Mystical Morning Mist surrounds village of Shugruf.

Matjaz Krivic, winner, photography travel portfolio.
Shugruf, Yemen:
Morning mist rises mystically from the valley towards the small village of Shugruf in the Haraz mountains, Yemen.
image Credit: Photograph by Matjaz Krivic/TPOTY
Source: Travel Photographer of the Year 2018: the winners | Travel | The Guardian

Divers get first look inside Arctic Shipwreck of ‘HMS Terror.’

Marine archaeologists explore the HMS Terror on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean.
To get a look inside the ship, divers deployed a remotely operated vehicle, or ROV. (Parks Canada, Underwater Archaeology Team)
By Megan Gannon smithsonian.com
Below deck, glass bottles sit upright in storage rooms, and stacks of intact ceramic plates are neatly arranged on shelves. Rusted firearms hang on the walls. Wash basins and chamber pots remain undisturbed in officers’ rooms.
The captain’s desk, with its drawers tightly shut, collects layers of fine marine silt.These eerie scenes came into view for the first time as underwater archaeologists finally got an extensive look inside the HMS Terror, one of two ships that disappeared in northern Canada during the doomed Franklin expedition of the 1840s.
“We see just a dizzying array of artifacts,” Ryan Harris, the lead archaeologist on the project with Parks Canada, said during a press conference.
“The ship stands to tell us a great deal … about the specific circumstances of these men as they were confronted by their own mortality.
”The fate of the Franklin expedition remains an enduring mystery almost 175 years later.
Arctic explorer and British naval captain Sir John Franklin and about 130 crew members embarked on an official mission to chart the last stretch of the Northwest Passage across the Arctic.
They left aboard two ships, Erebus and Terror, from the U.K. in May 1845 and vanished in the Canadian Arctic.
“In a way, Franklin was the Amelia Earhart of his time,” says James Delgado, a maritime archaeologist, senior vice president of SEARCH and author of the book Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage.
“They were the best trained, best equipped, and had all the modern conveniences only to then go silent and to have the story slowly trickle out in a heartbreaking way.”
Source: Divers Get an Eerie First Look Inside the Arctic Shipwreck of the HMS Terror | History | Smithsonian

The Mono Awards for best black and white photos.

Photographer Sharron Leppien’s winning image in the People-category, captured in Madagascar, shows a fleeting moment as a boy plays with a tyre in the shadow of the island’s iconic Baobab trees.
Photorapher Gaanesh Prasad’s image, Fly High, was the result of more than two hours patiently waiting at the Wings over Illawarra airshow for the perfect moment to unfold.
Source: The Mono Awards 2019: Australia and New Zealand’s best black and white photos – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

The Illustrations of Pranckevicius.

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Gediminas Pranckevicius was born in Lithuania.
Basic artistic knowledge gained at the academy of fine arts, fresco specialty.
Today working as freelance illustrator, concept artist.
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Illustrations by Gediminas Pranckevicius
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Illustrations by Gediminas Pranckevicius
via Illustrations by Gediminas Pranckevicius » Design You Trust.

‘Within Reach of the Stars.’

Honourable mention, Astronomy category
Within Reach by Petr Horalek.
The skies above ESO’s Paranal Observatory resemble oil on water as greens, yellows and blues blend to create an iridescent skyscape.
The rocky, barren landscape below evokes an alien world, complementing the cosmic display above
Image Credit: Photograph by Petr Horalek/PA.
via Royal Society Publishing Photography competition 2017 – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian