Photo by @amivitale. a baby elephant on the move at reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). the sanctuary is part of the namunyak wildlife conservancy in the remote mathews range of northern kenya, home to kenya’s second-largest elephant population. reteti is the first community owned and managed sanctuary in africa and their goal is to rescue and rehabilitate these elephants so they can rejoin their wild herds. this work is the culmination of a two-decade shift towards community-driven conservation. protecting animals for, and not just from, people is creating new economies and conserving the full ecosystem. please follow all of us, @amivitale, @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp to support and learn more about these initiatives. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephants #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #natureisspeaking #photojournalism #amivitale
Photo by @gerdludwig. here is gallery of photographs from my project sleeping cars (@sleepingcars) first published as a photo journal in national geographic magazine. the book is out but my project continues. in los angeles county there are more than seven million registered vehicles. they work all day to create two of la’s most infamous commodities: traffic jams and smog. but where do all those cars go to rest? by nature, i am a night owl. in what kafka called his most productive hours, when dream and reality meet, i go out to photograph sleeping cars. my cars are loners. they command their own space and enjoy showing off their presence. like a devoted bird watcher i have learned to recognize their sleeping patterns. with voyeuristic pleasure i’ve spied on them in their nightgowns. i’ve watched some sleep in the nude; some take afternoon naps and the few lucky ones get to sleep together. a few times the police have stopped me in my work, wondering what i was doing out in the streets in the middle of the night. was i a peeping tom or even worse, a paparazzo? the cars in this project are photographed as i find them, i generally don’t like to disturb them in their slumber. you can see another gallery of sleeping cars on my ig @gerdludwig, or you can follow @sleepingcars to see many more images of sleeping cars in la and around the world. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #sleepingcarsbook #sleepingcars #losangeles #mood #car #coveredcar
An orphaned black rhino calf receives breakfast from a ranger @lewa_wildlife, northern kenya-photograph by david chancellor @chancellordavid from a long term project documenting community conservation in the northern rangelands of kenya #withbutterfliesandwarriors i'll be talking about my work for @natgeo and personal projects at an artists forum @francescamaffeogallery on saturday 01.04.17 @2.00pm currently showing some of my work and personal projects 'documenting that jagged and bloody line where man and beast meet' follow my work here @natgeo and @chancellordavid #rhino #poaching #protecting #conserving #kenya #northernkenya #samburu #horn #stoppoaching #handlelikeeggs @kinetic_six @forrangers @francescamaffeogallery
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio #onassignment in the holy land an oddly rural view in an otherwise densely populated city – one of the world's flash points … the dome of the rock and the old city walls of jerusalem seen from the mount of olives, just above the garden of gethsemane. the white horse's name is ramses. “and i looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him. (revelations 6:8) follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @thephotosociety #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #revelations #domeoftherock #gardengethsemane #mountofolives #photojournalist #jerusalem #holyland #horse #biblical #whitehorse
Video by @joelsartore | an endangered egyptian vulture at @parconaturaviva in bussolengo, italy. these birds can be found from southwestern europe and northern africa to india. they are opportunistic, feeding mainly on carrion, but also preying on small mammals, birds, reptiles and eggs. incredibly, the egyptian vulture has been known to use stones as tools to c***k open eggs, a very sophisticated method of dining. the opportunity to photograph this animal was made possible by @greenteenteam, an organization promoting youth involvement in nature and wildlife conservation. to see an image of this vulture, check out @joelsartore! . . #egyptianvulture #endangeredspecies #birds #video #closeup #photoark #natgeo
Video by @bertiegregory. meet scarface, a huge male jaguar who lives in brazil’s northern pantanal. he specialises in hunting caiman, south america’s equivalent of a crocodile. here, he’s patrolling the river bank in search of his next meal. check out my profile to see what he’s capable of! shot on assignment for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeo and @natgeowild. follow @bertiegregory for more videos from our jaguar project.
Photos by @renan_ozturk // this is what one of the steepest ice climbs on the planet looks like. @bookofsamuel climbed it without a fall but won't give it a grade. this kind of glacial ice is a different type of endeavor, more of a creative process where you 'construct' your climb by pre-setting the ice screws and icepick placements by using your longest ice screw. there is no way you could even swing into the ice on this near horizontal roof without doing it this way, the physics just don't work out. after it was built sam's execution was a ballet of 'figure-4' and 'figure-9' movements in which he swung his leg over his arms to leverage to the next pick placement, balancing power and grace. and of course like pictured here, the occasional full leg cut out! ~ @brandonjosephbaker @pfaff_anna @hansjoergauer @bchendrix @kakiorr @kbish801 @timkemple @retro_outdoors
@stevewinterphoto for @natgeo a young elephant in the wilds of south africa. great news!!!! last year china promised to stop the sale of elephant ivory by the end of 2017. now it is making good on that promise: 67 ivory carving factories and retail shops across the country will close down on friday, and the rest by the of the year. this is great news for the 30,000 elephants killed each year for their tusks in africa. we can each participate on social media and make our voices heard for the elephants that have no voice in their future. when the buying stops the killing can too!! @wildaid as every 15 minutes a elephant is killed for its ivory. we need to make owning ivory an act unbecoming of a civilized people. we need to all become people who respect the lives of elephants and their right to walk this earth as they have for 1000’s of years - free and safe from harm by humans. please check out the @natgeo ivory cover story - incredible and important reporting by bryanchristy with exceptional images by #brentstirton! @thephotosociety @ngcreative #bigcatsforever #wildaid #iworry #savetheelephants @bertiegregory @nglive #nglive #ngwild @ngwild @natgeowild #natgeowild @thephotosociety #ngcreative #wildlifeconservation #wildlifephotojournalism #bci #bigcatsintiative @andbeyondsafari #photooftheday #canonusa @canonusa #redcine @africanparksnetwork #ldfoundation @leonardodicaprio @sanctuaryasia
Images by @joelsartore | a critically endangered sumatran orangutan named suzie at the @gladysporterzoo. (swipe for more) female sumatran orangutans never leave the trees of the forest and males touch the ground very rarely. there are only nine populations of sumatran orangutans left, and only seven of those have optimistic prospects of long-term viability. despite legal protection in indonesia, sumatran orangutans are still taken from the wild to be kept as pets; they are often considered status symbols in households. orangutans depend on high-quality forests to live in. unfortunately, many orangutan populations are located in unprotected areas where humans have begun to develop palm oil plantations and other agricultural farmland. palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on earth and is used in 50% of all packaged products (including shampoo, lipstick, and ice cream), so the demand to continue developing these plantations is high. deliberate fires set to clear land, as well as killing upon sight by developers, are a significant threats to orangutans. taking young orangutans from the wild and exporting them into the pet trade is also devastating to the species. since females give birth every eight or nine years to just one infant at a time, even a 1% decrease in female orangutans per year could put this species on a permanent path toward extinction. to see portraits of a baby bornean orangutan with its adopted mother, check out @joelsartore. . . #savetheorangutans #orangutan #sumatra #sumatranorangutans #palmoil #notopalmoil #notapet #photoark #natgeo
Photo by @amivitale | for the last 18 years i've been working to cover under-reported issues primarily about women, poverty, health and security. i didn’t realize it when i began but all of these issues are really about our resources and water in particular. i’ve seen firsthand how women in developing countries bear the greatest burden. women are the primary providers of water, and often spend hours each day hauling water from distant sources. in the photo above from the village of dambas, in northern kenya, women are forced to get water from a polluted water hole after years of severe drought. though the rains came and turned the land green, the problems facing the pastoralists still persist after years of drought that resulted in severe livelihood stress, food insecurity, livestock deaths and high rates of malnutrition. check out today’s instagram story to see more of my work covering the water crisis across the world. - sponsored by @stellaartois. water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. find out how to purchase a stella artois limited-edition chalice and help end the global water crisis at natgeo.com/stellaartois. join stella artois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis. #1chalice5years
“nature has ceased to be what it always had been - what people needed protection from. now nature - tamed, endangered, mortal - needs to be protected from people. when we are afraid, we shoot. when we are nostalgic we take pictures.” susan sontag ‘ in platos cave. diorama from the collections of the academy of natural sciences of drexel university, the natural history department, philadelphia, usa by david chancellor #chancellordavid from new work, research and projects for @natgeo documenting man's ever increasing commodification of wildlife follow me here @natgeo and @chancellordavid @francescamaffeogallery #poaching #tiger #wildlife #conservation #hunting #academyofnaturalsciencesatdrexel #stoppoaching #stopthetrade
Photograph by @mattiasklumofficial a baobab tree and the milky way, botswana. baobabs trees store water in the trunk (up to 120,000 litres or 32,000 us gallons) to endure tough droughts. please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see a hippo "hair flip"...baobabs produce faint growth rings, most likely annually, but they are not reliable for aging purposes, because they are difficult to count and usually fade away as the wood ages. radiocarbon dating has provided data on a few individuals though. a specimen known as grootboom was dated and found to be at least 1275 years old, making it one of the oldest known angiosperm trees in the world. how amazing is that? #baobabtree #mattiasklum #protectbiodiversity #botswana #africa #ancient #tree #stars #milkyway @mattiasklumcollection @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @irisalexandrov @natgeo
Photo by corey arnold @arni_coraldo when the temperature dips below 28 degrees in the bering sea, freezing spray on a windy day can prove dangerous as ice builds on the railings, equipment, decks, and pots stacked on a commercial crab fishing boat. this is the early stage of icing conditions, but as the ice grows, the surface area for new ice to form increases, and if not chopped can grow exponentially heavy in stormy seas. -------------------------------- join me this saturday, april 1, 3-6 pm at @richardhellergallery in santa monica, ca for the opening of my new exhibition #aleutiandreams click my profile link at @arni_coraldo for a preview. if in portland, oregon join me april 6, 5-8pm at @hartmanfineart and say hello! #natgeo #beringsea #commercialfishing #ice #freezingspray #fishwork #laart #la #alaska #ocean #cold #exhibition #portlandart
Video by @filipe_deandrade @brianmoghari and @mckenziebarney bald eagles can throw a lot of variables your way as a wildlife filmmaker. the combination of the birds agility mixed with distance and speed can make aerial predation one of the most challenging behaviors to capture. but the payoff is totally worth it. you can almost feel the power of the predator as it collides with its prey. but this behavior was one we never witnessed until filming in bosque del apache, new mexico. adult bald eagles playing with their food. juveniles are likely to do this as they are still maturing, but what an experience it was to film an adult behaving in this way. after speaking with local biologist @goyettemegan we learned that adults do sometimes in fact play with their food. for an animal that commands so much respect in the avian world, who would of known they get their kicks this way. check out the entire sequence in my series #wilduntamed on natgeowild.com/untamed or click the link in my personal bio.
Photo by @christian_foto i took this photo during my assignment in bolivia for @natgeotravel. la paz is the seat of government of the plurinational state of bolivia. the city, located in west-central bolivia, 68 km (42 mi) southeast of lake titicaca, is set in a valley created by the choqueyapu river and sits in a bowl-like depression surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano. at an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level. due to its altitude, la paz has an unusual subtropical highland climate, with rainy summers and dry winters. christian rodriguez @christian_foto for @natgeotravel #locoto #rocoto #lapaz #bolivia
Photo by @shonephoto (robbie shone) - i am currently curating an assignment with @natgeoyourshot called "facing your fears," inviting you to use your photography as a creative canvas to understand and express your fears. to submit your photos and stories, go to natgeoyourshot.com. there are only 6 days left! following a college art project in which i painted giant oil, acrylic and linseed oil canvases of the view looking down skyscrapers in manhattan, nyc, i had faced and overcome my fear of heights, enabling me to take photographs like this one deep underground in china in one of the worlds largest vertical pits. at over 1500ft (500m) deep, miao keng in wulong, china is taller than the petronas towers in kuala lumpur. #natgeoyourshot