What We Liked

October 6th, 2017

Here are our editors’ favorite Instagram posts from our photographers this week.

Photo by Pete McBride
"Last face a gazelle sees? Leopards are stealthy, secretive and one of the strongest big cats, pound for pound. In my many assignments to Africa, I've seen very few of these amazing creatures and felt very lucky to spy one this summer."
Photo by Max Lowe
"Tic knows when it's time to roll."
Photo by Joel Sartore
"White-fronted capuchins are highly social animals, usually found swinging from tree branches in groups of several dozen individuals. The alpha male often tolerates other males within their group, but can become quite aggressive toward outsiders. Since the alpha male is dominant, all other members of the group tend to keep a close eye on him and will take their behavioral cues from him as well. Whether he is calm, aggressive, playful or frightened, the other members will follow suit. Unfortunately, white-fronted capuchins are currently on the endangered species list. Their numbers have dropped by more than 50 percent in the past half century due to deforestation, the pet trade and persecution as pests."
Photo by Aaron Huey
"This is what the future looks like. Seventeen-year-old Xiuhtezcatl Tonatiuh (who's name means Turquoise Mirror) is leading the way in a youth movement to save the planet. He is a compass pointing to the path we should all be walking. It's time to start listening to these young people!"