#Repost@natgeotravel with @appreposter@FransLanting Tales from a Malagasy friend led me to an area called Tsingy de Bemaraha in western Madagascar. By helicopter, I flew toward the walls of a huge plateau and when we rose above it, I gasped. A labyrinth of limestone pinnacles up to 100 feet tall stretched as far as my eyes could see. The landscape was eroded by water over time into fantastic spires with hidden caverns below. At the time, this area of Madagascar was virtually unknown, but it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow me @FransLanting to see more remarkable landscapes from around the world.
#Repost@natgeo with @appreposter Photo by @renan_ozturk // The Ruth Gorge, Alaska. These are among the largest in the world, with the 5,000 ft east face of Mt Dickey, which also extends 4,000 ft beneath the glacier! One of the things that really draws me to this place is the fact that the glaciers are still so thick and alive, something you don't get in the Himalaya which look more melted out and suffering from climate change. But not even these glaciers will last forever if we don't act now. #actonclimate@alexhonnold@freddiewilkinson@sanctityofspace
#Repost@nasa with @appreposter We've discovered a new mode of ice loss in Greenland. A new NASA study finds that during Greenland's hottest summers on record, 2010 and 2012, the ice in Rink Glacier on the island's west coast didn't just melt faster than usual, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave, like a warmed freezer pop sliding out of its plastic casing. The wave persisted for four months, with ice from upstream continuing to move down to replace the missing mass for at least four more months.
Seen here is the Rink Glacier in western Greenland, with a meltwater lake visible center.
#Repost@natgeo with @appreposter Photo: @andy_mann // Lemon Sharks gather at the surface during dusk in the Bahamas. This particular species enjoy the many benefits of group living such as enhanced communication and courtship. It's a true honor to spend time in the water with these amazing apex predators. // #followme@andy_mann to go into the depths at night with our finned friends.
#Repost@natgeo with @appreposter Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A large Tiger Shark swims alongside a diver in the Bahamas. With the Tiger Shark once considered the most dangerous shark species in tropical waters, researchers are just now beginning to understand behaviors that were once a mystery.
Despite being large predators, life in the ocean is difficult, and these creatures face many challenges in order to survive. As with all species of shark, the Tiger Shark faces declining populations worldwide due to the continued demand for shark fins. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo Magazine.
This photo appears on the back cover of my new book - entitled ‘SHARK’ - which will be available on June 13th wherever books are sold. This book is filled with photos of sharks, and it chronicles my personal journey of photographing sharks worldwide over the past 40 years.
A group of inquisitive whooper swan on a frozen stretch of Hokkaido's Notsuke Bay, Japan, where they wintering. Whoopers start migrating in March and return South in the latter half of September. Breeding territory spans half the globe, from Iceland to the Aleutians.
#Repost@appreposter Video by @joelsartore | A Key Largo woodrat sniffs his surroundings at the start of a portrait session. Believe it or not, this is one of the most endangered rodents on this side of the planet. Massive development in the Florida Keys, combined with feral cats, have been deadly to this little rodent. Captive breeding helps, but setting aside and protecting some wild lands are critical to the species' long-term survival. #Follow@joelsartore to see more incredible creatures!
#Repost natgeo with @appreposter Photo @pedromcbride // A changing landscape. With 2016 proving to be the warmest year on record, Alaska feels it. According to data throughout the last frontier, Alaska is warming almost twice as fast as the rest of the United States. Its vanishing glaciers are telling the same story. #climatechange#lastfrontier
#Repost@appreposter Elnar Mansurov (@mishka.travel) runs a café, plans travel expeditions through his small agency ... and travels the world as a polar bear. “My bear mask and I have been in such exotic places as Spitsbergen in the Arctic Svalbard region, closed areas of North Korea and in enigmatic Japan. In the summer I took a world tour through the northern regions of Alaska, Greenland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland,” says Elnar, who calls Perm, Russia, home. “I am a man who has dedicated his entire life to travel. I share information on how to travel more cheaply, simply and more interestingly.”
Discover more stories from the Russian-speaking community on @instagramrussia.
Photo by @mishka.travel
#Repost@appreposter Video by @bertiegregory for #wild_life, my new wildlife adventure series for @natgeowild. See the link in my personal bio to watch. My holy grail for the series was to find and film the apex predator on the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. Unlike their continental cousins, these coastal wolves live on the beach and up to 90% of their diet comes from the ocean. Back in 2011, I had a number of intimate encounters with a female coastal wolf. A few months after I returned home from that trip, I discovered she had been shot and thrown in a local fishing village dumpster. If she had been a lion, if her name was Cecil, there would have been outrage all over the world. But because she’s a coastal wolf, nothing happened. Since that tragic moment, I’ve been plotting my return to this coast to show just how awesome these animals are. This return became @natgeowild ‘s first ever online series. The encounter in this video is some of what I managed on the return expedition. Moments later, this wolf came just 3m/10ft from my blind. To see this unfold and the rest of the series, see the link in my personal bio (@bertiegregory). @canonusa