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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Here we are looking at Al-Khazneh, Arabic for 'the Treasury' and one of the many facades carved into the mountains of the ancient city of Petra, Jordan. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic#muhammedmuheisen#الاردن#Petra
Photo by @PaulNicklen | In South Georgia, king penguins live in very close quarters. Hundreds of thousands of these tall and colorful birds fill the shoreline during breeding season. In harsh blizzards, this proximity comes in handy as the penguins huddle together to keep warm. I’ve found that no photo can truly capture this overwhelming and incredible scene. Follow me @PaulNicklen and explore my feed for more photos of king penguins. #SouthGeorgia#penguin#colony#wildlife#KingPenguins
Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | San Blas Islands. The archipelago of San Blas consists of hundreds of small islands. Approximately 365 islands and cays, of which only 49 are inhabited. They lie off the north coast of the Isthmus of Panama, east of the Panama Canal. A part of the comarca (district) Guna Yala along the Caribbean coast and home to the Kuna Indians. San Blas and its surrounding area is a haven for ecotourists because of its pristine environs. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta#Panama#ocean#sanblas
Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | As evening descends upon the outside world, two cave explorers enter Er Long Dong and begin a long journey through the cave to the gigantic chamber known as Cloud Ladder Hall. This is one of the three known tunnels into the the big hall of the cave and it's probably the easiest to negotiate.
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | The sun began to set and paint reflections of beautiful patterns on the calm waves rolling into the small inlet. After a day of diving and exploring off the coast of British Columbia, I had a whole new perspective on the landscape above water. The area is booming with aquatic life and to have the beautiful and colorful world hiding just below the surface revealed to me was incredible. You never really know what's going on below the thin blue line until you go there and experience it. To have such a spectacular dive site so close to home is something I will always be grateful for. Follow me @CristinaMittermeier for more photos from British Columbia. #landscape#sunset#Canada#ocean
Photo by @lucalocatelliphoto | Visitors peer over Dubai from an observation deck at the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper at 2,717 feet (828 meters). Dubai aims for superlatives and it's now racing to become one of the planet’s most sustainable cities. The emirate will showcase its efforts as host of Expo 2020, also known as the world’s fair, a six-month exhibition with sustainability as one of its themes. A decade ago Dubai had one of the largest ecological footprints of any city in the world. By 2050 it wants to have the smallest. Can it get there? My work revolves around the making of the future, how our society transitions through new ways of living, and how technology is changing our approach to the environment and to our cities. I’ve embarked on a journey with @natgeo to showcase how Dubai aims to become one of the world’s greenest cities. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to find out more about the Dubai story I covered for @natgeo#Dubai#environment#architecture#skyline#people#city
Photo by @BabakTafreshi | A hidden paradise in central Kenya. When you enter the rusty gate to Thomson’s Falls, you don’t expect such a splendor hiding in the dense forest. The river drops 74 meters (243 ft) on this cliff. Located at 2,360 meters (7,740 ft) elevation in the Aberdare Mountain Range, if you walk upstream from the falls, you will find one of the highest hippo pools in #Kenya. #africa#waterfall@natgeoimagecollection
Photo by @daisygilardini | Being able to observe cubs playing joyfully and tirelessly for hours is a photographer’s dream, but it’s certainly not an easy task. With temperatures that can drop below -40C, technical and physical challenges abound. Cold is a challenge for your equipment as well as you yourself. If you’re uncomfortable you won’t be able to focus on the job. You must be clothed properly to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Knowing how and when to apply layers while avoiding perspiration is vital. Hydration is important but I’ve learned to manage my fluid intake as getting rid of surplus fluids is far from enjoyable in these conditions. Once you’re physically comfortable, you face the technical challenge of operating a camera with all its small buttons while wearing bulky gloves. Finally, you have to accept the fact that after a while parts of the camera will freeze, and you need to find a way to work around that. Batteries tend to freeze first, followed by the control panels and back monitor. It comes with practice. You must be skilled enough to work your camera in blind mode. The only way to learn is to keep shooting and hope for the best. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear#polarbear#wapusknationalpark#manitoba#conservation#climatechange#climatechangeisreal