Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - The view from the Jungfraujoch Sphinx observatory in Switzerland is breathtaking. It's lofty location is dramatic and extremely exposed. These two photographs, taken from the viewing platform show the upper half of the Aletsch glacier, the largest glacial system in the Alps along with the observatory itself, during a cloudless night sky full of stars. Each time I visit this mass of ice, I am drawn more and more to its dwindling size. Glaciologists predict that by the year 2050, there will no longer be any glaciers in the European Alps. A sobering thought. We're here in Switzerland as part of a National Geographic Student Expedition.
Instead of the glass and steel skyscrapers of New York City, the Park Avenue at #Arches#NationalPark in #Utah leads you by natural towers of stone, glowing in the desert light. With great names like Courthouse Towers, Three Gossips, the Organ and the Tower of Babel, these dramatic rock formations line the 1-mile trail near the park’s entrance. Photo @archesnps by Robert Caton (www.sharetheexperience.org). #usinterior#FindYourPark