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Photo by @renan_ozturk // Only a few lights and brilliant sky visible from be small town of Massouri on the island of Kaylmnos, Greece. Originally known for its sponge diving economy the limestone cliffs have become an international destination for rock climbing. Shot with @taylorfreesolo 🇬🇷 #Kaylmnos #Greece

Kálymnos, Dhodhekanisos, Greece

Photo @ladzinski / Sunrise at #Chile’s #GeyserDelTatio is an experience you’ll never forget. The colder the morning the more steam fills the sky, bringing a surreal beauty to this high altitude volcanic area. #AtacamaDesert

Atacama, Atacama, Chile

Photograph by @paulnicklen. A coastal wolf of #BC waits patiently for the tide to fall so it can access seafood in the intertidal zone. These coastal wolves whose diet consists of up to 80 percent seafood is a genetically distinct ecotype. #follow me on @paulnicklen as I celebrate the beauty of this coast. #wolf #nature #naturelovers #beauty #instagood #photooftheday #portrait #stoich #gratitude


Photo by @FransLanting The best indication that you have earned the trust of wild animals is when they fall asleep in front of you. This is Nickel, a female chimp cradling her newborn baby Teva, while they’re sleeping in a tree in the Fongoli region of southeast Senegal. There are less than 200 chimps left in Senegal and their future hangs in the balance, just like it does for all chimps in Africa. We worked with Nickel and the rest of her family for six weeks, following them on foot through their forest and were able to capture unique behavior never documented before. Follow me @FransLanting to see amazing footage of chimps playing in water. @Natgeocreative @ChristineEckstrom #Chimps #Africa #Senegal #Wildlife #Conservation #Baby #Family #Motherhood


Photo by @taylorglenn // The wildlife is definitely closer than it may appear. We just had an absolutely amazing encounter with this wonderful bull elephant here in Etosha National Park. The game viewing here is just extraordinary. Jump over to my feed @taylorglenn to see a series of images from our chance meet up. #namibia #elephant #etoshanationalpark

Etosha National Park

Photo by @renan_ozturk // Monster and Washer Woman towers within what seems like infinite layers of @canyonlandsnps geology. I remember doing them both in the same day when I was young and wide-eyed about the adventure of the climbing life. On the summits I added a few drawings in the registers which are rich with history and culture. Just recently I went back and snapped this photo with @chrisburkard and his crew of @snackfarmer @tentides. I have to say that my excitement and appreciation for this place has only grown.

Mesa Arch

Photo @ladzinski / The road to #TorresDelPaine’s iconic cuernos view is about as good as it gets. #patagonia

Torres Del Paine National Park

Photograph by @paulnicklen taken in Qaanaaq, Greenland. Young huskies in training. It is in their genetics and these dogs live to pull. The hardest part is to not have them take off with the half loaded sled while the rest of the team is getting their harnesses put on. #dog #notapet #workingdog #nature #adventure #explore #discover #follow #eyes #determination #funny #play #enginesofthenorth

Thule, Greenland

Photo @stephen_matera // Late autumn Sunset on The East Temple in Zion National Park, Utah. Zion National Park was established on November 19th, 1919 and ranges in elevation from 3,600' to 8,700'. As it flows downstream, the North Fork of the Virgin River continues to carve Zion Canyon deeper and deeper. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #desert #sunset #canyon

Zion National Park

📸 @johnkernickphotography Old Harry Rocks are three chalk formations, including a stack (Old Harry) and a stump, (Old Harry's wife) located at Handfast Point, on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, southern England. They mark the most easterly point of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The rocks can be viewed from the Dorset section of the South West Coast Path. The chalk of Old Harry Rocks used to be part of a long stretch of chalk between Purbeck and the Isle of Wight, but remained as a headland after large parts of this seam were eroded away. One of these stacks is known as Old Harry. Old Harry's Wife was another stack which was eroded through corrosion and abrasion, until the bottom was so weak the top fell away, leaving a stump. Hydraulic action is the main cause of erosion (sheer force of the wave) that damaged the rock and caused it to fall away. .
#oldharryrocks #jurassiccoast #isleofpurbeck #johnkernickphotography #dorset #ukcountryside #uk


Photo by @CarltonWard // Caladesi Island has been an inspiration to me since childhood. I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida near the city of Clearwater amidst the most densely populated county in the southeastern US. Caladesi was, and remains, a last remnant of nature amidst a landscape completely consumed by human development. I later learned that my great grandfather helped save Caladesi as a state park in the 1960s. After becoming a photographer in collage, Caladesi was the first place in Florida I pointed my lens, and I can now clearly see how the island shaped my career and purpose for saving wild Florida. Standing on the north end of Clearwater Beach beside the Gulf of Mexico, it is my favorite place to watch the full moon rise above the pines as palms. #caladesi @fl.stateparks #floridawild #keepflwild #gulfofmexico #moonrise. Please follow me @carltonward to explore the hidden wild.

Caladesi Island State Park

Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night photography
Swipe left to see this 2-panel panorama. A calm peaceful dusk on the western border of Iran. Not the same last Sunday around 10pm local time when a major earthquake hit an area not far from this place, taking hundreds of lives in Kermanshah province where I’ve visited a number of times for photography when I was living in Iran; an area filled with archeological sites and rich culture, but poor infrastructure against natural hazards.
My today post is a tribute to thousands of families who were affected and now need immediate help.
This photo shows Uraman, a mountainous area of unique villages in Kurdistan of Iran. In the sky Venus is the first “star” showing up in twilight.
@natgeocreative @natgeo #earthquake #iran #kurdistan #uraman #kermanshahearthquake

Uraman, Kordestan, Iran

📷: @krystlejwright // The Bonneville Salt Flats are one of the most unique landscapes found in Utah. Stretching over 30000 acres, the area is a remnant of the Pleistocene Lake Bonneville and is the largest of many salt flats located west of the Great Salt Lake. Recent rains caused some unique salt crust patterns and a photographers dream to shoot images from an aerial perspective from a paraglider.


Photo by @jeffmauritzen. Waves crash powerfully against Piro Beach, as the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean. This picturesque rocky coastline is located along #CostaRica’s Osa Peninsula, a true gem of biodiversity in Central America. For more photo adventures from Costa Rica and beyond, please follow me @jeffmauritzen.


Photo by @FransLanting Wildebeest living on the vast plains of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem never stop moving. Their lives are governed by rain and grass; wherever that is available they go. Follow me @FransLanting for more images from wild Africa. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Serengeti #MasaiMara #Wildebeest #Migration


photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Rwanda. A picture of Muhoza, a Silverback Gorilla living in the forest of the Volcanoes National Park.
There are only several hundred mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and about half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa.
Gorillas can climb trees but are usually found on the ground in communities of up to 30 individuals. These troops are organized according to fascinating social structures. Troops are led by one dominant, older adult male, often called a silverback because of the swath of silver hair that adorns his otherwise dark fur. A gorilla group is named after the Silverback leading the family. Each gorilla group has distinct and unique characteristic quiet different from another. The animals are peaceful, gentle, social, and mainly vegetarian creatures.
Many conservation initiatives are meant to aid mountain gorillas, and it is believed that their numbers may be steady or slowly increasing. Still, they continue to face major threats from habitat loss and poaching.
Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #rwanda #gorilla #mountaingorillas


Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Cerro Torre (on the left) and Cerro Fitz Roy (tallest peak on the right) rising above El Chalten in Patagonian Argentina. This view never gets old and this has to be one of my favorite places on the planet. The weather can be extreme but this is one serious playground for alpinists, backpackers and photographers looking for inspiration. #patagonia #cerrotorre #fitzroy #elchalten


Photograph by @patrickwitty | The light was incredible this morning while touring The Treasury in “Lost City” of Petra in Jordan. This enormous, intricately-decorated facade was built sometime in the 1st century BC and is visited by millions of people every year. @natgeoexpeditions #Jordan #Petra #Unesco #natgeoexpeditions

The Treasury At Petra

Photo @stephen_matera // A rare winter sunset on Mt. Rainier. Sunny days in winter are rare in the Northwest, even more rare on Mt. Rainier as it's massive size creates its own clouds, even when it's sunny nearby. With almost 13,000 feet of vertical rise on the western side of the mountain, Mt. Rainier is thousands of feet bigger than anything else nearby. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #winter #sunset #volcano #glacier

Mt Rainier National Park

Photo by @amivitale. Yusuf sleeps with young black rhinos at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy (@lewa_wildlife). This was my first glimpse into the unwavering commitment of these keepers and the sacrifices they make to protect endangered animals. The calf he rested his head on was orphaned when poachers killed his mother and the calf was immediately moved to Lewa, about 50 miles away. Much needed attention has been focused on the plight of wildlife and the conflict between heavily armed poachers and increasingly militarized wildlife rangers. But very little has been said about the indigenous communities on the front lines of the poaching wars and the incredible work they do to protect these animals. They hold the key to saving Africa’s great animals.

I'm Ami Vitale (@amivitale) and I've spent the past 8 years discovering and documenting unique conservation efforts in northern Kenya that protect wildlife, people, and cultures alike. You can read my latest @NatGeo article: to learn about the first community owned elephant and rhino sanctuary in East Africa (@r.e.s.c.u.e)
@nrt_africa @tnc_africa @natgeo @natgeocreative
 @thephotosociety  #NRT #northernrangelandstrust #lewa #lewawildlife #savetherhinos #conservation #rhino #endangeredspecies #natureisspeaking #africa #kenya #magicalkenya #animals #safari #wildlife #photooftheday #photography #nature #seetheworld #bestdestinations #photojournalism #amivitale


Photo by @babaktafreshi
A winter night in a traditional Sami village near Kiruna in Swedish Lapland. Aurora is a master artist of nature with its ever changing forms and colors painted by these dancing lights in polar areas. Seeing these patterns it becomes easier to understand why some cultures called them the dancing spirits and departed souls (as Sami people called them). Wonder where and when to see the lights, see my @natgeo web article “7 Magical Places to View Auroras”. Google aurora natgeo. Follow me @babaktafreshi to explore more of the world at night.
#aurora #auroraborealis #northernlights #longexposure #nightphotography #astrophotography #twanight #sweden #lapland #kiruna #saami @natgeocreative

Kiruna, Sweden

Photograph by @paulnicklen // During a blizzard on Svalbard, Norway a mother polar bear plays with her young 4 month old cub while a fulmar flies overhead. We spent many hours with this female bear and her two cubs. She was patient, nurturing and a great teacher. She was also a great hunter as we watched her casually catch two ringed seals on the open sea ice. With their bellies full of seal meat, they had time to wrestle and play Queen of the castle. #followme on @paulnicklen to see more polar bears. #polarbear #love #family #climatechangeisreal #baby #instagood #honorparis


Video @ladzinski // #sponsored by @djiglobal // Horses grazing at sunset on a flawless autumn day in interior #Iceland. // Filmed with the @djiglobal #mavic - Small enough to travel with you, @DJIGlobal’s foldable “MavicPro makes every sky your creative canvas. Never miss an opportunity to capture the world in 4k with your @DJIGlobal #MavicPro.


Photo by @taylorglenn // Not much shade out here in the desert. This beautiful Oryx (or Gemsbok as it is known in Afrikaans) finds a bit of relief under a scrawny acacia tree in the Namib Rand Nature Reserve. There is very little flora here in the vast Namib desert so these guys take advantage of it when they can. They are found throughout arid regions of Southern Africa and also happen to be the national animal of Namibia. Such gorgeous markings! #namibia #wildlife // Follow me @taylorglenn for more from Namibia


Photo by @max.lowe // Drawn by the promise of a free lunch, a flock of seagulls floats over the deck of a Norwegian Cod fisherman’s boat off the coast of Alesund, Norway. This region of Norway is famous for their fishing industry, renowned for a unique flavor the fish and shrimp embody due to the higher than normal salinity of the water. To see more #TravelPhotography from all the different corners follow @max.lowe


Video by @renan_ozturk // The ocean of northern Iceland taking an icy breath. 🇮🇸


📷: @krystlejwright // The Moroccan town of Merzouga is often known as the gateway to Erg Chebbi, a huge expanse of sand dunes north of town. There is an old legend to how the dunes came to be; When a wealthy family refused hospitality to a poor woman and her son, God was offended, and buried them under the mounds of sand called Erg Chebbi. Folk tales or not, there is no denying the majestic appearance of the dunes rising above Merzouga. The landscape is spectacular as tourists flock here especially in the winter to experience a slice of the Sahara. #morocco #sahara #travel


Video by @danwestergren // #sponsored by @visit_arizona // The views of the Mittens and Merrick Butte from Navajo National Monument Visitor's Center in northeast Navajo County, Arizona // Even once you see it in person, you may still doubt it’s real. Plan your [un]real Arizona getaway. #VisitArizona


Photograph by @paulnicklen // How much life can you fit on one beach? St Andrews Bay, Antarctica has perhaps the highest bio-density of life on Earth. Over 10,000 elephant seals and over 300,000 king penguins make it very challenging to walk anywhere on this beach. The first time I came here with @natgeoexpedtions I just stood in awe and disbelief for an hour before shooting 3500 images. And that was before lunch. Most of the penguins are up the valley to the right but many of them cross this beach daily to go to sea and feed. Running a gauntlet of grumpy elephant seals is one crazy communte for these penguins. #followme on @paulnicklen to see more from this gorgeous corner of the globe. #myfavoriteplaceonearth #nature #naturelovers #antarctica #instagood #photography


Photo @ladzinski / Fiery sunrise at #lagoAmargo illuminating the reflected towers in Chile’s #torresDelPaine National Park. To see more photos of this beautiful part of the world please visit @ladzinski

Awasi Patagonia