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Visitors from around the world flock to the Yucatan Peninsula’s Riviera Maya to bathe, snorkel and scuba dive in the aquamarine pools of the underground caves. Their cathedral-like roofs and mineral-rich waters have become some of the most popular natural attractions in the region. But did you know thousands of these underground water reservoirs still lay hidden many metres below the region’s lush jungle? 🌴🌳🌱 Visit the link in our bio to learn more ☝️

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β€œDozens of waterfalls connect sixteen lakes here. The specific shade of the cerulean water is dependent on mineral quantity, and the angle at which the sun hits it.” πŸ“ΈπŸ’¬ @mblockk β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #waterfalls #landscapephotography #travelphotography #travelgram #plitvicelakes #plitvice #plitvicenationalpark #croatia #traveltheworld #bbctravel

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Tuyuksu is a glacier in the Tian Shan mountains above Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is one of the main freshwater sources for Almaty’s 1.8 million residents and more in the plains beyond. AuΕ‘ra Revutaite is a Lithuanian scientist who lives in a lonely outpost at the glaciers measurement station, 3,500m high in the mountains. For 30 years, she has bore witness to the onslaught of climate change as she watches Tuyuksu shrink and it’s water disappear. Her story is a powerful reminder that we are the custodians of the Earth. Visit the link in our bio to meet the woman watching climate change. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ“Έ Getty Images #kazakhstan #tuyuksuglacier #tianshan #tianshanmountains #almaty #climatechange #hiking #ecotourism #climatescience

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Can you believe this incredible view is just from a roadside of the park? πŸ“Έ @mblockk β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #banff #banffnationalpark #roadtrip #mountainview #nationalpark #hikingadventures #canada #albertacanada #alberta #albertatourism #landscapephotography #dreamscape #travelphotography #bbctravel #lovetheworld #wanderlust #stayandwonder

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The small village of Copsa Mare in Romania’s Transylvania region is one of the few remaining of the Saxon community. The Saxons first arrived in Transylvania in the 12th Century and became known as industrious, skilled craftspeople and smallholder farmers. They had their own language and culture, and thrived here for centuries. However, over the past few decades the community has all but vanished from the region. Recently, local community efforts have been made to restore traditional Saxon villages and preserve their heritage. Today there are a handful of fairytale looking cottages offering guests unique accommodation and experiences set along a backdrop of seemingly endless rolling hills. ☝️ Visit the link in our bio to learn more about visiting these ancient rural towns. β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ“Έ Getty Images #transylvania #saxons #romania #travel #travelphotography #culturalheritage #heritage #restoration #ittakesavillage #stayandwander

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A centuries old shipwreck off the coast of Cartagena is thought to be worth up to $20bn in gold, silver and precious stones. In 2015, the shipwreck’s location deep below was officially discovered by a robotic submarine. βš“οΈ Now the ship lays at the center of a custody dispute, with several parties staking claim to its riches. πŸ’Ž Visit the link in our bio to learn more. πŸ“Έ @eljuancholive β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #cartagena #colombia #cartagenacolombia #sanjosegalleon #discovery #traveltheworld #sunkencivilizations #shipwreck #heritage #traveldiscoveries #wanderlust #history #colombianhistory

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The Salar de Uyuni salt flat in Bolivia is on many people's bucket list, but most do not know that the area surrounding this monochromatic scene is bursting with colour. Swipe through to see the 🌈 and visit the link in our bio to learn more about this spectacular landscape.

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Dating back at least 55 million years, the Namib is believed to be the world’s oldest desert. Today, tourists come to the Namib to see the spectacular rolling ochre sand dunes surrounding Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan in the centre of Namib-Naukluft National Park – Africa’s third-largest national park, at nearly 50,000 sq km. The dunes in this area are some of the highest in the world. Visit the link in our bio to learn more about their unique features. πŸ“Έ @kateschoenbach β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” #namibdesert #namibia #namib #namibiatourism #westafrica #africanlandscape #landscapephotography #travelphotography #sanddunes #desertscape #landscape #earthporn #traveltheworld #naturephotography #naturefacts

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What does it mean to be a Warsaw β€œhustler”? It has to do with being smooth, confident and relaxed. They like to outsmart the system and can charm anyone. In a city with such a tumultuous history, these were once celebrated - and necessary - traits. 🚫 Visit the link in our bio to learn why. ☝️ β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”β€” πŸ“Έ Getty Images #warsaw #warsawpoland #poland #polish #warsawoldtown #rulebreakers #historiccity #travelpoland #visitpoland #visitwarsaw #traveltheworld #stayandwander

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