Photo by @FransLanting “Meerkat Manor” A family of meerkats are sunning themselves at first light in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, where it gets cold in winter. After they warm up, they’ll scamper across the desert searching for scorpions and other insects, but they’re always on the lookout for their enemies in the sky. They can spot eagles as specks in the distance and when they do, they’ll dive into the nearest burrow. This image is featured in our new book “Into Africa”, which is based on our exhibition of the same name created for @NatoGeo and the Smithsonian. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of wild Africa and to learn more about the book. @natgeocreative@thephotosociety#Meerkat#Kalahari#Africa#Botswana#Family#Wildlife#Safari
Photo by @CarltonWard // In a state best known for its beaches and amusement parks, Florida also has a statewide network of forests and nature preserves that host a tremendous diversity of wildlife. This Florida black bear triggered one of my camera traps in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge near Naples. From the cypress swamps of South Florida to the longleaf pines of the of the western panhandle near Pensacola, Florida forests are home to seven populations of black bears. Ocala National Forest in Central Florida might be the best place to see a bear. As a wide ranging species, the bear show us that we need to protect wildlife corridors to keep its primary forest habitats connected to one another. Without corridors, development will isolate existing forests into islands cut off from one another to the detriment of bears and myriad other species. Please follow @CarltonWard to see more hidden wildlife as I follow the #pathofthepanther with the help of a storytelling grant from @NatGeo. #florida#bear@fl_wildcorridor#floridawild#keepflwild
Video by @ladzinski // #sponsored by @DJIGlobal // Small enough to travel with you, @DJIGlobal’s foldable #MavicPro makes every sky your creative canvas. Never miss an opportunity to capture the world in 4K with your @DJIGlobal#MavicPro // After 5 days of rain you can get pretty restless, especially if you're a professional athlete. As soon as the sun broke through professional alpinist @jessroskelley quickly took advantage of the dry weather to shake off the cobwebs with a sunset trail run.
Photo by @babaktafreshi
One of my favorite movies is the Forrest Gump. A great scene of the film is when Forrest (Tom Hanks) stops on a road after 3 years of running and briefly talks to his many followers who regarded him a prophet. This is the very scene but at night, an iconic view of Monument Valley in Utah-Arizona border earlier this week. A picturesque foreground of famous buttes, it has been the backdrop for many American western movies. The buttes are composed of hard rock left behind after water has eroded away the surrounding soft rock. In the sky of this single long exposure Antares and other stars in Scorpius trail down in twilight as the Earth rotates.
Follow me @babaktafreshi for more of the world at night photography. @natgeo@natgeocreative#monumentvalley#utah#arizona#southwest#startrail#longexposure#nightphotography#forrestgump
Photo by @taylorglenn // Shadow and light dance across the majestic Grand Teton. Winter is just around the corner here in Wyoming. The mountains have already received several dustings signaling a long, cold season ahead. The contrast and textures of the newly fallen snow against the rocky terrain are so sublime. I am thrilled to be sharing images from my backyard here in #Wyoming and beyond. Follow @taylorglenn for more. #JacksonHole#winter
Video by @BertieGregory. Glassfish pulsating in a cave in the northern Red Sea, Egypt. The diversity (the number of different species) of coral reefs is mind blowing. It is estimated that whilst they only occupy 1% of the ocean floor, they are home to more than 25% of the ocean's biodiversity! Coral reefs all around the world are in trouble but why should we care? Well, aside from just being awesome, they provide so many functions that are vital to human existence including coastline storm protection, fisheries production, tourism and climate regulation. Follow @BertieGregory for more wildlife adventures!
photo by @andrea_frazzetta // South Africa, south region of the Kruger Park. Three lionesses resting in the shade of the trees in the vicinity of the Sabie River.
About 30,000-35,000 African lions remain in the wild today. Numbers have plummeted by around 30% in the past 20 years, and over 40% of their key populations are in decline. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies them as "vulnerable" on its red list. Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #Africa#Southafrica#Kruger#lion#natgeotravel
Photograph by @jasonedwardsng // #Sponsored by @Penfolds // Rows of old large oak vats line the underground cellar at Magill Estate. These 1,460 litre vats encase the St Henri wine to develop and mature. Because of their size and age, these oak vats impart minimal, if any oak character in the wine. #Penfolds magic is founded in the diverse and rich wine regions of South Australia, where every bottle starts its story. Discover more at penfolds.com.