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Photo by @jimmychin  | When the going gets tough, the tough hand the rack to Conrad Anker. Sunrise on the alpine redpoint lap on Meru. For more images of mountain adventures around the world, follow @jimmychin. 

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Photo by @mborowick  | Volcanic rivers like the one seen here in Iceland are a constant reminder that nature is still full of so much magic. Viewing this masterful artwork from above is an incredible experience, and a privilege. #volcano  #river  #iceland  #nature  #explore 

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Photo by @amivitale  | The Upper Missouri River in Montana runs for 149 miles through a spectacular canyon incised into the prairie country of central Montana. Up river from here is "Decision Point", where Meriwether Lewis and William Clark found the confluence of the Missouri River with the Marias River. Lewis and Clark noted that the south fork was clearer, smoother, and more rapid, and its bottom was "composed of round and flat smooth stones like most rivers issuing from a mountainous country." This was one of the first true tests of their ability to lead and make good decisions. Follow @amivitale  for more photos from her home of Montana. @thephotosociety  @natgeoimagecollection  #nature  #river  #water  #montana  #canoe 

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Photo by @daisygilardini  | The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists the king penguin as being of “Least Concern” on the organization’s Red List of endangered species. Even so, as with so many animal species in the polar regions, climate scientists and marine biologists alike are concerned about the effects climate change and more unpredictable shifts in weather patterns might have on future populations. Current estimates place the overall king penguin population at 2 million breeding pairs, which seems stable in the short term. That doesn’t guarantee a viable, stable future, though. Follow me @daisygilardini  for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #FalklandIslands  #penguin  #kingpenguin  #surfing  #climatechange  #climatechangeisreal 

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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz  | Dissolved minerals turn a tropical river into a turquoise cascade as it descends through forest and cornfields in Chiapas, Mexico. To view more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz.  #AguaAzul  #notadrone 

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Photo by @ErikaSkogg  | The Lofoton Archipelago rises out of the Norwegian sea with traditional red Rorbuer (fishing huts) clasping to rocky coastline. While the reminders of a still active cod fishery abound in cuisine and in harbor activity, many of the original fishing huts have been converted into idyllic guest houses for travelers to enjoy the views of surrounding mountains and the midnight summer sun above the arctic circle.

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Photo by @cristinamittermeier  | I'm sure this polar bear was well aware of our presence far sooner than when we spotted him. Sniffing us from 200 feet away, we followed his slow trek across the Arctic tundra from our zodiac. A polar bear's sense of smell is their most important tool for detecting prey on land. They can sniff out a seal 20 miles (32 kilometers) away. Follow me at @cristinamittermeier  and explore my feed for more photos from the #Arctic.  #polarbear  #ice  #discoverwildlife 

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Photo by @max.lowe  I The Boudhanath, one of the largest spherical Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and the world holds the skyline over darkening streets of Kathmandu. To see more from my journeys in Nepal and the Himalaya follow @max.lowe. 

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Photo by @Chrisburkard  | This day is forever ingrained in my head. In a way, it’s a culmination of my whole career and what I’ve dedicated much of my life to - a remote and untouched cold surf location, perfect empty waves, and a stunning backdrop to top it all off. It certainly was a mission. It took days of travel to get here. Weather was so bad and volatile we could only surf two of the fourteen days we were there and most the time it was a gloomy shade of grey fog. But, we ultimately struck gold. There had been rumors of world-class waves in Alaska and we on this day we managed to find them. When I look at this photo, I see how all of these pieces came together to give me a scene that brings me so much joy and remember what it’s all about.

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Photo by @BabakTafreshi  | On this late evening in March 2012 I was waiting for the moon to align with Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris, as it was setting over Arc de Triomphe (Etoile). We are so used to the moon presence that often forget its cosmic identity. How bizarre it is to see another world so easily and strikingly in the sky, from 400,000 km away. For a car traveling nonstop at 100km/hr highway speed it takes 6 months to travel the distance. This month 50 years ago Apollo 11 astronauts traveled 3 days in space to reach the moon and prepare for the first ever landing on July 20, 1969. Explore more of The World at Night photography with me @babaktafreshi.  #twanight  #moon  #apollo  #paris  #nightphotography 

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Photo by @taylorglenn  | It takes a bit of effort to get here but the views are worth the effort. An image from a recent hike to the Death Canyon Shelf in Grand Teton National Park, one of the more spectacular places in this part of the mountain range. Follow @taylorglenn  for more from #Wyoming  and beyond. #grandtetonnationalpark  #jacksonhole 

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Photo by @andrea_frazzetta  | Guatemala, Tikal. The Temple Number V appears in the middle of the forest. Tikal was a capital of the Maya world in ancient times, and it’s easy to believe when you’re confronted with the thousands of massive pyramids, plazas, temples, and dwellings that remain today. Tikal National Park encompasses 575 square kilometres of jungle and thousands of ruined structures. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta  #guatemala  #tikal  #mayans 

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