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Photo @jasonedwardsng. In the late afternoon the bone dry heat lays over the Tarangiri like a sweltering blanket. It’s almost too hot for the fly’s to bother the herds. It’s been months since the last rains and the tension between between the seasons is drawn tight like a bow string. However, for a Cheetah it’s all just a little too much, and the shade of a tree and a light dusting of breeze is what matters. Sleep and patience are the best alternatives for now. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild#cheetah#jasonedwardsng#tarangiri#bigcat#naptime
Photograph by Trent Sizemore (@trentsizemore) | “This female Grizzly bear, known as Obsidian to photographer and 815 to bear management researchers, brings her cubs to the same area of Yelelowstone National Park,” writes #yourShotPhotographer Trent Sizemore. “This spring she came out of the den with three new cubs, delighting thousands of Yellowstone visitors who have the pleasure of seeing them.” — Tonight on @natgeochannel, we are heading back to Yellowstone. Don’t miss all the action… Live! . Join @natgeoyourshot, National Geographic’s photo community (www.natgeoyourshot.com) and share your Yellowstone Memories. #YellowstoneLive https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/13861999/
🎥 By @agoetzfilm Hanging out by the thermals in Yellowstone provide a little bit of relief from the -40 degree temperatures. But once that steam hits that bison and the cold air, it gives it a frosty outer layer! These bedazzled bison use their big heads to push the deep snow out of the way to get to snack on the grass below. I'm just cold watching it 🥶 To see more wildlife, follow me @agoetzfilm! #yellowstonelive#nationalgeographic#bison#yellowstonenationalpark#nps#yellowstone
Photo by Steve Laycock | “We were up well before dawn and followed the calls of this incredible stag,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Steve Laycock. “As the sun rose, the mist hung over the lake. One of my favorite ever moments on our fragile planet, in one of my favorite places in the world: Yellowstone.” — Don’t miss the four-night event Yellowstone Live. Starting June 23 at 10pm EST / 7pm PST on @natgeochannel, we are heading back to Yellowstone. Don’t miss all the action… Live! . Join @natgeoyourshot, National Geographic’s photo community (www.natgeoyourshot.com) and share your Yellowstone Memories. #YellowstoneLive
Photo by @sandesh_kadur - One animal that I’ve always wanted to see while in the Neotropics was this - the Tayra - known locally by many names the tayra is an opportunistic omnivore as adept on trees as on the ground. Finally #mashpi unveiled one of my most sought after mammals and this big guy struck a pose on top of a fallen log! Incredible day!! Tayras are also known as the tolomuco or perico ligero in Central America, motete in Honduras, irara in Brazil, san hol or viejo de monte in the Yucatan Peninsula, and high-woods dog (or historically chien bois) in Trinidad. The genus name Eira is derived from the indigenous name of the animal in Bolivia and Peru, while barbara means "strange" or "foreign". - wiki
Photo by Jeff Maltzman (@jeff_maltzman) | “While exploring on a cold winter morning at Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, I could hear bison in the distance, though I could not see them,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jeff Maltzman. “Slowly they began to appears, ghostly masses in the mist, enjoying the warmth of the hot springs. I spent about half an hour photographing them. This is one of my favorite images from that morning.” — Don’t miss the four-night event, Yellowstone Live. Starting tonight at 10pm EST / 7pm PST on @natgeochannel, we are heading back to Yellowstone. Don’t miss all the action… Live! . Join @natgeoyourshot, National Geographic’s photo community (www.natgeoyourshot.com) and share your Yellowstone Memories. #YellowstoneLive
Photo @jasonedwardsng These are Puggles, they are twin baby Platypus and they are devilishly cute! Puggle is the term used for baby platypus, which are one of only two egg-laying mammals on Earth, the other being the Echidna. These siblings were born in captivity in a monitored breeding program and fed with a unique milk formula that they lapped-up with their highly sensitive bills. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild#jasonedwardsng#platypus#australia#puggle
Photo by @russ_wildlife || Life can only be good with a cheeky little face like this wild dog pup. I have been watching these pups grow into their own individual characters but none stand out as much as this little one, dominating siblings, adventurous and always up to mischief, could this be the future alpha of @erindinamibia. Follow @russ_wildlife for more moments in the wild. #wilddog#wildlife#africa#paintedwolf
Photo by @shaazjung | One of my most favourite seasons in the jungles of South India is the monsoon. As the forest turns lush green, the summoning of rainclouds also marks the arrival of the Sloth Bear. These extremely shy animals aren’t easy to see in Nagarhole National Park and at dawn, as a rare ray of light crept through the clouds, we were blessed with a magnificent bear sighting. . . Sloth Bears are native to the Indian subcontinent and feed primarily on fruits, ants and termites. . . Shot in Nagarhole National Park. On assignment for @natgeowild . . Follow @shaazjung for more of the jungles best secrets.
Photo by Derek Jerrell (@derekjerrell) | “I’ve been trying to get this shot for years now and it finally came together. I stood in waist deep snow for over an hour in -15F degree temperature watching a couple of bulls running in the snow,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Derek Jerrell. “The snow was coming down too hard to get a decent shot, but when the snow finally let up, I was able to get one shot that was in focus. I finally got a decent shot of a powerful bison plowing through waist deep snow.” — Don’t miss the four-night event Yellowstone Live. Starting June 23 at 10pm EST / 7pm PST on @natgeochannel, we are heading back to Yellowstone. Don’t miss all the action… Live! . Join @natgeoyourshot, National Geographic’s photo community (www.natgeoyourshot.com) and share your Yellowstone Memories. #YellowstoneLive https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/13047755/
Photo by @daisygilardini | In celebration of World Giraffe Day! Giraffes are listed as a vulnerable species by the IUCN RED LIST due to an observed, past (and ongoing) population decline of 36-40% over three generations (30 years, 1985-2015). In Southern Africa, the main perceived threats are habitat loss and conversion of land for human development, and illegal hunting. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #Africa#Botswana#travelbotswana#giraffe#botswanawildlife
Photo by @amivitale // Happy World Giraffe Day! Here, an orphaned giraffe greets me at Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e) where it was rehabilitated and returned to the wild. The funny thing is, @r.e.s.c.u.e has returned several giraffe to the wild and each time a new orphan arrives, mysteriously, the former orphans, all grown up, come back to the sanctuary to greet the orphans when they arrive. They have some way of communicating and knowing these babies are there that we humans do not yet understand. Today, giraffe are undergoing a silent extinction and it’s up to us to get involved. Follow @r.e.s.c.u.e@giraffe_conservation@sdzsafaripark to learn more about issues facing giraffe today and efforts currently being undertaken to save them. #giraffe#giraffes#savegiraffe#stoppoaching#northernkenya