A record-setting acqua alta has left much of Venice submerged, following stormy conditions blowing in from the Adriatic Sea.
Extreme winds and dry conditions are driving several wildfires across the state, forcing thousands to evacuate.
Images of the damage and immediate recovery work taking place in Japan after its worst storm in decades
Recent images of the hard-hit islands of the Abacos and Grand Bahama, as residents receive aid, recover what they can, and contemplate their next steps
Early images of the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Dorian’s slow crawl across the Bahamas
Several fires in the Castelo Branco region injured dozens before being largely contained.
Thirty-three years ago, a series of explosions destroyed Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4, starting a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world—and that was just the beginning of the disaster.
Images of some of the cities and towns affected by this record-breaking tornado outbreak over the past 13 days
Investigators and photographers were able to get a first look at the damaged interior.
A massive fire burned through the roof of one of Europe’s most visited historic landmarks today.
Last week, one of the most devastating storms to hit Africa in decades killed more than 750 people and destroyed thousands of structures, roads, and farms.
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.
On March 3, a monster of a tornado left a path of destruction more than 20 miles long in Lee County, Alabama.
Efforts to find remaining survivors have ramped up in Brumadinho, Brazil, four days after the collapse of a dam released a torrent of sludgy iron-ore waste, killing dozens.
At least 222 people have reportedly been killed along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait by a tsunami, likely triggered by an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano.
Images of the pets, working animals, and wildlife that have become victims, evacuees, rescuers, and comforters after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire
The Woolsey Fire and the nearby Hill Fire have forced the evacuation of nearly 250,000 residents from their homes near the Pacific Coast in California’s Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Within 24 hours, the Camp Fire has burned more than 20,000 acres, and has virtually destroyed the town of Paradise.
Recent photographs from Mexico Beach, Panama City, and neighboring Florida towns, as the full extent of the damage wrought by Hurricane Michael becomes clearer.
Michael is the strongest storm to hit Florida in 80 years, and the most powerful to ever strike its panhandle region.
As time passes, the scale of the disaster is becoming clearer. Rescuers and aid supplies are finally reaching some of the more inaccessible and devastated areas near Palu.
On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, triggering a localized tsunami, killing hundreds.
Dogs, cats, and other animals that were left behind, or caught in the storm, are being rescued and cared for by owners, neighbors, and first responders.
Images of the immediate effects of the monster storm in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and parts of southeastern China
Images of the dogs and their handlers during the three-day competition and preliminary activities
An optical illusion at the Eiffel Tower, a presidential election in Peru, a giant sinkhole in Mexico, a sunrise annular eclipse seen in New York City, a platypus health check in Australia, and much more
Two years of extremely dry weather have driven the levels of California’s reservoirs to near-record lows, and residents, farmers, and fire crews are preparing for a long, dry summer.
Chris McGrath, a photographer with Getty Images, recently spent time in Turkey’s Konya province, where extreme drought conditions have been taking a heavy toll on farmers and the land.