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The 15 Tallest Statues in the World

With the unveiling of the Statue of Unity in India today, there is a new name topping the list of the tallest statues in the world. The new monument to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stands 597 feet (182 meters) tall, overtaking the previous…

Venice Underwater

High tides and strong winds brought an exceptional acqua alta, or high water, to Venice, Italy, over the past few days. Though flooding is not uncommon in Venice, the high water level yesterday was just over 5 feet (156 cm), one of the…

Artists reimagine Peanuts

From 1950 to 2000, Charles M Schulz’s daily comic strip Peanuts took the adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus and Peppermint Patty around the globe. The cultural effect was profound: Snoopy was US astronauts’ official mascot,…

Fall Is in the Air

Autumn really is the best season. The autumnal equinox took place a couple of weeks ago, marking the end of summer and the start of fall across the Northern Hemisphere. Now it is the season of harvests, festivals, migrations, winter…

Winners of Nikon Small World 2018

Nikon just announced the winners of the 2018 Small World Photomicrography Competition, and it’s shared some of the winning and honored images with us. The contest invites photographers and scientists to submit images of all things…

Illegal crossings at the US-Mexico border

Latin American immigrants trying to cross the US-Mexico border in Texas are often apprehended as soon as they cross. Reuters photographer Adrees Latif spent a week documenting their often futile attempts to live the American dream.…

The photographs of the week

Demonstrations against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, protests in Barcelona and Gaza, the tsunami in Palu and migrants in Spain – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists.