It’s a big world. Explore it through the lens of our photographers.
Photo by @pedromcbride // In Northern Kenya, the people from  @lewa_wildlife have been working for years  to balance the needs of wildlife and people and  peace through community conservation models which are now moving to other regions with the work of @nrt_kenya. To see more, follow @pedromcbride #kenya #africa #reflection #conservation #peace #nature #wildlife #petemcbride
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // Meroë, the royal necropolis of the southern capital of the kingdom of Kush near Bejrawia. The steep-sided pyramids were built over the burial chambers of the rulers. During the blue evening light with the presence of a few stars, a single camel and rider stands infront of two of the pyramids at #Meroë. The royal necropolis of the southern capital of the kingdom of Kush near Bejrawia. In 1834, these pyramids were infamously plundered by Italian explorers. #Nubia #Africa
6 hours ago
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // The Ausangate Trek in Peru is often skipped over the popular Inca Trail. Ausangate is all about beautiful scenery, snow peaks, glaciers and colorful mountain lakes. It is one of the most challenging hikes around Cusco, but the scenery is worth the sweat. This photo is taken during a 5 day hike around the sacred Ausangate mountain following a path that is over 4500 metres above sea level.
16 hours ago
Photo by @dguttenfelder. Weaving past wildlife watchers inside vehicles, a pride of lions walk together on a dirt road through Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater.
#onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions
20 hours ago
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Shadows and tall aspens in Big Tesuque Basin above Santa Fe, New Mexico. #winter #newmexico
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Photo by @taylorglenn // Half Dome and some lovely clouds from Glacier Point at twilight a few evenings ago. I love the soft pastel hues in the sky at this time of day. Follow @taylorglenn for more from our National Parks and beyond. #yosemite #halfdome #california #landscape #twilight
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Photo by @max.lowe // A young female jaguar stalks the banks of the Cuiaba River in the Pantanal region of Brazil looking for prey. The Pantanal is one of the few places in the world where eco tourism has been used to protect a species successfully, and these big cats now pay little attention as we followed them along the waters edge, unperturbed by human presence. Follow @max.lowe to see more.
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Photo by @PaulNicklen // Exploring a cenote in Mexico was a new kind of diving experience for me. Cenotes are natural wells within underwater cave systems. Formed through the collapse of limestone, which exposes groundwater, the Maya historically relied on cenotes for freshwater. They also believed that the deep, mysterious cenotes were a portal to the rain God, Chaac. It isn’t hard to imagine why when you behold the intensity of this dark and sacred underwater realm. #cenote #Mexico #diving #explore #underwaterphotography
2 days ago
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan // Elder Fannie Akpik stands in front the cemetery in Utqiagvik, Alaska, where many of her family members rest. When Christianity was adopted by the Iñupiaq, it marked a major change for the culture. Today, the social forces of global media and communication mark another cultural pivot. Fannie Akpik is a strong advocate for regaining cultural identity and language through education in Iñupiaq schools across Alaska’s North Slope. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more images like this from across the Arctic and beyond. #alaska #arctic #indigenous #native #inupiaq
2 days ago
Photo by @babaktafreshi | The World at Night project 
Dramatically different auroras can appear in the course of a single night. Like snowflakes, no two auroras are quite the same. I have photographed them from Arctic to Antarctic and still become surprised by unusual appearances. On this winter midnight of Swedish Lapland at 68 degrees north a colorless but well defined northern lights appeared across the sky. The seven stars of the Big Dipper are near the top and bright star Vega is on the left. 
Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars.
#twanight #auroraborealis #northernlights #lapland #kiruna @natgeoimagecollection
2 days ago
Photo by @FransLanting When ice gets compressed at the bottom of a glacier or ice field it becomes blue. The older the ice, the bluer it gets. By that measure the iceberg I encountered in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea one day was ancient ice that had calved off from the continent’s edge under the influence of global warming. It was the size of a cathedral, but without that gathering of chinstrap penguins on its flanks it would be hard to get a sense of its size. This image is part of a portfolio of my work that is now on display at London’s Natural History Museum today where I received the great honor last night of a Lifetime Achievement Award from @nhm_wpy, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Follow me @fransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images and stories from a lifetime of chronicling our changing planet.
@Leonardodicapriofdn @ThePhotoSociety #Ice #Antarctica #Climatechange #Climatereality
3 days ago
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // After driving two days over the Bolivian salt flats, I arrived in the Reserva de Fauna Andina Eduaro Avaroa. Sat at an altitude of almost 4300m, a large colony of James's and Chilean flamingos were feeding in the Hedionda Lagoon. They may not look like it, but flamingos are some of the toughest birds on earth. Even though the temperature was well below zero, the pink flamingos didn't seem to mind the harsh conditions while looking for food.
3 days ago