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New species of gopher-like mammals discovered: on.natgeo.com/Ur685c
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African elephants have 2,000 genes related to smell—the most ever discovered in an animal: on.natgeo.com/1qyZYiG
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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: on.natgeo.com/UqT3ci
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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? on.natgeo.com/1qySkEX
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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: on.natgeo.com/1qyLHlY
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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: on.natgeo.com/UqlS8z
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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
@RussLaman helping push a dugout canoe upriver to get to Borneo’s Gunung Palung National Park with his mom, orangutan scientist Cheryl Knott and sister Jessica. Photo by @TimLaman on assignment for @NatGeo documenting orangutan research in Borneo. Follow our family adventures on the PROOF blog at
First Nation tribe discovers grizzly bear "highway:" on.natgeo.com/1qytGnP
Smallpox and anthrax scandals are latest blunders in a long history of mishandling dangerous materials on.natgeo.com/UpO2k6
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). A mother Grizzly and her Spring cubs cross the East Fork of the Toklat River in #DenaliNationalPark. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine!
Do you have a question for the judges of the Traveler Photo Contest? Tweet them with #LetsExplore on.natgeo.com/1qyhnbm
Phone photo: @ivankphoto A friend enjoys a break in the clouds on the summit of Fuya Fuya (4,290 m), an inactive volcano towering above the Lagunas de #Mojanda in northern #Ecuador. #Fuyafuya, @thephotosociety, @natgeo, @panospictures, @runa_photos
A raptor dinosaur from China sported four wings and a long tail: on.natgeo.com/UprfF5
Photo: Exploring the "Doorway to Hell" on.natgeo.com/1qy44re
Rackwick Bay on the Orkney island of Hoy has a fine boulder-strewn beach that can be quite haunting. People living here 5,000 years ago found these islands a rich place to live during the age of the great stone circles that dot this land. Shot on assignment for National Geographic's story on Orkney
Bog mummies' secrets revealed? on.natgeo.com/Up0j8C
Getting a close shave in the Delmas 33 Acra Camp in Port au Prince #haiti where 30,000 #IDP SURVIVORS OF THE 2010 earthquake are still living. By @edkashi @viiphoto @talkingeyesmedia @ajws
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Simple breakfast of warm yak #milk - with #colours everywhere - for a young nomad. I am posting images from 2012 expeditions to #Afghanistan's Pamir mountains, now focusing on food habits of the small Afghan Kyrgyz high-altitude community. Part 6 of my @natgeo