Did you know that a male proboscis monkeys nose will grow up to 7 inches long? This species is endemic to the coastal forests of Borneo, and feed primarily on leaves. With fermenting multi-chambered stomachs like a cow, they are able to get nutrients from poor quality leaves. A special cellulose digesting bacteria in the chambers allows them to do this. This species is threatened due to habitat loss of mangrove and lowland forest. Photo taken by expedition guide @charles808 on our Borneo Wildlife Adventure #borneo#natgeoexpeditions#proboscismonkey
Trip Leader @whitneytravels scales a coconut tree, an activity the #NatGeoStudentExpeditions students achieved at Green Camp in Bali, Indonesia. Besides expanding our comfort zones, physically and mentally, by climbing a tall tree, we learned that coconut trees are deeply rooted in Balinese culture. They have many uses from providing coconut oil for cooking and healing, nutritious fruit for eating and drinking, and also palm leaves for daily offerings to the gods. #Bali#Indonesia#natgeoexpeditions@greencampbali
I am usually not into writing long figure captions. As i received a hell of an awesome ammount of feedback and credit considering my work these days we‘ll change this now. Many of you guys asked about my captions being just a word or two. This is why I don’t want to preload or handicap you with information or perspective you may or may not know anyways. Create your own! This being said, let’s dive in. Since I first took step in the #yellowstonenationalpark I was fascinated by it’s great width, it’s glorious beauty and it’s very own perculiarities. Whats the thing I like the most about #yellowstone np? Can’t decide. Sometimes it’s hard to slot different angles of ground and light to achieve the results you may be up for. That’s nature. This image was captured just seconds before heavy clouds emerged and the rain came pouring down. Loving the swaths. Here comes the boom! #canon#ynp#yellowstonepledge#usinterior#mood#theimaged#usaprimeshot#livefolk@yellowstonenps@national_park_photography@nationalparkgeek@nationalparkservice
This little man was the epitome of energy, never stopping or slowing from the moment we found his family's guesthouse. Like most other children he jumped around cartwheeling and karate-chopping his way through the yard, taunting his siblings and failing to listen, but unlike other children he was still responsible for much around the house.
More than just chores bribed with an appeasing allowance, what was required of him was required to survive. Living in a remote mountain village that can only be reached by foot, sustainability is paramount. So when Mom tells you to do something, Mom tends to be listened to. Taking a break from his cartwheels and karate-chops, here he is making Tibetan Bread for next morning's breakfast. #twooguys
What's on your menu for lunch? If you are a brown snake eagle, it would be an olive grass snake. We were driving through the bush in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, when I spotted a bird under a small tree. After watching for a few minutes, I saw the twitch of a snake tail, so I knew the eagle had its prey. It wasn't long and the eagle ripped the snake in half and proceeded to slowly swallow the tail half. Unable to devour the entire section, the eagle flew off with 8 inches of snake still hanging from its mouth.
Follow @kengeiger to see more images from South Luangwa—shot on assignment for @natgeotravel and @natgeoexpeditions#natgeoexpeditions - #regrann