Appreciate the majesty of nature; delve into awe-inspiring landscapes, scenes, and urban moments; view scenes of people and cultures from around the world.

Nature, Cities, People. Winners Galleries from National Geographic Travel Photo Contest

First Place, People
Showtime by Huaifeng Li
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First Place, Nature
Tender eyes by Tamara Blazquez Haik
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Second Place, Cities
In the age of aviation by Jassen Todorov
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Honorable Mention, People
Mood by Navin Vatsa
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Third Place, Nature
Dusky dolphins by Scott Portelli
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Nature, Cities, People
Winners Galleries

more at National Geographic

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Visit 20 architectural marvels around the globe

From apartment buildings to ancient masterpieces, these structures offer glimpses into city life around the world.

Building design can inspire a sense of place, tell tales of the past, and offer glimpses into the lives of a city’s residents. And although the impact of grand structures such as Manhattan’s Art Deco skyscrapers or Antoni Gaudi’s eclectic buildings in Barcelona is undeniable, it’s often the smaller, ordinary buildings that tell the truths of day-to-day life. For the attentive eye, the symmetry of a store window can be just as illuminating as the spectacularly painted ceiling of a mosque—and both places have their own story to tell.

New York, New York
Reflections from late afternoon light dance off a building in Midtown Manhattan. Midtown, one of the largest business districts in the world, is known for its iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.
Photograph by Montgomery Gilchrist
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Tokyo, Japan
Colorful lights contrast with the dark windows of an apartment building along Tokyo Bay in Japan. As Japan’s largest city, Tokyo has over nine million residents and apartments are a popular choice for many of them.
Photograph by Massimo Rumi
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Isfahan, Iran
A view of the intricate ceiling of the Music Hall in Iran’s Ali Qapu grand palace. The unusual cutouts in the ceiling are both beautiful and functional—they were designed to dampen echoes and enhance acoustics for musical performances.
Photograph by Hamidreza Bagheri
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Paris, France
The historic buildings of Rue de Rivoli in Paris, France, are reflected with a modern twist. One of the most famous streets in the city, the Rue de Rivoli is lined with fashion boutiques and art galleries, especially near the Louvre.
Photograph by Martina Biccheri
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Pyongyang, North Korea
Colorful buildings surround the Monument to Party Founding in North Korea’s capital city. The monument recognizes the Workers’ Party of North Korea, and uses a hammer, paintbrush, and sickle to represent workers, intellectuals, and farmers, respectively.
Photograph by Absent Ink
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20 mesmerizing photos of architecture across the globe
more by Erin Spencer
at National Geographic

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Somewhere West of Lonely: My Life in Pictures

In his travels around the globe, National Geographic photojournalist Steve Raymer has often been the first on the scene, recording unfolding events and revealing the connections that tie us together. Raymer’s photography captures the magic of beautiful vistas, the joys and struggles of everyday people living everyday lives, and the chaos brought on by natural disasters. Beyond documenting tragedies like the devastating famines in Bangladesh and Ethiopia and exposing the massive corruption crippling the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, his work tells a complex and wide-ranging story about life and human nature.

Now, for the first time, Somewhere West of Lonely reveals the stories behind the camera lens in a gorgeous, intimate tour of Steve Raymer’s remarkable life and reporting. Bringing together 150 photographs from countries across the globe, this incredible book reveals our world and time as it is―everyday people caught up in life-changing events; acts of resilience and corruption; and, always, lingering moments of transcendence and beauty.
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ISBN: 0253033608

Children’s and family photographer Elena Mikhailova in Moscow and around the world

My name is Elena Mikhailova and I am a child and family photographer. I will be useful to you in preserving the most memorable and bright moments of your life and family.
Профессиональный детский и семейный фотограф. Обучаю съемке и художественной обработке фотографий. Очно и онлайн.

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Children’s and family photographer Elena Mikhailova in Moscow and around the world
more at 35photo

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Breathtaking Images of Eagles in the Wild

Eagles have always been a symbol of pride, strength, power and independence. With these stunning images of eagles around the world from Mike Unwin and David Tipling’s latest book, it’s easy to see why…

Two adult Steller’s Sea-eagles raise their heads to utter their deep cackling call, while a third looks on (David Tipling)
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An adult martial eagle is one of the most fearsome, known for being aggressive (Steve Holroyd/Alamy Stock Photo)
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The changeable hawk-eagle is a typical woodland species, finding prey both among the trees and in the surrounding open country (Prisma by Dukas Presseagentur GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo)
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An African fish-eagle takes flight with a bream, plucked from the surface of Botswana’s Chobe River (Westend61 GmbH/Alamy Stock Photo)
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An immature greater spotted eagle takes flight in Salalah, Dhofar, Oman (Saverio Gatto/Alamy Stock Photo)
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Breathtaking Images of Eagles in the Wild
from Mike Unwin and David Tipling’s latest book

The Empire of the Eagle: An Illustrated Natural History, by Mike Unwin and David Tipling, is published by Yale University Press.
more at Wanderlust

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A Splash of Colors

Siena International Photo Award is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2018 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.

Floating Market
Description: Early in the morning before sunrise up to a hundred boats meet at the colorful Lok Baintan Floating Market in Indonesia. It is one of the oldest markets in Asia where the inhabitants still trade from traditional wooden boats.
Author: Sina Falker (DE), Location: Borneo (Indonesia)
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Game of Colors
Description: The Holi Festival is a yearly Indian celebration announcing the arrival of spring, with a colorful atmosphere that radiates love and happiness.
Author: Anurag Kumar (IN), Location: Nandgaon, Uttar Pradesh (INDIA)
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Description: The art of regeneration is an urban renewal project through public art and design. “Playground” is a public basketball court located in Alessandria (Italy) designed by the Italian artist GUE. Public art is a response to urban degeneration. It can contribute to civic identity, has educational value, promotes social change, and encourages economic development. It is a way to transform a space into a place.
Author: Ugo Galassi (IT), Location: Alessandria (Italy)
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Description: Some Miao girls in the Chinese province of Guizhou perform the traditional group dance “Jinji Dance”, somehow imitating the expressions and the shapes of peacocks in courtship.
Author: Wei Ye (CN), Location: Guizhou Province (China)
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Shades of Emerald
Description: A colorful aerial image of an Icelandic glacial lake taken from a small plane.
Author: Stas Bartnikas (RU), Location: Iceland
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Earth Rainbow
Description: This rock formation, in a desert plain, is called ‘Rainbow of the Earth’ by the Mongols. Originally a seabed, then covered by glaciers, over the centuries it became irregular and very colorful because of the presence of iron.
Author: Fabio De Gennaro (IT), Location: Tsagaan Suvarga, White Stupa (Mongolia)
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One Million Flamingos
Author: Franco Cappellari (IT)
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A Splash of Colors
more at Siena International Photo Award

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LensCulture 2018 Emerging Talent Awards

Klompching Gallery and LensCulture are thrilled to present the laureates of the 2018 LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards! The 50 photographs are a selection of the strongest and most memorable work sent in by photographers working in over 160 countries around the world. Here you’ll discover serious documentary and photojournalism projects, as well as our aesthetic celebrations of the interplay of light, color, form and texture.

In this unique exhibition, you will find inspiring, creative work from all parts of the globe. A single photograph has been chosen from each award-winning series, curated by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching.

Aaron Elkaim
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Anna Reivila
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Isabella Stahl
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Leah Kennedy
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Ty Stedman
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LensCulture 2018 Emerging Talent Awards
more at Klompching Gallery