The Granite Peaks of South Korea’s Seoraksan National Park

Tucked in the northeastern corner of South Korea sits the lush and majestic Seoraksan National Park.

The park, established in 1970 and currently under consideration for UNESCO World Heritage status, is home to more than 1,000 plant and 1,500 animal species making it a destination for nature lovers from around the globe.

Another draw is the area’s dramatic—and photogenic—granite cliffs, some of which climb as high as 5,600 ft (1,700m) above sea level.

Explore Seoraksan and its rich geographical and ecological diversity through Instagram by visiting the 설악산국립공원 (Seoraksan National Park) location page.



Marking 50 Years Since MLK’s March on Washington

On this day 50 years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march on Washington, DC, to call for an end to racial inequality in the United States. The event, which drew between 200,000 and 300,000 attendees, culminated in King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech delivered against the backdrop of the Lincoln Memorial.

To commemorate King’s march, thousands have gathered today on the National Mall to hear speeches from President Barack Obama and others.

To see photos and videos from today’s gathering, search the #MOW50 hashtag and visit the Lincoln Memorial and 50th Anniversary March on Washington location pages.

Yeah! for racial diversity.



Instagramming the Beauty and Mayhem of Burning Man

Every year on the last Monday of August, tens of thousands of people make the pilgrimage to the Nevada desert for Burning Man, a week-long celebration of art, music and general mayhem.

Burning Man began as a small gathering in 1986 but has since grown to a spectacle of over 50,000 attendees. Despite its massive size, attendance is actually tightly regulated, and participants are selected from a much larger pool through a complicated, multi-round lottery.

For those unable to get ahold of a ticket, many “Burners” have documented their experience through Instagram, allowing the outside world a peek into Burning Man’s ephemeral Black Rock City.

To see more photos, search the #BurningMan2013 hashtag and visit the Burning Man 2013 location page.

It’s amazing how the world has a fantastic cultural diversity.