National Geographic (@natgeo) — Experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.
Photo by @ronan_donovan | On the Antarctic Peninsula, two Adélie penguins crane their necks to inspect this strange two-legged visitor. I've come with all sorts of ridiculousness draped over my body: a wool hat my mother knit; five layers that are a mix of plastic fibers with the same feathery down that keeps penguins warm; plastic fiber gloves; and finally, rubber boots. And this is the warm season! Penguins have one incredible suit made out of materials fertilized by the landscape in which they live. A. Mazing. I'm always so curious how this works (and hugely jealous they can adjust to any weather in seconds). Take their feet, for example. They'll force blood into their feet when they're on land in order to cool off, and they'll constrict the blood flow to their feet when they're in water to keep warm: countercurrent heat exchange. Nice one, nature. So you'll see pink to red to white colored toes in this series. Hot colored feet means it's a hot penguin! Follow @ronan_donovan for more stories and images from the wild. #antarctica@natgeoexpeditions#penguin#ocean#wildlife
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | Steamy Spring Festival: A food vendor grills squid during a temple fair in Lianhuachi Park, Beijing. The celebration is for the Lunar New Year, which began on February 5. The party will last 15 days, as the Spring Festival transitions into the Lantern Festival. #chinesenewyear#springfestival#happylunarnewyear
Photo by @thomaspeschak | This is one of the first shark photographs I ever took, at Aliwal Shoal in South Africa in the early 2000s. How does this photograph make you feel? Does it trigger any deep-seated emotions or instinctive reactions? Awe, fear, hate, respect...sharks are one of the most popular ocean subjects on instagram and I want to learn more about how you view these marine predators. For more underwater photographs of sharks follow @thomaspeschak
Photo by @jimmychin | @cheynelempe and @oceangoingmonkey sort through piles of climbing gear and ropes as they prepare for another day on the wall while filming @freesolofilm. ESPN60 takes an in-depth look at the daring filmmaking of Free Solo and examines why it’s a genre bending film.
From llamas and dogs to panda bears, we depend on animals as much as they depend on us. We share this planet and its resources. Sometimes our greed and ignorance drive species to extinction, but in every instance, individuals step in to protect those unable to speak for themselves. * To celebrate reaching 100 million followers, we’re resharing a few photos that show the bond between animals and humans that you’ve liked most. Remember to post your best Nat Geo-inspired photos using the hashtag #natgeo100contest for a chance to win a Nat Geo photo safari to Tanzania. Carousel photos by @amivitale, @robertclarkphoto, @renaeffendiphoto, @kirstenluce, @yamashitaphoto.
National Geographic photographers seek out apex predators, scale cliffs, and endure the unforgiving arctic cold to capture the perfect photograph. Occasionally, followers get a glimpse of their high jinks and what it looks like to chase stories around the world. * To celebrate reaching 100 million followers, we’re resharing a few photos of our photographers in the field you’ve liked most. Remember to post your best Nat Geo-inspired photos using the hashtag #natgeo100contest for a chance to win a Nat Geo photo safari to Tanzania. Carousel photos of @paulnicklen, @jenniferhayesig, @franslanting, @argonautphoto, @andy_mann.
More than 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water and humans have only explored a fraction of it. With waterproof cameras, National Geographic photographers have figured out how to merge our world with the mysterious one below. * To celebrate reaching 100 million followers, we’re resharing a few photos taken at sea level you’ve liked most. Remember to post your best Nat Geo-inspired photos using the hashtag #natgeo100contest for a chance to win a Nat Geo photo safari to Tanzania. Carousel photos by @paulnicklen, @daviddoubilet, @paulnicklen, @thomaspeschak, @jenniferhayesig.
Remarkable accomplishments and discoveries often necessitate risk. Facing and accepting these challenges propel us forward, while humbling us—reminding us how small, yet courageous humans can be. To celebrate reaching 100 million followers, we’re resharing a few photos of precarious people you’ve liked most. Remember to post your best Nat Geo-inspired photos using the hashtag #natgeo100contest for a chance to win a Nat Geo photo safari to Tanzania. — Carousel photos by @renan_ozturk, @jimmychin, @ladzinski, @gabrielegalimbertiphoto, @shonephoto.
To celebrate reaching 100 million followers, we’re resharing a few photos of curious animals you’ve liked most. Remember to post your best Nat Geo-inspired photos using the hashtag #natgeo100contest for a chance to win a Nat Geo photo safari to Tanzania. — Carousel photos by @amivitale, @katieorlinsky, @ladzinski, @ronan_donovan. • Humans are odd creatures, especially National Geographic photographers. It’s no wonder that animals in remote corners of the world stop to investigate our photographers and their cameras. From clown fish to polar bears, it almost looks like they’ve come to say hello.
The @natgeo account just hit 100 million followers! #natgeo100contest To celebrate, we're holding a photo contest. To enter simply post your most Nat Geo-inspired photo to your Instagram account using the hashtag #natgeo100contest. Ten winning photos will be posted to the @natgeo feed, and one grand-prize winner will win a Nat Geo photo safari trip to Tanzania. Good luck! Big thanks to @natgeoexpeditions for the trip.
Photo by @Hammond_Robin | Homophobia has molded much of Annobil’s life. As a gay man in Ghana, where he goes, how he talks, walks, dresses must be carefully considered. But homophobia has given Annobil an unintended gift–he’s found a level of resilience he didn’t know he possessed. The persecution he faces and his HIV+ status provides him with life experiences he has turned into lessons he now shares. He is now a leader in the LGBTQI+ community and a healthcare advocate, helping with testing, and ensuring medication is received. Annobil explains that the fight against HIV is not just about providing protection and education. The link between high HIV infection and the prevalence of a society’s homophobic attitudes is strong: “Stigma is killing people in our community. We need to change our attitudes toward the MSM (men who have sex with men) or the positive ones. Because we all human being.” To read more stories of survival follow @WhereLoveIsIllegal
Photo by @stephenwilkes | One of my favorite images is that of San Giorgio, one of the islands of Venice, best known for its landmark, the San Giorgio Maggiore church (foreground). To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes.#DayToNight#StephenWilkes#SanGiorgio#Venice#Sunset#Travel