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World’s Lightest Timber Table is Stronger Than Solid Wood

A unique corrugated plywood construction makes this timber table incredibly lightweight at just 9 kilograms (19 pounds), yet 200% stronger than solid …

Extraordinary Views of the Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves

It may seem as if these pictures were taken from another planet, but they are actually shots of the Mendenhall Glacier which stretches 12 miles. It …

Colonial troops in London - a picture from the past

First published on Fri 20 Sep 2013 08.29 EDT

Weekend readers' best photographs: treat

From lollipops to leaping: your best pictures on this week's theme, treat<p>The next topic is maze (to appear October 5). Email a hi-res image (one per entry), plus a sentence or two about what inspired you to take your photo, to by noon on Wednesday Sept 25; please supply a …

Urban explorers – in pictures

The urban explorer turns the built environment into a playground, searching for epiphanies on the summit of a skyscraper. Here Bradley Garrett assembles a collection of urban landscapes and 'hero shots', the lone adventurer poised on the rim of a building or bridge

Abstract Light Painting Photography with a Light Sword

Light painting is such a great technique for anyone who wants to create unique results each and every time. With the use of small light sources such …

Beautiful and Disorienting Photographs of Reflections on Sandy Beaches

Back in June, New York City-based photographer Htet T San visited a number of beaches around The Big Apple, mainly on Coney Island and at Brighton …

In Motion: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image on the theme of ‘In Motion’. This gives you a great opportunity to practice a …

Interesting Photo of the Day: A Boy and His Big Best Friend

A dog is a boy’s best friend. Especially when it’s bigger than you are:<p>A boy and his dog in “Followed,” captured by Elena Shumilova (Via Imgur)<p>In …


The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Pantomime Goose - a picture from the past

First published on Sat 21 Sep 2013 06.41 EDT

Women war workers - in pictures

How 'plucky' heroines of 1914-18 conflict seized chance to advance women's freedoms

Stitching Images For Larger Prints

Several months ago I was asked by a potential client if I had any images that were capable of being printed very large- up to 20 feet across! It …