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Photograph by @PaulNicklen // While heading to the World Press Photo Awards in Holland, I noticed a father walking with his young daughter through their tulip fields. Whether we are shooting in nature or shooting something human-made, photography always comes down to mood, light, shapes, patterns, subject, and story. #FollowMe on @PaulNicklen for more photographs of my travels. ...more
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#Sponsored by @tumitravel // Today's #EpicJourneyContest featured photo from @kristinefnod captures a hiker taking in the jaw-dropping view over Norway's lake Ringedalsvatnet from Trolltunga. For a chance to win a TUMI travel kit, upload a photo of your most epic adventure. Tag with #EpicJourneyContest and include a caption with the location and short description. The contest, sponsored by @tumitravel, runs through April 20. For more information, visit natgeo.com/epicjourney ...more
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Weather moving in over Goblin Valley State Park in southern Utah. Goblin Valley is hard to get to as it is a long ways from anywhere, but it is like a fantasy world with a mind blowing landscape. At the same time it is a fragile landscape so treat it well! #goblinvalley #utah #goblinvalleystatepark ...more
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Photo by @FransLanting Zambia’s Luangwa Valley is home to many thousands of hippos, who stay submerged in water during the day, because their skin gets sunburned easily. During the magic hour of dusk I used a long exposure to blur the flow of the river, while a strobe added detail to the hippos’ faces, reflecting the sheen of their pink, wet skin. They look like contented bathers in a pool of liquid blue twilight. Go to @FransLanting to see me at work at one of the largest hippo gatherings in all of Africa. @ChristineEckstrom @Natgeocreative @Thephotosociety #Hippo #Africa #Zambia #LuangwaValley #Wildlife #Wildlifephotography #Safari ...more
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Photo by @jeffmauritzen. Sunrise at Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island. The name Easter Island was given to it by the Dutch Explorer Jacob Roggeveen when he landed there on Easter Sunday 1722. The island is also commonly referred to by its Polynesian name, “Rapa Nui” for being part of the Polynesian Triangle and “Isla de Pascua”, it’s Spanish name, since it’s a special territory of Chile. Can you believe there are over 887 carved statues, called #moai on the island? For more photos from our in-progress Nat Geo Expedition through Polynesia, please follow me @jeffmauritzen. ...more
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Photo: @emilypolar The coastal trails of Mt. Tamalpais are sure bet for inspiration. To see more beauty of this world follow @emilypolar #California #MountTamalpais #Marincounty ...more
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Photos by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project Swipe left to see the photo-sequence. The rising Full Moon of last night was not a regular one. First, it was the Easter (Paschal) Moon, second a Blue Moon (the second full moon in a single month). These telephoto images show how the moon appearance on the horizon is distorted and reddened by our atmosphere. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories around the world, connecting Earth & sky. #fullmoon #easter #bluemoon #moonrise #boston #twanight #newengland @natgeocreative ...more
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video by @andrea_frazzetta // The famous “Blu Flames”. Here we are in Indonesia on the Island of Java. In the Kawah Ijen crater, sulfuric gases escaping from cracks ignite as they come in contact with the air. This iconic blue flames can only be seen at night. Mount Ijen’s gorgeous vistas have captivated travelers for centuries, but in recent years, its sulfur mine has become a controversial tourist attraction. “Sulfur Road” my latest assignment for National Geographic is online, check it on NatGeo website and follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about this story #natgeotravel #ijen #java #indonesia #blueflames ...more
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Photo by @renan_ozturk The frozen arteries of an organism at a microscopic level? Or a massive glacial outwash woven intricately by the greater forces of nature? #earthfromabove #iceland shot with @taylorfreesolo @volcanopilot @burkgnar ...more
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Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project A crystal-clear night under moonlight, in my last month visit to Iran. The snow-covered Alborz Mountains reach as high as ~ 5700 meters (18700 ft). Here on a road trip in the Alamut Valley I was at altitude of 2500m (8200ft). Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars. #twanight #winter #alborzmountains #alamut #iran #nightphotography @natgeocreative ...more
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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // “Sulfur Road” my latest assignment for National Geographic is online today. Mount Ijen, on the Island of Java, Indonesia, hosts one of the last remaining active sulfur mines in the world, and while its otherworldly vistas have captivated scientists and travelers for more than two centuries, in recent decades, the miners themselves have become a controversial tourist attraction. Hadis, portrayed in this picture, is 36 years old, and he has been a full-time miner for 10 years. Every day, miners make the arduous trek up Ijen’s 9,000-foot slopes under the cover darkness before descending another 3,000 feet into the crater. Enveloped in toxic fumes and heat, they chip away at the hardened blocks and carry 150 to 200-pound loads back up the crater twice a day. Check it on NatGeo website and follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about this project #natgeotravel #ijen #java #indonesia #blueflames ...more
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Photograph by @paulnicklen // My dive partner, @goranehlme prepares his gear to follow me under the ice in the Ross Sea of Antarctica. It was the clearest water I have ever seen. It was dark but once my eyes adjusted to this life beneath the ice, I could see for hundreds of feet. For me, this journey has been about relationships; relationships with nature, wildlife and ecosystems but also, relationships with people. Goran has been at my side on many of my more extreme expeditions. #followme to see my favorite pictures from this area. #gratitude #nature #ice #diving #adventure #expeditions #teamwork #maxeffort ...more
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