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"More fun than a barrel of monkeys!" I can't help but wonder if Squirrel #monkeys, like these pictured here in Costa Rica, were the inspiration for the popular board game. Taken while on assignment for #NGExpeditions. For more adventures from Costa Rica & beyond please follow @jeffmauritzen.
Photo by @tylermetcalfe // Last night was one of those surreal nights where everything felt like a dream. Biking back from the climbing gym, a few friends and I dove headfirst into a thick cloud of fog, weaving past vague outlines of buildings on a narrow bike path along the Potomac River. We arrive
Photo by @alisonwrightphoto // Young girl in the street in Kabul, Afghanistan.
This image is featured in my book "Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit." For more information please visit www.alisonwright.com
#alisonwright #portrait #afghanistan #girl #natgeo #natgeotravel #
Photo by @hellokrisdavidson // Costumed revelers trudge through a flooded field during the Courier de Mardi Gras, a 15-mile music and dance filled “run” through the rural bayou-land in Eunice, Louisiana. With Cajun-French music playing in the distance, courtesy of the live band being pulled by a tr
Photo by @CarltonWard // An afternoon thunderstorm adds drama to a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Shot #onassignment last summer for @natgeotravel in partnership with @visitflorida. #FloridaWild.
Photo by @alisonwrightphoto // Agore, boy with painted dots, Erbore tribe Omo Valley, Ethiopia
There are over 200,000 people living among the eighty unique tribes in the Omo Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1980. Each of the tribes has their own costumes, traditions and even language.
One way in, one way out. The roads would wind and climb their way through the lush green terrain; what these streets lacked in safety they made up for in astonishing views. It was typical for villages scattered throughout the Faroe Islands to have a single means of entry which just added to the myst
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The olympic bobsleigh track was constructed for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. It was used as a trench line during the siege of the Bosnian capital, holes were made into the concrete for snipers as the fighters have replaced the olympic teams.
#onassignment for @natge
One of the most breathtaking views of Torres del Paine National Park is surely the view of Paine Massif with its highest mountain Paine Grande (3050mt) and Los Cuernos. In Chilean Patagonia, a day without wind is a luxury, but when you have one suddenly all the world turns upside down. The sky takes
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Although traveling by train from Zagreb to Sarajevo takes almost 9 hours it can be worth it if one is not in a hurry. The landscape is amazing, and during this time you can get to know your fellow passengers as well!
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Photo by @KristaRossow. // On a previous trip to Vietnam, I’d visited hectic Ho Chi Minh City and, in comparison, the streets of Hoi An seem like a Vietnamese Disneyland, complete with piped in background music. As dusk fell, the town buzzed with activity and I found these young girls selling candle
Photo by @alisonwrightphoto // Pooja visits the Pushkar camel fair in Rajasthan, India.
This image is featured in my book "Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit." For more information visit www.alisonwright.com
#facetoface #portrait #alisonwright #woman #india #natgeo #natgeotr
Photo by @max.lowe // A young Japanese girl dressed in a traditional kimono walks through the bamboo gardens of Kyoto, Japan.
Frame what matters. I worked at National Geographic @natgeo headquarters for eight years and it will always be my first employment crush. Like all relationships, there were ups and downs, but it has always been, and will always continue to be, a very special place filled with the most enthusiastic a
Wild. Raw. Untamed. All words that should describe our lives at some point. After a cold night in Big Sur the snow creeps down the mountains towards the Pacific. Most people don't travel to Big Sur in the winter, but for those that do, this view may be awaiting their arrival.
Photo by @alisonwrightphoto // Even the remote eastern areas have been affected as Tibetan nomadic life has started to wane with the government forced migration of the nomads to the cities. Peering through my lens at the smoke spiraling from the few yak hair tents dotting the landscape I felt a litt
Photograph by @catherinekarnow // On a recent Traveler magazine assignment in Switzerland, I heard about a farm family who lived in a remote place called Isola on Lake Sils near St. Moritz. They had left city life to raise goats and make organic cheese. This is the kind of story I love to shoot. I a
Congratulations to @torvaterra, winner of the @WBPictures #InTheHeartofTheSea #ChaseAdventure Instagram photo contest!
Sometimes the quietest pictures speak the loudest. This image of a mama bear and her cubs making their way through the Alaskan wilderness embodied the spirit of adventure at the ce
Photo by @CarltonWard // Shielded from a daylong rainstorm by their yellow slickers, cowboys steer a herd of "cracker" cattle through a labyrinth of longleaf pines and palmettos near the Everglades Headwaters in Central Florida. This scene is from last week's 55-mile Great Florida Cattle Drive which
Don't let Mondays get you down! Check out awesome photos from our Traveler Photo Contest on.natgeo.com/1QSKEcp
Photo by @alisonwrightphoto // Vintage Cowboy at the Charreada Rodeo Guadalajara, Mexico.
This proud young cowboy evoked such a romantic and timeless image as he prepared to head out to ride in the rodeo. He performed exceptionally well that night, tirelessly roping cattle as the crowds cheered him
Cattle stand in front of an #Irish pub, in the small town of Killorglin, Ireland. This image was taken a few years back at Ireland's oldest and wildest festival, #PuckFair. For more adventures from #Ireland and around the globe, please follow @jeffmauritzen.
About 70 miles west of Key West lies Garden Key, home to Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas National Park. Fort Jefferson is a massive civil war era coastal fortress built with over 16 million bricks. I caught @istefpayne pausing while walking along the outer moat wall....my favorite walk in the Dr
Photo by @andywcoleman // Yellowstone National Park becomes a completely different place in the winter with the steam from geothermal areas dancing over a landscape transformed by snow and ice. There are no crowds either, allowing you to enjoy the scenery in peace and quiet.