Photo by @CarltonWard // As the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, a local shrimp boat motors past St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge on its way back to harbor in Apalachicola, a town in the Florida panhandle where most households still rely on fish and shellfish for their livelihoods. For anyone near Washington, DC, please join me Tuesday, March 20 at National Geographic for my presentation Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight (link in my bio for tickets). @dceff org @insidenatgeo @fl wildcorridor #floridawild #pathofthepanther #keepflwild #natgeoDC
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- @natgeotravelApalachicola, Florida
- @natgeotravelAnnapurna Base Camp
Photo: @emilypolar The view of Machapuchare walking down from Annapurna base camp is so captivating I couldn't take my eyes off of it. Good thing it was a mellow trail so I didn't trip over my own feet. 😆 To see more of Nepal follow me @emilypolar #Nepal #Annapurna #himalayas
Photograph by @paulnicklen // A 3000-foot mountain along the Antarctic peninsula rises from the sea. What else could you want in a photo beside a giant iceberg with a perfect arch to frame it? #FollowMe on @paulnicklen to see more polar landscapes and wildlife.
Photo by @renan ozturk Climber @hansjorgauer interacting with the heart of Europe’s largest glacier, the Vatnajökull of Iceland 🇮🇸 Interacting with the ice for few days made us realize the fast rate this glacier is receding due to warming conditions across the globe. Shot as part of @timkemple Iceland series with @brandonjosephbaker @kakiorr @bookofsamuel @pfaff anna @retro outdoors @the dunne @kbish801 #climatechange #turningthetide #actonclimate
Photo: @chrisburkard. Indigo is a dye collected from the Japanese Indigo plant, and legend states that indigo was first traded from India to Japan on the silk road thousands of years ago, only used by aristocrats and Samurai. Since then, indigo has been realized as having antibacterial properties, insect repellent effects, and also as having elements that allow for treatment of skin issues such as eczema. In the rush of my surf photography shoots, I always cherish when I can break away from the ocean and learn a little more about the culture that surrounds it. Here, a woman shows her hands after completing the traditional process of dying clothing with indigo.
Photo: @emilypolar A Nepali woman carries heavy piles of manure to fertilize the dry soil prior to planting before the heavy rains come. To see more of Nepal follow @emilypolar #Nepal #Annapurna #Himalayas #Nepali
- @natgeotravelSnæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night - TWAN A dark cloudy night and a remote lighthouse in western end of Iceland, not far from Snaefells glacier/volcano where Jules Verne’s story of Journey to the Center of the Earth begins. The cliffs are illuminated (light-painted) during the long exposure. Traveling in Iceland for my current aurora workshop. See more of the images @babaktafreshi. #iceland #twanight #longexposure #nightphotography #lighthouse #julesverne #snaefellsnes @natgeocreative
- @natgeotravelSvalbard and Jan Mayen
Photos by @nickcobbing Sometimes it’s good to see a familiar sight in a remote place, this vessel is called the Noorderlicht and has worked in the waters around Svalbard for many years. The community sailing around the archipelago is relatively small and crews will keep in touch, swapping tips and information about ice, wildlife and weather. On a sunny day it can feel safe and calm around these Arctic islands but the weather can change in minutes and it’s a comfort to know that you may be able to call on assistance. In recent years, this ship used to ‘freeze in’ to the ice of one of the fjords in winter, this rarely happens now due to ice not forming to any thickness over the fjords. This is a result of the warmer temperatures being experienced on Svalbard -a local example of climate change. During a memorable voyage I’d joined a team who sailed this ship west to Greenland. If you’re following @thephotosociety you may have seen a picture of this ship in thicker ice on the way to Greenland. #sailing #arctic #ship #svalbard #red #expedition
Photo: @Chrisburkard. Kiribati (pronounced Kee-ra-bas) is an island nation comprised of 33 atolls and reef islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Not known as a surf destination, its most well-known for the fact that it is the first place the sun rises on Earth. Perhaps one of the standouts for this trip was the children, paddling out into the surf with little more than scraps of wood trying to catch waves, and joyous in the waves. In the high paced life of a travel photographer, I must constantly remind myself to slow down and appreciate the timeless relationship between humans and the ocean. Sometimes it takes a trip around the world to realize that, but ironically, what inspired this thought on this trip, thousands of miles from my home in Central California, was a scene I could find right at home, children splashing around in the surf.
- @natgeotravelAnza Borrego Desert State Park
Photo @stephen matera // One year ago the California desert was ablaze with widlflowers from the previous winter's rains. After a long drought, the rains had returned and the flowers showed their appreciation with an incredible superbloom. While that's not likely to happen again this spring, here is a shot from Anza-Borrego Desert State Park from last year. Follow me @stephen matera for more images like this from California and around the world. #desert #wildflowers #california
Photos by @jessmandia (1-4) & @al humphreys (5-6), #sponsored by @lovegreatbritain (l-r), The picturesque cottages at the Seven Sisters Country Park in the South Coast of England, the Croft Castle located in the Midlands of England, climbers on a snowy day at the Honister Slate Mine in the North of England, Maunsell sea forts still standing from WWII on the Thames Estuary about an hour from London, the Medieval sea side Tenby village of Wales, a snowy landscape of the Crawick Multiverse in the Scottish borderlands // Sponsored by Find Your Great Britain 🇬🇧
Video by @renan ozturk A real-time low-light video capture of a pulse of Northern Lights in Iceland. What you're hearing in the audio is the reaction that @taylorfreesolo @burkgnar and the team of surfers and filmmakers were having when this burst suddenly erupted above us like a swirling tide-pool of water. Seeing people's reactions to the sheer wonder of our planet inspires me to keep creating images that can be used for positive change and understanding. #northernlights #iceland
Video by @ChristineEckstrom and @FransLanting When the female chimp we knew as Farafa led her young infant, Fanta, to a secret waterhole we were treated to an display of play that made us wonder about the nature of chimps —and our connection to them. Fanta was just one year old and had never experienced a waterhole before. While her mother watched she explored the water with a leaf, but then she discovered her own reflection and began to interact with it, making funny faces and ultimately kissing herself like a child might do in front of a mirror. Field work with chimps is hard, but glimmers of insight into our fundamental kinship make it all worthwhile. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images and stories about our relatives on the great tree of life. @natgeocreative @the photosociety #Chimps #Jane #Family #Play #Wonder #Gratitude
- @natgeotravelGreater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area
Photo by @taylorglenn // These beautiful layers of peaks and ridges are part of the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney, Australia. Early in the morning they truly are blue as the twilight casts a cool hue on the landscape. Follow @taylorglenn for more scenery from around the globe #australia #sunrise #landscape
Photo by @ifyozoma // Remember to look up. There are few people who have so wholly inspired the curiosity of a generation (and undoubtedly more to come) as did Professor Hawking. Whether as scientists, writers, visual artists, or simply joyful observers - I hope we all get a chance to look up into our vast universe often, and to wonder as he did.
Video by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project This is how aurora looks like in a real-time video, captured last week in Iceland. Many of the aurora videos, including those I posted here in the past, are timelapse that show the phenomenon much faster than reality. This is the natural speed to the human eyes. An active aurora still has dramatically fast changes in real-time, every second. I first filmed aurora in 2003 from a deck of an icebreaker on the way to Antarctica. At that time the result was too noisy even with the top-end cameras. Now some sensors are able to capture it in low-noise when used at a very high ISO and with a fast f1.4 lens. My current aurora photo workshop here in Iceland continues for another few nights, follow me @babaktafreshi for the latest. #iceland #auroraborealis #northernlights #twanight @natgeocreative @natgeo
📷: @krystlejwright // With flamboyant red-orange beaks, peach-coloured feet and white-feathered caps, the Gentoo Penguin stands out as one of the Antarctic species of penguins who call the Deep South home. These penguins typically stand 30in tall, weigh 12lbs and can live up to 15-20years old. They can certainly be resilient creatures and forever entertaining to watch if you have the chance to visit the Antarctic peninsula. #antarctica #penguin #wildlifephotography
- @natgeotravelBears Ears National Monument
Photo by @renan ozturk // A tiny ultralight aircraft moving through the (former) vastness of #bearsearsnationalmonument. Obama established this 1.3 million acre monument in 2016, which was later reduced by 83% by Trump in late 2017, the largest reduction of a monument in US history. ~ This canyon which is on par with any national park in the country unfortunately doesn’t have the same protection within its shrunken boundaries. ~ Politics aside, I love shooting from the air because it gives a new perspective on this contested and majestic land~ With @shotsfromabove @taylorfreesolo @joeraven74 @filmguppy @baloointhewild @sanctityofspace @camp4collective #sanctityofspace ~ See @renan ozturk for more shots of #bearsearsnationalmonument from above