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
A half century ago, humans first set foot on the moon, hundreds of thousands of young people gathered in New York’s Catskill Mountains for a music festival that became a cultural milestone, and so much more.
Images from the two-day competition and preliminary activities held in New York City at Piers 92/94 and Madison Square Garden
A moment at a piano on the front lines in Ukraine, motorcycles on the ice in Kazakhstan, President Trump’s State of the Union address, World Hijab Day in Kyrgyzstan, eel fishing at night in Japan, and much more
A handful of images from the lofty peaks and valleys of Daocheng County in China’s Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
A war-weary generation in Kabul welcomes the prospect of peace, but fears the possibility of losing freedoms under the Taliban.
Welcoming the arrival of the Year of the Earth Pig with family get-togethers, temple visits, street festivals, and displays of fireworks
A special Sunday event: a photographic essay celebrating these magnificent birds of prey. These nocturnal hunters hail from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America, and are captured here in photos taken over the past few years.
An abandoned castle compound in Turkey, a wild leopard in an Indian village, love locks in South Korea, hot-pot bathing in China, and much more
A bull-taming festival in India, icy purification in Tokyo, locusts in Ethiopia, illuminated hats in Switzerland, a coming-of-age ceremony in Tokyo, bushfires in Australia, and much more.
Images of some of the 560 competitors taking part in a 12-day, 4,660-mile (7,500-kilometer) off-roading adventure held entirely in Saudi Arabia this year.
Some of the top images from the 16 categories of underwater photography in this year’s competition.
Hundreds of thousands of residents within a 10-mile radius of the volcano are now being evacuated.