Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // A mosaic of flat, green areas dominated the landscape as I flew over the central plateau of Madagascar. The story told here is one in which rice fields and cattle pastures have replaced the once abundant and biodiverse rainforests of Madagascar. The country has already lost over 90% of its precious rainforests but the small patches that remain are still so rich in unique biodiversity, that they should be protected for the benefit of all humanity. #followme at @CristinaMittermeier for more photos and stories from around the world. #madagascar
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Photo by @KenGeiger | Where will you find your pot of gold this year? You have about 30 minutes remaining to enter the #natgeo100contest. @natgeo account just hit 100 million followers! To celebrate, they’re holding a photo contest. To enter simply post your most Nat Geo-inspired photo to your Instagram account using the hashtag #natgeo100contest. Ten winning photos will be posted to the @natgeo feed, and one grand-prize winner will win a Nat Geo photo safari trip to Tanzania. Good luck!
Photo by @taylorglenn // A busy street in the pedestrian area of Tokyo’s Shinjuku. There is something incredible about the energy of this city. The sights, the sounds, the smells - sensory overload in the best way. What a wonderful place to stroll, especially at night. Follow @taylorglenn for more images around the globe #tokyo#japan
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Photo by @amivitale | Mount Kenya as seen from from northern Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy (@olpejeta). Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second highest in all of Africa. A National Park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mountain contains 11 rapidly retreating glaciers. Follow @amivitale for more photos of the wonders and conservation successes of northern Kenya. @thephotosociety @natgeo @nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice @natgeoimagecollection @natgeo #kenya#northernkenya
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Photo by @jimmychin | @cheynelempe and @oceangoingmonkey sort through piles of climbing gear and ropes as they prepare for another day on the wall while filming @freesolofilm. ESPN60 takes an in depth look at the daring filmmaking of Free Solo and examines why it’s a genre bending film. Check our stories for the trailer of this ESPN episode that airs Feb 24th.
The @natgeo account just hit 100 million followers! To celebrate, they’re holding a photo contest. To enter simply post your most Nat Geo-inspired photo to your Instagram account using the hashtag #natgeo100contest. Ten winning photos will be posted to the @natgeo feed, and one grand-prize winner will win a Nat Geo photo safari trip to Tanzania. Good luck!
Photo by @KenGeiger | Tired of the cold? The weather forecast for Durban, South Africa tomorrow is sunny and 88 degrees. Located on the east coast, Durban is the third largest city in South Africa—but more importantly, it is known for its beaches, big wide open beaches. And if you forget your sun hat, or tide pool net, don't worry, one of the wandering beach vendors will have what you need. #durban#southafrica To explore more images of the follow @KenGeiger
Photo: @emilypolar // Ik Kil is a beautiful and quite popular cenote in the Yucatán near Chichen Itza. It could be considered the pool of cenotes as it receives many visitors due to it proximity to Chichen Itza. To see more of this enchanting and quirky world follow @emilypolar #yucatan#cenote
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // In the winter months, the Austrian Alps wear a white cloak of snow. Here we took advantage of the fine weather we’re experiencing and made a ski tour up to Wörgegratspitze in Kühtai. It was stunning, seeing the mountain landscape on skis.
Photos by @ronan_donovan // Exploring Cinque Terre by night was one of the highlights of my trip across Italy. This series of 5 villages perched along a rocky coast felt like a step back in time several hundreds of years. Travel more by following @ronan_donovan #italy#cinqueterre
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // @richiegrahamphoto exploring a ridge above Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park last week. Skiing around in Yellowstone was one of the coolest parts of our experience out there. It was frigid to say the least but the biting cold and crusty snow didn’t really dampen our spirits. The Lamar Valley, below Richie in this image, is famous for the incredible array of wildlife that can be seen from the road. That valley was also where wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone back in 1995. #yellowstonenationalpark#yellowstone
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Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // For the intrepid traveller who’s prepared for ever-changing weather, the Faroe’s remote landscape of unspoiled moorlands, dramatic fjords and bird-rich cliffs are rewarding. Especially when it is covered with beautiful white snow. #faroeislands