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Astronauts tweets image of Gaza conflict:
Photo by @stevewinterphoto. Today, July 29th, is International Tiger Day and the goal is to raise awareness of the fact that tigers are facing extinction. Although there are less than 3,000 tigers left in the wild all hope is not lost! There are still enough habitats to support healthy tiger populat
Fatal strike a rarity in "lightning proof" Southern California:
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto. Celebrating Eid on Lamu Island, Kenya. Eid is the holiday marking the end of #Ramadan, the #Muslim month of fasting. Everyone dressed in their best. Happy #Eid! #swahilicoast #Kenya @thephotosociety
Skepticism around six-million-year-old fossil feces auctioned for $10,000:
Photo @pedromcbride (Pete McBride) An aarti ritual on the banks of the Ganges in northern India lures many to pray, sing and revere this river considered sacred by one billion Hindu. Despite the open-armed love shown toward the Ma Ganga or mother Ganges, it is heavily contaminated and taxed from in
How drones will change the way you eat: #FutureofFood
Sheep sleep at night around the ancient Standing Stones of Stenness. Farming and farm animals were new to these islands when these stones were being erected, some 700 years before Stonehenge. These scattered islands were a rich place for the Neolithic people living here 5,000 years ago during the ag
To commemorate #InternationalTigerDay see photos of the iconic cat:
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Back on the #RuthGlacier! This time much lower down where there are no snow bridges and we can roam free among the blue pools and glacial erratics! On assignment in #DenaliNationalPark for @natgeo magazine!
Surprisingly social octopus is shattering ideas of known octopus behavior:
photo by @vincentjmusi It seemed like a good idea at the time honestly, gather every available breed of goat and put them in one picture. This weekend marks the opening of the Indiana State Fair and I’m reminded of the time we tried the patience of many goats and their owners. No injuries to either
Do you have a question for the judges of the Traveler Photo Contest? Tweet them with #LetsExplore
The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic:
@paulnicklen on a @sea_legacy private expedition to Svalbard, Norway to explore the effects of climate change. In over 40 years of living in the Arctic, four of those as a biologist working on polar bear projects, and the last twenty as a wildlife photographer, I have only found one dead polar bear
Phone photo: @ivankphoto Project Mi Barrio – Primera Comunión. (First Communion). Andrés Achance, 11, stands in front of his house before walking to the local church for his first communion ceremony in #Rumihuaico, #Ecuador. #projectmibarrio, #photojournalism, @runa_photos, @panospictures, @natgeo,
Don't miss the Delta Aquarid meteor shower:
What do you want to ask the judges of the Traveler Photo Contest? Tweet #photography Qs with #LetsExplore
Space photos: A supernova's ashes, cosmic cluster, and star trails
Sudbury Ontario, a small mining community. A smelting stack reflected in the window of a wooden shack near the copper and nickel mine. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety
Watch: What if your home was slipping into the ocean?
Is it time to stop thinking all non-native species are evil?
Photo by @Amivitale for a @natgeo story on the Oil Boom in the Bakken. Children perform at a school recital in Bainville, Montana. Enrollment at the school has more than doubled since 2009. The oil boom is bringing great wealth to the region but for those on a fixed income like school teachers, it