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Photo by @jimrichardsonng The Callanish Stones have character. Unlike Stonehenge
Photo by @jimrichardsonng The Callanish Stones have character. Unlike Stonehenge where the stones overpower you with their sheer bulk, these at Callanish beguile you with their stylishness — and history. They were quarried 5,000 years ago from Lewisian Gneiss, some of the oldest rock on our planet, stuff that was formed deep in the bowels of Earth three billion years ago. Neolithic folk continued to “worship” here even after they became Bronze Age folk. Then by about 800BC it was abandoned and peat started to layer up, eventually hiding all but the tall tips. Imagine the local surprise in the nearby village in 1857 when they dug away five feet of peat to reveal their true height! Follow me @jimrichardsonng for more Scotland explorations. @natgeoimagecollection@natgeoexpeditions#scotland#hebrides#island#ruins . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
16.02.2019 18:31:13
Photo by @amivitale. The legacy of the University of Jaffna is displayed on its
Photo by @amivitale. The legacy of the University of Jaffna is displayed on its walls. It is the oldest public university in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka and was established in 1974 as the sixth campus of the University of Sri Lanka. The island's literacy rate is more than 96 percent, which is above average by world and regional standards. Sri Lanka is a densely populated, seemingly idyllic island in the Indian Ocean finally emerging from decades of a brutal civil war. Today it is known for its beautiful white beaches, wildlife and culture. The hope is that it can move forward and begin to solve some of the issues of postwar reconciliation, a story I covered for National Geographic (). Follow @amivitale for more uplifting stories from around the world. @natgeoimagecollection@natgeo@thephotosociety#amivitale#photojournalism#srilanka#asia#travelasia#visitsriLanka#jaffna#universityofjaffna#sriLankatravel#exploresrilanka . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
16.02.2019 11:08:13
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Photo by @PaulNicklen // As I watched this blue shark glide past me in the cool
Photo by @PaulNicklen // As I watched this blue shark glide past me in the cool Pacific morning, the wave of its tail seemed to invite me to follow. In moments of utter peace like this, I struggle to understand the animosity humans often feel towards sharks. And I'm grateful I can return from dives with photos like these to share and help to displace the negativity associated with sharks. #FollowMe at @PaulNicklen for more photos from my #ocean adventures. #blueshark#sharks#nature#underwaterphotography . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
16.02.2019 07:27:09
Photo by @dguttenfelder. Dressed for the occasion on a quiet walk through sublim
Photo by @dguttenfelder. Dressed for the occasion on a quiet walk through sublime Saiho-ji moss gardens in Kyoto, Japan. On assignment for @natgeoExpeditions#natgeoexpeditions . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
15.02.2019 18:31:32
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Snow-laden aspens on a cold day in the Santa Fe N
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Snow-laden aspens on a cold day in the Santa Fe National Forest above Santa Fe, New Mexico. #newmexico#santafe#winter . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
15.02.2019 11:10:25
Photo by @renan_ozturk // The cigar smoke and dripping sweat seemed frozen by th
Photo by @renan_ozturk // The cigar smoke and dripping sweat seemed frozen by the first rays of sun down the narrow streets. Searching for the intersection of natural light and humanity, Old Havana, Cuba, 2016. ~ Follow @renan_ozturk for more images if adventure mixed with culture around the globe. . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
15.02.2019 07:28:01
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Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // Inside the ice on the Gorner glacier, Swi
Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // Inside the ice on the Gorner glacier, Switzerland, the moulin continued. A modest meandering canyon passage grew in size and eventually overlooked this vertical pit where we needed to rig a rope. Eventually our journey came to an end and we reached the base of the glacier, the contact between ice and rock. . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
14.02.2019 18:31:12
Photo by @FransLanting Every photographer on safari for the first time wants to
Photo by @FransLanting Every photographer on safari for the first time wants to see a cheetah in the open. But on assignment for in Tanzania’s Serengeti Plains I wanted to show a different point of view, of a sinuous cat hiding in tall grass where it blends in perfectly while it’s poised to make a move. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more intimate encounters with the animal world. @thephotosociety#Cheetah#Serengeti#BigCats#Wildlife#Wildlifephotography . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
14.02.2019 11:08:11
Photo by @renan_ozturk // Ode to a @stevemccurryofficial photo classic during ou
Photo by @renan_ozturk // Ode to a @stevemccurryofficial photo classic during our #MyanmarClimb expedition. #everythingisaremix#bealpha#peace . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
14.02.2019 07:27:13
Photo by @hannahreyesmorales | Ivatan children play in the water after school in
Photo by @hannahreyesmorales | Ivatan children play in the water after school in Batanes, Philippines. The islands of Batanes, located in the northernmost part of the Philippines, are among my favorite places. I feel connected to the land and to the water here. Follow @hannahreyesmorales for more stories from the Philippines and beyond. #philippines#letsexplore#southeastasia . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
13.02.2019 18:31:14
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Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night photography
In a colorful dusk of Ter
Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night photography In a colorful dusk of Ternate island of Indonesia, the new moon appears above the ocean. #twanight#ternate#newmoon#nightphotography@natgeoimagecollection . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
13.02.2019 11:08:12
Photo by @gerdludwig Sheep on a hill near Kawakawa on the North Island of New Ze
Photo by @gerdludwig Sheep on a hill near Kawakawa on the North Island of New Zealand, where the people are outnumbered by sheep nearly 6 to 1, or 4.7 million people and 27.6 million sheep. @natgeocreative@thephotosociety#landscape#sheep#rollinghills#newzealand#hills#kawakawa . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
13.02.2019 07:27:14
Photo by @FransLanting A juvenile orangutan is hanging out at a rehab center in
Photo by @FransLanting A juvenile orangutan is hanging out at a rehab center in Northern Borneo where dozens of orangutans are taken care of. They are victims of the massive deforestation that is ravaging Borneo. I welcome you to support the organizations that are in the front lines of protecting them, such as @World_Wildlife, @WildAid and @Freelandfoundation. And check out @FransLanting to see an image of an adorable baby orangutan testing her climbing skills. @thephotosociety#Freelandfoundation#Endangered#Orangutan#Borneo#orangutanalliance#WorldOrangutanDay . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
12.02.2019 18:31:15
Photo by @taylorglenn // A rainbow on the horizon during the tail end of a storm
Photo by @taylorglenn // A rainbow on the horizon during the tail end of a storm in western Nevada. Nothing like a bit of weather to create amazing light and dramatic skies that will make an otherwise plain landscape look a lot more interesting in a photograph. Follow @taylorglenn for more from the West and beyond #roadtrip#weather#rainbow . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
12.02.2019 11:08:19
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Himalaya in Moonlight
Photo by @babaktafreshi | The World at Night project
On th
Himalaya in Moonlight Photo by @babaktafreshi | The World at Night project On this crystal clear moonlit night of November I was in the World Heritage Site of Sagarmatha National Park in Nepal. The view of Himalayas is even more spectacular at night, when they appear to reach for the stars. On the left is Mt. Lutse, the world’s 4th highest mountain at 8516m. Ama Dablam (6812m) with its outstanding shape is on the right. The two bright stars of Gemini, marking the Twins heads, are above it. Explore more of the world’s wonders at night @babaktafreshi.#twanight#nepal#himalayas#amadablam#gemini#moonlight@natgeoimagecollection . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
12.02.2019 07:27:13
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // A chapel along the Alta Via trail in the Dolomites
Photo by @kevinfaingnaert // A chapel along the Alta Via trail in the Dolomites in northern Italy. This trail is extremely interesting not only for the beautiful places it goes through, but for their historical relevance, as the eight Dolomite mountain ranges it crosses are among the most famous in the Alps. The environment is wild and silent, perfect for anyone who loves peace and quiet. #dolomites#italy . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
11.02.2019 18:31:12
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Night with a half moon rising aroun
Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz Night with a half moon rising around 11PM in the White Desert of Farafra. The area is covered with soft chalk-white rock that has been eroded by strong winds from the north, which have sculpted the stone into strange and beautiful shapes. To explore more of our world, follow @geosteinmetz . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
11.02.2019 11:08:13
A Glacier under the Northern Lights
Photo by @babaktafreshi
The World at Night p
A Glacier under the Northern Lights Photo by @babaktafreshi The World at Night project A night in the far north in early March. This spectacular glacier in southeast Iceland became alive at dark with aurora borealis shining gently on it. The frozen lagoon is on the foot of 2110-meter high ice-covered Oraefajokull volcano, within the Vatnajokull National Park. Even to me who travels twice a year to Iceland for aurora photo workshops, this was a stunning night as aurora activity increased to storm level. Follow me @babaktafreshi to explore the beauties and wonders after dark. #twanight#astrophotography#auroraborealis#northernlights#iceland#glacier@natgeocreative . Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! Follow @vacationspots1 for more like this! .
11.02.2019 07:27:13
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