11 Jul '18, 3am

Bye for now, beautiful #HumpBack whale.

Bye for now, beautiful #HumpBack whale.

An endangered humpback whale in Japan From massive, looming cities to an intimate portrait of immigrant girls, this year's National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year images capture a world that is constantly evolving and changing through nature, cities and people. This year's grand prize winner was Japanese photographer Reiko Takahashi for her image of the tail of an endangered humpback whale calf taken off the coast of Kumejima Island in Japan. Takahashi quit her day job to pursue underwater photography, and she traveled to this island to photograph humpback whales. "I was fortunate to have encountered a humpback whale with her calf on my first day snorkeling near Japan’s Kumejima Island. Most of the time, the calf stayed close to her mom. At one point, the calf began jumping and tapping its tail on the water near us — it was very friendly and curious. Finally, t...

Full article: https://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/eco-tourism/photos/national...

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Humpback whale successfully disentangled in #NPWS operation off Sydney - media statement:

Humpback whale successfully disentangled in #NP...

environment.nsw.gov.au 03 Jul '18, 10pm

NPWS spokesperson Peter Bergman said the entangled sub-adult whale, which was travelling north at speed with two adults, w...

What’s beautiful now? A big, boisterous lotus flower might give you a hint. https://t.co/QIJUp3ISNi

What’s beautiful now? A big, boisterous lotus f...

nybg.org 11 Jul '18, 6pm

It’s time to shine for the waterlilies and lotuses in the Conservatory’s outdoor courtyard pools. Look for a wide variety ...