Chasing the Aurora — Lofoten Islands

Chasing the Aurora — Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten archipelago is a photographer’s dream. Sharp, pointy mountains tower over fjords; cracked, frozen lakes, legendary beaches, traditional red cabins and magical light – this pearl of the arctic has it all.

Stunning Arctic landscape, amazing locations such as Reine, Olstind mountain, Haukland, Skagsanden and Utakleiv beaches, and many more

High probability of shooting the Aurora Borealis above immense mountains and wonderful beaches

Magical low light throughout the day, enabling us to shoot for over 6 hours (weather permitting), in addition to night photography

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Chasing the Aurora — Lofoten Islands

more at 35photo

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Fall in love with heart-shaped places around the world

Some people leave their hearts in San Francisco, others consider Paris—the “City of Love”—as the epicenter of romance. But these heart-shaped attractions, whether naturally occurring or crafted by hand, visibly channel the affectionate Valentine’s symbol. From a flight over Heart Reef in Australia to floral arbors resembling you-know-whats in Dubai, these spots could inspire passion, platonic love, or at least some heart-worthy Instagram photos.

Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Hike through the Upper Antelope Canyon, near Page, Arizona, to find a heart, which eons of erosion have carved into the red stone. You’ll need a Navajo guide to visit the Upper and Lower Antelope canyons, located in Navajo Nation—a 27,000-square-mile area in northeastern Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico. Check out these eight epic stops in the Four Corners region.
Photograph by Justin Collins
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Hokkaido, Japan
Amid the natural wonders of this island in Japan’s, Lake Toyoni is a naturally formed freshwater lake in the southeastern part of Tomakomai city. Spot it from above via the Sarudake Mountain Path near Tomakomai.
Photograph by Satoru Kobayashi
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Easter Egg Rock Island, Maine
An Atlantic Puffin perches on a heart-shaped rock on Easter Egg Rock Island, Maine. The seven-acre, treeless island is one of the world’s first restored Atlantic puffin colonies, initiated in 1973.
Photograph by Melissa Groo
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Špičnik, Slovenia
Sample some of Slovenia’s best wine in Špičnik, a small town famous for its winding, heart-shaped road. The best view can be seen from the top of Dreisiebner Štefka farm.
Photograph by Mario Horvat
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Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
You’ll have to book a helicopter or seaplane to see Great Barrier Island’s Heart Reef—a coral “bommie” or outcropping that’s just 56 feet long—since the area is off limits to snorkelers and divers due to its protected status.
Photograph by Dukas Presseagentur
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Fall in love with heart-shaped places around the world
more at National Geographic

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They are our playgrounds, and our providers…

We spend our lives seeking them out, and sometimes, never leave…
Home to other worlds, above and below, they are filled with risk, discomfort and consequence…
But also, joy, opportunity and celebration…
And ultimately, immeasurable reward.
Issue 31 explores the pleasures and perils of islands around the world, and is on sale now (and makes the perfect Christmas gift for the surfer in your life…).
Inside, you’ll find 164 pages of untold island-inspired stories centered around surf, travel, adventure and creativity, accompanied by incredible photography.

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The Pleasures & Perils of Islands | A Special Edition
White Horses is a beautifully crafted quarterly publication about surf, ocean, creativity and adventure, delivering a worthy alternative to existing surf mags.

more at White Horses

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China Story|Images show a beautiful China

These photos are selected from a series of photographic exhibitions, Beautiful China, Dream China, launched in 2017 by photoint.net of the China Photographers’ Association.

Splendid Terraced Fields, taken by Li Peixiang.
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Old Bridge under Nightfall, taken by He Qingzhen.
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Yongjiang Bridge Winds Like a Dragon, taken by Yan Jun.
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Beautiful Thousand-Island Lake, taken by Xia Lixin.
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Autumn Scenery, taken by Guo Chenxi.
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China Story|Images show a beautiful China
more at photointer

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Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Islands

When you think about the most beautiful places on earth, images of pristine white sand beaches on remote tropical islands often come to mind. And while there are plenty of spectacular beaches on this list of the world’s most beautiful islands, there are other, more unexpected draws as well.

Reunion Island
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Corsica, France
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St. Lucia
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The Maldives
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The Seychelles
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Some of the World’s Most Beautiful Islands
more at Travel + Leisure

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