Train through Morant’s Curve, Banff National Park.

Train Through the Mountains. Finalist, Travel. Photographers will wait for hours for a train to go through the popular Morant’s Curve, Banff National Park in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. My friend and I were lucky enough to catch a train within about 20 minutes. Once the train had gone by, we did some long exposures to […]

Lone Cheetah versus Wild Dogs: Photo by Peter Haygarth.

A lone male cheetah is set upon by a pack of African wild dogs. Peter Haygarth had been following the dogs as they hunted in Zimanga Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. On first encountering the cheetah, the dogs were wary, but as the rest of the pack arrived, their confidence grew and they […]

Island in the Sky, British Columbia.

Image Credit: Photograph by Shane Kalyn “There is an ethereal, otherworldly feeling to this photograph, as this little island in the middle of Tumuch Lake in northern British Columbia appears as if it’s floating in the clouds,” says Shane Kalyn, who submitted this photo to the National Geographic Traveller Photo Contest. The scene was amazing […]

Rock classics.

Casa do Penedo, Fafe, Portugal, 1974 This ‘House of the Rock’ was created by an engineer who took advantage of the way huge glacial rocks had littered the landscape. Walls were bridged with rough concrete to create a simple shelter. It now sits in the middle of a wind farm, though ironically remains off-grid. Image […]

Child Labourers – 1913 by Lewis Hine.

Between 1908 and 1911, the photographer and social reformer Lewis Hine travelled the U.S. for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) documenting child labor — in factories, textile mills, canneries, and coal mines — focusing in particular on the Carolina Piedmont. Amongst the hundreds of photographs he made in this time is this unique set […]

A young Child in a charcoal field in India.

A young child engulfed by plumes of smoke from burning coal inside an unregulated charcoal production field in Jharkhand, India, which holds some of India’s largest coal reserves. Image Credit: Photograph by Ashley Crowther Source: Paper tigers exhibition: Australia’s contemporary photojournalists – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Freckles like Veils of Stars.

People have always been Fritz Liedtke’s favorite subjects. He was out to dinner several years ago when he was taken with one of his dining companions, a woman with “amazing freckles.” Liedtke asked if he could take her photograph, which he did under the light of a neon sign in front of the restaurant. “It […]

Ao Phang-Nga Marine National Park.

Established in 1981 and covering an area of 400 sq km, Ao Phang-Nga Marine National Park, Thailand is noted for its classic karst scenery. Karst: an area of limestone terrain characterised by sinks, ravines, and underground streams. Image Credit: Photograph by Catherine Sutherland. See more beautiful images via 22 of the world’s most breathtaking places

The Peruvian Beauty & Baby Gorilla.

Andean cock-of-the-rock, the national bird of Peru, living in ‘secondary’ Peruvian Amazon rainforest, which is regenerating after human disturbance. Secondary forest accounts for 53% of the world’s forests and is of extreme scientific importance for conserving biodiversity. Photograph: Will Nicholls/Rex Shutterstock A baby mountain gorilla clings to the back of its mother, on Mount Bisoke […]

Weird, Wonderful Photos From Another Era.

Original caption, from April 4, 1934: “The word Si, or yes, fills every bit of this large election billboard, except for the space taken by a huge modernistic conception of Premier Benito Mussolini. The great placard covers the front of the Palazzo Braschi, the most modern of Rome’s office buildings and home of the Fascist […]