Video by @tobyharriman // After seeing pictures upon pictures of Iceland flood my social feeds for years, I knew it was time to take a little tour for myself. Skógafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland. According to legend, the first Viking settler in the area, Þrasi Þórólfsson, buried a treasure in a cave behind the waterfall. You may just have to go find it for yourself! Music by @jteveringham
#Iceland #nature #video #travel #natgeo
Photo by @FransLanting King penguins strut during a characteristic courtship display that involves one partner leading another in a stiff-backed walk while the head sways from side to side. Such displays often prompt other unpaired birds to join in. For the penguins it’s a solemn affair, but for human observers it’s endlessly entertaining to see how these graceful birds go about their courtship. I photographed this quartet in the majestic wilderness of South Georgia Island in the Southern Ocean. Follow me @FransLanting to see the amazing masses of king penguins and their chicks on South Georgia.
@natgeo @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Penguins #Courtship #Nature #Attitude #WildlifePhotography #picoftheday
Photo by @dguttenfelder
Indian boys play in the spray of a water hose as the ghats along the the sacred Ganges River are cleaned in Varanasi, India.
Big world, tiny people. Home to the tallest sand dunes in North America, Great Sand Dunes National Park, located in the great state of #Colorado, is an awesome place. Dunes that stretch into the horizon, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop, and great camping and hiking…..what’s not to love? I caught these people from my car while they gazed at the mass of sand in front of them. The scale of the tiny people in this crazy place is fitting.
Great Sand Dunes National Park (47 of 59)
Shot with FUJIFILM X-T1 and XF100-400mm F4.5-5.6 lens
Photo by @jonathan_irish // Photographer Jonathan Irish (@jonathan_irish) was on an epic road trip in 2016 to visit and create incredible content in all of the 59 U.S. National Parks in 52 weeks during the centennial of the National Park Service. #59in52 #onassignment #nps100
Photo by Corey Arnold @arni_coraldo
Weaving around the crevasses of the Hans Glacier in Southern Svalbard while documenting the effects of climate change. @projectpressure #glacier #hansbreen #svalbard #climatechange #spitsbergen #crevasse #winter #ice #coreyarnold #natgeo #projectpressure
photo by @babaktafreshi
Greetings from São Tomé and Príncipe, a peaceful island nation in Africa, right on the equator. Arrived here today on assignment for a documentary about the equator. The Pico Cão Grande (Portuguese for Great Dog Peak) is a landmark needle-shaped volcanic plug in Obo National Park, rises dramatically about 370 m (1,000 ft) over the terrain. @natgeocreative @natgeo #africa #saotome #road
Photo by @dguttenfelder
Viking age reenactors wage war at a festival for Vikings and Slavs in Wolin, Poland. Please follow here, and in the March issue of @natgeo, where we are exploring what it was truly like to #LiveLikeAViking. Yes, these warriors were brutal—but that’s not the whole story.
Photo @materas// Continuing from my previous post from the #superbloom happening right now in the California desert. Here’s a photo from Wednesday evening at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The winter rains have created an incredible widlflower bloom in the desert that hasn’t been seen in years. Follow me @materas for more images like this from California and around the world. #desert #wildflowers #california
Photo: @andy_mann // It’s one of those mornings when a dip into the icy cold waters of New Zealand takes the place of a need for coffee and a shower. Bay of Islands, located off the north island, is best seen by sailboat with friends willing to do backflips off the bow! #followme @andy_mann for more travel adventure images and stories.
photo by @andrea_frazzetta // Malè, capital of the Maldives. An Hotel’s worker puts the washing on the line. Sometimes you find beauty in the most unexpected places.
Malè is the little-known commercial face of the archipelago. Te city is also considered to have the highest population density in the world. Over 100.000 people live in only 2 square kilometers.
@andrea_frazzetta @instituteartist #Maldives #natgeotravel #colors