Photo by @ladzinski (Keith Ladzinski) // #sponsored by @Nature_Valley // #NatureValleyHikeAMillion // A vibrant sunrise lighting up the Tetons at the Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park. The river is a distant swirl from the overlook, dominated by the pine-covered landscape of the Jackson River Valley. There are some little trails behind the overlook that will give you some better angles of the Snake River with easy access to one of the most beautiful scenes you will ever witness. // Summer is short and the adventures nature has to offer are endless—don’t miss out! Show us how you’re getting outside this summer by tagging @Nature_Valley for a chance to be featured on their feed.
Photo by @FransLanting At this time of year wildebeest are pouring into Kenya’s Maasai Mara reserve as part of their annual migration around the larger Serengeti grasslands that stretch across northern Tanzania and southern Kenya. It’s an awesome sight to behold and it confirms the vital need to protect Serengeti/Maasai Mara as an integrated ecosystem, but there are many conflicting interests on the horizon that jeopardize the future of this epic phenomenon. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom to learn more about the plight of Africa’s wildlife. @NatGeo@ThePhotoSociety@NatGeoCreative#Serengeti#Migration#Conservation#Wildebeest
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Photo by @renan_ozturk // Our California summer road trip ended just how it started. Running around the salt flats outside SLC at sunset, something we’ve been doing for years as a quick escape from the city. @baloointhewild wasn’t ready to end his month of outdoor freedom and began chasing @taylorfreesolo and tore her skirt into shreds as they sprinted around to get out the last of their zoomie energies before a full collapse back at home. Looking forward to getting back in the road soon. #travel#zoomies
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Photograph by @PaulNicklen // I love exploring the cross-section between art, science, and conservation in my photography. For me, each image needs to tell a story. I set up this split-shot, half below and half above the water, to show the icy world in which this leopard seal lives. This picture is as much about sea ice as it is a charismatic predator. To see why my heart was racing when I took this photo #FollowMe on @PaulNicklen.#Nature#NatureLovers#PhotoOfTheDay#Antarctica#LeopardSeal
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Photo: @emilypolar The Amitaba Gumbu temple on the northern edges of Kathmandu peaks through morning clouds during monsoon. The clouds of monsoon alone are a treat to watch roll through the valley, giving depth to it's many layers. Shivapuri national park is seen towering behind this temple up to 2,700m covering 61 square miles. That's a lot of delicious subtropical Himalayan Forest not too far from many rooftops below. To see more of Nepal and our inspiring world follow @emilypolar#nepal#monsoon#monastery
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // In 22-years I have taken two vacations. This image is from the second one just a few weeks ago while on a road trip through Oregon and Idaho. On this evening, we were escaping the mosquitoes up on the rim of Crater lake and found this amazing scene just after sunset looking south at the mountains in the Cascade Range. I love mountain images where you can see the layers. They might be a bit hard to see here but I thought this version of the image would be easier to decipher on Instagram than the 1 GB pano I shot a few minutes earlier. #craterlake#craterlakenationalpark#oregon
Photo by @taylorglenn // The mysterious moving rocks of Death Valley National Park’s Racetrack playa. For years people were stumped as to how this phenomenon occurs. In basic terms the conditions have to be a perfect combination of precipitation to leave behind enough water, which then freezes, and if there is enough wind the rocks will begin to move across the playa creating these trails in the softened surface. This all happens over very long periods of time and is extremely rare to see. According to the folks at Death Valley NP a team of scientists did in fact witness this happening, solving a decades old mystery. Worth a read in detail on the @deathvalleynps website. Just another mind blowing thing to learn about on our wonderful planet. Follow @taylorglenn for more from our national parks and beyond #geology#deathvalley#california
Photo by @gerdludwig. One of Berlin’s most popular tourist attractions is the huge glass dome at the very top of the Reichstag.
Situated just north of the Brandenburg Gate, the building was opened in 1894 as the seat of the Weimar Republic government and in 1933 was severely damaged after being set on fire, an act the Nazis blamed on Communists. The building remained in its fire-damaged state until it was partially repaired in the 1960s by the East German government. After German reunification a complete restoration by the British architect Sir Norman Foster added a new glass dome that symbolizes transparency. After its completion in 1999, the building once again became the meeting place of the German parliament.
Its dome offers a spectacular 360-degree view of the government district and other Berlin sights. A large sun shield tracks the movement of the sun electronically. The dome is open to visitors for free fee but prior registration is necessary.