natgeo A tourist photographs a bison along the roadside inside Yellowstone National Park. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder for @natgeo @natgeoparks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 4h

» LOG IN to write comment.

natgeo Photo by @Spono. Looking back east down at the open road as we snaked our way back up into the #SierraNevada mountain range near #Topaz, #California. Following the snow melt across the landscape with @socialpyramid as 58% of the state is now in "exceptional" drought, the highest on its 5 level scale. #Droughtward 7h

» LOG IN to write comment.

9h natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo photo by @vincentjmusi

Exotic pets can have a rough life. Born in captivity, there is no wild for them to return to. So where do they go when things don’t work out ? Many owners with the best intentions find themselves unable to care for an animal that eats several hundred pounds of meat per week or can kill you with one blow.
There are many shelters that care for dogs and cats who have been given up by their well-meaning owners, but exotic pets have limited options. Most zoos can’t take them and space at sanctuaries is scarce.
Mike Stapleton has 5 tigers that he cares for at his Ohio home. He calls it Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary and all of his animals were unwanted. To comply with new regulations in the state, he is building a much large enclosure than seen in this photograph.
I’ll be sharing more images from my recent project on Exotic Pets this week @vincentjmusi
9h

» LOG IN to write comment.

10h natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) on assignment in #DenaliNationalPark. @elduder82 jumps between islands of ice across a shallow glacial pool on the #RuthGlacier! Some of the most photogenic miles of earth I have ever experienced! 10h

» LOG IN to write comment.

12h natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo by @amytoensing (Amy Toensing) from The New Face of Hunger story in this month’s issue of National Geographic magazine - part of a multi-part series on food and hunger.

To supplement what they get from the food pantry, this family forages for grapes and other wild edibles in the woods near their home in Osage, Iowa. 1 in 6 Americans struggle with food insecurity right now - in 1968 that number was 1 in 20. Many of these families on food assistance have jobs, but can’t make ends meet with current wages. To learn more,please check out the story in this month’s issue of the magazine or online at http://on.natgeo.com/1nvVAsN.

Proud to work on this story with an amazing team of women: Susan Welchman, @roseleen, @tmmcmillan, @kitracahana, @stephsinclairpix, @paulsenb, Shannon Sanders and one stellar man who saw the need for this very important story: @ddimick #hunger
12h
  •   nursery_y حضانة اطفال شمال الرياض حي الندى 1h
  •   shoroog2324 ضيفوني 1h
  •   iamjon9 Then ask us aid to israel to be stopped.. and channel the moneys to these needy family instead 1h
  •   tbethe49 It's sad because it's happening all over the country! One of my friends can't work, can't get food stamps right now, & has only $25 a week to spend on food. 41min
  •   sethanon Obscene. 33min
  •   cjvarela Crazy. I hope when I read it I don't find out they have iPhones :/. 18min
  •   thecollectiveshenanigan Public food forests through desert and abused land reclamation. Then there would be an abundant amount of wild sustenance for everyone. Check out Geoff Lawton's Greening the Desert on YouTube for a better idea of what I mean by this if you desire. 15min
  •   cybae Can't afford food, but has the latest iphone. Welcome to America 3min

» LOG IN to write comment.

14h natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Flying back to #KABUL after an expedition to the Pamir mountains. Next, direction Africa for the final part of my Evolution of Diet story, coming out in September. For full image SERIES, head over to @paleyphoto. #Hindukush #Afghanistan #aerial #latergram #evolutionofdiet @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 14h

» LOG IN to write comment.

20h natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo @marcusbleasdale Buffalo in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia are lit by a lamp that does not affect eyesight in the dark. The park is noted for its massive herds of buffalo in this 9000 square km area. Many of them in this area have been subject to poaching from locals, but thanks to the efforts of local NGOs and local community leaders, poaching is becoming less prevalent as they realise natural conservation farming methods using compost and agro farming techniques create better yields and they make much more money than poaching. This has led to more food security in the region and better education for the children of reformed poachers. 20h

» LOG IN to write comment.

23h natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo The Stack at #Coppercliff Ontario I was struck how all the homes in this small town grew up around the smelting plant, A large group of Italians immigrants move to Copper Cliff for the work in mines and the smelting plants circa 1900. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @instituteArtist 23h
  •   pmalvermi I know from a friend that copper smelting can give off poisonous fumes so living right on top of that place can't be healthy 6h
  •   stealthhtm haha cool, I work at this plant - Vale Copper Cliff Smelter Complex. we produce high grade nickel here (99.9% pure). your cell phone's lithium ion battery most likely has this in it 5h
  •   laestrelladechanaral Contamination 5h
  •   tia_k_ Wouldn't that much smoke result in extremely bad pollution? It seems so gross to be putting so much smoke into the air like that... @natgeo 5h
  •   bugginryan We are so lucky to have some heavy industry left in North America! Keep it up! 5h
  •   bugginryan @stealthhtm keep it up! Thanks for the hard work! 5h
  •   hotcakes117 This makes me so upset 36min

» LOG IN to write comment.

1d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo @ladzinski / Sunset from the top of the #GreatGetuArch in the Getu Valley, China. Taken on the last day of the very memorable #EmpireOfRock assignment shot last October with @carstenpeter @bradleyhenning @rocker_hq @mattsegal @emilyaharrington @cedarwright @chadcopeland @3stringsproductions 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

1d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) staring down what could be a 1,000 ft deep wormhole into blue ice on the #RuthGlacier. The scary ones were the ones that had no water! On assignment for @natgeo in #DenaliNationalPark! 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

natgeo This giant but gentle-hearted Akbash guard dog rests next to me, and near the sheep he protects from bears, wolves and coyotes, high in Montana's Gravelly Mountains where the sheep are pushed by the Helle family for summer grazing. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder on assignment for @natgeo @natgeoparks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

1d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo @pedromcbride (Pete McBride). A unique view of India’s sacred river - the Ganges - seen snaking through mist in the Indian Himalaya. To learn more about this divine river, check out @natgeo’s Proof blog all next week and follow our journey source to sea. @thephotosociety @mountainworld @davidcmorton
#sacred #Himalaya #Ganga #Gangas2s
1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

1d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo photo by @vincentjmusi

Sasha, is a 200lb 14 year-old Cougar living in Florida with her “parents” Mario and Lenore Infanti. They raised her pretty much from birth, bottle feeding her as a kitten. She roams a specially-constructed 3,000 square foot enclosure attached to their home that includes a swimming pool. I’m sharing more of my recent work on Exotic Pets @vincentjmusi
Sasha, like most exotic pets was born in captivity. She’s not wild, very far from it actually. Animals like her have been bred in captivity for many generations and while they may look like their wild cousins, they have been raised by humans. For many owners of exotic pets, the relationship between them and their animals is not any different than you might have with your dog or cat. I’m not an advocate or a critic, I just know that the people who let me into their homes to make these photographs have committed their lives to the incredible responsibility of caring for these animals. #exoticpets #cougar
1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

1d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo by @TimLaman on assignment for @NatGeo. My kids Jessica and Russell (@RussLaman) hiking back to camp at night through the rain forest of Gunung Palung National Park after following an orangutan all afternoon to its sleeping nest. Follow our family adventures on the PROOF blog at proof.nationalgeographic.com <http://proof.nationalgeographic.com>; . #savegporangutans, #Borneo, #Indonesia, #orangutans, @TimLaman, @thephotosociety 1d

» LOG IN to write comment.

2d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Phone Photo: @ivankphoto Project Mi Barrio – Primera Comunión III. (First Communion III). Girls sit during Mass at their first communion ceremony in #Rumihuaico, #Ecuador. #projectmibarrio, #photojournalism, @runa_photos, @panospictures, @natgeo, @thephotosociety Learn more @ www.runaphotos.com/blog 2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

2d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Yearling sheep crowd a trail as they climb into the Gravelly Mountains for summer pasture above Montana's Madison Valley. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder on assignment for @natgeo and @natgeoparks in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. 2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

2d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo @marcusbleasdale Evidence of slash and burn farming on the edge of the forests of the Lukusuzi National park in Lundazi area of Zambia. It is an undeveloped national park, but full of wildlife. It is these pristine forests and savannahs that need protecting from the encroaching farming community who are trying to steal land from the park by burning and slashing trees to create new farmland as the soil becomes tired through mismanagement and bad farming practices. #COMACO is teaching farmers new methods that mean they don't over farm and ruin soils for future crops. They use natural farming methods and the farmers yields are increasing over 300%. The farmers and their families don't need to cut down trees and prepare new land which protects the wildlife and environment. In addition the farmers have more income to educate their children and secure their families against hunger. 2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

2d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo @ladzinski / A pair of nesting #SnowPetrels navigating through a deep crevasse in the #Wolthat mountain range of #QueenMaudeLand Antarctica. Shot on assignment in 2012 for the #UntamedAntarctica story @coryrichards @freddiewilkinson #mikeLibecki @3stringsproductions 2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

natgeo Photo by @Spono. Tom Painter, snow scientist for @NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, walks transects with a mobile spectrometer to measure shrinking snow pack levels atop #PotholeDome in #California's #Yosemite National Park. On assignment with @socialpyramid exploring California's worst drought on record. 2d

» LOG IN to write comment.

2d natgeo
Normal National Geographic
natgeo Photo by @Amivitale for a @natgeo story on the Oil Boom in the Bakken. Justin and Mandy Tolbert live in a trailer in a farmer’s wheat field together with their six children aged 5 to 11 and an adult cousin. The Tolberts moved here in 2011 as part of a massive migration of workers chasing their fortunes in the Bakken. Like many families of the boom, they chose rural Montana to avoid the bustle at the center of the oil rush 30 miles away in Williston, North Dakota.

#onassignment #Nikonusa #d4s #Nikon #nikonambassador #amivitale @panospictures @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #photojournalism #energy #oil #bakken #nofilter #latergram #journalism
2d

» LOG IN to write comment.