Recently, dozens of wildfires have erupted across southern and western Turkey as a dangerous heat wave lingers over southeastern Europe. For the past week, villages and resorts along the Mediterranean and Aegean coastlines have been overtaken by violent blazes that have killed at least eight people. High winds and scorching temperatures are driving the fires, forcing residents and tourists to evacuate by land or by sea.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 3 Aug 2021 | 6:52 am(NZT)
Scenes from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, body painting in New York City, wildfires in Turkey and Russia, a tiger cub in Indonesia, a spacecraft in Earth’s orbit, migrants crossing the Mediterranean, flooding in China, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 30 Jul 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
The Dixie Fire, which started two weeks ago in California’s Plumas County, has grown to become the state’s largest wildfire this year, burning more than 215,000 acres so far. Thousands of residents are under evacuation orders as the blaze has burned several dozen buildings, and threatens thousands more. Gathered here are images of the residents and firefighters working to save what they can and slow the fire—which is reported to be 23 percent contained at the moment.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 29 Jul 2021 | 6:23 am(NZT)
Despite a year of postponement and continuing health and safety concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics are now under way. More than 11,500 athletes from some 205 national Olympic committee teams have gathered in Japan to compete in 339 events among 33 different sports. New sports added this year include skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing. Collected here are images from the first few days of competition in Japan, with more to come as the games continue through August 8.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 27 Jul 2021 | 6:08 am(NZT)
Preparation for the Tokyo Olympics, flood damage in Germany, Eid al-Adha prayers in Senegal, a manhunt in France, a crowded nightclub in London, a mural in Bangkok, a windy day in Montevideo, a grazing elephant in Kenya, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 23 Jul 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
Next week will mark the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 15—the fourth crewed mission to reach the moon. Launched on July 26, 1971, Apollo 15 became the first Apollo mission to carry a lunar roving vehicle (LRV) to the lunar surface. While the command module pilot, Alfred Worden, remained in orbit around the moon, the commander, David Scott, and the lunar-module pilot, James Irwin, set down on the Hadley-Apennine landing site. The two astronauts later unfolded and deployed the 460-pound LRV (among other gear and experiments), and over the next three days they drove it about 17 miles (28 kilometers) across the lunar landscape. When they were done, they parked the “moon buggy” a short distance from the lunar module, where it still sits today—the first of three rovers left on the moon by Apollo missions. Gathered here are images of the development, training, and deployment of the first vehicle driven by humans on the surface of another world.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 23 Jul 2021 | 6:45 am(NZT)
The 108th edition of the Tour de France cycling race finished in Paris yesterday, won by Tadej Pogačar of UAE Team Emirates, after 23 teams of riders raced 2,122 miles (3,415 km) in 21 stages from June 26 to July 18. Placing second and third were Jonas Vingegaard of Team Jumbo-Visma, and Richard Carapaz of Ineos Grenadiers. Collected below are images from this year’s competition.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 20 Jul 2021 | 6:32 am(NZT)
At least 188 people across parts of Western Europe have lost their lives in a series of devastating floods following days of historic levels of rainfall. Towns in river valleys and low-lying plains in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Austria have been heavily damaged by flash flooding since Wednesday. Rescue workers are still searching for hundreds listed as missing, while some towns have started cleanup and recovery efforts. Collected below are recent images from some of these hard-hit towns and cities.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 19 Jul 2021 | 6:23 am(NZT)
Anti-government protests in Cuba, a stranded orca in New Zealand, a spaceplane above New Mexico, destructive flooding in Europe, images from the Tour de France, power outages in Tehran, scenes from the Cannes Film Festival, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 16 Jul 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
The winners of this year’s annual Audubon Photography Awards competition were recently announced. Photographers entered images in four categories: professional, amateur, youth, and plants for birds. More than 8,700 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces and territories were judged. The National Audubon Society was once more kind enough to share some of this year’s winners and Top 100 images with us below.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 14 Jul 2021 | 5:50 am(NZT)
The Sugar Fire, part of California’s larger Beckwourth Complex Fire, began on July 2 and expanded dramatically over the past weekend. Flames were pushed by strong winds into the town of Doyle, near the Nevada border, destroying multiple structures. The Beckwourth Complex is the state’s largest fire incident so far this year, burning more than 130 square miles in Plumas County. With an ongoing drought and record high temperatures, officials worry that this year’s fire season may be even worse than last year’s historic season. Noah Berger, a photographer with the Associated Press, spent time near Doyle this weekend documenting the scale and ferocity of the blaze, as well as some of the firefighters working hard to contain it.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 13 Jul 2021 | 5:17 am(NZT)
The Cannes Film Festival in France, remote COVID-19 vaccinations in Peru, a slip-and-slide world record in West Virginia, the Big Red Bash in Australia, Euro 2020 action in England, Kupala Night in Ukraine, wildfires in California, a mountain stroll in northern Italy, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 9 Jul 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
Today, England and Denmark play their semifinal match to determine who will face Italy in the final of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, to be played on July 11. Euro 2020 features 51 matches among 24 national teams playing in 11 different host cities. Last year’s tournament was postponed until now, because of the coronavirus pandemic. Host cities and venues still have varying levels of health and safety restrictions, leading to many remote viewing parties being held in parks and squares around Europe. Collected below are images of some of the fans as they have cheered and commiserated with their teams through wins and losses over the past month.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 8 Jul 2021 | 6:34 am(NZT)
On Saturday, following heavy rains, a massive mudslide struck the seaside resort town of Atami, Japan, about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo, destroying more than 120 structures and killing at least seven people—with more than two dozen others still listed as missing. Search-and-rescue operations are underway, as workers and sniffer dogs slog through thick piles of mud and debris.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 7 Jul 2021 | 6:30 am(NZT)
Ongoing anti-government protests in Colombia, stage four of the Tour de France, the Museum of the Future in Dubai, wildfires in California, Pride marches in New York and Pristina, a Chinese Communist Party anniversary gala, lightning in Arizona, ice-bath therapy in the United Arab Emirates, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 2 Jul 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
In a densely populated city like Hong Kong, where real estate is in high demand and building space is limited, older buildings are frequently torn down for new construction. Longtime residents and historians have worked to protect and preserve what they can of old Hong Kong, but often find themselves fighting an uphill battle. Model makers Tony Lai and Maggie Chan have been working to preserve the Hong Kong of their childhood by re-creating it in miniature form—building meticulous dioramas, street scenes, and even a fairground. Peter Parks, a photographer with AFP, recently visited the studio of Toma Miniatures, photographing some of their many miniature snapshots of a bygone era.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 30 Jun 2021 | 5:49 am(NZT)
Over the weekend, the death toll following the partial collapse of a Florida apartment tower rose to 10, according to officials, with more than 150 people still listed as missing. Early on June 24, near Miami Beach, a large section of the 12-story Champlain Towers South condo building collapsed. Four days later, rescue efforts continue despite hazardous conditions and harsh weather. Loved ones and neighbors have gathered near the site to put together makeshift memorials and await any news. Miami-Dade County officials announced that they would conduct audits of all buildings 40 years and older in the next 30 days.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 29 Jun 2021 | 6:28 am(NZT)
A midsummer sunset in Denmark, a COVID-19 memorial on a Brazilian beach, the Foo Fighters in New York’s Madison Square Garden, Pope Francis and Spider-Man in the Vatican, Olympic swimming trials in Nebraska, fawn tagging in Ireland, yoga practitioners in Venezuela, and much more
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 25 Jun 2021 | 4:30 pm(NZT)
With less than a month left until the start of the Tokyo Olympics, organizers and athletes are making final preparations. Originally set to be held last year, the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics were postponed until this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers in Tokyo have stated that the games will definitely be taking place, despite ongoing protests and public-health concerns. While overseas spectators have been barred, locals will now be allowed to attend events, with venues limiting attendance to 50 percent of capacity. Gathered below, images of athletes around the world, as they train, compete, and prepare for their long-delayed chance at an Olympic medal.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 25 Jun 2021 | 5:44 am(NZT)
For more than six months now, parts of the Sea of Marmara along Turkey’s coast have been covered in a thick layer of glop known as mucilage, or “sea snot.” Pollution, warmer temperatures, and other environmental factors appear to have resulted in a proliferation of phytoplankton, which are releasing an “overabundance of mucus.” Government workers have been trying to clean up some of the worst-hit areas as biologists and environmentalists have expressed alarm. Below, you’ll find a recent collection of sea-snot images; for the complete story, read “A Slimy Calamity Is Creeping Across the Sea” by our own Sarah Zhang.
Source: The Atlantic Photo | 22 Jun 2021 | 5:52 am(NZT)