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Video by @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom When the female chimp we knew as Farafa led her young infant, Fanta, to a secret waterhole in a forest in Senegal, we witnessed something that made us wonder about the nature of chimps—and our connection to them. Fanta was just one year old and had never experienced a water hole before. While her mother watched, she explored the water’s surface at first with a leaf, but then she discovered her own reflection and began to interact with it, poking at it, making funny faces, and ultimately kissing herself, like a human child might do in front of a mirror. When we showed this video to Jane Goodall she was as enchanted by this display as we were. Fieldwork with chimps is hard, but being able to capture glimmers of insight about our fundamental kinship with chimps makes it all worthwhile. There are less than 200 chimps left in Senegal and their future hangs in the balance, just like it does for all chimps in Africa. As we gather together with family during this holiday season, let’s embrace our next of kin on the great tree of life. We can all help chimps survive by supporting the individuals and organizations that protect them and the forests they depend on. Follow me @FransLanting for more amazing images and stories of these unique chimps in Senegal.
@natgeocreative @thephotosociety @janegoodallinst @Rootsandshoots @World_wildlife @conservationorg @racingextinction #Senegal #Wildlife #Conservation #Chimps #Rootsandshoots #Family #Play #Wonder #Gratitude

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Photo by @renan_ozturk // Only a few lights and brilliant sky visible from be small town of Massouri on the island of Kaylmnos, Greece. Originally known for its sponge diving economy the limestone cliffs have become an international destination for rock climbing. Shot with @taylorfreesolo 🇬🇷 #Kaylmnos #Greece

Kálymnos, Dhodhekanisos, Greece
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Winter in Quebec - Canada ✨❤️❤️❤️✨ Picture by ✨✨@manucoveney✨✨
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Sea of Nets | Photograph by Theerasak Saksritawee (@popumon)
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In Nakhon Si Thammarat, located in southern Thailand, a family sits in a heap of fishing nets. If you can look closely, you can see tools in their hands as the mother teaches her children how to repair the nets.

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


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🐶 meets 🌵 | 📸 by @adventurebolt featuring The Bowie Bandana from @lucyand.co


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Photo by @laura_makeup
Whether it’s a hairstyle or a new palette, beauty vlogger Laura Sanchez (@laura_makeup) isn’t afraid to experiment with color. “I love that you can express different emotions through different colors,” says the 25-year-old from Colombia, who now lives in Los Angeles. “At the end of the day, makeup comes off. And it doesn’t hurt trying new things. You might just like it.”
Watch Laura apply a new look. Her tutorial is on our Instagram story right now. 💕


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Photo by @cristinamittermeier: A large group of #penguins waddle across a rocky outcrop on the #FalklandIslands. #wildlife #arctic


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Paris Morning 🌇

Paris, France
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Tokyo Nihonbashi Ningyocho

Tokyo, Japan
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