News in pictures

  • Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season (27 photos)
    on October 20, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Autumn is the definitely the best season. The autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Once again it is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter preparations, and, of course, spectacular fall foliage. Across the North, people are beginning to feel a crisp chill in the evening air, leaves are splashing mountainsides with bright color, apples and pumpkins are being gathered, and animals are on the move. Collected here are some early images from this year, maybe more to follow in the weeks to come. A woman takes a selfie with leaves in a park in Moscow, Russia, on October 14, 2020. ( Maxim Shemetov / Reuters) […]

  • Indigenous Colombians rally in Bogotá over killings
    on October 20, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Thousands of indigenous people demand Colombia's president hear their concerns about rising violence. […]

  • Knot numbers hit record level at RSPB Snettisham
    on October 19, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    Seeing record-breaking numbers of knot take flight "should be on everybody's bucket list". […]

  • Texas: Images of the Lone Star State (42 photos)
    on October 18, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    Texas is an enormous place—the second-largest state in the U.S., and larger than the entire country of France. About 29 million people live there, mostly in metropolitan areas in the eastern half of the state, around Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. From the streets of El Paso to the hills of East Texas, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Texas, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States. An aerial view of El Capitan, seen from the top of Guadalupe Peak, at the southern end of the Guadalupe Mountains in West Texas ( Dhughes9 / iStockphoto / Getty) […]

  • 10-16 Oct 2020
    on October 16, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    A selection of striking images taken around the world this week. […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'life in the water'
    on October 16, 2020 at 10:34 am

    A selection of pictures from our readers on the theme of "life in the water". […]

  • Photos of the Week: Puma Cub, Nord Boss, Mosque Moon (35 photos)
    on October 16, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Spider-Man in Mexico City, the NBA Finals in Florida, a dragon-boat race in China, BMX racing in the Netherlands, a graduation in Guinea, a bridal photo shoot in Ireland, prodemocracy protests in Thailand, a Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and much more Deirdre Barrett wears a protective mask as she waits in line to cast her ballot for the upcoming presidential election as early voting begins in Houston, Texas, on October 13, 2020. ( Go Nakamura / Reuters) […]

  • Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 October 2020
    on October 15, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond. […]

  • International Garden Photographer of the Year 2020: Still Life
    on October 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Symbols of mortality feature in the winning image by a German photographer. […]

  • Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020 (15 photos)
    on October 14, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    The Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, founded in 1965, is an annual international showcase of the best nature photography. This year, the contest attracted more than 49,000 entries from around the world. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The owners and sponsors have once again been kind enough to share the following winning and commended images from this year’s competition. The museum’s website has images from previous years and more information about the current contest and exhibition. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers, and are lightly edited for style. The Embrace. Grand Title Winner and Animals in their Environment Winner: A tigress hugs an ancient Manchurian fir, rubbing her cheek against the bark to leave secretions from her scent glands. She is an Amur, or Siberian, tiger, in Russia's Land of the Leopard National Park. Hunted almost to extinction in the past century, the population is still threatened by poaching and logging, which also impact their prey—mostly deer and wild boar. (© Copyright Sergey Gorshkov / Wildlife Photographer of the Year) […]

  • Hidden camera's hugging tiger wins wildlife photo award
    on October 13, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    A camera-trap image of an Amur tiger takes the grand prize at Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020. […]

  • Photographing the Microscopic: Winners of Nikon Small World 2020 (28 photos)
    on October 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Nikon has announced the winners of the 2020 Small World Photomicrography Competition and has once again shared some of the winning and honored images with us. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 2,000 entries were received from 90 countries in 2020, the 46th year of the competition. Image of Distinction: A 20 million-year-old winged ant, trapped in amber resin ( Dr. Yuan Ji, Shanghai, China) […]

  • Association of Photographers 2020 Award winners unveiled
    on October 13, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    A series of images showing frontline NHS workers was given gold in the Open Award. […]

  • West Virginia: Images of the Mountain State (32 photos)
    on October 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    West Virginia is home to just under 1.8 million residents, ranking 39th in the nation. Charleston, the capital and most populous city, has a population of about 46,500. The state is situated entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range, and its terrain is dominated by rolling hills, mountains, and valleys. Here are a few glimpses of the landscape of West Virginia, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States. The steeple of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church is seen in the historic town of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Some of the hills in the distance, along the Potomac, belong to both Virginia and Maryland. ( Zack Frank / Shutterstock) […]

  • 3 - 9 Oct 2020
    on October 9, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    A selection of striking images taken around the world this week. […]

  • Doma Dovgialo: Portraits of the quarantined mind
    on October 9, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Photographer Doma Dovgialo's collaborative portrait project reveals the effects of quarantine on the mental state of many people. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Paris Vaults, Jakarta Protests, Border Reflections (35 photos)
    on October 9, 2020 at 4:30 am

    A Swiss Guard ceremony in the Vatican, National Day holiday activities in China, a dance performance in Spain, wife carrying in Hungary, a bear rescue in California, President Donald Trump hospitalized, wildfires in Paraguay, pet blessings in the Philippines, and much more An Extinction Rebellion activist takes part in a protest in Berlin, Germany, on October 5, 2020. ( Michele Tantussi / Reuters) […]

  • Deadly Flooding in Southeastern France (24 photos)
    on October 6, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Over the weekend, a storm brought heavy rain and flooding to a mountainous region on the border between France and Italy. In France’s Alpes-Maritimes department, the floodwater destroyed buildings, bridges, and roads, isolating several villages. Emergency responders have been working since, searching for the missing, clearing roadways, and delivering supplies by air. So far, at least 12 deaths have been reported, and 20 people remain missing. An aerial view shows the damage in Saint-Martin-Vesubie, in southeastern France, after heavy rains and flooding hit the Alpes-Maritimes department, seen on October 3, 2020. ( Valery Hache / AFP / Getty) […]

  • California: Images of the Golden State (43 photos)
    on October 4, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    California is the most populous state in the nation, with 39.5 million residents—more than the smallest 21 states combined. It is also a huge state, ranking third in area, and an incredibly diverse place, with climates that range from desert to rain forest. From the Los Angeles metropolitan area to Yosemite National Park, from Death Valley to Mount Shasta, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of California, and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States. A summertime view of Yosemite Valley, in California's Yosemite National Park, at sunrise ( Bill45 / Shutterstock) […]

  • 26 Sept - 2 Oct 2020
    on October 2, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    A selection of remarkable images taken around the world this week. […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'open road'
    on October 2, 2020 at 9:04 am

    A selection of pictures from our readers on the theme of "open road". […]

  • Photos of the Week: Pentagonal Grid, Oil Drums, Scorched Wine (35 photos)
    on October 2, 2020 at 4:30 am

    A rocket in Nagorno-Karabakh, flowered hills in Australia, alpine cattle herds in Germany, salt production in Turkey, the Washington Prayer March 2020, projections on the Sydney Opera House, coronavirus burials in Indonesia, scenes from the Paris Fashion Week, protests in Mexico City, fire damage in California, and much more Pope Francis prays with priests at the end of a limited public audience at the San Damaso courtyard in the Vatican on September 30, 2020. ( Filippo Monteforte / AFP / Getty) […]

  • An Ancient Town Submerged: Hasankeyf Underwater (19 photos)
    on October 1, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Last year, I featured photos of the efforts made to move parts of the ancient Turkish town of Hasankeyf to a new location, as a massive dam project was about to cause the Tigris River to rise and flood the area. A year later, the reservoir behind Ilisu Dam has largely filled up, inundating the historic town and surrounding archaeological sites, despite years of protests by residents and activists. Most of Hasankeyf’s residents were relocated to New Hasankeyf, a village made up of government-built housing on the opposite shore, as their old homes were slowly submerged. Now, to encourage tourism, authorities are allowing swimming in the reservoir, and boat tours are being offered. Collected here are images from the past year, as Hasankeyf was slowly engulfed by the rising Tigris River. People park along a road that ends in the Ilisu Dam reservoir, close to the newly-constructed New Hasankeyf town, after the ancient town of Hasankeyf and its archaeological sites were flooded in southeastern Turkey on August 3, 2020. ( Bulent Kilic / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Wildfires Burn Through California’s Wine Country (22 photos)
    on September 28, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Thousands of residents have evacuated ahead of fast-moving wildfires that erupted over the weekend in California’s Napa County. The Glass Fire and Shady Fire grew quickly, invading wine country and destroying homes and vineyards. Much of Northern California remains under a red flag warning for the next 24 hours. Gathered here are images of the fires from the weekend, in a state already coping with multiple disasters. The Glass Mountain Inn burns as the Glass Fire moves through the area on September 27, 2020, in St. Helena, California. ( Justin Sullivan / Getty) […]

  • Rhode Island: Images of the Ocean State (31 photos)
    on September 27, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    Rhode Island is the smallest state in the U.S., but with a population of just over 1 million people, it is also the the second-most densely populated state. From Woonsocket and Pawtucket, through Providence, Bristol, and Newport, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Rhode Island and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States. Block Island North Light, a granite structure built on Rhode Island's Block Island in 1867, photographed in the afternoon sun ( Diane39 / iStockphoto / Getty) […]

  • 19-25 Sept 2020
    on September 25, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    A selection of remarkable images taken around the world this week. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Wishing Moons, Runway Swim, Shawnee Sunset (35 photos)
    on September 25, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Autumn colors in Wales, a ripple maze in Taiwan, “picture day” at a Connecticut school, a funnel cloud in Spain, protests in Kentucky, a socially distanced beauty pageant in Venezuela, flowers among high-rises in South Korea, surfing in South Africa, and much more A child in a Supergirl costume pays respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose under the Portico at the top of the front steps of the U.S. Supreme Court building on September 23, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Ginsburg, 87, died of cancer on September 18. ( Alex Brandon / AP) […]

  • Photos: Remembering the Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (34 photos)
    on September 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    The passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being marked across America, as she lies in repose today on the Lincoln Catafalque in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ginsburg died at her home in Washington, D.C., on September 18, at the age of 87, after a long battle with cancer. She was the 107th Supreme Court justice, and the second woman to serve on the high court. In her years on the Court, she became an influential icon to many. Chief Justice John Roberts called her “a jurist of historic stature.” Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court today and tomorrow, then will be taken to the U.S. Capitol on Friday, where she will lie in state, becoming the first woman so honored. Collected below are images from her life, and from the memorials in recent days. Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on July 24, 2013, before an interview with the Associated Press. ( Charles Dharapak / AP) […]

  • Animals in the News (32 photos)
    on September 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Time again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a donkey-therapy program in Spain, animals affected by wildfires in the U.S., a rescued anteater in Brazil, COVID-sniffing dog training in Germany, rhinos near Nairobi, beach rescue-dog training in Italy, stranded pilot whales in Tasmania, migrating storks in Turkey, and much more. These images and many others are part of a roundup of animals in the news from recent months, seen from the perspectives of their human observers, companions, captors, and caretakers, as part of an ongoing series on animals in the news. Dr. Lucia Ledesma, a clinical neuropsychologist, eyes her pet Harley, a therapy dog who provides emotional support for health-care workers who are treating patients infected with the new coronavirus, while he rests on his bed in Mexico City on September 12, 2020. ( Marco Ugarte / AP) […]

  • Nebraska: Images of the Cornhusker State (31 photos)
    on September 20, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    The state of Nebraska has a population of 1.9 million, and ranks 16th in area. It is largely a land of agriculture, with nearly 50,000 farms and ranches producing corn, beef, soybeans, and processed-grain products. From the grasslands through the Sandhills to the Missouri River, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Nebraska and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States. Mammatus clouds cover the sky during a thunderstorm in O'Neill, Nebraska, on June 13, 2017. ( Jason Weingart / Barcroft Media via Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'night vision'
    on September 19, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    A selection of pictures from our readers on the theme of "night vision". […]

  • 12-18 Sept 2020
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    A selection of remarkable images taken around the world this week. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Tinside Lido, Log Climber, Dragon Temple (35 photos)
    on September 18, 2020 at 4:30 am

    The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, a hammock on Australian ski slopes, wildfire damage in Oregon, scorched wetlands in Brazil, flooding in Florida from Hurricane Sally, continued protests in Belarus, smoky skies over Seattle, scenes from the Crimean Fashion Week, and much more A detail from a sculpture by the artist Ivan Lovatt, named Men of the North, at the 18th Swell Sculpture Festival on Currumbin Beach in Currumbin, Australia, on September 16, 2020. The sculpture festival is an outdoor exhibition that showcases works by local, national, and international artists. ( Chris Hyde / Getty) […]

  • Scenes From the 2020 Tour de France (34 photos)
    on September 16, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    The 107th Tour de France cycling race—delayed more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic—began in Nice on August 29, as 22 teams of riders started their journey through central and southern France in 20 stages. The entire tour covers a distance of 3,484 km and will conclude in Paris on September 20. Gathered here are images from the first 17 stages of the 2020 Tour de France. The cycling fan, Didi Senft, also known as El Diablo, cheers for the riders during the seventh stage of the 107th edition of the Tour de France, between Millau and Lavaur, on September 4, 2020. ( Marco Bertorello / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Life in the Wake of COVID-19 (22 photos)
    on September 15, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    In April, José Collantes contracted the new coronavirus and quarantined himself in a hotel set up by the government in Santiago, Chile, away from his wife and young daughter. The 36-year-old Peruvian migrant showed only mild symptoms, and returned home in May, only to discover his wife, Silvia Cano, had also fallen ill. Silvia’s condition worsened quickly, and she was taken to a nearby hospital with pneumonia. Although they spoke on the phone, José and their 5-year-old daughter Kehity never saw Silvia again—she passed away in June, at the age of 37, due to complications from COVID-19. José found that he’d suddenly become a single parent, and felt haunted by questions about why Silvia had died and he survived. “Daddy, daddy, why did mommy die?” Kehity asked him. “Because she was sick,” he answered, not knowing what to say but feeling he had to respond. Silvia was one of an estimated 12,000 people who have died due to COVID-19 in Chile alone, and just one out of some 930,000 deaths recorded so far worldwide. In the three months that have passed, José has allowed journalists from the Associated Press to visit his family and document their difficult personal journey after the loss of their wife and mother. “I don’t want to give up,” he said. José Collantes holds his 5-year-old daughter Kehity before heading to a government office to request information about the treatment his late wife Silvia Cano received while hospitalized for COVID-19, and to present a complaint, two months after she died in Santiago, Chile, on August 3, 2020. ( Esteban Felix / AP) […]

  • Photos: Oregon Communities Devastated by Wildfires (33 photos)
    on September 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    More than 30 wildfires are currently burning in the state of Oregon, mostly along its Cascade Mountain range in the west. Over the past week, dry weather and strong winds drove the flames into several towns and neighborhoods, leaving some communities utterly destroyed. Thick smoke still hangs in the air across large sections of the state, creating hazardous air quality conditions. Gathered here are images of the damage from the past few days, seen in the cities of Molalla, Talent, Detroit, Ashland, Estacada, and more. Hansel Valentine, 24, inspects the ruins of the burned property of her relatives, as the wildfire continues in Estacada, Oregon, on September 13, 2020. ( Shannon Stapleton / Reuters) […]

  • Washington: Images of the Evergreen State (34 photos)
    on September 13, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Washington State is home to more than 7.6 million residents, most living on the western side of the Cascade Mountains. I originally published these photos of Washington last year, dedicating them to my mother and father, who loved their home state, and who had passed away the month before. The warm reactions to that photo story were what inspired me to undertake this larger project, “Fifty,” presenting wide-ranging collections of images of each state in the U.S. I’m happy to now add this collection to the project, and hope you enjoy these glimpses of the landscape of Washington and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of “Fifty,” a collection of images from each state of the United States. An earlier version of this photo essay misidentified the location of one of the photos. The caption has been corrected. The rolling hills of the Palouse, viewed from Steptoe Butte State Park in Washington State ( Justin Reznick Photography / Getty) […]

  • Photos of the Week: Chief Mouser, Drone Star, Ice Swimmer (35 photos)
    on September 11, 2020 at 4:30 am

    Roller-skating in New York City, windstorm damage in Utah, wildfire damage in Oregon, a massive canvas painting in Dubai, protests in Colombia and Chile, beachgoers in Rio de Janeiro, a fire in a Greek refugee camp, prison conditions in El Salvador, arrivals at the Venice Film Festival, an early snowstorm in Colorado, and much more Tinted orange by wildfire smoke from Oregon and southern Washington, the sun sets behind a hill on September 9, 2020, in Kalama, Washington. ( David Ryder / Getty) […]

  • Photos: Wildfires Rage Across the American West (35 photos)
    on September 9, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    An unprecedented outbreak of wind-driven wildfires has erupted across parts of California, Oregon, and Washington in recent days, generating enormous clouds of thick smoke that have blanketed much of the Pacific Coast, affecting visibility and air quality. California’s wildfires this year have burned more than 2 million acres, setting a new record, according to the state’s fire department. Gathered below are images from the past few days of some of the dozens of fires currently active, as well as those battling against and affected by them. The Golden Gate Bridge is barely visible through smoke from wildfires on Wednesday morning, September 9, 2020, in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, California. ( Eric Risberg / AP) […]

  • Louisiana: Images of the Pelican State (34 photos)
    on September 6, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Just over 4.6 million people live in the state of Louisiana, a state well known for its music, food, and festivals, many of which take place in its largest city, New Orleans. From the northern uplands to the Mississippi River Delta, here are a few glimpses of the landscape of Louisiana and some of the wildlife and people calling it home. This photo story is part of Fifty, a collection of images from each of the United States. The Orpheus Leviathan float, with smoke and fiber-optic lights, rolls down Napoleon Avenue in the 2019 Krewe of Orpheus Parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, on March 4, 2019. ( Erika Goldring / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'my summer'
    on September 3, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    A selection of pictures from our readers on the theme of "my summer". […]