This week we have photos of an 80-foot-high tire in Michigan, dozens of Siberian students smashed into a car, two volcanic eruptions, yet another nail house in China, synchronized swimmers in a pond at the Chelsea Flower Show, a view from the top of the 104-story One World Trade Center, cows on the beach along the Mediterranean, a solar halo above Mexico, and much more.
High in a treeless valley in China's remote Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture lies the largest Tibetan Buddhist school in the world.
A pipeline burst yesterday, spilling an estimated 21,000 gallons (79,500 liters) of crude oil into the Pacific Ocean near Santa Barbara.
On May 18, 1980, 35 years ago today, an earthquake struck below the north face of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, triggering the largest landslide in recorded history, and a major volcanic eruption that scattered ash across a dozen states.
This week, we have photographs of jet-men flying over Dubai, a spring snowstorm in Colorado, archery in the Amazon, airstrikes in Yemen, rebuilding in Nepal, migrant ships adrift in the Andaman sea and the Mediterranean, B-25 bombers over Washington, D.C., the Victory Day parade in Moscow, and much more.
The president of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, recently decided to run for a third term, despite a constitutional law prohibiting anyone from serving more than two terms. Violent protests erupted over the decision, leading to widespread clashes with police and armed forces.
The 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another seven weeks, until June 30, 2015. First prize winner will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two, to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal. National Geographic was once again kind enough to allow me to share some of the early entries with you here.
On May 6, Reuters photographer Bassam Khabieh was in Damascus, Syria, covering the arrival of a Red Crescent convoy carrying medical aid and supplies used for activities to give psychological support to children affected by the war.
People from impoverished and war-torn countries in Africa, the Middle East and central and south Asia, continue to flee their homes in huge numbers, making perilous journeys to Europe, hoping for security, opportunity, and a new home.
This week we have photos of a shadow play in Seoul, a launch test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon, an espresso aboard the International Space Station, a horseback mobile library in Java, smuggled cockatoos in Indonesia, an Iron Panda in Shenyang, John Kerry’s elephant selfie in Kenya, and much more.
The recent civil war in Yemen prompted neighboring Saudi Arabia to intervene militarily six weeks ago, launching airstrikes, bombing targets from border stations, shelling from the sea, and establishing a blockade.
After viewing news photographs from China for years, one of my favorite visual themes is "large crowds in formation."
Expo 2015 officially opened in Milan, Italy, on May 1. As visitors had their first views of pavilions and displays from countries and corporations around the world, thousands of "NoExpo" protesters took to the streets.
Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface so-called "nail houses."
The severity of the drought in California and across the West has already reached record levels in many places. Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Utah-Arizona border, is currently at 45 percent of capacity and is at risk of reaching the lowest level on record by September.