China’s Qiandongnan Prefecture

Terraced fields on Leigongshan Mountain

In south central China’s Guizhou province sits Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, home to nearly four million people—approximately 50% from the ethnic Miao group, and 30% from the ethnic Dong people. The mountainous landscape is lined with terraced farm fields, the valleys dotted with villages made up of traditional wooden structures, and the local festivals burst with color.

Article by Alan Taylor, Senior Editor at The Atlantic

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/07/a-photo-trip-to-chinas-qiandongnan-prefecture/565595/

 

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Funny Wildlife Photos

2018 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Source: https://mymodernmet.com/comedy-wildlife-photography-awards-mid-way-2018/

 

Cherry Blossoms in Japan

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/04/april-blooms-spring-is-on-the-way/557273/

 

Bird Photography – 2018

Kingfisher diving (Spain) by Mario Cea Sanchez

Source: https://mymodernmet.com/bird-photographer-of-the-year-2018/

 

Snow Storm in Central Park

New York City, March 7, 2018

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/photos-of-the-week-oscar-night-iraqi-bear-release-paralympics-in-pyeongchang/555275/

 

Monastery in Meteora, Greece

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photo-of-the-day/2017/10/monastery-greece-meteora/

 

Ringing in 2018 Around the World

Last night, as the stroke of midnight rolled across the world’s time zones, people gathered in private and took to the streets to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, 2018. Fireworks erupted from Yogyakarta to Nairobi, and revelers gathered in Sydney, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, New York, and thousands of other places, raising a glass, trying to keep warm, making resolutions, and wishing each other a “Happy New Year!”

Article by Alan Taylor, Senior Editor at The Atlantic.

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/photos-of-the-new-year-ringing-in-2018-around-the-world/549452/

 

Happy New Year 2018!

Xmas at Rockefeller Center 1955

With only a few days left until Christmas, I thought it might be fun to take a look at celebrations and preparations from years past. Gathered here is a collection of images of all things Christmas: decorated trees, shoppers, Santas, gifts, family gatherings, carolers, parades— even a bear and a flying saucer, from the early 1900s through the 1990s.

Article by Alan Taylor, Senior Editor at The Atlantic

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/12/pictures-of-christmas-past/549023/

 

2017 Epson Int’l Pano Awards

The top-scoring panoramic photos entered in the eighth annual Epson International Pano Awards have just been announced. The contest is meant to showcase the best work of panoramic photographers around the world. Organizers reported that they received 5,377 entries from 1,322 photographers in 71 countries this year, competing for the top spots in five categories, for several special awards, and for some of the $50,000 in cash and prizes offered. Contest organizers were kind enough to share some of the winners and top scorers here, and I invite you to enjoy these wide images of our natural and human-built worlds on the largest screen available to you.

Article by Alan Taylor, Senior Editor at The Atlantic.

Source: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/11/winners-of-the-2017-epson-international-pano-awards/546383/

 

Autumn Sunset near Strasbourg

One last look at my favorite season of the year, with more autumnal images from across the Northern Hemisphere. Harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, the colorful leaves. Today’s collection features photographs from Switzerland, Belarus, Nepal, Russia, France, England, Kazakhstan, China, and across the United States.

Source: Alan Taylor, senior editor at The Atlantic.

Link: https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/10/images-of-the-season-fall-is-in-the-air-part-ii/543720/

 

Hallstatt Village – Austria

The image was taken from Hallstat Village in Austria right after sunrise. I had to walk some distance to reach this village view point. It was worth every step that I took as the scene turned out to be magical with the fog movement. Luckily the fog did not cover up the mountains. Photo by Shanof K. (United Arab Emirates).

Source (Sept. 22, 2017): http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/

 

NatGeo Daily Dozen

Aug. 02, 2017

Shyama Prasad Mishra (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). The Classic Belvedere Sunrise is quite theatrical, where different elements of nature come together in a choreographed routine to create an artistic masterpiece. With the chiming bell tower, the blanket of darkness is slowly lifted and the audience are greeted with early morning mist adding drama to this open air arena. The blowing wind adds a touch of freshness to the scene while meticulously shaping the low lying fog, playing peek-a-boo with everyone eager to soak in the lovely view.

Source: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/

 

Pigeons Cuddling in the Rain

Photo by Adrian Baltariu -Romania

Source: Daily Dozen – National Geographic “Your Shot”

Article by Matt Adams, Editor and Producer

Link: http://yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/