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The oldest settlement in the country, Old San Juan is the historical gem of Puer
The oldest settlement in the country, Old San Juan is the historical gem of Puerto Rico, boasting centuries-old forts, a romantic ambiance, old-world elegance, exquisite food, and a festive atmosphere. Connected to the main island by three bridges, it also offers excellent views of the Atlantic Ocean and Old San Juan Bay, a seven-block-long historic district with a charming mixture of landmarks, restaurants, museums, and shopping, as well as picturesque beaches. Don't you think it's time to escape to one of the most beloved port destinations in the Caribbean? Follow @DiscoverPuertoRico to learn more about the charm of Old San Juan. #🇵🇷#discoverpuertorico
15.08.2018 16:29:41
Elephants are incredible creatures — gentle, intelligent, emotive. @donalboyd sp
Elephants are incredible creatures — gentle, intelligent, emotive. @donalboyd spent some time in Zimbabwe with @actionifaw and @zen_wildislife documenting the rewilding of six rescued elephants from a nursery in the capital of Harare to the Panda Masuie Forest Reserve near Victoria Falls. “The actual move of these elephants involved a 16-hour journey from start to finish and was the culmination of hundreds of hours of planning by countless key players and wildlife professionals. These six elephants will now finally have the opportunity to interact with wild herds in this crucial conservation area, as they live alongside their handlers for support and protection until they’re ready to be fully independent.” (📷: @donalboyd📍: Zimbabwe)
15.08.2018 09:48:52
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An ethereal sunset at White Sands — the best time to see the sea of sand spread
An ethereal sunset at White Sands — the best time to see the sea of sand spread out through the Tularosa Basin. Don’t forget your sunglasses, as the sand really is dazzlingly white. (📷: @jamieout 📍: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico)
15.08.2018 03:09:46
Clouds dance above Emerald Bay, where the views only get better the closer you g
Clouds dance above Emerald Bay, where the views only get better the closer you get to the lake. The hike from the parking lot is only about a mile long and Vikingsholm, a 38-room mansion built in 1929, awaits you at the lakefront. If you feel like going farther, there is also a short hike to Eagle Falls, at its most beautiful in early summer. (🎥: @kdkuiper 📍: Emerald Bay, California)
14.08.2018 17:14:15
It looks like it’s rush hour for the sheep of Iceland — no illegal ewe-turns! Th
It looks like it’s rush hour for the sheep of Iceland — no illegal ewe-turns! The un-baa-lievable landscape is host to much exciting wildlife, like seals, Arctic foxes, and whales. For those who love strange birds, near the Bjargtangar Lighthouse are the famous Látrabjarg bird cliffs, where nesting seabirds — puffins, guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, kittiwakes — make their home from June to mid-August. (📷: @icelandic_explorer 📍: Iceland)
14.08.2018 06:44:11
In 1983, a shipping vessel known as the Panagiotis crashed on the scenic shores
In 1983, a shipping vessel known as the Panagiotis crashed on the scenic shores of Navagio Beach, purportedly attempting to smuggle illegal contraband — from then on, it has also been called “Shipwreck Beach” and “Smuggler’s Cove.” Called by the siren song of the deteriorating ship and drawn towards its seclusion, hundreds of vacationers at a time flock to the beach for a view. (📷: @chrispoops 📍: Navagio Beach, Zakynthos)
14.08.2018 02:08:28
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“A lifetime of dreaming and I finally found myself face to face with Africa’s wi
“A lifetime of dreaming and I finally found myself face to face with Africa’s wildlife. I met an elephant; I watched baby rhino play, giraffe roam, zebra run, and fell deeply in love with lions. It was magnificent, they were magnificent, but everywhere I went these animals were struggling, suffering at human hands. It broke my heart. My biggest realization while in Africa was this isn’t just an Africa problem, this is OUR planet, our wildlife, and this is our problem. Be a voice for the voiceless, be aware, be involved, be a change. I refuse to believe a single person can’t make a difference.” (🎥: @captainpotter 📍: Zimbabwe)
13.08.2018 15:40:43
The rugged peaks of Zermatt Matterhorn, where you can take a gondola to Schwarzs
The rugged peaks of Zermatt Matterhorn, where you can take a gondola to Schwarzsee Lake or attempt the ski runs down either side of the valley. With a Swiss side and an Italian side, you have the choice of staying in the ski-resorts of Cervinia and Valtoournenche, or a venture up the mountain to Switzerland to see the Theodul Glacier. (📷: @sennarelax 📍: Zermatt Matterhorn)
13.08.2018 06:46:07
Rowboat reflections at Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies or Lake Pra
Rowboat reflections at Pragser Wildsee, also known as Lago di Braies or Lake Prags, in South Tyrol, Italy. At this emerald green lake in the Alps, visitors can enjoy a canoe ride, mountainside hiking in the Dolomites, or just soak up the spectacular views. Camping is not allowed, but there's a lakeside hotel if you want to make it more than a day trip. (📷: @davide.anzimanni 📍: South Tyrol, Italy)
13.08.2018 01:04:54
The Sahara Desert, meaning the “greatest desert” in Arabic, actually is the larg
The Sahara Desert, meaning the “greatest desert” in Arabic, actually is the largest and hottest desert in the world. Dunes can reach a height of 590 feet here, but no need to climb them on your own — camels, dune buggies, and quad bikes are available nearby to help you out. (🎥: @brahmino 📍: Sahara Desert, Morocco)
12.08.2018 16:05:23
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Night creeps in a narrow canal passage in the romantic city of Freiburg — a vibr
Night creeps in a narrow canal passage in the romantic city of Freiburg — a vibrant university town in the Black Forest known for its picturesque blocks (bächle) and temperate climate. One of Germany’s greenest cities, Freiburg generates nearly as much solar power as the entirety of Britain, so it’s not only gorgeous but sustainable, too. (📷: @elhamhoxhalli 📍: Freiburg, Germany)
12.08.2018 08:02:15
If you time your hike to the canyon rim correctly, you’ll be rewarded with a bre
If you time your hike to the canyon rim correctly, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking sunset at Horseshoe Bend, where the Colorado River snakes 270 degrees around a massive sandstone ridge. You can find the canyon trail about three and a half kilometers southwest of the town of Page, Arizona on Highway 89, which National Geographic named the #1 Drivers' Drive in the world for its access to so many national parks and landmarks, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Death Valley, and the Grand Canyon. (📷: @mary_quincy 📍: Horseshoe Bend)
12.08.2018 04:55:25
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