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Photo by @andrea_frazzetta | The beach of the village of Nas, Island of Ikaria, Greece. Located between Samos and Mykonos, Ikaria is one of the largest islands in the eastern Aegean Sea. Its name is derived from the Greek myth of Icarus and Deadalus. This island eight miles off the coast of Turkey in the Aegean Sea has some of the world’s lowest rates of middle-age mortality. Ikaria has a wild natural beauty and a rich historical and cultural heritage. To see more photos from my travels, follow me @andrea_frazzetta #ikaria #greece #mediterranean

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Photo by @mathiassvold | An off-highway vehicle rolls down Sand Mountain, a two-mile sand dune outside Fallon, Nevada.

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Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | A shy lone reindeer peeks out from between birch trees in the Finnish taiga. Reindeer have been herded and managed by the indigenous Sami for millennia, a prototype for sustainable land management across the Arctic. Follow me, @kiliiiyuyan , for more from the Arctic and beyond. #finland #indigenous #arctic

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Photo by @mborowick | A rainbow forms after a storm rolls through creating a beautiful moment as it fades away into the mist. Icelandic weather changes incredibly fast meaning that these epic scenes of nature only last for minutes at a time before disappearing. #iceland #weather #nature #explore #adventure

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Photo by Robbie Shone @shonephoto | Not every cave in China is overwhelmingly large. Some are small. Here, two explorers make progress along an awkward stretch of cave passage known as Where the Wind Blows, suitably named because of the strong wind that whistles through the small restriction, churning up dust and sand particles into the air and into their faces. Due to the size of the small tunnel, they are forced to push their caving sacks ahead of them., but actually this helps block out some of the sand and dust flying around in the air.

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Photo by @daisygilardini | In each and every species on earth, when the maternal bond is established, it's one of the strongest feelings in nature. It starts at the moment of conception and grows deeper as the fetus develops in the mother’s body. In celebration of Mother’s Day I’d like to share this tender moment between a polar bear mama and her two cubs. Shot in Wapusk National Park – Manitoba - Canada #mothersday #motherhood #bear #polarbear #wapusknationalpark #canada

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Photo by @BabakTafreshi | On this early morning hour of Ilha Grande in Brazil, the sound of brown howler monkeys was breaking into the silence of night. I was looking overhead to the coconut trees reaching towards the Galaxy. Near the top is constellation Scorpius with bright orange star Antares, marking the heart of the celestial scorpion. Located off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state, the island has a large protected area, home to a dense forest and coastal wonders. Explore more of The World at Night photography @babaktafreshi. #saveournightsky #twanight #ilhagrande #antares #astrophotography