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Through Their Eyes

View the world through the eyes of photographers, artists, and filmmakers capturing a diversity of life, exploring vital issues visually and compelling people to care.

Picture of a baby chameleon hunting. Our world has visual delights at every corner, but blink and you will miss them!

Lioness Has Incredible Interaction With Baby Baboon During Gripping Animal Encounter. This photo-story by Huffington Post captures a rare moment between predator and prey, or as it turned out maternal lioness and motherless baboon. A reminder that every animal is an individual and their behaviours are equally unpredictable.

Amazing Photos of Mammals in Motion: revealing the curious nature and antics of animals.

Pictures: Amazing mammal photo winners

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Photography tours offer incredible opportunities to garner knowledge from professionals, in different conditions and environments around the world. When choosing a tour consider the subject matter you want to explore and then seek out an expert in that field, this will benefit your learning in two ways: 1. establishes focus to craft your skills. 2. connects you with a professional in your field of interest. Here is a a short list of exceptional photo opportunities in late 2014 early 2015.

Adventure Photography Tips: 'Shooting into the Sun' by Tim Kemple for National Geographic. *Learn your camera system so you can shoot as under exposed as possible while still keeping visible information in your shadows. *Use the lowest ISO possible on your camera to maximize dynamic range. *Use the sun flare to add depth to the image. *Experiment with fixed lenses that have fewer elements and are less susceptible to lens flare. For more tips visit: adventureblog.nat...

Most Amazing Macro Insect Photography offers a close up view of natures smaller inhabitants. This image of a Panda Ant by Chris Lukhaup mesmerises with minute detail. The Mutillidae are a family of more than 3,000 species of wasps whose wingless females resemble large, hairy ants. Found in Chile. Black and white specimens are sometimes known as panda ants due to their hair coloration resembling that of the Chinese giant panda.

Photography Tour in the Pantanal (September 9 - 20, 2013). Learn Natures Secrets with 'Master of the Lens' - Daniel J. Cox, as he explores the lush forests of Brazil where the mighty Pantanal teems with life. This beautifully diverse environment offers many riches for the keen eye, but to capture a fleeting moment takes skill and experience. With more than thirty years of wild insight, Natural Exposures will make your 'Adventure in the Amazon' unforgettable!

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA is doing an exhibit on Photoshop next year. In this video they interview photographer Stephen Johnson about his early use of the program and thoughts about its evolution and influence on his work. The June 2013 Edition of Stephen's photography newsletter also features a great article on New Work Exploration and a tutorial on Matting and Framing. Discover more at: sjphoto.com

Photographer Tim Kemple’s Shooting Tips: Skip “Magic Hour” and Wait for the Storm. More wonderful insight from NG, this unexpected advise rewards with visions of unique and striking difference. Read the full article and many more expert tips on National Geographic's Adventure Blog!

10 most iconic places to photograph. Jim Richardson from National Geographic Traveler shares his global 'bucket list' of iconic places to photograph. At number 5 Easter Island with its statues evocative of an ancient world. Photo: Tongariki with the long row of moai looming above. See the list in full at NationalGeographi...

June 8th is the UN-designated World Oceans Day, and this year the theme is "together we have the power to protect the ocean". NPL has prepared a gallery of images celebrating the riches of the world's oceans and the efforts being made to preserve them. Follow this link to view the collection and learn more about marine conservation!

Picture of an eastern screech owl by Graham McGeorge, from the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. An impressive eye caught the feathered distinction amidst the hollow, revealing natures talent for camoflage.

Send mom to Africa: the spellbinding realism of Pollyanna Pickering’s wildlife paintings bring to life scenes from the wild, capturing expressions of the mother cheetah and her cubs in a limited edition print that tells a story. Inspired by the imagination of a child the piece represents a tale for conservation.

Mothers' Nature - Wildlife Warriors

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Turfed out - Thomas Jensen snapped the moment that a duck hopped up on a branch on which two frogs had been sunning themselves.

De-Stressing Inspiration From Cats And Dogs. Studies have shown owning a pet makes you more likely to be happy and have a better sense of self. This photo collection takes a look at the relaxation powers of our pets - why not give some a try!

This visually captivating image of a gorilla walking through butterflies is from NPL's Winter 2013 highlights. Visit the site to see the full collection which includes: photos of rare western lowland gorillas, weird Japanese giant salamanders, endangered Amur leopards, dolphins, penguins, albatrosses, and seabirds from Christmas Island, European wildlife and illustrations of many extinct species.

Winter 2012 Highlights

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A picture tells a thousand words: share this stunning image by Ben Hall of a Whooper swan (Cygnus cygnus) in snowfall, and convey the christmas spirit to your loved ones!

Thank You for Making #GivingTuesday a Huge Success for Wild Cats! by Panthera Cats. At the start of the 2012 holiday season, on Tuesday, November 27th, Panthera participated in #GivingTuesday - a national day of giving that encourages charitable activities supporting nonprofits. On this day, over $300,000 was donated to Panthera, and every dollar donated has been matched! This means that over $600,000 will now go directly to the field to protect wild cats! Visit www.panthera.org to learn more!

Stage 1 of The Last Desert (Antarctica) 2012 has now concluded with the leaders having covered more than 100 kilometers in the first day under near perfect weather conditions. The terrain consisted of hard packed and slushy snow. Follow your favourite team of adventurers as they take on Antarctica at: www.4deserts.com

On December 6th, National Geographic will auction off 200 photos, paintings, and illustrations from their archives at Christie's in New York. Original art works offered date from 1800's and extend through the present day. All items can be viewed in person December 1-5 at Christie's or online. A one-of-a-kind art work from NG could be the perfect item for that person on your holiday shopping list who "has everything." Nunamiut Boy and Mask, Alaska, c.1958 Estimate $2,500-$3,500

Enter the WWF Photo Caption Contest and your caption and name could be featured in their next e-newsletter. Follow this image link or visit www.worldwildlife... to add your caption to the November 2012 photo of a rather cute and very curious, juvenile African lion (Panthera leo).

Bugs Eye View! How wonderful to know curiosity is an instinct of creatures both big and small. Photo: OIO by Uda Dennie, via 500px.

OIO by Uda Dennie | 500px

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The week in wildlife – in pictures From a rare snow leopard snapped in the Himalayas to a praying mantis sitting patiently on a blossom, here is a selection of the week's finest images from the natural world.

Six hundred years ago the fabled Mongol leader Tamerlane is said to have built a fabulous palace on the shores of Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan. Archaeologist and NG Fellow Fred Hiebert and a team of archaeologists have set up a base camp on the northern shore of Issyk Kul, where countless traders, caravans, and armies once passed along the Silk Road, to search for Tamarlane's lost palace. Follow the expedition via the Issyk Kul 2012 posts on National Geographics Explorers Journal.

Issyk Kul 2012 – News Watch

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