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Photo by @argonautphoto | An afternoon thunderstorm over Cedar Mesa, Utah in #BearsEarsNationalMonument. Follow @argonautphoto for more adventures through the American West!

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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Looking over the Blacktail Deer Plateau towards the west on a wintery day here in Yellowstone National Park. On this morning the temps were a balmy -14 F (-23 C) in Gardiner, Montana and even colder in the park. I don’t even want to think what the windchill temps were. #yellowstonenationalpark #yellowstone #blacktaildeerplateau

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Photo by @amivitale | A herd of wild elephants travel through the shrubby lands of Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. Here, you can see endangered Grevy's zebra, leopards, reticulated giraffes, wild dogs, kudu and elephants in ever increasing numbers. This place used to be dangerous with warring tribes and the landscape looked very different. Elephants had been all but eliminated in the area. Today, however, it is thriving.
Outside of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Namunyak contains higher populations of large mammals than any other landscape (protected or unprotected) in Kenya — including the second-largest elephant population in the country, boasting more than 6,300 individuals. It's incredible to see how resilient nature is if we give it a chance.
Follow @amivitale @conservationorg @nature_africa @nrt_kenya and @r.e.s.c.u.e to learn more about the incredible conservation work happening here.

#elephants #kenya #northernkenya #stopoaching #saveelephants

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Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // Opening up from the banks of the Rio Douro, edgy-yet-extravagant #Porto attracts with its historic centre and charismatic locals. Porto is your quintessential small European city. It has colorful buildings, narrow winding streets lined with cafés, castles, historic churches, and plenty of wine. Porto is small, walkable, and heavy on the charm - the perfect place to unwind. #Portugal

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Throughout the day, the lively waves that rush in towards the shore of Makaha beach are swimming with surfers. However, as the sun begins to set and the waves die down, moments of serenity and solitude are made available to this lone paddleboarder, who calmly paddles towards the horizon. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier and explore my feed for more photos from around the world. #Hawaii #paddleboard #nature #photography

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photo by @andrea_frazzetta | The re-purposing of the shipyards fronting Belfast’s harbor is one of the largest waterfront developments in Europe covering 185 acres. Anchoring the Quarter is the Titanic Belfast Museum which explores the construction of the world’s largest ship at the time, the city that built and launched it, as well as its ill-fated journey. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta #northenireland #belfast #titanic

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Photo @stephen_matera // A winter sunrise along the Fremont River, Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. Fall and winter are a great time of year to visit Capitol Reef and avoid the scorching heat of summer. Capitol Reef was established as a national park in 1964 but State Highway 24 is the only paved road through the park. Much of the rest of the park is accessible by dirt road with a four wheel drive vehicle. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #winter #desert #fremontriver

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Photo by @chrisburkard In 2017 the Eastern Sierras received the most snow they have seen in decades.  They recorded a  high of 63 feet of snow.  This shot was taken on a ski trip I took to ski down glacier point.  It turned out to be one of the most memorable expeditions I have ever been on.  After touring for hours we feasted our eyes on the truly spectacular half dome.  4000 feet above the valley floor, the granite walls dwarf everything around them. Yosemite never ceases to amaze me. @kcdeane @_ryanhill_

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Photo by @PaulNicklen | Deep in the backcountry of Yukon’s Tombstone Territorial Park, an aerial view reveals the glowing vibrancy of Azure Lake. Blue from glacial meltwater and silt, this lake remains a hidden gem, tucked away between the rugged landscape of the Orilvia Mountains. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more photos of #Arctic landscapes. #mountains #nature #Canada

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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Documenting new ways to live in cities and how we could live in the future is an interest part of my photography. This is the Cloud Forest in Singapore, a prime example of how to populate a big city with green public spaces. Singapore is a unique example in Asia of a city trying to combine green and business. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more on my works. #environment #singapore #greenhouse #architecture #future

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Panoramic photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night photography
Swipe left to see the entire view. Stars emerge into a colorful dusk above a massive stack along the Great Ocean Road in Australia. An adventurous story happened here 3 decades ago. Erosion by the Southern Ocean gradually changes the soft cliff limestone to caves, then arches which collapse to stacks. Located in the Port Campbell National Park this rock was formerly known as London Bridge. Until 1990 it has a complete double-span natural bridge. The sharp edge facing you was connected to the main land with an arch. When it collapsed in January 1990 left two tourists stranded on the outer span before being rescued by police helicopter.
The bright “star” in the second slide is planet Venus. The yellow light on the clouds in the far right (third slide) is light pollution from two nearby gas plants in Waare, Victoria.
Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars

#saveournightsky #twanight #greatoceanroad #portcampbell #nightphotography @natgeoimagecollection

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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // With the iconic Matterhorn mountain looming large in the background, two explorers search the surface of the ice for moulins and caves that could lead them down to the contact, where the glacier meets the rock of the valley floor. It is during the middle of the night, when it is the coldest and there is no running meltwater, that it is the safest time to explore these caves.

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