National Geographic Travel
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// The desert surrounding Hanksville, Utah is a surreal mix of canyons, mountains and plateaus. Hanksville was first settled in the late 1800s and was a supply post for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, who would hide out at nearby Robbers Roost Canyon (not shown here). The surrounding area is a nearly six-million acre wilderness that was the last in the lower 48 to be mapped by the USGS. Follow me @stephen_matera
for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #desert #wilderness #erosion
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto
// There are some views you never forget. This one, from my hotel room in Guatemala features Volcano Atitlan and, to the north, Volcano Toliman making a dramatic backdrop to Lake Atitlan. Today’s landscape is a result of a massive eruption that occurred 85,000 years ago. So much magma was expelled that the terrain surface collapsed resulting in a circular hollow that filled with water to create Lake Atitlan. Situated in the Sierra Madre mountains, the lake measures 8km across from north to south and 18km from east to west with an average depth of approximately 300m. If you find yourself traveling in Guatemala, this is a sight not to be missed. To see more of my travels through Guatemala follow @jodymacdonaldphoto
and check out National Geographic Travel’s Instagram story highlights from #TUMI
. #Guatemala @natgeocreative #travel
The drive inland from Morocco’s Mediterranean Coast through Oued Laou Gorge is one of the country’s most dramatic drives. This region receives some of Morocco’s highest levels of rainfall and contains thick pine and cedar forests, the only remaining Moroccan fir, and home to the endangered Barbary macaques, the only primate native to #Morocco
. It borders Talassemtane National Park, a government initiative to protect Moroccan flora and fauna from extinction. Photo by @ErikaSkogg
// link in her bio for new book on photographing in Morocco.
photo by @andrea_frazzetta
// A sulfur miner stands inside the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano at night. Mount Ijen, on the Island of Java, Indonesia, hosts one of the last remaining active sulfur mines in the world. Since 1968, the sulfur miners have ventured into this unpredictable labyrin th of gas clouds and superheated fumaroles to extract “devil’s gold” and carry it back down the mountain.
“Sulfur Road” my latest assignment for National Geographic is on line, check it on NatGeo website and follow @andrea_frazzetta
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Video by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night photography
From a desert camping night on Earth to the heart of Lagoon Nebula, 4000 light years away towards the galactic core. This 40-second zoom takes millions of years with speed of current spacecrafts. The opening view shows my tent in the Atacama Desert of Chile, two years ago. The nebula appears rising above Licancabur volcano. The second part by @europeanspaceagency @nasa
zooms very deep to the star-making center of the nebula. For the 28th anniversary of Hubble Telescope in space, this spectacular closeup image of interstellar gas in constellation Sagittarius is released (the last scene). Hubble has orbited Earth about 150,000 times (each 97 min). Learn on @nasahubble
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My interest in photography began with a burning desire to see the world in all its forms. The beautiful, gritty and at times complicated. I’ve realized over time that what I see with my eye & camera can be very different... one being a vision of what’s possible & the other being painfully realistic. The rare moments when those two visions combine are when I love to press the shutter.
A small Waco biplane effortlessly glides down the fins of the ‘cathedral’ on the Na Pali coast.
Recently Kauai has experienced severe flooding with many homes & lives destroyed. Help is needed and if you love this island like the many that have traveled to it, look into supporting some of the groups helping to rebuild.
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