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Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto  | People say we have no great aged Cathedrals in the US, but I disagree—this is an American Cathedral. In this image, Wakinyan Two Bulls places prayer ties in a tree near the sacred place called Mato Tipila asking for healing and protection for his family. The Wyoming landmark is often called Devils Tower by non-Natives. Traditionally the Lakota (and many other tribes) fasted, prayed, left offerings, held sweat lodge and sun dance ceremonies, and did their vision quests around this great geological formation. To see more images of American Cathedrals and the Lakota, follow me @argonautphoto. 

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Photo by @daisygilardini  | Baobab trees are found in arid regions in Africa, India, and Australia. There are nine different species of this genus (Adansonia). They all have huge trunks that can store up to 120,000 liters of water (32,000 gallons) and can live for thousands of years. Maybe this is why, when close to them, one can feel a kind of wise energy. During my last adventure in Botswana, we had a great opportunity to photograph this beautiful baobab under the Milky Way. I used an exposure of 25 seconds at f4, with the ISO camera setting at 2500. Follow me, @daisygilardini , for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #africa  #baobab  #nightphotography  #milkyway  #botswana 

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Photo by @hannahreyesmorales  | A view of the scenic Ha Long Bay from atop Poem Mountain. Ha Long Bay, which means 'descending dragon,' is a UNESCO world heritage site. Most of the islets of Ha Long are uninhabited. Geologists note its unusual and mature Karst landscape, which is often found on land. Follow me, @hannahreyesmorales , for more stories in South East Asia and beyond. #vietnam  #halong 

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Photo by Drew Rush @drewtrush  | The sun rises behind a pronghorn buck in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Pronghorn are the fastest land animal in North America. To see more images of wildlife in wild places, follow along with me, @drewtrush. 

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Photo by Beth Wald @bethjwald  | Outside a small chapel in pre-dawn light, a young man readies a team of horses to take part in a religious pilgrimage through the rural landscape of Iberá, in the Corrientes Province of northeastern Argentina. People from small villages across the region travel for up to five days on horseback or horsecart, carrying religious icons to the cathedral in the town of Itatí to celebrate the Virgin of Itatí. The last days of the pilgrimage are an incredible spectacle as tens of thousands of people on horseback, most in traditional finery, take over the roadways of Corrientes and converge on the town. For more photos from little known corners of the world, follow me, @bethjwald.  #pilgrimage  #gauchoculture  #corrientestradition  #pilgrimage 

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Photo by @andrea_frazzetta  | A panoramic view of Florence. In the middle of the city stands the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. The dome covering the cathedral is known as Brunelleschi’s dome in honor of its creator, the architect Filippo Brunelleschi. When it was designed, it was the largest dome in the world. the dome is still a masterpiece of beauty, engineering, and pioneering construction. In many ways, it remains unmatched. Florence holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. For around 250 years, before 1300 and until the early 1500s, it was politically, economically ,and culturally the most important city in Europe. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta.  #florence  #tuscany  #italy 

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Photo by @mborowick  | Skogafoss is one of the most visited waterfalls in Iceland. In the summer, the surrounding area is peppered with the beautiful Lupin flower. #waterfall  #summer  #iceland  #nordic 

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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto  | Savannah Cummins climbing the super classic route Scarface (5.11) on the Scarface Wall in Indian Creek, Utah. For this image, we had another climber up on the wall with a big, battery-powered strobe (i.e. a big flash) to light up the climber at sunset. This route has been photographed tens of thousands of times, but something different can always be done to show it in a new light—quite literally here. #indiancreek  #scarface  #utah 

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Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz  | For me, reality has always been more interesting than imagination. When a Brazilian friend told me to check out Lençois Maranhenses, I couldn’t believe what I saw on Google Earth. What I found when I launched my glider there was beyond anything that even Dr. Seuss could dream. Oh the places you’ll go! To explore more of our world from above, follow me, @geosteinmetz.  #notadrone 

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Photo by @michaelclarkphoto  | Sunrise on Walter Peak above Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown, New Zealand. While staying with some friends in Queenstown, I happened to look out the window and snapped to attention when I saw this vista. Clouds below the tops of mountains never seems to get old. Queenstown and the surrounding area is a mountain paradise. #mtwalter  #queenstown  #newzealand 

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Photo by @hoffmanbrendan  | Southwestern Ukraine, along the border with Romania, is home to a rugged section of the Carpathian Mountains known as the Marmarosy Alps. Once located on the Soviet frontier, access was restricted for decades, and one still requires permission from the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine to hike here. The rewards, however, are stunning views and a lack of crowds even in peak summer months. Our group pitched camp here along the trail and rode out several afternoon rain showers and a storm that dumped enough hail to have a snowball fight, but as the fog wafted over the peaks and the sun set, we were treated to a spectacular show. #ukraine  #carpathians  #mountains  #sunset  #nature 

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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen  | People enjoy a boat ride on a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen  and @mmuheisenpublic  #Amsterdam  #netherlands 

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