Enal, a young sea nomad, rides on the tail of a tawny nurse shark, in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Marine nomadism has almost completely disappeared in South East Asia as a result of severe marine degradation. I believe children such as Enal have stories that could prove pivotal in contemporary marine conservation. (Photograph by James Morgan, James Of Arci, Like A Boss, National Geographic, Young Children, Pet, The Ocean, James Morgan, Photo, Kid
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Faroe Islands, Village of G'sadalur(16 residents), Island of Mykines in background. NatGeo Photo Contest by Ken Bower
On a weekend trip to Westcliffe, Colorado we drove to the peak of a mountain, got off and hiked the rest of the way. After a few minutes of taking photos, I turned around to see an old, wise buck walking right up to us, stopping maybe 10 feet from us. It seemed as though he was just happy to have some company. He watched me set up my tripod for some landscape shots and followed me around like a dog for a good half hour and even appeared to pose for me when I took photos of him. I shot this at 24
Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak Fishermen's lights attract plankton, and plankton attract young whale sharks in Djibouti's coastal waters. In 2008 the United Arab Emirates banned whale shark fishing—a sign of growing awareness of the importance and vulnerability of Arabia's seas.