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Photo by @timlaman  I wonder what he&amprsquos thinking. Does he know or have any sense that his species the Tapanuli orangutan is the most critically endangered of all the great apes with only 800 left in the world? This population of orangutans in Sumatra Indonesia was just discovered in 2017 to be a unique species distinct from the other populations of Sumatran orangutan and Bornean orangutan. Now a dam project in its only stronghold threatens its future. It is up to the people of Indonesia and their government to decide their priorities. Will the Tapanuli orangutan be one of the treasures of Indonesia&amprsquos biodiversity? The orangutans can&amprsquot control their own fate&ampndashit is in human hands. Learn more about the Tapanuli orangutan on my feed @TimLaman.  #orangutan #tapanuliorangutan #tapanuli #sumatra #indonesia #endangered #endangeredspecies.

Photo by @timlaman I wonder what he&rsquos thi ...

Photo by @paulnicklen  Off the west coast of Vancouver Island British Columbia a pair of northern right whale dolphins gracefully breaks the water&amprsquos surface. These dolphins are unique in that they lack dorsal fins allowing the glassy ocean waves to flow seamlessly around their slick bodies. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more photos of marine mammals from around the world. #dolphin #ocean #wildlife #photography.

Photo by @paulnicklen Off the west coast of Vanco ...

Photo by @amivitale  An orphaned baby southern white rhino grazes at his home Ol Pejeta Conservancy @olpejeta. At the end of the 19th century southern white rhino were on the brink of extinction with only one small population of 20 to 50 animals remaining in South Africa. Today thanks to one of the most successful collective conservation efforts of the century there are now thriving populations in East and southern Africa&ampmdashabout 20000 of these amazing creatures. Despite this rebound poaching remains a massive threat to all rhinos and each individual is carefully cared for and guarded. In a world of seven  billion we need to start recognizing that we are not separate from nature. When we see ourselves as part of nature then saving nature is really about saving ourselves. Learn how to get involved by following @amivitale and @olpejeta
@safariparkdvurkralove #rhinos #stoppoaching #saverhinos #northernkenya #worthmorealive.

Photo by @amivitale An orphaned baby southern whi ...

Photo by @tasneemalsultan  One of the many advantages of Dubai is the different landscapes. On the perfectly manicured grass at the side of a creek I can also view Dubais contemporary skyscrapers. Another 40-minute drive and Ill find myself in the midst of the sand dunes. #dubai #uae.

Photo by @tasneemalsultan One of the many advanta ...

Photo by @coryrichards  Norbu a Tibetan kitchen worker stands for a portrait at 21000 feet below a fierce wind plume blowing off the summit of Everest. Every year over a thousand people come to climb Everest. And every year the climb is made possible by countless seemingly nameless individuals like Norbu. The infrastructure of Himalayan climbing is built quite  literally on the backs of people like him. Norbu shoulders a bag of freshly chopped glacial ice which will be melted for water.  This is a trip he makes roughly 10 times a day for around six weeks. I will be attempting a new route on Everest this spring and it&amprsquos people like Norbu make climbs like mine possible.

#followme @coryrichards for more visual storytelling #onassignment for #natgeo and previously unseen footage of the #culture #travel #adventure of the #Himalayas including my upcoming climb on the North East face of #everest..

Photo by @coryrichards Norbu a Tibetan kitchen wo ...

Photo by @dguttenfelder  Crowds flock to Omotesando a busy shopping street in Tokyo heart of the world&amprsquos most populous metropolitan area. For National Geographic&amprsquos cities-themed issue I walked the streets of Tokyo home to more than 37 million people to photograph one of the most dynamic safest and most innovative cities on earth. For more Tokyo photos and video please take a look at our story &ampldquoWalking Tokyo A Journey Through The Rich Textures of Japan&amprsquos Vibrant Reinvented Megacity. Link in bio @dguttenfelder..

Photo by @dguttenfelder Crowds flock to Omotesand ...

Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto   Sometimes you plan a whole trip around one idea one image. I knew I wanted to get to THIS place the precarious camp 2 on #AmaDablam.  I knew I wanted this shot and even though Im not a mountaineer I climbed up to 21000 feet to get it. In this image you can see Danuru Sherpa coiling ropes that will be used to make the safety lines for commercial expeditions to the summit of this epic peak. Only four to five tents can fit at camp 2 and they all tilt.  Above this spot there is no space for a real camp and too much danger of an avalanche. Follow @argonautphoto for more dramatic mountain photos and #Sherpa life. #Khumbu #Nepal.

Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto Sometimes you ...

Photo by @hannahreyesmorales  This little stream in the Sierra Madre is a special place to me true and wild with gentle light. The Sierra Madre is the longest mountain range in the Philippines. The mountains act as a natural barrier from typhoons and storm surges&ampmdashlocals will often assert that the Sierra Madre protects us. I found shelter and clarity there. And as much as our identity in the Philippines is anchored toward our southern seas I felt so connected to our mountains in the north too. Theres so much to learn from her strength her intensity her nurturing. Follow @hannahreyesmorales for more stories about the Philippines and beyond..

Photo by @hannahreyesmorales This little stream i ...

Photo by @sarahyltonphoto  I watched Simran a member of Mumbais hijra community which includes transgender and intersex people walk along the Bandstand promenade of the Bandra area asking locals and tourists for money. More than anything in a world and society that both misunderstands and neglects her I was struck by her ability to perfectly balance elegance and feistiness.  #Mumbai #India #hijra #genderfluidity.

Photo by @sarahyltonphoto I watched Simran a memb ...

Photo by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl  Iuliana Constantinescu 7 at her home in Frasuleni village Moldova region Romania 2013. Iuliana and her two sisters have been cared for by a neighbor and her family for two and a half years while their parents are both working abroad. Their mother works in a bread factory in Italy and their father is in Germany. They send Florenza &ampeuro300 a month to look after the children. 
From an as-yet unpublished project &ampquotNegative Zero Europes Declining Populations.&ampquot.

Photo by Anastasia Taylor-Lind @anastasiatl Iulia ...

Photo by @lynseyaddario  Doctors without Borders MSF delivered a food distribution on behalf of the World Food Programme for severely malnourished children in the village of Mayan in Turkana Kenya August 15 2011. The horn of Africa was suffering one of the worst droughts in years displacing thousands and killing others through severe malnutrition. In response to the increasing severity of the situation MSF was operating an emergency nutrition intervention in Turkana..

Photo by @lynseyaddario Doctors without Borders M ...

Photo by @jimmychin  I always find it remarkable how much work it takes to find simplicity and clarity. @conrad_anker enjoys the moment and some of the finer elements of life&ampmdashsingular purpose a good view and a little sunshine&ampmdashUlvetanna Queen Maud Land. For a little perspective zoom in to see our epic campsite below. For more images of adventures in Antarctica follow @jimmychin..

Photo by @jimmychin I always find it remarkable h ...