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Photo by @amivitale // Elephants' trunks are a magnificent, multipurpose tool. Their trunks are comprised of over 44,000 muscles and used for eating, drinking, as snorkels and for reassuring other elephants. These sentient giants are nature’s greatest engineers. By eating the trees and brush, they keep the land open and grassy. Without them, other wildlife, people and livestock all suffer. This elephant is one of the orphans cared for by Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e). @r.e.s.c.u.e is the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa. The sanctuary provides a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Learn more about @r.e.s.c.u.e and how to get involved by following @amivitale and @r.e.s.c.u.e @conservationorg @sandiegozoo @nrt_kenya @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #protectearth #conservation #earth #elephants #saveelephants #worthmorealive #stoppoaching #northernkenya #kenya #magicalkenya #photojournalism #amivitale
Photo by @shaazjung | Leopards in the jungles of South India are heavily dependent on trees. The density of prey and large trees, allows them to successfully coexist with the tiger. . . Photographed in Nagarhole National Park in South India. . . Follow @shaazjung for more of the jungle’s best kept secrets.
Photo by @daisygilardini | Guanacos, llamas, alpacas and vicuñas are all part of the same biological family, Camelidae, together with dromedary camels and Bactrian camels. Camelids have distinct characteristics. They don’t have horns or hooves. Instead, their two-toed feet have toenails and soft pads. Their lips are split into two independent and separately mobile parts. And they all spit when angry. DNA testing has shown that llamas are domesticated guanacos, while alpacas are domesticated vicuñas. Guanacos and llamas have coarse hair, while vicunas and alpacas have the most sought-after wool in the world. This picture shows the silhouette of a guanaco, with the Torres del Paine granite peaks in the background. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes #guanaco #Patagonia #Torresdelpaine
Photo by @journeying_justin | Orang-hutan - "man of the forest." Orangutans are incredibly smart and peaceful apes that are very closely related to humans. This species exhibits sexual dimorphism, meaning that males and females look a lot different. Males have large flanges on their face and massive vocal sacs that allow them to amplify their calls through the rainforest. . These animals are struggling to survive in the modern world because much of their habitat is being destroyed. Working with local communities to ensure their needs are met is the best method to protect endangered species and prevent poaching. @planetindonesia works with local villages to protect the forest ecosystem and all of the unique animals found there. . Follow @journeying_justin and @planetindonesia for more conservation content. #natgeowild #indonesia #borneo #conservation #community #habitatloss
Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | A herd of Icelandic horses grazing among the pounding snow on a cold winter morning. I spotted these beautiful horses grazing in blizzard conditions and as I jogged towards them they turned and approached me, giving me just enough time to snap off a handful of photographs before the herd surrounded me to curiously investigate. It was an unforgettable moment to say the least. To see more photos of #iceland please visit @ladzinski
Photo @filipe_deandrade // Being in the water with Sharks is a thrill. It goes against everything you hear and see in pop-culture, but to seek the truth, travel beneath the waves and come face to face with some of the most important creatures can be life changing. We are killing over 100 million Sharks a year primarily for the fin trade and Shark fin soup. For the sake of our oceans, this has to stop. Follow @filipe_deandrade to find out why Sharks are #worthmorealive
Photo @jasonedwardsng When you’re happy and you know it...! The little things in life made us happy when we were kids; jumping in a puddle, kicking dry leaves, burps and anything silly. For an elephant calf a little bit of mud can be the source of much enjoyment. It is also learning how to distribute the mud over its hide to stay cool and prevent insect bites. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geoographic assignments. . #natgeowild #jasonedwardsng #elephantcalf #botswana #elephant #fun #cuteanimals
Video by @russ_wildlife || Rhino dehorning is seen as a temporary measure to prevent the killing of a Rhino for its horn by poachers. It is an ongoing process, as the horn regrows after removal. This is important for the public to understand why Rhino dehorning is done, it is important that we help spread awareness about the various conservation approaches to save a species from possible extinction. Would love to hear your thoughts on how we can save these beautiful iconic giants. Taken on assignment with @temujin_johnson and @davemacphoto. Follow @russ_wildlife for upcoming posts on this beautiful species. #savetherhino #wildlife #africa #rhino
Video 🎥 by @alexbraczkowski Two male White-eared kob battle at a lek on the Kasenyi plains of western Uganda. These leks are permanent territorial breeding grounds where males jostle for prime position over females. At times they fight and this can lead to serious injuries. Follow me @alexbraczkowski for more shots of wildlife around the world 🦁🐆 . . . . . #uganda #wildlife #natgeowild #natgeo #kob #antelope #beauty #territory
Photo by @daisygilardini | The Svalbard reindeer is endemic to Svalbard and it is the smallest of all the seven sub-species found in the Arctic. Svalbard reindeer were hunted to near extinction early last century. The population recovered during a hunting banning from 1925 to 1983. Today, quota-based harvests are held every year for local residents but still the leading cause of death is not hunting, though, but hunger and starvation. Climate change has led unpredictable swings in temperatures. Increased rainfalls followed by sudden frost cause pasture to freeze solid. This forces the reindeer to graze on more gravelled pastures, which in turns wears down their teeth, sometimes completely. Lack of food and bad teeth are the perfect recipe for starvation. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes #reindeer #wildlifephotography #arctic #svalbard #norway #climatechange
Photo by @stevewinterphoto | Our new story, “The Tigers Next Door,” appears today in the December issue, produced with writer @sharonguynup. Few people realize that there are more tigers living in captivity in the United States than survive in the wild. These are some of the lucky few: Clay, Daniel, and Enzo are three of 39 tigers rescued from Oklahoma’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park. These cats will live out their lives at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, with proper nutrition and vet care—and they will not be bred or commercially exploited. The sanctuary is a 10,473-acre nonprofit refuge for more than 500 rescued tigers, lions, bears, wolves, and other large carnivores. @wildanimalsanctuary @animalsanctuary #tiger