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Photo by @medfordtaylor
Spring at last and Red-spotted Newts are mating in a pond in Nelson County, Virginia. Female lays 200-400 eggs singly, in submerged vegetation.#newts #redspottednewt #easternnewt #aquaticanimals #pondlife #virginiawildlife @natgeocreative @thephotosociety


Photo by @joepetersburger / @thephotosociety // SHAKE IT! // Common #kingfisher
(Alcedo atthis) shakes her head. It took lot of time and patience to
have this shot. Not because it is so difficult, but I just always
missed it, or did not have the proper, low-light conditions. Finally,
everything came together and this is what I got. They shake the head
so fast (and for short time) that you find sharp details and blurry
elements on the same frame, even at 1/125 sec shutter speed. Picture
was taken only 50 miles from my actual residency in #Hungary. No need
to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover
your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at
@joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images!
@natgeo @instagram @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @natgeofineart
@canonusa @canonuk #joepetersburger #instagood #photooftheday
#beautiful #beauty #capture #moment #earthfocus #canon #simple #natgeo
# YearoftheBird #educateandinspire #MyCanon #TeamCanon #adventure
#discoveryourbackyard #birdstagram #birdphotography


Video by @melissafarlow | Celebrate Earth Day every day. Take a walk and appreciate our amazing world. Take a stand to protect our planet. @natgeo @natgeocreative #earthday #oregon #ocean


Photo by @davidalanharvey . Santiago, Chile.


Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // The Lake Castrovalva area of Lechuguilla (cave) in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico, is very special. It is abundant in very delicate and unique cave formations, and for this reason it is very rarely visited. These formations are simply perfect and pristine. Here, geologist Dr. Gina Moseley admires a fine set of rimstones and gours. For millions of years, the cave has been sealed off from human and animal interaction. The cave is so beautiful and so important to science that access is strictly controlled in order to keep the cave in as pristine condition as possible. It is a real time machine, taking us back to a world that was very different to the one we live in today. Lechuguilla features strongly in the current episode (Genesis) of the @natgeochannel documentary ‘One Strange Rock’ - Check it out! @natgeocreative


Foto by Carlos Villalon @villalonsantamaria
// A farmer gets ready to start his daily chores at a farm in The Yari savannah, Colombia.

This picture, 73 more, plus four essays from Wade Davis, Ethan Nadlemann, Calixto Kuiru and Karl Penhaul are part of the book project Coca The Lost War for which I launched yesterday a kickstarter campaign to print this book. Please visit my profile and follow the link! #book #reading #colombia


Photo by @anniegriffithsphotography for @rippleeffectimages. Here, the “Five Mamas” of a stove and solar project load up donkeys to bring bricks and stove parts to a distant village. The women will walk for 2 hours and then spend the day building a chimney and stove for another family. “This is my job”, Sofia, 24, says, “I do this everyday and it makes me so happy.” Toxic smoke from cooking fires causes more than four million deaths per year and is the single leading cause of death for women and for children under age five in the developing world. Installing clean cook stoves saves lives.

To learn more about this project and other works that empower women and children around the world follow @rippleeffectimages and @anniegriffithsphotography

#cookstoves #cooking #fire #smoke #burns #photojournalism #women #girls #empowerment #womenpower #entrepreneur #freedom #womenempoweringwomen #maasai


Photo by @FransLanting Adorable, but vulnerable. A month old cheetah cub is checking out its surroundings from a rock outcrop on the Serengeti Plains. It had emerged only days earlier from a secret den where its mother had hidden her offspring. Cheetahs are the most vulnerable of the world’s big cats, with cub mortality as high as 95 percent, often due to predation by lions and hyenas. But studies have shown that a small number of cheetah females are so good at raising cubs against all odds that we can call them “supermoms.” They are the saviors of their species. I wish there were more of them. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom to see more images of cheetahs at play. #Cheetah #BigCats #BigCatsInitiative #Endangered #Wildlifephotography


Photos by @robertclarkphoto // It never gets old receiving @Natgeo in mail....especially when you have a story in the magazine. The current issue has the story “The Dinosaurs that Didn’t Die” The survivors of an asteroid strike from 66 million years ago. Thanks @kurtmutchler @emmetsmithIt never gets old receiving @Natgeo in mail....especially when you have a story in the magazine. The current issue has the story “The Dinosaurs that Didn’t Die” The survivors of an asteroid strike from 66 million years ago. Thanks @kurtmutchler @emmetsmith


Photo: @ivankphoto / Leopoldo Martinez, 22, a cowboy from nearby Ejido Benito Juárez, pauses before riding into the rugged mountains surrounding La Misión de Santa Gertrudis, which was founded in 1751, in the middle of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico. #runaflirts, #elcaminorealdebaja, #bajandoparabaja, @panospictures, @thephotosociety, @runa_photos


Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety
Hippo abstract – I’ve never posted an image of a hippo to my Instagram before so I thought that I might as well start with this slightly abstract image. It was captured last year as I was leading a photographic safari for @tatraphotography to Kenya’s legendary Masai Mara game reserve. It is a place that I’d always longed to visit, just to experience the vast open plains, teaming with millions of animals during the peak of the great migration. This was very much a scene that we happened upon but like all good photographic opportunities it was something that got better and better as we slowly refined our vehicles’ position. The hippo lounged comfortably in what looked like a chocolate fountain but was instead just a smaller tributary of the mighty Mara river. For those who might be interested @tatraphotography have just added some more dates to this years’ Kenya schedule and I will again be leading a group from the 1st-8th September 2018. The accommodation that we use at Kitchwa Tembo is absolutely stunning and sits right on the boundary of the Mara triangle, a part of the Masai Mara that is so much more beautiful than the grazed, featureless lawns on the other side of the river. For those that might be interested then I’ve put a link in my bio and I’ll be looking forward to revisiting the 20+ pride of lions that lived just a couple of miles from our accommodation and whom we would see every day. With this image it was simply the unusual and slightly abstract shape of the hippo that caught my eye, not to mention the unusual perspective of the hippo surrounded by a consistent and muddy colour of the river. Please #followme at @andyparkinsonphoto to keep up-to-date with my images @andyparkinsonphoto @natgeo @thephotosociety @tatraphotography


Photos by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Larry said he did it all the time, walked Cocoa down a path behind the general store to the river and let him play. Nobody paid much mind. Normal to hear them crashing through the water, wrestling, like brothers. The guy who’d owned the store previously kept pit bulls, loud and mean, awful things, and so Cocoa was an improvement even if people had never seen such a creature before in the Ozarks. Larry called him a cinnamon bear, though the chest stripe suggested a land far more exotic, and in the mornings you’d find him sitting on the bench swing outside the store, straight-backed, folded paws, just another customer waiting for Larry to open shop. Imagine that—You come over early looking for coffee and find Cocoa, silent and watchful, like you hadn’t yet come all the way up from a dream. Larry kept him on a chain most of the time and used the stick not for hurting but for guiding. Suggesting. Keeping a little distance. On this day, though, the play turned bad and Cocoa ended up on top of Larry, pinning him to the bottom of the Little Buffalo, watching his air go. It was a great game—all those bubbles, the little arms flailing, the lousy stick floating downstream. When Cocoa finally let off, Larry slowly rose and stood there in the water, half-drowned and drooling. Eventually the two dripped back toward shore. There were chores ahead, customers waiting. Day was getting hot. Who knows what had passed between them or where things went from there.

#arkansas #ozarks #littlebuffaloriver #bears #sunbear #bearsofinstagram #rivers #adryseason #watershedstories #new_haiga #wildcountry #backwoods @natgeo @natgeocreative

Part of a series exploring the small stories that surround and connect us, and how we stumble through them—capturing, missing, and making meaning.


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