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Photo by Adam Ferguson @adamfergusonstudio | In early 2018 the Trump Administration announced that, in September 2019, it would end the
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Photo by Adam Ferguson @adamfergusonstudio | In early 2018 the Trump Administration announced that, in September 2019, it would end the "temporary protected status" provided to over 200,000 Salvadorians who currently live and work legally in the U.S. Ana Machado, 53, and her daughter, Kenia Gaitan, 29, sit with Gaitan’s three children, Jakob, three, Bridget, six, and Aviela, nine, in their Virginia apartment. Machado came to the U.S. in 1991 as a civil war refugee and was only recently granted political asylum. She works as an office cleaner. Gaitan, who arrived in 2006 after threats from MS-13, is undocumented, but her children are U.S. citizens. Follow me at @adamfergusonstudio to see more stories about important social issues. #adamferguson #natgeo #migration

Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Late afternoon swimmers bathe at the northern end of Lake Kivu, near the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. #rwanda #congo
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Photo by Michael Christopher Brown @michaelchristopherbrown | Late afternoon swimmers bathe at the northern end of Lake Kivu, near the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo. #rwanda #congo

Video by Bertie Gregory @bertiegregory | A male snowy owl hunts for lemmings during a blizzard along Hudson Bay in Canada. I couldn’t feel my fingers or toes, but this snowy owl looked totally unfazed by the brutal conditions. Feathers evolved initially for insulation, not flight, so by trapping pockets of air in his plumage, he’s able to stay warm and focus on other tasks. Before this shoot, I would have said hunting in a blizzard would be pointless for this owl, as I thought its small rodent prey would be tucked up under the snow. Even if the lemmings were on the move underground, there’s no way the owl could hear them in this wind. However, occasionally we did see lemmings running around on top of the snow, presumably disorientated and lost. With the owls razor-sharp eyesight, this would be a lemming’s last mistake. Shot for @natgeo and season three of
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Video by Bertie Gregory @bertiegregory | A male snowy owl hunts for lemmings during a blizzard along Hudson Bay in Canada. I couldn’t feel my fingers or toes, but this snowy owl looked totally unfazed by the brutal conditions. Feathers evolved initially for insulation, not flight, so by trapping pockets of air in his plumage, he’s able to stay warm and focus on other tasks. Before this shoot, I would have said hunting in a blizzard would be pointless for this owl, as I thought its small rodent prey would be tucked up under the snow. Even if the lemmings were on the move underground, there’s no way the owl could hear them in this wind. However, occasionally we did see lemmings running around on top of the snow, presumably disorientated and lost. With the owls razor-sharp eyesight, this would be a lemming’s last mistake. Shot for @natgeo and season three of "wild life." Follow @bertiegregory for more. #owl #arctic #canada #wildlife #camera

Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | Scouting the incredible landscape of Iceland, I couldn’t believe how the weather changed minute by minute. In between the clouds and snow, gorgeous rays of sunlight appeared for a few short seconds. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #DayToNight #StephenWilkes #DayToNight #BTS #Rural
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Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | Scouting the incredible landscape of Iceland, I couldn’t believe how the weather changed minute by minute. In between the clouds and snow, gorgeous rays of sunlight appeared for a few short seconds. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #daytonight #stephenwilkes #daytonight #BTS #Rural

Photo by Rena Effendi @renaeffendiphoto // sponsored by @NespressoUSA // A schoolgirl on her spring break comes to support her mother’s work at the dry coffee mill in Yirga Che’efē, Ethiopia. Once the dry cherries are hulled by the machine, the beans are laid out on raised beds made of mesh and bamboo. Women sort them by hand, picking out the defective beans. I was told women are best at this job, because they are much faster than men and their attention to detail is remarkable. It’s astonishing to see how much coffee cultivation still depends on the human eye. // National Geographic photographer @renaeffendiphoto travels to Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia to uncover @NespressoUSA coffee stories #beyondthebean #DiscoverNespresso
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Photo by Rena Effendi @renaeffendiphoto // sponsored by @NespressoUSA // A schoolgirl on her spring break comes to support her mother’s work at the dry coffee mill in Yirga Che’efē, Ethiopia. Once the dry cherries are hulled by the machine, the beans are laid out on raised beds made of mesh and bamboo. Women sort them by hand, picking out the defective beans. I was told women are best at this job, because they are much faster than men and their attention to detail is remarkable. It’s astonishing to see how much coffee cultivation still depends on the human eye. // National Geographic photographer @renaeffendiphoto travels to Colombia, Indonesia, and Ethiopia to uncover @NespressoUSA coffee stories #beyondthebean #discovernespresso

Photo by Andy Mann @andy_mann | A beautiful, and pregnant, oceanic whitetip shark cruises from a deep bank into the shallows to say hello. I've spent most of my career as an underwater photographer documenting this endangered western Atlantic population, and every time I see one in the water I'm left in awe of its grace, power, and beauty. Once considered the most abundant large predator on the planet, oceanic whitetip populations have declined as much as 95 percent in some studies, due to its susceptibility to longline fishing and value in the shark fin soup industry. I'm grateful for the Bahamas' nationwide protection of all shark species, so moments like this can be experienced by others. Please follow me @andy_mann for more stories from the wilder side of our blue planet.
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Photo by Andy Mann @andy mann | A beautiful, and pregnant, oceanic whitetip shark cruises from a deep bank into the shallows to say hello. I've spent most of my career as an underwater photographer documenting this endangered western Atlantic population, and every time I see one in the water I'm left in awe of its grace, power, and beauty. Once considered the most abundant large predator on the planet, oceanic whitetip populations have declined as much as 95 percent in some studies, due to its susceptibility to longline fishing and value in the shark fin soup industry. I'm grateful for the Bahamas' nationwide protection of all shark species, so moments like this can be experienced by others. Please follow me @andy mann for more stories from the wilder side of our blue planet.

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Carpets of tulip fields in Den Helder, The Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #denhelder #netherlands
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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Carpets of tulip fields in Den Helder, The Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #denhelder #netherlands

Video by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto | Heavy smog veils the downtown area of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. From the United States and Germany to India and China, air pollution cuts short an estimated seven million lives globally every year, according to the World Health Organization. In winter, coal stoves and power plants regularly choke Ulaanbaatar with smoke—and lung disease. The smell is acrid and inescapable. This winter authorities closed the capital’s schools for two full months, from mid-December to mid-February, in a desperate attempt to shield children from the toxic air. It’s unclear how effective that measure is. On bad days, handheld pollution monitors max out, as readings soar dozens of times beyond recommended limits. Levels of the tiniest and most dangerous airborne particles, known as PM2.5, once hit 133 times the World Health Organization’s suggested maximum. This video is part of a story I recently shot for @natgeo cities issue. Please visit my profile @paleyphoto for a link to the story.  #climatechange #airpollution #mongolia #ulaanbaatar #fossilfuel
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Video by Matthieu Paley @paleyphoto | Heavy smog veils the downtown area of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar. From the United States and Germany to India and China, air pollution cuts short an estimated seven million lives globally every year, according to the World Health Organization. In winter, coal stoves and power plants regularly choke Ulaanbaatar with smoke—and lung disease. The smell is acrid and inescapable. This winter authorities closed the capital’s schools for two full months, from mid-December to mid-February, in a desperate attempt to shield children from the toxic air. It’s unclear how effective that measure is. On bad days, handheld pollution monitors max out, as readings soar dozens of times beyond recommended limits. Levels of the tiniest and most dangerous airborne particles, known as PM2.5, once hit 133 times the World Health Organization’s suggested maximum. This video is part of a story I recently shot for @natgeo cities issue. Please visit my profile

Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | It's the end for a male red lechwe. It's a remarkable thing that lions can catch an antelope that is so well adapted to water and can run through swamps at enormous speed. However, the Okavango lions won't waste unnecessary energy and know exactly when they have the best chance. The sharp crack of horn against horn echoing across the plains lets the lions know that there are lechwe fighting for dominance, territory, and a female herd. These territorial disputes are so intense that the lechwe tend to forget everything except their immediate opponent—and often don't see a sneaking lion until it's too late. #Okavangolions #ThisIsMyTrophy #TsaroPride #CircleofLife
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Photo by Beverly Joubert @beverlyjoubert | It's the end for a male red lechwe. It's a remarkable thing that lions can catch an antelope that is so well adapted to water and can run through swamps at enormous speed. However, the Okavango lions won't waste unnecessary energy and know exactly when they have the best chance. The sharp crack of horn against horn echoing across the plains lets the lions know that there are lechwe fighting for dominance, territory, and a female herd. These territorial disputes are so intense that the lechwe tend to forget everything except their immediate opponent—and often don't see a sneaking lion until it's too late. #okavangolions #thisismytrophy #tsaropride #circleoflife

Photo by Ira Block @irablockphoto | In the fog, Bear Island looks mysterious and prehistoric. Bear Island is located in Norway's Svalbard Archipelago, 235 kilometers (146 miles) south of Spitsbergen. Uninhabited, except for a weather station, it is home to many breeding and migratory sea birds. #followme @irablockphoto to see more images of the world. @thephotosociety #bearisland #norway #svalbard #spitsbergen
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Photo by Ira Block @irablockphoto | In the fog, Bear Island looks mysterious and prehistoric. Bear Island is located in Norway's Svalbard Archipelago, 235 kilometers (146 miles) south of Spitsbergen. Uninhabited, except for a weather station, it is home to many breeding and migratory sea birds. #followme @irablockphoto to see more images of the world. @thephotosociety #bearisland #norway #svalbard #spitsbergen

Photo by Renan Ozturk @renan_ozturk | Why do you climb? Answering that age-old question
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Photo by Renan Ozturk @renan ozturk | Why do you climb? Answering that age-old question "Why risk it all for mountains?" is so hard. Climbing recently with Necdet Turhan, Turkey’s first blind climber to do five summits on five continents, all without the visual payoff, gave me a deeper appreciation of the full sensory experience of why we love to be in the mountains—and how to approach that question in a more complete way. See @renan ozturk for more images from this story and mountain experiences on the fringe.

Photo by Martin Schoeller @martinschoeller | From an interview series I did with New York City religious leaders. This is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. 
Religion: Sufi Islam.
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Photo by Martin Schoeller @martinschoeller | From an interview series I did with New York City religious leaders. This is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Religion: Sufi Islam. "We are created by God from a little bit of God's own essence. In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam we believe that the human being was created in the divine image. We are God's representatives on Earth. So when you think of yourself that way, then you have a much, much greater responsibility. God did not send Jesus’s religion. God did not send Moses with a different religion. He didn’t send everybody with a different religion. No, they all came to teach about the same God. It's one religion. Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses are like regional managers. It's God's religion, all of them are ... Jesus didn't come to preach Christianity, he came to teach the children of Israel how to remember God better. He was a Jewish revivalist. Same with Muhammad; he didn't come to change to a new religion. He came to remind people what

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