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Photo @ladzinski / Smoke from wildfires fills the steep valleys of #GlacierNationalPark Montana. The park is currently dealing with a handful of fires, devastating the landscape, historic lodges and threatening to make its way to the old growth red cedar forest. Over 47,000 wild fires have been reported in 2017, burning more than 8 million acres of land. It's been a record breaking year. A wet winter and spring sprouted early growth followed by a long and hot dry season, transforming that early growth into a highly flammable hazard. California and Oregon had record setting heat and drought. Meanwhile Houston, Miami and the Caribbean are experiencing a wave of hurricanes. Natural disasters continue to reek havoc in an ever changing environment. #climateChange
Photo by @ronan_donovan // As the mountain gorilla population continues to grow in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park, there is also an increase in the population of people living alongside park - 1,813 people per square mile call Musanze District home. This aerial photo illustrates that hard edge between the forest and the crops, an edge that represents more than just a transition from wilderness to tamed land. It represents land that used to be gorilla habitat, land where humans and gorillas are coming into contact as gorillas begin day trips across this edge to feed on tamed crops - introduced eucalyptus and native bamboo. If you're curious to learn more and to see photos of mountain gorillas, follow @ronan_donovan and click the link in his bio for the recent article in National Geographic Magazine, written by Elizabeth Royte. Also, check out @savinggorillas for the legacy work of Dian Fossey. @natgeo
Photo by @daviddoubilet A sand tiger shark explodes from a cloak of baitfish on the USCG Spar, a cutter sunk as an artificial reef off Morehead City, North Carolina. Dozens of sand tiger sharks patrol the wreck navigating through large schools of baitfish that often veil the wreck like a living cloud. This wreck and many others nearby are frequented by schools of sharks and are a great place to dive with, experience and learn about these wonderful creatures. Shark populations in many parts of the world are disappearing from the oceans into bowls of shark fin soup, it is gratifying to be able swim alongside these ghosts in the sea on their terms without bait to attract them. // Photographed for @natgeo Relics to Reefs. With @natgeocreative@thephotosociety // #ocean#shark#predator#artificialreef#northcarolina for #moreocean follow @daviddoubilet
Photo by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodriguez ) on assignment for @natgeo in Bolivia.
View of La Paz, Bolivia.
La Paz is the seat of government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. The city, located in west-central Bolivia, 68 km (42 mi) southeast of Lake Titicaca, is set in a valley created by the Choqueyapu River and sits in a bowl-like depression surrounded by the high mountains of the altiplano. At an elevation of roughly 3,650 m (11,975 ft) above sea level. Due to its altitude, La Paz has an unusual subtropical highland climate, with rainy summers and dry winters. Christian Rodriguez @christian_foto for @natgeo in Bolivia.
National Geographic’s renowned photographers inspire you to seek out authentic travel in some of the world’s most amazing locations. For eight days only, collectible signed prints from 25 photographers will be on sale through @natgeocreative at https://www.natgeocreative.com/ngs/flashsale/ (link in profile) for $100 each. The collection was curated by @natgeo photo editors to take you on a visual journey through the sights and experiences of compelling destinations.
Here are some of our favorites from @brianskerry,@michaelnicknichols,@davidguttenfelder,@gerdludwig,@anniegriffithsphotography.
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz The weather forecast for Miami Beach predicts 90mph winds for Sunday afternoon. It made me wonder how these glass towers will fare on the beach front. When I took this photo a few years ago for @natgeo story about South Florida’s vulnerability to climate change, I was told that the lower floors were designed to be flooded by storm surge. But upon further questioning, it appeared that there was no way to protect the road access, or the water, power, and sewer systems underground. #prayforflorida To see more, go to @geosteinmetz
Photo by @dina_litovsky. A massive fire engulfs the wooden effigy of the 'Man' at the Burning Man festival, Black Rock City, Nevada. This year, the event themed as 'Radical Ritual', attracted 70,000 people from around the world to build a community celebrating art, music, creativity and self-reliance. #burningman2017
By @drewtrush // Looking up through Wall Street in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Soft layers of Claron formation limestone have slowly eroded away, leaving this beautiful canyon behind. @natgeoexpeditions
Photo by @mattiasklumofficial
I took this photo in Botswana's magnificent Okavango delta where hippos change and even create the land in and around this wetland flushed yearly by nearly 11 cubic kilometers of water. Hippos do this by moving huge amounts of soil around with their sheer size.
Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see the Milky Way Galaxy from the Makgadikgadi Pan in Botswana. Hippos create channels in the water and paths on land that redirect water. This also creates habitat and shelter for other species. Hippos are truly ecosystem engineers! They also play an important role in this delta, and elsewhere by fertilizing the water.. By eating on land and eutrofying the water, they bring nutrients to rivers and lakes that wouldn’t otherwise be there, helping enrich Okavango's plant and animal life. A healthy delta provides numerous ecosystem services for mankind. Looking forward to returning with @irisalexandrov#protectbiodiversity#mattiasklum#africa#ecosystem#engineer#beauty#power@natgeo@thephotosociety@mattiasklumcollection@alexandrovklumofficial
Photos by @ronan_donovan // Two adolescent male mountain gorillas - Ubwuzu, 11, and Agahebuzo, 10 - grapple in a playful embrace on the slopes Mount Karisimbi in Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park. These two 300lb giants tussled for 10 minutes, taking short breaks between bouts to catch their breath. The elevation and moving those large bodies left them both breathing heavily. This is an unpublished image series from my article in the current issue of National Geographic Magazine titled The Gorillas Dian Fossey Saved, written by Elizabeth Royte. Hop over to @ronan_donovan to see the full photo sequence of these two gorillas playing.
Photo by - @andy_bardon /// A quiet moment snapped on my smartphone while traveling through the countryside of #Iceland. This beautiful horse grazed in the fields of grass at the foot of the Svínafellsjökull glacier tongue as the ice made its way out to the sea. This horse took full advantage of the lush green conditions and sunny days of summer before the season shifted to the harsh reality of winter. @natgeo@natgeocreative
@robertclarkphoto The Palm Cockato, which is from New Guinea and New South WalesThis Member of the Cacatuidae family is one of the largest in the lineage, meirting the nickname the Goliath Cockatoo. They are know for the ability to pronounce complicated sounds, as well as interesting territorial displays in which males use seed pods to drum against hollow trees.