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The surface and the Blind Mexican cave fish have become subjects for scientists studying evolution. As the surface-dwelling ancestors of the cave fish entered the dark cave environment, the change in habitat changed biological functions-the loss of the eyes due to natural selection.
The blind form
The bustling Iron Market on Grande Rue in downtown Port-au-Prince, destroyed by the 2010 earthquake, was restored to look as it did when built more then a century ago. The market is the working place of hundreds of Haitians selling everything from meat, vegetables, fabrics, paintings, and souvenirs.
Photo by @GerdLudwig. In the Midlands of Tasmania, between Launceston and Campbelltown, a lone tree hovers over the hillside.
@thephotosociety @natgeocreative @theimagereview #landscape #Tasmania #Australia #Launceston #Campbelltown #tree #midlands #hillside #clouds #travel
Photo by @BrianSkerry
The giant tail of a North Atlantic Right Whale, dripping with water as the animal begins a deep dive in Canada’s Bay of Fundy on an autumn afternoon. The North Atlantic Right whale is the most endangered species of whale on the planet, with only about 500 remaining. Their popul
Photo by @pedromcbride // Few places make one feeler smaller than the Grand Canyon.
Shot on assignment for @natgeo during leg 3 of a 600-mile sectional hike across this jewel of national parks. To see from this expedition, follow @pedromcbride #petemcbride #gratitude #humility #chasingrivers #wilde
Photograph by Michael Yamashita. @yamashitaphoto. Sunset in Suzhou sets the water of the Grand Canal alight. #Jiangsu #China #sunset #grandcanal @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
photo by @chien_chi_chang This was shot in Hai Duong, Vietnam last September for UNEP on climate change. The group exhibition by ten Magnum Photographers is on view at Musée de l’Homme, Paris, Oct. 17, 2015 – Jan. 4, 2016. #UNEP #HaiDuong #ricepaddy #cccontheroad
Photo by @jodicobbphoto Beautiful post on National Geographic's Proof blog this morning. Seven colleagues, each with over 30 years at the magazine, posted their favorite photographs in NG's history. Moved by Cathy Newman's words about this photograph of Ella Eronen -- and this is why I've loved wor
Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // I photographed this monk studying Buddhist writings in the late afternoon at a monastery in Aranyaprathet, Thailand, near the border with Cambodia. I watched the changing light as the monks went about both the mundane and sacred duties of their day. With the simple
Photo by @petekmuller/@prime_collective for @natgeo. Porters carry firewood to a #campsite in the moorland region of #Mount #Kenya. Temperatures drop significantly in the #moorlands and the area is more damp than the alpine above and the bamboo below. Building #fire came be challenging as much of th
Photo by @christopherandersonphoto
Established in 1886 as Cercle Saint André des Arts, the hall known for the last century as La Salle d'Armes Coudrier is the oldest fencing school in Paris, France
Photo by @renaeffendiphoto while #onassignment for @natgeo tracking Mahatma Gandhi in India I photographed this girl in Samni, a village in Gujarat along the Salt March route. The Salt March, also known as the Salt Satyagraha was a non-violent civil disobedience campaign led by Gandhi to oppose the
Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo // At the crack of dawn, a surfer scans the break at #Makaha Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. Please follow me on @paulnicklen to see more from this coverage of Hawaiians and their connection to the sea. With @cristinamittermeier and @sea_legacy. #hawaii #oahu #beach #su
Phone photo: @ivankphoto Victor Emilio Minda Arce, poses for a portrait under the Puente del Guambra, a bridge that passes over 10 de Agosto, in Quito Ecuador, on September 23, 2015. Victor is from El Milagro, a small town in Imbabura. He works with immigrants to help them straighten out their paper
photo by @joelsartore | These black lemurs at the @stlzoo are strikingly sexually dichromatic, which means the sexes are different colors. Females are brown with white ear tufts and males are solid black. Endemic to #Madagascar, lemurs are among the world’s most #endangered mammals, with habitat lo
@TimLaman photo. October snow, Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts. A personal favorite from a few years ago when we had an early snowstorm. I love shooting right after storms. Bad weather often makes for good photos. Looking forward to our first snowstorm of this year. Follow my #WaldenPondPro
Photo by @christopherandersonphoto
Boys playing on a hill that overlooks the historical city of Bethlehem.
Market day in Cap-Haitian, on Haiti's northern coast. Photo by @fotokonbit student Philomene Joseph. See more photos by young Haitians who shot a story on their country published in @natgeo National Geographic Magazines December issue. The story by Alexandra Fuller is entitled Showing Haiti On Its O
Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer
Bearing Witness ~ The Refugee Crisis
On 20 September, 2014, a father and son carry the most important items they could grab before fleeing their home as IS began to overrun their city of Kobani, Syria -- musical instruments. Over that weekend last September began the l
Photograph by @thomaspeschak Muizenburg beach in False Bay, #southafrica is heaving with people on the edge of the Table Mountain Marine Park. Not all nature reserves are wilderness areas. Often they are regions where the needs of people and the needs of wildlife have to co-exist. Shot on assignment
Photo by @GerdLudwig. On a foggy morning, our small boat glides up the Don River near Veshenskaya in southern Russia, where the epic novel, "And Quiet Flows the Don," by Mikhail Sholokhov was set. One of the most important works of Russian literature in the first half of the 20th century, Sholokhov
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder.
The Mekong River : To Dam or Not to Dam.
A fisherman naps on a giant fish trap set inside the fast moving rapids of the Mekong River near the island of Nakasoum. "The longest river in Southeast Asia, the Mekong runs for 2,600 miles from the Tibetan Plate
Photo by @davidalanharvey | Crash Boat beach, Puerto Rico. Harry "The Pelican Whisperer" also can call in some frigates with the wave of his hand. This one "Trigger" comes in from a mile away for a hand held sardine. These are rescue birds Harry has befriended for 9 years. The birds come in at 3:30
Photograph by @paulnicklen // Arctic husky puppies roughhouse on the shores of Baffin Island, Nunavut. // #dog #pet #puppy #cute #baby #pretty #202020 #wildlife #gratitude #explore #nature #smile #love #beauty #adventure #travel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #instagood #tbt #follow #followme #pho
Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // Men play an intense game of Buzkashi near Kabul, Afghanistan. Buzkashi, Afghanistan's centuries-old national sport, is a test of will, cunning, and strength.
Please follow our current project in Afghanistan: @Imagine_Asia