Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Celebrate Spring

Spring is upon us! The flowers are in bloom, the trees are blossoming, and my allergies are at an all time high. After a gloomy winter here on the east coast, it's exciting to spend more time outside in the sunshine and warmer weather. Every year in Washington, DC, the city celebrates spring with the Cherry Blossom Festival. The event is described on the website as a “celebration of spring, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan."

This year New York-based photographer Navid Baraty ventured to the Tidal Basin in downtown DC to capture the natural beauty of this festival. In his bio, Baraty says that he is obsessed with photography because of its "universal ability to engage our senses and tell a story." His images clearly convey not only the charm of the massive trees and their blooms, but also the shared experience of celebration that occurs as people from all over the world come to the nation's capital to partake in this recognition of spring.

Navid Baraty's website

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

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December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

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