Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic photographer. Storm clouds gather over Nushagak Bay, where a tempest is raging over the proposed Pebble mine.
Santorini, Greece

Photograph by C.T. Feng. A nice twilight shot of the often photographed Oia, Santorini.
Kayakers, Land’s End

Photograph by Ralph Lee Hopkins, National Geographic photographer. Kayakers navigate the waters around Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas, a popular tourist destination at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula.
Sand Dunes, Australia

Photograph by Nicki Chen. The east of Lancelin town is bordered by endless snow-white sand dunes, which are heaven for sand boarders.
Snorkeler, Thailand

Photograph by Nick Kelly. One of the photo off the coast of Koh Tao in Thailand, near Koh Phangan. A fish just happened to steal the shot.
Megiddo

Photograph by Greg Girard, National Geographic photographer. Tourists explore Megiddo, an ancient city north of Jerusalem where archaeologists found ruins of a palace and stables—evoked by a metal horse sculpture.
Point Reyes, California

Photograph by Anton Barmettler. Point Reyes, California, near the top of the cliff, under fog.
Dragon Boat Festival, China

Photograph by Yu Andy. The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional cultural event in China.
Bad water Basin, Death Valley

Photograph by Dan Desroches, it was taken in Death Valley at a location named Badwater, a dry sea of salt below sea level.
Colorful Umbrellas, Laos



Photograph by Dimitris Koutroumpas, This photo was taken in Luang Prabang, Laos.
Storm Clouds, Utah



Photograph by Steven Besserman, Storm clouds move in over a Utah cornfield at sunset.
Kite Surfer, South Africa

Photograph by Tim Allen, Kite surfers riding the wind, Table View, Cape Town, South Africa
Lagoon, Iceland

Photograph by Mark Reimer, lagoon full of icebergs floating out to sea.
Polar Bear, Norway



A curious female polar bear approaches the Lindblad Expeditions ship National Geographic Explorer in Svalbard, Norway.
Sunset, Indonesia



A fisherman in Rawa Pening, central Java, Indonesia
Hang Son Doong Cave, Vietnam

A half-mile block of 40-story buildings could fit inside this lit stretch of Hang Son Doong, which may be the world’s biggest subterranean passage.
Train Trip, Sweden

This picture was taken in northern Sweden during a train trip to Abisko.
Mana Village Man

Mana village, Uttaranchal, India and Tibet border
Serengeti, Tanzania

This was shot in the Serengeti, Tanzania, April 2010.
Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Photograph by Yourane Ung. People visiting Northern Ireland necessarily go to the Giant’s Causeway.
Good Friday Procession, Italy

Photograph by Randy Olson, National Geographic photographer. An elderly woman has a front-window view of a Good Friday procession passing by her home in Orosei, on the island of Sardinia.
Namsto Lake, Tibet

Photograph by Jeremy Nielsen. In Tibetan, Namsto means “Heavenly Lake,” and the serene beauty should not be missed by anyone who travels to Tibet.
Western Breithorn

Photograph by Victor Troyanov. Western Breithorn, European Alps.
Motocross Biker, Colorado

Photograph by Rayner Marx. Track owner hurls into a dark heaven at Wild Rat Motocross inColorado
Grand Canyon National Park

Photograph by Ralph Lee Hopkins, National Geographic photographer. Ancestral Puebloan granaries, Grand Canyon National Park
Cuba Coast

Photograph by Dan Desroches. the early morning in Cuba.
Fishermen, Thailand

Photograph by Lior Patel. Thai fishermen prepare a net for night fishing.