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Check natgeo's Instagram @natgeo @stevewinterphoto 
Did you know that African lions are the only cats that live in groups, called prides. All of the females you see in a pride are related. Young male cubs like the one at the back of this photo leave their pride when they are about 2-3 years old, while females stay. Lion prides usually feature one or two males, a dozen or more female lionesses and a few cubs, but in rare cases can number 25 or 30 members! That’s a lot of mouths to feed! 
Big cats like this young African lion have fascinated me for over 25 years since my first jaguar story for @natgeo magazine. It is our responsibility to give the next generation of big cats a fighting chance in the wild. National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is working towards the conservation of African lions, leopards and cheetahs across Africa. Increasing anti-poaching efforts, installing protective bomas to stop lion-cattle conflict and monitoring big cats numbers with camera traps. Visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative/ to find out how you can help save big cats today, and remember by saving apex predators like lions and tigers we keep ecosystems balanced and healthy! 
Follow me @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive @ngwild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #NatGeoCreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #BCI #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #lion @africanparksnetwork
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@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Did you know that African lions are the only cats that live in groups, called prides. All of the females you see in a pride are related. Young male cubs like the one at the back of this photo leave their pride when they are about 2-3 years old, while females stay. Lion prides usually feature one or two males, a dozen or more female lionesses and a few cubs, but in rare cases can number 25 or 30 members! That’s a lot of mouths to feed! Big cats like this young African lion have fascinated me for over 25 years since my first jaguar story for @natgeo magazine. It is our responsibility to give the next generation of big cats a fighting chance in the wild. National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative is working towards the conservation of African lions, leopards and cheetahs across Africa. Increasing anti-poaching efforts, installing protective bomas to stop lion-cattle conflict and monitoring big cats numbers with camera traps. Visit https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative/ to find out how you can help save big cats today, and remember by saving apex predators like lions and tigers we keep ecosystems balanced and healthy! Follow me @stevewinterphoto @natgeo @nglive #nglive@ngwild #natgeowild@thephotosociety #natgeocreative #onassignment #wildlifeconservation #inthefield #wildlifephotojournalism #bci #bigcatsintiative #photooftheday #beauty #lion@africanparksnetwork
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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @TimLaman.  I got to play @SteveWinterPhoto for a day and be a big cat photographer as we staked out this leopard and waited for it to come down from his tree at dusk.  Such a beautiful animal, and super exciting to see him.  I can understand Steve’s obsession with the big cats, and please support efforts to conserve these magnificent animals.  To see some seriously original leopard and other big cat images, go check out @SteveWinterPhoto.  #Serengeti, #Tanzania, #Leopard, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative. 1566068650577640859_787132

Photo by @TimLaman. I got to play @SteveWinterPhoto for a day and be a big cat photographer as we staked out this leopard and waited for it to come down from his tree at dusk. Such a beautiful animal, and super exciting to see him. I can understand Steve’s obsession with the big cats, and please support efforts to conserve these magnificent animals. To see some seriously original leopard and other big cat images, go check out @SteveWinterPhoto. #Serengeti, #Tanzania, #Leopard, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

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Check natgeo's Instagram Image by @joelsartore | This #pollinatormonday is all about keeping our pollinators happy and healthy. As farmers become more efficient at eliminating all plants other than corn, beans and wheat from their fields, there are fewer and fewer places for milkweed and nectar-bearing plants to grow. Important pollinating insects like the butterflies and bees need these plants in order to survive. Without these pollinators, we lose much of our ability to grow the fruit and vegetables we eat.
That's why it's so important that homeowners step and 'get growing' now in their backyards by planting a pollinator garden, and taking care of lawns and gardens organically. You'll be amazed at the results, and the good feeling you get knowing that you're doing your part in helping to preserve biodiversity right at home. And remember, “organic” means no chemicals should be used on your lawn like pesticides or weed killers. These not only kill plants and animals, but are detrimental to your health too as the chemicals migrate away from your yard and into groundwater. It’s time to get planting, and get natural. What are you waiting for?
Keep on posting your pollinator garden and monarch pictures with the hashtag #pollinatorhero and see what we can #SaveTogether!
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Image by @joelsartore | This #pollinatormondayis all about keeping our pollinators happy and healthy. As farmers become more efficient at eliminating all plants other than corn, beans and wheat from their fields, there are fewer and fewer places for milkweed and nectar-bearing plants to grow. Important pollinating insects like the butterflies and bees need these plants in order to survive. Without these pollinators, we lose much of our ability to grow the fruit and vegetables we eat. That's why it's so important that homeowners step and 'get growing' now in their backyards by planting a pollinator garden, and taking care of lawns and gardens organically. You'll be amazed at the results, and the good feeling you get knowing that you're doing your part in helping to preserve biodiversity right at home. And remember, “organic” means no chemicals should be used on your lawn like pesticides or weed killers. These not only kill plants and animals, but are detrimental to your health too as the chemicals migrate away from your yard and into groundwater. It’s time to get planting, and get natural. What are you waiting for? Keep on posting your pollinator garden and monarch pictures with the hashtag #pollinatorheroand see what we can #SaveTogether! . . #pollinators #butterflies #blue #wings #closeup #macro #pesticides #conservation #animalconservation #organic #gardening #photoark #natgeo

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @BrianSkerry.

A Mako Shark cruises through the blue waves of San Diego, CA; its dorsal fin not even breaking the surface. 
Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts of up to 60 mph. Of all shark species, they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. 
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. 
Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo.

And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating, check out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. 
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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Mako Shark cruises through the blue waves of San Diego, CA; its dorsal fin not even breaking the surface. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts of up to 60 mph. Of all shark species, they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo. And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating, check out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. #shark #mako #makoshark #underwater #photography #conservation #preservation #underwaterphoto #natgeo #nationalgeographic #follow #onassignment #sharks #savesharks #newzealand #nz #photooftheday #oceanambassador

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @FransLanting On assignment for @NatGeo, we backpacked into a remote canyon in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a backcountry ranger from the Bureau of Land Management. We were impressed with his knowledge and amazed to learn that he was the only person employed by BLM as “boots on the ground” to patrol a vast area. Protecting natural landscapes is critical, but having enough people to look after them is just as important. As Washington, D.C. contemplates cutbacks to the stewardship of our protected areas, it’s sobering to know how few resources we dedicate even now to looking after some of the most iconic landscapes in North America, if not the world. Can’t we do better? Check some of the links below to add your voice to the conversation. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of special places in the American West.

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Photo by @FransLanting On assignment for @NatGeo, we backpacked into a remote canyon in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness Area with a backcountry ranger from the Bureau of Land Management. We were impressed with his knowledge and amazed to learn that he was the only person employed by BLM as “boots on the ground” to patrol a vast area. Protecting natural landscapes is critical, but having enough people to look after them is just as important. As Washington, D.C. contemplates cutbacks to the stewardship of our protected areas, it’s sobering to know how few resources we dedicate even now to looking after some of the most iconic landscapes in North America, if not the world. Can’t we do better? Check some of the links below to add your voice to the conversation. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of special places in the American West. @WildernessSociety @thephotosociety @leonardodicaprio #monumentsforall #beauty #naturelovers #naturephotography #wilderness #america #conservation

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Sea stacks, known as Rauks on the  Fårö and Gotland Islands in the Baltic Sea were formed from limestone erosion during the Ice age. These geological formations rival modern art sculpture in their ability to evoke a multitude of images in our minds . #followme @irablockphoto to see more of my photos @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #rauks #gotland #Fårö #seastacks #balticsea #geology 1565436894023390757_787132

Photo by@irablockphoto (Ira Block) Sea stacks, known as Rauks on the Fårö and Gotland Islands in the Baltic Sea were formed from limestone erosion during the Ice age. These geological formations rival modern art sculpture in their ability to evoke a multitude of images in our minds . #followme@irablockphoto to see more of my photos @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #rauks #gotland #fårö #seastacks #balticsea #geology

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @renan_ozturk // A tobacco farmer in Viñales Cuba, taking refuge from the mid-day summer heat.  Shooting cultural portraits is something I've become fascinated with recently as a process of interaction and inherently learning more about myself as well as others.  In places like Nepal where I speak the language it's much easier for me but since my Spanish is slim to none, Cuba was much more intimidating.  I'm normally very timid and shy but in these types of situations it takes a sort of 'practiced courage' to connect with a stranger and raise your lens in a way that feels right.  I'd say a third of the folks I approached were not into it and you have to respect that immediately. Most of the time it's nonverbal eye-contact or body language and you would be surprised how many people are actually delighted to give their time for a photo.  Ideally I have time to be in a space for a long time and the subjects become used to my presence before taking a single shot.  Capturing portraits of humanity whether it's your closest loved one or a stranger on the street is a practice that can teach you a lot about yourself. w/ @taylorfreesolo #cuba 1565355297102354088_787132

Photo by @renan_ozturk // A tobacco farmer in Viñales Cuba, taking refuge from the mid-day summer heat. Shooting cultural portraits is something I've become fascinated with recently as a process of interaction and inherently learning more about myself as well as others. In places like Nepal where I speak the language it's much easier for me but since my Spanish is slim to none, Cuba was much more intimidating. I'm normally very timid and shy but in these types of situations it takes a sort of 'practiced courage' to connect with a stranger and raise your lens in a way that feels right. I'd say a third of the folks I approached were not into it and you have to respect that immediately. Most of the time it's nonverbal eye-contact or body language and you would be surprised how many people are actually delighted to give their time for a photo. Ideally I have time to be in a space for a long time and the subjects become used to my presence before taking a single shot. Capturing portraits of humanity whether it's your closest loved one or a stranger on the street is a practice that can teach you a lot about yourself. w/ @taylorfreesolo #cuba

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - The Maasai giraffe, also called Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest species of giraffe native to East Africa, also the tallest land mammal. The Masai giraffe can be found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. It has distinctive, irregular, jagged, star-like blotches which extend to the hooves. A median lump is usually present in males.
All giraffes are considered vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Masai giraffe population declined 52% in recent decades. Overall, the approximate number of all populations accumulate to 32,550 in the wild. #serengeti #tanzania #giraffe #park #masaigiraffe #wild 1565208912587504044_787132

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto - Serengeti National Park, Tanzania - The Maasai giraffe, also called Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest species of giraffe native to East Africa, also the tallest land mammal. The Masai giraffe can be found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. It has distinctive, irregular, jagged, star-like blotches which extend to the hooves. A median lump is usually present in males. All giraffes are considered vulnerable to extinction by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, and the Masai giraffe population declined 52% in recent decades. Overall, the approximate number of all populations accumulate to 32,550 in the wild. #serengeti #tanzania #giraffe #park #masaigiraffe #wild

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photograph by: @cristinamittermeier // A group of Gentoo penguins huddles in a snow storm to stay warm. Of all the different types of penguins, these to me, are the most entertaining. Their sassy curiosity and intelligent demeanour make them fun to photograph. Their survival is threatened by climate change because, without healthy and abundant sea ice, they cannot survive. 
Shot on #assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @craigwelch 
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Photograph by: @cristinamittermeier // A group of Gentoo penguins huddles in a snow storm to stay warm. Of all the different types of penguins, these to me, are the most entertaining. Their sassy curiosity and intelligent demeanour make them fun to photograph. Their survival is threatened by climate change because, without healthy and abundant sea ice, they cannot survive. Shot on #assignmentfor @natgeo with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @craigwelch #followme@cristinamittermeier for more insight into my experiences and thoughts when photographing penguins and other interesting animals. * * * #stopclimatechange| #saveouroceans| #watersedge| #nature

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Garbage burns at a dump in Erbil, Iraq in 2003. #kurds #Iraq #smoke #tbt #travel #onassignment #ontheroad #fromthearchives #edkashi #viiphoto #kurdistan #natgeo 1564653317279037870_787132

Photo by @edkashi/@viiphoto. Garbage burns at a dump in Erbil, Iraq in 2003. #kurds #iraq #smoke #tbt #travel #onassignment #ontheroad #fromthearchives #edkashi #viiphoto #kurdistan #natgeo

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The view from the Jungfraujoch Sphinx observatory in Switzerland is breathtaking. It's lofty location is dramatic and extremely exposed. These two photographs, taken from the viewing platform show the upper half of the Aletsch glacier, the largest glacial system in the Alps along with the observatory itself, during a cloudless night sky full of stars. Each time I visit this mass of ice, I am drawn more and more to its dwindling size. Glaciologists predict that by the year 2050, there will no longer be any glaciers in the European Alps. A sobering thought. We're here in Switzerland as part of a National Geographic Student Expedition. 
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The view from the Jungfraujoch Sphinx observatory in Switzerland is breathtaking. It's lofty location is dramatic and extremely exposed. These two photographs, taken from the viewing platform show the upper half of the Aletsch glacier, the largest glacial system in the Alps along with the observatory itself, during a cloudless night sky full of stars. Each time I visit this mass of ice, I am drawn more and more to its dwindling size. Glaciologists predict that by the year 2050, there will no longer be any glaciers in the European Alps. A sobering thought. We're here in Switzerland as part of a National Geographic Student Expedition. #natgeostudentexpeditions

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo @pedromcbride // A last look at a smoke-filled sunset across Majete Game Reserve in Malawi. This wildlife reserve has become a protected island for wildlife in Africa. @africanparksnetwork #majete #500elephants #malawi 1564498629376105255_787132

Photo @pedromcbride // A last look at a smoke-filled sunset across Majete Game Reserve in Malawi. This wildlife reserve has become a protected island for wildlife in Africa. @africanparksnetwork #majete #500elephants #malawi

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @mattiasklumofficial for @natgeo The Illusive and deadly Rhinoceros viper, is, in my opinion, one of the world's coolest looking snakes!  It uses its amazing camouflage and stealth to ambush prey. 
Go to @mattiasklumofficial to a see a video of how I took this photo. By protecting rainforest and other ecosystems as well as their inhabitants and by using natures wealth sustainably we secure a healthier planet and future for humanity!  Shot in the Republic of Congo for @natgeo #congo #deadly #venom #rhinocerosviper #bestjobintheworld #conservation #science #molecular #snake #medicin #photooftheday @natgeo @thephotosociety  @natgeotravel @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov 1564393765761645223_787132

Photo by @mattiasklumofficial for @natgeo The Illusive and deadly Rhinoceros viper, is, in my opinion, one of the world's coolest looking snakes! It uses its amazing camouflage and stealth to ambush prey. Go to @mattiasklumofficial to a see a video of how I took this photo. By protecting rainforest and other ecosystems as well as their inhabitants and by using natures wealth sustainably we secure a healthier planet and future for humanity! Shot in the Republic of Congo for @natgeo #congo #deadly #venom #rhinocerosviper #bestjobintheworld #conservation #science #molecular #snake #medicin #photooftheday@natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeotravel @mattiasklumcollection @irisalexandrov

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix @tooyoungtowed // Eight-year-old brides, Tehani and Ghada, begin preparations for a family meal at their home outside Hajjah, Yemen. Child marriage has long been an issue in Yemen, one of the few countries in the region without a legal minimum age of marriage. Attempts to set 18 as the minimum marrying age collapsed with the outbreak of the conflict in 2015 and it is estimated that, now, child marriage rates could be much higher. A UNFPA-INTERSOS assessment, which interviewed over 250 community members, local leaders and survivors of child marriage for insight into how families are coping with the conflict, stated that most participants “were of the opinion that child marriage has increased in their community. They all stated that the conflict pushed the practice,” according to the assessment’s findings. While more comprehensive assessments are difficult to do in conflict situations, the report also suggests that girls are being married off even younger. Of the child marriage survivors interviewed in the northern part of the country, 72 per cent were married between ages 13 and 15. Of those in the south, 62 per cent were married before age 16.
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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 Defense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignment for @natgeo, including this one. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriage and the efforts underway around the world to end the practice, which occurs in more than 50 countries spanning many cultures and religions. It also includes information about our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed, which seeks to protect girls' rights and #endchildmarriage. @letoitdelagrandearche #girls #child  #conflict #color #letgirlslearn 1563955040355241329_787132

Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix @tooyoungtowed // Eight-year-old brides, Tehani and Ghada, begin preparations for a family meal at their home outside Hajjah, Yemen. Child marriage has long been an issue in Yemen, one of the few countries in the region without a legal minimum age of marriage. Attempts to set 18 as the minimum marrying age collapsed with the outbreak of the conflict in 2015 and it is estimated that, now, child marriage rates could be much higher. A UNFPA-INTERSOS assessment, which interviewed over 250 community members, local leaders and survivors of child marriage for insight into how families are coping with the conflict, stated that most participants “were of the opinion that child marriage has increased in their community. They all stated that the conflict pushed the practice,” according to the assessment’s findings. While more comprehensive assessments are difficult to do in conflict situations, the report also suggests that girls are being married off even younger. Of the child marriage survivors interviewed in the northern part of the country, 72 per cent were married between ages 13 and 15. Of those in the south, 62 per cent were married before age 16. . 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 Defense in Puteaux, Paris. Many of the images were made #onassignmentfor @natgeo, including this one. The show, which opened June 1 and runs through Sept. 24, is complete with educational information about the dangers of #childmarriageand the efforts underway around the world to end the practice, which occurs in more than 50 countries spanning many cultures and religions. It also includes information about our nonprofit organization of the same name, @TooYoungToWed, which seeks to protect girls' rights and #endchildmarriage. @letoitdelagrandearche #girls #child #conflict #color #letgirlslearn

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Check natgeo's Instagram Video by @joelsartore | Although incredibly vibrant and bold in color, the veiled chameleon would be almost impossible to see amongst the dense leaves of highly vegetated parts of the Arabian peninsula where it’s found. They’re quite shy around other, bigger species and may curl up into the fetal position when frightened. However, veiled chameleons (especially males) can get very aggressive toward one another. During breeding season, males perform for females by doing a courtship dance involving head rolls and chin rubs.
To see a portrait of this chameleon, check out @joelsartore!
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Video by @joelsartore | Although incredibly vibrant and bold in color, the veiled chameleon would be almost impossible to see amongst the dense leaves of highly vegetated parts of the Arabian peninsula where it’s found. They’re quite shy around other, bigger species and may curl up into the fetal position when frightened. However, veiled chameleons (especially males) can get very aggressive toward one another. During breeding season, males perform for females by doing a courtship dance involving head rolls and chin rubs. To see a portrait of this chameleon, check out @joelsartore! . . #chameleon #lizards #reptiles #vibrant #green #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #animalfacts #natgeo #photoark #savetogether

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A Mako Shark rises towards the surface in the late day light of New Zealand's coastal waters. Makos are ambush predators, often attacking fish - like tuna - from below. 
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. 
Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo.

And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating check,  out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. 
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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Mako Shark rises towards the surface in the late day light of New Zealand's coastal waters. Makos are ambush predators, often attacking fish - like tuna - from below. The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo. And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinating check, out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. #shark #mako #follow #onassignment #nationalgeographic #natgeo #photographer #photography #underwaterphoto #makoshark #newzealand #nz #pacific #fishing #travelphoto #travel #photooftheday #conservation #preservation

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Out to play with the balsam roots. Good to see the high peaks still holding and flowers in the valley. About as iconic as Jackson Hole gets this time of year. 1563818773248247649_787132

Photo by @jimmy_chin Out to play with the balsam roots. Good to see the high peaks still holding and flowers in the valley. About as iconic as Jackson Hole gets this time of year.

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @anandavarma.  Dr. Chris Clark weighs a Cuban Bee Hummingbird.  This bird is not dead!  Hummingbirds get confused when they are upside down and they hold still for a couple of seconds before flipping over and flying away.  Chris is using this brief window to get a precise measurement of the bird's weight.  You can see on the scale that this male weighs just 1.834 grams!  That makes it the smallest species of bird in the world.  Check out the story in the July issue of natgeo to learn more about hummingbirds.  Check out @anandavarma to see another way to get a sense of how small bird this is. 
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Photo by @anandavarma. Dr. Chris Clark weighs a Cuban Bee Hummingbird. This bird is not dead! Hummingbirds get confused when they are upside down and they hold still for a couple of seconds before flipping over and flying away. Chris is using this brief window to get a precise measurement of the bird's weight. You can see on the scale that this male weighs just 1.834 grams! That makes it the smallest species of bird in the world. Check out the story in the July issue of natgeo to learn more about hummingbirds. Check out @anandavarma to see another way to get a sense of how small bird this is. #hummingbird #science #nature #research #cuba@thephotosociety @natgeocreative

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Check natgeo's Instagram Photo by @cristinamittermeier #onassignment for @natgeo. 
The sea around the Antarctic Peninsula is a magical, fragile place; rich with wildlife, like this humpback whale feeding on krill. It is finally time to protect it. 
This week in Moscow @paulnicklen and I are  representing @natgeo, @sea_legacy and @natgeopristineseas at #Antarctica2020, a meeting of the Ambassadors from the countries representing the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Resources #CCAMLR to begin the process of creating a network of Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica.

#followme at @cristinamittermeier to learn more about the work we are doing  to protect Antarctica. 
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Photo by @cristinamittermeier #onassignmentfor @natgeo. The sea around the Antarctic Peninsula is a magical, fragile place; rich with wildlife, like this humpback whale feeding on krill. It is finally time to protect it. This week in Moscow @paulnicklen and I are representing @natgeo, @sea_legacy and @natgeopristineseas at #Antarctica2020, a meeting of the Ambassadors from the countries representing the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Living Resources #ccamlrto begin the process of creating a network of Marine Protected Areas in Antarctica. #followmeat @cristinamittermeier to learn more about the work we are doing to protect Antarctica. @natgeocreative | #10by2020| #gratitude #drivingchange #polar| #beauty| #conservation| #wildlifephotography| #whale

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Check natgeo's Instagram video by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage (@dswt) in Nairobi Kenya a young elephant plays with handler Shivegha Julius. Many of the young elephants at the facility have been orphaned after their mothers were killed by poachers. I was there specifically to photograph an young elephant called Roi who’s mother had been killed with a poison arrow in the Masai Mara. As elephants are social animals they need attention and affection - here Julius is giving just a little of what the mother would have given. 1563436464225418927_787132

video by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage (@dswt) in Nairobi Kenya a young elephant plays with handler Shivegha Julius. Many of the young elephants at the facility have been orphaned after their mothers were killed by poachers. I was there specifically to photograph an young elephant called Roi who’s mother had been killed with a poison arrow in the Masai Mara. As elephants are social animals they need attention and affection - here Julius is giving just a little of what the mother would have given.

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