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Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Last year, these were the fireworks I watched on the 4th of July: the hill above my town burning. Each year, destructive wildfire scenes like this have grown as climate patterns have become hotter, drier, and more extreme, and developments have pushed farther into wooded areas. These conditions exacerbate another challenge: By not allowing natural fires to occur, we enhance fuel buildup. As the complexity of wildfire season grows and becomes further-reaching, I’m grateful for the firefighters who risk their lives to keep blazes like this at bay. For more, follow @pedromcbride. #wildfire #basaltmountainfire #firefighters #grateful
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Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Last year, these were the fireworks I watched on the 4th of July: the hill above my town burning. Each year, destructive wildfire scenes like this have grown as climate patterns have become hotter, drier, and mor

Photo by Christian Ziegler @christianziegler | An endangered Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) licks clay from her fingers in the Himalayan foothills. In 2017 and 2018, I spent months in Bhutan tracking and photographing these beautiful primates. I found they regularly visited an exposed clay cliff where they would eat handfuls of mineral-rich clay, which likely helps them to digest leaves and unripe fruits. The Gee’s golden langur is safe in Bhutan, but fewer than 6,500 individuals remain in the wild and it's locally extinct across parts of its historic range. In collaboration with @uwicer, the Ugyen Wangchuk Institute for Conservation and Environment Research, Bhutan. @insidenatgeo supported me with a grant for this work. @thephotosociety #Bhutan #Conservation #RoyalManasNationalPark  #Himalaya Follow me @christianziegler for more wildlife and nature stories.
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Photo by Christian Ziegler @christianziegler | An endangered Gee's golden langur (Trachypithecus geei) licks clay from her fingers in the Himalayan foothills. In 2017 and 2018, I spent months in Bhutan tracking and photographing these beautiful prima

Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | A three-month-old baby chimpanzee named Ruben reaches out toward the camera lens @tampazoo. Young chimps like Ruben will stay with their mothers for up to ten years, learning all the skills they need to survive in the wild before branching out to start their own family group. To see an image of an adult chimpanzee in the Photo Ark, follow me @joelsartore. #chimp #chimpanzee #infant #cute #photoark
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Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | A three-month-old baby chimpanzee named Ruben reaches out toward the camera lens @tampazoo. Young chimps like Ruben will stay with their mothers for up to ten years, learning all the skills they need to survive in

Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | About 1.2 million Atlantic salmon swim in the pens in Hjorrund Fjord, Norway. They are fed pellets of fish meal, fish oil, and soybeans via pneumatic tubes from the barge (at left). The lights come from underwater video cameras that monitor whether all the food sprayed into the pens is being eaten. To learn more about where our food comes from, follow @FeedThePlanet.
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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | About 1.2 million Atlantic salmon swim in the pens in Hjorrund Fjord, Norway. They are fed pellets of fish meal, fish oil, and soybeans via pneumatic tubes from the barge (at left). The lights come from under

Video by David Chancellor @chancellordavid | Sometimes the temptation to check oneself out is just, well, too great, particularly when you’re a hornbill presented with a clean window. #northernkenya #kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors
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Video by David Chancellor @chancellordavid | Sometimes the temptation to check oneself out is just, well, too great, particularly when you’re a hornbill presented with a clean window. #northernkenya #kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors

Video by Babak Tafreshi @babaktafreshi | The full moon rises above the historic Boston Light which was originally built in 1716, one of the earliest in the U.S. The moon's shape and color change as it rises, due to atmospheric refraction, causing distorted image and color shift on the horizon. The same happens to the sun. The images are made from four miles (six km) away, using a long telephoto lens. I was far enough from the foreground that it appeared smaller than the moon, which adds to the brain perception of super moon appearance on the horizon. Further explained on “See a Rare Red Full Moon on NatGeo.com. Explore more of the world at night photography with me @babaktafreshi. The soundtrack is courtesy of Ali Raini Music. #astrophotography #fullmoon #astronomy #boston
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Video by Babak Tafreshi @babaktafreshi | The full moon rises above the historic Boston Light which was originally built in 1716, one of the earliest in the U.S. The moon's shape and color change as it rises, due to atmospheric refraction, causing dis

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@mikeshawphotography Excellent...! 👏👏👏

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Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | Happy Shark Appreciation Day! The silhouette of an oceanic whitetip shark creates a stark shape against the blue water and sky in The Bahamas. A pelagic predator, this species' numbers have been dramatically reduced by overfishing and the shark fin trade. Each year more than 100 million sharks are killed worldwide, primarily for their fins, which are used in shark fin soup. The oceanic whitetip is a species that has been particularly impacted by overfishing. Sharks play a vital role in keeping the ocean healthy, as do their human predators. Given how important the ocean is to human life, we must cease this eradication of sharks in our seas. To see more shark and ocean wildlife images, follow @BrianSkerry  #sharkawarnessday #sharks #oceanicwhitetipshark #bahamas
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Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | Happy Shark Appreciation Day! The silhouette of an oceanic whitetip shark creates a stark shape against the blue water and sky in The Bahamas. A pelagic predator, this species' numbers have been dramatically reduc

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@stephenwilkes Stunning! @brianskerry 🙌

Photo by Ed Kashi @edkashi | A Brazilian-born domestic worker is at her son's 28th birthday party, at a restaurant in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey, on October 11, 2018. I made this image as part of a project on domestic workers in the state of New Jersey, to highlight not only the dignity of their lives, which technically would be considered in poverty, but also the good values and quality of their lives in real terms. Sadly, her son committed suicide in June. I am posting this to remind people that there are alternatives to taking your life, and we must find ways to identify and support those who are struggling. For more information, go to the Lifeline @800273talk 
Regardless of what country you are in, saving a life is all that matters. In America today, suicide is at epidemic levels.
#domesticworker #newjersey #birthdayparty #americanlife #motherhood
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Photo by Ed Kashi @edkashi | A Brazilian-born domestic worker is at her son's 28th birthday party, at a restaurant in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey, on October 11, 2018. I made this image as part of a project on domestic workers in the

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@sam.a.b89 What is a "domestic worker"? I'm sorry for her loss 😭

@edkashi @sam.a.b89 someone who does house cleaning, child care or elder care

Photo by Babak Tafreshi @babaktafreshi | On the midnight of June 21, I was enjoying the moonrise from the otherworldly landscape of Mono Lake, California, when this beautiful meteor flashed in the starry sky. On any dark night, a consistent observer may see a meteor every 10-15 minutes on average, especially toward morning. The rate increases during meteor showers. Sporadic meteors like this are formed by random wandering little rocks or ice that enter the Earth’s atmosphere at speeds up to 160,000 mph (260,000 km/h). ⁣Explore the World at Night with me @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #meteor #monolake #astrophotography
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Photo by Babak Tafreshi @babaktafreshi | On the midnight of June 21, I was enjoying the moonrise from the otherworldly landscape of Mono Lake, California, when this beautiful meteor flashed in the starry sky. On any dark night, a consistent observer

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Photo by Mattias A. Klum @mattiasklumofficial | I took this image in Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta, where hippos alter  the landscape in and around this wetland, annually flushed by nearly 11 cubic kilometers of water. By virtue of their size, hippos move huge amounts of soil, creating water channels and paths on land that redirect water. This also creates habitat and shelter for other species. Hippos are truly ecosystem engineers! They also play an important role in this delta and elsewhere by fertilizing the water; they bring nutrients to rivers and lakes that wouldn’t otherwise be there, helping enrich Okavango's plant and animal life. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see more images and stories from our projects around the world. A healthy delta provides numerous ecosystem services for mankind. #protectbiodiversity #africa #ecosystem #engineer #beauty @thephotosociety
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Photo by Mattias A. Klum @mattiasklumofficial | I took this image in Botswana's magnificent Okavango Delta, where hippos alter the landscape in and around this wetland, annually flushed by nearly 11 cubic kilometers of water. By virtue of their size

Photo by Thomas Peschak @thomaspeschak | The waters around the northern Galápagos islands of Wolf and Darwin are a shark paradise, and one of the few places in the world where mature whale sharks make regular appearances. In the depths off Darwin’s Arch, six-foot silky sharks are dwarfed as they rub up against 30-foot (plus) giants to dislodge parasites. Photographing this unique behavior while free diving was incredibly challenging; the currents were ripping like a freight train and whale sharks are fast, strong swimmers. For more photographs of these Galapagos ocean giants follow @thomaspeschak
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Photo by Thomas Peschak @thomaspeschak | The waters around the northern Galápagos islands of Wolf and Darwin are a shark paradise, and one of the few places in the world where mature whale sharks make regular appearances. In the depths off Darwin’s A

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | This is the kind of thing that takes your breath away: on the surface you just see fins coming and going, but put your head underwater,  and you see an “orca ballet.” The whole family works as a team to corral the herring so that everyone can feed. There is no greed, there is no personal exceptionalism, there is no selfishness. If one orca wins, the whole family wins. Is there a lesson there for humans? #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier and explore my feed to see more of our world from under the thin blue line.
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Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | This is the kind of thing that takes your breath away: on the surface you just see fins coming and going, but put your head underwater, and you see an “orca ballet.” The whole family works as a te