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Happy International Whale Shark Day!
The largest fish in the ocean, a whale shark, feeds on plankton and fish eggs in the waters off Isla Mujeres, Mexico. This region is home to one of the largest gatherings of whale sharks in the world each year.
For more shark and ocean wildlife photos #follow @BrianSkerry.
@thephotosociety #sharks, #mexico #sharklove
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2h natgeo
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natgeo photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Setiel sits in the shallow brackish water wearing a thin coat of mud. She doesn’t say anything or complain, though the longer she sits the more she shivers. Her silence and patience make you want to reach out, offer a shirt, build a fire. Anything to warm her. She is always cold now, even on days like this, perfect endless days when the water’s warm and laps softly at your thighs. She gazes over the empty beach, past the hardened tracks of animals. The village is quite a ways off. There are a lot of bones on the shore. Setiel is perhaps 30 and has been sick for several months. Behind her stands the old healer, Galte, who scoops up more sediment and paints it across Setiel’s shoulders. The mud is supposed to be curative. Supposed to do what nurses in the clinic could not and draw out the evil spirits that haunt Setiel and cause her wasting illness. She and Galte go down for the cleansing many times. Each one the same. Galte paints Setiel with mud, chants a command at the spirits, rinses the mud, and the evil, away. Then the women wobble back to shore arm in arm. A few weeks after this photograph was made, Setiel died. She was buried somewhere near the lake, stones piled atop the grave to keep away hyenas and jackals. I wasn’t there to see it. At our last meeting we stood outside her house of sticks, my notebook open to a fresh blank page. It was mid-morning and already hot. Fishermen were walking home with their catches. She wrapped herself in a bright red blanket and told me she wasn’t afraid.

Setiel’s story appears in the August issue of @natgeo magazine, and is part of our ongoing project, #NGwatershedstories. You can find a short video of her and this Daasanach ritual on National Geographic’s web site. We’re very grateful to Setiel for her patience, and her willingness to share these intimate moments during what turned out to be the last few weeks of her life.

#2014 #africa #kenya #laketurkana #jadesea #daasanach #tribe #health #tradition #medicine #culture #portrait #documentary #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere @thephotosociety @geneticislands
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3h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto: A diver prepares to jump in the water to collect mussels in Pisco, Peru in 1999. For the diving fishermen of this area, 1999's El Nino weather produced a rich harvest of Concha de Abanico, fan-shaped mussels that are a sought after delicacy. An Aug. 13th article in the @nytimes highlights the current El Nino's growing force that is slated to be the most powerful on record. The article explains, El Nino "can affect weather around the world - in the United States, it can bring heavy winter precipitation in California, and across the South. El Nino events have also been linked to droughts in Australia and India, more numbers hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean (but fewer in the Atlantic), and a warmer planet over all." The effects of these weather events are never certain and can result in unexpected outcomes, like the 1999 mussel harvest in Peru. @everydayclimatechange #climatechange #shellfish #peru #elnino #fisherman #diver #extremeweather #mussels #globalwarming 3h

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natgeo Photo by @petekmuller/@prime_collective. My two most faithful assistants help me with camera traps as I prepare for my next @natgeo assignment here in #Kenya in September. I look forward to sharing updates once things get underway. #Africa #naturephotography #dog #puppy #goldenrottie #nairobi #animalphotography 4h

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natgeo photo by @chien_chi_chang #QingdaoBeerFestival a.k.a., China's Oktoberfest with live performances on stages and the sound of Gan Bei (bottoms up) rings out across the numerous beer tents. #cccontheroad #jetlag #QingdaoBeerFestival #Qingdao 5h
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9h natgeo
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natgeo Scottish Moments: Full moon rising over the moors neat Tomintoul in the Highlands. #Scotland @natgeocreative @natgeotravel Photo by @jimrichardsonng 9h

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10h natgeo
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Rainbow over Rufiji River in marvelous Selous,Tanziania where I keep coming back for work. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see an impala taking cover during a torrential rain storm! Covering 50,000 km2, the Selous Game Reserve is one of the largest protected areas in Africa, famous for its large numbers of elephants, black rhinos, wild dogs and other big game. But extensive poaching has led to a tragic decline in its elephant and rhino populations whose numbers have dropped by nearly 90 % since the reserve was listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1982. Please support WWF! #selous #stoppoaching #beautiful #africa #rainbow #green @natgeo @thephotosociety
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12h natgeo
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natgeo photo by @joelsartore | A male Mountain goat at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. Please #follow me at @joelsartore to see more beautiful species from the #PhotoArk. #joelsartore #photooftheday 12h

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14h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale #onassignment in China for @natgeo. Panda mothers are one of the most loving creatures on the planet. They cradle their babies 24 hours a day for the first few weeks of their lives without ever putting them down. This is Ying Hua and her baby, who was born June 19th at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Sichuan Province. I am in China to document this year’s bumper crop of the most adorable baby pandas born at the breeding center. At birth, pandas are blind and weigh only a few onces, but in 6 months they can grow to 88 lbs. Follow me @amivitale for more adorable pandas.
@ipandacam @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #pandas #babypandas #yaan #bifengxia #sichuan #conservation #natureisspeaking #china #animals #wildlife #photooftheday #photography #nature #seetheworld #photojournalism #amivitale
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20h natgeo
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natgeo Photograph by @thomaspeschak A pod of Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins socializes together, swimming inshore in the Ponta D'Ouro Marine Reserve in southern Mozambique. To get this shot I had to time things perfectly. Swimming in and out of the surf zone rapidly to avoid being pounded by sets of large waves. #mozambique #dolphins #waves #surf Shot on on assignment for @natgeo magazine. For a different image of these dolphins follow me @thomaspeschak and check my feed tomorrow. 20h

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natgeo Photo by @stephenwilkes: Re-planned and rebuilt. A levee in New Orleans as seen from above, nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina. The change from 2005 is dramatic: resilience and restoration in some areas, abandonment in others. The colorful new buildings were designed to withstand the next hundred-year storm. This restoration project is a reminder that we have decisions to make—and some will be easier than others.
#KatrinaAnniversary #levee #nola #NewOrleans #Louisiana #hope #progress
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22h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The four light coloured pyramids in the foreground are lake sediments around the shore of Centrum Sø. They reach many 10s of meters above the current lake level, indicating that the level of the lake was once much higher than it is today. Photograph from a recent expedition, sponsored by the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration to construct the first record of past climate change from caves in Greenland. 22h

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23h natgeo
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natgeo Photo @lucalocatelliphoto After a long journey I'm leaving Indonesia tomorrow. I will always remember the amazing places I've discovered like the Belitung Island in Sumatra. Here is Tanjung Tinggi, a wonderful bay where gigantic granite stones from megalithic era are composing a spectacular scenery. Crystal clear water and very few people swim there. I hope the Indonesian government will protect and reserve this place. 23h

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1d natgeo
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I shot these #JellyFish at the #Aquarium in #Toronto, it is one of the most entrancing and relaxing scenes I have every seen. They are not only beautiful but very interesting in an evolutionary sense.

Jellyfish are found in every ocean, from the surface to the deep sea. Scyphozoans are exclusively marine, but some hydrozoans live in freshwater. Large, often colorful, jellyfish are common in coastal zones worldwide. Jellyfish have roamed the seas for at least 500 million years, and possibly 700 million years or more, making them the oldest multi-organ animal. #Evolution #Darwin @ThePhotoSociety @InstitueArtist
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natgeo Photograph by @yamashitaphoto: bamboo blowing in the wind, Omori, Shimane Prefecture. #Japan #world heritage #iwamiginzan @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 1d

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First leopard I saw one morning in Yala National Park #SriLanka.

I’m just finished shooting my worldwide #leopard story, for @natgeo showcasing the world’s most adaptable, but persecuted, big cat. And for Nat Geo Wild a one hour TV program!

National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out more about Build a Boma and other ways to become involved to save big cats!
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natgeo Photo by @yamashitaphoto: Omori, Shimane Prefecture. A perfectly preserved Edo period samurai town and world heritage site, The town is connected to Iwami Ginzan, a silver mine active from 1526 to 1923, at the time, one of the largest in the world. #Japan #Iwamiginzan @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 1d

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natgeo Photograph by @stefanounterthiner | In Finland, particularly in the central eastern part of Country, the "bear-waching” is becoming a popular activity. I photographed this large male - while working for my book “The nights of the bear” - from a blind at 1.30am using a wide angle. @natgeo @thephotosociety #bear #wild #book #Finland 1d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @amivitale #onassignment in China for @natgeo. A baby panda in a basket at the Bifengxia Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center in Sichuan Province. I am in China to document this year’s bumper crop of baby pandas born at the breeding center. I'm grateful for the rare and exclusive access into the world of pandas. I want to explore how an animal this elusive and rare became so beloved and popular. The giant panda was not known outside of China until 1869; incredible when you think about their indisputable global appeal today. Follow me @amivitale for more adorable pandas.
@ipandacam @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #pandas #babypandas #yaan #bifengxia #sichuan #conservation #natureisspeaking #china #animals #wildlife #photooftheday #photography #nature #seetheworld #photojournalism #amivitale
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natgeo Photo @pedromcbride // The last of an estuary: The Cienega de Santa Clara is the last 5% of the Colorado River Delta that has not dried up. The only thing keeping this dwindling sanctuar--coveted by over 50 species of bird-- alive is waste water too salty to use for agriculture upstream. This image along with 19 more of my work on the entire Colorado River and its challenges are on display at the Rockwell Museum in New York for the next five months. #chasingrivers #delta #changethecourse #pow #estuary #petemcbride 2d

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