National Geographic Explorer in Residence
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A female mountain gorilla grooms a large male. Gorillas are peaceful animals with an intense social life.
There are about 900 mountain gorillas left on earth, living in a mountain forest surrounded by a stone wall. At the other side of the wall there are a thousand people per square kilometer. A sea of wild nature surrounded by a sea of humanity. The good news is that Rwanda has developed a phenomenal ecotourism program that keeps the gorillas safe, employs many local people, and brings in huge revenue to the country. It's the most successful example of conservation business. We need more of that around the world - and many more gorillas.
From the cactus plains of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert to the underwater mountains of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts, our national monuments and public lands are at the core of who we are as a nation, and their conservation means development as much as it does protection. But 24 of them are under review by the Department of the Interior. The time to speak up is now: tell the DOI why protecting our national monument matters. Please use the link in my bio to submit your comment NOW @natgeo @natgeopristineseas #protecttheselands
Baby Juan Fernández sea lions are very curious and playful. They came to us as we were filming adult sea lions. Once they realized we were no threat, they couldn't have enough of us - and we couldn't either! Wonderful and magical moments during our @natgeopristineseas @waittfoundation #expedition
"El Capitán" de Alejandro Selkirk y su nieto Iván, tres generaciones de pesca de langosta responsable y sostenible. Un ejemplo para el resto del mundo. Three generations of responsible and sustainable lobster fishing at Alejandro Selkirk Island, Chile. An example for the world. @natgeopristineseas @waittfoundation #expedition to Juan Fernández, #Chile
Our @natgeopristineseas @waittfoundation #expedition to Cape Horn, #Chile, revealed many surprises. The most special was the discovery of this giant aggregation of the fake king crab. There were many thousands, from the giant kelp forest canopy to the bottom. There were so many we could actually not see the bottom! This region is rich and productive and requires serious protection