National Geographic Travel @natgeotravel

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Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto // Hampi, India. A fantasy world of rocks and ruins that fill a surreal landscape. I have always heard about the wonders of Hampi and this past month I was finally able to visit. It did not disappoint. Heaps of giant boulders dot the terrain surrounded by lush paddy fields that lend to its magnificence. I hiked up to a high point to take it all in. I think the dog was in awe as well;) #Followme @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more photos of my adventures around the world. @natgeocreative #Hampi #India


Photo by @taylorglenn // The beautiful Mendocino Coast and Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. The swirling action of the water is created from a long exposure. This is a fairly simple way to create a more dynamic photograph. All you need is a good tripod, a neutral density filter, and a little patience. The ND filter allows for a slower shutter speed to capture the motion of the water. Something I always have in my kit just in case. Follow @taylorglenn for more from #California and beyond. #mendocino #hwy1 #pacificocean #lighthouse


Photograph by @PaulNicklen // Kaskawulsh Glacier in Kluane National Park, Yukon. 98% of glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere are receding. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen to learn how @sea_legacy is #TurningTheTide.


Photo by @CristinaMittermeier // A Portuguese man-of-war placidly floats on the surface off the Azores Archipelago, where a thriving whale watching industry makes it possible for thousands of tourists to get up close and personal with many species of whales, including the largest animal to ever live on our planet, the beautiful Blue Whale. #FollowMe at @CristinaMittermeier to see images of these gentle leviathans underwater. #TurningtheTide with @Sea_Legacy @PaulNicklen and @_TomConlin


Photo by @KristaRossow // As the sun goes down, the grills fire up at the food vendor stalls in Djemaa El Fna, #Marrakech's main square. The square, which is designated a UNESCO Intangible Heritage space, has been a hot spot in the city since the 11th Century. Follow @KristaRossow for more from #Morocco.


Photo: @emilypolar Nepali tourists entertained by little workers finishing up a fresh coat of paint on the Boudha Stupa. To see more of our world follow @emilypolar #nepal #boudha #travel #stupa


Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project A couple of nights ago with moonlight shining on this wonderland of La Palma, Canary Islands, with northern stars above full blooming Echium wildpretii (locally called Tajinaste in Spanish). These 1-3 meters tall flowers became almost extinct a few decades ago on this island, by rabbits and human, but now preserved and growing in number. Follow me @babaktafreshi for more stories under stars. #twanight #echium #flowers #astrophotography #nightphotography #longexposure #canaryislands #spain @natgeo @natgeocreative


Photo by @FransLanting “Meerkat Manor” A family of meerkats are sunning themselves at first light in the Kalahari Desert of Botswana, where it gets cold in winter. After they warm up, they’ll scamper across the desert searching for scorpions and other insects, but they’re always on the lookout for their enemies in the sky. They can spot eagles as specks in the distance and when they do, they’ll dive into the nearest burrow. 
Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate encounters of the animal kind. @thephotosociety#Meerkat #Kalahari #Botswana #Family #Together #Wildlifephotography


Photograph by @paulnicklen // A common dolphin (there is nothing common about them) breaks the glassy surface as it rides in our bow pressure wave as we head offshore of the Azores in search of blue whales. To see how they release the air from their lungs just inches below the surface so they are ready to grab a quick breath as soon as their blowhole is exposed to air, please #followme on @paulnicklen. Taken on assignment for @sea_legacy. #nature #dolphin #ocean #love #instagood #photooftheday #naturelovers


Video by @bertiegregory. A king penguin returns to its to colony with a belly packed full fish on the Island of South Georgia in the South Atlantic Ocean. These penguins hunt mainly for laternfish here. This prey species undergoes a daily vertical migration so during the night, the kings hunt near to the ocean's surface. If hunting in the day though, the kings must dive much deeper. Whilst they might look clumsy on land, these penguins have been recorded diving to depths of over 300m/1000ft. Once on land, the adult pictured must now find its chick to offload the hard earned meal. Shot as part of a new online series for National Geographic coming soon. Follow @bertiegregory for more!


Photo by @kengeiger | If you are looking for a unique summer vacation, then check out this months Traveler Magazine. Editor in chief @georgewstone takes you on a journey to the wilds of South Luangwa National Park, Zambia...where your safari truck is waiting. Follow @kengeiger and see more images from Zamba. #photooftheday #instagood #naturelovers #NaturePhotography


Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Wind sculpted gypsum dunes at White Sands National Monument near Alamogordo, New Mexico. #whitesands #newmexico #gypsumdunes