A Starry Night of Utah in Panorama Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project Swipe left to see the panoramic view of Arches National Park in a moonless dark night. It’s easy to become acquainted with the beauty, peace, and silence of a natural night. Although it reminds many of dark colorless eerie environment, night reveals a universe that is disconnected from most of us due to light pollution and city life. Search for “World’s Best Stargazing Sites” on @natgeo website for an article on my favorite top 10 dark sky locations around the world. Explore the hidden beauties of night @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky#utah#nationalparks#astrophotography#milkyway#twanight@natgeoimagecollection
Photo by @kengeiger | It's hard to discribe the pre-dawn silence, the quite of the African bush. It's nature, you can hear it every baboon call and bird chirp. The only modernity heard is usually a safari truck. Until a ballon floats overhead, and the roar of its emense flame insinererates all serinity. A sunrise balloon tour of the Maasai Mara National reserve savanna must be stunning, but I hope for the sake of the folks in the gondola, that they issue ear plugs. Follow @kengeiger for more images of #africa and the #maasaimara@natgeoexpeditions#africa#balloon#hotairballoon
Photograph by @jodymacdonaldphoto // Remote Alaska. Where the concept of solitude becomes more tangible. You will have to get in a small bush plane to get there but you won’t regret it. Follow me @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more of my adventures and travels from around the world. #alaska#travel#remote
Photo by @PaulNicklen // Nurturing and committed, this Gentoo penguin pair cares for their new chick in the rock nest that they built together. These Antarctic birds have some fascinating courtship rituals, as potential mates will sometime share rocks with each other to display their interest in mating. This chick will remain in its nest for about a month and will reach sexual maturity at around two years of age, at which time it will find its own mate. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen and explore my feed for more photos of penguins. #Antarctica#penguin#ocean#nature#photography
Photo by @taylorglenn // Alpenglow lights up the summit of the Grand Teton as the moon sets behind, a magical combination. Unfortunately the weather denied those of us in this part of Wyoming a chance to observe the lunar eclipse. But just two mornings after, the skies cleared and we were treated to this incredible scene. Follow @taylorglenn for more from #Wyoming and beyond #winter#fullmoon#alpenglow#grandtetonnationalpark
Photo by @jessicasamplegram // The rounded Alabama Hills are contrasted by the snow covered ridges of the Sierra Nevada which includes Mount Whitney, the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. Many Westerns have been filmed in the Alabama Hills including “The Lone Ranger” and “Bonanza.” #california
Photo: @andy_mann // Of all the ways to say “hello”, I generally prefer this one. 😳 Intimate wildlife encounters are both exhilarating and immeasurably difficult to get. A little luck goes a long way. During a 2017 climbing expedition to Greenland, we encountered a curious polar bear from our zodiac boat. As it approached, I dunked my camera-housing in the frigid water as it took a dive, swam under our boat and away into the ice forever. And in the end, luck would have it 😉. // #followme@andy_mann for more unforgettable wildlife encounters from this amazing planet.
Photo by @gerdludwig. A view of the eastern ridges of the Smoky Mountains from Clingman's Dome; located on the state line of North Carolina and Tennessee at an elevation of 6643 feet, it is the highest point on the Appalachian Trail. In 1930, Great Smoky Mountains National Park became one of the largest protected areas of the eastern United States. It encompasses roughly 525,000 acres of lush landscapes (more tree species than in all of northern Europe), abundant wildlife (65 mammal and 230 bird species), and spectacular scenic beauty.