls her on her back as she approaches the swim grid of the boat. As he was doing this @oceanicramsey explained that the shark enjoyed the contact, relaxed and went into a state of tonic immobility for a second. We
Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer on assignment for @NatGeo, continuing part III of the @OutOfEdenWalk project — Armenian priests and alter boys during the sacred Antasdan ceremony or the Blessing of the Four Corners of the World (including the blessing of the harvest) held today, Easter Sunday, in the c
How to fall in love with the world:
First Earth-size planet found in habitable zone—a "historic discovery:"
@paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo. Male narwhals cross tusks as a juvenile attempts to join the party. #love #arctic
Photo by @chamiltonjames Bad light, bad framing, big bear. This guy lives just behind the house I'm staying in. Not sure I want to bump into him when rigging cameras at night. On assignment in Wyoming.
Innovative, "maintenance-based" approach to restoring Pompeii:
Carnivorous sponges discovered in the deep sea:
Photog explains how Sherpas respond to risks on Everest:
The place to see and be seen in #Lagos, #Nigeria, #PravadaNightClub. Photo @Hammond_Robin #OnAssignment for @natgeo. @ThePhotoSociety @PanosPictures @LagosPhotoFestival
These marine creatures exist only on land plants:
A supercell thunderstorm forms off the coast of New Zealand:
Map: Get a look at Bassas and Europa
Photo by @salvarezphoto A high altitude helicopter drops off survivors from the avalanche on Mt Everest yesterday in Pheriche, Nepal. Survivors and the dead were transferred to a military helicopter for the final flight home. All day long trekking down the Khumbu we've been met with a steady stream
Worst accident in the history of Everest mountaineering occurred Friday morning: