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Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | The ragged cliffs of California's Big Sur coastline are the sculpted result of a relentless Pacific Ocean. These granite spires and formations are a maze of tide pools, tiny ecosystems fueled by the fluctuation of tide and storm cycles. To see more photos from this beautiful part of the world please visit @ladzinski. #bigsur

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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | This picture made the cover of the March 2020 issue of the magazine, headlined "The End of Trash." We picked Prato, Italy, and its textile recycling industry as the location for this cover shoot, and asked sustainable fashion designer Flavia La Rocca to create a dress from recycled wool, worn here by model Rose Greenfield. The pile of clothes served as a backdrop and a symbol for all the waste surrounding the fast-fashion industry. Of the millions of tons of clothing we discard each year, only 1% is ultimately recycled. Here in Prato, however, a network of companies produce 15% of the world’s recycled textiles, making it an example of how to make more with less. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to learn about the new solutions we are putting into practice to reduce waste. #cover #waste #textile #environment #lucalocatelliphoto Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.

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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | I’m always traveling, and often don't take the time for a deeper look at my immediate surroundings. Since I’m now staying home in Athens due to the virus outbreak, I spend time walking around my neighborhood, where everything is quiet and things are moving slowly. This scene is from just behind my home in the suburbs of the Greek capital. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Athens #Greece #Covid19 #Coronavirus #staysafe

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Photo by @babaktafreshi | The Alps are seen on a starry winter night in Carinthia, Austria. City lights from Italy glow on the horizon, but Saturn is the brightest object in this view. Explore more of The World at Night photography with me @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #alps #astrophotography #twanight

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Photo by @newshatavakolian | The new way of greeting in times of corona: The Feet Greet. Normally Iranians like to hug and kiss, especially around Iranian New Year, which was celebrated with the beginning of spring on March 20. Now, as in other places, we use our feet. #Iran Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story. Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

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Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | On a very cold day in Minnesota, the Minnehaha Falls freeze over. It's a spectacular sight as the frozen waterfalls filter light through the ice. For our shoot, a photo permit was obtained from the authorities; otherwise, it's illegal to cross over the railings without one.

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Photos by @dina_litovsky | Debutante balls are a curious, coming-of-age ritual for New York and international high society, a vestige of a bygone era. The debutantes, young women between 18 and 25, apply and are chosen based on their education, accomplishments, and background. Wearing long white gowns and gloves, the women are "introduced" to society in a lavish celebration at a ballroom in a New York hotel. It begins with a receiving line, followed by each debutante being presented in front of the guests as she takes a bow. Closing the formal part of the ceremony is a father-daughter dance, after which more dancing rounds off the night. A lot of my work explores rituals and rites of passage in different layers of society. To see more, follow me @dina_litovsky.

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Photo by @kirstenluce // Sponsored by @samsungmobileusa // This was my first glance at the Canyon de Chelly, a national monument in northeastern Arizona. This view was from the White House Overlook in the late afternoon, when the sun hits the rocks at an angle and the light starts to turn golden. The canyon is believed to have been inhabited continuously for thousands of years and has petroglyphs and ruins from ancestral Puebloans. It is now part of the Navajo Nation. // Transform how you share your world with the @samsungmobileusa #GalaxyS20 5G series.

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Photo by Daniella Zalcman @dzalcman | I was in Vietnam during the first two weeks of March when the government started to take increasingly strict measures to control the spread of COVID-19. To date, fewer than 200 people are known to be infected in the country. While there wasn't yet a call for sheltering in place, my cousins Quynh and Gioi were already choosing to isolate and stay at home—spending every evening serenely tending to their rooftop bonsai trees, in central Ho Chi Minh City. For more stories from Vietnam and beyond, follow me at @dzalcman, and stay safe.

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Video by @bertiegregory | The friendliness of this eagle ray allowed me to get close enough for a good look at his face. He did laps around us for 54 minutes. You can see its upturned snout: These rays have the unique behavior of digging their snouts in the sand in search of crustaceans and mollusks. Once they’ve located prey, they use their specially shaped teeth plates to crush the shells or body structure. Follow @bertiegregory for more underwater adventures. #redsea #diving #underwater #ocean #coralreef

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Photo by @williamodaniels | Here is La Défense, the business district of Paris, on day 6 of the order to stay at home. La Défense is Europe's largest purpose-built business district, with 180,000 daily workers. There is currently a nationwide confinement order in France, but as of now journalists with press cards are still allowed to go out to report on the crisis. Follow me on @williamodaniels for more coverage in France. Follow @natgeointhefield for real-time coverage of this developing story from photographers around the world.

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Photo by Trevor Frost @tbfrost | The red vine snake (Siphlophis compressus) is a nocturnal and largely arboreal snake that feeds primarily on large lizards but is also known to consume small frogs. Like many snakes in the family Colubridae, it is rear fanged, which means it has two grooved teeth in the rear of its mouth and a Duvernoy's gland that produces venom. The venom in the red vine snake, like most rear-fanged snakes, is not dangerous to humans. There are two notable exceptions: the boomslang and the twig snake, both of which have killed well-known herpetologists with their bites. This snake was photographed with the help of Peruvian nonprofit @hojanueva, which protects this snake's home. Want to see more snakes from the Amazon? I'm @tbfrost.

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Photo by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto | I recently walked the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi, India. Here, a stray dog makes its way back to the bank. This picture was accompanied by the stench of sewage. The 22-km (14 miles) stretch of this holy river that flows through Delhi is only 2 percent of its total length but accounts for 80 percent of the river’s pollution... Approximately 20 drains pour untreated sewage and other industrial waste into the river, and because of the high level of pollutants in the water, authorities have instructed people not to bathe their animals in the river. For more behind the scenes on this assignment, please visit my story on @paleyphoto #swachhbharat #cleanindiamission #plasticpollution #planetorplastic @insidenatgeo

30 Mar 2020

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Photo by @dina_litovsky | A lone street cleaner stands on St Marks Place in New York City. This East Village street is always bustling with people, but this last Sunday afternoon it was empty. The city that never sleeps eerily stands still. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky.

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Video by @joelsartore I A Bengal slow loris inspects its surroundings during a Photo Ark shoot at Singapore Zoo (@wrs.ig). The largest of its kind, it's three times the size of the pygmy slow loris. Native to the forests of southeastern Asia, this species is increasingly seen out of its natural environment—in people’s homes, as it is routinely captured to become a household pet. To learn more about this incredible species, follow me @joelsartore. #loris #slowloris #primate #PhotoArk #savetogether

30 Mar 2020