Sudan, the last male white rhino on earth, passed away yesterday at his home in kenya. photographer @amivitale was there after covering sudan for many years. vitale - "with a heavy heart, i share this news and hope that sudan's legacy will awaken us to protect this magnificent and fragile planet. yesterday, zachariah mutai comforted sudan, the last living male northern white rhino moments before he passed away. sudan lived a long, healthy life at the conservancy after he was brought to kenya from @safari_park_dvur_kralov in the #czechrepublic in 2009. he died surrounded by people who loved him at @olpejeta after suffering from age-related complications. the two female northern white rhinos left on the planet are his direct descendants. the impact that this special animal has had on conservation is simply incredible. and there is still hope in the future that the subspecies might be restored through ivf. support this important work: http://donate.olpejetaconservancy.org/projects/sudan"
Photo by @amivitale: a giant panda roams her enclosure at the wolong china conservation and research center. fun fact - sometimes male pandas relax by doing handstands against trees. #panda#china#wildlife#cute
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto: fun facts - elephants can't jump. they can live up to 60 years old in the wild and asian elephants, like the one in this photo, are smaller than african elephants and have smaller ears. #elephants#india#wildlife
Happy international women's day! our #tbt today celebrates talented female photographers around the world. photo by harriet chalmers adams: a world war i female worker works with a street car. in #lorraine, france. this image was published in the november, 1917 issue of the magazine. #iwd2018#vintage#throwbackthursday#blackandwhite#bw
Photographer @daviddoubilet: a spine-cheek clownfish nestles in its bulb tentacle sea anemone in papua new guinea. this image is available as a limited edition fine art print at any of the nat geo fine art galleries. click the link in the @natgeofineart profile to learn more. #underwater#wildlife#clownfish#closeup#fineart
The shortlist in the sony world photography awards were announced and we are proud to represent the work of @schmid_chris that was honored. this image of mountain #gorillas in #uganda is from schmid's body of work titled kingdom of kong. #swpa#wildlife