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  1. Okonjima Nature Reserve: The African Cat Experience

    “There she was. Amali. In all her splendor.” At Big Tiny World Travel, Brianna recounts her adventure searching for big cats in Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve.

    Animals
  2. Scott London Photography

    Scott London is a San Francisco-based photographer whose work has been published in Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, the Atlantic, National Geographic Traveler, and more. He is well-known for his photography from Burning Man gatherings over the past decade.

    Landscape
  3. The Hidden Gem in Istanbul

    “Istanbul really is a place like no other.” Twin sisters and travel and lifestyle bloggers Hermon and Heroda document a last-minute trip to Istanbul.

    Exploration
  4. Art of Friendship

    In this photo essay, photographer Steve McCurry shares inspiring quotes and stunning images of friendship from around the world, including India, France, and Afghanistan.

    Exploration
  5. 500px Blog

    500px is a global community of over 15 million photographers from 195 countries. On its official blog, it shares news, tips, and tutorials, highlights members of the community, and more.

    Exploration
  6. Lost for Decades

    Love to explore and photograph urban ruins? Browse the forgotten, abandoned locations documented at Roel van Wanrooy’s Lost For Decades.

    Architecture
    Photo by Roel van Wanrooy
  7. Ami Vitale

    Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer Ami Vitale has traveled to more than 100 countries. She has photographed for nearly every international publication and exhibited in museums and galleries around the world.

    Exploration
  8. Sprites of San Francisco: Anna’s Hummingbird

    From David at Incidental Naturalist: “The bird is beautiful at all times, but the blaze, that only shows when struck by sunlight at the perfect angle, takes it to a new level. . . . Add a few droplets of sun and magic occurs.”

    Animals
  9. Nowhere

    “In an age when stories are getting shorter and content dumbed-down, we are taking a different path.” Nowhere publishes longform and literary travel writing.

    Essay
  10. Exploration
    Photo by Jack Antal
  11. Land of fire and ice

    “We knew 5 days would be a short time to explore the unreal landscapes Iceland had to offer, but any and every second spent on that magical land is bliss.” At Mute Life, Filipe Varela shares stunning images from Iceland.

    Exploration
  12. Exploration
  13. Why You Should Drop Everything and Travel to Iran Now

    “Why go to Iran? How is Iran as a country? Is it safe to visit Iran? Behold, my humble attempt to answer your questions…” Shivya Nath at The Shooting Star shares thoughts on why you should visit Iran (and her stunning photographs may be all the proof you need).

    Culture
  14. Architecture
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