@jassensf pictures thousands of volkswagen and audi cars sitting idle in the mojave desert near victorville, california. diesel models manufactured from 2009 to 2015 intentionally cheated emissions tests mandated by the environmental protection agency. following the scandal, vw recalled millions of cars. jassen todorov says, "by capturing scenes like this one, i hope we will all become more conscious and more caring for our beautiful planet.
the vertical forest, a pair of eco-futurist residential towers (at right) in milan's porta nuova district designed by boeri studio. they have over 900 trees on their balconies to help mitigate co2 and moderate temperatues inside the building. as seen at sunrise last week.
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@renan_ozturk | embracing the monsoon rain with a new friend and her hand woven bamboo basket. just another simple moment of human connection to remind we why i love nepal and the work @dzifoundation is doing to support the most remote villages. follow @renan_ozturk for more imagery from nepal. #nepal
@yamashitaphoto | great wall of china at jinshanling: it was once known as the wild wall as it stood unrestored from the time it was rebuilt in the 16th century. nothing wild about it now, as much of it has been completely repaired and surrounded by tourist shops. even a cable car stands ready to whisk you to the top. the hard part used to be climbing to the best locations for sunrise or sunset. now it's finding an angle to keep the hundreds of visitors out of your frame. #greatwall#jinshanling#wildwall#mingdynasty#hebei
@brianskerry | researcher enric sala hovers over a giant, circular-shaped colony of coral at kingman reef in the central, south pacific ocean. this coral
species was a discovery and was new to science. it is believed that this coral colony was more than 500-years old. because of its remoteness, kingman has remained relatively unspoiled and diving here is like traveling back in time.the reef community is vibrant and functioning as nature intended.
Daisy gilardini // two young males spar on the coast of hudson bay in manitoba, canada. usually solitary animals, in november polar bears congregate around this area to wait for the bay to freeze to take off on the pack ice to hunt for seals. playfights during this period are common, and it is good practice for more serious standoffs that take place during mating season. wapusk national park, manitoba, canada.
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@ingoarndtphotography / the subspecies of brown bears found along the southern alaskan coast are the largest of all brown bears. males can weight over 1.000 pounds. they grow this big because of the rich food in their habitat. sedge grass, lots of clams and of course salmon. the coastal brown bear in this picture catched a salmon one early morning. only seconds later another bear was chasing him to get his fish. he ran away with the salmon in his mouth, in full speed exactly in my direction - what a perfect and exciting situation!
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@daisygilardini // white terns are incredibly beautiful little birds that range across the islands of the south atlantic ocean, the indian ocean and the central pacific. . they live along the coast and move to wooded areas during the berating season. they do not build a nest but lay the egg on a depression of a bare branch. the common threat of the white tern is predation from rats and cats which has been introduces in some of the islands where it breeds.
@stevewinterphoto | mom cleaning her cub. the cheetah is the fastest land animal on earth and africa’s most endangered cat. cheetahs purr like house cats, which is one reason they are under threat, as the cubs are either captured or raised in captivity to be sold as pets to the very wealthy, though only one in six survive the journey to their new prison.
as with all big cats, the number one reason for their decline is habitat loss, then comes human-wildlife conflict, where livestock owners k**l predators in revenge killings if the predator kills their livestock. finally comes the illegal wildlife trade; the pet trade is hitting cheetahs hard as is the trade in their skins and bones.
if we can find a way to believe they think, feel, and have emotions, maybe we can treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. @stevewinterphoto @natge@thephotosociety@africanparksnetwork#ldfoundation@leonardodicapriofdn
@chancellordavid | eastern cape, south africa. i have no idea how many rhino poaching incidents i’ve attended over the years, but definitely too many. this one has always stuck in my mind. this rhino was brought on to a piece of land to show hope for the species. by no means a pet, it was still attributed the status of a family member. its gentle walks along the fence line always drew the odd spectator, and it was this that was in the end its downfall. it was buried as if a member of the family, and for me it was exactly this visual comparison that established his passing so indelibly in my mind. @thephotosociety@everydayextinction@natgeo#notrade#nopoaching