Hot-air balloon festivals are a visual treat for many. Not only do they provide a stunning perspective for their passengers, but their playful shapes, colors, and themes make these floating vessels excellent subject matter for photographers, both on the ground and in the sky. Here is a look at some of the 2015 balloonist gatherings around the globe.
Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other.
The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest has begun. Photographers from around the world can submit their photos in the four categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place and Spontaneous Moments.
Photographer Brandon Stanton moved to New York with one goal: to take 10,000 photos. After he created a Facebook Page, Humans of New York, to use his photos to tell the story of New York through its residents, his project became an instant hit.
Spring was welcomed in the northern hemisphere this week after a long, cold winter for many. The temperatures and visual cues of spring are not omnipresent for all regions, but for some around the world, beauty abounds.
Csemer Boglárka sings about resisting the power of various fashion labels like Chanel, Gucci, Cartier, and Kenzo, while showing viewers what it looks like to get totally retouched using special effects.