Photo: @andy_mann // An arctic pallete of blue and white, revealed in passing by our planets largest land carnivore, the polar bear. It’s an honor and a privilege to experience such a fleeting moment in the wild. Thor’s Land, located in southeast Greenland, remains one of the wildest, remote stretches of arctic coastline in the world. Its a delicate chemistry of Inuit culture, mother nature and a rapidly changing climate, all hanging in the balance. // Please follow me @andy_mann to the wildest places on Earth.


Be Bold | Photograph by Kate von der Lieth (@wolfhawkstudio)
“I took this photo when a huge storm hit the California coast. The waves off this famous surf spot in Santa Cruz were about 30-feet overheard and stormy. The water was moving with intense power from the swell. We stood and watched three surfers out in the distance catch a few huge messy waves,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Kate von der Lieth. “Then this surfer walked out to the point. He got engulfed in the spray while looking, planning, and trying to time his jump. He timed it perfectly. We onlookers cheered in awe as he paddled way out to surf.”

A terrific moment captured in this frame, Kate. The body language of the surfer as he jumps, surrounded by the spray from the ocean, just adds to the natural drama of the act. Great description in the caption, especially the onlookers cheering him on. Hard not to be inspired by this scene.” — Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute for Technology Jenn Poggi (@jennpoggi)


London - UK ✨💖💖💖✨ Picture by ✨✨@snowflakesfairy✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖


Photo by @farshadusyan
“I use photography as a tool for social change,” says Farshad Usyan (@farshadusyan), a 25-year-old photojournalist from northern Afghanistan. “I am interested in people’s stories, cultures, livelihoods, struggles and how they overcome them, and my photography depicts the everyday challenges that my country faces. Many people outside of Afghanistan only know it through media covering the war, but do not know what we face in our everyday lives — how women are still being mistreated, how many children are still laborers and how climate change is affecting our agriculture. I believe that photojournalism is a way to promote change because images touch people and compel them to act.”
Watch our story to see photos of everyday life in Afghanistan.


Rainy Day in Hanoi, Vietnam 🇻🇳


Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
Swipe left for the complete view of the full moon setting at sunrise with strong anticrepescular rays (atmospheric phenomenon) and hundreds of seabirds flying from their nesting place in the islands near Rio de Janeiro to inland and the city's seashore. Some of these huge frigatebirds have 2 meters wingspan.
Follow me @babaktafreshi for more Earth & sky moments around the world.
#riodejaneiro #brazil #fullmoon #atmospheric #twanight #birds @natgeo @natgeocreative


Monzennakacho (門前仲町)


"Nómadas del mar”: los primeros humanos adaptados genéticamente para sumergirse que se conocen 🌊
La mayoría de personas puede aguantar la respiración bajo el agua durante unos cuantos segundos; algunas durante unos pocos minutos. Pero un grupo de personas conocidos como los Bajau llevan la actividad del buceo al extremo: ellos son capaces de estar sumergidos unos 13 minutos a profundidades cercanas a los 60 metros. Lee la nota completa en nationalgeographicla.com


A few of the amazing images featured in this year's Earth Day Flash Sale of signed prints. To see more, visit crtve.ng/NG-Flash or click on the link in our profile. This chance to collect hand signed photographs from Nat Geo photographers only lasts until April 28th. Photos by @erikalarsen888, @michaelnicknichols, @ljohnphoto


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