Fog over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, storm damage in Florida and the Philippines, fighting over retaken territory in Ukraine, Oktoberfest celebrations in Munich, an abortion rights demonstration in Colombia, water chestnut collecting in India, a wearable art show in New Zealand, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 30 Sep 2022 | 5:30 pm(NZT)
Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida yesterday as a Category 4 storm, causing catastrophic flooding, wind damage, and power outages affecting millions. Ian also heavily damaged at least two causeways, cutting off the only land connection to several barrier islands. Early images are now coming in, showing some of the destruction caused by this unusually intense storm.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 30 Sep 2022 | 6:51 am(NZT)
This summer, Valentine Chapuis, a photographer with AFP, spent time with two young shepherds as they tended to their flocks in the solitude of the French Pyrenees mountains. Alisson Carrere-Sastre and Soline Castet are among the newest generation of French shepherds watching over herds of cows and sheep as they roam the mountain pastures, grazing from June to September. Though they may wear modern gear and carry cellphones, traditional aspects remain, as they still carry (and use) a shepherd’s crook, and rely on their beloved dogs to guide and protect their flocks.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 29 Sep 2022 | 7:16 am(NZT)
After causing heavy damage across parts of the Caribbean and Bermuda last week, Hurricane Fiona moved north toward Eastern Canada, making landfall this weekend as a post-tropical cyclone. The downgraded storm still packed heavy rain and winds, gusting up to 110 mph, driving storm surges and knocking down trees and power lines. Hundreds of thousands remain without power as emergency crews and utility workers work to clear debris and rebuild lines. Below is a collection of recent images from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 27 Sep 2022 | 7:02 am(NZT)
A fossilized dinosaur skull in Paris, protests over high fuel prices in Haiti, wildfires and mudflows in California, continued warfare in eastern Ukraine, a music festival in Rio de Janeiro, drag racing in Thailand, mourning for Queen Elizabeth in the United Kingdom, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 16 Sep 2022 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
A century ago, the newly established Irish Free State was descending into civil war, Russia was still enduring a terrible famine, construction of the Lincoln Memorial was completed in Washington, D.C., Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Party seized control of the Italian government, and much more. Please take a moment for a look back at some of the events and sights from around the world 100 years ago.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 15 Sep 2022 | 6:48 am(NZT)
The winning entries in this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition were recently announced, with Erlend Haarberg named as the overall winner for his image of a rock ptarmigan taking flight high on a Norwegian mountain. Contest organizers were 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 | 13 Sep 2022 | 5:21 am(NZT)
A scorched forest in France, a crowd of mourners outside Buckingham Palace, an earthquake in China, flooding in Mexico and Bulgaria, a scene from the 79th Venice International Film Festival, a heat wave in California, continued fighting in Ukraine, a runway show at China Fashion Week, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 9 Sep 2022 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch in history, died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland today. Born to the Duke and Duchess of York in 1926, Elizabeth lived a life in the public eye from a very young age, ascended to the throne at 25, and went on to serve as Queen for more than 70 years. Below, a collection of images of Elizabeth’s remarkable life, from age 5 to 96.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 9 Sep 2022 | 5:37 am(NZT)
China just experienced its hottest August ever recorded, going back to 1961, when data compilation began. Parts of southern China have also endured months of drought conditions that have dried up rivers and lakes, including Lake Poyang—the largest freshwater lake in China—which has dwindled to 25 percent of its average size. The unusually long and intense heat wave and drought have dried up crops, forced power cuts, and altered landscapes across a broad region. Collected here are recent images from Wuhan, Chongqing, Lake Poyang, and more.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 7 Sep 2022 | 5:15 am(NZT)
Underground dancing in Beijing, a memorial of flags in Boston, a view of the Milky Way in Chile, beach horse racing in Spain, the Notting Hill Carnival in London, a wildfire in California, destructive flooding in Pakistan, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 2 Sep 2022 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
Emilio Morenatti, a photographer with the Associated Press, recently spent time with a group of students in Chernihiv, Ukraine, where the academic year is starting up once again, despite their school building having been destroyed by Russian bombs six months ago. Some of the students, who went to their old school to collect new textbooks, visited the ruins of their former classrooms and shared some of their thoughts with Morenatti.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 2 Sep 2022 | 4:47 am(NZT)
After a two-year suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic, La Tomatina returned to the town of Buñol, Spain, attracting approximately 20,000 people to take part in what is billed as “the world’s biggest tomato fight.” About 130 tons of overripe tomatoes were brought by seven trucks, then dumped and thrown among the crowd. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the messy fiesta.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 1 Sep 2022 | 5:05 am(NZT)
Some of the heaviest monsoon rains in a decade have caused widespread flooding in Pakistan since mid-June, affecting millions, and killing more than 1,100 people as of today, according to the country’s National Disaster Management Authority. Nearly 500,000 people have been displaced by weeks of torrential rainfall. Pakistani officials are seeking assistance from the international community after thousands of houses, farms, roads, and bridges have been damaged or destroyed across the country.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 30 Aug 2022 | 6:17 am(NZT)
A new view of the planet Jupiter, hot-air ballooning in Turkey’s Cappadocia, a mass wedding ceremony in Peru, a mountain goat in Alaska, severe drought in China and Europe, monsoon flooding in Pakistan and India, scenes from the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, a human pyramid in India, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 26 Aug 2022 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
NASA’s Artemis I moon mission is scheduled to launch on August 29, providing the first integrated test of its new deep-space exploration systems: the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, the Orion spacecraft, and supporting ground systems. At launch, the SLS will become the most powerful rocket ever, producing 15 percent more thrust than the Apollo-era Saturn V rocket. Though uncrewed, the Artemis I mission will carry three test mannequins in the Orion crew module to measure stresses and the effects of radiation during its trip to lunar orbit, returning to Earth 42 days later. The next mission will be Artemis II, a crewed mission to lunar orbit, planned for May of 2024—and Artemis III is scheduled to land humans on the lunar surface once again in 2025. Gathered here, photographs of some of the work put into SLS, Orion, and supporting programs in recent years, as launch day approaches.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 25 Aug 2022 | 5:36 am(NZT)
Earlier this month, Olivier Morin, a photographer with Agence France-Presse, traveled to the town of Churchill in northern Manitoba, Canada, to observe beluga whales. An estimated 55,000 belugas migrate to Hudson Bay from the Arctic every summer. Each year, thousands of tourists visit to watch the white whales swim and feed where the Churchill River meets the bay—and, in some cases, visitors might spot polar bears hunting those same whales.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 23 Aug 2022 | 5:09 am(NZT)
The rollout of NASA’s new rocket in Florida, drought and wildfires in Southern Europe, a view of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, a bridge collapse in Norway, the aftermath of missile attacks in Ukraine, Independence Day in Indonesia, a presidential election in Kenya, a surf competition in Panama, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 19 Aug 2022 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
Today I have for you a collection of photos of structures around the world that were built high atop mountains, cliffs, and stone pillars. These remote buildings range in age from palace complexes thousands of years old to tourist destinations built mere decades ago. These observatories, monasteries, castles, towers, forts, and palaces were all built for different reasons—as defensive measures, or to make the most of a grand view, or maybe just to take advantage of a remote location’s tranquil setting.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 18 Aug 2022 | 7:45 am(NZT)
Record-setting high temperatures and dry weather have affected nearly half of Europe in recent weeks, drying up bodies of water, damaging crops, prompting water restrictions, sparking wildfires, and more. Reservoir and river levels have dropped to record lows, affecting navigation and exposing long-submerged structures. July was the driest month on record for France and the hottest month in Spain since 1961. Gathered below are recent images from England, France, Spain, Germany, and other European countries hit by a series of heat waves this summer.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 16 Aug 2022 | 5:40 am(NZT)