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We're calling today's #winterwildlife pic "Swan (Frozen) Lake." (📷: Istock.com/ Harry-Eggens)

十二月焦點:雪中動物
在寒冬到來之際,動物用足跡刻劃出冬日風景。
Tag @natgeomedia + #snowanimals,我們會於每周分享主題精選照片。
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December Spotlight :Animals in the snow
On the occasion of the winter, the animals used their footprints to draw out the winter scenery.
Tag @natgeomedia + #snowanimals, We' ll post favorites next week.


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Photo by David Chancellor @chancellordavid | Here in northern Kenya by enabling local people to manage their traditional lands and natural resources they are able to secure peace, protect the environment, and thus transform their lives. Key to this is the provision of accessible and affordable healthcare and family planning; integrating this, and a strong component of ecological awareness through education results in: - The numbers of unskilled abortions and infanticides due to unwanted pregnancies declining. - Child/infant mortality declining; children born three to five years apart are 2.5 times more likely to survive than children born two years apart. - Fewer girls drop out of school on account of unwanted pregnancies. - Natural resources can be distributed more equitably; a smaller family puts less pressure on an already stressed ecosystem. - Water sources remain plentiful for both human, wildlife, and livestock consumption. - Degraded environments are given a chance to recover. - Human conflict over pasture reduces. - Human-wildlife conflict and poaching reduces.
In addition, when women are empowered decision-makers in their families, they spend more resources on their children's nutrition, healthcare and education. Involving men in family planning can lead to changes in gender norms. Thus by improving the quality of life of these communities and as a result reducing human/wildlife population pressures, indigenous flora and fauna are able to thrive and there’s a reduced risk of conflict and poaching to endangered and vulnerable species such as elephant, lion, cheetah, African wild dog, Black rhino, Grevy's zebra, Hirola antelope, and countless others - Kenya’s human population is currently increasing by approximately one million every year. To see more work and projects follow me @chancellordavid #withbutterfliesandwarriors


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Winter in Yosemite National Park is simply breathtaking 😍😍😍 Tag your friends!!!
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Video by ✨✨@edraderphotography✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❄️


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Golden Reflection | Photograph by Jassen Todorov (@jassensf)
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“This aerial image, taken from a plane at sunset, features Discovery Bay, California, a waterfront community built on a network of man-made dikes surrounded by freshwater, except for the southeast quadrant, which comprises of the Discovery Bay Country Club golf course,” writes #YourShotPhotorapher Jassen Todorov. “Some homes have private docks with access to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta." This photo was selected for the December 14, 2018 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

“I always love your aerial moments, but this one is one of my favorites because of the magical reflections that change throughout the frame. The punch of warmth from the clouds has an awesome contrast to the neutral tones on the neighborhoods. Simply lovely!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


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Photo by @FransLanting The holidays are a time for togetherness and in that spirit I’m sharing this image of an emperor penguin family gathered around their chick. Right now it’s early summer in Antarctica and that means multitudes of young emperor penguin chicks are being nurtured on sea ice around the margins of the frozen continent. Their parents alternate between shuttling in food from open water and guarding their adorable offspring. It is an epic example of parental commitment under extreme conditions. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more stories about heroism in the natural world. @thephotosociety #Penguin#EmperorPenguin #Antarctica #Nature #Family #Parent #Nurture #Love #Togetherness #Heroes #Gratitude


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Photos by @jakenaughton and @samoinspired
“As a gay person, most of my personally-driven work is about the LGBTQ community,” says Mexico-City-based photographer Jake Naughton (@jakenaughton), whose recent project with Aarti Singh (@samoinspired) “Both Sides of the Veil” explores what it’s like to be queer in modern India. “What I’ve found in working on this project is that there are so many stories that don’t even occur to people outside of the LGBTQ community that are worth telling and are fascinating. There’s so much to uncover and so many interesting angles to explore. And this story is no different,” he says. “The most important thing to a lot of the people was that they still felt loved and supported by the people in their community, whether that was their family, or their friends or their neighbors. And I think that was very powerful.”
Swipe through to see images from Jake’s project.


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Nuestro embajador @axeloficial nos cuenta algunos cambios en la rutina familiar que pueden inspirar a otros. En un viaje a la playa es importante cuidar los juguetes de plástico para que no se pierdan flotando en el mar ♻️ #PlanetaOPlástico #PlanetOrPlastic


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“Last Christmas I gave you my heart... Tula, our rescue, under last years Christmas tree. It was her first Christmas and she was lucky to spend it with her big new family together. I think she knew how lucky she was and is. Looking forward to the holidays and all the cuddles she will get.” writes @wildwildpack
#dogsofinstagram


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Last month, I had an honor to shoot an artist singer @mrjacobbanks in Paris during an afternoon in Montmartre.
The first time that I listened his music, I was surprised by his tremendous voice.
Tonight, I'm excited to see this man in concert at Le Trianon in Paris #makeportraits


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