News in pictures

  • Week in pictures: 16-22 September 2023
    on September 23, 2023 at 12:20 am

    A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Giant Cabbage, Bottle Dancers, Dachshund Parade (35 photos)
    on September 22, 2023 at 4:30 am

    A cotton harvest in Uzbekistan, a skateboarding showcase in Spain, F1 racing in Singapore, widespread flood damage in Libya, a re-enactment of a 17th-century civil war in England, a shattered forest on the front line in Ukraine, a giant inflatable duck in Toronto, and much more "Seraph," by Sasha Wisniowski, is modeled in the Gold Section during the 2023 World of WearableArt Preview Show at TSB Bank Arena in Wellington, New Zealand, on September 20, 2023. ( Hagen Hopkins / Getty for World of WearableArt) […]

  • Glasses, goats and goodbyes
    on September 22, 2023 at 1:46 am

    A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond. […]

  • King Charles and Queen Camilla visit France
    on September 21, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Charles III and Camilla are on a three-day visit to France, here are some highlights from their first two days. […]

  • Wales' forgotten buildings
    on September 21, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Mae'r ffotograffydd o Abertawe, Steve Liddiard, yn dogfennu ein hadeiladau amddifad. // Swansea photographer, Steve Liddiard, wants a record of some of our abandoned sites. […]

  • Winners of Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 (21 photos)
    on September 20, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    The winning and commended images of the Ocean Photographer of the Year 2023 competition were recently announced, with the marine biologist and amateur photographer Jialing Cai named the overall winner for her image of a paper nautilus floating on a piece of ocean debris. Contest organizers at Oceanographic Magazine were kind enough to share some of this year’s top images below—their full gallery can be seen here. Winner, Female Fifty Fathoms. Humpback whales in shallow water. Turks and Caicos Islands. (© Copyright Merche Llobera / Ocean Photographer of the Year) […]

  • Henry Diltz: Rock's 'accidental photographer' wins lifetime achievement prize
    on September 20, 2023 at 1:30 am

    Henry Diltz, who shot some of rock's most iconic images, will be honoured at Abbey Road on Thursday. […]

  • Oktoberfest 2023: Scenes From the Opening Weekend (21 photos)
    on September 18, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    On Saturday, the 188th Oktoberfest beer festival opened in Munich, Germany. Organizers say they expect millions of visitors over the 18-day festival at Munich’s Theresienwiese—the last keg will be tapped on October 3. The Associated Press reports that the cost for a one-liter mug this year is between 12.60 and 14.90 euros ($13.45 to $15.90). Gathered here are images from the opening weekend of Oktoberfest 2023. A waitress reacts as she carries beer mugs in a festival tent during the opening of Oktoberfest, Munich's annual beer festival, on September 16, 2023, in Munich, Germany. ( Christof Stache / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'reflections'
    on September 16, 2023 at 11:09 pm

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • 9-15 September 2023
    on September 15, 2023 at 11:44 pm

    A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days. […]

  • Photo of a paper nautilus on a floating stick wins award
    on September 15, 2023 at 10:03 am

    A blackwater shot of a paper nautilus floating on ocean debris wins top photo award. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Fish Face, Orca Kite, Naked Run (35 photos)
    on September 15, 2023 at 4:30 am

    A new volcanic eruption in Hawaii; deadly flooding in coastal Libya; a devastating earthquake in Morocco; scenes from China Fashion Week, in Beijing; a tunnel deep underground in Germany; wheelchair basketball in Germany; a penny farthing race in England; an end-of-summer cattle drive in Germany; and much more Surfing dogs compete in Helen Woodward Animal Center's 18th Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon at Del Mar Dog Beach, on September 10, 2023, in Del Mar, California. ( Daniel Knighton / Getty) […]

  • Africa's week in pictures: 8-14 September 2023
    on September 15, 2023 at 12:16 am

    A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond. […]

  • Stars hit red carpet at Vogue World
    on September 14, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Baby bump-flashing Sienna Miller joins other stars like Kate Winslet and Stormzy at the fashion event. […]

  • Astronomy Photographer of the Year
    on September 14, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    Winning images of the amazing parts of our Universe go on display in London. […]

  • Photos From Libya’s Devastating Floods (17 photos)
    on September 13, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    On Sunday, a Mediterranean storm brought record-setting rainfall to much of Libya, filling rivers, overwhelming dams, and sweeping away entire neighborhoods in several coastal towns. Local authorities said that more than 5,100 people have been killed by the powerful flooding. Derna was one of the worst-hit cities after two dams failed and torrents of water rushed through its streets, destroying dozens of buildings. Foreign rescue crews are still arriving, lending assistance to local teams who are working to find any survivors among the debris. People look at the damage caused by flooding in Derna, eastern Libya, on September 11, 2023. ( AFP / Getty) […]

  • The Aftermath of Morocco’s Deadly Earthquake (25 photos)
    on September 11, 2023 at 6:07 pm

    Rescue workers, aided by newly arrived foreign crews, are racing against the clock to find survivors amid the rubble of Morocco’s mountain villages, following Friday’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake. More than 2,600 deaths and 2,500 injuries have now been reported, caused by the strongest earthquake to hit Morocco in more than a century. Gathered below are images from Marrakesh and villages in central Morocco, where both burials and rescue operations are ongoing. A view of a village destroyed by the earthquake, near Adassil, Morocco, on September 11, 2023. ( Nacho Doce / Reuters) […]

  • Photographer collects images for new edition of A Shropshire Lad
    on September 11, 2023 at 5:43 am

    John Hayward's pictures feature in a new version of A Shropshire Lad by A. E. Housman. […]

  • Early Photos From Morocco’s Deadly Earthquake (21 photos)
    on September 9, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    More than 1,000 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that shook Morocco late yesterday, forcing residents to flee their homes in the middle of the night. The 6.8-magnitude quake caused widespread damage in both small villages and the city of Marrakesh. Rescue operations are under way, though they are slowed by damaged roads and communication networks, in a race to find those who remain trapped. Below, a collection of early images from several of the hard-hit neighborhoods and villages. A woman reacts, standing in front of her earthquake-damaged house in the old city in Marrakesh on September 9, 2023. ( Fadel Senna / AFP / Getty) […]

  • 2-8 September 2023
    on September 8, 2023 at 11:30 pm

    A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Smart Lander, Elephant Puppet, Zozobra Burning (35 photos)
    on September 8, 2023 at 4:30 am

    The World Tango Championship in Argentina, devastating floods in Greece, a scene from the 80th Venice Film Festival, a cricket game in Afghanistan, a light festival in South Africa, a buffalo police patrol in Brazil, a muddy mess at the Burning Man Festival, and much more This picture taken on September 2, 2023 shows a player scoring a try during the Water Rugby Lausanne by jumping into Lake Geneva from a floating rugby field. The match was part of a three-day tournament organized by the LUC Rugby that gathered more than 240 players in Lausanne, Switzerland. ( Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Winners of the Bird Photographer of the Year 2023 (14 photos)
    on September 5, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    The winning entries in this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year competition were just announced, with Jack Zhi named as the overall winner for his image of a falcon defending its nest. Competition organizers were once again kind enough to share some of the other winners here, in eight different categories, selected from a field of more than 20,000 entries. Grab the Bull by the Horns. Grand Prize Winner and Gold Winner, Bird Behavior. During the breeding season, a female peregrine falcon fiercely protects her young, attacking anything that comes near the nest. For four years, I attempted to capture these rare moments of her attacking large brown pelicans with incredible speed and agility. The high-speed chase made it challenging to capture a close-up shot with a long lens. (© Copyright Jack Zhi / Bird Photographer of the Year) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'recycled'
    on September 2, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • 26 August - 1 September 2023
    on September 1, 2023 at 11:49 pm

    A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Tomato Fight, Bog Snorkeling, Death Diving (35 photos)
    on September 1, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Scenes from the the World Athletics Championship in Budapest, a sunflower maze in England, a performance at the Rock en Seine festival in Paris, wildfires in Greece and Italy, damage from Hurricane Idalia in Florida, a mid-river football match in England, a marching-band competition in Texas, and much more Jonay Ravelo and his horse Nivaria observe the rising full moon from a mountain in Mogán, in Gran Canaria, Spain, on August 31, 2023. ( Borja Suarez / Reuters) […]

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023: Highly Commended (11 photos)
    on August 31, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    The organizers of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest have been kind enough to share a preview of some of this year’s Highly Commended images. The full list of competition winners, and the Grand Title and Young Grand Title Awards, will be announced in October. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is developed and produced by the Natural History Museum in London. Captions are provided by the photographers and WPY organizers, and are lightly edited for style. Snow Bison. Waugh caught sight of a plains bison kicking up flurries of snow over its bulky frame. From his vehicle, he saw the bison start to head downhill toward the road, gathering momentum, and he drew up to give it space to cross. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. (© Copyright Max Waugh / Wildlife Photographer of the Year) […]

  • Egypt’s New Capital-City Megaproject (23 photos)
    on August 30, 2023 at 6:05 pm

    First announced in 2015, Egypt’s new, as-yet-unnamed capital city has been under construction for years, at an estimated cost of more than $50 billion. Temporarily referred to as the New Administrative Capital, the massive development is just one of several megaprojects being built by the government of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The new city, about 28 miles southeast of Cairo, is planned for more than six million residents, and is designed in part to relieve traffic and other stresses on the crumbling infrastructure in Cairo. The project, largely operated by Egypt’s Ministry of Defense, will consolidate and move government headquarters into a more controlled setting, monitored by more than 6,000 surveillance cameras. It is already home to the tallest building in Africa, a huge presidential palace, dozens of ministry buildings, schools, hospitals, mosques, and churches—with many more to come. Completion remains years away, and the Egyptian government has gone deeply into debt, but some people have begun moving in, even though many Cairo residents, according to Reuters, say they “cannot afford to live in the new city.” Vehicles drive along a road near the newly built Shuhada mosque at Egypt's New Administrative Capital, about 45 kilometers east of Cairo, on March 7, 2021. ( Ahmed Hasan / AFP / Getty) […]

  • 19-25 August 2023
    on August 26, 2023 at 12:21 am

    A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Smoky Skies, Lazy Day, Mug Shot (35 photos)
    on August 25, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Wildfires in Greece and Canada, paddleboarding in Maine, an anti-terror exercise in South Korea, flooding in Southern California, migrating flamingos in Turkey, a weigh-in at London Zoo, a T-Rex race in Washington State, and much more People hold hands during a community paddle out for those affected by the Maui fires, organized by nonprofit Na Kama Kai, at Kuhio Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 19, 2023. At least 115 people are known to have died in what was the deadliest wildfire in the U.S. in more than a century. ( Yuki Iwamura / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Hundreds of Wildfires Rage Across Greece (22 photos)
    on August 23, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Firefighters and volunteers across Greece have been battling devastating wildfires for five straight days now, struggling to contain blazes driven by hot, dry conditions and gale-force winds. Reuters reports that a Greek official says that more than 350 wildfires have erupted since Friday, “including 209 in the last 48 hours.” Thousands of residents and tourists are being evacuated by land and by sea, fleeing the fires that have killed at least 20 people so far. A Greek flag flutters in the wind during a wildfire in Chasia, on the outskirts of Athens, Greece, on August 22, 2023. ( Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Scenes From the 2023 World Athletics Championships (28 photos)
    on August 21, 2023 at 6:03 pm

    More than 2,000 athletes from about 200 countries have gathered in Budapest, Hungary, for the 2023 World Athletics Championships, competing in 49 track-and-field events. The competition began on August 19 and continues through August 27. Gathered below are images from some of the events over this weekend. Second-placed Tara Davis-Woodhall of Team USA celebrates after competing in the women's long-jump final during the World Athletics Championships at the National Athletics Center in Budapest, Hungary, on August 20, 2023. ( Andrej Isakovic / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'summer walks'
    on August 19, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • 12-18 August 2023
    on August 18, 2023 at 11:18 pm

    A selection of striking images from around the world, taken over the past seven days. […]

  • Photos of the Week: Artistic Cycling, Mounted Shooting, Pikachu Parade (35 photos)
    on August 18, 2023 at 4:30 am

    A mountain race in the Swiss Alps, new eruptions of Mount Etna in Italy, preparations for Oktoberfest in Munich, wildfires in Spain’s Canary Islands, a sheep auction in Scotland, a surfing competition in Tahiti, and much more This photograph taken on August 13, 2023, shows France's Chloé Moglia, of the artistic company Rhizome, performing "Horizon" during the final day of Le Castrum festival in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. ( Fabrice Coffrini / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Brown Bears Fishing at Alaska’s Brooks Falls (17 photos)
    on August 16, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    In Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve, the brown bears have returned to Brooks Falls, where they gorge themselves on salmon from July to September in preparation for the coming winter. The fishing bears have become famous, viewed by millions on live “bear cams,” and celebrated each September during Fat Bear Week with a tournament organized by the National Park Service. Recently, the Getty Images photographer John Moore paid a visit to Brooks Falls, catching images of some of the bears in action. A brown bear snags a sockeye salmon in midair on August 11, 2023, at Brooks Falls, Alaska, within Katmai National Park and Preserve. ( John Moore / Getty) […]

  • Lahaina, After the Fire (21 photos)
    on August 14, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Residents of Lahaina, Hawaii, were recently allowed to return to their homes to recover what they could after wildfires burned across western Maui last week, killing at least 96 people. The historic town was overtaken by a swift-moving wildfire, which destroyed almost all of its buildings. More than 1,000 people remain missing as teams continue to search house to house and fire crews work to contain the last of the fires. Gathered below, images of the early recovery work, and the community of volunteers who are mobilizing to help those in need. A woman cradles her cat after finding him in the aftermath of a wildfire in Lahaina, western Maui, Hawaii, on August 11, 2023. ( Moses Slovatizki / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Photos of the Week: Foam Party, Pet Dryer, Hummingbird Care (35 photos)
    on August 11, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Mountain-bike racing in Scotland, flooding in Northern Europe, missile strikes in Ukraine, wildfire damage in Hawaii, a rescued wallaby in Australia, a dog-surfing championship in California, a rubber-duck derby in Chicago, and much more This underwater picture shows Brazilian surfer Gabriel Medina during a training session on August 9, 2023, in Teahupo'o, Tahiti, a few days before the WSL Shiseido Tahiti pro-surfing event. ( Ben Thouard / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Photos: Deadly Wildfires Sweep Across Maui (15 photos)
    on August 10, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Yesterday, wildfires that were fanned by winds driven by a distant hurricane tore across the Hawaiian island of Maui, forcing thousands to flee, destroying hundreds of structures, and killing at least 36 people, according to an Associated Press report. The historic town of Lahaina was hit especially hard as the fast-moving fires burned through buildings toward the waterfront, forcing a number of people to jump into the water to escape. Gathered below, early images from the disaster in Lahaina. The hall of historic Waiola Church and nearby Lahaina Hongwanji Mission are engulfed in flames along Wainee Street on August 8, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. ( Matthew Thayer / The Maui News / AP) […]

  • 18 Months of War in Ukraine (28 photos)
    on August 8, 2023 at 6:09 pm

    Ukraine will soon mark the passing of 18 months since Russian forces launched their invasion in February of 2022. In recent weeks, the frontline battlefields in eastern and southern Ukraine remain punishing arenas of trench warfare, drone attacks, and artillery battles. Heavily mined and fortified Russian positions are slowing Ukraine’s long-anticipated counteroffensive. Russia’s military continues to launch missiles into all parts of Ukraine, attacking infrastructure and other targets, while Western countries continue to supply Ukraine with ammunition, equipment, and training. Gathered below are images from recent weeks, showing a region reshaped by a year and a half of war. Ukrainian soldiers fire toward Russian positions from a trench on the front line in Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia region on June 23, 2023. ( Efrem Lukatsky / AP) […]

  • Photos of the Week: Spider Boots, Jacuzzi Bear, Inflatable Gibbon (35 photos)
    on August 4, 2023 at 4:30 am

    Widespread flooding in China, a horse cart race in India, drone training in Ukraine, a wildfire in the Mojave National Preserve, a water polo match in Japan, a trampoline championship in England, a flooded St Mark’s Square in Venice, an air show in Ireland, and much more A member of the Crane Valley Hotshots works to light a backfire as the York Fire burns in the Mojave National Preserve on July 30, 2023. The York Fire has burned over 70,000 acres, and has crossed the state line from California into Nevada. ( David Swanson / AFP / Getty) […]

  • Views of the Sturgeon Supermoon (14 photos)
    on August 2, 2023 at 5:44 pm

    Last night, sky watchers around the world were treated to views of the so-called sturgeon supermoon. According to NASA, via the Maine Farmers’ Almanac, August’s full moon is called the sturgeon moon because Algonquin tribes knew that large fish were more easily caught at this time of year. It is also one of the largest full moons of 2023, when the moon appears about 10 percent larger than average as it approaches its closest point in orbit—the next supermoon of this year takes place on August 31. Though the moon might appear larger and brighter, the size difference is actually so small that a casual observer would probably never notice. Nevertheless, photographers across the globe captured the event: Here are 14 of the most super images of this year’s sturgeon supermoon. A family stands in front of the full moon, known as the sturgeon moon, in Arguineguín, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain, on August 1, 2023. ( Borja Suarez / Reuters) […]

  • Photos: London’s Urban Foxes (23 photos)
    on July 31, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    London’s urban fox population has been growing and becoming more visible since the early 20th century. Foxes are well adapted to city and suburban life, and their numbers appear to have stabilized at about 10,000 foxes living in the gardens, parks, and alleyways of London alone. Collected below are recent images of some of these foxes playing, scavenging, sleeping, and scampering around London. A red fox walks on a path beside the Thames Barrier in Greenwich, London, England. ( Matthew Williams-Ellis / Getty) […]

  • Photos of the Week: Feathered Gorilla, Breaching Whale, Alphorn Festival (35 photos)
    on July 28, 2023 at 4:30 am

    The Fencing World Championships in Italy, a rain delay at Boston’s Fenway Park, a bomb-damaged cathedral in Ukraine, wildfires across Greece, a performance at the Lollapalooza Paris Festival, the Women’s World Cup in Australia, preparations for a typhoon in China, and much more Matthias Appenzeller of Team Switzerland competes in the men's high-diving preliminaries on day one of the Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships at Seaside Momochi Beach Park on July 25, 2023, in Fukuoka, Japan. ( Adam Pretty / Getty) […]

  • How this stunning drone footage is teaching us about sharks
    on July 24, 2023 at 1:01 pm

    With her eye in the sky, Joanna Steidle captures images of the elusive creatures. […]

  • Your pictures on the theme of 'my hometown'
    on July 15, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    A selection of striking images from our readers around the world. […]

  • 'It's not photography, it creates a new reality'
    on June 19, 2023 at 5:46 am

    Could developments in picture editing tech using Artificial Intelligence change photography forever? […]

  • Photographing love and loss in the UK's first Aids ward
    on February 25, 2023 at 8:43 am

    An exhibition features images of patients, staff and visitors in Middlesex Hospital's Aids wards. […]

  • Walking Tractor: The man telling the story of the weather in photos
    on January 31, 2023 at 6:36 am

    Alan Percy, from Norwich, is one of the BBC's network of Weather Watchers. […]