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natgeo's Media: @robertclarkphoto Editing my collection of Mummy images for a new project, it is quite fun to look back at all the different types of mummies I have meet. Mutilated by the iron rods of workers dredging peat from a Dutch bog, Yde Girl’s body offers clues to her death. The band of fabric around the 16-year-old’s throat suggests she was strangled. She may have been chosen for sacrifice because of a deformity revealed by a CT scan: a curvature in her spine. #mummies #bogbodies

@robertclarkphoto Editing my collection of Mummy images for a new project, it is quite fun to look back at all the different types of mummies I have meet. Mutilated by the iron rods of workers dredging peat from a Dutch bog, Yde Girl’s body offers clues to her death. The band of fabric around the 16-year-old’s throat suggests she was strangled. She may have been chosen for sacrifice because of a deformity revealed by a CT scan: a curvature in her spine. #mummies #bogbodies

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natgeo's Media: Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Portrait of Matthias Phiri, Program Coordinator for LifeSavers Zambia, which has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world with 31% of women aged 20-24 years married by the age of 18 according to UNICEF. In communities outside Zambia’s capital city of Lusaka, Matthias Phiri meets regularly with traditional leaders, faith-based organizations, school and police officials, and other prominent locals to strategize ways to combat child marriage. Members of his ever-growing circle keep an eye out for children who are at risk of getting married and intervene if necessary, pulling vulnerable children out of harm’s way, providing them counseling, re-enrolling them in school and, in some cases, pursuing legal remedies against the perpetrators of child marriage. The biggest challenge, he said, is the discord between the country’s statutory laws, which set the minimum marriage age at 21, and its customary laws, which allow for much greater latitude. In March 2016, the Government of Zambia adopted a five-year national action plan to end child marriage. The Convention on the Rights of the Child recommend counties set a minimum age of marriage to 18 for both men and women.
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This image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “Too Young to Wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new L’Arche du Photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious Grand Arche de la Defense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriage and the efforts underway around the world to end the practice – including our work at our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed. @letoitdelagrandearche #zambia #color #champions #everydayafrica #red #change #inspiration #endchildmarriage #letgirlslearn #heforshe #girls

Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Portrait of Matthias Phiri, Program Coordinator for LifeSavers Zambia, which has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world with 31% of women aged 20-24 years married by the age of 18 according to UNICEF. In communities outside Zambia’s capital city of Lusaka, Matthias Phiri meets regularly with traditional leaders, faith-based organizations, school and police officials, and other prominent locals to strategize ways to combat child marriage. Members of his ever-growing circle keep an eye out for children who are at risk of getting married and intervene if necessary, pulling vulnerable children out of harm’s way, providing them counseling, re-enrolling them in school and, in some cases, pursuing legal remedies against the perpetrators of child marriage. The biggest challenge, he said, is the discord between the country’s statutory laws, which set the minimum marriage age at 21, and its customary laws, which allow for much greater latitude. In March 2016, the Government of Zambia adopted a five-year national action plan to end child marriage. The Convention on the Rights of the Child recommend counties set a minimum age of marriage to 18 for both men and women. . This image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “Too Young to Wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new L’Arche du Photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious Grand Arche de la Defense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriageand the efforts underway around the world to end the practice – including our work at our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed. @letoitdelagrandearche #zambia #color #champions #everydayafrica #red #change #inspiration #endchildmarriage #letgirlslearn #heforshe #girls

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natgeo's Media: Video by @ciriljazbec / This light... This light that breaks, after a heavy rainfall, through clouds that roll over the mountain range that surrounds the valley where I grew up... This light is why I became a photographer. My room often felt like a first-row-seat experience of the most spectacular light transformations. When this magical light arrived, it was impossible to study. I would literally run out to catch it. Yesterday I drove back to my parents’ village after a long time and was once again welcomed by it . Working for @natgeo is often more about getting to the bottom of the story but good light can help sometimes. 
If you want to see more from this golden light jump to my account @ciriljazbec #Trzic #Slovenia #Kriskopolje #travel

Video by @ciriljazbec / This light... This light that breaks, after a heavy rainfall, through clouds that roll over the mountain range that surrounds the valley where I grew up... This light is why I became a photographer. My room often felt like a first-row-seat experience of the most spectacular light transformations. When this magical light arrived, it was impossible to study. I would literally run out to catch it. Yesterday I drove back to my parents’ village after a long time and was once again welcomed by it . Working for @natgeo is often more about getting to the bottom of the story but good light can help sometimes. If you want to see more from this golden light jump to my account @ciriljazbec #trzic #slovenia #kriskopolje #travel

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) | Fireflies light a road in Sewanee, TN. They are known by many names, big Dipper firefly, common eastern firefly, here on the Cumberland Plateau they are called Lightning Bugs. Photinus pyralis are the most common species of firefly in North America. Their distinctive light is a mating ritual, a way for lonely insects to find each other. They rise from the forest floor at dusk in a swarm of phosphorescence, searching for mates. They quickly pair up and the woods fade to darkness. The minutes that they fly together are a magic time of night. Check out @salvarezphoto for more!  #firefly #lightningbug #tennessee

Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) | Fireflies light a road in Sewanee, TN. They are known by many names, big Dipper firefly, common eastern firefly, here on the Cumberland Plateau they are called Lightning Bugs. Photinus pyralis are the most common species of firefly in North America. Their distinctive light is a mating ritual, a way for lonely insects to find each other. They rise from the forest floor at dusk in a swarm of phosphorescence, searching for mates. They quickly pair up and the woods fade to darkness. The minutes that they fly together are a magic time of night. Check out @salvarezphoto for more!   #firefly  #lightningbug  #tennessee

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natgeo's Media: Video by @joelsartore | A lesser blue crab photographed at @GulfSpecimen Marine Lab. This crab has powerful oar-shaped rear legs which make them very strong swimmers. Males use color to determine which mate they’ll try to attract and then perform a display with their pincers. Mating can last as long as 5-12 hours and females produce between 175,000 and 200,000 eggs per spawning.
For decades, Gulf Specimen has been running a public education center in Panacea, FL, educating thousands of schoolkids each year about the wonders of marine creatures from the Gulf of Mexico and beyond.
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Video by @joelsartore | A lesser blue crab photographed at @GulfSpecimen Marine Lab. This crab has powerful oar-shaped rear legs which make them very strong swimmers. Males use color to determine which mate they’ll try to attract and then perform a display with their pincers. Mating can last as long as 5-12 hours and females produce between 175,000 and 200,000 eggs per spawning. For decades, Gulf Specimen has been running a public education center in Panacea, FL, educating thousands of schoolkids each year about the wonders of marine creatures from the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. To see a portrait of this blue crab, check out @joelsartore! . . #lesserbluecrab #marinelife #underwater #crab #crabs #sealife #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #animalfacts #natgeo #photoark #SaveTogether

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @FransLanting Beyond the National Parks and National Monuments we’re all familiar with, there are scores of other public lands in the USA that are administered by the Department of the Interior. The American idea of preserving large wild landscapes for all generations to come has been an inspiration to many people in many countries around the world, and my hope is that the US can continue to be a beacon. The Bureau of Land Management is charged with looking after many millions of acres of wilderness areas, but it barely has the resources to do so. And that is before the cutbacks that are now being contemplated in Washington, D.C. Here’s one amazing place I discovered while doing an aerial survey of the Colorado Plateau on assignment for @NatGeo. It’s called the San Rafael Swell and it’s located in central Utah; it’s remote, but that does not mean it’s protected forever. Imagine what this landscape would look like if there were access roads for mineral extraction. Add your voice to the conversation if you care. Check the links below to find out what you can do. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of these special places. 
@WildernessSociety @thephotosociety @leonardodicaprio #MonumentsForAll #beauty #naturelovers #naturephotography #wilderness #America #Conservation

Photo by @FransLanting Beyond the National Parks and National Monuments we’re all familiar with, there are scores of other public lands in the USA that are administered by the Department of the Interior. The American idea of preserving large wild landscapes for all generations to come has been an inspiration to many people in many countries around the world, and my hope is that the US can continue to be a beacon. The Bureau of Land Management is charged with looking after many millions of acres of wilderness areas, but it barely has the resources to do so. And that is before the cutbacks that are now being contemplated in Washington, D.C. Here’s one amazing place I discovered while doing an aerial survey of the Colorado Plateau on assignment for @NatGeo. It’s called the San Rafael Swell and it’s located in central Utah; it’s remote, but that does not mean it’s protected forever. Imagine what this landscape would look like if there were access roads for mineral extraction. Add your voice to the conversation if you care. Check the links below to find out what you can do. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of these special places. @WildernessSociety @thephotosociety @leonardodicaprio #monumentsforall #beauty #naturelovers #naturephotography #wilderness #America #Conservation

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natgeo's Media: Video by @renan_ozturk // One of the world's most accomplished alpinists @conrad_anker on a sunset scramble up Pigeon Spire in Bugaboos provincial park, British Columbia. One thing among many that I've learned from Conrad on the expeditions I've done with him is that the greatest attribute a mountain climber can have is a bottomless well of childlike enthusiasm, just to be out in the thick of it. Whether it's completing the Shark's Fin of MERU or a relatively casual outing such as this one, he always brings this contagious energy to the table. #bugaboos

Video by @renan_ozturk // One of the world's most accomplished alpinists @conrad_anker on a sunset scramble up Pigeon Spire in Bugaboos provincial park, British Columbia. One thing among many that I've learned from Conrad on the expeditions I've done with him is that the greatest attribute a mountain climber can have is a bottomless well of childlike enthusiasm, just to be out in the thick of it. Whether it's completing the Shark's Fin of MERU or a relatively casual outing such as this one, he always brings this contagious energy to the table. #bugaboos

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - I am currently curating an assignment with @natgeoyourshot entitled “EPIC," inviting you to use your photography as a creative canvas to express your understanding of the word ‘EPIC’ and how it can be portrayed in a single image. 
This photograph captures a time and place that to me has left a lasting memory of being truly epic.

I was on a caving expedition in Papua New Guinea and at this point we had travelled deep underground following a 50ft deep, 2ft wide canyon passage for over 2 miles. We were the first people to ever undertake this arduous and technically challenging journey. Finally after several hours of hard work we burst out into this huge chamber where the noise was so loud from all the rivers and waterfalls that we had to shout to one another to be heard above the roar. Our journey didn't end here though, we swam across the beautiful green Myo lake and climbed up the waterfall to explore never-before-seen passages beyond. 
Everything about this expedition was epic beyond imagination. Out of over 30 expeditions, it still remains as the most challenging I’ve ever undertaken.

To submit your photos and stories, go to natgeoyourshot.com. Good luck! #natgeoyourshot

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - I am currently curating an assignment with @natgeoyourshot entitled “EPIC," inviting you to use your photography as a creative canvas to express your understanding of the word ‘EPIC’ and how it can be portrayed in a single image. This photograph captures a time and place that to me has left a lasting memory of being truly epic. I was on a caving expedition in Papua New Guinea and at this point we had travelled deep underground following a 50ft deep, 2ft wide canyon passage for over 2 miles. We were the first people to ever undertake this arduous and technically challenging journey. Finally after several hours of hard work we burst out into this huge chamber where the noise was so loud from all the rivers and waterfalls that we had to shout to one another to be heard above the roar. Our journey didn't end here though, we swam across the beautiful green Myo lake and climbed up the waterfall to explore never-before-seen passages beyond. Everything about this expedition was epic beyond imagination. Out of over 30 expeditions, it still remains as the most challenging I’ve ever undertaken. To submit your photos and stories, go to natgeoyourshot.com. Good luck! #natgeoyourshot

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natgeo's Media: Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - The Trola Pass, a mere dirt road, which is part of Northern Sichuan-Tibet Highway, climbs to an astounding 5100 meters over the Trola (Chola) Mountains. Part of the ancient Tea Horse Road between Derge and Manigango, this mountain pass is covered with snow most of the year. For a sense of the immense size of these mountains, see if you can find the trucks along the road?
#kham #tibet #teahorseroad #sichuan #china #highway #dirtroad @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @thephotosociety

Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - The Trola Pass, a mere dirt road, which is part of Northern Sichuan-Tibet Highway, climbs to an astounding 5100 meters over the Trola (Chola) Mountains. Part of the ancient Tea Horse Road between Derge and Manigango, this mountain pass is covered with snow most of the year. For a sense of the immense size of these mountains, see if you can find the trucks along the road? #kham #tibet #teahorseroad #sichuan #china #highway #dirtroad@natgeocreative @natgeotravel @thephotosociety

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Members of the Iraqi National Guard train at the Mosul Dam base, which was home to the 6th Brigade, 2nd division, in Mosul, Iraq in 2005. These men are all Kurds and former Pesh Merga. #kurds #Iraq #mosul #soldier #military #training #deployment #tbt #travel #onassignment #ontheroad #fromthearchives #edkashi #viiphoto #kurdistan #natgeo

Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Members of the Iraqi National Guard train at the Mosul Dam base, which was home to the 6th Brigade, 2nd division, in Mosul, Iraq in 2005. These men are all Kurds and former Pesh Merga. #kurds #iraq #mosul #soldier #military #training #deployment #tbt #travel #onassignment #ontheroad #fromthearchives #edkashi #viiphoto #kurdistan #natgeo

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natgeo's Media: I-phone photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Castiglion Del Lago, Umbia, Italy - Fantastic natural lighting show over the Trasimeno Lake last night! #trasimenolake #umbria #italy #lighting #sunset #castigliondellago

I-phone photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Castiglion Del Lago, Umbia, Italy - Fantastic natural lighting show over the Trasimeno Lake last night! #trasimenolake #umbria #italy #lighting #sunset #castigliondellago

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The wild places in the world are where I find perspective. Always grateful to find my way back to the high alpine. A climber stands near the summit of the North Howser Tower. #Bugaboos #Canada

Photo by @jimmy_chin The wild places in the world are where I find perspective. Always grateful to find my way back to the high alpine. A climber stands near the summit of the North Howser Tower. #bugaboos #canada

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natgeo's Media: Image by @markosian | Girls outside of their home in a village near Kars, Turkey, wait for their parents to return home after a day in the field. #turkey

Image by @markosian | Girls outside of their home in a village near Kars, Turkey, wait for their parents to return home after a day in the field. #turkey

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natgeo's Media: Photo by chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - @watsonthewonderdoodle chases @guductions up a road embankment this afternoon in Fremont County, Wyoming. We're on assignment for @natgeo shooting a story on the sage brush sea - the barren but beautiful landscape that epitomises the American west.

Photo by chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - @watsonthewonderdoodle chases @guductions up a road embankment this afternoon in Fremont County, Wyoming. We're on assignment for @natgeo shooting a story on the sage brush sea - the barren but beautiful landscape that epitomises the American west.

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natgeo's Media: A fiery sunset sets the mountains ablaze in the fabled Pleanau Inlet, in the Antarctic Peninsula. We are working towards a network of MPAs in this area that will protect the abundant wildlife from the effects of the large krill fishery. Through collaboration with #CCAMLR. 
Shot on #assignment for @natgeo, @natgeopristineseas with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @craigwelch 
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A fiery sunset sets the mountains ablaze in the fabled Pleanau Inlet, in the Antarctic Peninsula. We are working towards a network of MPAs in this area that will protect the abundant wildlife from the effects of the large krill fishery. Through collaboration with #CCAMLR. Shot on #assignmentfor @natgeo, @natgeopristineseas with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @craigwelch #followme@cristinamittermeier for more icy landscapes and other wonders of our amazing world. * * * #stopclimatechange| #saveouroceans | #watersedge | #nature

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natgeo's Media: @natgeo @stevewinterphoto 
Did you know that African lions are the only cats that live in groups, called prides. All of the females you see in a pride are related. Young male cubs like the one at the back of this photo leave their pride when they are about 2-3 years old, while females stay. Lion prides usually feature one or two males, a dozen or more female lionesses and a few cubs, but in rare cases can number 25 or 30 members! That’s a lot of mouths to feed! 
Big cats like this young African lion have fascinated me for over 25 years since my first jaguar story for @natgeo magazine. It is our responsibility to give the next generation of big cats a fighting chance in the wild. National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is working towards the conservation of African lions, leopards and cheetahs across Africa. Increasing anti-poaching efforts, installing protective bomas to stop lion-cattle conflict and monitoring big cats numbers with camera traps. Visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative/ to find out how you can help save big cats today, and remember by saving apex predators like lions and tigers we keep ecosystems balanced and healthy! 
Follow me @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #lion @africanparksnetwork
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Did you know that African lions are the only cats that live in groups, called prides. All of the females you see in a pride are related. Young male cubs like the one at the back of this photo leave their pride when they are about 2-3 years old, while females stay. Lion prides usually feature one or two males, a dozen or more female lionesses and a few cubs, but in rare cases can number 25 or 30 members! That’s a lot of mouths to feed! Big cats like this young African lion have fascinated me for over 25 years since my first jaguar story for @natgeo magazine. It is our responsibility to give the next generation of big cats a fighting chance in the wild. National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is working towards the conservation of African lions, leopards and cheetahs across Africa. Increasing anti-poaching efforts, installing protective bomas to stop lion-cattle conflict and monitoring big cats numbers with camera traps. Visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative/ to find out how you can help save big cats today, and remember by saving apex predators like lions and tigers we keep ecosystems balanced and healthy! Follow me @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive@ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #natgeocreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #lion @africanparksnetwork
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natgeo's Media: Photo by @TimLaman. I got to play @SteveWinterPhoto for a day and be a big cat photographer as we staked out this leopard and waited for it to come down from his tree at dusk. Such a beautiful animal, and super exciting to see him. I can understand Steve’s obsession with the big cats, and please support efforts to conserve these magnificent animals. To see some seriously original leopard and other big cat images, go check out @SteveWinterPhoto. #Serengeti, #Tanzania, #Leopard, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

Photo by @TimLaman. I got to play @SteveWinterPhoto for a day and be a big cat photographer as we staked out this leopard and waited for it to come down from his tree at dusk. Such a beautiful animal, and super exciting to see him. I can understand Steve’s obsession with the big cats, and please support efforts to conserve these magnificent animals. To see some seriously original leopard and other big cat images, go check out @SteveWinterPhoto. #Serengeti, #Tanzania, #Leopard, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

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natgeo's Media: Image by @joelsartore | This #pollinatormonday is all about keeping our pollinators happy and healthy. As farmers become more efficient at eliminating all plants other than corn, beans and wheat from their fields, there are fewer and fewer places for milkweed and nectar-bearing plants to grow. Important pollinating insects like the butterflies and bees need these plants in order to survive. Without these pollinators, we lose much of our ability to grow the fruit and vegetables we eat.
That's why it's so important that homeowners step and 'get growing' now in their backyards by planting a pollinator garden, and taking care of lawns and gardens organically. You'll be amazed at the results, and the good feeling you get knowing that you're doing your part in helping to preserve biodiversity right at home. And remember, “organic” means no chemicals should be used on your lawn like pesticides or weed killers. These not only kill plants and animals, but are detrimental to your health too as the chemicals migrate away from your yard and into groundwater. It’s time to get planting, and get natural. What are you waiting for?
Keep on posting your pollinator garden and monarch pictures with the hashtag #pollinatorhero and see what we can #SaveTogether!
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Image by @joelsartore | This #pollinatormonday is all about keeping our pollinators happy and healthy. As farmers become more efficient at eliminating all plants other than corn, beans and wheat from their fields, there are fewer and fewer places for milkweed and nectar-bearing plants to grow. Important pollinating insects like the butterflies and bees need these plants in order to survive. Without these pollinators, we lose much of our ability to grow the fruit and vegetables we eat. That's why it's so important that homeowners step and 'get growing' now in their backyards by planting a pollinator garden, and taking care of lawns and gardens organically. You'll be amazed at the results, and the good feeling you get knowing that you're doing your part in helping to preserve biodiversity right at home. And remember, “organic” means no chemicals should be used on your lawn like pesticides or weed killers. These not only kill plants and animals, but are detrimental to your health too as the chemicals migrate away from your yard and into groundwater. It’s time to get planting, and get natural. What are you waiting for? Keep on posting your pollinator garden and monarch pictures with the hashtag #pollinatorhero and see what we can #SaveTogether! . . #pollinators #butterflies #blue #wings #closeup #macro #pesticides #conservation #animalconservation #organic #gardening #photoark #natgeo

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @BrianSkerry.

A Mako Shark cruises through the blue waves of San Diego, CA; its dorsal fin not even breaking the surface. 
Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts of up to 60 mph. Of all shark species, they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. 
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. 
Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo.

And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating, check out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. 
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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Mako Shark cruises through the blue waves of San Diego, CA; its dorsal fin not even breaking the surface. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts of up to 60 mph. Of all shark species, they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo. And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating, check out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. #shark #mako #makoshark #underwater #photography #conservation #preservation #underwaterphoto #natgeo #nationalgeographic #follow #onassignment #sharks #savesharks #newzealand #nz #photooftheday #oceanambassador

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @FransLanting On assignment for @NatGeo, we backpacked into a remote canyon in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a backcountry ranger from the Bureau of Land Management. We were impressed with his knowledge and amazed to learn that he was the only person employed by BLM as “boots on the ground” to patrol a vast area. Protecting natural landscapes is critical, but having enough people to look after them is just as important. As Washington, D.C. contemplates cutbacks to the stewardship of our protected areas, it’s sobering to know how few resources we dedicate even now to looking after some of the most iconic landscapes in North America, if not the world. Can’t we do better? Check some of the links below to add your voice to the conversation. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of special places in the American West.

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Photo by @FransLanting On assignment for @NatGeo, we backpacked into a remote canyon in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a backcountry ranger from the Bureau of Land Management. We were impressed with his knowledge and amazed to learn that he was the only person employed by BLM as “boots on the ground” to patrol a vast area. Protecting natural landscapes is critical, but having enough people to look after them is just as important. As Washington, D.C. contemplates cutbacks to the stewardship of our protected areas, it’s sobering to know how few resources we dedicate even now to looking after some of the most iconic landscapes in North America, if not the world. Can’t we do better? Check some of the links below to add your voice to the conversation. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of special places in the American West. @WildernessSociety @thephotosociety @leonardodicaprio #monumentsforall #beauty #naturelovers #naturephotography #wilderness #America #Conservation

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Sea stacks, known as Rauks on the Fårö and Gotland Islands in the Baltic Sea were formed from limestone erosion during the Ice age. These geological formations rival modern art sculpture in their ability to evoke a multitude of images in our minds . #followme @irablockphoto to see more of my photos @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #rauks #gotland #Fårö #seastacks #balticsea #geology

Photo by@irablockphoto (Ira Block) Sea stacks, known as Rauks on the Fårö and Gotland Islands in the Baltic Sea were formed from limestone erosion during the Ice age. These geological formations rival modern art sculpture in their ability to evoke a multitude of images in our minds . #followme@irablockphoto to see more of my photos @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #rauks #gotland #fårö #seastacks #balticsea #geology

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @renan_ozturk // A tobacco farmer in Viñales Cuba, taking refuge from the mid-day summer heat. Shooting cultural portraits is something I've become fascinated with recently as a process of interaction and inherently learning more about myself as well as others. In places like Nepal where I speak the language it's much easier for me but since my Spanish is slim to none, Cuba was much more intimidating. I'm normally very timid and shy but in these types of situations it takes a sort of 'practiced courage' to connect with a stranger and raise your lens in a way that feels right. I'd say a third of the folks I approached were not into it and you have to respect that immediately. Most of the time it's nonverbal eye-contact or body language and you would be surprised how many people are actually delighted to give their time for a photo. Ideally I have time to be in a space for a long time and the subjects become used to my presence before taking a single shot. Capturing portraits of humanity whether it's your closest loved one or a stranger on the street is a practice that can teach you a lot about yourself. w/ @taylorfreesolo #cuba

Photo by @renan_ozturk // A tobacco farmer in Viñales Cuba, taking refuge from the mid-day summer heat. Shooting cultural portraits is something I've become fascinated with recently as a process of interaction and inherently learning more about myself as well as others. In places like Nepal where I speak the language it's much easier for me but since my Spanish is slim to none, Cuba was much more intimidating. I'm normally very timid and shy but in these types of situations it takes a sort of 'practiced courage' to connect with a stranger and raise your lens in a way that feels right. I'd say a third of the folks I approached were not into it and you have to respect that immediately. Most of the time it's nonverbal eye-contact or body language and you would be surprised how many people are actually delighted to give their time for a photo. Ideally I have time to be in a space for a long time and the subjects become used to my presence before taking a single shot. Capturing portraits of humanity whether it's your closest loved one or a stranger on the street is a practice that can teach you a lot about yourself. w/ @taylorfreesolo #cuba

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - The Maasai giraffe, also called Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest species of giraffe native to East Africa, also the tallest land mammal. The Masai giraffe can be found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. It has distinctive, irregular, jagged, star-like blotches which extend to the hooves. A median lump is usually present in males.
All giraffes are considered vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Masai giraffe population declined 52% in recent decades. Overall, the approximate number of all populations accumulate to 32,550 in the wild. #serengeti #tanzania #giraffe #park #masaigiraffe #wild

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - The Maasai giraffe, also called Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest species of giraffe native to East Africa, also the tallest land mammal. The Masai giraffe can be found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. It has distinctive, irregular, jagged, star-like blotches which extend to the hooves. A median lump is usually present in males. All giraffes are considered vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Masai giraffe population declined 52% in recent decades. Overall, the approximate number of all populations accumulate to 32,550 in the wild. #serengeti #tanzania #giraffe #park #masaigiraffe #wild

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natgeo's Media: Photograph by: @cristinamittermeier // A group of Gentoo penguins huddles in a snow storm to stay warm. Of all the different types of penguins, these to me, are the most entertaining. Their sassy curiosity and intelligent demeanour make them fun to photograph. Their survival is threatened by climate change because, without healthy and abundant sea ice, they cannot survive. 
Shot on #assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @craigwelch 
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Photograph by: @cristinamittermeier // A group of Gentoo penguins huddles in a snow storm to stay warm. Of all the different types of penguins, these to me, are the most entertaining. Their sassy curiosity and intelligent demeanour make them fun to photograph. Their survival is threatened by climate change because, without healthy and abundant sea ice, they cannot survive. Shot on #assignmentfor @natgeo with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @craigwelch #followme@cristinamittermeier for more insight into my experiences and thoughts when photographing penguins and other interesting animals. * * * #stopclimatechange| #saveouroceans | #watersedge | #nature

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Garbage burns at a dump in Erbil, Iraq in 2003. #kurds #Iraq #smoke #tbt #travel #onassignment #ontheroad #fromthearchives #edkashi #viiphoto #kurdistan #natgeo

Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Garbage burns at a dump in Erbil, Iraq in 2003. #kurds #iraq #smoke #tbt #travel #onassignment #ontheroad #fromthearchives #edkashi #viiphoto #kurdistan #natgeo

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The view from the Jungfraujoch Sphinx observatory in Switzerland is breathtaking. It's lofty location is dramatic and extremely exposed. These two photographs, taken from the viewing platform show the upper half of the Aletsch glacier, the largest glacial system in the Alps along with the observatory itself, during a cloudless night sky full of stars. Each time I visit this mass of ice, I am drawn more and more to its dwindling size. Glaciologists predict that by the year 2050, there will no longer be any glaciers in the European Alps. A sobering thought. We're here in Switzerland as part of a National Geographic Student Expedition. 
#natgeostudentexpeditions

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The view from the Jungfraujoch Sphinx observatory in Switzerland is breathtaking. It's lofty location is dramatic and extremely exposed. These two photographs, taken from the viewing platform show the upper half of the Aletsch glacier, the largest glacial system in the Alps along with the observatory itself, during a cloudless night sky full of stars. Each time I visit this mass of ice, I am drawn more and more to its dwindling size. Glaciologists predict that by the year 2050, there will no longer be any glaciers in the European Alps. A sobering thought. We're here in Switzerland as part of a National Geographic Student Expedition. #natgeostudentexpeditions

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natgeo's Media: Photo @pedromcbride // A last look at a smoke-filled sunset across Majete Game Reserve in Malawi. This wildlife reserve has become a protected island for wildlife in Africa. @africanparksnetwork #majete #500elephants #malawi

Photo @pedromcbride // A last look at a smoke-filled sunset across Majete Game Reserve in Malawi. This wildlife reserve has become a protected island for wildlife in Africa. @africanparksnetwork #majete #500elephants #malawi

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @mattiasklumofficial for @natgeo The Illusive and deadly Rhinoceros viper, is, in my opinion, one of the world's coolest looking snakes! It uses its amazing camouflage and stealth to ambush prey. 
Go to @mattiasklumofficial to a see a video of how I took this photo. By protecting rainforest and other ecosystems as well as their inhabitants and by using natures wealth sustainably we secure a healthier planet and future for humanity! Shot in the Republic of Congo for @natgeo #congo #deadly #venom #rhinocerosviper #bestjobintheworld #conservation #science #molecular #snake #medicin #photooftheday @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial for @natgeo The Illusive and deadly Rhinoceros viper, is, in my opinion, one of the world's coolest looking snakes! It uses its amazing camouflage and stealth to ambush prey. Go to @mattiasklumofficial to a see a video of how I took this photo. By protecting rainforest and other ecosystems as well as their inhabitants and by using natures wealth sustainably we secure a healthier planet and future for humanity! Shot in the Republic of Congo for @natgeo #congo #deadly #venom #rhinocerosviper #bestjobintheworld #conservation #science #molecular #snake #medicin #photooftheday @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov

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natgeo's Media: Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix @tooyoungtowed // Eight-year-old brides, Tehani and Ghada, begin preparations for a family meal at their home outside Hajjah, Yemen. Child marriage has long been an issue in Yemen, one of the few countries in the region without a legal minimum age of marriage. Attempts to set 18 as the minimum marrying age collapsed with the outbreak of the conflict in 2015 and it is estimated that, now, child marriage rates could be much higher. A UNFPA-INTERSOS assessment, which interviewed over 250 community members, local leaders and survivors of child marriage for insight into how families are coping with the conflict, stated that most participants “were of the opinion that child marriage has increased in their community. They all stated that the conflict pushed the practice,” according to the assessment’s findings. While more comprehensive assessments are difficult to do in conflict situations, the report also suggests that girls are being married off even younger. Of the child marriage survivors interviewed in the northern part of the country, 72 per cent were married between ages 13 and 15. Of those in the south, 62 per cent were married before age 16.
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This image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “Too Young to Wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new L’Arche du Photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious Grand Arche de la Defense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo, including this one. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriage and the efforts underway around the world to end the practice, which occurs in more than 50 countries spanning many cultures and religions. It also includes information about our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed, which seeks to protect girls' rights and #endchildmarriage. @letoitdelagrandearche #girls #child #conflict #color #letgirlslearn

Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix @tooyoungtowed // Eight-year-old brides, Tehani and Ghada, begin preparations for a family meal at their home outside Hajjah, Yemen. Child marriage has long been an issue in Yemen, one of the few countries in the region without a legal minimum age of marriage. Attempts to set 18 as the minimum marrying age collapsed with the outbreak of the conflict in 2015 and it is estimated that, now, child marriage rates could be much higher. A UNFPA-INTERSOS assessment, which interviewed over 250 community members, local leaders and survivors of child marriage for insight into how families are coping with the conflict, stated that most participants “were of the opinion that child marriage has increased in their community. They all stated that the conflict pushed the practice,” according to the assessment’s findings. While more comprehensive assessments are difficult to do in conflict situations, the report also suggests that girls are being married off even younger. Of the child marriage survivors interviewed in the northern part of the country, 72 per cent were married between ages 13 and 15. Of those in the south, 62 per cent were married before age 16. . This image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “Too Young to Wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new L’Arche du Photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious Grand Arche de la Defense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignmentfor @natgeo, including this one. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriageand the efforts underway around the world to end the practice, which occurs in more than 50 countries spanning many cultures and religions. It also includes information about our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed, which seeks to protect girls' rights and #endchildmarriage. @letoitdelagrandearche #girls #child #conflict #color #letgirlslearn

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natgeo's Media: Video by @joelsartore | Although incredibly vibrant and bold in color, the veiled chameleon would be almost impossible to see amongst the dense leaves of highly vegetated parts of the Arabian peninsula where it’s found. They’re quite shy around other, bigger species and may curl up into the fetal position when frightened. However, veiled chameleons (especially males) can get very aggressive toward one another. During breeding season, males perform for females by doing a courtship dance involving head rolls and chin rubs.
To see a portrait of this chameleon, check out @joelsartore!
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Video by @joelsartore | Although incredibly vibrant and bold in color, the veiled chameleon would be almost impossible to see amongst the dense leaves of highly vegetated parts of the Arabian peninsula where it’s found. They’re quite shy around other, bigger species and may curl up into the fetal position when frightened. However, veiled chameleons (especially males) can get very aggressive toward one another. During breeding season, males perform for females by doing a courtship dance involving head rolls and chin rubs. To see a portrait of this chameleon, check out @joelsartore! . . #chameleon #lizards #reptiles #vibrant #green #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #animalfacts #natgeo #photoark #SaveTogether

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A Mako Shark rises towards the surface in the late day light of New Zealand's coastal waters. Makos are ambush predators, often attacking fish - like tuna - from below. 
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. 
Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo.

And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating check, out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. 
#shark #mako #follow #onassignment #nationalgeographic #natgeo #photographer #photography #underwaterphoto #makoshark #newzealand #nz #pacific #fishing #travelphoto #travel #photooftheday #conservation #preservation

Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Mako Shark rises towards the surface in the late day light of New Zealand's coastal waters. Makos are ambush predators, often attacking fish - like tuna - from below. The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo. And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating check, out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. #shark #mako #follow #onassignment #nationalgeographic #natgeo #photographer #photography #underwaterphoto #makoshark #newzealand #nz #pacific #fishing #travelphoto #travel #photooftheday #conservation #preservation

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Out to play with the balsam roots. Good to see the high peaks still holding and flowers in the valley. About as iconic as Jackson Hole gets this time of year.

Photo by @jimmy_chin Out to play with the balsam roots. Good to see the high peaks still holding and flowers in the valley. About as iconic as Jackson Hole gets this time of year.

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natgeo's Media: Photo by @anandavarma. Dr. Chris Clark weighs a Cuban Bee Hummingbird. This bird is not dead! Hummingbirds get confused when they are upside down and they hold still for a couple of seconds before flipping over and flying away. Chris is using this brief window to get a precise measurement of the bird's weight. You can see on the scale that this male weighs just 1.834 grams! That makes it the smallest species of bird in the world. Check out the story in the July issue of natgeo to learn more about hummingbirds. Check out @anandavarma to see another way to get a sense of how small bird this is. 
#hummingbird #science #nature #research #Cuba @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Photo by @anandavarma. Dr. Chris Clark weighs a Cuban Bee Hummingbird. This bird is not dead! Hummingbirds get confused when they are upside down and they hold still for a couple of seconds before flipping over and flying away. Chris is using this brief window to get a precise measurement of the bird's weight. You can see on the scale that this male weighs just 1.834 grams! That makes it the smallest species of bird in the world. Check out the story in the July issue of natgeo to learn more about hummingbirds. Check out @anandavarma to see another way to get a sense of how small bird this is. #hummingbird #science #nature #research #cuba@thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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