Photo by @MichaelGeorge | Poppies bloom in a field outside of Pamplona, Spain, along the Camino de Santiago. The Camino is an ancient pilgrimage walk that leads people from many corners of Europe to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain. At this part of the walk, pilgrims leave the Citadel of Pamplona and witness the Alto del Perdon, a statue of metal silhouettes representing walkers from the past. #camino#pamplona#spain#caminodesantiago#poppies
Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz | They may seem like a Dutch cliché, but the windmills of Kinderdijk are a remnant of a pumping/drainage system that was established in the 1700s to make it possible to farm below sea level. The area is now a #UNESCO World Heritage site—and a great place to go ice skating if it ever gets cold enough!
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Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | A fisherman returns to Stromboli at dawn. Located in the middle of the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of the Sicilian coast, Stromboli is a small island dominated by one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Fishermen were once the stronghold of the community, but now only about 10 men are still devoted to the work. Each of them preserves an ancient and precious craft.
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Photo by @dina_litovsky | A nightly street scene in Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Palermo is the nightlife hot spot of the city, with numerous bars and nightclubs that attract both locals and tourists.
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Photo by Matthew Borowick @mborowick | The incredible mass that many Icelandic mountains have is a sight in its own right. Towering over Route 1 is an unnamed mountain draped in the beautiful light of sunrise.
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Photo by @stephen_matera | A winter sunset over the Fisher Towers and La Sal Mountains along the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. The Fisher Towers are one of many desert features near Moab that attract rock climbers and hikers from all over the world.
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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto | A group of six Tahitian kayakers rows across the channel in Teahupo’o, Tahiti. Outrigger canoeing is known as "va'a" in Tahiti, and it is the national sport of Tahiti as well. Everywhere you go in the islands, you will see teams out training early in the mornings. #tahiti#teahupoo#frenchpolynesia#outrigger#canoe
Photo by @bethjwald | Trekkers’ tents—pitched across from the ancient Tsakang monastery, an important Tibetan Buddhist site—are dwarfed by steep canyon walls in the remote region of Upper Dolpo, Nepal.
Photo by @jimmychin | The meditation station. @renan_ozturk taking a few moments of reflection in the maw of the Garwhal Himalaya. Topavan meadow sits in the middle of one of the great alpine climbing arenas in the world. A few miles above the headwaters of the Ganges River, this place is also the throne room of Shivling. The west face of Bhagirathi III looms in the back.
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Photo by @krystlejwright | Nicknamed the “Tomb Raider temple,” Ta Prohm has become one of the most popular sites among the iconic temples of Angkor in Cambodia. Even among the crowds, it’s still worth the visit. The atmosphere is unique, as it feels as if the jungle has swallowed the temple, such as with this towering strangler fig that’s weaving its roots throughout the ancient structures.
Photo by @PaulNicklen | The largest walrus I have ever seen rests on a bed of ice in Svalbard, Norway. His tusks had to be at least three feet long. He was immense in girth and stature, nearly as tall as he was wide. Standing in the presence of a mammal as powerful and large as this, you become aware of how small you are in comparison. Walrus have not been hunted in Svalbard for over 60 years, leaving these leviathans to exist in peace for decades. I hope that their peace is protected.
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