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sitting on the back of the truck with the wildlife vet, and a very relaxed Livingstone Eland.
Limpopo, South Africa by David Chancellor @chancellordavid
Found in Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Elands live in both steppe and sparse forests. They are also found in semidesert areas and at elevations up to 14400 ft. Eland males are much larger than females, weighing 400-1000 kg compared to 300-600 kg for females. Eland have a distinctive dewlap which is thought to be an adaptation for heat dissipation, hanging from the throat and neck. Heavy horns are twisted in a corkscrew fashion and grow up to 4 ft. long on males, 2.2 ft. long on females. Herds usually number up to 25 individuals, although larger temporary aggregations of females and calves occur during the wet season. There may be more than one adult male in a herd, but there is a strict dominance hierarchy that controls access to breeding females. Home ranges of females, which make extensive movements during the wet season, are much greater than those of males. The diet of elands consist of grasses, herbs, tree leaves, bushes, and succulent fruits. They generally forage in open areas. Water is consumed voraciously when available, but elands can abstain from drinking in dry seasons. From new work and projects @chancellordavid @natgeo

Clevedon Pier, Somerset, UK by @simoncroberts. This photograph is from my series #Pierdom where I documented all 56 remaining Pleasure Piers around the coast of Britain. These eccentric Victorian structures are an integral part of the British coastal experience, although many have been lost due to storm damage, fire and lack of funding. See more at
#simonroberts #flowersgallery #robertmoratgalerie #mc2gallery #galerieheinzerreszler #dmbrepresents

Photo by @renan_ozturk // words by #TheLastHoneyHunter film director @ben_knight- This is Maule Dhan Rai. The chosen honey hunter of his remote village in Saadi, Nepal. If no one else receives the blessing needed to safely harvest honey from these perilous cliffs, a generations-old tradition may fade away. Looking forward to screening #thelasthoneyhunter for the first time at @mountainfilm in Telluride this weekend. Incredibly grateful to my friends @jetbutterflies and @renan_ozturk for trusting me with this cultural version of the film and inviting me on this journey. Keep your eyes peeled for the July issue of National Geographic Magazine for more photographs by Renan and feature story by @marksynnott. @feltsoulmedia @camp4collective @dzifoundation @taylorfreesolo @travisrummel @sadiequarrier

A new documentary short on orangutan cultures, Person of the Forest, is having its global premiere this weekend at @mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. The film follows photographer @timlaman and others as they work to document the complex lives of orangutans. Check out the full length trailer at the link in my bio @tbfrost
Directed by @timlaman and @melissalesh. | Produced by @melissalesh @tbfrost @timlaman | Principal cinematography by @timlaman @tbfrost and @rrsuro | Special thanks to @natgeo @rebeccaexplore

Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) #onassignment for @natgeo. A young refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan sleeps on a bunk bed at a "one stop center" where she and her family have taken refuge near the Croatian border in Serbia. One stop centers offer food, medical support and assistance with documentation for refugees. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

@marcusbleasdale My short documentary on Central African Republic is out for National Geographic Magazine. Discover how war affects communities and how they try to build themselves up after being destroyed. #carcrisis @humanrightswatch @selwyn1882 @cambridgeuniversity copy paste this link to see the full 9 min doc

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish Canary Islands. It’s volcanic origin was born through fiery eruptions that saw its greatest recorded activity between 1730 and 1736. A couple of months ago, I paid the island a visit to document several of the many lava tubes and volcanic formations as part of a wider story. Pictured here, at 609m (1998ft) above sea level is the crater rim of an extinct volcano known as Monte Corona. Around 4000 years ago, it’s eruption covered most of the northeast part of the island with lava flows forming several of the great lava tubes we explored and documented during our visit to Lanzarote.

Photo by @joelsartore. Happy #pollinatormonday! Pictured here is a lesser short-nosed fruit bat from the @lubeebatconservancy in Gainesville, Florida. This bat feeds on the nectar of fruit flowers. While gathering the nectar with its long tongue, pollen becomes stuck to its fur, and is carried to the anthers (the part of the plant where pollen is made) of the next flower on the menu, allowing the fruit to reproduce. More than 300 species of fruit rely on bats for pollination, including bananas, mango, guava, and cocoa. The economies of many countries are dependent on the exports of these fruits, and would cease to flourish without these graceful pollinators. To see another image of this bat check out @joelsartore. . . #pollinatormonday #natgeo #photoark #savetogether #knowyourpollinators

Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // On #assignment for @natgeopristineseas and @natgeo. This project took our team to the northernmost human settlement in Greenland, the village of Qaanaak. The purpose of the expedition was to document the places in the Arctic where ice will disappear last, like the Thule region of Greenland, where I photographed this husky. In 20 years or less, much of the Arctic will be completely devoid of ice and the vast sea ice highways that the Inuit use to travel with their dogs will be gone forever. When that day comes, the last hunters of the north will no longer be able to access the edge of the sea, where today, with the help of their huskies, they are still able to hunt for wild food. With @paulNicklen and @enricsala. To see #MorePhotos from this Expedition #Followme at @CristinaMittermeier *
#SavetheArctic | #stopclimatechange | #pristineseas | #MoreOcean | #INeedNature | #EarthtoParis | @sea_legacy

Photo by @TimLaman. Landing gear down - a Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture on final approach near a wildebeest carcass in Serengeti National Park. Critically endangered due to loss of habitat and deliberate poisoning, this amazing bird can commute up to 150 km a day from its nesting sites to find food here in the Serengeti. This vulture is considered to be the highest-flying bird with confirmed evidence of flight at 11,300 meters (37,100 ft). Pretty incredible! See more from my current Africa photo shoot @TimLaman. #VulturesNeedLove, #Africa, #Serengeti, #Tanzania, @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

Photograph by @paulnicklen // The face of a glacier temporarily frozen for the winter dwarfs a young polar bear as she patrols the sea ice in search of seals. She was only two or three years old and was most likely weaned from her mother this spring. Now, she must use all that she has learned from her mom to survive during these changing times. #followme on @paulnicklen to see the moment when she finally discovers my presence. For @sea_legacy with @cristinamittermeier. #nature #polarbear

Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Aaron Wollin's #legs were amputated at the age of two from a #rare disease called sacral agnesis. Now he travels the world performing stunts. Here Wollin, whose stage name is Short E. Dangerously, showers with a hose backstage on the World of Wonders sideshow. The #cast sleeps, eats and works from a tractor trailer with no bathroom or shower. To watch Shorty new stunt, #fire breathing, #follow @brianlehmannphotography.

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