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
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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.
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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
Photo by @taylorglenn // A wintry, aerial perspective of the Gros Ventre River (pronounced grow-vont) as it flows through the canyon below Lower Slide Lake in the Bridger Teton National Forest just outside of Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. It flows from its headwaters in the Gros Ventre Wilderness that forms much of the eastern boundary of Jackson Hole. The freestone river alternates between cottonwood lined bottom, expansive meadows, and narrow canyons. This incredible region is largely free of development and is a critical wildlife habitat of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It is difficult to state the importance of public lands that help preserve wild ecosystems like this. Most of the Gros Ventre River is designated as a Wild and Scenic River as part of the Snake River Headwaters which helps to ensure it will remain a pristine watershed. Follow me @taylorglenn for more unique perspectives on wild places around the globe #wyoming#jacksonhole#wilderness#wearerivers#wildanscenic#greateryellowstone#publiclands
Photo by @max.lowe // The supreme and unfettered silence and grace of a slot Canyon is something I don’t know if I will find anywhere else. Exploring the winding and flooded canyons of Escalante Utah a few years ago was my introduction to that world. To see more #adventure and #travelphotography follow @max.lowe
Sponsored by @thewoolmarkcompany // National Geographic Photographer Pete McBride (@pedromcbride) rediscovers the benefits of wool while mountain biking on Snowmass Mountain in the Rocky Mountains. Pete reflects on how drastically equipment has changed over time, “The weave of wool today is amazingly comfortable,” he says, “It has incredible breathability, odor resistance, and it’s durable.” Little wonder that the majority of the world’s leading outdoor brands incorporate #Merinowool into their clothing.
Photo: @emilypolar Happy Losar! The Tibetan New Year is today! Here's a choten མཆོད་རྟེན also known as a stupa. A symbol of the enlightened mind of the Buddha. A receptacle of offerings as well as a support for worship and blessings. Those passing through the khumbu en route to Everest can see this one☺️ To see more of Nepal follow @emilypolar#Nepal#himalayas#stupa#Losar#Buddhism
Photo by @michaelmelford Bagan, Myanmar where more than 2,000 Buddhist monuments tower over the plains at sunset. Having never been to Myanmar before and having reservations myself from what I read in the paper, I was amazed by the landscapes and the people! Not too many tourists as well makes for a special experience. Go and find out for yourself. Was on an Around the World trip with @natgeoexpeditions#myanmar#burma#temples#buddha#natgeocreative#natgeofineart
Photo: @andy_mann // A freediver stops in awe as we are momentarily graced by a curious Oceanic Whitetip Shark. When a shark of this size squares up to you, you can’t help but be humbled by its power and beauty. A single moment like this can lead to a lifetime of ocean conservation. // If you love the ocean, please follow me @andy_mann#turningthetide@sea_legacy
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Photo by @jeffmauritzen. Sunrise at Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park. To avoid the crowds, plan your visit for wintertime and head there an hour before sunrise. It’s an easy drive to the parking lot and a short walk to the arch. Whatever you do, don’t call it a day with just visiting this iconic arch. It’s a vast park, with lots of great hikes and huge panoramic vistas. If you’d like to see more of beautiful Utah from my recent trip out west, please visit @jeffmauritzen.
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Photo by @danwestergren // #sponsored by @southaustralia // A huge Rubik’s cube-shaped building is the newest addition to the Fleurieu Peninsula’s McLaren Vale wine region. Conceived and built by d’Arenberg winery owner Chester Osborn, it boasts a museum, restaurant, and wonderfully unique wine-tasting room. // Touring world-famous wine regions and cage diving with sharks are just a few adrenaline-pumping activities on our bucket list. Journey to the beautiful state of @SouthAustralia and immerse yourself amongst the abundant wildlife and gorgeous coastal scenery.
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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Tibet, Yambulakhang, a fort and historical sighting point in the Yarlung Tsangpo river valley. With an average elevation exceeding 4,500 metres (14,800 ft), the Tibetan Plateau is sometimes called "the Roof of the World”. With its fairytale temples, snow-capped peaks and a population that radiates spirituality, Tibet is near-mythical travel destination. Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #tibet#natgeotravel
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Valentine’s Day is almost over. While we all take time to send extra love to each other, let’s not forget to love the earth we live on! ~
Our experimental short film just went live - a love letter to earth and a portrait of @shotsfromabove (Chris Dahl-Bredine), our soft-spoken dark-horse friend who is finding an interconnectedness and appreciation for this planet through photography. ~
Shot with @chrisburkard & @camp4collective this project has become a stepping stone and learning process to be able to use a low impact aircraft and the latest camera tech to bring stories that support public lands to life! ~
See @renan_ozturk bio to find the whole film! #earthvalentine
Photo by @taylorglenn // Sunrise reveals incredible layers of the undulating Northern Tablelands plateau in New South Wales, Australia. This region is part of the Gondwana Rainforests, the largest area of subtropical rainforests in the world. Follow @taylorglenn for more sunrises and beautiful landscapes from around the globe. #magichour#sunrise#landscape#australia#unesco
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Port Lockroy or Base ‘A’ is a former British research station on the Antarctic Peninsula, staffed by a team of adventurous volunteers over the summer and closed during the harsh, dark winter. It operates as a museum and post office and attracts visitors from passing cruise ships who queue to send postcards from this remote outpost. Lockroy also stocks a surprising range of books about Antarctica -the second picture shows a stock delivery at the beginning of the season. In the past Lockroy has served as a whaling harbour and scientific research station, some research continues into the gento penguins on the station’s doorstep.
Photo by @FransLanting Guanacos—and all of us—received a huge gift when Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, President of Tompkins Conservation, joined forces to create five new national parks in Chile and increase the size of three others with an amazing ten million acre expansion of protected areas in Chilean Patagonia. This public partnership started with Kris and Doug Tompkins's private commitment to embrace the preservation of wilderness and wildlife in Patagonia twenty years ago. They confirm what Margaret Mead once said: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Thank you Kris and Doug, for your vision—on behalf of the guanacos, and all of us, who will now have a home and a place to visit in perpetuity in Patagonia Park and the other protected areas. Gracias Chile! To see for yourself how I was able to get close to this curious guanaco family, follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom.@Tompkins_conservation@Natgeocreative@Thephotosociety#Chile#Conservation#Conservacio#Patagonia#NationalParks#ParquesNacionales#ParquePatagonia#Celebrate#Inspire#Rewilding#Beauty#Gracias#Gratitude
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Photo @stephen_matera // (swipe to see the full image) Sunset over the Great Salt Lake from Antelope Island State Park, Utah. Antelope Island, situated in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, contains one of the largest free roaming herds herd of bison ranging from 500-700 in population. Pronghorn antelope and mule dear are also abundant on the island. The island is accessible via a causeway connecting it to the mainland. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #sunset#greatsaltlake
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Photo: @andy_mann // We’re currently wrapping up an amazing week on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, documenting the relative abundance of sharks on this pristine cay. After spending more than a week here it is clear that San Sal is a beautiful shark sanctuary and should be on everyone’s short list for diving locations. On our final day we decided to visit the creek and have a look around. When the baby lemon sharks arrived it was the cherry on top to an amazing trip. Thanks San Sal for the fantastic journey. // Head over the @andy_mann to hunt down more exotic travel locations. Diving is an amazing vehicle in which to see the world! 🙌🏼 @sea_legacy.
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Photo by @carltonward // Nestled among larger wooden boats, a young man fishes from his canoe in the Niger River near Bamako, Mali. I was on assignment following the migration of desert elephants through the Sahel. The Niger River brings life to these dry lands in the landlocked country and connects the southern capital city of Bamako up to Timbuktu, Mali’s gateway to the Sahara and the historic trade routes through the desert.
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