Even as hurricanes and wildfires wreak havoc on much of the globe, the natural world is still full of beauty. The images in the 2017 Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest are a perfect reminder of that. The contest is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum, London. One hundred images were selected from more than 50,000 contest entries from 92 countries around the world. The selection featured here are finalists in various categories. The competition’s winners will be announced October 17, and the full exhibition will be on display in London from October 20, 2017 through the spring of 2018. For those who can’t go see the prints in person, here are 13 of the most stunning wildlife photos of 2017.
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The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will race across the U.S. on Aug. 21, 2017, casting a shadow over several of the country’s national parks coast to coast. The path of totality for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse is about 70 miles wide and stretches from Oregon to South Carolina, encompassing multiple U.S. national parks or historical monuments and scenic trails. Many of the national parks in the path of totality will host special viewing events or other related programs and activities. If you’re planning on making a trip to see the total solar eclipse, here’s a list of all of the national parks that will experience the daytime darkness cast by the moon’s shadow.
The United States is a nation of spectacular natural, geological, and cultural diversity. The third largest country by size in the world, the US contains landscapes as varied as the vast white sand dunes of New Mexico and the watery wilderness formed by trees and marshland in Florida. In the last post, we looked at the most beautiful natural attractions in the states that are in the first half of the alphabet. Here, we cover all remaining 50 states in the U.S., starting with Nebraska.
The United States is a nation of spectacular natural, geological, and cultural diversity. The third largest country by size in the world, the US contains landscapes as varied as the vast white sand dunes of New Mexico and the watery wilderness formed by trees and marshland in Florida. While picking the best wonders of every state isn’t an easy task, here are some of each state’s most beautiful natural attraction, starting today alphabetically with the state’s that begin between letters A-M. Look for tomorrow’s post which will feature the remaining 50 states.
Over the centuries there have been many natural disasters that have stolen human lives and left destruction and havoc for the survivors. Sometimes these incidents are ranked based on damage, loss of lives or the amount of money that it cost to rebuild. Therefore defining the worst natural disasters of all times is subjective and depends on the criteria used. However, these horrific 25 natural disasters events are often considered to be the worst events on record.
The search for the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year is underway, and so far early entries suggest it’ll be another visually inspiring competition. Competition hopefuls were asked to submit captivating images that “tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire.” The official categories are Nature, Cities, and People, with pictures ranging from exotic animals to jaw-dropping rural landscape. Entries to the competition will be accepted until June 30, and the grand prize winner will receive a 10-day trip to the Galápagos. Here, we showcase see some of the most stunning nature photos that have so far been submitted to the annual competition.