Various Images

Like father, like son

Chomp Chomp

Orangutan mother and curious child

Huge Queen portrait in mall Winnipeg

Darth Vader fishing in Berlin

A candid pic at the park and its basically the dog version of this meme

This Monstrous House

Hidden Red Slot Canyon in Southern Utah

Week in pictures: 30 July – 5 August 2022

A selection of powerful news photographs taken around the world this week.

England's Chloe Kelly celebrates scoring their second goal with Jill Scott and Lauren Hemp at Wembley Stadium, London, 28 July 2022.
England created history by winning their first major women’s football tournament in a dramatic Euro 2022 final against eight-time champions Germany at Wembley. Substitute Chloe Kelly made the final score 2-1 in front of a record crowd of 87,192, with ten minutes of extra time remaining.
Demonstrators run amid tear gas during clashes with police over a controversial new coca market that coca growers want to shut down as they consider it illegal, in La Paz, Bolivia, 3 August 2022.
Protesters clashed with police in La Paz, Bolivia, over a controversial new coca market that coca leaf producers want closed down.
Egyptian Air forces' "Silver Stars" aerobatics perform along with the South Korean "Black Eagles" aerobatic team during Pyramids Air Show 2022 at the Pyramids plateau in Giza, Egypt, August 3, 2022.
The Egyptian Air Force’s Silver Stars and South Korea’s Black Eagles aerial demonstration team perform during the launch of the Pyramids Air Show 2022 at the Pyramids plateau in Giza, Egypt.
Aerial view showing a large sinkhole near the mining town of Tierra Amarilla, Copiapo Province, in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Chilean authorities are investigating a mysterious sinkhole which appeared in a mining area in the north of the country. Drone images show a huge hole on land operated on by Canada’s Lundin Mining.
Chioma Onyekwere of Team Nigeria competes during the Women's Discus Throw Final on day five of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on 2 August 0 2022 in England.
Chioma Onyekwere of Team Nigeria competes during the Women’s Discus Throw Final on day five of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England. The 28-year-old African champion won the event with a season’s-best throw of 61.70m.
A baby sea turtle released into the sea in Indonesia's Bangka Belitung island as part of a conservation program, 4 August 2022
A baby sea turtle is released into the sea at Ketawai Beach on Bangka Belitung island, Indonesia, as part of a conservation programme. 2,287 sea turtle eggs were saved from the illegal trade before being hatched and released by the Alobi Foundation Wildlife Rescue.
Highland dancers perform on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle at this year's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, 4 August 2022.
Highland dancers perform on the Esplanade of Edinburgh Castle at this year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Scotland.
Migrants wait to board a coast guard ship in Lampedusa for transfer to Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy.
Migrants wait to board a coastguard ship in Lampedusa before being transferred to Porto Empedocle in Sicily, Italy. The island of Lampedusa is one of the main arrival points for migrants trying to reach Europe
Andrea Garcia Lopez, 71, plays basketball during an exhibition game in San Esteban Atatlahuca, Oaxaca, Mexico August 3, 2022.
Andrea Garcia Lopez, 71, nicknamed Granny Jordan by TikTok users, plays basketball during an exhibition game in San Esteban Atatlahuca, Oaxaca, Mexico.
The Arc de Triomphe at the sunset, in Paris, France on 2 August 2020.
People gather in Paris to watch the sun set just behind the Arc de Triomphe in an event known as Paris Henge. Twice a year – in May and August – the sun aligns down the axis of the arch.


Odd and Creepy Old Photos

‘Child with a Hand Grenade, Central Park’, 1962

Barney at one of my birthday parties in the 90s.

Scarecrows playing football, 1976

Dripping Dolls Heads in a Factory, Photographed by Merlyn Severn, 1947

Taking Tea with Mummy: the Mummies of Venzone, Italy, Photographed in 1950

Alice and the Dormouse, Photographed by Ernest Barraud, 1887

Halloween Masks, New York, 1960s, Photographed by Arthur Tress

Just creepy

In 1970, a teenage stowaway named Keith Sapsford fell to his death from an airplane.

On February 22, 1970, an Australian teen named Keith Sapsford snuck onto the tarmac at Sydney Airport and hid inside a Tokyo-bound plane. It was the last decision he ever made. [disaster]

The Snake Woman Saite Layton, Cole Bros. Circus, 1947

The Kamloops Indian Residential School ran by the Catholic Church (1937)

Three French circus performers from around 1900-1930

The Catholic Church with the Nazi Third Reich

New Year in a psychiatric hospital, Moscow, 1988. Photographer: Pavel Krivtsov

Not sure what was going on here

Pictures on the theme of ‘on the water’


We asked our readers to send in their best pictures on the theme “on the water”. Here is a selection of the photographs we received from around the world.

Prantik Biswas: “A surfer keeps his balance amongst the wild waves.”
Boats in a harbour
Alex Ashby: ‘Visiting Sai Kung in Hong Kong, I stopped to watch this man very unsteadily make his way to shore.”
Girl in wellington boots
Katharine Simkins: “Some over-enthusiastic paddling at Goatee Beach opposite Southampton Docks on a beautiful winter’s morning. Sound carries on the water and I expect the dock workers all heard my daughter’s loud complaints about her squelchy wellies.”
Richard Highes: “At this beautiful time of year, you have to love every fluffy duckling, gosling and cygnet exploring the world for the first time.”
Boats and ice
Niels Andersen: “The harbour in Ilulissat, Greenland, is packed with ice after a stormy night.”
Calm sea
Victoria Schaal: “A calm sea in the Caribbean.”
Martin Pilkington: “Admiring the skills and patience of a team of fishermen on the serene Inle Lake in Burma” [Myanmar].
Dog on a surf board
Nigel Caulkett: “Winnie loves to get out on the water in the summer. She always wears her life jacket, because she is not the best swimmer.”
Swan on a lake in Cambridge, UK
Hayley King: “An elegant swan on Cherry Hinton lake, Cambridge.”
Boat on a misty river
Gary Framingham took this during an early Easter Sunday morning walk by the River Chet in Norfolk.
Ruber ducks
Jane Elle: “An unusual encounter on the water.”
Leaf on water
Sarah Bailey: “This fallen leaf floating on the water at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, Kent, reminds me of a star suspended in an inky night sky.”
Adam Berry: “I love the way this image has a wow factor. It was taken free diving without tanks on a single breath. The scuba divers give a feeling of how deep it is, then you look at the bottom and see my friend sitting on the rock, that’s when the wow comes in. To think he can go that deep on one breath gives a real sense of how far he went and what it takes. At that depth, your lungs are squeezed from the pressure and it almost feels like they are empty.”

Week in pictures: 7-13 May 2022

Trees planted around Karbala
Image caption,Workers look after trees planted in the “green belt” area around the city of Karbala, Iraq.
Dancers during the opening ceremony
Image caption,The opening ceremony at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam, marked the beginning of the Southeast Asian Games. About 5,000 athletes will be competing in 40 sports.
The state opening of parliament
Image caption,Prince Charles stood in for the Queen for the first time to open a new session of Parliament, after she had to pull out because of mobility problems. The Prince of Wales, flanked by the Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cornwall, read the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords.
Ukrainian soldier
Image caption,The Azov regiment released this photo of an injured Ukrainian serviceman inside the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol, which is besieged by Russian troops. All elderly people, women and children have now been evacuated from the plant.
A home smoulders in the aftermath of a wildfire in Laguna Niguel, California
Image caption,Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate their homes due to a swift-moving wildfire in southern California. Meanwhile, the largest wildfire in the US continues to threaten communities and businesses in New Mexico.
A bee-eater bird catches a bee in the village of Buszkowice in Podkarpacie, Poland
Image caption,A bee-eater bird catches a bee in the village of Buszkowice in Podkarpacie, Poland.
Migrants wrapped in red blankets
Image caption,Migrants wait to disembark from a Spanish coastguard vessel at the port of Arguineguin, on the island of Gran Canaria, Spain.
British soldiers during a media open day at Krivolak army base, North Macedonia
Image caption,British soldiers participate in a Nato “Swift Response 22” exercise in North Macedonia, to test the military alliance’s deployment readiness along its eastern borders.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan walks through cannabis plants
Image caption,Mayor of London Sadiq Khan walks through cannabis plants which are being legally cultivated at a licensed factory in Los Angeles. The mayor was seeing for himself how legalised cannabis production operates in California.
A policeman fires tear gas during a clash between government supporters and demonstrators outside the President's office in Colombo
Image caption,Sri Lankan security forces were ordered to shoot law-breakers on sight in a bid to quell anti-government protests. Demonstrators are calling for the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa over the island’s worst ever economic