National Geographic Travel
It’s a big world. Explore it through the lens of our photographers.
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.
@thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative #Berlin #Germany #Reichstag #glassdome #modernarchitecture
photo by @andrea_frazzetta
// Cambodia, Tonle Sap lake, the Floating village of Chhnok Trou. A man crossing the village by boat at dawn.
The lake supports a massive freshwater ecosystem, which in turn supports the people who live around it in floating villages. Many of the Cambodian villagers are stateless Vietnamese immigrants. The families build floating dwellings on top of waters where citizenship papers are not required. Despite being built on the water, the floating villages operate similarly to villages on land. There are grocery stores, schools, barbers, temples. Follow @andrea_frazzetta
to know more about my next projects #cambodia #floatingvillage #asia
// It seems like I wait all year for wildflower season in the Cascades, which on a good year might last for two weeks from late July through early August! Here is a shot from one of my favorite spots for wildflowers near Paradise from a preview summer. Follow me @stephen_matera
for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #wildflowers #mtrainiernationalpark
// It’s moments like these that ignite the soul. After watching this #polarbear
family sleep for hours on a rock outcropping in #Svalbard
they finally awoke, yawned, stretched and collectively spied my hideout. I’d post up for days to get a moment like this. // Please join me @andy_mann
in a quest to explore and capture the wildest and most fragile parts of the world.
Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
Jupiter is a bright object in the Earth sky, being the largest planet in our system. It is dazzling in a clear night like this moonlit one at the Grand Canyon. Today Carnegie Institute astronomers announced discovery of 12 new moons of Jupiter, to the total of 79 known satellites!
The second slide, through my small 5-inch telescope, shows how we see the 4 large Galilean Moons. You can even begin to resolve them with a telephoto lens (300mm or more). Swipe left to the last slide through the eyes of Hubble Space Telescope with stunning details of the gas giant planet.
Find Jupiter these nights from dusk to midnight over West-Southwest. Note that Venus is even brighter but sets soon after dusk. Mars is also currently at its brightest and appears red over east in the late evening and at west in the morning.
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to explore more of our night wonders.
#twanight #jupiter #nightphotography #astrophotography #astronomy #grandcanyon @natgeo @natgeocreative