Christian Hein

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How to Turn the Sky Into Pyramids by Rotating Your Camera

My latest photo series, <i>Pyramids In The Sky</i>, was inspired when my wife and I visited the Mayan Ruins of Chacchoben while on a cruise in 2015. I have …

Landscape Photography

Most Amazing Asian Landscapes

National Geographic recently highlighted some of the most amazing (and not so well known) landscapes of Asie.<br>In this series, some incredibly talented …

6 trips that'll blow up your Instagram

Travel

A Photographer’s Guide To Hong Kong

Cameron Bartlett <i>is a photographer and spirited creative based in Toronto. Under the moniker snappedbycam, he aims to capture boundless adventure and</i> …

8 Things Every Teen Should Do In New York City

The fast-paced, high-intensity nature of New York City may seem like the wrong setting for your next family vacation, however, as an adventurous …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

An Instagrammer with almost 2 million followers reveals how to take the perfect travel photo

But taking the perfect vacation snap isn't as easy as traveling to a beautiful spot and pointing and shooting. "It was difficult at first, as is anything that you're getting into for the first time. I was diligent, I worked crazy hard, long hours, lots of driving, and before long the hard work paid …

A Crazy Wingsuit Flight Enhanced with Software Stabilization

Want to see the power of ReelSteady‘s software based image stabilization for After Effects? The video above shows a crazy wingsuit stunt by BASE …

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Photo: Brandon Morris<p>A year ago, Brandon and LeAnn Morris decided to quit their jobs in Seattle and hit the road. Not an uncommon premise for anyone that follows any adventurous Instagram accounts, but they actually did it. Six months of passport stamps from Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, …

The photos you won’t believe are real

But whether it’s a clever trick or light or the imagination, these photos are definitely the Real McCoy and will no doubt leave you gobsmacked.<p><b>THE</b> …

National Parks

Drone Photos of Iceland That Will Have You Planning Your Next Vacation

From fields of flowers to glacier lagoons, these photos prove Iceland is a real-life fairytale.<p>Iceland seems more like a dream than an actual …

European Travel

​Iceland’s Ghost Fleet

The untold story of the world’s most famous abandoned plane wreck.<p>On a chilly afternoon in 1973, Eyrún Sæmundsdóttir was knitting a wool sweater in her bedroom when she looked out the window and saw a US Navy airplane fall from the sky and crash on her farm in southern Iceland.<p>As the plane burst …

North Atlantic

NASA's latest video may be the most beautiful thing you see today

<b>(CNN) —</b> NASA has released a video shot in space of the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena and it is, quite frankly, phenomenal.<p>The five-minute clip, produced for NASA TV by Harmonic and released on Apr 17, uses time lapses shot from the International Space Station and shows the dancing …

Northern Lights

IMAX® Film ‘A Beautiful Planet’ Features “Out Of This World” Canon 4K Imagery

<i>Using Canon Cameras and Lenses, Teams Shooting from the International Space Station Capture Breathtaking Images of Our Planet from a Vantage Point</i> …

Cinematography

This Photographer Lit Landscapes at Night Using LEDs on Drones

For his new project <i>Lux Noctis</i>, photographer Reuben Wu lit and photographed landscapes at night by mounting powerful LED lights to GPS-enabled …

Winter sports in Iran: Snow skiing, ice climbing | CNN Travel

Watch A Satellite’s Stunning View Of An Entire Day Passing On Earth

Images from the weather satellite Himawari-8, put into motion by analyst Charlie Loyd, are like nothing you’ve seen before.<p>At any given moment, right above of our atmosphere, hundreds of satellites are constantly circling Earth–collecting data on everything from climatic conditions to the aerosol …

Space

5 Places I Have To Visit In 2016

Photo: Matt Gibson<p>A lot of my travel blogger friends are always on the move. They count the number of new countries they visit each year and many seem to have the goal of visiting every country in the world.<p>I don't.<p>Not that there's anything wrong with traveling like crazy. But, working on the road …

World's 25 top tourism destinations in 2016 | CNN Travel

The Best Places to Travel in February

Tired of tranquil beaches with puny waves? February is big wave season on Oahu, and daredevils congregate around the North Shore to catch swells of …

Oahu

Watch: The magnificent landscapes of Iceland as seen in a beautiful new aerial video

Nature<p>By Staff<p><b>Desolate and dramatic landscapes</b> Mount Eystrahorn (756 m/2.480 ft) close to town Höfn in Hornafjörður fjord on the southeast coast. …

Alpine ski resorts: Europe's 10 most beautiful | CNN Travel

Travel

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The 15 most jaw-dropping images of Earth from space in 2015

The Earth Observations team at NASA's Johnson Space Center selected the 15 best photographs, which we've republished here.<p>Check them out, then head over to NASA to view their full image gallery.

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

With stunning scenery and majestic fortresses, these are the cold-weather climes we actually wouldn't mind visiting.

European Travel

Jaw-dropping images from National Geographic's 2015 Photo Contest

The contest selected winning photos in three categories: People, Places, and Nature, as well as a grand prize winner.<p>The first place winner in each category will receive $2,500, and their photo will be published in National Geographic magazine. The grand prize winner receives $7,500 in addition to …

The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. With a strong dollar, exotic locales can offer a lot of bang for your buck and an off-the-beaten path experience.<p>Here is a compendium of the coolest budget destinations for 2016 from some of the best travel bloggers on the web. From a family of four traveling …

Travel

Ram

The 11 Most Spectacular Cities to See in the Winter

There comes a time every winter when all you want to do is make like a bear and hibernate, armed with ah-mazing snacks and a good movie. After all, it's gross out...and the snow in the Costco parking lot has turned all 50 shades of gray.<p>Wish you lived someplace prettier? Check out these 11 cities …

Panoramic Photography