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Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | People enjoy a boat ride on a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic

Photo by @babaktafreshi.| With billions of stars that host planets in our galaxy, there are endless possibilities of other worlds habitable to some sort of life. This singe-exposure photograph of Mono Lake looking at a little island of tufa was taken far from light pollution in California. These limestone towers are formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals in water. Mono Lake has no outlet, so the trapped salt made the lake very alkaline and salty. But the lake has an unusually productive ecosystem, including a strange bacteria that has been deeply analyzed by astrobiologists studying the possibility of life in other worlds with extreme conditions. Explore more of The World at Night photography with me, @babaktafreshi.

Photo by @Chrisburkard | Chasing surf has taken me to places around the globe that I never could have imagined when I first began taking photos. High on the top of this list of unexpected locations are the remote parts of the Pacific Northwest—specifically Alaska. The Aleutians are comprised of a string of 167 islands that span the gap between Alaska and Russia. They’re about as remote as it gets. The few locals who live there can trace their history back 8,000 years. They rely on hunting and fishing for food and graciously offered me an oily slab of seal blubber to eat soon after my arrival (which would have been rude to turn down). Many nights were spent around a fire or table learning about their ancestors and the traditions of their community. By day, we spent our time searching for breaks via ATVs, often taking treacherous trails to hidden bays. With a topographic map and some help from a native Aleut hunter, we scored some of the best cold water barrels I have ever seen to this day.

Photo by @DaisyGilardini | Weddell seals feed mainly on fish, squid, and other invertebrates like krill. They are extraordinary divers. They can reach 600 meters in depth and spend more than an hour underwater. Weddell seals are the most southerly breeding mammal in the world and can be found from to Sub-Antarctic Islands to the Ross Sea. I simply love their cat-like faces and the beautiful patterns of their grey coats. These seals usually come on land or lay on ice to rest and digest, so it is not very easy to photograph them as they are very passive when outside the water. The occasional yawn, however, makes for great grimaces and funny portraits. Follow me, @DaisyGilardini, for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

Photo by Aaron Huey @argonautphoto | Looking up at the sky through Zebra slots, shot on assignment in Southern Utah. The slot canyons of Escalante National Monument tell a tale of time, in waves of red sandstone, like no other. Follow me, @argonautphoto, for both video and stills from these slots and other public lands.

Photo by @hannahreyesmorales | The Raohe Street Night Market is a maze of delicious food, shops filled with curio, and bright lights. I briefly got distracted by yummy looking noodles and when I looked behind me, I had lost my friend. Follow me, @hannahreyesmorales, for more stories on Asia and beyond.

Photo by Drew Rush @drewtrush | Cape Disappointment on the Oregon coast showcases the beauty of the temperate rainforest and the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. Where are your travels taking you this summer?

Photo by @DaisyGilardini | Split-shots are not easy to achieve in cold water. Most of the time, you photograph blind by holding your gear on the side of the Zodiac. Usually you end up shooting hundreds of images and getting only a few that are fine. I achieved this image by using an underwater case with a dome port and a 16-35mm wide angle lens. Follow me, @DaisyGilardini, for more images and behind-the-scenes stories.

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen @mmuheisen | As I was walking toward the ancient city of Petra in Jordan, there was this priceless moment of a happy boy holding a stray puppy. For more photos and videos from different parts of the world, follow me @mmuheisen and @mmuheisenpublic

Photo by David Guttenfelder @dguttenfelder | A man rides his bicycle on a rural road near the North Korean city of Kaesong. Please follow me, @dguttenfelder, for an inside look at North Korea, where I have been traveling and photographing for the past 19 years.

Photo by @amivitale | A curious llama inspects wild bear-grass in Swan Lake, Montana. Indigenous to the Andes, Llamas in this outfitter were brought to Montana in 1979 to help move timber cruising equipment. Seeing what great trail companions and sure-footed mountaineers they were, the group began to offer commercially guided pack trips in 1981 to Glacier National Park and the surrounding areas. With their padded foot, cleanliness, calm nature and ability to browse on a variety of vegetation, llamas have no more impact in the high country than a deer. Follow me, @amivitale, for more photos of fascinating creatures and stunning locales.

Photo by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz.| The half moon rose around 11 p.m. while I slept out in the White Desert of Farafra, Egypt. The bedrock here is composed of soft, white chalk that has been sculpted by strong winds into strange and beautiful shapes. To explore more of our world, follow me @geosteinmetz.

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