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Photo by @haarbergphoto (Orsolya Haarberg) Siberian spruce has a slender crown which is an adaptation to protect it from the heavy snowfall it withstands. During the summer, the individual trees blend together into infinite green forests amidst the rolling landscape of Swedish Laponia. In early winter, however, the candle-like crown of the trees becomes distinct against the white snow covering the ground. The low winter Sun casts a beautiful warm light on the highest tree tops while the white snow develops a blue tone on the lower tree crowns and on the shaded forest floor. #Muddus National Park, #Laponia World Heritage Site, #Lapland #Sweden @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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photo by @daviddoubilet A small but mighty yellow Pygmy goby defends its valuable shelter, a discarded glass bottle resting in the silty bottom of Anilao, Philippines. The sloping sea beds near Anilao are a barren empty seascape with little cover for marine creatures trying to escape predation. Any discarded object or natural debris becomes priceless real estate. Nearly 102 million people live in this island nation defined by the sea. The Philippines are a cornerstone of the Coral Triangle, the richest marine diversity on the planet, geographically defined by Phillippines,Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. More marine stories to come from current assignment Inside The Coral Triangle with @natgeo. #ocean #Philippines #coraltriangle #life #laugh #hope #home for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet

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Photo by @stephenwilkes: A small moment of a much larger image. I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to create a Day to Night of President Obama's 2012 Inauguration. I witnessed a sea of waving flags, cheers of proud constituents, and the pride of the nation --all illuminated by a bright and colorful sunrise--I am so honored to have been part of such a momentus day in history. #Inauguration #PresidentObama #WashingtonDC #America #BryceWolkowitzGallery #PeterFettermanGallery #MonroeGallery #DayToNight #StephenWilkes

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Video by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) In slow motion they are almost graceful! Armadillos are a recent addition to life here on the Cumberland Plateau. They first appeared about 4 years ago and now seeing them out is fairly common. I was out last week enjoying a bike ride in the temperate weather when I saw this one by the side of the trail and followed it through the woods. #slowmotion #armadillo

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio The black volcanic sand of Khalaktyrsky Beach in the Kamchatka peninsular, Russian Far East, with Cape Nalychevo on the horizon. The iron, vanadium and titanium-rich sand lies 20m (65ft) deep and the beach stretches for 30km (19miles). Towards the end of the Second World War Kamchatka and its beaches served as a launch site for the invasion of the Kuril Islands and after the war the Soviet military designated the area a military zone: it remained closed to Soviet citizens until 1989 and to foreigners until 1990. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @thephotosociety #landscape #simonnorfolk #KhalaktyrskyBeach #Kamchatka #камчатка #russia

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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | Mumbai, India. A view of Sant Dnyaneshwar Nagar and Valmiki Nagar, two of the slums in the neighborhood of East Bandra, seen from the 11th floor of a constructions site which will soon become luxury apartments and offices. Mumbai is referred to by many as the global slum capital. Mumbai was home of around 13 million residents in 2016, about half of them lived in slums. However, in the past few year the city has been growing and developing really fast. #mumbai #india #slum #slums #city #bombai

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Photograph by Stefano Unterthiner @stefanounterthiner. A young Lesser Kestrel (Falco naumanni) stands near by its nest. In the background, the famous ‘Sassi’ of Matera: a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Matera holds one of the largest colony of Lesser Kestrel - about a thousand couples nest in the ancient town. Follow me @stefanounterthiner to see more images from my personal projects and my work with @natgeo. #Sassi #young #Matera #bird #unesco #Italy

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@joelsartore | My what big eyes you have! This spectral tarsier at the Singapore Zoo ( @wrs.ig) is one of the world's smallest primates and is entirely carnivorous, hunting insects at night in the forest. #Follow @joelsartore to see another video of this creature!

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Image by @beverlyjoubert. A young lion drinks deeply after a successful hunt on an exceptionally hot day in the Selinda Reserve in Botswana. He is one of 6 cubs - all of whom have been successfully raised to this age; a most unusual occurrence. There was a day in their young lives when we weren't sure that they would all make it. They were being guided by their two mothers across a deep channel as small cubs, when two panicked and turned back. The lionesses swam between their cubs for the rest of the day, trying to coax the scared two into swimming back to the others. Scared of crocodiles and hippos, they refused and eventually spent a long and undoubtedly nervous night on their own. At first light the following morning, the lionesses appeared again and this time the cubs had little hesitation in hanging on and swimming the channel to join their siblings. Now this young male is at an age when he is about to head off on his own and try his luck as an adult. With the strong lessons he would have learned from those determined lionesses, his chances may possibly be better than others of the same age. #bigcats #selindapride #lions #thisismytrophy

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Video @ladzinski / ▶️🔊Rolling clouds from day into night in the #ValleyOfTheGods, an off the beaten path BLM area in Southern Utah. It's beauty matches it's name and it's no wonder that it's been the backdrop to numerous western films and movies.

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Photo by @BrianSkerry The February 2017issue of National Geographic Magazine with a cover story about saving our oceans. The story’s premise is to use the centennial anniversary of the US National Parks (2016) as an opportunity to look towards protecting special places in America’s oceans. Scientists have stated that in order to have a healthy ocean and a healthy planet, at least 40% of Earth’s oceans should be protected from damaging practices such as over fishing and mining. Currently only about 3% of the ocean is protected. Every other breath that humans take comes from the sea, more than 50% of the oxygen needed for life is generated by the ocean. The creation of marine reserves has also been proven to help protect against the damaging effects of climate change. Conserving precious marine habitats then, is necessary for our own healthy future. With only about 3% of oceans currently protected, we have a long way to go. To learn more about how to protect ocean wildlife and establish blue parks tune-in to #SeaOfHope on Sun. Jan 15 at 8/7c on @natgeochannel and check out my story #SeaOfChange in the February issue of National Geographic Magazine ( @natgeo) – available online starting Jan 9. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #climatechange #conservation #nationalparks

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Photograph by @paulnicklen // Almost 90 percent of an iceberg (or “ice mountain”) is underwater. The foot or underwater portion of this iceberg could be at well over 200 feet deep. Icebergs are stunning to look at but they are a reminder that glaciers are receding and ice shelves in Antarctica are breaking up faster than we ever thought possible. If all of Antarctica and Greenland melted, global sea level could rise by as much as 230 feet, covering all of the major coastal cities in the world. Whether you believe climate change is caused by humans or not, do you think it is worth erring on the side of caution and reducing our carbon footprint? #followme on @paulnicklen to see what these icebergs look like underwater. #antarctica #sealevelrising #iceberg #ice #climatechangeisreal #nature #naturelovers #photooftheday @thephotosociety @natgeopristineseas

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Photo by @ronan_donovan // There are several things to be concerned about in this image of a wild chimpanzee clutching a plastic soda bottle in western Uganda. First, wild animals shouldn't have access to human garbage, especially those animals that are our closest relatives and can contract the same diseases (influenza for example). Secondly, this young male chimp isn't even standing in a natural forest, it's an exotic plantation of eucalyptus. This community of 22 chimps have lost 85% of the natural forest they depend on to small scale logging. It's literally death by 1,000 cuts or 1,000 felled fruiting trees these chimps need to persist. What is the future of hundreds of chimpanzees, like this one, living in tiny forest patches on private land here in western Uganda? I'm here with the @bulindichimps to explore the idea of coexistence with our closest living relatives - chimpanzees. Jump over to @ronan_donovan to see more from this project. #chimpanzee #uganda #africa #conservation

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