[#WorldRhinoDay ] Rhino Silhouette | Photograph by Khai Chuin Sim
“I took an early ride out from the camp in Maasai Mara National Park, searching for the great migration, when I saw a rhino from far away, standing beside a tree,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Khai Chuin Sim. “The back light from the early sun was too strong, so I took a silhouette instead.”

“I love #YourShotPhotographer Stephanie Miller (@thescenicsuitcase)'s comment: ‘Absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! This may be one of the best photos I've seen on [Your Shot]. The simple silhouette against the orange sky is fantastic, and I LOVE how the birds appear to be exploding out of the tree to fly towards the center of the frame. Wow. Well done!’” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)


Photo by @FransLanting | This black rhino may be helped by a glossy starling to get rid of pesky insects, but she is on her own against poachers who stalk her equipped with military hardware. On Sept. 22 we celebrate World Rhino Day and I’d like to draw attention to their plight and salute the organizations which are determined to stop the slaughter. That includes the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya where this image was made, which has set up its own paramilitary response team. Please, check out the links and consider supporting them in any way you can because only when we band together can we turn the tide. Please follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more close encounters with rhinos. @LeonardodiCaprio @LeonardodiCapriofdn @Wildaid @World_Wildlife @Lewa_Wildlife #Wildaid #WorldRhinoDay #Rhino #SaveTheRhino #AspinallFoundationn #endangered #protection #naturelovers


Photo by @bertiegregory // A pair of wandering albatross greet one another at their nest on Bird Island, South Georgia. This species reaches sexual maturity at around 10 years of age. After what has to be one of the most epic courtship displays in the animal kingdom, they pair up. They can then stay with their partner for the rest of their lives meaning this bond can last up to 50 years! We had the great honour of filming this spectacle with the British Antarctic Survey. This incredible organisation has been studying the wanderers on Bird Island for over six decades! Shot for a new @natgeo online series coming very soon. Behind the scenes photo by @spono. Follow @bertiegregory for more.


😍 Meet Ramona! A sweet, 5-month old pup from Minneapolis!


blaze your own path // fun days running around Copenhagen #myvikingstory


Sunrise at the Italian Dolomites ✨❤️❤️❤️✨
Picture by ✨✨@cbezerraphotos✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


Featured photo by @elena_from_tver
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmotion
This weekend’s goal is to capture objects and scenes in motion, as in this photo by Elena Shevchuk (@elena_from_tver). Start with the movement. Consider the range of motions you can document that reflect different feelings or emotions, like the quiet and soothing way wind gently blows your friend’s hair, or the high-energy action of your sibling splashing in a pool.
Plan the capture. The way you document movement can bring another dimension to your #WHPmotion submission. For example, you could blur the action by tracking the motion of a bright car as it drives through a busy junction to create an abstract environment, or you could capture a cat midair as it jumps down from the furniture for a freeze-frame effect.

Play with creative tools. Slow motion or time-lapse can exaggerate the mood and movement in your submission, or multiple exposures can track multiple positions of someone moving through your frame.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmotion hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.


#FotoDelDía | Un tucán intenta dar un tarascón a la lente de la cámara. La dieta de los tucanes se compone, en gran parte, de frutas y su largo pico les permite alcanzar más fruta mientras permanece en un mismo lugar.
Descubre nuevas imágenes todos los días en nationalgeographicla.com


Photo by @brianskerry: A mother manatee and her calf graze on turtle grass in Swallow Cay. Here’s a #FunFact: Manatees are related to elephants, not dolphins or whales as many may think. #Manatees #SeaCows #Underwater


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