The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) [similar]

We're a conservation organization working to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends — and taking great photographs!

The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)

A raptor’s attempt to catch prey, successful or not, is documented on the snow-covered prairie in Aurora, Nebraska—photo by Chris Helzer @prairieecologist #bird #instabird #nature #prairie #snow #wildlife #birdofprey #nebraska

The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)

We must stand up to ensure that the air we breathe, the water we drink, the beautiful places that inspire us & the very health of the Earth are seen as the critical priorities they are. Visit bit.ly/standfornature to tell your elected officials that you're counting on them to address pressing challenges like advancing clean energy use, conserving endangered landscapes, addressing climate change, and protecting imperiled species —photo by @ianshivephoto @tandemstock #action #livenature #conservation #nature #trails #hiking #summit

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A Bradfield’s Hornbill squats on a tree branch in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. Kafue is the oldest & largest national park in Zambia and one of Africa’s less-known protected areas. The Conservancy is focused on strengthening management across the Kafue ecosystem through community-led conservation, anti-poaching security, mimicking natural burn patterns, and more—photo by Karine Aigner @kaigner #naturephotography #conservation #africa #birds #instabird #wildlife #zambia

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A view of the coastline at sunset near the village of Utwe on the island of Kosrae in Micronesia. On the island of Kosrae in Micronesia The Nature Conservancy Protects the last Ka forest of its kind in the world with a ground breaking conservation easement involving 10 indigenous families—photo by Nick Hall @nickhallphoto
#kosrae #micronesia #asia #pacific #nature #beach #coast #resilience #sunset #dusk #beautiful #conservation #livenature

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A Great Egret in full flight is an impressive sight. This waterfowl is gliding between feeding areas in Australia’s Murray-Darling River Basin, one of the most vulnerable river basins on Earth. Decades of engineering, over-allocation and the drying effect of climate change have significantly reduced runoff to rivers, creeks & wetlands. To address these concerns, we established a system to provide water security for the region’s farmers while protecting these ecologically & culturally significant wetlands—photo by Andrew Peacock @footloosefotography @tandemstock @nature_aus #australia #naturephotography #conservation #wildlife #birds #instabird

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Whale sharks congregate to feed in the summer in the waters surrounding Isla Mujeres on the Atlantic coast of Mexico. The gentle filter feeders draw a crowd of snorkelers to watch and photograph them. This shot was taken just as a whale shark swam close as another photographer—photo by Andy Lerner.
#mexico #centralamerica #whaleshark #marine #wildlife #underwater #underthesea #naturephotos #adventure #exploration #nature #livenature

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"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter," Martin Luther King Jr.
Put your energy into what you care about. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day and every day—photo by Nick Hall.

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A Western Grey Kangaroo is quick to notice the revival of an often-parched creek bed. Locks & weirs on Australia’s Murray River have halted natural, life-giving floods for wetlands & floodplains to support agriculture. Together with partners, we’ve developed a system to provide irrigation for crops while sustaining the wetland ecosystem—photo by Andrew Peacock @footloosefotography @tandemstock @nature_aus #australia #naturephotography #conservation #kangaroos #wildlife #instacute

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Santa Cruz Island is home to the island scrub-jay, which has evolved to exist only on this Channel Island off the coast of California. Now, the scrub-jay is at risk, with its habitat shrinking and the deadly viruses like West Nile Virus just 20 miles away on the mainland—photo by Morgan Heim @moheim @daysedge.
#santacruz #channelislands #birds #naturephotography #momentslikethese #protectpreserve #northamerica #conservation #scrubjay #bird #wildlife

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The old timers who grew up around Lake Superior say that "Superior doesn't give up her dead." With 350 shipwrecks and more than 1,000 lives lost, it is a fact one must consider when venturing out and sailing the Great Lake. The contrast between its magnificent beauty, harsh conditions and great danger make it one of the most enticing areas to explore—photo by Erik Fremstad.
#greatlake #lakesuperior #naturephotography #naturephotos #beautiful #adventure #exploration #explorenow #justgoshoot #nature #livenature

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Last year, we led controlled burns on 154,577 acres across the U.S. and assisted on burning an additional 306,033 acres in the U.S. & Africa. All in the name of mimicking what nature has been doing itself for many many years—photo by Jason Houston @jasonbhouston.
#fire #prescribedburns #controlledfire #conservation #protectpreserve #nature #livenature

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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together," Vincent Van Gogh—photo by Kevin Arnold @kevinarnoldphoto.
#brilliance #nature #earth #conservation #protectpreserve #restore #forest #beautiful #livenature

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This Red-bellied Woodpecker certainly knows how to dress up for a celebration. Her bright red cap and black and white wing patches makes her hard to miss. Here she is on a branch in the snow in South Central Pennsylvania. Happy #NationalBirdDay!—photo by Larry Keller
#birds #wildlife #nature #snow #snowy #bird #beautiful #protectpreserve #livenature

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The bird is the word... Happy #NationalBirdDay! Thank you to everyone who helps birds and their habitat—photo by Joe Austin.
@nature_africa @audubonsociety #birds #nationalbirdday2017 #habitat #nature #naturephotos #protectpreserve #livenature

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@erichrossschlegel on assignment for @nature_org. Corn as a flower? Corn is part of the grass family, but it does "flower" and subsequently feeds the world! The Nature Conservancy is working with Mayan communities in the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico to help develop sustainable agriculture techniques that produce better yields, healthier soils, and limit deforestation of the jungle. The Mayans are known as The People of the Corn. “Our Creation Story teaches us that the first Grandparents of our people were made from white and yellow corn.#mexico #mundomaya #yucatan #protectpreserve #conservation #corn #maiz #maize

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What a view! 
Great Sand Dunes National Park from Medano Creek showing the night sky and stars in Colorado—photo by Nick Hall @nickhallphoto.
@nationalparkservice @goparks #nationalparks #stars #night #landscape #beautiful #naturephotos #nature #adventure

The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)

Can we provide enough food, water and energy for our growing population and still protect the diversity of life on Earth? Our science says yes. It will require significant changes in how we value nature and provide the resources people need. Here are 12 signs of progress from 2016—bit.ly/SparksofHope—photo by Caleb and Ariana Babcock @cameracaleb @ariana_babcock
#happynewyear #newyear #success #progress #conservation #nature #protectpreserve #savenature #naturephotography #naturephotos #stars #forest #night #livenature

The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)

Happy New Year. In 2017, let's go farther than ever to protect the lands and waters on which all life depends—photo by Nick Hall @nickhallphoto.

The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)

Soaking up the last minutes of sunshine at Pebble Beach in California—photo by Katherine Gendreau.
#california #westcoast #coast #ocean #waves #sunset #sky #clouds #beautiful #nature #naturephotos #livenature

The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org)

It's New Year's Eve. New beginnings, fresh starts, and a brighter future all come to mind as we ring in a New Year. We're looking forward to you all being by our side—photo by Tim Calver @timcalver.
#newyearseve #newyear #2017 #happynewyear #peace #love #happiness #conservation #protectpreserve #livenature
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