Photo by @salvarezphoto We had clouds yesterday. But still it got dark, like a sunset with no color. The tree frogs came on strong calling across the cove, and the evening birds too. Looking out into the valley we saw streetlights come on in the west. I felt different, odd, changed. And then, very quickly day went back to being day. So many of us watched this eclipse yesterday, it might be the first communal experience we have had in a decade. #eclipse2017
'Le Havre beach, Upper Normandy, France' by @simoncroberts. The city Le Havre is one of Europe's major ports and the largest container port in France. Here holiday makers populate the vast pebble beach whilst a container ship approaches the port on the English Channel, a gateway between the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. The name Le Havre means "the harbour", but despite its industrial importance, the city became popular as a resort in the early 20th century with the establishment of baths and a broad promenade frequented by Parisian tourists. For more from this series and other works, follow @simoncroberts. #simonroberts#documentaryphotography#ontheroad#landscape#landscapephotography#largeformat#elevatedperspective#hautenormandie#lehavre
Photo by @jimmy_chin Jackson WY 11:38am 8.21.17 What a moment...the magic of the universe unveiled. I wish I could say I was waiting for exactly the right timing on this one....but I was chasing ten kids around the backyard and running by the camera randomly hitting the shutter button. This was the only frame that looked remotely like this. Just reinforces that serendipity can be your best friend when it comes to photography. @natgeo #eclipse
As the sun rose over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, thousands of people and their vehicles were jockeying for prime eclipse viewing positions. Hours later they were rewarded with a total eclipse of the sun. This image is a composite of two frames, the morning sunrise of the Tetons and a timed multiple exposure of today's eclipse. Follow @kengeiger for more eclipse images. #eclipse#eclipse2017
Photograph by @babaktafreshi | After chasing #eclipse2017 in the air and over the Pacific we returned to the mainland passing over the glaciers on the Cascade Range with beautiful Mount Hood in the background. This eclipse was expected to be the most photographed natural phenomenon ever. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.
Photograph by @babaktafreshi | While I was flying 45000 ft high, on the edge of stratosphere off the coast of Oregon to capture the first glimpse of 2017 totality, my ground-based cameras were remotely active, waiting to capture the eclipse above the iconic Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. #eclipse2017 - We are with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.
photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - family and friends watch as the solar eclipse almost reaches totality just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming this morning. The experience was incredible - as the moon moved across the path of the sun the light began to drop and with it the temperature. At totality the sky was almost dark and there was a distinct chill. From all around on the hilltops and in the valleys people were cheering. It was all over in around 2 minutes but for the hundreds of thousands of people that have travelled across the world and throughout the US i’m sure it was well worth the journey. #eclipse#eclipse2017
Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.
Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air
Photograph by @thomaspeschak A tourist gets the once in a lifetime chance to pet a curious gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California. This is one of the few places in the world where whales seek out contact with people. A cultural trait passed down from mother to calf for over 40 years, it is the whales who initiate and controls these encounters. #followme @thomaspeschak for more photos of these unique whale human interactions. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the September 2017 story Ocean Stewards with @erikvance @maresmexicanos #mexico#baja#love#nature#ocean#whale
Photo by @jenniferhayesig A mushroom shaped iceberg glistens in the sun drenched sea off Ilulissat Western Greenland. The name of the town literally means "iceberg" in Kalaallisut (a dialect of Greenlandic language). This iceberg was born in the the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most active glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. Greenland's icecap contains +10% of the worlds freshwater supply and is melting at unprecedented pace as temperatures continue to rise. Icebergs are temporary sculptures in the sea, I photographed this formation last week and as I swam away to photograph a tabular berg the mushroom shaped iceberg broke up and vanished. With @natgeo @natgeocreative // #ocean#polar#iceberg#mushroom#climatechange#greenland#beauty#worldheritagesite#unesco for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Hello Dali - sun breaks through clouds lighting up Erhai Lake. One thing you can always count on here is a beautiful ring of clouds above the mountains that surround this lake. Erhai means ear shaped lake. I first visited Dali following the Mekong River for Natgeo, from source to mouth in 1989. Foreign journalists were not permitted in Yunnan at the time and no tourism even among Chinese existed. Fishermen and farmers from the Bai Minority inhabited small villages along its shores. The mild climate, clean air and pure waters have made it a huge tourist mecca today. #dali#erhailake#yunnan#china#clouds @thephotosociety @Natgeo.media @natgeocreative
Photo by @andreabruce : Hello, I’m posting images from the August Natgeo story on sanitation. More specifically, open defecation. An uncomfortable subject…but important. Without proper sanitation, good water is hard to fine. In India, most villages receive their water from wells which are often contaminated through open defecation. Gram Vikas is an aid organization that works with villages to supply toilets and tap water, like this tap in Bhubaneswar, India. If a household splits the cost of building a toilet, Gram Vikas gives them a faucet of running water inside their home. #india#sanitation @noorimages
Video by @melissalesh and @tbfrost | Very excited that in the coming days National Geographic will be publishing online my photographs of the complex relationship between saltwater crocodiles and people that was shot over nearly 4 years, starting in 2013. It was a hard story to tell because of some of what I saw and it will undoubtedly make some angry and sad because there are hunting photos and hunting is controversial. But I implore you to consider how the hunting is done and how it is involved in the successful conservation of crocodiles in Australia . I have plans to go back and keep documenting how the lives of crocs and people intertwine in Australia but for now enjoy the upcoming article and keep your eyes out for brand new video of wild crocodiles on the nat geo instagram stories. I can't tell you exactly why I love crocodiles because there are too many reasons. For example, look how this crocodile, aptly Named jaws, disappears under the surface , scarcely creating a ripple. Is there are animal out there that is seemingly as choreographed as a crocodile? I'm not sure there is. Please head over to @tbfrost to see more videos and photos that didn't make the cut where I'll also be sharing stories about why i decided to do this story and what it took to make this happen. #followme @tbfrost
Photo by @FransLanting Two orphaned orangutans cling to each other in northern Borneo. Like humans, they need affection and care from their mothers in order to become healthy adults. Orangutans are the last great apes that survive outside of Africa. They live only on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, and they are endangered due to the massive destruction of their forest habitat. Baby orangs are also victims of the illegal pet trade—captured by poachers who kill their mothers to reach them. It is imperative that we protect the forests orangutans depend upon to insure that our next of kin on the family tree of life will be with us beyond our lifetime. I welcome you to support the organizations that are in the front lines of protecting them, such as the World Wildlife Fund and Wild Aid. I share this image in honor of World Orangutan Day, Saturday August 19. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of endangered animals around the world. @wildaid @world_wildlife @natgeotravel @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #worldorangutanday#internationalorangutanday#borneo#family#love#twins#orphans
Photo by @ciriljazbec / Story about my hometown Trzic in Slovenia that I worked on for @natgeotravel is published online. World-renowned ice climber @klemenpremrl descends the Dovžan Gorge in Trzic. Just a short drive from Tržič in the heart of the Karavanke mountain range lies the fossil-covered, 300 million-year-old Dovžan Gorge. The older folk of Tržič say that dragons once roamed there and that one of them is responsible for the creation of Tržič. Follow more from this story @ciriljazbec and @natgeotravel. #trzic#slovenia#climbing#dragons#dovzangorge
Video by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez ) on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia. Returning from my assignment in Tame, Arauca, where we traveled in the region known as Llano Colombiano, we found this group of white herons. White herons, also known as great egrets, are widely distributed across most tropical and temperate regions of the world and they build nests in colonies near the water. Like a story from Gabriel García Márquez, in the very last hours we were given a treasured memory from of one of Colombia’s most beautiful regions. Video by @christian_foto on assignment for @natgeo in Colombia. #elllano#colombia#gabo