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Photo by @andywcoleman // A large male #moose looking rather stately in the fall colors outside of Grand Teton National Park. There was a female moose along with another male in the area, so it we chose to keep a safe distance while they worked out their issues. #FindYourPark
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Photo by Kiwisoul, @gettyimages // Nat Geo Travel has selected 7 stunning destinations to explore in Asia. Visit natgeotravel.com to discover the continent's most dramatic natural sights—from surreal rainbow landscapes to sparkling Himalayan lakes. Pictured here, the Gokyo Lakes Trek in Nepal. A hike to Gokyo Ri will take you over 17,000 feet above the Himalaya. Above lakes and clouds you'll get a whole new perspective on its neighbor, Mount Everest. Watch our Instagram story to see videos and photos of these amazing places, and follow the link in our bio to read the full article.
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Looking up the Gold Coast at sunset in Cape Sebastian State Park just south of Gold Beach, Oregon. The Oregon coast is stunning and I was pretty shocked to come around a bend in the trail and find this view. #oregon #goldcoast #goldbeach #capesebastianstatepark
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Photo by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez ) A "ballena franca austral" (southern right whale) in valdez peninsula, Patagonia, Argentina. The southern right whale (Eubalaena australis) is a baleen whale, one of three species classified as right whales. Like other right whales, they are rather active on the water surface, and curious towards human vessels. Southern rights appear to be more active and tend to interact with humans more than the other two northern species. One behavior unique to the southern right whale, known as sailing, is that of using their elevated flukes to catch the wind, remaining in the same position for considerable amount of time. It appears to be a form of play and is most commonly seen off the coast of Argentina. They have very strong maternal connections with locations and gene pools they were born in,and they are known to return to their 'birth spots' at 3-years intervals. Photo by @christian_foto/@prime_collective #patagonia #whale #environment #sur #south #argentina
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Photograph by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto - first frame from Mauritius. This tiny tropical island boasts some of the world's most beautiful beaches and coastline. I was not disappointed shooting here at Le Souffleur, "the blow hole" on day 1. #mauritius #lesouffleur #waves #indianocean @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety @mauritius_tourism
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Photo @materas // At just over 3,000' above sea level, Snoqualmie Pass isn't very high for a mountain pass. But because of its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, it receives over 400 inches of snowfall annually, which sticks to the trees like glue because of its high moisture content. There are a group of four alpine ski areas near the pass to take advantage of all of that snowfall. Follow me @materas for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #snoqualmiepass #winter #sunset
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Photo by @FransLanting A massive winter storm illuminated by the last light of day is bearing down on the high desert of the Colorado Plateau near Arches National Park, with distant mountains already showing a cover of snow. For more scenes of winter and other natural wonders follow me @FransLanting. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Storm #NationalPark
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Video by @babaktafreshi, The World at Night. Navajo Generation Station, a coal-fired power plant near Page #Arizona, is a sight to see at night. What is coming out of the stacks in this #timelapse is mainly steam, NOT smoke. But large amount of carbon dioxide is there too. The gas is invisible in the air. Our societies are driven by industry and when change arrives there is always denial and friction from those who see their direct benefit in danger. Climate Change is not the next generations issue. Its here now and its our last chance to control it. The global science community alert us with ever increasing evidence. The world burns 8 billion tones of coal every year. China, US, and India are the leading consumers. The coal mines damage environment and the burning adds carbon dioxide to the air. The CO2 in the atmosphere has reached the highest in the past million years. The sudden increase began right in the 19th century with the industrial revolution and coal burning. Some argue the change will destroy jobs, but it saves our world and many lives. People lost their job when we stopped hunting whales as electricity became an alternative to burning oil, or when we controlled cutting natural forests. Jobs change as technology and our understanding grow. The challenge is to create new jobs in nature-friendly industries. @natgeocreative @natgeo @leonardodicaprio #climatechange #globalwarming
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Photo by @TimLaman. Lesser Bird-of-Paradise male creates an explosion of plumes by shaking them over his back. From my Birds-of-Paradise Collection, shot in Aug 2009, West Papua, #Indonesia. My long-term Birds-of-Paradise work continues with more expeditions this year. @BirdsofParadiseProject, #Papua, #BirdsofParadise, #Birds-of-Paradise, #IndonesiaBiodiversity, @NatGeoCreative, @ThePhotoSociety. #TL_WildlifePhotoTips: I used a moderate shutter speed of 1/90 sec for this shot, which was enough to keep the eye sharp (since the head wasn’t moving much) but blur the fast-moving feathers for a sense of motion.
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Photo by Corey Arnold @arni_coraldo Today I head back to my former stomping grounds, Dutch Harbor, Alaska creating new work for upcoming exhibitions in April. I'll be climbing peaks and out crabbing on the Bering Sea. Stay tuned here and at @arni_coraldo for a month of Alaska travel adventures in real time. Pictured here: The bow of the f/v Jennifer A heading towards St.Paul. #AleutianDream #natgeo #crabbing #beringsea #seagull #free #sea #commercialfishing #aleutians
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Photo @ChrisBurkard When searching for epic waterfalls in the forests of Oregon you are almost guaranteed to be soaked to the core. This is because there are more days with rain in parts of Oregon than without. Whether you like rain or not, you have to admit the greens produced by the crazy amounts of precipitation (up to 190 days per year in some places) are otherworldly.
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