It’s been quite a long time since many of us have traveled for leisure, hasn’t it? While waiting for the chance to go on great expeditions and vegan cruises again, let’s keep ourselves happy and content while in the safety of our own homes. Welcome to this week’s Travel Tuesday blog.
This week, we’ve compiled 5 new photos from the folk of Instagram, great images that depict the many breathtaking vistas that await us once it’s safe to explore the world once more. We’ve got shorelines, mountains and many other great landscapes for you to feast your eyes on.
Ready? Let’s go!
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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania✨ Africa's highest peak seems more striking than a lot of other famous mountains, because it's an ancient stratovolcano that's not part of any mountain range. That means the 19,000-foot summit drops down to vast, flat plains on all sides, making it a mirage-like blip on Tanzania's widespread topography. As an added bonus, the peak requires no technical mountaineering skills to summit, so even novice hikers can cross this item off their bucket lists. – – – Tags📸 #nature #photography #naturephotography #love #travel #photooftheday #instagood #landscape #naturelovers #beautiful #picoftheday #photo #instagram #art #ig #sunset #wildlife #flowers #like #travelphotography #sky #mountains #spring #follow #adventure #life #naturelover #beauty #photographer #bhfyp
Let’s begin this Tuesday with a stunning photo of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, presented by @natureexploree. The tree in the foreground just enhanced the beauty of the distant mountain, misty and indistinct, its colors almost fading into the background. The clearness of the tree puts into perspective how massive the opaque mountain in the background is. One of these days, we’ll visit a great mountain like Kilimanjaro once again.
The Sverd i fjell of Stavanger, Norway looks awe-inspiring in this photo by @myrtufsen. These “Swords in Rock” commemorates the event that would lead to the unification of Norway, with the blades representing the kings who fought in that battle, with the biggest sword representing the victor. History is a long and complicated affair, and it always does well to remember the events that happened before our time. These swords tower over the waters in the same way that the actions of the old kings loom over the legacy of Norway in the modern day.
Speaking of history, it’s often overwhelming to imagine how old the world truly is. @wanderlust24.24 presents this breathtaking photo of Mauritius with a caption saying how the scenic island was created 8 million years ago. Some of us have trouble imagining last week! Imagine 8 million years into the Earth’s history, all those tectonic movements and eruptions and mass migrations/extinctions, leading up to Mauritius. Just like a tree in front of a mountain, the short span of our lives really puts the sheer age of the world into perspective.
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Some more Milford waterfalls, such an amazing place. #newzealand #mountains #autumn #waterfall #mist #vanlife #trekking #nature #natureisbeautiful #natureisawesome #exploremore #naturephotography #beautiful #travel #travelgram #instagood #adventure #life #beauty #amazing #explore #exploretheworld #wanderlust #neverstopexploring #inspiration
The waterfalls of Fiordland National Park look so ethereal and otherworldly, courtesy of @jokitties’ great photos. Waterfalls are some of the most magical places to visit. While we’re used to seeing lakes and seas and oceans on a horizontal plane, waterfalls rise up over our heads and crash down with the noise of a rainstorm, spraying mist and creating a sight that’s hard to ignore. The waterfalls in Fiordland are quite exceptional in that regard, as the deep green/blue of the cliffs and the gray sky create this serene, yet mysterious and (yes, we’re repeating ourselves here) ethereal atmosphere, captured in these great images.
There is always a sunset, yet you never experience the same sunset twice. Take this sunset photo by @sudipoudel, for example. Here we see an emphasis on the shore and waters of one of Mackay’s Queensland’s beaches, the waves and sand seeming to blur together into a single, undulating plain in the light of the fading sun. The end of a day is not just the beginning of night, of long darkness. It is a time to look back on what you’ve accomplished and to prepare you for what is to come, for the next sunrise.
That’s it for our Travel Tuesday blog. Be sure to visit us next week for a fresh batch of great photos. When it’s safe to travel again, why not join in on our weekly celebrations? Simply add the hashtags #TravelTuesday and #VacationingVegan on your future travel photos, and who knows, maybe you’ll be featured in a future blog!
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