Photo by @taylorglenn | A herd of elephant stand in the Silale swamp of Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Follow @taylorglenn for more from Africa and beyond. #elephant #safari #tanzania
Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | There are only 47 people living in the village of Padrão, and most of the work on the terraces appeared to still be done by hand and beast of burden. They call this valley the Tibet of Portugal. It was designated a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO a few years ago, which helps to attract ecotourism to sustain the local economy. It was tough find a place to park my car on its one cobbled street, but the potato pancakes were wonderful! To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz.
Photo by @chiaragoia | The view on Saint Peter's Church with candles lit all around it, during the celebrations of Madonna Bianca. Madonna Bianca commemorates the apparition of the Virgin Mary which happened in Porto Venere, Italy, in 1399. Every year, candles are set in the old town, around Saint Peter's Church, and lit in the evening. #portovenere #madonnabianca #italy
Photo by @cristinamittermeier | The Mandrare River and surrounding regions of Southern Madagascar have been devastated by years of extended drought seasons. Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot, with over 90% of its wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. The island's diverse ecosystems and its unique wildlife are threatened by the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats. For me, this is more evidence that the choices we make every day impact our global community and that we are all connected through the world's ocean and waterways. Follow me, @cristinamittermeier, for more images that document the relationships between people and water. #madagascar #mandrareriver #waterconnectsusall
Photo by @tobyharriman | Hong Kong has a population density of 67,000 people per square mile. To house them all, the urban center features enormous, brightly colored apartment block towers. #hongkong #aerial
Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | Sheep are loaded onto a truck at a lambing camp in Mabton, Washington. After spending the winter in barns, sheep are trucked out to various public and private land allotments to feed. Each year between 2,000 and 3,000 H-2A migrant shepherds work in Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, California and Oregon. Most of the shepherds are from Peru or other South American countries. #sheep #wool #pnwsheepherders #sunrise
Photo by @daisygilardini | Despite the fact that the brown bear is the most widely distributed of the eight species of bears, its North American range has declined precipitously. Once extending from Alaska to Mexico, its territory south of Canada is now limited to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Washington. Coastal bears’ diets include salmon and clams, which provide the nutrients necessary to build the fat reserves for winter hibernation. Protecting these coasts means protecting the land ecosystem that plays such an integral role in maintaining a healthy marine environment. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scene #bear #grizzlybear #brownbear #Alaska #Katmainationalpark
Photo by @max.lowe I Nothing moving but the clouds above on a glassy evening on the Lemaire Channel on the Antarctic peninsula. The ice flows moving past our ship pocked by the tiny footsteps of Gentoo Penguins who stopped for a brief respite before moving on. To see more from my time in Antarctica follow @max.lowe.
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | The sunset inflames the very top of the dome of the Jame Masjid in Yazd, Iran. Photographers luck: I stood on the roof of this mosque at sunset watching the sun as it dropped in the sky. To my surprise and delight, it fell with perfect placement over the top of the blue tiled dome. #Yzad #Iran #mosque
Photo by @taylorglenn | Evening ride in the park. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Follow @taylorglenn for more from #JacksonHole and beyond. #tetons #wyoming
Photo by @BabakTafreshi | As fascinating as the aurora was, the excitement of this couple seeing the northern lights for the first time, bursting in colorful rays above the shore of the Atlantic Ocean in West Iceland, was better. People often ask me the where and when to see the lights. Once you are near polar latitudes in the right season there is no particularly favored place for aurora watching, anywhere with a clear sky, away from city lights and an open horizon works fine. Pick a moonless night to see fainter auroras, especially now that we are deep in the solar minimum and the activity is generally low. Sometimes you have to wait until midnight to see a better display. Anytime from September to March is fine when the sky is dark at latitudes of above 60 degrees. Check reliable sources like spaceweather.com for aurora activity and follow me @babaktafreshi for more. #twanight #aurora #northernlights #astrophotography #stargazing
Photo by @renan_ozturk | Makalu, the 5th highest mountain in the world standing tall at 8,485 meters. Seen here bleary eyed at sunrise close to the summit of Everest this past season. The nature of the light emitted was only comparable to that of an eclipse, a metallic yet soft spectrum. Burned only into a few frames and memories, this being one of them. Follow @renan_ozturk for more images from this #EverestMystery assignment.
Photo by @BabakTafreshi | A stargazing destination. Standing on the edge of La Palma, Canary Islands, home to a massive caldera reaching about 2400 meters high (7900 ft). Photographed here is science communicator Sævar Helgi Bragason who traveled from Iceland to this dark sky-protected island. In this single 20-second exposure his movement after the flash created a ghostly appearance adding a sci-fi feeling to the image. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more of astronomy and space photography. #saveournightsky #astrophotography #nightphotography #canaryislands
Photo by @mborowick | Catching a lighting strike is pretty much as hard as it sounds. But when it happens, its pure magic and really shows the raw power of Mother Nature. The Freedom Tower which stands at 1,776 feet high, making it the tallest structure in Manhattan and the perfect conductor for something like this to happen. #lightning #nature #nyc #freedomtower #explore
Photo by @bethjwald | Traditional Quechua weavers from the Andean village of Chinchero stand together during a gathering at a weaving cooperative in the Sacred Valley outside of Cusco, Peru. Through their weaving, they are both maintaining traditions and developing a sustainable business for their community. For many Andean peoples in South America, August is a time to celebrate and honor the life-giving power of Pachamama or Mother Earth. So this month I am celebrating the enduring culture and legacy of Andean peoples of the Americas, and all indigenous peoples across the world who honor, worship and strive to live in harmony with the natural world and who understand that by taking care of the earth, her bounty will sustain us. It is something we should all be more mindful of, and we should all work harder to care for our one mother, this fragile, beautiful earth. For more photos of environment and culture on this month of Mother Earth, follow me at @bethjwald #motherearth #chinchero #quechua #honorourmother #pachama
Photo by @daisygilardini | The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard lies midway between Norway and the North Pole, between 74°81N and 10°35E. Some locations are monochromatic by nature, and Svalbard is one of them. I love the symmetry of the mountain perfectly reflected in the sea. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scene #landscapephotography #reflection #svalbard #Norway
Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | Flowers bloom in a field below the Lost River Range near Mackay, Idaho. The Lost River Range is a high mountain range of the Rocky Mountains, located in central Idaho, in the northwestern United States. The range includes Idaho's highest peak, Borah Peak, at 12,662 feet. For more photos from Idaho follow @Sofia_jaramillo5. #idaho #travelusa #mountainsarecalling
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | The Sheikh Zayed Grande mosque is the largest in the UAE and the central place of worship in Abu Dhabi for up to 40,000 people. It's hard to find a bad angle on this spectacular architecture. Its elegant minarets and white marbled domes dominate the city skyline. I loved shooting here especially at dawn when the cool light of the morning sky mixes with the warm light of the sun. #sheikzayedmosque #abudhabiarchitecture #unitedarabemirates
Photo by @dina_litovsky | A car passes through Hverir area in northern Iceland on Route 1, or Ring Road, a national road in Iceland that runs all around the island, connecting most of the inhabited parts of the country. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky
Photo by @amivitale | A wild elephant browses at the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in northern Kenya. These sentient giants are nature’s greatest engineers. By eating the trees and brush, they keep the land open and grassy. Without them, other wildlife, people and livestock all suffer. This place used to be dangerous with warring tribes and the landscape looked very different but today it is thriving. From a count of none, there are now more than 6,300 elephants in the area. It's incredible to see how resilient nature is if we give it a chance. Follow @amivitale to learn how photography can support those at @r.e.s.c.u.e who care for the most vulnerable of the elephants and strengthen the communities surrounding them. @conservationorg @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #protectelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #worthmorealive
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | The wild and Instagram-friendly entrance way into the Thousand Kyoto hotel in downtown Kyoto, Japan. #japan #kyoto
Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | Full moon night over the Playa de El Medano, Tenerife, Canary Islands. A long exposure has created this Martian scenario. El Médano, in the south of Tenerife, is a place of strong winds and a beach of golden sand. In the background you can see the volcanic cone of the Montana Roja (The Red Mountain), a protected natural reserve. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta #tenerife #canaries #spain
Photo by @jimmychin | You never know where inspiration will come from. Found this old gem in the archives. First shown to me by the late great Galen Rowell, this 4000ft granite blade inspired my first expedition to the Karakoram in 1999. We sold 500 t-shirts to help pay for the trip. Brady Robinson and I ended up after multiple attempts to make the first ascent of the left skyline. I don’t even remember what we called the route but I do remember being terrified standing at the base of it and throwing ourselves at it fully wide-eyed and gripped. A good reminder of my roots and early motivation for a career in the mountains. For more images of mountain adventures around the world, follow @jimmychin
Photo by @drewtrush | American bison bulls can tip the scales at 2,000 lbs. Make sure you give wildlife plenty of space when if you visit Grand Teton National Park this summer. #wild #bison #nature #publiclands #commonground
Photo by @babaktafreshi | Streaking the morning sky on the peak night of Perseid Meteor Shower on the night of August 12-13. This year the nearly full moon hides away some of the meteors but still the brighter fireballs will turn on your sleepy eyes! The moon sets near 4 am and depending on your position there is about an hour of dark sky before dawn when you may see 1 or 2 meteors per minute, more strikingly visible away from light pollution. Perseids don’t necessarily appear near the shower radiant in constellation Perseus, they can be anywhere in the sky and more after midnight. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more of astronomy and space photography. #meteorshower #perseids #stargazing #twanight
Photo by @mborowick | New York City, the city that never sleeps, is home to over 8 million people. Hustling and bustling all day and night it's a true melting pot of cultures. The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge can be seen connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River. While the Freedom Tower is prominently standing in Lower Manhattan. #nyc #america #cityscape #explore #manhattan
Photo by @acacia.johnson | A blazing sunset reflects off a sea of icebergs in Ilulissat, West Greenland. Home to the most productive glacier in the Northern Hemisphere, Ilulissat offers spectacular opportunities to view glacial ice - an estimated 20 billion tons of it calved per year, flowing at a rate of 20-35 meters per day. Follow me at @acacia.johnson for more adventures from the Arctic and beyond. #arctic #ilulissat #greenland
Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | The sun sets over the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho. The Sawtooths are a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in central Idaho reaching a maximum elevation of 10,751 feet at the summit of Thompson Peak. For more photos from Idaho follow @sofia_jaramillo5. #idaho #travelusa #mountainsarecalling
Photo by @emilypolar | Toward the tail end of monsoon season in Nepal afternoon rains and low clouds bring a magical feel to the Himalaya. Here, two mountain guides stand outside the tea house at Annapurna Base camp also known as Annapurna Sanctuary. This high glacial basin is surrounded by a cirque of iconic Himalayan peaks most of which are over 7,000m. Below these peaks a remarkable variety of ecosystems collide. The south-facing slopes are covered in dense tropical flora while the north-facing slopes have a drier colder alpine climate making for a captivating contrast. To see more of Nepal and beyond follow me @emilypolar #Nepal #Annapurna #Himalaya
Photo by @dina_litovsky | Visitors wander around Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine monastery in Montserrat, a day trip from Barcelona. Montserrat is known for its spectacular scenery and translates to ''saw mountain" in Catalan, describing the mountain range's jagged appearance. For more images follow me @dina_litovsky
Photo by @amivitale | An adult elephant raises his trunk at Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. The conservancy is home Africa’s second largest population of elephants, a population that has grown by 12% since 2012 while poaching has fallen. Namunyak is also where one can find Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run elephant sanctuary in Africa - a safe place for injured elephants to heal and later, be returned back to the wild. Follow @amivitale to learn how photography can support those at @r.e.s.c.u.e who care for the most vulnerable of the elephants and strengthen the communities surrounding them. @conservationorg @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #protectelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #worthmorealive
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A breathtaking view of the King Talal Dam in the hills of northern Jordan. The dam irrigates about 17,000 hectares and supports the livelihood of 120,000 people. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Jordan #kingtalaldam
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | The mountains above Wanaka looking to the west on the south island of New Zealand. #wanaka #newzealand
Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | Tibet, the massive Noijin Kangsang glacier, 7,206 metres (23,641ft) above sea level, in the Lhagoi Kangri chain. Mt.Noijin Kangsang is the closest major Himalayan peak to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. The mount is known as a holy peak for the local Tibetans and people used to burn incense and put prayer flags on the peak. Tibetan prayer flags are traditionally used to promote peace, wisdom, compassion, and strength. Tibetans believe the wind will blow the prayers and mantras in to the surroundings, spreading goodwill and compassion. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta #tibet #glacier #blowinginthewind
Photo by @DaisyGilardini | Patagonia is known for its strong winds and beautiful lenticular clouds. Lenticular clouds typically form over mountain peaks where there’s moisture. Lenticulars are also called standing wave clouds, because they’re associated with waves in the atmosphere. They develop when strong winds push air over a mountain. What is interesting is that the clouds stand still and remain stationary. Though wind may move through them, it doesn’t push them. Instead, the clouds change shape by continually forming and dissipating around the crest of the wave of moisture. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #patagonia #chile #clouds #lenticularclouds #landscapephotography
Photo by @mborowick | French homes sit along the famous Seine river in Paris. The river itself is 483 miles long and is quite an important commercial waterway. The name Seine comes from the Latin Sēquana, the Gallo-Roman goddess of the river. #seine #Paris #france #explore #europe
Photo by @BabakTafreshi | In this night of June, through a telephoto lens, I was watching this 13,000-foot (4000-meter) peak in Sierra Nevada, California. A surreal view was emerging as the rising moon hit the rugged peaks. Photographed here is a single exposure of 5 minutes revealing startrails (Earth rotation). Explore more of The World at Night photography with me @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #twanight #sierra #longexposure
Photo by @acacia.johnson | A hike leads to a spectacular view of Pedersen Lagoon in Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park. This rich marine ecosystem is home to abundant marine life, coastal rainforest, and calving glaciers. The best way to get there is to take a boat from the fishing town of Seward. Follow me at @acacia.johnson for more photos from around the world. #alaska #kenaifjordsnationalpark #hiking
Photo by @dina_litovsky | Visitors to Lungshan Temple, one of Taipei's most famous and beautiful temples, offer prayers and incense. For more photos from around the world, follow me @dina_litovsky
Photo by @amivitale | A wild elephant herd passes through an area called Loijuk, south east of Kenya's Reteti Elephant Sanctuary (@r.e.s.c.u.e), the first ever community-owned and run sanctuary in all of Africa. One of the great benefits @r.e.s.c.u.e offers is that now these elephant calves are raised near where they were rescued and may be able to return to the same herds they were originally separated from. Follow @amivitale to learn how photography can support those at @r.e.s.c.u.e who care for the most vulnerable of the elephants and strengthen the communities surrounding them. @conservationorg @thephotosociety @natgeoimagecollection #protectelephants #elephants #stoppoaching #kenya #worthmorealive
Photo by @renan_ozturk | Last few yaks and tents of the season waiting at 21,000 ft under cosmos of the ‘mother goddess’ Chomolungma. It was a risky and nerve wracking move to skip the first weather window and wait until everyone else on mountain had left but also afforded a few of moments of unexpected tranquility. I was on my last legs when I tore myself out of a warm sleeping bag to crawl around in the snow one last time for this frame. Part of the upcoming Everest Mystery assignment and @natgeochannel feature doc. Follow @renan_ozturk and team for more from this story. #chomolungma #Everest #EverestMystery
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | High winds, steep mountains, and massive glaciers deep in the Rees Valley beyond Glenorchy, New Zealand. This one just felt better in black and white since there was little color to speak of in the original color file anyway. Part of the Lord of the Rings was filmed back in this valley and it isn’t hard to see why—absolutely stunning. This image is part of a massive panorama captured with a high resolution medium format camera. #glenorchy #reesvalley #newzealand
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | This is Hamzeh, a lion that was rescued from a zoo outside Aleppo, Syria, in 2017. Since then he has been rehabilitated and living in @almawa.jordan in Jerash, Jordan. Al Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife is part of the Princess Alia Foundation @paf.jordan which provides emergency medical treatment, rehabilitation, and re-homing for animals. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #Jordan
Photo by @sofia_jaramillo5 | Mount Adams towers above a valley near Yakima, Washington. This volcano is the second highest peak in Washington state and has an elevation of 12,307 feet. It is known as Pahto to the members of the Yakama Indian Reservation nearby. #washington #mountains #chasingsunset
Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | The Ijen crater. Mount Ijen, on the Island of Java, Indonesia, hosts one of the last remaining active sulfur mines in the world. Since 1968, the sulfur miners have ventured into this unpredictable labyrinth of gas clouds and superheated fumaroles to extract “devil’s gold” and carry it back down the mountain. Ijen’s half-mile turquoise crater lake takes on an eerie glow in the darkness. Deceptively beautiful, it has a pH lower than that of battery acid—the largest acid lake on Earth, caustic enough to dissolve metal. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta #natgeotravel #ijen #java #indonesia #sulfur #blue
Photo by @DaisyGilardini | We live in the Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our solar system. The galaxy is composed of anywhere from 100 billion to 400 billion stars. On clear nights, where there is no light pollution, it’s possible to see the entire galaxy with the naked eye. It’s simply mesmerizing. Nowadays, you’ll find all sorts of smartphone apps to help you locate it and plan your photo shoot accordingly, depending on your location. While in Patagonia, I was able to determine the exact time during the night when the Milky Way would be positioned over the granite peaks of the Torres del Paine mountain range, with the help of one such app. I set my alarm accordingly, and was awake and outside at just the right moment. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #TorresdelPaine #nightphotography #milkyway
Photo by @mborowick | To see this incredible view you have to climb Angels Landing in Zion National park, Utah. It has to be one of the scariest climbs I’ve done in the last few years. A 1,500 foot rock formation with a chain rope locked into it marking the trail up the ridge. I would definitely recommend it to anyone willing to try, as it is only moderately difficult, with a most beautiful prize at the top. #zionnationalpark #nature #mountains #angelslanding #trekking
Photo by @BabakTafreshi | After a long night of work under stars it was a relaxing moment by this campfire in Amboseli National Park of southern Kenya, near the border of Tanzania. The morning twilight was emerging above Kilimanjaro, framed between the Acacia trees. In the sky the Southern Cross is in the center left. Explore more of The World at Night project with me @babaktafreshi. #nightphotography #kilimanjaro #twanight @twanight
Photo by @taylorglenn | A view of the iconic Selway River late in the day as the sun begins to fall behind the canyon walls. Deep in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana, this pristine river is protected under the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 which in very specific language states that this body of water and its immediate environment shall be preserved for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations. While only a very small proportion of rivers in the United States fall under this designation it is a critical component to the protection of these incredible ecosystems. For more images of wild places follow @taylorglenn #wildandscenic #selwaybitterrootwilderness #idaho #montana
The greatest power of heaven and earth is thought.
Excited to announce I’ll be performing at the 5th Annual #DIAMONDBALL on 9/12 to support @badgalriri’s Clara Lionel Foundation and their work in education and emergency preparedness worldwide. 🙏🏾 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @claralionelfdn #CLF
Tori is an inspiration to me and to everyone she meets. After facing setbacks years ago, she persevered and worked her way to winning three Olympic medals and the 2017 100 meter world championship — making her the fastest woman in the world. Her inner strength is the embodiment of everything #SolarHu is about. #SolarHu Greyscale pack out this Sat, 7/20
One of the originals to bring acclaim to the Hampton Roads area of the state of Virginia. The Olympian, gold medalist champion who went on to bring HBO cameramen back home essentially showing the local youth that a black man can do these things and more. He fought for more than himself he fought for us all. Rest easy Champ.
Never stop dreaming
bugs gotta piss, too
Rest Easy Philippe I bet you are filtering the music of the spheres as we weep blessings to your family and all who have encountered the genius that is you 💛
🔵🔴 El talent no té una sola forma.
I doubt that
IGOR, take all of their oxygen until they submit to the willpower of creativity. #GOLFWANG
STORM COWBOY® Japanese Sake 🍶 produced by myself & NIGO 🤝 Out now ✨
Xavi, ha estat un plaer compartir vestidor tots aquests anys amb tu! Un orgull poder dir que he jugat al teu costat. Crack dins i fora del camp! Molta sort en el futur. Segur que ens veurem aviat.
VIRGINIA, THANK YOU ❤️ @SOMETHINGINTHEWATER #SITWfest
Virginia is for 💛ers
Very happy to play at Old Trafford again! Great atmosphere yesterday!
thank you GOD 🙏🏾
Early, dont even ask how long ago, that early
🌊@KAWS🌊 #KAWSHOLIDAY until March 31st. #KAWS #AllRightsReserved #DiscoverHongKong #HKArtsMonth
thank you Harper’s Bazaar Korea for sharing our work
Let go. Forgive. Embrace. Be good to each other. #HappyHoli everyone 🌈❤️🧡💛💚💜
#KAWS #KAWSHOLIDAY #AllRightsReserved #DiscoverHongKong #HKArtsMonth
Added some friends! Tickets to @SOMETHINGINTHEWATER on sale now at SOMETHINGINTHEWATER.com ⚡️🌊🌴💥✊🏾 See you in VA! #SITWfest
The goat sleeps
Get your temple in order
Esa zurda de oro...
Buena victoria para terminar el año!
Seguim! ✌️✌️ #BarçaVillarreal
Eindhoven ✈️ #championsleague
Having a healthy lifestyle requires a great 4-3-3 line-up of healthy eating and physical activity. If you want to win the ultimate Barça experience and come and train where we train @fcbarcelona and live like a pro for 48 hours follow these steps: 1.Post a photo of how you #EatLikeAPro 2.Caption it with your healthy 4-3-3 emoji line up using: 🥦 4 fruit & veg 🍗 3 proteins ⚽ 3 sports 3.Add #EatLikeAPro & tag @Beko to enter Here's one of my favourite #EatLikeAPro meals and my 4-3-3 🍒🥕🍌🥑🐟🥜🍗⚽🏀🎾. @ivanrakitic what are you eating?!
Presentación de la Copa Davis en Madrid. #DavisCup #KosmosTennis #ITF
Preparats per demà. #fcbarcelona #laliga
The Brothers! #Milan #Sasha #PiquéMebarak
Primer títol de la temporada! Som-hi!
Ready to start the season. #SupercopaBarça #ForçaBarça
The sun is coming 🌞 @kypers_eyewear