Photo by Cory Richards @coryrichards // #sponsored by @IncredibleIndia // Wandering through the overgrowth that is slowly devouring the ruins of Ross Island is a haunting experience. Empty corridors of memories consumed by time and roots fall silent aside from the crack of dried palm leaves under the hooves of the deer that roam free. It’s difficult to imagine the outpost alive as nature seeks to reclaim its own territory. Ross Island is a small island with just under two miles of coastline. But for such a small island, it has a big history. From the mid-19th century, it served as the residential headquarters for the British administration of the Andamans and the penal colony located there. Rocked by an earthquake in 1941, Ross remained under British control until 1942 when the Japanese took control of the Andamans at the height of WWII. After the war, the island was returned, but largely abandoned. Today, the island offers a park-like setting for visitors from nearby Port Blair. // From mountain tops to seacoasts, India is filled with breathtaking landscapes, amazing wildlife, and untamed experiences you’ll never forget. Plan your adventure of a lifetime now in #UntamedIndia.


Best of 2018: Spring in Japan | Photograph by Takashi (@takashi_artfuji)
“The five-storied pagoda of Arakurayama Sengen Park located in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi has become popular for both foreign and Japanese tourists because we can see the pagoda, Mt. Fuji and cherry blossoms symbolizing Japan at the same time,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Takashi Nakazawa, “It gets very crowded when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. When you see this scene once, your visions of Mt. Fuji change forever.” This photo was published on the June/July 2018 National Geographic Traveler cover as part of @natgeoyourshot’s “Trip That Changed My Life” assignment — and was featured in Your Shot’s Best of 2018 gallery. To see more, go to the link in our profile.

“There’s a beautiful delicacy to this image, a sense of movement and a mood of anticipation. While it’s an exciting photograph that captures Mount Fuji, the cherry blossoms, and the pagoda in great detail, the image also has a sense of romance and optimism. Above all it’s the feeling this image conveys that speaks to me. I want to be there, in that moment, to feel the air and float away.” — @natgeotravel Editor in Chief George Stone (@georgewstone)


Photo by @choppe_tt
Toru Tsuchie (@choppe_tt) describes himself as “a craftsman who makes wagashi,” Japanese confections that are often served with tea. “I make traditional Japanese sweets. However, I think it is also important to make sweets tailored to the times. I consciously make both,” says Toru, who lives and works in Izumo, Japan.
Check out today’s story and our IGTV channel to watch Toru create his sweet, intricate treats.


Verbier - Switzerland ✨😍😍😍✨
Picture by ✨✨@emilyshaw_photography✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


Photo by @@irablockphoto | A quiet moment in the sands of the Sahara desert for a Moroccan camelier. @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #desert #sand #saharadesert #camels #morocco #merzouga


#Repost @natgeowild

We're calling today's #winterwildlife pic "Swan (Frozen) Lake." (📷: Istock.com/ Harry-Eggens)

Tag @natgeomedia + #snowanimals,我們會於每周分享主題精選照片。
December Spotlight :Animals in the snow
On the occasion of the winter, the animals used their footprints to draw out the winter scenery.
Tag @natgeomedia + #snowanimals, We' ll post favorites next week.


Nuestro embajador @axeloficial nos cuenta algunos cambios en la rutina familiar que pueden inspirar a otros. En un viaje a la playa es importante cuidar los juguetes de plástico para que no se pierdan flotando en el mar ♻️ #PlanetaOPlástico #PlanetOrPlastic


“Last Christmas I gave you my heart... Tula, our rescue, under last years Christmas tree. It was her first Christmas and she was lucky to spend it with her big new family together. I think she knew how lucky she was and is. Looking forward to the holidays and all the cuddles she will get.” writes @wildwildpack


Last month, I had an honor to shoot an artist singer @mrjacobbanks in Paris during an afternoon in Montmartre.
The first time that I listened his music, I was surprised by his tremendous voice.
Tonight, I'm excited to see this man in concert at Le Trianon in Paris #makeportraits


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