National Geographic Travel @natgeotravel

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Photograph by @paulnicklen // Orcas spy hop in the northern fjords of Norway, assessing their surroundings as they search for big schools of herring while trying to avoid shipping traffic. To learn a lot more about orcas / #killerwhales, and to observe them underwater please #followme on @paulnicklen. #nature #orca #follow

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Glowing in the dark!
The Nyiragongo stratovolcano situated in the Virunga Mountains glows a clear night in Congo DR. This mountain range is home of the endangered mountain gorilla, listed on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species due to poaching, habitat loss, disease and war. I took this photograph while taking part in a mountain gorilla sensus project carried out by WWF and IGCP. Nyiragongo and nearby Nyamuragira are responsible for 40% of Africa's historical volcanic eruptions. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to meet a mountain gorilla and get some good news regarding these amazing primates! #congo #congodr #virunga #rainforest #gorilla #mountain #volcano #endangered #protectbiodiversity @natgeo @thephotosociety @alexandrovklumofficial @natgeotravel

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Photo by @FransLanting An Ice arch frames the southernmost end of wild South Georgia Island, named Cape Disappointment by Captain Cook. When he reached this point and became the first person to see the frigid southern coast of the island, he realized it was not the long sought shoreline of Antarctica after all and turned away. But for modern travellers, this stretch of the forbidding South Georgia coastline is an awesome sight. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more encounters with the wild places of planet earth. @Thephotosociety #Antarctica #Explore #SouthGeorgia #Ice #Wild

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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
A few nights ago on the rim of the Black Canyon National Park in Colorado. The extremely deep and narrow canyon causes the dark black walls. This single exposure photograph is mainly lit by the moon and partly by the fading twilight. Night photography very often depends on the moment and how to use the right ambient light.
See more of my visit to the canyon and explore the world’s wonders under stars @babaktafreshi.
#twanight #blackcanyonofthegunnison #colorado #canyon @natgeoimagecollection @blackcanyonnps

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Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Follow @argonautphoto’s IG story today as he photographs his journey up Moses, a desert tower in #CanyonLandsNationalPark, Utah. In this image a climber passes below the rock formation after finishing the day long, 7 pitch, 550 ft climb.

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Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // Nestled between the altitude sickness-inducing mountains in Peru's central south are the Salineras de Maras, translating to the salt ponds of Maras. These evaporation pools climb up the hillside and number into the hundreds. Predating the Incas, they're believed to have been built by the Chanapata people sometime between 200 and 900 A.D. Aside from its nutritional value, the salt ponds of Maras are often visited for their spectacular scenery. #peru #southamerica

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // partner content @honorglobal // During my stay in Hong Kong, I watched longingly at the Junks that crossed by Kowloon each night. For me, their bright red sails added an oriental feel to the scene that the mass of giant skyscrapers don’t really show. I spent many evenings waiting for the two boats to sail into my frame side by side, but they never did. Then one afternoon as the sun was just about to set, the storm clouds parted and both Junks left Victoria Harbour together and bobbed by as if to say “come on, what are you waiting for? Photograph us!” Travel photography is about showing a sense of place and sometimes it pays to be persistent and patient. // For those looking to brave the night, discover more with #Honor8X

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Photo by @taylorglenn // In Utah’s Cathedral Valley, these incredible boulders made of basalt and andesite were deposited throughout the desert during massive landslides and then are distributed throughout the landscape by the erosive forces of water. Completely out of place and visually stunning. Follow @taylorglenn for more from the West and beyond. #utah #desert #geology #travel #nature

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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Dallol is the "Hill of the Spirits" for the Afar Nomads. Is a land of geysers, crystal formations, and sulfurous springs. Dallol is located in Ethiopia, in the Danakil Depression, in a remote area subject to the highest average temperatures on the planet. The term Dallol was coined by the Afar people and means dissolution or disintegration, describing a landscape made up of acid ponds.
Moreover, this is one of the most vulnerable places in our world. A part of the planet where you feel the throbbing heart of the Earth. Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #Danakil #Ethiopia #Africa #Dallol

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // View looking out of the entrance to Conturines cave in the Dolomites in Italy. I was camping there with a team of geologists from the University of Innsbruck as part of a field campaign collecting very old flowstone samples for past climate research from this site of interest. This cave is famous for the collection of bones and skulls that are found inside from cave bears, which are now an extinct species.

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Photo by @Chrisburkard Soft light pouring over the Coastal Highway 1 as it winds through the rolling hills of this classic California landscape. While these hills remain a golden yellow and brown most of the year, springtime rains quickly bring them back to life, illuminating the hills a rich green. This stretch of coastal highway remains a right of passage for those wanting to explore the west coast.

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#sponsored by @Turkey_Home // Home of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the famous Grand Bazaar, Istanbul’s rich mix of architecture, culture and cuisine is due to its unique location on two continents – Europe and Asia. From city to coast, explore the stunning scenery and rich history of Turkey for your next holiday.

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