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A raptor dinosaur from China sported four wings and a long tail:
Photo: Exploring the "Doorway to Hell"
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?
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
photo by @vincentjmusi It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Professor Klaus Schmidt, one of the greatest and brightest minds that photography has led me to. He was the lead archaeologist at Göbekli Tepe, near Şanlıurfa,Turkey where he spent the last 20 years stripping away the myths
In ancient Mexico, early Native Americans dined on elephant-like gomphotheres:
Candy colored homes that hug the side of the mountain in #portauprince #haiti masks the poverty and difficulties of life in this vibrant but economically downtrodden country. @edkashi @viiphoto @opensocietyfoundations @#mobile #photojournalism #documentary #thephotosociety @talkingeyesmedia
There's more to language than meets the ear: #BrainGames
This week: look for a "stationary" Saturn, a meteor shower ramping up, and Venus near the moon
Video @ladzinski / A time lapse if heavy clouds rolling over the iconic #CastletonTower at sunset. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #Earth365
What happens to wild animals in a wildfire?
2 PART PICTURE click to @vincentjmusi for the dramatic conclusion in color. This might be the last thing you would see if you were a fish and came across this Giant Pacific Octopus. If you were holding a camera, the outcome might be different. This is JB, who lived at the National Aquarium. Prob
Several HIV researchers were aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines jet
Photos: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) : going deeper into the places where this 5,000 ft thick river of ice grinds up against the granite big walls of The Great #RuthGorge! #DenaliNationalPark #Alaska on assignment for @natgeo
What is a lake ball—and why are Icelanders grieving them?
An island at the end of the world:
Photo by @TimLaman of my kids Jessica and Russell (@RussLaman) trying to climb vines in the rain forest like the orangutans. We are at Gunung Palung National Park with my wife Cheryl Knott and her team from savegporangutans documenting research on endangered orangutans, on assignment for @NatGeo. F
Photo by @Amivitale for a @natgeo story on the Oil Boom in the Bakken. Chloe Tolbert and her neighbors play with their animals in Bainville, Montana. The Tolbert's moved here in 2011 as part of a massive migration of workers chasing their fortunes in the Bakken. Like many families of the boom, they
Starving Peruvian boobies suggest a strong El Nino is brewing in the Pacific Ocean:
Modern hunger in America shows what has—and hasn't—changed since 1968: #FutureofFood
From a rocket's lift off to a ten-billion-year-old star cluster, see the week's top space photos: