While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature who emerges during the Yule season, looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways—or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack.
Winter weather in China, Europe, and the United States, a Martian panorama, a neighborhood in flames in Manila, demonstrations in Chicago, the Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City, and much more.
The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards are now taking entries, and the organizers have been kind enough to share some of their early entries with us.
Earlier this month, on November 5, two dams retaining tons of iron-mining waste in Brazil burst, releasing a massive flood of toxic sludge that has flowed downstream into Rio Doce, spending two weeks making its way several hundred miles downstream, finally reaching the Atlantic Ocean.
A look at various events that took place on this day, November 23, photographed over the past century. Today’s collection includes a sword-fighting Mussolini, a motorcycle-jumping Evel Knievel, William Shatner dressed as a gun-toting Santa Claus, and much more.
A dinosaur in Beijing, stormy weather in Seattle, Potala Palace in Tibet, a nine-year-old karate champion in Japan, ice accumulation in New Hampshire, security measures in France and Germany, a bear with its head stuck in a milk can in Maryland, and much more.
In the late 1860s, photographer Andrew J. Russell captured images of the construction of the Union Pacific Railway in Wyoming and Utah as well as the wide-open landscape of the American West and its inhabitants.
In Mali, an industry has grown up around the tailoring and creation of colorful and shiny bazin (damask) garments.
A collection of recent aerial images showing the vast diversity of landscapes across China, from cities to mountains, desert to sea shores, and much more.
Late last week, Iraqi Kurdish militias, backed by a U.S.-led air campaign, launched an assault to retake the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq.
Buildings and monuments across the globe have been lit up in France’s national colors this weekend, in solidarity with the French people, and in tribute to the victims of Friday’s attacks.
On Friday, November 13, attacks across Paris killed at least 120 people and injured about 200 more.
McSleepers in Hong Kong, sturgeon in Iran, Kurdish soldiers in Syria, Diwali in New Delhi, a militant from the Bird Protection League, hit by a shovel in France, Guatemala's Fuego Volcano, and much more.
MediaStorm, a film production and multimedia design studio located in Brooklyn, New York, will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on November 16.
Seattle’s famous “Gum Wall” is in the process of being scraped and steam-cleaned away, in a move to preserve the historic buildings of Pike Place Market.
In a remote, mountainous area of China’s Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Bliss Dharma Assembly—the last of four annual assemblies of Tibetan Buddhists—took place at the end of October, at the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute.
On November 5, two dams retaining tons of iron-mining waste near the Brazilian town of Bento Rodrigues burst, releasing a massive flood of thick, red toxic mud that flattened buildings and trees, smothered the small town, killed at least four, and left another 28 still missing.
Kitesurfing in the Mediterranean, removing landmines with flamethrowers in China, big-wave surfing in Portugal, running with flaming barrels in Ottery St. Mary, England, and much more.
National Geographic Magazine’s annual photo contest is still open, but the deadline for submissions coming up on November 16, 2015.
Photojournalist Louie Palu spent five years covering the war in Afghanistan, from 2006 to 2010, and has released a new documentary film titled Kandahar Journals, based on his writings and experience as a combat photographer.