Photo by @tasneemalsultan | Lebanon, the only country in the Middle East where the Christians have just as much power as the Muslims. Surpassing 15 years of a brutal civil war, you're bound to see a religious symbol at any corner. During daytime, you can see the Shiite minaret in the background. To me, the outsider, I find it as another reason to fall in love with the country. #beirut #lebanon #christianity #islam


OMG, how adorable is Mr. Pokee the Hedgehog 😍😍😍 Tag your friends who love cute animals ✨❤️❤️❤️✨
Picture by ✨✨@mr.pokee✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature ❤️


Photo by @kitracahana | Hanna Cerdan Jacome from Veracruz, Mexico, celebrates Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Tijuana, Mexico, on December 12, 2018. To celebrate the day, many pilgrims dress in traditional Mexican clothes. #ourladyofguadalupe #tijuana #mexico


At the World’s End | Photograph by Jonathan Z. Lee (@jonathanzlee)
“South Georgia is as wild as it gets. It is also a challenging place to photograph. How do you do such a place justice? How do you find a singular story amidst the chaos of thousands upon thousands of creatures in one place?,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jonathan Z. Lee. “These three penguins were a gift — perched on a rock in the middle of a shallow pool, surrounded by their comrades and the dramatic peaks in the background just as the light was breaking through. They did not mind my company and happily let me shoot at 24mm.”

“I love #YourShotPhotographer Stephanie Thomson’s comment: ‘This is such a beautiful moment worth waiting for Jonathan. I can feel the love and sense of protection coming from the penguins as they stand alone on that rock. The slight sunburst and break in the clouds is an excellent frame that emphasizes your subjects beautifully. I also love your title, as if these penguins are huddling together at the World’s End. Beautiful work!” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)


Featured photo by @tony_noel
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPjoyful
This weekend the challenge is to make images and videos that capture a spirit of joy, as in this featured photo from Tony Noël (@tony_noel). Here are some tips to get you started:
Head out. Think about the places you go that make you feel free and joyful. Set up an excursion — it can be solo or with a group of friends — to take pictures, make videos and enjoy the day.
Express your joy. Get creative with the action in your submission and think about the actions that bring you joy — like dancing, drawing and hiking — or express an emotional release, like a big belly laugh.
Consider symbols. Birds in flight, flowers and hearts, the wind in your hair, tossing leaves into the air, or even something as simple as your body language can express joy and freedom.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPjoyful hashtag only to photos and videos shared over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. By adding the #WHPjoyful hashtag, you consent to and grant Instagram all rights to repost your photo or video. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video shared over the weekend with the #WHPjoyful hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured next week.


@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.


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