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natgeo's Media: Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl | Alexander Kydrin, a member of the “All Powerful

Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl | Alexander Kydrin, a member of the “All Powerful and Great Warriors of the Don Cossack Army”, instructs his horse Tribunal to lay down at Azov aerodrome, where the troop practice Djigitovka tricks, a traditional form of Cossack trick-riding that are performed at state ceremonies. These complex acrobatic moves were originally developed by the Cossacks as battle techniques, and laying horses down allowed a whole army to hide in the grass of the Russian Steppes and attack advancing enemies in close quarters with the element of surprise. Azov, Southern Russia.

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natgeo's Media: Most of my recent aerial work is done with drones, but just a few years ago flying for me was a sea

Most of my recent aerial work is done with drones, but just a few years ago flying for me was a seat-of-the-pants operation in a motorized paraglider, with running take-offs and sketchy landings. You can get a sense of that in this video by my wingman François Lagarde who likes to fly low, with one hand holding the video camera, and the other on the controls of the wing and throttle. It’s nerve-wracking way to shoot with little margin for error. That’s me under the red wing, as we flew over the ancient #romancity of #timgadin #algeriaon assignment for @natgeo. To see more of the world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

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natgeo's Media: Video @ladzinski / If you’re a #violetCrownedWoodNymph hummingbird, rain is just an opportunity for

Video @ladzinski / If you’re a #violetcrownedwoodnymphhummingbird, rain is just an opportunity for a shower. Once the sun comes out again however, it’s business as usual. Hummingbirds eat roughly 2 to 3 times their body weight per-day in nectar, which is a lot of work and a lot of flowers to visit. Filmed in #Colombia’s #santamartamountains

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natgeo's Media: Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo Jaime is an asteroid hunter in south of Spain. With his team

Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo Jaime is an asteroid hunter in south of Spain. With his team there, he discovered more than 3000 numbered asteroids of our Solar System, several of them belonging to this near to Earth dangerous family. Among those, 2012 DA14, named "Duende", the closest to Earth flyby of an asteroid with potential threat by its size registered so far. ‘We are watching you’ is a new fascinated story published on @natgeo magazine this month. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about the story. #future #asteroid #meteorites #

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natgeo's Media: Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio A wintery landscape near Ballstad, arctic Norway. Ballstad is located on a small island off the southwestern tip of the island of Vestvågøya. It is one of the largest fishing communities in the Lofoten archipelago. There is evidence of human settlement in Lofoten extending back thousands of years. The archipelago's Stone Age inhabitants survived on hunting and fishing in an area that was covered by large pine and birch forests. There were bears, deer, reindeer, beavers and lynx here, and the waters teemed with seals and whales. Agriculture was quick to develop too - grain was harvested in Lofoten as early as 4,000 years ago. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #norway #arctic #norgefoto #norgesfoto #Nordland #ballstad #Lofoten #snow #mountain #winter #winterland #hiking #Vestvågøya #Vestvågøy #vikings #forest image: @simonnorfolkstudio words: @tribaleye

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natgeo's Media: @RobertClarkphoto "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent,

@RobertClarkphoto "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is most responsive to change." #charlesdarwin(1809-1882). Have crocodiles cracked the evolutionary code? They are graced with a characteristic that makes them almost indestructible: the ability to enter a state similar to a living death. They can go for over a year without food. They can live on land or stay submerged in water for long periods. They can slow their metabolism to require mere sips of breath and a few heartbeats a minute. It believed that these abilities allowed them to pass through catastrophes that caused many other forms to vanish. The hatchling Siamese croc has a mouth that is lined with tack-like teeth that might come loose when first learning to feed. Today’s crocodilians, from the mighty saltwater crocodile to the dwarf crocodile of West Africa, share basic traits. They are all semi-aquatic carnivores with a familiar morphology. During the Cretaceous Period, when this area of the planet was a swampy wilderness crossed by large rivers, crocodiles had diversified much as mammals have done today. #evolutionhas left us today with 23 species of crocodilian, a quarter of which are considered critically endangered.

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Portrait of a Sufi pilgrim at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shabaz

Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Portrait of a Sufi pilgrim at the shrine of Hazrat Lal Shabaz Qalander in Pakistan. Part of a long term story of mine on Sufism, defined by its adherents as the mystic branch of Islam. Others claim it is a philosophy that pre-dates religion, the expression of which "flowered within Islam." In Pakistan Sufism is a voice of peace and moderation in times often filled with violent extremism. Follow @argonautphoto to see the Sufi series over the coming weeks.

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natgeo's Media: Video: @coryrichards | The value of our state parks defined in game of football. Crystal Cove, CA.

Video: @coryrichards | The value of our state parks defined in game of football. Crystal Cove, CA.

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
Champion free diver Ai Futaki swims below a pod of spinner dolphins in the

Photo by @BrianSkerry. Champion free diver Ai Futaki swims below a pod of spinner dolphins in the offshore waters of Hawaii. Spinner dolphins are among the most social of all dolphin species, and are rarely seen alone or in small groups. These creatures typically feed in deep waters offshore at night, then move into shallow, coastal bays during the day to socialize and rest. The name of these dolphins is derived from the acrobatic jumps and spins that they make, often leaping high out of the water. After humans, dolphins have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, relative to body size. Through the games that they play with one another and through the means by which these dolphins socialize, researchers are able to measure their cognitive abilities. In fact, dolphins have been described as ‘an alien intelligence on Earth.’ In the years ahead, perhaps we will unlock the answers to the mysteries surrounding the complex lives of these animals, maybe even learning to communicate with one another at some point. To see more underwater photography, and to learn more about my adventures as a National Geographic photographer, follow me - @BrianSkerry - on Instagram. #spinner #dolphin #dolphins #ocean #underwater #photography #nationalgeographic #natgeo #travel #hawaii #oahu #water #tropical #animals #photooftheday #onassignment

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natgeo's Media: Photograph by @paulnicklen // When elephant seal pups are born , they weigh approximately 50 to 80

Photograph by @paulnicklen // When elephant seal pups are born , they weigh approximately 50 to 80 pounds. Within three weeks of being born, their mother weans them ( hence their name- “weaners”) and they weigh as much as 400 pounds. They often get lonely once their mom leaves and they seek out companionship. Here @drpatrickavery was minding his own business while sitting on a beach in #antarcticaand this seal decided to park itself on his lap. That is a lot of weight. To see this same seal pestering me while I was pretending to sleep #followmeon @paulnicklen. On Assignment for @sea_legacy. #nature #naturovers #instagood

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natgeo's Media: photo by @renaeffendiphoto // Jun Peng is a sixty-seven-year-old female elephant whose previous own

photo by @renaeffendiphoto // Jun Peng is a sixty-seven-year-old female elephant whose previous owner made a hole in her ear and tied a rope to it in order to pull her. Jun Peng's new caretaker - Pati, himself a refugee, inserts a fresh flower in her ear every morning. Dozens of elephants have been rescued here at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiangmai, Thailand from exploitation in logging and other abusive treatment. For more stories please follow @renaeffendiphoto #elephants #thailand #nature #animals #wildlife #love #care #rescue

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natgeo's Media: Photo @ladzinski / Photos like this aren’t easy to look at, in fact, they’re completely heartbreaki

Photo @ladzinski / Photos like this aren’t easy to look at, in fact, they’re completely heartbreaking. However, the hope is that they ultimately encourage change and better understanding. This is a juvenile #gentoo #penguin, soaking wet from rain and bearing an injury. As the Antarctica peninsula continues to warm, precipitation is slowly changing from snow to rain, with many new consequences. There has been a vast increase in young penguins and other birds freezing to death, due to these newly wet conditions in this cold environment. Studies have also shown that penguin populations are decreasing due to habitat loss and fish stock depletion. Further, rain is also exasperating the ice melt, excelerating an already bad situation. It’s critically important that we pay attention to these signs and make changes, climate change is real and we are contributing to it. It’s extremely important to secure habitat and fishing stocks, notably Krill, a shrimp that nearly every mammal here relies on. Krill feed on sea ice, a habitat of bacteria, algae and crustaceans. If krill is over fished each and every animal that relies on it, like numerous species of whale, seal and penguin, will have nothing left to eat. Now, more than ever, we look to the leadership of #CCAMLR, the council responsible for managing the marine living resources in the waters surrounding Antarctica, to make the right decisions on how Antarcticas oceans are fished responsibly. Shot #onassignmentfor @natgeo @sea_legacy / @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @craigwelch @ianvaso @shanemoorefilms @pattersonimages #ccmlar2018 #turningthetide

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natgeo's Media: Video by @joelsartore | Band-bellied owls like this one photographed at the Monticello Center in It

Video by @joelsartore | Band-bellied owls like this one photographed at the Monticello Center in Italy can be found within a large range throughout Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. The hunting behavior of these elusive birds are widely unknown, but they are thought to feed mainly on small mammals and large insects. They can grow to be about 19 inches (48 cm) in length and weigh just over one pound (500 grams). These beautiful creatures are named for the horizontal stripes that can be seen across their cream-colored abdomens. This photo shoot was made possible in collaboration with the @greenteenteam. To see a portrait of this owl check out @joelsartore!

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natgeo's Media: North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder from National Geographic’s 150 anniversary edition. A military

North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder from National Geographic’s 150 anniversary edition. A military guide leads a tour on mystical Mount Paektu. It was here, official lore says, that Kim Il Sung fought for independence from Japanese occupiers in the 1930s. For more photography and video from inside North Korea, follow updated Instagram story highlites @dguttenfelder.

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natgeo's Media: Photo: @juanarre (Juan Arredondo)

A pit full of plastic balls at La Octava bar typifies Medellin’s

Photo: @juanarre (Juan Arredondo) A pit full of plastic balls at La Octava bar typifies Medellin’s growing nightlife and tourists appeal. It’s a dramatic change from the violent days under Escobar’s Medellín cartel, which at its height brought in as much as four billion dollars a year in cocaine trade. After 52 years of internal conflict, this hopeful nation seek a lasting peace and new opportunities. Shot on assignment this month's issue of @natgeo 'The healing of Colombia' with text by Alma Guillermoprieto. To see more about Colombia or to learn more about the changes that are taking place. Follow me @juanarre on instragram #colombia #peaceprocess #medellin #almaguillermoprieto #postconflict #photooftheday #everedaylatinamerica

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natgeo's Media: Video by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Through the years that I spent documenting the daily life a

Video by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) Through the years that I spent documenting the daily life and the challenges Afghan refugees and internally displaced people face in Pakistan, focusing mostly on children as I personally believe that children are the real victim of conflicts and the most vulnerable ones. No matter what the circumstances are children always manage to find ways to be happy from nothing, just like this video of a group of Afghan refugee children playing with a balloon on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow me @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

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natgeo's Media: Photo: @ivankphoto / Trees line the path to a homeless community on the Los Angeles River, Californ

Photo: @ivankphoto / Trees line the path to a homeless community on the Los Angeles River, California, USA. Kenneth, a community member, believes the trees have supernatural powers. “Down here there are negative trees and positive trees, more negative...If you stay down here long enough, you turn mean and angry.” This photo is part of a long-term project on the LA River. #WalkingTheLAwash, #wheretheconcretemeetsthejungle

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natgeo's Media: Photos by @ciriljazbec / Samburu women wear their traditional clothing to show their pride in being

Photos by @ciriljazbec / Samburu women wear their traditional clothing to show their pride in being educated and going to school. Published last week in @natgeo story 'In Rural Africa, Tablets Revolutionize the Classroom'. BRCK tablets are opening up new learning opportunities for the Samburu tribe women and children in the Kenyan reserve. Follow link in my profile @ciriljazbec to read the entire story and see more photos!

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @FransLanting “Year of the Bird” From a distance a toucan in flight looks like a crow push

Photo by @FransLanting “Year of the Bird” From a distance a toucan in flight looks like a crow pushing a banana. Its body is plain black, but it has an outrageously elongated yellow bill. You have to get close to appreciate the facial design that matches the bill. A blue eye ring of bare skin is surrounded by a bare orange patch and that is framed by delicate black and white feathers. It is one of the most outrageous designs nature has forged over time in the American tropics. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more wonders from the world of birds. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #yearofthebird #toucan #bird #color #evolution #design

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @brentstirton |
This dignified #Ovambo elder was photographed on the Namibian/Angolan bord

Photo by @brentstirton | This dignified #ovamboelder was photographed on the Namibian/Angolan border. He had travelled a long distance from his village in Southern Angola, hearing of a "miracle" doctor who could restore his sight. Three days later and after 6 years in the dark, he did indeed see again, thanks to Dr Helena Ndume and her mission to eradicate blindness. “Now I will see my children and look again at my wife, I am no longer useless.” he said after surgery. #curingblindness

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@conrad_anker taking in the end of another endless day where the sun never se

Photo by @jimmy_chin @conrad_anker taking in the end of another endless day where the sun never sets. 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

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). A pilgrim reads the Quran at the shrine of the Sufi scholar,

Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). A pilgrim reads the Quran at the shrine of the Sufi scholar, mystic, poet, and saint Shah Abdul Latif Bittai in the village of Bhit Shah in the Sindh, Pakistan. For more from the region follow @argonautphoto.

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natgeo's Media: Photograph by George Steinmetz from the book @newyorkairbook Deep freeze grips the Chelsea district

Photograph by George Steinmetz from the book @newyorkairbook Deep freeze grips the Chelsea district of New York City. On days like this, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows… To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

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natgeo's Media: Portrait by @andy_bardon /// After a morning spent visiting the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kell

Portrait by @andy_bardon /// After a morning spent visiting the 16th Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama, we made our way to the town of Selma and sat down with Annie Pearl (pictured), a foot soldier during the civil rights movement who was arrested during the famous march with Dr Martin Luther King across the Edmund Pettus bridge just blocks away. A fiery advocate for civil rights in the 21st century, she met us at the Selma Slavery and Civil War museum where she works tirelessly to inform people, especially in the African American community, to “know your history.” To her, this means tracing roots back to the great accomplishments of Egyptian dynasties as well as more recent black histories which instill a person with pride and ownership of culture. The road from Birmingham to Selma is not long. A hair under two hours due south utilizing state highways which cut through patches of humble Alabama forest. For our caravan of musicians, scholars and filmmakers though, our experiences in these two cities were quite different. Not a world apart, so much, as two parts of a deeply complicated world. Our crew has taken this trip through the wintry south to continue work on @omoiyari_songfilm, an innovative documentary which follows musician @kishi_bashi as he travels to sites of WW2 Japanese Incarceration in hopes of illuminating the largely unknown stories of these American concentration camps through musical exploration and reflection on his own identity as a person of Japanese descent living in the United States. A large part of Kishi Bashi’s vision for the Omoiyari film is to use art as a means to explore relevant social issues in the United States, today, and find commonalities across racial and class divides. With team @jtaylorsmith @maxreggieritter @andy_bardon @thenonoboyproject @takenobumusic /// Words by @thenonoboyproject

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @ronan_donovan // Captured #withgalaxy S8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // A Rothschild

Photo by @ronan_donovan // Captured #withgalaxyS8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // A Rothschild’s giraffe flicks the flies away with its long wispy tail in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Reaching nearly 20ft tall, giraffe evolved such a long necks in order to exploit the high tree leaves.

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natgeo's Media: Video by @joelsartore | This is Gigi, a two-week old snow monkey that is currently being hand-raise

Video by @joelsartore | This is Gigi, a two-week old snow monkey that is currently being hand-raised by her keepers at @blankparkzoo since her mother did not have the skills necessary to feed and raise her. When she’s old enough she will be reintegrated into her troop. In the wild, these primates live in extremely cold conditions in Japan and can often be found warming up in the hot springs there. Snow monkeys are highly intelligent creatures. During a study in the 1950s, researchers observed a female snow monkey washing sand off of her sweet potato in river water as opposed to simply brushing the sand off like the other monkeys. She even discovered that dipping her potato in salt water added a bit of seasoning. When her siblings saw her washing and seasoning her food, they began to copy her actions. Soon, even her mother was washing her food in the river. Over the next few years, scientists discovered that this cleaning ritual had spread rapidly across the entire island, and within a decade every single monkey was washing their potatoes. Today, although none of the original monkeys are living, the monkeys on this island all still enjoy clean, seasoned potatoes. To see a portrait of Gigi, follow @JoelSartore.

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natgeo's Media: Photo @coryrichards Climbing is half dance, half force. Every year, the sport evolves beyond what i

Photo @coryrichards Climbing is half dance, half force. Every year, the sport evolves beyond what is commonly held as ‘impossible’, begging the question of the minds role in sport. How much of what is accomplished physically is reflective of an individuals unique mental capacity, and why are some so much more adept and likely to break through ceilings once thought unbreakable? Canadian Rockies ice dwarfs an ice climber on Alberta Highway 93, also known as the Icefields Parkway.

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Mountain regions respond sensitively to climate change. Takin

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 iconic Snow Volcano Hall inside Schwarzmooskogel Eishöhle, Austria. The chamber filled with giant ice and snow cones is 100m (300ft) wide and over 50m (150ft) high is one of the largest ice filled chambers in Europe. Sadly, in recent years due to climate change, these beautiful ice formations have melted dramatically. @natgeocreative

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // This Southern Ground Hornbill was doing something super interestin

Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // This Southern Ground Hornbill was doing something super interesting. I watched him as he walked across the wet savannah hoarding frogs in its beak. Every few steps he would stop, put down the frogs, gobble up a bug and then he would pick his bundle of frogs back up. After a while i figured out he was taking his leggy loot back to his nest where his mate was probably waiting with a couple of chicks. Under the heavy rains of the African winter, he eventually disappeared into the forest. #followat @CristinaMittermeier for more images and stories from Africa and the world, #TurningtheTide with @sea_legacy @PaulNicklen @EPixNix @LNixPix

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natgeo's Media: Photo by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - New Years Day, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa 2003

Photo by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - New Years Day, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa 2003 - from Living(+)Positive - documenting those living with HIV - South Africa introduced free antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) in the public sector in April 2004 after a lengthy battle between activists and former President Thabo Mbeki and Health Minister Dr Manto Tshabalala-Msimang, who questioned the link between HIV and AIDS, and ARVs' effectiveness. As of 2016 the estimated overall HIV prevalence rate in South Africa was approximately 12,7% of the total population. The total number of people living with HIV was therefore estimated at approximately 7,03 million in 2016. For adults aged 15–49 years, an estimated 18,0% of the population is currently HIV positive. To see more of my work and projects follow me here @natgeo and @chancellordavid #southafrica

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natgeo's Media: North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder 
A North Korean traffic police officer stands at an intersectio

North Korea photo by @dguttenfelder A North Korean traffic police officer stands at an intersection post in the city of Kaesong near the demarcation line with South Korea. For more photography and video from inside North Korea, follow updated Instagram story highlites @dguttenfelder.

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natgeo's Media: Video by @michaelchristopherbrown. 
Pigeons seem to be everywhere here in Waikiki, there are often

Video by @michaelchristopherbrown. Pigeons seem to be everywhere here in Waikiki, there are often so many that some restaurants surround their outdoor seating with nets to keep the birds out! I love shooting slow motion, a pace out of the visual experience for an enhanced awareness and understanding of the mechanics and subject of a scene.

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The Crown of thorns starfish is native to coral reefs in

Photo by @mishkusk (Michaela Skovranova) The Crown of thorns starfish is native to coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific region. It's a marine invertebrate that feeds on coral. On healthy coral reefs,  Crown of thorns plays an important role, as it tends to feed on the fastest growing corals allowing slower growing coral species to form colonies however in recent years populations have reached plague proportions and have devastated large areas of live coral in a very short period. Each night the nocturnal starfish can eat its own body area in coral. Combined with the challenges of climate change, the Crown of Thorns poses another significant threat to our reef systems. #coralreef #australia #greatbarrierreef #underwater #ocean #crownofthorns

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