News in pictures

  • Photos of the Week: Apple Crisp, Squirrel Tea, Floating Pumpkin (35 photos)
    on November 26, 2021 at 5:30 am

    A crab migration on Christmas Island, dengue fever outbreaks in Pakistan, a castle in eastern France, migrants crossing the English Channel, illegal gold miners on a Brazilian river, a candlelight vigil in Wisconsin, the opening of an ancient walkway in Egypt, and much more People visit the 125-foot-tall (38 meter-tall) statue of Zheng Chenggong (also known as Koxinga) atop Daping mountain on November 21, 2021, in Quanzhou, Fujian province, China. ( Xie Mingfei / VCG / Getty) […]

  • Africa's week in pictures: 19-25 November 2021
    on November 26, 2021 at 1:20 am

    A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond. […]

  • Historic Photographer of the Year Awards 2021 winners revealed
    on November 25, 2021 at 1:54 am

    Steve Liddiard's picture of the Whiteford Point Lighthouse in the Gower Peninsula was named overall winner. […]

  • A Visit to Churchill, Manitoba, During Polar-Bear Season (24 photos)
    on November 24, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    In northern Manitoba, Canada, the town of Churchill sits along the shore of Hudson Bay, just south of the Arctic Circle. The town has become world-famous for an abundance of polar bears, especially during the months of October and November. Carlos Osorio, a photographer with Reuters, has spent the past week in Churchill, taking photos of the bears, the town, and the frigid landscape, at a time of year when daylight only lasts about seven hours. A polar bear rests after sparring with another bear near the Hudson Bay community of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, on November 20, 2021. ( Carlos Osorio / Reuters) […]

  • China: Photographer sorry for 'small eyes' Dior picture
    on November 24, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Some Chinese netizens found her photo insulting and racist as it showed a woman with small eyes. […]

  • Buried in Volcanic Ash, Scenes from the Canary Islands (18 photos)
    on November 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    The Cumbre Vieja volcano has now been erupting for more than two months, continuing to generate lava flows and earthquakes on the Spanish island of La Palma. It has also been spewing millions of cubic meters of volcanic ash into the air, and as the ash falls, it blankets the nearby landscape. The ash can fall like hail or drift like dust, and it piles up and drifts in the wind, covering houses, farms, and forests. Some removal work has taken place, to clear roads and ease the strain on sagging rooftops, but more ash continues to fall. The following photographs from La Palma show what some of the volcano’s neighbors have been coping with over the past few weeks. A house is covered by ash from the Cumbre Vieja volcano as it continues to erupt on La Palma, one of Spain's Canary Islands, on October 30, 2021. ( Emilio Morenatti / AP) […]

  • In pictures: Claire Thomas's worldwide images of despair and hope
    on November 22, 2021 at 6:30 am

    From Iraq to Wyoming to Mongolia, Welsh photojournalist explains some of her most striking shots. […]

  • 13 - 19 November 2021
    on November 20, 2021 at 12:35 am

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week. […]

  • Mick Rock: David Bowie, Iggy Pop and Queen photographer dies at 72
    on November 19, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Dubbed "the man who shot the 70s", he also captured Blondie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and many more stars. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Pelican Bench, Truffle Hunter, Supply Chain (35 photos)
    on November 19, 2021 at 5:30 am

    A snowstorm in Moscow, a vintage-car race in England, flooding in British Columbia, a scale model of New York City, a giant Baby Yoda balloon, the ongoing volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands, smoggy skies in India, big-wave surfing in Portugal, and much more Artist Luke Jerram's new "Floating Earth" debuts in Wigan, England, on November 18, 2021. The installation will be on display for 10 days, as part of a celebration of Wigan and Leigh's watercourses. ( Christopher Furlong / Getty) […]

  • Horns, shields and bomb-proof suits
    on November 19, 2021 at 1:08 am

    A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond. […]

  • Record Rainfall Floods British Columbia and Washington State (23 photos)
    on November 17, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Historic levels of rainfall across southern British Columbia and western Washington State have caused flooding and landslides that have destroyed roads and forced thousands of residents to flee. An “atmospheric river” carried storms in from the Pacific that dropped as much as 8 inches of rain on some areas over the weekend, causing rivers to overflow and low-lying plains to flood. At least one death has been blamed on the flooding so far. Cows that were stranded in a flooded barn are rescued by people in boats and personal watercraft in Abbotsford, British Columbia, on November 16, 2021. ( Jennifer Gauthier / Reuters) […]

  • Winners of the 2021 Natural Landscape Photography Awards (17 photos)
    on November 16, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    The winning images from the first-ever Natural Landscape Photography Awards were recently announced. The competition was started to “promote the very best landscape photography by digital and film photographers who value realism and authenticity in their work,” with rules set up to prevent deceptive editing techniques. More than 1,300 photographers entered from 47 countries. The organizers were kind enough to share the following winners and runners-up from this year’s contest. Winner, Nightscape: Lightning strikes the summit of the Matterhorn. ( Paul Hammett / Natural Landscape Photography Awards) […]

  • Essex: Remembrance poppies glow in night photographs
    on November 14, 2021 at 7:23 am

    Photographer Kevin Jay uses a slow shutter speed and a series of lights to stunning effect. […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'a long journey'
    on November 14, 2021 at 12:04 am

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

  • The circus helping Senegal's former child beggars
    on November 14, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Senegal's only circus troupe was set up to help child beggars get off the streets. […]

  • 6 - 12 November 2021
    on November 13, 2021 at 12:05 am

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week. […]

  • '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. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Horse Library, Classroom Cat, Tumbling Panda (35 photos)
    on November 12, 2021 at 5:30 am

    A Hindu festival in Bangladesh, snowfall in northern China, flooding in India, a 3-D museum in Indonesia, fighting in Yemen, a plane crash in Brazil, a gathering of pelicans in Israel, Bonfire Night in England, a border opening in the United States, and much more A crane lifts a car that was damaged by the July flooding disaster in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, on November 8, 2021. ( Thilo Schmuelgen / Reuters) […]

  • Autumn Colors and Autumn Chill (21 photos)
    on November 10, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    As the days become shorter and the nights grow colder, I wanted to take one last look at the colorful beauty of this autumn, seen in cities and countryside vistas across the Northern Hemisphere. For even more autumnal goodness, check out “Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season” from earlier this year. Visitors and autumn leaves are seen at Ankoku temple in Toyooka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, on November 8, 2021. ( Kyodo / Reuters) […]

  • The Journey of Little Amal (20 photos)
    on November 9, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    For the past several months, Little Amal, an 11-foot-tall puppet depicting a Syrian refugee girl, has been on a 5,000-mile trek across Europe, bringing attention to the plight of millions of refugees and displaced children around the world. The Handspring Puppet Company and Good Chance Theatre worked together to build the character and embark on the months-long project titled “The Walk,” beginning on the Syrian border with Turkey, passing through dozens of cities and towns in Europe and ending in the United Kingdom. Amir Nizar Zuabi, the project’s artistic director, says, “The purpose of The Walk is to highlight the potential of the refugee, not just their dire circumstances. Little Amal is 3.5 meters tall because we want the world to grow big enough to greet her.” Little Amal arrives at St. Paul's Cathedral on October 23, 2021, in London, England. The 11-foot-tall puppet representing a migrant Syrian girl had nearly completed its 5,000-mile journey across Europe, starting in Gaziantep, Turkey, and culminating in Manchester, England, in early November. ( Hollie Adams / Getty) […]

  • 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. […]

  • 30 October - 5 November
    on November 6, 2021 at 12:12 am

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Goth Weekend, Dark Moon, Dead Sea (35 photos)
    on November 5, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Diwali celebrations in India, autumn colors in Pennsylvania, a walk through a pond in Belgium, a glacier in Argentina, anti-government protests in Bangkok, All Saints’ Day in Lithuania, a foggy sunrise over San Francisco, ice skating in British Columbia, and much more A Nepalese woman puts marigold petals on a police dog during the Tihar festival celebrations at a kennel in Kathmandu, Nepal, on November 3, 2021. Dogs are worshipped to acknowledge their role in providing security during the second day of Tihar festival, one of the most important Hindu festivals. ( Niranjan Shrestha / AP) […]

  • A Photo Trip to the Faroe Islands (22 photos)
    on November 3, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Jonathan Nackstrand, a photographer with Agence France-Presse, recently spent time visiting and photographing the Faroe Islands. Located in the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland, the Faroes are home to more than 53,000 people, with an economy that relies mostly on fishing and sheep farming. The rugged, treeless archipelago is part of the Kingdom of Denmark, and has been inhabited by humans (and sheep) since the early eighth century. The Múlafossur waterfall is seen in a long-exposure photograph taken in Gásadalur, on Vágar Island, in the Faroe Islands, on October 11, 2021. ( Jonathan Nackstrand / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Celebrating the Day of the Dead, 2021 (23 photos)
    on November 2, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    For the past two days, people in Mexico and other Latin American countries have been celebrating Día de Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, paying homage to departed family members and honoring death as a part of life. After many cancellations last year due to the pandemic, this year parades and processions took place once again in Mexico City and other towns. The parades feature representations of the character La Catrina, frightful skeletons, and other icons of death and the underworld. Gathered here are a few images from Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, El Salvador, and more. A woman dressed as La Catrina participates in a parade during the Day of The Dead festival in Guanajuato, Mexico, on November 1, 2021. Considered one of the most popular celebrations in Mexico, the Day of the Dead takes place every year on November 1 and 2. ( Leopoldo Smith / Getty) […]

  • 23 - 29 October 2021
    on October 29, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Funeral Fair, Sinking House, Giant Duck (35 photos)
    on October 29, 2021 at 4:30 am

    A landslide in California, an anti-smog gun in India, art installations at the Giza pyramids, a saffron harvest in Iran, a herd of sheep in central Madrid, a carp haul in the Czech Republic, autumn colors in the Dolomites, and much more A caption in an earlier version of this article misidentified a butterfly. Participant Norbert Dopf from Austria arrives for the German Mustache and Beard Championships 2021 at Pullman City Western Theme Park in Eging am See, Germany, on October 23, 2021. ( Lukas Barth / Reuters) […]

  • Photos: The Spirit of Halloween 2021 (26 photos)
    on October 28, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    This year, many of the Halloween events that were canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic have returned. Although some safety measures remain in place, people appear to be greeting the spooky season with open arms once again. Collected below are photos that take a look at some scary (and fun) pre-Halloween festivities in England, New York, Hong Kong, Lebanon, Ukraine, California, Peru, and elsewhere. A young lad attempts to heave a large pumpkin above his head at Tulleys Farm, in Crawley, England, on October 22, 2021, during the farm's annual "Pick Your Own Pumpkins" event. ( Dan Kitwood / Getty) […]

  • Travels With Boji: Istanbul’s Commuter Dog (18 photos)
    on October 26, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Boji, a street dog living in Istanbul, Turkey, has become a popular sight on the city’s subways, ferries, trams, and buses. Chris McGrath, a photographer with Getty Images, recently joined Boji as he made his rounds, during which he can travel as much as 30 kilometers a day. “Since noticing the dog’s movements,” McGrath says, “Istanbul Municipality officials began tracking his commutes via a microchip and a phone app. Most days he will pass through at least 29 metro stations and take at least two ferry rides. He has learned how and where to get on and off the trains and ferries.” Boji, an Istanbul street dog, rides a subway train in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 21, 2021. ( Chris McGrath / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'minimalism'
    on October 23, 2021 at 11:11 pm

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

  • 16-22 October 2021
    on October 22, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Pony Man, Ancient Sword, Foam Fight (35 photos)
    on October 22, 2021 at 4:30 am

    Container ships at the Port of Los Angeles, morning light on mountains in Switzerland, a wearable soft toy in France, drag racing in Tennessee, glacier exploration in Austria, an Ironman triathlon in Spain, a torch ceremony in Greece for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, salmon swimming upstream in northern England, and much more Surfers take to the waves at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, on October 16, 2021. ( Brook Mitchell / Getty) […]

  • The Ongoing Volcanic Eruption in the Canary Islands (21 photos)
    on October 21, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    The Cumbre Vieja volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma continues to erupt, spewing lava and ash for more than a month now. Upwards of 7,000 people have been evacuated, and some 2,100 buildings have been destroyed. A new branch of lava flow is expected to reach the sea today and release more toxic gases into the atmosphere, which may lead to home-confinement orders for neighboring towns. Officials are warning that the eruption could continue for several more months. People use shovels to remove volcanic ash that has piled on top of a house in Las Manchas on the Canary Island of La Palma, Spain, on October 14, 2021. ( Saul Santos / AP) […]

  • Winners of the 2021 Close-up Photographer of the Year (18 photos)
    on October 20, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    The third 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 seven separate categories. More than 9,000 entries were received from 56 countries this year. The organizers have once again been kind enough to share some of the winners and finalists with us below. Triplets in Green. Animals Finalist. Salamanders, silhouetted against large leaves. (© Copyright Johan De Ridder / […]

  • Winners of the 2021 Epson International Pano Awards (16 photos)
    on October 19, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    The top-scoring panoramic photos entered in the 12th Epson International Pano Awards have just been announced. The contest showcases the best work of panoramic photographers around the world. Organizers reported that they received 5,378 entries from 1,245 professional and amateur photographers in 97 countries this year, competing for the top spots in five categories, for several special awards, and for some of the cash prizes offered. Contest organizers were once more kind enough to share some of the winners and top scorers here. Sunrise Dream, 14th Place, Open - Nature / Landscapes. Photographed in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. (© Copyright Mauricio Narea / The 12th Epson International Pano Awards) […]

  • Has Covid changed New York City nightlife forever?
    on October 17, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    A photographer is confronted with the new reality of empty streets and closed clubs. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Wax Queen, Desert Blooms, Explosive Jack (35 photos)
    on October 15, 2021 at 4:30 am

    The finish line of the the 125th Boston Marathon, a pickle factory in Taiwan, a mock-up of Mars in Israel, giant hyperrealistic sculptures in London, valley fog in rural Maine, a Radio City Rockettes rehearsal, the North American Wife Carrying Championship, and much more A person rides a swing hanging from a crane, with hot-air balloons flying in the background, in Nevsehir, Turkey, on October 14, 2021. ( Behcet Alkan / Anadolu Agency / Getty) […]

  • Winners of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 (12 photos)
    on October 13, 2021 at 3:49 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 50,000 entries from 95 countries. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. The owners and sponsors have once more been kind enough to share the following winning 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. Head to head. Winner, Behavior: Mammals. Photographer Stefano Unterthiner watches two Svalbard reindeer battle for control of a harem. Unterthiner followed these reindeer during the rutting season. Watching the fight, he felt immersed in "the smell, the noise, the fatigue and the pain." The reindeer clashed antlers until the dominant male (left) chased its rival away, securing the opportunity to breed. (© Copyright Stefano Unterthiner / Wildlife Photographer of the Year) […]

  • Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season (20 photos)
    on October 12, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Autumn, the best season, is upon us once again. The autumnal equinox took place a few weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. 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 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, and more will follow in the weeks to come. People play with leaves in Kolomenskoye Park in Moscow, Russia, on October 3, 2021. ( Sefa Karacan / Anadolu Agency / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'derelict'
    on October 9, 2021 at 11:11 pm

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

  • Photos of the Week: Muddy Ride, Silent Disco, Podium Pup (35 photos)
    on October 8, 2021 at 4:30 am

    An immersive Goya exhibit in Madrid, Comic Con 2021 in New York City, a robot block party in Boston, rally racing in Finland, oil-spill cleanup in California, kite flying in Rio de Janeiro, a massive pumpkin in Belgium, a COVID-19 memorial in São Paulo, and much more A Bengal tigress runs in Guadalajara Zoo in Jalisco state, Mexico, on October 5, 2021. ( Ulises Ruiz / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Views From (and of) Summit at One Vanderbilt (15 photos)
    on October 7, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    One of New York City’s newest skyscrapers, One Vanderbilt, stands 1,401 feet (427 meters) above the streets of midtown Manhattan. The top four floors consist of an immersive experience and observation deck named “Summit,” with mirrored walls and floors, an outdoor terrace, a glass elevator on the exterior of the building, glass-floored booths overlooking Madison Avenue, and more. Summit is set to open to the public on October 21, but photographers were recently let in for press previews. The content creator Tina Lee poses for pictures, standing on a glass floor during a media preview of Summit at One Vanderbilt in New York City on October 1, 2021. ( Timothy A. Clary / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Animals in the News (29 photos)
    on October 5, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    It’s time once more for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include pink sheep in England, a hyena in Nigeria, salmon in California, a whale shark in Thailand, Shetland ponies in Scotland, a wild boar in Rome, animals rescued from wildfires in Greece, and much more. These images 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. A staff member of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife examines a sanderling that was contaminated by the oil spill in Huntington Beach, California, on October 4, 2021. The major spill off the coast of Southern California fouled popular beaches and killed wildlife while crews scrambled on Sunday to contain the crude before it spread further into protected wetlands. ( Ringo H.W. Chiu / AP) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'new beginnings'
    on September 25, 2021 at 11:35 pm

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

  • Photographer's images 'like ghosts coming out the mist'
    on September 11, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Guy Bellingham uses a 170-year-old technique to produce striking photos in remarkable detail. […]

  • Images show decline of California's 'life source'
    on August 16, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Justin Sullivan has been following California's second-largest reservoir's falling water levels. […]