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Video by Joel Sartore @joelsartore | An endangered red-shanked douc langur sits for its Photo Ark shoot at the @endangeredprimaterescuecenter in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam. In Vietnamese, this monkey is called vooc ngu sac, which means “five-colored macaque,” a reference to the species’ colorful fur. To see a still shot of this species, follow me @joelsartore. #langur #primate #endangered #Vietnam #PhotoArk

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At approximately 20 feet long, Deep Blue might be the biggest great white shark ever caught on camera. Learn more Sunday, July 21st during a brand new special, "World's Biggest Great White?" at 8/7c.

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Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | For the biggest and best floating markets, head for Vietnam. Phung Hiep in the Mekong Delta is at the confluence of 5 canals where farmers bring their produce by boat (there are no roads) to the daily market. #phunghiep #mekongdelta #floatingmarket

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Photo by Ira Block @irablockphoto | A boater heads out in the early morning fog on Inle Lake in Myanmar. This freshwater lake, in Shan state, is the second largest in the country, measuring about 13 miles long and 7 miles wide. It's home to the Intha fisherman, known for their "leg rowing" and conical fishing nets. Besides fishing, the lake supports unusual activities, like farming on floating islands and a textile industry that creates cloth from the stems of the lotus plant. Villages on the lake are made up of homes built on stilts that are connected by bamboo walkways. #followme @irablockphoto to see more images from the world. #inlelake #myanmar #fishing #irablock

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Photo by Lynsey Addario @lynseyaddario | United States Border Patrol agents on horseback chase after and detain undocumented migrants along the border with Mexico near Penitas, Texas, June 7, 2018.

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Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @cristinamittermeier | It was a gamble and it paid off. We guessed this mother brown bear would guide her rambunctious cubs across the tidal flats back onto high ground as the tide started coming in. With what seemed like utter joy, they galloped across shallow water in a symphony of splashes and grunts right towards us. It was amazing and so lovely to watch. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier to see more intimate moments of charismatic wildlife.

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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Mohammed, a 2.5-year-old Syrian refugee, looks out from the window of his family’s shelter in a camp in Athens, Greece. For more photos and videos of the refugee crisis, follow me @mmuheisen @mmuheisenpublic. For more on how to get involved, follow @everydayrefugees. #muhammedmuheisen #everydayrefugees

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Photo by Stephen Wilkes @stephenwilkes | I’ve always been captivated by history, and Venice is one of my favorite cities in the world because it truly remains timeless. I decided I wanted to photograph the Historical Regatta (Regata Storica), an event that’s taken place in Venice every year since the 1500s. The boats and costumes seen in this photograph are exactly as they were back then. The day was beautiful, and although the bridge was crowded and I could barely move, the stunning sunrise and sunset made it a perfect scene for this Day to Night. The Day to Night series began in 2009. From a fixed camera angle, I capture fleeting moments of humanity and nature as light passes in front of the lens. I shoot thousands of images through day and night, then digitally blend a select group to create a seamless composite image. To see more photos from my travels near and far, follow me @stephenwilkes. #DayToNight #StephenWilkes #Venice #Regatta #Italy

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Photo by Brian Skerry @brianskerry | A large tiger shark swims through the blue waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of South Africa. Tiger Sharks are one of the more adaptable shark species, able to move easily from open ocean to more "urban" environments. But much of their lives remains a mystery and researchers are only just beginning to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeo. To see more sharks and ocean wildlife photos follow @BrianSkerry #sharks #tigersharks #southafrica #savesharks

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Photo by Tasneem Alsultan @tasneemalsultan | Wijaya beach is one of many magical spots in Sri Lanka. It's located on the southwestern side of the country, where it was promised that I'd see turtle heads popping up out of the sea at day's end—but I was busy capturing the perfect sunset. #Wijayabeach #srilanka

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Photo by Mattias A. Klum @mattiasklumofficial | I photographed this elegantly camouflaged chital deer while on assignment in Kanha National Park, India. Predators of the chital include wolves, tigers, Asiatic lions (in Gir), leopards, Indian rock pythons, dholes, mugger crocodiles, and humans. The name chital comes from the Bengali word chitral(চিত্রল)/chitra (চিত্রা), which means "spotted." Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see more images and stories from projects around the world. #madhyapradesh #kanha #conservation #savetigers #india @thephotosociety

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Photo by Thomas Peschak @thomaspeschak | For me, the world’s most magical mangrove forests are on the Aldabra atoll in the Seychelles. Where else can you drift in just three feet of crystal clear water and encounter blacktip reef sharks, Indo-Pacific lemon sharks, swirling schools of snappers, and even giant groupers—all while thousands of frigate birds and red-footed boobies roost in the forest canopy above. To discover more photographs from this Indian Ocean wilderness follow @thomaspeschak

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