Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A Sperm Whale rests just below the surface in the waters off the Azores in the North Atlantic. The largest of all “toothed whales,” the Sperm Whale was once believed to be a monster, but is actually an elusive and gentle animal. Sperm whales have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, but much of their complex lives remains a mystery, with researchers continually challenged in understanding these creatures.
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Video by @katieorlinsky | Sharks circle a living bait ball inside Johnny Morris’ @wondersofwildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, MO. This week, @bassproshops celebrates the opening of @wondersofwildlife—the largest, most immersive fish and wildlife attraction in the world that honors and celebrates the conservationists who act as stewards of the land and water.
Check out today’s Instagram Story to get a peek inside the brand-new 320,000-square foot experience, which boasts a 1.5 million-gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish and countless interactive displays featuring mammals, reptiles, and birds—all bringing visitors eye-to-eye with an incredible collection that celebrates and encapsulates the beauty of our natural world.
Photo and caption by @petekmuller. The mornings are brisk in Kenya's Muranga County, particularly at this time of year. Fog defines the early hours, especially in the county's upper reaches where the altitude climbs to nearly 6200 feet (1850 meters) above sea level. This rural county, approximately 2 hours north of the capital city of Nairobi, is home to lush and seemingly endless tea plantations, beautiful rolling hills and gin-clear rivers. While many relish Kenya's world-famous savannas, I often opt for its rich, green highlands instead. I pack my fly fishing rod, my pup, a few days worth of food and set out for these serene and restorative hills. Follow @petekmuller for experiences, adventures and observations from Kenya and beyond. #Kenya#Africa#nature#outdoors#green#fishing
Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix@tooyoungtowed // A young wife with her husband and four children in Yemen. The World Health Organization reports an estimated 16 million adolescents between 15 and 19 – and another 1 million under the age of 15 – give birth each year. The younger the bride is when married, the less say she will have in family planning and the more likely it is that she will have complications during delivery. This image is part of a 175-image exhibition titled “Too Young to Wed,” which is the inaugural exhibition at the new L’Arche du Photojournalisme, atop at the prestigious Grand Arche de la Défense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo, including this one. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through this Sunday, Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriage and the efforts underway around the world to end the global practice – including our work at our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed. To learn more about the exhibition please visit the link to my blog in my bio @stephsinclairpix . #endchildmarriage#tooyoungtowed#girls#letgirlslearn#photojournalism#exhibition#yemen#paris
Photo by @Hammond_Robin for @Witness_Change “I think my daughter is bewitched” says Margaret Konga, sitting with with her 7 year old daughter Bibiyan Ida. Margaret suspects her husband’s family of cursing her daughter. Juba, South Sudan.
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My new photo project #InMyWorld is designed to expose the challenges faced by people living with mental health issues and give them the chance to be seen, heard and valued. This first phase of the project was created in collaboration with Handicap International @handicap_uk as part of Witness Change's work on global mental health. Witness Change (@witness_change) is a nonprofit that aims to end human rights violations for marginalized communities through visual storytelling. To see more from this campaign please follow @OneDayInMyWorld.
Photo by @ladzinski | Elite athletes from across the globe recently attempted to break the two-hour marathon. Like climbing Everest or exploring space, @Nike’s #Breaking2 project is all about pushing the boundaries of the human body. While some believe the two-hour mark will forever be out of reach, others believe science can help these runners achieve the seemingly impossible goal. Nat Geo and Nike partnered to tell the story of this incredible journey in #Breaking2, premiering tonight at 8/7c on National Geographic.
Video by @bertiegregory. A trevally shatters the peace on a coral reef in the Red Sea at last light. Watching this frame by frame, I am pretty sure this predatory fish's hunt was unsuccessful. The anthias and other reef fish made the very sensible decision of feeding in the water close to the safety of the coral so could quickly take cover. I had absolutely no idea the trevally was coming, I just happened to be pointing the camera in the right direction. I'm always grateful when wildlife cooperates as most of the time it has other plans! Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures.
Photo by @petekmuller. A view of the Great Rift Valley in central Kenya as seen from the air. The Rift is one of East Africa's most remarkable topographic features. What appears in this region is but a small portion of the greater phenomenon, which technically spans some 6,000 km (3,700 miles) from the Middle East to the African country of Mozambique. It's an awe inspiring natural feature. #Kenya#Africa#RiftValley#nature#environment
Photo by @FransLanting The elegant sifaka, a mild-mannered leaf-eater who inhabits arid forests in southern Madagascar, has spindly limbs evolved for an arboreal existence. But it has trouble sitting upright without back support. Against the intense heat of a summer day, these two sifakas have found the best remedy is to laze away the hot hours wedged in the forks of a huge tamarind tree. Follow me @FransLanting for more images from Madagascar.
Photo by @Stephenwilkes. One of my latest Day to Night images was photographed at Ram Navami, Ardh Kumbh Mela Festival, in Haridwar India. Color, light and water are recurring themes in my Day to Night series, and for this reason I was drawn to this inspiring Indian pilgrimage location. I was intrigued by the historical and iconic importance of what is perhaps the largest religious gathering in any religion around the world. What was amazing was to witness the people who are drawn to the river, which in Hindu mythology, are the carriers of life and fertility. To see more images like this, including my latest exhibition, visit @stephenwilkes to see more. #stephenwilkesphotography#stephenwilkes#pilgrimage#travel#religion#india#ardhkumbhmela#holycity#ganges#daytonight