Category: Curiosities

Gaucho culture in Argentina

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

Misty winter scenes

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

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,...

Fire festivals

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

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...

Quirky souvenirs

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

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...

Land diving in Vanuatu

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

Sahara camel ride

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

Happy beans

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

Mountain biker

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

Blue Grotto

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

Havana

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

Samburu tribal dance

On International Dance Day we found this great image of a Samburu tribesman performing a traditional dance in Laikipia, Kenya, by Sergio...

Best beach huts

Wooden beach huts have existed since the late 19th Century in Australia, England, France and Italy. They evolved from the ‘bathing machine’,...

Amazing rivers

This Earth Day we have found some beautiful aerial shots of rivers around the world. A colorful river delta in...

Mexican cowgirls

Escaramuzas are Mexican cowgirls who perform fast and furious routines on galloping horses. They wear colourful dresses and hats and ride sidesaddle. Our photographers...

Cloud formations

We searched through our picture archive for our favourite shots of strange and beautiful cloud formations captured by our...

Christ the Redeemer

Photographer Angelo Cavalli recently captured this great shot of Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, seemingly embracing the...

Abstract landscapes

These beautiful abstracts were created by travel and landscape photographer Lee Frost. Lee captured the moody light and...

Novice monks

Novice monks at the Full Moon Festival in Bagan, Myanmar (also known as Burma), by Lynn Gail. According to...

Patterns in nature

We put together some of our favourite stunning photos of naturally occurring patterns, ranging from sand dunes and land...

Love locks

The tradition of locking a padlock inscribed with two lovers’ names to a fence, bridge or gate, and...

Northern Lights

This stunning picture of the Northern Lights a one of our favourite new additions to the photo archive....

Spirals in nature

Spirals are patterns that occur naturally in plants and natural systems, including the weather. They were studied by...

Buddhist monk

A young Buddhist monk turns to look at the dome of the Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, in this...

Black Nazarene

Every 9th of January a life-sized sculpture of Jesus called the ‘Black Nazarene’ is taken through the streets of Manila, the...

World Urbanism Day

Since today is World Urbanism Day here is one of our favourite urban pictures of pedestrians crossing a...