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Photos: Severe Drought in Europe (30 photos)

Record-setting high temperatures and dry weather has affected nearly half of Europe in recent weeks, drying up bodies of water, damaging crops, prompting water restrictions, sparking wildfires, and more. Reservoir and river levels have dropped to record lows, affecting navigation and exposing long-submerged structures. July was the driest month on record...

Photos of the Week: Airplane House, Mayfly Swarm, Cool Buffalo (35 photos)

Historic-battle reenactments in England, ruins of war in Ukraine, the reemergence of a flooded village in Portugal, a beagle-rescue operation in Virginia, sledding at a mountain ski resort in Lesotho, scenes from the Commonwealth Games in England, a fashion carnival in Indonesia, a general election in Kenya, a rave at a former missile base in Germany,...

Winners of the Nature TTL Photographer of the Year 2022 (14 photos)

This year’s photography competition attracted more than 8,000 entries in eight different categories celebrating the natural world: Animal Behavior, Camera Traps, Landscapes, Small World, The Night Sky, Underwater, Urban Wildlife, and Wild Portraits. Contest organizers at Nature TTL were kind enough to share some of the winners and runners-up below....

A New Eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall Volcano (16 photos)

About eight months have passed since the last eruption of Fagradalsfjall volcano, located about 25 miles from Reykjavik, Iceland. On August 3, following thousands of local earthquakes, a fissure opened in the Meradalir valley, and lava began flowing across the valley floor. Thousands of locals and tourists have since made the hike to the site—about...

Photos of the Week: Knife Angel, Paris Henge, Flamingo Tagging (35 photos)

Scenes from the Commonwealth Games in England, flooding in the U.S. and Japan, continued fighting in Ukraine, a new sinkhole in Chile, Beluga whales near Svalbard, an orphaned dolphin in Thailand, the McKinney Fire in California, an air show above the Giza Pyramids, a performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and much more ...

After the Floods: Recovery in Kentucky (24 photos)

The record-setting rainfall that caused devastating floods across eastern Kentucky at the end of last week left at least 37 people dead, and caused heavy damage across 13 counties. Rescue workers are still working to find a number of people listed as missing. The difficult work of rescue and recovery was made even harder this week, as temperatures soared...

Photos of the Week: Nail House, Scorched Forest, Raging Bull (35 photos)

Keeping cool in Bosnia, a giant chessboard in India, racing on the Senegal River, an earthquake in the Philippines, a rocket attack in Ukraine, the winner of the Tour de France in Paris, NASCAR in Pennsylvania, celebrating the founding of the Aztec empire in Mexico, wildfires in Greece and France, and much more ...

Photos: Five Months of War in Ukraine (30 photos)

On day 154 of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, fighting continues, most of it concentrated in the east and south. Russian forces are currently launching missile strikes near the southern cities of Odesa and Mykolaiv as part of a battle for control of crucial ports along the Black Sea. Russian air and missile attacks continued across the Kharkiv and...

Scenes From California’s Fast-Moving Oak Fire (23 photos)

A wildfire that erupted in California on Friday expanded ferociously over the weekend, amid scorching temperatures and tinder-dry conditions, consuming nearly 17,000 acres by Monday. The fast-moving Oak Fire, burning west of Yosemite National Park, has forced thousands of residents to evacuate the area. The blaze, California’s biggest wildfire this...

Photos of the Week: Swan Upping, Worm Charming, Living Bridge (35 photos)

A bird market in Afghanistan, wildfires in several European countries, river surfing in Germany, record-setting heat in England, heavy snow in Argentina, a huge water fight in Spain, an abandoned theme park in Turkey, scenes from the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, and much more ...

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