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Photo @stephen_matera | Alpine Larch trees in autumn color, Glacier Peak Wilderness, central Cascades, Washington. The Larch is a deciduous conifer that grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada. The surprisingly soft needles turn golden yellow and fall off in autumn. I love these trees as they glow when back-lit by the sun. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #larch#deciduousconifer#autumn
Photo by Ifeoma Ozoma @ifyozoma.| Sunset skips. New Zealand has an impressively maintained system of campgrounds as part of the country’s massive parks system - with everything from alpine lake primitive camping to serviced grounds. At a campground somewhere on the South Island, I settled in for a cloudy sunset and noticed this kid skipping pebbles (at least attempting to) for what felt like an hour. For more photos of public lands, follow @ifyozoma.#newzealand
Photo by @taylorglenn | Just above Lava Falls in the Grand Canyon sits Vulcan's Anvil, a 50 foot tall volcanic 'plug' that is a remnant of lava flows some 400000 years ago. The name Vulcan comes from the Roman god who was said to be a blacksmith. The ancient flows that created this feature actually dammed the canyon. But over time the Colorado methodically wore down the material continuing its constant excavation of this magical landscape. Follow @taylorglenn for more from the Grand Canyon and beyond. #arizona#grandcanyon#coloradoriver
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#seaice
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 Vinci in the 16th century. // Introducing @budweiserusa#DiscoveryReserve, a limited-edition, American red lager brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing and the determination of the American spirit. #SpaceBeer
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.
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#bigbadlandsoverlook
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 to access otherwise inaccessible areas; for monitoring wildfires; for overhead inspection of infrastructure like pipelines; for delivering medical supplies to remote communities and disaster zones in an emergency — the list goes on. When it comes to photography, people tend to link it to thoughtless recreational use — which, yes, unfortunately is a reality on occasion. When used respectfully, and in accordance with strict safety rules — including proper training and official flight authorizations, combined with respect for wildlife — these little machines allow one to produce documentary and educational material that would’ve been possible in the past only by leaving a huge environmental footprint, with expensive, polluting helicopters and planes. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #drone#dronephotography#penguin#kingpenguin#falklandIslands
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#natgeoimagecollection
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 @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more photos from my adventures around the world. #frenchpolynesia#australislands#islands