Photo by @max.lowe // Being led on camels into the great orange sea of the Sahara Desert this last fall by two young Moroccans in washed jeans, and traditional blue tunics and head scarves, a flash of a past life lived in this part of the world caught in a modern lens.
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan // A hunting camp on the Arctic sea ice miles north of the furthest land in Alaska. Out here, the Iñupiat will camp and hunt for several months in spring, responding to the movement of the ice. Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan for more images from the Arctic and beyond. #alaska#arctic#inuit#indigenous
Photo by @renan_ozturk // 5 mile river swim, 4,000 feet of vertical jungle bushwhacking, 500 feet of rock chosineering and another 1000 on mixed rock, ice and snow. Who’s with me? ~ [Climber calculations that inevitably flash through my head when seeing salivating summits half way across the world]
Photo @stephen_matera // Mt. Rainier reflected in a small stream at sunset in late autumn, Mt. Rainier National Park. Usually this area is buried under a few feet of snow by now but autumn has been warm and dry in the Pacific Northwest. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Mt. Rainier and around the world. #mtrainier#glacier#wilderness#sunset
Photo @ladzinski / Who needs the spa when you can just have a #RedBilledOxpecker do all the work? These little birds are the great groomers of Africa, bouncing from animal to animal in search of tics and parasites to eat, a welcoming invitation. Here’s a small carousel of photos of this little bird here grooming a small herd of Impalas. To see more photos of Africa please visit @ladzinski
Photo by @jimrichardsonng Just a small island off the west coast of Scotland, nevertheless Iona has a powerful draw on people, dating back to 563AD when St. Columba landed here. Perhaps it was a day like this with the turquoise waters lapping on the beach. (On the other hand I always imagine the day was dark and stormy when the Viking raiders came in their longboats in 795AD.) Today the beach and village exude tranquility as you approach on the ferry. I shot this on assignment with @natgeoexpeditions. Follow me @jimrichardsonng for more Scotland travels. @natgeo@natgeoimagecollection#scotland#iona#hebrides
Photo by @tasneemalsultan The natural landmark below is named the Rock of Raouché or Pigeon Rocks, a 60 meter high offshore rock couple, which was formed in the prehistoric era by a geological movement. Located at Beirut's westernmost tip, the two huge rock formations are a popular destination for fishermen, photographers, and tourists. #beirut#raouche#lebanon
photo by @andrea_frazzetta // The Danakil depression is located in the northern part of Ethiopia, in the so-called “Afar’s Triangle”, which takes its name from the nomadic people who live there. It is a region close to the border area among Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti. This is a land made of fire, salt, and lava, close to the Rift Valley. This land can be considered a sort of a “Ghost Ocean”. It is from the retreat of the sea, evaporated twenty thousand years ago, that the Danakil has gained its peculiarity: it is a spread of evaporitic rocks that give rise to the Great Plain of Salt - a desert which stretches for about 6 hundred kilometers. Here arrive, from the Ethiopian plateau, caravans of dromedaries and mules to load the slabs salt. Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #Africa#Ethiopia#Danakil
Photo by @ChrisBurkard One of my favorite parts about aerial photography is how it can give you an uncommon perspective. Especially in mountainous zones you gain the ability to see areas and features that would otherwise take days to reach by foot. This pristine alpine lake in the heart of the Southern Alps of New Zealand is a great example. Frozen and snowed over for most of the year, it’s only in the summer months that these hidden gems reveal themselves. There are hundreds of these scattered throughout the region, and their waterfalls are responsible for feeding the braided glacial rivers thousands of feet below.
Photo by @taylorglenn // A view from above of one of the many beautiful patterns in the salt flats of Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, California. This incredible landscape is shaped by water and time. It rains here very rarely and when it does the flows carve through the basin creating amazing patterns. Follow @taylorglenn for more from Death Valley and beyond. #deathvalley#california#aerial