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8h natgeo
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natgeo Photo @ladzinski / The #Mississippi River is among the great rivers of the world ranking as the 4th longest and tenth largest on the planet. It's a beautiful sight, bustling with cargo, fishing, tourism, and boats of many shape and size. Seen here on a quite evening on old brick shores at sunset in #Memphis Tennessee @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #Earth365 8h

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12h natgeo
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natgeo Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer — After nearly a month on assignment for @NatGeo in Turkey, back on the farm to witness the colors of #fall combined with the most spectacular #sunset just now in the #Berkshires of #WesternMA #NewEngland - #3 on why I'm thankful and inspired to live in the Berkshire. #iphoneonly 12h

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12h natgeo
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natgeo Pompeii was an ancient Roman town-city near Naple, Italy. The city is known best for the extensive destruction that occurred in 70 AD as a result of eruption from the massive Vesuvius that looms over the countryside. At the time the population of the town-city was about 11,000 people, most of whom were ungulfed in the 4 - 6m of superheated ash and pumice that buried Pompeii.

The bodies found at the site are permanently fixed in the position that they were in when they died, where the soot and ash formed a protective shell around the bodies, preserving what was left behind from air and moisture and leaving behind husks of the residents, whose bodies littered the streets of Pompeii.

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natgeo A seat to share above a bend in the Yellowstone River near Emigrant, Montana. On assignment for @natgeo @natgeoparks @natgeocreative in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. iPhone photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder 15h

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15h natgeo
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natgeo Photo @coryrichards Imposing clouds above Indian Creek UT as @highsteph (Steph Davis) climbs the immaculate sandstone of Cyborg. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions @prana @clifbarcompany 15h

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19h natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). One of my favorite photos from my assignment in #Svaneti: surrounded by 13th century defensive towers and Illuminated by birch torches, villagers in Mulakhi pour alcohol on the graves of relatives in a midwinter commemoration called #Lamproba. Predating the arrival of Christianity, it is now timed to Christmas and Easter. See more rituals from this mountainous region of the Georgian Republic (#Sakartvelo) Online (all these photos are better full frame!) or at @argonautphoto 19h

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natgeo Scouting locations high and low for next years big tree shoot—part of National Geographic magazine's special coverage celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. Video by @kengeiger, shot with the new @GoPro #Hero4 silver edition—awesome camera, now with a built in touch screen display. #GoProHero4 20h

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22h natgeo
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natgeo Sometimes you get up early, and everything comes together, like this sunrise in the Green Mountains of #Vermont at peak color. I wish it was always this way! Photo by George Steinmetz (for more go to @geosteinmetz) @thephotosociety @natgeocreative 22h

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23h natgeo
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natgeo @paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo 60 miles off the West coast of Vancouver Island where warm water currents from across the Pacific collide with the cold, nutrient rich water of British Columbia. With @cristinamittermeier and @sea_legacy. A blue shark slices effortlessly through the crystal clear blue water of the Pacific. Who knows what was swimming in the 5000 foot deep water column below us. Stay tuned to find out as we continue to explore this little understood body of ocean. With @aprilbencze and @oren.lawson. #nature #love #wildlife #sharks #picoftheday @natgeocreative @thephotosociety 23h

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24h natgeo
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natgeo Photo // @jimmy_chin
The Dawn Wall on El Capitan has thwarted numerous free climbing attempts over the years. @tommycaldwell and @kjoregson have spearheaded much of the effort, blood, sweat and tears on this giant nemesis of a route. One day it will go free.....Until then, Tommy and Kevin have their work cut out for them as there's often not much to hold on to. @kjorgeson standing on dime edges, holding on by a prayer and looking at a monster fall high above the Valley floor. #duediligence #yosemite #fingersofsteel Shot on assignment for @natgeo. @thephotosociety
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1d natgeo
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natgeo Photo @ladzinski / Red sunset over a sea of ripely sand at Colorado's #GreatSandDunesNationalPark, home to the tallest dunes in North America. @natgeocreative @3stringsproductions #Earth365 1d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) from the current issue of @natgeo magazine. At the Quiricoba Festival in Kala, in #Svaneti, men compete to lift a 400lb bell, with the goal of ringing it several times. See more photos from the mountainous region of #Svaneti (Georgian Republic) online or at @argonautphoto! 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo @coryrichards Adventure and exploration share a common thread of fear and a willingness to simply let go of our ideas of what we are and are not capable of. #sonnietrotter is no stranger to that space...never limiting himself to what he can't do, but instead believing in what he can do. I watched him take this mammoth fall countless times in Scotland before he managed to climb the route to the top. What's your 'can'? @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @thenorthface #neverstopexploring @3stringsproductions. 2d

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natgeo Photo by @paulnicklen on assignment for @natgeo and @sea_legacy. Massive factory trawlers drag their nets on the bottom of the ocean, 40 miles offshore from Vancouver Island. We approached to within a safe distance to look at the various species of birds around the ship and noticed hundreds of rockfish being discarded as by-catch. In less than 15 minutes, we scooped up over 50 fish and could have easily collected hundreds. Other species were sinking and we were not able to identify them. The fish were descaled but we believe that they were Shortraker Rockfish which are one of the oldest living marine species on Earth sometimes reaching over 150 years old. Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada managed our Atlantic Cod stocks to a complete crash. They allow fish farms on both of our coasts and they allow by-catch as acceptable waste. We must demand better management of our species and ecosystems. We must also hold commercial fishing operations accountable for their actions. Out of sight, out of mind in this case. Through SeaLegacy and @natgeo we will be shining a bright light on these types of issues in the coming years. With @cristinamittermeier, @aprilbencze and @oren.lawson. 2d
  •   jakersandtheginge That's despicable. 7h
  •   flyingon2 😶😶😶 5h
  •   bobetchay Grrr.... 4h
  •   jilllyyyy And that's just one day's fishing imagine how many hundred of thousands of fish are being WAISTED each week all over the world !!!!!! 3h
  •   parkerhedges Please shine the light on Old Growth Forests needing the same protection. Great jobs created in taking care and accounting for our planet before $.Racism was once allowed too. How long until we can make this right. 3h
  •   yeteraltunay 42min
  •   quack18 This is horrible 38min

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo // @jimmy_chin
Finally rallied and ran the Teton Crest Trail....an incredible way to experience the Tetons. Skipped bringing bars and went old school w 2 PB&J's and 2 ham sandwiches - about one sandwich for every ten miles. Amazing to see Indian Paintbrush still blooming in mid September. #iphone #ibuprofen #holdingontosummer @thephotosociety
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2d natgeo
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natgeo All day rain. David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder on assignment on the Yellowstone National Park boundary line for @natgeo @natgeoparks @natgeocreative. 2d

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2d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @pedromcbride / Rays of dappled #light paint the #grandcanyon this morning as a thunderstorm rolls in. To see the lightning that followed, go to @pedromcbride. @thephotosociety #wilderness #nationalpark #coloradoriver 2d

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3d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James). Tourist photographing a sign at Glacier View Turnout, Teton National Park. Shot on assignment for a special issue on the Greater Yellowstone Eco-system. 3d

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3d natgeo
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natgeo Photo @coryrichards On the border of Nepal and Tibet in a former kingdom named Mustang, almost all things seem foreign. One thing that does persist is the relationship between mother and child. Shot on assignment for @natgeo #moms @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @thenorthface #neverstopexploring @3stringsproductions 3d

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3d natgeo
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natgeo Photo by @christianziegler on assignment for @natgeo in the Peruvian Amazon. We are here at Cocha Cashu field station in Manu N.P. to document the importance of fig trees as keystone species, supporting a wide array of fruit eating animals, from monkeys and birds to insects. A #morpho butterfly resting on a leaf of the undergrowth after feeding on fallen figs. To me, this wonderful butterfly is one if the quintessential Amazonian creatures. Elusive in its beauty as the forest itself, it is mostly seen as a glimpse of iridescent blue in the distance. 3d

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