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Photo by @hannahreyesmorales | the french celebrate their 4-2 victory over croatia in the #worldcup2018 final, 20 years after winning their first world cup.
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Photo by @chamiltonjames / charlie hamilton james - a lioness plays with her younger sibling on the flood plain in @gorongosapark / gorongosa national park, mozambique last night. there are four cubs in the most recent litter here and they live with their mum and two older sisters. today their father appeared and was not welcome by any of the older female lions - the mother 'flavia' attacked him several times.
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Photo by @cristinamittermeier // too much of a good thing or a complicated dance between humans and sharks? in search of answers, i traveled on a @sea_legacy expedition to my native country of mexico, where off the paradisiac island of isla mujeres, hundreds of whale sharks congregate every summer to feed on plankton and fish spawn. not surprisingly, they attract hordes of tourists that marvel at the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim among these gentle giants. as i spoke to old fishermen, tourism operators, citizens of the island and scientists, i found many unexpected answers. #followme at @cristinamittermeier as i try to untangle the complex relationship of wildlife-based conservation and tourism. with @paulnicklen @ryantidman and @_aquaticadventures. #ocean #conservation #tourism #underwater
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Photograph by michael yamashita @yamashitaphoto - rowboats on katanuma lake await summer’s customers. this crater lake, located in the center of the narugo volcano, is one of the most acidic lakes in the world, which, depending on the light, it can turn into a milky green.
#miyagi #japan #naruko #narugo #katanuma
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Photo by @edkashi villagers walk along the dirt road in the small town of kotorkoshi, nigeria in 2013. #fromthearchives #edkashi #nigeria #insync
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Photo by @shonephoto (robbie shone) // assisted by local tunisian cave explorers, we negotiate the mined tunnels and shafts that lead through the grotte de le mine. the mine was in operation between 1920-1925 to extract lead and zinc ore and here we see one of the team ascending a rope in one of the mined shafts. we're following the work of a group of scientists from the tunisian geological survey and european research institutions (uk, germany, austria and siska in switzerland) who are looking at changes in rainfall patterns through time. several of their field sites lie inside djebel serdj, which hosts some of the largest caves in tunisia.
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Photo by @pedromcbride // the face of wildfire: the lake christine fire in colorado lights up basalt mountain with an ember storm display last week forcing the evacuation of over 500 homes and consuming over 6,000 acres. the fire continues to burn at 45% containment, but thankfully the small communities nearby continue relatively unscathed. with rain scarce, rivers at record low drought levels and hot and dry getting hotter and dryer, wildfires are becoming more common as some 60 fires across the southwest continue to rage. the cause of this fire was linked to a local target range that remained open despite official requests to close during fire restrictions. thanks to all the firefighters, pilots, hotshots and volunteers that kept basalt standing. to see more follow @pedrombride. #wildfire #fire #nature #climatechange #orange #gratitude #petemcbride
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Photo by @renan_ozturk // the cigar smoke and dripping sweat seemed frozen by the first rays of sun down the narrow streets. searching for the intersection of natural light and humanity, old havana, cuba. see @renan_ozturk for more imagery from this series.
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Havasu falls, arizona photo by @salvarezphoto | havasu canyon is an oasis in the desert. the river that runs through it spring fed and a consistent 70 degrees. it provides year round water for the village of supai, a respite from summer heat and proves to be a magnet for tourists. people throng to the canyons famous blue green water. last time i was in havasu canyon was one of the hottest summers on record. it was ell over 110 degrees in the day. so we slipped out at night to beat the heat and also the crowds that normally surround the waterfalls. the light of a quarter moon and a small headlamp were all we needed to light the scene. #havasu #night
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Photo by @kengeiger | new geoglyphs, some created more than 2000 years ago by the paracas culture, have been discovered in the peruvian desert south of lima, peru's modern capital. predating the nasca lines, many of these older lines depict humans, such as dancers and warriors. the vast geometric designs etched in the desert ground have mystified the world for nearly a century. employing drone camera technology, peruvian archaeologists luis jaime castillo (ngs explorer) and johny isla are mapping and restoring scores of previously unknown geoglyphs. their discoveries are explored in the @natgeochannel program, nasca lines: ancient secrets, airing tuesday july 17th at 10:00pm est.
shot on assignment for @natgeochannel , just outside palpa, peru. #peru #nasca #palpa
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Photo by @timlaman. this road climbs through the remote wilderness of lorentz national park past lake habbema and over a pass in the jayawijaya mountains at 3700 meters, and is likely one of the most remote and highest roads in indonesia. a road through a wilderness is a scar on the landscape to be sure, but it also provides unprecedented access for exploration… a mixed blessing, but it certainly allowed me to get up into this amazing zone of scoured limestone rock and unique plant and animal life to document the biodiversity here. the area in this photo was covered by ice less than 100 years ago. see more from my explorations of the rarely visited alpine environment of papua, indonesia on my feed @timlaman. #indonesia, #lorentznationalpark, #papua
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Photo by @brianskerry
a great white shark attacks a seal decoy off monomoy island off of cape cod, massachusetts as part of a predation study conducted by researchers. since about 2009, this region has become a newly forming hub of white shark activity. the sharks arrive in summer to feed on gray seals. according to historical record, a once robust population of seals here were wiped out in the late 1600s by sealers and have only rebounded in recent years due to the marine mammal protection act of 1972. unlike great whites in other regions of the world, the sharks here seem to be using different feeding strategies to hunt the seals, often feeding in shallow water. despite being a ‘predator the size of a pick-up truck,’ the white sharks of the atlantic remain largely enigmatic and little is known about their numbers, migration patterns or mating and pupping areas. but this region of cape cod is providing a unique laboratory where scientists can study these wild animals and learn answers to many questions.
to learn more about these animals and other ocean wildlife species follow @brianskerry
#sharks #greatwhitesharks #capecod #summer
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