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Life is an adventure - enjoy the ride and the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.

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@joelsartore | My what big eyes you have! This spectral tarsier at the Singapore Zoo is one of the world's smallest primates and is entirely carnivorous, hunting insects at night in the forest. #Follow @joelsartore to see another video of this creature!
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Photo @pedromcbride || Winter light and fog cast a veil across New York City. #nyc #aerial #petemcbride
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Video by @renan_ozturk // The burning sun dwindles, still warming the edges of these cold snowy mountains as @freddiewilkinson and I top out for our upcoming @sanctityofspace film project. Footage shot from a GyroStabilized helicopter gimbal in the Kitchatna spires, one of the most remote areas of the Alaska Range @denalinps [#sanctityofspace aerial DP @ansonfogel operating the @timkemple @brainfarm @camp4collective]
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Photo by @jimmy_chin Production in the mountains is never as glamorous as it's made out to be. Part of the exhausted crew laying down for a quick dirt nap (fortunately not the permanent kind) in the rain. #goatpoopmakesforsurprisinglygoodbedding #wemissedthegoodlight #wecantfindoursubjects #iphone #onlocation#onassignment @natgeo @mikeylikesrocks @clairpopkin @daveallfrey
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Image by @beverlyjoubert. A young lion drinks deeply after a successful hunt on an exceptionally hot day in the Selinda Reserve in Botswana. He is one of 6 cubs - all of whom have been successfully raised to this age; a most unusual occurrence. There was a day in their young lives when we weren't sure that they would all make it. They were being guided by their two mothers across a deep channel as small cubs, when two panicked and turned back. The lionesses swam between their cubs for the rest of the day, trying to coax the scared two into swimming back to the others. Scared of crocodiles and hippos, they refused and eventually spent a long and undoubtedly nervous night on their own. At first light the following morning, the lionesses appeared again and this time the cubs had little hesitation in hanging on and swimming the channel to join their siblings. Now this young male is at an age when he is about to head off on his own and try his luck as an adult. With the strong lessons he would have learned from those determined lionesses, his chances may possibly be better than others of the same age. #bigcats #selindapride #lions #thisismytrophy
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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Layered landscape, #Daisetsuzan #hokkaido #Japan #snow #winter - The name Daisetsuzan means "big snow mountains" aptly describing the winters in Japan's most northerly island @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
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Video @ladzinski / ▶️🔊Rolling clouds from day into night in the #ValleyOfTheGods, an off the beaten path BLM area in Southern Utah. It's beauty matches it's name and it's no wonder that it's been the backdrop to numerous western films and movies.
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Photo by @BrianSkerry The February 2017issue of National Geographic Magazine with a cover story about saving our oceans. The story’s premise is to use the centennial anniversary of the US National Parks (2016) as an opportunity to look towards protecting special places in America’s oceans. Scientists have stated that in order to have a healthy ocean and a healthy planet, at least 40% of Earth’s oceans should be protected from damaging practices such as over fishing and mining. Currently only about 3% of the ocean is protected. Every other breath that humans take comes from the sea, more than 50% of the oxygen needed for life is generated by the ocean. The creation of marine reserves has also been proven to help protect against the damaging effects of climate change. Conserving precious marine habitats then, is necessary for our own healthy future. With only about 3% of oceans currently protected, we have a long way to go. To learn more about how to protect ocean wildlife and establish blue parks tune-in to #SeaOfHope on Sun. Jan 15 at 8/7c on @natgeochannel and check out my story #SeaOfChange in the February issue of National Geographic Magazine (@natgeo) – available online starting Jan 9. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #climatechange #conservation #nationalparks
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Photograph by @paulnicklen // Almost 90 percent of an iceberg (or “ice mountain”) is underwater. The foot or underwater portion of this iceberg could be at well over 200 feet deep. Icebergs are stunning to look at but they are a reminder that glaciers are receding and ice shelves in Antarctica are breaking up faster than we ever thought possible. If all of Antarctica and Greenland melted, global sea level could rise by as much as 230 feet, covering all of the major coastal cities in the world. Whether you believe climate change is caused by humans or not, do you think it is worth erring on the side of caution and reducing our carbon footprint? #followme on @paulnicklen to see what these icebergs look like underwater. #antarctica #sealevelrising #iceberg #ice #climatechangeisreal #nature #naturelovers #photooftheday @thephotosociety @natgeopristineseas
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Photo by @ronan_donovan // There are several things to be concerned about in this image of a wild chimpanzee clutching a plastic soda bottle in western Uganda. First, wild animals shouldn't have access to human garbage, especially those animals that are our closest relatives and can contract the same diseases (influenza for example). Secondly, this young male chimp isn't even standing in a natural forest, it's an exotic plantation of eucalyptus. This community of 22 chimps have lost 85% of the natural forest they depend on to small scale logging. It's literally death by 1,000 cuts or 1,000 felled fruiting trees these chimps need to persist. What is the future of hundreds of chimpanzees, like this one, living in tiny forest patches on private land here in western Uganda? I'm here with the @bulindichimps to explore the idea of coexistence with our closest living relatives - chimpanzees. Jump over to @ronan_donovan to see more from this project. #chimpanzee #uganda #africa #conservation
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Video by @joelsartore | A proboscis monkey at the Singapore Zoo. This species was the 6000th to enter the #PhotoArk! #Follow @joelsartore to see more Photo Ark animals!
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Phone photo: @ivankphoto // The Virgin Mary and Flowers // San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico // The Jesuit mission of San Ignacio was founded in 1728 in Kadakaamán, where the Cochimí indigenous population lived. The Cochimí were eventually wiped out by disease brought by the Spanish. This photo is part of an ongoing project with @kchete77. #runaflirts, #bajandoparabaja, #elcaminorealdebaja, #antiguacalifornia, @thephotosociety, @panospictures, @runa_photos
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