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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - 16th century Matsumoto Castle, oldest and one of 3 best preserved castles in Japan. Sunrise on the moat. #matsumoto #castle #samurai #japan @thephotosociety @natgeocreative

Photographed taken by @christianziegler. An ocelot gazes down from a liana tangle in a forest in Central Panama. The most common of the spotted cats of the new world, ocelots can thrive in a variety of habitats and play an important ecological role. Habitat fragmentation and hunting have been reducing the populations in many areas of the ocelots range, from the southern US though out the Amazon. My first book, A Magic Web, about the tropical forest of Barro Colorado Island in Panama, has been re-designed and finally translated to Spanish, Un Tejido Magico. Part of the redesign included using newer photographs which I took on assignment for @natgeo over the years. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #conservation #ecology #BarroColoradoIsland #Panama #amagicweb #untejidomagico

photo by @joelsartore | Happy #MothersDay from the #PhotoArk! This is an #endangered pileated gibbon with her 8-month-old infant at the Gibbon Conservation Center in #California. Today, we honor all mothers, including animals and #MotherEarth, too! Check out the @natgeo gallery of animal moms today to celebrate! #nikonambassador #photooftheday

Photo by @BrianSkerry. Happy Mother’s Day! A harp seal mom sniffs her pup before feeding to make sure it is, indeed, her pup. A behavior known as the ‘Harp Seal Kiss,’ photographed near sunset in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. This species faces growing challenges with the loss of sea ice due to climate change. To see more from the frigid north, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #harpseals #seals #canada #climatechange #arctic #cold #love #mothersday #mothers #day #mom

Photo by @andywcoleman //. Happy Mother's Day to mothers everywhere. Being a cheetah mom is a round the clock job. We watched this cheetah spend the morning teaching her young cubs survival skills while watching for prey and other predators. Young cubs have a lot of energy and need a great deal of nourishment. It's up to mother to keep them fed. From this perch, this cheetah spotted an impala in the distance and was off on the hunt. Only half of a cheetah's hunts are actually successful, but this time she was able to catch her prey and bring it back to her cubs.

Looking back on my recent trip to Japan and the beautiful snow monkeys up at Jigokudani. These little guys have the most adorable and expressive pink and red faces. What a great memory!

Photo by @cristinamittermeier Happy Mother's Day! There is something tremendously humbling about having 10-15 wild orcas swimming straight at you! In the northern fjords of Norway, thousands of orcas gather to feed on the overwintering herring. This mother brought her calf right beneath me, as if to take a closer look at the stranger in the water. Such a privilege to get a glimpse of these magnificent animals in their own realm. In Gryllefjord, Norway, #nature @blackfish #beauty #wildorca With @paulnicklen @goranehlme @frederikwolffteglhus @sea_legacy @waterproofinternational @natgeocreative #sunset #beauty #nature #sonycamera #Nauticamhousing

Photo @pedromcbride // Happy Mothers Day — To all the moms out there. A mama elephant leads her young to water in Namibia, #Africa. #HappyMothersday #elephants

Happy Mother’s Day on behalf of all species on this great planet. A mother polar bear stands guard over her resting cubs as they wait patiently for the sea ice to freeze for the first time in many months. She needs to get on the ice to feed on seals in order to replenish her greatly diminished body fat. At this point, she has not eaten a substantial meal in over four or five months and yet has had to nurse her cubs to keep them alive. Sea ice is freezing later each fall and melting earlier each spring, increasing the amount of time that polar bears go without a feast. #Follow me on @paulnicklen to see a mother bear protecting her even younger cubs. #climatechange #mothersday #naturelovers #bear #polarbear #picoftheday #photooftheday #followme #beauty @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative

Photo by @DavidDoubilet . A pair of brown booby seabirds rest on exposed coral near Bird Island (North Islet) in Tubbataha Reefs National Park, Philippines. Two small islands in Tubbataha Reefs National Park are the last intact habitat for 20,000 seabirds and migratory species in the Philippines. Tubbataha Reef ecosystem is a Unesco World Heritage site located in the middle of the Sulu Sea. From on assignment for @natgeo in the #CoralTriangle #ocean #seabird #unescoworldheritage #tubbataha #philippines for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayes and @daviddoubilet

Photograph by @JohnStanmeyer on assignment for @natgeo in #Kazakhstan Kazakh horsemen practicing for today's Kokpar competition in a field outside Aktau, Kazakhstan. This ancient Central Asian sport has horse-mounted players attempting to drag a goat or calf carcass toward a goal. Banned during the Soviet era, today Kokpar is Kazakhstan's national sport, reviving a tradition that began in the 10th century. Throughout Central Asia, Kokpar is known by many names

photo by @drewtrush I had been covering a lot of ground looking for game trails and scent sites to place my remote cameras when I found this overhang in the Wind River Range in Wyoming. Protected from the weather, the ground stays dry and is a great location for a “scrape” or scent site which mt. lions use to mark and define their territories. I knew this would be a good location. Close to a game trail…..I got to work. I set up a camera at the scrape and on the trail leading in and began the most excruciating part of being a camera trapping……..the wait. You can see the trail shot on my feed (@drewtrush), and get more behind the scenes stories from this assignment. #yellowstone @natgeocreative @thephotosociety

I love wandering around urban areas and taking photos of what I see but I rarely share what I capture. So since @TheDarkroomLab is doing a #TheDarkroomLab_StreetPhotography film photo contest I'll be sharing some of my street photography". This Venice Beach street portrait of a girl and her put was my only intentional portrait I took in while in Venvice, I definitely want to go back and take more portraits of random people. To see more of my street photography checkout my last tumblr post - like in the bio. Canon EOS 3 // Portra 400

Photo by @petekmuller. #Camels graze on the plains outside of #Nanyuki, #Kenya. Following the heavy rains at this time of year, #Laikipia county is lush and green with plenty of grass & water for wild & domesticated animals. #Africa #animals #environment

Photo by @ronan_donovan Yellowstone // A black wolf's piercing eyes cut through the dusk on a fall evening in Yellowstone. The name gray wolf can sometimes be misleading since their coat color can carry from white to black. Genetics shows the black coat color is a result of wild wolves interbreeding with domestic wolf-dogs somewhere around 15,000-40,000 years ago. In Yellowstone, roughly half the wolves are considered black. Which color wolf would you like to see - black, white or gray? Follow @ronan_donovan to see more images of wolves in Yellowstone. Checkout the current issue of @natgeo that is dedicated entirely to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. #wolf #yellowstone @yellowstonenps #yellowstone

Photograph by @paulnicklen for @sea_legacy. This mother polar bear wraps her body around her young cubs to protect them and to keep them warm. Here, they wait for the sea ice to freeze during the fall months. The biggest threat to polar bears is that due to #climatechange sea ice is melting earlier each spring and freezing later each fall. This means that bears have less time on sea ice in order to catch seals. #follow me on @Paulnicklen to see my favorite polar images. #naturelovers #nature #wildlife #polarbear #bear #arctic #ice #picoftheday #photooftheday #followme

photo by @joelsartore | A mara or Patagonian cavy at the @HoustonZoo. #Follow me to meet more members of the #PhotoArk. #nikonambassador #photooftheday

Photograph by @paulnicklen // Adorable husky sled dogs sit in the sled that they will someday pull around the Yukon Territory. I do not know what it is about sled dogs, but they steal my heart every time I spend time with them. Please #follow me on @Paulnicklen to see pictures of Greenlandic huskies. #dogs #pets #nature #naturelovers #beauty #love @natgeocreative @thephotosociety

Photo @ladzinski / Although the #AmericanAlligator isn't an endangered species, it's protected habitat in Everglades National Park is a haven of concern. Rising sea levels are already increasing the salinity levels of the fresh water in the southern parts of the park. Unlike salt water crocodiles, alligators can't live in salt or brackish water for extended periods. Photographed on assignment for a story on climate change and its affects on America's National Parks. @andy_mann @gatorboys_chris

photo by @joelsartore | A Mexican gray #wolf at the Wild Canid Center in #StLouis. #PhotoArk #nikonambassador #photooftheday

Photo by @andywcoleman // Two grizzly cubs stay close to their mother as she stares down a dominant bear. Life isn't easy for the mother as she must hunt and protect her cubs at the same time. The water is full of salmon which attracts a large number of bears to the area. She decided to delay her meal and headed to the safety of the woods with her cubs. Taken in Katmai National Park, Alaska.

Photograph by @paulnicklen for @natgeo // What is your ideal vacation or expedition? Mine is to spend quality time in nature with charismatic and curious megafauna like this manatee in the warm water springs of Florida. These manatees rely on these springs to avoid getting hypothermia during the cold winter months. Due to water over-usage by humans, many of these springs are drying up and manatees are running out of life sustaining habitat. To see manatees engaged in courtship, please feel free #followme on @paulnicklen. Also, to see our efforts working towards marine conservation #follow @cristinamittermeier and I at @sea_legacy #manatee #naturelovers #nature #beauty #love #wildlife #gratitude #thejourney #picoftheday #photooftheday @natgeo

Photo by @BrianSkerry. A newborn harp seal basks in the sun with its mother in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. These pups only keep their white coats for about 2 weeks before shedding and adopting the typical grey cover of adult harp seals. Underwater, vision is the dominant sense of these creatures, yet, when on the frozen tundra of the North, mother harp seals use smell to identify their pups. To learn more about Harp Seals and to see more from my experiences in the frozen ocean realms, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #arctic #harp #seal #pup #ice #frozen #tundra #natgeo #onassignment #photooftheday #oceans #conservation #protect #nature #national #geographic #NatGeoOceansDay

Photograph by @paulnicklen // Manatees typically breed once every two years; generally only a single calf is born. However, I felt incredibly fortunate to photograph this rare moment where a mother nurses her twins at Blue Spring, Florida. Gestation lasts about 12 months and a further 12 to 18 months is required to wean the calf or in this case, calves. Twins occur less than two percent of the time. #Followme on @paulnicklen to see courting manatees. #manatee #naturelovers #nature #beauty #love #wildlife #gratitude #thejourney #smile #picoftheday #photooftheday @natgeocreative

Photo by @TimLaman. Glimpsing a Red-naped Trogon in the #rainforest of #Borneo is a real treat. Spotted this guy while out searching for orangutans at #GunungPalung National Park, #Indonesia. @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative. See a lot more of #IndonesiaBiodiversity @TimLaman.