Today, I want to show you to some of the best Instagram photos that have inspired me to travel the world.
Get pen and paper ready for that bucket list!
R.E.S.C.U.E Reteti Elephant Sanctuary in Kenya.
Reteti doesn’t only care for elephants. We also care for a host of other orphaned animals, including reticulated #giraffe, like Shorty. Shorty the giraffe loves to give kisses which wildlife keeper Banki is receiving here. Shorty, or "Fupi" in Swahili, will go back to the wild once strong enough to survive on his own. Reticulated giraffe, which scientists have recently determined to be one of four distinct species of giraffe, number about 8,000 individuals — as a separate species, it makes them some of the most endangered large mammals in the world. Photo by @amivitale. @conservationorg @glassybaby @sararacamp @lifeisgoodco @yachakorganic @tusk_org @sandiegozoo @natgeo @nrt_kenya @kenyawildlifeservice #stoppoaching #dontletthemdisappear #kenya #magicalkenya #africa #whyilovekenya #cuteanimals
Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA
Follow the path of the brightest star. The whipping of the tree in the bottom right. The lens flare from the moon in the top left. The clouds as they race across the sky, forming a beautifully distinct layer. Look closely. Look quickly. Look again. Did you catch the car(s) racing by in the bottom left? See something new every time.
Sunset in Zaragoza, Spain
Bonobo Conservation Initiative, Congo
Photo by @FransLanting You’re looking at Lana, a female bonobo, playing with another female’s infant by balancing it on her feet—a game any human parent can sympathize with. Bonobos engage in social interactions we long thought of as exclusively human: They play, show empathy—and they practice sex for pleasure. Compared with chimps, bonobo brains are more developed in areas assumed to be vital for emotions like feeling empathy and sensing distress in others. I worked with a captive bonobo community to document intimate behavior impossible to capture in the dense jungles of the Congo Basin, the only place where they occur in the wild. There are fewer than 10.000 bonobos alive and their survival depends on our ability to apply the same kind of compassion to them that we cherish so much in ourselves. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more stories about the connections between us and our relatives on the great tree of life. @natgeo @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #BonoboConservationInitiative #Bonobos #Chimps #Apes #Play #Compassion #Empathy #Naturelovers #Wisdom
Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Calas de Conil, Spain
Goats eating argan nuts in Morocco
Iguaçu Falls, Argentina
Photo by @FransLanting If you wondered about the amazing waterfall scenes in the movie “Black Panther,” here’s the landscape that inspired them. Iguaçu Falls, along the border of Brazil and Argentina, is a spectacle you have to see to believe. No wonder it attracted a movie director’s attention. Dozens of major cataracts and hundreds of tributaries plunge into a dramatic amphitheater formed by the Paraná River, which has the second largest drainage system in South America after the Amazon. Follow me @FransLanting and @ChristineEckstrom for more wonders of the world. #Brazil #Argentina #Iguaçu #Iguazú #Waterfall #Water #Beauty #Naturelovers #Wonder
Posets-Maladeta National Park, Spain (there isn’t even phone signal there!)
I don’t need letters everyday. Just smack me on my butt and say ‘I’m glad that ass is mine” @mhebrero 💕 ~~~~~~ I had no idea that you would mean so much to me. What you did for me today is most adorable gesture I’ve ever seen. Thank you for being in my life and making it so special. Love you to the Pluto and back @mhebrero ~~~~~~ #valentinesday #love #couple #couplegoals #lovequotes #powercouple #beautifulus
Have I missed a great place? Let me know in the comments 🙂