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  • Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | After the sun has set, this climber from Innsbruck, Austria, tackles a via ferrata route. The clear skies helped generate a wonderful warm light that sharpened the distant ridges and peaks, providing beautiful 360-degree views.
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    Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | After the sun has set, this climber from Innsbruck, Austria, tackles a via ferrata route. The clear skies helped generate a wonderful warm light that sharpened the distant ridges and peaks, providing beautiful 360-degree views.

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  • Photo by @babaktafreshi | This is one of the world’s largest publicly accessible telescopes, where people come to observe the night sky, host events, or even propose! I visited the Hooker telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles during this almost full moon night. This 100-inch reflector (2.5-meter aperture) was the worlds largest telescope from its completion in 1917 until 1949, when the Palomar Observatorys 200-inch telescope was built. The Hooker contributed to science immensely. This is where Edwin Hubble proved the existence of other galaxies beyond the Milky Way and later discovered the expansion of the universe. Explore more astronomy and space photo stories with me @babaktafreshi. #mtwilsonobservatory #losangeles #stargazing #astronomy
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    Photo by @babaktafreshi | This is one of the world’s largest publicly accessible telescopes, where people come to observe the night sky, host events, or even propose! I visited the Hooker telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles during this almost full moon night. This 100-inch reflector (2.5-meter aperture) was the worlds largest telescope from its completion in 1917 until 1949, when the Palomar Observatorys 200-inch telescope was built. The Hooker contributed to science immensely. This is where Edwin Hubble proved the existence of other galaxies beyond the Milky Way and later discovered the expansion of the universe. Explore more astronomy and space photo stories with me @babaktafreshi. #mtwilsonobservatory #losangeles #stargazing #astronomy

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  • Photo by @dina_litovsky | A sunset scene at Venice Skatepark. Los Angeles is the birthplace of skateboarding, and it remains an iconic tradition all through the city. A feature on the previously fringe sport that is now influencing cityscapes and culture is in the June issue of National Geographic. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky.
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    Photo by @dina_litovsky | A sunset scene at Venice Skatepark. Los Angeles is the birthplace of skateboarding, and it remains an iconic tradition all through the city. A feature on the previously fringe sport that is now influencing cityscapes and culture is in the June issue of National Geographic. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky.

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  • Photo by @amivitale | Women with Surf Diva school learn to surf in Nosara, Costa Rica, at Playa Guiones. Nosara ranks as one of the worlds leading surf towns, and anyone lucky enough to have caught one of the many perfect waves there understands why. Warm, crystalline blue waters, a friendly lineup, and good waves 365 days a year combine to make this place a true surfing paradise. Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and hope in the world. @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #costarica #surfing #waves #beach #ocean
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    Photo by @amivitale | Women with Surf Diva school learn to surf in Nosara, Costa Rica, at Playa Guiones. Nosara ranks as one of the worlds leading surf towns, and anyone lucky enough to have caught one of the many perfect waves there understands why. Warm, crystalline blue waters, a friendly lineup, and good waves 365 days a year combine to make this place a true surfing paradise. Follow @amivitale for more stories about the beauty and hope in the world. @thephotosociety @photography.for.good #costarica #surfing #waves #beach #ocean

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  • Photo by Kahli Hindmarsh @kahliaprilphoto | A bizarre clash of summer and winter as wildflower-filled meadows border glacial ice fields in British Columbia.
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    Photo by Kahli Hindmarsh @kahliaprilphoto | A bizarre clash of summer and winter as wildflower-filled meadows border glacial ice fields in British Columbia.

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  • Photo by @daisygilardini | During an evening cruise along the Chobe River in Botswanas Chobe National Park, we encountered this beautiful elephant. When it comes to silhouettes, less is more! The key to success is to look for a clearly outlined subject and avoid overlapping multiple subjects. Keep in mind that the goal of a silhouette is to render your subject as a shape with a clearly defined outline, with no color or texture. The shape needs to be absolutely perfect to work. In contrast to normal portraits, when I like the subject to look at me—possibly with the head tilted a bit in order to see both eyes, creating a 3D effect—I find that profiles work best when shooting silhouettes. When photographing elephants along the Chobe River, it’s always a challenge to get a clear view of an elephant’s entire body in silhouette. As one is often shooting from a boat, the horizon line tends to cut the subject in half, something I really don’t like. In this instance the elephant was on a high riverbank. By lying in the boat as flat as possible, I was able to get the horizon line right where I wanted it to be. I waited for the elephant to lift its trunk to give my image more depth. Coincidentally, the elephant flicked its tail—an extra detail that made all the difference. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #elephant #botswana #africa #silhouette #sunset
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    Photo by @daisygilardini | During an evening cruise along the Chobe River in Botswanas Chobe National Park, we encountered this beautiful elephant. When it comes to silhouettes, less is more! The key to success is to look for a clearly outlined subject and avoid overlapping multiple subjects. Keep in mind that the goal of a silhouette is to render your subject as a shape with a clearly defined outline, with no color or texture. The shape needs to be absolutely perfect to work. In contrast to normal portraits, when I like the subject to look at me—possibly with the head tilted a bit in order to see both eyes, creating a 3D effect—I find that profiles work best when shooting silhouettes. When photographing elephants along the Chobe River, it’s always a challenge to get a clear view of an elephant’s entire body in silhouette. As one is often shooting from a boat, the horizon line tends to cut the subject in half, something I really don’t like. In this instance the elephant was on a high riverbank. By lying in the boat as flat as possible, I was able to get the horizon line right where I wanted it to be. I waited for the elephant to lift its trunk to give my image more depth. Coincidentally, the elephant flicked its tail—an extra detail that made all the difference. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #elephant #botswana #africa #silhouette #sunset

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  • Photo by @acacia.johnson | Growing up in Alaska, Ive always thought of summer as camping season—time to live and sleep outdoors and tune in to the natural world. In the age of COVID-19, I cant think of anything else Id rather be doing right now! Heres one of my favorite campsites at Lake George, a glacial lake near Anchorage, Alaska, which blooms every summer with brilliant wildflowers.  Follow me @acacia.johnson for more stories from Alaska and beyond. #alaska #camping #getoutside
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    Photo by @acacia.johnson | Growing up in Alaska, Ive always thought of summer as camping season—time to live and sleep outdoors and tune in to the natural world. In the age of COVID-19, I cant think of anything else Id rather be doing right now! Heres one of my favorite campsites at Lake George, a glacial lake near Anchorage, Alaska, which blooms every summer with brilliant wildflowers. Follow me @acacia.johnson for more stories from Alaska and beyond. #alaska #camping #getoutside

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  • Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | Mountain bikers ride near Temple Mountain. Temple Mountain is located in the San Rafael Swell, a 70-by-40-mile geologic zone in Utah. It features sandstone towers, canyons, and rolling desert plateaus. The recreational area offers backpacking, canyoneering, hiking, and camping. For more photos from the American West, follow @Sofia_Jaramillo5. #desert #desertview #lovetheride
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    Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | Mountain bikers ride near Temple Mountain. Temple Mountain is located in the San Rafael Swell, a 70-by-40-mile geologic zone in Utah. It features sandstone towers, canyons, and rolling desert plateaus. The recreational area offers backpacking, canyoneering, hiking, and camping. For more photos from the American West, follow @Sofia_Jaramillo5. #desert #desertview #lovetheride

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  • Photo by @joshuacogan | A buffalo grazing for his evening meal in the northern parts of Montana paints a beautiful silhouette in the western sky. For more wanderings inward and outward, follow me @joshuacogan.
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    Photo by @joshuacogan | A buffalo grazing for his evening meal in the northern parts of Montana paints a beautiful silhouette in the western sky. For more wanderings inward and outward, follow me @joshuacogan.

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  • Photo by @steven_gnam | The Columbia River winds through Wenatchee, Washington–named after the Wenatchi tribe, who lived at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers. This is from a photo series redefining travel during the shutdown, with scenes from my daily run exploring corners of my backyard. #Cascades #PNW #Wenatchi
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    Photo by @steven_gnam | The Columbia River winds through Wenatchee, Washington–named after the Wenatchi tribe, who lived at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers. This is from a photo series redefining travel during the shutdown, with scenes from my daily run exploring corners of my backyard. #Cascades #PNW #Wenatchi

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  • Photo by @babaktafreshi | While it was barely visible to the naked eye, a rare spectacle was revealed with a long exposure. The moon setting just behind Mount Whitney and the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada formed rays through wildfire smoke on this August night in California. At 14,505 feet (4,421 meters), Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States.  Follow me @babaktafreshi for more of the World at Night photography. #twanight #nightsky #sierranevada #mtwhitney
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    Photo by @babaktafreshi | While it was barely visible to the naked eye, a rare spectacle was revealed with a long exposure. The moon setting just behind Mount Whitney and the rugged peaks of the Sierra Nevada formed rays through wildfire smoke on this August night in California. At 14,505 feet (4,421 meters), Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more of the World at Night photography. #twanight #nightsky #sierranevada #mtwhitney

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  • Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Last February I visited the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. A couple of weeks later, Jordan temporarily closed all tourism sites, including archaeological ones, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Here I’m walking through the Siq, a narrow gorge that is the main entrance to the city, toward Al Khazneh (the treasury), one of many facades carved into the mountains.  For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic. #muhammedmuheisen #Petra #الاردن #COVID19 #Staysafe
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    Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Last February I visited the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. A couple of weeks later, Jordan temporarily closed all tourism sites, including archaeological ones, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Here I’m walking through the Siq, a narrow gorge that is the main entrance to the city, toward Al Khazneh (the treasury), one of many facades carved into the mountains. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic. #muhammedmuheisen #Petra #الاردن #COVID19 #Staysafe

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  • Photo by @MichaelGeorge | In the morning I confirmed that waking up in Patagonia is a permanent extension of that groggy headspace between dreams and reality. To my right, I saw a rainbow in the fog as I walked to breakfast. To my left, two free-range horses ran up as if to say good morning. My pre-coffee brain tried to catch up as I thought, It is too early to weep in the face of nature.  I arrived in the lobby where Geraldinne, our guide, was waiting to announce her next slogan: “Welcome to Patagonia. Four seasons. One day.” In Patagonia the wind is a spirit. It arrives at night, waking you up with the sounds of the afterlife. It howls and spooks and will easily knock you down. Last year it blew a bus of 40 people off the road.  From atop this bluff, I understood why Chile is described with mystical language. The lakes are bluer, the mountains are sharper, the winds are stronger, and the weather is stranger. Meteorology is a moot profession. A waterfall in Patagonia can’t fall just once. It has to fall three times, on two sides.  For more photos and writing from my travels, follow along @MichaelGeorge. #torresdelpainenationalpark #chile #patagonia #torresdelpaine #glaciallake
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    Photo by @MichaelGeorge | In the morning I confirmed that waking up in Patagonia is a permanent extension of that groggy headspace between dreams and reality. To my right, I saw a rainbow in the fog as I walked to breakfast. To my left, two free-range horses ran up as if to say good morning. My pre-coffee brain tried to catch up as I thought, It is too early to weep in the face of nature. I arrived in the lobby where Geraldinne, our guide, was waiting to announce her next slogan: “Welcome to Patagonia. Four seasons. One day.” In Patagonia the wind is a spirit. It arrives at night, waking you up with the sounds of the afterlife. It howls and spooks and will easily knock you down. Last year it blew a bus of 40 people off the road. From atop this bluff, I understood why Chile is described with mystical language. The lakes are bluer, the mountains are sharper, the winds are stronger, and the weather is stranger. Meteorology is a moot profession. A waterfall in Patagonia can’t fall just once. It has to fall three times, on two sides. For more photos and writing from my travels, follow along @MichaelGeorge. #torresdelpainenationalpark #chile #patagonia #torresdelpaine #glaciallake

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  • Photo by @robert_ormerod | The town of Varenna on Lake Como, northern Italy, is beautiful—even in the pouring rain.
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    Photo by @robert_ormerod | The town of Varenna on Lake Como, northern Italy, is beautiful—even in the pouring rain.

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  • Photo by @daisygilardini | A spirit bear looks comfortable hugging his moss-covered log—as if it were a soft pillow—while napping between fishing sessions in the Great Bear Rainforest. The Kermode bear is one of the rarest bears in the world. Due to a unique recessive gene, this subspecies of the American black bear has white or cream-colored fur.  Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #britishcolumbia #greatbearrainforest
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    Photo by @daisygilardini | A spirit bear looks comfortable hugging his moss-covered log—as if it were a soft pillow—while napping between fishing sessions in the Great Bear Rainforest. The Kermode bear is one of the rarest bears in the world. Due to a unique recessive gene, this subspecies of the American black bear has white or cream-colored fur. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #bear #spiritbear #kermodebear #britishcolumbia #greatbearrainforest

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  • Photo by @dina_litovsky | The vibrant evening scene in Philadelphias Spruce Street Harbor Park, a new space featuring floating gardens, outdoor games, and relaxation areas with 50 hammocks. This was photographed last September for a feature on the colorful city in National Geographic. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky.
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    Photo by @dina_litovsky | The vibrant evening scene in Philadelphias Spruce Street Harbor Park, a new space featuring floating gardens, outdoor games, and relaxation areas with 50 hammocks. This was photographed last September for a feature on the colorful city in National Geographic. For more images, follow me @dina_litovsky.

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  • Photo by @amivitale | A bumper crop of 14 baby pandas sit on a blanket at the panda breeding center of Bifengxia Panda Base in Yaan, Sichuan, China. The giant pandas resurgence is a testament to the perseverance and efforts of Chinese scientists and conservationists. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations, and protecting habitat, they are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador. Learn more by following @amivitale and reading my @natgeo stories "Pandas Get to Know Their Wild Side" and "The Unusual Difficulty of Photographing Pandas." @thephotosociety #pandamonium #china #conservation #panda #giantpanda
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    Photo by @amivitale | A bumper crop of 14 baby pandas sit on a blanket at the panda breeding center of Bifengxia Panda Base in Yaan, Sichuan, China. The giant pandas resurgence is a testament to the perseverance and efforts of Chinese scientists and conservationists. By breeding and releasing pandas, augmenting existing populations, and protecting habitat, they are on their way to successfully saving their most famous ambassador. Learn more by following @amivitale and reading my @natgeo stories "Pandas Get to Know Their Wild Side" and "The Unusual Difficulty of Photographing Pandas." @thephotosociety #pandamonium #china #conservation #panda #giantpanda

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