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natgeo Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A group of Florida Manatees socialize in the clear waters of Three Sisters Spring on Crystal River in Florida. Manatees come to these springs during winter months when ocean waters turn cold. The loss of natural habitat due to development however, has limited the living space of these animals.
To learn more about manatees and marine wildlife in the coastal waters of the United States, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram.
@thephotosociety @natgeocreative
#manatee #sea #cow #cute #oceanography #animals #warm #waters #ship #strikes #conservation #florida #preservation #photooftheday
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natgeo Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer

Massive round rocks, many three meters or larger, strewed across the steppes of western Kazakhstan in the Mangystau region near the village of Shetpe. These large spherical stones were likely formed by the currents of ancient seas that once covered this vast region.

I am presently on assignment in Kazakhstan for @natgeo for part VI of the @outofedenwalk story. Follow a deep behind the scenes making of this story for National Geographic over on my #Snapchat account by following:

@stanmeyer

All my best,

John Stanmeyer

@natgeocreative @thephotosociety #kazakhstan #mangystau #stones #largestoneballs #stoneballs #onassignment #stanmeyeronassignment
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natgeo Photo by @nickcobbing.
Kirsty is from Taiwan, on holiday with her husband Oswin. Married a few months back, they bring the wedding dress for a photo shoot under the canopy of Stockholm's Japanese cherry trees. The avenue of Japanese ‘sakura’ trees in Kungsträdgården attracts crowds during the brief but dramatic flowering. The sight on its own is incredible enough, but stroll around here long enough and something interesting will happen amidst the falling petals.
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natgeo photo by @joelsartore | A serval at the @fortworthzoo in #Texas. #Follow me to learn more about the #PhotoArk! #nikonambassador #photooftheday 11h

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natgeo iPhone photo by @chien_chi_chang/@magnumphotos Graz, Austria, April 3, 2016. No matter how wide or how long we have travelled and with all the excitements or visual delights along the way, still there is no place like being back at home. Everything is comparatively calm and simple but with familiar warmth emitting from different corners of the house. Home sweet home!! #Graz #cccontheroad #cccathome #MagnumPhotos 15h

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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). #Leopard skin and bark in the #MoremiGameReserve, #Botswana. Shot on assignment in the #OkavangaDelta.

Check out video of this same leopard eating an Impala later that night at @argonautphoto
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natgeo Image by @markosian | In the village of Gorelovka, Georgia, Russian dissenters known as Doukhobors, or Spirit Wrestlers, gather to eat and pray after a funeral. In the 1840s, Tsar Nicholas I exiled the religious group to the mountain highlands of Georgia and Siberia. Their numbers have since dwindled. Here in Gorelovka, once their spiritual center, there are less than 100 left. #georgia 20h

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natgeo Photo by @ronan_donovan

Yellowstone // A herd of elk groups together during hunting season on a private agricultural field in Corwin Springs, Montana. The state of Montana has been looking into ways to better manage elk herds that will spend the duration of the hunting season on private lands, leading to challenges to hunter access and population management. In general, the valleys are private land and the mountains are public/federal land. It's a balance between many stakeholders - ranchers, hunters, wildlife watchers, and public and private interests.
See more images from the Yellowstone project at @ronan_donovan and learn more in the current issue of National Geographic Magazine - on newsstands now and online.

#elk #wildlife #yellowstone #montana
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natgeo Photograph by Michael Yamashita. @yamashitaphoto - Every Taiwan festival begins and ends with a bang. #Dajia #MazuParade, #Taichung, #firecrackers #fireworks #Taiwan @natgeo.media @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 22h

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natgeo Photo by @dguttenfelder | A man and and boy play basketball in front of their home on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. This area is one of the most popular for tourists looking for classic cars and the beauty of crumbling architecture along the sea, but is also home to some of the most valuable real estate in Havana. For the next week, we will be traveling aboard the first U.S. Cruise to Cuba in nearly 40 years. 24h
  •   adhisart @k_cliveharps the hoop is imaginary spot on the wall. Havana is poor a lot of things we take for granted are missing in Havana. 2h
  •   roxana.zamora Thanks for let me fly 1h
  •   moishavexasha Good picture :) 25min
  •   isabeldebellino Como es posible que esa nación este como esta y sus pobladores como si nada, despierten de una vez, eso no es vida. Y que tiene de bueno ver a una criatura jugando en una estructura destrozada en vez de estar en una cancha deportiva. 20min

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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @stevemccurryofficial // I shot this in the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which was founded in 1837 by Portuguese immigrants. It has the largest collection of Portuguese literature outside of Portugal. "I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library." - Jorge Luis Borges 1d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A female adult harp seal pops up through the ice to breathe and check on her pup in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Typically, harp seal pups spend two weeks on solid ice after birth, before diving into the frigid waters. In the distance, the photographer’s boat and home for weeks at sea rests in the ice.
Sea ice in this region has been declining in recent years and having an impact on the ecosystems that harp seals and other arctic mammals rely on for survival.
For more on harp seals and ocean photography, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram.
@thephotosociety @natgeocreative

#seal #harp #cute #ice #breaker #arctic #oceanography #oceans #cold #frozen #climate #change #conservation #preservation #animals #photooftheday
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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). An incredibly rare sighting of the #Sitatunga, an aquatic #Kudu from the antelope family. In the Gedibe area of the #OkavangoDelta, Botswana.
Check out video from my Botswana shoot all this week at @argonautphoto
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natgeo Photo by @martinschoeller
Martin: “Where are you from?”
Sandra: "Originally? Montana. I’ve been out here forty-some years."
Martin: "Do you still have family in Montana?"
Sandra: "I think so but I don’t really… you know. I go visit but they kinda divorced me."
Martin: "You’re living on the street or you’ve got a place?"
Sandra: "I just recently got a place. Well, not recently but like five years ago. I went from like three vans to a motor home and then to an apartment and now I’m working on a house boat."
Martin: "A house boat?"
Sandra: "They say what the mind can conceive it can achieve so… I like the water." .
For more portraits and stories, follow me @martinschoeller
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natgeo @michaelnicknichols // image by @franslanting Savuti waterhole Chobe National Park, Botswana

This is one of Frans Lanting's most famous images, which he made for National Geographic Magazine at a time that this incredible wildlife viewing spot was barely known. Frans and his wife and partner, Chris Eckstrom, met and fell in love long ago while he was on his two year Okavango Delta project where he made this unforgettable photograph.

They will be coming to Charlottesville, Virginia for @look3festival June 13-19 where Frans will exhibit his images in the TREES that line the downtown pedestrian mall and he will give a public talk at the beautiful Paramount Theater on the evening of June 15th. -----> continue learning about LOOK3 @michaelnicknichols
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natgeo The year 1922: Men on horseback run through the surf in Tahiti.

Flashback 128 years into photographic history as we bring you images from the NatGeo archives. See more at natgeofound.tumblr.com. @natgeocreative
Photo by Edward Burton MacDowell
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natgeo Photograph by @dguttenfelder, words by Cynthia Gorney in Cuba.

From the eighth story deck of the first American cruising ship to make this approach in decades, the Havana skyline came into view a little after sunrise: a long sliver of land, a cathedral dome, then the outlines of real city, which from a distance was shining. Passengers and crew snapped dual flags of amity, and from the shore, a crowd of Cubans gathered to watch the Americans make their entrance.
Please follow National Geographic staffers make this week-long voyage to Cuba.

Desde el octavo piso del primer crucero estadounidense en decadas, la primera vista a La Habana apareció un poco después de la salida del sol: un pedazo de tierra, la cúpula de la catedral y el entorno de una ciudad de verdad que brillaba a millas de distancia. Los pasajeros y la tripulación agitaban las banderas de ambos países, mientras desde el muelle cubano una multitud esperaba.
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  •   niorow There are a great deal of emotions, memories and love. 13h
  •   chantalamouroux51 Bravo aux americanocubain qui reviennent après avoir fuit leur pays. 9h
  •   chantalamouroux51 Ils vont pouvoir étaler leurs dollars 9h
  •   charletxo I am standing next to this man. Very emotional day for us. 57min

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natgeo Photo by @ronan_donovan

Yellowstone // A great gray owl pauses for a moment just after pouncing on a meadow vole in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

See the owl with the vole in the next image from this series @ronan_donovan

The current issue of National Geographic Magazinne is dedicated entirely to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The images and the text make a strong case for the need to maintain the complexities of this ecosystem. This heavily studied landscape has offered the world a window into this intricate natural system.
Learn more in the Yellowstone issue - on shelves now or online.
#owl #owls# greatgray #yellowstone @yellowstonenps #instadaily #wildlife #nature
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natgeo Photo by @haarbergphoto (Orsolya Haarberg)
The Budahraun lava field on an overcast winter day — photograph that I made back in 2011 for our Iceland story in the @natgeo magazine.

This image is exhibited in the National Salon of Photography that is open until 26 June 2016 in the #Kunsthalle (Hall of Art) in Budapest. My work is represented by three landscape photographs in this immense showcase of 150 artists, which seeks to place the work of different genres, styles and sources of inspiration into groups that "communicate" and co-operate with each other. The photographic art in the exhibition has been curated by Klára Szarka.

My images selected for this exhibition can be ordered as limited edition fine art prints on our website, www.haarbergphoto.com/prints

#iceland #budahraun #landscapephotography #mucsarnok @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
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natgeo Items made out of body parts of protected animals, including zebra, tigers and butterflies, are seen in a repository of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in Denver after having been seized by US Customs. The trade in body parts of endangered species poses a huge threat to tigers and other endangered species. In this room, opened to visitors, some items are shown in order to educate the public on wildlife illegal trade. At the National Eagle and Wildlife Property Repository in Denver, Colorado, a facility run by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a staggering 1,269,451 items which have been seized by U.S. authorities in their fight against illegal wildlife trade are stored. More stories on @williamodaniels. 2d
  •   markus_singla I hate this person 1h
  •   sbasu0 Let's do the same to these vicious animals called... humans...? 55min
  •   friendfurlifec I agree 47min
  •   jedi_tora I wonder how these poachers would feel about me using their skins for ornamentation? 🤔 4min

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