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After two evenings and a couple beers of having this crocodile skull staring at me, I couldn't help trying to make an image out of it. So I put my camera on a tripod, my cell phone inside the skull for mood lighting, and exposed for the flood lights that illuminate animals coming to the Bilimungwe Bushcamp water hole. Bilimungwe is deep inside South Luangwa National Park, were the wildlife viewing is extraordinary.
Follow @BushcampCompany to see more great images from South Luangwa National Park.
Photo by @kengeiger, shot on assignment for @natgeotravel and @natgeoexpeditions  #natgeolodges #natgeoexpeditions

📸 @johnkernickphotography The beach at Furore. It's often referred to as Italy's only Fiord but was actually created by a Ria, an unglaciated river valley. It's one of the most fascinating geological features on the Amalfi coast made even more unique by the bridge that spans it's width. Close to Positano and Amalfi it's definitely worth a visit. .
#Furore #fiordoffurore #italy #Amalfi #mediterranean #johnkernickphotography

Photo by @paulnicklen taken #onassignment for @natgeo.
A humpback hangs its tail high in the air, using gravity to help propel its 50,000 pound body back into the depths around Antarctica to feed on the rich density of krill below. The sea around the Antarctic Peninsula is a magical, fragile place; rich with wildlife. It is my favorite place on this planet and it is finally time to protect it.
#followme at @paulnicklen to learn more about the work we are doing with @natgeopristineseas to protect Antarctica.
#10by2020 | #gratitude #drivingchange
#polar | #beauty |#conservation |#wildlifephotography | #whale | #instgood | #instagramhub | #whale | #naturelovers

Photo @materas // Inside an ice cave beneath the Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Alaska. As the Mendenhall Glacier is retreating, it creates ice caves as the meltwater melts out underneath the ice. The Mendenhall has retreated 1.75 miles since 1929 and continues to retreat. The blue ice is hundreds of years old at the terminus of the galcier and absorbs all wavelengths of light except blue, giving the glacier it's incredible blue colors. Follow me @materas for more images like this from Alaska and around the world. #glacier #icecave #juneauicefield

Photo by @babaktafreshi
Portugal is one of my favorite countries to travel, for the culture, food, and nature, all packed in a country 4 times smaller than California. Here in a summer day I was in Douro Wine Route in northern Portugal with vineyards next to Douro river, near the Coa Valley, known for its world heritage prehistoric rock art.
@natgeocreative @natgeo #portugal #douro #wine #wineroute #vineyard #roadtrip

Photo by @FransLanting Magic light can transform an ordinary scene into something extraordinary; it’s what photographers look for all the time to add an exclamation mark to their statements. It often occurs at dawn or dusk, when light gives way to shadows or vice versa, but in Arizona’s slot canyons magic light happens in the middle of the day. That’s when shafts of light suffused with dust can penetrate deep into a narrow canyon whose sandstone walls are shaped by water over time. Sunlight from high above bounces back and forth between the walls to create an ethereal luminosity deep down below that is reminiscent of a cathedral illuminated through stained glass windows. Follow me @FransLanting for more images of these special places.

@thephotosociety @natgeocreative #beauty #awesome #amazing # color #nature #picoftheday #earth

Photo by @TimLaman. As a baby elephant lags behind its mother who is out of frame, another old female, probably an “aunt” keeps an eye on him. #Tarangire National Park, #Tanzania. @thephotosociety, @natgeocreative.

photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Located in the northern part of the Afar’s Triangle, which takes its name from the nomadic people who live there, the vast Danakil depression is the place where the constantly expanding of three tectonic plates join together, close to the border area among Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti.
The Afar nomads, who are mainly devoted to the extraction of minerals, live in one of the most inhospitable places on earth, with very little vegetation and temperatures that can reach 120° F degrees.
Here a portrait of Kedir Hydera Adbera, 65, from Hamed Ela. He worked as a salt cutter for 46 years.
@andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #Danakil #Ethiopia #Africa

Video by @christian_foto The state of Veracruz is a region with one of the largest quantity of migratory birds in Mexico. There are more than 200 species of birds who travel great distances across the country. There are various migratory routes, including the migratory passage in the center of Veracruz, which sees millions of birds of prey pass through each year.
In this area, a natural funnel has been created to maintain the specific passageway of these birds of prey. On one hand, the majority of migratory bird species need high temperatures and favorable winds in order to use the least amount of their energy during the migration. The mountainous structures of the volcanic system in Mexico cut its coastal plain in half. Migratory birds are not used to flying over these mountainous regions because the winds and thermal currents are not consistently favorable, thus obligating them to continue towards the strait of the coastal plain, which is the only side they can migrate in a concentrated mass. Video by @christian_foto / @prime_collective #veracruz #migration #birds #mexico

Photo by @CristinaMittermeier //. Like the top of a whimsical cake, St. Basil Cathedral, in the Red Square of Moscow is as beautiful in person as it is in postcards. You wonder what psychedelic drugs or rush of creativity Ivan the Terrible was on when he commissioned its construction in 1555. Truly beautiful architecture!
I will be traveling in northern Russia and all the way to the North Pole. #follow me to see images from this amazing corner of the world.
#iphonephoto #photography #summer #russia #happy #creative @natgeocreative

Photo @materas // Mt. Bachelor reflected in Sparks Lake at sunset, Deschutes National Forest, Oregon. Sparks Lake is unique in that it does not have any visible outflowing river. Instead the lake drains though porous rock and likely into the Deschutes River watershed. Follow me @materas for more images like this from Oregon and around the world. #oregon #deschutesnationalforest #volcano #mtbachelor

@hawkeyehuey, the youngest @natgeotravel photographer at age 7 shooting #onassignment for the magazine at the #CodyNiteRodeo, Wyoming with his dad @argonautphoto. Cody is the Rodeo capital of the world with 90 straight nights of Rodeo in the summer. To see Hawkeye's photos follow @hawkeyehuey!

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