Photo by @ismailferdous | Laila, a Pahari, is dressed in traditional fashion for Christmas Day Mass in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. The Pahari are a thinly dispersed ethnic community in northwestern Bangladesh and some parts of India. Though Pahari culture is close to Hinduism and many identify as Hindu, in recent decades a large number of Pahari have converted to Christianity. Laila is Catholic.
Photo by @stephenwilkes | One of the most exciting parts of a total solar eclipse: as day turns into night there’s not only the physical collapse of what we see as time but also color cues that make us feel time has changed. As the moon began to reach totality, I noticed the side of an Antarctic mountain range suddenly turn a color that reminded me of a Maxfield Parrish painting. This dramatic switch lasts only a few seconds as day turns into night.
This is the second time I was fortunate to view a total solar eclipse of the sun, which was visually astounding on a multitude of levels. To see more from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #eclipse #antarctica #color #photography
Photo by Corey Arnold @arni_coraldo | A lone buoy bobs on 20-foot (6 m) swells in the Bering Sea waters of Alaska. The buoy is anchored to an 800-pound (350 kg) crab pot resting on the sea floor. On a good day in January, a single pot can fetch 200 to 500 legal Opilio (snow) crab for a commercial fisherman. For some, this bounty is worth the risk of fishing through the all too common Bering Sea storms. Follow @arni_coraldo for more life at sea. #crabbing #wave #beringsea
Video by @joelsartore | As a form of protection, the skin of the Sira poison frog secretes small amounts of pumiliotoxins, which can trigger pain and muscle spasms in any person or animal that comes into contact with the frog. However, because the toxin is mild, this species relies heavily on its agility and speed to escape potential predators, taking shelter in nearby leaf litter or dense foliage. Video taken @joshs_frogs. To see more species featured in the Photo Ark follow me, @joelsartore. #frog #poison #poisonfrog #toxin #colorful #amphibian #wildlife #video #footage #PhotoArk
Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | Wild horses are on the move under stormy winter skies in the Great Basin Desert in the Western U.S. Living within this harsh and arid landscape requires true grit, a quality these feral horses are quite acquainted with. It's not uncommon for wild horses to travel upwards of 20 miles (30 km) a day to find food and water; their lean and sturdy build is a product of the work required for survival. I came across these two here unexpectedly while hiking through the wilderness of the Colorado Plateau, an encounter that didn't last long before they trotted off over the rolling, sage-filled hills.
Photo and video by @camillaferrariphoto | Shanthi, 35, is part of a nomadic community of blacksmiths, nearly a hundred people, living in the area of Rajapur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
In 2018 and 2019, photographer @johnstanmeyer and I traveled through northern India, retracing the path that journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek had walked in previous months, following the immense river systems and experiencing everyday life around them as part of the Out Of Eden Walk—a journey in the footsteps of our ancestors' global migration. Follow Paul @outofedenwalk and his dispatches as he walks through China in the following months.
Photo by @paoloverzone | The mysterious beauty of the EISCAT radar in Svalbard, Norway. The ionospheric radar, composed of two antennae (32 m/104 ft and 42 m/138 ft), is used to study the polar cusp and polar cap regions. It's also a perfect research tool for aurora borealis (faintly seen here) because of its proximity to the North Pole. Follow @paoloverzone for more images and stories.
Photo by @daviddoubilet | This image is from my latest book, Two Worlds: Above and Below the Sea. Southern stingrays soar through North Sound, off Grand Cayman Island. When I photographed them for a National Geographic assignment, these seven stingrays appeared like clockwork every day for fish scraps, thrown overboard from fishing boats. Fast-forward to the present: the population of rays has grown to about 150 ocean ambassadors that greet hundreds of tourists each day in one of the most popular snorkel sites on the planet. Conservation grew with ecotourism, and now stingrays, manta rays, eagle rays, and other species are protected here. For more about #TwoWorlds visit @daviddoubilet. #Stingrays #MarineEcotourism #MoreOcean
Photographer @acacia.johnson caught sunrise breaking over the cliffs of Round Island, Alaska. Despite its nearly tropical appearance, this remote island lies in the Bering Sea. As part of the Walrus Islands State Game Sanctuary, it protects the seasonal habitat of thousands of Pacific walrus and over 250,000 nesting seabirds. Follow the link in bio to learn more about visiting this incredible place. #alaska #travel #walrusislands #roundisland #conservation
Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto | This is Porjai, 3, in Bangkok, Thailand. Toy Stories is an ongoing project; wherever I travel in the world, I take portraits of children with their favorite toys. I've spent more than five years visiting over 60 countries, and I've recorded the spontaneous and genuine joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds. Whether the children own a veritable fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, the pride they have is moving, funny, and thought-provoking. Follow me @gabrielegalimbertiphoto for more photos and stories. #toy #toystories #toys #guitar #music #thailand #asia #bangkok
Photo by @johnstanmeyer | Today is the 134th anniversary of National Geographic. To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our most memorable photos through the years.
Migrants raise their mobile phones in an attempt to pick up a signal from neighboring Somalia while standing on Khorley Beach in Djibouti. They're trying to stay in contact with family and friends as they make their way on foot from Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somaliland to boats headed toward Europe. In order to catch a signal, the migrants purchase a Somalia SIM card from the black market in Djibouti, placing it in their phones and going to certain areas known for coverage. The best time is at night. This act of communication and migration occurs for thousands each year in hope of a better life.
Photo by @erikalarsen888 | Today is the 134th anniversary of National Geographic. To celebrate, we’re highlighting some of our most memorable photos through the years.
Destiny Buck, part of the Wanapum tribe, rides her mare, Daisy, for the annual princess competition in Pendleton, Oregon, in 2011. Embraced first for war, hunting, and transport, horses became partners in pageantry and a way to show tribal pride.