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“There is no official trail leading to it, it’s a lot of bushwhacking, stream hopping, & cliff descending through dense forest to reach the base of this waterfall. But it was so worth the journey, it’s the most magical place I’ve ever been to. This p

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A woman sews fishing nets together in Phan Ri Cua, Vietnam. Her unique looking round boat is called a Thaung Chai. According to legend, Thaung Chais, or “basket boats” date back to Vietnam's colonial era. When the French arrived in Vietnam they levie

Chợ Phan Rí Thành
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Hot air balloons hanging over the horizon have become an iconic scene over Bagan, Myanmar. The balloons have attracted many a traveler to the region, and given visitors the view of a lifetime. Balloon season in Myanmar runs from early October to mid

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Photography Mattia Passarini captures this smiling pilgrim traveling through Tibet. Kora, the Tibeten term for pilgrimage, is practiced often by Tibeten Buddhists and people of the Bon tradition. “Walking the kora” refers to a religious practice done

Shangri La, Tibet
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Global politics affects orca whales just as much as they do you or I. For example, May of 2018 Jay Inslee used his power as governor of Washington to create the Southern Resident Orca Task Force to protect these beloved regional creatures. On the oth

Puget Sound
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A woman walks through an ornate building in Jaipur, India. Jaipur is of the Indian state of Rajasthan; it’s also known as the “Pink City” for it’s pastel buildings. Based on Indian Vastu concepts, Jaipurnian architecture is famous across the world f

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Traveler Long-Nong Huang reflects on a trip to Landmannalaugar, Iceland, saying: “There's no other place in Europe with such a variety of different colours. Landmannalaugar is a little oasis in the middle of the Icelandic highlands, which are normall

Landmannalaugar
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These two boys, young members of the Kara tribe, paint each other’s faces in a traditional manner. The Kara tribe only recently put an end to one of their age old practices: child sacrifice. Despite how old fashioned, or stone age the practice may se

Omo Valley Ethiopia
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This shoreline on the Australian coast is still pristine, but the fact is anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute shorelines around the world. Americans alone use 500 million straws everyday. To keep our shorelines looking thi

Sydney, Australia
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It’s no doubt that technology has changed the way we interact with each other across the world. Photographer Carel de Groot snaps a picture of two young girls taking a selfie in Sumatra, Indonesia. In the era of smartphones and connectivity, the isla

Sumatra Indonesia
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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER FEATURE CONTEST We are happy to announce we’ll be choosing a traveler this month to do a special feature on. Is traveling part of your way of life? Passionate about exploration and activism? Snap some pictures on your trips? Th

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@globetrotter_prachi Open for india as well?

@catalyst.cm @globetrotter_prachi Of course! We're open to photographers from everywhere and traveling anywhere😊

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“Suleymaniye was my favorite mosque in Istanbul. It’s beautiful, quieter, and less touristy than the Blue Mosque,” this new york based traveler, Edna, said of her trip to Suleymaniye in Istanbul. Comment your favorite non-tourist sights off the beate

Süleymaniye Mosque
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Ever heard of the Peace Pagoda mission? A peace pagoda is essentially a Buddist Stupa, built to inspire peace across all ethnicities, religions and classes. After meeting Gandhi in 1931, Buddhist monk Nichidatsu Fujii was inspired to build these pago

Shanti Stupa
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This young couple, Justine and Labanne, embrace in front of an Imperial City gate in Hue, Vietnam. The city, once called the Forbidden Purple City, was where the vietnamese emperor and his closest confidants lived and worked. Then, it was forbidden t

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How’s your thirst for adventure? The Lago di Braies is located in the northern most part of Italy, so close to Austria it’s also recognized by its German name: Pragser Wildsee. Buried in the Alps, it’s the perfect paradise escape from the outside wor

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The man in this photo is pictured outside of a Mandir, or Hindu temple. The Mandir is symbolic of a house, seat and body of god. It’s structurally designed to bring humans and gods together, and incorporates elements of Hindu cosmos including dharma,

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Burano, an Island in Venice Italy, is known for its picturesque, brightly colored buildings. The house colors actually follow a very specific system established in Burano’s development. If someone wishes to paint their house, they first have to submi

Venice, Italy
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“This beast is one of my favorite places in the potato kingdom of Idaho. Shoshone Falls flows at a rate of 3000 potatoes per moose, which is about 12,000 cubic feet/second for those who don’t speak Idahoan. I’m stoked to go explore this state some mo