© Mauro De Bettio
Ethiopia's 'church in the sky' is arguably the most inaccessible place of worship on earth, perched on top of a vertical spire of rock and 200m drops on all sides. The monolithic church, located in northern Ethiopia in the Tigray region, is 2,600m high and must be climbed on a vertical rock with bare feet to reach it, making you wonder how families grit it out to visit the church for Sunday services
© Philippe Fatin
Misty morning at Baojin village in winter time - For the third day of the third lunar month , the Dong peoples celebrate this event. They are preparing the sticky rice in each houses, the smoke melt with the misty morning created this magic atmosphere . In early morning, they are going to pick shallots and garlics in the gardens. Guizhou province, Zhenyuan district China.
© Natalya Saprunova
In the streets of Nizhneangarsk - A warmly dressed resident of Nizhneangarsk, an urban locality of Buryatia Republic in Russia, walks down the street to do her shopping. The town is located at the northernmost part of the Baikal lake and was developed mostly during the construction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline (BAM) railway line at the end of the 70's. The BAM was built as an alternative strategic route to the Trans-Siberian Railway for transporting raw materials away from the sensitive Soviet-Chinese border.
© Alain Schroeder
Dead Goat Polo 5 - In Kyrgyzstan, on the plateau framed by mountains, the riders circle around the tai kazan battling for an opportunity to score a goal. Trying to outrun your opponents with a decapitated (headless) goat wedged between your leg and your horse, might not be your idea of a fun game, but in Kyrgyzstan, Kok Boru is the national sport. Dead goat polo feels more to me like cavalier rugby. Organized in two teams of four, but sometimes many more, riders race from one end of the field to the other chasing the rider with the goat whose sole intention is to score a point by heaving the 30 kilo body into the Tai Kazan (goal) on either end.
© Jean Mathieu Saponaro
The Barn, Senja Island, Northern Norway, from the series The red and the White - White, always more, out of sight. A desert without any color. Or is it the opposite? White is actually all colors at once. And suddenly, like a mirage: Red. Mysterious, only escape for the eye in this immensity. Only trace of Humanity in this nature so powerful, so wild, so hostile.
© Tuan Nguyen Tan
The sound of bamboo brooms beside the Church - The worker is cleaning the road next to the Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon at dawn. This is the quiet moment of Saigon in the morning before the city is crowded with traffic.
© Samuel Devantery
Umbrella - This serie was taken September 4, 2018 in Japan. It was during the violent Typhoon Jebi. As I was inside the country I just felt the side of it. There was a sweet feeling, a misty fog and a tiny rain who refreshed the hot weather of September. It was very special to feel all those positives energies while the typhoon smashing the japanese coast.
© Chin Leong Teo
Pagoda Novice Monks 2 - In Myanmar, some children enter monkhood at a young age. They live a life of simplicity and austerity. But being the children whom they are, the desire for fun and play sometimes come out in the open, in the midst of their daily chores and prayers.
© Trung Pham Huy
A morning in Halong Bay - Halong Bay is in Quang Ninh province, northern Vietnam. The bay is Unesco recognized as World heritage. Visitors could stay overnight on the cruise and wake up to welcome a beautiful sunrise of new day with hundreds of rocky mountains surrounding on the sea.
© Enrico Pescantini
Earth's Rainbow - Nature is always showing us as the greatest painter of all time: in the Peruvian Andes, a unique mineral composition and millions of years of wind and rain created the Rainbow Mountains, a true wonder of nature. It is indeed a “sad” discovery made only recently, due to the melting of snow and ice that once covered them.
© Guy Peterson
Two Mauritanian men light a fire in the back of an empty iron ore freight train to make tea while on the 18 hour non-stop ride 750km east into the Sahara desert. Nouadhibou , Mauritania March - 2020.
© Enrique López-Tapia
Mountain Lights - Kalapathar peak, at 5500 meters of altitude, is one of the best places in the Khumbu region to see the Everest. While I was waiting for the evening light to illuminate Everest, the real spectacle was behind me, when a mountaineer was outlined against the light, the marvelous sunset light and the clouds and Buddhist prayer flags moving in the wind. Himalaya, Khumbu. Nepal.
© Zay Yar Lin
The Last Eagle Hunters - Kazakh eagle hunters riding on horseback across the vast landscape of Mongolia. For centuries, they have used golden eagles to hunt prey during the bleak winter months, an extraordinary example of a relationship between humans and semi wild animals. There are an estimated 250 eagle hunters in Bayan-Ölgii, which is located in the Altai Mountains of western Mongolian. They maintained ancient practice of hunting with golden eagles on horseback, and they primarily hunt red foxes and corsac foxes.
© Volodymyr Kutsey
Life in the jungle - A little boy of Korowai tribe enjoys a balmy sleep in his natural crib made of palm leaves in the depth of Papua jungle, while his parents work hard on extracting sago starch from a sago palm trunk. Korowai tribe, Papua
© Sergey Zubov
Titan - The plane is about to land
© Théo Saffroy
Camel Shepherd and his Herd in the Fog - In the heart of the snow-covered Tian Shan mountains, far from the abundance of cities, Bolotbaike keeps leading its rhythm of life far from the world. Apprized for its endurance and adaptation to extreme conditions, the Bactrian camel is used as a pack animal but also for its meat, fat and milk.
© France Leclerc
Raffia-After harvest, raffia grass is drying on a beach near Grand Popo in Bénin.
© Robi Chakraborty
The villagers - A household staff member who works for a friend was visiting his village in Chhattisgarh and I self-invited myself. Chhattisgarh falls under the Maoist belt and is prone to attacks and kidnappings. I felt assured to travel as I would be with people that I knew. Years ago missionaries had converted many tribes to Christianity and everyone in this particular village was Christians.
© Melissa Stewart
Journey by Foot - A breath of fresh air,a state of mind.
© Maynard Switzer
Wash Day - Four women with babies on their backs taking their clothes to be washed in the local river, Mali.
© Terri Gold
At The Gerewol Festival In Chad - In the Sahel desert in Chad, the nomadic Wodaabe people spend months apart, searching out pastures for their herds and shelter for the families. When the rains are good, the clans celebrate with an extraordinary courtship ritual and beauty contest called The Gerewol and it's the men who are on parade.
© Maureen Ruddy Burkhart
Monument Mustang -A passerby pulled over his car, jumped out, and tried to photograph a wild mustang in the Monument Valley of Utah. Like many photographers, I love to watch the sunrise on the landscape. I especially love photographing early on winter mornings, like this time in the Navajo Country of Monument Valley, Utah. I was alone on the street when I stopped to watch a wild mustang gallop across the land and onto the road. Suddenly, a blue Mustang sports car (no kidding!) pulled up in front of me and a tourist jumped out yelling What a wonderfully whimsical thing to see here! How magical!. And so I photographed the tourist photographing the horse. It's those perfect moments that give me the greatest joy as a photographer. His whimsical moment was also my whimsical moment.
© Elizabeth Bourne
The Last Light- Growlers from a nearby glacier speckle the water in Isfjord as the last tongue of October sunlight licks at distant mountain. In two weeks, the sun will be gone.
© Abdulla AL-Mushaifri
Hayder Museum - The Museum, designed to become the primary building for the nation’s cultural programs, breaks from the rigid and often monumental Soviet architecture that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities of Azeri culture and the optimism of a nation that looks to the future. Zaha Hadid Architects was appointed as design architects of the Heydar Aliyev Center following a competition in 2007.
© Attila Balogh
First snow - October in Larung Gar Buddhist Institute, the largest religious institute of the World.