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62 Photos Of Iceland To Inspire Your Next Adventure

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their gorgeous photos of Iceland in the Iceland The Beautiful Photo contest with chances to win a …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkein (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkein's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Literature

Going Mirrorless: 10 Reasons To Ditch The DSLR With Pro Photographer Jason Lanier

Photographers are becoming more and more curious about the advantages mirrorless cameras have over DSLRs. In fact, judging by some of the comments on …

Photo of the Day: Best of October

It’s contest time, and the editing is easy. Every year, the National Geographic Photo Contest makes this Photo of the Day editor quite happy, as there are invariably more vistas, venues, and creatures to choose from. Below is a selection from October, a little early this time to whet appetites of …

This Many Amazing Photography Links in One Place, It's (Almost) Unbelievable

It has been another wonderful week in the wide world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been looking all over the internet for links to …

How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. You set a …

Top 10: the Lake District's best pubs and inns

Autumn is a special time of year in the Lake District. The fells and and forests blaze with colour, the summer crowds have left for home, and the weather provides plenty of atmosphere – from misty mornings to crisp, blue-sky days. Walkers will find plenty of space, even on the more popular routes …

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

6 festive photo ideas to try this Christmas

For many of us, winter can seem like a pretty miserable time for photography.<p>Sure, there's the potential for some stunning landscapes with the sun …

National Geographic Travel

Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures

The world is full of landscapes that are so surreal, and so intensely coloured, that it’s hard to believe they really exist. Take a look at some of the strangest, and most vibrant, views in the world, from a pink lake in Senegal to striped rock formations in China

National Geographic Travel

Dazzling Displays of Aurora Borealis Dance Across the Night Sky

When the night sky began to fill with eerie green streaks of dancing light, astrophotographer Kwon O Chul turned his camera upwards to capture the dazzling display. Located near Yellowknife in northern Canada, the auroras were so incredibly bright that the Korean photographer needed only mere …

Northern Lights

Beautiful Macro Photo of a Hummingbird’s Details

In the world of macro photography, the speedy hummingbird isn’t the easiest subject. With a little patience, however, you could nail a shot that …

Everest base camp trek: eight days to the top of the world — in pictures

The hike to the foot of the Earth's tallest mountain is gruelling but the views make it immensely rewarding. Photos and captions by Nikki Marshall

Mount Everest: the go-slow guide to base camp – with a fast ride home

Filled with some of the grandest views on Earth, the journey to Mount Everest base camp is not for the faint-hearted<p>• See more images from the trek here<p>Rajan Simkhada has a knack for delivering bad news in the most cheerful way imaginable. The Kathmandu tour operator is briefing us about our 16-day …

London in 3D: Google brings the capital's skyline to life

London can now be explored in greater detail, and without the need to actually visit, after Google launched 3D mapping of the entire city.<p>The capital has become the fifth UK destination – following Birmingham, Leeds, Reading and Stoke-on-Trent – to have been recreated in 3D.<p><b>How to see London in …

The 60 best holidays in Italy for 2017

Italy summer booking guide<p><b>Planning a holiday to Italy in 2017? Read our guide to the best regions, including expert advice on where to go in Tuscany, Umbria, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Abruzzo, the Amalfi coast, Sardinia, the Italian Lakes, and Piedmont, plus our pick of the 60 best holidays. By</b> …

National Park focus: the Peak District

<b>The Peak District</b><p><b>Where</b><p>Between Manchester and Sheffield.<p><b>Landscape</b><p>Full of contrasts, from the Dark Peak's high exposed moorlands and dramatic gritstone edges to the White Peak’s gentler plateaus, limestone dales and rivers.<p>The South West Peak has rock outcrops and rolling moorlands.<p><b>When was it formed?</b><p>…

Hiking

Lionesses walking with an adorable cub in the Masai Mara, a sea gypsy spear fishing on the Andaman Sea and the Northern Lights over Kirkjufell in West Iceland have been captured by a group of talented photographers for the Travel Photographer of the

Lionesses walking with an adorable cub in the Masai Mara, a sea gypsy spear fishing on the Andaman Sea and the Northern Lights over Kirkjufell in …

How to explore the world by cruise ship

For many people the mere mention of the word 'cruise' can evoke cringeworthy images of forced fun and chintzy cabins, but boat trips can be a thrilling way to see the world – it just depends on the cruise you choose.<p>Feel the local rhythm on a freshwater cruise<p>With smaller boats and fewer people, …

Lake Superior

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.