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natgeo Photo @coryrichards Steam rises at dawn from the headwaters of the Cuito River in the Angolan highlands shot on assignment for @natgeo on the @intotheokavango expedition. The Cuito is responsible for as much as 60-70% of the Okavango River Delta's water and is virtually unexplored. Our ten week 1,000 mile journey by Mekoro will take us from the source to the delta and will facilitate the first comprehensive scientific survey of the corridor. For more images and info from our expedition, follow @coryrichards and @intotheokavango or intotheokavango.org #okavango15 @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @eddiebauer 50min

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natgeo Ridgway's Rail, Arrowhead Marsh, Oakland, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. The Ridgway'a Rail, which used to be known as the Clapper Rail, is an endangered species that lives in salt marshes and rarely flies. Most of the remaining population is found in the San Francisco Bay Area. The loss of 90 percent of the salt marshes in this estuary explains why it is endangered. The best time to see the rail is at low tide early in the morning, when it briefly will come out from the cover of the marsh to feed. I photographed this rail at the Arrowhead Marsh which is right next to the Oakland Airport. The rail is an important symbol and monitor for the restoration of salt marshes in the San Francisco Estuary. 55min

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natgeo Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix// @thephotosociety A drawing by Unika Vajracharya, the Kumari of Patan, made for me at the end of my assignment. To the left you can see her as the Living Goddess, as she takes to her throne at just six years old - her feet resting on an offering tray and a snake god guarding her head. She was on her throne when the April 25 earthquake struck and, according to her family, entered a trance-like state and reassured them that they were safe. For more information about Nepal's Living Goddesses, please see our story in the June edition of the magazine, which just hit stands. The online version can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1IqEtZg . 2h
  •   becca_isanerd All this hate for eachother...smh. I don't think that isxwhat @natgeo is trying to elicit from posting this. Discussion, yes. But there is a big difference between discussion and what I see going on in a lot of the comments. For myself, I am a non-drnominational Christian but I also live my life by moral standards and common sense. I am open minded and open hearted to all. So long as they are at the core good people. I don't care if someone worships Allah, Jesus, Buddah,the Spaghetti Monster, or whatever. Isn't it interesting getting know people for who they are? If we were all the same, what would we believe in? How would we be happy living in a world of monotony. Yes the world we live is tough but learning about other cultures makes life a bit more interesting. I don't think we all need to agree but we should all make an effort to get along since we all share so much in common. So those who keep bashing eachother and others'beliefs and values, I feel bad that you are missing the beauty of this story. It is a strange one, yes but we are all strange to someone at some point. 4min
  •   mojokoh @__yayyo reply me. You're an adult, take responsibility for your words. 4min
  •   omorhpia_zoe @___yayyo are you looking for a job ? Sir, it seems like you have too much of an extra time that you are wasting it by insulting others religion and belief. Is it in your religion that you should blame those innocents who died in the disaster ? Why bring that up? Have you never lost anyone in your life ? Or in fact would you still say the same if a disaster was to occur where you live, and your family are swept away ? (God forbid that ever happen) but learn to respect yourself and others. If you can't say good , don't be cruel to others. 3min
  •   ___yayyo its sunday i have all the time in the world @omorhpia_zoe 2min
  •   omorhpia_zoe @___yayyo aww how cute. Now go ahead and insult everyone since I guess that's all you are capable of. 1min
  •   omorhpia_zoe @becca_isanerd 🏽🏽 well said 50s
  •   stevieandfriends @mrs_flyingdutchman I didn't know Nepal had living Goddesses. 45s
  •   ohsheida @moghaddamfar funny thing is I'm sitting with her now! 21s

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2h natgeo
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natgeo British and Irish Isles: traveled again last week to the Ring of Brodgar on a morning with rain clouds coming and going very quickly. These dramatic stones were erected around 2,500 B.C., roughly the same time as Stonehenge. Always a little mystical when you try to put yourself into minds of the people who built this. Photo by @jimrichardsonng #Scotland #orkney @iphoneonly 2h

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6h natgeo
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natgeo Photo @ladzinski / The last 30 days has been unbelievably rainy on the front range of Colorado. Its hard to complain about the much needed moisture, and impossible to beat the smell of the rain and the beauty that it brings. #GardenOfTheGods seen here during a spring electrical storm @natgeocreative 6h

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7h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @TomasVH. A pebble rests on the headstone of a soldier in the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. A ceremony was held here today for the U.S. Memorial Day weekend, nearly 71 years after the D-day landings of June 6, 1944. #nonfiction #memorialday #omahabeach @thephotosociety @viiphoto 7h
  •   carolinerose716 Absolutely true @emilymess1 13min
  •   richard_hole WW2 was a zionist plot to establish the khazar occupation of palestine. All deaths from this war were in vain, and some people made alot of money. 11min
  •   koiboyz Lost of life in war is sad for everyone. Let's just honor all dead loved ones everywhere and pray for peace and understanding for each other. 11min
  •   koiboyz War war....what is it good for....absolutely NOTHING 8min
  •   erickh2 Hats off to all who lost there life's . 8min
  •   thatoneguy2099 @richard_hole u r right!!! But they Wud call us crazy or conspiracy theorists for knowing the truth 4min
  •   _jz_yl_ R.I.P 42s

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11h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - A cave explorer ascends Titan shaft, the deepest natural shaft in the UK. In the 1770’s when nearby miners mined lead ore from inside Speedwell Cavern they must have passed below Titans great boulder pile, unaware of what giant void lay directly above them. It wasn’t until on New Years Day, 1999 when Titan was first discovered by local cave explorers, and it’s entire spender was illuminated for the very first time having been formed and sculptured in total darkness. 11h

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14h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @joelsartore | Purple-banded sunbird in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique. #joelsartore #photoark #bird #beautiful #mozambique #gorongosa 14h

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23h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // @thephotosociety The Kumari of Tokha, nine-year-old Dangol, became a living goddess as an infant. A kumari’s eyes are believed to draw the beholder into direct contact with the divine. For religious festivals her forehead is painted red, a sign of creative energy. Like other kumaris, Dangol wears special makeup for festivals. But it’s more than makeup that changes on these occasions. Former kumaris have described feeling bigger and stronger and said that heat radiates from their foreheads. For more information about Nepal's Living Goddesses, please see our story in the June edition of the magazine, which just hit stands. The online version can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1IqEtZg . Each of the kumaris in the Kathmandu Valley survived the recent disasters and our thoughts remain with the country during this trying time. 23h

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natgeo Great Egret, Crissy Field, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA. Photo by @peteressick on assignment for @natgeo. Over 2/3 of the world's largest cities are located in estuaries. Through development most have lost the majority of their tidal marshes. San Francisco is unique among the large cities in that there is a major effort underway to restore some of the lost wetlands. One of the shining examples of this restoration is the tidal marsh at Crissy Field. A former U.S. Army airfield the marsh site was used as a dumping ground and then filled and covered over to create an airfield. In 2003, part of the original marsh was restored and opened to the public. 23h

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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo while on assignment in #BC, Canada with @cristinamittermeier. Did you know that there is a species of dolphin out there that has no dorsal fin? These are Northern Right Whale Dolphins and we found them 90 miles off the West Coast of Vancouver Island. They have tiny tails, no dorsal fins and they swim like torpedoes underwater and rockets in the air. We will continue to showcase images from this very exciting and surprising project on @paulnicklen so do follow us. @sea_legacy #gratitude #dolphins #nature #thephotosociety #natgeocreative #love #instagood #follow #cute #divest #happy 1d

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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @TomasVH. Saint Jacques scallop shells on the beach in Port en Bessin, Normandy, France. #nonfiction #nature #coquillesstjacques #portenbessin @thephotosociety @viiphoto 1d

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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block)
The Empire State Building in New York City lit in red white and blue in honor of Memorial Day in the United States. @thephotosociety #empirestatebuilding #memorialday #sonya7II
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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz / @thephotosociety The two-mile long Roosevelt Island is home to about 12,000 people living north of the Queensboro Bridge. It’s also the future of higher education, via a massive campus that #CornellTech plans to build over the next thirty years on the land just south of the bridge. At its southern tip is of one of New York’s most distinguished monuments, Four Freedoms Park, which was long in the making. You can see another, closer view of the park @newyorkairbook 1d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @joelsartore | African painted dogs from the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska. #joelsartore #photoark #omaha #dogs #zoo #henrydoorlyzoo #beautiful 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Flight line USS Truman. It's #fleetweek in #nyc #onassignment #navy #joemcnallyphoto @nikonusa 2d
  •   binathara @bestaem right. But none of them flying on iran. It was a "gift" from the states, over political background. The only contry on the world that had F14 besides US. 2h
  •   binathara @beautiful_buterfly you've served on that carrier? Really? Must be already sometimes ago then. It was still using F14 as their planes. 2h
  •   gab25fernandez Top gun * 2h
  •   love_life_1775 Again 1h
  •   bestaem @binathara Maybe you wanna know that the best pilot of the history of F14 was sergeant Jalil zandi who alone gained 11 victories.he destroyed 4 mig 23,and 3 mig 21,and 2 Mirage F1 and 2 soho .he died in a car accident in 1990. Source :Tom cooper.aviation magazine usa. 49min
  •   lillymedrano @hectorp_ledezma, este está bien 19min
  •   bestaem Forgot to say that it was during the 8 year war between Iran and Iraq 19min

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2d natgeo
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natgeo A #Chinese Ringneck #Pheasant sits for a portrait. While working on a project about the #Evolution of #Feathers for @Natgeo. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @instituteartist 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale. I'm so privileged to be here to witness this historic moment in Kenya as Kenya Wildlife Service, Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and The Northern Rangelands Trust begin to move endangered black rhinos to the newly established sanctuary at Sera Community Conservancy. This groundbreaking move will not only have the rhino living in this area for the first time in decades — it will also make this community the first in Kenya to be directly responsible for the management and protection of this critically endangered species.
@nrt_kenya, @lewa_wildlife @kenyawildlifeservice
#savetherhinos #natureisspeaking #rhinos #nature #wild #wildlife #conservation #animals #endangered #endangeredspecies #naturelovers #lewa #lewawildlifeconservancy #Kenya #magicalkenya #Africa #conservation #animals #NikonNoFilter #nikon #nikonambassador #amivitale #photojournalism #onassignment @nature_africa @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa
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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @edkashi Palmyra, 2008. A recent @WSJ article states, “The U.N. cultural agency, Unesco, considers the 2,000-year-old Palmyra one of the Middle East’s most important heritage sites and has expressed fear over its safety after Islamic State militants destroyed other ancient sites in Syria and Iraq. It urged an immediate end to fighting there, which it noted endangers civilians and posed an imminent threat to the ruins.” The Palmyra occuption “isn't just a matter of history. Today, it's also home to tens of thousands of people -- many of whom, if they haven't already fled, cower in fear they'll meet the same grisly fate of so many others conquered by ISIS,” according to CNN. @viiphoto
#savePalmyra
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  •   w2wbbb Please UN protect palmyra from isis militant. Strong voice from arabic libyan person.isis will destroy all heritage sites in middle East by name of Islam but Islam not same with isis. 12h
  •   nana.c0 #savepalmyra isis is destroying it 12h
  •   nana.c0 damn usa and saudi for protecting isis. 12h
  •   james_aryan U may not see it like this again 10h
  •   aliscooter65 Wow 8h
  •   cmw03_ Isn't that from a James Bond movie? 7h
  •   hossenazem15 these is in a syria is a vere vrer nice plase 5h
  •   sbukhari22 It's a dream to explore the beautiful planet earth🌎 5h

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Outside the"Egg," in Beijing. #fashion #style series. @nikonusa #joemcnallyphoto #beauty 2d

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