Editors’ favorite submissions to the photo contest.
Photo and caption by Bartłomiej Jurecki Nacreous clouds or polar stratospheric clouds. On the last day of the year those clouds could be seen on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway. These clouds are characterized by a strong iridescence. Clouds are formed with a small amount of water vapor that leaked to the upper parts of the atmosphere. They scatter the light differently, that is why the color of the clouds reminds rainbow. Those clouds occur very rarely.
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The fire-breathing Giant
Photo and caption by Vladimir Voychuk There is a rumor that you can watch forever on two things: fire and water, but when it comes to exploding lava fountains, – it is sempiternity multiplied to infinity.
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Feeding On Salt-The Zipper Of The Earth
Photo and caption by Paul-Vlad Epure Lake Retba, or Lac Rose (Pink Lake in english), the beautiful finishing point of the worldwide known Paris-Dakar Rally (until 2009 when they moved to South America). Located north of the Cap Vert peninsula of Senegal, 30km north-east from the capital city of Dakar, the lake took his name for its pink/red waters caused by Dunaliella Salina algae and is known for its high salt content, up to 40% in some areas.
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Photo and caption by Ivan Pedretti Winter in Stokksnes in the beach with black sand and the majestic mountain called Vestrahorn, I like the difference in colors between the white mountains and the black dunes with the yellow grass.
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Photo and caption by Clara Davies Found in the Errera Channel on the Antarctic Peninsula this immense iceberg showed obvious signs of being sculptured and worn by the icy Antarctic waters.
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National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 | Wallpapers
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Our culture is addicted to weather: hourly forecasts, apps, radio, TV channels, alerts, warnings, and watches. And understandably—our food, clothing, livelihoods, and, increasingly, safety are tied directly to the weather and climate change.
In The Big Cloud, photographer Camille Seaman stands in front of tornados, at the edges of lightning storms, and in pelting hail under pitch-black skies to capture supercells and mammatus clouds in their often sublime and terrifying splendor. In these awe-inspiring photographs, Seaman’s work is a potent reminder that there is no art more dramatic, in scale or emotion, than that created by nature.
Big Cloud includes an introduction by award-winning New Yorker science writer and author Alan Burdick (Out of Eden, Why Time Flies).
Midwest Memoir | Interview with Michael Knapstein “This is a very personal body of work for me. It is an homage to the area where I grew up, still, live and love. An area that I think has a unique personality and distinctive visual style. Honest. Modest. And often overlooked. My inspiration was to share my understanding of the Midwest as I see and remember it with new audiences around the world. I have been adding to this portfolio for nearly eight years; it is part romantic and nostalgic and equal parts realistic and documentary.”
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“The images are meant to have a strong American Modern feel with a bit of formalism thrown in for good measure.”