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Photo by @michaelmelford - Dawn at Lake Pukaki looking north toward Mt. Cook, South Island New Zealand. Travel and get up early! #newzealand #sunrise #mtcook #photography #nature #travel

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) with words by adventure writer and presenter @CharlieBoscoe - Imagine being tasked with the job of getting thousands of soldiers safely across this terrain out of sight from the enemy. That was the challenge faced by military commanders as battles raged across the Dolomites during the First World War. The solution they came up with was nothing short of ingenious; make the mountains climbable and accessible to troops using cables, wires and metal rungs. Those "via ferratas" (iron roads) are still in place and now lead climbers and mountaineers to some of the greatest summits in the Alps.

Photo by @andywcoleman // It is never fun to leave Patagonia, but views like this make it much easier. As glaciers start moving down the mountain, they will start picking up various rocks and dirt along with them. When the glacier melts, all of that will be released in a long, streaking pattern known as moraines. For more images from around the world, follow me at @andywcoleman

📸 @johnkernickphotography Norwich Cathedral rises to 96M and has the second tallest cathedral spire in England. The cathedral was begun in 1096 completed in 1145, it was partly rebuilt in 1169 after being struck by lightning. The cathedral close is one of the largest in Europe and has more people living within it than any other close. .
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Video by @paulnicklen // A flurry of snow rapidly covers the seascape as a mother polar bear frolics with her young, four month old cubs. In order to feed herself and her two growing offspring, she must be an infallible hunter. After a successful hunt, the playful cubs nuzzle and play with their mother, and she, ever patient and tender, endures their affections. To see my favorite photograph from this moment, #follow me on @paulnicklen
For @Sea_Legacy with @fredgranath Music by @adamnriddle

Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night photography
Swipe left to see this panorama of the Teton mountain range at night. The Grand Teton National Park is one of my favorite spots on the planet where the Earth & sky meet in most spectacular form. Light from the nearby town of Jackson is the yellow glow under the bright summer Milky Way. Light of the rising moon gently illuminates the landscape. On the last slide find the Big Dipper hanging over the mountains.
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Photo by @CarltonWard / Sunset over Boca Grande Pass, on Florida's west coast between Gasparilla and Cayo Costa islands where Charlotte Harbor flows into the Gulf of Mexico. During the late spring and early summer, anglers from around the world gather here to drift outgoing tides in hopes of catching tarpon - a migratory game fish that can weigh up to 200 pounds. #bocagrande #gulfofmexico #sunset Please follow @carltonward for more #floridawild

Photograph by @susanseubert // A group of visitors to the Brick House Winery in Newberg, Oregon enjoy wine and snacks under an old oak tree on the edge of the vineyard. The first Pinot Noir grapes were planted in the Oregon Wine Country in 1965. Since then this region has become world famous for its terroir and is now home to over 500 wineries. #oregon #winecountry Follow @susanseubert for more from the Pacific Northwest and beyond!

Photo by @andywcoleman // Hiking to see the Mountain Gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda can sometimes be a bit exhausting. To get to this family, we trekked up and down the steep slopes of the forest for nearly two hours. It would have been nice to catch a ride like this baby gorilla. Fortunately, they stayed in one area for the entire hour we got to spend with them. For more wildlife images, follow me at @andywcoleman

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) with words by adventure writer and presenter @charlieboscoe - The beauty of nature enhanced ever so slightly by human interaction. To make somewhere so high and wild accessible to mere mortals is extraordinary but when you consider who might have passed along here and in what circumstances they might have found themselves, these via ferratas (iron ways) of the Italian Dolomites take on an almost mystical quality. It’s rare to find somewhere like the Dolomites which combines beauty with history so perfectly.

Video by @bertiegregory. A wild peacock displaying in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka. Despite his incredible tail fan, the peahens just didn't seem interested. It's amazing to think that this male will shed and a grow a new fan each year, all in the name of reproduction! Shot during a leopard assignment for @natgeo, @natgeowild and @stevewinterphoto. Follow @bertiegregory for more wildlife adventures!

Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // Rushing towards the shore in groups of 20-100 birds, Rockhopper penguins travel fast to avoid hungry sea lions, who patiently wait to ambush them in the shallow waters. Little known and truly magnificent, the Falkland Islands are a marine wildlife paradise. Shot #OnAssignment for @NatGeo with @PaulNicklen.
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