Today’s daily Photojournalism Links collection highlights Uriel Sinai‘s work from Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the most pristine lands in Africa, it’s where environmentalists are fighting against oil companies that believe there are untapped reserves under the country’s Lake Edward. Rangers aim to shield endangered wildlife from poachers, but it’s nature that may need saving as some fear any found oil could lead to a redrawing of Virunga’s boundaries — its protectors — to allow for drilling. The story, which pits the bounty from oil against the beauty of the earth, is the latest to spotlight a region long made to suffer for its abundance of natural riches.

Uriel Sinai: Oil vs. the Environment in an African Park (The New York Times)

Phil Moore: Democratic Republic of Congo’s Deadly Volcano (Al Jazeera) The photographs show Mount Nyiragongo, which towers over the eastern city of Goma. Its reopening for public access after a cessation of hostilities against the M23 rebels will allow visitors to stare down into the world’s largest lava lake, which is still active from an eruption in 2002 that wiped out at least 15% of the city.

John Stanmeyer: Blessed. Cursed. Claimed. (National Geographic) The photographer continues to document National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk, now in the Middle East.

Using Instagram to Open a Window on Everyday Life in North Korea (TIME LightBox) A group of amateurs and professional photographers have taken to Instagram to open a window on the reclusive country.

Zun Lee (zPhotoJournal) Jim Colton interviews the author of Father Figure, a photo book that challenges notions of absent black fathers.

Photojournalism Links is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen, Associate Photo Editor at TIME. Follow him on Twitter @photojournalism.

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