Photograph by @simoncroberts.
Penshaw Monument, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear, UK from the series #MerrieAlbion.

Visitors enjoy the view overlooking Herrington Country Park from atop Penshaw Monument. The monument was built in 1844 for the first Earl of Durham, John George Lambton, becoming a National Trust property in 1939. The monument dominates the bucolic landscape, with many sources suggesting it is a half-size replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. Overlooked by Penshaw Monument is Herrington Country Park, home to one of the former collieries of the Durham Coalfield. When the colliery closed in 1985, soon after Margaret Thatcher’s victory in the miner’s strike, the waste heap was the biggest in North East England. Now a site of industry is transformed to a site of leisure, with walkways, cycle trails, and environmental sculptures. In addition to running a variety of shows, including the North-East Funfair, Herrington Country Park also hosts the annual Miners Memorial Service.

Follow @simoncroberts to see more photographs from this series and other works. #simonroberts ##postindustriallandscape #britishlandscape #penshawmonument #landscapestudiesofasmallisland


Blue Lagoon - Iceland ✨💖💖💖✨ Picture by ✨✨@thelovelyescapist✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖


Photo by @ifyozoma // Yosemite nights. Heavily frequented parks like Yosemite can be difficult to enjoy during peak visitor season (basically now through September/October), but if you are planning on making your way out to them anyway, consider exploring at night! After 10pm, the crowds are few and the stars are many. Just make sure to bring along a red light headlamp so you don't blind any fellow stargazers. 😊 For more photos of our public lands, follow @ifyozoma.


Los Angeles, California | Photograph by Chris Valle
“This is a tilt-shift shot taken as my plane approached Los Angeles International Airport after returning from a week-long work trip to San Jose,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Chris Valle. “I was glad to be home, but was about to get right back into traffic on the 405 at 4PM. Nothing like a little perspective to make this massive chunk of concrete feel like your home town.”

“I’ve seen tons of tilt-shift photography in my life, but this one I thought was so cool. First, a great idea to capture this image from your plane window. Second, I love that our focus is drawn into the center of the city. The rest of the foreground becomes an interesting sight of patterns.” — @natgeoyourshot Senior Producer Matt Adams (@themattadams)


Photo by @mr.wgnr
Marcus Wagner (@mr.wgnr) got lost (literally) with a friend in an industrial neighborhood. “#WHPgetlost could be my personal theme — I’m always trying to find lost places, hideaways and strange locations.”


Photo by @michaelnicknichols: An adult male lion during an afternoon rain shower in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. #lions #wildlife #Serengeti


Saint-Petersburg Catherine Palace is definitely worth visiting if anyone comes to Russia. This amazing palace was bombed during the World War 2. Its famous Amber Room was dismantled and eventually disappeared during the war. Before it’s loss it was thought to be an “Eights Wonder of the World”. We were super lucky to have this place just for us for this photo as usually it is packed with people.
❝¿¿What is your choice of the Eights Wonder !? ❞
❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍ #следуйзамной в Екатерининский дворец. Этот невероятный дворец в Царском селе был сильно разрушен во время одной из бомбардировок. Во время Великой Отечественной войны дворец оказался на оккупированных территориях и его знаменитая Янтарная комната была вывезена немецкими войсками. Считалось, что Янтарная комната - это “восьмое чудо света” Нам невероятно повезло сфотографировать кадр без людей. ❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍❍
❝¿¿Что для вас Восьмое чудо света !? ❞


STORY TAKEOVER! “Daddy wisely picked the best #sunflower in this field 🌻😋” writes @mayathedox | Tap our Stories to watch Maya’s trip to SoCal!


#FotoDelDía | En la playa de Binh Thuan, una provincia costera central de Vietnam, los pescadores empujan su bote, llamado coracle, hacia el mar. El fotógrafo de Your Shot, Tran Tuan Viet explica: "Los pescadores que naveguen con coracle deben tener una salud excelente y habilidades especiales para mantener el barco en equilibrio, entre las altas olas y un funcionamiento preciso".
📸: Tran Tuan Viet
Descubre nuevas imágenes todos los días en nationalgeographicla.com


The end of the page