Photo: @emi@emilypolar Tea houses nestled along gokyo lake below the turquoise goddess, Cho Oyu. The 6th highest mountain in the world on the Tibet-Nepal border. To see more of Nepal follow @emilypolar #nepal#himalaya
Photo by @gerdludwig. A young couple takes in the afterglow of the summer sunset in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. The city was built around an extinct volcano in the Ural Mountains, just a few miles east of the virtual border between Europe and Asia. The watchtower on top of the mountain is a popular destination for tourists, groups of young people and lovers.
The Southern Cross
Photo by @bab@babaktafreshi
The World at Night project
It is the smallest constellation in the sky but to several nations such as Brazil is much more than that. The Southern Cross appears on the country's flag as a symbol of the southern hemisphere. A large dark nebula known as the Coalsack sits right next to it and almost resembles the map of Brazil! Our closest star system, Alpha Centauri, is on the top left, only 4 light years away in the galactic neighborhood.
Standing in the middle of a large sugarcane field near the town of Campos dos Goytacazes in Rio de Janeiro state, I was enjoying this star-filled sky, while fighting with mosquitoes, when my Afro-Brazilian friend reminded me of another story. After Portuguese settlement about 5 million slaves from Africa were brought to Brazil from 1501 to 1866. Many of them worked an entire life in these fields for an economy which was based on exporting sugar.
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📷: @krystlejwright // A pathway weaves it way through the Indonesian jungle on top of the ridge line of Mount Lempuyang. As tourists climb the 1700 stairs, seven temples can be visited along the way. However the main temple Lempuyang Luhur lies at 1,175m above sea and at times the clouds engulf the top creating this beautiful misty atmosphere. #Bali
Video by @renan_ozturk // The best part of exploration is sharing. Here I’m on the sharp end with @freddiewilkinson on a classic corniced Alaskan ridge-line. If one person falls - the other jumps off the other side. But in this case the snow features are so big we had to stay on one side and just trust that neither would fall and tear us both off the mountain. Sounds exciting but the true thrill of this moment is actually sharing it with you now through the shoot orchestrated with @sanctityofspace captured under the keen eye of @ansonfogel. #alaska#bradwashburn#sanctityofspace
photo by @and@andrea_frazzetta // A “Bus Stop” of Koufonisia.
Koufonisia is an island in the Cyclades, a jewel hidden in the sea of Greece.
Cars are unnecessary on an island measuring 3.5 km (2.1 miles) from one end to another. All the astonishing beaches of Koufonisia are easily accessed by foot and distances are short. But you can also enjoy a sea-ride on one of the brightly painted wooden launches which leave regularly from a small hut at the main port. Like seafaring buses, they pitstop at the chain of beaches etched into the rocky edges of the island’s southern coast.
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