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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | Like ephemeral castles, icebergs float out to sea near the Antarctic Peninsula. In a few days, the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources #ccamlr will meet to decide which areas of Antarctica should be protected. In the face of rapid climate change, maybe they should protect it all? On assignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen and @CraigWelch. #follow @CristinaMittermeier to see more images from this upcoming story.

Photo by @andreabruce | Winter in Kabul, Afghanistan, can be beautiful yet deathly cold, especially for the thousands of people displaced by war living in camps on the outskirts of the city, mostly from warmer areas of Afghanistan. Here, Ibrahim holds his youngest son outside a mud hut where he lives with his wife and 11 children. The same camp buried at least two children who died due to the freezing temperatures that week a few years ago. #afghanistan #winter @noorimages

Photo by @gerdludwig | Early morning along a riverbank on the Waiãpi reservation in the northeastern Brazilian Amazon, a couple performs the daily ritual of brushing their child's teeth using a toothbrush and river water. @thephotosociety #brazil #amazon #waiãpi #hygiene #rainforest #indigenous

Photo by @Jayaprakash_bojan | In 2017, this striking image of an orangutan surveying his environment from behind a tree in a river in Borneo, Indonesia, won grand prize in the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest. Expert judges reviewed thousands of entries before selecting this powerful photograph. Have you taken a compelling image? Share it with us and join the 2018 National Geographic Photo Contest from October 15-November 15. We are looking for images that show us the world: its wildlife, people, and places. Learn more at ‪natgeo.com/photocontest‬ (link in bio).

Video by @renan_ozturk | A message to earth. The most recent IPCC report just released about climate change is sobering to say the least. With current emissions we are on a crash course that will be felt across all ecosystems, communities and economies. Change is needed now. Let’s hope the imagery we create and share on this platform has some positive impact on #turningthetide

Video by @TimLaman & @RussLaman | A spectacular misty morning flight over the rain forest of Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia, one of the best remaining lowland rainforest sites in all of Borneo, and a refuge of Indonesia’s amazing biodiversity. Filmed back in July after a rainy night created the perfect misty conditions at dawn. I’m excited to be going back to Gunung Palung this week to follow up on my @NatGeo camera trapping project and see if we’ve gotten any unusual critters. Stay tuned in by following @TimLaman and I’ll be sharing some of the lesser-known rain forest animals of Borneo. #gunungpalung, #kalimantan, #rainforest, #mist, #borneo, #indonesiabiodiversity.

Wild_Life with @bertiegregory // The amount of effort that macaroni penguins must put in to give their chicks just a chance at survival is hard to comprehend. Giant waves, razor sharp rocks, mountain climbs and hungry seals are just a handful of the challenges these penguins must overcome each day to get just a single meal to their chick. // Check out the new season of Wild_Life at natgeo.com/wildlife.

Photo by @davidalanharvey | The surfing scene in the Outer Banks NC is super eclectic, with a few super surf stars and a lot of riders like Alejandra @ale_jandram who are simply learning to read the waves. Here the Atlantic has a sandy bottom and the best surf breaks move around just like the islands themselves, as opposed to solid reef breaks in other parts of the world. This means less world class surf, yet more break spots for everyone. This makes for a generally polite, everybody gets a wave crowd. Fall is just around the corner and that’s when we do get the rare yet sweet double overhead barrels. Wind and sea. My life elixir.

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Photo by @tasneemalsultan | Photo taken during the basketball tournament for women in Jeddah, which was the second time Saudi women were allowed to enter a sports stadium in the country. The event was segregated, and no men were allowed to enter. #basketball #jeddah #saudiarabia #doodleforacause #women #womenempowerment

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Photo by @dguttenfelder | Lions walk together along a winding dirt trail on the floor of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro crater. #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions

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Photo by @markosian | In a tiny village in the Itum Kale region, siblings play before dinner. The southernmost district of Chechnya was bombed to ruins during the two Chechen wars, and has since been carefully rebuilt. #chechnya

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Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | In Ittoqqortoormiit we sat down to discuss options for sailing on with the boat. We had maps of Wegener Halvø peninsula, up-to-date satellite images showing the sea-ice extent and nautical charts with limited soundings. The satellite images showed that accessing the fjords around the peninsula was impossible because of the sea ice. In addition the nautical charts showed that there was limited information, meaning the true nature of the depth and terrain of the fjord was still rather a mystery. Onward travel to Wegener Halvø peninsula by boat seemed highly unlikely at this point. We had to look at other options... @greenland_caves #eagre18