Judging for the 11th annual Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest, organized by the Underwater Photography Guide, has wrapped up, and the winning images and photographers have been announced. Photographer Kat Zhou won Best in Show for an image of a mother octopus with a clutch of eggs. The organizers of the contest have once again shared some of the winners and honorable mentions, shown below, from 14 categories. Captions were written by the individual photographers and have been lightly edited for clarity.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 26 Jan 2023 | 7:38 am(NZT)
Yesterday was the first day of the Lunar New Year 2023, the Year of the Rabbit. People around the world ushered in the new year with displays of fireworks, family get-togethers, temple visits, and street festivals. Collected below are images from several countries where revelers welcomed the Year of the Rabbit.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 24 Jan 2023 | 7:58 am(NZT)
A theater festival in Chile, horses leaping through flames in Spain, a Russian missile strike in Ukraine, flooding in Germany, surfing in Hawaii, a green field in Saudi Arabia, flamingos at a sanctuary in Turkey, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 20 Jan 2023 | 6:30 pm(NZT)
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest is inviting the public to vote for their favorite image selected from a group of short-listed entries in this year’s competition. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is open until February 2, 2023. Contest organizers have once again shared a handful of this year’s candidates below—be sure to click through to the competition’s site to see the rest. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers, and are lightly edited for style.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 18 Jan 2023 | 7:20 am(NZT)
Dogsledding in the dark in Svalbard, a trout-catching contest in South Korea, lava in Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, tornado damage in Alabama, heavy rain and floods in California, Orthodox Christmas celebrations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, an invasion of Brazil’s Congress by pro-Bolsonaro protesters in Brasilia, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 13 Jan 2023 | 6:30 pm(NZT)
The small village of Luetzerath, in western Germany, will soon disappear as the nearby Garzweiler open-pit coal mine expands. Climate activists have occupied parts of the village for nearly two years, staging protests against the expansion of the enormous mine and increased fossil-fuel use. A court recently rejected a last-ditch legal effort to halt the destruction of Luetzerath, and this week, police officers were authorized to move in and begin evicting demonstrators. Today, several hundred protesters climbed onto roofs and into treetops, staging a sit-in protest, as police began removing them from the village.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 12 Jan 2023 | 8:00 am(NZT)
The fourth year of the Close-up Photographer of the Year competition has just come to a close, and the winners have been announced. The contest “celebrates close-up, macro, and micro photography,” among 11 separate categories. More than 9,000 entries were received from 54 countries this year. Contest organizers have once more been kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists with us below.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 10 Jan 2023 | 6:42 am(NZT)
New-year celebrations around the world, the 2023 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, heavy rain and flooding in California, an ice festival in China, a traditional Epiphany parade in Spain, an inflatable dinosaur in Chile, a tiny toad at the London Zoo, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 6 Jan 2023 | 6:30 pm(NZT)
The French Southern and Antarctic Lands is a territory spread across multiple islands and island groups in the southern Indian Ocean. Patrick Hertzog, a photographer with AFP, recently visited several of its subantarctic districts aboard the research-and-supply vessel Marion Dufresne. These islands are home to many penguins, seals, and seabirds, and a temporary home to groups of scientists and researchers who work in several small stations that are supplied by the Marion Dufresne.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 5 Jan 2023 | 8:18 am(NZT)
A moment of peace on Ukraine’s front line, a Boxing Day hunt in England, scootering across a dry riverbed in China, beach cleaning in Bali, frozen structures along the Great Lakes, a forest fire in Chile, colorful ice sculptures in China, yacht racing in Australia, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 30 Dec 2022 | 6:30 pm(NZT)
Emilio Morenatti, the Associated Press’s chief photographer for Spain and Portugal, has spent the past year documenting important news stories across Europe. Morenatti, who is based in Barcelona, covered drought conditions in Spain, made several trips to Ukraine before and during the Russian invasion, documented the aftermath of wildfires in Catalonia, photographed mourners paying tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, and much more. Below, in roughly chronological order, is a look at some of the stories brought to us through Morenatti’s lens in 2022.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 29 Dec 2022 | 6:56 am(NZT)
Ice-skating in England, a bearskin parade in Romania, whirling dervishes in Turkey, sheep mustering in New Zealand, welcoming the winter solstice in Ireland, a live nativity performance in Slovenia, Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 23 Dec 2022 | 6:30 pm(NZT)
After Argentina’s national football team beat France’s 4–2 on penalties in Qatar, winning their third World Cup title, they returned to Buenos Aires to attend a victory celebration, planning to tour the streets of the city in an open bus. Millions of fans gathered in the streets and squares to cheer for their treasured team led by captain Lionel Messi. But the huge number of people exceeded expectations, and security concerns led organizers to cancel the parade early and evacuate the team by helicopter, disappointing supporters across the city.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 22 Dec 2022 | 7:03 am(NZT)
Out of an estimated 1,350 active volcanoes worldwide, about 45 have continuing eruptions, and about 80 erupt each year, spewing steam, ash, toxic gases, and lava. In 2022, erupting volcanoes included the Fagradalsfjall volcano in Iceland, Mount Anak Krakatau in Indonesia, the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai in Tonga, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, Mount Etna in Sicily, Shiveluch volcano in Russia, and more. Collected below are scenes from the wide variety of volcanic activity on Earth over the past year.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 20 Dec 2022 | 7:17 am(NZT)
The successful splashdown of NASA’s Orion spacecraft, a candlelit procession in Jerusalem, a 100-million-year-old fossil in Australia, an oil spill in rural Kansas, scenes from the World Cup in Qatar, tornado destruction in Louisiana, a war-damaged church in Ukraine, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 16 Dec 2022 | 6:30 pm(NZT)
With a bit more than a week left until Christmas, illuminated displays, parades, and colorful markets are lighting up the night. From the Americas to Europe, Asia, and elsewhere, gathered below is a collection of holiday cheer and light wrapped up in 28 photographs.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 16 Dec 2022 | 8:06 am(NZT)
The 2022 World Cup is now heading into its semifinal matches, and the final is scheduled for Sunday, December 18. For the past few weeks, fans from around the world have been cheering, following the drama, and sending their support, either in the stadiums in Qatar or watching from home, riding emotional roller coasters as their teams leave it all on the field.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 14 Dec 2022 | 8:02 am(NZT)
This has been another year filled with news stories and photos that can often be difficult or disturbing to view. I’ve made it an annual tradition, after rounding up the “news photos of the year,” to compose an essay of uplifting images from the past 12 months—an effort to seek out and recognize some of the abundant joy and kindness present in the world around us. The following are images from the past year of personal victories, families and friends at play, expressions of love and compassion, volunteers at work, assistance being given to those in need, and small and pleasant moments.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 10 Dec 2022 | 7:41 am(NZT)
As the end of the year approaches, here is a look back at some of the major news moments of 2022. Events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year) include protests against Iran’s leadership and its morality police, the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London, the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Florida, a new eruption of a Hawaiian volcano, and much more. Be sure to see the first part, the second part, and our “Top 25 News Photos of 2022.”
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 9 Dec 2022 | 6:26 am(NZT)
As the end of the year approaches, here is a look back at some of the major news moments of 2022. Events covered in this essay (the second of a three-part photo summary of the year) include months of devastating floods across Pakistan, protests in the U.S. after the Supreme Court struck down the right to abortion, Ukrainian citizens adapting as Russia’s invasion stretched on for months, and much more. Check back tomorrow for the last installment, and be sure to see the first part and “Top 25 News Photos of 2022.”
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 8 Dec 2022 | 6:51 am(NZT)