Snowmelt and last week’s “bomb cyclone” have overwhelmed rivers in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and neighboring states, causing widespread flooding that has broken dozens of records and cost at least three lives.
A rabbit in war-torn Syria, water shortages in Venezuela, cherry blossoms in China, terror in New Zealand, voting in North Korea, a global youth protest against climate-change inaction, and much more
A collection of news photos of pups being interviewed
Amid an existing political and economic crisis, days without electricity are making life even harder for Venezuelans.
Images of Maslenitsa, a Slavic Shrovetide festival, as celebrated in Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan.
Power outages in Venezuela, Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, presidential campaigning in New York, International Women’s Day observed around the world, and much more
Allison Joyce, a photographer with Getty Images, spent time with some of the women taking on the dangerous but necessary task of clearing Sri Lanka’s remaining minefields.
On March 3, a monster of a tornado left a path of destruction more than 20 miles long in Lee County, Alabama.
Smithsonian magazine just announced the group of 60 finalists in its 16th annual photo contest.
Colorful images from Rio, São Paulo, and more
Ice mounds on the Great Lakes, an aurora above Finland, Spike Lee at the Oscars, testimony on Capitol Hill, an aquatic-endurance challenge in El Salvador, flooding in California, and much more
We wear masks for many reasons: for fun, for protection, or to make a statement.
Some of this year’s winners and honorees, showing remarkable scenes from oceans, lakes, and rivers around the world
A collection of some of the best shots from the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony
A pangolin in South Africa, a slap shot in Florida, canoe slalom in Australia, a march for the environment in Brussels, Makha Bucha Day in Bangkok, and much more
A U.S.-backed coalition now surrounds the last remaining ISIS holdout—the final vestige of a so-called caliphate that once controlled vast territories but that is now boxed in and desperate—in eastern Syria.
Last night, skywatchers around the world were treated to views of the so-called super snow moon, and photographers across the globe captured the event.
Colorful images from the opening days of the festival—“Tutta colpa della Luna!”
Valentine’s Day among humans and animals, family reunions at an Indian border fence, an icy dinosaur in Latvia, snow kayaking in Estonia, International Condom Day in Mexico City, and much more
Photos from the past few years of the Antarctic landscape, wildlife, and research facilities, and some of the work taking place there