14 Instagrams to see before you die
Here at Grist, we’re usually more into words than pictures, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to scroll through other peoples’ photos while we’re waiting for the bus or sitting on the (low-flush) toilet. And what’s the best place for pics on the go? Instagram, of course. It’s not just for selfies and dogs pics — it’s also for selfies and dog pics in stunning locations that you’ll never see in person because you’re strapped to a desk all day. Sure, you may spend 40 hours a week entering numbers in spreadsheets but at least you can see what the surf looked like in Bali today. Thanks, Instagram!
Here are our favorite accounts for the things we care most about: food, fun, and the motherfucking planet Earth.
1. Cool Foods Campaign features food that’s good for the body and the planet.
2. Blogger and photographer Adam Goldberg eats around the world.
3. Edible SF will make you hungry.
4. Young farmers, urban farms, and the occasional horse’s ass.
5. Ever wondered what Alice Waters eats for breakfast? Now you know.
6. Foster Huntington splits his time between a van and this treehouse. It’s OK to be jealous.
7. Not into jumping from airplanes? Live vicariously through Roberta Mancino.
8. Melissa Arnot is 31 years old and has summited Everest five times. You took the elevator to work today, didn’t you? Thought so.
9. Surfer Jamie O’Brien. Sick life, brah.
10. Heifer International: The place to go for cute kids. (Get it?? KIDS. Sorry.)
11. Anthony Bourdain has left the kitchen.
12. Official feed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. SPOILER ALERT: The ocean is CRAZY.
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IT LURKS IN THE DARK: Back by popular demand, we are reposting this #spooky-looking #creature that was found 4,200 feet deep in the #ocean. It’s called a #chimaera. This #fish has no bones in its body; its #skeleton is made of #cartilage. The dots on its face are sensory organs that detect electrical fields in the water – helping the chimaera find its prey. By living in deep water, far from our coasts, the chimaera is accustomed to lurking in the #dark. See a video of the chimaera in action from NOAA Ocean Today's educational 'Creatures From the Deep' series at http://oceantoday.noaa.gov/creaturesofthedeep_chimaera/welcome.html. Photo: NOAA. #Happy #Hallomarine from #NOAA! ##halloween #Scienceisfun #amazingnature #deepsea
13. National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale’s images from around the world can be disturbing … which is exactly why you should be following her.
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Photo by @amivitale. An elephant named "Monk" has its tusks trimmed at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_conservancy) in Northern #Kenya, in an effort to reduce human-#elephant conflict. Trimming of the tusks is a painless procedure carried out when the #elephant is tranquillized. The elephant had developed a penchant for using his tusks to break fences and raid farms, destroying crops and putting himself and the people involved in danger. While trimming the elephants' tusks is an activity that conservationists do not enjoy doing and always use it as a last resort, it is a conflict mitigation effort used to try and save the elephants' lives. Please see the next photos that show what tragically happens when elephants come in conflict with humans. It should be noted that the tusks are kept in a national strong room for safe keeping where nobody has access to them. I am here in Kenya for the month working with incredible conservancies and groups like @lewa_wildlife @NRT_KENYA @nature_africa and @nature_org to highlight the important work they are doing to protect the people and wildlife of Kenya. #africa #rhinoceros #thenatureconservancy #conservation #NikonNoFilter #nofilter #nikon #d4s #nikonambassador #amivitale #photojournalism #onassignment @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @nikonusa @natgeo #natureisspeaking
14. And last (and possibly least): US! Follow along with Grist staffers as we go about the serious business of bringing you the best and worst of environmental news.