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    Worldwide conservation organization protecting lands and waters.

    "I went to remote St. Paul Island to photograph cliff-dwelling seabirds and was pleasantly surprised to find the island also hosted a number of Arctic Fox families. This family of 5 lived in an old junkyard, and this youngster was curious and approached me as I lay on the ground waiting."⁠
–Caption+📸: @wolferphoto⁠
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#arcticfox #stpaul #stpaulisland #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #fox
    "I went to remote St. Paul Island to photograph cliff-dwelling seabirds and was pleasantly surprised to find the island also hosted a number of Arctic Fox families. This family of 5 lived in an old junkyard, and this youngster was curious and approached me as I lay on the ground waiting."⁠ –Caption+📸: @wolferphoto⁠#arcticfox #stpaul #stpaulisland #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #fox
    "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." –James Baldwin ⁠
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When there is injustice to people, there is injustice to the earth. By listening, learning, and uplifting, TNC is committed to ensuring that nature and every person can thrive together. 🇺🇲 #4thofJuly ⁠
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📸: @ianshivephoto
    "Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced." –James Baldwin ⁠ ⁠ When there is injustice to people, there is injustice to the earth. By listening, learning, and uplifting, TNC is committed to ensuring that nature and every person can thrive together. 🇺🇲 #4thofJuly ⁠ ⁠ 📸: @ianshivephoto
    The last significant use of Fishers Peak in @co_nature ended in the early 20th century.  Since then the land has been used only for grazing and hunting. But as soon as 2021, residents of the area will see it become a state park that will adapt and meet recreational and conservation goals. ⁠
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The small town of Trinidad leads the charge to save an iconic landscape via our link in bio! 📸: @cameron.davidson.usa
    The last significant use of Fishers Peak in @co_nature ended in the early 20th century. Since then the land has been used only for grazing and hunting. But as soon as 2021, residents of the area will see it become a state park that will adapt and meet recreational and conservation goals. ⁠ ⁠ The small town of Trinidad leads the charge to save an iconic landscape via our link in bio! 📸: @cameron.davidson.usa
    Our priority to solve the planet’s biggest challenges depends on a future where people and nature thrive together. Until we recognize intersectionality—how overlapping social identities contribute to systemic oppression and discrimination—we cannot achieve our mission. ⁠
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#StonewallDay is an event that changed history. Today, that watershed moment that sparked awareness and activism, reminds us that we have more work to do. TNC is committed to putting words into action in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities. #Pride⁠
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📸: @yswildlifephotography⁠
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    Our priority to solve the planet’s biggest challenges depends on a future where people and nature thrive together. Until we recognize intersectionality—how overlapping social identities contribute to systemic oppression and discrimination—we cannot achieve our mission. ⁠ ⁠ #StonewallDay is an event that changed history. Today, that watershed moment that sparked awareness and activism, reminds us that we have more work to do. TNC is committed to putting words into action in solidarity with LGBTQIA+ communities. #Pride⁠ ⁠ 📸: @yswildlifephotography⁠
    "Staying until the sun drop below the horizon, I was able to capture some Snow Geese against a specific set of clouds that had turned beautiful shades of pink and purple. I decided to use a slower shutter speed to get motion blur on the wings to accentuate the soft mood of the image. I finally got the composition I wanted with the birds head relatively in focus and the good motion in the wings." Caption + 📸: @skeysimages ⁠
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#birds #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #birdphotography #snowgeese #whataview
    "Staying until the sun drop below the horizon, I was able to capture some Snow Geese against a specific set of clouds that had turned beautiful shades of pink and purple. I decided to use a slower shutter speed to get motion blur on the wings to accentuate the soft mood of the image. I finally got the composition I wanted with the birds head relatively in focus and the good motion in the wings." Caption + 📸: @skeysimages ⁠ ⁠ #birds #birdsofinstagram #nature #naturephotography #birdphotography #snowgeese #whataview
    Helicopters, drones, and paragliding–all methods used for aerial photography. @geosteinmetz's book, “The Human Planet” explores, from above, the footprints we’re leaving on the Earth... and the view is nothing short of breathtaking.⁠
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Swipe for a few previews, including: ⁠
1. Pools of evaporating saltwater are worked over by the people of Teguidda-n-Tessoumt.  Briny water is drawn from shallow wells and mixed with salty soil to produce slurries of different colors, whos hue depends on the color of the mud, algae, as well as the amount of salt which has hardened on the surface.⁠
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2. A network of elephant trails bisects the green grasses of Lake Amboseli, at the center of Amboseli National Park.  The elephants migrate from the dry surrounding plains almost daily in the dry season to drink and graze.  A worldwide ban on the ivory trade has allowed Kenya's elephant population to rebound.⁠
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3. George Steinmetz piloting a motorized paraglider over Shibam, Yemen.⁠
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4. Conical piles of edible salt near Colchani, drying while awaiting loading on a truck for transport to a processing plant in Uyuni. Members of a cooperativo are paid 10 Bolivianos ($1.25) per ton to shovel wet salt for harvest. The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world (approx. 10,500 sq.km.), with 10 billion tons of edible salt, of which some 25,000 tons is extracted annually.⁠
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Link in bio for more stunning views and an interview with @geosteinmetz in the latest issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine! ⁠
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#photography #aerial #aerialphotography #naturalworld #humanplanet #georgesteinmetzphotography
    Helicopters, drones, and paragliding–all methods used for aerial photography. @geosteinmetz's book, “The Human Planet” explores, from above, the footprints we’re leaving on the Earth... and the view is nothing short of breathtaking.⁠ ⁠ Swipe for a few previews, including: ⁠ 1. Pools of evaporating saltwater are worked over by the people of Teguidda-n-Tessoumt. Briny water is drawn from shallow wells and mixed with salty soil to produce slurries of different colors, whos hue depends on the color of the mud, algae, as well as the amount of salt which has hardened on the surface.⁠ ⁠ 2. A network of elephant trails bisects the green grasses of Lake Amboseli, at the center of Amboseli National Park. The elephants migrate from the dry surrounding plains almost daily in the dry season to drink and graze. A worldwide ban on the ivory trade has allowed Kenya's elephant population to rebound.⁠ ⁠ 3. George Steinmetz piloting a motorized paraglider over Shibam, Yemen.⁠ ⁠ 4. Conical piles of edible salt near Colchani, drying while awaiting loading on a truck for transport to a processing plant in Uyuni. Members of a cooperativo are paid 10 Bolivianos ($1.25) per ton to shovel wet salt for harvest. The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world (approx. 10,500 sq.km.), with 10 billion tons of edible salt, of which some 25,000 tons is extracted annually.⁠ ⁠ Link in bio for more stunning views and an interview with @geosteinmetz in the latest issue of Nature Conservancy Magazine! ⁠ ⁠ #photography #aerial #aerialphotography #naturalworld #humanplanet #georgesteinmetzphotography
    "This picture beautifully illustrates what is known as "The Green Tunnel" on the Appalachian Trail. On the morning of June 4th of 2015, I captured this image in Virginia while hiking through the Appalachian Trail. The lush vegetation and whimsical fog embodied everything I love about nature. When I view this image I am temporarily transported back into the forest." Caption+📸: @reptarhikes⁠
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Something about a good hike with the sights, sounds and smells of nature makes you feel refreshed and ready for a new challenge. That's why we were so excited to see that this week starts #BlackHikersWeek - initiated and curated by the following groups: ⁠
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@blackpeoplewhohike ⁠
@wecoloroutside ⁠
@blackkidsdohike ⁠
@blackadventurecrew⁠
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We'll be sharing more through our stories... but be sure to follow the linked accounts to support #BlackHikersWeek to the fullest extent!
    "This picture beautifully illustrates what is known as "The Green Tunnel" on the Appalachian Trail. On the morning of June 4th of 2015, I captured this image in Virginia while hiking through the Appalachian Trail. The lush vegetation and whimsical fog embodied everything I love about nature. When I view this image I am temporarily transported back into the forest." Caption+📸: @reptarhikes⁠ ⁠ Something about a good hike with the sights, sounds and smells of nature makes you feel refreshed and ready for a new challenge. That's why we were so excited to see that this week starts #BlackHikersWeek - initiated and curated by the following groups: ⁠ ⁠ @blackpeoplewhohike@wecoloroutside@blackkidsdohike@blackadventurecrew⁠ ⁠ We'll be sharing more through our stories... but be sure to follow the linked accounts to support #BlackHikersWeek to the fullest extent!
    "I tried to catch some fog, but I mist..." 😁⁠
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They’re forever the source of terrible #dadjokes, so don't forget to give your pops a high five today! #HappyFathersDay⁠
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📸: @haojiang00629
    "I tried to catch some fog, but I mist..." 😁⁠ ⁠ They’re forever the source of terrible #dadjokes, so don't forget to give your pops a high five today! #HappyFathersDay⁠ ⁠ 📸: @haojiang00629
    Today, we honor #Juneteenth. And we recognize that we still have a lot of listening and learning to do. ⁠
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To grow a world where people and nature thrive together, we MUST recognize our past. Only then can knowledge and understanding lead our actions. We can only truly succeed when we move forward with justice for people and our planet. 🌱 ⁠
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More on what #Juneteenth is and why it's important, via the local TNC chapters and important accounts your should follow linked in our stories! 💚
    Today, we honor #Juneteenth. And we recognize that we still have a lot of listening and learning to do. ⁠ ⁠ To grow a world where people and nature thrive together, we MUST recognize our past. Only then can knowledge and understanding lead our actions. We can only truly succeed when we move forward with justice for people and our planet. 🌱 ⁠ ⁠ More on what #Juneteenth is and why it's important, via the local TNC chapters and important accounts your should follow linked in our stories! 💚
    Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.✨⁠
–Maya Angelou ⁠
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📸: @deewaangguptaa
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    Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.✨⁠ –Maya Angelou ⁠ ⁠ 📸: @deewaangguptaa
    On #WorldOceanDay and every day - let us remember that we are all collectively responsible for the ocean and its well-being and protection.
    On #WorldOceanDay and every day - let us remember that we are all collectively responsible for the ocean and its well-being and protection.
    As a large and diverse community of environmentalists who aim to protect nature for everyone, one step towards lasting change is a commitment to acknowledging and amplifying black voices in the conservation space. ⁠
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As we share their messages moving forward (and not just for this next week or two), we will continue to broaden our perspectives of conservation while we actively seek knowledge from people of color and diverse thought leaders.⁠
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If you know scientists or nature lovers with social handles or stories that you want to bring to our attention, we're here, listening and appreciative. Tag them below 👇. More accounts we've been learning from and essential articles  featured in our stories.⁠
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#conservation #diversity #nature #naturephotography #outdoors #community #environment 📸: Jeremy Gray
    As a large and diverse community of environmentalists who aim to protect nature for everyone, one step towards lasting change is a commitment to acknowledging and amplifying black voices in the conservation space. ⁠ ⁠ As we share their messages moving forward (and not just for this next week or two), we will continue to broaden our perspectives of conservation while we actively seek knowledge from people of color and diverse thought leaders.⁠ ⁠ If you know scientists or nature lovers with social handles or stories that you want to bring to our attention, we're here, listening and appreciative. Tag them below 👇. More accounts we've been learning from and essential articles featured in our stories.⁠ ⁠ #conservation #diversity #nature #naturephotography #outdoors #community #environment 📸: Jeremy Gray
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