natgeo Photo @ladzinski / Although it's presently the dry season here in #evergladesnationalpark, excessive rain has water levels higher then they often are in the wet season. The result has been an increased range of habitat for aquatic animals, with very little high ground. This could pose a problem for nesting animals in the coming months. Seen here, a small #whirlpool being siphoned into a culvert under a road in the park. 2h

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North Korean women wave artificial flowers along a Pyongyang street last May as they join a group of international women in a march calling for reunification on the Korean Peninsula.
For a look inside otherwise-isolated North Korea, please see the National Geographic pictures by David Guttenfelder at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/north-korea/guttenfelder-photography or follow the Instagram accounts @dguttenfelder and @everydaydprk.
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Mikal Nerberg (@lyngenguide) makes his way up the Rottonvikfossen at 3 in the afternoon. Short days above 69° north means most outdoor activities this time of year in the Lyngen Alps begin and end in darkness. But the beauty, quiet and chance to see the Aurora Borealis more than make up for the dim light.
#Norway #ice
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natgeo Photograph by Michael Yamashita. @yamashitaphoto - Dragon dance, Tulou earth house, Meilin, China. Performed on festive occasions, the dragon brings good luck and scares away evil spirits. In every Chinese community around the world there will be Dragon dancing today to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Happy Year of the Monkey! #chinesenewyear #tulou #fujian #china #dragondance @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 10h

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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). The fall colors of #DenaliNationalPark, Alaska are like nothing I’ve ever seen, especially the red of the blueberry bushes that cover the hills and plains along the Park Road. Seen from the air these fields under Denali (The High One) near the McKinley River surround #KettleLakes, #Kettles are depressions left behind after partially-buried ice blocks melt.
More Denali landscapes from my feature in this month's issue of @natgeo can be found at @argonautphoto.
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natgeo Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // I photographed this young nomad boy and his family's goat near Litang, Tibet, a major center of Tibetan culture. With an elevation of nearly 4,000 metres (13,000 ft) it has a subarctic climate characterized by long, cold winters, and short summers. These goats produce fine cashmere wool highly prized for clothing and textiles.
#tibet #litang
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natgeo Photo by @chien_chi_chang/@magnumphotos Lion dance to celebrate the Chinese (lunar) New Year at Chinatown, New York City. #MagnumPhotos #ChinatownNYC #liondance #cccontheroad 18h

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natgeo photo by @joelsartore | A giant #panda cub who is only 100 days old, at Zoo Atlanta (@zooatl). #Follow me to see more members of the #PhotoArk! #photooftheday #joelsartore 1d

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natgeo @TimLaman photo. The woods at Walden Pond, the after the storm yesterday morning. For those of you who live in the warm parts of the world where it never snows, it may be hard to understand, but there is something incredibly beautiful about a sunny morning after a fresh snowfall. See more from the storm and my #WaldenPondProject on my feed @TimLaman. #WaldenPond, #WinterWonderland, #Massachusetts, #HenryDavidThoreau, #NewEngland, @thephotosociety, @NatGeoCreative. 1d
  •   woodylass Just beautiful. 6h
  •   dragons_anddreams Beautiful 5h
  •   abigailred @lizclarke12 what a beauty 5h
  •   pamelabiery The quiet. 4h
  •   pamelabiery 16. The Pond in Winter, By #Thoreau: "AFTER A STILL winter night I awoke with the impression that some question had been put to me, which I had been endeavoring in vain to answer in my sleep, as what — how — when — where? But there was dawning Nature, in whom all creatures live, looking in at my broad windows with serene and satisfied face, and no question on her lips. I awoke to an answered question, to Nature and daylight." 4h
  •   sandibelalbasuarez Bello😮😮😮😇😇😇😇 3h
  •   yesi_melian Narniaaa 1h

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natgeo Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder

A cartoon depicting a North Korean “Unha” rocket launch decorates a hallway inside a children’s hospital in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Defying international pressure and condemnation, North Korea followed through with the launch of a long-range rocket on Sunday.

For a look inside otherwise-isolated North Korea, please see the National Geographic pictures by David Guttenfelder at http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/north-korea/guttenfelder-photography or follow the Instagram accounts @dguttenfelder and @everydaydprk.
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natgeo photo by @markosian | A man catches up on the news while walking in Yerevan. #armenia 1d

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natgeo Photo by @ciriljazbec / Nielsine from Uummannaq stands next to a fishing rod, which is used to make holes in the sea ice for fishing. @ciriljazbec @natgeo #Greenland #seaice #portrait #line #fishing #Arctic 1d

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natgeo Photo by @haarbergphoto (Orsolya Haarberg)
Water lily leaf frozen in thick layer of ice covering a small lake in Middle-Norway.
Follow @haarbergphoto to see more winter images from our travels in the Nordic countries.
#waterlily #norway #abstract @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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natgeo Nemo Moment by @daviddoubilet A male clownfish aggressively guards his clutch of nearly 1000 eggs hidden beneath its host anemone in #Anilao #Philippines. The male will fan and aerate the eggs for 6-10 days until they hatch. If the breeding female dies the next largest male will become a female, this process is called sequential hermaphroditism. I look forward to returning to the Philippines in April for @natgeo story on #CoralTriangle an area of the greatest marine biodiversity on our planet bordered by #Indonesia, #PapuaNewGuinea and #Philippines. With @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #ocean #nemo #life for #moreocean #followme @jenniferhayesig and @daviddoubilet 2d

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natgeo Photo by @mattiasklumofficial for @natgeo
Like other elapid snakes, the venom of the Jameson's mamba is lethal.
Go to @mattiasklumofficial to take a look at the fangs of this amazing snake and to learn more about it!
Unlike other venomous snakes that have specialized in just one kind of venom, the Jameson's mamba uses a cocktail of particularly nasty surprises. The Jameson's mamba blend is a toxic combination of hemotoxins, cardiotoxins, fasciculins as well as myotoxic substances.
I took this photograph on assignment in Cameroon. #mamba #cameroon #protectbiodiversity #snake #conservation @natgeo @thephotosociety
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natgeo Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo while on assignment in the Falkland Islands. // Playing hide-and-seek with fur seals in the dense kelp forests provides endless entertainment during a dive. Some of the islands in the Falklands have been fully protected by the removal of rats and agricultural species such sheep and cattle. With that small step, these islands have returned to their original pristine state and are once again thriving ecosystems with recovered vegetation and healthy populations of seals, sea lions, penguins, albatross, caracaras and skuas. I found it amazing how easily natural ecosystems rebound once we just get out of the way. #followme on @paulnicklen to learn a lot more about marine ecosystems. With @theWCS, @sea_legacy and @cristinamittermeier 2d

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natgeo Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - An exhausted family catches some sleep at Beijing station waiting for a train to take them home. During Chunyun, China's Spring Festival travel season, some 350 million migrant workers and students will return to their hometowns. It's the world's largest annual human migration, jamming roads and rails for 40 days, before, during, and after the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, beginning on Monday. New York City will honor the event for the first time this year, making it a public school holiday. Happy New Year, Year of the Monkey! #chinesenewyear #springfestival @thephotosociety #natgeo @natgeocreative 2d

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natgeo Photo & caption by @petekmuller. A woman on her phone in the entrance to a night club in the eastern #Ukrainian city of #Mariupol. Mariupol is a fascinating city that sits but a few kilometers from the frontlines of the war in eastern Ukraine. 2d

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natgeo Photo by @chien_chi_chang Chinese Burmese children are all dressed up ready to watch the annual dragon and lion dance performance to celebrate the Chinese lunar New Year in Yangon's (Rangoon) Chinatown. The year of monkey may a big wave of newborns because babies born in this year are believed to be energetic, smart, nimble and many more worthy qualities. @chien_chi_chang/#MagnumPhotos #Yangon #Burma #Myanmar #ChineseNewYear #cccontheroad 2d

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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). While on assignment in #DenaliNationalPark for a story in the current issue of @natgeo magazine I watched this big guy dig up a ground squirrel then swallow it whole! #GrizzlyBear
See more images of Denali and its wildlife at @argonautphoto.
@thephotosociety #Alaska
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