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Photo by @chiaragoia | People walk on a footbridge in the Cloud Forest conservatory in Singapore. Located in a climate-controlled dome, the Cloud Forest aims to re-create a tropical mountain environment, with indoor waterfalls and rare plants and flowers. Follow @chiaragoia for more images of unusual places. #cloudforest #singapore #controllednature

Photo by @chiaragoia | People walk on a footbridge in the Cloud Forest conservatory in Singapore. Located in a climate-controlled dome, the Cloud Forest aims to re-create a tropical mountain environment, with indoor waterfalls and rare plants and flowers.  Follow @chiaragoia for more images of unusual places. #cloudforest #singapore #controllednature
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Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | A lone hiker walks along the ridge of Austria’s Hafelekar Peak, with the Karwendel mountain range in the background. At this time of the year, the Austrian Alps are a real winter wonderland.

Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | A lone hiker walks along the ridge of Austria’s Hafelekar Peak, with the Karwendel mountain range in the background. At this time of the year, the Austrian Alps are a real winter wonderland.
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Photo by @PaulNicklen | Three tusked amigos hanging out in an iceless Arctic. I took this picture 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from the North Pole, in a place that, historically, is surrounded by sea ice year-round. Now the ice is mostly gone, and these walrus have to travel greater distances to reach shore for a rest between offshore feeding sessions. If you want to save the walrus, then we need to reduce our carbon footprint. The math is easy but the task is monumental and will take a global shift—in both perspective and behavior. Follow me @PaulNicklen for more images that document the gradual transformation of extreme climates in the wake of our warming planet, and what that means for the wildlife in those regions. #ExtinctionEndsHere #BornToIce #WildlifePhotography #climatechangeisreal #NorthPole

Photo by @PaulNicklen | Three tusked amigos hanging out in an iceless Arctic. I took this picture 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from the North Pole, in a place that, historically, is surrounded by sea ice year-round. Now the ice is mostly gone, and these walrus have to travel greater distances to reach shore for a rest between offshore feeding sessions.  If you want to save the walrus, then we need to reduce our carbon footprint. The math is easy but the task is monumental and will take a global shift—in both perspective and behavior.  Follow me @PaulNicklen for more images that document the gradual transformation of extreme climates in the wake of our warming planet, and what that means for the wildlife in those regions. #ExtinctionEndsHere #BornToIce #WildlifePhotography #climatechangeisreal #NorthPole
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Photo by @dina_litovsky | Two couples sit on the bank of the Golden Horn, an inlet of the vast Bosporus waterway in Istanbul, Turkey. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky.

Photo by @dina_litovsky | Two couples sit on the bank of the Golden Horn, an inlet of the vast Bosporus waterway in Istanbul, Turkey.  For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky.
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Photo by @chrisburkard | Two completely different landscapes collide, making the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. The mountains and dunes were created by the same forces of wind, with the dunes peaking at up to 750 feet (228 meters), the tallest in North America. After lakes within the valley receded, the exposed sand was blown by the predominant southwest winds toward the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eventually forming the dune field over an estimated tens of thousands of years. Within the western U.S., the Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of my favorite places to explore.

Photo by @chrisburkard | Two completely different landscapes collide, making the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. The mountains and dunes were created by the same forces of wind, with the dunes peaking at up to 750 feet (228 meters), the tallest in North America. After lakes within the valley receded, the exposed sand was blown by the predominant southwest winds toward the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, eventually forming the dune field over an estimated tens of thousands of years. Within the western U.S., the Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of my favorite places to explore.
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Photo by @bethjwald | A woman walks by traditional homes decorated with prayer flags in the village of Saldang in Dolpo, a remote and roadless region in western Nepal with strong ties to Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.

Photo by @bethjwald | A woman walks by traditional homes decorated with prayer flags in the village of Saldang in Dolpo, a remote and roadless region in western Nepal with strong ties to Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism.
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Photo by @amivitale | A rainbow bridges the skies and earth in the rolling hills of Montana. As a photographer, my intention is to tell stories about the natural world that remind us of how connected we are to one another and to all of life. I am also looking for places of hope, where there is an understanding and respect for nature that may be imperfect but gives us a way forward. Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and hope in the world. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #montana #rainbow #beauty #sky #bigskycountry

Photo by @amivitale | A rainbow bridges the skies and earth in the rolling hills of Montana. As a photographer, my intention is to tell stories about the natural world that remind us of how connected we are to one another and to all of life. I am also looking for places of hope, where there is an understanding and respect for nature that may be imperfect but gives us a way forward.  Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and hope in the world. @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #montana #rainbow #beauty #sky #bigskycountry
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Photo by @chiaragoia | People walk in Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy, in the late afternoon light. Piazza del Duomo (literally Cathedral Square) is the main square in Milan and, with its Gothic cathedral, it’s the most iconic site in the city. The paving and parvis visible in this picture were designed by Piero Portaluppi in 1928. Follow @chiaragoia for more images of Italy and other parts of the world. #piazzaduomomilano #milan #italy

Photo by @chiaragoia | People walk in Piazza del Duomo in Milan, Italy, in the late afternoon light. Piazza del Duomo (literally Cathedral Square) is the main square in Milan and, with its Gothic cathedral, it’s the most iconic site in the city. The paving and parvis visible in this picture were designed by Piero Portaluppi in 1928.  Follow @chiaragoia for more images of Italy and other parts of the world. #piazzaduomomilano #milan #italy
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Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | Tundra polygons are shaped by thousands of years of freezing and thawing and an underlying permafrost layer. These polygons are the key to the marshlands that make excellent bird nesting areas, as they create small, shallow lakes surrounding dry ground. Here, they’re seen at Qupaluk in the Alaskan Arctic in late June. #alaska #tundra #arctic

Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | Tundra polygons are shaped by thousands of years of freezing and thawing and an underlying permafrost layer. These polygons are the key to the marshlands that make excellent bird nesting areas, as they create small, shallow lakes surrounding dry ground. Here, they’re seen at Qupaluk in the Alaskan Arctic in late June. #alaska #tundra #arctic
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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | Welcome to Tomorrowland in Nur-Sultan, the renamed capital of Kazakhstan. In the foreground is the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, built under the world’s largest tent structure, which includes a shopping mall, amusement park rides, and even an indoor beach on the top floor. To view more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz.

Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | Welcome to Tomorrowland in Nur-Sultan, the renamed capital of Kazakhstan. In the foreground is the Khan Shatyr Entertainment Center, built under the world’s largest tent structure, which includes a shopping mall, amusement park rides, and even an indoor beach on the top floor. To view more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz.
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Photo by @mathiassvold | Walking on a glacier always makes me feel like I am on another planet. In Alaska, you can hike onto the Root Glacier and explore the stunning world of ice. Follow me @mathiassvold for more stories and nature images. #alaska #rootglacier

Photo by @mathiassvold | Walking on a glacier always makes me feel like I am on another planet. In Alaska, you can hike onto the Root Glacier and explore the stunning world of ice.  Follow me @mathiassvold for more stories and nature images. #alaska #rootglacier
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Due to Scoresby Sund’s remote location off the eastern coast of Greenland, it’s still possible to see wild muskox grazing on the tundra. Muskox, together with reindeer and bison, are among the few animal species that survived the last glacial era. Their name is derived from the strong, musky odor they give off during the mating season. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #muskox #greenland #scoresbysund #wildlifephotography

Photo by @daisygilardini | Due to Scoresby Sund’s remote location off the eastern coast of Greenland, it’s still possible to see wild muskox grazing on the tundra.  Muskox, together with reindeer and bison, are among the few animal species that survived the last glacial era. Their name is derived from the strong, musky odor they give off during the mating season. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #muskox #greenland #scoresbysund #wildlifephotography
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Photo by @amandamustard | Yellow gorse bushes coat a hillside overlooking homes on the island of Coll in the Scottish Hebrides. This peaceful, misty island is home to around 200 people and has only two main roads. You can reach Coll by ferry or propeller plane from the city of Oban.

Photo by @amandamustard | Yellow gorse bushes coat a hillside overlooking homes on the island of Coll in the Scottish Hebrides. This peaceful, misty island is home to around 200 people and has only two main roads. You can reach Coll by ferry or propeller plane from the city of Oban.
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Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | After school, the kids of the Hawaiian town of Mãkaha spend their afternoons at the beach, surfing and hanging out with family and friends. They jump in the small waves, surf the big ones, or play with a “kendama,” a Japanese toy. Known as "bolero" in my home country of Mexico, kendama is a fun game that promotes competition, hand-eye coordination, and quick reflexes to avoid the occasional bump to the head. Who could ask for a better playground? Follow me @Mitty to find out why Hawaii is one of my favorite places in the world, and for more images that celebrate the relationships between coastal peoples and the ocean. #Ohana #Sunset #TheSeaIsLife #Hawaii #HumansoftheOcean

Photo by Cristina Mittermeier @Mitty | After school, the kids of the Hawaiian town of Mãkaha spend their afternoons at the beach, surfing and hanging out with family and friends. They jump in the small waves, surf the big ones, or play with a “kendama,” a Japanese toy. Known as "bolero" in my home country of Mexico, kendama is a fun game that promotes competition, hand-eye coordination, and quick reflexes to avoid the occasional bump to the head. Who could ask for a better playground?  Follow me @Mitty to find out why Hawaii is one of my favorite places in the world, and for more images that celebrate the relationships between coastal peoples and the ocean. #Ohana #Sunset #TheSeaIsLife #Hawaii #HumansoftheOcean
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Photo by @MichaelGeorge | The Faerie Glen (Fairy Glen) is located in western Scotland on the Isle of Skye. It is a relatively small area with a lot of geological diversity. In the center of the glen, you will find a man-made labyrinth (seen here). The circle of stones is used for walking meditation or spiritual practice. There are variations on how to walk it. For instance, you can think of a problem as you walk and leave it in the center or think of all the bad things about yourself as you walk in and all the good things as you walk out. #faerieglen #isleofskye #scotland #labyrinth #meditation

Photo by @MichaelGeorge | The Faerie Glen (Fairy Glen) is located in western Scotland on the Isle of Skye. It is a relatively small area with a lot of geological diversity. In the center of the glen, you will find a man-made labyrinth (seen here). The circle of stones is used for walking meditation or spiritual practice. There are variations on how to walk it. For instance, you can think of a problem as you walk and leave it in the center or think of all the bad things about yourself as you walk in and all the good things as you walk out. #faerieglen #isleofskye #scotland #labyrinth #meditation
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Photos by @bethjwald | Mule deer graze at the base of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder Mountain Park, Colorado. #coloradowinter #publiclands #boulderopenspace

Photos by @bethjwald | Mule deer graze at the base of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder Mountain Park, Colorado. #coloradowinter #publiclands #boulderopenspace
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Photo by @amivitale | Friends gather around a fire on a cool evening near Swan Lake, an area outside of Glacier National Park (@glaciernps) in Montana. I was there on a llama trek, one of the many activities available in remote parts of the state. Follow @amivitale for more photos of fascinating creatures and stunning locations. @nationalparkservice @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #montana #fire #campfire #sparks #trekking

Photo by @amivitale | Friends gather around a fire on a cool evening near Swan Lake, an area outside of Glacier National Park (@glaciernps) in Montana. I was there on a llama trek, one of the many activities available in remote parts of the state.  Follow @amivitale for more photos of fascinating creatures and stunning locations. @nationalparkservice @natgeoimagecollection @thephotosociety #montana #fire #campfire #sparks #trekking
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Photo by @tasneemalsultan | Last year, Saudi Arabia finally offered tourist visas. One of the highlights has been the Madain Saleh (Cities of Saleh) archaeological site located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. The majority of the remains date to the Nabatean Kingdom (first century C.E.). Much of the site has only been open to tourists in the past year, and it will remain open until the first week of March. #saudiarabia #alula

Photo by @tasneemalsultan | Last year, Saudi Arabia finally offered tourist visas. One of the highlights has been the Madain Saleh (Cities of Saleh) archaeological site located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. The majority of the remains date to the Nabatean Kingdom (first century C.E.). Much of the site has only been open to tourists in the past year, and it will remain open until the first week of March. #saudiarabia #alula
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