National Geographic@natgeo

Experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.

photos by @vincentjmusi
Tolliver, Monty, Django, Bear and Mary Anne, 2017-2018

Not every dog thinks having his or her portrait made is such a great idea and I wonder at times if I’ve lost a bit of my inner Dr. Dolittle.
I present a selection of photographs where things didn’t always go as planned from my personal work with dogs.

You can’t learn from your mistakes if you don’t make any, you can find more of mine @vincentjmusi



Photo: @tbfrost | Almost nothing is known about green anacondas in the primary rainforest of the Amazon. A team of researchers I'm traveling with here is trying to change that. Unfortunately, the only Anaconda we've come across in nearly three weeks is this dead one , which was killed with multiple machete blows to the head. It seems that every snake locals see , they kill. This anaconda was killed because it was trying to eat a chicken , but it probably didn't have a choice as the swamp that was once its home has largely been filled in with sand so people can build homes. This isn't a new problem , it is a classic conservation issue, but what makes it worse in this situation is so little is known about green anacondas here in Peru researchers can't say how devastating or not the loss of a single snake is to the ecosystem and the survival of the species.
If you want to follow me as I look for the largest snake in the world in the swamps of the Amazon rainforest, I'm @tbfrost


Video by @renan_ozturk

During our recent shoot in Chilean Patagonia I noticed the uncanny similarity of the huge ice and rock formations throughout the region. ~

Enjoy this little sampler of the environmental mimicry flying through one the last wild conservation success stories on earth. ~

With drone pilot @aaroncohan, Photographer @chrisburkard, and conservation masters @tompkins_conservation @kristine_tompkins. #patagonia #drone #rewilding #turningthetide ~

See @renan_ozturk for more aerials from around the globe.


Film by @kitracahana // Find link to film on my Instagram account. //
Stephane Alexis, 24, has put his own goals and aspirations on hold to help his parents care for his younger brother Torence, who has cerebral palsy. He spends upwards of 20 hours per week caring for Tor and has noticed the toll that caregiving can take mentally as well as physically. “It’s not an easy job. He needs you for everything, so you have to be taking care of him 24/7” Stephane says.

Young caregivers are an often overlooked population with millions of children and young adults caring for loved ones with little access to emotional as well as financial support.
Find the link for the full short film - Caring for Tor on my Instagram account. @kitracahana

#youngcarer #youngcaregiver #cerebralpalsy #caregiving #caregiver #care #disability #ottawa #canada #youngcarers #brothers #love


Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). An Ancestral Puebloan granary built most likely around 800-1000 years ago, Cedar Mesa, Southern Utah. See a video of the cliff-ledge journey to access this site in @argonautphoto’s IG stories.


Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On a recent @Sea_Legacy expedition to photograph Blue Whales, I came across this young Loggerhead Sea Turtle basking under and overcast sky. The early life of loggerheads and other sea turtles used to be called “the lost years,” because no one knew exactly where they went. Now we know that after young loggerheads are born in the warm beaches of Florida, they embark on a leisurely voyage under the sun. The youngsters idly float north along the Gulf Stream, then head toward the Azores. Along the way, they spend most of their time riding the waves, and the sun helps raise their body temperature.A small fish has turned this turtle into a home, where he can hide from predators, like seabirds. I spent a few minutes with these two animals, and then I watched as they swam, together, into the deep. To learn more about loggerheads check out the @LoggerheadMarineLifeCenter and #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier.
#TurningtheTide with @Sea_Legacy @PaulNicklen @_tomConlin @Susan_bird_


Photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - How cute is this? Well I guess that’s a subjective question. A young rat climbs from between the bars of a drain in Lower Manhattan in the early hours of this morning. Although rats living in cities are considered to infest the sewers and subways, they are actually more common living in safe places along and under the sidewalk - particularly places with easy access to a food supply - like the garbage bags of a nearby restaurant. This rat has everything it needs - a drain and a deli nearby. Shot on assignment for @natgeo with the help of @georgemckenziejr


Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A Loggerhead Sea Turtle forages for food on a seagrass bed in the waters near Placencia, Belize. Seagrass beds are vital to nearby coral reefs, as are mangroves, in that they provide necessary nutrients for organisms to develop and thrive. 
Loggerhead Sea Turtles are considered an endangered species, with many of these creatures harmed in fishing accidents and through the destruction of ecosystems necessary for reproduction. Because these beautiful creatures dwell in such broad areas of the world’s oceans, protection will require international cooperation and support.
To learn more about these fascinating creatures, and to see photos from my adventures around the world, follow me - @BrianSkerry - on Instagram.
#loggerhead #sea #turtle #clear #blue #ocean #water #belize #nature #photography #conserve #protect #endangered #species #nature #national #geographic #onassignment #photooftheday


Photo: @ivankphoto / A boy plays at low tide on the northern coast of Ecuador in the province of Esmeraldas.


Video by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz #onassignment yesterday for @natgeo Purse seining pirogues offload their catch just after sunrise on the beach of Kayar, Senegal. West African waters have been heavily fished by both artisanal boats like these as well as industrial ships from other countries, and the fish populations are rapidly declining. But when the big schools of pelagic fish are offshore, the landing still takes on epic proportions. To see more from my fieldwork in West Africa, follow @geosteinmetz #fishing #sustainability


Video by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) A tourist and a camel in front of Al-Khazneh, Arabic for the Treasury, one of many facades carved into the mountains of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan.
For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen #muhammedmuheisen


Photograph by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl on assignment for @natgeo | A story where my first love met my second- horses and photography. This image is from the cover story of the first issue of Far & Away, a new magazine that brings together the photojournalism of National Geographic and the reporting of The Wall Street Journal.

Ahmed Sulaiman Aladwi @horse_life95 riding Alreem at Bahla horse festival, Bahla, Oman.

Unlike Western saddles, Omani saddles have no stirrups making a manoeuvre like this much more challenging.

The horses ridden at Bahla festival are a variety of breeds- Anglo, Arabian, English and Desert breeds (a mix of local Arabian mares with an english blood line). Photographed for Far & Away, from @NatGeo and @WSJ


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