National Geographic Travel@natgeotravel

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Photo @ladzinski / Sled dogs, adorably moving in for a sniff and seconds before licking my lens in #tasiilaq Greenland. To see more photos from this beautiful part of the planet please visit @ladzinski


Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Young girls in traditional dress carry their baby lambs through the streets of Cusco, Peru. Shot on assignment for @NatGeoTravel headed to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay Trail!


Photo by @taylorglenn // Moonlight illuminates Mt Kilimanjaro and our tents under a clear, starry night at Shira camp. It was around 3am and I was a bit restless. I decided to take a peak outside and there was no question that I had to make a photo. We were climbing via the Machame route and this camp is typically used on day 2. You never know what kind of weather to expect and I wanted to be sure I had a great landscape shot of 'Kili'. This is one of the favorites I made during our ascent. Follow @taylorglenn for more from around the globe. #tanzania #kilimanjaro #climbing


Photo by @FransLanting The annual gathering of king penguins on the beaches of South Georgia Island in the Antarctic is one of the most phenomenal bird spectacles on the planet. It is an overwhelming sensation to be among them and it is a confirmation of the abundance of the Southern Ocean on which these birds depend. Fisheries around South Georgia are well-regulated, but beyond the territorial limits of the island, a lot of work remains to be done to safeguard a future for king penguins and all other wildlife dependent on the frigid seas surrounding Antarctica. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images and stories from the Southern Ocean. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Antarctica #SouthGeorgia #Penguins #KingPenguins #SouthernOcean #Conservation

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

Photograph by @paulnicklen // I have been fortunate enough to see a lot of rainbows while spending so much time out in nature, however this one at the Bonzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii was perhaps the brightest and most delineated one I have ever seen. I saw this while standing with @zaknoyle and @cristinamittermeier, waiting for a surfing competition to start. #followme on @paulnicklen #surf #surfing #hawaii #rainbow #pipe #pipeline #bonzaipipeline #smile #adventure #travel #instagood #tbt

Oahu, HI

Photo by @jessicasamplegram // Getting lost in the rainy blue alleys of Chefchaouen, Morocco with cats peering out from every corner #Chefchaouen #morocco


Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
In a clear evening of southwest Switzerland, the New Moon is photographed above the historic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Lausanne. One of the values that led me to create The World at Night project ( over 10 years ago is universality of the night sky, above all symbols of our cultures and beliefs. This eternal roof brings us together as a single family of humanity in one home. on that evening the same new moon was appreciated by Buddhists, Hindus, Moslems, Jews, and all other 4200 public religions.
Explore more of this @babaktafreshi and @twanight
#twanight #religion #newmoon #nightsky #longexposure #astrophotography #nightphotography @natgeo @natgeocreative

Lausanne, Switzerland

Photo by @renan_ozturk
The wonder of the lights quickly turned into a soggy rainy night camped on the melting edge of Europe’s largest glacier. These days there is always some sobering reality of climate change built into every trip to the north. ~

Shot with @brandonjosephbaker @timkemple @kakiorr @hansjoergauer @bookofsamuel @pfaff_anna @retro_outdoors @the_dunne @kbish801 #climatechange #turningthetide #actonclimate

Vatnajokull Glacier Iceland

Photo @stephen_matera // Sunset on Víkurkirkja in the village of Vík. Vík is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island, about 110 miles southeast of Reykjavík. Vík is also the warmest place in Iceland, with a mean temperature of 41.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Iceland and around the world. #church #sunset #kirkja


Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // How do you like to travel? In the Amazon, where I photographed this sunset along the shores of the mighty Xingú River, people carve canoes with fire and ax from the trunks of massive trees. In the absence of roads, most travel is done on the river. When the canoes are not being used, they half-sink them to prevent air from rotting the wood. For more images of beautiful Amazonia, #follow @CristinaMittermeier #reflections #river #brasil

Xingu, Amazonas, Brazil

Photo by @jeffmauritzen. Words by Justin Kavanagh. “This intriguing avenue of 18th century beech trees, known as the #DarkHedges, is now legendary among watchers of HBO’s #GameofThrones, a story set in medieval times. Ireland’s landscapes, like its people, adapt well, and are constantly being reinvented as another time, another place. In ancient times Ireland’s stories were told by saints and scholars, who left a rich legacy of myths and mysteries; in recent times, filmmakers and digital storytellers have used the island’s dramatic landscapes and dreamscapes to forge new narratives that now attract travelers from far and wide.” For more images of scenic #Ireland, please follow @jeffmauritzen.


Photo by @pedromcbride // Lady Liberty: It's amazing to think about how much this copper lady has seen since she was gifted from the French to the U.S. in 1886. To see more aerials of New York, follow @pedromcbride #statueofliberty #ladyliberty #aerial #newyorkcity #petemcbride

New York, New York