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39 Tropical Instagram Photos To Cure Your Winter Blues

Millions of Americans experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD) each year. The condition is brought about by sensitivity to light and temperature changes, so SAD’s symptoms—depression and low energy—are especially prevalent during winter. Treatments range from light therapy to vitamin supplements, but these tropical Instagram photos might help, too:

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Tropical Sunset Palm Tree

Seychelles. Image Source: @pierrestrauss

Hammock Sunset Tropical

Moorea. Image Source: @icfr_polynesia

Man Jumping Into Tropical Ocean

Bora Bora. Image Source: @alhashemiuae

Tropical Fish Swimming

Tahiti. Image Source: @popcherryfashion

Tropical Dock

Maldives. Image Source: @fe_dede

Swings Turquoise Water

Maldives. Image Source: @duskiiactive

Dusk Tropical Ocean

Bali. Image Source: @dan.kphotography

Sunset Ocean

Maldives. Image Source: @bob809

Turquoise Water

Bali. Image Source: @thehouseofmakeup_

Tropical Clouds

Maldives. Image Source: @paultskl

Infinity Pool Palm Tree

Maldives. Image Source: @rodeoand5th

Ocean Water Ripples

Maldives. Image Source: @sydney.curator

Dolphins Swimming

Maldives. Image Source: @lansva

Tropical Sea Turtle

Maldives. Image Source: @vaneeaful

Hammock Palm Trees

Tahiti. Image Source: @icfr_polynesia

Blue Fish Tropical

Maldives. Image Source: @vaneeaful

Tropical Atolls Aeiral

Maldives. Image Source: @vindemiatrixboabs

Island Turquoise Water

Rangiroa. Image Source: @vacationwolf

Stingrays People Ocean

Moorea. Image Source: @icfr_polynesia

Tropical Resort Bungalows

Tahiti. Image Source: @icfr_polynesia

Tropical Overwater Bungalow

Tahiti. Image Source: @icfr_polynesia

Tropical Fish

Maldives. Image Source: @aristocom_international

Sunset Pink Palm Trees

Bali. Image Source: @mytildalife

Tropical Ocean Woman Paddling

Bora Bora. Image Source: @fsborabora

Tropical Overwater Bungalows

Bora Bora. Image Source: @lycheeswimwear

Tropical Bungalows Rainbow

Bora Bora. Image Source: @fodorstravel

Tropical Flowers Ocean

Bora Bora. Image Source: @icfr_polynesia

Swing Tropical Beach

Seychelles. Image Source: @vodan77777

Sunset Boat Pink Orange

Bali. Image Source: @lucindacaroline

Turquoise Water Tropical Ocean

Seychelles. Image Source: @vodan77777

Tropical Water Tree Branches

Bali. Image Source: @fathomwaytogo

Tropical Instagram Photos

Seychelles. Image Source: @agap3008

Sunset Boat Water

Seychelles. Image Source: @lost2wanderlust

Tropical Instagram Photos Cliff

Seychelles. Image Source: @fromgreecewithlove

Tropical Instagram Photos Aerial

Seychelles. Image Source: @justart_paris

People Diving Tropical Ocean

Bora Bora. Image Source: @travelingourplanet

Island Sunset

Maldives. Image Source: @dronesetc

Night Sky Stars Tropical

Bora Bora. Image Source: @treyratcliff

Pig Swimming Ocean

Exuma, Bahamas. Image Source: @travelawesome

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The 33 Best GoPro Photos Ever Taken Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Photography used to be a painful process, with even simple portraits requiring the subject to sit still for hours. But over the years, we’ve seen monochrome turn to color, film turn to digital and, recently, drone photography become its own popular genre, while Instagram users (even the reprehensible ones) compete for hundreds of millions of fans.

Yet one cutting-edge photographic tool might beat out all others, at least when it comes to raw energy: the GoPro. The cameras are defined by a few key features: they’re sturdy, lightweight, waterproof, and mountable on any vehicle, thing, or location you can name. You’ll see that the possibilities are endless, as evidenced by the 33 best GoPro photos taken so far:

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27 Astounding Pictures Of Animal Camouflage In Action

Over the course of millions of years of evolution, the inhabitants of Earth have devised some incredible abilities to ensure their survival. Case in point: The amazing camouflage that animals employ to surprise their prey or evade their predators. Below, we look at 27 incredible examples of animal camouflage in action:

Viewing note: After each picture, the animal will be revealed in the following slide.

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Leaf Tailed Gecko Circled

A Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko is not only an expert at mimicking leaves and branches, it can also shed its tail to evade predators.

Giraffe Circled

A giraffe melts into the vegetation in Transvaal, South Africa.

American Pika Circled

The American Pika -- a rodent native to the mountainous Western regions of Canada and the United States -- blends in against a rocky surface.

Baron Caterpillar Circled

Native to southeast Asia, the Baron Caterpillar's disguise allows it to feed on mango and cashew nut trees undetected by its predators.

Animal Camouflage Great Gray Owl Circled

A Great Gray Owl -- the world's largest owl by length -- blends into a tree in Oregon.

Asian Vine Snake Circled

An Asian Vine Snake uses surrounding foliage adjacent to water to catch its primary prey, fish.

Leopard Circled

A leopard sits in the underbrush in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Blue Crowned Parrot Circled

A Blue-crowned parrot disappears in the verdant rain forest of Belize.

Wolf Circled

A wolf peeks behind a tree during fall in Montana.

Brimstone Butterfly Circled

The color and shape of the wings of the Brimstone Butterfly allow it to blend in perfectly with green vegetation while resting.

Buff Tip Moth Circled

The Buff-Tip Moth has developed an astounding camouflage that helps it to hide in plain sight among trees and branches.

Common Snipe Circled

A Common Snipe hides among riparian vegetation in Minnesota.

Great Horned Owl Circled

A Great Horned Owl hides among autumn foliage in Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon.

Wolf Spider Circled

Found on every continent on the planet, Wolf Spiders are opportunistic predators that will use their surroundings to ambush their prey.

Great Potoo Circled

A nocturnal creature, the Great Potoo hides during the day by perching itself on trees.

Horned Adders Circled

A Horned Adder matches the sand of the Namib Desert, where they disappear completely by burying themselves.

Japanese Macaques Circled

A family of Japanese Macaques hide in plain sight amidst their rocky habitat on Honshu Island, Japan.

Klipspringers Circled

Two Klipspringers camouflage themselves among rocky cliffs in Botswana.

Willow Ptarmigan Circled

A Willow Ptarmigan blends into the snow while foraging in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

Lichen Spider Circled

A Lichen Spider perfectly blends into a tree trunk at the Erawan National Park in Thailand.

Male Spotted Deer Circled

A Spotted Deer, also known as a Chital, disappears in a forest in India.

Nighthawk Circled

A Nighthawk conceals itself among rocks in eastern Washington.

Pygmy Seahorse Camouflage

The Pygmy Seahorse is an expert at camouflaging itself in sea corals to evade detection by potential predators.

Snow Leopard Circled

A Snow Leopard peers over the edge of a rock in the Himalayas.

Stone Flounder Circled

A Righteye Flounder is perfectly adapted to going undetected on the ocean floor.

Uroplatus Geckos Circled

Uroplatus geckos, a species of noctural lizards endemic to Madagascar, use cryptic coloration to hide in tree bark during the daytime.

Mimic Octopus Camouflage

And last but not least, this GIF shows the amazing ability of the mimic octopus, which can imitate flora and fauna to evade predators.

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Thanks to imgur, Daily Mail, and Rant Lifestyle for some of the images above. We also recommend you check out this fascinating video by the BBC on the camouflage abilities of the cuttlefish:

Fascinated by animal camouflage? Check out our other posts on macro photography and the most astounding nature photography of 2014!

Video Of The Day: A Thunderstorm Inside A Volcanic Eruption

Europe’s most active volcano put on a show in the skies over Sicily in the early morning hours of December 3rd. Mount Etna erupted for around 50 minutes, sending a 9,800-foot plume of ash into the sky and creating bolts of lightning in the plume. Fittingly, this is what’s known as a “dirty thunderstorm.”

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