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Photograph by @jenniferhayesig#partneredcontentwith @rolex| Clownfish swim in host anemone in Tubbataha Reef Natural Park. Tubbataha Reef, the coral heart of the Philippines, is one of the most biodiverse reefs in the world. Its isolation and committed managers make it one of the best protected reefs on Earth—a near-pristine ocean wilderness.National Geographic and @rolexhave formed a partnership to promote exploration and conservation; to support explorers and nurture the next generation. #perpetualplanet
photo @chien_chi_changOctober 28, 2017. Since late August, Myanmar military has conducted clearance operations burning over 200 Rohingya villages in Rakhine State which have caused reportedly half a million Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. With no guarantee for safe return by the Myanmar government, they can only wait with no hope on the horizon. Meanwhile, they are scattered around makeshift refugee camps outside of Cox’s Bazar. Remember Rwanda?! #rohingyacrisis#magnumPhotos #cccontheroad
Photo by @timlaman.A young, unflanged Tapanuli Orangutan male threatens another orangutan in the mountains of Sumatra.I just posted a shot of the much bigger male he is threatening over @timlamanso check it out.Adult male orangutans are territorial and don’t tolerate each other.This young male is no doubt feeling his hormones surging and felt the urge to threaten the big male, but the big male just ignored him, knowing the younger male would run from a fight.When I made this image in 2014 on assignment for @natgeo , I didn’t know this isolated population was going to be described as a new species of orangutan, Pongo tapanuliensis!It is amazing that in 2017, we are still making new discoveries about the great apes, our closest relatives.There is so much more to learn, but time is running out as they are critically endangered.Check out the link in my profile @timlamanto read the @natgeoNews story about the new orangutan species, and check out the conservation group @socp.officialworking with the Indonesian govt to save these apes.#endangered , #orangutan , #tapanuli , #tapanuliorangutan , #batangtoru , #sumatra , #indonesia , #indonesiabiodiversity , @natgeocreative
Image by @joelsartore| Edging closer to extinction, this Yaqui catfish, Ictalurus pricei, recently passed away at the Arizona-Sonora @desertmuseum.It was the only known captive specimen. Just four individuals remain in the wild in the United States.The only native catfish known to the Pacific slope in North America, the Yaqui's demise has been been due to hybridization, dewatering by industrialization and/or drought.But there is hope.Biologists are hoping to develop a captive breeding program using fish collected from the small remaining populations in Mexico. But the simplest part of this will be collecting the fish from the wild. Eventually, a hatchery will be necessary that's dedicated to hold and produce the fish, and a recovery plan will need to be developed. To date, no funding has been obtained...#catfish#rare#endangeredspecies#extinctioncrisis#fish#nature#conservation#biodiversity#animalfacts#wildlife#wildlifephotography#natgeo#savetogether#photoark
Photo by @ciriljazbec/ Greenlandic dog is not a pet dog but a working dog that Inuit hunters and fishermen use for dog-sledding. They are the least know casualties of climate change. With the disappearance of sea ice, they have become a burden, which is why unfortunately some hunters are forced to shoot them. It is too expensive to sustain and feed them throughout the year when they can only use them for shorter and shorter periods of time. I took this portrait while crossing the frozen sea on my way to Siorapaluk, one of the northernmost settlement on the planet. Follow more from my Arctic journey @ciriljazbec#greenland#arctic#greenlandic#dog#climatechange#reality
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto- A portion of the Chamagudao, the ancient Tea Horse Road,passes through the village of Shuhe in Yunnan, southwestern China. Along this network of roads, the precious commodity of tea was transported to Tibet in exchange for horses for the army. #shuhe#yunnan#lijiang#teahorseroad#chamagudao#china@natgeocreative
Children Do Not Migrate, They Flee. Photos by @katieorlinsky.Jorge, 16, left home in order to avoid being recruited by a gang- the only job opportunity he had available, and one you cannot refuse.Every day Central American migrants risk everything to reach the United States, fleeing violence and life-threatening poverty. I don't know if Jorge, or the other children and families I met at migrant shelters in Mexico while working with @tooyoungtowedin collaboration with Humanity United, ever received humanitarian visas and made it to the United States. I do know that if the U.S. government sends them back, it is not just a deportation, but a death sentence.
Photo by @edkashiArmed guards during Friday prayers at the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan in 2009. The Badshahi Mosque, or the “Emperor’s Mosque,” is the second largest #mosquein #pakistanand South Asia and the 5th largest in the world. It opened in 1673, and remained the largest mosque in the world for 313 years until 1986 when the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad was completed.#pakistan#independence#homeland#muslim#travel#tbt#fromthearchives
@franslantingWhile tracking cheetahs in Kenya for @natgeo , I got to know a coalition of three brothers known as Honey’s Boys who hunted in a portion of the Maasai Maravisited by many tourists. These males grew up in public and have been photographed countless times. They acted like stars—and they were. When one of them bounded up the trunk of a magnificent fig tree to look out over the plains I maneuvered myself to silhouette the cheetah against the sky for a graphic juxtaposition of cat and tree. Even on the celebrated Serengeti Plains, cheetahs are rare. While there are several thousand lions, fewer than three hundred cheetahs manage to survive. Check the links below to learn more about the organizations that are in the frontline of cheetah conservation and how you can help. This image is featured in our new book “Into Africa," which has just been released. It is based on the NatGeo exhibition with the same name. Follow me @franslantingfor more images and stories of wild Africa and to learn more about the book.@natgeocreative@thephotosociety#cheetah#cheetahconservationfund#wildnet#bigcats#panthera#bigcatsinitiative