You can deny climate change, but you can’t deny that these are pretty sweet images. In honor of Earth Day, National Geographic Creative is holding a flash print sale of 22 different images by some of their top photographers. Did I mention the prints are signed? They make great gifts for a loved one, or yourself! HURRY – the sale ends on April 22, 2017.
Do you like it Skerry? Brian Skerry, that is. Buy it.
An adult Southern Right Whale, (Eubalaena australis) encounters a diver on the sandy sea bottom at a depth of 22-meters off the Auckland Islands, New Zealand (sub Antarctic islands). I traveled to the Auckland Islands in hopes of photographing a truly pristine population of Right Whales. I was working on a story about these animals and had spent the previous year photographing the beleagured North Atlantic Right Whales of which only about 350 remain and most of which are scarred from entanglements with fishing gear or from ship strikes. Many of these Southern Rights in the Auckland Islands had never seen humans before in the water and were highly curious. Swimming along the ocean bottom with a 14-meter long,
70-ton whale was the single most incredible animal encounter I have had.
Joel Sartore has been photographing all the world’s species for his “Photo Ark” series for years. You Noah wouldn’t mind having this on my wall.
A vulnerable adult female white bellied pangolin, Phataginus tricuspis, with her baby, part of Pangolin Conservation, a non-profit organization in Saint Augustine, Florida. This juvenile is only 70 days old. She is the first of her species to be bred in captivity.
Ami Vitale cut her teeth in photojournalism living and photographing the disputed Kashmir region. Her recent NatGeo story on pandas yielded this beauty of a photo which I think you can bear having on your wall.
16 year old panda, YeYe waits inside her enclosure at the Wolong Nature Reserve managed by the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan province, China October 30, 2015. YeYe’s 2 year old cub is finishing panda training and will be released into the wild. (Photo by Ami Vitale)
My buddy Jim Richardson has a fascination with the Scottish Isles, and look what he has in Storr for you.
The Storr is part of the Trotternish geologic formation in the northeast corner of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The largest of the monoliths is called The Old Man of Storr. To the south are the Cuillins of southern Skye.
No pun necessary for Jennifer Hayes’ adorable seal pup!
A harp seal pup seeks shelter from the relentless winds that scour the sea ice covering the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Harp seal pups are born on the sea ice covering the Gulf of St. Lawrence in late February. They are nursed for 12-15 days to increase their body fat before the mother abandons them to mate and migrate northward. The pups have to learn to swim, eat and learn what to eat on their own. Natural mortality is high and extremely high in years that refelct higher than normal temperatures that cause weak ice formation and early iice breakup beneath seals that too young to survive.