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Photo @stephen_matera // Alpine Larch trees in autumn color, Glacier Peak Wilderness, central Cascades, Washington. The Larch is a deciduous conifer that grows in the mountains of the western United States and Canada. The surprisingly soft needles turn golden yellow and fall off in autumn. I love these trees as they glow when back-lit by the sun. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #larch #deciduousconifer #autumn
Photos by @babaktafreshi. The World at Night project A night begins in Rio with a strong appearance of crepuscular rays after sunset. The iconic Cristo statue (Christ the Redeemer) is on the right, overlooking the city from the top of Corcovado peak, some 700 meters above the ocean. Explore the world from dusk to dawn @babaktafreshi. #riodejaneiro #brazil #sunset #atmospheric #nightphotography @natgeoimagecollection
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // Nestled at the foot of two lofty mountain ridges, Klaksvik is the second-largest town in the Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the North Atlantic. This bustling fishing town is set on the island of Borðoy, in a well sheltered bay surrounded by dramatic mountains with some of the highest peaks in the Faroe Islands. #faroeislands
Photo by @hoffmanbrendan // In golden vestments, a priest carrying a bishop’s staff is illuminated by a beam of light as another holds aloft the Holy Gospel during Sunday liturgy at the Refectory Church of Sts. Anthony and Theodosius at the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Pechersk Lavra, a religious complex perched above the Dnipro River, is the crown jewel of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, with a history stretching back nearly a thousand years. Tourists are welcome, but it is more than a museum, it’s a living place, with over a hundred monks in residence, a handful of active churches, and a theological academy. The Ukrainian Orthodox Church has been seeking independence from authorities in Moscow, mirroring the wider geopolitics, though many worshippers would prefer to keep politics separate from religion. Control of the Pechersk Lavra, should the church split (as seems likely), is sure to be contentious. Follow @hoffmanbrendan and click the link in my bio to see more from inside the Pechersk Lavra in a photo essay recently published by @natgeo. #ukraine #religion #church #orthodox
Photo by @CarltonWard | A hatchling Kemp's Ridley sea turtle enters the Gulf of Mexico for the first time on Padre Island National Seashore, Texas. This is the most endangered sea turtle species, surviving primarily in the Gulf and gradually recovering from near extinction in the 1980s. Shot during summer for @nature_org about efforts to restore the Gulf. Please follow @CarltonWard for more #ForgottenCoast #HiddenWild. @ilcp_photographers @sea_legacy @natgeoimagecollection
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // The distinctive quartzite Tepuis of Venezuela provided the magical setting for Arthur Conan Doyle's - The Lost World. In the book the explorers traveled by very traditional means, but for us, we had the advantage of flying around in a helicopter to search for caves. We were very lucky to find this spectacular cave entrance, which was large enough to fly the helicopter straight into! Can you spot it on the rocks to the left of the lake?
Photo by @renan_ozturk // Really cool to see our #TheLastHoneyHunter film from the @natgeo article assignment make the IDA (International Documentary Association) short list along with so many other incredible docs. The film is still on the festival tour but we will keep y’all posted when mainstream distribution is locked in! ~ Pictured here is The Last Honey Hunter himself, Mauli Dhan, on one of his final honey harvests in remote eastern Nepal. Witnessing him climb on hand woven bamboo ropes while being swarmed by hundreds of thousands of bees, to continue the tradition of gathering hallucinogenic honey was nothing short of magical. ~ Check out @renan_ozturk for more on this story of cultural travel
@FransLanting “Ghost Trees” A river once flowed through this remarkable place in the red dunes of Namibia, but it changed course. The camelthorn trees that once flourished here are now just sculptural skeletons on a rock-hard clay pan. But backed by soaring dunes glowing with early morning light and dotted by tufts of grass, they are monuments to a time of abundance. By thinking about a different point of view I was able to come up with a striking image of a place that had been photographed often before. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more images that show breakthrough perspectives of our living planet. @leonardodicapriofdn @thephotosociety #Namibia #Climatechange # photography #naturephotography #creativity
Photo by @jimrichardsonng Circling the Broch of Gurness in a small plane flying over Orkney it was easy to see that a whole lot of history had happened here. And with the sea encroaching from the nearby shore the story isn’t over yet. The central tower (broch) was some 30 feet high when built, probably around 200 BC, by an itinerant band of broch-builders plying their business up and down Eynhallow Sound. Soon enough this local “big man” was attracting followers eager to favor his protection by building their houses in the shadow of his. Hardly isolated (Roman amphora were found here) this might have been home to the Orkney King who submitted to Emperor Claudius in 43 AD. Looking down it was also easy for me to see that the North Sea eats at islands relentlessly and that the Broch sorely needs the protection of its sea wall, a modern addition. I love the way Orkney tells its story so freely. Follow me @jimrichardsonng for more Scotland. @natgeo @natgeoexpeditions #orkney #scotland #ruins #history