Guardian Readers’ Travel Photography Competition 2016: Winners

Kevin Pogorzelski, November winner. “On safari in Kenya, we were forced to stop our jeep for this family of ostriches to cross the dirt track. What made it so engaging was the mother attentively waiting for the chicks to cross while, out of shot, the father was leading the way”. MICK RYAN, JUDGE: Funny-looking flightless birds and their offspring give us comedy and cuteness – and an immediate emotional response. A clear monthly winner by anyone’s standards – and what lovely colour. (Photo by Kevin Pogorzelski/The Guardian) Continue »

Photographer Captures Intimate Portraits Of Kids Posing With Wild Animals

With her series entitled Parts of the Earth, the American photographer Erika Masterson pays tribute to the nature and the innocence of childhood by staging animals and children into beautiful black and white portraits. A stunning and captivating project, full of poetry. Continue »

Step Inside The Apocalyptic Landscapes Of Nevada Ghost Town


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Images of an American ghost town that was home to gold mines and features a plane which crashed during the filming of 3000 Miles to Graceland starring Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell reveal the remnants of the once thriving location. Continue »

Rock Climber Proposes To His Girlfriend In The Most Romantic Way Ever

Rock climber Luis Cardona recently asked his girlfriend to marry him, and his proposal totally rocked. He popped the question to Maddy Thorpe, who he met in August 2015, while the two were at Elevation Rock Gym in Logan, Utah. Enlisting the help of photographer India Earl, the two devised a plan. While Maddy was at the top of one of her climbs, Luis’s friends quietly appeared down below where they turned off all the lights and quickly decorated the gym with rose petals and string lights. Continue »

This Guy Trolls His Family With These Worst Possible Greeting Gards

Every year for Christmas, since 2008, the American John Cessna is having fun trolling his family with the worst greeting cards possible. A funny, trashy and offbeat series that begun when his mom just asked him to sober up and think about sending his own greeting cards. Continue »

Deadly Lake Waters Turn Birds to Stone

Tanzania’s Lake Natron takes its name from the naturally occurring mix of chemicals it contains: mainly sodium carbonate decahydrate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). The lake is fed by mineral hot springs and a river, but no water flows out except through evaporation. Continue »

Brutal Illustrations Of The Stormtroopers 501st Legion Fighting Against Hordes Of Aliens

Star Wars vs Aliens is a series of explosive illustrations featuring the mashup between these two cult saga! When Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers meet the Alien Queen and her terrifying xenomorphs, a series imagined by the talented concept artist Guillem H. Pongiluppi. Continue »

30 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today

Besides being discriminating, vintage ads were also full of lies. Whether we like it or not, it is a piece of history worth seeing for everyone. Continue »

Wonderful Images That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity In 2016

Most people will agree that 2016 wasn’t the best year. But these pictures prove that it wasn’t all bad. Continue »

Hilariously Rude Christmas Cards


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Make them laugh out loud this Christmas with these hilariously rude Christmas cards! Cheeky, sometimes offensive, but always funny, these cards poke fun at the season’s goodwill. Beware of some bad language and swearing in these rude Xmas cards. Continue »

90 Of The World’s Best Press Photographs Of The Year 2016


People dressed as Stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise of films pose on the Millennium Bridge to promote the latest release in the series, “Rogue One”, on December 15, 2016 in London, England. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is the first of three standalone spin-off films and is due for released in the UK today. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) Continue »

Jogger Creates Festive Shapes Using GPS Running App

A keen jogger has used an activity-tracking app to create festive art while keeping fit by running in Christmas shapes. Owen Delaney has mapped out Father Christmas, a snowflake and a Christmas tree using running app Strava, which maps out shareable routes using GPS technology. Continue »

Cats Wearing Hats Made By his Owner From Their Own Hair

Japanese photographer Ryo Yamazaki makes hats from the hair his cats shed, and they are beautiful! Continue »

Freezing Temperatures Transform Lighthouse Into Icy Giant

A winter chill has descended upon Lake Michigan, giving the St. Joseph lighthouse an otherworldly appearance, as ice clings to every inch of its surface. Photographer Joshua Nowicki and the Great Lakes Drone Company each braved the weather to get some incredible footage of the icy lighthouse. The structure was constructed in 1859 and was recently restored after $2 million in private donations were raised. Continue »

Photographer Continues To Dress Up Rescued Dogs To Draw Attention To Their Stories

The dapper dogs in clothes are back with a second series, and they’re feeling festive. Earlier this year we were introduced to UCAPS’ well dressed canines available for adoption. Photographer Tammy Swarek came up with the idea of dressing up rescue dogs to draw attention to their stories and help potential owners personally connect with them. Tammy, from Arkansas, drew her inspiration from Facebook after spotting another portrait project for sheltered animals. So she contacted her local dog shelter, the Union County Animal Protection Society (UCAPS) and has worked closely with shelter manager Tanja Jackson ever since. Continue »