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natgeotravel Photo by @jeffmauritzen. The sun rises over Arenal volcano and the well manicured Kioro Hotel gardens in Costa Rica. In addition to incredible views of the nearby volcano, this resort also offers relaxing hot springs. Sunrise is well worth getting up for and I highly recommend stargazing and astrophotography if the sky is clear. Photo taken on a recent @natgeoexpeditions assignment. For more photo adventures from Costa Rica and beyond, please follow me @jeffmauritzen.
natgeotravel Photo by @andywcoleman // The waters of Havasu Falls plunge 100 feet into the striking blue-green pools below. The cascading areas around the falls are formed when the calcium carbonate in the water deposits on the rocks, creating these travertine dams. Most of the time this is a tranquil place, but these pools have changed quite often over the years due to flash floods. To get to the campground near the falls, you need to hike nearly 10 miles (or take a quick helicotper ride). There is much to see in the canyon, so plan on staying several days to take it all in.
natgeotravel Photo: @ChrisBurkard The road up from the valley was closed to vehicles, and despite the letdown we decided to hike up through knee deep snow. It was still worth the freezing pain to get a new perspective on the iconic Odle/Geisler range crowning the Val di Funes.
natgeotravel Photo @tylermetcalfe | A traveling cyclist rides towards the towering mountains of Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. Last year I embarked on a cross-country bike ride from the headquarters of @natgeo in Washington, D.C. to the shores of Olympic National Park in Washington State. The trip took me through ten states, four national parks, and 4290 miles over the course of 107 days. Check out the feature "American Bike Project" at natgeo.com for more.
natgeotravel Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // An abstract reflection in the pools surrounding the brilliant white arches of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Grand Mosque is an amazing architectural feat and it also houses the world's largest carpet. #uae #abudhabi #grandmosque #abstract
natgeotravel Video by @bertiegregory for my wildlife adventure YouTube series for Nat Geo. See link in my personal bio to watch. A black bear catches a male chum salmon in a small river on the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada. After navigating 100s if not 1000s of miles of open ocean dodging orca, seals and sea lions to the exact the river in which it was born, this salmon then had to fight the flow of water up rapids and waterfalls. Even after achieving all of that, it fell short of its target as a rest in a little side pool proved fatal. What’s even more frustrating for this salmon is that it’s in great condition and about half a second into this video you can see the pressure applied by the bear causes sperm to fly out showing it was ready to breed. An amazing scene to witness but you’ve got to feel sorry for the salmon! Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures.
natgeotravel Photo by @andrea_frazzetta // South Africa, Kruger Park, a group of Giraffes silhouetted in the golden light of the sunset. The giraffe is the tallest terrestrial mammal in the world. The males stand about 5m tall - as high as a single-story house - and the females are just a little shorter. Giraffes are gentle and timid animals and live in loose social groups. The giraffe's long neck enables it to browse on the leaves of trees. Thus, it does not need to compete with other leaf-eaters feeding lower down. Giraffes eat leaves of many kinds of trees, but acacia trees are their favourites. The Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq miles) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa. @andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #Africa #Southafrica #Kruger #Giraffe #natgeotravel
natgeotravel Photo @materas// There's nothing like a face to face meeting with a 200 foot high wall of ice to help understand how big the glaciers are in Alaska. And by Alaska standards, the Dawes glacier, at about half a mile wide, is a small glacier compared to some others that are as much as 15 miles wide. Follow me @materas for more images like this form Alaska and around the world. #tongassnationalforest #SEAlaska #EndicottArm #fjord
natgeotravel Photo by @jeffmauritzen. Happy #WorldPenguinDay everyone! If you love penguins as much as the rest of us celebrating on the @natgeotravel account today, then consider a visit to South Georgia, a sub-Antarctic island that's home to several million King penguins. The sights, sounds and oh yes, smells, can be quite overpowering! For this view at Gold Harbor, I hiked up a little higher and used a telephoto lens to zoom into this incredible beach scene. For more photo adventures from South Georgia and beyond, please follow me @jeffmauritzen.
natgeotravel Photo @ChrisBurkard Pictured in at least 30 major films, Monument Valley looks straight out of the old west, or even an alien planet. Unsurprisingly, it has been used as a filming location for both! An alien planet in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the old west in John Ford’s Stagecoach. The imagination runs wild with stories here, making it easy to see why it has been the stomping ground for so many creative minds.
natgeotravel photograph by @susanseubert // In honor of World Penguin Day, here is a Chinstrap penguin as it makes its way from its nesting site to the ocean at Half Moon Island, located in the South Shetland Island group off of the Antarctic Peninsula. This island is popular with not only Chinstrap penguins, it also supports nesting habitat for Antarctic terns, Skuas, Wilson's and Black bellied storm petrels as well as Kelp gulls and shags. Photographed #onassignment for @natgeotravel @natgeoexpeditions #worldpenguinday #pengiun Follow @susanseubert for more!