National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society

Founded:
1888

The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. Wikipedia

National Geographic Society

Founded:
1888

The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States, is one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. Wikipedia

Sep 1, 7:55 AM

Photo @tbfrost | This is NOT my camera in the gorilla''s hand! A tourist dropped it on the trail when we were with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. And it ISN''T good this young male gorilla is holding it because it is an easy way for human diseases to transmit to the gorilla. BUT if humans think they are so special , that we are smarter than all other creatures , why on earth would this mountain gorilla have picked this camera up and examined it for nearly 10 minutes, pushing every button , curious about each beep and flash of the LCD. Before Jane Goodall''s discovery of chimpanzees using tools in the 1960s most people thought animals were dumb, instinct driven robots. Her simple observation shattered the notion humans are the only thinking beings on the planet. And yet - nearly 60 years later - much of the public and many scientists too measure an animals intelligence against our own. But there are some researchers that think that is the wrong approach. They think the question we should be asking is what do other animals know that we don''t. They wonder Is it possible there are creatures on our planet smarter than us, living in worlds we can''t even imagine, let alone decipher! I like to think so! Check out the work , for example, of Denise Herzing at the Wild Dolphin Project, who is conducting ground breaking research on wild Atlantic spotted dolphins. Hero And mentor of mine, National Geographic Photographer Brian Skerry, did a wonderful story on dolphin cognition for Nat Geo Magazine and it featured Denise, check it out ! But for more adventures and posts about animals and their intelligence #followme @tbfrost #instagood #nature #gorillas #apes #rwanda #africa

Sep 1, 5:03 AM

Photo by @ciriljazbec / I couldnt fall asleep although my body was most ready so after a trekking trip with climber @klemenpremrl and his son Matic. We had set our tents at Toplar basecamp overlooking the Slovenian Kamnik-Savinja Alps. I lay awake with a thought of taking another look at the scenery that surrounded us, so I got out of my sleeping bag to capture an overwhelming sight of guarding mountains and flickering Ljubljana in the distance. Taken on assignment for @natgeotravel story about my town Trzic. See more photos @ciriljazbec. #Trzic #Slovenia

Aug 31, 5:53 PM

Photo by - @andy_bardon /// Local horses charging through the fields of Iceland. These ""small"" horses, similar in size to a pony, are actually super tough and are able to endure the snowfall, extreme cold, and long days of darkness in the winter thanks to their thick coats and hardy build. We took a ""wrong turn"" down a dirt road way out in the country and came across this beautiful scene. Photography is funny like that. Opportunities exists around every turn if you''re open and willing to look for them. @natgeo @natgeocreative

Aug 31, 2:51 PM

Photograph by @thomaspeschak A gray whale curiously approaches our boat as my partner Sunnye (@swimcyclerundog) dangles her hands in the water. San Ignacio Lagoon in Baja California is one of the few places in the world where whales actually seek out contact with people. A cultural trait passed down from mother to calf for more than 40 years. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the September 2017 story Ocean Stewards written by @erikvance In collaboration with the Mexican conservation NGO @maresmexicanos

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