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Photograph by @jenniferhayesig #partneredcontent with @Rolex | Clownfish swim in host anemone in Tubbataha Reef Natural Park. Tubbataha Reef, the coral heart of the Philippines, is one of the most biodiverse reefs in the world. Its isolation and committed managers make it one of the best protected reefs on Earth—a near-pristine ocean wilderness.
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photo @chien_chi_chang October 28, 2017. Since late August, Myanmar military has conducted clearance operations burning over 200 Rohingya villages in Rakhine State which have caused reportedly half a million Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. With no guarantee for safe return by the Myanmar government, they can only wait with no hope on the horizon. Meanwhile, they are scattered around makeshift refugee camps outside of Cox’s Bazar. Remember Rwanda?! #RohingyaCrisis #Magnum Photos #cccontheroad

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Photo by @TimLaman. A young, unflanged Tapanuli Orangutan male threatens another orangutan in the mountains of Sumatra. I just posted a shot of the much bigger male he is threatening over @TimLaman so check it out. Adult male orangutans are territorial and don’t tolerate each other. This young male is no doubt feeling his hormones surging and felt the urge to threaten the big male, but the big male just ignored him, knowing the younger male would run from a fight. When I made this image in 2014 on assignment for @NatGeo, I didn’t know this isolated population was going to be described as a new species of orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis! It is amazing that in 2017, we are still making new discoveries about the great apes, our closest relatives. There is so much more to learn, but time is running out as they are critically endangered. Check out the link in my profile @TimLaman to read the @NatGeo News story about the new orangutan species, and check out the conservation group @socp.official working with the Indonesian govt to save these apes.

#Endangered, #orangutan, #Tapanuli, #TapanuliOrangutan, #BatangToru, #Sumatra, #Indonesia, #IndonesiaBiodiversity, @NatGeoCreative

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Image by @joelsartore | Edging closer to extinction, this Yaqui catfish, Ictalurus pricei, recently passed away at the Arizona-Sonora @DesertMuseum. It was the only known captive specimen. Just four individuals remain in the wild in the United States.
The only native catfish known to the Pacific slope in North America, the Yaqui's demise has been been due to hybridization, dewatering by industrialization and/or drought.
But there is hope.
Biologists are hoping to develop a captive breeding program using fish collected from the small remaining populations in Mexico. But the simplest part of this will be collecting the fish from the wild. Eventually, a hatchery will be necessary that's dedicated to hold and produce the fish, and a recovery plan will need to be developed. To date, no funding has been obtained.
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#catfish #rare #endangeredspecies #extinctioncrisis #fish #nature #conservation #biodiversity #animalfacts #wildlife #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark

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Photo by @ciriljazbec / Greenlandic dog is not a pet dog but a working dog that Inuit hunters and fishermen use for dog-sledding. They are the least know casualties of climate change. With the disappearance of sea ice, they have become a burden, which is why unfortunately some hunters are forced to shoot them. It is too expensive to sustain and feed them throughout the year when they can only use them for shorter and shorter periods of time. I took this portrait while crossing the frozen sea on my way to Siorapaluk, one of the northernmost settlement on the planet. Follow more from my Arctic journey @ciriljazbec
#Greenland #Arctic #greenlandic #dog #climatechange #reality

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Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) A Pakistani family sits on the seashore watching the sunset in Al Khan, the southern suburb of the city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. To see more, follow @mmuheisen #muhammedmuheisen #xposurexpf

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - A portion of the Chamagudao, the ancient Tea Horse Road, passes through the village of Shuhe in Yunnan, southwestern China. Along this network of roads, the precious commodity of tea was transported to Tibet in exchange for horses for the army. #shuhe #yunnan #lijiang #teahorseroad #chamagudao #china @natgeocreative

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Children Do Not Migrate, They Flee. Photos by @katieorlinsky. Jorge, 16, left home in order to avoid being recruited by a gang- the only job opportunity he had available, and one you cannot refuse.

Every day Central American migrants risk everything to reach the United States, fleeing violence and life-threatening poverty. I don't know if Jorge, or the other children and families I met at migrant shelters in Mexico while working with @tooyoungtowed in collaboration with Humanity United, ever received humanitarian visas and made it to the United States. I do know that if the U.S. government sends them back, it is not just a deportation, but a death sentence.

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Photo by @edkashi Armed guards during Friday prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan in 2009. The Badshahi Mosque, or the “Emperor’s Mosque,” is the second largest #mosque in #Pakistan and South Asia and the 5th largest in the world. It opened in 1673, and remained the largest mosque in the world for 313 years until 1986 when the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad was completed. #Pakistan #independence #homeland #Muslim #travel #tbt #fromthearchives

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@FransLanting While tracking cheetahs in Kenya for @NatGeo, I got to know a coalition of three brothers known as Honey’s Boys who hunted in a portion of the Maasai Mara visited by many tourists. These males grew up in public and have been photographed countless times. They acted like stars—and they were. When one of them bounded up the trunk of a magnificent fig tree to look out over the plains I maneuvered myself to silhouette the cheetah against the sky for a graphic juxtaposition of cat and tree. Even on the celebrated Serengeti Plains, cheetahs are rare. While there are several thousand lions, fewer than three hundred cheetahs manage to survive. Check the links below to learn more about the organizations that are in the frontline of cheetah conservation and how you can help. This image is featured in our new book “Into Africa," which has just been released. It is based on the NatGeo exhibition with the same name. Follow me @FransLanting for more images and stories of wild Africa and to learn more about the book.
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - A mapping team carry out a 3D scan of a passage-way deep underground in Imawari Yueta (cave) on Auyán Tepui, in Venezuela. By using a high precision 3D laser scanner, following the expedition the team will generate a 3D visual 'fly through' of the cave to simulate the experience.
This photograph is from a portfolio I made from inside caves on top of extremely remote tepuis (aka table-top mountains) in Venezuela. The scientists from the Italian geographic exploration group known as ‘La Venta’ and the Venezuelan team ‘Theraposa’ were looking for unique forms of bacteria that could help clinical microbiologists in studies into bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It was a fascinating assignment to a very remote and rarely visited part of our world. The diverse environment on top of these tepuis is like no other anywhere on planet Earth, as each tepui is different and home to a unique world. @natgeocreative

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Photo by @kirstenluce. Matthew Clifford pins alligator skins at Sebring Custom Tanning in Florida, where the alligator market is thriving.

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Sometimes it's hard not to be dramatic… Bugaboo Spire after the storm. British Columbia

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Photo @williamodaniels for @natgeo.
Rohingya refugees walk to the mainland from Shah Porir Dweep, after they crossed the border from Myanmar to Bangladesh.
Since August 25, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims, an ethnic minority group, have fled their homes in Myanmar in what the United Nations human rights chief has called “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Watch the story Path To Persecution on nationalgeographic.com, my latest coverage of the Rohingya refugees crisis photographed on assignment for the magazine.

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Photograph by @patrickwitty | I came across this group of schoolgirls gathering for a group photo while touring the “Lost City” of Petra in Jordan. A Bedouin trader loaned them a plastic bucket to help them climb into this indentation in the sandstone. Hundreds of tourists were inside Petra this morning, one of the most revered of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Check out my Instagram Story @patrickwitty to see more. @natgeoexpeditions #Jordan #Petra #natgeoexpeditions

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Photo by @TimLaman. The newest Great Ape species, The Tapanuli Orangutan, was just described! This is an adult male I photographed in Batang Toru in 2014 on assignment for @NatGeo, when I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit this remote site in Sumatra. The orangutans living there, only about 800 or less, have now been shown to be genetically distinct from both the regular Sumatran Orangutans, and the Bornean Orangutans. They are now scientifically recognized as a distinct species (Pongo tapanuliensis), and are only found in one small area of Sumatra in the country of Indonesia. Go to @TimLaman to see more images of the Tapanuli Orangutan, and follow the link in my profile to the article on @NatGeo News to learn more. #Endangered, #orangutan, #Tapanuli, #TapanuliOrangutan, #BatangToru, #Sumatra, #Indonesia, #IndonesiaBiodiversity, @NatGeoCreative.

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Photo by @stephenwilkes. A sunset flight over Sherwood Millpond in Westport CT, captures the tidal salt ponds and oyster beds that surround Hummock Island. This area has been owned by the Northrop family dating back to 1857. They are currently applying modern aquaculture technology and reinventing the family owned tidelands. To see more images from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #aerial #drone #tidalponds #sunset #conneticut #westport #hummockisland #aquaculture

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Photo by @williamalbertallard // Summer of 1993, a blur of poppies fronting some olives trees in Provence. Just enough breeze to bend and smear the layers of color, scarlet, yellow, and green. This was not far from Aix-en-Provence where Paul Cezanne lived and worked the countryside near Mont Sainte-Victoire, one of his favorite motifs. The south of France drew many artists to its landscapes and continues to do so.

#followme @williamalbertallard for images from France and other assignments spanning five decades.
#france #southoffrance #poppies #olive #olivetree #color #colors #aixenprovence #french #flowers #paulcezanne

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Video by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Some 50% of the lowland rainforest of Borneo has been replaced with palm oil plantations, like this one in Sabah, Malaysia. This is the reality of our palm oil supply, which is in so many of the prepared foods that we consume, like #chocolate #peanutbutter #potatochips most #packagedfoods plus #soap and #cosmetics It's simple supply and demand: the more we eat, they more they cut #MakeADifference #ReadTheLabel and vote with your shopping cart. To see more of our global food supply, go to @feedtheplanet

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Photo by @cristinamittermeier // This image of young @Takaiya_Blaney, a singer, song-writer, drummer and speaker for her people, the Tla’amin First Nation of British Columbia, encapsulates my three greatest passions: the natural world, indigenous rights and empowerment of #women. As I head to the United Nations for the opening of an exhibit with Disney’s #dreambigprincess campaign, where my images of the inexorable relationship between coastal First Nations and the sea, will be exhibited, I know that our voices represent the desires and dreams of the many Indigenous Nations fighting for respect and recognition of their indigenous right. To see more images of indigenous communities celebrating their bond with nature, #follow my Instagram feed @cristinamittermeier
#turningthetide with @sea_legacy. #getfishfarmsout #reconciliationcanada #girlup #girlpower #indigenouspeoplesday
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