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Photograph by @andyparkinsonphoto/@thephotosociety

Bengal tiger close up – I wanted to share with you today another old image that I’ve reworked recently. It represented one of the most thrilling moments of my entire wildlife photographic career, an incident that I’ve spoken about here on recent tiger images. To cut a long story short this young male tiger and his sibling came bounding onto a forest track just after our vehicle passed and as I dropped down from my standing position to retrieve my camera the sudden movement triggered something in this tigers natural predatory instincts. He seemed to become fixated on me and solely me, even though my uncle was sitting right next to me, though Rick would have represented a far less substantial and far more bony snack than I. In this moment the tiger had jumped onto an elevated roadside rock right next to our vehicle but rather than start up the engine and risk disturbing the inquisitive cats we simply sat and watched. This one was just a couple of metres away and my uncle and I were in the back of what is called a Gypsy, a vehicle with no doors, no windscreen and no sides at all. As we sat there quietly photographing the lounging cat his interest suddenly peaked again, in me. His eyes, as you can see were quite interested, his head lowered. At this point I could see what was unfolding and I asked Satyendra, our guide, friend and Bandhavgarh legend what we should do. I don’t remember what he said. I was conflicted, the photographer in me came to the fore. Right in front of the tigers nose was a really annoying piece of sunlit grass, a piece of grass who’s impact I’ve managed to sufficiently reduce in this re-worked image but you can still see it, and it was running my image. All I had to do was slide slowly to the left, just a few inches but I was paralysed. Something in this tigers look told me not to, it would be bad for me but much, much more importantly it would be bad for him. I can still feel my heart racing now but I never did move, I never did get a clean shot but in terms of a one on one with arguably the most spectacular cat on Earth, nothing since has ever come close. @andyparkinsonphoto


Photo by @FransLanting Blond fur seals are a rare color phase among the hundreds of thousands of black seals that are born on the beaches of frigid South Georgia in the sub-Antarctic. This young pup stood out so much from its neighbors that I easily returned to it day after day to follow it on its wanderings through the crowded colony. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more encounters with the wild inhabitants of South Georgia Island.
#FurSeal #Antarctica #SouthGeorgia #Wildlife


Photo by @anniegriffithsphotography. Light at the end of the historic #Siq, the ancient pathway to the Nabatean city of #Petra, Jordan.
@rippleeffectimages #Jordan #everydayjordan #petrajordan #canyon #silhouette


Photo by @jasperdoest while #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions in #Antarctica |
Windy Morning Blues
Across Our Cruise Liner
Two Icebergs Float By

For more views from this Southern wilderness and other wild places #followme @jasperdoest.

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Photo by @dguttenfelder. Weaving past wildlife watchers inside vehicles, a pride of lions walk together on a dirt road through Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater. #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions


Enter today!!! It’s the season of giving and @ThePhotoSociety is giving away a signed copy of @pedromcbride’s latest book The Grand Canyon: Between River and Rim! Entering is easy! Just upload an amazing photo of a place or thing that you feel is worth protecting. In the caption tell us why. Be sure to include the hashtag #TPSGrandCanyon and to follow @PedroMcBride and @ThePhotoSociety. The contest runs from today and ends next Sunday night at 11:59pm ET.
#grandcanyon #conservation


Photo by Nathan Benn // Man with cat. Actually, it’s Tennessee Williams with his cat in Key West. I took this picture in 1981 in his windowless studio behind his house in Key West. Mr. Williams worked several hours each morning at a manual typewriter without distraction before eating a meal and going for a swim. A parrot and bulldog kept company with the cat. Sadly, the greatest American playwright of the 20th Century died just a couple years later and this is one of the last pictures in his lifetime.

I photographed Mr. Williams for a Florida state story in National Geographic Magazine. My pictures from that coverage are the subject of a major exhibition in Miami and a 200-page book published by PowerHouse Books. The book is available on Amazon at: “A Peculiar Paradise: Florida Photographs” exhibition will be up at HistoryMiami Museum until April 14, 2019.

#cats #cat #tennesseewilliams


Photograph by David Chancellor @chancellordavid - Relocating black rhino, Eastern Cape, South Africa - it may not appear less stressful to move them this way (for the rhino anyway) but believe me it is. In this huge relocation from a National Park in South Africa to another undisclosed location, black rhino were darted from the helicopter and once tranquillised, lifted by the same helicopter from the impenetrable bush the short distance to another waiting vet team, where they were woken, and placed into trucks for the tar road journey to their new home. The alternative option of trying to extract them by hand, road, foot, from the dense bush would have been far more stressful than a short sleepy flight. Worth pointing out that this extraordinary team had zero injuries, zero fatalities during the entire move of these amazing creatures. To see more follow me @chancellordavid @natgeo @everydayextinction and here @thephotosociety


Photo by @pedromcbride // Winter Light: -20 degrees F makes for cool backlight — and even colder hands when shooting aerial pics above the “American Nile” — The Colorado River — that Western lifeline that supports 40 million across seven states and two countries. To see more, follow @pedromcbride. #chasingrivers #nature #aerial #water #publiclands #petemcbride


Photo by @rubensalgadoescudero // An 'oozie' (elephant handler) rides his elephant after having collected him early in the morning in the forest near Maing Hint Sal elephant logging camp. Elephants are left to roam freely from the early evening until the next morning. Myanmar has ended up with the largest population of captive Asian elephants in the world, the second largest population of Asian elephants overall.
One year ago, the Trump administration announced that it would lift a ban imposed by the Obama administration on importing elephant heads, feet and other body parts severed as trophies after the animals are shot for sport in Zimbabwe. A few weeks ago the administration said it would end a similar ban on imports from Zambia. Lifting this ban could endanger gains made by governments and environmental groups to protect elephants from illegal trade in ivory and other body parts.
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Photo by @joepetersburger/@thephotosociety // THE DESSERT // Common #starling (Sturnus vulgaris) arrives to her #chick with a white #mulberry (Morus alba). I am more than happy to announce that a feature story in @natgeo Italy about starlings just got published with this pic as an opening spread. We made the photographic coverage with great old friend, @natgeocreative photographer @pitamitz. Text was written by Alessandro Montemaggiori. This pic was taken at my friend’s farm, where he allowed me to set birdhouses for starlings. Only about 20 miles from my current residency in #Hungary. No need to travel far away for fantastic experience. Travel less, discover your backyard, reduce your ecological footprint! Please #followme at @joepetersburger to keep up-to-date with my images!
@natgeofineart #joepetersburger #HWAPO #beauty #simple #YearoftheBird #educateandinspire #adventure #discoveryourbackyard #birdstagram #birdphotography #starlings #feather


Photo by @salvarezphoto (Stephen Alvarez) | Majalis al Jinn is one of the most spectacular places I have ever seen. It is an 11 acre cave room in the Sultanate of Oman. In August when I shot this image a shaft of light illuminates the room. Access is by way of a 600 foot drop down the middle of the cavern. I am offering this images as part of my Winter Flash Print Sale. Follow the link in @salvarezphoto profile for more info. Shot on assignment for @natgeo #oman #majalisaljinn