July: The Hottest Month

While July is the warmest month of any year in the Northern Hemisphere, this month—July 2019—is shaping up to be the hottest month ever recorded. All-time temperature records are being broken across North America and Europe. More wildfires than normal are raging across Russia, burning more than 7 million acres so far. Heat waves are affecting many parts of the Arctic and Greenland’s ice sheet, creating one of the “greatest melting events ever recorded.” While people and animals are still finding ways to enjoy the warm weather, they are also working to cope with the extremes.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Christopher Furlong / Getty

    Wild Goats Roam Through an Empty Welsh Town

    A small herd of goats has taken to the quiet streets of Llandudno, Wales.

  • George Frey / Getty

    A Moment for Drive-In Movie Theaters

    Moviegoers attending drive-ins during the pandemic—finding entertainment outside their homes, together with others, yet safely apart

  • Mike Danneman / Getty

    North Dakota: Images of the Peace Garden State

    A few glimpses of North Dakota’s landscape, and some of the animals and people calling it home

  • Rob Carr / Getty

    Photos of the Week: Masked Bunnies, Beach Meditation, Village Pyramid

    A drive-in theater in South Korea, sunshine in Blackpool, a temporary hospital in Serbia, toilet-paper cake in Germany, volunteer mask making in Maryland, isolation in New Zealand, and much more