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Video by @bertiegregory. A hungry gentoo penguin chick chases its parent through the colony. These comical pursuits are very common once the chicks are mobile. As the chicks repeatedly beg for food, the adults slowly reach a threshold at which point they suddenly bolt off! It's easy to anthropomorphise and assume the adult is just running away in frustration. However, there are theories that suggest there's more to it. Gentoos often have multiple chicks. It's thought that these chases could ensure that only the fittest chick keeps up with the adult and subsequently gets fed. Shot on Sea Lion Island in the South Atlantic Ocean as part of a new online series for National Geographic. Follow @bertiegregory.for more wildlife videos!
#Sponsored by @visitarizona // Today’s #UnRealAZContest featured photo from @seanparkerphotography captures the moon hovering above Cathedral Rock, one of the state's most spectacular sandstone formations. For a chance to win a trip to Arizona, upload your best awe-inspiring shots that play on both the authentic feel of Arizona and the unreality of its experiences. Tag with #UnRealAZContest and include a caption with the location and a short description. The contest, sponsored by @visit_arizona, runs through March 5. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com/unreal-arizona
Photo by @babaktafreshi A starry night begins in the Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. Without this gentle light painting, the foreground would be pitch black. The sky is still unspoiled and naturally dark in this area away far from major city lights. The park is also known for striking rock formation, narrow gorges, wonderful hikes. Explore more of the world at night @babaktafreshi #milkyway #utah #southwest #nationalparks #nightsky #longexposure #nightphotography #twanight @natgeocreative @natgeo @capitolreefnationalpark
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Mountain regions respond sensitively to climate change. Taking advantage of Alpine caves, a team of scientists led by Swiss Paleoclimatologist Dr. Marc Luetscher from the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (SISKA), is working to understand how permafrost has evolved through time. Ice caves form through a combination of snow intrusion and/or congelation of water infiltrating a karst system. Often up to several centuries old, the climate record of this ice remains largely under-studied. Today we are also able to tell if a cave was an ice cave in the past. This is achieved by looking for cryogenic cave calcites. These form when water enters a cave, and freezes and turns to ice. In this process, the water becomes progressively enriched in ions to the point that it becomes super-saturated and precipitates calcite. Here, we see a scientist searching for the rare cryogenic calcite crystals (CCC’s) inside a large ice formation that is flowing over the limestone inside Eiskögel höhle near Werfenweng in Austria. @natgeocreative
Video by @renan_ozturk Painting – alpine style. Many artists will labor over a certain painting for months or years. I’ve always just immersed myself completely in a specific environment and moment in time and let things flow. After a mad 24 hour push at 13,000 feet I finished a large landscape of the mountains that surround one of my favorite places on the planet – Khumjung, Nepal. At one point the dew washed away hours worth of watercolors, blending it all into strange patterns - forcing me to start over on a soaked canvas, fixing some spots and leaving others. Over the course of the night, spotted by stars and clouds, I was accompanied by old friends - Ama Dablam and Tawoche, Kongde and Khumbila. Collaborative art, indeed. Shot with @jetbutterflies @climber.abiral #followme @renan_ozturk for more travel art
Photo by @FransLanting “Seabird City” More than two-thirds of the world’s black-browed albatrosses--some 500,000 pairs--breed in the Falkland Islands and this is one of the largest colonies on Steeple Jason Island where the birds nest so close together that many of them have to walk a long way to the edge of the colony to have enough of a runway for taking off. To see close ups of their remarkable dance rituals follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Albatross #FalklandIslands #SouthernOcean #Seabird #YearoftheBird