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Photo @materas// Glacier Peak rises above a sea of clouds, Central Cascade Mountains, Washington. Spend enough time exploring the Cascades and if you're lucky, you'll find yourself walking above the clouds. Follow me @materas for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #wilderness #marinelayer #volcano
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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - Bagan's vast plain of Pagodas - Marco Polo described them as "Temples of gold" when he visited here more than 700 years ago. From my show, #Silkroadjourney at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, Georgia, open till March 29th. #Bagan #Myanmar #Burma #Buddhism #Buddhist #MarcoPolo #silkroad #natgeotravel @yamashitaphoto @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @thesilkroadjourney
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Photo by @michaelmelford Our last stop in South Georgia was at Nordensjjold glacier. Want to feel small? Just visit this glacier that is a mile and a half along it's front. Two zodiacs give it some scale. Glaciers are "rivers of ice" that start as snow way up in the mountains and over years accumulate, and get packed and become ice that flows downhill. By the time the ice gets to the sea to the sea, it can be over a thousand years old! Most of the glaciers of the world are getting smaller, both in height and length, with some retreating at an alarming rate. Could this be a result of carbon emissions and climate change? Research and find out for yourself so it is not fake news! #natgeoexpeditions #glacier #southgeorgia #travel #photography #climatechange
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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // A night view of the skyscrapers in the middle of the Central District of Hong Kong. The lights behind the windows have always made me fantasize. Thousands of stories are there. Every city is a universe of stories and vicissitudes. And Hong Kong seems a never ending source of inspiration. @andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #hongkong #natgeotravel #color
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Photo by @FransLanting Happy days are back again for elephant seals on South Georgia. After the island’s massive populations of marine mammals were discovered by sealers, a slaughter began that led to the killing of millions of fur seals and elephant seals, which continued into the 20th century. But today all seals are protected, and elephant seals blanket the beaches in enormous numbers again. This young elephant seal is a “weaner.” It’s been pumped full of fatty milk by its mother for a month, and now it’s gaining strength by splashing around in shallow water before it heads offshore into the rich waters of the Southern Ocean. We are grateful for the seal recovery and hope that it can inspire the next level of protection for wildlife in the Southern Ocean. Follow me @FransLanting to see how many elephant seals and king penguins can be seen together on one beach. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative #happy #wildlifephotography #picoftheday #cute #nature #wild #gratitude #inspire
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // An incredible Picasso-like sunset above Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso, Texas. I learned to rock climb in Hueco Tanks way back in my university days. I have since spent a lot of time climbing at Hueco Tanks, and have scared myself silly on plenty of high ball boulder problems, but I have never again seen a sunset at Hueco to match this one. #huecotanks #huecotanksstatepark #texas #hueco
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Video by @tobyharriman // Some don’t like the amount of fog that tends to cover the San Francisco Bay, but others live for it. Photographers and creatives especially, we seek these types of conditions. In my opinion, there is no better place to witness it all than from the top of Twin Peaks, giving you almost 360 degree views while showing off the city and both bridges. This evening, the fog blanketed the city just after a small rain cloud moved in over Oakland behind San Francisco. I loved the way the city lights cast a glow off the atmosphere. Music @jteveringham. #sanfrancisco #california #cities #timelapse #natgeo
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Photo @pedromcbride // The grandest canyon on earth. For years, I’ve turned my lens on my backyard of the American West—following the source of the Colorado River from source to sea, and most recently hiking, climbing and fighting 800 miles through this arid, cathedral-like landscape: Grand Canyon. The architect of this canyon landscape is the Colorado River, the lifeline of the Southwest which sustains 40 million people but no longer reaches the sea. #chasingrivers #coloradoriver #grandcanyon #nature #photooftheday #publiclands
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Video by @bertiegregory. A pair of black-capped donacobius call to affirm their territory. Top bird nerd fact for the day- this type of singing is known as an antiphonal duet - a behaviour few birds are capable of where two individuals or groups sing alternately at speed with great precision! Unfortunately I wasn't recording sound! Filmed in the southern Pantanal, Brazil, on assignment for @stevewinterphoto, @natgeo and @natgeowild. Follow Steve and I (@bertiegregory) for news on our jaguar film coming soon!
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Photo by @cristinamittermeier // Traveling in the remote villages of southwestern China, I was delighted to see the important role that grandmothers play in the family. While parents work, the grandmothers take care of the children. Over and over I saw beautiful grannies with little ones in tow. To see more images from around the world #follow me at @cristinamittermeier. #family #baby #gratitude #grandma #china #enoughness
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Photograph by @jodymacdonaldphoto // The Alaska Range is a relatively narrow, 400-mile (650-kilometer) mountain range in south-central Alaska. The mountains act as a high barrier to the northward flow of moist air from the Gulf of Alaska, and thus have some of the harshest weather in the world. The high levels of precipitation contribute to many lakes and streams like the ones seen here in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. These rivers and lakes are home to the spawning grounds for countless types of freshwater species. Sponsored by @StellaArtois. Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Find out how to purchase a Stella Artois limited-edition Chalice and help end the global water crisis at natgeo.com/StellaArtois. Join Stella Artois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis. #1Chalice5Years
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Photograph by @alextreadway // The glaciers of the Himalayan region source ten major rivers—Amu Darya, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Irrawaddy, Mekong, Salween, Tarim, Yangze, and Yellow River. Their river basins are home to 1.3 billion people, close to one-fifth of the world’s population. This is the Shyok river in the Khaplu valley in Pakistan. It is a major tributary of the Indus, which derives the vast majority of its flow from upstream glaciers. Sponsored by @StellaArtois. Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Find out how to purchase a Stella Artois limited-edition Chalice and help end the global water crisis at natgeo.com/StellaArtois. Join Stella Artois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis. #1Chalice5Years 6) Photograph by @jodymacdonaldphoto // The Alaska Range is a relatively narrow, 400-mile (650-kilometer) mountain range in south-central Alaska. The mountains act as a high barrier to the northward flow of moist air from the Gulf of Alaska, and thus have some of the harshest weather in the world. The high levels of precipitation contribute to many lakes and streams like the ones seen here in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. These rivers and lakes are home to the spawning grounds for countless types of freshwater species. Sponsored by @StellaArtois. Water is a fundamental human need, yet 663 million people around the world today live without access to safe water. Find out how to purchase a Stella Artois limited-edition Chalice and help end the global water crisis at natgeo.com/StellaArtois. Join Stella Artois and @water to learn more about how you can help be the generation to end the global water crisis. #1Chalice5Years
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