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Happy New Year! To welcome the year of the goat, I’d like to share this view of The Great Wall of China the morning after a rare winter snow fall. I was in Yunnan Province when I received word of the snow, and drove like mad to the nearest airport, caught a redeye to Beijing, and climbed the wall before sunrise. 90% of photography is being in the right place at the right time. Share the view with a friend and tag @geosteinmetz on assignment for National Geographic magazine.
Photograph by @paulnicklen When being chased by Leopard Seals, Emperor Penguins reach such great velocities underwater and consequently great heights when exiting the frigid Ross Sea that it looks like they are truly trying to fly. However, they are just throwing their flippers out for balance. They hit the sea ice with such force that often, these 60 to 90 pound birds knock the air out of themselves. They quickly shake it off and begin their 10 mile hike back to the colony to feed their awaiting chicks. Please follow me this week on @paulnicklen as I post a series of my favorite polar wildlife species #wildlife #nature @ElPlanetaPhoto #gratitude #penguins #beauty @natgeocreative @thephotosociety
Last week, we asked you to capture the golden hour. The photos we saw were #breathtaking — from the #warm reds and oranges that shone through beautiful #landscapes to the portraits shot against soft light. Our guest host, @homemade_, selected his favorite submissions — click the link in our profile to see them. Here’s one of the great shots by @shannnaya. ☀️
The winner of our People’s Choice award for the @thephotosociety 1 Million Photo Contest is @terenceleezy. With over 50,000 likes this not only makes him the People’s Choice winner but it also makes him the one of the most liked images on our feed to date! Congrats and keep up the great work!!! Again we want to thank our judge @johnstanmeyer and our contest sponsor @adorama. Be sure to follow their accounts for more amazing content!
Travel is about breaking down stereotypes, questioning prejudices and exploring new concepts. At least that's my advice to fellow travelers, which of course is meant exclusively for them and not me. When it comes to my views and opinions, I am already an enlightened globetrotter. Or so I …