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National Geographic travel photography contest winners unveiled

An image of a horseman in Inner Mongolia wins first place in this year's National Geographic travel photography contest.

Your pictures: My best photo

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week we asked for your pictures on the theme of "my best photo".

In pictures: Europe's last primeval forest

In Bialowieza Forest, which straddles Poland and Belarus, an angry dispute about logging and a bark beetle.

In pictures: Wildlife up close

In pictures: Travel photos

Storm chaser documents 'Tornado Alley'

Your pictures: Ruins

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "ruins".

27 Wonderful Whisky Shots To Whet Your Whistle

Whatever your libation of choice is, there’s no denying that a glass of whisky (or whiskey; however you like to spell it) always sounds like a good …

Mark Twain

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The Stories Behind Some of Last Year's Most Iconic Travel Photos

Each Spring, the Park Avenue Armory is transformed into a brightly-lit fairground for the world's most discerning photography collectors. As the fair …

Grand Canyon

Moment of Aww!

Here are some crazy-cute photos of animal moms and their babies. From cuddly koalas to affectionate alligators, these pics will make you want to give your mom a hug!<p>It looks like this emperor penguin chick and its parents are playing chase. Adult penguins often slide on their bellies to quickly get …

25 Heart-Stopping Photos That’ll Give You An Instant Rush

Red Bull Photography <i>recently joined our community with a verified brand profile of their own. This partnership isn’t just about amazing</i> …

Daniel Ricciardo

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: 28 Beautiful Trees From Every Season

Happy Arbor Day! Get ready to explore photos that capture the magic and sublime beauty of trees all year round — all in a single post. Plus, we …

Henry David Thoreau

In pictures: Wanderlust winners

The winning images in Photocrowd’s latest competition, which challenged participants to share the most inspiring photos from their explorations around the world.

Food Photographer of the Year 2016

<b>Oozing cheese toasties, fiery hot kitchens and impressive baking displays - see the winners of this year's Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year competition.</b><p>With plumes of flour jumping high into the air, this image of a baker kneading dough has, says food critic and chairman of the judges Jay …

5 stunning photos from Hubble Telescope's 26 years in orbit

Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has captivated scientists and everyday stargazers with jaw-dropping images of the outer reaches …

Universe

Stunning aerial photos of Hong Kong taken from a drone | CNN Travel

Perfect Shots of Abandoned Locations

Mattias Haker is a photographer specialized in architecture, urbex, abandoned places ; pictures below are taken from his series <i>Impermanence</i> which …

Here comes the sun: Photographer shoots sunrises and sunsets around the world

Empty Britain: portrait of a nation without any people – in pictures

From rentakit housing estates to industrial wastelands and deserted roads, photographer Polly Tootal goes beyond picture postcards to capture less celebrated corners of Britain. Look closely – there’s not a tourist in sight

Drone Photos of Fog Sweeping Into Hong Kong at Night

A little over a month ago, we shared some amazing drone photos of Hong Kong that truly captured the density of that megacity. Now, photographer Andy …

Hong Kong

20+ Unbelievable Photos Showing That Angle Is Everything

So many images are Photoshopped these days that it's hard to know what to believe anymore. But you don't need to be an editing wizard to mess with …

In pictures: Stargazing

There still a few days left to enter the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 competition. We take a look at some of the entries submitted so far

Stunning Photos Of Elephants Could Have Huge Impact On Their Future

Hopefully they will help bring up the elephant in the room.<p>A photographer has captured the beauty of elephants in work so powerful it may just help the species survive.<p>Stop Ivory, a NGO that helps protect elephants, commissioned the series from Martin Middlebrook, as a way to persuade …

Photographer captures moment Icelandic volcano erupts, in pictures

Mammal Society photographer of the year 2016 - winners in pictures

Charismatic yet elusive, wild mammals can be challenging for photographers. The Mammal Society’s annual competition showcases the best efforts from around the UK in four categories. A free exhibition of the winning photographs will be held at the society’s spring conference in Stafford

Charisma

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

NASA has been capturing incredible images of Earth's surface since 1999. Using Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer …

Portraits of New Yorkers Whom the Rest of the City Ignores

Chase Hall's <i>Milk and Honey</i> features 62 pages of intimate portraits of New York City's idiosyncratic and disenfranchised populace—from the homeless to local kids.<p>Chase Hall's aura is essential to his photo work. The photographer has an undeniable charisma that puts others at ease, bringing …

New York City

The 17 countries with the highest level of government debt

All eyes are back on Greece in April as the country tries to unlock more funds from international creditors to help mend its battered economy.<p>But despite racking up huge amounts of government debt, Greece is not the most indebted country in the world.<p>The World Economic Forum's Global …