The Joy Of Water

Idyllic, wild swimming holes, alluring lakes and magical coves; discover more than 60 locations around the world to experience The Joy of Water with this inspirational new book from Lonely Planet. Tap into the ‘water wellness’ trend with personal stories about the best places to take a dip and forge a stronger connection to the elements through interactions with water.

Divided into five chapters by continent (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania), journey to some of the world’s most far-flung corners in the search for sublime aquatic experiences, whether that’s for relaxing, contemplation or adventure. From wild swims off Britain’s remotest beach and coral reef-fuelled snorkelling trips in idyllic Mozambique, to sumptuous soaks in Iceland’s geothermally-heated pools and chill-out time with non-stinging jellyfish in Palau’s magical hidden lake, no corner is left unexplored.

With exquisite full-colour photography throughout and expert advice from Lonely Planet’s seasoned travel writers, be inspired to experience The Joy of Water all over the globe.
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The Joy Of Water
via lonely planet

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Images to lift your spirits

Every Friday the team at the World Photography Organisation will be showcasing images to help uplift, entertain and – most importantly – inspire you to keep taking pictures. The next few months are going to be an uncertain and unsettling time for all of us, so we hope these feelgood Friday image round-ups will take the edge off, even if it’s just a little bit. For our first post, we’ve delved into the archives to share our favourite images recognised in the last three years of the Sony World Photography Awards.

Trung Pham Huy, Viet Nam, Shortlist, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Yonathan Kellerman, Canada, Shortlist, Open competition, Motion , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Tobias Friedrich, Germany, Shortlist, Professional competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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Mauro Battistelli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional competition, Landscape , 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
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from: “That Friday feeling: nine spectacular images to lift your spirits”
more at World Photography Organisation

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Archie and Wolf

Luxury, Elegance, Class
We’re just two twin sisters from Sydney’s Northern Beaches traveling the world and crafting swimwear inspired by each destination. Our luxurious, elegant and classic designs embody the contemporary women. We provide high-quality soft buttery fabric, timeless designs, and flattering cuts.

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more at Archie and Wolf

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.

The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (for a body of work), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year-olds).

Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.

Esteban Montero, National Award, Winner, Ecuador, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Adam Stevenson, National Award, Winner, Australia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Сергей Савенко, National Award, Winner, Russian Federation, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Abbas Alkhamis, National Award, Winner, Saudi Arabia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Tran Tuan, National Award, Winner, Viet Nam, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

more at world photo

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Chasing the Aurora — Lofoten Islands

Chasing the Aurora — Lofoten Islands

The Lofoten archipelago is a photographer’s dream. Sharp, pointy mountains tower over fjords; cracked, frozen lakes, legendary beaches, traditional red cabins and magical light – this pearl of the arctic has it all.

Stunning Arctic landscape, amazing locations such as Reine, Olstind mountain, Haukland, Skagsanden and Utakleiv beaches, and many more

High probability of shooting the Aurora Borealis above immense mountains and wonderful beaches

Magical low light throughout the day, enabling us to shoot for over 6 hours (weather permitting), in addition to night photography

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Chasing the Aurora — Lofoten Islands

more at 35photo

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Life on the edge

Inside the world’s largest STONE forest, where tropical rain has eroded rocks into 300ft razor-sharp spikes

Isolated and inhospitable, this huge collection of razor-sharp vertical rocks looks like the last place where wildlife would thrive.

The colossal ‘Grand Tsingy’ landscape in western Madagascar is the world’s largest stone forest, where high spiked towers of eroded limestone tower over the greenery.

But despite its cold, dangerous appearance, the labyrinth of 300ft stones is home to a number of animal species, including 11 types of lemur.

Its name, ‘Tsingy’ translates as ‘where one cannot walk’, due to the hazardous formations of razor-sharp pinnacles made from limestone which have been eroded by tropical rain.

Explorer and photographer Stephen Alvarez captured the beauty of the Grand Tsingy when he went there as part of an expedition for National Geographic.
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Life on the edge
more at dailymail

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