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Past articles by Alan:

Winners of the 2023 Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition

A collection of some of the winning and shortlisted photos from this year’s competition → Read More

Photos of the Week: Sea Dragon, Mermaid Convention, Inflatable Tank

Speed skating in the Netherlands, a teddy-bear clinic in Belgium, an International Women's Day march in Chile, a “cats that look like cows” competition in Thailand, and much more → Read More

Photos: A Month Since the Devastating Earthquake in Turkey

Images from across the quake-hit region over recent weeks: → Read More

Holi 2023: The Festival of Colors

After two years of limited celebrations due to COVID-19 restrictions, many Holi festivals are back in full swing. → Read More

Photos of the Week: Lava Field, London Fox, Leatherback Turtle

A deadly train crash in Greece, the northern lights above Stockholm, an uphill race in Austria, fighting and survival in Ukraine, a traditional sled race in Slovakia, and much more → Read More

Photos: A Blanket of Snow for California

A collection of unusually snowy scenes from California, Nevada, and Arizona → Read More

Winners of the 2022 World Nature Photography Awards

Some of the top nature photography featured in this year’s competition → Read More

Photos of the Week: Ski Bike, Cow Hug, Drone Face

The world’s oldest dog in Portugal, a “firefall” in Yosemite National Park, widespread flooding in Mozambique, continued rescue and recovery in earthquake-hit Turkey, and much more → Read More

Winners of the 2022 Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

A collection of the winning and commended images from this year’s photo competition. → Read More

Photos: Superb Owl Sunday VII

A special Sunday event: a photographic essay celebrating such magnificent birds of prey. These nocturnal hunters hail from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America and are depicted here in photos from recent years. → Read More

Photos of the Week: Ice Canoe, Rainbow Mountain, Balloon Debris

Deadly wildfires in southern Chile, a lantern festival in Taiwan, an extremely low tide in Venice, a freight-train derailment in Ohio, scenes of earthquake devastation in Turkey, and much more → Read More

Photos of the Week: Salmon Blessing, Masquerade Games, Polar Night

A figure-skating championship in Finland, a rugby tournament in Afghanistan, the Magh Mela festival in India, a soldier’s funeral in Ukraine, an ice storm in Texas, and much more → Read More

Photos: The Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival

Images of the annual fire festival held in the Shetland Islands, from the past 20 years. → Read More

Winners of the 2022 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Contest

Some of the top images from the 14 categories of underwater photography in this year’s competition → Read More

Photos of the Week: Epiphany Dips, Pet Blessings, Chicken Feet

A theater festival in Chile, horses leaping through flames in Spain, a Russian missile strike in Ukraine, a green field in Saudi Arabia, and much more → Read More

Photos of the Week: Arabian Oryx, Siberian Tigers, Flying Squid

Dogsledding in the dark in Svalbard, a trout-catching contest in South Korea, lava in Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, heavy rain and floods in California, and much more → Read More

Despite Protests in Luetzerath, a German Coal Mine Expands

Images of demonstrations in the village of Luetzerath, beside a gigantic coal-mine pit. → Read More

A Visit to the French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Images from a recent voyage to several groups of sub-Antarctic islands → Read More

Photos of the Week: Confetti Test, Food Battle, Glowing Waterfall

A moment of peace on Ukraine's front line, a Boxing Day hunt in England, frozen structures along the Great Lakes, a forest fire in Chile, yacht racing in Australia, and much more → Read More

Photos of the Week: Frosty Countryside, Christmas Train, Santa Visit

Ice-skating in England, a bearskin parade in Romania, whirling dervishes in Turkey, sheep mustering in New Zealand, welcoming the winter solstice in Ireland, and much more → Read More