Estas son las fotos más impactantes de National Geographic de 2017

La revista ha presentado una compilación de las 18 imágenes que más relevancia han tenido en su comunidad de Instagram.

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10. Estas son las fotos más impactantes de National Geographic de 2017

Son casi ochenta y cinco millones los seguidores que la cuenta oficial de National Geographic  atesora en Instagram. Una red que está llena de pequeñas pepitas de oro fotográficamente hablando y que tocan temáticas van desde la naturaleza o los animales salvajes hasta las ciudades, las diferentes culturas que están alrededor del mundo o el cambio climático. Una revista que llega a todos los rincones del mundo gracias a todos sus fotógrafos y que a diario son ellos los que gestionan sus redes.

Es decir, a diario, las imágenes que se suben a esta red están seleccionadas por alguno de los fotógrafos que trabaja para la revista. Una forma de ofrecer a tantos seguidores y de diferentes partes del mundo una diversidad de imágenes y de perspectivas completamente dispar, haciendo que su cuenta cobre mucha más relevancia. Por eso, con la entrada del nuevo año, National Geographic ha decidido hacer una compilación de las 18 imágenes que más le han impactado a su comunidad de seguidores.

8. Estas son las fotos más impactantes de National Geographic de 2017

Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // This is what a starving polar bear looks like. Weak muscles, atrophied by extended starvation could barely hold him up. Our @Sea_Legacy team watched as he painfully staggered towards the abandoned fishing camp from which we were observing and found some trash to eat—a piece of foam from the seat of a snowmobile, as we later found out. People have asked why we couldn’t help it, why we didn’t feed it. In addition to being illegal to feed wildlife, polar bears like this one need several hundred pounds of meat to survive. They primarily eat seals and they struggle when they are stranded for long periods of time on land, without a sea ice platform from which to hunt. We didn’t have a weapon and we didn’t have any food. There literally was nothing we could do for him as we were hundreds of miles from the nearest Inuit community. What could we have done? What we did do was push through our tears knowing that this footage was going to help connect a global audience to the biggest issue facing us as a species today. It is true that we don’t know what caused this animal to starve but we are certain that unless we curb carbon emissions, sea ice will continue to disappear and many more bears will starve. With these images, we want to wake the world up to the imminence of climate change and to how it will affect wildlife and people for decades to come. For solutions on how each and everyone can make a positive impact on this planet #follow me at @CristinaMittermeier or go to @Sea_Legacy. #nature #naturelovers #bethechange #FaceofClimateChange #StopFossilFuels #NoArcticDrilling #TurningtheTide with @SeaLegacy. With @PaulNicklen and our entire team. Thank you @natgeo for helping us try and reach the world.

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