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iPhone photo by @stevewinterphoto of my assistant @bertiegregory flying the Phantom drone alongside Gerhard Vos in Limpopo, South Africa. I am currently on assignment for @natgeo shooting a worldwide leopard story. Stay tuned for more updates from the field!!! #bigcats #leopards #southafrica #steve
Photo by @TomasVH. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. In this photo, actors dressed as German foot soldiers run through a battlefield set in Flanders Fields near Veurne, #Belgium as part of the filming of a #WWI television series called In Vlaamse Velden last year
How World War I helps explain today's Middle East bloodshed:
From the archives: The first pilot to fly from Hawaii to California
Photo @ladzinski / Sunrise reflection of #HalletsPeak in the beautifully lily covered #NymphLake in Colorado's #RockyMountainNationalPark. @natgeocreative
Asteroid impact killed off dinosaurs at a weak moment for the beasts:
Photograph by @paulnicklen. This was an @sea_legacy expedition to Svalbard, Norway 2014 to document climate change. Andrea Matzen (@ichstehnichtaufdich) is a nautical cadet on the Hanse Explorer. Wind, great light and her faux fur parka allowed for a beautiful portrait while we were in search of p
Photos: A century of outdoor eating around the world
Was teen pilot's tragic round-the-world flight attempt too risky?
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) : following wolf tracks in the Toklat River on assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark! #Alaska
What happens to wild animals in a wildfire?
Photo @coryrichards What is 'The Meaning of North'? Read all about the incredible ecosystem of Franz Josef Land in the August issue of @natgeo. The lonely archipelago lies 800 miles north of the arctic circle in Russia's Barents Sea and stands as a barometer for climate change and our impacts both a
African elephants have 2,000 genes related to smell—the most ever discovered in an animal:
Photo by @TomasVH. Beekeeper in a secret garden in Paris, France. #nonfiction #summer
Grizzly bear "highway" discovered:
Why bats would be lost without light:
photo by @vincentjmusi part of my continuing personal series on #animal tongues which is not to be confused with my forthcoming project on #drool. Rock is my neighbor's dog , he just moved here. Who photographs a black dog on a white seamless anyway ? @thephotosociety @vincentjmusi
An island at the end of the world:
Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) A beaver swims over to inspect its dam. Beavers are extraordinary engineers. They create dams to flood areas of forest so that the can access food safely. They can raise and lower the level of their ponds and they dig canals to transport food and bui
What makes an award-winning photograph? #LetsExplore
@paulnicklen taking a trip down memory lane. Dr. Mitch Taylor tags a large male polar bear in a summer den. It was the point in my career (1994) when I knew I could be more effective as a photojournalist than a biologist by shining a light on this important species and climate change by working with
Photo @ladzinski / Rock climbing has many genres to it, it's not always about just getting to the top. In many facets of the sport it's primarily about the movement involved and the purity of the rock formation. Professional climber @joey_kinder seen here taking the most difficult path of resistance
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Early morning, a girl from the Khan's camp is getting #water for tea. At 14.000 feet, the camp's spring freezes overnight and the #ice must be broken open with a steel bar. I am posting images from 2012 expeditions to #Afghanistan's Pamir mountains, now focusin