Blue River | Photograph by Zhou Chengzhou (@zhou_chengzhou)
The Ili River takes on different colors depending on the seasons and on the presence of minerals in the water. The river stretches almost 900 miles from northwestern China to southeasten Kazakhstan.

Today we are featuring @natgeoyourshot photographs selected for @natgeo “Photo of the Day.” To see more, go to natgeo.com/pod. #YourShotPhotographer


Cenote Suytun - Mexico ✨💚💚💚✨
Picture by ✨✨@exploressaurus_✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💚


one story told four ways


Photo by @PaulNicklen // The aurora borealis illuminates the dark Yukon sky as this small glowing cabin brings warmth to a chilly Arctic night. This vibrant dance of lights across the sky can seem otherworldly, and some Inuit groups believe that the mysterious lights are the spirits of animals that had been hunted by them. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more photos from the #Arctic. #Yukon #NorthernLights #nature #photography


For the past five years, artist Parth Kothekar (@parthkothekar) has hand-carved creations, each from a single sheet of paper. It takes him about three weeks to sketch 20 to 30 designs. Then, Parth, 27, selects his 10 favorite ones and starts cutting away. Each papercut can take up to an entire week to complete, down to the last detail.
Although Parth’s intricate masterpieces might seem frail, the women they depict are anything but. “I was brought up seeing the struggle of my mother,” he says. “That’s why I always create female characters. I wanted to show them as powerful and strong through my artwork.” See how these intricate papercuts are made, today on our story.

Photo by @parthkothekar


Through The Window, Paris


Photo by @michaelchristopherbrown | A storm sweeps over the ancient site of Samaria-Sebaste, located in the village of Sebastia, just northwest of the city of Nablus, West Bank. The ruins include remains from six successive cultures dating back more than 10,000 years, including the Canaanite, Israelite, Hellenistic, Herodian, Roman and Byzantine.


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#followmeto Ubud, Bali. Let the New Year begin with adventures. We have set up a bucketlist of places where me and @natalyosmann would like to go this year where we haven’t been yet. My list is: Tibet, Peru, Iran, Pakistan, Iceland. What place do you want to see the most? Took this video in our favorite @mandapareserve. Great Music by @roneofficial
#следуйзамной на Бали в Убуд. Составили список мест с Наташей, где мы не были и куда бы хотели поехать в этом году. Мой список: Тибет, Перу, Иран, Пакистан, Исландия. А куда бы вы хотели поехать больше всего?


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