National Geographic, Rolex, and Nat Geo Correspondent Alexandra Roca, travel across Mexico to explore how one of the country’s most misunderstood wildlife creatures is spearheading sustainability and transforming tequila production.
Rolex and National Geographic have formed an enhanced new partnership to promote exploration and conservation. The organizations with more than 200 years of combined experience supporting expeditions, are again joining forces to support pioneering explorers and nurture their successors in efforts to safeguard the Earth’s oceans, poles and mountains for the benefit of future generations. #partneredcontent
At Black Rock City—the temporary city raised in the Nevadan desert for the annual Burning Man festival—camps are laid out as if on a clock. On a street in the 7:30 camp sector, festival-goers bike through the omnipresent dust as the sun sets.
While freediving with friends off the coast of Mexico’s Baja California, Your Shot photographer Jorge Hauser noticed an “unexpected visitor” swimming 45 feet below. “When I dove down I never thought I’d catch up,” Hauser says, but he managed to capture this shot: the whale’s massive fins looming out of the dark as it swims away.
After laying a clutch of eggs, this mother olive ridley sea turtle pauses for a moment on the beach before continuing on to the ocean. To protect the half-million vulnerable eggs laid on this beach, volunteers were asked to stand guard. “I’ll surely be one of them,” writes Your Shot photographer Siddharth Khadanga.
A soldier in the United States Army carries a heavy load in sub-zero temperatures on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. He’s part of a group off-loading their vehicles as part of Arctic Thrust, a short-notice rapid deployment exercise, says Your Shot photographer Justin Connaher.
Two Steller sea lions inspect a camera while playing with scuba divers off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The carnivorous mammals can grow up to 1.2 tons, and they flock to the area in the winter to feed on herring.
A male orangutan peers from behind a tree while crossing a river in Borneo, Indonesia. Rampant palm oil cultivation threatens this critically endangered ape, forcing the normally arboreal species to resort to unusual behavior—such as wading through crocodile-infested rivers—in order to survive.