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Photo by @taylorglenn // A panoramic image from the rim of Marble Canyon, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Marble Canyon begins at Lee’s Ferry and ends at the confluence of the Little Colorado River, about 62 miles total. Follow @taylorglenn for more from @grandcanyonnps and beyond. #arizona#grandcanyon#nature#travel
Photo by @max.lowe // I still remember my first time laying eyes on a penguin. Like some sort of mythical animal, almost unicorn esc it boldly walked up to me without a hint of trepidation and inspected me as I inspected him. Forever smitten and grateful for my encounters with the wild creatures of this planet like these King Penguins pictured here on South Georgia Island. Follow @max.lowe as he journeys into the Antarctic circle over the next weeks with @natgeoexpeditions
Photo @stephen_matera// The desert surrounding Hanksville, Utah is a surreal mix of canyons, mountains and plateaus. Hanksville was first settled in the late 1800s and was a supply post for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch Gang, who would hide out at nearby Robbers Roost Canyon (not shown here). The surrounding area is a nearly six-million acre wilderness that was the last in the lower 48 to be mapped by the USGS. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #desert#wilderness#erosion#arch
Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night Photography A few nights ago under the starry sky in the Death Valley. The Geminid Meteor Shower was a wonderful display this year, usually the year’s best, peaking on Dec 13-14. I was on my nightscape photo workshop. Here a participant is visible under the Big Dipper while the rest of the cameras are on automatic timelapse shooting, letting photographers to rest on the ground and enjoy the show. Follow @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars. #saveournightsky#meteorshower#astrophotography#nightphotography#stargazing#twanight@natgeoimagecollection
Photo by @PaulNicklen // As glaciers melt and move, moraines are formed, which are ridges of glacial debris that accumulate on the sides of these massive ice forms. The contrasting colours of glacial ice and moraines paint the landscape in the Ice Fields in Kluane National Park, Yukon. The park contains the Kaskawalsh glacier, which continues to shrink and recede just like the other 98% of glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for photos from the Arctic and Antarctic. #Yukon#glacier#climatechange#photography
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // An abandoned ski hut up high on the disappeared Chacaltaya glacier near La Paz in Bolivia. What Chacaltaya lacks in latitude, it makes up for in elevation. The ski hut is located at 17,785-feet (that’s higher than the Mt. Everest base camp). The 18.000 year old glacier used to be the highest ski run in the world, but melted completely away in 2009 due to climate change. It stays a popular place for trekking near La Paz. #bolivia#southamerica
Photo by @jonathan_irish // One of the things I love about photography is standing shoulder to shoulder with other people who have the same passion as mine and sharing an incredible experience together. I love talking about photography during these times...what cameras we have, what setting we are using, what filters, what other locations are good, what’s the weather going to do, where we saw wildlife last, yada yada yada. I love it. All of it. Keep it coming. Let’s get deep into it and come out better together. I have an equal appreciation of shooting on my own..there’s a time and place to be quiet and solo with one’s passion, and I generally do much more solo shooting than groups. But those times where you are shooting a famous location (like oxbow bend in Grand Teton pictured here) and there’s photogs everywhere around, or when I am teaching in workshops, I love it too. I’ve met so many interesting and cool people (and a fair share of not so cool people) while standing shoulder to shoulder during a shoot. I still keep in touch with and consider many people I’ve met, perhaps for only 15 minutes sometimes, good friends. And if we have yet to cross paths, I hope to see you out on the trail someday fulfilling your passion. Follow me @jonathan_irish for more images like this and around the world.
Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project A couple of nights ago in a remote corner of the Death Valley, California, one of the driest places on the planet and a vast Dark Sky Park, where natural night is protected from light pollution. Stars of Orion, the Hunter, are the icons of the winter sky, next to Sirius, the brightest star in the Earth night sky. The yellow glow on the horizon, from the surprising distance of 150 miles, is the light of Los Angeles. Follow me @babaktafreshi for photos that take you from the Earth to the universe. #twanight#deathvalley#nightphotography#climate#nationalpark@natgeoimagecollection
#Sponsored by @IncredibleIndia // Today’s featured #UntamedIndiaContest photo by @iamvagabonddotcom captures Jaipur's stunning Jal Mahal and its reflection in Man Sagar Lake. For a chance to win an adventure to India or be featured on @natgeotravel, upload your best photos of India with the hashtag #UntamedIndiaContest, tagging @natgeotravel, and a short description. The contest, sponsored by @IncredibleIndia, runs through December 31, 2018. US residents only. For more information, go to nationalgeographic.com/untamedindiacontest
Photo by @FransLanting This is the time of year when the next generation of newborn emperor penguins gets its first look of the world beyond the belly feathers of their parents. They shelter them on their feet to keep the chicks from freezing on the sea ice where they gather. But it’s the melting of that sea ice that may become of a bigger problem for their survival. As Antarctica’s ice edge fractures under the influence of global warming emperor penguins are going to become symbols of vulnerability just like polar bears are that already for the Arctic. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images of emperors. @LeonardodiCapriofdn#Antarctica#Penguins#Planet#Climatechange#Earth