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Images by @joelsartore | Transforming your #pollinatormonday are three stages of the common lime butterfly, photographed at the National Botanical Garden in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This butterfly is also known as the “checkered butterfly” because of its distinctive wing pattern, or the “citrus swallowtail” because of its propensity for the sweet juices of oranges, grapefruit, and lime. The lime butterfly is the most populous and widely spread of the swallowtail family and has a strong preference for citrus. It pollinates all species and varieties of native and imported citrus trees all over the world. In fact, this pollinator does its job so well, it’s even considered a pest in most citrus nurseries. As the eggs laid on the undersides of leaves hatch, the caterpillars dine on and defoliate them. However, without the work these butterflies do to pollinate, citrus plants would inevitably struggle.
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Evening Glory

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Opéra Garnier, Paris

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Superstorm | Photograph by Will Eades (@willeadesphotography)
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"The sight of this monstrous supercell was the stuff of dreams to me," says Your Shot photographer Will Eades. Orginially from Australia, he writes, "I had travelled from the other side of the world to see the biggest and most photogenic weather on the planet, and now that I was here bracing against the outflow as this mammoth storm rampaged across the Great Plains, all I could do was encourage the beast and yell into the wind."

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


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thick of it all // a sea of cabs

New York, New York
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Photo by @ronan_donovan: A studio shot of a blue-headed tree agama. #wildlife #agama #lizard #portrait


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Photo by @wallah
Rain at twilight set the scene for Alan Kastner (@wallah) as he took photos using a long exposure in Yanaka, his neighborhood in Japan’s capital city. “Storytelling and conveying the mood of a given moment are the elements of utmost priority in my shooting,” he says. 📷 #TheWeekOnInstagram

Tokyo, Japan
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Everyday life in Tokyo
#RECO_ig

Tokyo, Japan
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It's #PetCon fan appreciation day! Use my special code: DOGSOFIG to get 20% off your tickets, but hurry, the code is expiring in 24 hours! Use the link in @petinsider’s bio or go to petinsider.com/petcon to get your tickets. We can't wait to see you there!


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Once upon a time in 🇧🇷 Brazil. @kygomusic #KidsInLove

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#NatGeoHoy: Día Internacional del #Perezoso. ¿Sabías que los perezosos necesitan ser escaladores hábiles para poder sobrevivir en la naturaleza? #InternationalSlothDay #SlothDay


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#Repost @caitensphoto
Photograph by Andrew Caitens -
和海龜一起游泳永遠不會過時!
跟著牠們四處游和看牠們做的事情讓我感到很放鬆和好奇!
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Swimming with turtles will never get old! So relaxed and curious.
Following them around and watching them do their thing is an experience like no other!

#queensland #thisisqueensland #greatbarrierreef


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Photograph by @jasonedwardsng // #Sponsored by @Penfolds // A flaming sunset descends over rolling farmland in the Barossa Valley, northeast of Adelaide in South Australia. Even during hot southern summers this renowned wine region harbors lush valleys ripe with grapes. The Barossa Valley is home to some of the oldest grapevines in the world. #Penfolds magic is founded in the diverse and rich wine regions of South Australia, where every bottle starts its story. Discover more at penfolds.com


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The island of Ulvon along the High Coast of Sweden.

This summer I had the pleasure of visiting the Island of Ulvon, which is a popular destination for Swedes (although few people outside of Sweden seem to know about it). The trip to the island is done via ferry, which can also transport a small number of cars. I didn’t take my car. I parked on the mainland and just went by foot as I was staying close to the ferry terminal on the island.

In addition to being an absolutely beautiful location, I was also able to try Surströmming, which is a delicacy in Sweden. It is fermented herring, and it is one of the smelliest foods on Earth (and I am in no way exaggerating when I say this. Go check the YouTube videos of people smelling/tasting it for the first time). It smells so bad, it is almost always eaten outdoors. It actually tastes much better than it smells. It is the Swedish version of durian.

The entire High Coast of Sweden doesn’t get many foreign tourists, but it is a very popular destination for Sweden, especially in the summer. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is noted for being one of the fastest rising places in the world. In geology it is called isostatic rebound. The land is literally springing up from being compressed from the glaciers which covered the land 10,000 years ago. It rises about 8mm a year, which incredibly fast movement for rocks.

#everythingeverywhere #sweden #worldheritage #worldheritagesites #unesco #hogakusten #högakusten #visitsweden.

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Hydra by night. A perfect long weekend getaway. In mid-September, the heat backs off and the water is still warm. A long trek or two gives good coverage of the island. Food is excellent, especially if fish and seafood are your thing and you don't mind feta, local cheeses, and Greek wine. Throw in an afternoon boat ride along the southwestern shore, a few dips in the Gulf of Hydra, some late afternoon strolls and a lie-in or two and you'll have the makings for a perfect shoulder/mid-season break.

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