Photo by @simonnorfolkstudio | A view of the Sasso Barisano district in Matera in Italy's Basilicata region. Known as la Città Sotterranea (the subterranean city), the city is centered on the Sassi di Matera ("Stones of Matera"). The Sassi caves originate from a prehistoric troglodyte settlement, and may constitute some of the first human settlements in Italy. Indeed, Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago. Miserably poor throughout the centuries, and a burden on the national psyche, the Sassi were forcibly cleared in the 1950s, but in recent years have seen the return of tourists, boutique hotels, and Hollywood film crews. Matera is European Capital of Culture for 2019. Follow me @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material on this and future projects. #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #worldmonuments #archaeology


Snowy morning in Boston ✨❄️❄️❄️✨
Picture by ✨✨@kimmyn_✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💙


Photo by @FransLanting This is the time of year when the next generation of newborn emperor penguins gets its first look of the world beyond the belly feathers of their parents. They shelter them on their feet to keep the chicks from freezing on the sea ice where they gather. But it’s the melting of that sea ice that may become of a bigger problem for their survival. As Antarctica’s ice edge fractures under the influence of global warming emperor penguins are going to become symbols of vulnerability just like polar bears are that already for the Arctic. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images of emperors. @LeonardodiCapriofdn #Antarctica #Penguins #Planet #Climatechange #Earth


Video by @soapcurls_asmr
👋 See ya, 2018! 👋
With the year close to a close, we’re looking back at 2018 to highlight some of the ways our global community members expressed themselves, while getting closer to the people – and things – they love. ❤️
Head to our IGTV channel to see the top trends and defining moments of 2018 on Instagram. 📺


@thesupercollies are amazing and your dog is too! Submit your dog videos now for @themostamazingdog! Auditions are open on #FacebookWatch! For every audition submitted, #FacebookWatch is donating $$ to charities like the @ASPCA and more! #ad


@jassensf pictures thousands of Volkswagen and Audi cars sitting idle in the Mojave Desert near Victorville, California. Diesel models manufactured from 2009 to 2015 intentionally cheated emissions tests mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Following the scandal, VW recalled millions of cars. Jassen Todorov says, "By capturing scenes like this one, I hope we will all become more conscious and more caring for our beautiful planet.


The Call of the Wild ❄🇨🇭
#bestofthealps #CransMontana #CransMontanaAbsolutely


#Repost @natgeocreative

Fox and Ice | Photograph by Sonalini Khetrapal (@sonalinik)
"I wanted to photograph the rare blue morph species of arctic foxes in their harsh winter environment," says Sonalini Khetrapal. "To photograph these miraculously tough animals, I went to the uninhabited Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in northern Iceland. I captured my dream image as she stared straight at me, making fleeting eye contact, while we both braced ourselves against the roaring winds." -

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.


¡Excelente noticia! 👏 La Cámara de Senadores de Argentina aprobó el proyecto que convierte las zonas de Yaganes y Namuncurá-Banco Burdwood II en dos Áreas Marinas Protegidas. Juntas abarcarán unos 98.000 kilómetros cuadrados de océano protegido en el Mar Patagónico. Argentina ha dado grandes pasos en proteger sus aguas pero muchas más acciones de este tipo serán necesarias para proteger al menos 30 por ciento del planeta para 2030.
#YaganesYa #PristineSeas @natgeopristineseas


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