"Photo by Anand Radhakrishnan ( @anandkpr77 ) | “I was at a mall in Tysons Corner, Virginia and was intrigued by the highly mechanical nature (and the various colors to capture one’s attention ) of the food service at a running sushi restaurant,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Anand Radhakrishnan. “Our food industry is designed to first catch your attention and then feed you as efficiently as possible.” — Inspired by our new series, GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED, premiering Sunday, July 21, at 10/9c on National Geographic — @natgeoyourshot is inviting you to take us on a culinary expedition. Share your best photos and stories at natgeoyourshot.com. As National Geographic’s global photo community, together we will illustrate Ramsay’s belief that food is the gateway to culture around the world.
Photo by Kris Pannecoucke ( @krispannecoucke ) |“The mangrove national park at the estuary of the Congo River is a veritable maze of islands and channels,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Kris Pannecoucke. Women like Sephora dive up to four metres down in the dark waters for clams. They sell skewers with clam meat in the cities of Muanda and Boma. Entire islands are built on empty shells. — Inspired by our new series, GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED, premiering Sunday, July 21, at 10/9c on National Geographic — @natgeoyourshot is inviting you to take us on a culinary expedition. Share your best photos and stories at natgeoyourshot.com. As National Geographic’s global photo community, together we will illustrate Ramsay’s belief that food is the gateway to culture around the world.
Photo by Ryan Kost ( @rkostphotography ) | “Market day in Urubamba, Peru. Beautiful, delicious, organic, and oh so colorful. Always so much healthier here. The only thing being processed are your thoughts tickling your senses,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Ryan Kost. “My advice...if you really want to delve deeper within a culture and satiate your curiosities, spend time in the markets just basking in the kaleidoscope of colors and energy.” — Inspired by our new series, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, premiering Sunday, July 21, at 10/9c on National Geographic — @natgeoyourshot is inviting you to take us on a culinary expedition. Share your best photos and stories at natgeoyourshot.com. As National Geographic’s global photo community, together we will illustrate Ramsay’s belief that food is the gateway to culture around the world.
"One can hope that with this spotlight on the film, we can triumph in saving the Vaquita from extinction and that governments will pay attention." - @AdWeek We were thrilled to feature Leonardo DiCaprio and Jane Goodall with director Richard Ladkani for the premiere of @SeaofShadowsSOS this week.
The largest fish in the world, whale sharks are gentle giants who filter-feed mostly on plankton, krill, and small fish. #Sharkfest continues tonight on National Geographic.
Lemon sharks have skin the color of sand to help camouflage them from prey. Learn more about lemons (and other sharks ) when #Sharkfest continues tonight on National Geographic.
Photo by Babak Tafreshi @babaktafreshi | The 110-meter-long (363 foot ) Saturn V rocket took the Apollo 11 astronauts to space 50 years ago today, on July 16, 1969. Early this morning, in the heart of Washington D.C., that piece of history was relived briefly on the Washington Monument, which is comparable in height to the rocket. The life-size Saturn projection, organized by @airandspacemuseum partnered with @usinterior and 59 Productions, began tonight and runs through Thursday, July 18, from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. each night. On July 19 and 20, the program continues, with the show "Apollo 50: Go for the Moon" projected on the east face of the Washington Monument and adjacent screens. To date, Saturn V is the tallest and most powerful rocket ever operated, with an immense payload capacity of 150 tons. With my career focused on astronomy and space photography, it was the perfect opportunity to celebrate this exploration milestone. NASA aims to return to the moon in the next decade, as early as 2024, this time leading a coalition of several nations and private companies. #Apollo50th #NASA #washingtondc #goforthemoon
This potato is known as "the one that brings your daughter-in-law to tears," and it is quite the challenge to peel. Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted premieres July 21st at 10/9c on National Geographic. #Uncharted
Also known as the Grey Shark, Greenland Sharks are massive and spend most of their time in the icy darkness, relying on their sense of smell to locate food on the sea floor. #Sharkfest continues tonight on National Geographic!
@NatGeoYourShot photographer S. Dere captured this moment between five hyenas in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley. Female hyenas are stellar mothers, investing more time in their cubs than most carnivores. Not only do they nurse cubs on extremely calcium-rich milk for two years, hyena moms also wrestle and play with their offspring for hours at a time. Only 5 days left until the premiere of #TheLionKing - in theaters July 19! https://on.natgeo.com/2LfG6Bn
The world's smallest whales--the vaquita--are near extinction. Sea of Shadows tells the inspiring story of the team fighting to save them. Find a theater near you: natgeo.com//films/sea-of-shadows #SeaofShadows
Sponsored by @budweiserusa // Our solar system is home to so much more than Earth, from dwarf planets to gas giants to a multitude of moons. Learn more on #SpaceWeek tonight at 9/8c on National Geographic. // Introducing @BudweiserUSA #DiscoveryReserve , a limited-edition American red lager brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the determination of the American spirit. #SpaceBeer
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing. Let's take a deeper dive into this historic mission. #SpaceWeek starts tonight on National Geographic!
Happy 4th of July! Is there anything more patriotic than the American flag heralding the launch of Apollo 11, the first Lunar landing mission, on July 16, 1969? The massive Saturn V rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin. #Starstruck
Gordon Ramsay travels the globe on an epic adventure, experiencing new cultures and new cuisines in search of culinary inspiration. Watch the series premiere July 21st on National Geographic. #Uncharted
#Sponsored by @greenmtncoffee // Forward-looking coffee farmers are creating new coffee varieties by mixing genes from plants growing in various countries and terrains. Explore the future of coffee on Mountain Crafted: The Art of Good Coffee, on demand now → natgeo.com/mountaincrafted // From the dedicated farmers, communities, and coffee experts, @greenmtncoffee brings you Single Origin Costa Rica Paraíso crafted to deliver an unbelievably smooth and flavorful coffee. #PackedWithGoodness
Get a taste of what’s to come this season on GORDON RAMSAY: UNCHARTED with our new digital magazine! Enjoy a sneak peak of the locations, recipes, and ingredients featured in the show, and don't forget to tune in starting July 21st on National Geographic! #Uncharted
#Sponsored by @greenmtncoffee // Science plays a crucial role in making the perfect cup of coffee, from seed to brew. Learn about the research that goes into creating the unique plant traits that lead to the perfect cup of coffee on Mountain Crafted: The Art of Good Coffee, on demand now → natgeo.com/mountaincrafted // From the dedicated farmers, communities, and coffee experts, @greenmtncoffee brings you Single Origin Costa Rica Paraíso crafted to deliver an unbelievably smooth and flavorful coffee. #PackedWithGoodness
The morning sun reflects on the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean as seen from the Apollo 7 spacecraft during its 134th revolution of the Earth on Oct. 20, 1968. #Starstruck
#Sponsored by @greenmtncoffee // Coffee beans don’t grow on trees — coffee cherries do. The dark-colored beans you may recognize as coffee start out as light-colored seeds inside coffee cherries. Learn how they go from cherries to the tasty drink in your cup on Mountain Crafted: The Art of Good Coffee, tonight at 7/6c on National Geographic. // From the dedicated farmers, communities, and coffee experts, @greenmtncoffee brings you Single Origin Costa Rica Paraíso crafted to deliver an unbelievably smooth and flavorful coffee. #PackedWithGoodness
#Sponsored by @greenmtncoffee // One of the most beloved beverages on Earth has a story as rich as its aroma. Take a journey from the hills of Costa Rica to the mountains of Vermont and learn how a simple bean wakes up the world. Watch Mountain Crafted: The Art of Good Coffee tonight at 7/6c on National Geographic to learn more. // From the dedicated farmers, communities, and coffee experts, @greenmtncoffee brings you Single Origin Costa Rica Paraíso crafted to deliver an unbelievably smooth and flavorful coffee. #PackedWithGoodness
The Northern Great Plains provide invaluable habitat for native and migrating birds, including most of North America’s imperiled grassland bird species. In riparian corridors, sagebrush, and the grasses themselves, hundreds of species of birds make their permanent homes or land for a short time during their annual migrations. With more than 40% of North America’s declining bird populations dependent on grassland habitat, American Prairie Reserve – one of National Geographic’s #LastWildPlaces – provides a unique resource for the ongoing preservation of avian diversity in the United States. . Photo by Scott Heidebrink, @TheDailyBison , for @americanprairie
"Pronghorn are endemic to the Great Plains of North America. Running at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour, they are also North America’s fastest land mammal. Studying pronghorn migration on the Great Plains contributes to a body of research about long-distance migrations, one of the most endangered wildlife phenomena worldwide. The annual pronghorn migration from northern Montana through American Prairie Reserve into southern Alberta and Saskatchewan was found to be the longest distance migration of any land animal in the Lower 48. Because they cover so much ground, and therefore require large areas of intact prairie, pronghorn are a strong indicator species, meaning that their reaction to influences like human activity can help scientists assess how other species might also be affected. . Today, their biannual migration is fragmented with fences that are usually difficult and sometimes impossible to pass, given their delicate bone structure that evolved for speed, not jumping. At American Prairie Reserve, we're tearing down fences and “No Trespassing” signs to provide safer migration corridors for wildlife and land that is accessible to the public. Where fences must be used, we follow Montana FWP's wildlife-friendly fencing guidelines, which uses a smooth bottom wire 18" above ground to allow pronghorn to safely pass under rather than over the fence. . Photo by Dennis Lingohr for @americanprairie
"When you get to bring back a species that's been absent, it's a big deal." The bison is a keystone species in the prairie ecosystem and we, at American Prairie Reserve, are working hard to help them regain their place on the landscape. Our approach to management is to treat bison as much like wildlife as possible, but at the same time we pay close attention to their health and wellbeing, we monitor their movements and impact on the land, and we study how they interact with species that depend on them. As the herd populations approach maximum stocking levels of the land they graze, we move animals to different properties in an effort to protect rangeland health and to maintain the ecological standard. We use the opportunity to check the bison for disease, add pit tags (similar to the canine microchip ), and outfit some animals with GPS collars or Critter Cameras provided by National Geographic. In addition to moving bison among American Prairie Reserve properties, we also send bison to other conservation herds and to native communities. Transitioning bison to new properties is an in-depth process and requires many man hours, but the reward is great. . Video by Heather Cousins for @americanprairie
Photograph by Trent Sizemore ( @trentsizemore ) | “This female Grizzly bear, known as Obsidian to photographer and 815 to bear management researchers, brings her cubs to the same area of Yelelowstone National Park,” writes #yourShotPhotographer Trent Sizemore. “This spring she came out of the den with three new cubs, delighting thousands of Yellowstone visitors who have the pleasure of seeing them.” — Don’t miss the four-night event Yellowstone Live. Tune in tonight at 9/8c on @natgeochannel , as we head back to Yellowstone. Don’t miss all the action… Live! . Join @natgeoyourshot , National Geographic’s photo community (www.natgeoyourshot.com ) and share your Yellowstone Memories. #YellowstoneLive https://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/photos/13861999/
Photo by Matt Ludin on behalf of @YNPForever |A plein air artist finds inspiration on the Madison River. The inaugural Yellowstone Plein Air Invitational was hosted last September by @YNPForever The nation’s best artists came to paint “en plein air” (outside on-site ) for five days in various locations throughout the park. Hosted again by Yellowstone Forever, the Plein Air Invitational will be back for its second year September 24-29, 2019. A portion of proceeds from the event will benefit priority projects and education initiatives in Yellowstone National Park. More at www.yellowstone.org/plein-air. @YNPForever @YellowstoneNPS #YellowstoneForever #YellowstoneLive #NatGeo
Photo by Matt Ludin on behalf of @YNPForever |Guides and visitors viewing wolves just after sunrise on Yellowstone’s northern range. Yellowstone is home to the largest concentration of mammals in the lower 48 states and best known for its larger mammals like bison, elk, and bighorn sheep and predators such as grizzly bears, wolves, and mountain lions. A great (and safe ) way to view these impressive mammals is with spotting scopes and binoculars. Through @YNPForever Institute programs and tours, naturalist guides help participants safely view these animals in their natural environment and to understand their behaviors on display. Learn about the Yellowstone Forever Institute at https://www.yellowstone.org/institute. @YNPForever @YellowstoneNPS #YellowstoneForever #YellowstonePledge #YellowstoneLive #NatGeo
Photo by Matt Ludin on behalf of @YNPForever |A fly-fisherman enjoys a bluebird day on the Firehole River. Yellowstone is a fly-fishing paradise. Nowhere in the world are there so many public rivers, lakes and streams found in such a small area. Seven varieties of game fish live in the park, including the native Yellowstone cuththroat trout. While the cutthroat’s numbers have declined over the last 20 years, the Native Fish Conservation Program funded by @YNPForever is working to restore the population. Yellowstone Forever supports the park’s Native Fish Conservation Program each year and provides a number of fly-fishing courses for beginners and experienced anglers. Learn more at www.yellowstone.org/fly-fishing-in-yellowstone/. @YNPForever @YellowstoneNPS #YellowstoneForever #YellowstoneLive #NatGeo
Photo by NPS/Jacob W. Frank | A hiker looks out over Yellowstone’s Northern Range. Yellowstone is home to more than 900 miles (1,449 km ) of hiking trails and 15 miles of boardwalks throughout the most spectacular and diverse scenery one can imagine. Due to harsh weather conditions and increased visitation, park trails are often in need of repair. The Trails Restoration Program, funded by @YNPForever , provides the support needed to maintain these well-traveled trails each year. @YNPForever @YellowstoneNPS #YellowstoneForever #YellowstoneLive #NatGeo
Photo by Jim Futterer on behalf of @YNPForever | Pictured here, a grizzly sow and her two cubs on alert in Yellowstone’s northern range. Though grizzly bears are iconic symbols of Yellowstone, it is important to remember that they can be potentially dangerous. Preventing bears from obtaining human foods is the foundation of Yellowstone’s grizzly bear management program. Through the generosity of individual donors, @YNPForever funds the installation of bear-proof food-storage containers (bear boxes ) at park campsites. More than 1,000 bear boxes are still needed for campsites throughout the park. Learn more at www.yellowstone.org/bear-box. @YNPForever @YellowstoneNPS #YellowstoneForever #YellowstoneLive #NatGeo