2h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @renan_ozturk @camp4collective // #onassignment for the #MyanmarClimb. Hidden underneath that sea of clouds is the lush green jungle. From this high view, the moisture and humidity mix with high winds for a bone chilling cold. I took this photo from our highest camp at 18,100 ft, the "shiver bivy" - 3 men (@coryrichards @md_jenkins and myself) sardined into a tiny 2 person tent. It's a room with a view but not an easy one to get out of bed for a photo. Our only chance at a summit required we drop most of our heavy gear at the previous camp so we slept in lightweight 40 degree bags. It was probably negative 20. #cozyup @thenorthface @hilareeoneill @emilyaharrington @taylorfreesolo 2h

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7h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale. Kamara, a @lewa_wildlife rhino keeper introduces #Samburu warriors to baby #rhinos. None of the warriors had ever seen a rhino in the their life and some had never even seen a photo of a rhino. Their eyes got wide and they became very protective of them. The young warriors from Northern Rangelands Trust community conservancies have been visiting to learn about conservation practices such as sustainable land use, grazing programs and endangered species conservation.
Much needed attention has been focused on the plight of wildlife but very little has been said about the indigenous communities on the frontlines of the poaching wars and the incredible work that is being done by @NRT_KENYA @lewa_wildlife and @NATURE_africa to strengthen them. These communities hold the key to saving Africa's great animals.
The LEWA wildlife conservancy is a globally renowned conservation organization that acts as a catalyst and mode for conservation. The Northern Rangelands Trust works to develop resilient community conservancies which transform people’s lives, secure peace and conserve natural resources.

@lewa_wildlife @NRT_KENYA, @NATURE_africa @nature_org #magicalkenya #lewa #rhino #kenya #wild #nature #warriors #wildlife #conservation #animals #NikonNoFilter #nofilter #nikon #d4 #nikonambassador #amivitale #photojournalism #onassignment @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa @natgeo
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natgeo A horse at Hell's A-Roarin' Outfitter stands in a hilltop corral overlooking Yellowstone National Park near Jardine, Montana. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder on assignment for @natgeo 9h

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11h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @ciriljazbec // I have been working hard on @natgeo
assignment in northern Greenland. It is a privilege to get such opportunity and document this incredible part of the world. I have been living with families in small settlements, following hunters and fishermen on several boat trips and trying to capture this challenging times. It is a tough environment with very unstable weather where you need to learn how to be patient and respect power of the nature. My work from Greenland is one of the chapters in a long-term project concerned with the human face of climate change as it threatens various low-lying regions. #Greenland #climate #change
#iceberg #fjord #hunting #trip #natgeo
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14h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @BrianSkerry
A baby lemon shark, about 12” in length swims in foot-deep water within a mangrove in the Bahamas. These shark pups will spend the first 2-3 years of their lives living in mangrove nurseries until they are big enough to compete in the sea. Photographed on assignment for @natgeo and on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC in The @brianskerry exhibit, Portraits of Planet Ocean.
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#portraitsofplanetocean #sharks
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14h natgeo
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natgeo Elk hunters on horseback descend a snowy hillside overlooking Yellowstone National Park before sunrise. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder 14h
  •   readingtime51 You are not alone heatherdzur 48min
  •   georgeoutdoors @heatherdzur, first, I don't think your family is made up of low lifes. Just simply stating that every human today descends from a hunter/gatherer society going back to the Dawn of man. So if you go back long enough, you do come from a long line of hunters, but hey everybody does. And I hope I didn't come off rude either. I didn't mean to be. And I didn't realize you retracted or took down that comment. I stated you have the right and I respect your right to not like hunting. It is America. I even said I realize it might have been in the heat of the argument. I agree there are some bad/unethical hunters, as well as poor practice in commercial farming. Its why I support people hunting to feed their family the most natural/healthy meat they can get. You can see in my gallery I love the outdoors and wildlife. I don't care if you have a cheeseburger pic in yours. I just wanted to make the point that there are respectable hunters in there own right, and that there is nothing wrong with hunting, but it isn't for everyone. But like you said, you apologized for the comment I was referring to anyways so I don't know 45min
  •   magdad_karti You should try riding fi jaw zai da @elaf_sharif ;) 44min
  •   serglao @vaskett Вот так хочу, на лошади 29min
  •   flavour2804 Cool photo but hunting animals for game is despicable. 16min

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15h natgeo
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natgeo Photo @ladzinski / Any rain is good news, especially when you're experiencing the third year of the worst drought in the past century. Such is the case with California. I shot this at sunset about a week ago on a quick stop into Malibu. The moody evening was perfect for a long exposure while I watched the waves roll in with @danahrichardson / @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions 15h

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16h natgeo
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natgeo Image by @paulnicklen for @natgeo and @sea_legacy. Species are shaped over time to thrive in a certain environment. The evolution of traits perfected for the cold marries the penguin to its polar ecosystem. While penguins are often portrayed on land, waddling about and huddling together to keep warm, it is only when we see them in the water that we realize what they are truly specialized for. Streamlined, with flippers for propulsion - not flight, capable of reaching great depths and speeds to dive for food. Emperor penguins have even evolved to excrete micro-bubbles of air to speed up to avoid predators. Image 4 in 'Animals in their Environment' series by @paulnicklen this week. #emperorpenguins #penguin #environment #wildlife #natureisspeaking #nature #beauty #underwater #photography @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 16h

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19h natgeo
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natgeo Close up sighting of the Galápagos Short-Eared Owl on Genovesa Island, Galápagos, Ecuador on Halloween 2014 while on a NG Photo Expedition. 19h

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20h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @renan_ozturk @camp4collective // #onassignment for the #MyanmarClimb. Bleeding feet, aching limbs, bug bitten, still open hearted. Here the women of our expedition, @taylorfreesolo @emilyaharrington and @hilareeoneill, expose how physically depleting this trip has been. We have descended safely and now wear the jungle on every inch of our selves - it's thorny vines and steep muddy cliffs, it's rugged unpredictable alpine terrain, it's indigenous people and their generosity. As @thenorthface athletes, we are used to suffering for a first ascent or a new approach to a high mountain peak, and that suffering is a privilege in many ways. This expedition, however, is by far the hardest most of us have pushed physically and emotionally for such an extended period of time. We came to solve the mystery of Southeast Asia's highest peak, but deep down we came for the adventure and story - one that would play out regardless of a summit. As a climber/filmmaker, I came here because this kind of adventure is rare and real; beset with days full of grit and pain, and nights spent living amongst the local people belonging to this land. I wanted to come away with more than just imagery of snowy mountains and heros. What we have gotten is a beautiful unraveling - a trip that has broken us all down and exposed the true nature of our character and of those around us. @hilareeoneill @emilyaharrington @coryrichards @md_jenkins @taylorfreesolo 20h

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21h natgeo
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natgeo Saturday night at the Sydney Opera House after the concert featuring the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As dramatic as all the legends ever said. Photo by @jimrichardsonng @natgeo @natgeocreative @natgeotravel #sydney #australia #iphonephoto 21h

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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @thomaspeschak Reef mantas feeding on the seabed in the Hanifaru Marine Reserve, Maldives. This unusual behavior often occurs after mass feeding events when little plankton is left in the water column. It appears that these mantas are hoovering up any plankton hiding near the sandy bottom. #manta #maldives @saveoueseasfoundation @natgeo @mantatrust 1d

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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @vincentjmusi

I get a lot of emails looking for guidance on how to become a photographer for National Geographic Magazine. The truth is I don't know. I've made every wrong move and mistake in the book but have always felt that you can't learn from your mistakes if you don't make any. So here's the next installment in my occasional series "How Not to become a National Geographic Photographer " #NOTGEO

I made this peanut butter and jelly sandwich, forgot about it and found it a year later. Remember to always clean out your camera bag after an assignment.
More to come @vincentjmusi
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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale. Three male giraffes fight it out in a head butting match in the @Londolozi Private Game Reserve, a part of the #SabiSands Private Game Reserve, situated on the western border of the #Kruger National Park in #SouthAfrica. The normally placid animals head butt each other in a show of strength until one gives up. They look as if they are nuzzling but in fact, they were butting heads in slow motion with a blood curdling, cracking sound when they hit. #Onassignment with a #NationalGeographic wildlife expedition.
#conservation #animals #natureisspeaking #NikonNoFilter #nofilter #nikon #d4 #nikonambassador #amivitale #photojournalism #onassignment @natgeocreative@thephotosociety @nikonusa
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1d natgeo
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natgeo The sun sets on Detroit's historic Grand Circus park, November 21, 2014. iPhone photo by @waynelawrence #onassignment in #Detroit for @natgeo 1d

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natgeo A replica of a 1.9 million year old Homo habilis skull made with a polymer resin emerges over a 15 hour time laps on a 3D printer. The #TurkanaBasinInstitute and the #NationalMuseumofKenya teamed up with @AutoDesk, a software firm to create @africanfossils to show case many of the fossils found in East Africa. Files to print 3-D copies for educational purposes can be downloaded from the site.
"With the combination of new, now accessible digitization with 3D printing technologies, we can digitally archive, save, learn and explore our heritage in new ways" according to @TanjaDzambaz who runs the program for AutoDesk.
An article about the state of 3-D printing is in the December issue of the magazine and online, #JustPressPrint. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @TanjaDzambaz @realitycomputing @instituteArtist
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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Sadhus or Hindu holy men at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and one of the great Shiva sites. It is located on the banks of the Bagmati River 5 kilometres north-east of the Kathmandu Valley. The temple is the seat of the national deity, Lord Pashupatinath. This Hindu temple complex has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. @thephotosociety @theimagereview @natgeotravel #NGExpeditions #nepal #Pashupatinath #sadhu #hindu #sonya7r 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Image by @paulnicklen for @natgeo and @sea_legacy. We all know a dolphin’s ecosystem is found in the expansive bodies of water they inhabit all over the world. We enjoy a brief glimpse into their lives as they leap from their underwater realm and take a breath of air from the atmosphere. Dolphins can travel upwards of 100 miles a day, constantly breaching and diving as they travel in search of food. Understanding the vast distances these pods travel and the freedom they enjoy in the wild puts into perspective how unnatural captivity for these mammals is. Their athletic bodies and social bonds are made for a life of travel at sea. This is image 3 in the 'animals in their environment' photo series by @paulnicklen this week. #dolphin #ocean #environment #wild #natureisspeaking #nature #marine #beauty #ecosystem #freedom #emptythetanks @cristinamittermeier @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @BrianSkerry
A pod of Dusky Dolphins swim through the chilly and algae-thick waters of Golfo Nuevo, Argentina. This species uses communication to aggregate schools of anchovies, then feed on these 'bait balls.’ Coverage from an upcoming story in @natgeo about dolphin intelligence.
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#dolphins #animalcognition #subal_underwater_housing #patagonia
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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @mattiasklumofficial Venom from snakes like the Jameson’s mamba, seen here in Cameroon, may soon combat heart disease. The hollow fangs of the Jameson’s mamba deliver toxins that can lead to respiratory paralysis—and a person’s death within hours. Other snakes like some vipers, provide valuable toxins, including those used in drugs for hypertension and heart disease and to control bleeding during surgery. Photographed for NGM. #jameson #mamba #cameroon #snake #toxins @thephotosociety 2d

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