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  • Photo by @DaisyGilardini | The Northern Lights are triggered by sun storms. They form when electrically charged energy particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere. Quite aside from the scientific explanation, the Lights themselves are enchanting to watch. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.
#northernlight #auroraborealis #manitoba #arctic
  • Photo by @DaisyGilardini | The Northern Lights are triggered by sun storms. They form when electrically charged energy particles collide with the Earth’s atmosphere. Quite aside from the scientific explanation, the Lights themselves are enchanting to watch. Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.
    #northernlight #auroraborealis #manitoba #arctic
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  • Photo by @acacia.johnson | An otherworldly campsite on the coast of Baja, Mexico. During a kayak expedition along the Baja coast, we discovered this hidden cove on the edge of dusk as we were searching for a place to set up camp. This beach - one of the coolest places I've ever pitched my tent - is a reminder of what can be gained from taking the time to move slowly through the landscape and genuinely explore. Follow me at @acacia.johnson for more stories from the world's wild places. #Baja  #BahíaDeLoretoNationalPark #camping
  • Photo by @acacia.johnson | An otherworldly campsite on the coast of Baja, Mexico. During a kayak expedition along the Baja coast, we discovered this hidden cove on the edge of dusk as we were searching for a place to set up camp. This beach - one of the coolest places I've ever pitched my tent - is a reminder of what can be gained from taking the time to move slowly through the landscape and genuinely explore. Follow me at @acacia.johnson for more stories from the world's wild places. #Baja #BahíaDeLoretoNationalPark #camping
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  • Video by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | Svínafellsjökull is one of the many glacier tongues being fed from the massive icecap Vatnajökull, Icelands largest glacier. Flying over this glacier was extremely rewarding. To be able to see deep within the crevasses far beyond what you may be able to hike, to give us a rare glimpse in the life of this reseating glacier. #drone #iceland #glacier #nature #ice
  • Video by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | Svínafellsjökull is one of the many glacier tongues being fed from the massive icecap Vatnajökull, Icelands largest glacier. Flying over this glacier was extremely rewarding. To be able to see deep within the crevasses far beyond what you may be able to hike, to give us a rare glimpse in the life of this reseating glacier. #drone #iceland #glacier #nature #ice
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  • Photo by @amivitale | Here, twelve year old mother giant panda, Si Xue explores her enclosure at the Wolong China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan Province, China. Because of their low-energy diet, pandas avoid stressful situations and exertion.
It’s hard to imagine, but these animals were once as mythical and elusive as Bigfoot. They have been around for millions of years, but were only made known to the western world within the last century. The first panda was captured alive only in 1936. 
After years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. With an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. In a region where bad environmental news is common, China is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador. 
I recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for @natgeo. See more on my feed @amivitale.
#china #pandamonium #pandas #conservation #savetheplanet
  • Photo by @amivitale | Here, twelve year old mother giant panda, Si Xue explores her enclosure at the Wolong China Conservation & Research Center for the Giant Panda in Sichuan Province, China. Because of their low-energy diet, pandas avoid stressful situations and exertion.
    It’s hard to imagine, but these animals were once as mythical and elusive as Bigfoot. They have been around for millions of years, but were only made known to the western world within the last century. The first panda was captured alive only in 1936.
    After years of research, scientists have learned how to successfully breed pandas in captivity. With an adult population estimated at more than 1,864 wild pandas and 500 captive pandas, they have been upgraded from endangered to threatened. In a region where bad environmental news is common, China is on its way to successfully saving its most famous ambassador.
    I recently published my new book, Panda Love, featuring my long-term panda work made on assignment for @natgeo. See more on my feed @amivitale.
    #china #pandamonium #pandas #conservation #savetheplanet
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  • Photo by @jimmychin | 69°47′N 52°78′W The Iceberg Series,  Greenland. For more images of Greenland’s coast, follow @jimmychin.
  • Photo by @jimmychin | 69°47′N 52°78′W The Iceberg Series, Greenland. For more images of Greenland’s coast, follow @jimmychin.
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  • Photo by @KristaRossow | The Greek Isles are far from a travel secret and a visit to some of the more popular islands can feel like a visit to a theme park. But on the island of Sifnos in the medieval village of Kastro one can still find narrow lanes, whitewashed buildings, and colorful doors where life is lived at a leisurely, slow pace. #Greece
  • Photo by @KristaRossow | The Greek Isles are far from a travel secret and a visit to some of the more popular islands can feel like a visit to a theme park. But on the island of Sifnos in the medieval village of Kastro one can still find narrow lanes, whitewashed buildings, and colorful doors where life is lived at a leisurely, slow pace. #Greece
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  • Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park on a snowy winter day in Wyoming. On this morning it was -14 F (-26 C) with wind chill down to -20 F (-29 C). It was bitterly cold but the hot springs looked like a winter wonderland when the sun came out. Yellowstone is amazing in winter. There are very few people in the park and driving through the Lamar Valley opens up so many opportunities to see wildlife. Well worth a visit. #wyoming #yellowstone #mammothhotsprings #winter
  • Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park on a snowy winter day in Wyoming. On this morning it was -14 F (-26 C) with wind chill down to -20 F (-29 C). It was bitterly cold but the hot springs looked like a winter wonderland when the sun came out. Yellowstone is amazing in winter. There are very few people in the park and driving through the Lamar Valley opens up so many opportunities to see wildlife. Well worth a visit. #wyoming #yellowstone #mammothhotsprings #winter
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  • Photo by @emilypolar | Locals and tourists alike enjoying a rare soft patch of sand west of Split. The rock band above houses an old abandon church and surprisingly good rock climbing. To see more of this world in warm light follow @emilypolar #Croatia #Split #KasjuniBeach
  • Photo by @emilypolar | Locals and tourists alike enjoying a rare soft patch of sand west of Split. The rock band above houses an old abandon church and surprisingly good rock climbing. To see more of this world in warm light follow @emilypolar #Croatia #Split #KasjuniBeach
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  • Photo by @renan_ozturk | Storm chasing on the Salt Flats of Utah.  Moments after the downpour, the desert has a way of freezing time in states of pure grace.  Join me at @renan_ozturk to learn more about Salt Flats storm photography in my Salt Lake City backyard.
  • Photo by @renan_ozturk | Storm chasing on the Salt Flats of Utah. Moments after the downpour, the desert has a way of freezing time in states of pure grace. Join me at @renan_ozturk to learn more about Salt Flats storm photography in my Salt Lake City backyard.
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  • Photo by @PaulNicklen | On a sunny morning on the coast of Steeple Jason Island, waves crash gently along the rocky shore. Meanwhile, below the ocean’s surface, a group of gentoo penguins glide through the water, feeding on krill. After a successful day of feeding, they will return to their busy colony; these islands host the most breeding pairs of gentoo penguins on Earth. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more photos of #penguins. #gentoo #splitshot #ocean #conservation
  • Photo by @PaulNicklen | On a sunny morning on the coast of Steeple Jason Island, waves crash gently along the rocky shore. Meanwhile, below the ocean’s surface, a group of gentoo penguins glide through the water, feeding on krill. After a successful day of feeding, they will return to their busy colony; these islands host the most breeding pairs of gentoo penguins on Earth. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more photos of #penguins. #gentoo #splitshot #ocean #conservation
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  • Photo by @stephen_matera | (swipe to see the full image) The Chilkat Moutains rise above Lynn Canal near Eagle River about 20 miles North of Juneau, Southeast Alaska. Lynn Canal runs about 90 miles from the Chilkat River to Stephens Passage and at 2,000' deep, it is the deepest fjord in North America outside of Greenland. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Alaska and around the world. #SEAlaska #wilderness #lynncanal
  • Photo by @stephen_matera | (swipe to see the full image) The Chilkat Moutains rise above Lynn Canal near Eagle River about 20 miles North of Juneau, Southeast Alaska. Lynn Canal runs about 90 miles from the Chilkat River to Stephens Passage and at 2,000' deep, it is the deepest fjord in North America outside of Greenland. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Alaska and around the world. #SEAlaska #wilderness #lynncanal
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  • Photo by @paoloverzone | View of the city of Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Longyearbyen, the administrative centre of Svalbard, is a tiny Norwegian metropolis with 2,100 residents from almost 50 different countries. The small Arctic town is inhabited by nature enthusiasts who live in close unity under tough climatic conditions with the High Arctic wilderness right on their doorstep. @thephotosociety  #svalbard #norway #climatechange #arctic #longyearbyen 
Follow @paoloverzone for more photos and stories
  • Photo by @paoloverzone | View of the city of Longyearbyen, Svalbard. Longyearbyen, the administrative centre of Svalbard, is a tiny Norwegian metropolis with 2,100 residents from almost 50 different countries. The small Arctic town is inhabited by nature enthusiasts who live in close unity under tough climatic conditions with the High Arctic wilderness right on their doorstep. @thephotosociety #svalbard #norway #climatechange #arctic #longyearbyen
    Follow @paoloverzone for more photos and stories
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