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By @drewtrush // I spent three weeks in June working with the National Park Service (@nps) watching the wildlife of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve in eastern Alaska. It’s a truly incredible, road- and trail-less ecosystem shaped by predators like grizzly bears and wolves. Follow along with with @drewtrush to see more and click the link in his bio to learn more about the incredible landscape of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.

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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Camel caravan heading to Bilma for salt, as seen from my paraglider 1998 #notadrone #DonovanWebster #Sahara To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz

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Photos by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto // Take a moment and think back to your childhood. The era in your life when the only thing you knew about a bill was that it was a bird’s equivalent of lips and your day job was to construct fantastical worlds with your favorite toys. In my series ‘Toy Stories’, I explore the connection between children and their toys and I try to give an insight into their tiny worlds and takes you on a trip down memory lane. ‘Toy Stories’ is the result of an 24 month round the world trip where I visited a variety of countries and cultures and took photographs of children and their toys. I would often take part in a child’s games prior to arranging the toys for the photograph. Despite some differences, I found similarities between children living worlds apart. Even in different countries, some children’s toys played the same function, or example protecting them from dangers and things they feared in the night. - Toys haven’t changed all that much since I was a kid. I’d often find the kind of toys I used to have, it was nice to go back to my childhood somehow. // Photo N1: Keynor, 3 - Cahuita, Costarica. Photo N2: Farida, 4 - Cairo, Egypt // Follow me @gabrielegalimbertiphoto for more photos and stories #toystories #toys #play #kids #child #children #toy #kid #costarica #cahuita #egypt #cairo

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Photo by @melissafarlow | An Irish Setter greeter and lush fields on the west coast of Ireland are two memories from a year ago. Soon I’ll meet writers and photographers on a NatGeo student expedition and travel from Galway to the Aran Islands. We will soak in the local culture and create personal projects. Very cool. @NatGeoExpeditions #NatGeoStudentExpeditions @thephotosociety #onassignment #NatGeoCreative #summer #Ireland

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Photo by @TimLaman. A high valley in the Lorentz National Park filled with tree ferns and limestone outcrops has a real “lost world” feel to it. I was keeping my eye out for dinosaurs, but no luck. This habitat is at about 3500 meters elevation where temperatures regularly drop to around freezing at night, even here near the equator. See @TimLaman for more from my explorations of the rarely visited alpine environment of Papua, Indonesia. #LostWorld, #Indonesia, #LorentzNationalPark, #Papua, #IndonesiaBiodiversity.

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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - A shopkeeper’s daughter stands at the counter as the family finishes up breakfast in Manigango, along the Tea Horse Road, in the eastern Tibetan region of Kham. For more on this historical region follow @yamashitaphoto #Kham #Tibet #teahorseroad #Sichuan

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Photo by @joelsartore | This is Mosi, a patas monkey who lives at the @houstonzoo. This is the fastest primate species on earth, running at speeds of up to 34 miles per hour! They have diverse means of communication, using different calls in response to different situations and types of predators. If faced with an aggressor, the male will make a diversionary display, bouncing on the bushes and trees before fleeing through the grass. This detracts attention from the females and young, allowing them time to flee silently or stay hidden in the grass. Female patas monkeys typically use a ‘moo’ call to stay in contact while on the move. Males of this species are nearly twice the size of females, and are also more brightly colored. Follow @joelsartore for a close up image of this monkey! #photoark #patasmonkey #primates

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Photo by @TasneemAlsultan Receiving a red balloon for donating blood, the two girls write a couple of verses from their favorite poem and release it to fly across the Bujairi park in Dariya, Riyadh. #riyadh #saudiarabia #blooddonation #blooddonor

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Photo by @amivitale | The mountains surrounding Long Lake are shown on a misty morning in Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve and National Park located in the north of Sichuan province, China. The park is part of the Min Mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. Jiuzhaigou Valley was inscribed by @UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997. The nature reserve is part of an ambitious series of growing reserves meant to give all wildlife, including pandas, room to live in the wild. I have recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for National Geographic. See more on my feed @amivitale. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #sichuan #china #jiuzhaigou #climatechange #conservation #savetheplanet #panda #pandas #photojournalism #amivitale

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Photo by @jimmy_chin Late season training laps in the Tetons w @dave_barnett and @robdski. Winter stays late in the high alpine of Wyoming. #iphone

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Photo by @ivankphoto | Mario Lundes stands in his bedroom with his four-month-old daughter, Alexa Sky Lundes, in Los Angeles, California, in the fall of 2017. Mario, who was jumped into a gang at the age of 13, talked about his troubled past, his recovery and a second chance. “I had my little girl and I got married. All that trust, I built it, little by little with my family members. I’m grateful to be alive. I made some really bad decisions in my past. But it’s never too late. I do regret a lot of the stuff I did. I have to live with that.” This photo was shot #onassignment for @natgeo with @kchete77. Karla and Ivan’s photos were published in the July 2018 issue in the feature: “How Latinos Are Shaping America’s Future.” Please check the link in my profile (@ivankphoto) to see the feature and visit karlagachet.com and ivankphoto.com to see more photos. Thanks!!!

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photo by: @renaeffendiphoto // Captured #withGalaxy S9+ produced with @samsungmobileusa using Pro Mode f 1.5 ISO 400 // I hiked in the Love Valley of Cappadocia and came across a small herd of horses grazing in front of these stunning natural rock formations. Cappadocia is a historic region in Central Anatolia of Turkey. According to some linguistic research, it's first name dates back to the late 6th century BC when it appeared in the writings of the early Achaemenid kings, Darius I and Xerxes of the Persian Empire. The old Persian name was listed as - Haspaduya, which derives from Huw-aspa-dahyu - "the land of beautiful horses".

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