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No, this lion cub was not happy to see me, it was just doing what all cubs do—chew on almost anything. But I was happy to see it, because just a few years ago near the Matetsi River Lodge on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe, not far from Victoria Falls, poaching and trophy hunting had nearly wiped out most of the game animals. Conservation and anti-poaching have paid off and now Matetsi is again home to several prides of lions. Follow @kengeiger for more images from Matetsi, Zimbabwe #lion #Zimbabwe #happy @natgeoexpeditions #natgeolodges #natgeoexpeditions
@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Yesterday was World TIGER day!! It marks a celebration of the worlds largest and favorite big cat. Tigers are an endangered species that need our help in a big way! There may be fewer than 3500 individuals left in the wild and scientists believe breeding populations occur in only eight countries and 40 population strongholds across Asia! My tiger work for @natgeo magazine over the past 20 years has taken me to document tigers in places as wild as Kaziranga National Park in India and northern Sumatra in Indonesia and I see the same threats facing this iconic species: poaching, deforestation and an increasing body part trade in China! When the demand for wild and captive tiger parts stops so too will the poaching of this beautiful cat! #wildaid Check out my Nat Geo Tiger book – "Tigers Forever” written by my wife Sharon Guynup who is a Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC. http://www.tigersforeverbook.com We need to unite in saving this iconic big cat that is an ambassador of wild places and human cultures! Tigers are also the most important apex predators in forests across Eurasia and when you lose them from a forest, deer and pig numbers can increase and the forest loses an important ecosystem engineer! Visit National Geographic's Big Cats initiative to find out how to save iconic species like this tiger and other big cats today! See: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/projects/big-cats-initiative @natgeo @natgeocreative @africanparksnetwork #tiger #beauty #bigcat #lookingfortigers #tigerday #worldtigerday #startwith1thing @wildaid #wildaid #worldtigerday
photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James – a young mule deer inspects a camera trap near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I collected the camera today and found this little Bambi along with several other shots of mule deer. Camera traps are a great way to monitor movement and get interesting images without disturbing the subject. Shot on assignment for @natgeo with the help of @framiltonjames
Photograph by @thomaspeschak A large female great white shark swims at the surface with Mexico's Guadalupe Island as a backdrop. The scarring around her gills was probably the result of mating, during which the male shark holds onto the female with his teeth……Photographic out-take from a forthcoming @natgeo magazine story on successful marine conservation initiatives in Mexico. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @maresmexicanos For another unseen photo from this upcoming story please check out and follow @thomaspeschak
Photograph by @thomaspeschak During mating the male green turtle clings onto the female's shell with specially adapted claws on his flippers. Mating can last many hours and during this time she takes the him on a roller coaster ride along reef flats, coral drop offs and sea grass beds. Unpublished photograph from my @natgeo magazine story on Indian Ocean Atolls. #seaturtle #turtlepower #indianocean #photooftheday #taaf @saveourseasfoundation @thephotosociety @natgeocreative
Photograph by @vanhoutenphoto | After several days of travel across one of the roughest stretches of water on the planet, we came to a place that whale researcher Ari Friedlaender called his favorite place on earth: Wilhelmina Bay on the Western Antarctic Peninsula. In 2009, Ari witnessed the largest gathering of humpback whales ever documented in this very spot. Over 300 whales congregated here to feed at that time. After days of travel and no whales, we were all getting a bit restless. However, Ari had high hopes for this visit to Wilhelmina Bay. An hour or so into our search for signs of whales, we spotted this one logging towards the back of the bay. As we inched closer to get a better look, the whale rose up out of the water, took a look at us, and then slipped deep into the frigid ocean. This was the first whale I had ever seen up close-a moment I will never forget. • See a new episode of #Continent7 Antartica tonight at 10/9c on @NatGeoChannel.
Photo by @FransLanting // Lemurs are descendants of primitive primates that once ranged across Africa, Europe, and North America, but were later displaced by monkeys. Now more than a hundred kinds of lemurs survive only in Madagascar, where monkeys never occurred. Roaming with troops of ring-tailed lemurs, I fell under the spell of the rhythms of their daily lives, and watched this baby learn to see the world through its mother’s eyes. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of wild animals around the world. @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Madagascar #Lemurs #BabyAnimals
Photo by @johnstanmeyer • Homeward ~ Hmayak Petrosyan with his flock of sheep in the hills of Armenia, heading home. • Very pleased to share my latest project, @bridging.stories, here on Instagram. Thank you so much for following. • All my best, @JohnStanmeyer • @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #armenia #shepherd #sheep #flock #landscape
Photograph by @paulnicklen // A sailfish pushes a panicked school of sardines against the natural barrier of the ocean’s surface. Sailfish hunt like a pack of wolves, working together in a coordinated fashion, slowly wearing down the ball of baitfish. To see them attacking, slicing and eating sardines, be sure to #followme on @paulnicklen // @sea_legacy #nature #naturelovers #fish #ocean #tbt #blue
By @drewtrush // Just like elk and deer, moose grow antlers but are generally referred to as "paddles" due to their unique shape. They're not light either. A full set of Shiras moose paddles could weigh in at 40lbs!! That's why moose shed them every winter to help get rid of some extra weight at the hardest time of year. In fact, you can see an awesome video of a moose shedding an antler at the link in my bio @drewtrush
Image by @beverlyjoubert. An endangered painted dog cools down after a hunt in the Selinda Reserve. The intense summer heat of Botswana is drawing all wildlife to the waterholes and riverbanks. This can be a good time for predators as they don't need to travel as far to hunt. But the heat will take its toll on an energy intensive hunt and the predators too will head to the water to cool down despite the possibility of a nearby crocodile. While painted dog numbers continue to fall across Africa with loss of habitat and conflict with people, the Selinda packs are thriving, giving us continued hope that with the proper protection, these animals and many other species' populations will recover. #painteddogs #endangered #conservation #thisismytrophy
photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James – a mountain lion breaks the invisible infra-red beam on a camera trap on the edge of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Camera traps are remote systems that allow us to get really close to animals that we would otherwise struggle to see or photograph. This image was taken as a series along the same game trail and was used to monitor activity on the trail. Other animals that broke the beam and had their photographs taken were – grizzly bear, brown bear, elk, mule deer, fox and skunk. I set the trap up to try and get shots of wolves; however wolves are very sensitive to camera traps and rarely walk close to them despite efforts being made to camouflage the camera. Camera trapping is 1% success and 99% failure. Check out that failure on our @natgeo instagram story today
Photo by @coryrichards. Crocodiles are just one of the many animals that rely on the Okavango Delta's continued health. The Delta is the beating heart of Southern Africa, annually flooding with 11 cubic kilometers of water and providing a life source and sanctuary for one of the most pivotal intact ecosystems in Africa. Shot on assignment for @natgeo profiling the source of the Okavango Delta's water in the Angolan highlands. The team, lead by Steven Boyes PhD traveled over 1,200 miles by Mekoro doing the first descent of the Cuito river and mega transect of the Okavango's source, its outlet in the delta, and its ultimate end in Makgadikgadi Pans. #crocodile #crocodiles #wildlife #angola #africa #intotheokavango #natgeoinspires #natgeo #natgeocreative #thephotosociety
Photo by @FransLanting // A tower of giraffes strides through tall grasslands in the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia. In 1990 this nation in the southwest corner of Africa became one of the first countries in the world to include environmental protection in its constitution, and its progressive policies have led to a resurgence of wildlife. We salute organizations like the World Wildlife Fund Namibia, who actively partner with government and other groups to protect both wildlife and habitat. @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety#Giraffe #Namibia #NamibNaukluftNationalPark #WWFNamibia
@stevewinterphoto @natgeo This was shot for my @natgeo Leopard story in the Dec 2015 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Here are 2 cubs playing next to their mother. This is so similar in many ways to us as humans! Our animal family is so much like us – they find mates, they have kids, they have to feed themselves and their families. If we can find a way to believe they think, feel and have emotions, we need to treat them better and find a way to ensure their future on this planet. They are keystone species in their ecosystems, though we as humans are not. Watch Mission Critical Leopards at the door on NG WILD! Remember just as an example of the importance of their homes – the forests and grasslands. 50% of our oxygen comes from forest – the other 50% from the oceans. 75% of fresh water comes from forests. So if we save big cats – we can help save ourselves. National Geographic launched the Big Cats Initiative to raise awareness and implement change to the dire situation facing big cats. Please visit CauseAnUproar.org to find out more about Build a Boma and other ways to become involved to save big cats! Give a High 5 for big cats! #5forbigcats @ #follow me @stevewinterphoto to see other images, thanks! @natgeo @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #bigcatsforever @ngwild #ngwild #ivoryfree #wildaid #bigcatsforever #beauty #me #follow #love #leopards @wildaid #1withnature #photooftheday #picoftheday #smile #beauty #friends #instamood #instafollow #nature #wildlife #5forbigcats @eiainvestigator #rhinoswithoutborders #cute