Regrann from @natgeo - Photo by @stephenwilkes. Photographing the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park for my Day to Night™ series from a crane under the Manhattan Bridge, had challenges. I listened to the B & D trains overhead all day and night, but it was well worth the effort.To see more photos from my travels near and far, visit me @stephenwilkes. #DayToNight #StephenWilkes #BrooklynBridge #Dumbo #NYCskyline - #regrann
Regrann from @natgeo - Photo @tbfrost | Words @paulrosolie | Black-skinned parrot snakes are fast moving and mildly venomous. Their spectacular camouflage means you seldom see one in the complex Amazonian foliage. But when one found its way into the bathrooms of my research station, it didn’t blend in much at all. By the time I got there a woman had begun screaming and other people had come to see what the commotion was about. The parrot snake was trapped in the corner of the bathroom where it tried valiantly to look dangerous: mouth agape, ribs flared, and heaving. Although the humans were scared, the snake was clearly terrified. Imagine being this snake, so slender and delicate as to be no match for a bird’s beak - even a child’s step could crush you. When I reached the bathroom, I lifted the frightened snake and cupped it in my hands to shelter it from the chaos. But as I walked it back towards the jungle I could feel the snake calming. When I opened my hands, I was lost in a moment of wonder, not only for the stark beauty of the green scales against bland human skin – but at the realization that this little being knew that it was safe. To see what this snake looks in defense mode, with its mouth wide open, head on over to @tbfrost - #regrann
Regrann from @natgeo - Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio Chichen Itzá was a large pre-Columbian Maya city in Yucatán State, Mexico, and a major focal point in the Maya Lowlands for over 500 years. The city may have had the most diverse population in the whole of the Maya World. The presence of central Mexican architectural styles at the site was once thought to have been representative of direct migration or even conquest from central Mexico, but most recent interpretations view the presence of these non-Maya styles more as the result of cultural diffusion. Here photographed whilst on assignment for National Geographic Magazine, El Castillo, also called the Temple of Chac-Mool or the Temple of Kukulcán. At 25m (82ft) high, it is a type of Mayan calendar in stone: at the spring and autumn equinox, the shadow of a 'serpent' crawls down the balustrade. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio @natgeo #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #mexico #mayaworld #mayanworld #yucatan #history #heritage #worldheritage #worldheritagesite #archaeology #mayaruins #mayanruins #igtravel #visualarchitects #lighting #dusk #chichenItza #chaacmool #elcastillo #astronomy #Kukulcán image: @simonnorfolkstudio - #regrann
Regrann from @natgeotravel - Photo @stephen_matera // Washington State has five very prominent volcanoes that are heavily glaciated and significantly higher than their nearby peaks. These five include Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. St. Helens, Glacier Peak, and Mt. Baker. They're all beautiful, inspiring, and stand head and shoulders above the non-volcanic peaks of the Cascades that surround them. At 12,281' Mt. Adams, pictured here, is is the second highest mountain in Washington State, and has an astounding 9,000+ feet relief above the surrounding mountains! Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington and around the world. #volcano #washington #cascademountains #glacier #ringoffire - #regrann
From National Geographic: cows in India
Regrann from @natgeo - Photo @tbfrost | I don’t know what this monkey frog (Phyllomedusa camba) perched on @paulrosolie ‘s thumb is thinking. Perhaps nothing. Perhaps: when can I escape? Perhaps about its next meal. One thing is for sure: when I look at this picture I wonder what is going on in between those two giant, black eyes. After an hour with this little frog, I feel confident in saying that even it was acutely aware we meant it no harm for it simply crawled on the hand like it was another branch in the forest. All precautions were taken before handling this frog, including sterilization of the hands. Want to see more photos of cool, little creatures from the Amazon? I’m over @tbfrost - #regrann
Regrann from @natgeotravel - Photo by @renan_ozturk // Words by @m_synnott- As I was gearing up for the expedition my wife asked, “So, will you need to go down on the cliffs with the honey hunters?” ~ “Definitely not,” I replied. “I’m just there to document what’s happening, which I can easily do from afar.” ~ A few weeks later I’m curled up in a small hut in the village of Sadhi in eastern Nepal. I’ve spent the past two days shuffling back and forth between my bed and the outhouse. Renan is also sick, but he’s in the other room sorting through his 15 bags of camera gear. ~ The Honey Hunters have consulted an astrological calendar to determine an auspicious day to start the harvest, and they’ve decided it must be Saturday, which is in two days. I’m wondering if I’ll be able to pull it together in time when I hear Renan discussing the plan with @jetbutterflies, our expedition leader. “After Maule Dhan is in place, Mark and I will head down on the ropes,” says Renan. “If for nothing else, I’d like him there for moral support.” I don’t say anything and instead just curl up a little tighter in my bed. ~ Two days later, I’m hanging off a rappel device at the lip of a 300-foot overhanging honey cliff, and I can’t help but laugh at the absurdity of what I’m about to do. I can barely see Renan’s face through the thick mesh hood covering his head, but we make eye contact and I think his look says something like, “I’m sorry man.” In his puffy white bee suit, he looks like an astronaut. His neck is festooned with cameras, including a mount for a virtual reality rig that comes off his back and over his shoulder like some kind of crazy black snake. He forgot his gaiters, so he’s wrapped white gaffers tape around his ankles, but I can see that it’s already unfastened from his shoe, leaving his ankle exposed. “See you down there,” he says, as he disappears down the rope into a smoky void filled with swarming bees. ~ #thelasthoneyhunter Follow @renan_ozturk for more images from this assignment and adventure travel location - #regrann
A sad day as we say goodbye to Kevin, who I will always remember for his wit, intelligence, and calm nature. This is the first time I have ever had a student currently in my class pass away. My heart goes out to his family and friends, like Jackson (left) who recommended this photo of them together for my post as we reminisced at the funeral ❤❤.
Regrann from @natgeotravel - Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) // A group of people celebrate Sonnwendfeuer, or midsummer atop the Nordkette mountain near Innsbruck, Austria. Across the Alps at this time of the year, bonfires and torches light up the night in celebration. Happy Solstice one and all! @natgeocreative - #regrann
Regrann from @australia - Sydney is looking pretty in #pink 💗 @elisaeves captured this gorgeous shot during one of @sydney’s classic fairy floss sunsets. This lovely lookout point in @rbgsydney is called Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, and it offers this gorgeous view of @sydneyoperahouse and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Pack a picnic and spend a few hours on the grass to take in the view as the sky changes colours. Photo: @elisaeves #seeaustralia #ilovesydney #sydney #sunset #sunsetlovers #sydneyoperahouse - #regrann
Regrann from @natgeo - Photo by @irablockphoto // A closeup of Genghis Khan on horseback with his golden whip at the Genghis Khan Statue Complex outside of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The 40 meter statue is made of stainless steel and commemorates Genghis Kan who unified Mongolia as an empire in 1206. The tents below are Gers or Yurts, the traditional housing of the nomadic people of Mongolia. @thephotosociety - #regrann
Regrann from @conservationorg - Yesterday we introduced to you the Samburu “singing wells,” where herders dig to access water for their cattle and sing their family song to summon the animals to their troughs. While in Kenya for the production of our latest virtual reality experience, #MyAfrica stills photographer @ggkenya had the amazing opportunity to join a Samburu warrior at the bottom of his well to witness this centuries old tradition. . Of her experience Georgina said, “To get this shot I lowered myself down to the bottom of the well, knee-deep in the cool sandy water while…heat scorched the earth above. What struck me was the beauty of the light and shadows on the [his] back as he sang drawing and lifting the life-giving water.” . To learn more about this tradition and the Samburu check out #MyAfrica today. Link in bio. - #regrann
Regrann from @natgeotravel - Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // A twisted Juniper pine tree atop Dragon Point on the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison near Montrose, Colorado. When shooting a long exposure at night it is always amazing to see just how fast the world rotates under the stars. In my university days I remember going camping without a tent and staying up all night to watch the stars move. That was a very memorable night as was this one. While capturing this image I was more concerned about surprising a black bear in the shrubs around me at 1 AM. A little light painting helped make this image a bit more dramatic. #blackcanyon #blackcanyonofthegunnison #colorado - #regrann
Regrann from @robleophotography - One of the most beautiful views in my eyes in all of New South Wales, looking north up our coastline over the Sea Cliff Bridge. But getting to this spot is no easy task, hiking in the dark up a dirt cliff track with all my equipment in hand. Having the right equipment for the trip is a must, even something a simple as having a good quality memory card like @verbatimaunz for backing up all your photos and data. #MemoriesThatLast #sydney #australia #australiagram #australia_shotz #ig_discovery_australia #icu_aussies #ig_australia #lifeofaustralia #sydney_gram #seeaustralia #beautifuldestinations #destination_nsw #wonderful_places #ilovesydney #aussie_images #beautifuldestinations #ourplanetdaily #mynikonlife #aussiephotos #exploringaustralia #jaw_dropping_shots #igersSydney #focusaustralia #sky_sultans @NikonAustralia @Australia @Sydney @VisitNSW - #regrann
Hermantown + the other 3 schools of students on our tour from Nebraska, Texas, and Wisconsin at the Jefferson Memorial.