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Ever wanted to know what it's like to film wildlife in some of the last wilderness areas in Africa? Well @natgeowild cameramen and photographers @alexbraczkowski and @stevewinterphoto have spent the last few weeks documenting wildlife in the @africanparksnetwork Zakouma National Park, Chad. Flying with a small Cessna that had removable doors, Alex and Steve could get incredible shots of wildlife from the air, including large herds of tiang, hartebeest, African lions and crowned cranes. Flying in 113 degree heat, they shot most of the wildlife congregated around waterholes and a massive wetland system called Riegwek. Follow @alexbraczkowski and @stevewinterphoto who will be bringing you a new @natgeowild show on tree-climbing lions. Thanks to Jerome Hugonot for the flight time! Song by Petit Biscuit.
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Turtles have the longest life time of any animal, but nearly half of all turtle species are threatened with extinction. Let’s work together to appreciate and protect all turtles! #WorldTurtleDay

Video by @alexbraczkowski
A large male African lion walks along the edge of Zakouma's Riegwek wetland with a reedbuck kill. Thousands of spur wing geese, crested cranes, hartebeest and tiang gather around the few remaining waterholes late in the dry season and many get stuck in the clay-laden mud. Lions make easy kills at these waterholes and for 2 weeks @stevewinterphoto and I watched lions congregating at every water point across the park, waiting, hunting and relaxing at the waters edge. @africanparksnetwork took management control of Zakouma just over ten years ago with a conservation model aimed at developing local livelihoods, bettered protection on the ground and robust wildlife management. Visit @africanparksnetwork to learn more about their national park work and how they're helping wildlife bounce back across Africa.

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For the cleaner fish, this diver’s mouth is a buffet of parasites and grime.

📸 @filipe_deandrade | Can you guess which precious creature this eye belongs too? Although it looks like something out of your favorite hobbit movie, it does in fact exist outside of middle-earth. This is a crocodile hatchling, less than 48 hours old. They’re so cute at this age, then they grow up to have a bite force of around 3,000 pounds per square inch. The American crocodile is a formidable and important predator within its natural environment. If this little earthling can avoid becoming prey, it may live to be 70 years old. How wild is that? Thank you for showing me the new cast of wildlife characters in beautiful Costa Rica. #wilduntamed #puravida #costarica

Although they’re fast and aggressive, these spiders aren’t as deadly to humans as they look.

Video by @alexbraczkowski
An African lioness walks past basking Nile crocodiles in Zakouma's Tim waterhole, Chad. Since @africanparksnetwork has taken over management of Zakouma, wildlife populations (especially elephants) have rebounded and the site may be an incredibly critical one for African lions. @stevewinterphoto and I filmed and photographed lions dominating Zakouma's main water sources before the rains came and even watched them kill reedbuck! Follow @africanparksnetwork to see their incredible wildlife conservation work across west, central and Southern Africa. Stay tuned to my, Steve's and the @natgeo and @natgeowild feeds over the coming weeks as we show you the splendor of Zakouma, its new black rhino arrivals and other incredible wildlife!

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The ocean can be a scary place, so the cardinalfish nests its eggs in its mouth for safekeeping.

Host of “Untamed” @filipe_deandrade swims peacefully with a beautiful mako shark. If I had to relate makos to a type of music, it would be piano infused classic rock. They have such a unique energy that separates them from anything else I’ve been in the ocean with. Confidence, power, speed and precision...that pretty much sums them up. Ohh, and important. Man are they important! They keep our oceans clean and balanced. The ocean, you know that big blue pool that over 4 billion people depend on for daily food and nutrition. 🥂So here’s to the sharks out there...keep doing your thing please. And major thank you to @pelagicsafari for taking us out and showing us these perfect beings. 📸 by @brianmoghari

Photo and words by @PaulNicklen |Emperor penguins propel themselves out of Antarctica's icy waters in astonishing leaps that defy gravity. Antarctica is often thought to be a highly isolated and pristine environment. Scientific studies have shown that this is not the case. Microplastics, bits of larger plastic debris that have degraded into smaller and smaller pieces, can be found in the region and are distressing wildlife. Seals and penguins can eat plastic debris and choke, or become entangled in it. Zooplankton, such as krill, also ingest microplastics, introducing harmful chemicals into the polar food chain. #TurningTheTide with @Sea_Legacy.
Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project (@farmproject), guest curated the @natgeo feed as we launched Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis.

The team gets called in to rescue a nearly 600-lb wildebeest that got caught in a poacher’s snare.

Photo and words by @JustinHofman (Justin Hofman) | This is a photo that I wish didn’t exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it. What started as an opportunity to photograph a cute little sea horse turned into one of frustration and sadness as the incoming tide brought with it countless pieces of trash and sewage. This sea horse drifts with the trash day in and day out as it rides the currents that flow along the Indonesian archipelago. This photo serves as an allegory for the current and future state of our oceans. What sort of future are we creating? How can your actions shape our planet?
Entertainer and activist Zooey Deschanel (@zooeydeschanel), co-founder of the Farm Project, guest curated the @natgeo feed yesterday for the launch of Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetorPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic crisis.

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