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Photo by @jimmychin | I always find it remarkable how much work it takes to find simplicity and clarity. @conrad_anker enjoys the moment and some of the finer elements of life—singular purpose, a good view, and a little sunshine—Ulvetanna, Queen Maud Land. For a little perspective, zoom in to see our epic campsite below. For more images of adventures in Antarctica follow @jimmychin.

Photo by @jimmychin | I always find it remarkable how ...

Photo by @tasneemalsultan | A misty morning view out to the river in Dhaka, Bangladesh. #Dhaka #Bangladesh

Photo by @tasneemalsultan | A misty morning view out to ...

Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) | A sea otter mom clutches her pup on the coast of central California. The pup is only a few weeks old and still totally reliant on its mother for milk. At this young age, the pup’s fur is so thick that it keeps it afloat. Sea otters have very little fat to keep them warm; instead, they have super-thick fur. With around one million hairs per square inch, they have the warmest fur of any animal.

Photo by @chamiltonjames (Charlie Hamilton James) | A sea otter ...

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Children play football in the remote village of Obo, Central African Republic (CAR), located near the borders of South Sudan, to the east, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south. Africa’s pole of inaccessibility—one of the toughest places on the continent to reach and the furthest from its oceans—is also near Obo. In 2017, after the U.S. and Uganda concluded counter-LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) efforts and began withdrawing special-forces soldiers from the region, Obo and other southeastern CAR communities were left largely unprotected.

Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | Children play football in the remote ...

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Cervaiole is the most important quarry site of the Versilia district of Serravezza. The minerals of Monte Altissimo were already known to Michelangelo, who explored here around 1518. These white marble excavation sites are located within the imposing and ecologically-rich Apuan Alps. For millions of years, organic sediments congealed to create this precious stone, forging the core of these severe mountains running along the Italian sea. Since Roman times, the white stone of Carrara has been reckoned as the finest marble. Ancient excavation techniques preserved these mountains for centuries, but the acceleration of new extraction technology has radically increased the destruction. Here in the last 30 years, more marble has been removed than during the past two millennia. My work revolves around how our actions shape our planet’s environment. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to know more about my stories. #anthropocene #italy #marble #mountains #environment

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Cervaiole is the most important quarry ...

play_circle_filled Video by @amivitale | Northern white rhino Fatu gets a scratch from Peter Esegon, one of her dedicated keepers at Ol Pejeta Conservancy (@olpejeta). Fatu is the granddaughter of Sudan, and one of only two northern white rhinos alive on the planet. Sudan, the last living male northern white rhino, passed away a year ago today, March 19.

To watch the last of something die is something I hope never to experience again, but Sudan was surrounded by love, together with the people who committed their lives to protecting him. The team at @olpejeta continue to devotedly care for the last two remaining northern white rhinos. If there is any meaning in his death, it's that Sudan can be our final wakeup call. In a world of 7 billion, we need to recognize that we are not separate from nature. When we see ourselves as part of nature, then saving nature is really about saving ourselves. Get involved by following @amivitale and @olpejeta #rhinos

Video by @amivitale | Northern white rhino Fatu gets a ...

Photo by @pedromcbride | A Weddell seal navigates icebergs near the Fish Islands off the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. In 2008 we paddled kayaks through this region for Nat Geo, and I was constantly amazed by the ease of these marine animals as they navigated the frozen, changing world. To see more wild place, follow @pedromcbride // #nature #Antarctica #wildlife #seal #gratitude #petemcbride

Photo by @pedromcbride | A Weddell seal navigates icebergs near ...

Photo by @joelsartore | It's hard to believe that this leatherback sea turtle hatchling, which would fit in the palm of your hand, will one day grow to be nearly six feet long! With huge front flippers to propel them through the ocean, leatherbacks are the most widely distributed of all sea turtles, ranging as far north as Alaska all the way to the southern tip of Africa. Their massive home range is likely due to their ability to remain active in water below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, an extremely rare trait for a reptile! Like all sea turtle species, one of the greatest threats leatherbacks face in the open ocean is marine pollution such as balloons and plastic bags, items which are mistaken for a sea turtle’s favorite snack: jellyfish. Help save this species by choosing to blow bubbles, not balloons, at your next party! @insidenatgeo #seaturtle #leatherback Photo taken on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

Photo by @joelsartore | It's hard to believe that this ...

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for #worldwaterday // In rural areas like Buwunga village, everyone has to walk down the hill to fetch water from their only source, Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake by area and the world’s largest inland fishery. Over 40 million people depend on it. // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for ...

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for #worldwaterday // “This is the only clean drinking water in the whole of our county,” Alex said while watching his children pump the water into one can after the other. The water at St. Balikuddembe primary school, where Alex and Teddy’s four-year-old twins go, is fetched by the kids and brought up here in small cans. They used to have a community well near the school, but after six months it stopped working. For a year, the 150 students have been walking to the other pump every morning. In school the children drink water that has not been boiled, and Teddy deworms her sons every three months so she doesn’t feel afraid of them getting sick. Meeting the families at Lake Victoria reminded me once again of my privilege and that we still can’t take clean water for granted. // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for ...

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for #worldwaterday // These four-year-old twins attend class at the only school in their village. Here they are using a church as a classroom. They are lucky to live near the school and water pump, which they walk to every morning to get water. Other children from the villages around Lake Victoria in Uganda have to walk for up to two hours to make it to school, and many have to stay at home to help their parents in the garden by carrying water. // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for ...

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for #worldwaterday // Water is the most basic human need. However, hundreds of millions of people are still living without access to clean water. While working in Uganda, I’ve seen that some people simply don’t drink any water since it’s not safe enough and tastes bad. Every morning children walk to this water pump in Ttaba village, near Lake Victoria in Uganda. A few community bicycles are parked under a tree that gives some shade, and the kids help each other fill all the cans before carrying or pushing them back up the hill to their homes. At home, the water is boiled and used for cooking, laundry, or taking a shower. As I watched them return at least three times a day, I thought of the many things in my everyday life I would have to give up if I didn’t have access to clean drinking water. // Join @proctergamble and our Children’s Safe Drinking Water partners as we continue #DoingGoodEveryDay on our way to providing 25 billion liters of clean water by 2025.

Photo by Nora Lorek @noralorek // Sponsored by @proctergamble for ...