Mount Everest at Dusk
Here, Mount Everest glows at dusk (at left). This photo was taken shortly after sunset from Gokyo Ri, Nepal, in 2004.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Sunset falls on a Maasai boy on Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
The craggy Cliffs of Moher wrap around the western coast of County Clare, providing a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean. The rocky cliffs reach 702 feet (214) meters at their highest point and stretch nearly five miles (eight kilometers) across.
Potato Field, India
Women in the village of Mawsynram in the Indian state of Meghalaya (known as the wettest place on the planet), use homemade “umbrellas” when they work in the potato field.
A scene of the tiny village of Manarola on the Cinque Terre coast of Italy.
Sheepherding in Scotland has a long history, not all of it pleasant. Many of the pastures in the Western Highlands—where these sheep peer through a fence—were created during the “clearances” of the late 1800s, when wealthy landowners seeking greater profits brutally evicted their tenants and converted their subsistence farmland to pasture.
Baobab Trees, Tanzania
Baobab trees frame a serene view of night skies in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania. Some species of baobab trees can live for a thousand years—potentially reaching a stunning height of 80 feet (25 meters) and a diameter of 40 feet (12 meters).
Thermal Pool, Yellowstone National Park
This photo was taken in the few minutes of blue skies he had after one storm and right before another.
Horse Ranch, Argentina
Men and horses pause near El Calafate, a town just beyond Lake Argentina in the southern reaches of Patagonia. With its stunning backdrop of Andes peaks, the town is one of the country’s biggest tourist draws.
Tuareg Tribesmen, Sahara
A Tuareg tribesman leads his camels through the dunes of the Sahara. The Tuareg have historically roamed the desert from southern Algeria and Libya to eastern Mali. Tuareg caravans once dominated trade routes; today, many of those who have not settled in cities and towns make their livings herding livestock.
Miyajima Torii, Japan
Standing at low tide, the torii on Miyajima is thrown into silhouette as the sun sinks behind a mountain. The famous vermilion gate was built in 1875 and is the largest in Japan, standing about 53 feet (16 meters) high. Torii are traditionally built as entrances to Shinto shrines.
Lake Como, Lombardy
Lights line the banks of Lake Como, as seen from Monte San Primo in Lombardy. After visiting the lake in 1875, composer Franz Liszt remarked, “When you write about two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como.”
Cable Cars, Brazil
Cable cars ascend through low clouds to reach Pão de Açúcar (Sugarloaf), a true symbol of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The landmark, which is actually two mountains, has been accessible via cable car since 1912
Nā Pali Coast, Hawaii
This picture was taken just a couple of minutes before the clouds overtook the sun and the rain began to fall.
Terraced Rice Field, China
Yunnan, China, is a beautiful place for shooting rice field terraces.
Cornfield, São Paulo, Brazil
An old and great example of a Jequitiba tree in a cornfield in Pirassununga city, interior São Paulo state.