Photo by @FransLanting Millions of Monarch butterflies are on their way back again to the USA from wintering grounds in Mexico. It’s an epic migration. They cover thousands of miles and reproduce as they go along. They will recolonize North America from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Coast. But at the end of summer, newborn Monarchs fly south and gather at one place in the mountains of southern Mexico where they hibernate for the winter. They need the microclimate of an intact forest to survive, but despite official protection, illegal logging undermines their winter habitat in Mexico. A bigger problem for Monarchs however is the loss of their summer habitat in the USA due to the massive use of herbicides, which kills the milkweed plants they depend on. The Monarch population has declined by 80% in the last two decades and experts now advocate that they be listed as an endangered species. When I first visited the Monarch’s wintering grounds in Mexico back in the 1980s more than fifty million of them gathered there. They turned the forest orange and branches broke off trees from the weight of butterflies. To get an idea of the astonishing sights I captured then, go to @FransLanting. And check some of the links below to learn what you can do to help them come back. @ChristineEckstrom @ThePhotoSociety #Monarch #Endangered #CenterforBiodiv #Monarch_Watch #leonardodicaprio


2017 全球攝影大賽 圖片故事組 佳作
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // You think you are going to get me!!! I found this very large Madagascar freshwater crab on a remote rural road in Madagascar. My driver wanted to run it over it but I persuaded him to stop instead so I could take a photo. You can watch a funny video of how I approached this “unwilling” subject at @CristinaMittermeier.

#travel #nature #naturephotography #africa #animals

Diégo-Suarez, Antsiranana, Madagascar

Three Peaks | Photograph by Peter Nestler (@projectzero6)
#YourShotPhotographer Peter Nestler spent 18 hours in the Italian Alps, admiring the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. "The most peaceful and happy times in my life are when I am alone (or as close as I can get) in nature," he says. "The more densely populated we become, the more important I believe it is to preserve these natural spaces."

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod.


SENIOR SUNDAY! @susiesseniordogs wants to know: has Candy caught your eye?! This 12 year old sweet-tart is looking for her forever candy crush! Before getting rescued, little Candy lived a life of neglect. The final straw was when she fell off a balcony - likely because she could not see and she walked off the ledge while nobody was watching her. Thankfully, Candy was brought to @animalhaven shelter in Manhattan, NYC and received a whole lot of vet care. Candy is now up for adoption and ready to find a responsible forever home. This little senior sugarpop is looking for her equally sweet, special someone!
Candy is completely blind but it does not hinder her ability to love one bit! She also has a few "old lady growths" but is otherwise OK. She weighs just 10 pounds. Candy's ideal home would be one that is filled with lots of quiet time to relax and simply hangout during the day. Candy does not need much other than a human who enjoys pampering old pups! She gets along with other calm and friendly dogs and cats - but a home without rambunctious toddlers would be best for Candy. She loves to eat and to be spoiled and would truly thrive in a doting home.
If you wish to learn more about Candy, please visit her at @animalhaven shelter located at 200 Centre Street, Manhattan, NYC. Adoption hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 7PM. (@animalhaven currently has many senior dogs in their care who are looking for adopters, please visit the shelter and ask to meet with a senior!)


Rain, Lamarck-Caulaincourt, Paris

Paris, France

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Shooting Tokyo station📷

東京駅 (Tokyo Station)

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