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Listen Live. For the most recent photos, go to BostonGlobe. We've moved! Six years and entries after this blog launched, it's time for some updates. We've got a new design. The pictures are bigger and you can enjoy them on your phones and tablets. Daily life: August A look at a selection of images depicting daily life around the world in the month of August.
Nepalese women and young boy splash water on each other as they wash in a small waterfall in Naryanthan village on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, August So when supermoons appear, it tends to bring out the best of them from all over the world, scoping out the best location to make a dramatic photograph.
A supermoon occurs when the moon, which orbits Earth in a slightly elliptical trajectory, is at the absolute closest it can get while also being full. Penha Church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Around the world, goalposts are made from metal, wood, plastic, sticks, tape, or paint on a wall. Reuters photographers captured images of goalposts on every continent as the world gets ready to watch the Brazil World Cup, which opens on June Kathmandu, Nepal.
May 31, Hundreds died in the government crackdown. Thousands gathered in Hong Kong to mark the event and remember the victims, though no events were planned in China. A Chinese man stands alone to block a line of tanks heading east on Beijing's Changan Blvd. A quarter century after the Communist Party's attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square on June 4, , the ruling party prohibits public discussion and is banned from textbooks and Chinese websites.
For 25 years I have traveled throughout the world as a photographer for National Geographic magazine, but the High Sierra always has had a special place in my heart. Frost covers an aspen leaf on a cold October morning near Parker Lake.
Peter Essick. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments. The grand prize winner will receive a National Geographic Expedition to Alaska. The deadline is Monday, June 30, at 12 p.
Here is a selection of photos from the early entries. As a leader in capturing our world through brilliant imagery, National Geographic sets the standard for photographic excellence. Professional photographers and amateur photo enthusiasts from over countries submitted more than entries. Photographs were entered in three categories: people, places and nature. The competition was judged on creativity and photographic quality by a panel of experts comprising of National Geographic magazine Senior Photo Editor Susan Welchman; and documentary photographers Stephanie Sinclair and Ed Kashi.
View the winning images and honorable mentions here. We will return posting December Grand Prize and Nature Winner: The Ice Bear - A polar bear peers up from beneath the melting sea ice on Hudson Bay as the setting midnight sun glows red from the smoke of distant fires during a record-breaking spell of hot weather.
The Manitoba population of polar bears, the southernmost in the world, is particularly threatened by a warming climate and reduced sea ice. Here is a selection of images from May - August from around the world and here's Jan. Rescuers pull out a female survivor, Reshma, alive on the 17th day after the Rana Plaza building collapsed, in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May This post features a sampling of ones we thought were great.
Winners in the three categories people, nature, places will be published in the National Geographic magazine. The caption information is provided and written by the individual photographer. For the viewer it marries the underwater environment with our own familiar world. It links the unknown with the known. As the day comes to an end at a Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, a herd of giraffes line up as they make their way away from the Savannah to the safety of the bush they will need during the night.
Above Australia's Northern Territory Over half of Australia lies above the Tropic of Capricorn, but it is home to only five percent of the population.
It is a frontier land with little infrastructure, populated by cattle barons, crocodile hunters and aboriginal tribes. Geologists say the Northern Territory, which is the size of South Africa, has abundant diamond, gold and uranium reserves. However, a fifth of the Northern Territory is owned or controlled by aboriginal groups and many Aborigines have joined environmentalists to discourage mining.
The winners have been chosen. Their images follow. The winners gallery is also available here as well as the complete contest and all its entrants here.
You can see the editor's picks and can download wallpaper images for your desktop or your smartphone. The winning images will appear in the Dec. NOTE: The captions are written by the photographer. I photographed it from the water and my lens got completely wet, but there was so much energy in these boys that I just didn't worry about that.
Reuters photographer, Lunae Parracho traveled to Salvador to document a police patrol through the slums, high-tech police training, a homicide squad, victims of gun violence; and to make portraits of drug gang members. The images that follow are all by Parracho. Deadly crossing In , sheriff's deputies in Brooks County found bodies, around double the amount from the year before and six times the number recorded in Most of those who die succumb to the punishing heat and rough terrain that comprise the ranch lands of south Texas.
Reuters photographer, Eric Thayer, traveled to Brooks County, Texas and Reynosa, Mexico to investigate the rising rates of immigrant deaths along the border there, spending time at a migrant's hostel in Mexico and with U. Border Patrol in Brooks County. Many migrants, after spending several weeks traveling through Mexico and past the Rio Grande, spend a few days in a "stash house," such as Casa del Migrante, in Reynosa, Mexico, and many are ignorant of the treacherous journey ahead.
Brooks County has become an epicenter for illegal immigrant deaths in Texas. There is still plenty of time to enter. The entry deadline is Sunday, June 30, at p. The magazine's photo editors showcase their favorite entries each week in galleries. You can also vote for your favorites. The captions are written by the entrants, some slightly edited for readability.
As always, you can take a look at some of last year's entries and winners. The Eastern Screech Owl is seen here doing what they do best. You better have a sharp eye to spot these little birds of prey. Daily Life: April I look forward each month to browsing the compilation of "slice of life" images from around the world.
They offer us a visual break , if you will, from the tragedies, disasters, wars and violence seemingly so pervasive in our world. Through these images, we can immerse ourselves in the simplicity of everyday life. A village boy holds a traditional handmade umbrella as he keeps watch over cattle grazing in the field on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India, April 20, Fifty survivors were found today; the death toll stands at Terrified workers notified the police, government officials and a powerful garment industry group about cracks in the walls, discovered just days before the collapse.
The owner of the eight-story Rana Plaza assured 3, workers that the structure was safe and they returned to their jobs. The death toll nears with more workers trapped under the massive concrete and wire. A small collection of the hundreds of images made over the last three days, follows. A Bangladeshi woman weeps holding a picture of her missing husband as she waits at the site of a building that collapsed April 24, in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 26, Guns Guns.
That single word evokes a strong reaction, no matter what side of the debate you fall on. Certainly, the massacre of innocents at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a national tipping point, but one that seems only to have brought back into the public consciousness, a long-simmering debate.
A debate for which there is no resolution at the moment. Congress is still proposing and voting, states are taking independent action. Individuals rally and protest and fight, expressing their beliefs. This post is a collection of images - supporters of gun control, those against; victims and families of victims, gun enthusiasts.
Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked. Last of the Trawler Men Reuters photographer, Dylan Martinez, recently spent a few days in the once-busy fishing port of Whitby. Now just people are employed in fishing; the fleet is down to only a few boats. Things aren't looking good for Locker - one of the last remaining trawler men in the area. A combination of crippling fishing quotas, climate change and overfishing has all but crushed the local fishing industry.
Global warming has expanded fish habitats northward, causing fish stocks to sometimes disappear for weeks on end. Boats return from sea with largely empty nets, and the atmosphere, dour. Often schools of fish then reappear unpredictably, resulting in bumper catches and jubilation - then E.
This scenario is echoed in other historic fishing areas across the globe, including New England. Whitby was once a busy fishing port, but now only people are employed in the fishing industry.