Photos by Carlton Ward Jr. @carltonward | My friends and fellow National Geographic explorers Peter Houlihan and Mac Stone have published a new paper in Scientific Reports that details their discoveries behind ghost orchid pollination during the summer of 2018 at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. In the first photo, Peter sets a light trap using a black light to attract moths 90 feet up in an old-growth cypress tree. Then Peter and Mac search for orchids in the canopy. In the last image, at 50 feet up in a nearby cypress, they adjust Mac’s camera trap, which provided the visual evidence for Houlihan’s hypothesis that multiple species pollinate the ghost orchid—a subject he had been investigating for National Geographic Society and other partners for more than five years. For a film about their discoveries—and mine—from camera traps at Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, see the Chasing Ghosts link in my bio, where you can also follow a link to the National Geographic story by Douglas Main. #HoulihanHypothesis #ChasingGhosts #PathofthePanther #swamp @macstonephoto @peter_houlihan @audubon_fl @insidenatgeo #KeepFLWild


Photo by @coryrichards | Every culture has their form of a traditional beverage to welcome guests. While my expedition team and I crossed through Myanmar in an attempt to climb Hkakabo Razi, Myanmar’s highest mountain, we were welcomed with warm cups of chai. Pictured here, our warm welcome to town as our host pours us powerful mini cups of milky chai. Shot #onassignment for #natgeo. Follow me @coryrichards for more #travel, #adventure, and #culture from around the world.


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Rainbow Village | Photograph by Haitong Yu
Laundry dries off the railings of Choi Hung estate, a housing complex in Hong Kong. The name means "the Village of Rainbow" in Cantonese, and the buildings house more than 40,000 people. The colorful apartments were built in the 1960s, and cover 11 city blocks.

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

Tag @natgeomedia + #humansettlement,我們會於每週分享主題精選照片。
October Spotlight :Cities, towns, and villages
The place where people gather to work and live.
Tag @natgeomedia + #humansettlement, We' ll post favorites next week.


Nature’s Song | Photograph by J.C. Wang (@jcwangphotography) | On a foggy morning in San Jose, California, a flock of robins rest on powerlines, "arranging themselves as if on a musical staff while chirping sounds from nature," says #YourShotPhotographer J.C. Wang


Belgium ✨❤️❤️❤️✨
Picture by ✨✨@gidbrugge✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️

Brugge, Belgium

“Music has definitely taught me to embrace my feelings and personality because that’s what makes me unique,” says Zimbabwe-born Australian hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza (@tkaymaidza).⁣⁣⁣
Whether she’s rapping to raucous dance floors or posting her latest fashion looks, Tkay constantly finds new ways to express herself and get into what she ❤️s. ⁣

“I just want to open people’s minds to new sounds and concepts and show that it’s OK to be yourself — even if you’re still finding out who that is.” Get into what you ❤️⁣⁣⁣
Photo by @tkaymaidza


ꁲꂡ #followmeto the land of imagination. Every time you see such natural phenomena, you understand that whatever people come up with, this will not be compared with nature. I want everyone to be able to feel it through this photo. ❓You do see an elephant here right❓😂
@visitsaudi #WelcomeToArabia 🇷🇺 🇷🇺 🇷🇺 каждый раз, когда видишь подобные природные явления, понимаешь - что бы не придумал человек - это не сравнится с природой. Хочется чтобы вы смогли прочувствовать это через фотографию. Вы же видите слона?? :))

Saudi Arabia

“They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away” writes @eggnogthebulldog


Drifting into fall 🧡

Olympic Peninsula

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