Author: Robert Harding

Gaucho culture in Argentina

One of Argentina’s biggest attractions for tourists and photographers alike is the traditional cowboy or ‘gaucho’ culture, which remains...

Fox family, Colorado

This incredible series of images of a family of foxes in Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, was shot by our...

The best of Argentina: the south

The second in our series of insider tips on Argentina’s most photogenic places looks at our favourite destinations in the south,...

Binche Carnival, Belgium

One of the world’s strangest festivals takes place on Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday) in Binche, Belgium. Men parade through the town...

The best of Argentina: the north

Having worked as a photographer in Argentina I got to see the far reaches of this incredible country – including deserts,...

Heart-shapes in nature

Excuse-us for being cheesy but as Valentine’s Day approaches we’ve put together a gallery of  heart-shaped things found in...

Spain’s best festivals

Spain is the world’s best festival destination with every town in the country holding its own unique street party....

Lake Bled at dawn

This magical glacial lake, surrounding a picture-perfect church on a tiny island, is set against the backdrop of a...

The black bears of Yellowstone

Wildlife photographer James Hager captured these great photos of black bear mothers and their curious cubs in Yellowstone National Park. James...

Carnival in Tenerife

Carnival season is nearly upon us, but if Brazil is too far to get to, Europe has its...

Essaouira, Morocco

Exotic and soulful, serene and weather-beaten, Morocco’s historical coastal city, Essaouira, moves at its own relaxed pace. It’s the perfect destination to...

Hedgehogs

We love these photos of prickly hedgehogs by Ann and Steve Toon. The Toons can often be found...

Ati-Atihan festival

The Ati-Atihan festival is a wild, week-long party in honour of Santo Niño (baby Jesus), that began in...

Misty winter scenes

Here’s a selection of our favourite mysterious, misty winter scenes from our photo archive. Hochkar ski resort near...

New year fireworks, Germany

We love this photo of new year’s fireworks in Rems-Murr Kreis district, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, by Herbert Kehrer. See more...

Sea lions

These characterful sea mammals can be found from subarctic to tropical waters. Their long foreflippers, visible ears and...

Perchten winter festival

The annual Perchten festival sees participants dress as terrifying creatures (the mythical following of pagan goddess Perchta) to chase...

Tropical Christmas

While those in the Northern Hemisphere are putting on their wooly scarves and betting on the chances of snow,...

Broad-tailed hummingbird

This beautiful picture of a female broad-tailed hummingbird was taken in Arizona, USA, while it was feeding on...

Storm over Perth Beach

We love this image of a storm approaching over Perth beach, Western Australia by Lynn Gail. See more images...

Pantanal

Some of the incredible birds, animals and landscapes of the Pantanal, the world’s largest tropical wetland and area of...

Fire festivals

Britons celebrate Bonfire Night this week (on the 5th of November) originally to mark the day of the...

The coolest festival in the world

China’s Harbin Ice Festival promises towering snow sculptures featuring mythic figures, a temporary city of famous buildings rendered in...

Deer Cave

Tiny figures show the scale of Deer Cave, Mulu National Park, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia. (Richard Ashworth/Robert Harding) See...

Peruvian textiles

Vibrant colour weaves through the textiles of Peru. Here are some of our favourite images. Indian man, Inca...

Monkeys

We love this picture of monkeys sitting with their babies in Bali by Richard Maschmeyer. (Richard Maschmeyer/Robert Harding) See...

Caimans

Caimans are Central and South America’s answer to crocodiles. They range from small dwarf varieties to larger species...

Quirky souvenirs

Our favourite quirky souvenir shots from around the world. Souvenirs of the Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New...

Battle of the Queens

Every October, these feisty Herens cows fight each other in the otherwise sleepy Swiss village of Aproz, in an event...

Our favourite red images

Now that autumn is turning the Northern Hemisphere’s leaves red, we were inspired to put together a gallery of our...

Wildebeest migration

The great wildebeest migration is the largest and most spectacular movement of animals in the world. Over two...

Vietnam in pictures

Vietnam has it all: breathtaking coastline, emerald rice paddies, vibrant traditional cultures, forward thinking cities and delicious food. Tourism...

Cheetah families

We love these photos of cheetah families by our roving wildlife photograper James Hager, who travelled to the...

The Dolomites

Extending from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east, The Dolomites are a stunning...

Land diving in Vanuatu

Before bungee jumping there was land diving, invented on the Pacific island of Vanuatu as a ritual in...

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance

This Monday (8th September) saw residents of the village of Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire perform the eccentric Abbots Bromley...

Regata Storica, Venice

This Sunday, Venice’s Grand Canal will be transported back to its glorious past at the Regata Storica, the main event...

Puma jumping

We love this image of a puma jumping in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, USA, by Konrad Wothe. (LOOK/Robert Harding) See more images...

Sri Lanka in pictures

Sri Lanka is a gem that has emerged from the shadows of war and the tsunami. Its pristine beaches,...

Tomatina festival

The world’s biggest food fight takes place in the Spanish town of Buñol every August. More than a...

Burning Man Festival

Every year over 60,000 festival goers descend on the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, for this festival...

Wales in pictures

With award winning beaches, crumbling Celtic castles and picture perfect towns, Wales is a beautiful destinations for nature and...

Notting Hill Carnival

Preparations are being made for this year’s flamboyant Notting Hill Carnival on the 24th and 25th August. The event,...

Iceland aerial shots

Providing the frozen set of the land beyond the wall in Game of Thrones, Iceland is a place of other-worldy...

Slovenia in pictures

Slovenia is known for its pristine, fairy-tale landscapes, picture perfect towns and friendly locals. We chose some of our favourite...

Esala Perahera festival

The Buddhist festival Esala Perahera takes place this year from 1-11th August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Also known as...

Orangutans

These endangered primates use sophisticated tools and have a great capacity for learning. Found only in Sumatra and Borneo,...

Scotland in pictures

Scotland’s vibrant capital, Glasgow, is playing host to the Commonwealth Games right now (until the 3rd August 2014)....

Eid prayer

Muslims worldwide are celebrating the religious holiday Eid-Al-Fitr this week. Eid marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy...

Jellyfish

Jellyfish are psychedelic looking creatures found in every ocean of the world. Most of them consist of an umbrella-shaped bell...

Monument Valley

Monument Valley is a stunning landscape of geological wonders. Red sandstone outcrops known as buttes, formed by gradual erosion,...

Festival of the Redeemer

This weekend Venice celebrated the Festival of the Redeemer, lighting up the city’s famous skyline with fireworks. The...

Sun bears

Sun bears are expressive looking creatures that can be found in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. They are...

Sahara camel ride

We love this photo by Matthew Williams-Ellis of tourists on a camel ride in the Erg Chebbi Desert, part...

Natural sea arches

Sea arches are made by coastal erosion. Some form when waves become focussed on one piece of rock and others are...

Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins are the most common dolphins found in the world’s oceans and are known for their ability...

Happy beans

On our recent trip to Berlin for the CEPIC Congress we were pleased to be able to give out these...

Naadam festival in pictures

This week (starting on the 11th July) Mongolia’s traditional festival, Naadam, whips the country into a frenzy of colourful costume...

Aran Islands

The Aran Islands are three islands located in Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland, named Inishmore,...

Calgary Stampede in pictures

Calgary Stampede is Canada’s largest rodeo, a ten day event featuring hair-raising competitions with the world’s best cowboys. We picked...

Mountain biker

We love this photo of a mountain biker riding on a trail in the Alps, by Hauke Dressler. It was...

European wildcats

Heavier and with thicker fur than the domestic cat, the European wildcat lives in the grasslands and forests...

Spider monkeys

Spiders monkeys are an extremely intelligent but threatened species with very long limbs and tails. In the wild they can be...

Inti Raymi festival

The Festival of Inti Raymi (which means festival of the sun) brings crowds onto the streets in the...

Blue Grotto

The spectacular Blue Grotto is a sea cave on the island of Capri in Southern Italy. What makes...

Marine iguana

The marine iguana is a striking looking lizard found on the Galapagos Islands. It is the only lizard that can...

Dragon boat races

Dragon boat racing is an ancient sport that is still extremely popular in China. Last week Dragon boat races...

The disappearing islands

This year World Environment Day (5th June 2014) focusses on the world’s most vulnerable islands. As the climate warms and polar...

African lions

Amazing wildlife photography duo Ann and Steve Toon regularly travel to the African wilderness to photograph lions. We...

Croatia in pictures

Croatia is one of the Mediterranean’s most fashionable destinations. Picture perfect fishing villages, more than a thousand islands...

The pilgrimage to El Rocío

The Romería (pilgrimage) de Rocío is Spain’s largest and most spectacular pilgrimage. Thousands of pilgrims walk through the countryside to...

Gawai Dayak Festival

Gawai Dayak is a festival celebrated by the Dayaks, the native people of Borneo, that will take place...

Granada in pictures

Granada is a Spanish province that shares the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains with neighbouring Almería. It’s capital, also called...

Adelie penguins

The Adelie penguin is a species of penguin that can only be found along the Antarctic coast. Wildlife photographer Michael...

Sydney in lights

Vivid Sydney is an amazing event featuring giant light projections that transform the city’s buildings. It is held...

Bengal Tigers

The national animal of both India and Bangladesh, these magnificent Bengal tigers were photographed here by Thorsten Milse in Madhya...

Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling

Every Spring Bank Holiday one of England’s most eccentric festivals is held: the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling. Competitors chase...

Lake District in pictures

The Lake District is England’s largest national park, home of the country’s deepest lake (Wastwater) and highest peak...

Sparring horses

We love this stunning photo of two wild horses sparring in the bleached landscape near Aus in Namibia, by...

Frigate bird

Frigate birds are distinctive looking seabirds with long wings and tails, who catch their food in flight, as well...

Havana

We love this beautiful picture of a trombone player on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. Cubans regularly gather...

Sanja Matsuri

Sanja Matsuri is a wild and wonderful Shinto festival in which ornate shrines called Mikoshi are carried through...