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Image by @joelsartore | On this #pollinatormonday we are shining the spotlight on the rusty-spotted genet, which is perhaps the least-known pollinator. This cat-like carnivore is from Sub-Saharan Africa and is primarily a meat eater, but is also known to frequent nectar-laden flowers for a sweet treat after a big meal. Due to its large home range, the genet can transport pollen on its fur to other nectar-bearing plants of the same species. Researchers don't think it frequents flowers as often as other pollinators, but its ability to move pollen around makes it valuable in fertilizing plant species over great distances. In other words, the rusty-spotted genet helps save the forest!
To see another image of this genet, check out @joelsartore! Photo taken @millerparkzoo in Bloomington, Illinois.
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Video by @bertiegregory. A wild peacock displaying in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Despite his incredible tail fan, the peahens just didn't seem interested. It's amazing to think that this male will shed and a grow a new fan each year, all in the name of reproduction! Shot during a leopard assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory to see a closeup and for other wildlife adventures!

Photo by @FransLanting Earth and water interact on a grand scale where the Malaspina Glacier slowly grinds past Alaska’s Wrangell Mountains, pushing lines of rocky sediments crushed from the rugged slopes by the pressure and movement of ice. At an altitude of 17,000 feet I shot through an open window of a small plane to get an overview of this gigantic river of ice. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of wild places and wildlife around the world.

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With @DavidDoubilet
A juvenile trevally seeks cover in a night sea as it rides a drifting leaf. We lowered a scaffold of light into the dark currents in a deep channel off Moalboal, Philippines and waited to see what might come to investigate. Many creatures from the depths rise to feed at night, some are attracted by the light, others liked this little trevally were just passersby trying not to be noticed by predators. His magic carpet leaf passed through our lights quickly back into the safety of the dark.
From on assignment with @natgeo for Philippines: An Ocean Nation with #LeandroBlanco and @jenniferhayesig
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Photo: @andy_mann // Lemon Sharks gather at the surface during dusk in the Bahamas. This particular species enjoy the many benefits of group living such as enhanced communication and courtship. It's a true honor to spend time in the water with these amazing apex predators. // #followme @andy_mann to go into the depths at night with our finned friends.

Photo by @chamiltonjames words by @chrisfagan_uac on assignment in the Peruvian Amazon. Huni Kuin girls patiently await breakfast in the community of Curanjillo near Peru’s Alto Purús National Park. Contacted by missionaries in the mid-1900’s, the Huni Kuin live in small villages in the Peru—Brazil borderlands and survive mainly on subsistence hunting, fishing and tending small gardens. Peccary, tapir, monkeys and giant catfish provide a protein-rich diet, but living in the most remote part of the Amazon if not the world has its challenges. Access to medicine, proper schooling and other government services is limited. Plus, they reluctantly share the forest with still-isolated tribes who raid the Huni Kuin’s gardens and occasionally villages during their seasonal migrations.

Photo @ladzinski / With an estimated 10,000 thermal features, there is no place on earth like #YellowstoneNationalPark. This photo here is of #LakeShoreGeyser on the fringe of the iconic #YellowstoneLake, a long exposure giving it this ethereal feel. In many ways, #MemorialDayWeekend in the United States is the kick-off of the season for National Parks, especially in higher altitudes where many of the roads have been covered in snow. It's a time where these roads are re-opened and the season for visitors from all around the world begins. @yellowstonenps

Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio

On this day (28th May) in 1936 Alan Turing published his paper, “On Computable Numbers…”
Turing was an English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist. He was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer. Turing is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence.

Here, an image from inside Microsoft’s mega data centre in Quincy, Washington.

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#data #computer #computers #technology #alanturing #computing #AI #datacenter #fineartphotography #lensculture #visualarchitects #datacentre #microsoft #quincy #turingmachine

Photo by @johnstanmeyer
The art in simplicity and spirituality, a rice offering called a Tumpeng, in the shape of a volcano in preparation for a ceremonial offering to the spirit believed to reside in active volcano, Mount Merapi, in Sumber, a village 3 k from Merapi in central Java, Indonesia. From my @natgeo story Volcano Gods. To see more images from the Volcano Gods, other photography from various National Geographic stories and personal work, follow me at @johnstanmeyer on IG.
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The Monte Corona (Crown Mountain) lava tube system on the Canary island of Lanzarote is one of the world’s classic lava tubes. This lava tube was formed during the eruptions of Monte Corona volcano some 3,000 - 4,500 years ago. Pictured here, a cave explorer wades through one of the many long lakes deep inside Cueva Los Lagos lava tube. Although surface temperatures are stiflingly hot on this Spanish Canary island, the water is icy cold and comes as quite a shock.

Photo by @shaulschwarz - Rudy the dog rests on a table after an ice cream social celebrating Mountain Film Festival on Main Street in Telluride, Colorado.

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