National Geographic Travel

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Photo @stephen_matera // Snow covered La Sal Mountains rise above Fisher Towers in winter near Moab, Utah. Fisher Towers is a well known rock climbing area, with Titan Tower featured in the climbing book Fifty Classic Climbs in North America. Mount Peale is the highest peak in the La Sal Mountains, reaching a height of 12,721 feet. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #desert #winter #climbing #moab
Photo by @dguttenfelder. A crash of hippos in a pool of water in Tanzania’s Serengeti. #onassignment for @natgeoexpeditions #natgeoexpeditions
Photo by @GerdLudwig. At 1,234m, Ai-Petri is not the highest mountain in Crimea, but it is certainly one of the most spectacular. With its jagged "teeth” and white limestone peak, the mountain looms as the weathered remains of a huge coral reef formed millions of years ago, when the area was still below sea level. In the 6th century, Greek settlers called it the Mountain of the Ram, suggesting that they saw the mountain's pointed summit as horns. @thephotosociety @natgeo @natgeocreative #Ukraine #Russia #mountain #landscape #travel #Ai -Petri #Crimea #limestone #peak
Panorama by @babaktafreshi Swipe left to see the complete view. A bright sunny day at the town of Fira in Santorini island, Greece, known for its postcard views of cliff-top white traditional houses and churches, built at the edge of Santorini caldera in the southern Aegean Sea. @natgeoimagecollection #santorini #panorama #mediterranean
Photo by @mattiasklumofficial Small fishing vessels from a far on Lake Malawi, the ninth largest lake in the world and the third largest and second deepest lake in Africa. This remakable lake is home to more species of fish than any other lake, including at least 700 species of cichlids. Please go to @mattiasklumofficial to see an image from magical Raja Ampat and other places I love! #peace #livingthedream #mattiasklum #lakemalawi #malawi #stars #africa #protectbiodiversity @alexandrovklumofficial @thephotosociety @natgeo @irisalexandrov
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan // Kunnunguaq Davidsen performs a Greenland kayak roll in the National Kayaking Championships in Nuuk. Inuit kayaking rolling was done to recover from a capsize during kayak-hunting. It has since evolved into a national sport representing Greenland’s Inuit heritage. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more images like this from across the Arctic and beyond. #greenland #arctic #kayak #inuit
Photo by @taylorglenn // The face of El Capitan is impressive to say the least. Standing in the meadows below it is a bit of a challenge to get a perspective of how truly massive this rock is. But once twilight falls the flicker of headlamps from climbers on the face offers a sense of scale. It’s pretty amazing to see this transition from day to night and realize how many people are up there working towards the summit. Follow @taylorglenn for more from California and beyond. #california #elcapitan #yosemite #starphotography #climbing
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz This ancient Mayan ruin of Palenque dates from ca. 226 BC to ca. AD 799. Palenque is considered by many the most beautiful of all Mayan ruins, containing some of the finest architecture, sculpture, roof comb and bas-relief carvings that the Mayas produced. Analysis of the hieroglyphics on many of the monuments here have enabled historians to piece together much of the history of Palenque. Only a small percentage of the original city has been uncovered, the rest remaining covered by jungle. To see more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Shiprock under a sea of stars on a cold night. In Navajo it is named Tsé Bitʼaʼí, which means "rock with wings.” Shiprock rises nearly 1,583 feet (482.5 m) above the high-desert plain of the Navajo Nation in San Juan County near the town of Shiprock, New Mexico. It is a religious site for the Navajo people. The orange glow on the right side is the lights reflecting off low clouds from the town of Shiprock. #shiprock #navajo #navajonation #sacred
Photo @stephen_matera // Clouds frame a closeup view of the heavily crevassed Coleman Glacier on the North side of Mt. Baker, a 10,781' volcano in the North Cascades of Washington state. Mt. Baker is the third highest mountain in Washington and was first climbed in 1868 by Edmund Coleman, John Tennant, Thomas Stratton and David Ogilvie. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #glacier #crevasse #wilderness #volcano
Photo by @FransLanting Fall colors stain the sides of a remote valley in Wrangell-St Elias National Park where I flew around for weeks on assignment for @NatGeo in search of beauty. @ThePhotoSociety #Alaska #Wrangell -StElias #Colors #Wild
Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // A Quechua child holds his llama close. It's more than just an animal - it's family. While travelling in Peru, I was fascinated by the strong connection to nature illustrated by the Quechua people. Descendants of the Inca Empire, the Quechua live peacefully in the high Andes of Peru and continue to worship Pachamama, the earth goddess. They believe that if you take care of her, she, in turn, will take care of you. Every resource is a blessing, and I’m forever #grateful for the time they shared with me and their teachings. #Peru #nature #gratitude
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