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These marine creatures exist only on land plants:
A supercell thunderstorm forms off the coast of New Zealand:
Map: Get a look at Bassas and Europa
Photo by @salvarezphoto A high altitude helicopter drops off survivors from the avalanche on Mt Everest yesterday in Pheriche, Nepal. Survivors and the dead were transferred to a military helicopter for the final flight home. All day long trekking down the Khumbu we've been met with a steady stream
Worst accident in the history of Everest mountaineering occurred Friday morning:
Photo by @thomaspeschak Galapagos sharks rule the night in the seas off Bassas da India, a remote atoll in the Mozambique Channel. Unpublished photo from April 2014 @natgeo magazine story "Tale of two Atolls". #sharks #underwater #photography #oceans @saveourseasfoundation @thephotosociety
Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer for @NatGeo on assignment for National Geographic, continuing part III of the @OutOfEdenWalk project — Wajeeh Nuseibeh unlocks the door (just now) to the Church of the Holy Sepluchre with a key handed to him by an Armenian bishop in the Old City of Jerusalem in preparati
Photo @ladzinski - A welcoming view of an isolated dock on the shores of the beautiful #MayanRiveira in the early morning hours. Directly off this dock is the second largest reef in the world, the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, a marine system that spans nearly 1,000km and a #WorldHeritageSite @n
Photo @coryrichards Photo @coryrichards Old hands adorned with a traditional Mala draped in prayer, #nepal. Taken on assignment for @natgeo. Thoughts go out to all the amazing Sherpa and families enduring the current events unfolding on Everest. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
A look at Africa's illegal charcoal trade—and how it impacts free-roaming cheetahs:
Friday Fact: Mushrooms are genetically more like animals than plants.
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) of a #Sherpa climber carrying loads through the #Khumbu icefall above Everest Base Camp. My heart aches today for the families of the Sherpa climbers who died on Everest yesterday. It was the deadliest day in Everest history. These are the men who make it poss
Space photos: A warped spiral galaxy, the Klyuchevskaya Volcano, and more
Photo by @amivitale. Me on a shoot with a #panda friend. Because it's a captive panda that will not be put in the wild, I did not have to wear a costume. @natgeocreative @panospictures @thephotosociety @nature_org #nature_china #animals #cute #photojournalism #nikonusa #nikon #d4s #nikonambassador
Can the Gobi bear—the world's rarest bear—be saved?
Historic tragedy on Everest, with 12 dead in avalanche:
Apongbon Bus Station in Africa's biggest city #Lagos, #Nigeria takes commuters to the mainland from Lagos Island. Photo by @Hammond_Robin #OnAssignment for @NatGeo. @ThePhotoSociety @PanosPictures @LagosPhotoFestival
On Mount Everest's deadliest day, learn about the Sherpas:
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Sherpa climbers circle their altar at basecamp before ascending the Khumbu icefall on their way to the summit of Mt Everest. My prayers go out to the family and friends of the Sherpa climbers who died on Everest today. Watch for updates t
Photo by @peteressick. My photography book, The Ansel Adams Wilderness, has just been released by National Geographic Books. The book is a collection of photographs from an amazing wilderness area in the Sierra Nevada Mountains next to Yosemite National Park. This High Sierra region was where Ansel
The connection between the wildlife trade and illegal drugs:
Why the melting ground is to blame for tilting trees: