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Photo by @BrianSkerry A tiny Spinyhead Blenny emerges from his home inside hard coral on a reef in Belize. From a story in @natgeo that examined the connectivity between coral reefs, mangroves and sea grass beds on the #Mesoamericanreef. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #belize #coralreefs #subal_underwater_housing
Photo @ladzinski / Once a year Ouray Colorado hosts an international Ice Fest at their unique Ice Park. It's an unexpected setting for those that have never visited. Thousands of people fill the box canyon to take climbing clinics or spectate from various bridges and platforms to watch some of the best ice climbers in the world compete. The ice in the canyon is man made, sprayed down calculatedly from water lines above at select times of night, freezing and forming into beautiful curtains of sapphire blue ice. This park is a huge economic stimulus for the resort free mountain town, bringing in millions annually and offering a unique opportunity for an alternative winter experience. It's a one of a kind place. The festival is in full effect today and through the weekend. Seen here, @calstrin climbing into the light in the park.
Photographer Tom Mackie captured this almost unbelievable 'face' in the Northern Lights during a trip to #Iceland. To find out more about the story behind this image, and see some of his other fantastic captures, check out the February edition of #LonelyPlanet Traveller magazine (available in print and digital form): bit.ly/lpmagazine
This magical place is Big Bend #NationalPark in Far West #Texas. With an elevation ranging from less than 1,800 feet along the Rio Grande to nearly 8,000 feet in the #Chisos Mountains, #BigBend includes massive canyons, vast desert expanses, forested mountains and an ever-changing river. Here you can explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States. Photo by Erik A. Walker.
Snaking 1450 miles, the Colorado River is nothing less than the nerve center of the great American West. Capturing snows off the Rockies, it drops through pine stands, winds down into the desert and carves the Grand Canyon’s rosy depths.<p>In the American psyche, it’s a powerful life force, a natural …