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"A new space race is under way, fueled by scientists, visionaries, and dreamers who have set their sights on the moon and beyond. Meet the teams that are competing for a multimillion-dollar payday—and bragging rights. Success could mark the start of a new lunar industry, which has preservationists hurrying to protect the artifacts left behind after the first moon landings. And while we look to the moon for inspiration, astronaut Scott Kelly reflects on a year of looking back at Earth from the International Space Station in an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming memoir, Endurance." #thespaceissue#natgeospace#natgeo#natgeofest#NASA#ISS
A Great White Shark swims along the surface in the waters off South Australia. The largest predatory fish in the sea, the Great White remains somewhat enigmatic, with many of its behaviors and much of its life unknown.
TODAY, the new book - ‘SHARK’ by @BrianSkerry - will be released! Filled with photos and Brian’s personal experiences from nearly 4 decades photographing sharks, the book aims to highlight these amazing animals in a new light; as incredible creatures that are valuable to the health of our planet.
Available wherever books are sold.
To see more images from the book, and to learn more about the life of a @NatGeo photographer, follow @BrianSkerry on Instagram.
An Oceanic Whitetip Shark is escorted by a trio of pilotfish in the waters off of The Bahamas. Once the most abundant large animal on Earth - large being defined as more than 100 pounds - the Oceanic Whitetip’s stocks have dropped over 98%, with the species now on the verge of extinction. These magnificent creatures have been hunted largely for their fins, which are used in shark fin soup.
TODAY, the new book - ‘SHARK’ by @BrianSkerry - will be released! Filled with photos and Brian’s personal experiences from nearly 4 decades photographing sharks, the book aims to give these amazing animals a makeover. We must see sharks as magnificent animals that are vital to the health of the ocean and, as a result, to the health of our planet.
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Video by @joelsartore | Flat-headed cats have evolved to be exceptional fishers. Their partially webbed toes are perfect for navigating through water and their backward facing teeth make catching slippery prey much easier. They’ve been known to collect fish from rivers and carry them far away from the shore so they can’t escape back into the water. This cat is very rarely seen in the wild, so there’s still a lot to be learned about its behavior. They are reported to be solitary creatures and have been heard making vocalizations similar to those of a domestic cat, like meowing and purring.
The flat-headed cat is endangered, with only 2,500 individuals left in the wild. They’re threatened by wetland and forest degradation due to human settlement, development of palm oil plantations and excessive hunting and fishing. Only a handful of these cats are currently under human care, and just three litters have been reported in captivity.
Video shot at @zootaiping in Malaysia.
To see portraits of this flat headed cat check out @joelsartore!