An alpenhorn performance in Switzerland, a portrait of Vladimir Putin made of spent ammunition from Ukraine, Prince Charles surprised by an eagle, wildfire in California, a sunset in Crimea, and much more.
On Shengshan Island, east of Shanghai, China, only a handful of people still live in a village that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen.
Three months have now passed since massive twin earthquakes struck Nepal, killing more than 8,800 people, injuring more than 22,000.
Since 1992, Red Bull has been organizing Flugtag (“flying day”) events around the world, where participants build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 28-foot-high flight deck above a body of water. The aerodynamic qualities of many of the creatively built aircraft are questionable, and most do not so much fly as... plummet.
An embrace in a Kenyan village, Swan Upping in England, tragedy in southern Turkey, a kangaroo hopping through a frosty field in Australia, South Korea’s longest water slide ever, Hellsing cosplay in Brazil, naked tree-hugging in Berkeley, California, and much more.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an American scientific agency with roots that reach back to 1807. Over the years, NOAA has amassed a sizable library of photographs, some of which I’ve selected here.
Images of people and animals trying to beat the heat across the Northern Hemisphere.
Around Athens and in other parts of southern Greece, about 50 forest fires have broken out in recent days, fanned by strong winds and high temperatures.
Just for fun, here are some recent images of the Earth, as seen from above. Shot from as close as a few hundred feet, or as distant as a million miles, the variety and beauty of our home planet depicted in these photos continues to amaze.
The massive ice mountains of Pluto, Bastille Day in Paris, the Pan Am Games in Toronto, brush fires above Athens, celebrating a nuclear deal in Tehran, a Jaffa candy race in New Zealand, and much more
On July 16, 1945, the United States Army detonated the world’s first nuclear weapon in New Mexico’s Jornada del Muerto desert.
Photographs of Muslims around the world observing Ramadan this year
In 1908, photographer Lewis Hine traveled across the U.S. to document child laborers and their workplaces. His portraits were used by reformers to drive legislation that would protect young workers or prohibit their employment.
Spectacular wildlife photography: Winners and runners-up from the 2015 Audubon Photography Awards competition.