Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | This camp, erected miles out on the Alaskan sea ice, is the indigenous Iñupiaq home away from home. Despite spending months living in cramped and frozen quarters, the Qallu Reich says fondly, "It is quiet here." Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan, for more from the Arctic. #arctic#inuit
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Photo by @babaktafreshi // Sponsored by @budweiserusa // On this evening at the 10,000-foot-high peak of Haleakala volcano in Maui, Hawaii, most visitors left after sunset. But the show continued under an emerging ocean of stars with the new moon reflecting on the Pacific waters as it was setting above a bizarre, towering cumulus cloud. The long-exposure image shows more than the thin crescent as it reveals the dark (night) side of the moon lit by the Earth. Easily visible to the naked eye, the subtle light is called earthshine or the Da Vinci Glow, first described by Leonardo da ...
Photo by @emilypolar l Coastal blossoms blooming rain or shine. Rolling hills smooth and green especially in the spring. Foggy or sunny really anytime of year, Point Reyes is a beauty near and dear. To see more of this beautiful world follow @emilypolar #california#pointreyes
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Photo by @max.lowe I Countless stars reflected in glittering brilliance on a lake in SW Montana with canoes moored in the still shallows. As much as I have seen in my travels across the globe, my heart is forever drawn back to my home in Montana but for these moments of silence and solitude.
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | The view from Big Badlands Overlook in Badlands National Park near Wall, South Dakota. Badlands National Park is fairly remote and not as well known as many other national parks but nonetheless it is an incredible park and a feast for the eyes. For landscape photographers there are few places in the USA that can match the stunning desert terrain found in the Badlands. #badlands#southdakota
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Photo by @daisygilardini | Technology nowadays allows us to see things differently, and with minimal impact. When confronted with the word ‘drone,’ though, most people react negatively. They connect this technology to disruption and violation of privacy. If one were to stop and actually look at and study this technology, however, one will soon realize its potential is unprecedented, and virtually unlimited. Drones are widely used these days for scientific purposes, from land mapping to agricultural industry: measuring the height of crops; using heat sensors to detect presence of life (human or animal); during search and rescue operations when trying ...
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Photo by @MartinEdstrom | A sister teaching her 6 year old brother how to ride on the grassland plateaus of the Tien Shan. At this high altitude in remote Kyrgyzstan, where the terrain is rugged and wild, horses are incredible important. Sometimes even more so than cars. You have to learn to ride from an early age. #tienshan#centralasia
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Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto | Want to visit the tropical islands of French Polynesia but get off the beaten path? Head to the Austral Islands. Located 600kms south of Tahiti, this island chain gets few visitors and has some of the most authentic Polynesian culture in all of French Polynesia. The cliffs and caves are places of legend and it’s a great place to see the humpback whales that come to give birth every year. Hike the mountains, eat amazing food, enjoy the picturesque villages and interact with the locals. It’s a place that you won’t forget anytime soon. Follow me ...
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Photo by @bertiegregory | A female black bear and her 18-month-old cub patrol the rocky shoreline in search of crabs at low tide. West Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Shot with a remote controlled camera. #britishcolumbia#photography
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Photo by @babaktafreshi // Sponsored by @budweiserusa // I have traveled to all seven continents in the past two decades in search of the last remaining natural night skies, and this is one of my favorite views on the planet. From this meadow I had a spectacular view of the Teton Range, part of the Rocky Mountains. In this moment, the moonrise faintly illuminated the mountaintops and the bright galactic core in Scorpius and Sagittarius was standing above the peaks as the city light of Jackson, Wyoming, reflected off the clouds. The bright orange star Antares, marking the scorpion’s heart, ...
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Video by @mborowick | Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon is located just off of the main highway of route 1 in Southern Iceland. It’s well worth the 20 minute hike to get to the viewing platform. Dating back over 2 million years, this canyon was formed around the last ice age. The Fjaðrá river flows through the canyons’ magnificent 100 meter high cliffs. #iceland#drone
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Photo @stephen_matera | A Pinyon Pine seemingly growing straight out of solid rock on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at sunrise. With temperatures varying from below zero in winter and above 100 in summer, and average precipitation on the south rim of the Grand Canyon is only 16 inches, this tree must be incredibly strong to survive in such a harsh environment. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Arizona and around the world. #desert#ersosion