Surfing a Record Breaking Wave.

Your Shot photographer Tó Mané captured this iconic image of Garrett McNamara, a professional big wave surfer, in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.
This image features McNamara breaking his own world record of riding a giant wave by surfing this 100 foot wave.
His original record was riding a wave of 78 foot just two years prior to this image being taken.
Source: Editors’ Spotlight — National Geographic Your Shot

Pure Morning, Kemeri, Latvia by Ozolins.

A special prize of the Estonian presidency of the Council of the EU was awarded to the photo that got most votes from the participants of a conference on nature-based solutions.
They chose Pure morning by Viktors Ozolins from Latvia, taken in Kemeri, Latvia.
Image Credit: Photograph by Viktors Ozolins/NATURE@work/EEA.
Source: Nature@work photo competition winners – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian

For Lovers of Vintage Cameras.

collection-appareils-photo-4The French website Collection Appareils is an impressive online archive of over 10,000 vintage cameras, each with pictures and information!
A titanic work managed and curated by Sylvain Halgand, who classified models by brand, from Ace to Zion, including of course some famous brands such as Canon, Leica, Nikon or Fuji, but also forgotten brands like Lachaize, Cornu, Lumière or Sem.
A true gold mine for vintage camera lovers!
Many more Images to see via Collection Appareils – An online archive with over 10,000 vintage cameras |

Lapland by Grolys.

Aurora activity at Sorbyn
Wrapping up against the cold, and grabbing head torches and cameras, we spent a couple of hours on the frozen lake and managed to capture shots of the swirling columns of turquoise, purples, and yellow lights that danced across the sky.
Source: A snowy Lapland adventure: readers’ photo competition 2015 – the winner’s trip | Travel | The Guardian

The Arch of Constantine, Rome, 1865.

View of the Arch of Constantine from the Colosseum by Gioacchino Altobelli (c1865)
Photographs of the act of photography were common in the 20th century but less so in the 19th, when every negative was a challenge to make.
One had to contend with tricky chemistry, cumbersome glass plates and large cameras, so each picture was carefully premeditated – and no photographer would allow a camera to interrupt his or her picture so noticeably unless he or she wanted it there.
Perhaps, then, this image was produced as part of an advertisement for Gioacchino Altobelli’s own enterprise
via Moabirds and a meat grinder: photography’s evolution – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian