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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:
Sunset shot from Brooklyn I have been traveling for a week, nice to see the Veiw from home. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @instituteartist
A look at the use of tunnels in Gaza:
photo by @vincentjmusi At well over 11,000 years old, Göbekli Tepe, near Şanlıurfa,Turkey is thought to be the world's first temple. Professor Klaus Schmidt thought neolithic man looked first to the heavens for inspiration before all other things. Massive 18 foot limestone pillars weighing 16 tons
The largest bird nests in the world?
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Bungee jumping in New Zealand where it all started. #bungeejumping #NewZealand @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
Why the 67 giant snails seized in L.A. are harmful:
Photo by @haarbergphoto (Erlend Haarberg) July is a busy time for arctic foxes. The pups are growing fast and the adults are working hard to supply them with enough food. Kits enjoy life in the meantime: play, eat and sleep. Just like kids. Here, a small #pup plays with his little brother close to t
The #ToulonGrain Elevator in Ellis County Kansas. One of an estimated 820 such elevators in the state. The harvest in Kansas was not as good as normal this year with the yield per acre around 35 bushels. But the hope is high for the next crop as the state has received 15" in rain this year, way abov
At the crash scene of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, rebels blame Ukraine:
Imagery @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) / Soaring through summits — the source of much of America’s southwestern water supply - the Rocky Mountains. To see a photo of 14,098 foot Snowmass Peak and it's lake from another angle, go to @pedromcbride. #wilderness #raisetheriver #changethecourse #aerial @th