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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Skyscrapers on either side of the rail line running through the finanical district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, has an incredible number of skyscrapers, which makes for a giant canyon when driving down some highways. Taking the rail line through this district offers amazing views and the giant windows on either end of the train also allow for cool photos like this one. Summer temps can get up to 48 C (120 F), which can be a bit brutal. Spring and fall are much nicer with warm temperatures and cool evenings. #dubai #uae #unitedarabemirates
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Photo @tylermetcalfe | Visitors stand against the craters, domes and volcanic rock that make up the otherworldly environment of Hawaii's Haleakalā volcano crater. The volcano's rim stands at a massive 10,023 feet above the nearby coastline. #hawaii #haleakala #maui
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Photos & timelapse by @babaktafreshi, The World at Night project A while ago I posted a photo of the moonrise above the historic Boston Light (on July 9th). Some followers who are not familiar with my work questioned if it’s fake. This video and photo-sequence (swipe left for the slideshow) explains how in real life this regularly happens! See how the moon's shape and color change as it rises, due to atmospheric refraction, causing distorted image and color shift on the horizon. The same happens to the sun. The images are made from 4 miles (6km) away using a 600mm telephoto + extender. I was far enough from the foreground that it appeared smaller than the moon, which adds to the brain perception of big moon on the horizon. Further explained on “See a Rare Red Full Moon" recently published on NatGeo.com. Google “red fullmoon natgeo” for the link. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more of the Earth & Sky stories. The clip soundtrack by @alirainimusic #boston #bostonlight #newengland #massachusetts #lighthouse #fullmoon #nightphotography #astrophotography @natgeocreative @natgeo
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Photo: @CristinaMittermeier // Tabular icebergs are some of the most imposing and dramatic ice features in the Antarctic Sound, and one of the main tourists attractions. An MPA here would ensure that tourism in this area continues to thrive. For more images of our spectacular earth, and reasons to protect it, #follow my #instagram @CristinaMittermeir Shot on #assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @CraigWelch #stopclimatechange #saveouroceans #watersedge #nature
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Photo: @christian_foto Patagonia is a sparsely populated region located at the southern end of South America, shared by Argentina and Chile. The region comprises the southern section of the Andes mountains as well as the deserts, pampas and grasslands east of this southern portion of the Andes. Photo by @christian_foto ( Christian Rodríguez )#patagonia #environment #sur #south#argentina
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Photo by @CarltonWard // Ranchers from the Seminole Tribe of Florida ride out before dawn to gather cattle at their Brighton Reservation near Lake Okeechobee. Seminoles have worked closely with cattle and horses in Florida since the early 1700s. The tribe is now America's seventh largest producer of beef cattle while protecting important wildlife habitat from development. #pathofthepanther #keepflwild
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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // The fiery sky over the volcano Erta Ale. Erta Ale, the most active volcano in Ethiopia. Its ever-present lava lake is one of fewer than a dozen in the world. @andrea_frazzetta #Danakil #Ethiopia #Africa
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // 5 little penguins parade in front of a “forest” of icebergs as they return to the colony from a foraging trip into the rich Antarctic waters. For others like this, and much more #followme on #Instagram @cristinamittermeier Shot on #assignment for @natgeo with @paulnicklen @andy_mann @ladzinski and @CraigWelch
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📸 @johnkernickphotography Driving down from the Pyrenees to Toulouse yesterday, I kept passing fields of sunflowers like these all facing in the opposite direction. . . . . #johnkernickphotography #ariege #france #sunflower
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Video by @tobyharriman // Within a five or so minute drive outside of Anchorage, Alaska, you can be in some of the most incredible mountains. This particular area is a favorite of mine, and if you decide to drive a bit farther north to Hatcher Pass (which is a short hour or so trip), you will be treated to some of the most pristine landscapes in the area. From gorgeous roadside views to even more breathtaking scenes if you decide to backpack deeper in, it's absolutely worth the trip. These #timelapse shots were taken over the past few weeks in 8K resolution. My favorite part: I love seeing the clouds and light playing with the mountains and valleys. Music @jteveringham #alaska #viewak #travel #natgeotravel
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Panorama by @babaktafreshi Swipe left to see this 3-panel view of a mountain shadow at the moment of sunrise. From here on the 4200m high (13800ft) peak of Mauna Kea I felt I was on the top of the world, being the highest point in Hawaii and the entire Pacific Ocean. Sacred to the native culture, Maunakea is also home to a world-leading observatory. @natgeocreative @natgeo #hawaii #bigisland #maunakea #panorama #sunrise
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Photo by @Franslanting Not much is known about the ancient people who lived around 5,000 years ago in the American Southwest, but they left haunting expressions of their world as rock paintings scattered throughout the Colorado Plateau. I made a pilgrimage to a site deep inside Canyonlands National Park that features stylized, anthropomorphic forms, which are among the Southwest’s earliest known rock art. For this image I incorporated the figure of my wife as a silent observer whose shape echoed those in the rock paintings, but she anchored the scene in the present. I also included a cottonwood tree in my composition, with its foliage rippling in the breeze. A neutral density filter made it possible to extend my exposure in broad daylight to several seconds. The final image brings together several dimensions of time--geologic, prehistoric, and present-day--and as a wind gust tossed the cottonwood leaves, the movement added a notion of ephemeral time. Follow me @franslanting for more images of special places and stories about creative photography. @natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #America #rockart #creativity #photography #inspire #explore #wonder #mystery
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