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Photo @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo A worker prepares a wind turbine blade for painting at a Siemens factory in Denmark. At 246 feet long, the hollow fiberglass and resin blade is nearly as long as the wingspan of the largest jetliner. A single turbine in the North Sea can supply electricity for 6,000 German homes.The European nation’s energy revolution has made it a leader in replacing nukes and fossil fuels with wind and solar technology by 2050. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more tech stories and images about #globalwarming #energytransition #energy #earth #technology #foodproduction #germany #energiewende #sustainablecity #sustainableliving #sustainableenergy #wind #windenergy #nuclear #coal
Photo by @michaelmelford One more eclipse photo! My first solar eclipse after traveling also to Jackson, Wyoming. Neither words nor photos can quite capture the experience! Maybe the fastest 2 minutes of my life as day turned to night and back to day again. 8/21/2017!! Start planning for the next total solar eclipse in 2019 in Chile and Argentina. #eclipse #sun #moon #jackson #wyoming
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:
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 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: @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 #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
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on assignment for an upcoming story for @natgeo ... The dome above the Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem. The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Edicule. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @natgeo @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #jerusalem #holy #sacred #church #architecture #eyeofGod #edicule #archaeology #Jesus #religion #faith #holyland #christianity #simonnorfolkstudio #igtravel #visualarchitects
Photograph by @stephenwilkes. Day turns into night. Seeing our first solar eclipse in totality was an extraordinary visual experience. We were so fortunate to view the Eclipse from the top of Grand Targhee. The epic view of the Tetons with the eclipse above, all while watching the shadow of the moon as it traveled across the valley from the west. The low midday clouds suddenly turned the color of sunset peach, day turned to night, and a cold evening chill enveloped us. It was as if our entire concept of time had become compressed, "real time" felt like hyper time lapse follow me @stephenwilkes to see more from this historic event. #eclipse #tetontotality #grandtargheeresort #grandtarghee #totaleclipse #moonshadow #darknessatnoon #tetons #wyoming #targheenationalforest #space
Photo by @salvarezphoto We had clouds yesterday. But still it got dark, like a sunset with no color. The tree frogs came on strong calling across the cove, and the evening birds too. Looking out into the valley we saw streetlights come on in the west. I felt different, odd, changed. And then, very quickly day went back to being day. So many of us watched this eclipse yesterday, it might be the first communal experience we have had in a decade. #eclipse2017
Photo by @edkashi Senior delegates at the 2000 Democratic National Convention celebrate as confetti rains down on the convention floor. #AgingInAmerica #TBT #FromTheArchives #EdKashi
'Le Havre beach, Upper Normandy, France' by @simoncroberts. The city Le Havre is one of Europe's major ports and the largest container port in France. Here holiday makers populate the vast pebble beach whilst a container ship approaches the port on the English Channel, a gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The name Le Havre means "the harbour", but despite its industrial importance, the city became popular as a resort in the early 20th century with the establishment of baths and a broad promenade frequented by Parisian tourists. For more from this series and other works, follow @simoncroberts. #simonroberts #documentaryphotography #ontheroad #landscape #landscapephotography #largeformat #elevatedperspective #hautenormandie #lehavre
Photo by @jimmy_chin Jackson WY 11:38am 8.21.17 What a the magic of the universe was unveiled, a collective primal howl and cheer could be heard across the valley. I wish I could say I was waiting for exactly the right timing on this one....but I was chasing ten kids around the backyard and running by the camera randomly hitting the shutter button. This was the only frame that looked remotely like this. Just reinforces that serendipity can be your best friend when it comes to photography. @natgeo #eclipse
As the sun rose over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, thousands of people and their vehicles were jockeying for prime eclipse viewing positions. Hours later they were rewarded with a total eclipse of the sun. This image is an illustration, a composite of two frames, the morning sunrise of the Tetons and a timed multiple exposure of today's eclipse. Follow @kengeiger for more eclipse images. #eclipse #eclipse2017