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Photo by @shonephoto(Robbie Shone) - Planinska jama is one of the longest river caves in Slovenia. 500 meters (1600ft) from the entrance of the cave is a confluence of two underground rivers: the Pivka River, flowing from the Postojna Polje through Postojna jama (cave), and the Rak River, flowing from Rak Škocjan. This is one of the largest confluences of subterranean rivers in Europe. Here, a team of explorers in an inflatable boat progress along the giant tunnel.This portfolio of photographs was shot for @natgeoadventurefrom the famous river caves of Slovenia, birth place of speleology and home to the 'human fish'. With my caving colleagues I visited 8 caves, each one varied and different with its own personality. Words by Andrew Bisharat@natgeocreative
Video by @bertiegregory.A huge male jaguar pulling a caiman out of the water up a slippery, muddy river bank in the northern Pantanal, Brazil. This jaguar demonstrated the meaning of the term power dragging this 8ft long, armour plated, 74 toothed, chunk of contracting muscle out of the water and into the bushes. Shot for a new jaguar TV show with @stevewinterphotowhich premiered on Sunday evening on @natgeowildin the US (other territories coming soon!). Huge thanks to the awesome team @natgeo ! Also check out this month’s issue of National Geographic Magazine for @stevewinterphoto‘s jaguar story. Follow @bertiegregoryto see more jaguars!
Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid- Invermark, Scotland - I’ve walked these hills now; I’ve followed in the footsteps of a game keeper with four generations of knowledge passed from father to son, and father to son once more. Imagine that, at best estimate almost 200 years of knowledge and understanding of the nature of what is - and what is required, of these extraordinary lands. I’m humbled by the depth of his understanding and knowledge of these lands. We must listen to those who’s blood runs through this land; the blood of four generations. I’ll be bringing more from here over the coming months, and hopefully, as a result, understand more about our increasingly complex relationship with wildlife, and the challenges we face in order to maintain the habitat on which wildlife can not simply survive, but flourish, under the stewardship of those who truly understand the significance of these spaces, not those who manage from afar, but those with the smell of fresh air, wind, rain, and moss on their clothes - follow me on this journey here @natgeoand @chancellordavid- Humbled by this wild and beautiful place #conserving#conservation#scotland
Photo by @amivitale.Shaba, Bawa and Pokot snuggle in the boma of the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e ), the first community owned sanctuary in all of Africa. What’s happening at @r.e.s.c.u.e , without fanfare, is nothing less than the beginnings of a transformation in the way Samburus relate to wild animals they once feared. This oasis where orphans grow up, learning to be wild so that one day they can rejoin their herds, is as much about the people as it is about elephants.Read the full story in @natgeoand follow @amivitaleand @r.e.s.c.u.eto learn more about this important work.#bekindtoelephants#dontletthemdisappear@nrt_kenya@tusk_org@conservationorg@kenyawildlifeservice@sandiegozoo@thephotosociety#elephants#saveelephants#stoppoaching#kenya#northernkenya#magicalkenya#whyilovekenya#africa#everydayafrica#photojournalism#amivitale#protectelephants
@robertclarkphotoNearly as tall as a giraffe and with the wingspan of an F-16 fighter, Quetzalcoatlus northropi was one of the largest flying animals of all time. This life-size model, being painted by Jim Burt at Blue Rhino Studio in Minneapolis, is bound for a cultural center in Kuwait.This photo was originally published in "Why Pterosaurs Were the Weirdest Wonders on Wings," in November 2017.
photo by: @renaeffendiphoto// People give elephants a bath in the river at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, a sanctuary for retired elephants. Most elephants here have been rescued from labor exploitation in logging of nearby jungles and are now looked after by the Elephant Nature Park volunteers and visitors. Among park activities - riding elephants is strictly forbidden, however showering them, feeding them vegetables, scrubbing watermelons and pumpkins for them and cleaning after them is encouraged. Follow @renaeffendiphotofor more stories. #elephants#animals#care#people#nature#thailand#love
Photo by @ronan_donovan// The like between a human-dominated landscape and a wild one is razor sharp along western Uganda's Kibale National Park. Fields of tea along old growth rainforest represents the clash in land use present across western Uganda. Is the land for human consumption or for the natural systems or both? Home to some 1,500 wild chimpanzees and hundreds of elephants, Kibale National Park represents the proving grounds for how the rest of central Africa will choose to live alongside our closet living relatives or push them to the brink. Shot in assignment for National Geographic Magazine last month. See more from this region and learn about this issue @ronan_donovan
Photo @lucalocatelliphotoIn the Netherlands a researcher at one of the biggest seed company in the world, examines germination quality under controlled dark conditions. Netherlands can not use genetic modification so finding better varieties of seeds is the main goal for this market.200.000 seed and germination quality tests are conducted a year. Follow me @lucalocatelliphototo see more about the #futureof #farming#agriculture#hunger#netherlands#technology#seed#famine