Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been slowly leaking lava onto the surface around it for over three decades now, but only rarely does that lava reach the island’s cliffs. This week, it finally did—and a photographer caught the whole thing from a boat.
Will Burrard-Lucas likes to photograph unsuspecting African animals with strategically placed camera traps. For his latest project, the wildlife photographer sought to capture images of nocturnal animals as they conduct their affairs at night, and the results are spectacular.
The winners of the 59th annual World Press Photo contest were announced announced. Ranging from the Syrian refugee crisis and China’s Tianjin explosion to the wild orangutans of Borneo, these are the best that the year of photojournalism had to offer. They are all amazing.
Last August, photographer Will Burrard-Lucas undertook an assignment for the World Wildlife Fund in the Zambezi Region of Namibia. Over the course of the next three months, his high definition camera traps snapped remarkable images of the region’s most elusive wildlife. Here are the very best photos of the lot.
This year, more than 13,000 photographs were submitted to National Geographic’s annual photo contest. These 13 are the very best.
The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.
In what appears to be a growing trend among animals these days, a seal was spotted riding on the back of a humpback whale off the coast of Australia’s New South Wales.
This year, over 18,000 photographs were submitted to National Geographic’s annual Traveler Photo Contest. These ten are the very best.
Pakistani nature photographer Atif Saeed managed to capture this stunning shot of a lion — just before it leapt at him.
After poring over 9,200 entries, a panel of judges at National Geographic has chosen the cream of the crop. Here are 15 astounding photographs deemed to be the year's best.
Peter Lik's "Phantom," seen above, was just purchased by a private collector for $6.5 million. The black and white image captures the caved interior of Arizona's Antelope Canyon and a dusty sun-spawned apparition that looks eerily human-like.
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is running a photo contest to determine which images will be featured in a special exhibition. Here are some of our favorites.
Researchers Kevin Mackenzie, Sergio Bertazzo and Zeynep Saygin all had winning entries in the 2014 Wellcome Image Awards, an annual competition dedicated to showcasing the year's most fascinating scientific images. Here, in their own words, is how they captured their subjects, and what their images reveal.
Each year, the UK's Wellcome Trust selects its favorite images captured by any number of technological devices — from scanning electron microscopes to CT scans. This year's winning crop provide an intimate glimpse into these previously unseen worlds.
The winners of this year's Sony World Photography Awards have been announced. The winners were selected from over 700,000 entries and feature everything from skydiving selfies and lightning flashes to hummingbirds and starry nights. Twisted Sifter has put together a spectacular gallery featuring some of the best images
Drones have been capturing some spectacular nature photography lately, but this video of a drone getting up close and personal with an exploding volcano is pretty astonishing.
After sorting through 7,000 images taken by photographers from over 150 countries, National Geographic has chosen the cream of the crop for it's annual photo contest. As always, the year's best are simply sensational.
'Tis the season to be sorting through the most stunning images of the year. And as always, National Geographic's yearly contest offers some of the best that nature photography has to offer. Take a look at our favorites.
On a recent visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a nature photographer got more than he bargained for while snapping pics of an elk. Afraid of startling the young bull, the man sat with remarkable patience as it poked, prodded, and headbutted him for what must have felt like an eternity.