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

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

Founded:
1888
  • Nov 1 at 5:50 AM
    Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Tanzania, somewhere between Ngorongoro and Serengeti - A group of teenager Maasai newly circumcised. The Maasai of Tanzania and Kenya have a series of rites of passage that accompany boys into adulthood. Every 10 or 15 years a new warrior class will be initiated into the tribe. Boys between the ages of 10 and 20 are brought together from all across the country. Dozens of houses are built that will serve as the place of initiation. The night before the ceremony, the boys sleep outside in the forest. At dawn, they return to the little makeshift homestead for a day of singing and dancing. They drink a mixture of milk, cows blood, and alcohol and eat piles and piles of meat. After the festivities, boys who are of age (12-16) are ready to be circumcised. The Emuratare is the most important ceremony in the life of a Maasai boy. Once circumcised, the tribe will consider him a man, warrior, and protector of his village. As the young man makes his way to where the elders will circumcise him, friends and family members will taunt the boy by saying things like If you flinch, we will disown you. The Maasai value bravery of their warriors and the circumcision is a boys first way to prove his courage in the face of severe pain. It takes about 3 months for the circumcision to heal and during that time the young men wear black clothing and live in huts built by the women of the village. The Maasai boy is now warrior. #maasai #tanzania #child #rite #boys #serengeti #ngorongoro #adulthood
  • Nov 1 at 3:14 AM
    Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - 2014 Young Rolex Award laureate Dr. Francesco Sauro collects samples of bio speleothem from the ceiling of Cueva de Los Cristales on Sarisarinama Tepui in Venezuela. This photograph is from a portfolio I made from inside caves on top of extremely remote tepuis (aka table-top mountains) in Venezuela. The scientists we were traveling with were looking for unique forms of bacteria that could help clinical microbiologists in studies into bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It was a fascinating assignment to a very remote and rarely visited part of our world. The diverse environment on top of these tepuis is like no other anywhere on planet Earth, as each tepui is different and home to a unique world. @natgeocreative
  • Nov 1 at 0:03 AM
    Photo by @amivitale. Tufts of a mane are shown on an orphaned adolescent grevy''s #zebra at @sararacamp in Northern Kenya. The conservatory is home to orphan giraffe, zebra, Kudu, Gerunuk, warthogs, and waterbuck who all will one day be released back into the wild to live as they were always meant to. Also known as the imperial zebra, the Grevy''s is the most threatened of the three species of zebra. Compared with other zebras, it is tall, has large ears, and its stripes are narrower. Follow @amivitale to learn more about important conservation work. #DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #savezebras #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale
  • Oct 31 at 9:21 PM
    Photograph by @paulnicklen // It is rare that I have to desaturate a sky so I dont get accused of over-cranking the colors. As I was photographing half and half splits in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba, the guides started calling us back to the boat as a huge thunderhead was beginning to sweep over us. I quickly grabbed this shot and made my way back to the boat in time to be heavily pelted by hail pellets. Lighting flashed all around us and it was a marvelous moment in nature. This coral paradise in Cuba is truly healthy and is an indicator of what a habitat looks like when a country does the simple process of drawing a line around a map, protecting it and then enforcing. In turn, tourism thrives. We were there to celebrate this success story. #followme on @paulnicklen to see how many sharks we were finding on our dives due to this protection. #gratitude #nature #naturelovers #picoftheday #sunset #storm #ocean #beauty #explore #adventure #instagood

Nov 1, 5:50 AM

Photo by @gabrielegalimbertiphoto /// Tanzania, somewhere between Ngorongoro and Serengeti - A group of teenager Maasai newly circumcised. The Maasai of Tanzania and Kenya have a series of rites of passage that accompany boys into adulthood. Every 10 or 15 years a new warrior class will be initiated into the tribe. Boys between the ages of 10 and 20 are brought together from all across the country. Dozens of houses are built that will serve as the place of initiation. The night before the ceremony, the boys sleep outside in the forest. At dawn, they return to the little makeshift homestead for a day of singing and dancing. They drink a mixture of milk, cows blood, and alcohol and eat piles and piles of meat. After the festivities, boys who are of age (12-16) are ready to be circumcised. The Emuratare is the most important ceremony in the life of a Maasai boy. Once circumcised, the tribe will consider him a man, warrior, and protector of his village. As the young man makes his way to where the elders will circumcise him, friends and family members will taunt the boy by saying things like If you flinch, we will disown you. The Maasai value bravery of their warriors and the circumcision is a boys first way to prove his courage in the face of severe pain. It takes about 3 months for the circumcision to heal and during that time the young men wear black clothing and live in huts built by the women of the village. The Maasai boy is now warrior. #maasai #tanzania #child #rite #boys #serengeti #ngorongoro #adulthood

Nov 1, 3:14 AM

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - 2014 Young Rolex Award laureate Dr. Francesco Sauro collects samples of bio speleothem from the ceiling of Cueva de Los Cristales on Sarisarinama Tepui in Venezuela. This photograph is from a portfolio I made from inside caves on top of extremely remote tepuis (aka table-top mountains) in Venezuela. The scientists we were traveling with were looking for unique forms of bacteria that could help clinical microbiologists in studies into bacterial resistance to antibiotics. It was a fascinating assignment to a very remote and rarely visited part of our world. The diverse environment on top of these tepuis is like no other anywhere on planet Earth, as each tepui is different and home to a unique world. @natgeocreative

Nov 1, 0:03 AM

Photo by @amivitale. Tufts of a mane are shown on an orphaned adolescent grevy''s #zebra at @sararacamp in Northern Kenya. The conservatory is home to orphan giraffe, zebra, Kudu, Gerunuk, warthogs, and waterbuck who all will one day be released back into the wild to live as they were always meant to. Also known as the imperial zebra, the Grevy''s is the most threatened of the three species of zebra. Compared with other zebras, it is tall, has large ears, and its stripes are narrower. Follow @amivitale to learn more about important conservation work. #DontLetThemDisappear @nrt_kenya @conservationorg @tusk_org @kenyawildlifeservice @sandiegozoo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #savezebras #kenya #northernkenya #magicalkenya #whyilovekenya #africa #everydayafrica #photojournalism #amivitale

Oct 31, 9:21 PM

Photograph by @paulnicklen // It is rare that I have to desaturate a sky so I dont get accused of over-cranking the colors. As I was photographing half and half splits in the Gardens of the Queen, Cuba, the guides started calling us back to the boat as a huge thunderhead was beginning to sweep over us. I quickly grabbed this shot and made my way back to the boat in time to be heavily pelted by hail pellets. Lighting flashed all around us and it was a marvelous moment in nature. This coral paradise in Cuba is truly healthy and is an indicator of what a habitat looks like when a country does the simple process of drawing a line around a map, protecting it and then enforcing. In turn, tourism thrives. We were there to celebrate this success story. #followme on @paulnicklen to see how many sharks we were finding on our dives due to this protection. #gratitude #nature #naturelovers #picoftheday #sunset #storm #ocean #beauty #explore #adventure #instagood

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