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Photo by @ciriljazbec
It can take five flights, a helicopter and a dog sled team to get to some settlements in Greenland. But the long journey is always worth it for Slovenian photojournalist Ciril Jazbec (@ciriljazbec), who documents the climate-related changes taking place on this island of ice. “Greenland’s entire surface has started to melt,” says Ciril. “The speed of glaciers melting has increased dramatically. Only five or 10 years ago, it was a whole different story. Greenlanders used to have very strong hunting communities, but because of climate change there is no longer enough ice.”
Despite the reality of documenting these changes, Ciril seeks to capture the humanity. “How do you show the human face of climate change?” he asks. “How do you show what it’s like for these communities that are living in low-lying places and islands? I’m trying to somehow build a bridge between these issues and the viewers. Our planet is very fragile. It’s important to keep going back to Greenland and sharing with the world what is going on, so they know that we can’t take everything for granted.”
See Greenland through Ciril’s lens on our story today.


Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown (Michael Christopher Brown) // Sponsored by @StellaArtois // Off the coast of the village of Kazinga in Tanzania, men of all ages cast their last nets of the day to catch sardines. Even a one or two-degree Fahrenheit rise in water temperature here could affect fish yields and spell catastrophe for the millions who rely on them. The world’s second largest freshwater lake by volume, millions of people rely on Lake Tanganyika for water, transportation and fish.
Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Join @StellaArtois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.


Top Shot: Tiny Friends| Photograph by Bhaskar Datta (@bhaskardattaphotography)
Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) writes, “I often forget that there is a whole other world at a tinier scale — and your photo reminds me of the beauty that exists at this level. I agree with #YourShot Photographer Birgith Norelli, who commented, ‘Great macro shot, love your framing and the colors!’ Well done Bhaskar.” This photo was selected for March 21, 2018 Daily Dozen.

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.


Photo by @randyolson // #Sponsored by @StellaArtois // The monsoon season that Australian’s call “The Wet” makes it impossible to travel on land when 30 inches of rain hit Australia’s tropical north. The rest of the year it hardly rains at all and water becomes scarce. As the climate warms from human impact, the extremes are greater and dry places get drier. Locals stewing in the greater than 100-degree heat can’t wait for the rain but sometimes it doesn’t come. // Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Join @StellaArtois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis.


Magic morning before the sunrise today in Seefeld in Tirol with @bestofthealps 🏔️
#olympiaregionseefeld #visitseefeld #bestofthealps

Seefeld In Tirol, Tirol, Austria

Cape of Good Hope - South Africa ✨❤️❤️❤️✨ Picture by ✨✨@timothysykes✨✨ go follow this self-made millionaire who travels the world while teaching others how to become millionaires too!

South Africa

Sudan, the last male white rhino on Earth, passed away yesterday at his home in Kenya. Photographer @amivitale was there after covering Sudan for many years. Vitale - "With a heavy heart, I share this news and hope that Sudan's legacy will awaken us to protect this magnificent and fragile planet. Yesterday, Zachariah Mutai comforted Sudan, the last living male Northern White Rhino moments before he passed away. Sudan lived a long, healthy life at the conservancy after he was brought to Kenya from @safari_park_dvur_kralov in the #czechrepublic in 2009. He died surrounded by people who loved him at @olpejeta after suffering from age-related complications. The two female northern white rhinos left on the planet are his direct descendants. The impact that this special animal has had on conservation is simply incredible. And there is still hope in the future that the subspecies might be restored through IVF. Support this important work:"


chasing winter // mountain escapes w/ @garethpon - I basically didn’t take a single photo all weekend but I did shoot a couple videos on my phone 🏂

Park City, Utah

My favorite street.

Takashimaya Nihonbashi

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