The best photos of National Geographic for September 2013
• The best photos of National Geographic in September 2013
Focus on the best photos from the September 2013 National Geographic magazine and National Geographic Russia.
Dolphins in the Red Sea
dolphin brain size in relation to the size of their body is much larger than that of chimpanzees and their behavior indicates a high degree of intellectual development. The brain of the adult dolphin weighs about 1700 grams, and a man - 1400. At the dolphin twice convolutions in the cerebral cortex than in person. See also the "10 most intelligent animals on Earth. Part 1 "and" 10 most intelligent animals on Earth. Part 2".
Journey to the balloon, Myanmar
The wave on the island of Oahu of the Hawaiian archipelago
Brown bear, Kamchatka
Kuril Lake, South Kamchatka Federal Reserve. The uniqueness of this untouched corner is that the abundance of food and the ban on hunting the bears here are not afraid of man, do not show aggression, admitting close enough.
Fireflies in North Carolina
Most lizards - predators. Like snakes, lizards belong to the class of reptiles. But unlike snakes, most lizards (except for some legless forms) are more or less-developed limbs. In nature, there are about 5000 species of lizards.
The lioness with cubs, Serengeti National Park
Lioness looking after calves. In the first few weeks, babies are too young to participate in the general fuss with the grown cubs pride, and too vulnerable to predators, so that the mother hides them in a secluded den. But these kids will soon have to join the senior.
Energy Orange, United States
Slices one orange produce enough electricity - 3, 5 volts - Power for LED. Citric acid is contained in the composition of the fetus is the electrolyte, conducting electrons from zinc to a copper wire nails. The picture was taken with exposure for 14 hours.
saiga calf, Astrakhan region
Almost three-quarters of female saiga bring on the double. Only the first years usually give birth to one baby. Saiga calf weighs under 3, 5 kilos, like a newborn person, twin mass reaches a third of the mass of the mother.
Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
The lake is having a glacial origin, it is about 80 km, making it the longest lake in New Zealand. During the day the water level in the lake is subject to change: he then falls, then rises on the contrary. These water vibrations, known as seiches, reach up to 20 cm.
Cheetahs and tourists, Kenya
Cheetah - the fastest land animal. In pursuit of prey reach speeds of 110-115 km / h, accelerates to 75 km / h for 2 seconds.
Railway Bridge, Japan
This mysterious picture was taken in Fukushima prefecture.
In Russia there are about 23 thousand wolverines. Of these, Kamchatka is home to about two thousand.
Jal Mahal, India
This palace on the water standing in the middle of a small lake a few kilometers from the city of Jaipur. Looking at it, it seems that it hung in the air, barely touching the water's edge. But this is not the case. In fact, its four floors are submerged in water. And we can only observe the upper part of the Jal Mahal.
Swan Feather, Moscow
Brown bears, Kamchatka
Like a three-headed dragon, bear cubs carefully considering the photographer. Here, on the banks of the Kuril Lake, you can often find brown bears: here clumsy come to feast on salmon.
Volcano Sakurajima, Japan
Volcanic bombs explode, sparkling zigzag lightning, billowing clouds of ash - again woke up the 1118-meter volcano Sakurajima in Kyushu. After a powerful eruption in 1914 solidified lava flows together the former island to Osumi Peninsula.
The Lion, Serengeti National Park
Males seldom give up their privileges. Sea battle feasting on the carcass of a zebra, while females and young are waiting for further - stops them low warning porykivanie. Their turn will come later.
Cenote Las Calaveras, Mexico
A tourist snorkeling plunged into the water cenote Las Calaveras - "Skull" - not far from Tulum. Local Mayan taken in this well water to drink as long as 30 years ago, divers found no human bones here. Archaeologists have counted that in a thousand years of darkness of these waters lie the remains of a hundred people.
The polar bear, Svalbard
Drifting ice floes in the Barents Sea so far bear the weight of the adult bear. But this young male leaps in the changing world.
It yakarsky Caiman, Brazil. Recently on yakarskih caimans actively hunted for their valuable skin, but by getting "safe conduct" yakarskie caiman of Brazil began to restore their numbers - and very successful in this.
Bearsden Canyon, Greenland
The Greenland ice sheet contains enough water to raise sea level by about 7.5 meters.
jumping spider Phidippus mystaceus
In fact, the jumping spider is so small, it is easy to fit on the nail. Refer to the "Spectacular macrocosm by Thomas Shahan".