National Geographic ken je uiteraard al, misschien van hun magazine of van hun TV-zender. Maar ze hebben ook een eigen Instagram-account! Hierop plaatsen ze uiteraard hun meest schitterende foto’s, helemaal gratis en alleen om met ons te delen.
Op het kanaal vind je dan ook alles wat je van ze gewend bent, foto’s van mensen, de wereld en uiteraard van dieren. En foto’s maken kunnen ze bij National Geographic, vandaar dat wij ook een aantal prachtige dierenfoto’s voor je hebben uitgekozen in dit artikel. Wil je altijd op de hoogte blijven van al het moois in de wereld? Dan kun je natuurlijk altijd het kanaal volgen via Instagram.
@natgeo @stevewinterphoto Click on the National Geographic icon to follow me @stevewinterphoto and big cat biologist @alexbraczkowski today on the @natgeo Instagram story. We’re taking you deep into the heart of southwestern Uganda on a daring rescue mission to save a lioness called Natureenda. African lions are threatened by poaching, and thus lioness was caught in a cable snare. Poachers do this to catch antelope like kobs, impalas and gazelle but lions are caught as bycatch. Can you believe that if more anti poaching and de-snaring was enforced in this area, it could be one of the most important areas for lions in East Africa. With as few as 18 – 30 000 lions left in the world the time to act and save lions is now! #lion #beauty #rescue #african #uganda #bigcats #bigcat #startwith1thing #conservation — Alex Braczkowski MSc (Oxon) Doctoral Researcher – School of Earth and Environmental Sciences University of Queensland Web: http://www.alexanderbraczkowski.com ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net
Photo by @ronan_donovan // The morning commute for these reticulated giraffe in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. I’ll never get over how bizarre giraffe look on the landscape. Reaching up to 20ft, there’s just nothing else like them in the world! Hop on over to @ronan_donovan to see their spot patterns up close and follow along there for more images from Africa.
Photograph by @thomaspeschak The waters around the northern Galápagos Islands of Wolf and Darwin are one of few places in the world where mature whale sharks make regular seasonal appearances. These 6 foot silky sharks are dwarfed as they rub up against this 30 + foot giant. Photographing this unique behavior was difficult, the currents are ripping and the whale sharks swim incredibly fast. Shot on assignment for @natgeo @natgeocreative For more photographs of our planet’s largest shark follow @thomaspeschak
Image by @beverlyjoubert. The dominant male from the Tsaro Pride at Duba Plains in the Okavango is on the hunt. You can see the determined focus of his face as he moves through the long grass. He’s not hunting antelope though. After spending days patrolling and reinforcing his territory, he’s looking for the Tsaro lionesses. Chances are that they have made a kill and he has heard that they are nearby. He’ll go to join them and if he is lucky, be in time to dominate their meal. #tsaropride #okavangolions #thisismytrophy
Photo by @kirstenluce // Captured with Samsung Note 8, produced with @samsungmobileusa // Jasper is a Barred owl who was brought to the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge (@adk_wildlife) in Wilmington, NY after being hit by a car. Refuge intern Keith Ahrens (@keithahrens) says that litter along a roadway can attract rodents which then attracts owls and other birds of prey. This non-profit refuge takes in wild animals who are in need of a home and/or medical care. Whenever possible, the animals are rehabilitated and released. The refuge also currently provides a home for wolves, bears, bobcats, foxes, owls, hawks and other animals. The refuge, in upstate New York, is open to the public and accepts donations to help maintain their facilities and pay for medical care.
Photo by @BrianSkerry. A harp seal pup rests its furry head on a pillow of ice after a swim in the frigid waters of Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. Historically, these animals have thrived in this region, where they come together for a few weeks each year to engage in courtship, mating and pupping. Over the last decade however, declining sea ice due to climate change has caused problems for this species. Without stable sea ice, the pups cannot suckle from their mothers and may fall into the icy sea before they are physically prepared. Survival for this species is uncertain if such destructive trends continue. To see more photos of the fascinating wildlife in and around our oceans, follow me – @BrianSkerry – on Instagram. #climatechange #seals #harpseal #canada #conservation #harp #seal #pup #gulf #stlawrence #canada #arctic #frozen #water #ocean #underwater #photography #wildlife #nature #national #geographic #natgeo #photooftheday #wonderlust #instagood
Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Batfish glides through the warm waters off of the Ogasawara Islands, Japan, feeding on plankton in the late day light filtering through the shallow sea. The Ogasawara Islands, 620 miles south of mainland Japan, are often referred to as the “Galápagos of the Orient” for their immense biological diversity. Dive into the sea with wildlife! Follow me – @BrianSkerry – on Instagram! @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #japan #batfish #fish #nature #ocean #explore #photography #photooftheday #global #warming #biodiversity #animals #followme #instagood #travelphoto
Photo by @BrianSkerry A Great Hammerhead Shark glides through the warm, sunlit waters of The Bahamas. Typically, these sharks prefer warm coastal waters due to a higher availability of food, yet they can venture into open waters at certain times during the year. Great Hammerheads are listed as endangered, due to the high commercial value associated with these sharks in illegal global markets, yet, because of their migratory nature, international protection for these animals is scarce. To learn more about Great Hammerhead Sharks and conservation of big fish in the ocean, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. #hammerhead #shark #bahamas #tropics #tropical #clear #warm #waters #oceans #fish #big #food #conservation #preservation #nationalgeographic #photooftheday #underwater #follow #instagood #followme
Image by @joelsartore | This emperor tamarin may look like a wise old man, but he’s actually only six years old. Their distinctive white moustaches are not only an easy way to identify these primates in the wild, but it’s also where they get their name. These tiny monkeys can be found in tree canopies in the southwestern region of the Amazon, usually swinging from branch to branch. They live in groups of between 4 and 20 members and are continuously on the move. They’re extremely friendly and communicative with one another, producing vocalizations that range from hisses to trills and long chirps. Follow @joelsartore to see a full length image of this adorable tamarin!