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Photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
8,035 715,447 11 hours ago
Photo by @amivitale . alio balde scrubs his body in front of the touffe in a village in the eastern part of the west african country of guinea bissau. this week i am sharing my work on the @alexiafoundation account. in 2000, i was awarded a professional #alexiagrant to document the life of the people of guinea bissau. the alexia foundation will begin accepting applications for its 2017 professional and student grants on jan. 2, 2017. my time there was a look into the simplicity and beauty of how the majority of people on this planet live. through it all, i was reminded of how similar we all are despite the distances between us. one memory in particular reminds me of this — on my last evening in the small village i sat with a group of children beneath a sea of stars talking into the night about my upcoming return home. alio innocently asked me if we had a moon in america. it seemed so symbolic and touching that he should feel that america was a so far away we would not share the same moon in our sky. this week, i thought of alio again as i gazed at the full moon and i imagine him standing under that big sea of stars looking up at it. the moon is like a collective third eye. it shows us our common identity without borders. it gives us a sense of oneness. it serves as a constant reminder that we are all tied together in an intricate web, whether we believe it or not. follow @alexiafoundation to learn more about their work and @amivitale for more stories from around the world! @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety @everydayafrica #guineabissau #africa #supermoon #fullmoon #photooftheday #photography #topshot #documentary #photojournalism #alexiafoundation #amivitale
510 214,805 November 2016
Photo by @amivitale . pokot waves his trunk up in the air to smell better at the reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), the first community owned and operated elephant sanctuary in all of africa. in a few years he’ll be weaned and released to live among the wild herds of northern kenya. what’s happening at reteti is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way people relate to wild animals they once feared. this oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants. elephants are highly sensitive and caring animals. if a baby elephant complains, the entire family will rumble and go over to touch and caress it. they have incredible memories, express grief, compassion, self-awareness and can live to be over 70 years old. read the full story in @natgeo and follow @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn more about their important work. #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @tusk_org @conservationorg @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @thephotosociety #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale #protectelephants
2,393 765,995 4 weeks ago
Photo by @amivitale. wildlife keeper naomi greets one of the 12 rescued elephant calves currently living at reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ). the first community-owned and -run elephant sanctuary in africa, reteti sits on the namunyak wildlife conservancy in the remote mathews range of northern kenya. the highly trained wildlife keepers were recruited from the local community. they only take elephants into human care as a last resort, instead striving to rehabilitate and return lost calves to their wild herds. reteti is the culmination of a two-decade shift towards community-driven conservation. protecting animals for, and not just from, people is creating new economies and conserving the full ecosystem. please follow all of us, @amivitale, @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp to support and learn more about these initiatives. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #natgeolodges #natureisspeaking #photojournalism #amivitale
1,955 665,709 April 2017
Photo by @amivitale. lekupania receives a kiss from orphaned giraffe at sarara camp (@sararacamp ). these giraffe were orphaned but soon will be rehabilitated and returned to the wild. the sanctuary sits on the 850,000-acre namunyak wildlife conservancy and is owned by the samburu community, current estimates are that giraffe populations across africa have dropped 40 percent, plummeting from 140,000 in the late 1990s to around 85,000 today. read my story on giraffe in natgeo and follow us at @amivitale, @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp to learn more. #dontletthemdisappear @nrt_kenya @giraffe_conservation @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @thephotosociety #savegiraffes #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #amivitale
3,085 763,539 October 2017
Photo by @amivitale. hear stories from kenya and beyond tonight and tomorrow night for #natgeolive at @thebroadstage in #losangeles with @amivitale. philip, a samburu guide from sarara camp (@sararacamp ) greets a tower of reticulated giraffe in the namunyak wildlife conservancy in northern kenya. the samburu are traditionally nomadic pastoralists and the community here has been deeply involved in creating and managing the namunyak wildlife conservancy, an 850,000 acre area helping preserve the diversity of wildlife found here. the conservancy helps the samburu combine their knowledge with modern science to more sustainably manage their rangeland. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @kenyawildlifeservice @nature_africa @tusk_org @sandiegozoo @conservationorg @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #samburu #ecotourism #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #natgeolodges #photojournalism #amivitale
1,161 562,030 May 2017
Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. a hyena stalks a young, injured reticulated giraffe at loisaba wildlife conservancy (@loisaba_conservancy ) in northern kenya. scientists say the giraffe population continues to decrease, with a little over 95,000 individuals now left in their native habitats. that is a 40 percent drop over 20 years, sparking concern that if the trend continues, these iconic animals could become extinct in the wild within a generation. the decline is believed to be caused by habitat loss and fragmentation coupled with poaching, but because there have been no long-term conservation efforts, it is hard to know what is really happening and how best to inform communities, conservationists and decision-makers. seemingly ubiquitous, it turns out we know very little about giraffe behavior — how they live, where they move and even why their necks are so long. i accompanied conservationist david o'connor of san diego zoo global (@sandiegozoo ) and dr. julian fennessy, director of the giraffe conservation foundation (@giraffe_conservation ), along with veterinarian mathew mutinda and a team from kenya wildlife service (@kenyawildlifeservice ) as they attached tiny, solar-powered satellite tracker to the ossicone (boney, horn-like structures atop their heads) of 11 giraffes. knowing which areas are vital to giraffe at different times of year and how they move across the landscape is essential to ensuring their survival.the hope is to use these exciting new insights to assist communities and conservancies at the frontiers of conservation to continue to save these towering icons of africa. if it works, the horizon may be bright for these giraffe, and the people with whom they share their landscapes. learn more in my national geographic story: http://on.natgeo.com/2sw5xvb please follow and help support conservation initiatives at @sandiegozoo @giraffe_conservation @nrt_kenya @nature_org @nature_africa and @amivitale to #savegiraffes! @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #giraffe #reticulatedgiraffe #savegiraffe #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
809 329,617 July 2017
Photo by @amivitale . meet mike learka, a proud wildlife keeper at reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ). he is part of a team of keepers, all from his local community in northern kenya. reteti is part of the namunyak wildlife conservancy and is owned by the samburu community. pokot, the elephant calf, is an orphan through drought but will one day be back in the wild, walking the migratory routes that his family has walked for centuries. until then, mike will look after him. follow @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp to learn more about their amazing work! follow @amivitale for stories from around the world. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #elephant #saveelephants #retetielephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #natureisspeaking #photojournalism #amivitale
1,987 634,905 March 2017
Photo by @amivitale for @natgeo. happy #worldgiraffeday! the giraffe population has plummeted more than 40 percent over the past 30 years. to make matters worse, scientists know relatively little about giraffe behavior. but a group of scientists and wildlife experts are working to untangle the mystery behind these animals' rapid decline. in early june, i followed a group from the san diego zoo global (@sandiegozoo ), the giraffe conservation foundation (@giraffe_conservation ) and the northern rangelands trust (@nrt_kenya ) as they worked to collar and tag 11 giraffe in the loisaba (@loisaba_conservancy ) and leparua conservancies in northern kenya. learn more in my national geographic story: http://on.natgeo.com/2sw5xvb please follow and help support conservation initiatives at @sandiegozoo @giraffe_conservation @nrt_kenya @nature_org @nature_africa and @amivitale to #savegiraffes! @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #giraffe #reticulatedgiraffe #savegiraffe #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
1,381 532,911 June 2017
Um dia já fomos pequenos!!! @pandateam_1601 #repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
1 6 28 minutes ago
Good morning 🐼🐼🐼 #repost @natgeo ・・・ photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
0 7 1 hour ago

@natgeomagazinesrbija

National Geographic Srbija
@regranned from @natgeo - photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals - #regrann
2 32 2 hours ago

@judymollie

Judith Mol
0 26 3 hours ago

@shadowfax07

Fuat Acar
#repost @natgeo (@get_repost ) ・・・ photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
0 9 3 hours ago
@regranned from @natgeo - photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
1 8 3 hours ago

@salma.kurnia123

Salma Kurnia
Photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
0 0 4 hours ago

@moonglotexas

Kelly Hodgkins
@regrann from @natgeo - photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
1 9 5 hours ago
Photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
0 31 9 hours ago

@amazement_gram

amazementgram
Photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
2 21 10 hours ago

@koyi07

Jorge Montero
#repost @natgeo with @get_repost ・・・ photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
4 16 11 hours ago

@daechlcom

Daichi Sasaki
#rg #regram @natgeo photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
0 26 11 hours ago

@robertolimarf

ROBERTO LIMA
#repost @natgeo • • • photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
0 16 11 hours ago

@natgeo

National Geographic
Photo by @amivitale. giant panda cubs wake up from nap time in the incubator room at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in sichuan province, china. after years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. with an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. in a region where bad environmental news is common, china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. i have been working on a new book featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for national geographic. see more on my feed @amivitale. #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
8,036 715,466 11 hours ago
#repostsave @amivitale with @repostsaveapp ・・・ photo by @amivitale . ye ye, a 16-year-old giant panda, takes in some sun in a wild enclosure at a conservation center in wolong nature reserve while her cub, hua yan (pretty girl), is plays on the ground beside her. baby pandas wean from their mothers between 8-9 months and a year old and generally stay with their mothers for 2 years. after that, hua yan will be released into the wild. the success rate of giant panda's reintroduction is about 60 percent, while the rate for other animals in the world is only around 10 percent. my first ever book, panda love, the secret lives of pandas, about these adorable ambassadors, is now available for pre-order. you can place your order to guarantee your copy of mystery and cuteness today. (link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
1 20 Yesterday

@javi_boorte

Javier Bobadilla
#repost @amivitale (@get_repost ) ・・・ photo by @amivitale . baby pandas play in their baskets at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in #sichuan province, china. they are part of a bumper crop of adorable baby giant panda cubs. in a region where bad environmental news is common, this is important news. china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. giant pandas are one of the world's most endangered species. fewer than 2,000 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the provinces of sichuan and shaanxi. my first ever book, panda love, the secret lives of pandas, about these adorable ambassadors, is now available for pre-order. you can place your order to guarantee your copy of mystery and cuteness today. (link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
1 20 Yesterday

@amivitale

Ami Vitale
Photo by @amivitale. baby pandas play in their baskets at the bifengxia giant panda breeding and research center in #sichuan province, china. they are part of a bumper crop of adorable baby giant panda cubs. in a region where bad environmental news is common, this is important news. china is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. giant pandas are one of the world's most endangered species. fewer than 2,000 pandas live in the wild, mostly in the provinces of sichuan and shaanxi. my first ever book, panda love, the secret lives of pandas, about these adorable ambassadors, is now available for pre-order. you can place your order to guarantee your copy of mystery and cuteness today. (link in profile.) #pandamonium @natgeo @natgeo creative @thephotosociety @nikonusa #sichuan #china #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #babypanda #ipanda #giantpanda #pandacub #nikonusa #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #photojournalism #amivitale #cuteanimals
208 22,104 Yesterday