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Photo by Paul Nicklen @paulnicklen | A big win for the orcas, humpbacks, sperm whales, herring, cod, seabirds, reef life, fisherfolk, tour operators, and residents of Lofoten, Norway! Over 50,000 people around the world signed our @sealegacy petition to let Norway know that the world is watching and it’s time to say no to oil exploration. And on April 6, the majority of Norway’s Labour Party voted in support of protecting Lofoten. This is a huge step for Norway’s environment and economy. More important, it signals a major shift in Norwegian petroleum development policy, as the government there looks to become a leader in alternative energy development. I am incredibly grateful for a growing community that continues to rise up for our oceans time and time again. Thank you for standing in solidarity with our partners to help Norway protect one of the most valuable fragile ecosystems in the world. Please #FollowMe at @paulnicklen to get caught up on this exciting news.

Photo by Paul Nicklen @paulnicklen | A big win for the orcas, humpbacks, sperm whales, herring, cod, seabirds, reef life, fisherfolk, tour operators, and residents of Lofoten, Norway! Over 50,000 people around the world signed our @sealegacy petition to let Norway know that the world is watching and it’s time to say no to oil exploration. And on April 6, the majority of Norway’s Labour Party voted in support of protecting Lofoten. This is a huge step for Norway’s environment and economy. More important, it signals a major shift in Norwegian petroleum development policy, as the government there looks to become a leader in alternative energy development. I am incredibly grateful for a growing community that continues to rise up for our oceans time and time again. Thank you for standing in solidarity with our partners to help Norway protect one of the most valuable fragile ecosystems in the world. Please #FollowMe at @paulnicklen to get caught up on this exciting news.

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Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | A sea otter pup named 853 plays with a shell after being fed in the intensive care unit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She was found alone on a beach and rescued by aquarium staff. She's watched over by her caregiver, Sandrine Hazan, who wears a disguise so that the pup doesn't learn to recognize and associate humans with feeding and care; she needs to maintain a general fear of humans in order to be successfully released. And, yes, she is very cute!

Photo by Charlie Hamilton James @chamiltonjames | A sea otter pup named 853 plays with a shell after being fed in the intensive care unit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. She was found alone on a beach and rescued by aquarium staff. She's watched over by her caregiver, Sandrine Hazan, who wears a disguise so that the pup doesn't learn to recognize and associate humans with feeding and care; she needs to maintain a general fear of humans in order to be successfully released. And, yes, she is very cute!

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Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | If you’ve ever heard an orca's call, you know that they communicate using a series of clicks and whistles and pulses. But did you know that different pods have their own unique dialects, and that resident orcas are more vocal than transients? Transient orcas, like this mother and calf in the Salish Sea, are hunters who feed primarily on marine animals like seals and sea lions. These orcas hunt silently, streaking through the water without breaching or splashing for long periods, to catch their prey off guard. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier for more photos of orcas. #SalishSea #killerwhale #wildlife #nature

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | If you’ve ever heard an orca's call, you know that they communicate using a series of clicks and whistles and pulses. But did you know that different pods have their own unique dialects, and that resident orcas are more vocal than transients? Transient orcas, like this mother and calf in the Salish Sea, are hunters who feed primarily on marine animals like seals and sea lions. These orcas hunt silently, streaking through the water without breaching or splashing for long periods, to catch their prey off guard. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier for more photos of orcas. #SalishSea #killerwhale #wildlife #nature

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Photo by Ed Kashi @edkashi | Sadhus, or holy men, make their presence felt as night descends on the ancient ghats along the Ganges River in Varanasi, India, on April 9, 2019. #sadhus #India #Varanasi #Hinduism #culture

Photo by Ed Kashi @edkashi | Sadhus, or holy men, make their presence felt as night descends on the ancient ghats along the Ganges River in Varanasi, India, on April 9, 2019. #sadhus #India #Varanasi #Hinduism #culture

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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. Ana Machado, 53, and her daughter, Kenia Gaitan, 29, sit with Gaitan’s three children, Jakob, three, Bridget, six, and Aviela, nine, in their Virginia apartment. Machado came to the U.S. in 1991 as a civil war refugee and was only recently granted political asylum. She works as an office cleaner. Gaitan, who arrived in 2006 after threats from MS-13, is undocumented, but her children are U.S. citizens. Follow me at @adamfergusonstudio to see more stories about important social issues. #adamferguson #natgeo #migration

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. Ana Machado, 53, and her daughter, Kenia Gaitan, 29, sit with Gaitan’s three children, Jakob, three, Bridget, six, and Aviela, nine, in their Virginia apartment. Machado came to the U.S. in 1991 as a civil war refugee and was only recently granted political asylum. She works as an office cleaner. Gaitan, who arrived in 2006 after threats from MS-13, is undocumented, but her children are U.S. citizens. Follow me at @adamfergusonstudio to see more stories about important social issues. #adamferguson #natgeo #migration

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Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Late afternoon swimmers bathe at the northern end of Lake Kivu, near the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. #rwanda #congo

Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Late afternoon swimmers bathe at the northern end of Lake Kivu, near the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. #rwanda #congo

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Video by Bertie Gregory @bertiegregory | A male snowy owl hunts for lemmings during a blizzard along Hudson Bay in Canada. I couldn’t feel my fingers or toes, but this snowy owl looked totally unfazed by the brutal conditions. Feathers evolved initially for insulation, not flight, so by trapping pockets of air in his plumage, he’s able to stay warm and focus on other tasks. Before this shoot, I would have said hunting in a blizzard would be pointless for this owl, as I thought its small rodent prey would be tucked up under the snow. Even if the lemmings were on the move underground, there’s no way the owl could hear them in this wind. However, occasionally we did see lemmings running around on top of the snow, presumably disorientated and lost. With the owls razor-sharp eyesight, this would be a lemming’s last mistake. Shot for @natgeo and season three of "wild_life." Follow @bertiegregory for more. #owl #arctic #canada #wildlife #camera

Video by Bertie Gregory @bertiegregory | A male snowy owl hunts for lemmings during a blizzard along Hudson Bay in Canada. I couldn’t feel my fingers or toes, but this snowy owl looked totally unfazed by the brutal conditions. Feathers evolved initially for insulation, not flight, so by trapping pockets of air in his plumage, he’s able to stay warm and focus on other tasks. Before this shoot, I would have said hunting in a blizzard would be pointless for this owl, as I thought its small rodent prey would be tucked up under the snow. Even if the lemmings were on the move underground, there’s no way the owl could hear them in this wind. However, occasionally we did see lemmings running around on top of the snow, presumably disorientated and lost. With the owls razor-sharp eyesight, this would be a lemming’s last mistake. Shot for @natgeo and season three of "wild_life." Follow @bertiegregory for more. #owl #arctic #canada #wildlife #camera

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Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | Scouting the incredible landscape of Iceland, I couldn’t believe how the weather changed minute by minute. In between the clouds and snow, gorgeous rays of sunlight appeared for a few short seconds. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #DayToNight #StephenWilkes #DayToNight #BTS #Rural

Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | Scouting the incredible landscape of Iceland, I couldn’t believe how the weather changed minute by minute. In between the clouds and snow, gorgeous rays of sunlight appeared for a few short seconds. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes . #DayToNight #StephenWilkes #DayToNight #BTS #Rural

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Photo by Rena Effendi @renaeffendiphoto // sponsored by @NespressoUSA // A schoolgirl on her spring break comes to support her mother’s work at the dry coffee mill in Yirga Che’efē, Ethiopia. Once the dry cherries are hulled by the machine, the beans are laid out on raised beds made of mesh and bamboo. Women sort them by hand, picking out the defective beans. I was told women are best at this job, because they are much faster than men and their attention to detail is remarkable. It’s astonishing to see how much coffee cultivation still depends on the human eye. // National Geographic photographer @renaeffendiphoto travels to Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia to uncover @NespressoUSA coffee stories #beyondthebean #DiscoverNespresso

Photo by Rena Effendi @renaeffendiphoto // sponsored by @NespressoUSA // A schoolgirl on her spring break comes to support her mother’s work at the dry coffee mill in Yirga Che’efē, Ethiopia. Once the dry cherries are hulled by the machine, the beans are laid out on raised beds made of mesh and bamboo. Women sort them by hand, picking out the defective beans. I was told women are best at this job, because they are much faster than men and their attention to detail is remarkable. It’s astonishing to see how much coffee cultivation still depends on the human eye. // National Geographic photographer @renaeffendiphoto travels to Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia to uncover @NespressoUSA coffee stories #beyondthebean #DiscoverNespresso

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Photo by Andy Mann @andy_mann | A beautiful, and pregnant, oceanic whitetip shark cruises from a deep bank into the shallows to say hello. I've spent most of my career as an underwater photographer documenting this endangered western Atlantic population, and every time I see one in the water I'm left in awe of its grace, power, and beauty. Once considered the most abundant large predator on the planet, oceanic whitetip populations have declined as much as 95 percent in some studies, due to its susceptibility to longline fishing and value in the shark fin soup industry. I'm grateful for the Bahamas' nationwide protection of all shark species, so moments like this can be experienced by others. Please follow me @andy_mann for more stories from the wilder side of our blue planet.

Photo by Andy Mann @andy_mann | A beautiful, and pregnant, oceanic whitetip shark cruises from a deep bank into the shallows to say hello. I've spent most of my career as an underwater photographer documenting this endangered western Atlantic population, and every time I see one in the water I'm left in awe of its grace, power, and beauty. Once considered the most abundant large predator on the planet, oceanic whitetip populations have declined as much as 95 percent in some studies, due to its susceptibility to longline fishing and value in the shark fin soup industry. I'm grateful for the Bahamas' nationwide protection of all shark species, so moments like this can be experienced by others. Please follow me @andy_mann for more stories from the wilder side of our blue planet.

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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Carpets of tulip fields in Den Helder, The Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #denhelder #netherlands

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Carpets of tulip fields in Den Helder, The Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #denhelder #netherlands

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Video by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto | Heavy smog veils the downtown area of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. From the United States and Germany to India and China, air pollution cuts short an estimated seven million lives globally every year, according to the World Health Organization. In winter, coal stoves and power plants regularly choke Ulaanbaatar with smoke—and lung disease. The smell is acrid and inescapable. This winter authorities closed the capital’s schools for two full months, from mid-December to mid-February, in a desperate attempt to shield children from the toxic air. It’s unclear how effective that measure is. On bad days, handheld pollution monitors max out, as readings soar dozens of times beyond recommended limits. Levels of the tiniest and most dangerous airborne particles, known as PM2.5, once hit 133 times the World Health Organization’s suggested maximum. This video is part of a story I recently shot for @natgeo cities issue. Please visit my profile @paleyphoto for a link to the story.  #climatechange #airpollution #mongolia #ulaanbaatar #fossilfuel

Video by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto | Heavy smog veils the downtown area of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. From the United States and Germany to India and China, air pollution cuts short an estimated seven million lives globally every year, according to the World Health Organization. In winter, coal stoves and power plants regularly choke Ulaanbaatar with smoke—and lung disease. The smell is acrid and inescapable. This winter authorities closed the capital’s schools for two full months, from mid-December to mid-February, in a desperate attempt to shield children from the toxic air. It’s unclear how effective that measure is. On bad days, handheld pollution monitors max out, as readings soar dozens of times beyond recommended limits. Levels of the tiniest and most dangerous airborne particles, known as PM2.5, once hit 133 times the World Health Organization’s suggested maximum. This video is part of a story I recently shot for @natgeo cities issue. Please visit my profile @paleyphoto for a link to the story. #climatechange #airpollution #mongolia #ulaanbaatar #fossilfuel

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