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Photo by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | World Turtle Day is May 23, and it can't come a moment too soon. Turtles have roamed the Earth for more than 200 million years but struggle to adapt to today’s rapidly changing environment, caused by habitat destruction, human consumption, the pet trade, and climate change. Like this southern river terrapin @accb_cambodia, more than half of the Earth’s 360 turtle and tortoise species are on the brink of extinction. This species is among the 25 most endangered freshwater turtle and tortoise species of the world and is the national reptile of Cambodia. Referred to as the “royal turtle,” this iconic species is already extinct in Singapore and likely Vietnam, with only small populations surviving in a few river systems in Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. The Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity, Allwetterzoo Münster, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Cambodia’s fisheries administration are jointly working to protect the royal turtle by protecting their last remaining habitats, maintaining "captive assurance" colonies, conducting research, and raising awareness of this iconic species. If you like turtles and would like to contribute to conservation efforts, share this post with your friends and turtles lovers and join us to celebrate World Turtle Day! To learn more about this and other amazing species, follow me, @joelsartore. #worldturtleday #photoark #savetogether


Top Shot: True Love | Photograph by Scott Sherman
“Notice the heart that is formed by the space between their chins!,” comments #YourShotPhotographer Scott Sherman on his composition. “I also like the way the landscape mirrors the cub’s back and the curve of its leg, and the mom’s belly.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on May 22, 2019.

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.


Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Dawn Patrol — Nothing like chasing glassy waves at sunrise before the crowds arrive, which has become harder and harder on certain breaks with the convenience of better forecasting for waves and weather. To see more remote reaches, follow @pedromcbride. #mexico #surf #sunrise #nature


Palau - Micronesia ✨❤️❤️❤️✨
Pictures by ✨@savethereef✨ go follow this new charity that aims to save coral reefs, marine life and the oceans as they donate to environmental charities all over the world while spreading awareness about this urgent issue before it’s too late in a few years!


#Cannes you believe it? Sundy Jules (@sundyjules) sure can’t. The 20-year-old French creator is at the Cannes Film Festival for the first time. “I’m excited for everything,” Sundy says. “The films, the beach, the parties, hanging out with my friends, but definitely mostly excited for the films.”
Do you know how to say “walk the red carpet” in French? 🤔 Find out from Sundy in a little quiz we like to call #GameOn, on our story now.


“No brekky, no wakey. 🤷‍♀️🥞☕️💤” writes @the_kardoggians


#FotoDelDía | "Desperté alrededor de las 5 AM para capturar este espectacular amanecer en The Rock, una famosa y pequeña casa restaurante ubicada sobre una roca junto al mar", dice el fotógrafo de @natgeoyourshot, Xan White, sobre esta escena en Zanzíbar, Tanzania. "Unos cuantos barcos te llevan por la tarde con la marea alta, cuando la roca está rodeada de agua, para llegar al restaurante. Después de la comida, más tarde en la noche, cuando baja la marea, simplemente se puede caminar de regreso a casa.


Japanese tea ceremony is an excersize in precision. Precision governs how utensils are presented, how the towel is folded, the tea retrieved and the water poured. So precise are the movements that no one seems to breath during the moment of experiencing it.

The ceremony dates as far back as the 16th century. Four principles represent the way of tea: Wa (harmony), Kei (respect), Sei (purity) and Jaku (tranquility)

By going back to the basics of boiling water, making tea and sipping it, all with precision, a calm and refreshed state of mind — is the ultimate goal for those participating in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Big thanks to Atsuko Mori-san from Camellia Garden for allowing me to participate and capture her tea ceremony 🙏

#ArtOfPrecision #JaegerleCoultre @jaegerlecoultre


Last month I was invited to fly the very first ever @CathayPacific Seattle to Hong Kong flight - here’s a glimpse into what I saw during my time there. Starting July 1st, Passengers flying from Seattle can enjoy daily service as Cathay Pacific expands the route to include daily service to Hong Kong. #SEA2HKG #shotoniphone


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