Experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.
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
Photo by @BrianSkerry | An orca calf swims with two adults through chilly seas filled with fish scales in the Norwegian Arctic. Orcas come here to feed on a type of fish called herring. The orca use communication and coordination to gather the fish into "bait balls" then swim through, stunning the herring with their tails before eating them. Creating unique feeding strategies demonstrates highly cognitive behavior and is an element of whale and dolphin culture. Follow @BrianSkerry to see more images of whales and other ocean wildlife from four decades of explorations in the sea! #orca #whales #norway #arctic #planetofthewhales
Photo by @PaulNicklen | When a wild coastal wolf of British Columbia comes and stands 10 feet from you, there is nothing left for you to do besides give thanks, raise your camera, and take a quick photograph to capture the moment—and then lower that camera and just stare into its eye and realize that you are living a dream. There is so much more to come. #followme at @PaulNicklen to explore more of the natural beauty that the wild coast of British Columbia has to offer.
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Al-Khazneh, Arabic for "the treasury," is one of many facades carved into the mountains of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #jordan
Photo by @ronan donovan | What does this South American bird remind you of? This is a lesser rhea, a close relative of the species in question. It was only a hundred years ago that Alfred Wegener published his theory on continental drift and scientists began to unravel the logic behind plate tectonics, proving the existence of the super continents known as Pangea and later, Gondwanaland. Gondwanaland existed about 200 million years ago, before plate tectonics separated the the South American and African continents. One of the main drivers of speciation, or the creation of new species, is separation. The result of about a hundred million years of separation is ample time for one species to split in two, as is the case between the lesser rhea and which species? Hope on over to @ronan donovan to find out the answer.