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*Insert Lion King reference here* This view would have to be the best in all of Jodhpur, by far. Almost 360 degree panoramic views from the rock jutting out the end of Mehrangarh Fort, and an epic location to see the sun set. . . . . . . . . . . . #earthfocus #fantastic_earth #travelawesome #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #nakedplanet #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #travelstoke #welivetoexplore #destinationearth #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #awesome_photographers #lonelyplanet #roamtheplanet #tlpicks #travelingourplanet #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #livetravelchannel #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Looking out from our lodge window near Arthur's Pass, across the Waimakariri River, watching the sky fill with colour and the valley light up with rays. We were somewhat lucky with the unusually warm weather last winter, with this stretch of road often subject to blizzard conditions. . . . . . . . . . . . #earthfocus #fantastic_earth #travelawesme #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #nakedplanet #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #destinationearth #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #moodygrams @moodygrams @so.shauna #lonelyplanet #roamtheplanet #nzmustdo @purenewzealand #longexpo_addiction #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #best_timelapse #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Kieran Mellor
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10 Days 21 Hours Ago

As the tide ebbs from an estuary in the Bay of Islands, the night sky rolls overhead. Here's another little timelapse sequence from New Zealand last year. . . . . . . . . . #earthfocus #fantastic_earth #travelawesome #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #nakedplanet #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #destinationearth #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #moodygrams @moodygrams @so.shauna #lonelyplanet #roamtheplanet #nzmustdo @purenewzealand #longexpo_addiction #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #best_timelapse #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Kieran Mellor
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12 Days 21 Hours Ago

Throwback to a snowy Sapporo from back in 2016, during the annual Snow Festival. Down the main street are several snow and ice art installations, as well as ice slides and ice bars, and vending machines with custom 'Sapporo Snow Festival' Coca-Cola cans. . . . . . . . . . . #visitjapanau #japanrevealed #visitjapanjp #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #nakedplanet #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #travelstoke #welivetoexplore #destinationearth #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #awesome_photographers #lonelyplanet #roamtheplanet #moodygrams @moodygrams #travelingourplanet #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #livetravelchannel #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Kieran Mellor
(@kieranmellor)

13 Days 21 Hours Ago

Early morning haze at Vishram Ghat, the main ghat of Mathura. This was one of my favourite spots in the town, we spent 10 days in Mathura and visited here several times during our celebrations of Holi. . . . . . . . . . . #mathura #india #vishramghat #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #travelstoke #welivetoexplore #destinationearth #bestplacestogo #moodygrams #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #awesome_photographers #roamtheplanet #tlpicks #travelingourplanet #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #livetravelchannel #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Looking across the hazy banks of the Yamuna towards the majestic Taj Mahal as the clouds put on a show. I wish I could have wandered around more here, but this was the morning after a freshly fractured foot, so instead I set up a timelapse and enjoyed the sunrise view. . . . . . . . . . #agra #tajmahal #india #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #travelstoke #welivetoexplore #destinationearth #bestplacestogo #moodygrams #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #awesome_photographers #roamtheplanet #tlpicks #travelingourplanet #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #livetravelchannel #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Kieran Mellor
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16 Days 21 Hours Ago

The picturesque, UNESCO listed town of Shirakawa-gō is located in the Shogawa River Valley, nestled between high mountain peaks, which receive considerable snowfall. The traditional gasshō-zukuri style of farmhouse, with its steeply sloped thatched roofing designed to cope with these large amounts of snowfall, is actually quite rare in modern Japan, hence the town's World Heritage Status, with so many farmhouses of this style clustered together in one town. Despite the specially designed roofing, sometimes the locals have to dislodge the compacted snow from their roof manually. Swipe over to see ➡️ @visitjapanau @visitjapanjp

Kieran Mellor
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17 Days 21 Hours Ago

The Holi celebrations of Nandgaon culminate with an intense spectacle of colour and water in the centre of Nandgaon Temple; men from the neighbouring town of Barsana sit across from the men of Nandgaon, and converse in song whilst buckets of coloured water are thrown over them, in a meeting that is known as Samaaj. This spectacle is easily one of the most intense to shoot during the whole of Holi, and we came away with ourselves and our cameras completely drenched.

Kieran Mellor
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18 Days 20 Hours Ago

Our first taste of Holi from inside Shri Radha Rani Mandir Temple, in Barsana. After coming in through the back entrance before the crowds, we made our way onto the roof to see the people stream into the temple. When we came back down, I didn't quite know what to expect, but we became part of what I could only describe as an enormous dance party. Locals and foreigners alike, from the young to the old, were singing in unison, in an atmosphere full of joy and colour.

Kieran Mellor
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19 Days 21 Hours Ago

The World Heritage listed Golden Pavilion of Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto has a history dating all the way back to 1397. The original structure narrowly escaped being destroyed by fire during the Ōnin War in the mid-1400's. Later, in 1950, a young monk set fire to the Golden Pavilion, completely destroying the ancient structure. Kinkaku-ji was later reconstructed into the pavilion we see today, as a close replica to the original. Its vibrant gold-leaf exterior is now one of the most recognisable and most visited buildings in Japan. @visitjapanau @visitjapanjp

Kieran Mellor
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20 Days 19 Hours Ago

If you take a walk or a boat ride early in the morning in Varanasi, you'll see plenty of people on the ghats along the Ganges out washing their clothing using these special stone platforms to scrub and beat the soapy water out of them. One of the men I passed told me he spends anywhere up to 5 hours a time when washing his clothing; he let me get some shots of him going about this ritual, so I put them into a little sequence to capture what his morning looks like. . . . . . . . . . #incredibleindia #india #natgeotravel #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #nakedplanet #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #travelstoke #welivetoexplore #destinationearth #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #awesome_photographers #lonelyplanet #roamtheplanet #moodygrams @moodygrams #travelingourplanet #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #livetravelchannel #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Kieran Mellor
(@kieranmellor)

22 Days 21 Hours Ago

The last rays of light reflect off the ivory-white marble of the majestic Taj Mahal at sunset, taken from Mehtab Bagh. . Swipe to see this scene as a panorama! ➡️

The mad rush to the front of Banke Bihari Temple. If you didn't see my story from earlier today, my film from Phoolon Wali Holi received a Staff Pick on @vimeo today! Really grateful to receive my second of these honours on the platform 😊📽 If you haven't seen it yet, watch it over on my IGTV or over on Vimeo!

Kieran Mellor
(@kieranmellor)

24 Days 22 Hours Ago

Moonrise, as the night sky moves above the frigid alps of New Zealand's South Island. I had originally set up a timelapse here to capture the movement of the stars, but ended up also capturing the light of moonrise cast onto this snowcapped peak. As the moon rose over the ocean, it painted the alps in colour for a brief moment, like a sunrise in the middle of the night. . Swipe over ➡️ to see the stacked image with star trails! (as well as the landscape versions of this post). . . . . . . . . #earthfocus #fantastic_earth #travelawesome #discoverearth #earthofficial #awesome_earthpix #nakedplanet #discoverglobe #theglobewanderer #awesomeglobe #longexposure_shots #longexpoelite #destinationearth #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations @tomjauncey @jeremyjauncey #places_wow #moodygrams @moodygrams @so.shauna #lonelyplanet #roamtheplanet #nzmustdo @purenewzealand #longexpo_addiction #ig_color #awesomepix #global_hotshotz #worldplaces #best_timelapse #bbctravel #traveldeeper #stayandwander #awesome_globepix #natgeotravel

Kieran Mellor
(@kieranmellor)

25 Days 21 Hours Ago

Another Jodhpur sunset, this time from the top of the old wall across from Mehrangarh Fort. It was a great little spot that we had literally all to ourselves! We also got the attention of some of the locals who called out and waved to us from the adjacent rooftops. Have a look at my story to see a couple of them who wanted their photos taken 📸