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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

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

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 @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

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

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

Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Alcohol is dumped into the mouth of a dead woman to preserve her body in Indonesia. To see what happens next follow @brianlehmannphotography.

Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Alcohol is dumped into the mouth of a dead woman to preserve her body in Indonesia. To see what happens next follow @brianlehmannphotography.

Photo by @jimmy_chin 
Our quiet, unassuming camp below Shivling and Meru in the Garwhal Himalaya. At the time we had no idea where the journey would take us. Grateful we got a glimpse of the other side, and grateful for everyone who took it with us.

Photo by @jimmy_chin Our quiet, unassuming camp below Shivling and Meru in the Garwhal Himalaya. At the time we had no idea where the journey would take us. Grateful we got a glimpse of the other side, and grateful for everyone who took it with us.

Video by @bertiegregory. A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more videos of these giants!

Video by @bertiegregory. A 12ft wide oceanic manta ray comes blasting out of the blue with an entourage of baitfish. Last July I was lucky enough to swim with these incredible creatures as they aggregated off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. The baitfish use the manta's enormous body as a shield from aerial predators, allowing them to feed safely near the surface. Shot for @natgeo and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more videos of these giants!

Video by @JimRichardsonNG  Making the run from Tobermory to Inverie off the west coast of Scotland. Great swelling seas outside my cabin. Aboard the Lord of the Glens. @natgeotravel #scotland @natgeoexpeditions @natgeocreative

Video by @JimRichardsonNG Making the run from Tobermory to Inverie off the west coast of Scotland. Great swelling seas outside my cabin. Aboard the Lord of the Glens. @natgeotravel #scotland @natgeoexpeditions @natgeocreative

Video by @pedromcbride Pete McBride // The weather of the summer monsoons roll through the Grand Canyon providing precious moisture to this arid landscape. We welcomed storms for water but feared them  because of flash flooding and lightning  during our 800-mile hike through this remote landscape. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #chasingrivers #grandcanyon #timelapse #nature #humility

Video by @pedromcbride Pete McBride // The weather of the summer monsoons roll through the Grand Canyon providing precious moisture to this arid landscape. We welcomed storms for water but feared them because of flash flooding and lightning during our 800-mile hike through this remote landscape. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #chasingrivers #grandcanyon #timelapse #nature #humility

Photograph by @paulnicklen // We sat quietly in our small boat while a young female polar bear contemplated our presence.  It is fun to watch how they deal with the fine balance between curiosity and fear.  She wanted to come close and check us out but she was also a bit nervous.  She must have started to walk away over thirty times before immediately turning around to come and inspect us. Eventually, she wandered off down the beach.  She was an incredibly healthy looking little bear and it was great to see a bit of animal fat still stuck to her nose as she would have feasted recently. #followme on @paulnicklen to see another young bear floating by on a chunk of sea ice.  #bear  #NMCA #nature #ice #beauty #glacier #ice #marine #beauty #instagood #picoftheday

Photograph by @paulnicklen // We sat quietly in our small boat while a young female polar bear contemplated our presence. It is fun to watch how they deal with the fine balance between curiosity and fear. She wanted to come close and check us out but she was also a bit nervous. She must have started to walk away over thirty times before immediately turning around to come and inspect us. Eventually, she wandered off down the beach. She was an incredibly healthy looking little bear and it was great to see a bit of animal fat still stuck to her nose as she would have feasted recently. #followme on @paulnicklen to see another young bear floating by on a chunk of sea ice. #bear #NMCA #nature #ice #beauty #glacier #ice #marine #beauty #instagood #picoftheday

Photos @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo on the #climatechange issue. Here we are at  Wanderland in the northwest of Germany where an old nuclear cool tower that never operate is now used  as amusement ride. This futuristic image represents the hopes of Germany. By 2050 Germany aims to be a new kind of wonderland, an industrial country that will use at least 80 percent from renewable energy. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more tech solution about #climatechange #renewableenergy #innovation #sustainableliving #transition #energy #future #space #earth #nuclear

Photos @lucalocatelliphoto for @natgeo on the #climatechange issue. Here we are at Wanderland in the northwest of Germany where an old nuclear cool tower that never operate is now used as amusement ride. This futuristic image represents the hopes of Germany. By 2050 Germany aims to be a new kind of wonderland, an industrial country that will use at least 80 percent from renewable energy. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more tech solution about #climatechange #renewableenergy #innovation #sustainableliving #transition #energy #future #space #earth #nuclear