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National Geographic
Sustainability in Japan: Challenges and opportunities
Why we "celebrate" threatened species:
The year's best wildlife photographs: Which is your favorite?
Photo by @pedromcbride // Chinese Lanterns, candle-powered miniature hot air balloons, carry people’s wishes afloat into the night sky above the #Ozark mountains of #Arkansas. #musicfestival #flight #nofilter #light @thephotosociety
What to do with the confiscated elephant ivory:
Partial solar ellipse graces skies on Thursday:
Photo by @DavidDoubilet. The Water children. Local boys and girls play in the shallows off #satawal island in the #carolineislands. These children are the descendants if the #greatnavigators of the pacific. @natgeo @thephotosociety @NikonCamera
Photo by @amivitale. Very sad day. On Friday, Suni, one of the last 7 northern white rhinos on the planet, died. Suni is standing on the left on this photo. This is the end of an ancient, majestic species. Suni wormed his way quickly into my heart and I feel a profound sense of loss today. I hope we
Portraits of Liberia's Ebola survivors:
Video by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey): timelapse of #NamcheBazar at night, part of a short film put together by the @natgeo team. Namche is the gateway to the #Khumbu and the main trading hub on the way to #Everest. You can see the whole video called "Why Sherpas Climb" in a link in the header of my
Photos: Unexpected discoveries while on assignment
@RobertClarkphoto A young Inca boy in the Andes of Peru. I stopped at a mountain pass at 14,500 ft for gasoline and shot a few photos of a group of villagers heading to a festival. @thephotosociety @instituteartist
Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery offers tragic testimony to America's most recent wars:
selfie by @vincentjmusi "Any inspiration ? I just keep thinking: we've set loose an obsessive perfectionist in the middle of a swamp..." senior photo editor Elizabeth Krist from the just published Proof blog @natgeo, a true behind-the-scenes account of our 8 year collaboration on Lowcountry Legacy,
How to see "one of the most vivid autumns anywhere in the world:"
Elk cross the Madison River inside Yellowstone National Park. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder on assignment for @natgeo in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Why a swordfish's sword doesn't break:
Why authorities push voluntary isolation in the face of Ebola:
Photo // @jimmy_chin Night flight over Gotham. Up in the air w @vinfarrell and @nyonair. Seems quite peaceful from this #perspective. Nice to get a bit of air under my feet. #nyc #thecitythatneversleeps
The northern white rhinoceros is one step closer to extinction with the death of Suni:
@marcusbleasdale has been back covering the #CARcrisis this past week along the border of Central African Republic (CAR) and Cameroon. Here a border guard monitors the point where thousands of CAR refugees have crossed the river into Cameroon.
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Some of the 108 Stupas at Dochula Pass in Bhutan. The Stupas were built in 2004 at this 3150 meter (10,332 feet) site to commemorate a Bhutanese military victory.  A Stupa is a Buddhist religious structure, and 108 is a very auspicious number. Traveling with my #
Report: A living elephant is as valuable as 76 dead elephants
Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) Cape vultures look through the bars of their enclosure at the Vulpro rehab centre in South Africa. These birds, who have recovered from poisoning await release. Africa's vultures are in free fall decline for myriad reasons - all involve poisoning. So
Watch: Turning an eroding desert into a wondrous oasis
A century later, relics emerge from a war frozen in time:
Photo @ladzinski / A #blueGumTree standing proud in a field of #WildFlowers in the western cape of South Africa. In the world of wild flowers the western cape is among the 6 #floristicKingdoms, of which, it is the smallest but most diverse. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #earth365
"Lost" satellite photos reveal surprising views of Earth in the 1960s:
Discover some of our favorite photos from the pages of Traveler:
Photo: @randyolson | Saltwater Crocodile in Yellow Waters area of Kakadu National Park, Australia. The Saltwater Crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles and is found in the Northern Territory. They are believed to grow to as large as 20 feet long. They can potentially eat any animal includi
Extremely rare white rhino dies in Kenya:
This week: Spot Mercury, Orionid meteor shower
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Sonam Dorji, a climbing Sherpa from Phortse working for IMG carries some of the last loads down from high camps on #Everest to base camp. The hard work of less celebrated climbers goes unnoticed in a world that celebrates every one of the summits made by Western
Fossils suggest that long before birds and bees, vertebrates used internal fertilization:
What's the hardest part about on an expedition?
Photo: @stevewinterphoto. Chicago, I can't wait to share my stories about photographing big cats for @NatGeo with you @GoodmanTheatre this evening. For those in other parts of the country visit my website, linked in my profile description, for future dates and stops. And don't forget to do your par
Photo- @andy_bardon /// Monday Mind Surf /// A local surfer pulls into a wave at Teahupo'o, Tahiti. This notoriously dangerous wave dumps thousands of gallons of water onto a razor sharp reef, and is highly regarded as one of the ultimate test pieces in the surfing world. Shot in the French Polynes
Why did thousands of venomous spiders swarm a house?
Photo: @melissafarlow | Eleven nuns make their home behind closed walls, living a life of commitment to poverty and celebacy at Val Mustiar, a world-famous Benedictine Convent of St. John. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The alpine monastery was founded by Charlemagne, was built in the 8th centu
"This part of the South used to be too hot for anybody to care about before mosquito control, before bridges"
A beauty even in death, the #Amazon is cloaked in smoke from fires set to clear the forest for industrial-scale farming of corn and soy beans, in Mato Grossi #Brazil. To see the entire transition, scroll through @geosteinmetz Photo by George Steinmetz on assignment for NG magazine story on Feeding
Mistakes and reversals shake trust in Ebola response:
Photos: Birds flaunt their feathers