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Photograph by @paulnicklen // A polar bear sniffs the cold north wind during a blizzard as it waits for the sea ice to freeze. Please #followme on @paulnicklen to see a collection of my favorite images taken at both ends of the Earth. #borntoice #nature #fineart #bw #bear #polarbear #instagood

Photograph by @paulnicklen // A polar bear sniffs the cold north wind during a blizzard as it waits for the sea ice to freeze.  Please #followme on @paulnicklen to see a collection of my favorite images taken at both ends of the Earth.  #borntoice #nature #fineart #bw #bear #polarbear #instagood
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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Ethiopia, Danakil region, the Plain of Salt. An Afar nomad loading the camels and prepares to leave. The salt mines of Lake Assal, 116 m below sea level, is an arid and scorching desert of rock salt, where from ages Afar people extract blocks of salt which are transported with caravans of dromedaries towards the Ethiopian plateau.
This land can be considered a sort of a “ghost ocean”. It is from the retreat of the sea, evaporated twenty thousand years ago, that the Danakil has gained its peculiarity.
Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil

photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Ethiopia, Danakil region, the Plain of Salt. An Afar nomad loading the camels and prepares to leave. The salt mines of Lake Assal, 116 m below sea level, is an arid and scorching desert of rock salt, where from ages Afar people extract blocks of salt which are transported with caravans of dromedaries towards the Ethiopian plateau. 
This land can be considered a sort of a “ghost ocean”. It is from the retreat of the sea, evaporated twenty thousand years ago, that the Danakil has gained its peculiarity.
Follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about my next projects #Africa #Ethiopia #Danakil
56,019 172 4 hours ago

Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Clouds forming around Denali’s peak (20,237ft) at sunset. The mountain’s base to summit height is about 18,000 ft making its vertical rise far greater than Mt. Everest which rises only 12,000 ft from its base (to a total height of aprox 20,029ft)! When I was working in Denali National Park I couldn't always see the Mountain because it is usually shrouded in clouds, but its presence was always felt. Denali is, after all, translated to "The Great One" or "The High One." And like most big peaks in the world it seems bigger than life, a kind of transcendent thing, beyond time. Denali is without a doubt one of our great #AmericanCathedrals , and the crown jewel of the Park. Follow @argonautphoto for more photos from our National Parks and Monuments.

Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Clouds forming around Denali’s peak (20,237ft) at sunset.  The mountain’s base to summit height is about 18,000 ft making its vertical rise far greater than Mt. Everest which rises only 12,000 ft from its base (to a total height of aprox 20,029ft)! When I was working in Denali National Park I couldn't always see the Mountain because it is usually shrouded in clouds, but its presence was always felt.  Denali is, after all, translated to "The Great One" or "The High One." And like most big peaks in the world it seems bigger than life, a kind of transcendent thing, beyond time. Denali is without a doubt one of our great #AmericanCathedrals, and the crown jewel of the Park.  Follow @argonautphoto for more photos from our National Parks and Monuments.
123,033 377 16 hours ago

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Photo @ladzinski / A massive #supercell exploding over #ElkCity Oklahoma. This powerful #mesocyclone eventually dropped a tornado down taking out power lines and destroying 2 homes. Nature at its rawest. To see more storm chasing photos please visit @ladzinski

Photo @ladzinski / A massive #supercell exploding over #ElkCity Oklahoma. This powerful #mesocyclone eventually dropped a tornado down taking out power lines and destroying 2 homes. Nature at its rawest. To see more storm chasing photos please visit @ladzinski
124,752 476 18 hours ago

Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // The Canadian Rockies are so beautiful that even forest fires can’t mar the beauty of its landscape. With a rugged mountain range that spans the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta it has the kind of scenery that you would only expect to see in postcards. However you choose to experience this sublime wonderland, be it through hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing or back country skiing, you will quickly appreciate its magic and the more you will want to discover. Here athlete @gavinmcclurg navigates through the wilderness by following the rivers edge while on a paragliding expedition. Follow me @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more of my adventures and images from around the world. #canada #canadianrockies #travel

Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // The Canadian Rockies are so beautiful that even forest fires can’t mar the beauty of its landscape. With a rugged mountain range that spans the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta it has the kind of scenery that you would only expect to see in postcards. However you choose to experience this sublime wonderland, be it through hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing or back country skiing, you will quickly appreciate its magic and the more you will want to discover. Here athlete @gavinmcclurg navigates through the wilderness by following the rivers edge while on a paragliding expedition. Follow me @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more of my adventures and images from around the world. #canada #canadianrockies #travel
140,949 363 21 hours ago

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - During the twilight hour in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps, festive shoppers enjoy the Christmas markets beneath the Golden Roof, which was completed in 1500 for Emperor Maximillian I.

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - During the twilight hour in Innsbruck, the capital of the Alps, festive shoppers enjoy the Christmas markets beneath the Golden Roof, which was completed in 1500 for Emperor Maximillian I.
111,801 553 12 December, 2018

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Photo by @tasneemalsultan | In the 160 square miles it covers, Palau has amazing marine diversity. The underwater world of Palau supports more than 400 coral species and 1,300 types of reef fish. #palau #underwater #reef #marines #diving

Photo by @tasneemalsultan | In the 160 square miles it covers, Palau has amazing marine diversity. The underwater world of Palau supports more than 400 coral species and 1,300 types of reef fish. #palau #underwater #reef #marines #diving
111,414 340 12 December, 2018

Photo by @hannahreyesmorales. My beautiful Philippine Islands. From above, I could see what the sun was touching, and on the same flight I also saw the mega city that is Manila. Seeing both vistas on the same hour made me feel so connected to the land of my birth. The Philippines, like many places, is a land of contradictions, and understanding them helps me understand my own identity, my own roots.
Follow me @hannahreyesmorales for more stories from the region, and beyond.
#philippines #everydayphilippines

Photo by @hannahreyesmorales. My beautiful Philippine Islands. From above, I could see what the sun was touching, and on the same flight I also saw the mega city that is Manila. Seeing both vistas on the same hour made me feel so connected to the land of my birth. The Philippines, like many places, is a land of contradictions, and understanding them helps me understand my own identity, my own roots. 
Follow me @hannahreyesmorales for more stories from the region, and beyond. 
#philippines #everydayphilippines
161,144 438 12 December, 2018

Photo by @gerdludwig. A rediscovered tourist attraction following German reunification, the Bastei is a rock formation scaling roughly 194 meters above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Not far from the city of Dresden, they are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park where especially strict conservation rules are in place. Follow @gerludwig for photographs from assignments and travels around the globe.

@natgeocreative #Germany #Bastei #saxonswitzerland #mountains

Photo by @gerdludwig. A rediscovered tourist attraction following German reunification, the Bastei is a rock formation scaling roughly 194 meters above the Elbe River in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains of Germany. Not far from the city of Dresden, they are the major landmark of the Saxon Switzerland National Park where especially strict conservation rules are in place. Follow @gerludwig for photographs from assignments and travels around the globe.

@natgeocreative #Germany #Bastei #saxonswitzerland #mountains
156,068 542 11 December, 2018

Photo by @taylorglenn // The waters at Lava Falls in the Grand Canyon are softened into a silky stream in this long exposure under the light of the full moon. The softness of this image contrasts greatly with the deafening roar of the Colorado River as it crashes through this infamous section of the canyon. Follow @taylorglenn for more from the West and beyond. #arizona #grandcanyon #coloradoriver #nature #travel

Photo by @taylorglenn // The waters at Lava Falls in the Grand Canyon are softened into a silky stream in this long exposure under the light of the full moon. The softness of this image contrasts greatly with the deafening roar of the Colorado River as it crashes through this infamous section of the canyon. Follow @taylorglenn for more from the West and beyond. #arizona #grandcanyon #coloradoriver #nature #travel
115,735 300 11 December, 2018

Photo by @max.lowe // The Bison is without a doubt, a pilar of the American image. Once numbered around 18 million, the Buffalo were almost hunted to extinction during the western expansion of European settlers across the Great Plains of the US in the late 1800s. From 541 individuals in 1889, the population has since rebounded in specific parks, reservations and private lands back up to a sustainable number. I always took for granted growing up with these fluffy ungulates in my backyard here in Montana, but they truly embody part of what it means to be “way out west”. To see more Montana winter follow @max.lowe

Photo by @max.lowe // The Bison is without a doubt, a pilar of the American image. Once numbered around 18 million, the Buffalo were almost hunted to extinction during the western expansion of European settlers across the Great Plains of the US in the late 1800s. From 541 individuals in 1889, the population has since rebounded in specific parks, reservations and private lands back up to a sustainable number. I always took for granted growing up with these fluffy ungulates in my backyard here in Montana, but they truly embody part of what it means to be “way out west”. To see more Montana winter follow @max.lowe
142,564 466 11 December, 2018

Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Black sand beaches are rare in my experience—this one is in the Hawaiian Islands and I am purposefully not naming it so it isn’t overrun. This place will long live in my mind as. The bay of paradise with an angry ocean — at least in this morning. The black sand here is formed by crushed volcanic basalt rock, which also happens to line the sides of the bay. #hawaii #blacksand #remotebeach — Please don’t tag this spot in the comments.

Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Black sand beaches are rare in my experience—this one is in the Hawaiian Islands and I am purposefully not naming it so it isn’t overrun. This place will long live in my mind as. The bay of paradise with an angry ocean — at least in this morning. The black sand here is formed by crushed volcanic basalt rock, which also happens to line the sides of the bay. #hawaii #blacksand #remotebeach — Please don’t tag this spot in the comments.
169,237 601 11 December, 2018