Melissani Cave - Greece ✨💖💖💖✨ Picture by ✨✨@thiago.lopez✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖


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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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


Featured photo by @laviwashere
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHP🌈
This weekend, we’re celebrating love, pride and the LGBTQ community with #WHP🌈.
Play with the ROYGBIV color spectrum. Create photos that incorporate the whole rainbow.
Find rainbows out in the world, whether they’re painted as a mural on a city wall or wrapped around a parade-goer at a local Pride celebration.
Create your own rainbows. Dress up in colorful outfits, paint rainbows on your eyelids or bake a colorful batch of cookies.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHP🌈 hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.


(📸 @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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