Photo @materas // A cholla garden at sunrise in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California. While they may look fuzzy, they're anything but! Chill a cactus are known for their barbed spines that tenaciously attach to just about anything they touch. It's called a cholla garden because often the cholla are from similar DNA from a single plant. Follow me @materas for more images like this from California and around the world. #cactus#desert#southwest#cholla
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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // The ancient Mayans believed that cenotes, or freshwater sinkholes, like this one near Tulum, were passageways to the underground world of Xibalba, which roughly translates as “place of fear”. @PaulNicklen and I worked #onassignment for @NatGeo to document the mysteries of these sinkholes. This cenote, known as Las Calaveras, or The Skulls, is the final resting place of 128 individuals, who were arguably sacrificed to the gods a couple of thousand years ago. Today, modern Mayan people still hold these places as sacred, but for a few pesos, they are happy to show tourists around.
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Photo by @jeffmauritzen. The Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland, one of countless scenic locations along the famed #WildAtlanticWay. Follow me @jeffmauritzen and NG Traveler writer & editor Justin Kavanagh as we traverse the highways and byways of this beautiful country for the next 3 weeks. We’ll be posting a photo a day, and regaling you with travel tales and tips from the isle of saints and sinners, scholars and storytellers. Follow us as we take the Wild Atlantic Way, explore the Northern Causeway Coast, and travel back in time through Ireland’s Ancient East. In the words of Tom Waits, we’ll be starting out with bad directions, on the road to God knows where. Know someone who might like to follow along? Please tag them!
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Mt. Rundle reflected in the Vermilion Lakes near Banff, Alberta. This popular landscape photography spot is quite wet - if you want to shoot here bring your rubber boots and be prepared to hunt around for the best spots. But, as always in the Canadian Rockies, the landscape is spectacular! #canada#canadianrockies#mtrundle
Photo @pedromcbride // Play. It’s our world’s universal language. Regardless of where you’re from, or how you got there, play is a constant in my interactions around the globe. Namibia. #namibia
Photo by @FransLanting Where light and darkness meet in nature beauty occurs. This is a scene from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. It is one of many federally protected landscapes that is now under scrutiny from the current administration for a rollback of their status under pressure from other interests. The American idea of preserving large wild landscapes for all generations to come has been an inspiration to many people in many countries around the world, and my hope is that the US can continue to be a beacon. Shine light into darkness by adding your voice to the conversation if you care. Check the links below to find out what you can do. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of these special places.
Photo by @KristaRossow // Last month I visited Yellowstone National Park on a photo workshop for #NatGeoStudentExpeditions. Despite the park receiving 24%, on average, of all its annual visitors during the month of July, I was surprised how many popular sites such as the Grand Prismatic Spring were nearly devoid of visitors during off hours, like at sunset. And bonus that I was able to photograph a different view of this symbol of the park, which is often photographed from above to maximize its amazing colors. For more #Yellowstone, visit my feed @KristaRossow.
Rerouting our Yosemite Photo Workshop away from Mariposa and the current Detwiler wildfire, we've been taking full advantage of our new surroundings near Mammoth Lakes, California. Last night we spent an incredible evening photographing the tufa formations and sun setting over Mono Lake. Photo by @ErikaSkogg#NatGeoStudentExpeditions
Photo by @CarltonWard // It gives me hope for our planet to meet young people connected to the land and committed to their heritage. For Kane Jumper that heritage runs deeper than most. As a Seminole from the Panther Clan, he carries forward 500 years of tradition with horses and cattle and thousands of years in the land we now call America. Over the past two weeks, Kane worked with his family to gather cattle from their Brighton and Big Cypress Reservations. The Seminole Tribe of Florida is the 7th largest producer of beef cattle in the US, all while sustaining their culture, protecting the Everglades from development and maintaining wildlife habitat critical to the @FL_WildCorridor.@young_savage1993#NativePride#Seminole#pathofthepanther#LivingHeritage#KeepFLWild@natgeo@ilcp_photographers
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In a year of hiking in incredible places, almost nothing can compare to walking inside the crater at Haleakala National Park. And it is such a shame because most people visiting this park stay on the rim and look down into it. But getting inside is where the magic is. This was taken deep inside the crater along the Sliding Sands Trail. I remember thinking how incredible this view was, and how surreal it felt to be walking here!
Haleakala National Park (55 of 59)
Shot with FUJIFILM X-T1 and XF16-55mm F2.8 lens
Photo by @jonathan_irish // Photographer Jonathan Irish (@jonathan_irish) was on an epic road trip in 2016 to visit and create incredible content in all of the 59 U.S. National Parks in 52 weeks during the centennial of the National Park Service. #59in52#onassignment#nps100