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Have the strength to be true to yourself even if you don't know who you are yet - Paulo Coelho
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nationalgeographicmagazine: Snake River Headwaters, Wyoming
Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic with aerial support by LighthawkSnake River Headwaters  Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming  387.5 miles protected since 2009
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nationalgeographicmagazine: Star Trails, New Jersey
Photograph by Jack Fusco, Your ShotTaken on April 19, 2012, in Strathmere, New Jersey. These star trails show the Milky Way rising over the Atlantic Ocean.
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nationalgeographicmagazine: Wild Horses, France
Photograph by Marco Carmassi, Your ShotI’ve been a photographer for more than 25 years. This is an image from my “Camargue Wild Horses” collection, composed of around 50 photos. I took it around a month ago during my trip to the Camargue Nature Park, where I had the luck to shoot these wonderful animals in their natural environment. I used a Canon 5D Mark II with a Canon 70-200mm L lens.
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What’s the closest active galaxy to planet Earth? That would be Centaurus A, only 11 million light-years distant. Spanning over 60,000 light-years. (NASA)

The sunspot region known as AR1429 seethes in a picture of the sun, captured on March 11 in hydrogen-alpha light by photographer Alan Friedman. A particularly angry region of the sun has been throwing some strong solar storms toward us over the past week, but there’s just one more blast to weather. (via msnbc)
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Infinity Pool, Singapore
Photograph by Chia Ming ChienThe vertiginous “infinity pool” at the Marina Bay Sands resort offers a sweeping view of Singapore, a country that’s achieved success while building up instead of out.
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Calm down dear, it’s only a leaf: A 22-month-old tigress (Panthera tigris) is frightened by a dead leaf in Bandhavgarh National Park, India. (Hermann Brehm)
nationalgeographicmagazine: Wild Horse, Mongolia
Photograph by Chris Neale, My ShotI love the simplicity of this image, which draws you in and keeps you there. There is absolutely nothing fancy about the shot, achieved with a basic 70mm lens. It’s the subject matter that makes it compelling, but in a subtle way. What especially makes the shot for me is the beautiful wave in the horse’s mane and forelock. I also love that the photographer included the open sky and mountain, but without unnecessary drama, showing just that gentle peak and the simple elements of the tree and log.

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