natgeotravel Photo by @babaktafreshi / I live on the coast near Boston, and this view of a rainbow touching the ocean appears from our bedroom window every now and then. But the little boat in a perfect position made it very different this time. #rainbow#boston#ocean
natgeotravel Standing on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, just before sunrise, science photographer @babaktafreshi captured the shadow of the mountain moving in the air. The shape of mountain shadows at sunrise and sunset do not relate to the mountain profile and the peak's shape. They are almost always a symmetrical triangle, due to the perspective effect.
natgeotravel Photo by @amivitale / Two grizzly bear cubs take a nap in Kamchatka, Russia. The brown bear is one of the most widely distributed large carnivore species in the world. The Kamchatka Peninsula was once entirely populated with brown bears. In remote protected areas it is still home to the highest recorded density of brown bears on Earth.
Follow @amivitale for more stories of wondrous wildlife and conservation successes. @thephotosociety#grizzlybear#bears#Russia#kamchatka#grizzlies
natgeotravel Photo by @DaisyGilardini / Greenland is one of the best locations in the world if you are interested in iceberg photography. While on location, I always try to simplify the scene in front of me. I use various tools and techniques. Lens choice is one of the most powerful decisions you will make, as it allows you to physically crop out undesired details in the camera.
If that’s not enough, and assuming you have the right conditions, I find that by underexposing dramatically, one eliminates unnecessary detail. Backlight on a beautiful iceberg, together with a dark backdrop (the shady side of the mountain), provided the perfect conditions for a low-key image.
Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #Greenland#iceberg#conservation#climatechangeisreal#arctic
natgeotravel Photo by @dina_litovsky / I love walking around New York City at night looking for lit windows and streetlights illuminating the dark streets. This image was taken in the East Village. For more photos of the city at night, follow me @dina_litovsky
natgeotravel Photo by @stephen_matera / Mount St. Helens rises above the Mowich Glacier and Mount Rainier during a summer sunset in Mount Rainier National Park. Mount St. Helens erupted violently on May 18, 1980, blasting 1,300 feet (396 meters) off the top of the mountain and creating a new crater. In the ensuing years, multiple lava domes and a new glacier have formed in the alpine crater.
Follow me @stephen_matera for more images like this from Washington State and around the world. #mtrainier#mtsthelens#volcano
natgeotravel Photos by Robbie Shone @shonephoto / At night the Mulu rainforest is filled with a wonderful chorus of insect calls. The Bornean rainforest is home to many nocturnal creatures. If you tread carefully and remain very quiet and patient, you might get to see some of them. During our expedition, we got to see a few while hiking to and from the caves where we were working. We spotted several tree frog species clinging to the vines of small trees in search of food. These frogs mainly feed on worms, insects, and other small bugs.
natgeotravel Photo by Prasenjeet Yadav @prasen.yadav / The red fox is one of the most largely distributed canids on our planet. It is found across Europe, temperate Asia, northern Africa, North America, Australia (introduced), and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas, introduced), occupying habitats ranging from arctic tundra to dry deserts. The reducing populations of large competitors for space, like wolves and other large mammals, led to the red fox's thriving population. The red foxes in this area would scoot by the camera sound, but then they would return in a few minutes to examine the camera trap again to get comfortable with it. This shot was captured by the camera traps set up in Himachal Pradesh, India.
Follow me @prasen.yadav for more photos from the extremely biodiverse states of India and Central Asia.
natgeotravel Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder / The Apostle Islands, made up of 21 islands and part of the Wisconsin mainland shore, are marking their 50th anniversary as a national lakeshore. This wasn’t the winter for the public to see the Apostle Islands ice caves up close. Unstable ice from freezing and thawing and harsh winds kept it unpredictable and too unsafe to open the Lake Superior paths to the caves. But we snowshoed the lakeshore trails above the caves to find some memorable views of these Ojibwe lands.
natgeotravel Photo by @CarltonWard / This is Pepper, a six-month-old Florida panther I photographed at ZooTampa. Pepper was rescued as a newborn by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. His mother died from a new neurological disorder of unknown origin that is affecting wild panthers and bobcats. Pepper and his brother Cypress were rescued too young to be returned to the wild. Now nearly two years old, they have a permanent home at White Oak Conservation near Jacksonville.
Learn more about the mysterious neurological disorder this week on NationalGeographic.com and check out the story "Return of the Panther" by @Douglas_Main in April's National Geographic magazine, available online through the link in my bio.
@PathofthePanther is supported by the National Geographic Society, working to inspire the protection of the Florida Wildlife Corridor—the statewide network of public preserves combined with private farms, ranches, and forests that the panther needs to survive.