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Photo by Luca Locatelli @lucalocatelliphoto | Morning rush on London Bridge. While the City of London is nearly uninhabited at night, in the morning thousands of workers flood in to its offices. For decades, the City has been the seat of financial power in the British capital. But amid growing pains and with Brexit looming, can it stay on top? My work revolves around shaping the future, how our society transitions through new ways of living, and how technology is changing our approach to the environment and to our cities. I’ve embarked on a journey with @natgeo to showcase how London, one of the world’s busiest and fastest growing cities, is evolving. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the London story I covered for @natgeo #London #architecture #street #britain #people
Photo by Luca Locatelli @lucalocatelliphoto | Morning rush on London Bridge. While the City of London is nearly uninhabited at night, in the morning thousands of workers flood in to its offices. For decades, the City has been the seat of financial power in the British capital. But amid growing pains and with Brexit looming, can it stay on top? My work revolves around shaping the future, how our society transitions through new ways of living, and how technology is changing our approach to the environment and to our cities. I’ve embarked on a journey with @natgeo to showcase how London, one of the world’s busiest and fastest growing cities, is evolving. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the London story I covered for @natgeo #London #architecture #street #britain #people
Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Abandoned due to wars and volcanic eruptions over the past two decades, these planes at Goma Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo, became a playground beginning in 2012 for street children, some of whom sold various parts on the streets of Goma.
Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Abandoned due to wars and volcanic eruptions over the past two decades, these planes at Goma Airport, Democratic Republic of the Congo, became a playground beginning in 2012 for street children, some of whom sold various parts on the streets of Goma.
Photo by Mattias Klum @mattiasklumofficial | The Borneo rainforest is estimated to be at least 130 million years old, making it one of the oldest rainforests in the world (and twice as old as the Amazon rainforest). Extremely rich in biodiversity, Borneo provides habitat for about 15,000 known species of flowering plants, and more than 3,000 tree species, 221 terrestrial mammal species, and 420 bird species. After years of work in Borneo, it's one of the places in the world deeply stuck in my heart! Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see images and video from remarkable and fragile places around the world! Shot on assignment for @natgeo #borneo #balloon #conservation #rainforest #danum @thephotosociety
Photo by Mattias Klum @mattiasklumofficial | The Borneo rainforest is estimated to be at least 130 million years old, making it one of the oldest rainforests in the world (and twice as old as the Amazon rainforest). Extremely rich in biodiversity, Borneo provides habitat for about 15,000 known species of flowering plants, and more than 3,000 tree species, 221 terrestrial mammal species, and 420 bird species. After years of work in Borneo, it's one of the places in the world deeply stuck in my heart! Go to @mattiasklumofficial to see images and video from remarkable and fragile places around the world! Shot on assignment for @natgeo #borneo #balloon #conservation #rainforest #danum @thephotosociety
Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Dar es Salaam was established in 1862 as a plantation town meant to support Zanzibar, the larger centuries-old island hub of commerce. Once a sleepy fishing village, it has grown into a vibrant tropical metropolis straddling some of the most important sea routes in the world. Endowed with a large natural harbor (bandar as salaam means “harbor of peace” in Arabic), the city has developed a momentum of its own. As National Geographic explores changing urban spaces, I had the chance to return to Dar es Salaam, the economic capital of Tanzania and one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. To get to know this vibrant Swahili coastal city, take a look at our story “This Tanzanian city may soon be one of the world’s most populous. Is it ready?” Link in bio @nicholesobecki #tanzania #daressalaam #city
Photo by Nichole Sobecki @nicholesobecki | Dar es Salaam was established in 1862 as a plantation town meant to support Zanzibar, the larger centuries-old island hub of commerce. Once a sleepy fishing village, it has grown into a vibrant tropical metropolis straddling some of the most important sea routes in the world. Endowed with a large natural harbor (bandar as salaam means “harbor of peace” in Arabic), the city has developed a momentum of its own. As National Geographic explores changing urban spaces, I had the chance to return to Dar es Salaam, the economic capital of Tanzania and one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. To get to know this vibrant Swahili coastal city, take a look at our story “This Tanzanian city may soon be one of the world’s most populous. Is it ready?” Link in bio @nicholesobecki #tanzania #daressalaam #city
Photo by Andy Mann @andy_mann | A sleeping Weddell seal lifts its head at the right moment, providing just the foreground element I was searching for to capture this blazing Antarctic sunset. This species has the southernmost distribution of any mammal on Earth, and it was a great honor to share this moment with such a charismatic character. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo down in the Antarctic Peninsula to document the rapidly changing southern landscape. Please follow me @andy_mann for more from this magical frozen landscape.
Photo by Andy Mann @andy_mann | A sleeping Weddell seal lifts its head at the right moment, providing just the foreground element I was searching for to capture this blazing Antarctic sunset. This species has the southernmost distribution of any mammal on Earth, and it was a great honor to share this moment with such a charismatic character. Shot #onassignment for @natgeo down in the Antarctic Peninsula to document the rapidly changing southern landscape. Please follow me @andy_mann for more from this magical frozen landscape.
Photo by Hannah ReyesMorales @hannahreyesmorales | Children play in the water fountain by Binondo Church, originally built by the Spanish to serve Chinese converts to Christianity in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines was colonized by the Spanish for more than three centuries, and our colonial past continues to manifest itself in our complex present. For more photographs and stories, please follow me @hannahreyesmorales
Photo by Hannah ReyesMorales @hannahreyesmorales | Children play in the water fountain by Binondo Church, originally built by the Spanish to serve Chinese converts to Christianity in Manila, Philippines. The Philippines was colonized by the Spanish for more than three centuries, and our colonial past continues to manifest itself in our complex present. For more photographs and stories, please follow me @hannahreyesmorales
Photo by Brian Skerry @BrianSkerry // Sponsored by @Disneynature // Adélie penguins, pictured here on the Antarctic Peninsula, are impressive swimmers and divers. Chicks begin to swim on their own at about nine weeks of age, and adults can dive to depths of 575 feet. While searching for food, they might swim as much as 185 miles before returning to shore. In the decades I have spent documenting marine wildlife, the majority of my encounters are brief; I often wait weeks and even months for an opportunity to get close to a specific species to photograph behavior. My time with Adélie penguins, however, was a special joy, as I would sit near their colonies and watch them for hours at a time. I found myself laughing at their routines and personalities, from stealing rocks from neighbors’ nests to squabbles between individuals as they went about their daily business. They were clearly aware of my presence, but they usually paid me little attention and simply stuck to their own agenda. The days I spent with these charming little birds remain some of my fondest experiences in nature. // See #DisneynaturePenguins in theatres and IMAX now. For every ticket sold during opening week, @Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network.
Photo by Brian Skerry @BrianSkerry // Sponsored by @Disneynature // Adélie penguins, pictured here on the Antarctic Peninsula, are impressive swimmers and divers. Chicks begin to swim on their own at about nine weeks of age, and adults can dive to depths of 575 feet. While searching for food, they might swim as much as 185 miles before returning to shore. In the decades I have spent documenting marine wildlife, the majority of my encounters are brief; I often wait weeks and even months for an opportunity to get close to a specific species to photograph behavior. My time with Adélie penguins, however, was a special joy, as I would sit near their colonies and watch them for hours at a time. I found myself laughing at their routines and personalities, from stealing rocks from neighbors’ nests to squabbles between individuals as they went about their daily business. They were clearly aware of my presence, but they usually paid me little attention and simply stuck to their own agenda. The days I spent with these charming little birds remain some of my fondest experiences in nature. // See #DisneynaturePenguins in theatres and IMAX now. For every ticket sold during opening week, @Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network.
Video by @joelsartore | Honduran club-tail iguana rests in hollow branches, only coming out during the day once temperatures have reached levels deemed comfortable by this cold-blooded creature. Upon emerging from its home, the iguana will bask in the sun until it is warm enough to go searching for its next meal. Video taken @sacramentozoo. To see a photo of this species, follow me @joelsartore. #Honduran #iguana  #coldblooded #PhotoArk
Video by @joelsartore | Honduran club-tail iguana rests in hollow branches, only coming out during the day once temperatures have reached levels deemed comfortable by this cold-blooded creature. Upon emerging from its home, the iguana will bask in the sun until it is warm enough to go searching for its next meal. Video taken @sacramentozoo. To see a photo of this species, follow me @joelsartore. #Honduran #iguana #coldblooded #PhotoArk
Photo by @ladzinski | Lights stream along the Seine River from passing boats beneath the the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. I photographed this scene only months ago, on New Year's Day. I’m heartbroken to hear of the fire. This iconic cathedral is a landmark of the city dating back to the 13th century. It was a place I visited every time I was in Paris, and gave me a sense of peace and warmth. It’s hard to imagine it no longer standing proud, brightly illuminated among a courtyard full of people enjoying its beauty. Wishing the people of France the deepest condolences on this terrible day.
Photo by @ladzinski | Lights stream along the Seine River from passing boats beneath the the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. I photographed this scene only months ago, on New Year's Day. I’m heartbroken to hear of the fire. This iconic cathedral is a landmark of the city dating back to the 13th century. It was a place I visited every time I was in Paris, and gave me a sense of peace and warmth. It’s hard to imagine it no longer standing proud, brightly illuminated among a courtyard full of people enjoying its beauty. Wishing the people of France the deepest condolences on this terrible day.
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Japan’s detailed trash and recycling categories mean there may be upwards of 20 different types of waste awaiting pickup on trash day. Tokyo’s Minato Resource Recycling Center handles many of those, including cleaned cans separated by type of metal, which it compresses into blocks weighing some 40 to 100 pounds. For @natgeo's cities-themed issue, I walked the streets of Tokyo, home to more than 37 million people, to photograph one of the most dynamic, safest, and most innovative cities on earth. For more Tokyo photos and video, please take a look at our story and interactive “Walking Tokyo: A Journey Through The Rich Textures of Japan’s Vibrant, Reinvented Megacity.”
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Japan’s detailed trash and recycling categories mean there may be upwards of 20 different types of waste awaiting pickup on trash day. Tokyo’s Minato Resource Recycling Center handles many of those, including cleaned cans separated by type of metal, which it compresses into blocks weighing some 40 to 100 pounds. For @natgeo's cities-themed issue, I walked the streets of Tokyo, home to more than 37 million people, to photograph one of the most dynamic, safest, and most innovative cities on earth. For more Tokyo photos and video, please take a look at our story and interactive “Walking Tokyo: A Journey Through The Rich Textures of Japan’s Vibrant, Reinvented Megacity.”
Photo by Kirsten Luce @kirstenluce | Emerson, 11, rests on a hot, windy afternoon in his family's home in La Ventosa, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Photo by Kirsten Luce @kirstenluce | Emerson, 11, rests on a hot, windy afternoon in his family's home in La Ventosa, a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | On a spring afternoon, people gather at Washington Square Park in New York City.
Photo by Ismail Ferdous @ismailferdous | On a spring afternoon, people gather at Washington Square Park in New York City.