Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family Time at Gombe

via National Geographic Photo of the Day

The oldest chimp in Gombe and undisputed matriarch of the S family, Sparrow, a 56-year-old female (second from the right, looking up) and two generations of offspring enjoy a tight-knit grooming session. “Sparrow is a tough old bird,” observes Carson Murray, who followed her for several seasons. “She raises strong, competent daughters,” Murray says, “but her sons are mama’s boys.”

See more pictures from the August 2014 feature story "Gombe Family Album."

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Volcanic Selfie

via National Geographic Photo of the Day

Lava glows red-hot, churning and rumbling in Kilauea Volcano’s Halemaumau Crater in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. “It is quite an experience when Earth feels incredibly large and one feels microscopic and insignificant in comparison,” writes Your Shot member Andrew Hara.

"I was able to legally access the edge of Halemaumau crater while volunteering for the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park," Hara explains. After cautiously hiking through a closed-off area of the national park, respirator in tow, Hara deployed his tripod and camera. “I carefully set the timer for two minutes and walked around to the farther, visually stable edge of the crater to create this self-portrait.”

Hara’s picture recently appeared in the Your Shot assignment Embrace the Untamed.

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