Melissani Cave - Greece ✨💖💖💖✨ Picture by ✨✨@thiago.lopez✨✨
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Morning Breath | Photograph by Aya Iwasaki
Wild red foxes, also called kitsune, play in the snow on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's islands. Foxes are common in Japanese folklore, often displaying magical properties.

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


Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio
Palenque (Spanish: [pa'leŋke] (meaning “fortification”); Yucatec Mayan: Bàakʼ /ɓàːkʼ/) was a Maya city state in what is now Chiapas, Mexico that dates from circa 226 BCE to c. 799 CE. After its decline, the site was re-absorbed into the jungle, but has since been extensively excavated and restored. Much of Palenque's history has been pieced together from a deciphering of the hieroglyphic inscriptions on the many monuments, and historians now have in-depth understanding of the city-state's interplay with other rival city states.
Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Palacio (the Palace), which comprises a complex of interconnected buildings and courtyards, constructed over a 400-year period. The buildings were used by the Maya elite for ritual, administrative functions and entertainment. The complex was equipped with numerous saunas and large baths, which were supplied with fresh water by an intricate water system.
When the Spanish arrived in Chiapas in the 16th century, Palenque had been largely abandoned and the region was very sparsely populated. Fr. Pedro Lorenzo de la Nada was the first European to present a description of the ruins which he named Palenque, and according to his early accounts, the stone structures were still stucco-rendered and painted blue and red.
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“Being authentic with my fans is very important to me,” says Teala Dunn (@ttlyteala), an actress and creator who’s at @vidcon this weekend in Anaheim, California, celebrating all things online video. What’s the 21-year-old most looking forward to? “I especially want to meet new creators I’ve never met in person, and create amazing content.” 🎥
IGTV is a new app and a new space within Instagram for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators. Update your app now to watch to see what Teala’s been up to at #VidCon — on our story today and on our IGTV channel.


light beams in the rainforest ✨🌲⁣⁣
Cities have always been my favorite thing to photograph but nature is growing on me 🤣 - what about you, would you rather shoot in a city or nature? ⁣⁣


Glad Midsommar! The Swedish-American community of Lindsborg, Kansas, celebrates Midsummer by wearing traditional Swedish folk costumes and dancing around the town's maypole. Traditionally a pagan summer solstice and fertility holiday throughout northern Europe, Midsummer today is a continued celebration of long days and the start of summer. Photo by @ErikaSkogg who is working on a visual preservation project of Scandinavian-American heritage. #Midsummer #Midsommar


Light in Montmartre


(📸 @ackermangruber) Happy National Take Your Dog to Work Day from DogsOf + @lucyand.co where pups rule EVERYDAY! Does your job allow you to bring your pets to work? We’d love to know! We’ve always been huge supporters of pet-friendly workplaces and are encouraged to see more and more workplaces making that their everyday policy! #nationaltakeyourdogtoworkday #dogsofinstagram


Photo by @renaeffendiphoto:
A #family on a Sunday picnic in Parque Lenin, Lenin's Park, a popular weekend destination at the south side of #Havana, #Cuba. #children


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