Photograph by @paulnicklen //@cristinamittermeier navigates home after a long day of diving in the caves and cenotes of the Yucatán, Mexico. Swimming through a gorgeous curtain of light always lets you know that there is open sky and breathing air above. Please #follow me on @paulnicklen to see more from a recent diving expedition. #adventure #nature #dive #diving @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #gratitude
Photo by @stefanounterthiner | A small group of king penguins is returning to sea at the end of the breeding season. I took this photograph during my five months assignment for @natgeo (my first assignment for the Magazine) in 2007 in the archipelago of Crozet Possession island. @thephotosociety #penguin #bird #sea #group by natgeo
Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo. With its sail raised, changeable colors gleaming and flashing, a sailfish attacks a school of sardines off the coast of Mexico. They use their bills to swipe from side to side, wielding this sharp appendage like the sword it is. Please feel free to #followme on @paulnicklen to see more of my favorite encounters with wildlife. What is the coolest thing you have seen in nature? #sailfish #gratitude #beauty
Photo by @BrianSkerry A pod of Narwhals rest on the surface in the waters of the high arctic off Canadas Navy Board Inlet. Narwhals are called the unicorn whale due to their tusk which is actually a canine tooth that protrudes from the animals lip. Male narwhal tusks can grow to lengths of nearly nine feet. Coverage from an upcoming story in @natgeo about climate change in the arctic and the effect on wildlife and culture. For more ocean animal pics follow @BrianSkerry @thephotosociety…
Photo by @irablockphoto (Ira Block) Sunrise over the Sangchen Dorji Lhendrup Nunnery in Punakha Bhutan. Thus beautiful Buddhist Nunnery is located high above the Punakha Valley. Early morning brings fog and smoke to this central Bhutan region. The smoke comes from farm house stoves and the burning of juniper a traditional Buddhist offering. #Follow me @irablockphoto to see more images from #bhutan. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #punakha #nunnery #buddhism #temple #stupa #fog #sunrise…
natgeo: "Photo by @daviddoubilet North Sound Grand Cayman Island is a perfect oceanic stage starting with sun dappled sand southern stingrays and clouds.
Photo by @daviddoubilet A freediver glides beneath a canopy of sargassum weed in the #SargassoSea near #Bermuda. #Sargassum is a floating macro algae that forms large floating forests of dense weed that is critical habitat and nursery area for countless marine species. Sea turtle hatchlings depend on sargassum for cover from predators. The Sargasso Sea is the first proposed high seas marine protected area setting a global precedent for marine conservation.