Video by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night photography
From a desert camping night on Earth to the heart of Lagoon Nebula, 4000 light years away towards the galactic core. This 40-second trip takes many millions of years with speed of current spacecrafts. The opening view shows my tent in the Atacama Desert of Chile, two years ago. The nebula appears rising above Licancabur volcano. The second part by @europeanspaceagency @nasa zooms very deep to the star-making center of the nebula. For the 28th anniversary of Hubble Telescope in space, this spectacular closeup image of interstellar gas in constellation Sagittarius is released (the last scene). Hubble has orbited Earth about 150,000 times (each 97 min). Learn on @nasahubble and spacetelescope.org.
Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars.
#astronomy #hubbletelescope #astrophotography #atacamadesert #lagoonnebula #twanight @natgeocreative @natgeo


“So apparently I'm on the cover of a magazine! I mean, I'll be honest, I would rather eat the magazine than show it off in photos, but my mom on the other hand...#dogmomAF” writes @mr_jack_the_lab


White Sands National Monument - New Mexico ✨❤️❤️❤️✨ Picture by ✨✨@everchanginghorizon✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


photo by @vincentjmusi Bear, 2018
I knew Bear was going to leave a mark.
My wife, dog whisperer and faithful assistant Callie is over at the neighborhood Laundromat where
they have those enormous washing machines that can handle 250 square feet of Saint Bernard-drool-splattered canvas.

When I first started dating her, I secretly wondered if Callie and her siblings were raised by a pack of St. Bernards.
The dogs are prominently featured with the children, outnumbering them in every family portrait. I imagined the dogs driving them down to the local photographer in a station wagon with those wood-grain panels.
We’re getting our picture made today kids, the dogs might announce. And if the kids behaved, the dogs would pull out ice cream cones from one of those wooden barrels slung around their necks for lost travelers and cranky kids.

4 year-old Bear came to me recently and while the whole story is far too complex to post here, I can say it is the tale of two souls who found each other, who needed each other and who saved each other.

Shot, terrorized and left to die an emaciated dog was found roaming the streets with a twisted stomach and a couple of bullets in him.
In another town a young woman struggled to break free from the grasp of paralyzing depression and anxiety. She needed help and the dog needed her.

So as veterinarians worked to put the dog’s body back together, this young woman went to work putting his life back together. And as Bear’s physical and mental scars healed so did hers.
They rescued each other and although they both face challenges from their past, I’m pleased to report they are in good health and nearly inseparable.

There are times when a dog is going to leave a mark and this was indeed one of them.
For more #yearofthedogs, my personal project on the beauty and character of dogs, please follow @vincentjmusi


2017 香港攝影大賽 香港人與事組 第三名
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Magical Kirkjufell | Photograph by Zita Karádi (@zit_8_photography)
“I love this little mountain at the west of Iceland. This land is really wild and untouched. Really the paradise of landscape photographers,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Zita Karádi. “I can spend any time around this area. The land is relaxing and quiet.”

“So beautiful Zita. Fantastic use of long exposure. The light is so gorgeous. The landscape is breathtaking. As I type this, I am sitting at my desk, underneath fluorescent lights, in front of a computer... Instead I wish I was there.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
Happy #EarthDay and to celebrate, today we will be sharing some of our favorite images featuring the beauty of Mother Earth.


Photo by @tollydollyposh
“When it comes to ethical fashion, people have this image of hemp and unfashionable fabrics in their mind,” says 17-year-old ethical fashion blogger Tolmeia Gregory (@tollydollyposh). The British-born, Italy-based teen is clear this needs to change. “There’s so much more to it than that. It just means caring about your clothes and where they come from.” “We’re a lot more aware these days of where our food is coming from. We care about it because we eat it every day. Why do we not care about our clothes, because we wear them every day? We all wear clothes. We all have an impact. Not everyone can make different choices about fashion straight away, but just being aware is an important step. Ethical fashion can be fashionable. It can be stylish. Eventually, I’d love to have my own sustainable label — thinking about people wearing my designs is exciting to me.” We’re celebrating #EarthDay with Tolmeia Gregory. Head to our story now to see more.


In bloom 🌸 // happy earth day guys 🌎


Happy Earth Day! Browse our limited time collection of prints hand signed by Nat Geo photographers that honor the world's wildlife and wild places. These iconic 18 images are only available through April 28th. Visit crtve.ng/NG-Flash to see the collection. Photos by @coryrichards, @timlaman, @beverlyjoubert #earthday


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