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Experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.

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Video by @pedromcbride //Finding Ottoman: For years I've known and admired @savetheelephants work protecting and tracking elephants throughout Kenya and Africa - to defend against poaching and human / wildlife conflicts. It was amazing to fly with the and @francothepapa this week - up the Ewaso River to document how extreme drought is affecting elephants in northern Kenya. Three hours into this stomach-turning flight, we not only eyed the gps-collared elies that marched 100 miles west in just three days - but we re-discovered the one-tusked mother elephant Ottoman which hadn't been seen in four years. To learn more, follow @savetheelephants and @pedromcbride #chasingrivers #kenya #elephants #flight #petemcbride #nature #humility
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Video @lucalocatelliphoto when I was driving in the desert In the outskirts of #Dubai I felt attracted by these lines of electric pylons serving the power needs of the growing city of Dubai. I shoot this #drone video while on assignment for @natgeo to cover a story about the Dubai green transition. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more photos and videos about my projects. #climatechange #renewableenergy #dubai #globalwarming #greencity
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Crabeater seals communicate with each other by biting and it is common to see them jawing at each other. While this may look like the water of a swimming pool, this is in the wild of Antarctica. For more images from remote places on this amazing planet, #follow my #instagram account @CristinaMittermeier Shot on #assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen, @andy_mann, @ladzinski and @craigwelch #stopclimatechange #saveouroceans #watersedge #nature
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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) on assignment in #BearsEarsNationalMonument. Aerial sunrise in the Valley of the Gods near the town of Mexican Hat, Utah. I'm beginning a story here that will take me deep into the hotly debated National Monuments, many of which are up for review and may be rescinded by the current administration. Hard questions on the ground here: will monument status drive tens of thousands of Jeep tours and hikers to quiet spaces making them "loved to death"? Will lack of protection open them up to massive oil, gas, tar sands, coal, and uranium operations? Will locals stop having access to roads they've driven for 30-40 years? Will rescinding mean more looting and more unauthorized 4x4 trails? Follow @argonautphoto to see more images from around Bears Ears and to hear more about this complex battle over #PublicLands.
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Yesterday was World TIGER day!! It marks a celebration of the worlds largest and favorite big cat. Tigers are an endangered species that need our help in a big way! There may be fewer than 3500 individuals left in the wild and scientists believe breeding populations occur in only eight countries and 40 population strongholds across Asia! My tiger work for @natgeo magazine over the past 20 years has taken me to document tigers in places as wild as Kaziranga National Park in India and northern Sumatra in Indonesia and I see the same threats facing this iconic species: poaching, deforestation and an increasing body part trade in China! When the demand for wild and captive tiger parts stops so too will the poaching of this beautiful cat! #wildaid Check out my Nat Geo Tiger book - "Tigers Forever” written by my wife Sharon Guynup who is a Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. http://www.tigersforeverbook.com We need to unite in saving this iconic big cat that is an ambassador of wild places and human cultures! Tigers are also the most important apex predators in forests across Eurasia and when you lose them from a forest, deer and pig numbers can increase and the forest loses an important ecosystem engineer! Visit National Geographic's Big Cats initiative to find out how to save iconic species like this tiger and other big cats today! See: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative @natgeo @natgeocreative @africanparksnetwork #tiger #beauty #bigcat #lookingfortigers #tigerday #worldtigerday #startwith1thing @wildaid #wildaid #worldtigerday
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Photo by @christian_foto Minutes before a performance in Hanoi’s Lenin Park, members of the colorful Vietnam Circus Federation stand at the ready, Pham Thi Huong and Duong Thi Quyen. Founded in 1956, the VCF is the oldest troupe in Vietnam. This photo is part of my long term project call "Xiec" ( Circus in vietnamese ) about daily life of two vietnamese companies. This work was published on National Geographic Magazine. photo by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez ) #xiec #circus #hanoi #vietnam
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Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Aerial of the Westlands Water district, the largest in the USA, showing the extent of fallowed land due to the drought in California, on July 5, 2014. A #NASA study from 2015 concluded that California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012-2015 – the average amount expected to fall in CA in just one year. The deficit is largely attributed to a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor. @everydayclimatechange #ECC #everydayclimatechange #climatechange #climatechangeisreal #actonclimate #NASA #rain #drought #California #CA #water #precipitation #deficit #PacificOcean #watervapor
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By @drewtrush // The Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River plunges 308 feet to the bottom of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. It's just one of 45 named waterfalls in the park and also happens to be the tallest. #yellowstone #sunrise #dawn
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Photograph by @thomaspeschak Imagine coming home to find a 400 pound - 5 foot long giant tortoise in your garage/car port. This scene can be common for Galapagos highland farmers during the dry season when tortoises roam more widely in search of water. The Galapagos National Park is successfully working with farmers to ensure that giant tortoises are well protected at all times and across their range. Thanks to @ilcp_photographers for supporting the incredibly talented young Ecuadorian photographer @luksth to assist me in on this @natgeo shoot. Please #follow him and @thomaspeschak to see more photographs of these giants roaming the #galapagos islands.
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Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Hyenas are some of the most feared animals in the world, but in this small village in #Ethiopia, Abbas, known as the #Hyena Man, has become friends with them and feeds them by hand inside his #home. To see a photo of this #man surrounded by five hyenas #follow @brianlehmannphotography.
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Photo @lucalocatelliphoto Dubai 2017 for @natgeo Here are the millions of solar panels at UAE’S largest Solar Park. The desert landscape makes it a perfect candidate for solar energy, which has become cheaper in recent years. This solar park delivers electricity for 2.99 U.S cents a kilowatt/hour - a world record. Dubai is on a mission to turn from a notoriously unsustainable city to be one of the greenest in the world in the next decades. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about this project and others. #greencity #globalwarming #dubai #renewableenergy #climatechange
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Photo by @pedromcbride // How do you move 500 wild African elephants? Carefully and quickly. These elephants are getting moved with their family units to a new park because their numbers have recently thrived in Majete Game Reserve, Malawi - a triumph after nearly going extinct from the reserve just 15 years ago. The process involves a logistical orchestra of specialized veterinarians, dedicated elephants experts, and heavy equipment to tranquilize, quickly crane upside down, wake-up and transport the animals as efficiently as possible, with as little stress as possible. The process involves risk but the threat of ivory poaching and human/ wildlife conflicts are far riskier. @africanparksnetwork plans to complete their two-year translocation of 500 elephants in early August, bringing wildlife back to a another park that was once decimated by poachers, but secure now. To learn more, follow @africanparksnetwork and @pedromcbride #500elephants #elephant #majete #malawi #conservation #petemcbride
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