National Geographic Travel

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Photo by @bertiegregory | The west coast of Vancouver Island is home to an incredible ecosystem consisting of rainforest covered mountains which drop all the way down to a wave battered shoreline.Sadly much of this coast’s old growth rainforest has been lost to logging. We must protect the forest that’s left, not only because it’s beautiful and a home to countless creatures, but because like all forests, it gives us so many things that we take for granted like the fresh air we breathe. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast

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Photo by @max.lowe I Last light from Glacier Point over the immense empty space of Yosemite Valley California. An iconic place of natural wonder for many reasons and to all sorts, but for most anyone who visits, a stalwart example of the power imbued in the natural world around us.

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Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | This frozen wonderland is an ice cave which recedes hundreds of meters into the Breidamerkurjokull glacier in Iceland. Caves like this are the runoff route for meltwater further up the glacier. Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan, for more from the Arctic and beyond. #glacier #icecave #iceland

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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | Sunlight streaming through dense water vapor at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park on a snowy winter day in Wyoming. #mammothhotsprings #yellowstone

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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | This is what blossoming tulip fields look like from above, beautiful colorful carpets in Den Helder, The Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic #muhammedmuheisen #denhelder #netherlands

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Photo by @bertiegregory | A Gray whale lifts its tail flukes to dive in the shallow waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Gray whales breed in the warm tropical warmers off the coast of Mexico. They then migrate north to richer waters to feed. Although the individual pictured decided to spend the summer off the coast of British Columbia, some Grays head all the way up to Alaska on one of the longest mammal migrations on the planet. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #coast #whale

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Photo by @sofia_jaramillo5 | The night sky as seen from the Amazon Rainforest near the Tambopata River in Peru. #nightphotography #astrophoto #rainforest

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Photo by @CristinaMittermeier | Off the coast of Brazil in the emerald waters of the Abrolhos Reef, the southernmost reef in the Americas, a traditional spear fisherman focuses on the fish below him awaiting the opportune moment to free dive down. Once protected as a Marine reserve, the new government of Brazil has ordered that the protections be removed to allow oil exploration. Needless to say, an oil spill would be devastating to the unique ecosystem. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier for more stories and photos from around the world. #Brazil #fisherman #conservation

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Photo by @mborowick | Icelandic sheep, like this group here are only a few of about 800,000 in the country, which is more than double the human population. During the summertime sheep from all over the island run free and often travel great distances from where they began. In September, the farmers partake in Réttir, which is a nationwide roundup of all the sheep to return them to their original farms. This tradition has been taking place for more than 300 years and has become something of a tourism experience to those interested in Icelandic culture.

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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

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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

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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

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