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Pictures of the Week 9.10.15


High-resolution shocker: Pluto has Rocky Mountain-sized peaks, New Horizons reveals

The first high-resolution images sent back by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft are already prompting scientists to reconsider their ideas about Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, as distant, dormant worlds.<p>The new pictures, released Wednesday, reveal that Pluto is home to a large mountain range made …

The world's 19 most staggeringly beautiful mountains

“I am the sun who will bring delight when you are in-front of me. I am the moon who will show shyness when you are away from me.” ― Santosh Kalwar Light reflected from a near-full moon draws highlights on passing clouds over Richmond Hill, Georgia, on June 4, 2015. (photo by @jaheezus aka jahi chikwendiu) #sunlight #moonlight “The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.” ― Shannon L. Alder

31 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit The Yukon Right Now

Thrill seekers, it’s time to feed your wanderlust.<p>The Yukon is the smallest of Canada’s three territories, but its land mass is quite large. Covering …

A Dozen Cool and Classic Ways to Best Experience the Northern Catskills NY

The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, the lesser-traveled portion of the Catskill Mountains, is being re-imagined as New York's extreme adventure park a mere two hours from Manhattan. But, in reality, this has been America's Playland for over 200 years. In the early 1800's, artist Thomas …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

Top 10 Summer Experiences in Norway

Explore the Arctic tundra, island-hop around scenic archipelagos, cruise majestic fjords, and hike magnificent landscapes under a never setting midnight sun. These experiences and more make up ten ways to enjoy the very best of summer in Norway.<p><b>Ride cable cars to see the midnight sun</b><p>Experience …

Great Family Trips: Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

The family vacation, like the concept of family itself, has evolved. Kids are traveling with grandma or a single parent or an indulgent uncle (or all three). However you define your kin, this Yucatán itinerary is all relative.<p><b>> Why Go: </b><p>Let the high schoolers channel Indiana Jones in Mexico’s Maya …


2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Travel Photography

Brother's birthday present: A beatdown from a Counter-Strike pro player

Hiring a <i>Counter-Strike: Global Offensive</i> pro to whip your brother's ass on his birthday raises the bar for fraternal trolling. This is so much better than farting into a Nerf hoop basketball, sneaking up from behind and smashing it into his face.<p>Kyente, the victim, is a <i>CS: GO</i> streamer. His brother, …

World's Best Ecolodges

2014 Tours of a Lifetime

Underrated national parks in the US

Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate rainforests in one place, look no further than Washington’s North …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

National Geographic Travel

When Nature And Geometry Collide, These Photos Get Surreal

David Copithorne takes photos of classic subjects, mountains, beaches, street scenes, and then edits them to add floating geometric shapes which reflect the images around them, or twisting them into fractals-like forms. He uses Photoshop CS6 to create his work, and says he came upon his techniques …


Aristotle Said Blondes Have Better Sex, New Book Reveals

The Greek philosopher and scientist wrote extensively about sex, both animal and human.<p>What is life? What is a soul? These are some of the questions Greek philosopher Aristotle asked. And we're still asking them today.<p>Aristotle also could be considered the world's first natural historian. Acclaimed …

RT @rappersaid: When Big Sean said "But if I lose a girl just know my next one gonna be badder"

Week's Best Space Pictures: Hercules Poses, California Gleams, and a Pulsar Puzzles

Purple robes swath a galaxy, shepherds dance above Saturn's rings, and fishing fleets outshine cities in this week's best space pictures.

Yosemite National Park Photos

Travel<p>Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

National Parks