National Geographic

National Geographic

@natgeo Experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.

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Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | The world's largest lava lake is located inside Mount Nyiragongo, an active stratovolcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I’ve been lucky to sleep just steps from this view several times over the years; the incredible sound and movement of the lava never gets old. #congo #drc #nyiragongo

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Photo by Adam Ferguson @adamfergusonstudio | In early 2018 the Trump Administration announced that, in September 2019, it would end the "temporary protected status" provided to over 200,000 Salvadorians who currently live and work legally in the U.S. Pictured here are Juan and Yesenia Valle and their U.S.-born daughters, outside their home in New York State. Juan came to the United States almost 20 years ago to help support his mother and brother, who were already in the U.S. He is now the co-owner of a thriving sign and awning business. Juan hopes he and his wife can stay in the U.S. permanently: “I consider the U.S. my country. There is nothing in El Salvador for me now. If I go back, I die over there.” Follow me at @adamfergusonstudio to see more stories about important social issues. #adamferguson #natgeo #migration


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Photo by Jimmy Chin @jimmychin | The simplicity and beauty of the ski turn on a blank canvas. For more images of skiing adventures around the world follow @jimmychin.

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Photo by Martin Schoeller @martinschoeller | From an interview series I did with New York City's religious leaders. This is the Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts III. Religion: Baptist. "My faith tells me that I ought to love the Lord my God with all my heart, mind, and soul and my neighbor as myself. My neighbor is not defined by race or geographic boundaries. My neighbor is defined not by ethnicities, not even by religion. My neighbor is found in the sense of one who is in need, one whom I can support and one in whom I can see the stamp of God. A great teacher of the faith once said that ‘In Christ there is no Jew, nor Greek, nor slave nor free.' So I can extend that—no black, no white, no male, no female, we are all one. And, until we learn that, we are going to have the great difficulties that we see in the world." For more pictures and stories, follow me @martinschoeller

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Video by Ronan Donovan @ronan_donovan | Sound on for this one! Every winter, tens of thousands of snow geese gather at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico during the annual migration from their breeding grounds in the Arctic. Follow @ronan_donovan to see more images and videos from the migration.

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Photo by @babaktafreshi // Sponsored by @BudweiserUSA // Enjoy the night sky during Global Astronomy Month this April. The joy of stargazing in nature is best described by the National Park Service slogan, “Half the Park Is After Dark.” In the remote Racetrack Playa of Death Val-ley National Park, California, I was standing next to one of the mysterious sailing stones, look-ing up to Sirius—the brightest star of the Earth’s night sky—and the constellation Orion. These moving rocks are a geological phenomenon. They naturally move along this high-altitude, smooth valley floor on thin nighttime ice sheets that are driven by wind. // Introducing @BudweiserUSA #DiscoveryReserve, a limited-edition, American red lager brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and the determination of the American spirit. #SpaceBeer

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Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | Portrait of a sperm whale in the waters off Dominica in the eastern Caribbean. These animals have complex cultures within their families that include specialized dialects, parenting techniques, and more. Sperm whale family units are matrilineal and are led by older, wise female whales. Follow @BrianSkerry for more images of whales and other marine wildlife. #whales #dominica #whaleculture #planetofthewhales #smartanimals


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Photos by Carlton Ward @carltonward | I just had the privilege of photographing a prescribed fire at the Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve, a critical conservation and restoration site in the Everglades' headwaters. The only thing more inspiring than the professionalism and dedication of the fire crew is that they were all female. The first thing I did when I got home is share these photos with my daughters. Fourteen women from eight different agencies came together from all over Florida to highlight the leadership of women in fire, and the importance of fire in maintaining native landscapes. The team delivered a beautiful burn of a few hundred acres through restored longleaf pine and wire grass savanna—an ecosystem that thrives on frequent fire. In some areas, the well-controlled flames were a couple hundred yards from neighboring subdivisions. I am thankful for the people who care for the Florida Wildlife Corridor, all while helping protect this piece of the Everglades from over-development. Longleaf pine forests can support as much species diversity as tropical rainforests and are important stepping stones in the northward recovery of the endangered Florida panther. We need to conserve and restore more of these irreplaceable lands while there is still time. Part of my #pathofthepanther project with @insideNatGeo @nature_org @fl_wildcorridor @natureflorida #fire #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild

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Photo by Renan Ozturk @renan_ozturk | If the eyes are a window to the soul, maybe the hands are a window to...the life story? The heart? The mind? #cuba Follow @renan_ozturk for more intimate portraits of humanity.

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Photo by Drew Rush @drewtrush | Owachomo Bridge in Natural Bridges National Monument (Utah) is the thinnest and smallest natural bridge in the monument. To see more images like this and learn a little along the way, follow along with photographer @drewtrush. #nature #nightscape #stars #nightsky #milkyway

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Photo by Lynsey Addario @lynseyaddario | One-year-old Fatima watches as her mother pulls out a piece of bread. Severely malnourished, Fatima sits alongside her two siblings and mother, Mariam, right, from Kawkaz, Russia, shortly after arriving at the Al-Hol refugee camp in March. Fatima, like several other children at Hol, escaped from Baghouz, accompanied by families who by and large expressed unwavering support for the Islamic State. Since December, nearly 60,000 have arrived at the camp, pushing the camp to its breaking point, aid workers have said. About 100, mostly children, have died either en route to the camp or shortly after arriving, due to acute malnutrition, pneumonia, hypothermia, and diarrhea, according to the International Rescue Committee. A humanitarian crisis emerges as ISIS falls in northern Syria.

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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | Up where the view is best: While termite mounds are a firm favorite with Okavango lions, giving them a good view over the swampy plains and a vantage point from which to plan an attack, these big cats are increasingly using trees as well. It’s unusual to see lions climbing trees; they’re not built like leopards and can struggle to get down. But lions are always adaptable, and it’s interesting to see how certain populations discover and use new techniques to aid their hunting. The Duba Plains females have always been particularly adaptable in this island environment, using water to their advantage while hunting, and it is largely the females who are beginning to use trees to plan their hunts as well. Perhaps the Duba lions will become known for their tree-climbing abilities as well as their impressive swimming. #okavangolions #tsaropride #treeclimbinglions #thisismytrophy