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
Photo by @christopheviseux | The Bay of Fundy is known to have some of the highest tides in the world. Hopewell Rocks Park is located on the eastern coast of Canada, in the province of New Brunswick. The tidal range averages between 13 and 16 meters, which is comparable to a four- or five-story building. At low tide, it is possible to walk on the ocean floor. Follow me @christopheviseux to see more images from around the world. #fundy#canada#tide
Photo by @gerdludwig | The sun rises above a barley field just outside Alsfeld, the small German town where I was born. Located at the northern hills of the Vogelsberg—a large volcanic mountain range—the rolling slopes are part of the East Hesse Highlands and fall on the German Fairy Tale Route, a tourist attraction centered on the iconic stories by the brothers Grimm. @thephotosociety@natgeoimagecollection#Alsfeld#Germany#GrimmBrothers#Vogelsberg
Photo by @daisygilardini | I photographed these three guanacos walking on the beach of Lago del Toro in Torres del Paine National Park. The guanaco is one of the iconic animals of the Patagonian Steppe. Guanacos, llamas, alpacas, and vicuñas are all part of the same biological family, Camelidae, along with dromedary camels and Bactrian camels.Camelids have distinct characteristics. They don’t have horns or hooves; instead, their two-toed feet have toenails and soft pads. Their lips are split into two independent and separately mobile parts. And they all spit when angry.DNA testing has shown that llamas are domesticated guanacos, while alpacas are domesticated vicuñas. Guanacos and llamas have coarse hair, while vicuñas and alpacas have the most sought-after wool in the world. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes.#guanaco#Torresdelpainenationalpark#chile
Photo by @MichaelGeorge | In the summers of 2012 and 2013 I walked over a thousand miles on the Camino de Santiago, an ancient Christian pilgrimage through southern France and northern Spain. This image was taken one morning in France, somewhere along Le Puy Camino. The fog was shuffling through the mountain and I could hear farm animals beyond the fences on either side. It was a long stretch of nothing and I hadn’t properly prepared for there to be no food or drink. I was feeling exhausted, carrying way too much photography equipment for this type of hike, and having trouble seeing the beauty in front of me. After a few more miles I found a small hut where fellow pilgrims had gathered, putting together sandwiches from leftover ingredients. They graciously asked me to join them and my good spirits returned. That night, upon reviewing my images, I found this photograph and recognized the sincere beauty I was unable to see earlier in the day. #camino#lepuycamino#pilgrimage#path#caminodesantiago
Photo by @stephen_matera | If you're a fan of beautiful waterfalls and deep canyons (and who isn't?), you'll want to check out Iceland's Skogafoss and Skogaheidi trail above the falls. The highlands above Skogafoss are lesser known but have a countless number of waterfalls within the narrow gorge the river has created. Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Iceland and around the world. #iceland#waterfall#Skogaheidi