Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India: Dangerous when confronted up close, this bull buffalo was stumbled across at very close quarters. I froze when I came across this bull, and the buffalo seemed startled too as i lifted the camera with a 500mm lens and held it positioned directly at the buffalo. Every nerve in my body was ready to run had the animal moved an inch forward. Being frozen in position relaxed the buffalo and it continued grazing, although it moved back a few yards.
This image is from Secrets of Wild India.
Our adventure started on the Zrmanja River, which led us to the big city of Zadar and the Adriatic. Certainly the Zrmanja had never hosted big sea kayaks like ours, understandably since it is laden with rapids and one inspiring, 40-foot horseshoe waterfall. This image is from Oceans 8
Malden island: A grouper swimming in a coral reef ecosystem. Coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. A team of scientist lead by Dr. Enric Sala (Marine ecologist, National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Fellow) are studying these pristine coral reefs in a hidden paradise called Shark Eden. They are trying to understand our impact on the world's oceans to hopefully reveal a way to preserve them. This image is from Shark Eden.
Christmas Island: Decimated by predators and dogged by the whims of the weather, each year 50 million red crabs scamper over jagged cliffs and sunbaked sands to the water's edge the spawning grounds. This image is from Great Migrations.
False Bay, South Africa: Andy Casagrande filming a great white shark. To ensure a successful photo shoot, Andy has brought some of the most advanced and innovative technologies, including remote controlled camera vehicles, underwater pole-cameras, and bite-cameras.
MONTANA, USA: 800-pound grizzly bear Brutus plays the role of best man at Casey Anderson's wedding. Anderson, a renowned naturalist, has raised the grizzly from birth. This image is from Expedition Wild.
BIG ISLAND, HAWAII, USA: Waves break on the shore at Keauhou Bay. This historic area in the Kona District of Hawaii's Big Island is a popular tourist destination and marks the site of the birth of King Kamehameha III, the longest reigning monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
This image is from One Ocean.