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While the environmental challenge of extreme heat wallops the park by day, Death Valley faces another issue at night: light pollution.
"It doesn't often rain in the Death Valley in California," writes #YourShot photographer Shubhankar Goswami, who captured this stunning image in the moments following a brief storm.
Follow scuba divers, surfers, horseback riders, and hikers through these spectacular photos of Indonesia's volcanic islands.
From incandescent rivers of molten rock to columns of billowing ash, nothing showcases Earth’s fiery power like a volcano.
Iceland's stunning waterfalls, volcanic mountains, and wild, fjord-cut coastlines inspire photogenic journeys and more than a few eerie folktales.
Past cycles of volcanic activity in the region suggest that this tectonic turbulence may mark the start of a succession of eruptions that could persist for a century.
Find inspiration in these captivating photos of wild Nordic adventures.
The golden light of the midnight sun casts a warm glow over Norwegian fjords in this otherworldly image by #YourShot photographer Tomáš Havel.
Once you know the basics—how to pilot them, where you can’t use them—drones offer ample opportunities to let creativity take flight.
Before the pandemic hit, heritage tours were on the rise—now halted by pandemic, travelers instead turn to great reads that delve into ancestors’ often surprising histories.
Recovered from near extinction, the U.S. national bird is now abundant and easy to see.
This golden hour is perhaps our most universally adored sky show, yet it dazzles in so many different ways across the face of the planet.
Greet the day—or bid it farewell—where extraordinary landscapes and prominent features enhance the view.
"When the light erupted at sunset, I knew I got the shot," writes #YourShot photographer Peter Coskun, who waited several years for the perfect timing to capture this dramatic scene.
The modern-day expedition aimed to uncover traces of Katmai National Park’s history before it was forever changed by a massive volcanic explosion.
Drawing fewer than 10,000 visitors a year—just a fraction of those at other U.S. national parks—this remote landscape gives intrepid adventurers plenty of room to roam.
What do COVID-19 vaccines mean for travel, and how will attitudes toward them affect the process of getting back on the road or into the skies? Here’s what we’ve learned.
Swim through teeming coral reefs and trek up wild jungle volcanoes in these spectacular scenes of island adventure.
Foot-long forked tongues. Venomous slobber. Scales like medieval chainmail. Of all the animals that have been named after mythical reptiles, nothing compares to the Komodo dragon.
From tiny tarsiers to testy tamaraws, "everywhere you go in the Philippines, you’re going to be surrounded by nature." #WorldWildlifeDay
Forty-two falls splash down across the Shasta Cascade region. Here are five to see in one day.
As ecotourism has stalled and halted in some areas of Mexico, forest communities across the country are finding new ways to invite the outside world in—and protect their forests at the same time. #WorldWildlifeDay
This COVID-conscious road trip takes you through the heart of dark sky country—offering astonishing nighttime views and spectacular stargazing.
Rats, lion fish, feral hogs, goats: these invasive animals are among the more than 300 species on the parks' most-wanted list.
Thousands of wildebeests gather at the edge of the Mara River, Kenya, spilling down its banks in this image by photographer Charlie Hamilton James.
In recent years, large swathes of the desert landscape in the parks around Tucson, Arizona, have started to look a lot like grassland. And that’s a problem.
While the pandemic has brought our journeys to a standstill, it has not quieted our curiosity. Explore our list of the timeless places that shape our dream itineraries.
Here are four photo problems that tablet or smartphone illumination can help solve. Practice at home—and you’ll be ready for your next big post-pandemic trip.
Last year, a pair of bold pigeons—Ollie and his partner in crime, Dollie—visited a photographer's home for several weeks, becoming a welcome distraction and photo subject.
From parrots to dogs to chickens, domestic animals are alleviating some of the stress and boredom of quarantine life.
Bottlenose dolphins cruise in the waters off Baja California in this image by photographer Enric Sala.
Many of the instruments may seem familiar, but with ice music, nature takes center stage—and brings more than a few notes of unpredictability.
These inspiring reads reveal fresh perspectives on our world, through the eyes of gutsy explorers past and present.
Discover the continent’s lesser-traveled areas, where trails weave through idyllic coastal towns, mountain-top monasteries, and picturesque waterfalls—sans crowds.
“I want people to know that trash has value,” says artist Thomas Dambo. “And the trolls do that, and also help me tell stories, like the legends I grew up with.”
Southern Wisconsin, like much of the Midwest, offers pockets of diverse, deeply authentic European cultures imported and zealously preserved by their original settlers.
A research boat cuts through a severe bloom of blue-green algae on Lake Erie in this image by photographer Keith Ladzinski.
From endearing dog portraits to poignant family scenes, discover stories that might touch your heart in these photography books.
From the East Coast to the West, and everywhere in between, these stretches of sand are some of North America's best.
An early visitor to Chile's Torres del Paine called it "one of the most ... spectacular sights that human imagination can conceive."
“You can get on a horse and ride for two weeks without crossing a road, a fence line, or any other person except local gauchos.”
A small herd of deer stand on a hillside in this image captured by photographer Tomas Munita in Patagonia.
For the photographer, it was “the worst moment in my photography career.”
"In the Arctic, the ice, landscapes, weather, and wildlife are constantly changing—a reminder that so is the rest of life."
Enveloped by Arctic currents and narrow fjords, the Lofoten archipelago lures thrill seekers—including wintertime surfers.
Wild, beautiful, and accessible—some of the United States' best beaches just happen to be found within its national parks.
Discover Dominica’s wild side, from treks around a boiling lake to swims with sperm whales.
Join the @Tripsisters as they discover the rich coffee farming history of Punta Cana, in the Dominican Republic.
Jamaica’s legendary Maroons were a band of escaped African slaves who prevailed against recapture by British regiments and became permanently free—six decades before the Haitian Revolution, and over a hundred years before the Emancipation Proclamation.
More than 12 million Africans were forced from their homes and sold into slavery. These destinations tell their stories.
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