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Photo by @daisygilardini | Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is home to 2.5 percent of the world’s biodiversity and includes beautiful scarlet macaws among its many birds and mammals. These elegant birds are monogamous, and males and females look alike. Once they pair off, they spend their lives together and are very close to each other. Mates show affection by licking each other’s faces and mutually preening. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #costarica #scarletmacaw #macaw #partnership #courtship

Photo by @daisygilardini | Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula is home to 2.5 percent of the world’s biodiversity and includes beautiful scarlet macaws among its many birds and mammals. These elegant birds are monogamous, and males and females look alike. Once they pair off, they spend their lives together and are very close to each other. Mates show affection by licking each other’s faces and mutually preening. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #costarica #scarletmacaw #macaw #partnership #courtship
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Photo by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | On the southwestern shore of Iceland is the Selvogsviti lighthouse, which is one of 104 lighthouses along the island’s 5,000-kilometer (3,000-mile) coastline. Many of these are very easily accessible and should definitely be visited if possible. Please follow @mborowick for more images like these. #iceland #lighthouse #coast #nature #explore

Photo by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | On the southwestern shore of Iceland is the Selvogsviti lighthouse, which is one of 104 lighthouses along the island’s 5,000-kilometer (3,000-mile) coastline. Many of these are very easily accessible and should definitely be visited if possible.  Please follow @mborowick for more images like these. #iceland #lighthouse #coast #nature #explore
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Photo by @amivitale | Deep shadows and vividly colored walls in Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap district provide a rich backdrop for musicians from the Street Kings, a local brass band. Traditionally a Muslim community and a stronghold against apartheid, Bo-kaap is one of Cape Towns’s most distinctive quarters, and many who live there have been there for generations. It was a privilege to meet so many incredible people who shared their lives while I was photographing there. Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and hope in the world. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #capetown #southafrica #music #bokaap

Photo by @amivitale | Deep shadows and vividly colored walls in Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap district provide a rich backdrop for musicians from the Street Kings, a local brass band. Traditionally a Muslim community and a stronghold against apartheid, Bo-kaap is one of Cape Towns’s most distinctive quarters, and many who live there have been there for generations. It was a privilege to meet so many incredible people who shared their lives while I was photographing there.  Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and hope in the world. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #capetown #southafrica #music #bokaap
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Photo by @babaktafreshi | Standing on the edge of Wadi Ghul, also known as Omans Grand Canyon. On this winter midnight, the moonlight was gently shining on the massive 1,000-meter-deep (3,200-foot-deep) feature made by erosion. I was near Jebel Shams (Sun Mountain), the highest peak in the country, where you can reach the top of the canyon. The yellow light on the mountaintop comes from the military radar base and observatory on the 3,005-meter (9,800-foot) summit. Explore more World at Night photography from @babaktafreshi. #nightphotography #oman #jebelshams #canyon

Photo by @babaktafreshi | Standing on the edge of Wadi Ghul, also known as Omans Grand Canyon. On this winter midnight, the moonlight was gently shining on the massive 1,000-meter-deep (3,200-foot-deep) feature made by erosion. I was near Jebel Shams (Sun Mountain), the highest peak in the country, where you can reach the top of the canyon. The yellow light on the mountaintop comes from the military radar base and observatory on the 3,005-meter (9,800-foot) summit.  Explore more World at Night photography from @babaktafreshi. #nightphotography #oman #jebelshams #canyon
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Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | The mesmerizing view from a plane window of the geometric suburban sprawl of Denver, Colorado. During a recent trip across the U.S.—on assignment for National Geographic magazine to cover a story on sustainability and the end of waste—I was able to explore a landscape I’ve always been very fascinated with. Although Denver welcomed us with a snow blizzard, the memory of this vast land will always be with me. Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to discover more stories about the environment and the story I shot on the end of waste. #colorado #roadtrip #landscape #aerial #lucalocatelliphoto

Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | The mesmerizing view from a plane window of the geometric suburban sprawl of Denver, Colorado. During a recent trip across the U.S.—on assignment for National Geographic magazine to cover a story on sustainability and the end of waste—I was able to explore a landscape I’ve always been very fascinated with. Although Denver welcomed us with a snow blizzard, the memory of this vast land will always be with me.  Please follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to discover more stories about the environment and the story I shot on the end of waste. #colorado #roadtrip #landscape #aerial #lucalocatelliphoto
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Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Finding silence amidst the noise. I’m always amazed at those that can focus in the face of chaotic distraction—like this lioness that remarkably ignored the swarm around her as she basked in the Botswana sun. Here’s hoping you can find some peace and quiet in this new decade. For more wildlife, follow @pedromcbride. #lion #Africa #Botswana #silence #petemcbride

Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Finding silence amidst the noise. I’m always amazed at those that can focus in the face of chaotic distraction—like this lioness that remarkably ignored the swarm around her as she basked in the Botswana sun. Here’s hoping you can find some peace and quiet in this new decade.  For more wildlife, follow @pedromcbride. #lion #Africa #Botswana #silence #petemcbride
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Photo by @max.lowe | Amid the rush of evening traffic on the raucous streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, a young woman sits in a moment of thought on her bus ride to somewhere. I love how in a photo you can capture a moment of stillness and peace like this, even in the chaos of a hectic scene. To see more from his travels across the globe, follow @max.lowe.

Photo by @max.lowe | Amid the rush of evening traffic on the raucous streets of Kathmandu, Nepal, a young woman sits in a moment of thought on her bus ride to somewhere. I love how in a photo you can capture a moment of stillness and peace like this, even in the chaos of a hectic scene.  To see more from his travels across the globe, follow @max.lowe.
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Photo by @steven_gnam | Even during the heart of winter, we are reminded of the Earth’s innate fire. Rocks that would be cool to touch on the surface transform to heat under pressure. Water warms as it’s exposed to this heat and can resurface as hot springs. When we soak in these waters, we warm our core from the Earth’s core. Here, families gather during the winter at a hot spring in Montana, near the active volcanic area of Yellowstone National Park.

Photo by @steven_gnam | Even during the heart of winter, we are reminded of the Earth’s innate fire. Rocks that would be cool to touch on the surface transform to heat under pressure. Water warms as it’s exposed to this heat and can resurface as hot springs. When we soak in these waters, we warm our core from the Earth’s core.  Here, families gather during the winter at a hot spring in Montana, near the active volcanic area of Yellowstone National Park.
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Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | Its dragon dance time. Performed on festive occasions, the dragon dance brings good luck and scares away evil spirits. In every Chinese community around the world, there will be dancing during Lunar New Year, which runs from January 25 to February 8. Happy Year of the Rat! #‎chingay #‎singapore #‎chinesenewyear #LunarNewYear #yearoftherat

Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | Its dragon dance time. Performed on festive occasions, the dragon dance brings good luck and scares away evil spirits. In every Chinese community around the world, there will be dancing during Lunar New Year, which runs from January 25 to February 8. Happy Year of the Rat! #‎chingay #‎singapore #‎chinesenewyear #LunarNewYear #yearoftherat
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Photo by @amivitale | Horses roam in the Centennial Valley in southwest Montana. There is a strong bond with open spaces and a deep connection to what lives and dies here. People seem to measure worth by how comfortable you are around animals and how comfortable they are around you. I have seen young toddlers on horseback nestled between mother and mane. By age two, they are nuzzling calves. Children learn to throw a rope before they can talk. It is a place where people are shaped by the land itself, and they in turn help shape the land. Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and cultures of the world. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #horses #montana #rivers #silhouette #fog

Photo by @amivitale | Horses roam in the Centennial Valley in southwest Montana. There is a strong bond with open spaces and a deep connection to what lives and dies here. People seem to measure worth by how comfortable you are around animals and how comfortable they are around you. I have seen young toddlers on horseback nestled between mother and mane. By age two, they are nuzzling calves. Children learn to throw a rope before they can talk. It is a place where people are shaped by the land itself, and they in turn help shape the land.  Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and cultures of the world. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #horses #montana #rivers #silhouette #fog
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Photo by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | One of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland has to be Seljalandsfoss, standing around 180 feet (55 meters) high. This monster of a falls is also one of the only major waterfalls you can actually walk behind, making it a huge tourist attraction, among other things. If you’re planning to visit, make sure to bring appropriate clothing, as you will be completely drenched in water from the surrounding spray. Please follow @mborowick for more images like these. #iceland #Seljalandsfoss #waterfall #nature #explore

Photo by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | One of the most famous waterfalls in Iceland has to be Seljalandsfoss, standing around 180 feet (55 meters) high. This monster of a falls is also one of the only major waterfalls you can actually walk behind, making it a huge tourist attraction, among other things. If you’re planning to visit, make sure to bring appropriate clothing, as you will be completely drenched in water from the surrounding spray.  Please follow @mborowick for more images like these. #iceland #Seljalandsfoss #waterfall #nature #explore
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Photo by @chiaragoia | A pigeon flies in front of the Duomo, the main cathedral in Milan, Italy, during sunset. As casual as the photo might seem, I waited for the perfect pigeon to fly by for a good half hour. To see more photos from travels in Europe and around the world, follow @chiaragoia. #duomo #milano #pigeon #italy

Photo by @chiaragoia | A pigeon flies in front of the Duomo, the main cathedral in Milan, Italy, during sunset. As casual as the photo might seem, I waited for the perfect pigeon to fly by for a good half hour.  To see more photos from travels in Europe and around the world, follow @chiaragoia. #duomo #milano #pigeon #italy
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to one of the largest king penguin colonies in the world. I love to spend time on the beach watching the penguins surf the waves in an effort to land graciously on the shore. It always gives me great opportunities for action shots! Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #penguin #southgeorgia #surfing #action

Photo by @daisygilardini | Salisbury Plain on South Georgia Island is home to one of the largest king penguin colonies in the world. I love to spend time on the beach watching the penguins surf the waves in an effort to land graciously on the shore. It always gives me great opportunities for action shots! Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #penguin #southgeorgia #surfing #action
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Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | Starry night on the island of Stromboli. One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Stromboli rises in the middle of the sea north of the Sicilian coast. Its nighttime fireworks are unique. For all sailors who navigate these waters, this giant is simply known as “the lighthouse of the Mediterranean." To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta. #stromboli #volcano #italy

Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | Starry night on the island of Stromboli. One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Stromboli rises in the middle of the sea north of the Sicilian coast. Its nighttime fireworks are unique. For all sailors who navigate these waters, this giant is simply known as “the lighthouse of the Mediterranean." To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta. #stromboli #volcano #italy
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | Jeff Fox on Jedi Mind Tricks (V4) in the Pollen Grains at the Buttermilks near Bishop, California. The Buttermilks are famous for high-ball bouldering problems that bring in both the mental and the physical components of a climber’s abilities. Anyone who is a climber probably has sweaty palms just looking at this image—my palms are sweating just writing out this caption! With the toughest move near the top of this boulder problem, it is still challenging even for strong climbers. #bouldering #buttermilks #california #bishop

Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | Jeff Fox on Jedi Mind Tricks (V4) in the Pollen Grains at the Buttermilks near Bishop, California. The Buttermilks are famous for high-ball bouldering problems that bring in both the mental and the physical components of a climber’s abilities. Anyone who is a climber probably has sweaty palms just looking at this image—my palms are sweating just writing out this caption! With the toughest move near the top of this boulder problem, it is still challenging even for strong climbers. #bouldering #buttermilks #california #bishop
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Photo by @jessicasample | Sauna bathing has been a tradition in Finland for thousands of years and has been linked to a reduction in heart disease and stroke. In a country of 5.3 million people, there are an estimated two million saunas. Almost everyone in Finland has one in their home or apartment building, but larger saunas like this—that incorporate a cold plunge into the Baltic Sea—are also a popular place of community gathering. #Löyly #helsinki #finland

Photo by @jessicasample | Sauna bathing has been a tradition in Finland for thousands of years and has been linked to a reduction in heart disease and stroke. In a country of 5.3 million people, there are an estimated two million saunas. Almost everyone in Finland has one in their home or apartment building, but larger saunas like this—that incorporate a cold plunge into the Baltic Sea—are also a popular place of community gathering. #Löyly #helsinki #finland
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Photo by @babaktafreshi | As part of a long-term effort, I photograph the natural night environment and the problem of light pollution. On assignment for @natgeo, I was in Death Valley National Park. Standing under an ocean of stars at this high altitude, the glow of Las Vegas is still boldly visible, disturbing the natural environment from 90 miles (145 kilometers) away. But more surprising is the fainter glow behind me (swipe). This is Los Angeles, still visible from 170 miles (275 kilometers) away. Light pollution is a story that many of us are dealing with but few are talking about. Its not only about the vanishing beauty of stars. This is a massive waste of energy, sending undirected and unshielded light to the sky. Its about the environmental impact on birds, insects, and many other species, including us. On natgeo.com, see “Our Nights Are Getting Brighter, and Earth Is Paying the Price,” and follow me @babaktafresh for more. #saveournightsky #deathvalley #lightpollution #lasvegas

Photo by @babaktafreshi | As part of a long-term effort, I photograph the natural night environment and the problem of light pollution. On assignment for @natgeo, I was in Death Valley National Park. Standing under an ocean of stars at this high altitude, the glow of Las Vegas is still boldly visible, disturbing the natural environment from 90 miles (145 kilometers) away. But more surprising is the fainter glow behind me (swipe). This is Los Angeles, still visible from 170 miles (275 kilometers) away.  Light pollution is a story that many of us are dealing with but few are talking about. Its not only about the vanishing beauty of stars. This is a massive waste of energy, sending undirected and unshielded light to the sky. Its about the environmental impact on birds, insects, and many other species, including us.  On natgeo.com, see “Our Nights Are Getting Brighter, and Earth Is Paying the Price,” and follow me @babaktafresh for more. #saveournightsky #deathvalley #lightpollution #lasvegas
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Photo by @max.lowe | This young female jaguar, part of the third largest species of big cat on Earth, settled down on the bank a mere jump away from our little skiff as we observed her. Still one of my most memorable months in the field, chasing these amazing creatures in the marshes, swamps, and rivers of the Pantanal in Brazil. To see more from his travels, follow @max.lowe.

Photo by @max.lowe | This young female jaguar, part of the third largest species of big cat on Earth, settled down on the bank a mere jump away from our little skiff as we observed her. Still one of my most memorable months in the field, chasing these amazing creatures in the marshes, swamps, and rivers of the Pantanal in Brazil.  To see more from his travels, follow @max.lowe.
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