Fencing at the 2022 Asian Games in China, flooding in South Africa, the felling of a famous tree in England, an active volcano in Chile, a heat wave in Brazil, drag racing in England, the the Ganesh Chaturthi festival in India, a 150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton up for auction in Paris, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 29 Sep 2023 | 5:30 pm(NZT)
The annual World of WearableArt international design competition took place in Wellington, New Zealand, over the weekend. Designers with backgrounds in fashion, art, architecture, design, and more were invited to showcase their creative and inventive garments. Gathered below are of some of the amazing works shown this year in Wellington.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 28 Sep 2023 | 6:19 am(NZT)
The winning and commended images from this year’s Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition, run by Royal Observatory Greenwich, were recently announced. More than 4,000 entries were received this year from photographers in 64 countries, submitted to nine different categories. The contest organizers have shared some of the incredible winners and runners-up below—to see all of the top and shortlisted images, be sure to visit the exhibition site.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 26 Sep 2023 | 5:00 am(NZT)
A cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, a skateboarding showcase in Spain, F1 racing in Singapore, widespread flood damage in Libya, a reenactment of a 17th-century civil war in England, a shattered forest on the front line in Ukraine, a giant inflatable duck in Toronto, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 22 Sep 2023 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
The winning and commended images of the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 competition were recently announced, with the marine biologist and amateur photographer Jialing Cai named the overall winner for her image of a paper nautilus floating on a piece of ocean debris. Contest organizers at Oceanographic Magazine were kind enough to share some of this year’s top images below—their full gallery can be seen here.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 21 Sep 2023 | 5:27 am(NZT)
On Saturday, the 188th Oktoberfest beer festival opened in Munich, Germany. Organizers say they expect millions of visitors over the 18-day festival at Munich’s Theresienwiese—the last keg will be tapped on October 3. The Associated Press reports that the cost for a one-liter mug this year is between 12.60 and 14.90 euros ($13.45 to $15.90). Gathered here are images from the opening weekend of Oktoberfest 2023.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 19 Sep 2023 | 4:49 am(NZT)
A new volcanic eruption in Hawaii; deadly flooding in coastal Libya; a devastating earthquake in Morocco; scenes from China Fashion Week, in Beijing; a tunnel deep underground in Germany; wheelchair basketball in Germany; a penny farthing race in England; an end-of-summer cattle drive in Germany; and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 15 Sep 2023 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
On Sunday, a Mediterranean storm brought record-setting rainfall to much of Libya, filling rivers, overwhelming dams, and sweeping away entire neighborhoods in several coastal towns. Local authorities said that more than 5,100 people have been killed by the powerful flooding. Derna was one of the worst-hit cities after two dams failed and torrents of water rushed through its streets, destroying dozens of buildings. Foreign rescue crews are still arriving, lending assistance to local teams who are working to find any survivors among the debris.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 14 Sep 2023 | 3:56 am(NZT)
Rescue workers, aided by newly arrived foreign crews, are racing against the clock to find survivors amid the rubble of Morocco’s mountain villages, following Friday’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake. More than 2,600 deaths and 2,500 injuries have now been reported, caused by the strongest earthquake to hit Morocco in more than a century. Gathered below are images from Marrakesh and villages in central Morocco, where both burials and rescue operations are ongoing.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 12 Sep 2023 | 6:07 am(NZT)
More than 1,000 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that shook Morocco late yesterday, forcing residents to flee their homes in the middle of the night. The 6.8-magnitude quake caused widespread damage in both small villages and the city of Marrakesh. Rescue operations are under way, though they are slowed by damaged roads and communication networks, in a race to find those who remain trapped. Below, a collection of early images from several of the hard-hit neighborhoods and villages.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 10 Sep 2023 | 4:06 am(NZT)
The World Tango Championship in Argentina, devastating floods in Greece, a scene from the 80th Venice Film Festival, a cricket game in Afghanistan, a light festival in South Africa, a buffalo police patrol in Brazil, a muddy mess at the Burning Man Festival, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 8 Sep 2023 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
The winning entries in this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition were just announced, with Jack Zhi named as the overall winner for his image of a falcon defending its nest. Competition organizers were once again kind enough to share some of the other winners here, in eight different categories, selected from a field of more than 20,000 entries.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 6 Sep 2023 | 4:39 am(NZT)
Scenes from the the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, a sunflower maze in England, a performance at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris, wildfires in Greece and Italy, damage from Hurricane Idalia in Florida, a mid-river football match in England, a marching-band competition in Texas, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 1 Sep 2023 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
The organizers of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest have been kind enough to share a preview of some of this year’s Highly Commended images. The full list of competition winners, and the Grand Title and Young Grand Title Awards, will be announced in October. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers, and are lightly edited for style.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 1 Sep 2023 | 3:15 am(NZT)
First announced in 2015, Egypt’s new, as-yet-unnamed capital city has been under construction for years, at an estimated cost of more than $50 billion. Temporarily referred to as the New Administrative Capital, the massive development is just one of several megaprojects being built by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The new city, about 28 miles southeast of Cairo, is planned for more than six million residents, and is designed in part to relieve traffic and other stresses on the crumbling infrastructure in Cairo. The project, largely operated by Egypt’s Ministry of Defense, will consolidate and move government headquarters into a more controlled setting, monitored by more than 6,000 surveillance cameras. It is already home to the tallest building in Africa, a huge presidential palace, dozens of ministry buildings, schools, hospitals, mosques, and churches—with many more to come. Completion remains years away, and the Egyptian government has gone deeply into debt, but some people have begun moving in, even though many Cairo residents, according to Reuters, say they “cannot afford to live in the new city.”
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 31 Aug 2023 | 6:05 am(NZT)
Wildfires in Greece and Canada, paddleboarding in Maine, an anti-terror exercise in South Korea, flooding in Southern California, migrating flamingos in Turkey, a weigh-in at London Zoo, a T-Rex race in Washington State, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 25 Aug 2023 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
Firefighters and volunteers across Greece have been battling devastating wildfires for five straight days now, struggling to contain blazes driven by hot, dry conditions and gale-force winds. Reuters reports that a Greek official says that more than 350 wildfires have erupted since Friday, “including 209 in the last 48 hours.” Thousands of residents and tourists are being evacuated by land and by sea, fleeing the fires that have killed at least 20 people so far.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 24 Aug 2023 | 4:32 am(NZT)
More than 2,000 athletes from about 200 countries have gathered in Budapest, Hungary, for the 2023 World Athletics Championships, competing in 49 track-and-field events. The competition began on August 19 and continues through August 27. Gathered below are images from some of the events over this weekend.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 22 Aug 2023 | 6:03 am(NZT)
A mountain race in the Swiss Alps, new eruptions of Mount Etna in Italy, preparations for Oktoberfest in Munich, wildfires in Spain’s Canary Islands, a sheep auction in Scotland, a surfing competition in Tahiti, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 18 Aug 2023 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
In Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, the brown bears have returned to Brooks Falls, where they gorge themselves on salmon from July to September in preparation for the coming winter. The fishing bears have become famous, viewed by millions on live “bear cams,” and celebrated each September during Fat Bear Week with a tournament organized by the National Park Service. Recently, the Getty Images photographer John Moore paid a visit to Brooks Falls, catching images of some of the bears in action.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 17 Aug 2023 | 4:47 am(NZT)