Photo by @enricsala | Today the Argentinian Senate voted for the creation of two new marine protected areas (MPAs): Namuncurá/Banco Burdwood 2 (29,000 square km) and Yaganes (69,000 square km), located in the southern waters of the country. On December 5th, the Argentinian Congress voted in favor with an unanimous 196-0. With these new MPAs, Argentina quadruple their federal MPAs, and joins the ambition and vision of leading countries in ocean conservation.
These areas contain unique biodiversity, from threatened albatrosses that roam the skies, to marine mammals like sea lions and whales, to fragile deep sea animals living on undersea mountain ridges. The biggest threat to these rich ocean ecosystems is industrial fishing, especially bottom trawling that can destroy thousands of years of growth in the single pass of a net. By protecting these areas, Argentina also helps to replenish its overfished stocks. Thank you Argentina for such a historic action!
@natgeopristineseas @tompkins_conservation @fmarpatagonico @parquesnacionalesar #oceans5
Every one of these MPAs contributes to our #wyssfoundation #campaignfornature 30% protected by 2030 target.


One of the Coldest Days of the Year | Photograph by Eleftherios Ted Panagiotopoulos (@e4rlyr1ser)
“As a dad of four, my time to shoot can be pretty limited. What I’ve realized is that if I can get up at 4AM, drive an hour into the city, shoot for an hour, I can usually make it back home in time to make my family breakfast,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Eleftherios Ted Panagiotopoulos. “The coldest day we had last winter happened to fall on my Saturday shooting time, I believe it was -25 Celsius when I got to North Avenue Beach [in Chicago, Illinois]. I loved the natural split toning that was occurring over the city.”

“Wonderful shot of one of the coldest shorelines in the world! Love the depth and the color and how the cracked ice draws you into the image, and the contrast between the dark, bleak waters and the glittering city. Sublime!” — @natgeo photographer Renan Ozturk (@renan_ozturk)


Gucci light 😍


Photo by @globalworming
“I was chasing light at this moment,” says photographer Aurélie Guisiano (@globalworming) of her #WHPNaturalLight submission. “I was driving around the place and I saw those shadows behind the sunrise over the Eiffel Tower. It was amazing — it looked like a bike ballet.” Lucky for us, she pulled her car over and took the picture. 📸


“Filinia is only 4 weeks old and already knows how to melt people’s hearts” writes @kes_theincredible


Nuestro embajador @axeloficial nos cuenta algunos cambios en la rutina familiar que pueden inspirar a otros ¿Tienes un cumpleaños? Trata de elegir obsequios ecológicos, no de plástico, que contribuyan con la preservación del medio ambiente ♻️ #PlanetaOPlástico #PlanetOrPlastic


Photo by @max.lowe // The Bison is without a doubt, a pilar of the American image. Once numbered around 18 million, the Buffalo were almost hunted to extinction during the western expansion of European settlers across the Great Plains of the US in the late 1800s. From 541 individuals in 1889, the population has since rebounded in specific parks and private lands back up to a sustainable number. I always took for granted growing up with these fluffy ungulates in my backyard here in Montana, but they truly embody part of what it means to be “way out west”. To see more Montana winter follow @max.lowe


@russ_wildlife || Would you say a caracal kitten is one of the cutest animals alive? When they grow up they can tackle prey three times it’s size, a perfect combination of speed and agility.

Follow @russ_wildlife for more moments in the wild.


Winter in Grindelwald - Switzerland ✨❤️❤️❤️✨
Picture by ✨✨@sennarelax✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


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