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Video by @bertiegregory. After a long and hot morning spent foraging, this wild seven-banded armadillo needed a rest! Filmed in the southern Pantanal, Brazil, on assignment for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeo and @natgeowild. Follow Steve and I (@bertiegregory) for news on our jaguar film coming soon!

photos by @babaktafreshi, The World at Night photography
I hope this image explains why I’m in love with the night sky! Crystal clear sky on the edge of the Grand Canyon. @natgeocreative @natgeo @grandcanyonnps #grandcanyon #arizona #utah #astrophotography #nightsky

Iceberg alley in #Antarctica ! Beautiful and disturbing all at the same time. Here, icebergs come to die. As ice-shelves in Antarctica break up, apartment building-sized icebergs get trapped on the ocean floor near the Lemaire Channel. Within weeks, these monoliths will return to their original liquid state. #followme on @paulnicklen to see my favorite images from this dreamscape. Thanks for the fancy flying @pattersonimages #itsuckstocare #instagood #photooftheday #sunset #nature #naturelovers #ice

Photo @materas// Glacier Peak rises above a sea of clouds, Central Cascade Mountains, Washington. Spend enough time exploring the Cascades and if you're lucky, you'll find yourself walking above the clouds. Follow me @materas for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #wilderness #marinelayer #volcano

Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Bagan's vast plain of Pagodas - Marco Polo described them as "Temples of gold" when he visited here more than 700 years ago. From my show, #Silkroadjourney at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia, open till March 29th. #Bagan #Myanmar #Burma #Buddhism #Buddhist #MarcoPolo #silkroad #natgeotravel @yamashitaphoto @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @thesilkroadjourney

Photo by @michaelmelford Our last stop in South Georgia was at Nordensjjold glacier. Want to feel small? Just visit this glacier that is a mile and a half along it's front. Two zodiacs give it some scale. Glaciers are "rivers of ice" that start as snow way up in the mountains and over years accumulate, and get packed and become ice that flows downhill. By the time the ice gets to the sea to the sea, it can be over a thousand years old! Most of the glaciers of the world are getting smaller, both in height and length, with some retreating at an alarming rate. Could this be a result of carbon emissions and climate change? Research and find out for yourself so it is not fake news! #natgeoexpeditions #glacier #southgeorgia #travel #photography #climatechange

photo by @andrea_frazzetta // A night view of the skyscrapers in the middle of the Central District of Hong Kong.
The lights behind the windows have always made me fantasize. Thousands of stories are there. Every city is a universe of stories and vicissitudes. And Hong Kong seems a never ending source of inspiration.
@andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #hongkong #natgeotravel #color

Photo by @FransLanting Happy days are back again for elephant seals on South Georgia. After the island’s massive populations of marine mammals were discovered by sealers, a slaughter began that led to the killing of millions of fur seals and elephant seals, which continued into the 20th century. But today all seals are protected, and elephant seals blanket the beaches in enormous numbers again. This young elephant seal is a “weaner.” It’s been pumped full of fatty milk by its mother for a month, and now it’s gaining strength by splashing around in shallow water before it heads offshore into the rich waters of the Southern Ocean. We are grateful for the seal recovery and hope that it can inspire the next level of protection for wildlife in the Southern Ocean. Follow me @FransLanting to see how many elephant seals and king penguins can be seen together on one beach.

@thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative #happy #wildlifephotography #picoftheday #cute #nature #wild #gratitude #inspire

Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // An incredible Picasso-like sunset above Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso, Texas. I learned to rock climb in Hueco Tanks way back in my university days. I have since spent a lot of time climbing at Hueco Tanks, and have scared myself silly on plenty of high ball boulder problems, but I have never again seen a sunset at Hueco to match this one. #huecotanks #huecotanksstatepark #texas #hueco

Video by @tobyharriman // Some don’t like the amount of fog that tends to cover the San Francisco Bay, but others live for it. Photographers and creatives especially, we seek these types of conditions. In my opinion, there is no better place to witness it all than from the top of Twin Peaks, giving you almost 360 degree views while showing off the city and both bridges. This evening, the fog blanketed the city just after a small rain cloud moved in over Oakland behind San Francisco. I loved the way the city lights cast a glow off the atmosphere. Music @jteveringham. #sanfrancisco #california #cities #timelapse #natgeo

Photo @pedromcbride // The grandest canyon on earth. For years, I’ve turned my lens on my backyard of the American West—following the source of the Colorado River from source to sea, and most recently hiking, climbing and fighting 800 miles through this arid, cathedral-like landscape: Grand Canyon. The architect of this canyon landscape is the Colorado River, the lifeline of the Southwest which sustains 40 million people but no longer reaches the sea. #chasingrivers #coloradoriver #grandcanyon #nature #photooftheday #publiclands

Video by @bertiegregory. A pair of black-capped donacobius call to affirm their territory. Top bird nerd fact for the day- this type of singing is known as an antiphonal duet - a behaviour few birds are capable of where two individuals or groups sing alternately at speed with great precision! Unfortunately I wasn't recording sound! Filmed in the southern Pantanal, Brazil, on assignment for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeo and @natgeowild. Follow Steve and I (@bertiegregory) for news on our jaguar film coming soon!

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