It’s a big world. Explore it through the lens of our photographers.
Photo by @BabakTafreshi | We are one out of 1 trillion species currently living on Earth, a unique paradise in the harsh space ocean. In this morning of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Full Moon sets at sunrise when hundreds of seabirds flying from their nests in the nearby islands to the city’s seashore. Some of these huge frigatebirds have 2 meters wingspan. Follow me @babaktafreshi to explore the world at night photography. #riodejaneiro #climatechange @natgeoimagecollection
Photo by Gerd Ludwig @gerdludwig | Dolls, like this one, arranged among gas masks have become standard motif for tourists visiting the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. In 2011, the Ukrainian government officially legalized tourism into the Zone. Today, the chilling ghost town of Pripyat is one of the biggest attractions, famous for its assemblies of children’s gas masks spread out on the floors of abandoned schools and kindergartens. To commemorate the 33rd anniversary of the world’s largest nuclear accident to date, I am posting photographs of the aftermath of the Chernobyl catastrophe on @gerdludwig @thephotosociety #Chernobyl #Pripyat #nuclear #doll #gasmasks
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | A young polar bear stalks the edge of the sea ice in arctic Alaska, following the scent of a dead whale. Polar bears depend on the existence of a frozen sea for their habitat, something that is quickly declining across Alaska, especially near the Arctic Circle. Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan , for more from the Arctic and beyond. #polarbear #arctic #alaska
Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | The caves in China are vast. The light from explorers headlamps do nothing to reveal the true majesty of the underworld. Pictured here is a multi-way junction deep underground in San Wan Dong, a giant cave in Wulong County. In the dark, it is easy to get disorientated and follow the wrong way out thinking it was leading you to the entrance.
Photo by Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti @gabrielegalimbertiphoto and @paolowoods / On the weekly day of closure to the public Céline Dauvergne an employee of the Louvre museum in Paris dusts the glass that protects the Mona Lisa, or the Gioconda as it is know in France. #leonardo #leonardodavinci #davinci #louvre #paris #monalisa #gioconda
Photo by @KristaRossow | Santorini is a study in white, blue, and pastel. To get a sense of daily life in the beautiful town of Oia, I recommend exploring early in the morning and getting off of the main streets. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @KristaRossow #Santorini #GreekIsles #Cyclades #Greece
Photo by @bertiegregory | A magical patch of sword ferns underneath vine maples carpeted in moss in the temperate rainforest of southwestern British Columbia. Sadly much of this area’s old growth rainforest has been lost to logging. We must protect the forest that’s left, not only because it’s beautiful and a home to countless creatures, but because like all forests, it gives us so many things that we take for granted like the fresh air we breathe. #britishcolumbia #photography #wildlife #rainforest
Photo by @amivitale | An elephant observes me as I photograph him at @loisaba_conservancy in Laikipia, northern Kenya. Elephants are among the world's most intelligent species. They express a wide variety of behaviors, including those associated with grief, learning, altruism, use of tools, compassion, self-awareness, memory, and language. Researchers recently discovered that elephants can distinguish differences in human gender, age, and ethnicity purely by the sound of someone’s voice. If the voice belongs to a person who is more likely to pose a threat, the elephants switch into defensive mode. Learn how to protect and preserve these majestic creatures and all wild animals by following @loisaba_conservancy @nrt_africa @nature_org @nature_africa and @amivitale #elephants #saveelephants #dontletthemdisappear #stoppoaching #worthmorealive
Video by @JenniferHayesIG // sponsored by and captured on @GoPro #TripOn #GoProTravel // This is the symphony of the sea: sunrise, surf, and the trumpeting songs of brigades of king penguins arriving at dawn after a night foraging for fish, squid, and krill for their chicks. St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia, is a year-round breeding colony for an estimated 200,000 pairs of king penguins. The king penguin population, now protected and actively monitored, has rebounded on these subantarctic islands after nearly being erased by whalers who hunted these cold, rich waters. The kings of South Georgia are truly one of the greatest pulses of life on this planet.
Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | The Jungar Alatau, a range of the Tien Shen Mountains between China and Kazakhstan. This area, near the Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility lies 1,550 miles from any sea or ocean on the planet and is home to some of the last surviving pastoral nomads in Central Asia. Located in Central Asia, hugged by Russia on its northern border and China to the east, Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world, it has truly diverse landscapes and rich cultural history. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta #Kazakhstan #centralasia