Sunlit dive

Sunlight shines into the water as a diver swims in a cenote in Mexico. “It’s an amazing and unique experience in the life of a underwater photographer,” says Your Shot photographer Fabrice Guerin. “The mysticism, beauty, and exuberance of these underwater landscapes make me feel like I discovered another world.”

Reblogged from National Geographic

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Whale watching 

“Magic happened,” says Your Shot photographer Christophe Lapeze about his trip to French Polynesia. “When [the whales] feel safe and unafraid, they can really come close to you. Strobes were not allowed but you don’t need them,” he remembers. “The contrast of the deep blue and the sunlight were enough: another photographer on the other side, the whale posing, a few bubbles out of his blow-hole, a short eye contact. Click! Fixed in my memory forever.”

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A jungle down there

A hiker is dwarfed by the massive proportions of Hang Son Doong, the largest cave in the world, located in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Vietnam. It is more than two miles long and, at some places, more than 600 feet high. Where the ceiling has collapsed, allowing sunlight to spill in, vegetation grows heartily.
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The Green Tunnel

Known as the most beautiful street in the world, the Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho in Porto Alegre, Brazil is like a bit of rainforest in the middle of a metropolis. Formed by over 100 tipuana trees lining both sides of the street with serpentine branches creating a canopy overhead, the “Green Tunnel” stretches for approximately 500 meters (over 1,500 feet) through the middle of the city. 

Originally planted in the 1930s by German workers employed at a local brewery, the stretch of trees was at risk for destruction in 2005 to make room for a shopping mall, but residents fought to protect the natural wonder, which has now been classified as an environmental heritage site.

Reblogged from PictureCorrect