Want to take pictures that will make people gasp? Photographer David Yarrow shares his advice on how to avoid the played-out and zoom in on the unexpected.

At this conservation center in central China, captive-born pandas go through a gradual, carefully monitored process to prepare them to live in their natural habitat. Photographer Ami Vitale shows how they go from wriggly newborns to independent adventurers.

Botswana’s Okavango Delta, home to the world’s largest elephant population, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. TED Fellow Steve Boyes explains why this is a great thing.