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Photo by @GerdLudwig. The spectacular view belies the fact that gas flares in western Siberia, like this one at the Samotlor oilfield, one of the world’s richest, not only wastes energy but contributes to global warming and environmental pollution. I am hopeful that the current climate talks in Pari
​A brown #peafowl or a #peacock as they are commonly known shows the display that is used to attract females for mating. #CharlesDarwin theorized in an expanded writing in his second book, the #DescentOfMan. The struggle is likewise between the individuals of the same sex, in order to excite or cha
Video @pedromcbride // River running in the Grand Canyon hasn’t changed much recently thanks to the hard work of a few who fought to keep the Colorado River un-dammed inside the Grand Canyon. One man, Martin Litton, played a large role in that fight. In memory of Martin, who passed away exactly a y
Photo by @petekmuller/@prime_collective. A view of the Mathioya River in #Muranga, central #Kenya. This area of the Mathioya is well stocked with rainbow #trout and makes for wonderful fly #fishing during the dry season. The river meanders through gorgeous tea plantations in the foothills of the #Ab
Photo by @BrianSkerry A Tiger Shark with remoras close by swims through blue water in the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa. Tiger Sharks are one of the more adaptable shark species, able to move easily from open ocean to urban environments. But much of their lives remains a mystery and res
@Tim Laman photo. Can you spot the bullfrog among fall leaves at a pool next to #WaldenPond? Last chance for this guy to catch some fresh air before hibernating at the bottom of the pool for the winter. I love trying to emulate #Thoreau and observe details in nature. There is probably a natural
Photograph by Michael Yamashita. @yamashitaphoto. #Tajik children wait for their lessons to start at an elementary school in #Taxkorgan, #Xinjiang, #China. #children #silkroad #marcopolo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
Photo by @daviddoubilet A lone Adelie Penguin rests and stretches its wings on a small ice berg called a bergy bit in the Antarctic Peninsula. During the breeding season they congregate in large breeding colonies. 2014 data indicates colony size has declined on the Antarctic peninsula and expanded i
Photo by @mattiasklumofficial I photographed this magnificent Boomslang on assignment in Cameroon for @natgeo. Boomslangs have exceptionally large eyes and excellent eyesight and often move their heads from side to side to get a better view of what's in front of them. Please go to @mattiasklumoffic
Photo by @mike_hettwer - Burning Man is one of the great cultural events of the world. There are dozens of art installations and some of the largest sculptures I have ever seen. Attendees can climb the sculptures like these two men did – at their own risk. The sculptures were created by Karen Cusoli
Photograph by @thomaspeschak Located in Heiltsuk territory on the central coast of B.C., Namu has an archaeological record of over 10,000 years of continuous occupation. The site was developed as a salmon cannery and fish processing plant, which operated for about 80 years before it closed. Since th
Photograph by @paulnicklen // A spawning pair of sockeye salmon hold position over their nesting site. Here, she will lay thousands of eggs in the gravel where the male will immediately fertilize the eggs with his milt. To see salmon eggs hatching, please follow me on @paulnicklen // #salmon #fish
photo by @joelsartore | An #endangered mint morph of the terrible poison dart frog from a private collection. This male is carrying several tadpoles on his back until he finds a suitable wet place to drop them off so they can develop into #frogs. #PhotoArk #joelsartore
Photo @ladzinski / Tall, beautiful and peppered all over the California coast #CortaderiaJubata grass looks nice but like any invasive species it's creating erosion problems and choking out the local flora. Native to the northern Andes it's speculated that Jubata may have originally been introduced
Photo by @stephenwilkes: Today is Cyber Monday, a day that earned significance over a decade ago when retailers noticed that consumers were doing the majority of their online holiday shopping the Monday after Thanksgiving, when the thrill of a weekend worth of window shopping had faded. Last holida
Photo by @ciriljazbec / Greenland’s dogs are one of the lesser known casualties of climate change. Karl-Frederik tosses frozen halibut to his sled dogs. He keeps them on an uninhabited island where they needn’t be chained. Less ice makes it harder for dogs to earn their keep. Because of the shorte
How many differences can you "spot" between these cheetah pictures? Answer:
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Photo by @james_balog. On November 29, a group of angels descended upon Place de la Republique in Paris, France. The climate guardians, who traveled from Australia, advocated for clean power and denounced coal plants ahead of COP21. The U.N. Climate Summit, which begins today, brings more than 120 w
Photograph by @cookjenshel @natgeo Despite their beauty, it’s truly alarming that autumnal colors are still hanging on in New York City. The reason for their lasting power – November here will be the warmest in weather history. And taking in the broader prospective - worldwide temperatures in 2015
Photo by @jimmy_chin Looking back after a beautiful sunset flight over the Golden Gate Bridge and the artery between San Fran and the Marin headlands. Getting up in the air always helps w #perspective. @thephotosociety
We're pleased to accept the #FAO A.H. Boerma Award today for our #FutureofFood series:
From breathtaking nature to modern cityscapes, peruse through stunning images of California:
Photo by @petekmuller/@prime_collective. The gorgeous, dramatic mountains of South #Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of #Congo. No matter how much time I spend in #DRC, its beauty never ceases to amaze me. I am in constant awe at the ability of farming communities to meticulously cul
Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // The woodcarver's cat and her kitten keeps him company as he carves a prayer book, a craft for which there is no room for error. From this block alone, hundreds of copies will be made that will be used for teaching and individual worship. As the influx of new technol
@stevewinterphoto @natgeo This was shot for my @natgeo Leopard story out now in the Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Face off - one young female is challenging a older female for territory and the resident male. The older one won out. This was a 6 second close interaction it seemed l

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