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Photo by @melissafarlow | An Irish Setter greeter and lush fields on the west coast of Ireland are two memories from a year ago. Soon I’ll meet writers and photographers on a NatGeo student expedition and travel from Galway to the Aran Islands. We will soak in the local culture and create personal projects. Very cool. @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoStudentExpeditions @thephotosociety #onassignment #NatGeoCreative #summer #Ireland


Photo by @TimLaman. A high valley in the Lorentz National Park filled with tree ferns and limestone outcrops has a real “lost world” feel to it. I was keeping my eye out for dinosaurs, but no luck. This habitat is at about 3500 meters elevation where temperatures regularly drop to around freezing at night, even here near the equator. See @TimLaman for more from my explorations of the rarely visited alpine environment of Papua, Indonesia. #LostWorld, #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua, #IndonesiaBiodiversity.


Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - A shopkeeper’s daughter stands at the counter as the family finishes up breakfast in Manigango, along the Tea Horse Road, in the eastern Tibetan region of Kham. For more on this historical region follow @yamashitaphoto #Kham #Tibet #teahorseroad #Sichuan


Photo by @joelsartore | This is Mosi, a patas monkey who lives at the @houstonzoo. This is the fastest primate species on earth, running at speeds of up to 34 miles per hour! They have diverse means of communication, using different calls in response to different situations and types of predators. If faced with an aggressor, the male will make a diversionary display, bouncing on the bushes and trees before fleeing through the grass. This detracts attention from the females and young, allowing them time to flee silently or stay hidden in the grass. Female patas monkeys typically use a ‘moo’ call to stay in contact while on the move. Males of this species are nearly twice the size of females, and are also more brightly colored. Follow @joelsartore for a close up image of this monkey! #photoark #patasmonkey #primates


Photo by @TasneemAlsultan Receiving a red balloon for donating blood, the two girls write a couple of verses from their favorite poem and release it to fly across the Bujairi park in Dariya, Riyadh. #riyadh #saudiarabia #blooddonation #blooddonor


Photo by @amivitale | The mountains surrounding Long Lake are shown on a misty morning in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve and National Park located in the north of Sichuan province, China. The park is part of the Min Mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. Jiuzhaigou Valley was inscribed by @UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997. The nature reserve is part of an ambitious series of growing reserves meant to give all wildlife, including pandas, room to live in the wild. I have recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for National Geographic. See more on my feed @amivitale. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #jiuzhaigou #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #photojournalism #amivitale


Photo by @jimmy_chin Late season training laps in the Tetons w @dave_barnett and @robdski. Winter stays late in the high alpine of Wyoming. #iphone


Photo by @ivankphoto | Mario Lundes stands in his bedroom with his four-month-old daughter, Alexa Sky Lundes, in Los Angeles, California, in the fall of 2017. Mario, who was jumped into a gang at the age of 13, talked about his troubled past, his recovery and a second chance. “I had my little girl and I got married. All that trust, I built it, little by little with my family members. I’m grateful to be alive. I made some really bad decisions in my past. But it’s never too late. I do regret a lot of the stuff I did. I have to live with that.” This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @kchete77. Karla and Ivan’s photos were published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” Please check the link in my profile (@ivankphoto) to see the feature and visit and to see more photos. Thanks!!!


photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // Captured #withGalaxy S9+ produced with @samsungmobileusa using Pro Mode f 1.5 ISO 400 // I hiked in the Love Valley of Cappadocia and came across a small herd of horses grazing in front of these stunning natural rock formations. Cappadocia is a historic region in Central Anatolia of Turkey. According to some linguistic research, it's first name dates back to the late 6th century BC when it appeared in the writings of the early Achaemenid kings, Darius I and Xerxes of the Persian Empire. The old Persian name was listed as - Haspaduya, which derives from Huw-aspa-dahyu - "the land of beautiful horses".


Video by @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom Protein is a precious commodity for chimps in the Senegal forest where we followed them. One important source is termites, which are plentiful, but hard to get to. To catch these nutritious insects, chimps go fishing in termite mounds, using plant stems as a tool. They insert the stem and termites cling to it. Jane Goodall was the first person to document this tool use among chimps many years ago and it opened everyone’s eyes. Chimps learn this skill when they're young—and you can see in this video how 1-year-old Fanta is trying hard. She watches how adults do it and tries to mimic them. She is not very good at it yet, but practice will make perfect. Follow us @FransLanting @ChristineEckstrom for more stories about chimps and bonobos as we explore the nature of our connections with them. @Thephotosociety @NatGeoCreative #Chimps #Bonobos #Apes #Learning #Wonder


Photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - This morning in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique - an all female group of rangers signal to each other, with a quiet whistle and outstretched arms, to separate from their single file line and spread out. They patrol the plains looking for poachers and snares. Gorongosa has 270 rangers. This group of rangers are known to the others by the name 'Cigarras da Gorongosa' which translates to 'Gorongosa Cicadas' or 'the singing ones' as they all like to sing a lot. Shot on assignment for @ natgeo in @gorongosapark


Photo by @BrianSkerry An Atlantic Bluefin Tuna weighing close to 1000 pounds feeds on a piece of herring in the chilly, green waters of Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence. Bluefin possess incredible biology - they continue to grow their entire lives, swim faster than torpedoes, crisscross the ocean each year and generate heat in their bodies allowing them to swim into cold waters to feed. Revered for centuries their stocks have now dwindled due to a desire for sushi and due to commercial fishing methods such as purse seining. Making sushi from bluefin tuna however, is not an old tradition. It became popular in the 1970s and 1980s. To see more photos of ocean wildlife follow @BrianSkerry #bluefintuna #bluefin #canada #sushi