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Photo by @BabakTafreshi | It was the break of dawn in Cinque Terre, Italy. The stars of Orion and Taurus were framed between the shoreline cliffs and the Mediterranean Sea as I heard the seabirds’ wake-up calls. #cinqueterre #italy #twanight
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Photo by @DaisyGilardini | Wapusk National Park in northern Manitoba is the southernmost denning area for polar bears. In this particular episode a mother was resting with her two young cubs in a day den on her way to the pack ice to hunt. Day dens tend to be in wind-protected areas, where snowdrifts and trees form a natural shelter. She stayed there for several hours before she suddenly decided it was time to leave. She flopped downhill in deep snow, and one of her two cubs decided it was more convenient to hitch a ride on mama’s behind. The cub jumped up and held on with a firm bite to mama’s furry backside—a charming and totally unexpected behavior. 
Wildlife photography is all about patience and perseverance. Despite the challenging conditions and long hours waiting for something to happen, the experience of witnessing something so rare is beyond price. 
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #explorecanada #ParksCanada #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #climatechange
8 hours ago
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Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | The best time to climb Stromboli is in the evening, at sunset. During the day it's too hot. The climb lasts for about four hours. At the beginning you proceed slowly, but in the end, when you are almost at the top, you have to climb, exhausted. By nightfall everything around you becomes dark. The steps are slow. And the Earth, made of lava beneath your feet, is a metallic mirror that reflects the light of the moon. 
In this picture a group of tourists is on an excursion to the top of the volcano. Located in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of the Sicilian coast, Stromboli is a small island dominated by one of the most active volcanoes in the world. 
To see more photos from this story and from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta. #stromboli #volcano #italy
12 hours ago
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Photo by @bertiegregory | A pack of gray wolves heads off across the frozen flats of the Hudson Bay coast, Canada. These particular wolves take on polar bears. They’re the only pack in the world known to do this. This pack was bold, but despite surrounding us just a few feet away, we felt zero aggressiveness, just curiosity. After briefly checking us out, they went on about their day. #animals #wolves #wolf #snow
16 hours ago
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Photo by @stephen_matera | Clouds hover over Balanced Rock at sunset in Arches National Park, Utah. Just under 130 feet tall, Balanced Rock is one of the most popular features in Arches National Park. The park is also home to Delicate Arch and is considered to have the highest density of natural arches in the world. 
Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Utah and around the world. #archesnationalpark #desert #balancedrock
20 hours ago
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Photo by @steven_gnam | A mountain goat pauses along a hiking trail in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. #mountaingoat #Montana
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Photo by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | Spending most of their time in eastern Iceland, reindeer roam freely and for the most part undisturbed. Though they are not native to Iceland, they arrived just over 300 years ago and have kept mostly to themselves. 
Please follow @mborowick for more images like these. #Iceland #snow #coast #nature #explore
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Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | A woman walks through the streets of Mérida, the capital of the state of Yucatán in southeastern Mexico. Many travelers base their vacations out of the city, as it is near popular Mayan sites, including Chichén Itzá, Kabah, Mayapán, and Uxmal. 
For more photos from Central and South America follow @sofia_jaramillo5. #Mexico #pinkcolors #streetphotography
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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | A tourist from Switzerland enjoys floating in the Dead Sea, the world’s lowest point, in Jordan. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic. #muhammedmuheisen #DeadSea #الاردن
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Photo by @daisygilardini | A wonderful sunset, seen while cruising in broken pack ice off the east coast of Greenland in early September, when the days are shorter and the sunsets last forever. 
The warm colors of sunset usually put us in a reflective state of mind and naturally calm us down. In art and literature, sunsets often symbolize a quiet time to reflect, either on little things that happened during the day or on the big questions in life. The end of the day causes most creatures to quietly tuck in for the night to rest and get ready for a new day and a new beginning. 
Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #arctic #greenland #ice #sunset
2 days ago
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Photo by @emilypolar | Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest Tibetan Buddhist gompas in Ladakh, built in the 11th century on a lunar-like landscape at an altitude of 3,510 meters (11,520 feet). The second image is from inside the Avalokitesvara temple, where the Deity of Compassion—Avalokitesvara, with a thousand hands—stands. 
To see more of Ladakh follow me @emilypolar. #India #Ladakh #Lamayuru #TibetanBuddhism
2 days ago
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Photo by @emilypolar | Lamayuru is one of the largest and oldest Tibetan Buddhist gompas in Ladakh, built in the 11th century on a lunar-like landscape at an altitude of 3,510 meters (11,520 feet). The second image is from inside the Avalokitesvara temple, where the Deity of Compassion—Avalokitesvara, with a thousand hands—stands. 
To see more of Ladakh follow me @emilypolar. #India #Ladakh #Lamayuru #TibetanBuddhism
2 days ago
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Photo by @BabakTafreshi | Space, our origin and the future. The natural night sky, away from light pollution, is our best chance to sense this. Standing at the bottom of giant formations near the Sierra in California, under a spectacular view of the Milky Way. 
Explore more of the World at Night with me @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #twanight #astrophotography #stargazing
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