Photo by @KristaRossow // Walking the city walls in #Dubrovnik is an absolute must, especially at sunset. The walk, just over a mile in length, takes one along ramparts and through towers with views of the terracotta roofs of Old Town on one side and dramatic views of the Adriatic Sea to the other. #Croatia #dalmatiancoast // Follow me @KristaRossow to see more images from around the world.
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- @natgeotravelDubrovnik, Croatia
- @natgeotravelHaleakalā National Park
Photos by @babaktafreshi The World at Night photography Crescent moon sets behind a cumulus cloud, seen from the 10,000 ft high peak of Haleakala volcano on Maui, Hawaii. Swipe left to see a closer view of this unusual scene. Explore more of the world’s night wonders @babaktafreshi. #astrophotography #nightphotography #newmoon #hawaii #haleakala #twanight @natgeo @natgeocreative
- @natgeotravelMulanje Massif
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // Early morning light illuminates the granite massifs of Mount Mulanje. Designated as Malawi’s highest peak it rises to almost 10,000ft (3000m) dwarfing the rolling grasslands that surround it. If your in Africa it’s worth spending a few days here hiking the never ending trails, soaking in the natural hot pools or taking in the breathtaking waterfalls. With so much natural beauty it is no wonder that it is regarded by many as one of the most beautiful mountain areas in Africa. Follow @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more images from around the world. #malawi #africa
- @natgeotravelSierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Photo by @taylorglenn // Men outside of a communal hut perched above banana and sugar cane crops in the village of Windiwa, an Arhuaco community deep in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains in northern Colombia. The Arhuaco are one of several tribes inhabiting this region that are descendants of the great Tairona culture. Their primary economy is subsistence agriculture in which they cultivate such crops as onions, potatoes, corn, wheat, various fruits and other vegetables to trade within their community. Coffee is grown in some areas and traded with the outside world to acquire products they can not produce themselves. It is a challenging way of life to say the least. The Arhuaco are a very spiritual people and believe that their homeland is the center of the universe and that the well being of the rest of the world depends upon it. And like so many cultures that live on the margins of modern society, their land and way of life is under constant threat. I have been traveling here for the past few years with Tribal Outreach Medical Association (TOMA) to document their health and sustainability projects for these communities. Recently their work has focused on establishing solar power arrays in strategically located villages enabling visiting health care workers to provide better care. Jump over to my feed @taylorglenn to learn more about this fascinating culture and the incredible work of TOMA. #colombia #arhuaco #solar #sustainability
Photo by @dina litovsky. Women take a dip on the beach in Jaffa Port, an ancient port on the Mediterranean sea in Tel Aviv, Israel. Jaffa, dating back to over three thousand years ago, is one of the best known tourist attractions of the eclectic city. #telaviv #jaffaport
Photo by @jonathan irish / Keep calm and waddle on. I’m t-minus eight days from heading back to the Great White Continent (Antarctica) and it is safe to say that I’m starting to get ice fever. I love the polar regions and can’t get enough of their extreme beauty. Here’s a fun shot of adelie penguins walking along their penguin highway (from the breeding grounds to the water’s edge). One of my favorite things to do while exploring on land in Antarctica is to sit somewhere close to these highways and capture their endless procession back and forth. Follow me @jonathan irish for more images like this and around the world.
Photo by @jeffmauritzen. Words by Justin Kavanagh. “The writer George Bernard Shaw described the Skellig Islands as ‘an incredible, impossible, mad place…part of our dream world.’ It is now part of the #StarWars dreamscape, used as Luke’s remote hideout for “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi.” Adventurous travelers can take a boat trip out to this ancient monastic site where monks survived harsh winters in stone beehive huts, but book ahead, as numbers of visitors are restricted.” For more photo adventures from our galaxy to one far, far away, please follow @jeffmauritzen.
- @natgeotravelTorres Del Paine, Patagonia
Photo by @FransLanting Crazy clouds are common in Patagonia where strong air currents flowing over mountains cause phenomenal patterns on the downwind side. If you are a pilot you do not want to go anywhere near them but if you’re a photographer it’s a bonanza. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images of our living planet. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #Patagonia #clouds #weather #photography
- @natgeotravelHavana, Cuba
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Like kids everywhere else, a group of Cuban girls huddles together near a WiFi hotspot to check their social media. Internet access and content remain severely restricted in Cuba, with only a very small percentage of Cubans, about 5%, enjoying web access at home. Outside homes, however, the situation has changed in the past year with the appearance of more than 40 government approved wi-fi hotspots around the capital, Havana, and other major cities. #follow me at @cristinamittermeier to see more travel images and stories from around the world. #ILoveCuba #laislabonita #girls #photography #cuba #havana
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Hiking the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru. The Salkantay Trail takes hikers through the Salkantay Pass reaching 4,600m (15,200 ft) at its highest point. You start the trek hiking through ice and snow and finish the hike down in the jungle! Shot #onassignment for @natgeotravel. For more adventure travel photos follow @argonautphoto.
- @natgeotravelKavir National Park
Photo by @babaktafreshi A caravansary, countless memories… By the morning twilight the Caravan gets ready to depart, on its long journey across the desert. Reminds us the stories of One Thousand and One Nights, caravansaries were the motels if you were traveling several hundred years ago in the Middle East and central Asia, the roadside Inns to safely rest overnight. Here in the morning blue hour, Mars shines brightly in Taurus, the Bull, near Pleiades (the Seven Sisters star cluster). Perseus is on top right. This was in 2005 when I was slowly shifting from film to DSLRs. Rests in Kavir National Park, 4 hours drive from Tehran, this is known as Qasr-e Bahram (or Bahram Palace). Not visiting there for 10 years now I have beautiful memories from this caravansary, my teenagehood first stargazing nights in early 90s to a morning like this when I met my future wife. Caravansary (pronounces Caravanserai) is a Persian word comes from caravan and sarāy “house”. About 500 of them are remained in Iran (and others in neighboring countries) and listed as protected historic monuments, some are even updated to working hotels. The earliest examples were the stations along the 2500-km long Royal Road in the Achaemenid Empire, some 2500 years ago but most of the remaining Caravansaries are built during Shāh Abbās I of Persia, about 400 years ago. The network was built to support the flow of commerce, information, and people on trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, and South-Eastern Europe. Explore more of the world at night photography @babaktafreshi. #longexposure #astrophotography #twanight #mars #pleiades #caravansary #caravanserai #iran @natgeo @natgeocreative
- @natgeotravelTierra del Fuego, Argentina
Photo by @christian foto (Christian Rodriguez ) View of Olivia River. It crosses the wide Carbajal Valley, a space covered with peat bogs between two chains of the Andes, forming meanders and maintaining an east-Southeast direction. The function of the peatlands benefit the city Ushuaia because they ensure that potable water is available during dry seasons, they regulate water runoff from the mountains around and reduce the possibility of flooding by dampening the riverbeds. #ushuaia #argentina #southamerica #oliviariver #valley #andes Photo by @christian foto (Christian Rodriguez )
Photo by @kristarossow // #sponsored by Japan National Tourism Organization // Japanese deer have become accustomed to tourists and wander freely on Miyajima Island in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Photo by @max.lowe // A lone stone figure, known to the native people of Rapa Nui or Easter Island as a Moai, stands watch as the faint glow of sunrise splashes the world with color. More so than anywhere else, while visiting Rapa Nui this past summer I found myself entwined in a mystic history of mankind, and the tangible weight we all cary on our shoulders, as passed down from one generation of people to the next. Follow @max.lowe to see more from his travels and work on Easter Island this past summer.
Photo by @argonautphoto (Aaron Huey). Young girls in traditional dress carry their baby lambs through the streets of Cusco, Peru. Shot on assignment for @NatGeoTravel headed to Machu Picchu on the Salkantay Trail!
Photo by @taylorglenn // Moonlight illuminates Mt Kilimanjaro and our tents under a clear, starry night at Shira camp. It was around 3am and I was a bit restless. I decided to take a peak outside and there was no question that I had to make a photo. We were climbing via the Machame route and this camp is typically used on day 2. You never know what kind of weather to expect and I wanted to be sure I had a great landscape shot of 'Kili'. This is one of the favorites I made during our ascent. Follow @taylorglenn for more from around the globe. #tanzania #kilimanjaro #climbing
- @natgeotravelSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Photo by @FransLanting The annual gathering of king penguins on the beaches of South Georgia Island in the Antarctic is one of the most phenomenal bird spectacles on the planet. It is an overwhelming sensation to be among them and it is a confirmation of the abundance of the Southern Ocean on which these birds depend. Fisheries around South Georgia are well-regulated, but beyond the territorial limits of the island, a lot of work remains to be done to safeguard a future for king penguins and all other wildlife dependent on the frigid seas surrounding Antarctica. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images and stories from the Southern Ocean. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #antarctica #southgeorgia #Penguins #kingpenguins #southernocean #conservation
- @natgeotravelOahu, HI
Photograph by @paulnicklen // I have been fortunate enough to see a lot of rainbows while spending so much time out in nature, however this one at the Bonzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii was perhaps the brightest and most delineated one I have ever seen. I saw this while standing with @zaknoyle and @cristinamittermeier, waiting for a surfing competition to start. #followme on @paulnicklen #surf #surfing #hawaii #rainbow #pipe #pipeline #bonzaipipeline #smile #adventure #travel #instagood #tbt