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Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | The thundering Dettifoss falls in northeastern Iceland demands attention. Its many plumes constantly spray mist into the air, soaking the unwary tourist—a reminder that the scale of the natural world is beyond human. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more from the north and beyond. #iceland #waterfall #abstract
Photo by Matt Borowick @mborowick | The silhouette of a great blue heron is seen over Roanoke Sound in eastern North Carolina. Great blue herons can often be seen in nearby Jockeys Ridge State Park, which is home to the largest sand dunes on the U.S. East Coast. #birds #northcarolina #fall #wildlife #nature
Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | Thousands of sheep parade through Ketchum, Idaho, during the Trailing of the Sheep Festival. The festival takes place every October and features dancing, sheepdog trials, wool classes, and lamb dinners. On parade day, close to 3,000 sheep march down Main Street in Ketchum on their way to lower winter pastures. For more photos from Idaho and sheepherding follow @sofia_jaramillo5 . #sheep #festival #idaho
Photo by @daisygilardini | Witnessing a full moon rising on the horizon while camping on Hovgaard Island in the Antarctic Peninsula will always be one of the highlights of my time on the White Continent. I didn’t get much sleep during this night because I wanted to see it all. I was excited and mesmerized by such beauty. It was around 4 a.m., when clouds obscured the moon and stars, that I finally got some rest. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #camping #antarctica #fullmoon #adventure
Photo by Michael Yamashita @yamashitaphoto | For the third time in less than a week, Venice has experienced monumental acqua alta (Italian for high water). The city’s most revered historical sites have been submerged under the worst flooding in half a century. A state of emergency was declared late last week and St. Mark’s Square was also closed. Pictured here is the square in 1993, during what was considered normal acqua alta when the water was only ankle-deep. #acquaalta #Venice #piazzasanmarco #flooding #veniceitaly
Photo by @BabakTafreshi | Slowly swipe left to see the entire view of this late afternoon in southeast Iceland. Small, crystal clear icebergs sit on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean next to the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. This black sand beach, formed from volcanic rocks, is known as Diamond Beach, one of the most popular tourist spots in the country. #diamondbeach #jokulsarlon #glacierlagoon
Photo by @stephen_matera | Swipe for a panoramic view of the Boulder Mountains at sunset in summer, as viewed from the Sawtooth Scenic Byway in central Idaho. At 11,713 feet, Ryan Peak (not shown here) is the highest peak in the Boulder Mountains. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like these from Idaho and around the world. #sawtoothscenicbyway #idaho #wilderness
Photo by @drewtrush | Winter is right around the corner in Yellowstone National Park. Have you had a chance to visit the geyser basins around Old Faithful in the winter?
Photo by @MichaelGeorge | My first and only time in Amsterdam was to attend my best friend’s wedding. I arrived a day before everyone else and had a particularly sick feeling of jet lag. It was pouring rain, so I ended up sleeping most of the day away, occasionally looking out the window and watching people scramble around the canals. Just before sunset I couldn’t ignore my hunger any longer and took a long walk. I was so lucky I did. Not only did I instantly discover what a gorgeous city I was in, but the sky began putting on a show. There were golden clouds and rainbows against a distant, dark sky and the city came alive. Eventually the sunset faded to this gorgeous pinkish purple, a color I’ve rarely seen in my life. #amsterdam #sunset #purplesky #travel
Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | A spine of basalt rock twists and spirals into the sky in western Iceland. Although basalt is quite common, the upheaval that created this formation is a subtle sign of the volcanic forces below the surface. Follow me @kiliiiyuyan for more from the north and beyond. #iceland #abstract #basalt
Photo by @max.lowe I Every once in a while the elements align so perfectly that we are in the right place at the right time to bear witness to views that truly awe us. Here the sun set as a storm moved up the southern Oregon coast, garnished by the crescent moon. The moment made me put my head to the sky in a way I seldom do. To see more from my road trip along the Pacific Northwest coast, follow @max.lowe .
Photo by @Sofia_Jaramillo5 | Golden aspen leaves shine bright in the morning sun, as seen from the Proctor Mountain Loop Trail near Ketchum, Idaho. This 4.5-mile trail is a great spot to view fall foliage and is only a few minutes from downtown Ketchum. I shot this photo while working on a piece about Basque culture in Idaho for National Geographic Travel. Did you know that Idaho has the largest Basque population in the United States? In the mid-1800s Basque sheepherders brought their husbandry knowledge to Idaho. Now there are various festivals and traditions celebrated in places like Boise and Ketchum each year. For more photos from Idaho follow @sofia_jaramillo5 . #usatravel #fallfoliage #fallcolors