Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | The Great Wall guards the Silk Road as it meanders beneath the Qilian Mountains on the edge of the Gobi. This marks the beginning (or end, depending on the direction you’re traveling) of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall, built in the 14th century to protect the world’s oldest trade route from marauding bands of nomads to the north. #Jiayuguan #Gansu #hexicorridor #greatwallofchina #mingdynasty


Photo by @beverlyjoubert | A termite mound is a ubiquitous landmark here in the Okavango Delta, and for this little one, merely a convenient resting spot. But what lies beneath those growing feline paws is anything but ordinary: legions of tiny creatures that have been furtively engineering this ecosystem into existence for millennia. We can only marvel at how the industry of a tiny creature could be such a mighty force here in the world’s largest oasis. As the termites build, their mounds rise up above the Okavango’s seasonal flood levels, and vegetation appears, drawing in grazers who deposit seeds. Trees and shrubs take hold, their roots knitting the soils of these islands-in-the-making together. It’s an ever forming world right at your feet, little cub.
#keystonespecies #okavangolions #termitemound


Photo by Anne-Marie Vermaat | A group of hippos, which is referred to as a crash, bloat or herd, enjoy a break as they rest in the mud. #YourShotPhotographer


“and the Oscar goes to.......😂🐶” writes @tobythegentleman


#HelloFrom Cappadocia, Turkey, a surreal landscape of rock formations — sometimes called fairy chimneys — that have been sculpted by volcanoes, wind, rain and ice over many millions of years. “Since I had already seen hundreds of photos of hot air balloons in Cappadocia before, my eyes automatically searched for something different,” says photographer and content creator Helin Bereket (@helinbereket), who took this photo from a hot air balloon. “Then, there it was: vintage cars in an almost otherworldly landscape. It looked like a scene from a movie.” Photo by @helinbereket

Cappadocia Turkey

Day to night - everyone loves “golden hour” but I might prefer “blue hour” - there’s just something magical about the transformation from day to night 🤍💙🖤


Winter has arrived at your living room.
Enjoy your Christmas with this wallpaper-thin #LGOLEDTV.

#designinspiration #style #holiday


#FotoDelDía | Un niño juega con una palangana vacía después de que su madre y su abuela hayan completado la colada. En este pequeño departamento, en el primer suburbio de alta densidad de Zimbabue, Mbare, tres generaciones de mujeres y niños se reúnen en la habitación donde estudian, ríen y duermen.
📸 @nicholesobecki


#Repost @natgeoyourshot

Underwater Flight | Photograph by Eduardo Lopez Negrete
"A massive school of mobula rays gather off the coast of Bahia Magdalena in Californa Sur, Mexico. We first encountered them at the surface, but pretty soon they dove down to about 60 feet," remembers #YourShotPhotographer Eduardo Lopez Negrete. "It was pretty hard keeping up with them from the surface, let alone dive down on a quick breath of air to try to capture a glimpse of this very beautiful sight."

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

Tag @natgeomedia + #underwater_world,我們會於每週分享主題精選照片。
December Spotlight: Underwater
Dive into the water, being carefree and leisurable.
Tag @natgeomedia + #underwater_world, We' ll post favorites next week.


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