Video by @bertiegregory // The amount of effort that macaroni penguins must put in to give their chicks just a chance at survival is hard to comprehend. Giant waves, razor sharp rocks, mountain climbs and hungry seals are just a handful of the challenges these penguins must overcome each day to get just a single meal to their chick. Watch the whole series of Wild_Life: Resurrection Island at natgeo.com/wildlife. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife travel adventures. #wildlife#penguin#seal#Antarctica#southgeorgia#predator
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // A group of “Pantaneiro cowboys” race through Brazil’s Pantanal region, a vast savanna that becomes the world’s largest wetland during the rainy season. Over a century ago, an ambitious group of people learned to make a living in this difficult landscape by ranching cattle, as they continue to do today. This unique ecosystem is home to many dangerous animals including snakes, caimans, and jaguars. Fearless and proud, these cowboys prosper as they co-exist with the wildlife and elements in this challenging, yet beautiful area. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier for more photos of some our planet’s most unique ecosystems. #Brazil#cowboy#wetland#ecosystem#photography
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night (TWAN) project
Known as the Balanced Rock near Moab in Utah, the exotic formation sits under the rising crescent moon in this single-exposure photograph. Note the Earthshine light also known as Da Vinci Glow. About 500 years ago he described it as sunlight reflected from the Earth shining on the night side of the moon.
Swipe left to see the rock in daytime. At 128 feet (39 m) height, it’s the size of a 12-story building.
Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars.
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Photo by @PaulNicklen // The lush, protected wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest supports intricate relationships between species and habitat. Here, the Kermode bear, also known as the spirit bear, takes advantage of the diversity of this ecosystem, utilizing the intertidal zone, estuaries, and rivers to the forests and mountains. Along the way, these bears give back to the wilderness as the salmon carcasses upon which they feed replenish the land with nutrients. They are important characters in maintaining the interconnected and delicate cycle of life here. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen and explore my feed for more photos of spirit bears, which are found exclusively in British Columbia. #spiritbear#BritishColumbia#ecosystem#balance#photography
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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto
Rowers near the famous Tower Bridge in London. The British capital has a unique relationship with its natural resources, parks are plenty and full of wildlife, and the river Thames is considered a symbol of the city. While mostly used for boats and public ferries, some take advantage of its relatively calm waters to practice sports.
Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the London story I covered for @natgeo.#London#thames#towerbridge#rowing#britain#people#city
Photo by @taylorglenn // Blowing sand obscures the highway outside Swakopmund, Namibia during a massive sandstorm. Driving was basically impossible. When the winds pick up on the Atlantic Ocean it doesn’t take much to lift the desert into the air. Follow @taylorglenn for more imagery from around the globe. #namibia#travel#weather#desert
Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Aerial view of the volcanic peaks of the Hoggar, just east of Asakrem. The massif of the twin peaks seen here is known as "Tezouaï" and is one of the highest points in the Hoggar.
To see more of our earth from above, follow @geosteinmetz
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // The Ngo Dong river winding through Tam Coc’s karst formations in #Vietnam. Translated as ‘three caves’, Tam Coc is often referred to as "Halong Bay on Land” due to its incredibly scenic landscape which is similar to the infamous Halong Bay and the rice paddies surrounding it.
Photo by @renan_ozturk // Yaks on the the long road home from Everest basecamp. The lulling sound of their bells, the fresh snow fall and the lack of trekkers in this moment is what makes this simple phone photo special to me.
And the fact that our film set out to tell the story of the highest point on Earth purely from the indigenous Sherpa perspective. Follow @renan_ozturk for more from the roof of the world