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National Geographic
#YourShot member Felipe Arias Gutiérrez describes this close encounter as "breathtaking."
Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // @thephotosociety The Kumari of Tokha, nine-year-old Dangol, became a living goddess as an infant. A kumari’s eyes are believed to draw the beholder into direct contact with the divine. For religious festivals her forehead is painted red, a sign of cr
Great Egret, Crissy Field, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. Over 2/3 of the world's largest cities are located in estuaries. Through development most have lost the majority of their tidal marshes. San Francisco is unique among the large cities i
Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo while on assignment in #BC, Canada with @cristinamittermeier. Did you know that there is a species of dolphin out there that has no dorsal fin? These are Northern Right Whale Dolphins and we found them 90 miles off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They hav
Photo by @TomasVH. Saint Jacques scallop shells on the beach in Port en Bessin, Normandy, France. #nonfiction #nature #coquillesstjacques #portenbessin @thephotosociety @viiphoto
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) The Empire State Building in New York City lit in red white and blue in honor of Memorial Day in the United States. @thephotosociety #empirestatebuilding #memorialday #sonya7II
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety The two-mile long Roosevelt Island is home to about 12,000 people living north of the Queensboro Bridge. It’s also the future of higher education, via a massive campus that #CornellTech plans to build over the next thirty years on the
Photo by @joelsartore | African painted dogs from the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. #joelsartore #photoark #omaha #dogs #zoo #henrydoorlyzoo #beautiful
Flight line USS Truman. It's #fleetweek in #nyc #onassignment #navy #joemcnallyphoto @nikonusa
A #Chinese Ringneck #Pheasant sits for a portrait. While working on a project about the #Evolution of #Feathers for @Natgeo. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @instituteartist
Photo by @amivitale. I'm so privileged to be here to witness this historic moment in Kenya as Kenya Wildlife Service, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and The Northern Rangelands Trust begin to move endangered black rhinos to the newly established sanctuary at Sera Community Conservancy. This groundbreakin
Photo by @edkashi Palmyra, 2008. A recent @WSJ article states, “The U.N. cultural agency, Unesco, considers the 2,000-year-old Palmyra one of the Middle East’s most important heritage sites and has expressed fear over its safety after Islamic State militants destroyed other ancient sites in Syria a
Outside the"Egg," in Beijing. #fashion #style series. @nikonusa #joemcnallyphoto #beauty
Photo @coryrichards on assignment with @intotheokavango for @natgeo A woman who lost her leg to a land mine working her crops nine months ago makes her way down a dusty road in Angola. In 2002, Angola emerged from decades of civil war. Since then, the country has made massive strides in making a n
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety #WorldChampion pilot Alain Arnoux uses his motorized paraglider to explore salt domes in a remote part of Iran’s Dasht-e Kavir basin. Salt domes are formed by an upwelling of salt from ancient lake deposits that rise due to the fact tha
Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // I photographed this young Hazara boy in Bamiyan Province, in the central highlands of Afghanistan. Bamiyan is most famous for the 6th Century Buddha statues carved out of rock and destroyed by the Taliban.
Bay Swimmers, San Francisco, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. Members of the Dolphin Club jump off a barge and get ready for a swim from the Bay Bridge back to their club in Aquatic Park. Fifty years a ago very few people would swim in the San Francisco Bay because of widespread
The year 1956: Motorists pass people on a scenic road atop a cliff overlooking a bay near Trieste, Italy. Flashback 127 yeard into photographic history as we bring you images from the Natgeo Archives — see more at @natgeocreative Photo by B. Anthony Stewart
By @edkashi A young boy sells postcards at the Palmyra Ruins in Syria on May 1, 1995. These ruins date back more than two thousand years and are one of Syria's main tourist attractions. These ruins, in addition to the civilians living in Palmyra are currently under threat by ISIS who has asserted c
Photo by @joelsartore | A pair of spectacled eiders at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, AK. #joelsartore #photoark #natgeo #beautiful #alaska
Photograph by @paulnicklen // Narwhals jockey for position and gently cross tusks as they push for a breath of air . They are diving under the sea ice in an attempt to access the thick schools of polar cod. Soon after taking this image, I slipped into the water and was caught in the middle of two
Salt Ponds, Redwood City, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. This aerial photo was made for an upcoming story about the San Francisco Estuary. The colors in the ponds are caused by different salt-loving bacterias. These ponds are still used by the Cargill company to make salt.
By @edkashi Black tar winds through the desert on the road from Damascus to Palmyra, in Syria on May 1, 1995. As a measure taken to protect some of the historic artifacts in Palmyra from the current occupation by the Islamic State, hundreds of statues have been moved to safety in Damascus. However,
In Beijing. This is from a series shot on last job here. Wonderful job. @joemcnallyphoto #onassignment @nikonusa
Researchers at Louisiana State University test the effects of Phenothrin on a sedated honeybee. Phenothrin is a pesticide used to control mosquitoes but can also harm bees when they are exposed to it. To run the experiment, the researchers put the bees in a paper cup, poke holes in the bottom, the