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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on assignment for an upcoming story for @natgeo ... The dome above the Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem. The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Edicule. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio photojournalism documentaryphotography simonnorfolk jerusalem holy sacred church architecture eyeofGod edicule archaeology Jesus religion faith holyland christianity igtravel visualarchitects

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Photograph by @stephenwilkes. Day turns into night. Seeing our first solar eclipse in totality was an extraordinary visual experience. We were so fortunate to view the Eclipse from the top of Grand Targhee. The epic view of the Tetons with the eclipse above, all while watching the shadow of the moon as it traveled across the valley from the west. The low midday clouds suddenly turned the color of sunset peach, day turned to night, and a cold evening chill enveloped us. It was as if our entire concept of time had become compressed, "real time" felt like hyper time lapse follow me @stephenwilkes to see more from this historic event. eclipse tetontotality grandtargheeresort grandtarghee totaleclipse moonshadow darknessatnoon tetons wyoming targheenationalforest space

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Photo by @salvarezphoto We had clouds yesterday. But still it got dark, like a sunset with no color. The tree frogs came on strong calling across the cove, and the evening birds too. Looking out into the valley we saw streetlights come on in the west. I felt different, odd, changed. And then, very quickly day went back to being day. So many of us watched this eclipse yesterday, it might be the first communal experience we have had in a decade. eclipse2017

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Photo by @edkashi Senior delegates at the 2000 Democratic National Convention celebrate as confetti rains down on the convention floor. AgingInAmerica TBT FromTheArchives EdKashi

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'Le Havre beach, Upper Normandy, France' by @simoncroberts. The city Le Havre is one of Europe's major ports and the largest container port in France. Here holiday makers populate the vast pebble beach whilst a container ship approaches the port on the English Channel, a gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The name Le Havre means "the harbour", but despite its industrial importance, the city became popular as a resort in the early 20th century with the establishment of baths and a broad promenade frequented by Parisian tourists. For more from this series and other works, follow @simoncroberts. simonroberts documentaryphotography ontheroad landscape landscapephotography largeformat elevatedperspective hautenormandie lehavre

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Photo by @jimmy_chin Jackson WY 11:38am 8.21.17 What a moment...as the magic of the universe was unveiled, a collective primal howl and cheer could be heard across the valley. I wish I could say I was waiting for exactly the right timing on this one....but I was chasing ten kids around the backyard and running by the camera randomly hitting the shutter button. This was the only frame that looked remotely like this. Just reinforces that serendipity can be your best friend when it comes to photography. @natgeo eclipse

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As the sun rose over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, thousands of people and their vehicles were jockeying for prime eclipse viewing positions. Hours later they were rewarded with a total eclipse of the sun. This image is a composite of two frames, the morning sunrise of the Tetons and a timed multiple exposure of today's eclipse. Follow @kengeiger for more eclipse images. eclipse eclipse2017

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | After chasing Eclipse2017 in the air and over the Pacific we returned to the mainland passing over the glaciers on the Cascade Range with beautiful Mount Hood in the background. This eclipse was expected to be the most photographed natural phenomenon ever. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts livefrom the air.

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | While I was flying 45000 ft high, on the edge of stratosphere off the coast of Oregon to capture the first glimpse of 2017 totality, my ground-based cameras were remotely active, waiting to capture the eclipse above the iconic Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. eclipse2017 - We are with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts livefrom the air.

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photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - family and friends watch as the solar eclipse almost reaches totality just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming this morning. The experience was incredible - as the moon moved across the path of the sun the light began to drop and with it the temperature. At totality the sky was almost dark and there was a distinct chill. From all around on the hilltops and in the valleys people were cheering. It was all over in around 2 minutes but for the hundreds of thousands of people that have travelled across the world and throughout the US i’m sure it was well worth the journey. eclipse eclipse2017

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts livefrom the air.

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts livefrom the air

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Photograph by @thomaspeschak A tourist gets the once in a lifetime chance to pet a curious gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California. This is one of the few places in the world where whales seek out contact with people. A cultural trait passed down from mother to calf for over 40 years, it is the whales who initiate and controls these encounters. followme @thomaspeschak for more photos of these unique whale human interactions. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the September 2017 story Ocean Stewards with @erikvance @maresmexicanos mexico Baja love nature ocean whale

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Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on assignment for an upcoming story for @natgeo ... Franciscan monks watch from their chapel in the Rotunda, looking down on the ceremonies around the Edicule of the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem. The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Edicule. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site. Celebrations held to mark the opening of the Edicule after months of restoration work. All the various communities that have an interest in the Church were in attendance in all their finery. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio photojournalism documentaryphotography simonnorfolk jerusalem edicule franciscan holysepulchre church priests monks Jesus religion faith holyland christianity igtravel visualarchitects traditions culture history culturaltraditions photooftheday travelphotography

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Photo by @jenniferhayesig A mushroom shaped iceberg glistens in the sun drenched sea off Ilulissat Western Greenland. The name of the town literally means "iceberg" in Kalaallisut (a dialect of Greenlandic language). This iceberg was born in the the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most active glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. Greenland's icecap contains +10% of the worlds freshwater supply and is melting at unprecedented pace as temperatures continue to rise. Icebergs are temporary sculptures in the sea, I photographed this formation last week and as I swam away to photograph a tabular berg the mushroom shaped iceberg broke up and vanished. With @natgeo @natgeocreative // ocean polar iceberg mushroom climatechange greenland beauty worldheritagesite UNESCO for moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig

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Photo by @TimLaman. Reflection of the bright green leaves of spring in Walden Pond create infinite patterns to explore with photography… In celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday on July 12, I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond. HenryDavidThoreau, Thoreau, WaldenPond, WaldenPondProject, NewEngland, Massachusetts, @NatGeoCreative

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Photo @lucalocatelliphoto Blurring the line of reality and create images that can make us imagine how the future can look like it what can happen while shooting this kind of technology/people and environment story. Here I'm on board of Regina Baltica in the North Sea documenting for @natgeo the German energy revolution, where hundreds of wind turbines are operating 50 km away from the coast creating the renewable energy Germany wants to rely for its future. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto I'm posting more futuristic images renewableenergy renewable wind windenergy energiewende energytransition northsea germany future sea boat energiewende energytransition transition earth globalwarming

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Hello Dali - sun breaks through clouds lighting up Erhai Lake. One thing you can always count on here is a beautiful ring of clouds above the mountains that surround this lake. Erhai means ear shaped lake. I first visited Dali following the Mekong River for Natgeo, from source to mouth in 1989. Foreign journalists were not permitted in Yunnan at the time and no tourism even among Chinese existed. Fishermen and farmers from the Bai Minority inhabited small villages along its shores. The mild climate, clean air and pure waters have made it a huge tourist mecca today. Dali erhailake Yunnan china clouds @thephotosociety @Natgeo.media @natgeocreative

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Photo by @andreabruce : Hello, I’m posting images from the August Natgeo story on sanitation. More specifically, open defecation. An uncomfortable subject…but important. Without proper sanitation, good water is hard to fine. In India, most villages receive their water from wells which are often contaminated through open defecation. Gram Vikas is an aid organization that works with villages to supply toilets and tap water, like this tap in Bhubaneswar, India. If a household splits the cost of building a toilet, Gram Vikas gives them a faucet of running water inside their home. india sanitation @noorimages

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Video by @melissalesh and @tbfrost | Very excited that in the coming days National Geographic will be publishing online my photographs of the complex relationship between saltwater crocodiles and people that was shot over nearly 4 years, starting in 2013. It was a hard story to tell because of some of what I saw and it will undoubtedly make some angry and sad because there are hunting photos and hunting is controversial. But I implore you to consider how the hunting is done and how it is involved in the successful conservation of crocodiles in Australia . I have plans to go back and keep documenting how the lives of crocs and people intertwine in Australia but for now enjoy the upcoming article and keep your eyes out for brand new video of wild crocodiles on the nat geo instagram stories. I can't tell you exactly why I love crocodiles because there are too many reasons. For example, look how this crocodile, aptly Named jaws, disappears under the surface , scarcely creating a ripple. Is there are animal out there that is seemingly as choreographed as a crocodile? I'm not sure there is. Please head over to @tbfrost to see more videos and photos that didn't make the cut where I'll also be sharing stories about why i decided to do this story and what it took to make this happen. followme @tbfrost

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