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Spotted while picking apples: a #sundog! Sundogs are created when hexagonal, high-altitude ice crystals refract sunlight.

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Travel Photography

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …

National Geographic Travel

A misty morning in Bali makes for a stand-out submission to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/YoIW9N Photo by Henry Adam

These Are The 25 Best Sunsets Around

Sitting outside -- or cozily inside looking out -- and watching a sunset, drink in hand, is about the best part of vacation.<p>As such, inevitably this moment makes its way onto you camera roll. Sometimes, though, the result isn't nearly as good as the moment itself. That is, unless you're a whiz at …

Pilots participating in the Prosser Balloon Rally dip their baskets in the Yakima River before continuing their flights. Photo by @erickruszewski http://instagram.com/p/tag0_9oMZK/

Uber Forced to Stop Car Service in Berlin and Frankfurt

Uber Technologies Inc. faces a ban on offering ride-sharing services in Berlin a little more than a week after the company was able to overturn a …

Top five stops on a cruise down the Nile in Egypt

In-the-know travellers are seizing the opportunity to visit Egypt’s famous tombs and temples while there are no crowds – and the best way to do it is by following the mighty River Nile on a cruise.<p>Taking a cruise on the Nile is a time-honoured way to explore Egypt. For centuries, travellers have …

Ancient History

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National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

A unique look at Burning Man in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. See more recent submissions to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/1DLrIEG Photo by Lace Andersen

An intense lightning storm in Tucson, Arizona during monsoon season. Photo by Mike Theiss @extremenature http://instagram.com/p/tdrY7qIMWU/

Most Common U.S. Cruise Destinations From the Caribbean to Canada

The Western Caribbean, defined as ports west of Haiti and in Mexico, Central America and Columbia, is the most popular destination for North American …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Best of the Week: Ello, Bending Phones, Architecture and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

Wallpaper of the Week by Jennifer Cirpici

The wallpaper of this week is a really cool image created by our friend Jennifer Cirpici. The artwork is titled Desktopography Valley and it's part …

Stunning New Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich | Colossal

<p>Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich (previously) continues to capture some of the most elegant portraits of fish we’ve seen. His …

Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.<p>He uses software …

North America

Theatrical, Wonderful Photographs Of Women ‘Floating’ In Enchanting Scenes

<b>Uzbekistan photographer Ravshaniya</b> has a penchant for creating mesmerizing and ethereal scenes in her work.<p><b>Her beautifully composed</b> photographs …


Water vapor in atmosphere of exoplanet four times Earth’s size

The exoplanet HAT P-11b – about Neptune’s size – has an atmosphere that’s cloudless at high altitudes. That’s how astronomers could identify water …