2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer Of The Year – People

Enter today for a chance to be named the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. Each year, photographers around the world send National Geographic Travel gorgeous images that captivate and astonish. The judges are looking for photos that tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire.

Lady Havana

During a recent visit to Cuba, I encountered this bold woman on the street while strolling around Old Havana. Something about her just struck me, like her eyes held a million stories. Not having any cash on me, I borrowed some change from a friend and approached the woman with it, asking to take her photograph. She nodded and posed like a boss, stogie and all. (Lauren Breedlove / National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest) Continue »

From Tokyo To Paris: 4 Continents, 4 Cities, 300 Objects

A city is made of many things.

When you dream of Paris you think croissants, good wine and the Moulin Rouge. When you fantasise Tokyo you visualise sushi, technology and paper lanterns. Photographic Poster Artist, Jordan Bolton based in Manchester, England, has done just that and designed for Expedia Canada, four unique posters depicting four iconic cities: San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Tokyo. Continue »

Curious Fox Strikes Up Unlikely Friendship With Polish Photographer

Netizens were left awestruck after a batch of stunning photos was released on the web, showcasing a fox’s close bond with a young photographer named Iza Łysoń in Krakow, Poland. The photos of 20-year-old Łysoń and the curious fox named Freya were taken in a forest. Instead of fleeing from the camera, Freya had no problems posing in front of the lens. Freya was found by owner Roxanne in 2015. Continue »

Georgia Couple Convert Old Blue Bird School Bus Into A Cozy Home On Wheels

Working under the motto of “Minimal, Mobile, Modern,” Julie and Andrew Puckett shunned their landlord’s attempt at raising their apartment rent and opted to convert a 1990 Blue Bird school bus into a sweet little home on wheels they’ve named House Bus. Currently parked in a green pine forest in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the couple’s beloved bus has all of the comforts of home. Continue »

Room With A Mountain View In Downtown Of Shanghai

A residential building in Shanghai’s Changning District has a distinctly different view in the concrete jungle. Those looking out the window will have the view of a 50-meter high mountain! Continue »

Chicago From Above: Stunning Drone Photography By Razvan Sera

Razvan Sera is a talented 22-year-old aerial photographer who was born in Romania and currently lives and works in the Chicago suburbs. Razvan has always had a fascination for sharing his unique perspective, and aerial photography offers him the perfect medium to do so. Sera uses DJI Phantom 4 Drone. Continue »

A Look Back At Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood royalty Sophia Loren at Cannes Film Festival, France, 1954:

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The Cannes Festival, named until 2002 as the International Film Festival (Festival international du film) and known in English as the Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes, France, which previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world. Founded in 1946, the invitation-only festival is held annually (usually in May) at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. In 2017, the Festival de Cannes will celebrate its 70th anniversary edition from May 17 to 28. Continue »

This Residential Complex Is Fully Submerged In Natural Sea Of Green

Eager for greener surroundings? This might be the place for you. Continue »

70th Anniversary Citroen H Van

Automobile designers Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer saw the 70th anniversary of as the perfect opportunity give it new life. Rather than try and build the van to the exact specifications of the classic vehicle, they looked instead to try and capture the soul of the Citroen H. Continue »

George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’ Illustrated By Ralph Steadman

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American publication of George Orwell’s masterpiece, which by that point had sold millions of copies around the world in more than seventy languages, British cartoonist Ralph Steadman illustrated a special edition titled ‘Animal Farm: A Fairy Story’, featuring 100 of his unmistakable full-color and halftone illustrations. Continue »

Skyscraper Competition Proposal Involves Erecting Towers Within World’s Largest Trees

Called “Tribute: The Monument of Giant”, the visionary scheme imagines buildings constructed within the empty trunks of giant sequoias, a type of redwood tree native to the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The structures would be placed where heartwood has rotted away, preventing the huge ancient trees from falling. Continue »

The Oddest Subway Station In China

Chinese netizens have dubbed Caojiawan subway station on Line 6 of the Chongqing Metro as the “oddest station.”
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Dead Whale Sculpture Raises Awareness On Plastic Waste In The Philippines

Greenpeace Philippines has launched a 50 ft sculpture of a dead whale made out of plastic waste in a campaign to raise awareness about the effects of dumping rubbish. Continue »

Shocking Photographs Of People Lying In 7 Days Worth Of Their Trash

We are all aware of the global pollution problem, but hardly anyone realizes just how much trash we produce daily. Gregg Segal, a photographer from California, aims to show this problem through powerful imagery, photographing people lying in their weekly load of trash. His ongoing project cleverly called “7 Days of Garbage” tries to portray people from different social backgrounds to reach largest audience possible . Continue »

Chic And Sexy Pre-Revolution Fashions Of Iran

(L) Actrees Marjan, (R) Iranian pop star Arghavan who fled the country in 1979. As of late, she has been involved in attempts to bring music back to Iran, at the risk of imprisonment.

Even as a kid in the 1970s I was well aware of The Iranian Revolution. It was a top headline for quite some time because its consequences were so profound. The pro-Western Shah was overthrown and replaced with the rabidly anti-Western Ayatollah Khomeini. Any Western cultural influences were rejected overnight in favor of a hard-line Islamic state. Matters between the West and Iran got even worse when the dethroned Shah fled to the US, and the Iranians responded by holding diplomats hostage. Almost thirty years later, things haven’t changed much.

Let’s have a look at the fashions before the revolution. Now, Iranian women have to fight for the right to be able to expose hair under their headscarves. But in the 60s and early to mid-1970s it was quite a different story… Continue »