Experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.
Experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers.
Photo by @katieorlinsky | Thousands of New Yorkers take to the streets to protest racial injustice and the May 25 killing of George Floyd after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. Brooklyn, New York, on June 1.
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Saint Paul police officers take a knee to offer their support to those gathering outside the Minnesota governor’s residence to protest the death of George Floyd, on Monday. The police had secured the street in front of the residence so protesters would have space. The police first asked protest organizers if they could join the group, but some said they were uncomfortable with that. So the police decided to make this separate acknowledgement.
Photo by @dina_litovsky | Protests continue in New York City following the death of African American George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Thousands of peaceful protesters marched throughout the city, taking over the streets and highways as they were cheered by passing cars and bystanders. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky .
Photo by @ismailferdous | In Brooklyn last Saturday, a protester calls for justice in the death of George Floyd while in police custody.
Photo by @ismailferdous | On Friday a protester in Brooklyn reenacts the moment in which George Floyd begs Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for water. The officer subsequently pinned him to the ground, putting his knee on Floyd's neck. Floyd passed away one week ago today, and the officer has been charged with manslaughter and murder.
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Minnesota State Patrol block protesters from a highway ramp on Sunday morning in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis remained relatively calm on Sunday, as law enforcement kept the city tightly locked down compared to others where protests have erupted across the country.
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Protesters mourn the death of George Floyd outside the U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday morning in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests in Minneapolis remained relatively calm on Sunday, as law enforcement kept the city tightly locked down compared to others where protests have erupted across the country.
Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | Pandemics are precarious for confined animal feeding operations—putting the industrialized world’s protein supply at risk. This is the largest egg farm in Brazil, which produces 2.7 million eggs a day from four million birds—all without the touch of a human hand. Both feed and eggs are moved via conveyor belts. From a biosecurity perspective, it’s safer for the birds that way. To explore more of our world, follow @geosteinmetz .
Photo by @BrianSkerry | A harp seal pup sleeps sheltered from the wind by an ice formation while it waits for its mother to return from a dive beneath the ice pack in Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence. The months of February and March are typically pupping season in this region, but thinning ice due to climate change over the last decade has caused problems for this species. Survival long term will require adapting to the loss of sea ice if these trends continue. Follow @BrianSkerry and get up close to marine wildlife. #seals #harpseals #ice #canada #climatechange
Photo by @iantehphotography | That Time. It doesn’t seem so long ago that I was in Saint-Malo, France, watching these children take exuberant flying leaps off a diving platform into the sea—their bodies striking dynamic poses while momentarily suspended, then hurtling through the air and into the cold water. Splash! It was another world and a different time, when crowds weren't considered a threat to one's health. And traveling didn't feel like a distant memory. How that has changed, at least for a while longer. That summer, when I toured this historic walled port on the northwestern coast of France—I can almost feel the sand beneath my feet and smell the salty air again. #halcyondays #precovid19 #stmalo #france
Photo by @andreabruce | Mayor Maria Patricia Arce Guzman, 48, of Vinto, Bolivia, was attacked during violent protests after the 2019 election. She believes she was targeted because she's a woman and because she supports female empowerment programs. Take a look at the June 2020 issue and the story "Taking the Lead," for which I photographed the inspiring women of Bolivia, New Zealand, Iraq, and Afghanistan who have made huge gains in achieving political power, but still face cultural resistance, and even violence, as their influence increases. Story was written by Rania Abouzeid. Follow me @andreabruce for more photos and stories. Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
National Geographic long has told the story of the human journey, documenting both our successes and some of our darkest hours. This is one of those times when we need a bright light on truth. We remain committed to shining that light on the issue of race in America, exploring inequality and discrimination, and hope our storytelling can build understanding and help lead to justice. — These images were photographed by @waynelawrence for Nat Geo’s 2018 Race issue. We teamed up with ESPN’s The Undefeated to ask African Americans and Latinos across the U.S. what it’s like to be racially profiled during a traffic stop, and the ripple effect such incidents can have on families and communities.
Photos by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | The family of George Floyd grieves on May 30, 2020, at the spot where he died in police custody. Thousands of supporters gathered to offer their support, play music, and give lectures.
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Datelle Straub, Avery Lewis, and Titan Harness-Reed arrive at the Minneapolis protest wearing their 2020 graduation caps and gowns from Patrick Henry High School. They had a virtual ceremony due to COVID-19. “Because of COVID we couldn’t walk the stage, so we decided to put our robes on to show that there is black excellence in our community. And we walked the streets as our stage and protested,” Straub said. When he saw police approaching, he lifted his diploma. “As we were walking, cops jumped out of a van and aimed their guns at me and my friends. And put a red dot on our chests. It’s just frustrating that they are OK with killing the future.”
Photo by @edkashi | André Sayegh, mayor of Paterson, and his wife, Farhanna Sayegh, are seen with two of their three children (Sophia and Kayla ) at their Paterson home, in New Jersey. Mayor Sayegh and the first lady are both survivors of the COVID-19 virus. Since the pandemic hit in March, they have recorded and broadcast a weekly show called "Silk City Story Time," in which to they read children’s books to residents. Follow me @edkashi for more from #RisingToTheCall , highlighting stories within New Jersey. #wewillprevail #lifeduringcorona #newjersey #gardenstate
Photo by @acacia .johnson | A brown bear nurses her cubs on the shore of Chinitna Bay, a renowned brown bear viewing area in Alaska's Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Here, large numbers of brown bears gather to graze on sedge grass, fish for salmon, and dig for clams–and people come from all over the world to watch them. But the bears are endangered by the proposed Pebble Mine, which would risk poisoning the ecosystem and involve a sprawling transport corridor within these bears' wandering ranges. Follow me at @acacia .johnson to learn more about protecting this remarkable wilderness. #alaska #brownbears #pebblemine Check out Nat Geo's link in bio for more on this story.
Photo by Trevor Frost @tbfrost | A green striped vine snake coils in the hands of a herpetologist at @hojanueva in the Peruvian Amazon. Snakes are more complex and intelligent than most of us think. Luckily science is beginning to show this. A new study published in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology suggests garter snakes "are surprisingly social, forming 'friendships' with fellow serpents." One thing is for sure: we still have so much to learn about our world, especially the intelligence of nonhuman animals. Head over to @tbfrost to see more photos of snakes!
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Last January I captured this image of the Dome of the Rock while visiting Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam, in Jerusalem’s Old City. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic . #muhammedmuheisen
Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Mourners and protesters gather around a memorial created for George Floyd at the area where he died. In response to protests over the past five days, Minnesota’s governor called in the National Guard today, but declined the deployment of military police.
Video by @renan_ozturk | Clouds hug the mighty Onekotan volcano of the Kuril island chain in the North Pacific. This region is one of least understood and least protected ecosystems. I learned about it during a 1,000-mile traverse with biologist Vladimir Burkanov, who has dedicated his life to studying the region. Although some areas are at risk of being "loved to death" if we overshare them on this platform, Vladimir urges us to post these images to draw more attention to this place....and hopefully support more research. (Original music composed by Logan Nelson and performed by Tim Fain on violin as part of the #FromKurilsWithLove film ). See @renan_ozturk for more from the Kuril Islands.
Photos by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | Protests continued in Minneapolis on May 29, 2020 following the death of George Floyd. Last night, the governor deployed the national guard to Minneapolis, and today the Defense Department ordered the army to deploy military police units to Minneapolis as protests continue to intensify across the country.
Photo by @jasperdoest | Ollie, a rock pigeon seen behind my six-year-old daughter, joins the family for sushi takeout—a wedding anniversary celebration at home because restaurants are still closed. I heard Ollie approaching from the hallway, and grabbed my camera just in time to get this shot. During our time in isolation, I found an unexpected subject in a pair of bold pigeons (which my daughters named Ollie and Dollie ) that returned to nest on our balcony and have pushed their way into our household. Follow along @jasperdoest for more images on the human-wildlife connection. #pandemicpigeons #urbanwildlife #pigeon #netherlands #balconybirds
Photo by @williamodaniels | Coal-storage station in the city of Novaya Chara, in Russia's Far East, 2015. Since the 1980s, the city has since lost half its population despite its mining potential. The region is thought to possess the largest vanadium reserve in the world, the greatest titanium resources in Russia, as well as iron and copper, but its remoteness makes mining difficult. Follow me on @williamodaniels for more stories around the world.