photo by @amivitale. gopu ram leads a camel through the sand dunes near jaisalmer in india's rajasthan thar desert. every year thousands of camel herders from the semi-nomadic rabari tribe, who make a living rearing animals, travel for two to three weeks across 500 kilometers to set up camp in the desert dunes near pushkar to sell their livestock. the herders sell more than 20,000 camels, horses and other animals at the annual cattle fair. follow @amivitale for more stories from around the world.
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photo by @franslanting after emperor penguin females lay their eggs, they are exhausted, and they immediately transfer their eggs to the feet of their mates, who cradle the eggs on their feet to keep them warm and off the sea ice. emperor penguin males do this for two months in the depths of the antarctic winter. it takes heroic parenting skills to raise a chick in this brutally cold environment where temperatures can drop to 40 degrees below zero with winds of more than 100 miles per hour. i spent a month camped on the sea ice near an emperor penguin colony to document how the chicks grow up. here a young emperor chick leans against its father. i share this image in celebration of fathers day! follow me @franslanting for more images and stories of the emperor penguin.
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photo by @michaelclarkphoto // the view looking across at the painted wall from the cedar point overlook on the south rim of the black canyon of the gunnison near montrose, colorado. the black canyon of the gunnison is one of these remote national parks that doesn’t see as much traffic as a lot of others, which is kind of surprising given that it is quite stunning. the painted wall, seen on the opposite side of the canyon with the crisscrossing dikes, is 2,700 feet (823 m) tall making it the third largest sheer wall in the lower 48 after el cap and notch peak. the black is serious business all the way around. climbing here is very committing and descending into the canyon by any route is intimidating. regardless, it is breathtakingly beautiful. #blackcanyon#blackcanyonofthegunnison#colorado
photos by @argonautphoto (aaron huey) and his 8yr old son @hawkeyehuey. the father/son team has been going to the #codyniterodeo, near huey’s hometown in northern wyoming, since hawkeye started photographing with him (at age 4). the two went behind the chutes whenever they passed through town in the summer and made photos together. see the images of this father/son team published together in our current issue of the magazine! in the second slide you can see that hawkeye shoots with instant “polaroid style” film. follow aaron and @hawkeyehuey to see more of their adventures!
photo by @babaktafreshi
the world at night project
a visitor from afar, a space wanderer from outer solar system, a comet with blue tail, appears above acacia trees on planet earth. this was in november 2013 in amboseli national park of kenya. on those nights comet ison (c/2012_s1) was on its way to the sun. every year or two one of these naked-eye comets appears in the sky, though they are only visible in the dark skies.
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photo by @andrea_frazzetta // the ijen crater. mount ijen, on the island of java, indonesia, hosts one of the last remaining active sulfur mines in the world. since 1968, the sulfur miners have ventured into this unpredictable labyrinth of gas clouds and superheated fumaroles to extract “devil’s gold” and carry it back down the mountain. ijen’s half-mile turquoise crater lake takes on an eerie glow in the darkness. deceptively beautiful, it has a ph lower than that of battery acid—the largest acid lake on earth, caustic enough to dissolve metal. “sulfur road” my latest assignment for national geographic is online, check it on natgeo website and follow @andrea_frazzetta to know more about this story #natgeotravel#ijen#java #indonesia #sulfur#miners#blue
photograph by george steinemetz @geosteinmetz
lake retba, senegal, is a shallow lake separated from the sea by a low chain of dunes. in the dry season #saltprecipitates onto the lake bottom, and the locals go wading to collect it in small flat-bottom boats and pile it up along the shore. when i took this photo from a cessna in 1997 the pilot called it lac rose, the pink lake in french, but it was quite brown.
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photos by @taylorglenn // a series of images showing local fisherman at the remote curio point on lord howe island, australia. while exploring and shooting landscapes of the incredible coastline, i stumbled upon these gentlemen searching for a few fish to bring home for dinner. one of them was using a hand-line and told me that it’s pretty rare anyone will use this method nowadays, yet he was set on keeping the tradition alive as it was passed on to him. during the few minutes i had with them they landed a small shark (which they promptly returned to the sea) and a gorgeous yellowtail (which probably fed a few people later that day). it was great fun watching them navigate the slick, rocky shoreline and battering waves. the greatest gifts of travel are the unexpected moments you witness and the wonderful people you meet along the way. shot on assignment for @natgeotravel follow @taylorglenn for more travel imagery around the globe. #lordhoweisland#pacificocean#australia#fishing
photo by @pedromcbride (pete mcbride) // sponsored by @gopro // captured on @gopro #experiencedifferent // “a dory is like rowing a boat made of baby bird bones and tissue paper,” says mark moqui, a veteran grand canyon white water dory oarsman. “but they sure are nimble and fun… if you don’t mess up.” rowing a boat 277 miles through the grand canyon can be a journey back to 1.7 billion years of geologic time, one-third the age of the earth, but even more amazing, an escape from the modern world. there is no cell service or social media here, you are on the river’s time in the basement of the only canyon you can see from outer space. to see more from this open-aired cathedral, follow @pedromcbride #grandcanyon#dory#gopro#petemcbride