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Photo by @CarltonWard | As the first cold fronts fall blow in and Gulf of Mexico temperatures drop, manatees will begin migrating to the relatively warm waters of Florida’s freshwater springs. This mother and calf were seeking refuge while a winter rain dappled the surface of Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Maintaining safe passage for manatees is critical during this time of year. Being hit by boats is the leading cause of injury for this vulnerable marine mammal which through conservation efforts has gradually recovered from former endangered status. We swam with manatees at this site during the 2015 #FloridaWildlifeCorridor Expedition. #Glades2Gulf @insidenatgeo @usfws #manatee #GulfofMexico #springs @sealegacy #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild
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Photo by @carltonward | as the first cold fronts fall b**w in and gulf of mexico temperatures drop, manatees will begin migrating to the relatively warm waters of florida’s freshwater springs. this mother and calf were seeking refuge while a winter rain dappled the surface of three sisters springs in crystal river national wildlife refuge. maintaining safe passage for manatees is critical during this time of year. being hit by boats is the leading cause of injury for this vulnerable marine mammal which through conservation efforts has gradually recovered from former endangered status. we swam with manatees at this site during the 2015 #floridawildlifecorridor expedition. #glades2gulf @insidenatgeo @usfws #manatee #gulfofmexico #springs @sealegacy #floridawild #keepflwild
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Photo by @dguttenfelder | A lion’s paw print in the dirt in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater. #onassignment for @natgeoExpeditions #natgeoexpeditions.
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Photo by @dguttenfelder | a lion’s paw print in the dirt in tanzania’s ngorongoro crater. #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions.
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Video by @amivitale | An adult elephant herd socializes on the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy. An elephant trunk is comprised of over 44,000 muscles and trunks are used for eating, drinking, as snorkels, for pushing, leading, “shaking hands” and reassuring other elephants. These sentient giants are nature’s great engineers. By voraciously eating the trees and brush, they keep the land open and grassy. Without the elephants, other wildlife, people and livestock all suffer. 
Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy is home to Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild.

Follow @amivitale @conservationorg & @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn about the incredible work being done to protect and preserve these magical beings. 
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo #namunyak #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #DontLetThemDisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #natureisspeaking #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
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Video by @amivitale | an adult elephant herd socializes on the namunyak wildlife conservancy. an elephant trunk is comprised of over 44,000 muscles and trunks are used for eating, drinking, as snorkels, for pushing, leading, “shaking hands” and reassuring other elephants. these sentient giants are nature’s great engineers. by voraciously eating the trees and brush, they keep the land open and grassy. without the elephants, other wildlife, people and livestock all suffer.
namunyak wildlife conservancy is home to reteti elephant sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in africa. the sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild.

follow @amivitale @conservationorg & @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn about the incredible work being done to protect and preserve these magical beings.
@nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @tusk_org @thephotosociety @natgeo #namunyak #protectelephants #bekindtoelephants #dontletthemdisappear #elephants #saveelephants #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #natureisspeaking #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | November 11, 2018, marked a century since the end of the First World War. Over the past couple of years I've been working on a project studying its aftermath. Here stands the Chattri memorial on the outskirts of Brighton on the south coast of England. More than 800,000 Indian soldiers fought in the war, and thousands of wounded were brought to Britain to be treated in makeshift hospitals. Three were established in Brighton. The memorial was built in 1920 at the exact location of funeral pyres used for the cremation of soldiers who died in Brighton as a result of their injuries. 
For more on this and other projects, follow me @simonnorfolkstudio 
#simonnorfolk #history #war #memorial #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #WW1 #armistice #peace #LestWeForget #southdownsnationalpark #brighton #sussex #southdowns #Indianmemorial #funeralghat #england #Britain #gratitude
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Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | november 11, 2018, marked a century since the end of the first world war. over the past couple of years i've been working on a project studying its aftermath. here stands the chattri memorial on the outskirts of brighton on the south coast of england. more than 800,000 indian soldiers fought in the war, and thousands of wounded were brought to britain to be treated in makeshift hospitals. three were established in brighton. the memorial was built in 1920 at the exact location of funeral pyres used for the cremation of soldiers who died in brighton as a result of their injuries.
for more on this and other projects, follow me @simonnorfolkstudio
#simonnorfolk #history #war #memorial #firstworldwar #1918 #memory #ww1 #armistice #peace #lestweforget #southdownsnationalpark #brighton #sussex #southdowns #indianmemorial #funeralghat #england #britain #gratitude
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | Green sea turtles mating off Buck Island in St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. These waters were protected by President Kennedy in 1961 as a U.S. National Marine Monument. Because of this and the work of the National Park Service at Buck Island, animals like sea turtles have rebounded, along with so many more in these important ecosystems. 
Follow @BrianSkerry and journey into the sea!
#seaturtles #buckisland #stcroix #usvi #presidentkennedy
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Photo by @brianskerry | green sea turtles mating off buck island in st. croix in the us v****n islands. these waters were protected by president kennedy in 1961 as a u.s. national marine monument. because of this and the work of the national park service at buck island, animals like sea turtles have rebounded, along with so many more in these important ecosystems.
follow @brianskerry and journey into the sea!
#seaturtles #buckisland #stcroix #usvi #presidentkennedy
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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | A possible future king of Duba Plains. The Okavango is characterized by wide-open plains of short grass interspersed with numerous termite mounds. These mounds are hugely important in this ecosystem. While termites play an important role in breaking down dead vegetation, their towering mounds provide homes to a number of animals—from warthogs to aardvarks. When termites emerge after the rains in millions—winging their way across the landscape—they feed many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals, and even lions sometimes. The mounds also supply important dry ground when the system floods, shade during the heat of the day, and an excellent vantage point for predators to survey the landscape and plan their next hunt. This little lion has a long way to go until he takes down his first lechwe, but from a good vantage point he'll be able to watch his mother and aunts as they hunt—and he will learn. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #TsaroPride #DubaPlains
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Photo by @beverlyjoubert | a possible future king of duba plains. the okavango is characterized by wide-open plains of short grass interspersed with numerous termite mounds. these mounds are hugely important in this ecosystem. while termites play an important role in breaking down dead vegetation, their towering mounds provide homes to a number of animals—from warthogs to aardvarks. when termites emerge after the rains in millions—winging their way across the landscape—they feed many species of birds, reptiles, and mammals, and even lions sometimes. the mounds also supply important dry ground when the system floods, shade during the heat of the day, and an excellent vantage point for predators to survey the landscape and plan their next hunt. this little lion has a long way to go until he takes down his first lechwe, but from a good vantage point he'll be able to watch his mother and aunts as they hunt—and he will learn. #littlebigcats #okavangolions #tsaropride #dubaplains
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Photo by @lynseyaddario | Iraqis watch a 3D movie in Baghdad for my @natgeo story, ‘Baghdad after the Storm.’ Moviegoers at Baghdad's first 4D cinema get an extra thrill from shaking seats and wind machines during a 3D sci-fi film. During the worst years of violence, families stayed home to watch TV or DVDs. Most cinemas closed, as did this one, though it now has plans to expand and reopen. Despite hardships and lingering violence, residents imagined a new version of the ancient city. February 2010.
#photojournalism #itswhatido #lynseyaddario
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Photo by @lynseyaddario | iraqis watch a 3d movie in baghdad for my @natgeo story, ‘baghdad after the storm.’ moviegoers at baghdad's first 4d cinema get an extra thrill from shaking seats and wind machines during a 3d sci-fi film. during the worst years of violence, families stayed home to watch tv or dvds. most cinemas closed, as did this one, though it now has plans to expand and reopen. despite hardships and lingering violence, residents imagined a new version of the ancient city. february 2010.
#photojournalism #itswhatido #lynseyaddario
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Photos by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | These explore the role and function of toys in the lives of children around the world. The photographs reflect the impact of the children’s backgrounds and families on their choice of toys and highlight the universality of play. From my project TOY STORIES. Photo N1 - Watcharapon, 3. Bangkok, Thailand /// Photo N2 Ayotomiwa, 4 - Lagos, Nigeria /// Follow me @gabrielegalimbertiphoto for more photos and stories #toys #play #kids #child #children #toy #kid #thailand #bangkok #nigeria #lagos #tv #game #games #playing
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Photos by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | these explore the role and function of toys in the lives of children around the world. the photographs reflect the impact of the children’s backgrounds and families on their choice of toys and highlight the universality of play. from my project toy stories. photo n1 - watcharapon, 3. bangkok, thailand /// photo n2 ayotomiwa, 4 - lagos, nigeria /// follow me @gabrielegalimbertiphoto for more photos and stories #toys #play #kids #child #children #toy #kid #thailand #bangkok #nigeria #lagos #tv #game #games #playing
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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A group of happy Spotted Dolphins engaged in socializing behavior in the Bahamas. After humans, dolphins have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, relative to body size, but their brains function different than humans. Dolphins keep half of their brain awake while sleeping because they are voluntary breathers and must also remain vigilant for predators. They also see much of their world acoustically using echolocation. For researchers, understanding dolphin lives is a challenge due to finding long-term, predictable populations to study, dealing with weather and being unable to spend long times underwater to observe them. Because of this, dolphins' complex lives remain largely a mystery and understanding the full extent of how these animals live may take a long time.

Follow @BrianSkerry to see more ocean wildlife and their behaviors.
#Bahamas #dolphins #animalminds #cognition
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Photo by @brianskerry | a group of happy spotted dolphins engaged in socializing behavior in the bahamas. after humans, dolphins have the largest brains in the animal kingdom, relative to body size, but their brains function different than humans. dolphins keep half of their brain awake while sleeping because they are voluntary breathers and must also remain vigilant for predators. they also see much of their world acoustically using echolocation. for researchers, understanding dolphin lives is a challenge due to finding long-term, predictable populations to study, dealing with weather and being unable to spend long times underwater to observe them. because of this, dolphins' complex lives remain largely a mystery and understanding the full extent of how these animals live may take a long time.

follow @brianskerry to see more ocean wildlife and their behaviors.
#bahamas #dolphins #animalminds #cognition
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Photo by  @ladzinski | #Iceland's fluted basalt columns aren't just pretty to look at, they're also great for climbing. Professional climber @jessroskelley minding the gap after a quick lap up an isolated pillar.
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Photo by @ladzinski | #iceland's fluted basalt columns aren't just pretty to look at, they're also great for climbing. professional climber @jessroskelley minding the gap after a quick lap up an isolated pillar.
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Photo by @ladzinski | Standing under a supercell is an ominous feeling, completely unpredictable yet beautiful to behold. This #mesocyclone at the center of this monster was sucking dirt into the sky and churning it right back down, creating a massive dust storm over #Ralls, Texas, and the surrounding fields of wheat.
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Photo by @ladzinski | standing under a supercell is an ominous feeling, completely unpredictable yet beautiful to behold. this #mesocyclone at the center of this monster was s*****g dirt into the sky and churning it right back down, creating a massive dust storm over #ralls, texas, and the surrounding fields of wheat.
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Photo by @TimLaman | Closeup detail of sea star in Coiba National Park. Central America’s largest uninhabited island, Coiba sits just off the Pacific coast of Panama and has many endemic species of animals and plants. It was a penal colony for almost 100 years until 10 years ago, so it is covered with lush rainforest. I am back again this week focusing on the underwater realm. Stay tuned for new pics! #Coiba, #Panama, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.
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Photo by @timlaman | closeup detail of sea star in coiba national park. central america’s largest uninhabited island, coiba sits just off the pacific coast of panama and has many endemic species of animals and plants. it was a penal colony for almost 100 years until 10 years ago, so it is covered with lush rainforest. i am back again this week focusing on the underwater realm. stay tuned for new pics! #coiba, #panama, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.