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Photo by @FransLanting Two cheetah cubs sit right next to their mother while she is scanning the landscape ahead for signs of trouble and opportunity. When you follow a cheetah family day in and day out like we did, you get an intimate understanding of the challenges a female faces as she does double duty. She is a single mother and a working woman. She has to hunt, but minimize risks to herself while she chases prey and she has to keep her cubs out of trouble as well. It takes a year and a half of constant risk assessment and decision making for her to wean cubs to independence. And she teaches them by example. Amazing to see the drama of their daily lives play out in real time. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate encounters with cheetahs. @Thephotosociety #Cheetah #BigCats #Endangered #Wildlifephotography #Motherhood #Wildlife #Safari
photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Ijen volcano, on the Island of Java, Indonesia, hosts the world's largest acidic crater lake, famous for its rich turquoise color. Deceptively beautiful, it has a pH lower than that of battery acid, caustic enough to dissolve metal. On the shore of the crater lake lies one of the last remaining active sulfur mines in the world. Since 1968, the sulfur miners have ventured into this unpredictable labyrinth of gas clouds and superheated fumaroles to extract “devil’s gold” and carry it back down the mountain. “Sulfur Road” my latest assignment for National Geographic is online, check it on NatGeo website and follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about this story #natgeotravel #ijen #java #indonesia #blue
📷: @krystlejwright // So often in our line of work as a photographer is to feel as if we were never there, to document a natural moment in time that remains uninterrupted from the click of the camera. In adventurous scenarios such as swimming through the famous surf breaks of Tahiti, photographer @benthouard has to work harder to put himself in the right position to photograph the waves and surfers. Getting a photo can certainly be an adventure in itself! #underwaterphotography #tahiti
Photo: @andy_mann // Almost no where else in the world can you reliably see schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks like this other than within the “Cocos Range”, an underwater mountain chain connecting Galápagos Islands (Ecuador) and Cocos Island (Costa Rica). It’s a sight to behold. I’m returning from an expedition with a team of talented scientists and policy makers to unite Central American countries and agree to protect this open water passage, supported and conducted by @waittfoundation. // #followme @andy_mann to learn more about our planets wilder side.
Photo by @jonathan_irish / Happy World Penguin Day! If you want to get a cool shot of penguins, just place yourself near the end (but not too close!) of their penguin highways. Penguins use these trails/highways to get to and from their breeding areas and the water. Walking on snow and ice is hard, especially with penguin feet, so they tend to follow the same trails to/from the water. This is a great place to get some cool shots of these adorable creatures in action. Follow me @jonathan_irish for more images like this and around the world.
Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project Swipe left for the complete view of the full moon setting at sunrise with strong anticrepescular rays (atmospheric phenomenon) and hundreds of seabirds flying from their nesting place in the islands near Rio de Janeiro to inland and the city's seashore. Some of these huge frigatebirds have 2 meters wingspan. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more Earth & sky moments around the world. #riodejaneiro #brazil #fullmoon #atmospheric #twanight #birds @natgeo @natgeocreative
Photo by @FransLanting Happy World Penguin Day! If you ever feel a bit overfed consider this emperor penguin chick with its bulging belly filled to capacity after a huge meal of fish and squid regurgitated by one of its parents standing guard. Emperor penguin parents travel for days across the sea ice surrounding Antarctica to bring food from the open ocean back to their chicks. It’s a race against time, because the young penguins must grow up and fledge before the sea ice melts out from under their feet. Nobody knows what the ultimate effects of global warming will be for these remarkable birds, but while they do what they do best, it’s our responsibility to look ahead to safeguard a future for them. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom to see more of these heroic birds. If you would like to own a signed print of another emperor penguin image I made, check the @natgeocreative link in my Instagram profile—the prints are only $100 and the sale ends April 28. @thephotosociety #Penguins #EmperorPenguins #PenguinChick #Antarctica #Happiness #Family #Parents #ClimateChange
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Waves exploding on the reef on the north shore of Oahu. When huge swells roll in the waves can explode upwards of 50-feet tall on the north shore at Shark’s Cove making for a beautiful display of nature’s power and a very dangerous place all at the same time. #hawaii #oahu #explodingwaves
Photo @stephen_matera // The desert surrounding Hanksville, Utah is a surreal mix of canyons, mountains and plateaus. Hanksville was first settled in the late 1800s and was a supply post for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, who would hide out at nearby Robbers Roost Canyon (not shown here). The surrounding area is a nearly six-million acre wilderness that was the last in the lower 48 to be mapped by the USGS. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #desert #wilderness #erosion
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // There are some views you never forget. This one, from my hotel room in Guatemala features Volcano Atitlan and, to the north, Volcano Toliman making a dramatic backdrop to Lake Atitlan. Today’s landscape is a result of a massive eruption that occurred 85,000 years ago. So much magma was expelled that the terrain surface collapsed resulting in a circular hollow that filled with water to create Lake Atitlan. Situated in the Sierra Madre mountains, the lake measures 8km across from north to south and 18km from east to west with an average depth of approximately 300m. If you find yourself traveling in Guatemala, this is a sight not to be missed. To see more of my travels through Guatemala follow @jodymacdonaldphoto and check out National Geographic Travel’s Instagram story highlights from #TUMI. #Guatemala @natgeocreative #travel