Photo by @stevewinterphoto | Lions are roaring in Liwonde National Park in Malawi after decades of being extinct thanks to the work of @AfricanParksNetwork , the Malawian Government, @LionRecovery , @leonardodicapriofdn and @leonardodicaprio
Liwonde National Park was recently on the verge of collapse just 3 years ago -the park was overrun with poaching and more wire snares existed in the park than large animals. But in 2015, @AfricanParksNetwork assumed management of the park on behalf of the Government, and immediately got to work training and outfitting their Ranger unit, preventing poaching, removing almost 30,000 snares, and making the park safe for nature's return. In 2017 they reintroduced cheetahs, and just as of August 16th, they reintroduced lions to restore this iconic species to the park, and help balance natural systems by bringing back critically needed predators. This population is expected to triple in the next few years - and will be supplemented with individuals from other parks African Parks manages in Malawi to ensure for a healthy genepool - as well as help with tourism to the park, benefiting the surrounding local communities. There are fewer than 20,000 lions left in Africa, down from 200,000 just 100 years ago - and their long-term future remains in question: they are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, lack of prey, unsustainable hunting and now poaching for their skins, bones, claws and other body parts. But projects like these show how with determination, political will, community support, and simply envisioning a better future, we can bring this species back as well as protect our last wild landscapes, benefiting both wildlife and people, and creating a better existence for all. To learn more about this project and other inspiring conservation stories from across Africa, please follow @AfricanParksNetwork @LionRecovery @leonardodicapriofdn and @leonardodicaprio


Sapphire Coast - Australia ✨💙💙💙✨
Picture by ✨✨@davey_rogers✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💙


Close Encounter | Photograph by Brice Weaver (@briceweaverphotography)
“I spent the entire week on the Nautilus Under Sea at Guadalupe Island diving with this spectacular animal. What an amazing experience to see for myself how graceful, yet powerful the Great White is,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Brice Weaver. “Ever since I was a child, I dreamed of one day diving with Great Whites. This close encounter with such a beautiful animal certainly did not disappoint!”

“I give underwater photographers all the credit for getting in the water with this magnificent creature. Also, I feel you have to be very brave to see their mouths open and coming right for you and still be able to capture this moment. Great frame, Brice!” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)


#FotoDelDía | "Tom Miner Basin", al norte del Parque Nacional Yellowstone, es un lugar donde se pueden encontrar ranchos y también depredadores que se trasladan dentro y fuera del parque. Hilary Anderson, fotografiada aquí montando un caballo, es una una figura clásica dirigiendo a la manada sobre la cima del rancho familiar. Pero tiene un propósito práctico: disuadir a los depredadores manteniendo al ganado agrupado y mostrando una presencia humana en la zona.
*Esta imagen fue originalmente publicada en www.nationalgeographic.com


Photo by @junotheangrycat
Hello, world! Today’s #WeeklyFluff gives us the chance to wish Juno (@junotheangrycat) a happy early birthday. 🎂 He turns 7 on October 20. “Juno is 75% Himalayan, 25% Burmese, and 100% handsome,” says Juno’s human Dominique. “I think Juno just looks angry because he is annoyed when humans fail to recognize his level of beauty. He is essentially the George Clooney of cats.”


Autumn colors in Tuileries Garden, Paris


Photo by @FransLanting When ice gets compressed at the bottom of a glacier or ice field it becomes blue. The older the ice, the bluer it gets. By that measure the iceberg I encountered in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea one day was ancient ice that had calved off from the continent’s edge under the influence of global warming. It was the size of a cathedral, but without that gathering of chinstrap penguins on its flanks it would be hard to get a sense of its size. This image is part of a portfolio of my work that is now on display at London’s Natural History Museum today where I received the great honor last night of a Lifetime Achievement Award from @nhm_wpy, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Follow me @fransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images and stories from a lifetime of chronicling our changing planet.
@Leonardodicapriofdn @ThePhotoSociety #Ice #Antarctica #Climatechange #Climatereality


a pint in the fabled Leadenhall market 🍻⁣

Any Harry Potter fans out there might also recognize this as Diagon Alley 🧙🏼‍♂️


Next in my series of under visited places is Sukhothai! 🇹🇭🇹🇭🇹🇭
Sukhothai is the former imperial capital of the Sukhothai Empire. The ruins of the capital can be found in the historical park of the same name just outside of the modern city of Sukhothai.
Sukhothai is located approximately halfway between Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Despite being situated between two of the most popular destinations in Thailand, Sukhothai gets very few visitors in comparison. Most people either fly or take a train, which skips Sukhothai entirely.
It is really too bad because Sukhothai is an amazing place. I’ve often described it as a smaller, cleaner version of Angkor, Cambodia. There are almost 200 ruins spread over 70 square kilometers. There are very few visitors to the park and you can stroll about the grounds historical park is which only a few square kilometers.
The park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is one of the most significant historical sites in Thailand. It think it is a superior visit to Ayutthaya which is usually crowded with visitors on day trips from Bangkok.
When I visited I pretty much had the park to myself. You can walk amongst the temple ruins or you can rent a bike. They have paved paths that you can ride on.
The easiest way to get to Sukhothai is either by bus or train, from Bangkok or Chiang Mai. I recommend people stop here if they are going between the two cities as it is one place in the country which should not be missed.
#everythingeverywhere #thailand #sukhothai #unesco #worldheritage #worldheritagesites


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