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, where he can travel as much as 30 kilometers a day. McGrath: “Since noticing the dog’s movements, 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.”
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 27 Oct 2021 | 7:21 am(NZT)
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
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 22 Oct 2021 | 5:30 pm(NZT)
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.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 22 Oct 2021 | 7:21 am(NZT)
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.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 21 Oct 2021 | 6:56 am(NZT)
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.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 20 Oct 2021 | 5:05 am(NZT)
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
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 15 Oct 2021 | 5:30 pm(NZT)
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.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 14 Oct 2021 | 4:49 am(NZT)
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.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 13 Oct 2021 | 6:44 am(NZT)
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
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 8 Oct 2021 | 5:30 pm(NZT)
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.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 8 Oct 2021 | 7:01 am(NZT)
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.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 6 Oct 2021 | 8:19 am(NZT)
An autumn day in Moscow, vicuña herding in Bolivia, a pilgrimage in Senegal, an abortion-rights protest in Colombia, Wasteland Weekend in the Mojave Desert, Hogwarts Castle in Beijing, a torchlight procession in Spain, flooding in Thailand, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 1 Oct 2021 | 5:30 pm(NZT)
Lava flowing from Cumbre Vieja, an erupting volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma, reached the sea last night, spreading outward and expanding the area of the island by several hundred acres. Residents who had not already evacuated were told to shelter indoors to avoid any potential poisonous gases that might be formed as the lava interacts with seawater. Cumbre Vieja has been erupting since September 19, and officials warn that it could continue for several months, based on previous eruptions. So far, hundreds of houses and large portions of several banana plantations have been destroyed.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 1 Oct 2021 | 7:49 am(NZT)
Since the country’s devastating earthquake in 2010, which killed more than 200,000 people, tens of thousands of Haitians have fled their crisis-burdened homeland, many traveling to parts of South America. Throughout this year many more have fled, joining previous Haitian expats who have not yet found places to settle—as well as migrants and asylum seekers from many other countries—to make the challenging journey north to the United States border. Individuals and families hoping for new opportunities and a better life have passed through Colombia, entering Panama and traversing Central America. The trip is dangerous, full of obstacles, and covers thousands of miles, some of it through roadless jungle. The arrival of a large group of migrants who recently made it to the U.S. border near Del Rio, Texas, grabbed national headlines, but they have since dispersed—thousands were reportedly released into the United States, more than 4,000 were deported to Haiti, and most of the rest are traveling back into Mexico for the moment. Gathered below are images from recent months of some of the thousands of Haitians (and others) making their perilous trip north.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 29 Sep 2021 | 8:27 am(NZT)
Container ships anchored off the Port of Los Angeles, gunfire on the front line in Ukraine, citizen astronauts’ splashdown near Florida, a slackliner’s walk from the Eiffel Tower, giant stone heads in Turkey, a nudist grape harvest in Portugal, lava flows on the Canary Islands, the Earth in an English forest, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 24 Sep 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
The number of deaths in the United States due to COVID-19 has now passed 675,000—more than the number of Americans who died during the 1918 influenza pandemic. In Washington, D.C., a new temporary art installation named “In America: Remember,” commemorates the many Americans who have died of COVID-19 over the past year and a half. Hundreds of thousands of small white flags were planted on 20 acres of the National Mall, based on a concept by the artist Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg. Each flag is meant to represent a life lost, and many carry messages written to loved ones.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 22 Sep 2021 | 5:53 am(NZT)
A recent burst of seismic activity on the volcanic island of La Palma, part of Spain’s Canary Islands, prompted authorities to evacuate about 5,000 residents. On Sunday, the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted near the town of El Paso, spewing ash and jets of lava into the air and triggering lava flows that have destroyed more than 100 homes so far. Lava continued to flow slowly on Monday, with no injuries or deaths reported.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 21 Sep 2021 | 5:18 am(NZT)
Flooding in southern France, cliff diving in Ireland, the MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, civilian astronauts’ launch from Florida, an elephant bath in Pakistan, theater reopenings in Indonesia, a protest march in Argentina, scenes from the Met Gala in New York City, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 17 Sep 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
Hannibal Hanschke, a photographer with Reuters, has spent the past week and a half traveling around the west coast of Greenland, capturing images of the landscape, its glaciers, the residents, and their homes. I’m happy to be able to share some of these photos here, snapshots from the largest island in the world (that isn’t a continent).
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 16 Sep 2021 | 6:45 am(NZT)
Nikon has announced the winners of the 2021 Small World Photomicrography Competition and has once again shared some of the winning and honored images with us. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things visible under a microscope. More than 1,900 entries were received from 88 countries in 2021, the 47th year of the competition.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 14 Sep 2021 | 4:59 am(NZT)