Photo by @mathiasdepardon | A herd of cattle are heading back toward the town of Hasankeyf by the banks of the Tigris River. The Tigris and Euphrates occupy a pivotal place in the daily life of 23 million people living in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. The history of these rivers and their presence in our own cultural history may be one of the oldest in the worl, spanning some 10,000 years of world heritage. The water crisis in the Mesopotamia is not only a result of climate change or Iraq mismanagement, some also argue that it is caused by Turkey’s water acquisition and the construction of dams in Southern Anatolia, such as the Ilisu dam. In 2025 the Tigris-Euphrates river basin could be under eight times more stress than in 2011. By 2040, these two mighty rivers may not even reach the sea. Hasankeyf, Turkey #turkey #mesopotamia #tigris #Hasankeyf #ilisudam #rivers


Winter in Grindelwald - Switzerland ✨❤️❤️❤️✨
Picture by ✨✨@sennarelax✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


The Colors of Soil | Photograph by Quân Hoàng
“Every year in June, after the heavy rains, the terracing fields of Mu Cang Chai district of the Yen Bai province sparkles with colors,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Quân Hoàng. This photo was selected for the December 7, 2018 edition of our Photos of the Week series.

“This view is incredible! The organic shapes and dreamy colors of the terraces make them look like nature’s stained glass. I love it!” — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)


Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Black sand beaches are rare in my experience—this one is in the Hawaiian Islands and I am purposefully not naming it so it isn’t overrun. This place will long live in my mind as. The bay of paradise with an angry ocean — at least in this morning. The black sand here is formed by crushed volcanic basalt rock, which also happens to line the sides of the bay. #hawaii #blacksand #remotebeach — Please don’t tag this spot in the comments.


No 💤 till Brooklyn!


Snow in Megève 🇫🇷 🌨
@bestofthealps #bestofthealps #bestofthealpsroadtrip #megevemoments


“Their fur is pitch black, but their hearts are pure gold” writes @toscathecorso


Los 80s y 90s tuvieron grandes éxitos ¡Comparte una foto que para ti represente esas décadas usando el hashtag #NGPWR y podrás verla durante el episodio de #DécadasRemix! 🌈📺⬇️
Miércoles 9 PM PE / 10.30 PM COL / 11 PM ARG-CHI-MEX


Photo by @smallstepsaregiantleaps
Greetings earthlings. This is 7-year-old kid astronaut and first-grader Harrison Sheldon. 🚀He’s the star of @smallstepsaregiantleaps, a photo project that his dad, editorial photographer and nonprofit media consultant Aaron Sheldon, started when Harrison was 4 years old.
Instagram: Aaron, is there a game attached to the project?
Aaron: When we decide to visit a place for the project, we talk about what we might see there. During our visit, I have Harry compare what we thought we might see with the actual experience. My favorite part of each shoot is hearing his thoughts about the places and what he liked about each place as we look at the pictures together over a post-mission doughnut, cookie or ice-cream cone.
IG: Astronaut Harrison, what’s the best part of being an astronaut?
Harrison: Exploring places, meeting astronauts, bouncing on hotel beds, having cool exploring gear and snacks.
IG: Astronaut Harrison, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Harrison: Superhero.
Aaron: What if your plan to create your own superpowers doesn’t work out? What would you be if you can’t be a superhero?
Harrison: Police officer and construction worker in space.
Check out today’s story to explore along with Harrison and Aaron on some of their adventures.


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