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Photo by @max.lowe // The seasons are one of the things that keep me coming back...
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Photo by @max.lowe // The seasons are one of the things that keep me coming back to Montana. Traveling to Glacier National Park this last spring to catch the wild flower bloom was the first time I’d seen that landscape in such vibrant color and life. The fact that we walked for miles with mountain goats happily munching the fresh shoots of springs giving was a bonus. To see more from #photography from #montana and beyond, follow @max.lowe
20.02.2018 11:57:09
Photo by @renan_ozturk 
A passing self portrait during a recent trip to the melt...
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Photo by @renan_ozturk A passing self portrait during a recent trip to the melting edge of Europe’s largest glacier with @timkemple@brandonjosephbaker and team. See @renan_ozturk@timkemple for more from this landscape! #northernlights#iceland
20.02.2018 09:21:08
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Photo by @amivitale.  Ramla Sharif roasts coffee inside her home in the village ...
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Photo by @amivitale. Ramla Sharif roasts coffee inside her home in the village of Choche, Ethiopia. Legend has it that this is the birthplace of coffee. The region is home to the largest pool of genetic diversity of coffee in the world, more than all other coffee-producing countries. Ethiopia is also one of only two countries in the world that consumes over half of what it produces. Coffee permeates the fabric of Ethiopian life. Follow me @amivitale for more stories from around the world. @natgeo@natgeocreative@thephotosociety#amivitale#photooftheday#seetheworld#ethiopia#coffee#coffeegrowers#coffeelove#coffeelovers#travelethiopia#africa#ethiopiancoffee
19.02.2018 19:18:18
Photo by @taylorglenn // A break in stormy weather a few a days ago revealed She...
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Photo by @taylorglenn // A break in stormy weather a few a days ago revealed Sheep Mtn as the Jackson Hole elk herd foraged in the meadows below. The National Elk Refuge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is the wintering grounds for one of the largest elk herds on Earth. Also known as Wapiti, these animals come from as far as southern Yellowstone to wait out the depths of winter snows in the high country. Bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, trumpeter swans and sometimes wolves all can be found here periodically throughout the winter. Follow @taylorglenn for more images of #Wyoming and beyond. #wildlife#travel#jacksonhole
19.02.2018 15:50:49
Video by @bertiegregory. A hungry gentoo penguin chick chases its parent through...
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Video by @bertiegregory. A hungry gentoo penguin chick chases its parent through the colony. These comical pursuits are very common once the chicks are mobile. As the chicks repeatedly beg for food, the adults slowly reach a threshold at which point they suddenly bolt off! It's easy to anthropomorphise and assume the adult is just running away in frustration. However, there are theories that suggest there's more to it. Gentoos often have multiple chicks. It's thought that these chases could ensure that only the fittest chick keeps up with the adult and subsequently gets fed. Shot on Sea Lion Island in the South Atlantic Ocean as part of a new online series for National Geographic. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife videos!
19.02.2018 13:13:11
#Sponsored by @visit_arizona // Today’s #UnRealAZContest featured photo from @se...
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#Sponsored by @visit_arizona // Today’s #UnRealAZContest featured photo from @seanparkerphotography captures the moon hovering above Cathedral Rock, one of the state's most spectacular sandstone formations. For a chance to win a trip to Arizona, upload your best awe-inspiring shots that play on both the authentic feel of Arizona and the unreality of its experiences. Tag with #UnRealAZContest and include a caption with the location and a short description. The contest, sponsored by @visit_arizona, runs through March 5. For more information, visit nationalgeographic.com/unreal-arizona
19.02.2018 10:20:45
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Photo by @babaktafreshi 
A starry night begins in the Capitol Reef National Park...
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Photo by @babaktafreshi A starry night begins in the Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. Without this gentle light painting, the foreground would be pitch black. The sky is still unspoiled and naturally dark in this area away far from major city lights. The park is also known for striking rock formation, narrow gorges, wonderful hikes. Explore more of the world at night @babaktafreshi#milkyway#utah#southwest#nationalparks#nightsky#longexposure#nightphotography#twanight@natgeocreative@natgeo@capitolreefnationalpark
19.02.2018 06:29:38
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Mountain regions respond sensitively to cl...
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Mountain regions respond sensitively to climate change. Taking advantage of Alpine caves, a team of scientists led by Swiss Paleoclimatologist Dr. Marc Luetscher from the Swiss Institute for Speleology and Karst Studies (SISKA), is working to understand how permafrost has evolved through time. Ice caves form through a combination of snow intrusion and/or congelation of water infiltrating a karst system. Often up to several centuries old, the climate record of this ice remains largely under-studied. Today we are also able to tell if a cave was an ice cave in the past. This is achieved by looking for cryogenic cave calcites. These form when water enters a cave, and freezes and turns to ice. In this process, the water becomes progressively enriched in ions to the point that it becomes super-saturated and precipitates calcite. Here, we see a scientist searching for the rare cryogenic calcite crystals (CCC’s) inside a large ice formation that is flowing over the limestone inside Eiskögel höhle near Werfenweng in Austria. @natgeocreative
19.02.2018 04:03:15
Video by @renan_ozturk 
Painting – alpine style.
Many artists will labor over a ...
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Video by @renan_ozturk Painting – alpine style. Many artists will labor over a certain painting for months or years. I’ve always just immersed myself completely in a specific environment and moment in time and let things flow. After a mad 24 hour push at 13,000 feet I finished a large landscape of the mountains that surround one of my favorite places on the planet – Khumjung, Nepal. At one point the dew washed away hours worth of watercolors, blending it all into strange patterns - forcing me to start over on a soaked canvas, fixing some spots and leaving others. Over the course of the night, spotted by stars and clouds, I was accompanied by old friends - Ama Dablam and Tawoche, Kongde and Khumbila. Collaborative art, indeed. Shot with @jetbutterflies@climber.abiral#followme@renan_ozturk for more travel art
19.02.2018 00:56:24
Photo by @FransLanting “Seabird City” More than two-thirds of the world’s black-...
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Photo by @FransLanting “Seabird City” More than two-thirds of the world’s black-browed albatrosses--some 500,000 pairs--breed in the Falkland Islands and this is one of the largest colonies on Steeple Jason Island where the birds nest so close together that many of them have to walk a long way to the edge of the colony to have enough of a runway for taking off. To see close ups of their remarkable dance rituals follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom.@natgeocreative@thephotosociety#Albatross#FalklandIslands#SouthernOcean#Seabird#YearoftheBird
18.02.2018 19:25:34
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // By the 1970s nobody in Hawaii remembered the an...
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // By the 1970s nobody in Hawaii remembered the ancient art of wayfinding or “celestial navigation”, so a group of brave Hawaiians set out to re-learn it. Wayfinding or navigating by observing the stars, tides, and currents, was used by ancient polynesians to travel across the Pacific and lived only in the minds of only a handful of Micronesian navigators who still remembered. Determined to revive it, they reached out to their brethren in Micronesia and with their help, they built the Hōkūle’a, a replica of the old Hawaiian double-hull canoes they sailed in the past. Crewed by Hawaiians, this vessel has traveled around the globe several times, sharing a message of hope, and protection of our island planet: Earth. Learn more about the revival of Hawaiian traditions at @cristinamittermeier#polynesianvoyagingsociety@bbbscmakaha#buffalokeaulana#Makahaohana@Haakeaulana@BrianKeaulana#beauty#culture#hope#love#mahalo#rainbow
18.02.2018 16:38:32
Photo by @ErikaSkogg inside the #Oculus. Also known as the World Trade Center Tr...
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Photo by @ErikaSkogg inside the #Oculus. Also known as the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in #NewYorkCity, this light-inviting ribbed structure designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava connects commuters on the PATH trains to the New York City Subway system located in lower Manhattan. How incredible to witness the powerful revival of lower Manhattan. #WorldTrade
18.02.2018 13:19:17
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Sunset over White Sands National Monument near Al...
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Sunset over White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo, New Mexico. #whitesandsnationalmonument#whitesands#newmexico
18.02.2018 10:45:34
Photo: @emilypolar A sea of stars swirl above the Khumbu valley high in the Hima...
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Photo: @emilypolar A sea of stars swirl above the Khumbu valley high in the Himalayas. The warm light on the mountains is actually the moon setting around 2am. To see more of Nepal follow @emilypolar#nepal#himalayas#nightsky
18.02.2018 07:37:22
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📸 @johnkernickphotography The Priory Gate, one of the entrances to Cathedral Clo...
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📸 @johnkernickphotography The Priory Gate, one of the entrances to Cathedral Close in Winchester was built in the late 15th-century. The two massive iron-studded oak gates once gave access to the ‘working’ courtyard of the medieval priory, including a guest-house and stabling for visitors. It’s still closed up every evening. The gate is topped by a tiny room, originally part of the organist’s house. Recently used as a location in The Crown, during the summer is covered in flowering Wisteria. . . . . . #winchestercathedral#winchester#ukcountryside#johnkernickphotography
18.02.2018 02:37:53
Photo by @renan_ozturk

The Chamonix Mont Blanc Massif landscape looking across ...
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Photo by @renan_ozturk The Chamonix Mont Blanc Massif landscape looking across at the iconic tram that drops you off atop the Aiguille du Midi. It feels like being deposited on a Himalayan summit. It is also the keystone that defines this place for its alpinism, because of the access it provides. #chamonix
17.02.2018 23:59:40
Photo @stephen_matera // Aerial view of the Juneau Ice field in summer. It's har...
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Photo @stephen_matera // Aerial view of the Juneau Ice field in summer. It's hard to comprehend how much ice lies below. The Juneau Ice field, just north of Juneau, is the fifth largest ice field in the western hemisphere at an astounding 3,900 square kilometers. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Alaska and around the world. #glacier#icecap#aerial#icefield
17.02.2018 21:22:07
Photo: @andy_mann // Today is the day that we celebrate the giants of the ocean....
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Photo: @andy_mann // Today is the day that we celebrate the giants of the ocean. #WorldWhaleDay was founded in Maui, Hawaii in 1980 (I was founded then too 😝) to raise awareness for these magnificent creatures. This particular moment, captured in Azores, of a pod of Sperm Whales at the surface singularly changed the trajectory of my life and into conservation photography. To these beautiful animals, I tip my fins and raise my glass. @sea_legacy#turningthetide // If seeing moments like this is something that brings you joy, please #followme@andy_mann as I share daily images from our blue planet.
17.02.2018 17:52:11
Photograph by @paulnicklen // On behalf of all cetacean species on this planet, ...
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Photograph by @paulnicklen // On behalf of all cetacean species on this planet, here is to celebrating #WorldWhaleDay. In today’s day and age it is getting more and more challenging to find success stories in nature. Fortunately, humpback whale populations have bounced back to near historic numbers after nearly being hunted to extinction in many areas. What species of cetacean is called a whale but in reality is a dolphin? Go to @paulnicklen to find out. #follow#whale#nature#naturelovers#instagood#sunset#beauty
17.02.2018 15:06:41
Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project 
Painted by nature, and a fis...
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Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project Painted by nature, and a fishing boat! Spend some moments to explore the various elements in this unusual time-exposure full-circle fisheye image of northern lights and star trails above the Atlantic Ocean, photographed on the western coast of Iceland. A passing fishing boat created the trail on the ocean. A meteor and a satellite are also captured in the shot. Star trails, created by the Earth rotation during the half-hour exposure, appear around the north celestial pole, marked by the north star Polaris. Follow me @babaktafreshi to explore the world in long exposure. #twanight#fisheye#starrynight#aurora#auroraborealis#northernlights#polaris#astronomy#longexposure#timelapse@natgeocreative@natgeo
17.02.2018 01:38:15
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