The Strange and the Striking this Week

This week’s selection of unexpected photos from around the world – via Getty Images

The Strange and the Striking this Week

📷 DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images / Tattoo artists pose for a picture at the 25th international Tattoo Convention in Frankfurt, Germany, on April 22, 2017

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Dreamy Photographs Illuminate Life in Dark…

Vibrancy of life in one of the coldest inhabited regions on the planet – a photographer’s journey into the Canadian Arctic

Dreamy Photographs Illuminate Life in Dark…

Acacia Johnson documents the Inuit’s evolving relationship with their environment in her dreamlike series, Under the Same Stars. 📷 Acacia Johnson (via Nat Geo)

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The Arctic’s Melting Glaciers

The Arctic has been one of the regions hardest hit by climate change.

The Arctic’s Melting Glaciers

Getty Images Photographer Mario Tama joins NASA scientists on researching how the Arctic ice has evolved. (via Getty Images)

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Celebrating Earth

Celebrating our Earth today-the 47th Earth day since its inception in 1970

Celebrating Earth

The Earth photographed by spacecraft Galileo 11 from a distance of 1.9 million km (1.2 million miles) – 📷: NASA photograph. Credit ARPL

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Winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

This year’s contest attracted 227,596 entries from 183 countries.

Winners of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

📷: Husain Hakin Alfraid, Saudi Arabia 2nd Place, National Awards (via The Atlantic)

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Signature Artist of the Month: Jeff Bergen

““I’m trying to move in a direction where I’m shooting more women in traditionally male roles. There are definitely inequalities occurring that need to be addressed and the world is starting to respond to that,” he said. “My hope is that one day we’re in a place where young boys and girls are dreaming of the same kinds of goals.” – photographer, Jeff Bergen

Signature Artist of the Month: Jeff Bergen

His mastery of light and affinity for capturing real people make iStock by Getty Images photographer Jeff Bergen one to watch.

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10 Photos Inside Tokyo’s Cavernous, Totally…

Check Out Tokyo’s Cavernous, Creepy, Totally Sci-Fi Drainage Tunnels 📷Christoffer Rudquist via @WIRED

10 Photos Inside Tokyo’s Cavernous, Totally…

It’s got silos so large you could fit a space shuttle inside. Captured by photographer Christoffer Rudquist

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Cherry blossom around the world

Cherry blossom reflected on the moat of Hikone castle in Shiga, Japan 📷The Asahi Shimbun/GettyImages (via The Guardian)

Cherry blossom around the world

From Harrogate to Tokyo cherry blossom is in full bloom at the peak of spring

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43 Stunning Views if Nature In All it’s Glory

Waves of fog roll over a neighborhood in Mill Valley, California, as seen from the top of Mount Tamalpais.

43 Stunning Views if Nature In All it’s Glory

A perfectly curated selection of exquisite nature photographs (via Nat Geo) 📷: Christopher Markisz

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Quiet Lives in Villages Overlooking the Sea

Hitchhiking the remote Faroe Islands was easy– he rarely had to stick his thumb out for more than 10 seconds.

Quiet Lives in Villages Overlooking the Sea

Kevin Faingnaert discovers a world attuned to the rhythm of the waves 📷: Kevin Faingnaert (via Nat Geo)

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