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National Geographic Travel

Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bus in This Utterly Insane Video

The wheels on the bus go NOPE NOPE NOPE<p>A group of tourists in Brazil were evacuated from a bus moments before a sinkhole swallowed it whole. One of the tourists managed to catch the incident on video, which shows just how uncompromising nature can be.<p>Heavy flooding in the country has left many …

Breathtaking Photos Reveal Sculptural Ice on a Mountain in Slovenia

Photographer Marko Korosec captured the breathtaking results of what happens to a place when it's subjected to a long period of snow, wind, and ice. For 10 days, extreme weather pummeled the area of Mount Javornik, part of a mountain range in eastern Slovenia as well as a popular ski locale. …

Photography

Super-Rich Russians Are Fleeing To The UK In Record Numbers

According to Home Office statistics, the number of Russians granted fast-track visas — given to those who will invest at least £2 million ($3.1 million) in the UK — jumped by 69% in 2014 compared with the previous year, The Sunday Times first reported.<p>Between January and September, 162 visas were …

Fair Trade

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

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Mountain Photographer Captures Exceptional Views from the Top

29-year-old Karol Nienartowicz is a photographer from Poland whose main passion is to shoot the Alps. Nienartowicz was born and raised in Jelenia …

Breathtaking Landscape Photography Demonstrate the Endless, Unchartered Beauty of the World

Jerome Berbigier specializes in landscape photography as shown in his images shot in Iceland, Australia and Northern Italy. The Sydney-based …

A Sky-Island Forest Vanishes on Mt. Namuli

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Our expedition to find new reptiles and amphibians in Africa’s “sky islands” was off to a cheerful start after our hair-raising but successful sojourn on Mount Mabu. After packing up camp there on November 23, we headed down the mountain to the vehicles, down a narrow, muddy …

European Extremely Large Telescope Gets Approved For Construction

The European Extremely Large Telescope or E-ELT has been given the final go ahead, and this massive telescope will be build, two years after the …

Travel

"The still sleeping city of Hobart with fog over the Derwent River photographed at dawn from the summit of Mount Wellington." - #lonelyplanet photographer @footloosefotography (Andrew Peacock, facebook.com/footloosefotography). Hobart is the capital of Tasmania, Australia. In this year's #bestintravel Tasmania was selected in Lonely Planet's 'Top 10 Regions' list. For more information, see the link in our bio.

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #73

Changing Planet<p>With over 700,000 followers on the Wild Bird Trust Facebook page, the Wild Bird Revolution is accelerating towards our goal of 1 million Wild Bird Enthusiasts by the end of the year… We need your help to achieve this world-changing effort to celebrate the freedom and beauty of birds …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

The True Origins of 'X-Men'

How a second-tier comic inspired a legion of misfits and changed Hollywood<p>It was mid-1963, and Stan Lee was on a roll. In a mad burst of invention, …