National Geographic Travel
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📷: @krystlejwright // It was a beautiful calm day in the famous Lemaire Channel with not a breath of air. As we cruised around in our zodiacs, there was still plenty of fast ice around and we seized the opportunity to land on some for a short break. One of the highlights this season whilst working as a guide for Antarctica XXI down on the Antarctic Peninsula. #Followme @krystlejwright for adventure and travel imagery from around the world. #antarctica #ice
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Photo by @amivitale. Budapest, Hungary has long been renowned for its health spas and thermal springs. The ancient Roman settlement, Aquincum, located on the outskirts of Budapest is the site of the very first hot mineral water bath. It has been discovered that many of these springs are connected underground by a huge “thermal lake.” The ancient Roman settlement, Aquincum, located on the outskirts of Budapest is the site of the very first hot mineral water bath complex. Follow me @amivitale for more stories from around the world. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #amivitale #photooftheday #photojournalism #hungary #budapest #hotsprings #ilovebudapest #ig_budapest #ig_hungary
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Photo by @tylermetcalfephotography | The Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. is well known for its lush rainforests and rugged Cascade mountain range. Situated 50 miles north of Seattle, Washington, however, lies a humble ecosystem called the Skagit Wildlife Area. Composed of tidal mudflats, rivers, and marshes, the place is home to a number of bird species including raptors, swans, ducks, and geese. I have visited this place a number of times over the last year, and there is always a flurry of bird activity, but today the place was silent. I came across a local interpreter who pointed at the muddy waters and noted that lately, the birds were having a tough time seeing the few fish remaining in the waters. These muddy waters were the result of flooding in the region due to too much runoff from the mountains to the east, which were warmer than usual and couldn’t hold as much water due to intense deforestation. And the fish? Well over the last forty years, most of the salmon in the bay have been overfished by locals and commercial industry, drastically reducing the amount of bird food in the water. Everything was connected. According to the man, the entire wildlife area has changed immensely over the course of his lifetime, and not for the better.
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Photo by @renan_ozturk The sunlit breaths of a new day creeping down the alleys of Old Havana, Cuba, as we head out for a day to appreciate this culture rich area. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1982 and is teeming with color, texture and humanity around every twist and turn of its tight nit historic streets. With #cuba #oldhavana with @chelseakauai @taylorfreesolo @kylormelton @elisabethontheroad
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // The town of Kanyakumari in the southernmost tip of India bustles with activity in the early morning. Fishermen bringing in their catch gather around boats to sort out fish from by catch. I was both delighted and sad to see a beautiful sea snake in their net. See if you can spot it and #followme at @CristinaMittermeier to see more stories from my travels around the #world. @NatGeoCreative @ThePhotoSociety #travel #adventure #story #snake
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Photo by @CarltonWard // Multi-generational Florida cattleman Gene Lollis leads me through a broomsage prairie in the Northern Everglades west of Lake Okeechobee. Buck Island Ranch is a living laboratory where ranchers and scientists from @archboldstation study the effects of grazing on grasslands, wetlands, water storage, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. Results are revealing the benefits of low density cattle for all of these factors in this subtropical landscape. #horse #ranch #everglades @fl_wildcorridor #floridawild #keepflwild. Please follow @carltonward for more.
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Photo by @danwestergren // #sponsored by @southaustralia // This grande dame stands sentinel on the banks of the Murray River. The 1,000-year-old river red gum tree is affectionately named “Mother Theresa.” // 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 @babaktafreshi The World at Night photography View of the aurora borealis (northern lights) and moon reflected in a fjord near Tromso in northern Norway. Aurora occurs when charged and energetic particles from the Sun (solar wind) are drawn by Earth’s magnetic field to the polar regions. Hundreds of kilometers up, they collide with gas molecules and atoms, causing them to emit light. @babaktafreshi follow my next aurora chasing in the far north. Learn where & when to see the lights on my @natgeo web article “7 Magical Places to View Auroras”. Google aurora natgeo. @natgeocreative #twanight #aurora #auroraborealis #northernlights #longexposure #nightphotography #astrophotography #norway #tromso
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Photo by @taylorglenn // A beautiful winter morning begins in Grand Teton National Park. This photo is made from the iconic Snake River Overlook. In 1942 Ansel Adams setup his large format camera in this very spot and created one of his most famous images. It is the photograph that all others created here are measured against and people come from all over the world to see it (and photograph it) for themselves. I remember when I first saw Adams’ interpretation of this scene and there is no doubt that it has a role in why I decided to pursue photography. And no matter how many times I travel past this scene I always want to stop and make a picture. Follow @taylorglenn for more from Wyoming and around the globe #snakeriver #grandteton #jacksonhole #travel #wyoming
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Photo by @max.lowe // No one builds cities by the sea quite like the Norwegians do. Here the sun sets over the small fishing and port city of Ålesund, Norway. Tucked into the snow capped peaks and awing fjords of the Southwest of the country, as well as being a center for cod and shrimp fisheries, the town presents an amazing jump off into some of Norway’s most classic adventure travel. To see more #travelphotography from the magical corners of the world, follow @max.lowe
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