Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - The rains may have stopped for a while in Kerala, India, but after the worst monsoon in 95 years, with hundreds killed and thousands more stranded or crammed into relief camps, the real horrors of the flood are only beginning to be felt. Viral disease, snake bites, contaminated water, along with ruined infrastructure and lost homes, schools, businesses, and hospitals are among the tragic after-effects of this historic disaster. The geography of the region, beloved by tourists – and photographers -- for its beaches and tranquil backwaters (nearly 500 miles of lakes, rivers, inlets and canals), intensified the devastating effects of the torrential rains. Thirty-four out of 42 dams are full and have to be opened to avoid bursting, releasing even more water to the rain-soaked region. I’ve spent a lot of time shooting in Kerala and have great memories, such as the dip nets pictured here in Cochin. To help, my friends tell me the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund is collecting donations to help victims of the flooding.


STORY TAKEOVER! “Guardian of the tent at work ⛺️🐶🔥” writes @dogswiss | Be sure to tap our Stories and see Nala’s big adventure weekend! #dogsofinstagram


Photo @stephen_matera // Johannesburg Mountain rising above low clouds at sunrise, North Cascades National Park in late summer. The North Cascades are a rugged wilderness of thick old growth forests, rock, and ice with over 300 active glaciers. There are very few roads that penetrate the North Cascades, but one of the few that does is the North Cascades Highway, which is closed in winter because of the deep snowfall and avalanche hazard along the highway. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #northcascades #nationalpark #wilderness #glacier


Cave in Alabama! Would you dare??? 😱😱😱
Picture by ✨✨@jess.wandering✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


The Blue Angels floating over Seattle ✈️

Did you know it’s world photography day today? Who’s the most underrated photographer you know 🤔 I want to check them out and will feature my favs on story tomorrow 📷 👀


Tower Living | Photograph by Mike Berry
A modern high-rise building stands alongside older apartment complexes in Hong Kong's Central and Western District. The burgeoning metropolis, which is one of the most densely populated regions of the world, has experienced rapid economic development in recent decades—but now also suffers from stark wealth and income inequality.

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


Featured photo by @hobopeeba
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPcircles
This weekend, we’re seeing circles. Take your cue from this featured photo by Kristina Makeeva (@hobopeeba), and read on for some tips to get started:
Focus on round forms in nature. Point your lens toward a bubble in the water, a piece of fruit or even the moon.
Find circles at home. Set the table for dinner and take a photo of the plates from above, or capture how the light shines in through a circular window.
Bring friends and family into the frame. Make a video of hula-hooping in the park, or of a friend holding up a freshly baked pie.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPcircles 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.


Photo by J. Baylor Roberts: A pair of performing swimmers put on lipstick underwater in Wakulla Springs, near Tallahassee, Florida. This image was originally published in the magazine in January, 1944. #flashbackfriday #fbf #vintage #underwater


Shibuya Alleys🏮 #HuaweiP20Pro


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