A new documentary short on orangutan cultures, Person of the Forest, is having its global premiere this weekend at @mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. The film follows photographer @timlaman and others as they work to document the complex lives of orangutans. Check out the full length trailer at the link in my bio @tbfrost Directed by @timlaman and @melissalesh. | Produced by @melissalesh @tbfrost @timlaman | Principal cinematography by @timlaman @tbfrost and @rrsuro | Special thanks to @natgeo @rebeccaexplore

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Photo by @mmuheisen (Muhammed Muheisen) #onassignment for @natgeo. A young refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan sleeps on a bunk bed at a "one stop center" where she and her family have taken refuge near the Croatian border in Serbia. One stop centers offer food, medical support and assistance with documentation for refugees. For more photos of the refugee crisis follow @mmuheisen and @everydayrefugees #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

5/22/2017 11:08:00 PM 296

@marcusbleasdale My short documentary on Central African Republic is out for National Geographic Magazine. Discover how war affects communities and how they try to build themselves up after being destroyed. #carcrisis @humanrightswatch @selwyn1882 @cambridgeuniversity copy paste this link to see the full 9 min doc http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2017/05/car-civil-war-behind-scenes/

5/22/2017 9:16:40 PM 477
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Spanish Canary Islands. It’s volcanic origin was born through fiery eruptions that saw its greatest recorded activity between 1730 and 1736. A couple of months ago, I paid the island a visit to document several of the many lava tubes and volcanic formations as part of a wider story. Pictured here, at 609m (1998ft) above sea level is the crater rim of an extinct volcano known as Monte Corona. Around 4000 years ago, it’s eruption covered most of the northeast part of the island with lava flows forming several of the great lava tubes we explored and documented during our visit to Lanzarote.

5/22/2017 7:54:04 PM 336

Photo by @joelsartore. Happy #pollinatormonday! Pictured here is a lesser short-nosed fruit bat from the @lubeebatconservancy in Gainesville, Florida. This bat feeds on the nectar of fruit flowers. While gathering the nectar with its long tongue, pollen becomes stuck to its fur, and is carried to the anthers (the part of the plant where pollen is made) of the next flower on the menu, allowing the fruit to reproduce. More than 300 species of fruit rely on bats for pollination, including bananas, mango, guava, and cocoa. The economies of many countries are dependent on the exports of these fruits, and would cease to flourish without these graceful pollinators. To see another image of this bat check out @joelsartore. . . #pollinatormonday #natgeo #photoark #savetogether #knowyourpollinators

5/22/2017 5:23:59 PM 1093

Photo by @TimLaman. Landing gear down - a Ruppell’s Griffon Vulture on final approach near a wildebeest carcass in Serengeti National Park. Critically endangered due to loss of habitat and deliberate poisoning, this amazing bird can commute up to 150 km a day from its nesting sites to find food here in the Serengeti. This vulture is considered to be the highest-flying bird with confirmed evidence of flight at 11,300 meters (37,100 ft). Pretty incredible! See more from my current Africa photo shoot @TimLaman. #VulturesNeedLove, #africa , #serengeti , #tanzania , @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

5/22/2017 12:47:21 PM 2116

Photo @ladzinski / A pair of #GreatWhiteEgret's mirroring one another during a courting display. In the breeding seasons it's quite common for birds of nearly all shapes, sizes and species to grow out additional plumage and changed pigment, being flashy after all is how you find a mate. For the #GreatWhiteEgret the bright green color around the beak, most prominent on the male, is only seen during this time of year. In the early 1900's egret's were hunted to near extinction for their ornate "bridal train" of feathers, displayed during nesting season, to be sold and used for decorating hats. Thankfully the species has long since recovered.

5/22/2017 4:08:36 AM 3269

Photo by @petekmuller. Dr. Steve Boyes stands for a portrait at the end of a tough day of expedition down the #cubango River in Angola. Steve is a conservation #biologist and ornithologist who oversees the Okavango Wilderness Project, a National Geographic-supported initiative to protect the pristine Okavango Delta in Botswana. Steve has studied the Okvango ecosystem for more than 15 years and is deeply committed to its preservation. I've joined Steve and his team as they commence their latest MegaTransect which covers over 1000 kilometers of the #cubango River, a main tributary into the Okavango Delta. Each day the team navigates the river in mekoros, a type of traditional dug out canoe commonly used in the Delta. They take water samples, note bird and wildlife species and collect other data regarding the river's ecosystem. Steve is undoubtedly one of the brightest and most driven people I've ever encountered. More to come. #intotheokavango #cubango 2017 #expedition #river #okavango #angola #wilderness #science #adventure

5/21/2017 9:34:51 PM 1047

Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // Victor Rossi, a clown who began his career in France, waits to begin the pre-show performances. It’s the end of the road for “The Greatest Show on Earth.” The Ringling Bros. traveling circus is performing it’s final shows today in Long Island, New York. The circus has been a piece of Americana for 146 years, but high operating costs and low ticket sales brought about its demise, ownership announced in January. Hundreds of workers make up the circus, including performers and train conductors and other behind-the-scenes personnel. Many have spent their lives on the traveling trains, which can reach up to a full mile long as they move from coast to coast for 44 weeks of the year. #circus #curtain #change #clown

5/21/2017 7:56:02 PM 649
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Photo by Stephanie Sinclair @stephsinclairpix // An elephant disembarks a Ringling Bros. train in Washington, D.C., in 2015. Elephants have since been retired from the circus. This evening the curtain will fall for the last time on the self-dubbed “Greatest Show on Earth,” America’s biggest and longest-running traveling circus. After 146 years, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will pump its caravan brakes permanently. Other traveling circuses may not be far behind. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have joined forces on a bill that would ban the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses and any other entertainment act on wheels. In late March, Representatives Raul Grijalva, an Arizona Democrat, Ryan Costello, a Pennsylvania Republican, and 22 other lawmakers introduced the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA) in the House. It would require the 19 traveling circuses in the U.S. with performing animals to to use only human entertainers—or shut down. If the bill passes, it will end life on the road for more than 200 big cats, bears, camels, and elephants still working as circus performers. Thirty-four other countries have instituted similar bans, as have dozens of cities and counties in the U.S., including Los Angeles and San Francisco. #elephants #circus #train

5/21/2017 2:50:30 PM 9504

Video @jenniferhayesig // A titan triggerfish rises from its nest to tell our team to move along in Anilao Philippines. Titans aggressively defend their nests from raiding fish, eels and passing divers. Once we saw that this wonderful creature had eggs to protect we moved on to stop distracting her from the nest. If you watch closely this titan returns to the nest and lays flat across it to hide it from hoards of hungry wrasse. As this was happening the male, out of frame, swam wide circles several feet above us. From on location for @natgeo assignment Philippines: An Océan Nation with @daviddoubilet #leandroblanco // #ocean #triggerfish #philippines #coraltriangle #bite #motherslove for #moreocean follow our assignment @jenniferhayesig

5/21/2017 2:43:57 PM 5092

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto and @woods_galimberti - Marie-Jeanne cave, Haiti - Located in Port-a-Piment, it is the longest cave known to this day in Haiti. The cave is a veritable 2.5 mile-long labyrinth with three levels of galleries. Accompanied by a guide, you will be able to explore its depth and discover numerous types of underground landscapes. If you are in the Les Cayes area it is worth the drive. #haiti #cave #lescayes #portapiment #grotte

5/21/2017 11:40:07 AM 1222

Aerial photo by @tomasvh. The Chrysler Building in Manhattan. @thephotosociety

5/21/2017 8:06:44 AM 758

Sequenced photographs by @simonnorfolkstudio On this day in 2010 (21 May) after years of preparation and rescheduled launches, the Astra 3B satellite finally entered orbit … SES Astra, permitted me to follow the manufacture and launch programme of their Astra 3B, one of the biggest satellites ever launched but otherwise an everyday, common-or-garden satellite tasked with reflecting digital TV signals down onto Germany and Holland. It would be built mostly in Toulouse, flown from Betzdorf in Luxembourg and launched from the huge space complex at Kourou in French Guiana, South America. After 500 seconds it was out of gas and within a half hour successfully positioned in high orbit. Astra's up there now, in a highly elliptical loop; sometimes 36,000 km away and sometimes swooping down to just 250km above our heads. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @astra3b #satellite #communications #technology #photojournalism #journalism #science #documentary photography #simonnorfolk studio #simonnorfolk #documentary #lensculture #geometric #visualarchitects #space #experiment #kourou #betzdorf #orbital #space technology #digitaltelevision #television #broadcastingschool

5/21/2017 4:03:41 AM 387

Photo by @FransLanting Right now it’s still bitter cold in Antarctica, yet emperor penguins are gathered in colonies where chicks are born and nurtured against all odds. It’s a heroic story of parenting. Here’s a scene from the edge of a colony where birds just back from a long journey over sea ice gather before they carry on into the center of the colony to find their chicks. Stay tuned for more images and stories from the Southern Ocean. @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #penguin #emperorpenguin #colony #antarctica

5/21/2017 1:05:38 AM 2333
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Photo by @TimLaman. African sunset a few days ago in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Fantastic late wet season storm clouds made for dramatic skies over the classic Acacia tree savanna landscape. See more from my current African photo shoot by following @TimLaman. #africa , #serengeti , #sunset , #clouds , @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

5/20/2017 9:11:31 PM 1337

Photograph by Michael Yamashita - @yamashitaphoto - in Japanese culture, carp or koi symbolize love, perseverance, success and good fortune. They add living color to the garden and are often kept as pets. Rare types and colors can cost thousands of dollars. #koi #shimane #japan esegarden #japan @thephotosociety @natgeocreative @natgeotravel

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