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Marine Drive is a 3.6-kilometre-long Boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. The road was constructed by late philanthropist Bhagojisheth Keer & Pallonji Mistry. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay. The road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. Marine Drive is situated on reclaimed land facing west-south-west. A promenade lies parallel to this road. Marine Drive is also known as the Queen's Necklace because, if viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace. #Repost @_nautanki_saala_ . . . . . #mumbai #Marinedrive #rains #mumbairains #india #photooftheday #natgeo #ngc #natgeophotography #ugc

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On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. What they found? Complete desolation.

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#Yourshot by @matteoberteit. Indian Camel

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Raging waters. #Repost... @zaidtantray

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Every year, millions of tiny, baby olive ridley sea turtles hatch on Rushikulya Beach in India. It's a treacherous journey—experts estimate that only 1 in every 1,000 baby sea turtles will make it to the water before being killed by a predator. #YourShot by Saurabh Chakraborty

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Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. #Repost... @shadabrazaa

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Twenty-eight live oak trees line the path to Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana. Built as a sugarcane plantation in the early 19th century, Oak Alley is now open to the public as a National Historic Landmark. #YourShot by Lee Quimby

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You are as tiny as you think and as strong as you want to be! #Repost... @naini_shah

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Your Shot photographer Alireza Akbari took this photo of a Holi celebration in Mathura, India. "It was the beginning of a colorful war, and each person was a lone ranger who was carrying a bag full of colorful powder," he remembers. "They were throwing that powder to bless each other as a welcoming celebration to spring." #YourShot by @alirezaak89

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Early mornings like this… #Repost@1_800_bad_decisions

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The sun rises on the Avenue of the Baobabs in Morondava, Madagascar, where more than 200 of the majestic trees grow along a mile and a half stretch of road. In the huts reside local craftsmen who make wooden souvenirs to sell to tourists who visit this popular destination. #YourShot by Bogdan Comanescu

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The word Dhuandhar is derived from two Hindi words - Dhuan (smoke) + Dhar (flow) meaning a waterfall where we get smoke-flow like feeling (this smoke is formed by water vapours or the smoke cascade). It is situated in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh) India. #Repost@pranayyymisshra . . . @mptourism #madhyapradesh

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Hey everyone! This is National Geographic Explorer @prasen88 taking over @natgeoindia and today’s the last day where I will talk about the project I am working on currently . . . One of the most memorable moments from this year-long project was the one spent with this particular Snow Leopard. I saw this individual multiple times during my stay and on this particular day, I saw him napping during the sunrise and watching him for hours sitting all alone at close distance and seeing him not minding my presence and doing his thing was something incredible. . . . This brings me to the end of my takeover but you all will keep seeing me and my work on @natgeoindia in future as well. For more photos and stories you can follow my personal account @prasen88.

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Hey everyone! This is National Geographic Explorer @prasen88 taking over @natgeoindia and today’s the last day where I will talk about the project I am working on currently . . . These days, I am working on a project in collaboration with multiple research institutes and National Geographic on the mountain goats of Central Asia. This project is spread across Indian Himalayas, Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan and the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. This has been one of the most intense field experiences of my life. Working in the most inhospitable landscapes on the planet where the temperature dropped to as low as -40 degrees Celsius, trying to document the super elusive species of Central Asia. This picture was taken from one of the base camps in the Gobi desert of Mongolia where I spent many days walking with the super experienced researchers understanding the ecology and populations of these species! . . . #India #CentralAsia #Asia #letsexplore #NationalGeogeographic #natgeoasia #science #widlife #storytelling #ecology #conservation @insidenatgeo #mountaingoat #GobiDesert #Kyrgyzstan #TianShan #Himalayas #Mongolia #FieldResearch

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Hey everyone! This is National Geographic Explorer @prasen88 taking over @natgeoindia and rest of the week I am going to talk about different projects that I have worked on in the past . . . This image was taken as a part of an assignment to document the biodiversity of isolated lateritic plateaus of northwestern Maharashtra, India. As we all know that thousands of birds die due to windmills every year, but there is more to the story of windmills. Although windmills are greener alternatives, we have to accept that anything and everything in excess destabilize the balance of nature. Wind energy is considered to be green but, unfortunately, there is no policy regulation on how many windmills a landscape can sustain. This might turn out to be hazardous in future and definitely raises a question on its sustainability. . . . The Superb Fan-throated lizard (Sarada superba) is a native to a small high-elevation, iron-rich and humid, plateau in the northern Western Ghats of India. About two decades ago, a large part of this plateau was converted into one of the largest wind farms in Asia. This has resulted in drastic changes in the ecology of this charismatic lizard species. Researchers from Dr. Thaker’s lab at the Centre for Ecological Sciences, Bangalore have found that wind-farms result in a decrease in raptor densities which in turn results in an increase lizard abundances. . . . Learn more about this story here: http://www.prasenjeetyadav.com/journal/2016/11/26/islands-of-rock . . . #India #letsexplore #NationalGeogeographic #natgeoasia #science #widlife #storytelling #ecology #conservation

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Hey everyone! This is National Geographic Explorer @prasen88 taking over @natgeoindia and rest of the week I am going to talk about different projects that I have worked on in the past . . . This image was taken as a part of an assignment to document the biodiversity of isolated lateritic plateaus of northwestern Maharashtra, India. This photo story is about this unique ecosystem, the biodiversity that survives on these isolated plateau islands and the conservation issues associated with it . . . A fan throated lizards (Sitana ponticeriana) endemic to this plateau revels itself on the bare rock. An ideal arena for flamboyant males to display their colourful dewlap sacs and attract females. . . . In the cool of the night Indian foxes (Vulpes bengalensis) make it out of their dens. A curious fox cub looks out of the plateau at night. . . . Learn more about this story here: http://www.prasenjeetyadav.com/journal/2016/11/26/islands-of-rock . . . #India #letsexplore #NationalGeogeographic #natgeoasia #science #widlife #storytelling #ecology #conservation

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Hey everyone! This is National Geographic Explorer @prasen88 taking over @natgeoindia and rest of the week I am going to talk about different projects that I have worked on in the past . . . In the previous post, I told the story of how I got this meteor image, but I would like to share an insight about it in this post. Over the years since I captured it, my thoughts have evolved about this picture, and now it has started stimulating my philosophical mind. I grew up reading and thinking that every image is made up of three elements- The subject, the technicalities, and the photographer’s aesthetic sense. This Image makes me rethink that concept; it makes me believe that every picture is made up of only two elements - A reality & a dream and a memorable image is the one where you can't tell the difference !! . . . #India #letsexplore #NationalGeogeographic # natgeoindia #natgeoasia #science #widlife #storytelling #ecology #conservation # meteor

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Hey everyone! This is National Geographic Explorer @prasen88 taking over @natgeoindia this week and I am sharing a story called: SkyIslands which was shot in the Western Ghats of India! . . . Back in 2015, a fellow collaborator and I were on the road for a few days, looking for a shot that portrayed that these SkyIslands were not only isolated by deep valleys but also by enormous urbanization. After scouting around for a few days, we zeroed in on a location and I set up my camera and started the time lapse at 1 am for 999 images at a 10-second gap and a 15-second exposure. . . . The next afternoon, I was reviewing my images and was astounded when I found this picture. This is probably the only composed photo of a green meteor; no photographer can plan this shot. Everything else in the image was hard work, but for those 15 seconds, I was the luckiest photographer on the planet to capture this meteor. It was titled 'Serendipitious Green Meteor'. . . . This is the end of my story about the SkyIslands in the Western Ghats of India. Stay tuned for the next one, your wait won’t be long! . . . #India #letsexplore #NationalGeogeographic # natgeoIndia #natgeoasia #science #widlife #storytelling #ecology #conservation #natgeo @insidenatgeo @incredibleindia #incredibleindia #westernghats

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