Mickey McLean - Instagram photos and videos


Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | The historic windmills of Zaanse Schans are seen from above while flying over the Dutch province of North Holland, the Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Zaanseschans #netherlands #noordholland


Photo by Babak Tafreshi @babaktafreshi | The summer Milky Way is seen in the starry skies of Yellowstone National Park, far from the vanishing glow of city lights. An icon of conservation, the park is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. In 1872 it became the world's first designated national park. Native Americans have lived in the region for at least 11,000 years. While an aurora is occasionally visible on the horizon from this latitude, the green patches here are not the northern lights. They are an atmospheric phenomenon called airglow, colorless to the eyes but not to the camera. The waterfall and the trees are softly illuminated during this single 20-second exposure. Explore more of The World at Night with me @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #twanight #astrophotography #yellowstone #airglow


Valais - Switzerland ✨💖💖💖✨
Picture by ✨✨@doounias✨✨
#wonderful_places for a feature 💖


Descending | Photograph by David Morring (@kayakdaddy1)
“Dropping a pit is often one’s first introduction into vertical caving. We rigged our ropes to rappel into Stephens Gap, a 143-foot pit in Jackson County, Alabama. Around 10AM the sunlight cascaded through the entrance and illuminated the pedestal above,” writes #YourShotPhotographer David Morring. “Sharon Clayton clipped into the rope and descended into the shaft of light like a divine messenger from heaven. It was truly an other-worldly moment.” This photo was published in our “Rites of Passage” story, guest-edited by Jenn Poggi. To participate in our open assignments, go to the link in our profile (www.natgeoyourshot.com).

“Beautiful image, David. Capturing the scene vertically really reinforces what you write about this type of caving. And, of course, that light!!” ­— Jenn Poggi (@jennpoggi), Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (@rit.photo)


Waking up to this angel trying to lead me somewhere :)! Can you guess which movie is this music from? .....попытался утром выспаться, но тут меня потянули посмотреть на рассвет :). Кто знает из какого фильма музыка? #Followmeto #следуйзамной


“I started to make dolls because it gave me a feeling of security,” says artist Daria Lapto (@lapka_arts). “The world is often chaotic and unexplainable, and it is nice to have a little ally that keeps you safe on your way. I love to think that my hands open a portal to our world for gentle, quiet and weird creatures.”⁣

Photo by @lapka_arts


Excited to return to the Alay Region and Pamir-Alay Mountains of southern Kyrgyzstan! This time we're working with @helvetas_kyrgyzstan on the Bai Alai rural economic and tourism development program. Among our work these next weeks: to help create and test community-driven cultural, culinary and adventure-based travel experiences in the region. The goal: to help more travelers discover and explore this region respectfully + enable local villages to benefit from community tourism development.⁠


Our relationship with the Alay region began two years ago when we were advisors on the @USAID BGI program and its tourism development projects. During our time in this particular region, we also helped mark the Heights of Alay trek, taking us over the other worldly Sary Mogul Pass (4,303 m/14,120 ft) pictured here. That is how we met Talant (also in the photo) from Visit Alay (@south_kyrgyzstan). As we trekked through the mountains together for several days, we shared our ideas about the potential for sustainable community-based tourism development in a region whose contours are stunning and beautiful yet also present challenges to business creation and livelihood development. Our work and counsel led to the Heights of Alay becoming the best-selling trek in the region, which in turn led to our being asked to develop a regional marketing plan.⁠


Many travelers don't know Kyrgyzstan very well, much less the Alay Region (south, near the borders with Tajikistan, China and Uzbekistan). This area is truly special. As is the case with much of our advisory work, the goal is two-way benefit: 1) travelers discover the region through community-driven travel experiences, whereby they develop a stronger connection to local people and nature and 2) local communities see direct economic and social benefit.⁠

Stay tuned as we explore more of the Alay mountains and villages over these next two weeks. ⁠.⁠
#kyrgyzstan #baialaiprogram #tourismdevelopment #sustainabletourism #thisissustainable #visitalay #alaymountains #communitytourism #discoverkyrgyzstan #trekking #trekkinginkyrgyzstan


La aventura culinaria de @gordongram se pone picante en #Marruecos 🇲🇦 #GordonRamsayEnNatGeo 📺⬇️
Lunes, 10 PM MEX y martes, 9 PM COL-PE / 10 PM ARG-CHI


“I’d much rather be smelling the flowers than posing for a photo, but a nice photo makes my hooman happy so 🤷‍♂️” writes @kota.aussie


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