Aurora Borealis/Snowstorm, UK and USA.

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Sumatran tiger cub twins, the Rio carnival and a late winter snowstorm in Washington DC.
Northumberland, United Kingdom: The aurora borealis, or northern lights, were visible over the UK last night, pictured here at Dunstanburgh Castle.
Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA
Washington DC, United States: People walk across the National Mall during a snowstorm expected to drop between 12cm and 20cm of snow. Temperatures dropped to -15C earlier in the day – the lowest this winter
Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
See more Images via Photo highlights of the day | News | The Guardian.

‘The Land of Great Length’ Greenland.


With over three-quarters of its land covered by the only permanent ice sheet outside of Antarctica, Greenland may not be the first place to pop into your mind when you think of “vacation,” but a gorgeous Flickr photostream by nonprofit organization Visit Greenland just might make you book your next flight to the former Danish province.
Called “the Land of Great Length,” Greenland is the world’s largest island and least densely populated territory.
Dogsledding, hiking up snowy hills, kayaking around colossal glaciers, whale spotting, and staying up to view the Northern Lights are just a handful of the sights and activities that attract travellers to the rugged, mountainous land.
“From the Arctic desert landscapes in the far north to Atlantic influences and lush sheep farms in the south, a distinct cultural and climatic diversity shapes our way of living across the geographical vastness of the island as much as it will inspire your travel experience.”
See more Images via Stunning Photos Illustrate the Diverse Beauty of Greenland’s Natural Landscape – My Modern Met

‘Splash’ by Nayan Behera.

Image Credit: Photograph © Nayan Behera. All rights reserved.
14th Annual Photo Contest
Splash, I wanted to capture the waves break on the rocks during high tide, but as I lost light I had to leave the shutter open longer and the wave blended in motion.
Source: Splash | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

The Rainbow Worlds of Holland & China.


Blooming tulip fields in the Netherlands. Photograph: Hollandluchtfoto/Getty Images.
Before you start thinking that these Images are paintings, they are not.
The Image above is an actual tulip field in Holland.
The Image below is of an amazing rock formation in China.
Rock formations at the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Gansu Province, China. Photograph: Xin Ran/Corbis
Click to see more via Rainbow world: the most colourful places on Earth – in pictures | Artanddesign | The Guardian.

Sunset over the Southern Atlantic Ocean.

The Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit at NASA’s Johnson Space Center picks this year’s top 16 photos of Earth from the International Space Station.
A sunset over the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean.
Image Credit: Photograph by Johnson Space Center/NASA
Source: See NASA’s Top 16 Earth Images of 2016 – The Washington Post

‘The Wild ‘in Images.


A small bird sits on a snow-covered branch in the village of Marsden, northern England.
This weekend is the Big Garden Birdwatch,
Photograph: Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images
A small bird in snowy Marsden, bathing Bengal tiger, wintry horses and San Francisco’s bird mystery feature in this week’s round-up of images from the natural world.
The glow from a Noctiluca scintillans algae bloom along the seashore in Hong Kong. The luminescence, also called Sea Sparkle, is triggered by farm pollution that can be devastating to marine life and local fisheries, according to University of Georgia oceanographer Samantha Joye
Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP
See more Images via The week in wildlife – in pictures | Environment | The Guardian.