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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner @stefanounterthiner. A young Sulawesi crested black macaque is eating a fruit while its mother is doing some grooming. A day in the life of these social monkeys includes moseying through the forest of the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, eating, grooming, and lollygagging. Poaching and deforestation are responsible for the monkeys’ population declines. Shot on assignment for @natgeo for the upcoming Magazine story ‘A Fight for Survive’ (March issue) Follow me @stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with @natgeo. Thanks! IUCN redlist Sulawesi macaque eating mother ecotourism young forest

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Photo by @stephenwilkes: Soft sunlight shining down on the warm beaches of Rio on a quiet weekday in Brazil. I traveled to Rio de Janeiro last month to capture the city for my series, Day to Night. Follow me @stephenwilkes to see more images from my trip. StephenWilkes DayToNight Ipanema Rio RiodeJaneiro Brazil

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Photo by @GerdLudwig. In the living room of her small apartment in Moscow, Angelina, a cosplayer, is posing in the roll of Katrina from the Book of Life. Cosplay, a shortening of the words costume and play, is a performance art during which participants wear costumes, masks, and accessories to depict specific characters. The photograph is an outtake from my recent story on the Putin Generation, which examines the attitudes and outlooks of young people in Russia. It was published in the December issue of @natgeo. Instagram now has a new feature making it possible to post multiple images as a gallery. View my latest post using this new feature to see more cosplayers in Moscow @GerdLudwig. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @theimagereview Russia Moscow cosplay youth costume apartment portrait PutinGeneration

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photo by @brianfinke featured in the February cover story, The Birth of Booze. A Chinese newlywed toasts her guests with a traditional cup of rice wine. The drink has been consumed in China for at least 9,000 years; a chemical residue found in a jar of that age is the oldest proof of a deliberately fermented beverage. But the influence of alcohol probably extends even deeper into prehistory.

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@stevewinterphoto @natgeo BIG CAT WEEK is on NG WILD - http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/big-cat-week/ bigcatweek I am excited to bring my NG LIVE presentation, “On the Trail of Big Cats” to @natgeo’s Grosvenor Theater in Washington DC on April 13th! Please come to hear about my life and work with Jaguars, Snow Leopards, Cougars and Tigers!! 14 months old tiger cubs at their waterhole in Bandhavgargh National Park in India. This is a short film put together using camera trap images. We need to realize deep in our hearts that animals have emotions too. If we can treat them better - maybe we could find some empathy inside of us to treat each other better also. There are only 3400 tigers left in the wild! We need to fight for the right of tigers to live - peacefully and without being killed for the traditional medicine market, tiger bone wine, tiger skin furniture and other trade. Help stop the demand for endangered species used in this practice! “When the buying stops, the killing can too” wildaid Our animal family is so much like us - they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families, they feed themselves and their families in the same way we as humans used to! If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. Join National Geographic's Big Cat Initiative, www.causeanuproar.org bigcatsforever Follow me @stevewinterphoto to other images and thanks! @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive @natgeochannel @natgeowild @thephotosociety @natgeocreative fursforlife BCI bigcatsintiative startwith1thing @projetooncafari @refugioecologicocaiman @pantheracats @pantanalsafaris canonusa redcine @africanparksnetwork

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Video by @joelsartore | A group of endangered Perdido Key beach mice exploring their surroundings. As their name implies, these mice inhabit prime real estate- ocean front property along the Gulf of Mexico. For decades, these beach mice have struggled to persist as sand dunes turned into high-rise condominiums and hurricanes repeatedly flattened and scoured their 16-mile long island. This species most recently teetered on extinction following an active hurricane season in 2004, but now beach mouse populations are currently at a 30-year high, with over 600 individuals. Conservation actions and Endangered Species Act protections must continue, as the next struggle may be just one hurricane season away. To see a portrait of these mice snuggling together, check out @joelsartore! . . mice perdidokey cuteanimals smallanimals photoark endangeredspecies animalconservation natgeo

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Photos and videos by @dguttenfelder | Scenes from the Viking and Slav festival in Wolin, Poland and Viking historical sites in Ribe & Trelleborg, Denmark. Swipe left to see more photos from my story on Vikings featured in the latest issue of @natgeo. MyVikingLife Vanished for centuries, Vikings still capture our imaginations, but how much do we truly know? Did you know that they had women warrior commanders and traveled to more than 50 cultures as distant as Afghanistan and Canada? These medieval seafarers and warriors live on in the invented worlds of filmmakers, novelists, and comic book artists. Today most of us can reel off details of these imagined Vikings- how they fought and feasted, where they lived, how they died. But how much do we really know about the Vikings? Who were they, how did they see the world, and what were their lives truly like? Now, with advanced technology- from satellite imagery to DNA studies and isotope analysis- archeologists and other scientists are coming up with many surprising new answers. -Heather Pringle / National Geographic For our March 2017 National Geographic cover story, "New Visions of the Vikings”, photographer @robertclarkphoto shows us the revealing archeological sites, sleek wooden ships, ornate treasures, and stunning weapons. Photographer @dguttenfelder traveled to massive Viking battle reenactments, in Wolin, Poland and reconstructed living history Viking sites across Denmark, to show the public’s ongoing fascination with Vikings and to try to bring Viking history to life.

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio The Kronotsky Nature Reserve, a biosphere reserved for the study of natural sciences in the Russian Far East, on the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula. Created in 1934, it extends to over 10,000 sq km (more than 4000 sq mi). It has Russia's only geyser basin, plus several mountain ranges with numerous volcanoes, both active and extinct. Due to its often harsh climate and its mix of volcanoes and geysers, it is frequently described as the Land of Fire and Ice. The reserve is mainly accessible only to scientists, plus around 3,000 tourists each year who pay approximately US$700 to travel by helicopter for a single day's visit. Kronotsky Nature Reserve has been proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @thephotosociety landscape simonnorfolk Kamchatka камчатка russia Кроноцкий biosphere naturalworld unesco worldheritagesite @Kronotskyreserve forest pinetree instagramrussia snow fineartphotography Kronotsky visualarchitects @bookmarkcontent

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Photo by @daviddoubilet My partner Jennifer Hayes works in the garden of icebergs near Red Island in Scoresbysund Fjord. Icebergs are the perfect metaphor for the sea, only a small fraction is visible to our human eye. Sadly these beautiful formations are produced by the ugly retreat of Greenlands glaciers. We look forward to returning to Greenland in August to continue to document raw and remote world on the brink of change. With @natgeo @natgeocreative ocean polar greenland iceberg extreme beauty elysiumartistforarctic for moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig and @daviddoubilet

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Photo by @johnstanmeyer • If you are going to have a wedding, let it be herald with large brass karnay horns, traditional Khorezmian music entering in procession to the Old City of Khiva, Uzbekistan. • Visit @yulia_grigoryants on Instagram and follow for behind the scenes photos of our overland car journey through Uzbekistan, part VI of the unique decade long @outofedenwalk story for @natgeo. • onassignment @natgeo @natgeocreative @outofedenwalk @thephotosociety uzbekistan khiva karnay horn khorezmian khorezm music bride groom wedding NGSilkRoad

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hamar warrior, Omo river valley, Ethiopia, photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid from continued work documenting the effect construction of the Gibe III dam is having on the indigenous communities of the Omo River valley, Ethiopia. To see more of my personal work, and projects, visit @natgeo or @chancellordavid omorivervalley kara hamar gibeiiidam humanzoo @kinetic_six @forrangers

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Video by @joelsartore | An endangered crested capuchin named Milo at the @thelosangeleszoo. Sadly, Milo passed away not long ago after a long illness. He was a 22-year-old male and the leader of his troop of twelve at the Los Angeles Zoo. Milo was also a great father to his eleven offspring. We'll miss you Milo! To see a portrait of Milo, follow @joelsartore. . . capuchin monkey RIPmilo inmemory photoark natgeo

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Photo by @FransLanting Baring your teeth at someone can be a sign of aggression. But here, Lana, a female bonobo, was doing it to provoke me. Bonobos and humans are so closely related that we share many facial expressions—and an ability to use deception. That is exactly what Lana was doing here. She was feigning aggression to get my attention—evidence of a social sophistication that crosses species boundaries. I spent several days with Lana and other bonobos in a captive family group for a series of intimate portraits to help people understand how unique bonobos are. Follow me @FransLanting for more bonobo portraits. @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety Attitude GreatApe Bonobo Aggression Communicationi

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Video by @pedromcbride // Santeria dancers perform in an abandoned building site in Havana, Cuba. The dance company leader teaches discipline and teamwork and creates performance jobs throughout the city via dance. To see more from this @natgeoexpeditions photo workshop, follow @pedromcbride. dance havana santeria cuba

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Video by @amivitale. I am excited to share this incredible story soon on @natgeo about @r.e.s.c.u.e , the fist community owned and un elephant sanctuay located in Nothen Kenya. Its expess pupose is to find, ehabilitate, and etun ophaned wild elephants into the suounding landscape.  This is not a sanctuay un and managed by outsides but by the Sambuu themselves.  Tained aboad and with the full capabilities of a wold class sanctuay, the Reteti Elephant Sanctuay is an incedible example of community consevation.  It helps establish pide amongst local people fo THEIR elephants and it povides employment and funding fo community effots.  It is estimated that the sanctuay and an adjoining small community lodge will double the income of the 25,000 peson community and be used fo schools, clinics, and othe community pojects. Follow @r.e.s.c.u.e, @amivitale and @sararacamp for more information on how to help or visit this magical place. elephant elephants saveelephants elephantlovebanivory stoppoaching worthmorealive saynotoivory kenya northernkenya magicalkenya whyilovekenya africa everydayafrica bestdestinations africanamazing conservation animals safari wildlife climatechange natureisspeaking savetheplanet endangeredspecies @nrt_kenya

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It's really hard to explain what its like to be this close to the king of beasts. Lions have a presence, a magnificent swagger that exudes superiority. It was quite a humbling feeling, being 10 feet away from this guy–in the safety of my little rental car. Kruger National Park, South Africa, is very accessible, you don't need a 4x4 vehicle, and it's a beautiful 4 to 5 hour drive from Johannesburg. On assignment for @natgeotravel krugernationalpark For more images from Kruger follow @kengeiger BIG CAT WEEK started today Monday Feb 20th! on NG WILD - http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/big-cat-week/ bigcatweek

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Photo by @johnstanmeyer • Deeply focused, Sukhrob Akhrorov cooks Samarkand's famous dish, palov (also called osh in Uzbek), in his shop of delicate simplicity. • To see more images from our car journey through Uzbekistan for part VI of the @outofedenwalk visit my Instagram account @johnstanmeyer. Also on my dear friend and social media supports IG account, @yulia_grigoryants for the making of this unique decade long story. • onassignment @natgeo @natgeocreative @outofedenwalk @thephotosociety uzbekistan samarkand palov plov osh towel cooking kitchen NGSilkRoad

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Photo by @stephenwilkes: The 30 combined miles of beaches in Rio de Janeiro are some of the most crowded (and beautiful) in the world. Locals and tourists - including myeslf - alike visited Ipanema Beach this winter which is a sunny escape from the cold, gray days of the North. StephenWilkes DayToNight Ipanema Rio RiodeJaneiro Brazil

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Photo by @martinschoeller Martin: “Hi Arlando, good to see you. Have you ever been homeless?” Arlando: “I have been but not recently. I deliver food to homeless shelters, I even went out to San Francisco with a couple of churches to help the homeless out there. It’s kinda like the workin’ poor where you could be homeless but you know somebody, so you’re one stage from it. You know, it’s like when you have family, when you have friends you don’t have to necessarily hit the streets but if they say no, you’d be right there. Circumstances. It’s just you kinda lucked out a little bit better in the lottery, you know what I’m sayin’? The lottery of life. ‘Cause you know in the lottery of life you don’t know who your family will be. The homeless people that I know are just like me and you. It’s no difference. Born to somebody else, they’d be in a different position.” . For more portraits and stories, follow me @martinschoeller

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Video by @christian_foto (Christian Rodriguez ) Video at the Texolo waterfall park located in the Municipality of Xico, in Veracruz, Mexico. The main waterfall has an approximate height of 78.7 feet. There is a bridge over the ravine that connects both parts of the forest. On the other side, there are two smaller waterfalls that can be seen from some of the trails in the area. The waterfalls and their surroundings have been used to film several films. Video by @christian_foto / @prime_collective waterfall xico veracurz mexico

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