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Photo by @jimmy_chin Jackson WY 11:38am 8.21.17 What a moment...the magic of the universe unveiled. I wish I could say I was waiting for exactly the right timing on this one....but I was chasing ten kids around the backyard and running by the camera randomly hitting the shutter button. This was the only frame that looked remotely like this. Just reinforces that serendipity can be your best friend when it comes to photography. @natgeo #eclipse

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4 hours ago

As the sun rose over Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, thousands of people and their vehicles were jockeying for prime eclipse viewing positions. Hours later they were rewarded with a total eclipse of the sun. This image is a composite of two frames, the morning sunrise of the Tetons and a timed multiple exposure of today's eclipse. Follow @kengeiger for more eclipse images. #eclipse #eclipse2017

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | After chasing #Eclipse2017 in the air and over the Pacific we returned to the mainland passing over the glaciers on the Cascade Range with beautiful Mount Hood in the background. This eclipse was expected to be the most photographed natural phenomenon ever. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

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Photograph by @babaktafreshi | While I was flying 45000 ft high, on the edge of stratosphere off the coast of Oregon to capture the first glimpse of 2017 totality, my ground-based cameras were remotely active, waiting to capture the eclipse above the iconic Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon. #eclipse2017 - We are with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

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photo by @chamiltonjames / Charlie Hamilton James - family and friends watch as the solar eclipse almost reaches totality just south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming this morning. The experience was incredible - as the moon moved across the path of the sun the light began to drop and with it the temperature. At totality the sky was almost dark and there was a distinct chill. From all around on the hilltops and in the valleys people were cheering. It was all over in around 2 minutes but for the hundreds of thousands of people that have travelled across the world and throughout the US i’m sure it was well worth the journey. #eclipse #eclipse2017

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11 hours ago

Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air.

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12 hours ago

Photograph by @babaktafreshi | This photo is one of the first glimpses of #eclipse2017 captured by National Geographic photographer Babak Tafreshi in a jet above the Pacific at the moment the eclipse began. Babak is aboard the flight along with two @Airbnb guests who won the chance to be among the first to witness the solar eclipse before it crosses the US. - We are high above the clouds with @airbnb bringing you some of the first glimpses of the Solar Eclipse. Follow us all day as we bring you incredible moments and stories from our experts #livefrom the air

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14 hours ago

Photograph by @thomaspeschak A tourist gets the once in a lifetime chance to pet a curious gray whale in San Ignacio Lagoon, Baja California. This is one of the few places in the world where whales seek out contact with people. A cultural trait passed down from mother to calf for over 40 years, it is the whales who initiate and controls these encounters. #followme @thomaspeschak for more photos of these unique whale human interactions. Shot on assignment for @natgeo magazine for the September 2017 story Ocean Stewards with @erikvance @maresmexicanos #mexico #Baja #love #nature #ocean #whale

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16 hours ago

Photograph by @simonnorfolkstudio on assignment for an upcoming story for @natgeo ... Franciscan monks watch from their chapel in the Rotunda, looking down on the ceremonies around the Edicule of the Church of the Holy Sepuchre, Jerusalem. The church contains, according to traditions dating back to at least the fourth century, the two holiest sites in Christianity: the site where Jesus of Nazareth was crucified, at a place known as "Calvary" or "Golgotha", and Jesus's empty tomb, where he is said to have been buried and resurrected. The tomb is enclosed by the 18th-century shrine, called the Edicule. The Status Quo, a 250-year old understanding between religious communities, applies to the site. Celebrations held to mark the opening of the Edicule after months of restoration work. All the various communities that have an interest in the Church were in attendance in all their finery. Follow @simonnorfolkstudio for updates, outtakes, unpublished and archive material. @simonnorfolkstudio #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #simonnorfolk #jerusalem #edicule #franciscan #holysepulchre #church #priests #monks #Jesus #religion #faith #holyland #christianity #simonnorfolkstudio #igtravel #visualarchitects #traditions #culture #history #culturaltraditions #photooftheday #travelphotography

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Photo by @jenniferhayesig A mushroom shaped iceberg glistens in the sun drenched sea off Ilulissat Western Greenland. The name of the town literally means "iceberg" in Kalaallisut (a dialect of Greenlandic language). This iceberg was born in the the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most active glaciers in the Northern Hemisphere. Greenland's icecap contains +10% of the worlds freshwater supply and is melting at unprecedented pace as temperatures continue to rise. Icebergs are temporary sculptures in the sea, I photographed this formation last week and as I swam away to photograph a tabular berg the mushroom shaped iceberg broke up and vanished. With @natgeo @natgeocreative // #ocean #polar #iceberg #mushroom #climatechange #greenland #beauty #worldheritagesite #UNESCO for #moreocean follow @jenniferhayesig

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21 hours ago

Photo @lucalocatelliphoto Blurring the line of reality and create images that can make us imagine how the future can look like it what can happen while shooting this kind of technology/people and environment story. Here I'm on board of Regina Baltica in the North Sea documenting for @natgeo the German energy revolution, where hundreds of wind turbines are operating 50 km away from the coast creating the renewable energy Germany wants to rely for its future. Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto I'm posting more futuristic images #renewableenergy #renewable #wind #windenergy #energiewende #energytransition #northsea #germany #future #sea #boat #energiewende #energytransition #transition #earth #globalwarming

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