National Geographic Adventure@natgeoadventure

Featuring the world's best adventure photographers, athletes, and trips.

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // Here in Tunisia, cave climate scientists take a break from recording temperature and sampling drip water and speleothems to admire the beautiful formations inside Ain Dhab cave.
We're following the work of a group of scientists from the Tunisian Geological Survey and European Research Institutions (UK, Germany, Austria and
SISKA in Switzerland) who are looking at changes in rainfall patterns through time. Several of their field sites lie inside Djebel Serdj, which hosts some of the largest caves in Tunisia.


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Photo @coreyrichproductions | We are really good at celebrating athletes who achieve incredible, new standards in sports, but we should also be good at celebrating those athletes who are not only super-talented jocks but who also use their positions of influence to give back to society in important ways.
Alex Honnold @alexhonnold is easily the most famous rock climber in the world. What’s so incredible is that a rock star like Honnold continues to lead a dirtbag, humble life devoid of all the usual “rock-star” excesses. He says he gives away 30 percent of his income to charities, including his own Honnold Foundation—a non-profit supporting solar-energy projects around the world that will help reduce our carbon footprint.
The Honnold Foundation is also now on Instagram: @honnoldfoundation. Give them a follow!
It’s humbling to know and be friends with a guy like Honnold, who has just about every climbing record in Yosemite, from the first free solo of El Capitan to the Nose speed record, which he recently achieved with Tommy Caldwell @tommycaldwell in just under 2 hours! But what’s truly inspiring is how he has turned his career and passion into a vehicle for giving back. Thanks, Alex, for the inspiration and being a true leader in the climbing world.


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Photo: @andy_mann // It’s #sharkawarenessday and I encourage everyone to go diving with these magnificent animals at least once. Even if (especially if!) it seems scary to you. That initial fear immediately blossoms into excitement and awe and may even send you down a new path of enjoyment and respect for the ocean as a whole. You don’t need any scuba certification for most charters either. Just a mask, snorkel and fins. #TakeThePlunge @sea_legacy


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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey) // #sponsored by @Nature_Valley // #NatureValleyHikeAMillion // Even on cloudy days the blue ice of the Ruth Glacier in Denali National Park, Alaska, glows! These sapphire pools form on the upper glacier as the ice melts, with water so clear it makes optical illusions as a climbing expedition skis by. // Summer is short and the adventures nature has to offer are endless—don’t miss out! Show us how you’re getting outside this summer by tagging @Nature_Valley for a chance to be featured on their feed.


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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Assisted by local Tunisian cave explorers, we negotiate the mined tunnels and shafts that lead through the Grotte de le Mine. The mine was in operation between 1920-1925 to extract lead and zinc ore and here we see one of the team ascending a rope in one of the mined shafts. We're following the work of a group of scientists from the Tunisian Geological Survey and European Research Institutions (UK, Germany, Austria and SISKA in Switzerland) who are looking at changes in rainfall patterns through time. Several of their field sites lie inside Djebel Serdj, which hosts some of the largest caves in Tunisia.


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Photo by @max.lowe // Oh you sweet summer roads how you temp me so. Nothing quite like a dirt road going off and into the infinite horizon.


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Photo by: @jamesqmartin “Do or do not, there is no try” - Yoda
Climber @craigdem (Craig DeMartino) lost his leg below the knee after miscommunication with a climbing partner ended in a horrible accident - yet it hasn’t stopped Craig from doing what he loves outside with his family and friends.


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Photo: @andy_mann // Flying through space is a state of mind. Here, world-class freediver @seabacon goes into orbit with an ocean whitetip shark while a silky shark and his compadres swim off in the distance. I invite fellow aquanauts to visit me @andy_mann and follow along with our journey to bring awareness to the world’s oceans. 🌎


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Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // Traveling the length of India (almost 2500kms) from south to north in an auto rickshaw. I don’t know about you but chasing the absurd has never let me down. Follow me @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more photos of my adventures around the world. #India #chasetheabsurd


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Video: @CoreyRichProductions | “Sir, we’ve upgraded you to a room with a view.” Perfect.


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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // We're following the work of a group of scientists from the Tunisian Geological Survey and European Research Institutions (UK, Germany, Austria and
SISKA in Switzerland) who are looking at changes in rainfall patterns through time. Several of their field sites lie inside Djebel Serdj, which hosts some of the largest caves in Tunisia.
One such site is Ain Dhab (pictured) which is largely a river cave with some higher fossil galleries. To reach their sampling sites, the scientists have to pass by many low sections where the roof comes down to meet the river.


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Photo @andy_best // Moments in the mountains. There's nothing quite like it. Cherish every second.


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