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Photos by @pedromcbride | It took 750 miles, 13 months, eight pairs of shoes, two friends, and one camera to document this iconic national park, the Grand Canyon, revealing perspectives rarely seen before. The story of this transect on foot along the length of the only canyon visible from outer space serves as the backbone of the new documentary “Into the Grand Canyon”–out in time for the park’s 100th birthday. See vantages of this roofless cathedral and explore multiple views of how the park is poised to change from growing development pressures on all four points of the compass. Tune in February 21 (8 p.m. EST) on @natgeochannel to see the premiere. To learn more about this feature film, follow @pedromcbride. #IntotheGrandCanyon #intothecanyon #grandcanyon #petemcbride

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Video by @FransLanting | Jaguars are coming back to Ibera, a wild wetland in northeast Argentina where they have been missing for nearly a century. Follow us @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more about this remarkable story. @ThePhotoSociety @CLTArgentina @Tompkins_Conservation #Jaguar #Rewilding

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Photo by @JimRichardsonNG | A foggy night at the Stones of Stenness. Sheep have probably been grazing here almost as long as the stones have been standing, about 5,000 years. Stenness might well be the very first of the stone circles in the British Isles; it's some 700 years older than Stonehenge. Some who live here, in Orkney (off the northeast tip of Scotland), still carry the DNA of their Neolithic ancestors. We lit this scene with flashlights; my assistant is back behind the stone, lighting up the sheep who stayed blessedly still for this very long exposure. Follow me @JimRichardsonNG for more Scottish adventures. #scotland #orkney #neolithic

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Photo by @stephenwilkes | While on location in Israel for a "Day to Night" shot of the Western Wall, I was fortunate enough to capture some moments of the people here. These boys were playing a pickup soccer game on a rooftop, sharing a moment of unity in this diverse and historic city. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #DayToNight #StephenWilkes #Scouting #Israel #Historic #Rooftop #Soccer #Travel #Architecture

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Photo by @jasperdoest | During a cold winter day, a group of Japanese macaques relaxes in the warm water of a hot spring in the Joshin’etsukogen National Park. Of all the nonhuman primates in the world, Japanese macaques live the farthest north. In the mountainous regions of Japan, winters can be harsh. While the monkeys are lounging in a calm pool of water, they're often subjected to intense snowfall and freezing temperatures. For more images of these Japanese macaques, follow @jasperdoest. #snowmonkey #japan #japanesemacaque

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Photo by @irablockphoto | A peek through a window and a golden Buddha statue at Wat Bang Kung in the Amphawa District, not far from Bangkok, Thailand. This small temple, which dates back to the Ayutthaya period, is engulfed in Banyan trees. It's located along the shores of the Mae Klong River and was the scene of an 18th-century battle. #followme @irablockphoto to view more images from around the planet. @thephotosociety #watbangkung #temple #buddha #banyantree #thailand

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Photo by @edkashi | Ventkataiah, a CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology) patient, spends time with his family at home in the village of Kota. His daughter, standing, had to leave school to care for him, and his small rice farming village has banded together to look after him, as he can no longer work due to the disease.

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Photo by @drewtrush | “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it." “We must not only protect the countryside and save it from destruction, we must restore what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities … Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.” - Lyndon B. Johnson President of the United States #wild #publiclands #commonground #nature

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | As he drum-dances over a melting landscape in the North Pole, David Seroak, once known as Hiquqaq, is filled with both joy and sorrow. As an Inuit child, he remembers when his whole family was forcefully removed from their ancestral territory by the Canadian government and relocated hundreds of miles away, to a land they had never seen and on which they didn’t know how to survive. As they tried to return home, they walked over unforgiving frozen landscapes and many of them died. Stripped of home and identity, he became Eskimo 1-602, and faced years of hunger, loss, and struggle in Canada’s residential school system. The first Inuit drummer to reach the North Pole, he drummed and raised his voice with pride and honor. It was incredible to spend time with this Inuit elder. As he explained to me, self-determination is the best tool indigenous communities have to face a fast-changing planet. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier and explore my feed for more stories from indigenous communities from around the world. #NorthPole #climatechange #Canada #photography

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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan offer the Muslim evening prayers outside the abandoned warehouses where they took refuge in Belgrade, Serbia. This image was part of my story “Young and Stranded,” published in December 2017 issue of Nat Geo. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis, follow me @mmuheisen @everydayrefugees and @mmuheisenpublic #everydayrefugees #muhammedmuheisen

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Photo by @ronan_donovan | On the Antarctic Peninsula, two Adélie penguins crane their necks to inspect this strange two-legged visitor. I've come with all sorts of ridiculousness draped over my body: a wool hat my mother knit; five layers that are a mix of plastic fibers with the same feathery down that keeps penguins warm; plastic fiber gloves; and finally, rubber boots. And this is the warm season! Penguins have one incredible suit made out of materials fertilized by the landscape in which they live. A. Mazing. I'm always so curious how this works (and hugely jealous they can adjust to any weather in seconds). Take their feet, for example. They'll force blood into their feet when they're on land in order to cool off, and they'll constrict the blood flow to their feet when they're in water to keep warm: countercurrent heat exchange. Nice one, nature. So you'll see pink to red to white colored toes in this series. Hot colored feet means it's a hot penguin! Follow @ronan_donovan for more stories and images from the wild. #antarctica @natgeoexpeditions #penguin #ocean #wildlife

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Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | Steamy Spring Festival: A food vendor grills squid during a temple fair in Lianhuachi Park, Beijing. The celebration is for the Lunar New Year, which began on February 5. The party will last 15 days, as the Spring Festival transitions into the Lantern Festival. #chinesenewyear #springfestival #happylunarnewyear

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