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Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #7

Explore the wilderness with us… Within the next 10-15 years we will see the last-remaining wilderness area on earth dominated by the demands of growing human populations and undermined by accelerated climate change. When the earth’s last wild places are gone, all we will have are fenced off protected areas dependent on constant intervention to persist and marginalized by the demands of sustained development in emerging markets. Guides, rangers, researchers, ecotourists, photographers, artists and conservationists around the world apply themselves everyday to sharing, studying, photographing, writing about, protecting, conserving and celebrating the “wild” with their guests, co-workers, colleagues, and local communities. These amazing photographs are a window into their world, a world where the lions, elephants, orangutans and leopards still reign supreme and we can dream of that perfect morning in the wilderness.

 

Ranger Diaries and The Bush Boyes have teamed up to bring you the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness”. These stunning photographs are selected from hundreds of submissions and are intended to bring the beauty, freedom and splendor of the wilderness to as many people as possible around the world. Please submit your best photographs from the wildest places to the Bush Boyes wall or Ranger Diaries website, and stand a chance of being featured in the “Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness” published each week. This initiative is all about SHARING and CARING about wild places. Please “Like” this blog post and share this link with as many people as possible… So begins the “Ranger Revolution”… Anyone can be an “Honorary Ranger” if they share and care about the wilderness, stimulating positive change for wild places around the world… Join the “Ranger Revolution” now!

 

Kalahari Passion, by guide Marlon du Toit. "The biggest male lion I have ever laid eyes upon. His mane was unbelievable, I didn't know lions like this still roamed Africa. The moment after mating is often a moment of passion and aggression." (Marlon du Toit / marlondutoit.com)

Kalahari Passion, by guide Marlon du Toit. “The biggest male lion I have ever laid eyes upon. His mane was unbelievable, I didn’t know lions like this still roamed Africa. The moment after mating is often a moment of passion and aggression.” (Marlon du Toit / marlondutoit.com)

 

“The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.” (Chief Seattle)

 

Winter gold, by guide Dave Pusey. "An alert waterbuck bull made a stunning subject in the tall golden winter thatching grass.". Photographed at Leopard Hills, South Africa (Dave Pusey  / leopardhills.com)

Winter gold, by guide Dave Pusey. “An alert waterbuck bull made a stunning subject in the tall golden winter thatching grass.”. Photographed at Leopard Hills, South Africa (Dave Pusey / leopardhills.com)

 

“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.” (Chief Seattle)

 

Leopard and vervet, by guide Chris Renshaw. Read the story behind this powerful image here: http://www.rangerdiaries.com/diaries/diary.html&diaryID=703 (Chris Renshaw  / www.safariarchitects.com)

Leopard and vervet, by guide Chris Renshaw. Read the story behind this powerful image here: http://www.rangerdiaries.com/diaries/diary.html&diaryID=703 (Chris Renshaw / www.safariarchitects.com)“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” (Chief Seattle)

 

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” (Chief Seattle)

 

Gazing on falling leaves, by guide Marlon du Toit. This young leopard kept looking up at falling leaves around him. I loved how the light filled his eyes. Photographed at Singita, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (Marlon du Toit / singita.com / marlondutoit.com)

Gazing on falling leaves, by guide Marlon du Toit. This young leopard kept looking up at falling leaves around him. I loved how the light filled his eyes. Photographed at Singita, Sabi Sands, South Africa. (Marlon du Toit / singita.com / marlondutoit.com)

 

“The earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected.

          Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web of life, we are merely strands in it. Whatever we do to the web we do to ourselves.” (Chief Seattle)

 

Elephant and Kilimanjaro, by Marina Cano. Photographed in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya. "It was impossible to hold back the flood of emotions after years of waiting, working and wishing... the tears came like torrential rain and nourished the earth, the trees and the elephants that I had photographed the day before. That was when I truly realised for the first time that I was in Africa, the land I had fallen so in love with. I even felt happy crying as the country turned into an impressionist and watercolour masterpiece before my eyes." (Marina Cano / marinacano.com)

Elephant and Kilimanjaro, by Marina Cano. Photographed in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya. “It was impossible to hold back the flood of emotions after years of waiting, working and wishing… the tears came like torrential rain and nourished the earth, the trees and the elephants that I had photographed the day before. That was when I truly realised for the first time that I was in Africa, the land I had fallen so in love with. I even felt happy crying as the country turned into an impressionist and watercolour masterpiece before my eyes.” (Marina Cano / marinacano.com)

 

“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.” (Chief Seattle)

 

Curious ground hornbill, by guide Greg McCall-Peat.  Photographed at Ezulwini Game Reserve, South Africa. TSouthern ground hornbills are the largest of the hornbill family, and are classified as vulnerable by the IUCN due to loss of habitat and suitable nesting trees (Greg McCall-Peat  / ezulwini.com)

Curious ground hornbill, by guide Greg McCall-Peat. Photographed at Ezulwini Game Reserve, South Africa. TSouthern ground hornbills are the largest of the hornbill family, and are classified as vulnerable by the IUCN due to loss of habitat and suitable nesting trees (Greg McCall-Peat / ezulwini.com)

 

“This We Know. All Things Are Connected” (Chief Seattle)

 

Cheetah kill, photographed by Andre Marais in the Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park, South Africa/ Botswana. (Andre Marais)

Cheetah kill, photographed by Andre Marais in the Kgalagadi Transfronteir Park, South Africa/ Botswana. (Andre Marais)

 

“Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.” (Chief Seattle)

 

Mother leopard providing for her cub, by Fred von Winkelmann. Unlike cheetahs, leopards are not known for taking live prey back to their young to teach them valuable hunting lessons. However, there is evidence to suggest that this occurs more often than previously thought. (Fred von Winkelmann  / fredvonwinckelmannphotos.com)

Mother leopard providing for her cub, by Fred von Winkelmann. Unlike cheetahs, leopards are not known for taking live prey back to their young to teach them valuable hunting lessons. However, there is evidence to suggest that this occurs more often than previously thought. (Fred von Winkelmann / fredvonwinckelmannphotos.com)

 

“How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.” (Chief Seattle)

 

Fowl Clarity, by guide Kyle de Nobrega. Helmeted guineafowl, South Africa (Kyle de Nobrega  / inthestixx.com/ lionsands.com)

Fowl Clarity, by guide Kyle de Nobrega. Helmeted guineafowl, South Africa (Kyle de Nobrega / inthestixx.com/ lionsands.com)

 

“Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves.” (Chief Seattle)

 

Wide eyes, by Dana Allen. "When the world is new, you look at everything with trusting and wide eyes. This young lion cub has plenty to learn about the ways of the world before she reaches her prime in a few short years." Photographed at Wilderness Safaris Mombo Camp, Okavango, Botswana (Dana Allen  / wilderness-safaris.com/ photosafari-africa.net)

Wide eyes, by Dana Allen. “When the world is new, you look at everything with trusting and wide eyes. This young lion cub has plenty to learn about the ways of the world before she reaches her prime in a few short years.” Photographed at Wilderness Safaris Mombo Camp, Okavango, Botswana (Dana Allen / wilderness-safaris.com/ photosafari-africa.net)

 

The land is like poetry: it is inexplicably coherent, it is transcendent in its meaning, and it has the power to elevate a consideration of human life. (Barry Lopez)

 

Long eared owl, by Will Nicholls.  An unusual characteristic of this species is its communal roosting in thickets during the winter months. Photographed in Hungary. (Will Nicholls  / www.willnicholls.co.uk)

Long eared owl, by Will Nicholls. An unusual characteristic of this species is its communal roosting in thickets during the winter months. Photographed in Hungary. (Will Nicholls / www.willnicholls.co.uk)

 

What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the Sunset. (old Crowfoot saying)

 

Wild dogs and wildebeest, by guide Fin Lawlor. Wildebeest are a formidable prey item for the wild dogs due to their size difference. Photographed at &Beyond Ngala, South Africa (Fin Lawlor  / andbeyond.com)

Wild dogs and wildebeest, by guide Fin Lawlor. Wildebeest are a formidable prey item for the wild dogs due to their size difference. Photographed at &Beyond Ngala, South Africa (Fin Lawlor / andbeyond.com)

 

The Wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned how to ask. (Nancy Newhall)

 

Sleeping warthogs by guide Andrew Nicholson. Photographed at &Beyond Ngala, South Africa (Andrew Nicholson  / andbeyond.com)

Sleeping warthogs by guide Andrew Nicholson. Photographed at &Beyond Ngala, South Africa (Andrew Nicholson / andbeyond.com)

 

Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to escape the flame of separation from Nature. (Old Sufi saying)

 

Winters morning, by Ken Moore. Southern right whale photographed during their annual migration through False Bay, South Africa. Whaling reduced their population from an estimated 100 000 to 300 individuals in 1920. Their numbers are increasing again, and there are now over 10000 of these leviathans swimming our oceans. (Ken Moore)

Winters morning, by Ken Moore. Southern right whale photographed during their annual migration through False Bay, South Africa. Whaling reduced their population from an estimated 100 000 to 300 individuals in 1920. Their numbers are increasing again, and there are now over 10000 of these leviathans swimming our oceans. (Ken Moore)

 

Now I see the secret of making the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth. (Walt Whitman)

 

Leopard kill, by guide Brendon Cremer. "We came across this great male leopard in a tree with an impala kill on a photo safari in the Sabi Sands, South Africa. We spent a substantial amount of time with him and a young female who was clearly in season and trying to get his attention to mate with her, but he wasn't having any of it until he had filled his belly. She was very persistent and eventually got her way." (Brendon Cremer  / www.brendoncremerphotography.com)

Leopard kill, by guide Brendon Cremer. “We came across this great male leopard in a tree with an impala kill on a photo safari in the Sabi Sands, South Africa. We spent a substantial amount of time with him and a young female who was clearly in season and trying to get his attention to mate with her, but he wasn’t having any of it until he had filled his belly. She was very persistent and eventually got her way.” (Brendon Cremer / www.brendoncremerphotography.com)

 

The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth … the only home we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need — if only we had the eyes to see… (Edward Abbey)

 

Onset of darkness, by Dana Allen. A leopard basks in the waning glow of the African sunset, waiting for the onset of darkness to conceal her for the evening's hunt. Photographed at Wilderness Safaris Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. (Dana Allen / wilderness-safaris.com/ photosafari-africa.net)

Onset of darkness, by Dana Allen. A leopard basks in the waning glow of the African sunset, waiting for the onset of darkness to conceal her for the evening’s hunt. Photographed at Wilderness Safaris Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana. (Dana Allen / wilderness-safaris.com/ photosafari-africa.net)

 

What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself. (Mollie Beatty)

 

Lion in flight, by guide Morkel Erasmus. "I will never forget this moment, seeing a successful lion hunt take place right next to us on a dusty Kalahari plain at dawn." (Morkel Erasmus  / morkelerasmus.com)

Lion in flight, by guide Morkel Erasmus. “I will never forget this moment, seeing a successful lion hunt take place right next to us on a dusty Kalahari plain at dawn.” (Morkel Erasmus / morkelerasmus.com)

 

Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters. (St. Bernard de Clairvaux)

 

Pied kingfisher and the matumi tree, by guide James Kydd. Photographed at Londolozi, South Africa (James Kydd  / rangerdiaries.com / londolozi.com)

Pied kingfisher and the matumi tree, by guide James Kydd. Photographed at Londolozi, South Africa (James Kydd / rangerdiaries.com / londolozi.com)

 

Man is whole when he is in tune with the winds, the stars, and the hills… Being in tune with the universe is the entire secrets. (William O. Douglas)

 

Aerial predator, by guide Brendon Cremer, A fish eagle takes off with its tiger fish prey. Photographed on the Chobe River, Botswana.  (Brendon Cremer  / www.brendoncremerphotography.com)

Aerial predator, by guide Brendon Cremer, A fish eagle takes off with its tiger fish prey. Photographed on the Chobe River, Botswana. (Brendon Cremer / www.brendoncremerphotography.com)

 

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. (T. S. Eliot)

 

Great Egret, by Lee Daniels. In 1953 the Great Egret in flight was chosen as the symbol of the National Audubon Society which was formed in part to prevent the killing of birds for their feathers. Photographed in the Everglades, USA. (Lee Daniels)

Great Egret, by Lee Daniels. In 1953 the Great Egret in flight was chosen as the symbol of the National Audubon Society which was formed in part to prevent the killing of birds for their feathers. Photographed in the Everglades, USA. (Lee Daniels)

 

Without enough wilderness America will change. Democracy, with its myriad personalities and increasing sophistication, must be fibred and vitalized by the regular contact with outdoor growths — animals, trees, sun warmth, and free skies — or it will dwindle and pale. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

 

Praying Mantis, by Elaine de Bruin. There are over 2400 species of mantis world-wide. (Elaine de Bruin  / Facebook/ElainedebruinPhotography)

Praying Mantis, by Elaine de Bruin. There are over 2400 species of mantis world-wide. (Elaine de Bruin / Facebook/ElainedebruinPhotography)

 

The supreme reality of our time is… the vulnerability of our planet. (John F. Kennedy)

 

Dragonfly after the rain, by Martin Heigan. There are around 5680 species of dragonfly in the world. (Martin Heigan  / martinheigan.wordpress.com)

Dragonfly after the rain, by Martin Heigan. There are around 5680 species of dragonfly in the world. (Martin Heigan / martinheigan.wordpress.com)

 

The wilderness and the idea of wilderness is one of the permanent homes of the human spirit. (Joseph Wood Krutch)

 

Through the trees, by guide Morkel Erasmus. A large elephant bull is dwarfed by the massive trees in the forests of Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. (Morkel Erasmus  / morkelerasmus.com)

Through the trees, by guide Morkel Erasmus. A large elephant bull is dwarfed by the massive trees in the forests of Mana Pools, Zimbabwe. (Morkel Erasmus / morkelerasmus.com)

 

Ability to see the cultural value of wilderness boils down, in the last analysis, to a question of intellectual humility. The shallow-minded modern who has lost his rootage in the land assumes that he has already discovered what is important. (Aldo Leopold)

 

Battle-scarred warrior, by guide Greg McCall-Peat. Photographed at Ezulwini Game Reserve, South Africa (Greg McCall-Peat  / ezulwini.com)

Battle-scarred warrior, by guide Greg McCall-Peat. Photographed at Ezulwini Game Reserve, South Africa (Greg McCall-Peat / ezulwini.com)

 

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. (Charles A. Lindbergh)

 

Demise of a buffalo, by guide Brendon Cremer. Two young male lions take down a buffalo after a well co-ordinated chase, spurring panic into the herd. Photographed at Chitabe Camp in the Okavanago delta, Botswana. (Brendon Cremer  / wilderness-safaris.com/ odpsafaris.com)

Demise of a buffalo, by guide Brendon Cremer. Two young male lions take down a buffalo after a well co-ordinated chase, spurring panic into the herd. Photographed at Chitabe Camp in the Okavanago delta, Botswana. (Brendon Cremer / wilderness-safaris.com/ odpsafaris.com)

 

I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown; for going out, I found, was really going in. (John Muir)

“Every year, my brother (Chris Boyes), Pete (“the Nare”) Hugo, Giles (“Prince William”) Trevethick and I (Dr Steve Boyes) cross the Okavango Delta, top to bottom, on mokoros (dug-out canoes) to survey the distribution and abundance of wetland birds, advocate for World Heritage Status, and share this amazing wilderness with accompanying scientists, explorers and special guests. My wife, Dr Kirsten Wimberger, joined us for the first time this year. No one will forget what happened on the 2012 expedition…”

See: http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/26/bush-boyes-on-expedition-okavango-wetland-bird-survey/

In 2013, we are embarking on the Okavango River Expedition. This will be a 1,750km odyssey down the Okavango River from the source near Huambo (Angola) all the way down the catchment, across the Caprivi Strip (Namibia), and into Botswana to cross the Okavango Delta via one of our planet’s last untouched wilderness areas. Our objective is to support the Okavango World Heritage Project and achieve UNESCO World Heritage Status for the Okavango Delta and the entire catchment. See: http://www.okavangofilm.com/

 

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Comments

  1. idresskhan
    mansehrs
    April 23, 2013, 9:18 am

    very niiceeeeeeeeeeeee picssssssssssss

  2. nandakumar
    chennai, india
    April 18, 2013, 10:55 am

    Most amazing pictures with excellent details and mood. Must thank the photographer for capturing these wonderful portraits of nature. Tempts to visit Africa.

  3. Rakesh Sanghi
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    March 26, 2013, 7:55 am

    The only words to describe the amazing pics is AWESOME

  4. Rakesh Sanghi
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
    March 26, 2013, 7:53 am

    The only word to describe the pics is AWESOME

  5. mary sue spilios
    usa
    March 11, 2013, 11:14 am

    awesome

  6. DEBANANDA
    wb.India
    March 11, 2013, 10:21 am

    Photos that touches the heart.

  7. s.thahir
    kakinada
    March 9, 2013, 6:29 am

    Nice pictures
    THANK YOU

  8. s.thahir
    kakinada
    March 9, 2013, 6:27 am

    Beautiful,Excellent pictures
    THANK YOU

  9. P.Venugopal Swamy
    Hyderabad
    March 9, 2013, 3:00 am

    Efferts of shooting is beyond imagination

  10. Scherrie
    March 8, 2013, 6:34 pm

    Awesome photography!!!

  11. JOAN SILACO
    QUEENS VILLAGE, NEW YORK
    March 8, 2013, 4:59 am

    I AM A LONG TIME MEMBER AND I SO APPRECIATE THE MANY PEOPLE THAT WORK AT THE NGO SOCIETY TO BRING US THE BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF OUR WORLD. THEY CONTINUE TO EDUCATE ME AND HAVE ME DREAM OF TRAVEL IF ONLY FOR A MOMENT.

  12. dhans adk
    Indonesia
    March 7, 2013, 3:47 am

    Stunning picture, splendid word of wisdom

  13. K.David
    March 7, 2013, 12:22 am

    This is a wonderful post! is really informative for me. I liked it very much.

  14. govatifry
    March 6, 2013, 4:52 am

    Thank you, have we can watch these very pretty images and without your kind efforts we will not ever have the opportunity to admire this splendid natural beauty.

  15. MAHENDART
    surat,gujarat
    March 6, 2013, 4:19 am

    amezing pics

  16. vinayak M Tendulkar
    Navi Mumbai India
    March 6, 2013, 2:00 am

    Masta lai bhati picture…

  17. vinayak M Tendulkar
    Navi Mumbai India
    March 6, 2013, 1:58 am

    too good

  18. Flight of the Eagle, Safaris & Tours
    Centurion, South Africa!
    March 5, 2013, 8:29 am

    Passion with colour

  19. Flight of the Eagle, Safaris & Tours
    Centurion, South Africa
    March 5, 2013, 8:26 am

    Passion of the Wild!

  20. Flight of the Eagle, Safaris & Tours
    Centurion, South Africa
    March 5, 2013, 8:21 am

    Photo’s like these show passion for the Wild!!!!!

  21. armand faja
    albania
    March 4, 2013, 9:28 pm

    vry nice

  22. k.yamini
    India
    March 4, 2013, 1:08 pm

    National geographic is playing a leading role in media as well as with youngsters. we could come to know about the various species in this world, and also the animals that are becoming extinct. I’m so proud to be in touch with you. Thanks to National goegraphy….

  23. abdul
    kurdistan- IRAQ
    March 4, 2013, 12:53 pm

    very buttyful photos thankis alot for National Geo.

  24. K.B.Mukunda Rao
    Bangalore,INDIA
    March 4, 2013, 11:38 am

    Breathtaking pictures of rare moments of wild life.It’s an armchair safari for an elderly persons like me . Thank you National Geographic. I eagerly look forward to many more.

  25. REMI
    CANADA
    March 4, 2013, 11:20 am

    Life in the wild as it is meant to be ! NATURAL.

  26. mahardika
    indonesia
    March 4, 2013, 9:20 am

    i want tag the picture

  27. DK
    March 4, 2013, 4:36 am

    Brilliant… Wish I was there…

  28. Rabindra Thoudam
    India
    March 3, 2013, 11:30 pm

    Elephant and Kilimanjaro, by Marina Cano..
    What a sight…!
    You just can’t help to feel belittled by nature…

  29. Kristin Logan
    Idaho, USA
    March 3, 2013, 8:27 pm

    The rythm of this world and our galaxie are not in our hands. Try as we might to regulate, legislate, analyze, ignore, dismiss – we are subject to that higher Power. We had better get down on our knees and acknowledge that Power before we are folded into a chaos we can, afterall, avoid.

  30. Carol Ashmore
    Boston, MA to DFW, Texas
    March 3, 2013, 3:48 pm

    These photos are just one example of the creativity and appreciation of people who care about God’s gifts to us. We can all appreciate Chief Seattle’s words about the web of life, and support the many causes to preserve the delicate balance of our planet Earth’s ecosystems.

  31. dema
    usa
    March 3, 2013, 2:55 pm

    Awesome work. thanks

  32. Barbara
    Chicago, Illinois
    March 3, 2013, 2:10 pm

    Thank you for taking me on a pictorial journey with you. I wish I could accompany you on your next journey as an assistant.

  33. Matthew
    Winnipeg manitoba canada
    March 3, 2013, 12:37 pm

    Amazing pictures!… Is there a story about the picture with the cheetahs paw on the little monkeys tail??!!

  34. JOSEPH A. CASTRILLON
    HOUSTON USA
    March 3, 2013, 11:58 am

    CONGRATU LATIONS, A GIFT FOR OUR EYES

  35. Dr. Siddharth S Das
    Guwahati, Assam, India
    March 3, 2013, 9:45 am

    Awesome pics. Thanks to all of you.

  36. Martin Mathumo
    Gaborone , Botswana
    March 3, 2013, 8:55 am

    nice pictures, Brendon, you are a five star photographer

  37. sadra
    iran
    March 3, 2013, 8:15 am

    Nat.geo. is my life

  38. G.J.MANGLANI
    idar india
    March 3, 2013, 3:24 am

    cant resist me 2 watch.really wondeful.

  39. dr.rajasekhara reddy pallerla
    macherla
    March 2, 2013, 11:49 pm

    what an excellent photography…!! great…all you are re-inventing beautiful nature…keep it up guys.

  40. Humayun
    Dhaka, Bangladesh
    March 2, 2013, 10:23 pm

    Splendid…superb….I am jealous ….

  41. Malcolm Harper
    Stourport, Worcestershire, UK
    March 2, 2013, 5:37 pm

    Great words, wonderful photos. Thank you

  42. massoud
    March 2, 2013, 2:21 pm

    very good

  43. soyam
    india
    March 2, 2013, 1:00 pm

    this pics makes one feel the incredible wilderness

  44. stephen
    china
    March 2, 2013, 10:20 am

    HOW DO U UNDERSTAND NATURE WITHOUT A ROMANCE WITH IT? U SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR IT BY ENTANGLING WITH IT AND EXPLORING ITS BEAUTY, BRINGING IT CLOSER TO EARTHS INHABITANTS TO APPRECIATE THE WONDERS THEREIN. KEEP THE SPIRIT HIGH. WONDERFUL OUTING.

  45. Devendra Patel
    Tanzania, East Africa.
    March 2, 2013, 10:01 am

    Just one word….. BEAUTIFUL

  46. Kim Looi
    London
    March 2, 2013, 5:17 am

    It’s a World About Us.

  47. Ali
    Iran
    March 2, 2013, 12:41 am

    Thanks for your hard and useful activities .

  48. Thavasimani
    Dindigul
    March 1, 2013, 11:49 pm

    What a wonderful wild pictures

  49. Nishikant
    Mumbai
    March 1, 2013, 11:15 pm

    Marvelous photos, hats off to everyone’s efforts for their Passions

  50. umamaheswara reddy
    tirupati
    March 1, 2013, 8:42 pm

    beautiful pictures

  51. Dr, Manoj Basaiawmoit
    Shillong, Meghalaya, India
    March 1, 2013, 10:51 am

    Really amazing photos. Some of the animals and birds are hard to find and imagine photographing them – great patience! Well done, all of you.

  52. Isabel Cristina F. Andery
    Poços de Caldas MG Brazil
    March 1, 2013, 9:43 am

    Great! Magnificent!!! Thank you!

  53. T.RamanaYYa
    Nellore
    March 1, 2013, 9:20 am

    superb.

  54. Felix Williams
    Calicut, Kerala, India
    March 1, 2013, 8:31 am

    Amazing pics

  55. pax Group Adventures
    Uganda
    March 1, 2013, 8:31 am

    Nice pics thanks

  56. pax Group Adventures
    Kampala - Uganda
    March 1, 2013, 8:28 am

    well pics keep it up thanks

  57. narayanan
    india
    March 1, 2013, 7:58 am

    it is unbelievable.thank u for the beautiful pics

  58. narayanan
    calicut
    March 1, 2013, 7:56 am

    excellant…awesome….beautiful

  59. Kelvin
    Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India)
    March 1, 2013, 6:54 am

    What a fantastic images are!!!!!!!

  60. inamdar.
    a.bad,
    March 1, 2013, 6:23 am

    amazing pictures.beautiful thank..you.

  61. Nicky Possemiers
    Belgium
    March 1, 2013, 5:11 am

    great pictures !

  62. Bssnraju
    Visakhapatnam AP ,INDIA
    March 1, 2013, 5:07 am

    Photography right definition is national geography.i heartily welcome to the NGO society to visit eastern ghats agency. I love nature and forest.i will help if u visit to our location at any time.join me as your member.

  63. bahonx kenari
    indonesia
    March 1, 2013, 4:54 am

    keren abisss, mantappp

  64. Chris Jelliffe
    Townsville,Far North Queensland
    March 1, 2013, 4:29 am

    Stunning photography that defies description

  65. Abdullahi Yusuf
    Nigeria
    March 1, 2013, 4:10 am

    I love it is so amazing.

  66. Abdullahi Yusuf
    sa'adu Zungur
    March 1, 2013, 4:09 am

    Beautiful i love watching it

  67. Akef Qusous.
    Amman-JORDAN.
    March 1, 2013, 3:38 am

    Absolutely beautiful photos. Many thanks NGM.

  68. shivangi
    March 1, 2013, 3:03 am

    amazing photographs……dey r soo beautiful !!!!

  69. Densy Roslit R C
    India
    March 1, 2013, 2:24 am

    Nature and its beauty always amazes people. And the ability to visualize it in the way it is, is an art, a gift of God.

  70. Mohammad Yusuf
    Gadag [India]
    March 1, 2013, 1:54 am

    National Geographic really inspiring people to care mother earth. Pictures are unique.

  71. MUGILAN
    chennai
    March 1, 2013, 12:08 am

    thank you for the visual treat……………….

  72. mahesh
    India Banglore
    March 1, 2013, 12:01 am

    supper..

  73. Adler Tours & Safaris
    India
    February 28, 2013, 11:38 pm

    Kudos – Great pics

  74. rakesh
    rajnandgaon,chhattisgarh
    February 28, 2013, 11:26 pm

    all photographs are so so so sweet

  75. S.Arshiya
    India
    February 28, 2013, 11:08 pm

    Beautiful… Beautiful.. Beautiful.

  76. Abid Ali Syed
    Karachi, Pakistan
    February 28, 2013, 11:07 pm

    I wish I could be at all these places at all these wonderfully captured moments

  77. Donna
    Australia
    February 28, 2013, 9:29 pm

    Breathtaking, just breathtaking

  78. BEVERLEY H
    Australia
    February 28, 2013, 9:29 pm

    They are all amazing, need to now plan a trip in the future.
    The Okavango is a must for me.

  79. Vinay Parelkar
    Mumbai
    February 28, 2013, 9:14 pm

    Natures Wilderness
    On
    Urban Computer
    Via
    National Geography
    All Times ……………

  80. P.Rangasamy
    Hosur, Tamilnadu, India
    February 28, 2013, 8:26 pm

    Great …You have proved- Nature is god.. I wish to acknowledge all those who have risked their lives to capture these moments… May Humanity as a whole develop in spiritual knowledge & enjoy a Harmonious, Blissful & Peaceful Life..

  81. Dr.Parameshwar D.S.
    Shimoga, Karnataka, India
    February 28, 2013, 8:13 pm

    Excellent photograghs of wild animals in action! I love them and would like to visit African jungles.

  82. KURIAN MANI
    kottayam
    February 28, 2013, 7:42 pm

    VERY GOOD PHOTOGRAPHY . THANK YOU

  83. Diane L
    February 28, 2013, 6:33 pm

    Sooo Beautiful and Picturesque!!!

  84. Isabelle Fenoll
    Guadeloupe
    February 28, 2013, 6:30 pm

    Wonderful pictures, with beautiful choice of quotations from writers and famous people who realized the enormous gift we have in nature, and why we must absolutely do our utmost to save it. Thank you all for sharing these moments with us.

  85. Nev. Aurousseau
    Tomakin NSW Australia 2537
    February 28, 2013, 6:25 pm

    Wonderfull lot of photos some of the best I have seen I already contribute annually to the American National Geographic mag. Would not miss a copy. The families American Members are the Ravens and old Harry Raven was Curator of Mamals at the New York Museum for many years Meshie the chimp who was mounted in the foyer was raised from a junior in the family home in Baldwin. The son Harry junior still resides in New Jersey

  86. bob day
    foley alabama
    February 28, 2013, 6:09 pm

    outstanding pictures i apprciate the work that must have gone in to producing them

  87. Srikanth
    Australia
    February 28, 2013, 6:05 pm

    The beauty of Nature always comes alive on National Geographic

  88. tolayskie
    February 28, 2013, 5:51 pm

    amazing pictures, i love them all

  89. Bonnie S. Atwell
    Maine. USA
    February 28, 2013, 5:50 pm

    Outstanding, as always, really makes you appreciate nature.

  90. Edith Allen
    New Zealand
    February 28, 2013, 4:51 pm

    Amazing photography, makes me soooooo homesick

  91. Martin Zeilig
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    February 28, 2013, 4:44 pm

    Sublime.

  92. Jorge Alberto Lara Sànchez.
    Mèxico City. Mèxico.
    February 28, 2013, 4:33 pm

    National Geographic: The best Photos!

  93. Michou
    Floride
    February 28, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures and nature,thank you

  94. Ann Delisser
    Caribbean, Europe, Africa
    February 28, 2013, 4:26 pm

    Thank you fo these magnificent photographs. I sincerely hope that they make clear to everyone the importance of Nature’s diversity to this planet. Humans are only a part of the pattern, but we are systematically destroying the delicate balance.

  95. Mary V Turner
    USA
    February 28, 2013, 4:00 pm

    Images for the soul. Thank you so much.

  96. baraja
    February 28, 2013, 2:28 pm

    amazing .greet job

  97. Ennike
    Estonia
    February 28, 2013, 1:45 pm

    Amazing pictures! I like them all!

  98. athouba
    assam
    February 28, 2013, 1:44 pm

    super pictures…loved it….

  99. C Robert Meyer
    Toronto, Ohio
    February 28, 2013, 1:42 pm

    Beautiful, Thank you

  100. Amine
    Algeria
    February 28, 2013, 1:23 pm

    Really nice pictures =)

  101. Anupam Hazra
    west bengal
    February 28, 2013, 11:53 am

    very good photographs

  102. David Hankin
    Wigan. U.K.
    February 28, 2013, 11:11 am

    How strong is that leopard to carry an impala up a tree? I would need some kind of pulley system preferably with an electric motor!

  103. Debbie Schlosser
    February 28, 2013, 5:41 am

    What beautiful pictures, so thoughtfully done. James, your photo of the pied kingfisher is great – a chip off the old block!

  104. Vijay Chaudhari
    New Delhi
    February 28, 2013, 12:58 am

    What an amazing record of nature’s sublimity, beauty, variety , splendor and vastness juxtaposed with such heart warming wisdom…My salute to its creator…I am enslaved by your work

  105. Suama
    Namibia
    February 26, 2013, 11:24 am

    I really enjoyed the pictures they are really awesome.

  106. Mike Stephens
    San Diego, CA.
    February 26, 2013, 10:45 am

    After looking at the image of the elephant with Kilamanjaro in the background, I realize it is time to read Hemingway’s “Green Hill of Africa” once again.

  107. harshita
    india
    February 26, 2013, 12:32 am

    awesome pics!!!

  108. santosh
    bangalore
    February 25, 2013, 2:30 pm

    pls suggest tips on photography.
    im a beginner

  109. bharatbhushan
    chandigarh
    February 25, 2013, 7:14 am

    a window of creativeness by camera.

  110. somashekar gowda
    Bangalore
    February 25, 2013, 3:44 am

    Awesome clicks… !!

  111. vishwanath
    February 22, 2013, 3:09 pm

    Excellent pictures !!!!!