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Photo by @Babaktafreshi | Stars, storm clouds, and lightning in a summer evening of the New England, in northern Maine. Swipe to see the entire view. #thunderstorm #weather #nightphotography


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Photo by Keith Ladzinski @ladzinski | An engineer walks down freshly carved-out terrain for Chicago's TARP, a water treatment and canal project. The system consists of roughly 109 miles of tunnels, created to reduce flooding in the metropolitan area and effectively reduce the harmful effects of flushing raw sewage into Lake Michigan. All water and sewage collected is diverted into temporary holding reservoirs, where it is treated and reintroduced. In scope, cost, and timeframe, TARP began in 1975 and remains one of the largest civil engineering projects ever undertaken.


[ #TBT From August 22, 2016 ] Top Shot: When Lightning Strikes | Photograph by Matt Anderson (@mattandersonphotography)
“A thunderstorm with lightning strikes over a Lake Superior coastal shelf near Grand Marais, Minnesota,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Matt Anderson. “Crevices with pools of water reflect the storm clouds.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on August 19, 2016.

Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.


Meet Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley), an actor and activist who recently spent a week on the Sargasso Sea learning about the effects of microplastics on our oceans.⁣⁣

“The thing that struck me the most is how each one of our decisions, no matter where we live in this world, affects every other human being and every other creature on this planet. Being thousands of miles away from any continent, and seeing the effects of human recklessness and ignorance inflicted upon the ocean was mesmerizing to me,” she says. “It took my breath away with how truly connected we all are and how easy it is to lose sight of that. We can all find a little more space for kindness and generosity with one another, because the minute we hold space for that, the minute we are able to care more about things like our oceans and seas.”⁣

In honor of #WorldWaterWeek, learn more about Shailene’s advocacy work, the ocean and the ways you can help make a difference in this week’s episode of #Advocates, on our Stories and IGTV. 🌈🌊⁣

Photo of @shailenewoodley by @emoryhall


Sicilian Sunrise 🌅 - swipe through for the drone video, a selfie and a very aesthetically pleasing postcard ⛵️


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Newfoundland and Labrador Week, Day 2!

Yesterday I featured images from the Easternmost point of the province, Cape Spear. Today I’m going all the way up to the northernmost point of the province to Torngat Mountains National Park, which is located at the top of Labrador.

You might not have heard of Torngat Mountains before. It is one of the least visited parks in Canada because of how difficult it is to get to. You can’t drive there. You can’t just pull up in an RV as part of a road trip.

To get there, you first have to get to Happy Valley-Goose Bay. From there, you take a flight which stops in the northern community of Rain, and then lands at the abandon radar station at Sajlek Fjord. From there you take a boat to the Torngats Base Camp. ⠀
The park is jointly administered with the local Inuit community in Labrador and Parks Canada. The park gets about 800 visitors per year. Most of those are people sailing through as they go north, or local school groups from Labrador.

One of the constant things you have to be on the lookout for is polar bears. Wherever you go in the park, you have to have a bear guard with you. ⠀
One of my more memorable days in the park was taking a boat trip to the end of Sajlek Fjord where we had lunch. Lunch consisted of giving us some fishing poles and we had to catch our own lunch. FYI fresh Arctic char is amazing!

Most people are totally unaware that there are fjords in North America, but there are and they are spectacular.

#CuriosityNow #EverythingEverywhere #ExploreNL #newfoundland #labrador #newfoundlandandlabrador




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