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User Image natgeo Posted: Aug 24, 2012 2:08 PM (UTC)

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Photo by @TomasVH on assignment for @NatGeo. Balloon pilot Juan-Carlos gets help from kids after a double bounce landing in the Andes. Low visibility and strong wind forced the balloon to land after on 20 mins in the air.

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User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 23, 2018 12:17 PM (UTC)
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Photo by @renaeffendiphoto // Captured #withgalaxy Note8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Passengers paddle across on a "dingi", a small wooden boat used by both street vendors and regular commuters to ferry across Buriganga river in Sadarghat, the old Port of Dhaka that dates back to the 17th Century. In the times of the Mughal Empire this port became a hub for the European traders for its strategic river location, the city that formed around it was nicknamed the Venice of the East. Today this bustling port located in the southern part of the city services up to 100,000 people daily. As I stood on top of a triple-decked ferry and watched the boats traverse back and forth sliding smoothly across the river, I felt a moment of serenity in the city with the highest population density in the world.
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 23, 2018 10:13 AM (UTC)

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Photo @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
Ghulam Ishaq, a Karachi shopkeeper, didn’t trust the polio vaccine. Now he blames himself for the double misery of his four-year-old daughter, Rafia: one leg withered by polio, the other broken by a car she couldn’t dodge. Karachi, Pakistan is one the last places on earth that hasn’t eliminated polio in addition to Afghanistan and Nigeria. In the last stage of polio eradication, Pakistan has made tremendous progress towards poliovirus transmission interruption and eradication but it still faces some resistance among the more traditionalist communities such as the Pashtuns, as some believe vaccination is a plot from the West against muslims. This picture was the opening of the story Why Vaccines Matter, published in the November issue of the magazine.
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 23, 2018 10:11 AM (UTC)

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Mountain regions respond sensitively to climate change. Taking advantage of Alpine caves, a team of scientists led by Swiss Paleoclimatologist Dr. Marc Luetscher from the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (SISKA), is working to understand how permafrost has evolved through time. Ice caves form through a combination of snow intrusion and/or congelation of water infiltrating a karst system. Often up to several centuries old, the climate record of this ice remains largely under-studied. Today we are also able to tell if a cave was an ice cave in the past. This is achieved by looking for cryogenic cave calcites. These form when water enters a cave, and freezes and turns to ice. In this process, the water becomes progressively enriched in ions to the point that it becomes super-saturated and precipitates calcite.
Pictured here is the view looking up at the entrance of Eisriesenwelt Eishöhle in Austria, with the Alps in the background. Not only is Eisriesenwelt one of the most spectacular ice caves in the world, it is also one of the field sites for the scientists working at the University of Innsbruck on similar climate related studies as Dr. Marc Luetscher. @natgeocreative
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 23, 2018 7:40 AM (UTC)
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North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder

A North Korean sailor stands guard inside the captured U.S. ship, the USS Pueblo, on display at the War Museum in Pyongyang in August 2017.
On January 23, 1968, exactly 50 years ago today, the USS Pueblo was seized by North Korea and 83 Americans were captured and held for 11 months.
For more photography and video from inside North Korea, follow updated Instagram story highlites by @dguttenfelder
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 23, 2018 5:47 AM (UTC)

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Video by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) A scene in a slum that hosts Afghan refugees and internally displaced people on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
For more photos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 23, 2018 1:59 AM (UTC)
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Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova)

A team of divers swim through coral gardens at Keeper Reef, Great Barrier Reef.

It is incredibly difficult to predict coral spawning - a phenomenon that only happens at night. During the day divers patrolled the reef to determine the ideal spot to photograph at night. 
Once the boat anchored for the night, with the moon shining brightly the water column was checked every 15 minutes for the signs of coral spawning.
Full story is available online with words by Sarah Gibbens

#coralreef #greatbarrierreef #nature #underwater #ocean #climatechange #coralspawning #australia
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 11:24 PM (UTC)
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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

Wintery landscape on the road to an EISCAT facility in Kiruna, northernmost Sweden.
Monitoring solar activity to defend us against devastating particle storms … The European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT) operates radar systems to study the interaction between the sun and Earth as revealed by disturbances in the ionosphere and magnetosphere. The system has also been tested for space debris tracking of low-Earth-orbit debris down to 2cm in size.

Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

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User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 8:42 PM (UTC)

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Photo by @gerdludwig. Hoping to rejuvenate body and soul, a Moscovite briefly submerges himself into the icy water at Moscow's Serebryanny Bor (Silver Forest). On the eve of Russian Orthodox Epiphany, January 19th (as the Russian Orthodox Church follows the Julian Calendar) thousands of Russians gathered on frozen rivers and lakes to take a dip in the icy priest-blessed waters. This is believed to cleanse the soul of sins and protect the faithful from evil. According to Orthodox Christian tradition, this January feast day celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan. Follow me @gerdludwig to see a gallery of additional photographs from across Russia on Epiphany.

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User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 6:29 PM (UTC)

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Video by @joelsartore | This highly muscular and robust amphibian is known as a Cameroon slippery frog. They are extremely adaptable and live in very cold, fast flowing streams. They do not require tree cover and can even be found living in some urban areas. Because this frog is truly gigantic, measuring up to 9 inches (25 cm) in length, they are often hunted for their meat. Due to this kind of overharvesting as well as habitat fragmentation in Cameroon and Nigeria, this frog is currently listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
To see a portrait of this frog, check out @joelsartore!
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 5:22 PM (UTC)
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Video by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Thousands of people attend the annual #crayfish eating festival in Xuyi, China. The scale of food production in China is extraordinary, and getting bigger all the time. Rising incomes have lead to demand for more #protein and #dairy products, and #China is now the world’s biggest importer of #food. To learn more, check out the 2.2018 issue of @natgeo magazine and follow @feedtheplanet
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 4:23 PM (UTC)

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Photo by @paleyphoto (Matthieu Paley). Hot springs are precious in this valley in Afghanistan, on the border with China, Tajikistan and Pakistan. What a gift to have hot water year round in such a remote mountain region! Ato Mohammed and his dad agreed to be photographed, shortly before walking back home, down the valley to their village. Swipe right for a portrait of Ato and his red hair and freckles. Looking at this Irish looking boy near the border with China, I find it fascinating to consider the implications on human migration. Think of our history, of all the ancient paths that have been taken to reach every corner of the earth, all the drama and excitement that must have taken place (and still is taking place!). For more interesting cultural encounters, please visit @paleyphoto - from a recent @natgeo assignment walking across Afghanistan with the amazing and humbling @outofedenwalk #redhair #afghanistan
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 2:42 PM (UTC)

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Video by @bertiegregory. A flock of Antarctic terns flutter around the base of the Neumayer glacier on the sub-Antarctic Island of South Georgia. Despite appearing so wild, this island has a shocking history of exploitation. Populations of whales, seals and birds were decimated. Fortunately, thanks to good governing and protection, much of the island’s wildlife has made a dramatic comeback.
It now faces a new set of challenges. The world’s changing climate is moving weather and ocean currents around this island with unknown consequences. The glacier pictured is estimated to be receding at a rate of 1m/3ft per day. Shot for a new National Geographic online series coming soon. Follow @bertiegregory to learn more this special place.
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 1:01 PM (UTC)
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Photo by @jimmy_chin
Hard to look away from Ulvetanna’s striking features. Scale can be difficult to discern in Antarctica. For reference, the East Face of Ulvetanna (right hand side) is over 4000ft tall, making it close to 1000ft taller than El Capitan in Yosemite. For sheer size and prominence, Ulvetanna stands alone in the range. Fenriskjeften Range, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. To see more images from the edge of the earth and The North Face climbing expedition to Antarctica, follow along at @jimmy_chin. #tnfantarctica17
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 11:20 AM (UTC)

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Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl | Anya Romanova (centre) in between classes at the Ataman Platov Cossack Cadet School, a co-ed boarding school in Belaya Kalitva, Southern Russia.
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 9:01 AM (UTC)
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North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder. The sun rises over the Juche Tower along the Taedong River in North Korea’s capital Pyongyang. For more photography and video from inside North Korea, follow updated Instagram story highlites by @dguttenfelder.
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 7:28 AM (UTC)

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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Natacha, 29 – Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Natacha's principal occupation is doing good. The form her good deeds take is fitting in her tormented homeland, where she fights a daily battle to give her country's children a future. Natacha, who was orphaned when she was only a few months old and raised in an institute for foundling children, understands their plight. Her life changed when, at the age of five, she was long-distance adopted by a German family. It was the beginning of a life-long journey made possible by their material and psychological support. In the beginning it was almost impossible to communicate with her new "family." In order to be able to speak with her German “parents,” Natacha set herself to study English. After just a few years they were having long conversations every day. Her long-distance “father" encouraged her to continue her studies and, eventually, she became a teacher at a Montessori children's school, where she learned the ropes of her profession. A few years later, in love with her work and determined to devote herself entirely to children, Natacha, with the financial backing of her German family, was able to build her own school. It is in Martissant, an unsavory neighborhood of Port-Au-Prince controlled by gangs, but everyone here knows Natacha and respects her. The terrible 2010 earthquake destroyed part of her school, burying some of the children and teachers beneath the rubble. It was a terrible tragedy but, confident in the support of her German parents, she decided to rebuild. Every day she takes in orphans and gives them a chance. It was with them that she wanted to be photographed for my project about @couchsurfing. Her entire life, not just her work, seems to hinge on helping others. Her house is home to an apparently permanent encampment of penniless journalists, determined to tell Haiti's stories but without money for hotels. When I was there, it was in the company of 5 other couchsurfers. Her home is an old villa perched on a hillside in Delmas, with a view over the whole of the city. She shares it with a girlfriend – and with occasional couchsurfers! #haiti #children
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 22, 2018 2:30 AM (UTC)
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Photo by @FransLanting The annual gathering of king penguins on the beaches of South Georgia Island is one of the most phenomenal wildlife spectacles on the planet. It is a confirmation of the abundance of the Southern Ocean on which they depend. These birds are in prime breeding condition and are showing off their colors to mates. Fisheries around South Georgia are well-regulated, but beyond the territorial limits of the island a lot of work remains to be done to safeguard a future for king penguins and all other wildlife dependent on the frigid seas surrounding Antarctica. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more penguin spectacles from the Southern Ocean.
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User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 21, 2018 10:59 PM (UTC)

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Photo by @ljohnphoto
“Only if we understand will we care. Only if we care, will we help.
Only if we help shall we all be saved.”
Jane Goodall
Women and girls standing for equality today. #womensmarch #equalityforall #womenempowerment
User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 21, 2018 8:41 PM (UTC)
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Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A harp seal pup - about 2 weeks old - makes its first swim beneath the ice shelf in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp seal pups need stable pack ice from which to nurse from their mothers. Thinning ice due to climate change over the last decade has caused problems for this species, with pup mortality rates increasing during years with little ice. Survival long term will require adapting to the loss of sea ice if these trends continue.
To see more ocean wildlife, and to learn more about my experiences photographing for National Geographic, follow me, @BrianSkerry, on Instagram.

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Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo.
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User Image natgeo Posted: Jan 21, 2018 6:45 PM (UTC)

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Photo by @fritzphotos // Words by @petergwin
New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison (@jhharrison92) knows about pain—KNOWS about it. For nearly two decades he has been delivering and receiving devastating blows on NFL fields. This afternoon, at age 39, he will step onto the field for today’s AFC Championship Game as the oldest defensive player in professional football. (His teammate @tombrady is a year older and among the oldest offensive players.) Last spring, he let photographer Fritz Hoffmann and I visit him in Arizona #onassignment to document his workouts (lots of power lifts) and meticulous health routine (no alcohol, refined sugar, or processed carbs). In between weightlifting sessions, we asked him his secret for playing such a violent game at such a high level for so long. “Ain’t no damn secret, man. HARD WORK, lots of hard work!” Well that, and a lot of attention to caring for his body. Harrison spends about $350,000 a year employing a team of specialists, including massage therapists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors, who help manage the punishment his body endures. One of them is Codi Hoos, a massage therapist who uses cupping, an ancient therapy practiced for centuries in China, to reduce muscle soreness. I mentioned to Harrison that scientists are skeptical about cupping some of the other treatments he uses. Harrison shrugged. “All I know is before I get treated, I HURT, and after, I feel better.” #NFL #Defense #Cupping #Patriots #Newengland #footballer