860-287264 - Aerial view of Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, and kayak. is the second-largest living shark, after the whale shark, and one of three plankton-eating shark species, along with the whale shark. Adults typically reach 6?8 m (20?26 ft) in length. The gill rakers, dark and bristle-like, are used to catch plankton as water filters through the mouth and over the gills. Despite their large size and threatening appearance, basking sharks are not aggressive and are harmless to humans. The basking shark has long been a commercially important fish, as a source of food, shark fin, animal feed, and shark liver oil. Overexploitation has reduced its populations to the point where some have disappeared and others need protection England
1116-41494 - Slate pencil sea urchins (Heterocentrotus mammillatus) colour the hard coral in this Hawaiian reef scene with three free divers, Molokini Marine Preserve off the island of Maui, Maui, Hawaii, United States of America
832-379980 - Women crushing tree bark in a large mortar made of wood, making powder for medicine against fowlpox, village of Toeghin, Oubritenga province, Plateau Central region, Burkina Faso, Africa *** IMPORTANT: Use by development aid organizations in Germany only after consultation. ***
832-379979 - Three women after field work, Toeghin village, Oubritenga province, Plateau Central region, Burkina Faso, Africa *** IMPORTANT: Use by development aid organizations in Germany only after consultation. ***
911-10935 - In mid January 2015, a three day period of excessive rain brought unprecedented floods to the small poor African country of Malawi. It displaced nearly quarter of a million people, devastated 64,000 hectares of land, and killed several hundred people. This shot taken from the air shows flood waters and farmland destroyed by the floods, with local farmers crossing their devastated fields.