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natgeotravel Photo by @CarltonWard // This gray eyed tree frog is one of four hundred different species I had the privilege of photographing in my field studio while documenting the biological diversity of Gabon, Africa with the Smithsonian Institution. Situated along the equator between the Atlantic Ocean and Congo, Gabon retains much of its historic tropical rainforests, thanks in part to a system of 13 new national parks that were created following advocacy by the National Geographic Society and Wildlife Conservation Society. #gabon #biodiversity #frog #rainforest @smithsonian
natgeotravel Photo by @FransLanting A newborn chimp baby lies cradled on her mother’s chest. To be this close to wild chimpanzees requires trust. It took us several weeks of following one group of chimps on foot in a remote part of Senegal before they felt comfortable enough with us to allow this proximity. The day I made this photo was a breakthrough: The little chimp and her mom both dozed off in front of us—less than 60 feet away. Chimps and bonobos are our nearest relatives on the great tree of life, but we’re not treating them like family—they are all endangered. Habitat loss and the bushmeat trade are impacting their lives wherever they occur in west and central Africa. We urge you to support the organizations that are trying to make a difference, including the World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, the Jane Goodall Institute, and Neighbor Ape, founded by primatologist Jill Pruetz, an Emerging Explorer for National Geographic with whom we worked on assignment for @natgeo. And we encourage you to visit chimps in the wild, if you have the opportunity—at places like Mahale and Gombe in Tanzania or Kibale in Uganda, among others. Money earned through chimpanzee tourism provides funds for conservation projects and brings jobs and other benefits to local communities. Follow me @FransLanting for more stories of great apes in the wild. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @NeighborApe #Chimpanzee #GreatApe #WorldWildlifeFund #Wild_Net #ConservationInternational #JaneGoodallInstitute #NeighborApe
natgeotravel Photo by @christian_foto (Christian Rodriguez ) São Paulo (Saint Paul in English) is an alpha global city—as listed by the GaWC—and is the most populous city in Brazil as well as in the rest of Southern Hemisphere. The municipality is also the largest in the Americas and Earth's 12th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, one of 26 constituent states of the republic. It is Brazil's most populous and wealthiest state. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area of Greater São Paulo ranks as the most populous in Brazil, the 11th most populous on Earth, and largest Portuguese language-speaking city in the world. Photo by @christian_foto / @prime_collective #sampa #São Paulo #brazil
natgeotravel Photo by @jeffmauritzen. An Atlantic puffin stands amidst Sea pink in full bloom on the isle of Staffa. This island which is part of the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, is well worth a visit, both for the abundant wildlife and also for the incredible columnar basalt that's found throughout this uninhabited island. For more adventures from Scotland and beyond, please follow me @jeffmauritzen.
natgeotravel Photo by @babaktafreshi As the night ends the “morning star” rises above a little island of tufa in Mono lake, this past weekend while I was on a night photography teaching project in California. The dazzling light is Planet Venus. On the right is bright star Capella and at top right is the Andromeda Galaxy (zoom in to see them). Mono Lake is known for its tufa towers; limestone formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals in water. Mono Lake has no outlet and trapped salt made the lake very alkaline and salty. But the lake has an unusually productive ecosystem including a strange bacteria capable of “digest” poisonous arsenic, almost like an alien living form. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more of the world at night photography. @natgeo @natgeocreative #monolake #california #nightphotography #astrophotography #longexposure #nightscape #venus #capella #pleiades #starrynight
natgeotravel Video by @tobyharriman // One of my favorite places in Alaska (so far) is at the end of a multi-day backpacking trip into the Talkeetna Mountains- just out of the Hatcher Pass area. Witnessing these clouds flow through the valley around Snowbird Glacier Hut was surreal. We stayed here for two days waiting for and capturing these scenes. Video taken in June 2015 Music @jteveringham #alaska #viewak #travel #natgeo
natgeotravel Photo by @andrea_frazzetta // South Africa, Kruger Park. South Africa is considered as the primary custodian of Africa’s rhinos. The Country is battling a rhino poaching crisis, with over 1,000 animals slaughtered for their horns in 2016. According to the rhino poaching statistics South Africa is losing three rhinos a day to poachers despite law enforcement in the Kruger National Park reducing the losses there. Africa’s white rhino species is the largest of any living rhinoceros species, weighing up to 3,600 kilograms (7,920 pounds), and is the continent’s third-largest species. The lifespan of a wild rhinoceros is unknown, but expected to be 35-50 years for any species. @andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #Africa #Southafrica #Kruger #Rhino #natgeotravel
natgeotravel Photo by @dguttenfelder On Assignment for Nat Geo Travel When visiting San Francisco, I stayed at an amazing spot in the North Park area of San Francisco. As I walked around this small, changing neighborhood, I got a true feel for my home for the night and morning. North Park is a diverse but rapidly gentrifying area that’s unique, quirky, colorful. Many people might overlook this kind of area, but with a little effort, I was able to see awesome spots that I might have missed and really feel like I belonged in an area that I wasn’t familiar with. Check out today’s Story to see more of @dguttenfelder’s San Francisco adventures.
natgeotravel Photo: @afarrar // Summer flowers are in bloom near Spruce Lake in the Chilcotin Mountains in southwestern British Columbia. An adventurers playground, the backcountry is known for horse and mountain bike riding along with hiking and fishing. Never far behind is the chance to see a grizzly, wolf or moose in the wild. #backcountry #canada #mountainadventures #britishcolumbia
natgeotravel Time lapse by @PaulNicklen. I have always struggled with trying to capture the majesty of the aurora borealis in a single photograph. This time-lapse is comprised of nearly 1000 images taken over a couple of different nights. The most powerful moment for me was when a pack of wolves stood around me howling at two in the morning while the aurora borealis danced across the night sky. Just when I thought the experience could not get any more amazing the Mir space station flew overhead. What are some of your most incredible memories from being in nature? #nature #wolf #beauty #aurora #northernlights #yukon #adventuretime #instagramhub
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natgeotravel Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) with words by adventure writer and presenter @CharlieBoscoe - The wartime ruins which line many of the Dolomites via ferratas are incredibly well hidden and with good reason; they were designed to be difficult to find and (ideally) impossible to conquer. The effort it must have taken to transport building materials to these high and remote ridges is hard to imagine, but the hard work would still have been preferable to the idea of being vulnerable to enemy attack.