Yellowstone, now 145 years old, was the first national park established in the world.
The Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica just set a new record, sailing through the Northwest Passage above North America earlier than ever before.
A collection of images of unusual, intriguing, and beautiful trees and forests around the world.
For a number of reasons, natural and human, people have abandoned many places around the world.
The Dead Sea, on the border between Israel and Jordan, is the lowest and saltiest body of water in the world—and experts say it is on course to dry out by 2050.
Over the past week, I took a virtual tour with Google Earth, and wanted to share some of these snapshots of the human landscape in Mexico.
Parts of California have just experienced the wettest winter on record—months of rain have refilled reservoirs and snow has covered the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Festivals and glimpses of the new season from around the world, as we shake off the winter and greet the spring
Getty Images photographer Mario Tama just returned from the Arctic, after accompanying researchers with NASA's Operation IceBridge as they flew research flights above the Arctic Ocean.
Mount Etna, on the Italian island of Sicily, is not only the highest active volcano in Europe at 10,810 feet (3,295 meters), but is one of the most active in the world.
In northern Japan, the Tsugaru Railway operates between Tsugaru Goshogawara and Tsugaru Nakazato stations, about 12 miles apart, or a 45 minute ride through a quiet rural landscape.
On January 23, 1973, a previously-unknown fissure in the Earth beneath the small Icelandic island of Heimaey opened up less than a mile from the town of Vestmannaeyjar.
Over the weekend, a massive storm system spawned dozens of tornadoes and caused extensive damage across a swath of the southern United States, from Texas to Florida.
Gathered here are a few recent images of the chilly weather across the north.
Some expeditions require little more than a car and semi-serious walking shoes
For the past few years, Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer has been covering China’s Steel production facilities, from massive state-run factories to small unauthorized steel producers.
Images of the busiest port for deep-draft vessels in the United States, made by photographer Daniel Kramer
Observations of the daily journeys made by workers in big cities from photographer Cassandra Zampini
Images of urban agriculture programs by photographer Preston Gannaway
Recently, Reuters photographer Sergei Karpukhin spent time in Russia’s far north, visiting reindeer herders as they brought their herds into the settlement of Krasnoye.
Out of an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes, 50 or so erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava.
As Iraqi and Kurdish troops close in on the ISIS stronghold of Mosul in Iraq, militants fleeing the region have been setting oil wells ablaze, blackening the skies with oily soot for miles
Last night hundreds of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters attempted to force their way through police barricades. They were met with water cannons, tear gas,and rubber bullets, resulting in dozens of injuries.
Snapshots of human impact on the landscape in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada
Record-setting hurricanes, massive protests, a devastating earthquake, and an epic refugee crisis.
On Wednesday, Hurricane Maria crashed across the entire U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, making landfall with winds approaching 150 mph (240 kph).
The United Nations Refugee Agency now reports that more than 420,000 people have fled the violence in Burma since August 24.
On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake shook Mexico City, rattling skyscrapers and sending millions into the streets.