National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | Fall color blows in the wind at a lake in Jiuzhaigou National Park. The park, China’s most popular, is known for its aqua-green waters. #jiuzhaigou #sichuan #fall #fallcolors #fallfoliage
Photos by @BabakTafreshi | On an autumn night in Boston, the full moon rises above the city's skyline during the blue hour. Swipe for a closer look at the moon and an airplane flying from Logan International Airport. #boston #newengland #fullmoon #bluehour #twanight
Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | Four-time Paramotor World Champion Ramon Morillas and his protégé Nicolas Aubert have big fun over the Pyramids of Giza. To explore more of our world from above, follow @geosteinmetz. #paramotor #paragliding
Photo by @stephen_matera | Waves crash on a rocky shore at sunset in Hawaii. The Hawaiian archipelago was formed by volcanic activity from an undersea magma source called the Hawaii hot spot. The chain of islands formed over millions of years, with the northwestern islands being the oldest and most eroded and the southeastern islands, including the island of Hawaii, being the youngest and most active volcanically. Kilauea on the island of Hawaii famously erupted in May 2018, wiping out neighborhoods and towns. Lōihi Seamount is an active submarine volcano about 20 miles southeast of the island of Hawaii that geologists expect to rise above sea level between 10,000 and 100,000 years from now. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Hawaii and around the world. #hawaii #erosion #coast #sunset #volcano
Photo by Pete McBride @pedromcbride | Despite a common misconception, the Golden Gate Bridge isn’t repainted end-to-end every year; it’s continuously touched up. Workers apply an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 gallons of “international orange” paint to protect the bridge’s 10 million square feet of steel from San Francisco’s salty air. For more pictures of landmarks around the world, follow @pedromcbride. #GoldenGateBridge #SanFrancisco #California
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | Danish-influenced architecture dominates the village of Narsaq in south Greenland. Today's Greenlanders are a mixture of the area's indigenous Inuit and the Danish. After a powerful independence movement, Greenland was granted home rule in 1979 and its official language became Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more from the Arctic and beyond. #greenland #landscape
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | Sunset falls over Joshua Tree National Park in California. From the high alpine passes to the low desert, the park encompasses a variety of ecosystems. But the unique Joshua trees steal the show—and with good reason. #joshuatree #california
Photo by @daisygilardini | Fall is a time of change. Shorter daylight hours and colder temperatures cause photosynthesis to slow down and eventually stop. When chlorophyll, which makes leaves appear green, breaks down, other pigments take over: carotene (responsible for yellow) and anthocyanin (red). The yellows and reds shine through, giving us one of nature's most beautiful shows. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #Canada #BanffNationalPark #fallcolor
Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | Horses eat hay in a field near Jackson, Wyoming. Winter is just around the corner and snow is starting to stick to the ground in Wyoming. For more winter photos follow @sofia_jaramillo5. #wyoming #horses #equinelife
Photo by @emilypolar | A young monk offers a torma at Shechen Monastery in Nepal during a ceremony for the deceased. A torma is a ritual cake, usually hand-molded from butter and barley flour, used in Tibetan Buddhism. The symbolism varies depending on the purpose. The word "torma" means to cast away, break up, or scatter. This implies both a sense of offering and of letting go. To see more of Nepal and beyond follow me @emilypolar. #Nepal #TibetanBuddhism #Boudha
Photo by @jodymacdonaldphoto | In the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Australia there is a paradise few have seen. The Marshall Islands consist of 29 atolls and five isolated islands. With about 70 square miles of land over some 750,000 square miles of ocean, it’s not hard to understand how important the ocean is to the daily lives of the islanders. It takes a bit of effort to get to the Marshall Islands, but you won’t be disappointed. This area has some of the biggest and most beautiful atolls in the world just waiting to be explored, and the villages offer fascinating insight into remote island life. Follow me @jodymacdonaldphoto to see more images from my adventures around the world. #marshallislands #travel #southpacific
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | Rain falls on the old town of Limassol, Cyprus. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic. #muhammedmuheisen #Limassol #Cyprus