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Phone photo by @andreabruce Peshmerga, the military forces of Iraqi Kurdistan, look over northern Iraq from their base during a lull in fighting the Islamic State. @noorimages @thephotosociety #peshmerga #iraq #war
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Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) I always joke with my kids that shooting a sunset is a sackable offence for a National Geographic photographer - however I had to eat my words tonight when I turned my camera onto the Tetons. The freezing wind was blowing snow off the peaks just as
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One elephant is killed every 15 minutes - that means 96 elephants are killed everyday for their ivory.
Trafficking in endangered species is the 4th largest illegal business in the world, behind drugs, weapons and human trafficking. If poaching continues at this rate elephants could be extinct in 11
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Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride // A crabeater #seal hunts the frozen waters of Graham Land, #Antarctica. Despite their name, these often solitary seals eat mostly krill. Crab make up only a small portion of their diet. To see how we traveled these waters to get this shot, go to @pedromcbride. #
Photo by @edkashi Men working in artisanal gold mining, with toxic lead dust and the use of mercury, have led to major health problems in communities like this one, in Bagega, Nigeria on April 10, 2013. Lead poisoning linked to informal mining has killed over 400 children under five years old since
Photo :: @jimmy_chin @alexhonnold working out the moves on the Boulder Pitch of the Salathe Headwall, El Cap. Tenuous holds, powerful moves and a whole lot of air make it one of the more notorious pitches in #Yosemite. Link it together w the long pitch below and you definitely earn your street cred
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). A hiker above a glacial pool on the lower #RuthGlacier in #DenaliNationalPark. I'm back in Alaska and will be posting from this assignment for the coming weeks!
Photo by @haarbergphoto (Orsolya Haarberg) Last week we spent a couple of days on the #Nordkinn-peninsula in #Norway. I loved this black and white island in the #Laksefjorden, with the sunlit mountains in the backgorund. @thephotosociety
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Adam's Peak, in southern Sri Lanka, emerges from the morning mists. #srilanka #adamspeak #aerial #mountain #landscape @theimagereview @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
Photo by @edkashi Refugees gather amidst the ruins of a primary school which had been converted into a shelter in the village of Fadan Attaker, Nigeria on April 3, 2013. Five days earlier the Christian villages of Zilan and Mafan came under attack and left more than 30 dead. The attackers were beli
@mattiasklumofficial for @natgeo in the Kalahari. Two juvenile meerkats play-fighting, learning all the tricks in the book...Meerkats (also called suricates) work together in numbers. A few will typically serve as lookouts, watching the skies for birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles, that can sna
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - A view into the abyss. An American explorer peers down over her shoulder into Cloud Ladder Hall; one of the world’s largest underground chambers. Although it can't be seen due to the dense fog that lingers around, the floor is over 250 metres (820 ft) below. Her
Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Ikhbal is getting her hair done. She is probably 16, although no one really keeps track of birth dates here. Soon, she will wear the white veil identifying her as a married woman and move to her husband's settlement, a couple of days away on horse back. Her aun
Caption this image by #YourShot member Souvik Kundu—and see last week's winning captions: on.natgeo.com/1GdxnWH pic.twitter.com/CqSCqlgylg
Photo by @tyronefoto (Tyrone Turner) "Our name is the Original Big Nine Social Aid and Pleasure Club. We wear that name as our badge of honor of being 9th warders." says founder and president Ronald Lewis. Members take a charter bus to the beginning of their second line parade in December, 2014. Th
A group of young boys play with shovels during a snowfall yesterday in Brooklyn. I have the opportunity to see some amazing things from my apartment. #AsFromMyWindowIsometimesGlance
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). A surface stream cuts through blue ice as it flows down the #RuthGlacier. Headed back to #Alaska for more coverage of #DenaliNationalPark!
Time-lapse by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Moonrise over the white desert, near Farafra, Egypt… a prime example of why I never use a tent in the desert. To see more of the from the Egyptian Sahara, scroll down the @geosteinmetz feed
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Ice patterns from the Duke Farms Winter workshop. ‪#‎dukefarms‬ ‪#‎Hillsborough‬ ‪#‎NewJersey‬ ‪#‎snow‬ ‪#‎winter‬ ‪#‎ice‬ ‪#‎nature‬ @dukefarms @theimagereview @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
Photo by @salvarezphoto shot on assignment for @natgeo 65,000 years ago small bands of people occupied Klipdrift cave on the southern coast of Africa. In Klipdrift and sites like it humanity came up with our most important innovation, symbols. #africa #southafrica @thephotosociety
Photo taken by @stevemccurryofficial // Split by an earthquake in 1838, King Bodawpaya's pagoda in Mingun, near Mandalay, is a monument to earthly ambition and a dream unfulfilled. Begun in 1790 to enshrine a holy relic - a tooth reputed to be the Buddha's - the pagoda was envisioned by Bodawpaya as
Photo by @edkashi A young man peers through a window at a police checkpoint in Kano, Nigeria on March 31, 2013. The Nigerian Mobile Police, known as Mopols, man a checkpoint to protect the Christian minority during Easter Sunday from rampant violence by Boko Haram. Ed Kashi of @viiphoto is taking
This image is from a body of work that focuses on some of the #humanrights issues fueling the fire in Northern Nigeria. A Muslim Fulani man stands in the doorway of his burnt out home in Attakar, #Nigeria on March 26, 2013. Hisfamily's home was attacked the previous week by Christian Fulanis, with
Photo: @melissafarlow | How do you select photographs that work together to tell stories? My colleague @amivitale and I will give honest advice at a National Geographic Traveler seminar in San Diego on March 8. We target how best to connect with people you photograph. Register now: bit.ly/n
Photo @ladzinski / Explorer @mikelibecki sending up a 100% biodegradable rice paper lantern at the base of #Poumaka Tower after a successful first ascent. It was nothing short of a muddy and dangerous battle on the beautiful remote island of #UaPoa. In the deep wet jungle after weeks of constant rai