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Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Tarangire National Park, Tanzania / In a small village outside of the Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, a group of Maasai is celebrating Eunoto - Eunoto, the coming of age ceremony of the warrior, can involve ten or more days of singing, dancing and ritual. The warriors perform a kind of march-past as well as the adumu, sometimes referred as "the jumping dance" by non-Maasai. Warriors are well known for, and often photographed during, this competitive jumping. A circle is formed by the warriors, and one or two at a time will enter the center to begin jumping while maintaining a narrow posture, never letting their heels touch the ground. Members of the group may raise the pitch of their voices based on the height of the jump. #maasai#tanzania#dancing#jumping#eunoto#africa#tradition
Photo by @FransLanting On assignment for @natgeo I went to an area called Tsingy de Bemaraha in western Madagascar. By helicopter, I flew toward the walls of a huge plateau and when we rose above it, I gasped. A labyrinth of limestone pinnacles up to 100 feet tall stretched as far as my eyes could see. The landscape was eroded by water over time into fantastic spires with hidden caverns below. At the time, this area of Madagascar was virtually unknown, but it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow me @FransLanting to see more images of this remarkable island.
Photo: @andy_mann // One of our world's great artists, Aurora Borealis, paints on a night sky over Southeast #Greenland. // I spent this night bivied on the roof of our small boat as the 7 of our crew, along with 38 overpacked expedition bags, fought for space on a cramped 20 foot Viknes boat giving us a lift back to the airfield at Kulusuk after 40 days at basecamp. I think I made the correct decision, despite almost being rocked off into the icy waters a few times in my sleep. @ladzinski@mikelibecki@ethan_pringle@connor_seybert // Please #followme@andy_mann to see more of the Arctic's natural wonders.
Image by @joelsartore | This #pollinatormonday showcases a curious kinkajou from the New York State Zoo. This furry pollinator is native to Central and South America, and is a member of the Procyonidae family, making it a distant cousin of the Raccoon. The kinkajou has ankles that can rotate 180 degrees which allows it to run very quickly down trees to evade predators like the harpy eagle. The kinkajou is often known as the “honey bear” due to its habit of raiding beehives for their honey, much to the dismay of the bees. Its short, coarse fur is natural protection against angry bee stings. When not raiding hives, its five-inch tongue allows it to easily dip into the flowers of fruit-bearing trees in the rain forest. This long tongue coupled with an insatiable sweet tooth makes the kinkajou a valuable pollinator for many fruits and flowers in the rain forest. Though classified basically as a carnivore, the kinkajou will go from flower to flower, drinking nectar, and spreading the pollen on its fur to the next tasty snack. Now that’s a handy sweet tooth!
To see another image of this kinkajou check out @joelsartore!
A lot of hang time for @jimmy_chin last week while shooting on assignment for @natgeo. The best way to get a unique angle of his subject meant kicking twenty to thirty feet out from the iconic head wall of El Capitan in Yosemite, 2000ft above the valley floor. To see more from this shoot and other high angle adventures, follow @jimmy_chin. Behind the scenes photo by @cheynelempe
Photo by @renan_ozturk // Climber @david_goettler exploring an icefall in the Nepal Langtang Himalaya. These sculpted mountain features are like hidden pieces of art but also among the most unstable and dangerous, ready to collapse at any moment. Even just in my short lifetime I’ve seen climate change decimate many of such ice-falls flowing off the peaks at the roof of the world. #nepal#actonclimate
Photo by @petekmuller. Elephants graze on the savanna in Kenya's Masai Mara National Park. I've been shooting pictures in this incredible reserve for a forthcoming National Geographic Magazine story about enhanced anti-poaching operations. These efforts are far-reaching, of course, aiming to deter ivory poaching but also to interrupt the practice of bushmeat hunting, which remains a persistent problem in certain areas of the park. Before this assignment, I'd only visited the Mara as a tourist. It's incredible to see all that goes on behind the scenes. Follow @petekmuller for observations and adventures from Kenya and beyond. #kenya#Africa#elephants#conservation#wildlife#masaimara#maasaimara
Photo by @christian_foto (Christian Rodriguez)
Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania.
The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Commiphora-Combretumwoodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and Baobab trees.
Photo by @christian_foto (Christian Rodriguez )
Photos by @dominicbracco On Tuesday Sept. 19th Mexico was struck by a 7.1 earthquake, the second quake of three this month, leaving at least 286 dead across the country. Within minutes thousands of civilian volunteers, police, military, worked together at times with their bare hands to uncover survivors. Work sites became centers for aid. Parks filled with donations of water, medicine, and food for those in Mexico City and surrounding areas. Much of the effort continues, especially in rural communities. Today a 6.1 earthquake hit, sending a nervous population again into the streets. #fuerzamexico
Photo and caption by @petekmuller. Along the Mathioya river, the sound of rushing water makes the world beyond feel like tracing. Deep in Kenya's Muranga County, the river meanders between hills and sustains artisanal tea plantations, which in turn sustain the community. Foot paths span its banks, from which I cast my fly line with rainbow trout in mind. Owing to Muranga's high altitude, the days are both radiant and temperate at once, allowing for comfortable wading in pursuit of fish. In between assignments, I visit Muranga as often as I possible. It is, perhaps, the most serene and restorative place I know. Follow National Geographic photographer @petekmuller for observations and adventures from #Kenya and beyond. #Kenya#Africa#rivers#outdoors#nature#fishing
Photo by @jimmy_chin
I'm a terrible wildlife photographer. I can't sit still for more than 30 seconds so to get a wildlife shot they have to pretty much run or fly through my frame....which is basically what happened here. Baldy over some smokey Tetons...