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Last month, we teamed up with Atlas Obscura to takeover the Travel topic. We asked you to submit your favourite travel memories — from shots of hidden gems, to top secret travel destinations. Thank you to everyone who took the time to upload their photos — we were blown away by your submissions.

Today we’re excited to share Atlas Obscura’s top 20 picks with you.

Atlas Obscura’s top travel selects

Thomas Bennie

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Cape Town, South Africa

Vadim Sadovski

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Megan Kotlus

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Maras Salt Flats in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Victor Ene

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Ben McLeod

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Port Saint Joe, Florida, USA

Kit Ko

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Shinsekai, Osaka, Japan

Joshua Earle

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado, USA

Casey Horner

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Great Wall of China

Ranjith Alingal

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Omar Elsharawy

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sandra Seitamaa

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Lofoten Islands, Gimsøysand, Norway

Simone Mascellari

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Unexplored Northeast

Jivko Iordanov

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Buzludzha, Central Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria

NICO BHLR

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Peillon, France

Dylan Sauerwein

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Assateague Island

Matthew Harris

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Lofoten, Norway

Marc Thunis

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Torres de Paine, Chile

Nagaraju amrabad

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Munnanur, Telangana, India

Sergey Pesterev

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Ogoy Island, Russia

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While it’s not news to anyone that the way we communicate has become increasingly visual, often the tools and platforms we use to manage media moments are anything but. Thankfully, Later sensed this major disconnect with the media platforms out there — and took a different approach: They’ve created a way for you to visually plan, schedule and manage your social media. With the goal of simplifying social media marketing to make it accessible for all businesses — Later’s platform helps you drive engagement, grow followings and save time.

The secret behind their platform? Their Visual Instagram Planner that helps you find the perfect balance for your feed and rearrange or swap out photos with ease. With their Drag and Drop tool, you can see what your next Instagram post will look like on your feed before posting it, and move things accordingly in seconds. …


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When it comes to bringing ideas to life — most of us would agree: the more visual, the better. But beyond visuals, it’s important to understand how different ideas come together and interact with each other. Because it’s the little things — the details and the transitions — that give us the whole picture to make the most impact.

Introducing: Framer

Thankfully, Framer makes prototyping so simple that it’s fit for complete beginners. The design tool is browser-based, free for everyone, and requires no code (!) to get going. All you’ve got to do is import a design from any of your favourite design tools, or even start from scratch in Framer. Then you simply right-click to swap out static elements for interactive components. …


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Through Unsplash for Media, we’re making the Unsplash API available to partners that provide the systems that power much of the media on the internet. And as part of this, today we’re excited to announce our integration with Filestack.

Used by more than 50,000 developers around the world, Filestack is a set of tools and powerful APIs that allow you to upload, transform and deliver content easily. Filestack’s scalable infrastructure powers billions of uploads, transformations and downloads every month. Over 100,000 applications now use Filestack — including Sendgrid, Teachable, Contentful, and TED.

And now, over 1.9 million Unsplash images are available through Filestack — allowing software developers to integrate with the Unsplash library with just a few lines of code. Which means that millions of their users will be able to use Unsplash visuals in seconds through various apps and programs. …


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One of the most exciting parts about contributing your photos to Unsplash is understanding how it’s being used, or how it’s helped someone. Whether your photo has found its way into an artist’s digital collage, a student’s Chemistry project, or a writer’s blog post.

It’s one of the main reasons we improved our stats page with the Top Features section, and it’s also why our API partners are so important to us. They’re able to extend Unsplash’s reach, and bring your inspiring visuals to audiences around the world who are ready to use your imagery make something awesome.

And while we get to witness contributors’ excitement about being featured across the internet, when an image is included in a news article or publication, it really takes the cake. And thankfully, with our recent Unsplash for Media launch, that’ll be happening a whole lot more. …


We caught up with six Unsplash contributors who’ve been photographing protests across the United States.

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Image by Clay Banks

Over the last few weeks we’ve seen Black Lives Matter protests take place across the United States and beyond. We caught up with six Unsplash contributors who’ve taken to the streets to participate in the protests within their communities and document these powerful moments through their photography. From how they approached photographing protesters, to their feelings about the movement as a whole — here’s what they had to say.

Clay Banks

Software Developer and Freelance Photographer based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Why have you decided to photograph these protests?
I feel it is important to document important moments in history when you’re able to. …


For every photo you submit to the Sustainability Topic, Boxed Water Is Better will plant two trees in U.S National forests on your behalf.

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In 2019, we saw a sharp rise in concern and appreciation for our planet — and this fight for good of the world around us was reflected on Unsplash with a surge of photography documenting everything from Extinction Rebellion protests to daily hikes down scenic trails.

And now, with the threat of COVID-19 bringing the world to a halt, we’ve had to find new ways to fight for and celebrate our planet. More and more people have been using the internet to show their love for our environment — from attending digital events for Earth Day, to sharing photographs of sunsets on the beach. …


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We recently launched Unsplash for Media as a new way for media organizations around the world to access the inspiring library of visuals that we’re building together on Unsplash. And today, we’d like to share more news about our latest partnership with RebelMouse — which helps to bring Unsplash for Media to hundreds of the web’s best publishers.

Built by Andrea Breanna, the former CTO of Huffington Post, RebelMouse is a strategic creative agency with one of the strongest CMS platforms in the world. Focused on building breakout new media hits, RebelMouse is the framework behind a range of powerful brands — from fashion and pop culture publications like Brit + Co and PAPER Magazine, to the viral sensation Upworthy and environmental news site EcoWatch. …


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One of the best things about Unsplash? With one quick scroll of the homepage, you’re immediately transported to inspiring destinations from all over the world. From the Maldives’ sandy beaches to ancient temples in Cambodia or the magnificent Misurina Lake in Italy, photography allows you to immerse yourself in places you’ve never visited in real life. It can serve as a window into new cultures and communities you haven’t yet experienced first hand.

Photography’s ability to let you travel through time and space feels more important than ever right now, as we spend our days indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And while we are all finding new ways to stay creative at home — it’s okay to admit that we’re all dreaming of our next adventure. …


We asked a few contributors how their lives have changed in recent months, and how they’ve been adjusting to life indoors.

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Although the phrase “unprecedented times” has started to lose its meaning a little, there’s no denying that our lives look a lot different than they did a few months ago.

And on Unsplash, it’s been clear that we’ve all been trying to communicate our current reality through the images we share with the community. From photographs of social distancing measures at the pharmacy, to boarded up windows of the shutdown shops around your neighbourhood.

We’ve also been seeing these shifts in our daily life, with more photos being taken inside the home. Whether it’s your new makeshift office set up, your kids making a mess of your living room while you try to work, or your dog becoming your newest colleague. …

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