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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.
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
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.
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
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 @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.