A female osprey returning to her nest in a small cyprus tree in the early morning
A female osprey returning to her nest in a small cyprus tree in the early morning
Photograph by Keith Ladzinski

Our Favorite Instagram Photos: Birds of Prey and Campfire Stories

We selected our favorite pictures from the past week on @natgeo Instagram. See more of our photographers' best shots on Instagram.

This week on the @natgeo Instagram, an osprey lands in a cypress tree, a circus performer hangs from a trapeze, and low tide reveals a bouquet of sea life in British Columbia.

Each week our photo editors select their favorite photos that were posted on the @natgeo Instagram account. Follow this week's photographers: @brianlehmannphotography, @ladzinski, @brianskerry, @FransLanting, @drewtrush, @daviddoubilet, @johnstanmeyer, @stephenwilkes and@pedromcbride.

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