A sandstorm in Egypt, flooding in South Carolina, the release of a black-footed ferret, an Israeli spacecraft, hazy skies in Indonesia, a volcanic eruption near Quito, a massive traffic jam near Beijing, and much more.
Taiwan’s Great Kinmen Island and its neighbor islets, in a harbor just east of the Chinese city of Xiamen, are practically surrounded by the People's Republic of China—in some places barely more than a mile apart. Reuters reports that the island is now “eyeing closer commercial ties with China,” with “plans to build a bridge and set up a glittering free trade zone with the city.”
It's my favorite time of year once again—the autumnal equinox took place a couple weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere.
National Geographic Magazine has opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 16, 2015.
On Monday, October 5, union activists protesting against proposed layoffs at Air France broke through fences and disrupted a meeting, targeting at least two managers who were forced to flee the angry crowd, their clothes ripped from their backs.
Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in December, Reuters has released the third of their "Earthprints" series focusing how humans change the landscape of the planet, featuring the Andasol Solar Power Station.
Pope Francis in Philadelphia, Supermoon eclipse, tidal bores in China, Taliban in Kunduz, Afghanistan, lightning over Rio de Janeiro, BASE jumping in Kuala Lumpur, Neil deGrasse Tyson hugging a robot, Wasteland Weekend in California, Putin and Obama share a toast, and much more.
Children born with albinism in Tanzania live in constant danger of being attacked by people looking to profit from superstitious beliefs. Reuters photographer Carlo Allegri recently documented the lives of several Tanzanian children receiving care in New York after being brutalized in their home country.
It's time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today's photos include reindeer herders in far northern Russia, an orangutan taking a wheelbarrow ride in Indonesia, a wild horse roundup in Spain, flying foxes in India, orcas in Puget Sound, a leopard with its head stuck in a pot in India, and much more.
A series of photographs on Mecca and its surrounding area taken sometime around 1887 by the photographer Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar, compared with images from similar locations taken in 2015.
In the middle of last century, Toronto built a breakwater on the northern shore of Lake Ontario. Soon after, developers began using the structure as a dumping ground for dredged sand, rubble, and earth from hundreds of building projects, expanding what was once just a thin strip of land into “an unexpected urban oasis, bringing marshes, lagoons and forests to the center of Canada's largest city,” according to Reuters.
While preparing to look up into the night sky to view the Supermoon eclipse, I found a treasure trove of lunar photography from the Project Apollo Archive, which just recently posted hundreds of unprocessed film scans from Apollo-mission Hasselblad cameras to its Flickr account.
Fall colors in Wales, waiting for the new iPhone via telepresence in California, Pope Francis visits the U.S., riding a penny-farthing in Russia, the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, slacklining in Switzerland, and much more.
The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced.
It is late winter in Antarctica now, and the months of darkness will soon be brightening.