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Photo by @Stephenwilkes. One of my latest Day to Night images was photographed at  Ram Navami, Ardh Kumbh Mela Festival, in Haridwar  India.  Color, light and water are recurring themes in my Day to Night series, and for this reason I was drawn to this inspiring Indian pilgrimage location. I was intrigued by the historical and iconic importance of what is perhaps the largest religious gathering in any religion around the world. What was amazing was to witness the people who are drawn to the river, which in Hindu mythology, are the carriers of life and fertility. To see more images like this, including my latest exhibition, visit @stephenwilkes to see more. 
#stephenwilkesphotography #stephenwilkes #pilgrimage #travel #religion #india #ardhkumbhmela #holycity #ganges

Photo by @Stephenwilkes.  One of my latest Day to Night images was photographed at  Ram Navami, Ardh Kumbh Mela Festival, in Haridwar  India.  Color, light and water are recurring themes in my Day to Night series, and for this reason I was drawn to this inspiring Indian pilgrimage location. I was intrigued by the historical and iconic importance of what is perhaps the largest religious gathering in any religion around the world. What was amazing was to witness the people who are drawn to the river, which in Hindu mythology, are the carriers of life and fertility. To see more images like this, including my latest exhibition, visit @stephenwilkes  to see more. #stephenwilkesphotography  #stephenwilkes  #pilgrimage  #travel  #religion  #india  #ardhkumbhmela  #holycity  #ganges 

Photo @ladzinski / A colorful sunset lighting up the sky over a jaggedly carved iceberg in #PleneauIsland on the #AntarcticaPenninsula. Over the last two decades, the Antarctica Peninsula region has warmed significantly, directly contributing to substantial ice loss and threatening the abundance of animals that live here. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo / @sea_legacy @paulnicklen @cristinamittermeier @andy_mann @craigwelch @ianvaso @shanemoorefilms @pattersonimages

Photo @ladzinski  / A colorful sunset lighting up the sky over a jaggedly carved iceberg in #PleneauIsland  on the #AntarcticaPenninsula . Over the last two decades, the Antarctica Peninsula region has warmed significantly, directly contributing to substantial ice loss and threatening the abundance of animals that live here. Photographed #onassignment  for @natgeo  / @sea_legacy  @paulnicklen  @cristinamittermeier  @andy_mann  @craigwelch  @ianvaso  @shanemoorefilms  @pattersonimages 

Photo by @petekmuller. Two elephants graze on the savanna in Kenya's Masai Mara National Park. After nearly a decade of living and working on the African continent, I am still amazed to watch these large creatures in the wild. And while we have ascribed a near-majestic status to elephants, it is important to remember they are but one component of a vast and interdependent ecosystem. Follow @petekmuller  as I chronicle conservation efforts in the Mara.  #Elephants #africa #kenya #masaimara #maasaimaranationalreserve #conservation #wildlife #nature #animals

Photo by @petekmuller.  Two elephants graze on the savanna in Kenya's Masai Mara National Park. After nearly a decade of living and working on the African continent, I am still amazed to watch these large creatures in the wild. And while we have ascribed a near-majestic status to elephants, it is important to remember they are but one component of a vast and interdependent ecosystem. Follow @petekmuller  as I chronicle conservation efforts in the Mara. #Elephants  #africa  #kenya  #masaimara  #maasaimaranationalreserve  #conservation  #wildlife  #nature  #animals 

Video by @joelsartore | Bald eagles aren’t born with that 'bald' look. When they’re young, these birds have a fully brown plumage and don’t develop the white feathers on their heads for another four or five years. During courtship, bald eagles display an incredible aerial dance wherein they grasp each other by the talons and spin in mid-air. After this strange display, those who mate will stay together for their entire lives, which can last up to 38 years! The two eagles will work together to build their record-breaking, 4.5 foot wide nests, and even take turns incubating their eggs.
Bald eagles are a true conservation success story. They were once abundant in the United States, but when European settlers arrived, their numbers dropped drastically. In 1940 Congress passed an act to protect them, and though the act was helpful in protecting eagles, their populations didn’t really start to grow again until the early 1970s when a deadly insecticide called DDT was finally banned. In 2007, bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list and there are now about 9,700 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states.
This bald eagle was photographed at Raptor Recovery at @fontenelleforest where injured and orphaned birds of prey are rehabilitated in Nebraska.
To see a portrait of a bald eagle, check out @joelsartore.
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#baldeagle #eagles #birds #ealge #biodiversity #animalrehabilitation #animalfacts #wildlife #nature #wildlifephotography #natgeo #savetogether #photoark

Video by @joelsartore  | Bald eagles aren’t born with that 'bald' look. When they’re young, these birds have a fully brown plumage and don’t develop the white feathers on their heads for another four or five years. During courtship, bald eagles display an incredible aerial dance wherein they grasp each other by the talons and spin in mid-air. After this strange display, those who mate will stay together for their entire lives, which can last up to 38 years! The two eagles will work together to build their record-breaking, 4.5 foot wide nests, and even take turns incubating their eggs. Bald eagles are a true conservation success story. They were once abundant in the United States, but when European settlers arrived, their numbers dropped drastically. In 1940 Congress passed an act to protect them, and though the act was helpful in protecting eagles, their populations didn’t really start to grow again until the early 1970s when a deadly insecticide called DDT was finally banned. In 2007, bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list and there are now about 9,700 nesting pairs in the lower 48 states. This bald eagle was photographed at Raptor Recovery at @fontenelleforest  where injured and orphaned birds of prey are rehabilitated in Nebraska. To see a portrait of a bald eagle, check out @joelsartore.  . . #baldeagle  #eagles  #birds  #ealge  #biodiversity  #animalrehabilitation  #animalfacts  #wildlife  #nature  #wildlifephotography  #natgeo  #savetogether  #photoark 

Photo by @edkashi @climateweeknyc continues until September 24th. In this photo, a young woman walks through a dump near Bonsaaso, #Ghana on October 4, 2015. Countries in the midst of development often don’t have the infrastructure to deal with the garbage they produce. As a result, much of it is burned, releasing smoke and other kinds of pollution into the atmosphere. 
#ECC#EverdayClimateChange #climatechange #actonclimate #climatechangeisreal#climateweek #climateweeknyc

Photo by @edkashi  @climateweeknyc  continues until September 24th. In this photo, a young woman walks through a dump near Bonsaaso, #Ghana  on October 4, 2015. Countries in the midst of development often don’t have the infrastructure to deal with the garbage they produce. As a result, much of it is burned, releasing smoke and other kinds of pollution into the atmosphere. #ECC #EverdayClimateChange  #climatechange  #actonclimate  #climatechangeisreal #climateweek  #climateweeknyc 

Photo by @jenniferhayesig A manta ray soars over a rising snorkeler in the strong currents that bathe Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Large groups of mantas gather to feed in the nutrient rich waters that roar through the Dampier Strait. Raja Ampat is an ocean wilderness in the beating heart of the coral triangle, a region known for its extreme marine biodiversity. // Photographed for @natgeo story Raja Ampat: Ultra Marine available through @natgeocreative //
#ocean #manta #coraltriangle #indonesia #gratitude for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig

Photo by @jenniferhayesig  A manta ray soars over a rising snorkeler in the strong currents that bathe Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Large groups of mantas gather to feed in the nutrient rich waters that roar through the Dampier Strait. Raja Ampat is an ocean wilderness in the beating heart of the coral triangle, a region known for its extreme marine biodiversity. // Photographed for @natgeo  story Raja Ampat: Ultra Marine available through @natgeocreative  // #ocean  #manta  #coraltriangle  #indonesia  #gratitude  for #moreocean  follow @jenniferhayesig 

Photo @pedromcbride // Dappled light at the bottom of the world - Aerial image of the Ross Sea, Antarctica. To see more remote realms follow @pedromcbride. #frozen #bw #petemcbride #aerial #antarctica

Photo @pedromcbride  // Dappled light at the bottom of the world - Aerial image of the Ross Sea, Antarctica. To see more remote realms follow @pedromcbride.  #frozen  #bw  #petemcbride  #aerial  #antarctica 

Photo by @renan_ozturk // words by @jetbutterflies // Children in the remote Nepali village of Saadi make the most of a monsoon cloudburst. ~

Where do you look to for examples of how to live your life? ~

We live in a gilded age. We barter in miracles and medicine. We fly. We photograph distant planets and galaxies. We are more connected than ever before, than many of us ever imagined possible. ~

Yet we still seek and we search. We face self-doubt. We run inside when it rains. ~

#Nepal #Nepaliloveyou @dzifoundation @camp4collective

Photo by @renan_ozturk  // words by @jetbutterflies  // Children in the remote Nepali village of Saadi make the most of a monsoon cloudburst. ~ Where do you look to for examples of how to live your life? ~ We live in a gilded age. We barter in miracles and medicine. We fly. We photograph distant planets and galaxies. We are more connected than ever before, than many of us ever imagined possible. ~ Yet we still seek and we search. We face self-doubt. We run inside when it rains. ~ #Nepal  #Nepaliloveyou  @dzifoundation  @camp4collective 

Video by @CristinaMittermeier // At the crack of dawn, one day in late September, the long-drawn ban on Galicia’s famed cockles is lifted and fifteen hundred men and women, on foot and on boats, rush to the cockle beds of the Ria de Noia to get their share.  The women go by foot and they drag their clam rakes across the sandy bottom. Buried in the sand and growing in the shallow waters of the estuary, the cockles have been protected by a ban that shelters them for several months in which no harvest is allowed and the small bivalves are allowed to reproduce and grow.  Once the ban is lifted, the men and women of this small medieval-old village will converge every morning in the shallow waters for 3 hours a day, every day for 3-4 months to make a living from this delicious bivalve.  This is an age old practice that has ensured the sustainable harvest of this small clam, but few places execute it more perfectly than Noia, where the community works together the participation of women is valued and the cockles are healthy, big, delicious and very, very valuable. 
Al abrir la veda de berberecho, cientos de mujeres van a pie a cosecharlo, mientras que los hombres van en barco. Bien gestionado, como se hace en Noia, este riquísimo recurso no sólo es sostenible, es una importante fuente de ingresos en esta región de la bellísima Galicia. 
To see images of my explorations in sustainable fishing and aquaculture in some of Europe’s oldest fishing cultures, #follow my #instagram feed at @CristinaMittermeier

#TurningtheTide with @SeaLegacy and @erichroepke 
@galicianaturaleunica | #PescadeRias | #galiciaparaiso | #galifornia |  #beauty #galicia | #berberecho | #galicia_enamora | #españa #pesca #mardemares #sustainable

Video by @CristinaMittermeier  // At the crack of dawn, one day in late September, the long-drawn ban on Galicia’s famed cockles is lifted and fifteen hundred men and women, on foot and on boats, rush to the cockle beds of the Ria de Noia to get their share. The women go by foot and they drag their clam rakes across the sandy bottom. Buried in the sand and growing in the shallow waters of the estuary, the cockles have been protected by a ban that shelters them for several months in which no harvest is allowed and the small bivalves are allowed to reproduce and grow. Once the ban is lifted, the men and women of this small medieval-old village will converge every morning in the shallow waters for 3 hours a day, every day for 3-4 months to make a living from this delicious bivalve. This is an age old practice that has ensured the sustainable harvest of this small clam, but few places execute it more perfectly than Noia, where the community works together the participation of women is valued and the cockles are healthy, big, delicious and very, very valuable. Al abrir la veda de berberecho, cientos de mujeres van a pie a cosecharlo, mientras que los hombres van en barco. Bien gestionado, como se hace en Noia, este riquísimo recurso no sólo es sostenible, es una importante fuente de ingresos en esta región de la bellísima Galicia. To see images of my explorations in sustainable fishing and aquaculture in some of Europe’s oldest fishing cultures, #follow  my #instagram  feed at @CristinaMittermeier  #TurningtheTide  with @SeaLegacy  and @erichroepke  @galicianaturaleunica  | #PescadeRias  | #galiciaparaiso  | #galifornia  | #beauty  #galicia  | #berberecho  | #galicia_enamora  | #españa  #pesca  #mardemares  #sustainable 

Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A Batfish glides through the warm waters off of the Ogasawara Islands, Japan, feeding on plankton in the late day light filtering through the shallow sea. The Ogasawara Islands, 620 miles south of mainland Japan, are often referred to as the “Galápagos of the Orient” for their immense biological diversity. 
@thephotosociety @natgeocreative

To learn more about these gorgeous creatures, and to see more underwater photography, follow me - @BrianSkerry - on Instagram.

#japan #batfish #fish #nature #ocean #explore #photography #photooftheday #global #warming #biodiversity #animals #follow #underwaterphoto #travelphoto #travelphotography

Photo by @BrianSkerry.  A Batfish glides through the warm waters off of the Ogasawara Islands, Japan, feeding on plankton in the late day light filtering through the shallow sea. The Ogasawara Islands, 620 miles south of mainland Japan, are often referred to as the “Galápagos of the Orient” for their immense biological diversity. @thephotosociety  @natgeocreative  To learn more about these gorgeous creatures, and to see more underwater photography, follow me - @BrianSkerry  - on Instagram. #japan  #batfish  #fish  #nature  #ocean  #explore  #photography  #photooftheday  #global  #warming  #biodiversity  #animals  #follow  #underwaterphoto  #travelphoto  #travelphotography 

Video by @bertiegregory. 
A scorpion fish closeup at night in the Red Sea. Their incredible camouflage can make these fish tough to find. Often you'll be right next to one before realising it's there. Their upturned mouths mean they generally look pretty grumpy but closeup, they are mesmerisingly beautiful. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Video by @bertiegregory.  A scorpion fish closeup at night in the Red Sea. Their incredible camouflage can make these fish tough to find. Often you'll be right next to one before realising it's there. Their upturned mouths mean they generally look pretty grumpy but closeup, they are mesmerisingly beautiful. Follow @bertiegregory  for more wildlife adventures!

Image by @joelsartore | The queen of this #pollinatormonday is this no-spot ladybug from Salt Lake City, Utah. Did you know that there are more than 5,000 species of ladybug in the world? These industrious pollinators are highly desired by gardeners and farmers alike, as they feed on pests such as mites, mealybugs, and aphids. The name "ladybug" was coined by farmers in Europe during the Middle Ages who prayed to the Virgin Mary when pests began eating their crops. After ladybugs came and wiped out the invading insects, the farmers named them "beetle of Our Lady." This eventually was shortened to "lady beetle" and finally "ladybug”. Even today, many gardeners order ladybugs as a natural way to combat pests and improve crop yields. In addition to fighting pests, these beetles secondarily feed on both pollen and nectar, and thus pollinate many different kinds of flowering plants and legumes.

Image by @joelsartore  | The queen of this #pollinatormonday  is this no-spot ladybug from Salt Lake City, Utah. Did you know that there are more than 5,000 species of ladybug in the world? These industrious pollinators are highly desired by gardeners and farmers alike, as they feed on pests such as mites, mealybugs, and aphids. The name "ladybug" was coined by farmers in Europe during the Middle Ages who prayed to the Virgin Mary when pests began eating their crops. After ladybugs came and wiped out the invading insects, the farmers named them "beetle of Our Lady." This eventually was shortened to "lady beetle" and finally "ladybug”. Even today, many gardeners order ladybugs as a natural way to combat pests and improve crop yields. In addition to fighting pests, these beetles secondarily feed on both pollen and nectar, and thus pollinate many different kinds of flowering plants and legumes.

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