National Geographic

Life is an adventure - enjoy the ride and the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.

Photo by @dguttenfelder Cubans navigate a narrow and colorful backstreet in old Havana. For more photos and videos from Cuba please follow @dguttenfelder #onassignment with @natgeoexpeditions
Photo @ladzinski / A curious 3 month old #lion playfully chasing grasshoppers in the thorny #Kalahari bush. This #cub , along with her 6 siblings, is too young to be part of the greater pride and the sole responsibility of mom. Transitioning from milk to meat means that their mother spends most of her day hunting alone in the field while the cubs stay hidden. It's a vulnerable time but these cubs spend the day like most children, playing, exploring, wrestling and getting into trouble.
Photo by @christian_foto Centro Medico Metro station in Mexico City, Mexico. The 2016 estimated population for the city proper was approximately 8.91million people, with a land area of 1,485 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the most recent definition agreed upon by the federal and state governments, the Greater Mexico City population is 21.2 million people, making it the second-largest metropolitan areaof the western hemisphere, behind New York City, the tenth-largest agglomeration, and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world. Photo by @christian_foto #metro #mexicocity #mexico #everydaylatinamerica #everydaymexico #everydayeverywhere
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Work continues underground in the Brenner Base Tunnel between Austria and Italy. Once complete the 64km (40miles) long tunnel will run from Tulfes, bypassing Innsbruck and emerging in Fortezza. Including the Innsbruck railway bypass, the entire tunnel system will be the longest underground rail link in the world!
Photo by @amivitale. A group of Samburu, who are semi-nomadic pastoralists, stand looking over the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy from the Mathews Range Mountains. Namunyak's 850,000 acres contain higher populations of large mammals than any other landscape (protected or unprotected) in Kenya, including the second-largest elephant population in the country, with more than 6,300 individuals. Conservation efforts here are focusing on both preventing habitat loss and stopping the spread of poaching, lead by local communities. Please follow all of us, @amivitale , @r.e.s.c.u.e and @sararacamp , to support and learn more about these initiatives. @nrt_kenya @lewa_wildlife @kenyawildlifeservice @nature_africa @tusk_org @sandiegozoo @conservationorg @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #samburu #ecotourism #stoppoaching #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #natgeolodges #photojournalism #amivitale
Video by @joelsartore. An endangered horned marsupial frog at the El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center. These frogs have completely disappeared from many of their original habitats. It is thought that this species is extremely susceptible to chytridiomycosis, an infectious disease in amphibians caused by the chytrid fungus that is wiping out frogs in Latin America. This individual is part of a conservation breeding colony maintained by the Panama Amphibian Rescue and Conservation Project @amphibianrescue in Panama. To see still images of this frog check out @joelsartore. . . #savetogether #frogs #amphibians #herps #marsupialfrog #endangeredspecies #natgeo #photoark
Photo by @stephenwilkes : I love NYC, I opened my studio there, and I thrive on the hustle and energy. These days my jobs take me around the world, but I love a chance to shoot in my backyard, Queens! As a kid I remember visiting the Unisphere in the 1960’s with my family, and these iconic landmarks are true to the spirit of creating memories for generations. #nyc #newyork #worldsfair #unisphere #travel #memories #flushingmeadows #coronapark #energy #queens
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // #OnAssignment for @NatGeoPristineSeas and @NatGeo. It is believed that the relationship between the Inuit people and their dogs goes back at least 4,000 years and it is generally understood that without the help of their dogs, human habitation in the vast northern latitudes would not have been possible. Much is owed to working dogs in every continent, but here, in Greenland, they remain an important part of the economy and the culture. Oh and notice the black dog in the back. He cracks me up!! To see what it's like to ride with a dogsled team, #Follow me at @CristinaMittermeier With @sea_legacy and @paulnicklen and @EnricSala. @natgeocreative | #husky | #dogs | #puppy | #nature #animals | #love | #culture | #tradition | #enoughness | #gratitude | #ice |#climatechange
Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Nikko Toshogu Grand Spring Festival began today, May 17th, featuring Shinto rituals and archery on horseback (yabusame). Tomorrow, a procession of priests, dancers, musicians and samurai dressed in armor takes you back to the age of the samurai. The festival held in spring and fall, honors the spirit of Ieyasu Tokugawa, the Shogun who brought peace and stability to feudal Japan and laid the foundation for modern day society. Photographing there is like shooting on a movie set. #nikko #toshogu #tochigi #japan #springfestival #archer #yabusame @natgeocreative @natgeotravel @thephotosociety
Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio This week in history … In May 1988 Soviet troops began their withdrawal from Afghanistan after 8 years of bloody conflict… Here photographed in Kabul years later an abandoned Soviet-era bomber that has now been incorporated into the car park of ‘Shamshad TV’, a new media company supported heavily by American money, Kabul, Walking Afghanistan’s fields and streets can be like passing through a museum of the archaeology of war - different moments of destruction lie like sediment on top of each other. From my book: ‘Afghanistan: Chronotopia’ (2002)
 Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material.

@instituteartist @michaelhoppengallery @benrubi_gallery @galleryluisotti @natgeo @thephotosociety #afghanistan #battlefield #war #sovietinvasion #displacement #chronotopia #aftermath #diorama #photojournalism #journalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolkstudio #simonnorfolk #documentary #lensculture #visualarchitects #socialdocumentary #ussr #sovietairforce #sovietbomber #military #abandoned #scrapyard
Video by @bertiegregory. An Asian elephant calf takes a drink with its mother in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan subspecies of elephant is the largest of the Asian elephant species with the biggest bulls weighing over 5000kg/11000lbs. That said, when born, this little calf would have weighed only 100kg/220lbs! Shot during a leopard project for @natgeo , @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory to see this calf trying to go for a swim!
Photo by @johnstanmeyer - 28th Floor ~ A gentle peeking of Midtown Manhattan from the 28th floor looking eastward from Time Square. - @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #blinds #windowblinds #lines #shadows #newyork #newyorkcity #nyc #manhatten
next page →