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cryptids

An Artist's Journey Through a Thousand Mythical Creatures

Dive into Iman Joy El Shami-Mader's collection of disembodied limbs, chimerical monstrosities, and unicorn cats.
October 28, 2021
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jobs

Up Close and On the Ground With Canada's Intrepid Tree Planters

Photographer and filmmaker Rita Leistner was a planter herself for years, before returning to document the grueling seasonal profession.
August 18, 2021
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silk road

The Adventurous Quest to Capture Remote Buddhist Caves in the 1940s

Innovative photographers James and Lucy Lo created a time capsule of a sacred space at a vulnerable time.
May 11, 2021
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floods

How a Vet Hospital on Wheels Rescued Australian Wildlife During Floods

Injured birds, bats, echidnas, and more got some TLC during a disaster.
March 29, 2021
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wildlife

Get Wild With These Award-Winning Nature Photos

The winners of the 2020 World Nature Photography Awards have an eye for the sublime.
March 23, 2021
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underground railroad

The Photographer Who Reimagined the Darkness of the Underground Railroad

How acclaimed artist Dawoud Bey used the landscape to tell the story of the unseen.
March 11, 2021
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installations

An Artist Reunites Members of the 1898 Indian Congress

In her work, Wendy Red Star reframes representation of Native Americans.
March 3, 2021
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giraffes

The Great Kenyan Giraffe Rescue

It took a custom-built barge and a whole lot of patience to get these rare animals off a shrinking island.
February 16, 2021
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abstract wonder

Myanmar's Cave of Ten Thousand Buddhas Lives Up to Its Name

Centuries of devotion line the walls.
January 28, 2021
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microscopes

The Microphotographic Wonders of Vermont’s 'Snowflake Man'

Wilson Bentley was the first to claim that each snowflake is unique—and provided evidence.
January 13, 2021
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drones

2020 Might Be a Year Best Looked at From Above

A collection of curious and wondrous views from around the world.
December 29, 2020
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electricity

Peep These Wondrous Holiday Light Displays Around the World

Even in 2020, the world is aglow.
December 18, 2020
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falconry

How a Young Eagle Huntress Kicks Butt at a Kazakh Tradition

10-year old Aimoldir Dayanbek is out there beating grown men.
December 4, 2020
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preservation

See America's National Parks—Before They Were National Parks

Landscape photography like this helped create the National Park system.
November 20, 2020
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abstract wonder

A Glimpse of Iran's 'Rainbow Island' From Above

It's easy to see why the island attracts artists and geology lovers.
November 13, 2020
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telephones

Meet the Artist Who Does Extreme Close-Ups of Utility Poles

Rosamond Purcell finds stories, landscapes, and more on their mottled surfaces.
October 16, 2020
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murder

A North Carolina Artist’s Search for a Lost Sound Uncovered a Dark History

Freeman Vines honors a lost Black life with his ‘Hanging Tree Guitars.’
September 29, 2020
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immigration

Capturing Ellis Island's Lost Period

The famous gateway to the United States lay abandoned for years before it was restored.
September 18, 2020
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astronauts

Surprising Objects That Have Been to Space—Some to the Moon—and Back

These little gems are not your typical images of space travel.
August 20, 2020
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masons

Caring for the Soaring Beauty of a Centuries-Old Stone Cathedral

The stonemasons of the Freiburg Minster in southern Germany go to great lengths—and heights.
August 10, 2020
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dark skies

Savor the Sight of Comet NEOWISE From Some Wondrous Places

Our latest celestial visitor has a starring role in some out-of-this-world photos.
July 24, 2020
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abstract wonder

The Brazilian Desert That Turns Into a Thousand Lagoons

These otherworldly landscapes are no mirage.
July 16, 2020
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abstract wonder

The Lingering Legacy of America's First Cookie-Cutter Suburb

Inequality was built-in.
July 10, 2020
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anthropocene

How a 'Flying Photographer' Sees the World From Above

The perspective made George Steinmetz an “accidental environmentalist.”
June 10, 2020