News in pictures

  • Beaches and landscapes of an English summer
    on July 6, 2022 at 10:12 am

    South African-Australian photographer captures quiet beauty in everyday moments. […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of home cooking
    on July 5, 2022 at 11:08 am

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • Durban July: South Africa's most fashionable horse race returns
    on July 2, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    Tens of thousands of South Africans head for the Durban July after a two-year break for Covid. […]

  • 25 June - 1 July 2022
    on July 1, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Lightning Rod, Crown Fountain, Lunar Transit (35 photos)
    on July 1, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Surfing at a water park in Italy, a wildfire in Greece, a Corpus Christi festival in Colombia, Ivan Kupala day in Russia, a swimming competition in Budapest, a robotic rover on Mount Etna, a Pride parade in Mexico City, National Paddy Day in Nepal, an animatronic dinosaur in China, and much more Lau Florit trains his horse for the Sant Joan Festivity in Ciutadella, Spain, on June 22, 2022. ( Joan Mateu Parra / AP) […]

  • Pride at 50: Rare photos of early marches
    on July 1, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Striking shots of Pride parades from the 70s, 80s and 90s. […]

  • Grown Up in Britain exhibition looks at the changing face of teenage kicks
    on July 1, 2022 at 12:08 am

    A photo exhibition captures what's different and what's stayed the same in a century of teenage life. […]

  • Africa's week in pictures: 24-30 June 2022
    on June 30, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week. […]

  • In pictures: V&A celebrates Africa's cutting-edge fashion
    on June 29, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    The diversity and creativity of African fashion are on show in a retrospective at London's V&A museum. […]

  • The Dust Devils of Mars (20 photos)
    on June 29, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    On the freezing, dry surface of Mars, small disturbances in the thin atmosphere frequently spin up whirlwinds that dance across dunes and plains, kicking up light dust and leaving dark trails. These dust devils and their swirling tracks have been observed by rovers and orbiters for many years now, as scientists learn more about Mars’s atmospheric system and its surface features. The whirlwinds last only moments, and their trails remain for mere weeks, or months, as new dust storms blow in to erase them and the cycle begins again. Gathered below, beautiful images from another world, of this delicate, ephemeral phenomenon. This image, made by the HiRise camera orbiting Mars aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), shows swirling patterns left on the Martian surface by passing dust devils. Like on Earth, the whirlwinds often expose materials just underneath the surface, which in this case are darker than the overlaying dust. Image sent to Earth on April 1, 2012. ( NASA / JPL-Caltech / University of Arizona) […]

  • Photographers share beauty of Birmingham Commonwealth Games venue
    on June 28, 2022 at 5:22 am

    The Birmingham park is preparing to stage Commonwealth Games triathlon events. […]

  • Scenes From Glastonbury 2022 (28 photos)
    on June 27, 2022 at 6:10 pm

    After being canceled twice due to COVID-19, the annual Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was once again held at Worthy Farm, near Somerset, England. More than 200,000 music fans gathered over the past five days to hear performances by Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Diana Ross, Sam Fender, Wet Leg, Megan Thee Stallion, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar, and many more. The five-day festival wrapped up last night, and today workers and volunteer cleanup crews are busy tidying the trampled farm grounds. Gathered below are images from this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Festivalgoers enjoy the spectacle of the Arcadia DJ stage during day five of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton, on June 26, 2022, in Glastonbury, England. ( Leon Neal / Getty) […]

  • Photos: Protests Against the Overturning of <em>Roe</em> (30 photos)
    on June 26, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    In cities and towns across the United States, demonstrations sprang up immediately following the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday that struck down the landmark 50-year-old Roe v. Wade case, removing a federal right to an abortion. Thousands of people marched in streets and gathered in squares to voice their anger and urge lawmakers to take actions to support a woman’s freedom of choice. Gathered below are images of protest from Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Raleigh, St. Louis, Portland, New York, Nashville, and many other locations. Abortion-rights demonstrators gather in Raleigh, North Carolina, to protest against the Supreme Court's decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case on June 24, 2022. ( Peter Zay / Anadolu Agency / Getty) […]

  • Vivian Maier: Milton Keynes hosts first UK exhibition
    on June 26, 2022 at 6:52 am

    Vivian Maier is described as "an invisible woman who acceded to be an icon". […]

  • 18-24 June 2022
    on June 24, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Stonehenge Solstice, Boxing Record, Torch Battle (35 photos)
    on June 24, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Seahorse collection in Brazil, a heat wave in Texas, bison-watching in Yellowstone National Park, a swimming competition in Budapest, a kite festival in Denmark, an earthquake in Afghanistan, a motorcycle race in Austria, widespread flooding in Bangladesh, and much more Firefighters operate at the site of a wildfire in Pumarejo de Tera, near Zamora, Spain, on June 18, 2022. Firefighters continued to battle multiple fires in Spain, one of which ravaged nearly 50,000 acres of land, on the last day of an extreme heat wave that crushed the country. ( Cesar Manso / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Photos From the 2022 Westminster Dog Show (20 photos)
    on June 23, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    The 146th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place over the weekend, hosting about 3,000 dogs consisting of more than 200 different breeds or varieties. This year’s Best in Show was awarded to a bloodhound named Trumpet. Below are images from this week’s competition and preliminary activities held at the Lyndhurst estate, in Tarrytown, New York. A dog competes in the ninth annual Masters Agility Championship during the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, at the Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, New York, on June 18, 2022. ( Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'great drives'
    on June 18, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • 11-17 June 2022
    on June 17, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Paddle Steamer, Floating Restaurant, Glass Bridge (35 photos)
    on June 17, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Wildfires in Arizona and California, scenes from Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine, fancy hats at the Royal Ascot in England, a display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in San Francisco, anti-government protests in Ecuador, heavy rainfall and flooding in India, BMX racing in the Netherlands, a ballet performance in Ukraine, lightning over Kansas City, and much more A Ukrainian serviceman peers out of a tank at a position in Ukraine's Donetsk region, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, on June 11, 2022. ( Reuters) […]

  • Photos: Devastating Floods Hit the Yellowstone Region (16 photos)
    on June 16, 2022 at 5:09 pm

    Earlier this week, heavy rains and melting snow near Yellowstone National Park combined, causing rivers to overflow, flooding farms and ranches, washing out roads and bridges, and forcing the park to close. The Yellowstone River hit its highest level in decades, and the surge is now moving through nearby Billings, Montana. When Yellowstone National Park reopens—possibly as soon as next week—it will likely open only the southern half. Park officials are still assessing the amount of work needed to safely reopen the northern half. A structure used as park-employee housing starts to fall into the raging Yellowstone River near Gardiner, Montana, on June 13, 2022 ( Gina Riquier / NPS) […]

  • Views of the Strawberry Supermoon (14 photos)
    on June 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Yesterday, sky watchers around the world were treated to views of the so-called strawberry supermoon. June's full moon is called the strawberry moon because it coincides with strawberry-harvesting season in parts of North America. It is also one of the two largest full moons of 2022, when the moon appears about 10 percent larger than average, as it approaches its closest point in orbit—the next supermoon of this year takes place in July. Though the moon might appear larger and brighter, the size difference is actually so small that a casual observer would probably never notice. Nonetheless, photographers across the globe captured the event; here are 14 of the most super images of this year’s strawberry supermoon. Sculptures of angels atop St. Isaac's Cathedral are silhouetted by the full moon in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 13, 2022. ( Dmitri Lovetsky / AP) […]

  • Winners of the 2022 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition (9 photos)
    on June 13, 2022 at 4:02 pm

    Entrants in this year’s contest were invited to submit images showcasing life on Earth, and illustrating some of the many threats that our planet faces. Images from this gallery were originally published in bioGraphic, an independent magazine about nature and conservation powered by the California Academy of Sciences, and media partner of the BigPicture Photography Competition. The organizers have once again shared some of the winners and finalists here. The captions were written by the bioGraphic editorial staff and edited for style. The Stoat’s Game: Terrestrial Life Finalist. In the predawn hours of a cold winter morning in the French Alps, the photographer Jose Grandío lay still in the snow, waiting for a stoat (Mustela erminea) to emerge from its burrow. Shortly after the sun rose, the stoat climbed out and proceeded to put on a spectacular show. “He seemed to be playing with the fresh snow that had just fallen, making sudden jumps and crawling through the snow,” Grandío recalls. The stoat leaped and danced for about half an hour before returning to his den for the rest of the day. ( Jose Grandío / BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition) […]

  • 4 - 10 June 2022
    on June 10, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Office Bear, Market Train, Pizza Championship (35 photos)
    on June 10, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Archaeological inspections with a robot in Italy, fighting in Ukraine, tennis trophies in France, Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee in London, cliff diving in Boston, cheese-rolling in England, fireflies in a Thai forest, and much more An Indian Rabha tribal Hindu priest runs barefoot through burning charcoal, as part of rituals during the Baikho festival at Gamerimura village, along the Assam Meghalaya border, west of Gauhati, India, on June 4, 2022. ( Anupam Nath / AP) […]

  • More Than 100 Days of War in Ukraine (30 photos)
    on June 8, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    On day 105 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, intense fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, as Russian forces seek to consolidate control of the region and open overland access to Crimea. Artillery and missile attacks continue to rain down on eastern cities and surrounding towns and villages. Gathered below are images from the past month of warfare in Ukraine, showing scenes from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Lviv, the Donbas region, and more. A destroyed Russian tank rusts in woodland near Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 7, 2022. ( Christopher Furlong / Getty) […]

  • Cheese-Rolling Returns to Cooper’s Hill (16 photos)
    on June 6, 2022 at 4:43 pm

    Yesterday, after two years of cancellations due to the pandemic, the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake took place once again in Gloucester, England, continuing a tradition that dates back at least 200 years. Groups of fearless racers risk life and limb chasing an eight-pound (3.5-kilogram) round of Double Gloucester Cheese down an extremely steep and uneven hill, with a 1:1 gradient in some sections. The winner gets to keep the cheese. Contestants in the men's downhill race chase the cheese down the hill in Gloucester, England, on June 5, 2022. ( Cameron Smith / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'exercise'
    on June 4, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Sky Bridge, Spelling Bee, Squirrel Scuffle (35 photos)
    on June 3, 2022 at 4:30 am

    A windsurfing contest in France, International Children’s Day in China, a wedding ceremony in Kyiv, a funeral service in Uvalde, a gathering to view Manhattanhenge in New York City, a new eruption of Mount Etna, scenes from Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, and much more Legoland modeler Freya Groom places a model of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in a vehicle near a model of Buckingham Palace, at Legoland in Windsor, England, on May 31, 2022. ( Peter Nicholls / Reuters) […]

  • Prince Louis at the Queen’s Jubilee Flyover: A Journey (8 photos)
    on June 2, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Four-year-old Prince Louis, the youngest child of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, stole the show today, making faces and reacting on a Buckingham Palace balcony during a flyover by the Red Arrows. The event followed the Queen’s Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour, part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations taking place over the weekend to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service. Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge holds his ears as he stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to watch a special flyover from the Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022. ( Daniel Leal / AFP / Getty) […]

  • The End of Shanghai’s Two-Month COVID Lockdown (22 photos)
    on May 31, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Near the end of March, in the face of a growing COVID-19 outbreak, officials in Shanghai instituted strict lockdown controls, the start of what would become two months of tight restrictions imposed on 25 million residents. Now, following a decline in COVID-19 cases, those same authorities say they are taking steps toward reopening China’s largest city. Barriers that fenced in neighborhoods are coming down, and residents are cautiously venturing out into parks and shopping areas. Gathered below are images from the past few weeks of lockdown, and early signs of Shanghai’s reopening. Workers in protective suits stand in a closed residential area during lockdown in Shanghai, China, on May 23, 2022. ( Aly Song / Reuters) […]

  • 21 - 27 May 2022
    on May 28, 2022 at 12:01 am

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken in the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Firefighting Goats, Lake Chair, Saint Javelin (35 photos)
    on May 27, 2022 at 4:30 am

    A fancy-dress evening in Versailles, a destroyed industrial area in Ukraine, a mass wedding on the Uyuni Salt Flat, mourning families in Texas, migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, the Cannes Film Festival in France, a whale rescue near Mallorca, Fleet Week in New York City, and much more This photo essay previously misidentified the maker of the Javelin missile system. Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O'Rourke disrupts a press conference held by Governor Greg Abbott on May 25, 2022, the day after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. ( Veronica Cardenas / Reuters) […]

  • Photos: Sandstorms Sweep Across Parts of the Middle East (16 photos)
    on May 23, 2022 at 5:58 pm

    In recent months, an unusually high number of sandstorms has engulfed parts of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. The ongoing series of storms has sent thousands to hospitals with breathing problems, and caused the closure of airports, schools, and government offices. Officials and experts are blaming the growing frequency and intensity of sandstorms in the region on the mismanagement of agricultural areas, an ongoing drought, and the effects of climate change. A young child near a field where Bedouin shepherds walk alongside their sheep in the al-Henniyah area outside of Najaf, Iraq, on May 23, 2022, as a sandstorm sweeps the country. ( Qassem Al-Kaabi / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'on the water'
    on May 21, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Garbage Suit, Mesquite Heat, Bog Commander (35 photos)
    on May 20, 2022 at 4:30 am

    A fashion show in Burkina Faso, images from battlefields in Ukraine, the Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam, the Witches and Wizards Convention in Brazil, a sandstorm in Iraq, a rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy, electric-scooter racing in England, and much more Skin, of Skunk Anansie, performs at Alcatraz in Milan, Italy, on May 14, 2022. ( Sergione Infuso / Corbis via Getty) […]

  • Water Levels in Lake Mead Reach Record Lows (21 photos)
    on May 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Lake Mead, North America’s largest artificial reservoir, formed on the Colorado River between Nevada and Arizona, has shrunk to historic lows—dropping to about 30 percent of its capacity. The reservoir is a major source of water for Arizona, Nevada, and California, as well as part of Mexico, serving nearly 25 million people and huge agricultural areas. A combination of drought, climate change, and growing regional demand for water have driven the reservoir to its lowest levels since the 1930s; its water level is now 1,050 feet (and falling), down from an all-time high of 1,225 feet in 1983. Exposed rock is seen near intake tubes at Hoover Dam, where water levels have declined dramatically in Boulder City, Nevada, on April 17, 2022. ( Caitlin Ochs / Reuters) […]

  • Scenes From Svalbard (28 photos)
    on May 16, 2022 at 6:19 pm

    The Svalbard archipelago is a Norwegian group of islands located in the Arctic Ocean, about 650 miles (1,050 kilometers) from the North Pole. It is home to the northernmost year-round settlements on Earth, with an overall population of about 2,900. In recent years, Svalbard has been moving its economy more toward tourism and scientific research and away from coal mining, which supported much of the economy since the early 20th century. Gathered below are recent images of the landscapes and inhabitants of Svalbard. Telecommunication domes of KSAT, Kongsberg Satellite Services, on a mountaintop near Longyearbyen, in the Svalbard archipelago, on May 10, 2022 ( Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Photos From Russia’s Ongoing Invasion of Ukraine (30 photos)
    on May 9, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    Some 75 days since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, fighting continues in eastern Ukraine, while Russian missiles still sporadically strike major cities. In areas where Russian forces have withdrawn or been pushed out, some residents are attempting to return to their old lives, clearing debris and rebuilding. The United Nations now estimates that nearly 5.9 million refugees have fled Ukraine since the invasion began. Gathered below are images from the past two weeks in Ukraine, where the battlegrounds have shifted but the war continues. A Ukrainian serviceman fires a mortar, as Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, at an unknown location in Ukraine's Kharkiv region on May 9, 2022. ( Serhii Nuzhnenko / Reuters) […]

  • Photos of the Week: Snake Saint, Magic Fountain, Corgi Puppets (35 photos)
    on May 6, 2022 at 4:30 am

    Patriots’ Victory Day in Ethiopia, an abortion-rights demonstration in New York City, scenes from the Met Gala, a heat wave in India, Children’s Day in Japan, images from Ukraine amid Russia’s continuing invasion, a wildfire in New Mexico, a “wall of death” in Indonesia, and much more A partial solar eclipse is seen during sunset in Vina del Mar, Chile, on April 30, 2022. ( Rodrigo Garrido / Reuters) […]

  • The Fight for <em>Roe</em> (25 photos)
    on May 4, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Abortion-rights supporters gathered and marched in cities across America following the leak of a draft majority opinion by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, which suggests that the court intends to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that gives Americans the right to have abortions. Though the document, published by Politico, has been confirmed as authentic in a statement by Chief Justice John Roberts, he notes that “it does not represent a decision by the Court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.” Gathered below, images from some of the immediate protests sparked by this news. Agnes Scott College student Jordan Simi (center) participates in a chant during a pro-abortion-rights march and rally held in reaction to the leak of a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion preparing for the Court to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision later this year, in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 3, 2022. ( Alyssa Pointer / Reuters) […]

  • Photos: Eid al-Fitr and the End of Ramadan 2022 (30 photos)
    on May 2, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the month of Ramadan, began this week in parts of the world where sightings of the new moon were made. During Ramadan, devout Muslims abstain from food, drink, and sex from dawn until sunset. The fast, one of the five pillars of Islam, is seen as a time for spiritual reflection, prayers, and charity. Collected below are images of Muslims around the world observing Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan this year. Muslims perform evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on April 29, 2022. ( Saudi Press Agency / Reuters) […]

  • Wayne Quilliam: Photographing the diversity of Aboriginal Australia
    on April 18, 2022 at 4:18 pm

    Australia has hundreds of Indigenous groups - and Wayne Quilliam is hoping to photograph them all. […]

  • Photographer uses camera from 1890 to create vintage images
    on February 13, 2022 at 10:59 am

    Photographer Simon Williams uses kit from the 1890s to create vintage photography on glass. […]

  • Alcoholism: Photography key to man's escape from addiction
    on February 9, 2022 at 6:29 am

    A man from North Yorkshire praises photography for helping him recover from alcohol addiction. […]

  • 'Selfies are taking away our livelihood'
    on November 12, 2021 at 9:00 am

    Temple photographers in this Indian town are struggling to make a living in the age of selfies. […]

  • The photographer fighting to keep the America's wild horses wild
    on November 9, 2021 at 12:18 am

    A photographer is using her art to inspire, hoping to keep the iconic animals at home on the range. […]