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natgeotravel Photograph by @paulnicklen. She was a beautiful female brown bear and when she lifted her head and looked right through me, I knew I needed to tell her story and that of her species. I took this picture last week in Katmai National Park. Please #followme on @paulnicklen to see and learn more about bears. #wild #bear #nature #family #eyes #instagood
natgeotravel Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // An early morning excursion into the Torres del Paine in Torres del Paine National Park in southern Patagonia. Torres del Paine is one of the most incredible national parks in the world and offers some stunning landscapes for those willing to hike. On this morning we got up at 2 A.M. to hike up into three Torres. We were lucky to get a mostly clear day and mild winds. Patagonia is famous for its weather so your mileage may vary in terms of weather. I have been here when it was howling 100-plus Km/h and raining and/or snowing sideways. All part of the fun in this epic landscape. #torresdelpaine #chile
natgeotravel Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // The Naxi are mountain people that wandered to the edge of the Tibetan plateau and found a place to call home in the county of Lijiang in the northern Yunnan Province of China. The Naxi are one of the best known Chinese ethnic groups and one of the most visited by tourists. Approximately 300,000 Naxi live in Yunnan today along with more than half of the country’s minority groups, providing a glimpse into China’s hugely varied mix of humanity. It is often said, that religiously speaking, the Naxi believe in everything: Bon, totemism, shamanism, animism, Buddhism, Dao. A reflection of their long heritage as a cultural crossroads among the many peoples of Tibet, China, India, and Southeast Asia. If you travel to the Yunnan region be sure to wander through the ancient villages of the area where you can still experience their rich cultural heritage and traditions. Follow me @jodymacdonaldphoto for more images and stories from around the world. #China #Yunnan #travel
natgeotravel Photo by @TimLaman. The full moon reflected in Walden Pond at sunrise. I’m sharing a series of photos from Walden Pond because Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday was on July 12. See more @TimLaman. #HenryDavidThoreau, #Thoreau, #WaldenPond, #WaldenPondProject, #NewEngland, #Massachusetts, @thephotosociety, @NatGeoCreative
natgeotravel Photo by @KristaRossow // Partner content with @PureNewZealand // One barely needs to set foot on the Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, to be distracted by stunning views. I climbed down to the river below the iconic swing bridge to capture the water rushing through this verdant scene. // Join Bryce Dallas Howard as she explores the magic and wonder of New Zealand. Explore more at #NZMustDo
natgeotravel Photo by @petekmuller. Carlo, a retired barber, looks out over the agricultural fields of #Bovino, Italy. To occupy his time, he makes wine, cheese and other traditional foods and runs a small space devoted to the preservation of history and culture in this tiny mountain village. Expecting no payment, he took us on a guided tour of Bovino's historic districts, telling stories going back to the pre-Roman period--tales of bandits, agricultural development, counterfeit money, and illicit romances. I wonder who in my generation is taking it upon themselves to learn these tales. Bovino is beautiful. #Italy #history #puglia
natgeotravel Photo by @max.lowe // Caught in soft afternoon light, The Potala Palace, once home to the Dalai Lama and one of the last few fully preserved and standing architectural remnants of the kingdom of Tibet, still carries on each day in all her glory in downtown Lhasa. Inside monks still recite the ancient prayers and protect sacred texts dictating the history of Tibetan Buddhism and the people who bear its teachings. Outside the Potala and the few Tibetan monasteries in the old city though, the influx of modern Chinese influence and tourism in the region has turned the once hidden ancient kingdom into a bustling modern metropolis.
natgeotravel Video by @renan_ozturk // Moonlight sweeping across Ama Dablam at the edge of the Khumbu Glacier, Mt Everest Region. 🇳🇵
natgeotravel photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James. Red-and-green macaws fly from a clay lick just outside Manu National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. The macaws probably got spooked by something; they are very flighty when they visit the clay lick as predators could be lurking in the trees ready to catch them when they’re distracted eating the clay. With so little salt in the Amazon macaws and other birds and animals visit clay licks to stock up on minerals and salts. You’d think you’d see animals everywhere in a place like the Amazon, so teeming with life, but you don't. The 'green curtain’ of trees and other plants means you generally see very little. However wait a while patiently and stay quiet and the creatures of the forest will often start to reveal themselves. Macaws are of course different as they are bright and loud and make no effort to hide themselves as they fly overhead. Manu National Park is officially the most bio-diverse place on earth and well worth a trip for the adventurous traveller - if you get lucky you could see a jaguar on the boat journey in.
natgeotravel Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project The aurora show started even before reaching Iceland, in fact only a couple of hours after I departed Boston, flying over Canada. I'm in Iceland now on my latest night sky photography workshop. Check my feed for images of this week stunning aurora displays. @natgeo @natgeocreative #aurora #auroraborealis #northernlights #aerial
natgeotravel Video by @bertiegregory. Killing time by filming bubbles on a scuba diving safety stop can often yield weird and interesting shots! Spot my camera's reflection in the biggest bubble. Follow @bertiegregory for more underwater adventures!
natgeotravel Photograph by @jasonedwardsng // #Sponsored by @Penfolds // Constructed to celebrate Australia’s bicentenary in 1988, Adelaide’s Bicentennial Conservatory is the largest single span conservatory in the Southern Hemisphere. The steel and glass structure towers 27 meters, into the sky housing lowland rainforest plants many of which are endangered in the wild. #Penfolds magic is founded in the diverse and rich wine regions of South Australia, where every bottle starts its story. Discover more at
natgeotravel Photograph by @jasonedwardsng // #Sponsored by @Penfolds // Rows of perfectly manicured grapevines roll over gently undulating landscape in the Adelaide Hills east of Adelaide in South Australia. Surrounded by former German settlements, Adelaide Hills is home to many cool climate grape varieties, often grown on steep gradients and small plots. #Penfolds magic is founded in the diverse and rich wine regions of South Australia, where every bottle starts its story. Discover more at
natgeotravel Photograph by @jasonedwardsng // #Sponsored by @Penfolds // As a hot summers day draws to a close people gather wherever a cool breeze might be found. On the summit of Mount Lofty the highest point overlooking Adelaide in South Australia, friends enjoy wine whilst watching the sun sink beneath the waters of the Gulf St Vincent, the Patron Saint of Winemaking. #Penfolds magic is founded in the diverse and rich wine regions of South Australia, where every bottle starts its story. Discover more at
natgeotravel Video by @pedromcbride // Sunday night lights: Grand Canyon is one of the few landscapes you can visibly see from space. And when you are inside the canyon itself, it is one of the last places you can space itself. After spending over a year immersed inside this rock world, transecting it by foot, one of the things I miss most is that sweeping nightly river of stars of its night sky — which was so bright it even glowed above this monsoon storm that raged all night. To see more wild places follow @Pedromcbride Thanks to @richrudow for the support on this storm chasing mission. #grandcanyon #thecanyon #lightning #weather #stars #nature #humility #gratitude
natgeotravel Photo @stephen_matera // Eroded sandstone 'goblins' at sunset, Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, which lies in the San Rafael desert about 15 miles north of Hanksville. Goblin Valley was designated a state park on August 24th, 1964, and contains some of the highest occurrences of hoodoos (or goblins as they're called here) in the world. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #desert #erosion #hoodoos
natgeotravel Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Exploding waves hitting the reef on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. When the swells get big, there are a few reefs on the north shore that launch incoming waves upwards sixty feet or higher. #northshore #explodingwaves #hawaii #oahu
natgeotravel Video @ladzinski / Waves, played in reverse, rolling back to sea under vibrant skies in beautiful #Martinique 🇲🇶
natgeotravel Photo by @brianlehmannphotography - Aaron Wollin, who goes by the stage name Short E. Dangerously, performs on the World of Wonders sideshow. To see more, follow @brianlehmannphotography.
natgeotravel Photo by @christian_photo (Christian Rodriguez) Tarangire National Park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Commiphora-Combretumwoodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and Baobab trees. Photo by @christian_foto (Christian Rodriguez ) #tanzania #elephants #tedglobal
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