Photo by Carlton Ward Jr. @carltonward | Swipe for panoramic: July is peak season for cattle ranching in Florida. Ranchers from across the state will gather their herds for the annual sale of calves. I’m looking forward to getting back there, including spending a week with the Seminole tribe. In addition to being one of the top producers of cattle in America, the Seminoles also raise quarter horses. I’ll never forget this morning a few years back at the Brighton Reservation, when this train of horses came thundering out of the fog and then disappeared. @fl_wildcorridor @natgeoimagecollection #FloridaWild #KeepFLWild #horses #Seminole #NativePride


Photography and retouching duo Bibi and Jacob (@koty2) created a photo collage series that’s a new take on the old masters. “Times change, but beauty stays the same.”
Photo illustration by @koty2


Railay Beach - Thailand ✨💖💖💖✨
Picture by ✨✨@destinationchaser✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖


This is one of my favorite photos. I took it in one of the carved stone churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia. The man was a Coptic priest who was walking out of the church to answer his phone. I have this photo printed and it is on the wall just above my computer as I type this. Lalibela is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most culturally significant places in Ethiopia.
I mention this because I’m pretty sure this will be one of the worst performing photos I’ve ever posted to Instagram. I’ve posted photos of people in the past, they they always bomb. They don’t get engagement. People just want to see mountains, rainbows, waterfalls, and sunsets.
This is one of the many reasons why I have come to dislike Instagram. I have many people who have called me a landscape photographer based on what they see on my Instagram feed. To be sure, I do landscape photography, but I also do a lot more. I just never post it on Instagram because the audience there doesn’t seem to like it.
I haven’t posted anything to Instagram for almost a month now. Mainly, I’ve gotten tired of trying to optimize the time I post, how often I post, the type of image I post, and everything else surrounding the platform.
Instagram used to be fun. Now it seems to have been taken over by the “influencers” which are really nothing more than models who use places as a backdrop for showing off their sundress or their abs. I’m not so much annoyed by the people who post that stuff as I am by the public who seems to be more infatuated by the reality show lifestyle than they are learning about the world we live in.
From here on out, my plan is to totally tank my Instagram account by publishing some of my favorite photos, and telling the stories behind the image and place it was taken. It is sad that such an approach is probably the road to ruin, but fuck it.
Maybe I can’t change the world, but I can try to reach those people who are more curious about the world around them than they are about wanna be reality TV stars.
Who’s with me?
#CuriosityNow #EverythingEverywhere


Photo by @taylorglenn | Last light at Blacktail Ponds Overlook as an evening storm clears in Grand Teton National Park. There is something so incredibly magical about the quality of light that occurs just as the sun is about to set behind the mountain range. The shadows of the peaks and the glow of the low angled sunlight creates the most beautiful depth and glow across the landscape. It's the kind of light we photographers dream about. To see more of this incredible #Wyoming landscape follow @taylorglenn #grandtetonnationalpark #jacksonhole


Un gran resumen de lo que fue la Avant Premiere en Argentina de #ElReyLeón 🦁👑 ¿Qué significa este gran estreno para ti?


[ #TBT From July 18, 2018 ] Top Shot: Having a Whale of a Time | Photograph by Kyle Aiton (@jkaiton85)
A whale breaches near the Chilkat Range in Alaska. Your Shot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee) writes, “Great job being patient, getting ready, and anticipating a second chance at capturing this moment. Well done Kyle. I love how wide you made this frame, including the mountain range in the background which offers a fantastic sense of place.” This photo was selected for the Daily Dozen on July 17, 2018.

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. #YourShotPhotographer


#Repost @natgeoyourshot

Stairway to Heaven | Photograph by Mike Kane
“I love the negative space in this location,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Mike Kane. “I framed the lone figure within the leading lines as a human element to add scale and a hint of mystery. Who is he? Where is he coming from? Where is he going to?”

“There’s not too much to say. You simply have to stop and look at this photo. The background is just soft enough that it could be the sky, and the stairs lead straight up to it. The composition is so pleasant and straightforward. The stairs enter and leave the frames just at the corner, the man has begun his journey but still has a bit of walking to do through the frame. The way the light changes across the stairs makes me curious about the rest of the space. What’s so funny to me about this photograph is it is probably extremely direct, a staircase in a museum, possibly, that leads to the next exhibit, but when I look at it, I can’t help but think deep and dream big.” — @natgetravel Producer Marie McGrory (@mariemcg23)

Tag @natgeomedia + #roadphotography,我們會於每週分享主題精選照片。
July Spotlight :road
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Tag @natgeomedia + #roadphotography, We' ll post favorites next week.

#2019國家地理全球攝影大賽 #徵件中 #詳情請見主頁


“Shark 🦈 attack!” writes @squishy_thefrenchie


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