Photo by Martin Schoeller @martinschoeller | From an interview series I did with New York City religious leaders. This is Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf.
Religion: Sufi Islam. "We are created by God from a little bit of God's own essence. In Christianity, Judaism, and Islam we believe that the human being was created in the divine image. We are God's representatives on Earth. So when you think of yourself that way, then you have a much, much greater responsibility. God did not send Jesus’s religion. God did not send Moses with a different religion. He didn’t send everybody with a different religion. No, they all came to teach about the same God. It's one religion. Muhammad, Jesus, and Moses are like regional managers. It's God's religion, all of them are ... Jesus didn't come to preach Christianity, he came to teach the children of Israel how to remember God better. He was a Jewish revivalist. Same with Muhammad; he didn't come to change to a new religion. He came to remind people what God was telling us all along. We are the ones who have created different religions. Prophets came to teach the one religion–how to worship God, to love God and to love each other." For more pictures and stories, follow me @martinschoeller


Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | A large iceberg with an arch become a temporary tourist attraction in the Ilulissat ice fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The red sailboat seen here belongs to a local guide and adds visual interest to tourist photographs. Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan, for more from the Arctic and beyond. #iceberg #greenland #ilulissa


On planet Earth, a heart can be made with pure sunlight. 💖 For 23-year-old photographer Amatou (@amatou_0429), capturing this epic reflection in Japan was no accident. “It can only be seen in the early morning for a short period during a certain time of year,” he says. Furthermore, the clouds, wind and humidity all have to cooperate to get this one just right.
Follow along as we share more of our favorite submissions to last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPplanetearth
Photo by @amatou_0429


Las montañas más altas de la Tierra alojan a leopardos de las nieves, águilas reales, cabras de las Rocosas, barnaclas cariblancas y geladas. Pero solo los más resistentes pueden soportar el clima extremo, la escasez de alimento y el oxígeno limitado de estos picos. Con imágenes de comportamientos nunca vistos, usando nuevas tecnologías para captarlos desde nuevos ángulos y a distintas escalas, este episodio presenta un acceso único a uno de los entornos más extremos del planeta.
#PlanetaHostil, ya disponible en Nat Geo App.


[ #PlanetOrPlastic ] Cup and Crab | Photograph by Noel Guevara (@noelguevaraphoto)
“A crab in a plastic cup floats near the surface in Caban Cove on Maricaban Island, Philippines,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Noel Guevara. “The subject was not tampered with, posed, or photo manipulated in post — in fact, I only intended to photograph the cup and was surprised to find a crab inside. It is as real as it gets and sadly, not out of the ordinary. Photographed while on assignment for Greenpeace.”

“Wow, Noel, this is so heartbreaking. Thank you for making this photograph and sharing it with the world. Out of sight, out of mind and the more images we see, the more awareness there will be of the dangers our seas are facing right now. ‘It's as real as it gets...’" — @natgeoyourshot Associate Photo Editor Kristen McNicholas (@kemcnicholas)
Go to our Instagram Story to learn 10 shocking facts about plastic and @natgeo's multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic trash crisis, and what you can do to reduce your own single-use plastics and how to take your own pledge.


Happy earth day - here’s some favorite images of our planet in all her glory. I’ve been lucky enough to travel frequently for work and while I always feel a pang of guilt about flying so often, I hope that these images inspire you in some way to think twice about generating that extra trash or buying something you don’t need. We only have one planet, let’s try our best to be mindful of our impact and to lessen that where we can. Small steps can lead to big changes #earthday


“What a dog person's weekend looks like” writes @emwng



Kyoto - Japan ✨💚💚💚✨
Picture by ✨✨@bahterazar✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💚


I often tell people that the best time to visit Yosemite National Park is in late April and early May. The snowmelt means the waterfalls are at full power, and the summer tourist season hast started, so the crowds aren’t huge.

Yosemite is unquestionably one of America’s greatest national parks, but to really experience it you have to find a time when the crowds are minimal.

#everythingeverywhere #yosemitenps #yosemitenationalpark #yosemite #california #nationalparks #findyourpark


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