Focus on the best photos in August 2014 the first of the National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.
We need to think
Chimpanzee - the first of the 10 most intelligent animals in the world according to Animal Planet.
At the edge of the Sahara desert
Leopard cautiously goes on the branch of acacia in the National Park of Tanzania. One of the four members of the genus in the subfamily panteraotnosyaschegosya big cats.
White whale, Gulf of St. Lawrence
The main threats to beluga, not fight with other individuals who have left scars on the body of a young male, and industrial effluents and convoys in its habitat. (Photo by David Dubile and Jennifer Hayes)
African lions on the prowl
All my life wildebeest spend moving through the savanna in search of fresh grass and new pastures. And everywhere followed by predators. Two young lion slowly sent to the herd in the full confidence that the hunt will be successful.
Face to Face
Swim with sea lions in the Galapagos Islands.
Wat Mahathat - famous temple in Ayutthaya - the capital of Siam from 1350 to 1767. This temple is famous for the head of the Buddha is believed to be entangled and pulled out of the land of the tree's roots. Documentary historical mention of the Buddha head in the roots of the tree are not available, but there is an assumption that when Ayutthaya was captured by the Burmese army in 1767, Wat Mahathat was completely destroyed and most of the statues were broken and fell to the ground. The temple was abandoned more than a century, and in the place where lay his head grew a tree, pulling it back out. This Buddha head in the roots of the tree now is actually a symbol of Ayutthaya.
Gecko currents. Color of the upper side of the body light olive, gray or bluish in color with numerous orange-red and white rings and spots, depending on the lighting condition of the animal and its color is subject to significant changes.
John Taylor (second from right) and his team pull network with chipping it herring in the Strait of Belle Isle. "I'm afraid I'll be the last in our dynasty" - says Taylor. His children are not interested in the harsh working fisherman.(Photo by David Dubile and Jennifer Hayes)
Polar bear stands guard on Rudolf Island in the Arctic Ocean. It is the northernmost of the islands of Franz Josef Land. Part of the polar domains of Russia, a part of the Primorsky district of Arkhangelsk region.
Stone Forest, China
Stone Forest - a maze of Eroded limestone erosion near the city of Kunming in southern China. Discoverers dubbed piling boulders bizarre names - for example, there's "Rhinoceros, admiring the moon" and "Rock, Singing Praise plum."
Giant groupers, FL
Fry like a cloud envelops the female giant grouper, ready to spawn. She vymechet thousands of eggs on the water surface, and the male will release milt. Small fish will try to eat as many eggs before they will carry over.(Photo by David Dubile and Jennifer Hayes)
Heron catches the last rays of the setting sun in Maryland.
Tractor-flowerbed, United Kingdom
In the village of Box 77-year-old George Purser watering geraniums planted on a century-old tractor. The owner bought this self-propelled steam engine 33 years ago for $ 100. Before the technique has evolved into a flower bed, it was used for threshing corn and sterilization - steaming - soil.
A drop of water
Shasta-Trinity - the national forest in the north of the State of California, USA.
This dinosaur underwater.
The owner of the Shetland Islands
Atlantic Puffin, Scotland. Deadlock overlook their holdings in the reserve Hermaness in the Shetland Islands. Deadlocks burrows at the edge of the cliffs, to shorten the path to the sea and to prevent gulls and other seabirds on the way to steal food.
Fox with prey, Kamchatka
"There is a perception that the main food of foxes - hares. Of course, the fox loves hare, but the hare to catch up pretty hard where it really keep up with such a runner. So we have our beauty to arrange for a fish days. Benefit of sockeye salmon in Kuril Lake lot, "- says the author of the picture Gennady Yushin.
50 to 50
Nearly two million wildebeest and zebras annually cross the Serengeti Plains and the Masai Mara, to be in a natural water barrier - the Mara River.Accumulation of migratory animals - easy prey for predators. Their attacks are swift, and almost every performance. Overcoming Mara ungulates experiencing the strongest stress in your life - a river teeming with crocodiles and hippos. In water, wildebeest vulnerable to crocodiles. 90 percent of fatal attacks.
Kalahari, South Africa.