Photo @ladzinski / If walking a #highline across Jackson Hole's infamous #CorbetsCouloir wasn't enough, @alexmason decided to do it during the moment of #totality. During the 100 seconds of the #totalEclipse it became so dark that you could faintly see stars, meaning that Alex was walking the line more by feel then by sight! Photographing it was a real challenge for me, I wanted the picture to tell the story by giving a sense of place and exposure to what Alex was doing. The ambient light changes remarkably fast during the eclipse and I was making a lot of decisions on the fly. To read more about how I made the photo please see the write up at National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/08/keith-ladzinski-eclipse-slackline-red-bull/
Video by @joelsartore | A juvenile muskrat photographed at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota (@wrcmn). Although baby muskrats are capable of swimming at quite a young age, sometimes mothers will push their young out early if she’s getting ready to have a second litter. This young muskrat was found by a concerned citizen as it struggled in the reeds, unable to swim. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota is one of the busiest and oldest wildlife hospitals in the nation; it is estimated that 13,000+ animals will be treated there this year alone, representing more than 180 different wild species. The amazing side of their story? They’re entirely funded by donations and every single patient is brought in by someone who cares. This rehab center solely exists because Minnesotans are so interested in wildlife and go to great lengths to help animals in need. To see a portrait of this baby muskrat, check out @joelsartore. . . #babyanimals #NOTAPET #muskrat #juvenile #cute #cuteanimals #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #naturephotography #animalfacts #natgeo #photoark #SaveTogether
white rhino, eastern cape, South African - photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid #rhino #fightingextinction #conservation #conserving #horn #stoppoaching #southafrica #kenya #africa - always amazed by wildlife's ability to blend regardless of size; simply amazed by nature 💚🦏to see more of my work and projects follow me here @natgeo and @chancellordavid #withbutterfliesandwarriors
Photo @williamodaniels for @natgeo. With no access to Bangladesh’s health facilities, Rohingya women with a malnourished baby wait to be seen by medical professionals who work for international non-profits. The Rohingya, a muslim minority considered one of the most persecuted in the world, has fled repression in Myanmar for generations. Earlier this year I was in Bangladesh for National Geographic Magazine when about 75,000 Rohingya refugees crossed the border to escape a crackdown launched by the Myanmar security forces after nine policemen were killed in an attack believed to have been carried out by Rohingya militants. But Bangladesh, already poor and overpopulated, shows no enthusiasm for hosting them. Half a million undocumented Rohingya live in the country with no right or access to employment, education, or basic health care. The full story was posted today on nationalgeographic.com. The print version will be published in the October issue. Follow @williamodaniels for more pictures on this story.
Video by @bertiegregory. A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more videos of these giants!
Photo by @mattiasklumofficial On the lookout! Meerkats are great at working together in numbers. A few will typically serve as lookouts, watching the skies for birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles that can snatch them from the ground. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to meet some meerkats enjoying last rays of sun! A sharp, shrill call is the signal for all to take cover in burrows or bolt holes. While a few individuals guard the group, the rest forage for the foods that make up their varied diet. Meerkats will eat insects, lizards, eggs, birds, and fruit. When hunting small game, they work together and communicate with purring sounds. Meerkats are very efficient and entrepreneurial hunters and delightful to study in the field. This extremely nosy individual only inches away. Shot on assignment for @natgeo in the Kalahari, South Africa #meerkat #kalahari #conservation #scientist #southafrica #protectbiodiversity #instagood #nosy @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial
Video by @pedromcbride // Evening on the rim. Hard to imagine the lifeline to 40 million people - the Colorado River - threads it's way below me while sculpting this world of rock and time. It is also hard to believe we found our through this landscape on foot. To learn more follow @pedromcbride #grandcanyon #coloradoriver #petemcbride #nature #nationalpark
Photo by @amivitale. Mealtime is a group effort at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) in Northern Kenya. In the wild, weaning usually occurs when elephants are five to 10 years old. At Reteti, half-gallon-size bottles of special formula are given every three hours around the clock. The twelve elephants currently being cared for at Reteti were rescued from the nearby area around the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. Though they come in frightened and vulnerable, the incredible staff here helps them thrive in hopes of returning them to the wild herds. Read more about Reteti in this month's National Geographic: https://tinyurl.com/kvopc69 @nrt_kenya @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #retetielephants #stoppoaching #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
@RobertClarkphoto While on an assignment for @nature_Org I photographed clouds before a rain storm in Ogallala Nebraska. The unquie #cloud formation is called, #Mammatus meaning "mammary cloud". They are a cellular pattern of pouches hanging underneath the base of a cloud, typically #cumulonimbus rain clouds. The name mammatus is derived from the Latin mamma breast. According to the WMO International Cloud Atlas, mamma is a cloud supplementary feature rather than a genus, species or variety of cloud. They are formed by cold air sinking down to form the pockets contrary to the puffs of clouds rising through the convection of warm air.
One of Africa's fastest and most agile antelope, the Thomson's gazelle, finds itself out of its depths as it attempts to swim the Mara river in Kenya. Unfortunately, this little gazelle is dragged down to a watery gave by a massive demon of the deep, Africa's Nile crocodile. Every year, over a million wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate to Kenya's Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures—but not without being hunted by the larger carnivores. Join Safari Live as we document this year's migration, live from the Maasai Mara at natgeo.com/safarilive #safarilive
Video by @TimLaman. Eclipse timelapse in the Wind River Range, Wyoming on Aug 21 from the beginning of the partial eclipse through totality and to the end of the partial eclipse. It really did get pitch dark in the middle of the day. Amazing experience to be there. Exposure in this timelapse was held constant throughout at ISO 100, f16, 1/60sec. To see more from the eclipse follow @TimLaman. #Eclipse, #2017eclipse, #totality, #Wyoming, @NatGeoCreative, @thephotosociety