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#bioluminescence on the shores of Punta del Este, Uruguay!
@diegoweisz explica "Lunes 11:20 de la noche, todo listo para terminar el día, netflix en pausa y un té recién hecho esperándome. Llega un mensaje; mi madre: -“hay noctilucas”... minutos después, me encuentro manejando solo por las calles vacías de un típico lunes en punta del este. Linterna✔️, cámara✔️, trípode✔️ todo listo para sentarme en alguna playa a capturar este extraño fenómeno que no para de sorprenderme! Llegar a la costa y ver las olas encendidas es algo realmente increíble, difícil de describir. Si alguna vez lo vieron sabrán de lo que estoy hablando, y si todavía no pudieron, espero tengan la suerte de cruzárselo algún día!" ✨

@diegoweisz explains "Monday 11:20 at night, a message arrives; my mother: - "there are noctiluca" ... minutes later, I find myself driving alone through the empty streets of a typical Monday in Punta del Este. Flashlight✔️, camera✔️, tripod✔️ all ready to sit on the beach to capture this strange phenomenon that never ceases to amaze me! Getting to the coast and seeing the waves aglow is really incredible, difficult to describe. If you've ever seen it you will know what I am talking about, if you haven't yet I hope you will have the chance to come across it one day!" ✨

Balmy nights in pretty Cartagena 💕

@kelley.wild tells us "About two years ago I traveled to Cartagena, Colombia to explore the city and the surrounding Caribbean waters. It wasn’t long before I fell in love with the architecture downtown that seemed “stuck in time.” A mix between Italy and Havana; Cartagena is a destination that hosts thousands of tourists each year, so popular it even caught the attention of Pablo Escobar who spent a lot of time here! With the city always hustle bustle and the sound of Cumbia music playing throughout the day and night, you will never feel alone. Enjoy a famous Colombian coffee and arepa while you people watch or join along in the song and dance. Whatever you choose you are sure to have a great time!

Make fluffy friends at #machupicchu

Tag a friend who'd love to cuddle up to a llama! 🤗
Photo thanks to @dan_a_t

Volcanoes ✔️ Lakes ✔️ Llamas ✔️ Flamingos ✔️
Bolivia has it all! 🇧🇴
Photo thanks to @pip.l.smith
Check out @pip.l.smith latest photos from Ecuador at @merazonia_refuge

@overlandtheamericas tells us "Today we took a small Cessna plane from Georgetown, Guyana to visit the impressive Kaieteur Falls nested deep in the Guyanese Amazon rainforest. Kaieteur is the world’s largest single drop waterfall by volume of water. It’s 251m (822 ft). That’s 4 times the height of Niagara Falls!!! Thanks @visitguyana for the awesome trip!" 🇬🇾♥️✌🏽

Put your tiny hand in mine 😍

@eyeofshe says "Sorry guys, but we had to... 🤣 Had the funnest afternoon trying to ace the perspective photos. It’s a lot harder than it looks! Uyuni was everything I’d imagined and more."✨ 📷 Thanks to @josemostajo

"Death Road is the world’s most dangerous road. When it was closed in 2006, one estimate stated that 200 to 300 travellers were killed yearly along the precarious passage. Cut into the side of 600 meter high cliffs, the road links the Amazonian rainforests to the capital city. The road recently gave access to private vehicles so of course we were going to put it to the test" says

Laguna Churup, one of Peru's prettiest day hikes.

Located in the Huascarán National Park, the Laguna Churup hike starts from Huaraz from where you will be transported to Pitec (a small collection of buildings rather than a real village). Pitec is the official start for this six-hour 7km round-trip hike to spectacular Laguna Churup (4450m) at the base of Nevado Churup.

Photo thanks to @adolfo_muro

Best seats in the house. Tag your travel buddy and start planning your own adventure!
The famous peaks of Mt Fitz Roy, Los Glaciares National Park, Patagonia, Argentina

Photo by @michaelmatti and @carriemeonmyway

Ok who else has serious eyelash envy?!
Notice how she eventually sees her reflection in the water 😍

Video thanks to @falconry_crarsi - "Speckled Owl rehydrating.
Rescued by the CRC in Popayan. We hope to have a successful release after we teach her to fly and hunt." @falconry_crarsi - "Búho Moteado hidratandose.
Rescatado por la CRC en Popayan. Esperamos tener una exitosa liberación después de que le enseñemos a volar y a cazar."

Make new animal friends in the Andes 😍😍
Photo thanks to @emmett_sparling with

Can you spot the tiny people? Tag a friend you'd like to wander here with!
"Midday light shining upon the pure beauty of Laguna Miscanti, 4.140m (13.580 ft - still 25 degrees during Summer) says @bantko

Laguna Miscanti, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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