Coastline, The Snares
Photograph by Frans Lanting
Bull kelp clings to the coastline of New Zealand's The Snares islands, hiding sea lions that prey on Snares crested penguins.
Keoladeo National Park, India
Photograph by James P. Blair
Openbill storks, a bird indigenous to the region, nest in the trees by the marshes of the Keoladeo National Park in the Rajasthan state of India.
Tuareg Tribesman, Libya
Photograph by Bobby Model
A Tuareg tribesman prays at twilight in Libya.
Kazakh Eagle Hunter, Western Mongolia
Photograph by David Edwards
The hunt always begins on horseback, the eagle riding blindfolded on the leather-covered arm of its owner. Fathers and sons, like 17-year-old Sangsai, set out in bitter cold of winter before sunrise to reach promontories where the eagle, blindfold undone, can quickly scan the wide open landscape for prey as the sun rises.
Emperor Penguin Chicks, Antarctica
Photograph by Frank Kazukaitis
Emperor chicks huddle for an exchange of heat in the chill of Antarctica. Born in winter, they complete their growth in time for summer’s ice breakup, when they go fishing for themselves.
From the National Geographic book National Geographic Image Collection, 2009
Photograph by Beverly Joubert
On the Selinda Reserve in Botswana, a herd of wildebeest gathers at the water’s edge at the end of the dry season.
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